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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Zephyr Grill & Bar, Kent

The most recent addition to the new Kent Station , Zephyr Grill & Bar is easily the nicest restaurant in Kent. Taupe walls, dark wood booths topped with sculpted glass, elegant lighting, and white fabric napkins (yes, in Kent that's a step up) all add up to a nice ambiance, with a skilled wait-staff and the food was excellent too. Why, however, do they not put some kind of padding or buffering in the ceiling - or is it just that deafening restaurants are currently en vouge? Just a touch of buffering makes a world of difference in allowing you to hear what your partner is saying, and in drowning out the laugh of the obnoxious blonde on the other side of the room.

When we were seated in the dark-stained wood booth by the window, our server immediately brought out the bread basket: a selection of olive loaf and sourdough breads with sweat cream, pesto, and red pepper butters. The menu was a bit pricey, the entrees ran from the high teens to the low thirties; mostly around $25 a plate. We decided on a starter each and then we would share an entree and a side dish. Mr. H had the yellow pepper soup, which came out in a huge bowl. I'm not so much a fan of the yellow pepper so I didn't taste the soup, but he reports that it was excellent. My caesar salad was delivered in a huge wooden bowl, large enough to be a meal itself.

Mr. H ordered a glass of the MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir which arrived in a glass much more empty than full. As we pondered the two fingers of wine and the air that filled the remainder of the glass we discussed the glass half empty/half full pessimist/optimist distinction and whether it was relevant when the glass was 1/5 full. I stuck my nose in the glass and inhaled, then took a sip. Not bad, not noteworthy, just a decent red wine. As I whined about the quantity of wine our server arrived with another glass, this one filled to a more appropriate depth. Apparently, the bartender had not completed filling the glass before the server ran off with it so they sent another glass of wine over with their compliments. Giving me free wine will always make points.

Our entree arrived on a huge platter: two filets of salmon on two puddles of sauce, one was a cabernet marionberry sauce and the other was lemon butter. The center of the plate contained a mound of rice pilaf, topped off with broccoli florettes. We also ordered a side of asparagus. The asparagus was amazing. The chefs treatise on asparagus is apparently "Don't so much cook it, as threaten it." The theory paid off with perfectly grilled asparagus topped with a light butter sauce. Would that he had held the same theory for broccoli as it was woefully overdone and floppy. The pilaf was hearty if a little bland. The sauces were good but the real treasure of the meal was the salmon. It was perfectly prepared with just the right herby crust. I found I preferred the salmon on it's own, without the sauces.

All in all it was an exceptional meal at a very nice location. I'd go back again in a heartbeat.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

to be of service

Last night my friend called and asked for help, and I was able to provide it. It's easy to forget how good it feels when you can be a genuine help to someone else. I'm so glad she called.

Comfort Food

Is there anything better than a hot cup of coffee and a sausage mcmuffin with egg on a dreary rainy saturday morning?

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Meme & Company

First of all a note about the weather: This is Seattle people, it rains here. There is no reason whatsover to be driving 20 MPH on I-5 just because it rains. It rains all the time. That's what we're famous for. Get over it or get off the road.

Once I arrived at my appointment, 20 minutes late and completely frazzled, I was more than ready for a massage. Meme & Co is a tiny little salon in a new strip mall in Federal Way. The web site needs help and the salon is a bit too small for it's own good as well. There were three (taken) chairs in the waiting area so after checking in I ended up stading by the door while waiting for the massage therapist to come out. When she arrived she presented me with a couple diagrams of the human body and asked me to draw on there where my pain was. I was standing in the middle of the room and after looking around a minute, I walked over to the reception desk, pushed some things around to make space and used the counter as a surface for illustrating my tension. After a few quick scribbles she walked me back through the salon to the room where the massage would take place.

The salon area reminded me of backstage just before a performance. There was a palpable energy in the air, a rabbit warren of twists and turns marking off stations where people were attending to each other, running around with their hair in curlers and others sunk back in corners with their eyes closed in meditation. The only difference was the melon colored walls and huge windows.

Once we made it back to the room where the massage was to take place, I felt much more calm. The room was sage green with nice lighting and a big easy chair in the corner. She shut the door and turned the music up, a little loud for my taste, and asked me a couple more questions. Most notably she asked if I was allergic to any of the scents, herbs, and essences that they use. This is huge. Past experience at spa's I had to make a point of stating clearly that I am allergic to grasses and echanacia.

Previous exchanges went like this:
"I'm allergic to echanacia"
"That's nice. Here, have a cup of tea."
"Does it have echanacia in it?"
"Yes, this tea will boost your immunity."
"But I'm allergic to echanacia."
"Oh, don't worry, it's organic and all natural."

Spa people never want to admit that just because something is natural doesn't mean it's good for everbody. People with allergies are allergic to natural things. Duh!

Ok, moving on. Suffice to say, she made points by acknowledging that not all scents, herbs and essences are good for everybody.

As it turns out, she had turned the music up loud in an attempt to drown out the noise from the salon. The music was not to Yanni so it was ok, and almost loud enough to do the trick. The massage was very good. She's she had great pressure control and by the time she was done, I was complete jelly. And to top it all off, it was only $65 for a 1 hour massage, which around here is an excellent price.

Good the massage, but find somewhere else if you're looking for the overall spa experience. Much to chaotic for that.

Sunday, May 21, 2006


Bebe got on the phone with me this afternoon and the first thing she said was "I was being good." Perhaps it's my suspicious nature, or perhaps it's the fact that I've known her father for 32 years, but I suspect I'm not getting the whole story.

Friday, May 19, 2006

7 Principles of Life

Some time ago I stumbled across the following list - and it was profound enough that I copied and pasted it into a notepad on my desk top. That notepad has been sitting there on my desk top for I don't know how long, just because I felt like I should do something with it, but I didn't know what. So now I'm posting it here. I didn't write it, it doesn't belong to me - But it meant enough for me to want to remember it.

The 7 Principles of Life
1. Fresh Air & Sunshine
2. Water
3. Whole Foods
4. Walking
5. Loving Relationships
6. Passion
7. A Good Night’s Sleep

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Mother's Day


My dad finally emailed me these pictures from Grandma's 95th birthday party, She turned 95 January 11, 2006. I thought they were fitting pictures to post on mothers day.

She's amazing. The day after these pictures were taken she set off on a road trip across the states.

I hope I look that good at 95. I hope I have that much energy.

Moms family

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Bamiyan Afghani Restaurant

After the waterfall we had to decide what to do for dinner. I would have loved to try the Salish Lodge; we stopped and checked out the menu, but frankly I was not inspired. When plates start at $23, the description on the menu should make my mouth water. We decided to head towards Issaquah instead.

Gillman village is a cute little shopping center in Issaquah comprised of a grouping of cottages on a boardwalk. The shops are cutesy and charming, ranging from toy stores, to yarn shops to kitchen gadgets - there is also an Amish furniture store that made me want to refurnish the whole house.

Gillman village also has an assortment a restaurants, but the only one we have ever tried is Bamiyan Afghani Restaurant, because how could you pass that up?

Bamiyan was originally just an Afghan restaurant, but we noticed that they've added more traditional Persian dishes as well (Persian food and Afghan food are very similar). We started with the Ausht, which was an amazing creamy and savory soup - very rich. Then Mr. H had the koobideh which is one of our all time favorite dishes. Koobideh is a savory ground beef kebab, the kind of savory where it's difficult to stop eating even when you're completely stuffed. I had the fesenjan. Fesenjan is one of those dishes that lives on a continuum, in this case between sweet and tart. The placement on that continuum depends largely on family recipe and geographic origin of that recipe. I asked the server how tart the fesenjan was and she claimed it was not too tart. Fesenjan is a dish of stewed chicken in a walnut and pomegranate gravy. The tartness of the dish depends on the amount of pomegranate juice used. It turned out a little more tart than I expected, but I like it really quite sweet. Nonetheless it was very good.

For desert, Mr. H had the Firni (custard with cardamom and pistachios). I went with the Bastani which is ice cream made with rosewater and pistachios (we served this at our wedding with the cake). To top it all off I got to watch Mr. H rap with the staff in Farsi which always turns me on.

Yummy, yummy, yummy, I love this place.

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Cabin Fever Reliever

We had a bad case of cabin fever and just had to get out of the house so we hopped in the truck and drove around till we came across highway 20 - we got on highway 20 and kept going till we got to I-90 and then decided to go to North Bend.

North Bend is a really cute little town that reminds me a lot of the town I grew up in with Mount Si looming in the background the way Pioneer Peak loomed at the homestead. After puttering around North Bend for a while we headed up to Snoqualmie to check out the falls.

Snoqualmie Falls is definitely worth checking out. I've been there a dozen times and each time it takes my breath away.

The DaVinci Code

I read The Da Vinci Code when it first came out. I bought the book and sat down and read it cover to cover in a day while I was on vacation. Then I read it again. The second time I read the book I was near a computer so I took the time to look up the art and some of the concepts referenced in the book. (There's a newer version out now, with pictures of the referenced art work - I recommend the newer version if you can get your hands on it.)

It's a good book. I read it cover to cover in a day and I need a riveting plot to get that done. But the plot is the best part of this book. It's the plot that made it a best seller; the prose is ham-handed and he could have really used some help with line editing. But a good plot makes up for that - and should make for a good movie as you can breeze past the excessive use of adverbs and adjectives and just show what happened.

Controversy? Of course there's controversy. And that helps with selling books. I read Satanic Verses because of the fatwa imposed on Salman Rushdie (excellent book, by the way). I read banned books. Controversy is the best way to get read.

Here's what I think:

  1. The book is a work of fiction. do not use this book for spiritual guidance, that's not its purpose, it is made for entertainment.
  2. The controversy is not new - it's as old as the nicene creed.
  3. The church will survive the exposure.
  4. This book gets people thinking and talking (and unfortunately, some people talking without thinking).
  5. If this book makes you think and even question your faith, that's good. Unthinking and unquestioned faith is one of the sources of our current problems in the world (and yes, I mean Christians too).
  6. Use your brain. Try to avoid knee-jerk reactions.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Bebe's Book; progress

I mentioned in an earlier post that I had come up with (what I think is) a brilliant idea for Bebe's birthday - a book celebrating Bebe and the number four.

So I've been calling around to get people to submit photos for this project. My dad apparently had a great deal of fun coming up with somthing to submit for the book - he submitted the following:

For this picture, the caption will say:
"Grandpa has four hands."

His next submission for the project was this:

I still haven't figured out what the caption will be...

Any suggestions?

How scary is that orange wall?

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Chihuahua's Restaurant and Cantina, Auburn

I got out of class early tonight and on the way back home, Mr. H and I were both trying to think of ways to get out of preparing dinner. Then Mr. H confessed that he got paid today - and we veered left into the parkinglot for Chihuahuas.

We live near Chihuahuas - and have for years, but for some reason we have never bothered to give the restaurant a try. How sad that we lived this close to such a good restaurant and didn't know it.

I had the tortilla soup - the chicken was grilled to perfection, lots of vegetables, fresh avacados and the broth was very savory. I only got half way through the bowl and I was stuffed.

Mr. H had the fish tacos, and judging from the effort I had to exert to try to get a bite, they were pretty good. (I did eventually get a bite, but it was only the tiniest corner and mostly cabbage.) Mr. H was also quite pleased that his O'Douls was delivered with a frosted mug.

The flan did not live up to the standards set by the rest of the meal, but it was good nonetheless. We'll be back.

DNA - meme

I really enjoyed this quiz - the questions were thought provoking and the measurement tools were interesting. Give it a try.

My Personal DNA Report

How you view yourself
You are an Inventor

*Your imagination, self-reliance, openness to new things, and appreciation for utility combine to make you an INVENTOR.
*You have the confidence to make your visions into reality, and you are willing to consider many alternatives to get that done.
*The full spectrum of possibilities in the world intrigues you—you're not limited by pre-conceived notions of how things should be.
*Problem-solving is a specialty of yours, owing to your persistence, curiosity, and understanding of how things work.
*Your vision allows you to identify what's missing from a given situation, and your creativity allows you to fill in the gaps.
*Your awareness of how things function gives you the ability to come up with new uses for common objects.
*It is more interesting for you to pursue excitement than it is to get caught up in a routine.
*Although understanding details is not difficult for you, you specialize in seeing the bigger picture and don't get caught up in specifics.
*You tend to more proactive than reactive—you don't just wait for things to come to you.
*You're not one to force your positions on a group, and you tend to be fair in evaluating different options.
*You're not afraid to let your emotions guide you, and you're generally considerate of others' feelings as well.
*You tend to do things on the spur of the moment, not sticking to a set schedule.

If you want to be different:
*Try applying your creativity to more artistic arenas, and letting your imagination take less practical forms.

how you relate to others
You are Benevolent
*You are a great person to interact with—understanding, giving, and trusting—in a word, BENEVOLENT
*You don't mind being in social situations, as you feel comfortable enough with people to be yourself.
*Your caring nature goes beyond a basic concern: you take the time to understand the nuances of people's situations before passing any sort of judgment.
*You're a good listener, and even better at offering advice.
*You're concerned with others at both an individual and societal level—you sympathize with the plights of troubled groups, and you can care about people you've never met.
*Considering many different perspectives is something at which you excel, and you appreciate that quality in others.
*Other people's feelings are important to you, and you're good at mediating disputes.
*Because of your understanding and patience, you tend to bring out the best in people.
*You're not one to force your positions on a group, and you tend to be fair in evaluating different options.
*You're not afraid to let your emotions guide you, and you're generally considerate of others' feelings as well.
*You tend to do things on the spur of the moment, not sticking to a set schedule.

If you want to be different:
*You spend a lot of time taking care of others, but don't forget to take care of yourself!
*Sometimes you can get overcommitted, and when you sacrifice spending time with those close to you, it can make them feel unimportant.


This painting is by my favorite artist: Nasser Ovissi. He was born in Iran and educated in Tehran and Italy and has shown his work around the world. If you want to buy me a gift (hint, hint, Mr. H), click on the link above to go to his site :)

If you are interested in other Persian artists, check out Evolving Perceptions

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Caspian Grill: Dinner with In-Laws

Mr. H and I had dinner with his mother and sister tonight. This probably doesn't happen as often as it should as we only live a few miles away from each other. Dinner went well and we introduced the inlaws to one of our favorite restaurants.

The Caspian Grill is on the Ave just north of 55th in the U district. The food is Persian and very well prepared. We like to share food, so they served it family style for us - chicken kabobs, koobideh, fesenjan, and gormeh sabzi, with a giant heaping plate of saffroned basmati rice for each - a standard order for us (well, we don't usually get the chicken kabobs). The food was excellent as usual, but the service was quite slow. The help wanted sign in the window may speak to that issue.

George Foreman Grill

I'm a happy, happy girl.

Last night my dear Mr. H bought me a George Foreman Grill - and then we went out and bought steaks and veggies and had ourselves a little balcony BBQ. Yummy.

I think I'm gonna be playing with this bad boy a lot this summer (and the grill too).

Saturday, May 06, 2006

What's in Your Backyard?

My dad just emailed me with a picture of the moose in their backyard.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Must See Movies lists the following 102 must see movies... I'm really quite surprized by how few of these movies I've seen - or even heard of.

  1. saw it "2001: a space odyssey"(1968) Stanley Kubrick - If you haven't seen this movie - do so. Yes it's boring and it doesn't make sense. You just really need to know this movie to keep up with conversations and cultural references.
  2. "The 400 Blows" (1959) Francois Truffaut - never even heard of it.
  3. "8 1/2" (1963) Federico Fellini - not familiar with the movie, but Federico Fellini is synonomous with art flick
  4. "Aguirre, the Wrath of God" (1972) Werner Herzog - I haven't seen this movie and I don't know if I ever will. I've had some bad experiences with Wener Herzog - images I will never get out of my head - I can't stand the sound of his voice either. yeech! gives me the creeps.
  5. saw it "Alien" (1979) Ridley Scott - of course you must see this movie, but the sequel "Aliens" was better. The last one was a waste of time.
  6. "All About Eve" (1950) Joseph L. Mankiewicz - it's on my list
  7. "Annie Hall" (1977) Woody Allen - also on my list
  8. saw it "Apocalypse Now" (1979) Francis Ford Coppola - Classic Vietnam war movie - think "I love the smell of Napalm in the morning; it smells like victory" In this movie Marlon Brandow gives us a sneak peek at how creepy he will become.
  9. saw it "Bambi" (1942) Disney - see it
  10. "The Battleship Potemkin" (1925) Sergei Eisenstein - on my list.
  11. "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946) William Wyler - haven't seen it
  12. "The Big Red One" (1980) Samuel Fuller - haven't seen it
  13. "The Bicycle Thief" (1949) Vittorio De Sica - haven't seen it.
  14. "The Big Sleep" (1946) Howard Hawks - haven't seen it
  15. "Blade Runner" (1982) Ridley Scott - haven't seen it
  16. "Blowup" (1966) Michelangelo Antonioni - haven't seen it
  17. saw it "Blue Velvet" (1986) David Lynch - wish I hadn't seen it - very unfortunate. I love Isabella Roselini and Kyle MacLachlan - but they took me places I didn't want to go.
  18. "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967) Arthur Penn - havent seen it
  19. "Breathless" (1959 Jean-Luc Godard - haven't seen it
  20. "Bringing Up Baby" (1938) Howard Hawks - haven't seen it although I love Katherine Hepburn and intend to see the movie soon.
  21. "Carrie" (1975) Brian DePalma - haven't seen it - really not into horror flicks
  22. saw it "Casablanca" (1942) Michael Curtiz - this is one of those movies I've seen a million times. love it.
  23. "Un Chien Andalou" (1928) Luis Bunuel & Salvador Dali - Salvador Dali as director - curious - suspect it may take a great deal of patience to watch one of his movies.
  24. "Children of Paradise" / "Les Enfants du Paradis" (1945) Marcel Carne - haven't seen it
  25. "Chinatown" (1974) Roman Polanski - haven't seen it
  26. saw it "Citizen Kane" (1941) Orson Welles - must see. if you have not seen this movie do so right away
  27. saw it "A Clockwork Orange" (1971) Stanley Kubrick - another movie I wish I had not seen. Not just because I'll never get those 2 hours back, but because I'll never get those images out of my head.
  28. saw it "The Crying Game" (1992) Neil Jordan - there was a lot of buzz when the movie came out because of the twist at the end and the controversial subject matter. Take away the twist and the controversy and the story doesn't stand
  29. "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (1951) Robert Wise - haven't seen it
  30. "Days of Heaven" (1978) Terence Malick - haven't seen it
  31. saw it "Dirty Harry" (1971) Don Siegel - I grew up with four brothers - this movie was played many times in my presence, although I don't think I could tell you the plot because I wasn't paying all that much attention
  32. "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie" (1972) Luis Bunuel - haven't seen it
  33. "Do the Right Thing" (1989) Spike Lee - haven't seen it
  34. "La Dolce Vita" (1960) Federico Fellini - haven't seen it
  35. "Double Indemnity" (1944) Billy Wilder - haven't seen it
  36. "Dr. Strangelove" (1964) Stanley Kubrick - havent seen it - although I intend to soon.
  37. "Duck Soup" (1933) Leo McCarey - haven't seen it
  38. "E.T. -- The Extra-Terrestrial" (1982) Steven Spielberg - always wanted to see this one - actually surprizes me that I haven't managed to accomplish that yet.
  39. "Easy Rider" (1969) Dennis Hopper - haven't seen it - Dennis Hopper was ruined for me in Blue Velvet see #17
  40. saw it "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) Irvin Kershner - my husband is the world's biggest Star Wars Geek - of course I've seen this one.
  41. "The Exorcist" (1973) William Friedkin - haven't seen it
  42. saw it "Fargo" (1995) Joel & Ethan Coen - funny and disturbing
  43. saw it "Fight Club" (1999) David Fincher - brilliant
  44. "Frankenstein" (1931) James Whale - haven't seen it.
  45. "The General" (1927) Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman - havent seen it
  46. Saw all three"The Godfather," "The Godfather, Part II" (1972, 1974) Francis Ford Coppola - but for some reason, I have the hardest time staying awake through them. It's like a pavolvian response, when the theme song starts playing my eyelids start getting droopy.
  47. "Gone With the Wind" (1939) Victor Fleming - still haven't seen it
  48. saw it "GoodFellas" (1990) Martin Scorsese - this is one of my husband's all time favorite movies - so yes, I've seen this many times.
  49. saw it "The Graduate" (1967) Mike Nichols - classic love triangle with the older lady twist
  50. "Halloween" (1978) John Carpenter - have not seen it
  51. "A Hard Day's Night" (1964) Richard Lester - have not seen it
  52. "Intolerance" (1916) D.W. Griffith - have not seen it
  53. "It's a Gift" (1934) Norman Z. McLeod - have not seen it
  54. saw it "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946) Frank Capra - Christmas tradition - every Christmas for as long as I can remember.
  55. saw it "Jaws" (1975) Steven Spielberg - just that da dum sound scares me
  56. "The Lady Eve" (1941) Preston Sturges - have not seen it
  57. "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962) David Lean - have not seen it
  58. "M" (1931) Fritz Lang - have not seen it
  59. "Mad Max 2" / "The Road Warrior" (1981) George Miller - have not seen it
  60. "The Maltese Falcon" (1941) John Huston - have not seen it
  61. "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962) John Frankenheimer - have not seen it - and we have it here at the house, I should take care of that.
  62. "Metropolis" (1926) Fritz Lang - have not seen it
  63. "Modern Times" (1936) Charles Chaplin - have not seen it
  64. saw it "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (1975) Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam - if you have a sense of humor you must see this movie. If you do not have a sense of humor stay away from this movie.
  65. "Nashville" (1975) Robert Altman - have not seen it
  66. "The Night of the Hunter" (1955) Charles Laughton - have not seen it
  67. "Night of the Living Dead" (1968) George Romero - have not seen it
  68. "North by Northwest" (1959) Alfred Hitchcock - have not seen it
  69. "Nosferatu" (1922) F.W. Murnau - have not seen it
  70. "On the Waterfront" (1954) Elia Kazan - have not seen it
  71. "Once Upon a Time in the West" (1968) Sergio Leone - have not seen it
  72. "Out of the Past" (1947) Jacques Tournier - have not seen it
  73. "Persona" (1966) Ingmar Bergman - have not seen it
  74. "Pink Flamingos" (1972) John Waters - have not seen it
  75. "Psycho" (1960) Alfred Hitchcock - have not seen it
  76. saw it "Pulp Fiction" (1994) Quentin Tarantino - this is great movie making - Quentine Tarantino is brilliant behind the camera, I wish he would not insist on getting in front of the camera in all of his movies.
  77. "Rashomon" (1950) Akira Kurosawa - have not seen it
  78. "Rear Window" (1954) Alfred Hitchcock - have not seen it
  79. "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955) Nicholas Ray - have not seen it
  80. "Red River" (1948) Howard Hawks - have not seen it
  81. "Repulsion" (1965) Roman Polanski - have not seen it
  82. "The Rules of the Game" (1939) Jean Renoir - have not seen it
  83. "Scarface" (1932) Howard Hawks - have not seen it
  84. "The Scarlet Empress" (1934) Josef von Sternberg - have not seen it
  85. saw it "Schindler's List" (1993) Steven Spielberg - very touching movie - well made, moving, riveting
  86. "The Searchers" (1956) John Ford - have not seen it
  87. "The Seven Samurai" (1954) Akira Kurosawa - have not seen it
  88. "Singin' in the Rain" (1952) Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly - have not seen it
  89. "Some Like It Hot" (1959) Billy Wilder - have not seen it
  90. "A Star Is Born" (1954) George Cukor - have not seen it
  91. "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951) Elia Kazan - have not seen it
  92. "Sunset Boulevard" (1950) Billy Wilder - have not seen it
  93. "Taxi Driver" (1976) Martin Scorsese - have not seen it
  94. "The Third Man" (1949) Carol Reed - have not seen it
  95. "Tokyo Story" (1953) Yasujiro Ozu - have not seen it
  96. "Touch of Evil" (1958) Orson Welles - have not seen it
  97. "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948) John Huston - have not seen it
  98. "Trouble in Paradise" (1932) Ernst Lubitsch - have not seen it
  99. "Vertigo" (1958) Alfred Hitchcock - have not seen it
  100. "West Side Story" (1961) Jerome Robbins/Robert Wise - have not seen it
  101. "The Wild Bunch" (1969) Sam Peckinpah - have not seen it
  102. saw it "The Wizard of Oz" (1939) Victor Fleming - I can quote the lines right along with the movie. An American Classic.

22/102 - looks like I've got some work to do.

Bebe's Birthday

Bebe turns four next month and I just came up with a brilliant idea for her birthday present - but I've got to get going on it right away or I'll never get it done in time.

Through (anyone used them? comments?) i can create a bound picture book - so I thought I would make a book for her dedicated to the things she loves and the number 4. Show a picture of her Dad's Jeep with the text "Daddy's JEEP has four wheels" and show a picture of Grandma Candy with four of her glass birds, and Uncle Timmy with four of his guitars, four ponies, four doggies, four flowers etc, etc - maybe six words max on each page...

I'm really kind of excited about doing this. Now I'm off to hunt down pictures...

Monday, May 01, 2006

The Bride was Beautiful

OK, that's it. I don't get to whine about anything any more.

the bride was beautiful


he’s got the cutest buns

See more progress on: identify 100 reasons why I love my partner

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