Monday, December 31, 2007

New Year's Eve...

#1 Margarita (Vallarta!)

#2 Beer Tasting (@ Ed & Kim's)

#3 Wine:

Borsao (Thanks to Ed & Joanne!)

Pepperwood Grove Old Vine Zinfandel

#4 Cheesy goodness with essence of circuit board

#5 Pistachios

#6 Kurtis' Junker KICK ASS Speaker Box - Can you say Ho-made? I knew you could!

#7 Rare Earth Magnets - KILLER Magnetron

#8 Jalapeno Hummus

#9 Hayseed Dixie - Oh No You Di'int!!!


Saturday, December 22, 2007

Sweetie-face-Linus & FESTIVUS

Another great shot by Ltoo...It really captures the essence of L-dog.

I just noticed that I am logged into flickr as Ltoo so all these postings appear to be by him! Doh! It really is me...LacubriousOne! I guess it IS too much trouble to log out!

Well, I need to get back to preparing for FESTIVUS.

Yes that's right, all my relatives are coming over on Christmas Eve. We need a better name for our Christmas Eve get I am stealing a name from my boss, who stole it from Seinfeld who in turn got it from a writer who's father came up with the idea...FESTIVUS!

We are however NOT going to be partaking in any of the traditional FESTIVUS events:

For one, it is supposed to be held on December 23rd, NOT DOING THAT.

Also, there will be no Airing of Grievences and no Feats of Strength, and no aluminum Festivus pole.

However, I am NOT ruling out a FESTIVUS anything can happen!

Merry Christmas...Peaceful Puppy

LacubriousToo took this lovely photo of Linus under our tree! We are going to try to get another one and include the Baby-dog in it. It would be a great Holiday Card...for next year!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Fall Into Winter

Originally uploaded by sunday_photo_chronicles

I feel bad for not using my own photo for my "Peaceful Winter Day" post on this morning I went out and got a few of my own.

Check out my Flickr Site:

Props to L-Too for the post photo processing work on these...I'm still learning in that area.

New T-Day Dessert - Libby's Pumpkin Roll

IMG_0026f, originally uploaded by sunday_photo_chronicles.

So I tried a new dessert this year.Oh, but by no means did I NOT make my usual Cheesecake Supreme. They would have chased me outta town with pitchforks!

Anyhow, it's just the recipe inside the label of the Libby's canned pumpkin. It was super yummy! I kept a little wedge back at home so L-Too and I could have a couple of slices the next day.

You can get the recipe here:

My "roll" turned out a little more oval shaped, but it was still beautiful. I can't wait to try it again.


I was talking to our friend Kurtis about how angry we've been lately. Angry that is, when it comes to going to evening classes for our Business Management degree, or studying, or working on projects. Fits of anger overtake us and spill into other areas of our life. We wake up grumpy, shout at the other drivers on the way to work each morning, get snippy with people at work, and generally become unpleasant to be around. Kurtis enlightened us, saying "It's probably been awhile for you too, but it sounds like you have a classic case of Senioritis!" But of course! Thanks to Kurtis for putting a name to our disorder!

This week we are finishing a term that, for me, included the two 8-week classes from CMU plus a 16-week accounting class from ECC. I have only two classes to go and L-Too has three. We'll be done May 8th!

Graduation is not formally until August '08. We are still not sure whether we are going to participate in it. I hear you have to pay the $75 grad fee either way, so maybe we should just do it. L-Too just wants to go so they have to build a ramp! Ha!

Then again, it would be a reason to have a little get together with family and friends, plus L-Too's b-day is around the same time! Happy Birthday Graduation Party, anyone!?!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

A Peaceful Day...

Foggy Bottoms 3.6.2006, originally uploaded by 10thAvenue.

So we spent today at home, kicking back with a cup of tea, finishing some final projects for our classes and studying. I had the Christmas lights on, Sound of the Seasons playing, both dogs curled up under the tree (so cute!), and it feels very...peaceful.

You can't get much more lacubrious than that on rainy, foggy, December day!

A bowl of vegetable soup and another cup of tea, anyone?

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Javier @ Finale Final

IMG_1207f, originally uploaded by dehmystic.

Javi's Christmas Show(s) were rockin'! He played a lot of our favorites, rarities like Selle El Recuerdo & Corre La Mente!

We had a great time, met some new people (Basilio & Christine, Javi fans transplanted from Columbia!) and got to say adios to the venue.

Yes, Finale is closing...the building is going "Senior Condo". Bummer, because the place was great for intimate concerts and has fab sound. Rumor has it that it will reopen in another location, but it could be a year before that happens!