Countdown

Tick Tock.

We’re so excited about the trip to CA. Things are falling into place. In case you somehow missed the email, party at Casa Krolik on the 10th! I’m sad about not getting to meet Brody (Amy’s fiance), but I’m working on getting them to take a road trip out here. Otherwise, I probably won’t meet him until the wedding next year.

We got up early to drive up to Boulder to see our friend Kelly & KC run in the Bolder Boulder. Geoff hopes to run in it next year. It was a beautiful day, but the early start is making me drag. I thought I might fall asleep on the drive back to Denver. Geoff had some work to do this afternoon, but I can promise we’ll all probably go to bed early tonight.

I had a hard time finding info on when the Stanley Cup finals might be, and it looks like game one will be on Monday. I hope we can catch the games at Cindy’s. Hard to say how many games we’ll catch.

I read a mystery book, Indemnity Only (Sara Paretsky), and it was a nice change of pace for me (I don’t usually read mysteries). I’m currently tackling The Divine Comedy (Dante Alighieri). Also, when I’m trying to fall asleep, my mind is forming ideas about a short story I want to write. I really should write those thoughts out before they escape me forever.

I’ve been watching Newsradio season three (really makes you miss Phil Hartman), so I’ll close with a quote from that.

Bill: Dave, there comes a time in every friendship when you have to say, “I never liked you, get lost.”

YAY!

The Godparents are coming! Okay, so no dates are locked in, but we have a month, and Cate is doing research. And that’s good enough for me to start doing the dance of joy. Oh the fun we’ll have! I don’t want to go crazy and plan everything for them, but I better pick up a few copies of the Denver magazine (Athena & Heather, you know the one) to bring to CA so they can pick out stuff they’ll want to do with their godchild.

Hell Yeah!


House was FANTASTIC! Easily one of the best episodes. Don’t want to say too much in case you missed it. But next season will rock. (side note: I was wrong in a previous post when I said House was gonna shoot someone. I don’t know how I came to that conclusion. I apologize)


Top Chef finale was the best! I was laughing even after the show, just thinking about Dave & Stephen. To recap (like you care), Harold & Tiffani had to to each cook a 5 course meal. They brought back Dave, Lee Anne, Stephen & Miguel to help out the chefs. But first, they made they choose which chef they wanted to work for. They all wanted to work with Harold, but Stephen chose Tiffani to “keep it interesting”. So from the three chefs, Harold chose Lee Anne, then made Dave & Miguel draw knives to see who would be on his team. Poor Dave, he drew Tiffani. But he put on a brave face, and Tiffani said she was happy to have both Stephen & Dave. That night, Dave & Stephen hit Sin City and got blitzed. As Dave told it, they went out, they drank a lot, let’s leave it at that. (those were pretty much his words) Day of competition, Dave & Stephen are still drunk, and they are opening up wine to help them cook! It was hilarious! Tiffani was pissed. In the end, the four chefs all said they wanted Harold to win, and the judges obviously agreed. He hopes to open his restaurant in NYC by fall 2006. Congrats to Harold!

The weather here is hot. Yesterday I spent the afternoon with Amy & Caley at Cherry Creek. Elijah was happy to crawl around the food, and I think Amy enjoyed her first trip to Peet’s. I had hoped to get some stuff at Whole Foods, but nothing totally swayed me. I may try to go back this weekend, as they had some pies there, and we’re supposed to have couples group this weekend.

I’m gonna close with a quote from How to Lose A Guy In 10 Days. (I didn’t think I’d like the movie, but it was pretty funny)

Andie: Does Princess Sophia want to come out and play?
Ben: Who’s Princess Sophia?
[Andie points at his crotch]
Andie: Little, big, little, big… I don’t know… we will find out!
Ben: You can’t name my member… Princess Sophia.
Andie: Yes, I can!
Ben: If you are gonna name my… member, you have to name it something hyper masculine. Something like Spike, or Butch, or Krull the Warrior King!

Can You Believe It?

Just the thought of the Oilers advancing to the Stanley Cup playoffs makes me feel giddy inside. I realize they are two wins away from that, but still. I probably spent 50 minutes talking hockey with Colin yesterday. I’m just sad that I’m not in Edmonton to be a part of the excitement. Colin says it’s really brought the city together. He’s been lucky enough to be at Game 6 against the Red Wings and the Sharks. Lucky bum!

Tonight is the House season finale. The preview they showed last week nearly knocked me off the couch! I’ve fought the urge all day today to look up spoilers. It will pay off I’m sure, the episode features House getting shot, and House shooting someone. I have my suspicions about what the episode may hold. But what will I do all summer? πŸ™ Maybe I better buy House season one to get me through.

In Top Chef news, it’s down to two. Harold & Tiffani. I hope Harold wins. I did watch the reunion show (twice), and I have to say I have changed my mind about Stephen. He came across as a much different person, someone you might even want to be friends with. Ah, the power of editing. I know how the media can twist things to make them more sensational, so I shouldn’t be surprised. Unfortunately for Tiffani, the reunion didn’t change her domineering persona. Perhaps she too is a much different person. In any case, I’ll be rooting for Harold to win on Wednesday night.

A lot of the chefs have been through the Culinary Institute in NYC, and I’m thrilled that Lexi is going there next year. I’m so proud of her! I’m hoping we’ll get out to NYC to see her once she’s there. We may end up meeting up with several Kroliks there. πŸ™‚ It’s still in the dreaming phase, calm down.

We’re having meatloaf for dinner tonight, but I need to go start on the potatoes. I’ll close with a quote from House.

House: β€œYou’re upset that I’m doing clinic hours? Wow, that is so like rain on your wedding day.”

Weekend

I had a great weekend, some of my family did not.

Uncle Ron got robbed, again. This is the fourth time they’ve been robbed out at the farm. They weren’t home, and Grandma & Grandpa slept through all the garages being ransacked, and a truck crashing into a tree in the ditch outside their house. As I understand, Uncle Ron’s truck was recovered 10 minutes after he called the police.

Also in farm news, Auntie Erma (Grandma’s sister) had a heart attack. She’s being sent to Vancouver to have an angioplasty tomorrow. Please keep her in your prayers. She’s such a wonderful lady.

My mom spent a night in the hospital watching over her very good friend who was in a lot of pain. He’s doing a bit better now.

I, on the other hand, had a very relaxing weekend. Friday I watched a movie called The I Inside. It starred Ryan Phillippe, Robert Sean Leonard, and Sarah Polley. It’s kinda like Memento and Butterfly Effect (the good parts). I’d like to try and watch it again sometime, since I feel like I missed a lot. Friday night we watched the Oilers beat the Ducks. Saturday we went to Cherry Creek North to get Peet’s, and that night we watched Brothers Grimm. It was very good, very enjoyable. Sunday, Geoff had to run 10 miles, so we went to late service. This allowed him to make blueberrry pancakes for he & Elijah to eat for breakfast. Sunday night, game two for the Oilers vs. Ducks. We won that one too.

This week I have no plans. Today I want to…
-go to Cost Plus World Market to get more PG Tips (excellent tea bags).
-mail off our baby gift to Colin & Dawn. Ryan’s due date is Friday, I hope to connect with Dawn today to find out how she’s doing.
-send out emails to CA friends, and make sure I have current cell phone numbers/home numbers.
-type up packing list and info for Myrna about taking care of Honey.

Hope you Canuck friends are enjoying Victoria Day. I’m going to close with a quote from Brothers Grimm.

Will Grimm: I made that armour!
[sighs]
Will Grimm: It’s not magic; it’s just shiny.

Quiz Time

1. Your name plus “y”
Melissay

2. Two feelings at the moment?
contentment and sleepy

3. What are you listening to right now?
Jet Airliner – Steve Miller Band

4. A part of a song lyric that’s in your mind?
“how do you love, when your angels can’t sing and your world is still lacking of me”

5. Describe where you are right now?
in the loft

6. The highlight of your week?
Wednesday was a good day

7. What are you craving to have right now?
Ruffles, or an In-N-Out Burger

8. Any unforgettable childhood memory(s)?
I have a lot of great memories. To give one…Mt. Edith Cavell/Angel Glacier with the family

9. A not-so-good childhood memory?
the day Colin and I were told my parents were splitting up

10. What are your nicknames?
Mel, Miss, M

11. Your three plans for tomorrow?
coffee at Caribou, cleaning, napping

12. Are you thinking of someone right now?
always

13. Say something to the person who posted this before you:
I hope to get out to AZ someday and go to that restaurant you like so much (Cooperstown?).

14. What do you want?
money to travel

15. Who is your best friend?
I can’t pick just one…Geoff, Lisa, Athena, Honey Cat

16. Say anything you like to whoever is reading your answers?
Are you gonna post this yourself? I might read it

17. Are you feeling hungry?
always

18. Who do you miss right now?
my friends

19. Last friend you talked to online?
Diane (MIL)

20. What do you like about the night?
the quietness

21. If you visited a farm, what would you like to see?
my grandparents (they have a farm)

22. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
archeologist

23. Last gift you got?
uh gee, Diane brought us Cadbury mini eggs at Easter. So not counting food, last gift would be flowers for our anniversary.

24. Did you like it?
yes, I love getting chocolate and flowers.

25. Do you play an instrument? If you do, name it.
no, I wish

26. What song did you last hear?
Time – Gregg Tripp

27. Person you hate most?
Hate is a strong word. There are several people I’d avoid and want nothing to do with.

28. Who makes you laugh the most?
Elijah, the kid is a card. Geoff is a close second.

29. What makes you smile?
music, my boys

30. Who has a crush on YOU?
I’d hope my husband.

31. What was the last thing someone complimented on you today?
the hygienist said I’m doing a good job with my dental care.