Monday, September 29, 2008

The Other Bedtime Prayer

I came across this and had to share it with you (thanks Jerilynne). Happy Monday Everyone!!

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my shape to keep.
Please no wrinkles, Please no bags
Please lift my butt before it sags.
Please no age spots, Please no gray
And as for my belly, take it away.
Please keep me healthy, Please keep me young,
And thank you Dear Lord, For all that you've done.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Democrats vs. Republicans - Heated Political Debates

I come from the old school of business ethics wherein discussion of politics is considered taboo for the workplace. And since this is my workplace (ahem), I refuse to even tread upon that topic. Sorry to disappoint you, but hot and heavy political debates is not something that I will be discussing here. My views are privately shared with my loyal, loving dog who always wags her tail in agreement to all my economic and social views. And of course my DH, but he just grunts to whatever I say (no tail wagging from him). So, instead of trying to persuade, convince or coerce you into some kind of political arena, I'd rather bring a little humor before you. Enjoy!

"We're leaning more and more about John and Cindy McCain. He's on this big biography tour. I guess his wife Cindy is worth over $100 million because the family made money selling Budweiser beer. So he has a wife 20 years younger than him, free beer, and unlimited money. I think I speak for all guys when I go, 'Why is he running for president?'" --Jay Leno

"Barack Obama was speaking to a Jewish group, and he told them that his name Barack is the same as the Jewish word 'baruch,' which means one who's blessed. That's what he said, yeah. Obama had a harder time explaining his middle name, Hussein. Things got quiet there." –Conan O'Brien

"Barack Obama gave a big speech on race, and there was one heckler in the audience, kept screaming crazy stuff the whole time. Turns out it was his pastor." --Jay Leno

"Earlier today, John McCain released 1,200 pages of his medical records. Or, as his doctor calls it, Chapter One." --Conan O'Brien

"Vice President Dick Cheney's wife, Lynne Cheney, said that Barack Obama and Dick Cheney are related. She said they are actually eighth cousins. ... Lynne Cheney says that Obama and Dick Cheney's connection was the result of one of Obama's ancestors marrying one of Cheney's ancestors in 1650. Even more interesting, you know who introduced them in 1650? Bob Dole." --Jay Leno

"You see Barack Obama at that rally surrounded by all those Kennedys? Man, I couldn't tell if he was running for president or bartender." --Jay Leno

"John McCain is now crisscrossing the United States campaigning. Or, as they're calling it, Antiques Roadshow." --Jay Leno

"Are you familiar with the Hillary Clinton 3 a.m. phone call commercial that she's been running? … Well, she's got another one of those, and the phone rings at 3 a.m., Hillary answers the phone, she picks it up, and she says "Stop bothering me, President Obama!" –David Letterman

"And John McCain has one of those 3 a.m. campaign commercials. In this one it's 3 a.m. and he just gets up to go to the bathroom." –David Letterman

Compiled by Daniel

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Reprieve from Cooking - L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

I am soooo excited/giddy/stoked that the new location of L&L finally opened it doors right next door to where we live. Well, not really next door but very very close. Close enough for my eldest and I to sneak off to while hubby and the other kids were taking a nap. The anticipation of waiting over a year for the construction to be finished and then stalking it every other day to see whether they've opened is finally over. Hello Chicken Katsu, Lemon Chicken, Spam Musubi, Kahlua Pork, and Loco Moco. (Hello spare tire, that will eventually look like a regular tire around my waist, after eating here). I think that we finished our food in less than five minutes flat. No, we didn't order everything on the menu;) Our plate lunch was onolicious and well worth the wait. I guess maybe next time we should bring DH and the rest of the kids=)

In case you have a craving for some local Hawaiian food and there are no L&L's around you, AlohaWorld has plenny of recipes to try. Enjoy and don't forget to save some for us;)

Friday, September 19, 2008

Happy TGIF

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, sleep-in, and eats lots of good food. Flowers from my MIL's beautiful garden.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

From the Kitchen to the Tummy- Seared Ahi (Tuna)

Here's something I made last week. Our DSL connection was frustratingly intermittent/unreliable the past week which is why I haven't been able to post much. One of the technicians came by to determine the problem, and lo and behold, could not find anything wrong. Oh wells, at least it's working fine now.

Anyways, this Ahi was marinated in shoyu (soy sauce), salt, sesame oil, and rice wine vinegar. Then seared, topped w/ toasted black sesame seeds and set upon a fried wonton wrapper. I can't remember who the recipe is from - someone on Foodtv, although I changed it a bit to save on some time. Have a good Thursday!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Sole Reason to Exercise

Most people exercise to lose weight, stay in shape or just to be healthy. Although, I wouldn't mind firming up the extra-midsection-postnatal-addition to my body, I really don't give a hoot about the other two reasons. (Well, maybe just a little. Although, ask me again after hitting that mid-century mark). So why exercise (I ask my imaginary surplus of faithful readers)?

How else am I going to shovel in more ice cream without having to buy bigger clothes??!!!!!!!!!

Hee hee. Who wants to buy bigger clothes when all you have to do is a little exercise? Ok, maybe a lot of exercise, depending on how much ice cream consumption your indulging upon. Besides, what other options are there? Decrease ice cream consumption? Buy bigger clothes? As much as I'd like to cut down on my portions, one or two scoops is just not enough. And as for the latter, buying more clothes will cut into the income for household food necessities - ice cream.

In conclusion, working out is not so bad, when you have a bowl of ice cream to come home to:)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My Morning Face

I have never been a morning person. Even as a child, it would take my grandmother more than several wakings during to get me up for school. By the time college came around, my "morning" classes started no earlier than 11 am. Fast forward to now, by the time morning rolls around, I have not only counted numerous sheep in my sleep, but have started to develop a sort of bond to these animals. With eyes half open, looking a bit disgruntled, this sheep happens to look a lot like I do in the morning.

As for the second picture, well, let's just say that it looks like me trying to get back into bed. Happy Tuesday everyone:)

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