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December 31, 2004

Pinot Surprise!

After seeing the excellent movie Sideways, I thought, "I would love to wrap my arms around that movie!" and I thought, "I'd love to stick my nose into a Pinot." Unfortunately my mom and dad don't really drink and Jonah had a cold so I was left to jones for Pinot all by my deprived self...that is until last night when a certain someone surprised me with a very special Pinot and feast!!


Jonah, you and Pinot are the best.

Confident Kitty Among Dogs

Thanks to the great service Flickr we can all share each other's photos...such as this great one:


I love this cat's spirit. If I could bottle it up and rub it all over me I would...its spirit, not the kitty.

December 30, 2004

Welcome to my home. Watch the closing doors.


It feels so good to be home and not driving, driving, driving everywhere and all the time as it goes in CA.

Here's an oldie but a goodie...

I missed the subways....nailclipping activity and all...

December 22, 2004


December 20, 2004

Joy Luck Club Reunion '04

Off to California for a Joy Luck Club Reunion with the following participants: my Aunt Susan, my cousin Harmony and my mom of recent Master Chef fame.

We finally have a solid mah-jong group!


Thank you JetBlue for providing free wifi @ JFK!! Now the next step is to provide it in Lufthansa!!

December 17, 2004

The Fancy Fruminator

Ladies...stop looking.

He's been found:


In addition to being a fashionista, Mike Frumin is a great dancer and programmer - You can decide which is hotter.

All interested parties should send emails to me...I'm starting up my cupid business right now.

December 16, 2004

I am a Louis Lover

Some call me CYCLONE...


Others call me by my Christian name, Louis Hanaway...


Some dare to tie me up...


But I won't give up the fight...


Oh no! Get me the f outta here, lady!


Shit. Trapped.


That's ok. I'll just meow her ear off.

* Cute, funny, portly, awesome Louis appears courtesy of his owner/companion/mother, Christine Hanaway.

December 15, 2004

Party Time!

Here's a video from the Ultra Hanami after party the other night that's now memorialized thanks to Kenyatta Cheese! Hey, you're my friend! My friend who videotapes embarassing moments! Thanks for teaching me by example how all my friends way to teach! Go Teach!


And here's me and my cuz Harmony at a friend's friend's friend's birthday party...blending in as we mooched off a stranger's party.


There was one common ingredient that fueled both these nights.

December 14, 2004


If you BUY BLUE this holiday season, you'll be shopping at companies that donated most of their money to the democrats during the election...which means that in doing so, you should enjoy completely guilt-free shopping! because you'll be shopping with a social conscience...there's nothing better and funner.

It's all about Barnes & Noble, Netflix and...Hard Rock Cafe for me!!

Princeton, the real Old School

My friend Celeste who is working on her PHD at Princeton told me tonight that condoms are not nearly as accessible as you would think in this day of safe sex promotion. A student can obtain a condom or ten (really depends on the evening's plans) by knocking on their RA's door and asking. Then Princeton's "condom policy" dictates that the RA must accompany the condom giving with a talk on abstinence. Isn't this odd? I remind you that Princeton is a university, undergrad and grad...and we are quickly approaching 2005.

Are there any other colleges out there like this? Do tell.

BTW, my friend Celeste is not in the habit of surveying condom availability in universities however the topic of condoms came up one day and as any over educated, inquisitive friend of mine would do, she researched and researched (exaggeration) and found a stiff, old, conservative Princeton.

December 13, 2004

Jonah as Little Red Riding Shoes

It must have been really really really hard everyday for Jonah's mom to see those big blue eyes, curly brown hair and brilliant inquisitiveness.

I think I'm going to be the smothering type of poor future kiddies.


Thanks to Jonah's mom for this exquisite pic!

December 10, 2004

100 Notable Book of the Year and not enough time!

While over at my friend Meg's site I came across The New York Times 100 Notable Books of the Year. I am in the same boat as Meg in terms of this year having been a pathetic book reading year and really hoping 2005 will be different. There's just too much to read and too little time. I mean, how does one juggle a full time job, blogs, volunteering, the newspaper, the NewYorker, the Economist AND novels?

Usually novels are what I end up cutting out but I'm happy to say that I've started reading Haruki Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and I am LOVING it.

December 9, 2004

Smiling, smiling, smiling!

Ultra Hanami was a wonderful success and too much fun (thank you so much to everyone who attended-pictures will be posted soon!) so I've now entered the land of ear to ear these kitties.

These kitties were part of a larger email with smiling doggies but as you know, doggies now belong on Modern Pooch and kitties now happily and independently reside here!



Thanks cuz Harmony for the email forward.

December 8, 2004

MaPo Tofu is Me

This proves to my mom that I know how to make the dish she taught me!


December 7, 2004

Ultra Hanami - 1 day = Super Chill Andrea

The big benefit I've been working on for months is tomorrow and I'm really really chill about it.

I'm just like these guys except for the tightness in my chest and ulcer-ific feelings in my belly so other than that, I'm chillin' like the froggies...

Thanks for joining me in my prescriptive thinking exercise...


* taken in FLA 11.04

December 6, 2004

Richard Gere, Lenscrafters Model


December 3, 2004

Mariko Takahashi's Fitness Video for being appraised as an "ex-fat girl"

This video is a little strange. I mean, not out of this world strange...just 'girl with poodle cut muscles exercising with poodle people' strange.

I'm counting on you people to please explain this video...check out some excerpted pics:




Thanks to Janice for the link!

December 2, 2004

South Park

I just watched my first ever South Park episode. It was about Paris Hilton and it culminated in a Town Whore-Off.

I never realized how funny this show is. Where was I during the initial craze? What was I doing? Blogging? Mother%&!$!>?!

If anyone finds a link to this episode or clips from the episode, send me a link please.

Thank you! Go South Park! Go whores!

December 1, 2004

New York Changing

Examples that are a million times better than this one, of how much New York has changed over the years, can be found here.


Thanks EYEBEAM ReBlog!

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