Wednesday, October 29, 2008
With the Gay Hawaiian Barefoot Contessa
Last night decided to do some baking...So I made some pumpkin cakes to bring into work today and then some cupcakes as we have hubbys aunts and nephew coming over tonite to carve pumpkins for Halloween. They look pretty good huh? I sampled a cupcake this morning and it was yummy--It should of been as they are yellow BUTTER cakes. You cant go wrong with Butta! Well I should really try one of those pumpkin cakes---nah....its for work anyhow and I hope a few of them choke on it! Just kidding!! Well not really......
Happy Halloween from the Gay Hawaiian Barefoot Contessa!
I am going to get Sticky and Sweet tomorrow night!
Its finally here-- tickets bought so long ago it seems! I wasn't to excited about it until this last week or so but I'm pretty excited now. Bonus 4 day weekend as well! We head out tomorrow morn and hit the road to Vancouver BC.... Stopping at Seattle Premium Outlets on the way up to do some light shopping at reasonable rates to get some new duds to add to the wardrobe for the winter season. It has some great stores and since we need to make a penny scream.... the outlet mall here we come.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Halloween Haunted Tours- And Dog Parades
Friday night was the Haunted History Tour which was fun and quite educational. The Georgetown area is rich with Seattle history so it was a good time and we all learned alot. They all put in alot of hard work and were all so passionate about it all and so it was very cool. It was sorta a long trek so I am very happy I wore the boot--which BTW is going well. I am suppose to be wearing it to 11-13 which is the date for my next follow up on the fracture leg/ankle. Last update was on 10-9 and the x rays looked good and it is healing well.... but ever so slowly. Docs wants me in the boot for another 5 weeks or so. We had our sippy cups and drank grape vodka ( instead of hot cocoa) as we went through the tour which was perfect. At the end of the tour I was glad I wore the boot as my leg was a bit tired and sore but I think it was due from me having to heave that heavy boot thing around more than walking on it! After the tour we went over to some friends for a late dinner and appletini cocktails--- ( I kinda wished we had the opportunity to have stayed at the brewhouse to mingle more with the Georgetown tour folk myself as they were a fun bunch but......) we then got home at about 1030-- had a nice buzz which was well deserved after the long week we had and then fell fast asleep with the doggies who was happy to have us home...
Saturday morning got up early and hubby pressed some Tully coffee-- My favorite! It was going to be a beautiful day! So decided we would be going to the Boo Festival in our town and partaking in the Doggie Costume Parade. We ran around and did some errands and went out looking for dog costumes and found skeleton outfits for the Shih Tzus and a pumpkin T for Lola (who just turned 5 months). At the last moment I remembered I had my skeleton outfit from last Halloween and decided to wear it in the parade walk with the dogs and then we would all match! It wasn't a plan at all at the time we got the outfits but I'm glad I thought of it. The parade was only about 2 blocks long and you went up and down once in a circle-- there was about 100-150 dogs or so and the street was lined with kids in costumes as they were having a trick o treat with all the shops that afternoon as well-- It was super fun to be in the parade and alot of them got a big kick out of us.... so the skeletons were a hit. Or maybe it was the skin tight Skeleton outfit? Anyhow Im glad my ass was able to fit it! Does my ass look fat in this? LOL....We had our picture taken a bunch that's for sure! This is a few we got on our camera.....and I was willing to post as they were not great--I did notice I am in need of a tan and to start a crash diet looking at most of them! Anyhow........ . I hope to get some others pics as I am awaiting ones our friends took and I will post them as well as they took a few more as they sat at the MARK restaurant sipping cosmos as everyone went by....I should of marched with a cosmo in hand. It was a great afternoon and a beautiful sunny fall day with the wind blowing autumn leaves all around. Had a few rounds of cosmos and enjoyed the afternoon and all the kids and dogs that were dressed up...Later we went home and we did a nice dinner and drinks with our friends and had a lovely fall evening. Had Creme Brulee for dessert too....MMMMMM!
Sunday-- Cleaned the house, did some laundry and a few errands....and had a relaxing afternoon. Now I am back at work....its a 3 day work week! hope it goes fast....
Friday, October 24, 2008
A Haunted History Tour
We are off to the Georgetowns Haunted History Tour this evening! We have good friends that have been putting this thing on for years and each year it has grown and grown.....Last time I checked they were sold out for many of the times tonite so they are doing well with this event! I'm going to fill a sippy cup ( you know one of those 7-11 to go coke things ) full of vodka and some juice and drink along the way.....One of those super cups should be a good start for tonite ....I need a good night hell weekend of heavy drinking as its been one of those weeks! We are going with the usual suspects-- Kandis, Scott, Starla and Val.....I hope it scares the panties off the girls....oh and the jock strap off Scott...oh wait he goes commando-- then scare the pants off him....the brewhouse looks super spooky!!! More here...
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I am such a fan!
If you're into campy horror films like I am.... then this is the time of year! I ran across this movie today -The Gay Bed and Breakfast of Terror and it looks to fit my like for this genre indeed! I have confessed many times in previous postings my love for shows like Dantes Cove and The Liar and all those cheesy horror homo type films and shows. Oh hush.... all you haters!! I know the acting isn't all that great most of the time but we all can easily agree that the men in them are quite easy on the eyes! I love me a good horror flick with naked men dont you? Here is a good pic of the cast below.While checking out the website for this thriller I read that it was or looks like had played at the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and then I see that the festival is going on right now! Gosh.... I am so out of the loop I guess! I am so ashamed! So I took a peek at the line up and now I see so many flicks I want to check out! damm! .....as usual we are so busy on our weekends so we will have a hard time trying to squeeze any of this in. I think we may try to check out Scab tomorrow night if the moon and stars line up correctly as its playing close to home but kinda late at 945pm- it is way past my bedtime as we wake at 445am each day for work.....A afternoon nap will most definitely be in order tomorrow if we do this for sure.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Blogrolling.com-- whom I use to update my blog roll has been down for about a week and its driving me bananas! It has been a good system and not given me any probs in the 2 1/2 years I have used it but someone I guess hacked it last week? Anyhow... I don't update my roll too much but last week I ran across a few blogs that I have been following and so went to add them and haven't been able todo so..... Oh well...I hope they get this all resolved soon. Or I may have to use the blogger one and that will take me a few hours to transfer it all over.....Yuck!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
We see her in 16 days!!!!!!!! YAHOO!!! I love that she is rippin McDead and Pain-in!! God I love her!
Madonna Throws Condoms To New York Fans In Jibe At Sarah Palin
Madonna continued her onslaught on Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin during a show at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday night (October 11).
After performing her smash song 'Express Yourself' in front of the sell-out crowd, Madge said “I'd like to express myself to Sarah Palin right now" before she threw condoms into the crowd apparently emblazoned with images of Palin.
The condoms were undoubtedly a swipe at Palin's 17-year-old daughter Bristol who is pregnant. Madonna added that the condoms would promote safe sex as they had a picture of Sarah Palin on them.
Earlier in the night, when Madonna's guitar made a loud screeching sound, she joked: "This is the sound of Sarah Palin thinking."
This episode is just the latest of a string of attacks from Madonna. Last week she told her US fans that Palin was banned from attending any of her shows. She also launched a ditty at the Republican singing: “I'm gonna kick her ass if she don't get off of my street!”
Madonna was also criticised for bracketing an image of presidential hopeful John McCain with Adolf Hitler and Robert Mugabe on the opening night of her world tour.
A spokesperson for Mr McCain's campaign said Madonna's actions were “outrageous, unacceptable and crudely divisive all at the same time.”
Monday, October 13, 2008
If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Lehman Brothers one year ago,you will have $0.00 today.
But, if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the aluminum cans for recycling refund, you will have received $214.00.
So based on the above, the best current investment plan is to drink heavily& recycle.It is called the 401-Keg... Does vodka come in cans yet?
It Must Be Fall...
Friday we went to Fright Fest and had a great time but got home at 1am! Way late for a old bird like me these days as I am usually in bed at 9 on weeknights and 11 on weekends--I know lame....We went with the hubbys aunts and a few friends of theirs and the nephew and we would of got home earlier than 1am but they all kinda walk like slugs as they all have to stop and rest alot and also take a bunch of restroom breaks and then also eat everything in sight so it was a long night. It was good fun though! They had 2 haunted venues- The Scream Factory Haunted house and the Haunted Trail- which was outdoor trail you go through...both were well done and fun and scary. Then we got to ride the midway all night and it was cool to be on a roller coaster at night-- it was chilly but super fun. I was surprised on the nephew-Dustin as he is 11 and a rough and tumble guy/kid but man he was super sacred of the haunted stuff and hid his face in both haunted houses! I of course was made to go first in the Scream Factory and pretty much yelled and jumped like a school gal. There was a ton of teenagers milling about and it was fun to see all the young boys giving the hubby and I "the eye" We chuckled as most of them were with girls.....Oh high school and the days when you had a beard.
Saturday- Headed out mid morning and went running around town getting our shopping done at the market and errands. Got home by 1pm and had some lunch and then got out in the yard to do some clean up-mowed the lawn and hubby did the gutters. Had a dinner date with our gal pals that evening and had some Chinese take out from Mr Lees- YUM! Had some strong cocktails which totally hit the spot and then carved a few pumpkins. They are having a party this next Saturday so we helped pump out a few pumpkins for decor....these are them above....Dogs were happy to go along and had a good time too! We got home by 9 but was so tired from Friday night that both the hubby and I and the 3 dogs fell fast asleep in the parlor on our sectional in front of the TV within minutes. We put on Ugly Betty but I think I saw maybe the first 10 minutes and then was off to la la land....
Sunday- The morning was busy as we cleaned the house and then gave the dogs a bath. By noon we were out the door to meet hubbys Aunts, grandma and Dustin as they had asked if we would take Gram and Dustin out to the pumpkin patches as they had never been. So we did the whole pumpkin patch,sling shot pumpkins, corn maze, farm animal fall thing.... We saw the biggest meanest turkey ever but boy was he beautiful! We ate candy apples and kettle corn and all that....It was a great fall day....it was a great fall weekend! I am going to need one of those Monday afternoon naps today after I get home from work that for sure.
Friday, October 10, 2008
We are off to the Halloween Fright Fest tonite....Taking the nephew and some friends- Looks to be a super good time- 2 haunted houses and all kinds of scary stuff....right up all our alleys so we are excited! Its suppose to be a dry weekend in Seattle so we have to get out and about before the Seattle rain monsoons hit-- its a bit chilly though its low 50's hi 40's...the cold came in a few days ago and everyone's complaining about the chilly cold already! Will dress really warm tonite that's for sure...Will hit the pumpkin patches this weekend as well--I have never been on a roller coaster at night so you may hear me screaming from where you are! Hope I don't wet my panties! Have a good weekend all! Happy Fall!
Thursday, October 09, 2008
The WINNER- Nathan Thomas...My prediction is this nice fellow will take it all...he is the best when it come to this show and what it is looking for. You can just tell how nice he is and I think hes the best....his tight jeans are cute too! Go Nathan go!!!
Final note-- I have nothing nada to say about the women...they all get on my nerves and bite big time.
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Autumn....The trees are changing in a rainbow of colors and it is getting more and more chilly each night. It is a beautiful season! I think we will head out to some fall festivals and go to the pumpkin patches this weekend! It is suppose to be quite nice this weekend too! I want to get out before the rain hits and then we wont be able too go as I am not one to tromp in mud. Unless of course its indoor male mud wrestling...then maybe....
Encore / Hana Hou
Wow! Yesterday I had a little traffic jam on this blog when I posted a Tuesday treat of Mr. Youngquest!~ Seems I'm not the only one smitten with this man! Thought why don't we go that extra mile today and do a encore on this handsome devil or as they say back home in Hawaii HANA HOU! So here is our Wednesday Hump...
Click on it too! It gets bigga and better!
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Granny had dreams for my mom and since mom was the youngest baby she was spoiled a bit and so she had a little more than the other 5 kids and got away with more...She was the last one at home in the apartment and all the other kids had moved on and were now married- (to full blooded Portuguese spouses of course) and some had children and some would have more later. Mom was 17 and a senior at Kaimiki High School. Granny wanted mom to be the first to go to college but instead mom got pregnant with me at 17. She also was pregnant by a boy of non Portuguese decent! He had a Hawaiian mother and a Chinese father! OH NO! It wasn't a scandal but very close. I was the first Hapa Boy born into our pure blooded Portuguese family (but soon to be followed by my sisters and many many more in our family tree later and through the years). My Mom and I ended up living with my Granny till I was about 2 years of age and so Granny was really my Aunty Mame--- as she taught and influenced me in so many ways. After mom remarried and we moved I still spent every break with her- summer, winter and fall and she took me everywhere and exposed me to a different world if you know what I mean. She let me meet her friends who she called Misses Alice's-- which was her term for her gay boys and men she had as her dear friends, took me shopping and out to eat and though she spoiled me a bit she also gave me a view of life that I would never change for anything as I am who I am because of her.
So I was raised till I was 2 years old in that old apartment in Waikiki by my Mom and my Granny and spent allot of my school breaks there as well- that is until Granny left and moved to Seattle to be close to us in the early 90s'-- The apartment we left behind after so many years was small---the building had 3 apts on top and 2 on the bottom- The corner unit we lived in had a small kitchen, a small living room and 2 bedrooms and one bath. Below us was our landlords Mr. and Mrs. Mirashiro. At one time the building was surrounded by old time Hawaiian plantation homes and then in the 60's and 70's homes were demolished and other apartment buildings would go up. Granny and I would go out on her back porch and she would complain each time a new apartment would go up around us... She didn't want to lose her nice neighbors and hated the dust it would stir up the most. We would also watch the downtown Waikiki skyline grow from that porch on the left side and as another crane would go up Granny would say "Oh there goes up another one of those damm high rises in Waikiki!!" Through the years on that back porch Granny and I would watch Waikiki grow and change and not for the better if you ask me. So allot of growing up on that back porch took place- we would spend so many evenings after dinner on the porch talking story to the neighbors.
Nick Youngquest and Matt Cooper
Thought we all needed a pick me up for the day and these Aussie gents are a perfect solution! Mr Nick Youngquest above make me weak in the knees among other things, he actually gives my other husband Derrick Davenport a run for the money with those thighs!!! Mr Matt Cooper below isn't to shabby either! More here- Gods of Foootball
Monday, October 06, 2008
Family Obligations, Exhaustion, And Dogs Are Sad!
Friday Night- Went over to the Aunts new house to prep and tape the house so it can be ready for the painting party they were having on Saturday. Got home at 1100. Dogs are pissed off--Daddies gone all day and night and Lola the new pup gave us a payback and pee'd on the couch when we got home.... yikes!
Saturday- Up early and had some coffee and spent sometime on the PC and visit with the dogs. We left about 1130 and ran over a few painting utensils that would come in handy and some old paint we had we never used for our kitchen and such to the Aunts new pad. They were all ready for the painting party with munchies and drinks. We went to our Hawaiian Festival at about 1230 and had a great time and saw everyone we wanted to see and had so much fun--Hula, shopping and eating our way through the festival! We left quite early at about 400 and headed home to let the dogs out and feed them some dinner. Then took a quick ride over to the aunts pad to see how they had progressed. They had done one room- the small dinning room (and half of it) and a little bit of the living room! It seemed no one had showed up to help!!!!!!!! So we stayed and help paint all night to about 1100......when we got home dogs were even more sad that we have been gone all day and night again and Lola the new pup again gave us a payback and pee'd on the bed when we got home! Super yikes!
Sunday- Cleaned up around OUR house and had loads of laundry to do and gave the dogs a bath. Got out and we mowed the lawn and used the blower as a big wind and rain storm on blew in on Saturday and so had a messy mess to get cleaned up....Put out the giant pumpkin on the front porch and got some Halloween luminaries in the windows......cute!!! Did some other chores and then left about 2pm to go check in on the Aunts progress....Hey no one around and where is everyone? ANYHOW.....we paint for a few more hours and get dining room, living room, front hall/hall and Grandmas room totally DONE. We get home at about 600pm and WE ARE EXHAUSTED!---we shower, have take out for dinner and finally settled in at about 630ish and watch Sunday night TV and spent time with the kids and relax before we pass out! I had to put toothpicks in my eyes for Desperate Housewife's- Hubby was sawing wood already!
It wont be for a few days though as the dogs- especially Lola needs some daddy time.....and I need a nap!