Monday, May 25


This is the cake I want for my birthday.

It's an AT-AT cake, YO!!

This one is by Jennifer Luxmore of Sin Desserts.

I seriously want the motorized Lego AT-AT too, but it's about $200. I just can't justify that level of Geekdom.

Thursday, May 21

Snip! Snip!

From this...

To this...

In eleventymillion teeny tiny little steps!

Fun but frustrating, I almost want to make another one, because I'm sure it will come out about 40% better than this one. I just don't have enough time. This one is going on a cake tomorrow morning.

I also need a pair of very sharp fine pointed scissors. What I dont need is another hobby.

Saturday, May 16

I'm Bleeeeeding!!!!

So the blood thinning treatment progresses apace.

I go in to the hospital twice a week to have a Quick Test done, I guess to check my clotting, or lack of.

Yesterday, two funny things happened.

One, I took Her Doktor's secretary some chocolate chunk brownies. She almost fainted, and asked me for my recipe. I told her I would just bring her some boxes of Dunken Hines brownie mix. I've never seen brownie mix in the German stores. I'm hoping that this will grease the wheels a little and cut my wait for asessment down to 45 minutes instead of an hour and fifteen. They have the warmest office waiting area ever. I think I've fallen asleep three times out of five.

The second funny happened with my Phlebotomist. After taking my wee bit of blood, she put the "plaster" on my old insertion site, and not the one she had just made. I didn't notice until I ran up two flights of stairs and my arm inside my jacket felt wet. Holy crap! It was not dripping from my fingertips or anything, this was just a needle prick, but it was still a mess. My friend Mrs. Major said I should have faked a fainting spell. Maybe I should take the Lab some brownies too.

Friday, May 15


So I found out yesterday that one of the 3rd grade teachers thinks Sarge is "hot". She spotted him at one of the Police Week demos at the school.

Huh. Okay...

Don't get me wrong, I find Sarge super-duper hot.

He's a 9 to my 6.

Don't you agree?

He would be even hotter if he actually washed that pan after cooking his breakfast.

Monday, May 11

Public Service

This week is National Police Week.

National Police Week in Washington D.C.

Take some time to support your local cops (even if you don't like them 80% of the time). Many of them, like my Sarge, often have to put their lives on the line in dangerous situations. Some die in the line of duty, and much of the money raised during Police Week events goes to support families affected by such tragedies.

You never know when you might need one.

And yes, Sarge's favorite doughnut is the one with pink icing and sprinkles, just like Chief Wiggum.

Friday, May 1

As we were driving to school yesterday morning Piko de Gallo and I are listening to the one American radio channel we get in the car.

Of course the topic is OMGSWINEFLUOMG!!!!

This is what I hear, and I'm pretty sure I heard it correctly.

"This does not affect mission status travel, however, if you're planning on traveling to Mexico to say, have your baby, you might want to abort that."


And of course, obilagtory OMGSWINEFLUOMG macro.