Monday, December 31, 2007


wonderful all day hang-out with Jenika and Ben. ate curry and snack foods. decided I really like Wilbur chocolate nibs. watched free running videos on YouTube and played Ticket to Ride Europe version . . . and Cory kept saying, "yur-up" when it was someone's turn to go.

Sunday, December 30, 2007


originally going to go dancing, couldn't find anywhere to dance. stayed home and played checkers and backgammon and Guitar Hero then watched several episodes of Gilmore Girls seventh season. lots of fun!

Saturday, December 29, 2007


Tears of Joy puppet theater's production of Petrouchka. the opening piece "Pure Imagination" was amazing so precise it became completely realistic. clear motives, clear tactics, clear objectives, lots of fun!

Friday, December 28, 2007

truly great

a truly great warrior, like all truly great men, is skilled in social settings besides being skilled in his profession; his character is worth emulating besides his abilities garnering respect; and his private life and relationships matter as much to him as his public.

my own dear Dragonslayer,
is a truly great man.

Friday, December 14, 2007

for better or worse

sometimes "worse" means terminal illness, a lost job, etc.

sometimes it means crabbiness. i was crabby the other day because of a terminal illness. Dragonslayer might easily have become crabby back at me, still he didn't, instead he was kind and considerate and loving.

i certainly have the "better" en mon mari.

thanks, Dragonslayer.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


dinner party with gracious hosts Matt & Kathryn. delicious pork with pomegranate glaze, fried cabbage and pomegranate "bubbly." we were also introduced to Bowl Boggle.

Saturday, December 08, 2007


new friends over for games night: Adam & Courtney, and Lorenzo & Julia. played mad gab, speed scrabble, spoons, b.s., and the great dalmuti. ate blackberry ice cream. i love game nights!

Friday, December 07, 2007

the polyglot

what does a woman want in her champion?
strength. agility. valor. determination. ruggedness. intelligence.

enter Dragon-slayer . . . hmm, what do we see?
broad-shoulders, powerful back, well-built legs, steady arms, . . . strength, check.

agility? is there agility? hmm, running along walls, lightly lifting maidens over puddles, rollerblading forwards, sideways, and backwards . . . agility, check.

clear eyes. piercing eyes. a gaze that communicates a conscience free before men and God. steady, resounding voice recounting tales of fearlessness, boldness, tests of mettle or internal fortitude. valor, check.

a jawline indicative of set decision. watch him closely, how does he respond to pressing duties, fatigue, belligerant associates? maintains calm. continues resolutely, firmly, steadfastly. determination? double check.

ruggedness . . . have you seen him? check, check, check.

intelligence? how shall we measure intelligence? what about . . .
knowledge of the world? check.

proficiency in chosen profession? check.

conversant with rich, poor, old and young? double check.

and the piece de resistance is he worthy of his chosen maiden? does she view him intelligent? understands what she says? check. listens? check.

speaks more eloquently than her? hmm, speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Understands German and French phrases, uses words like myopic and penury, wins every word puzzle put before him. check, check, check, double-triple check!

seems there's an authentic card-carrying champion on my hands.


Thursday, December 06, 2007

If You Get There Before I Do

If you get there before I do
Don't give up on me
I'll meet you-
when my chores are through
I don't know how long I'll be
But I'm not gonna let you down
Darling, wait and see
And between now and then-
'til I see you again

I'll be loving you, love me
~Collin Rayee

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

i'm a lucky girl

the great things about having a champion around:

he will lift the heavy boxes-of course for him they're like lifting a kitten that's what you get when you have a very strong man around the house.

he will reach things over your head-i love the indulgent smile when he's amused at my futile efforts and he succeeds in one smooth, easy motion

he braves the elements-such an able-bodied man he'll take out the trash, take things to/from the car, lend his coat/sweater, trek to the market, and so on, all just ensure that a delicate creature like me is kept warm, dry, safe and sound

talk about perks! all women should be so lucky to have such a stalwart, hardy, tough stud of virility around . . . so blessed, i'm a lucky girl!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

whether the weather be cold . . .

away he trekked through the storm, past the roaring rivers that were but streams the other day, away and away just to bring back food. talk about bringing home the bacon!!

Monday, December 03, 2007

top seller

After traversing great distances we came to a new land, after setting up camp Dragonslayer joined a new group of warriors. A fierce band of brotherhood these warriors are comfortable in their terrain, experienced in killing the monsters of these forests, adept at rounding up wild boars to use for work and food.

Then Dragonslayer outdid them all!!
Garnering top honors for collaring the most ever boars for a rookie!

See him there bring home the trophies of his spoils, he comes home to a rejoicing maiden, secure in her knowledge that her gallant champion is a brave, adept, masterful and proficient swordsman and strategist.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


“Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love," said Albert Einstein. If true that must mean the force acting upon me and leading me to fall into Dragonslayer is from clumsiness, enchantment, or affection.

How to determine? I shall go back to a favorite source--quoting other people.
C.S. Lewis is reported to have said that, "affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives." Do I feel happy? yes. is it solid and durable? yes. would clumsiness lead to this? no. what about enchantment? well, possibly but not likely since it is solid and durable.

My conclusion is that I fall for Dragonslayer as a result of nine-tenths affection and one-tenth enchantment.

Eh, what's a little enchantment among friends?

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Dragonslayer is . . . .

an excellent provider.
an able provider.
an adept purveyor of goods and services.
a skillful bestow-er.
a first-rate supplier.
an efficient and trustworthy contributor.
a proficient furnish-er of necessities.
overall, a totally wicked man of the house.

Dragonslayer, is a very good provider.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

absence makes the heart grow fonder

well . . . i don't know if fonder is really the correct word, but it certainly makes me actively aware of just how much i miss him.

and it's only been one day.

one thing that you don't quite pick up on in all of the chick-flicks to sitcoms jumble is that if you have a successful relationship it goes back and forth between the two . . . in other words when you're married there's still that undercurrent of infatuated love mixed with a healthy does of "reality-check" an real-life situations.

and well, i suppose i'm just grateful that the relationship i have with my husband is the kind that brings butterflies, playful banter, and heartache when apart.

i love you, dragonslayer.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

it's . . . Mr. Interview!!

that's right! he's an interviewing machine! just plug in a request and out comes a carefully calibrated response to go just with whatever the situation calls for . . . be it acting, directing, selling, apartment living, or anything in-between.

you know an answer is near, when Mr. Interview is here!

and so much fun to hug.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

what they don't tell you . . .

when you are thinking of getting married, they tell you that it gets better but they don't tell you how . . . well this is how things get better, if you're lucky . . .

your husband will hold you while you fall apart just because you're too stressed out to deal with anything . . . or

your husband will ask what you would like to eat at the barbecue and then get it for you when it's ready . . . or

your darling husband will tuck you into bed at night just because you like it . . .or

if you're really lucky you'll get all of that and more.

happy for me . . . i'm a lucky girl.

Friday, June 01, 2007

so the best!!

the only thing to be said for my dear Dragonslayer is: WOW!!

All the words where his picture appears in the dictionary:

"second miler"

and of course,

Sunday, April 29, 2007

a poem by judith viorst

Author of
"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day"

"Some Advice From A Mother To Her Married Son"

The answer to "do you love me?" isn't, "I married you, didn't I?"

Or, "Can't we discuss this after the ballgame is through?"

It isn't, "Well that all depends on what you mean by 'love'."

Or even, "Come to bed and I'll prove that I do."

the answer isn't, "How can I talk about love when

the bacon is burned and the house is an absolute mess

and the children are screaming their heads off and

I'm going to miss my bus?"

The answer is yes.

The answer is yes.

The answer is yes.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

so passes the world away . . .

so, we finally hit the "low point" (tee hee hee) for two nights in a row, on a Friday and Saturday, our only planned activity was going to the grocery store. that's right the gro*ce*ry store!! (and we don't even have chil'un,) but being a man with great humor, mon mari, just jovially about it and offered to snuggle up and watch a movie, and he even remained awake!!

all girls out there i can only wish you such good taste in men as i have myself -- a dragonslayer possessing a sense of humor and willingness to snuggle up with a very snuggly-type girl is a great friend to have around.

Monday, April 02, 2007

with a Rod of Lordly Might

sometimes he's so masculine which means either
"humph, men!!" or it means "aw, i feel so girly"
either way i'm much amused.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

cleaning the sword . . . or the saucer

even if you have a dishwasher unless you have merlin along for the day, the dishes don't magically clean themselves. you still have to put them in the machine and put in soap and turn it on, just one of those rather mundane tasks that must be learned in order to graduate from apprenticeship to squire to full-fledged "knight in shining armour" and must be maintained ever afterwards to keep up reputation.

as you've probably surmised by now my "hero-of-a-husband" has gotten on pretty well in training and has repeatedly recieved promotions . . . the neat thing is that he maintains his office.

good job, dragonslayer!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

if people were measured by kindness . . .

i have the greatest husband! it's just a fact. and i like it. (hee hee, of course right?)

so yesterday i was feeling so yucky, ucky, ill and then i was cranky because of it and well, it was all around a discouraging me that my dear husband was having to deal with in the evening. but wonderful man that he is he just went to work making everything "better," so he propped me up on the couch tucked a blanket around me, put on my favorite show, made dinner, brought it to me, and snuggled next to me . . . then he continued to play "butler" getting me water, and a book to read, and then later tucking me into bed.

he's just the bestest!!

Thursday, March 22, 2007


Goo Goo Dolls concert, fun waving around the cell phone, and hangin' with friends

Thursday, March 08, 2007

oh yeah . . .

all right, all right, awesome, awesome, awesome . . .

presenting the brand new and improved . . . DRAGONSLAYER!!

that's right, he's all new. or at least he's upgraded.

and the upgrades look mighty good on him too!

Oh yeah . . .

Saturday, February 10, 2007

dragonslayer strikes again

my first blog last year was about the car, and so my first blog this year will be as well . . . i am a capable, competent, intelligent woman, but when it comes to car care i feel woefully inadequate. if i just take care of it, immediately and all on my own, i can handle it fine, but if not . . . well then i am incredibly insecure about the whole thing.

so you can imagine what i was going through when it was discovered that we needed new brake pads. really a routine maintenance, but woefully needing to be down, and what do you think? i just couldn't bring myself to do it, i waited too long, but along comes a man on a white charger (or still driving our lime green kia) and reins in the problem and deals with it. just like that.

really, for all it's grumbled about, that streak of "fixing things" in men can come in mighty handily. romance to a young maiden may not look like getting the car fixed, but for a married matron it does wonders!

thanks so much dragon slayer!!