Monday, January 31, 2011

Reason #743 why I love Joe Fox. (F-O-X.)

Joe Fox is pretty much the most perfect internet chat room BF of all time. Why? Because he knows when his mango's ripe. (Don't mind me. That was just a little inside, once-you've-seen-it-1,439-times-you-can-throw-lines-like-that-out-in-your-sleep, joke. I can't help myself. Sorry, there I go again. Thank your, ladies and gentlemen, thank your. ... Again. Sorry. I'll stop now, I promise.)

Anyhoo, it's no secret that I love this movie. (It's only been one of the two predictable contenders in Laurie's List of Top Five Movies Ever for ... oh, I don't know, forever.) I love Joe. I love his humor, his witty banter and depreciating humor. I love his empire (a man who owns stock in a book store? oh, be still my beating heart) and I love him for his caviar garnish stealing ways.

But one of the things I love best about Joe is that he read Pride & Prejudice because Kathleen Kelly told him that she loved it.



Oh, Joe. I love you, and if anyone but Kathleen had ended up with you, I would be beside myself.

The End.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

It came.

My Cancer Care Package from my best BF. It came!

(You may or may not remember a rather cryptic post I wrote about this back in August. Those of you who are FB friends may have seen this little exchange back in the day, as well.)

It came in a protective cardboard box stamped "do not bend, pictures enclosed", straight from *Crossroads Books. (I've said it before, and I'll say it again - I have the best friends. Ever.)

And when I opened my little package, I pulled this out.

For Laurie. That's me!



And then I slit the tape and looked at what was inside the protective cover boards and....

I swoon.



Would you look at that? My very own pic of my boyfriend. That he signed, just for me, because I knew someone who had access to the man.

Honestly, as I live and breathe, I am going to frame this picture and put it in a place of prominence in my little abode.

One of the (very few) perks of having had the cancer? Nathan Fillion found out who I am. (This is just step one in a multi-level scheme that I've cooked up to make him love me. I'll keep you posted on how that works out.)

*I'd like to take a minute and give a shout out to my friend, James Owen, who made my own personal Make a Wish dream come true. (Mind you, what I'd asked for was to have dinner with Nathan. But he was on set for Castle - and frankly, I couldn't eat much at the time - so Jamie did what he could to get me something from the man.) Bless him for that. Truly, my friends rock. I'm the luckiest girl in the world!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Watching water dry

You know that phrase "watching paint dry"? Yeah, I could totally do that. I have done it. I've literally sat and stared at a wall while I waited for paint to dry, so I could do a second (or third, or fourth) coat. Why? Not because I didn't have other stuff to do. Oh, no. Because sometimes I really enjoy having nothing better to do that just sit and stare.

I'm boring.

And maybe just a little bit nutsy.

But you all love me anyway, so it's alright.

Anyhoo. The reason for this post is that I was at work today, and I went into the bathroom just as the janitorial staff was heading out. They'd just barely mopped. I noticed this as I walked into the bathroom, because it had a delightfully Pine-Sol-ish smell going on. (I heart the smell of pine scented cleansers.) Also, the floor was all wet and shiny. I walked into my favorite handicapped stall and... well, you know... sat down and then looked at the floor. (Because what else do you look at when you're in a stall in a public restroom, the art?)

And what did glorious sight did mine eyes behold?



That's right. Water drying. In the space of a couple minutes (or however long it takes me to pee), I was able to actually watch water dissipate.

It was a fine moment.

Watching water dry. It's infinitely more fun that working.

True story.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Mich is here!

So... My friend Michelle's coming in tonight. I'm pretty excited, and that's not just because I'll be having fried Nutella and banana won tons for breakfast tomorrow. Oh, no. It's exciting, just to know I'll be spending the next 72+ hours in The Beal Dimension. (Always a good time.)

Some of you may have heard me name drop my friend Mich before. She's the one I went on Ye Olde Singles Cruise with.



Also, she swam with the sharks in San Francisco.



Mich is fabulous. She's hilarious. She loves blue cheese and butter as much as I do (which is... uh... a lot). It's gonna be a great weekend.

With any luck, I'll have some fun photos (and recipes) to share soon!

Wahoo!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Preparations for company...

My friend Mich is coming to visit Sunny Arizona (oh, and me) this weekend. So, I went shopping and bought us some good things. I'll show you a virtual shopping list, because I know that will make you happy. (Also, because I know it will make you a little bit jealous. And that's the kind of friend I am.)

I bought these things:







So we could make Blue Cheese Bites. Seriously... bread, butter and blue cheese. How could a girl go wrong with these three ingredients? My mouth is already watering.

And I bought these things:







So we could try this new recipe I just found for Bacon and Parmesan Pasta. ... Bacon, cream, cream cheese and parmesan cheese all rolled up into one fatty and delicious sauce, and then poured over pasta? Sign me up! (And then roll me out the door.) This looks soooo freaking good!

And I bought these things:




So we could make some lovely Nutella and Banana Won Tons for dessert. (Mich and me. We love some Nutella. And bananas. And fried foods that are dipped in sugar.)

It's gonna be a super fun (food filled) weekend for the two of us. (I also have three - count them, three - packages of blue cheese in the fridge. In case we feel the need to whip up a batch of Blue Cheese Mac and Cheese or ... just eat blue cheese and Wheat Thins with walnuts.O

Cheese. And butter. And cream. And another kind of cheese. And pasta. And Nutella.

Oh, and Michelle.

Bring on the good times!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

H appiness depends upon your outlook on life.
A ttitude is just as important as ability.
P assion - find yours this year!
P ositive thoughts make everything easier.
Y ou are unique, with special gifts. Use them.

N ew beginnings with a new year.
E nthusiasm - a true secret of success.
W ishes - may they turn into goals.

Y ears go by too quickly, enjoy them.
E nergy - may you have lots of it.
A ppreciation of life, don't take it for granted.
R elax - take the time to relax in this coming year.