Pat and Bee's Life

At the speed of crazy!

Saturday, May 31, 2008


From Tab's blog

You Like Names That Are Classic and Timeless

You prefer quality names that have stood the test of time.

You don't like anything that's trendy today and outdated next year.

Names are important to you, and naming someone should not be an social experiment.

You are the type most likely to name someone after a family member.

Some female names you might like: Andrea, Elizabeth, Hannah, Julia, Marie, Nicole, and Victoria

Some male names you might like: Aaron, Benjamin, Christopher, Jonathan, Matthew, Thomas, and Zachary

Thursday, May 29, 2008


I got to talk to Beth today for like 20 minutes, and I truly realized how much I am missing by not having my sister be an adult friend. Beth and I argued constantly as children, we really couldn't stand each other even into teenager and barely adult-hood. But now, we're very close, and I'm planning on visiting San Diego for about a week in July to hang out and say hi.

I'm nervous, naturally, but so excited to see my sis as an adult, hang out with her, and totally just be "home" in my childhood place of living.

I'm excited!

Love you girl!

Monday, May 26, 2008



Fine, I don't know robots - shoot me

Name That Robot
OnePlusYou Quizzes and Widgets

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Stupid WoW

So....we had a channel for Pat, Tawnia, me and a few other rl friends. Somehow *stares at someone who knows who she is* people from Pat's work that also play were invited into this room.

So far, they're non-chatting, non-hello saying ass holes. So I'm kinda done being in this room. Sucks to login, say hi, and be greeted by my husband, who sits 10 feet from me. I'm done.



Saturday, May 24, 2008

Tile Suxxola

So we picked out the tile we liked but they were discontinued. So, after 2 weeks of emotional discussion on the future flooring of our house, we have to, in one day, decide on something else.

Because Pat wasn't sure of the color I had picked out for our tile, I gave up on trying to pick anything out and gave it up to him.

He picked out something suitably boring.

So now at least we have tile and carpet once again.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008


So I work with this chick who's an amazingly talented artist with food, and she's mostly always upbeat and happy, and she's a joy to work with.

Which is shocking, because when I first started working there I was scared to death of her. (Sorry Pikko, you're kinda scary, and you thought I was there to step on your toes - more scary!)

Anyway, she has this AWESOME website that you should all check out, it's Adventures in Bento Making. It took me a long time to figure out what the hell (shocking how scary it is for me to type like I talk...there was a word a lot worse then hell there!) a bento was.

From Wikipedia:

Bentō is a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento consists of rice, fish or meat, and one or more pickled or cooked vegetables as a side dish. Containers range from disposable mass produced to hand crafted lacquerware. Although bento are easily available in many places throughout Japan, including convenience stores, bento shops (弁当屋, bentō-ya?), train stations, and department stores, it is still common for Japanese homemakers to spend considerable time and energy producing an appealing boxed lunch.

Anyway, check her out, visit her site often - she's so close to an incredible amount of users, and she deserves to be supported.

On the other hand, she's forsaking HKO which is a sin I won't soon forgive her for!




[Edit: Oh yeah! She lives in Hawaii so she's a major U of H fan (if you dunno what that is, get the HELL of my blog!), so she's SUPER cool. She was the one that linked me to this blog post. AND! (ha ha), she's crazy. So yeah. Don't mind the crazy words that describe Japanese/Hawaiian cuisine (read=dead fish). ;p]

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


I feel like life is so close to settling down that I can taste it. But it's not there yet, and with every passing second my soul is more and more rumpled, without a true chance at solace.

Pat and I are trying to keep busy, I spend much of my day at the house with the dog. We plan on going bowling and seeing the Narnia movie this week. But work is really hard to accomplish since I don't ever have 4 hours I can sit down and do something with. It's incredibly frustrating.

Even more frustrating is the tear between doing news which isn't getting done to my satisfaction (I've been doing it for so many years now it's just habit), and getting exclusives done without stepping on Mags and her stuff.

My birthday is 30 days from today. I doubt we'll be back in the house by then. We still haven't heard from our insurance, and neither has our temporary housing company, or our contractor. The tile will take about 2 weeks to get in, and the carpet (which will be last to install) will take 3 weeks. The stove is already in, but we don't have anywhere to keep it.

So, I'm going crazy. Seriously.

Puppy is doing well though. Was going to take him up to the college and run him around but it was so windy sand was going everywhere!!!!

EVE is going okay, not much time to play. Mario Kart is fun to play, but after two or three races I get bored. I have some new Star Trek books I plan on reading, and I've got about $50 of Amazon I want to order!!

Anyway - I've ALMOST got done going through email from while I was gone. Only 1251 unread emails, only 200 of which actually need some sort of response! YAY!

Everybody have a great week, and remember: Rum is good.


Today starts the re-eating plan! I'm going back on low carb, Pat is doing low cal, Tawnia is doing Weight Watchers, and we're all exercising! YAY!

The goal is for Tawnia and I lose to 30-40 pounds, and for Pat to lose about 25 more (he's already lost like 70). Our halfway point celebrations are set, and right now the only goal is to lose 5 lb's before my birthday. That's 4 weeks to lose 5 pounds, that's cake!

So anyway, here we go!


Monday, May 19, 2008


There are so many movies coming out that I want to see, and I hate linking to movie trailer sites, and I HATE linking to IMDB because there's so little about the movie there. Wikipedia is stupid and often has spoilers. So there's no good answer here.

So no links!

Movies I want to see this summer (in order of importance):

Prince Caspian
Kung Fu Panda
You Don't Mess with the Zohan (Adam Sandler's new one)
Get Smart
Indiana Jones and his new adventure

Movies I Might want to see (in no order:

The Love Guru
The Dark Knight
Hancock (Will Smith!! YAY!)

WOAH WOAH WOAH!!!!!! In the middle of looking at what movies were coming out this summer, I FOUND THIS!!!!!!!!!!

THIS IS HUGE!!!!!!!!! This post is currently in suspension while I go investigate!!!!


Mario Kart Wii

We got the Mario Kart game for the Nintendo Wii and we are LOVING it!! The best part is the online play, which we connect to via wifi. The only problem is the wifi at the apartment sucks and after 10 minutes of being connected/disconnected without actually accomplishing anything and I'm ready to go play EVE.

The game itself is simple and fun. Nintendo for sure hit a winner here. It's similar enough to all the other Mario Karts (including having old race tracks) with twists of new different enough to be a new game. The only old track I have a problem with so far is the GBA Bowser's castle which looks almost 8 bit in its simplicity compared to what's available now. Harsh, yes, but still true.

The online portion of the game is both the biggest weakness and strength. Unlike the Xbox 360 there is no announcement if a friend is around but doing something else, alerting you both to a possible playmate. The Mario Kart friend portion will only take you to the online race your friend is participating in if you also happen to be playing online!

Also, friends are done per "license" or registered player, so both Pat and I have to register both Jeremy and Jojo, and both of them have to register both of us, which is utterly retarded. In addition to this stupidity, there's no announcement that someone has made you friends, no way to make friends with someone you meet while playing, AND no way to pass friends easily between licenses, making the online friend portion one of the most unwieldy tools I've ever seen.

Once you get past that though, it's SO MUCH FUN I COULD PEE! Seriously. Being able to compete against, and with, your friends while racing is a blast. While voice chat during races would be fun, I see many issues with it, and can forgo the complaints. My issue here is that for any one Wii you can have one "license" at a time being ranked as they win and lose, and they may bring one guest. But if I'm playing with Pat as his guest, only he is ranked.

I can't attach my guest account even temporarily to my license making my competing online jointly with Pat both a hindrance and a help. You see, 12 people at a time can compete in a race. And since every person can bring one guest that means that it's possible to get 6 drivers who are being ranked, and 6 other drivers who can finish in top spots and keep people from being ranked, or who can finish last and artificially bump ratings in others.

While this isn't that big of a deal, my main issue is that Pat and I can't both be ranked at the same time. Trust me, I am ALWAYS competing with him. The fact that I can have my name and not just be "Dimli's Guest" is a HUGE plus, but if you're going so far as to let me attach a mii to the account, why not let me attach my player ranking/license to it as well?!

The items are all well done and while they provide a boost, there's no "win button" and no "back of the line" button, although the blue shell that beats the crap out of the person in first with zero recourse or blocking is a bit harsh. There's only one item, the thunder cloud, that is detrimental to receive, and even that can be passed off. Granted it's tricksey, but at least it's doable!

In the end, the game has provided a TON of entertainment, and Pat and I will continue to play!

If you'd like to make Pat or I friends, email me your code and we'll get you added. In the meantime, keep an eye out for Tovin, Dimli, or the two of us together!!!


Ridgecrest Downtown Wine Walk

First off, Happy Monday! I'm writing this from inside the house, which is so very sad looking. I'm doing laundry, and Puppy and I went up the hill behind the community college and ran around a bit this morning and now we're cooling down. At 10:30am it's 95º!!! I'm waiting for clothes to dry, and hanging out with the dog so he doesn't go crazy being by himself day after day.

He's sitting on the tile looking out of the front screen door as the morning slowly passes him by.

This weekend was especially tough. Pat and I are feeling the closed in apartment compared to our wide open house. It's hard to feel relaxed, and enjoy yourself in such a small space. I find it amusing that given different circumstances, this is the living situation we'd be in. Pat has a hard time understanding that not all people live the life he does. It's very strange.

Anyway! Ridgecrest does what's called a Downtown Wine Walk, and Pat decided to take me to it so that I'd stop being quite so bored. We started out at a bunch of stores on Ridgecrest Blvd. that I didn't even know existed. We went to Kings and Queens, and then Lids, or Hats, or something like that.

We paid $10 each and got a wrist band and a glass. You can go to any participating store and get a glass and complete the circuit in any way you'd like. Next time we'll start somewhere else and get a differently decorated glass! But moving on!

We walked down the south side of Ridgecrest Blvd., and saw places I had never known about. Then we wandered down Balsam, surprised that the streets weren't closed, and that the Ridgecrest PD didn't have a sobriety check point close by!! :o Every participating store tried to fill us up often! I guess drunk people buy stuff!

I found some awesome books I loved, they're called "The Bitch Series". I saw: Any Bitch Can Fake It: Recipes easy enough to lie about, Any Bitch Can Cook, Sugar Bitches (sweet dessert recipes), and Bitchen' and Grillin'. I fell in love!!! =)

I know some will think that's horrible, but just be thankful I decided not to post the pic of what the fairy said to little bunny foo foo one day. :) I laughed, but I figured my parents wouldn't approve. And while I hardly care what approval I get now a days, I figured it was still mildly inappropriate (and by mildly, I mean WOW was it bad!! ROFL!).

ANYWAY!!!! The wine walk was fun, it was hot!! Even at 6:30pm, when we started. It runs from 6-9pm once a month during the summer, and we definitely plan on taking part again, and next time we'll bring friends.

On another subject though, this weekend was very hard on me. Emotionally, I'm drained. Work has been hard to complete and focus on what with the dog, and my having to be at the house at least 4 hours out of a day for the dog. That leaves me with lunch with Pat, and then the rest of the day is fragmented and nothing seems to get done.

I brought some rum to the apartment. I'm thinking it might be my new hobby for the next month or so. =)

Everyone have a great week!

Thursday, May 08, 2008


Let me tell you something.

I'm tired. Plain and simply exhausted. I think part of it comes from being in a new place, in a new bed. I think most of it comes from having a regular schedule that took 5 years to get into, suddenly uprooted. I never realized how little we tweak our lives. There are changes here and there, but for the most part, we just move and tweak. Very seldom is there a complete upheaval, and our bodies don't take readily to it. At least, mine doesn't.

So I'm tired. It's harder to get up and going in the morning, and harder to get a schedule set for myself. But I'm slowly doing it!

Logged into WoW last night. Pat's stupid co-workers were not chatty and never even responded to me. So Tawnia made a new channel for our group to hang out in!


Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Twitter Updates To Blog

You'll notice I changed the blog today to put twitter updates on the left. I can update Twitter on my phone, and I can't do that on the blog, so it should be a bit better for ya'll to keep up with my life. Cause we all know you're just so stuck on me!
Oh, and to miss beans *hugs*

Myanmar and Clinton

AP Reporting:
State media in Myanmar, also known as Burma, reported that nearly 23,000 people died when Cyclone Nargis blasted the country's western coast on Saturday and more than 42,000 others were missing.

I don't hear anyone bitching that FEMA isn't responding fast enough. Human lives must only matter if they're American.

In other news, Clinton is a selfish moron.

The Clinton campaign reports today that in the last month Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, has loaned herself $6.425 million in the last month -- bringing her grand total of "loans" to her campaign $11.425 million, putting on in place to be the second biggest self-funder this election cycle, behind only former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

I want to know how much she gave to non-profits who help others either in this country or others.

Comcast is Stupid

Here ya'll go. Try not to be to disgusted.

Dumb dog, Why are you following me?

My retarded dog, whom I still love with all of my heart is determined to make me heartsick. He keeps getting out of the yard. I don't know what we're going to do. It's horrible.

I'm just worried sick. It's truly making me emotionally and physically exhausted.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The One Where We Go Crazy

So, we're in a one bedroom apartment that's furnished and now full of our stuff. We spent a few days with Tawnia and Russell (THANK YOU GUYS), but we needed a place where we could.....I dunno the best way to put it. A place where we could walk around in our underwear and kiss each other passionately at any moment we chose.

So we moved our stuff from their place to this new one. Estimated time we'll be staying here is one month. We moved in yesterday, Monday. We got back Saturday.

So - the carpet has been ripped out of the house except for part of the living room, the computer room, and part of the dining room. The kitchen floor and Pat's bathroom floor still exist. Other then that we got nada.

Holes are either ripped into a wall in each of the rooms where carpet was ripped out or small holes were poked, to dry out the walls.

Puppy is there by himself. So far we've gone several times daily to keep him sane and pay attention to him. This afternoon Pat arrived to find him sitting on the front porch waiting for us. Now on top of the headache of the house, I have to worry over whether my dog is going to be there every second of the day.

We moved our exercise bike and some kitchen stuff, as well as our pillows and blankets here. We have the laptop and a computer here. It's got cable (how did we live before Tivo, and how do I now live without it?!), and air conditioning. There's a pool here but it's not heated. I'm very bitter!

Anyway. Life is coming to a sort of normalcy. One that I so desperately need.

Pat and I are eager to get our house back. I'll keep you all posted!


Sunday, May 04, 2008

Back From Vacation

Before I tell you anything about Disneyland, the cruise, or the trip in general I have to spend a few minutes thanking Tawnia. You see, our house flooded while we were gone. Tawnia started the clean up, called the folks to start ripping out the carpet, get the fans in to dry out the drywall (they had to smash holes in it in several places), she took care of the dog while we were gone, called in the insurance folks and got a claim started, had an insurance adjuster out to take a look.

In general, she was totally amazing. More then any friend could hope for. I can't thank her and Russell enough for their assistance, friendship, and help. Pat and I are staying at their place while we figure out what the next step is, as all of our bedroom furniture is sitting in the garage. All of our front room furniture is pushed to one side of the room while the carpet is ripped out of the other side. This week we'll have to move the rest of the house into the garage.

For now, the laptop, computers, and most of the clothes we took on vacation are in our new home. We'll be here for at least a week. I'm anxious to get home of course, but I am so very grateful for a place to stay while we're getting everything worked out.

News of the house, the trip, and our adventures will follow. But for now, we're surviving and have great friends taking care of us.

Love you all!