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.