Sunday, January 30, 2005


My friend Natalie and I were talking the other day about bugs. (Don't ask why, it was on work time!) If you live in the South, there are all kinds of flying insects. You can not eat outside without having a whole bunch of bugs flying around. Here in Orange County, there are not a lot of bugs. You can spend the whole day outside and maybe be bothered by a mosquito or two around dusk. It really makes for an added bonus to a beautiful place to live.

So, what am I getting at here? Ants. I swear all of Orange County sits atop a huge underground ant colony. I HATE ants. It doesn't matter what you do, they find a way in. You can have someone come out and spray outside, then inside. You can use traps, spray, gel. Aside from getting an anteater, I don't think there is a way to be rid of the little buggers. Frankly, I am tired of it.

I am tired of waking up, walking in the kitchen, and finding I am not alone. They are in the sink, on the counter or along the backsplash. Sometimes just the little seeker guys and sometimes a whole lot of the buggers. It doesn't matter if all the dishes are washed. That there is no food left out. Everything is spotless, still, there they are.

What I don't understand is that I don't know what they are looking for. There is a sugar bowl on the counter, they NEVER go for that! Are they looking for some unknown ant delicacy? Do we offer some wonderful unseen ant cuisine? I just wish I knew how to be rid of them. Of course, everytime I use hot water to wash them down the sink, I can't help but think of the movie Ants. Poor little guys. Little bastards. I am so torn!


Strange Brew

Take off eh! Hoser!

The Mackenzie brothers go crazy saving the local brewery, because really what else is there? Eric said he actually paid to see this movie. hee hee

The kids liked it. And frankly who doesn't enjoy saying "Take off hoser!" and hearing "eh!" in every sentence. Not to mention the beer drinking and flying dog.

I say "see it" and I give it a 5. Entertaining and funny. No sex. Safe enough for our two year old although a little cheesy, eh.

Thursday, January 27, 2005


Anyone there? I honestly am beginning to think I write this stuff for my own enjoyment!

Comment people!

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Party Girl

Siobhan was invited to ANOTHER birthday party. This is her 3rd friend from school to have a party in the last three weeks. Yikes! I can't keep up with her. She is going to have to have her own calendar on iCal!

10 and a half

Diego went to sleep last night at 8pm and slept until 6:30 this morning, and woke up happy!

Oh, if only he would keep this schedule.

Sunday, January 23, 2005


This a show worth watching. It is on the Spike channel. It shows game shows from Japan and then dubs over the voices. This show is sure to bring a laugh. I think it is 50/50 the stunts and the voices. But beware, these people get hurt! Eric said it must be hard to sue someone over there because no one makes it through without pain. Oh, but it is funny.

So if you get a chance, check it out and let me know what you think.

City of God

Well, I had to take a few days before I could write about this movie. Here is the description from Netflix:

Busca-Pe (Alexandre Rodrigues) lives in Cidade de Deus (City of God), a housing project reputed to be one of the most dangerous parts of otherwise magical Rio de Janeiro. He's frightened he'll end up like the countless others around him -- troubled, violent or dead. But his saving grace is his photographer's eye, through which the stories of several people who live in this forsaken "city" unfold. …

I think this is a must see. It was very intense! There were times I had to think "Okay breathe now". It was scary that it was based on a true story. The young children broke my heart, the way they were already hardened to the world. It was a very good movie though. I don't think I would watch it again because it was so intense but I will still give it a high rating of 7.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Aztec Blanket

When Eric and I got married a family friend gave us our Aztec Blanket. It is large and has an Aztec on it (hence the name). This blanket is better then any plug-in heating blanket out there. If I am really cold, I fold it in half and put it on top of my blanket, instant heat! It is about an eight on a electric blanket.

I will wake up drenched in sweat. The human body was not meant to have so much heat at one time for so long.

You could be in the mountains, naked, and stay warm with this blanket. I think Scientist would be amazed by this thing.

Eric said that his friend at work brought one home and his girlfriend did not want to put it on the bed. She has NO IDEA what she is missing. Your husband may leave you but you will never have another cold night with your Aztec blanket. (By the way, if Eric and I ever get divorced, that blanket is mine!)

Bubba Ho-Tep

Alright, here how Netflix describes it:
Elvis Presley (Bruce Campbell) is an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home; seems he switched identities with an impersonator years before his "death" and then missed his chance to switch back. The King teams up with Jack (Ossie Davis), a fellow nursing home resident who thinks he's John F. Kennedy, and the two old codgers prepare to battle an evil Egyptian entity that's chosen their long-term care facility as its happy hunting grounds.

I am not sure what I thought of this movie. It was a waste of my time or anything ( my time is not so valuable). I giggled once or twice (I think). I think Eric enjoyed it alot more then I did.

I will leave this one for you Eric. No number on this one!

Friday, January 07, 2005


Where is the time going? Diego is crawling now. Siobhan was invited to her first non-relative birthday party. She will be 3 at the end of this month. How long will it really be before she is a teenager like Krystal and Bradley? How long before she is leaving us and Diego is close behind?

Kids are such a blessing and bring such joy. Most of the time I hate it when Siobhan goes to sleep, how am I going to handle it when all the kids are gone? Eric and I know we better travel because we have known no life together without kids.

Frequent travel miles here we come!

Sunday, January 02, 2005


Sorry, I am doing all of these at once.

Rudy- a story about a boy who always wanted to play football at Notre Dame. He starts college at the age of 22, and does all he can to make it into Notre Dame and try out for the football team.

I give this movie an 8.5. I could watch it over and over again. Is there anyone who could watch this movie and not shed a tear? A wonderful family movie as well.

Napoleon Dynamite

This review is on Napoleon Dynamite. Here is the describtion borrowed from Netflix:

This indie favorite follows Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder), a quirky, ninja-loving teenager growing up in the far reaches of Idaho. Napoleon's life gets complicated when his shady Uncle Rico (John Gries) shows up, a shy girl (Tina Majorino) starts showing him some attention and his best friend Pedro (Efren Ramirez) decides to run for school president.

I give this movie (from 1-10) a 3. I wasn't bored while I was watching it, but it didn't really do anything for me either. I wouldn't watch it again (unless I was on an airplane or in a foreign country and it was the only thing in English) but it didn't completely stink either. I just didn't find it particularly funny or entertaining.

I know alot of people thought this movie was really funny, I am just not one of them.

Supersize Me

This is a documentary about a very healthy man who decides to eat only McDonalds for 30 days. He will only choose from the menu and will only be Supersized when asked.

I am not going to rate this move. I will however say it is a "must see". This movie needs to be seen by anyone who ever eats fast food.

In 30 days, this guy gained 25.5 pounds (took him about a year to lost it all), his cholesterol went up 65 points. His liver was was dangerously damaged due to fatty liver (something none of the doctors even thought would happen). About 2 weeks into it, all the doctors were telling him that he needed to get off "that crazy diet".

Most nutritionist say that you should NEVER have fast food. If anything, no more then once a month. Seriously, I thought once a week was okay.

If you have seen or see this movie, please let me know what you think.

By the way, watch the special features. What do you think about those french fries?

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Nan and Diego

Nan and Diego
Originally uploaded by cucsmom.

This is an older picture of Nan feeding Diego (about 6 months ago). We have been missing Nan a lot lately and haven't been able to reach her in Thailand. We know that she is probably safe but would feel better if we could just hear her voice.

We miss you Nan!

p.s. Diego wants you to come home and feed him some more and Siobhan wants to know if you will be here for her birthday!