Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A purse snatcher's adventure

Hmmmm... there's gotta be something interesting in here for sure.
I better take a closer look!
Perhaps I can get those shiny keys out if I stick my paw in there...
Or maybe I just need to stick my head in deeper...
That wasn't working. Perhaps if I tip the purse over...
Oh, it just tastes soooo good I don't care about what's inside anymore!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Blast from the past

I used to do collages all the time when I was younger. They turned into posters or covers of ringbinders, and they always featured things I liked like kittens or hot guys. All photos used were from magazines, and I cut them out neatly and saved them in little plastic folder until the time came to use them for the perfect project.

With the pending move, it was time to start cleaning out some of my stuff. The piles within my piles needed to be organized, and a few days ago I dug into them. I came across several plastic folders with photos of attractive actors and puppies. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston had their own folder, as did others from the sitcom "Friends."

I decided it was time to let them all go. There would be no more cut-out projects, and there was no reason to hold onto all these little pieces of glossy paper. However, I quickly threw together one final piece of pictures that I just couldn't bear to throw out.

McGyver (Richard Dean Anderson) was one of my heroes when I was growing up. We did not have more than 2 TV channels when I grew up, but this was one of the shows I tried to never miss. Derek Jeter (top left) must be fairly recent (around 1998 or so), because I had never heard of the New York Yankees before I came to the United States. Oh wait! That's not true. There was a few mentions on "Seinfeld," but I wasn't really sure what the team was or who was on it or even how people played that weird game of baseball.

Ben Afleck, Matt Damon, Jude Law and Heath Ledger are still on my Top 5 list. I have also added Michael Vartan from "Never Been Kissed" and "Alias" (which I have never seen).

But with this final collage I will say goodbye to the unreachable hotties of the past and spend more energy on the hottie of my future.


Monday, August 13, 2007

The condo search

My boyfriend Albie and I have been looking for condos in central Connecticut for a couple of months now. We took a little break, then we started up full force this past week with 11 condos... the last one was the one we chose. Our offer was accepted late Sunday night. If all goes well, we are moving in the middle of September, right before our trip to Sweden!

This is the one we chose:

But we also had fun looking. Below you will see Albie's mom and aunt pretending to pour drinks at a bar in the basement of one of the condos we looked at. We were considering this one just because of the bar, but the rest of it was just ok.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Married man sues florist

A Texas man is suing an internet flower company after he cheated on his wife, sent his girlfriend flowers, and then the wife found a thank you note from the flower company. They are divorcing, and the wife wants $300,000 plus child support. The man claims the flower company should pay that money, since it was all their fault.

Read the full story here.

What is the world coming to??? When are people going to take responsibility for their own actions?

Monday, August 6, 2007

Passing The Ultimate Test

I have this test that I put all men through, whether or not I'm going out with them or anything serious is going on. The test is something everyone I am slightly interested in have to pass, and to be honest, most men fail (especially Americans).

Now, the test takes place only in my head, and it goes something like this:

1) Is this a person I can have fun with?
(Most people pass this one. If they don't, there's no need for the rest of the test.

2) Is this a person I would like to bring with me to Sweden?
(A lot of people have failed this one, and nothing serious could happen if I can't imagine the person meeting my family and friends)

3) Is this a person I would introduce to my former host father?
(Now this is tricky, because I shouldn't care what he thinks, but for some reason I do. And let me tell you, this is not an easy step to pass!)

4) Could I see this person as the father of my children?
(I know, I always say I'll never have kids and I'll never be ready for a family, but this step is the ultimate test. If a person passes this step, he is REALLY good.
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I wrote the above part back in August 2002, but it still rings true today. I wanted to include it here and to add an update, because I have actually found someone who passed the test. His name is Albie, and most of you have probably heard of him already.

Albie and I have a lot of fun together (when we finally get some time away from work), and we are going to Sweden together in September. He met and was approved by my ex-host father for Easter, and one day, perhaps, there will be children in our future. There, I've said it. But I don't want any reminders. If it is meant to be, it'll happen.

Back in '02, I wrote the test down in a letter for a guy I had a crush on. The letter was never meant to be read by anyone, but I recently came across it and several others when I was cleaning my room.

I decided to do the typical American thing, what I've seen people do on "Friends" and on other sitcoms and in movies: burn the letters. A few minutes ago, I watched all the ripped up pieces of paper go into flames outside by the firepit. It was a great night for doing it, not too hot.

As I watched the flames, I could see one ghost from my past finally floating away up into the air. It was a great feeling. Perhaps there will be more bonfires to come.