once, my friend and ex-neighbor saad went to bennigan's for some night-time grub.

as he walked in, he noticed that some of the lights in the sign were missing, rendering this image:


as he walked in, he pointed upwards, about to inform the host of the issue and before he said anything, the host said, "IT'S BEING TAKEN CARE OF."

color - colour - cuh-lurr

mmm... color. i stole this from the extraordinary madge

1. Closest red thing to you? lucky lycee envelopes hanging in my cube from my parents on chinese new year.
2. Last thing to make you angry? something probably work related -- i can't actually remember.
3. Do you have a temper? if provoked! be afraid, be very afraid.
4. Are you a fan of romance? no, not at all. at least, not if romance means red roses or glass roses or candies shaped like roses. or bears carrying hearts.

1. Closest orange thing to you? busted! delicious reese's peanut butter cup wrapper.
2. Do you like to burn things? well, the normal stuff like candles. and when there's a fire, i'll put all sorts of stuff in. mostly leaves -- nothing toxic like plastic. my brother and i used to burn stuff in this glass candle holder until one day the fire got too hot and one of the star's points flew off!
3. Dress up for Halloween? oh, sometimes! though not this year, unfortunately. maybe next year! costume parties are awesome.
4. Are you usually a warm-hearted person? yes
5. Do you have anything against redheaded people? not at all!
6. Are you usually full of energy? after a delicious coffee beverage, my energy is boundless.

1. Closest yellow thing to you? highlighter and post-its.
2. The happiest time[s] of your life? right now. :) and when i'm travelling and when i'm reminiscing about travelling. last night in the bath w/ my bath pillow and pinot noir. this morning sleeping in a little during the snoozes. watching 6 ft under with anthony on the couch.
3. Favorite holiday? halloween
4. Are you a coward? sometimes. i'm a parachute coward. and roaches super creep me out.
5. Do you burn or tan? tan for a bit, then burn. i never know where that fine line is, so i tend to stay out of the sun. or cover myself in 5 layers of sunscreen. this renders me greasy, as though i've wallowed in pig tallow, so again, i tend to stay out of the sun.

1. Closest green thing to you? a picture of a turtle shell in an aquarium hanging in my cube
2. Do you care about the enviroment? yes! we all should!
3. Are you jealous of anyone right now? nope. maybe the super rich who don't have to work. that would be lovely, as i am inherently lazy.
4. Are you a lucky person? if you think in black and white terms, as though people are either lucky or unlucky, then yes, i am lucky. because i'm definitely not unlucky. and i think that luck can have a lot to do with your perspective. it's very subjective.
5. Do you always want what you can't have? not always. but i often give in to impulses a lot more.
6. Do you like being outdoors? as long as i'm not being eaten by mosquitos! i love to eat outdoors. that's the best part about europe. beautiful places to eat outside.
7. Are you Irish? uh - negatory.

1. Closest blue thing to you? pictures of jellyfish at an aquarium on my desk
2. Are you good at calming people down? most of the time. and it's handy to have wine or asti nearby.
3. Do you like the sea? i like to look at it. and smell it (sans red tide). and run along the shore and play on the beach when it's cold.
4. What was the last thing that made you cry? last episode of 6 ft under/
5. Are you a logical thinker? oh god, no.
6. Can you sleep easily? always! i can sleep through anything. i love to sleep in restaurants, though i haven't done that in a long time. i used to sleep in my parents restaurant in the back to the mumur of voices and the gentle tapping of utensils and chopsticks on plates. it relaxes me.

1. Closest purple thing to you? ... ... i think there's purple on a button on my purse.
2. Like being treated to expensive things? yes, thank you. sushi dinners and plane tickets and camera equipment and kilns, oh my!
3. Do you like mysterious things? as long as they deal with aliens or ufos.
4. Favorite type of chocolate? good chocolate. like, not hershey's. milk chocolate. ritter!!
5. Ever met anyone in royalty? i don't think so.
6. Are you creative? i do try my darndest.

1. Closest pink thing to you? highlighter
2. Do you like sweet things? yes, but not too sweet! a lot of things are too sweet for me. candies and the like.
4. Are you sensitive? this depends on how hungry i am. ;)
5. Do you like music? i do! though i pick what i like from what anthony listens to.

1. Closest white thing to you? paperwork that isn't being done on my desk. c'mon, who expects work from the girl who has 2 days left??
2. Would you say you're innocent? i agree with madge here. when i worked at borders and was ... 22 or 23, someone thought i was 14 and too young to have a job! and i highly dislike how people treat you when they think you're young. if i'm with my mom and she introduces me to someone, they barely give me a second thought or glance until they ask me if i'm in high school and i'm like, 'uh, i'm getting my master's.' children and the elderly really are invisible. so final comment: i am not innocent, but many think i am at first.
3. Are you good at keeping the peace? Usually. As long as I'm kept full.
4. How do you imagine your wedding? Lots of good food and keep the wine flowing. i just want people to have a good time - like a party. it's not going to be just about me me me.
5. Do you like to play in the snow? i imagine i would. i like to play and frolic amongst the snow flurries in florida that melt before they hit the ground. does that count?
6. Are you afraid of going to the doctors or dentist? ugh. doctor, not so much. dentist - yes!

1. Closest black thing to you? cell phone
2. Ever enjoy hurting people? what??? no.
3. Are you sophisticated or silly? probably silly.
4. Would you like to go to space? ... maybe. but not for long. i get motion sick in an new york minute.
5. Do you have a lot of secrets? a few, but not a lot. nothing that would get anyone killed.
6. What is your favorite colour? i love all of them. but i've been partial to tertiary colors as of late.
7. Does the colour you wear affect your mood? sometimes. once i wore a red sash and felt very 1984. it felt liberating in a nerdy literature way.



erika -- this is your new goal

we are all moved in! hurray! whether we are all unpacked is another story, of course. and right when the kitchen is half complete, we get a notice to empty all cupboards for the pest cleaning crew -- alas. the kitties will be very unhappy, being locked in a single room all the day.

life is buzzing along. i'm waiting out the last 4 days of my job. i'm planning a bridal shower. working on cleaning the new place. and i lack internet access. i've been doing homework during lunch and in my 15 minute breaks. ugh! so i've been feeling somewhat busy busy busy. ("as opposed to?" you ask.)

i am soso excited about the coming weeks.

this weekend i'm visiting my parents. my dad had a stent placed this morning and is coming out of the hospital tomorrow afternoon. tuesday we'll be going on a small road trip to see the red sparowes in orlando. next weekend i'm hosting many females in a bridal shower extravaganza weekend. and hopefully by this time next week, a wedding date shall be set in stone.

and many many good thoughts for dug's mom, who is also in the hospital with heart complications. *hug*


valentine's day comic

warning: large images ahead!

i was going to post larger images, but it's just too hard to read.

ant and i aren't big on valentine's day. one of the only times we've actually gone out to eat on v-day was for sushi w/ our friend erika! really, the more the merrier.

this year was no different. we packed and did laundry, relaxed and watched six feet under. oh yes, and played some wii. hot and heavy wii play action. ice hockey is fun! good thing the game came w/ a controller, b/c it's so not worth the $50 on its own.

here's the comic anthony made me for v-day!


in case you're wondering, that's thomas's stinky-fish mouth.

our little cat yammie has a strange and disturbing fascination with thomas's ruby starfruit.

i totally do *not* drool that much.


haha - i guess you all know where i work now. i just put in my two week's notice! that's the jerk lady who yelled at me. i pretty much loathe her.




mr. excitement

anthony really loves his job. currently, he's training. can you tell?



from pan's labyrinth -- jazz hands!



work, originally uploaded by gimchi.

i hope i didn't already post this...

busy bee, no time to think or pause

so lots of things going on.

i may have mentioned some before.

i got a job at the downtown public library. i'll be putting in my 2 weeks soon. anthony suggested i put in my 2 weeks notice a little early, so i have a few days off to relax! damn, that boy is so smart. my workaholic ways would have had me go straight from one job on friday to another on monday! sometimes, kim = retarded.

we are moving the weekend of the 15th to a new place. a very clean place. a very yuppie place. a very secure double-gated community place. we're pretty excited. the thought to buy a house flashed through our minds many times and we were about to pick up the phone and call a friend who does loans, but then we heard how everyone's mortgages went up $300-$400 a month and the idea was quickly nixed.

hm, i guess that's it, really. but the home hunting has been pretty exhausting. add work, class, interviews, paperwork filling out, drug tests, homework, cooking a quiche, packing and feeling guilty about not crafting and it gets a little overwhelming.

here's a little quick meme i've read all over the place. i probably got it from the beautious madge:

Official rules: Once you have been tagged, you have to write a blog with 10 weird random things, facts, or habits about yourself. At the end, you choose 10 people to be tagged and list their names.

  1. i love vinegar. with a passion. red, balsamic, rice, chinese red wine vinegar -- i love it all. i don't crave salads as much as i crave the vinegar dressing. i used to drink it. ... ok, i still do sometimes. just a tiny amt. it should be savored, like wine.
  2. thong underwear grosses me out.
  3. thong flip-flops hurt my toesies.
  4. i made loud tongue chewing noises when i sleep. i think it's from wearing a retainer.
  5. i easily confuse male actors that look alike. examples: josh lucas and matthew mcconaughey; bruce willis and ed harris.
  6. i eat pork floss. it's so delicious!!
  7. my pinky toenail is actually like 2 nails growing as one. it's weird. and apparently genetic.
  8. i don't shave my legs. or my cutlets.
  9. running out of weird things here... umm... i find it difficult to drink the recommended water amount each day, therefore my lips dry out and peel like old flakey paint, except bloodier. (yep, i'm hott like that.)
  10. when i brush my teeth, i have to wet the toothbrush and then tamp the paste down onto the bristles by hitting the brush against the sink a minimum of two times.


mrs. excitement

red room cinema feb 8th

the good
  • i got a job working as a library technical assistant! starts march 5th!
  • house hunting is fruitful, but we have not found the shiniest one yet.

the bad

  • i might actually miss my old job (now that i changed departments).
  • the job is nights & weekends; i will miss anthony terribly