Thursday, August 30, 2007

LA County Fair Commercial

The LA County Fair Commercials are the best! Here is the first one for this year.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Uh Oh.....

I am officially toast! Someone just forwarded me this warning that came from a police department:

Are Personal Blogs an Identity Theft Disaster Waiting to Happen? Blogs are all about sharing information, right? But it's how much information you share that you need to be careful about. After all, sharing the wrong information can put you at risk of identity theft.

We have reviewed many blogs over the past few days, thinking about it from an identity theft perspective, and did you know many people have no qualms about their blog profiles listing their names, cities of residence and even their birth dates? Stuff that an identity theft crook would love to get a hold of.

You Never Know Who's Looking-Many people who have personal blogs think only family and friends are looking at it. Unless you make your blog private and password-protect it, anyone can see it and your information is ripe for the picking. Identity theft crooks count on that sense of false security. They're just waiting for you to make a mistake.

Protecting Yourself-If you want to protect yourself from identity theft and you want to be sure your blog isn't putting you at risk, don't ever post your birth date and don't disclose where you live. Yes, you can give a general idea of your location, but exact addresses (or even cities) aren't a good idea.

Remember, your personal information is the one thing an identity theft criminal needs to make you their next victim. You need to keep that information out of their hands -- both online and off.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Bless The Chila....

Who did I post this for and what does it have to do with? Those are the two questions of the day...........

Monday, August 27, 2007

Change In The Cafeteria Menu

Last week one of our hospital cafeterias changed the soup menu for Monday. One employee was really disturbed by the change and replied all with the following:

You know some of us depend on Chicken Noodle Soup on Mondays and today there isn't any. I don't mean to make a big deal out of this but for some reason other soups are served five times a week yet it's decided that the best chicken noodle soup anywhere in the world is ONLY served on Mondays. So we've accepted that ... but PLEASE at least come through on Monday regarding this issue and give us one day of chicken noodle soup. I actually went to a bank and an ATM machine this morning because I forgot cash for chicken noodle soup only to find out it was a waste of time. That also cost me $2.00 additional dollars at the ATM machine above and beyond what I wanted out of there...all for chicken noodle soup that wasn't here. One last thought...get rid of the elbow macaroni in the chicken noodle soup. It was never there before. I mean it's still the best with it but please...nobody puts elbow macaroni in chicken noodle's not called chicken elbow macaroni soup, it's called chicken noodle soup.


A chicken noodle soup lover (honestly you could can it and sell it at Ralphs and make money for the hospital with that soup).

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Happy Birthday Matt!!!

OK, so this photo is pretty old but it does happen to be one of my favorite photos of Matt. I took it during one of my trips to Oregon with him. On the way back of this one we had a brilliant idea to take the coast down from San Francisco to home.....not such a great idea. That is a really, really long drive. About 12 hours after this photo we were still in the car and in the middle of a major fight. LOL! Another thing I remembered from this particular trip is that Matt had left his luggage at home, we had to stop and buy him some shirts and pants.

Anyway, love you tons! Happy Birthday! Enjoy 29, it's all downhill starting with 30 ;)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

St John's Fumigation

St John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard is closed while the facility is fumigated. Watch a video about the process being used here: Video Also, wanted to thank everyone who has been working on tirelessly the preparation and aftermath, you all rock!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


We used to spend a few weeks every summer at a a beach house on the cliffs in San Clemente. One of our evening past times was to take our slinkies and play with them on the stairs. Today, in Reno, I saw this and I laughed and laughed and laughed.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Kim to Reno: Christmas Is Over!

Back in Reno.....the Reno airport needs a new decorations coordinator. I may apply for the job. It seems that Reno is perpetually celebrating Christmas. While for the summer, they have taken the bright lights off the tree they are still looking way too much like Christmas.

Each time I come here and get off the plane I see these Christmas Trees and think "Christmas is over", the same way I feel when I see houses with Christmas lights still hanging during the summer. I guess if you make it to August there is no point taking the decoractions down.

Still, tomorrow, when once again I leave this very interesting town I plan on sitting for 10 minutes in the chairs in front of the Christmas trees and writing my "What I want for Christmas 2007" list.

A Couple Good Meals

Monday, August 20, 2007

Joshua Reading The Paper

On Saturday I was at Starbucks with Becca and Joshua. Joshua wanted us to give him the paper so I went to the recycled paper and gave him a couple of them. I expected that he would throw them on the ground and make a mess but instead he opened each one separately and looked to be reading them (Yes, he isn't quite two yet). After he looked at each section he folded it back up neatly. It was so cute.

Becca said that every Sunday after church they can count on Joshua reading the Sunday paper for about an hour. LOL! Today, I received this photo of him reading the paper while on their camping trip.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

In-N-Out Burger

I grew up about a mile from one of the very first In-N-Out burger locations. I remember going there often with my grandparents. It was really the only "fast food" we frequented. My favorite thing to order at In-N-Out is not on the menu. It's a grilled cheese, animal style with a whole grilled onion and extra pickles.....mmmm.

For those of you that do not frequent In-N-Out there are three main items on the menu: 1. Hamburger 2. Cheeseburger 3. Double Double. In addition to these items (although unadvertised) you can order a grilled cheese, an X x Y (The X stands for number of patties and the Y stands for number of cheese slices, example 3 x 3). You can also customize your order by ordering "Animal Style" which means toasted buns, extra sauce, and grilled onions.

To the right is the shot of my grilled cheese animal style with extra pickles from this weekend. Yum Yum!!!!!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Happy Birthday, Jinjer!

OK, so I tried to find the perfect photo for your birthday. I had a specific one in mind and I have spent most of my morning trying to find it but to no avail. It is a photo of the time we went to the Rush concert and snuck into Jason Priestly's booth. That was so great, everyone was jealous and didn't even believe it until they saw the photos!!!!! Too cool.

When I think of Jinjer I mostly think of getting in trouble-LOL. And, going to my first concert (Oingo Boingo, Irvine Meadows), rafting, throwing water (and other things) at strangers, Orange Bang, Tops, the "E" bar, the Highlander, tanning at Bolsa Chica, Doc Martin's, Rush....I could go on and on. Happy Birthday, Jinjer! Hope it's the best.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Good Thing We Didn't Crash...

Yesterday, on my flight home we were waiting to take off and sitting on the runway, and sitting on the runway, and sitting on the runway. Normally, when you are sitting on the runway for awhile and you are finally ready to go the flight attendant will say "We have been cleared for departure". Well, last night, when she didn't say that I realized that they hadn't done the safety speech at all! They never made the announcement! There was no:
  • In the unlikely event of a water evacuation from Phoenix to Burbank your seat cushion can be used as a flotation device
  • Smoking is not allowed in aircraft lavatories (notice this is one of two times that the term "aircraft" is used instead of "airplane")
  • Please put seat backs and tray table in their full upright and locked positions
  • There are six emergency exits on board
  • While we do not anticipate a change in aircraft pressure........................

Luckily, we made it to Burbank without incident because I was worried that the only thing stopping me from surviving a horrible crash was one stupid traveler who actually didn't know what to do in case of an emergency.

Carry On Rules (For Jennann)

You are allowed to carry on one quart size clear Ziploc bag. All liquids must fit into the bag and the bag must be removed from your luggage and placed into one of the bins. For easy access, I keep mine in the outside pocket of my suitcase.

Any liquid, paste or gel must be in the Ziploc bag. This includes: Toothpaste, Mascara, Lipstick, Lotions, Perfumes, and Deodorant.

Lastly, don't forget that each of the items listed above must be 3 ounces or less.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Happy Boarding

To the left is the Southwest sample boarding pass they have on display at Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix. It sure puts you in a positive mood when going through security.

Another Baby Name

Chinese couple wants to name their baby "@" Article Here

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Some Favorite Bible Verses

Becca read this one at Matt's Wedding: Colossians 3:12-14: Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Proverbs 18:24: A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Philippians 4:7-8:And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.

Proverbs 27:6: Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.

Ecclesiastes 7:21: Do not pay attention to every word people say, or you may hear your servant cursing you.

Romans 15:13: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

John 15:13: Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

Matthew 5:41: If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Squidward Says: Tay Zonday

Chocolate Rain-So I was checking my Yahoo email and came across this article about Tay Zonday. Here is the link for everyone that may be curious: The Chocolate Reign of Tay Zonday

After reading the article I quickly jumped over to YouTube, which by the way is one of the greatest ideas ever to grace the Internet. I type in Chocolate Rain and to my shock and surprise was this kid with a powerful voice. All I had to hear was the first “Chocolate Rain” verse and was hooked.

So now I proceed to tell everyone I know about this and all I get are negative reactions. My first reaction to them all is, “are YOU nuts?” So of course not only did I listen to the song again but I listened another 7 times. I also recommend, for your listening pleasure, the sweet sounds of “Internet Dream” by Tay. So my question to the Universe is what do you think?

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Big Brother 8-The Crying

All the crying is just amazing. Here are the great crying moments so far:

Jen cries over her picture
Best of Amber crying
More Amber crying highlights

P.S. BB8 Update: I hate that Daniele is up on the block. Why do I like Jen now?

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Geez, It's Late

Question of the Day: After a late night, you arrive at Denny's at 2:30am. What would you most likely order? For me it would be the All American Slam. (Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Hashbrowns and Sourdough Toast). Least likely would be Moons over My Hammy or Barbeque Chicken Strips.

Follow Up To "Baby ESPN"

I refer you all back to one of my earliest posts: Baby ESPN. The post was about people who name their children ridiculous names like ESPN, Pepsi and Lexus. Well, there is a new one:

A couple in New Zealand want to name their baby 4Real. The government will not approve the name and so they have decided the baby will be officially named "Superman" but they will always refer to him as 4Real. The best part of this story is they want to name the baby this because they saw him on the Ultrasound and realized that he was 4Real. RO!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Taking a Time Out

I am thinking about taking a vacation from Blogging so I am looking for some good readers or fellow bloggers to step up and fill in for a couple days here and there. You would be a perfect candidate if:

(1) You have a blog and have so much material you don't know what to do with it all
(2) Have thought about having a blog but are worried that you won't be able to maintain it
(3) Like making comments but sometimes would like to start out the topics yourself
(4) Want to showcase some of your photos or writings

If you would like to fill in a little please let me know by sending me an email or leaving a comment.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

102 Ways To Say I Love You

Afrikaans - Ek is lief vir jou
Albanian - te dua
Alentejano (Portugal) - Gosto De Ti, Porra!
Alsacien (Elsass) - Ich hoan dich gear
Amharic (Aethio.) - Afekrishalehou
Arabic - Ana Ahebak / Ana Bahibak
Armenian - yes kez shat em siroom
Assamese - Moi tomak bhal pau
Assyr - Az tha hijthmekem
Bahasa Malayu (Malaysia) - Saya cinta mu
Bambara - M'bi fe
Bangla - Ami tomakay bala basi
Bangladeschi - Ami tomake walobashi
Basque - Nere maitea
Batak - Holong rohangku di ho
Bavarian - tuI mog di
Belarusian - Ya tabe kahayu
Bengali - Ami tomake bhalobashi
Berber - Lakh tirikh
Bicol - Namumutan ta ka
Bisaya - Nahigugma ako kanimo
Bolivian Quechua - Qanta munani
Bosnian - Ja te volim (formally) or volim-te Turkish seni seviyorum
Bulgarian - As te obicham
Bulgarian - Obicham te
Burmese - chit pa de
Cambodian (to the female) - bon saleng oun
Cambodian (to the male) - oun saleng bon
Canadian French - Je t'adore ("I love you")
Canadian French - Je t'aime ("I like you")
Catalan - T'estim (mallorcan)
Cebuano - Gihigugma ko ikaw
Chamoru (or Chamorro) - Hu guaiya hao
Cherokee - Tsi ge yu i
Cheyenne - Ne mohotatse
Chichewa - Ndimakukonda
Chickasaw - Chiholloli (first 'i' nasalized)
Chinese - Ngo oi ney a (Cantonese)
Chinese - Wuo ai nee (Mandarin)
Corsican - Ti tengu cara (to female)
Corsican - Ti tengu caru (to male)
Creol - Mi aime jou
Croatian - Volim te (used in common speech)
Czech - Miluji Te
Danish - Jeg elsker dig
Dutch - Ik hou van jou
Dutch - Jeg elsker dig
Ecuador Quechua - Canda munani
English - I love thee (used only in Christian context)
English - I love you
Eskimo - Nagligivaget
Esperanto - Mi amas vim
Estonian - Ma armastan sind / Mina armastan sind (formal)
Ethiopia - afekereshe alhu
Faroese - Eg elski teg
Farsi - Tora dost daram
Filipino - Mahal ka ta
Finnish (Minä) rakastan sinua
Flemish (Ghent) - 'k'ou van ui
French (formal) - Je vous aime
Friesian - Ik hald fan dei
Gaelic - Tá mé i ngrá leat
Galician - Querote (or) Amote
Georgian - Miquar shen
German - Ich liebe Dich
Ghanaian - Me dor wo
Greek - agapo se
Greek - S'agapo
Greenlandic - Asavakit
Gronings - Ik hol van die
Gujarati - oo tane prem karu chu
Hausa - Ina sonki
Hawaiian - Aloha au ia`oe
Hebrew - Ani ohevet ota
Hiligaynon - Guina higugma ko ikaw
Hindi - Main tumsey pyaar karta hoon / Maine Pyar Kiya
Hmong - Kuv hlub koj
Hokkien - Wa ai lu
Hopi - Nu' umi unangwa'ta
Hungarian - Szeretlek te'ged
Icelandic - Eg elska thig
Ilocano - Ay ayating ka
Indi - Mai Tujhe Pyaar Kartha Ho
Indonesian - Saya cinta padamu ('Saya', commonly used)
Inuit - Negligevapse
Iranian - Mahn doostaht doh-rahm
Irish - taim i' ngra leat
Italian - Ti amo/Ti voglio bene
Japanese - Anata wa, dai suki desu
Javanese (formal) - Kulo tresno marang panjenengan
Javanese (informal) - aku terno kowe
Kannada - Naanu ninna preetisuttene
Kapampangan - Kaluguran daka
Kenya (Kalenjin) - Achamin
Kenya (Kiswahili) - Ninakupenda
Kikongo - Mono ke zola nge (mono ke' zola nge')
Kiswahili - Nakupenda
Konkani - Tu magel moga cho
Korean - SA LANG HAE / Na No Sa Lan Hei
Kurdish - Khoshtm Auyt
Laos - Chanrackkun
Latin - Te amo
Latvian - Es mîlu Tevi
Lebanese - Bahibak
Lingala - Nalingi yo
Lithuanian - As Myliu Tave
Lojban - mi do prami

Lrm - ILY
Luo - Aheri
Luxembourgeois - Ech hun dech gäer
Macedonian - Jas Te Sakam
Madrid - lingo Me molas, tronca
Maiese - Wa wa
Malay - Saya cintakan mu / Saya cinta mu
Maltese - Inhobbok hafna
Marathi - Me tula prem karto
Mohawk - Kanbhik
Moroccan - Ana moajaba bik
Nahuatl - Ni mits neki
Navaho - Ayor anosh'ni
Ndebele - Niyakutanda
Nigeria (Hausa) - Ina sonki
Nigeria (Yoruba langauge) - Mo fe ran re
Norwegian - Jeg elsker deg
Osetian - Aez dae warzyn
Pakistan (Urdu) - May tum say pyar karta hun
Pandacan - Syota na kita!!
Pangasinan - Inaru Taka
Papiamento - Mi ta stimabo
Persian - Tora Doost Darem
Pig Latin - I-yea Ove-lea Ou-yea
Polish - Kocham Cie
Portuguese (Brazilian) - Eu te amo
Punjabi - me tumse pyar ker ta hu'
Quenya - Tye-mela'ne
Romanian - Te ador (stronger)
Romanian - Te iubesc
Russian - Ya tyebya lyublyu
Samoan - Ou te alofa outou
Sanskrit - tvayi snihyaami
Scottish Gaelic - Tha gra\dh agam ort
Serbo-Croatian - Volim te
Setswana - Ke a go rata
Shona - Ndinokuda
Sign language - Spread hand out so no fingers are touching. Bring in middle & ring fingers and touch then to the palm of your hand.
Sindhi - Maa tokhe pyar kendo ahyan
Singhalese - Mama oyaata aadareyi
Slovenian - ljubim te
South Sotho - Ke o Rata
Spanish - Te quiero / te amo / yo amor
Sri Lanka - mame adhare
Surinam - Mi lobi joe
Swahili - Naku penda
Swedish - Jag älskar dig
Swiss-German - Ch-ha di gärn
Tagalong - Mahal Kita / Iniibig kita
Tahitian - Ua here au ia oe
Taiwanese - Wa ga ei li
Tamil - Naan Unnai Khadalikkeren
Telugu - Nenu Ninnu Premisthunnanu
Thailand - Khao Raak Thoe / chun raak ter
Tunisian - Ha eh bak
Turkish - Seni Seviyorum
Ukrainian - Yalleh blutebeh / ya tebe kohayu
Urdu - Mea tum se pyaar karta hu (to a girl)
Urdu - Mea tum se pyar karti hu (to a boy)
Vietnamese (Females) - Em yeu Anh
Vietnamese (Males) - Anh yeu Em
Vlaams - Ik hue van ye
Vulcan - Wani ra yana ro aisha
Welsh - Rwy'n dy garu di
Wolof - Da ma la nope
Yiddish - Ich han dich lib
Yoruba - Mo ni fe
Yucatec Maya - 'in k'aatech (the love of lovers)
Yugoslavian - Ya te volim
Zambia (Chibemba) - Nali ku temwa
Zazi - Ezhele hezdege (sp?)
Zimbabwe - Ndinokuda
Zulu - Mina funani wena

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

My Lunch Today

Today for lunch, in Pasadena California, I ate a Ross Perot Burrito!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

DP Post Card-Take 1

At your request and thanks to my mom, the post card I ripped up:

Three Bits of News

(1) DWT Nine out of Ten Americans say text messaging should be banned while driving! I say butt out of my text messaging.

(2) In preparation for the Olympics, the Chinese government will be removing food concessions that are attached to public restroom toilets. Yes, you read that right. Read about it here.

(3) Barry Bonds: Ugh! Well, I suppose we knew it would happen but it makes me sick. Hate the Giants, Hate Barry Bonds.

What Does This Photo Depict?

Friday, August 03, 2007

Preparing for "24" Season 7

24 Season 7 has to kill the worst season in 24 history, season 6. Season 7, starts in January so it's time to start preparing now! This weekend, I am starting the annual get ready for next season's 24 (okay, this is the first time so it's hardly annual) by re watching all previous seasons.

All of those that have promised to watch and haven't yet still have an opportunity to prepare for next season but you better start now with the Season 1. It really is good and worth your time!

(Can I just add that the only bad part about watching the seasons again is forwarding through the Kim parts-which were hard enough to watch the first time)

Good Luck, Isadora!

Today was Isadora's last day. A bunch of us went to Hop Li to wish her well. I was a little nervous when I found out that Reggie wasn't there (he usually orders all of the dishes at Hop Li) but Lloyd did a fabulous job filling in. Everybody had a good time and we all wish Isadora well in her future! We will miss you!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Bad Handwriting

Back in June, when I was on vacation, I wrote several postcards. As I was writing them I realized that my handwriting has become atrocious. Now, in my defense I was using a very small pen that was hard to hold but believe me when I tell you, the writing was terrible. One of them was so bad that when I went to mail it James said "Are you really going to send that?" At that point, I ripped it up, went and bought a new one and then wrote the recipient a two word post card.

Today, I was filling out some paperwork for David at the doctors office and I couldn't get over how terrible my writing looked. Now, this time, I was using a regular size pen so I couldn't blame it on that and I had a great clipboard so I just had to come to terms with the fact that my handwriting sucks.

I got to thinking, how often do I write anything? If I send a card, chances are it says whatever I needed it to say so I usually just sign, "Love Kim". If I have to write a check for something I just have to write the date, amount, recipient and sign it. The most I probably ever write is when I send in the receipts for my expense report. I sign it and then at the bottom I write "Electronically approved by XXX XXXX"

So here's the question: In 2007 does one need to worry about their bad handwriting, try to improve it or just move on?

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Too Many Drinks

The "Some Like It Hot" blog prompted me to publish the photos below. What is my problem? Do I not have trash cans? There are seriously 1/2 empty cups and bottles all over my house.
This is a photo of the side table next to my side of the couch:
This is a photo of leftover drinks on someones desk at work.
This is a photo of the left over Starbucks cups on my desk.

Yum, My Lunch Today....

Nothing makes you more productive in the afternoon than having a great piece of fish for lunch.