Memorial Day weekend: BBQ, Beach, Becca, Bonding.

This weekend we did a lot of fun things, and I haven’t posted in a while, and I regret that. I shall be posting pictures soon, but for now, here is what I did on my 3 days off:

Watched Role Models with Jeff and Becca

Went to Diddy Riese’s

Got up at 10, omelets with Becca (mushroom, spinach, goat cheese, tomato, onion)

Bike shopping with Jeff and Bec

Tag sale, tag sale, tag sale

stop. breathe. lunch at California Chicken Cafe.

To Becca’s – scrabble.

To the park — lost to Bec and Jeff

CB2, then coffee with Paul.

3 crossword clues, home to Skipbo.

Out with friends. Drinks, nacho, beer. Good times.


Up at 10. Into the car, Paul, Bec, Jeff. Hermosa beach with stops along the way for coffee.

Hello, Gray. nice photos

Fiesta Hermosa, art, jewelry. Beach.

Feet in the water, too cold to swim. Wide brimmed hat.

Art, Bye, Gray.

Car. Sandwiches, with a whole avocado.

Santa Monica for a bike, home.


Decorate the Patio. Looks hot.

To Becca’s. For Pictionary. (on THE house.)


Up at 9:30. Welcome home Corelyn, Andrew. Here’s our hot Patio.

Plans for the day.

Ralph’s for supplies, sans boys. SOOO much to tell her.

Potato salad, macaroni salad, vodka lemondae, lemon peel candy.

Terminator 3. Wow, still good even though it’s the worst of them all.

Shower. Dishes.

Guests. Hamburger, hot dog. Veggie kabobs, corn. Ice cream sandwich.

Pictionary. with all.


Gnight. Goodbye, weekend.

Terminator Salvation


Jeff, Andrew, Cor and I went to see Terminator Salvation last night. I was worried I was going to cough and sneeze through the whole thing, but luckily it is an action movie, so it was VERY loud and thus not a problem when I did cough, anyways.

The movie was good, entertaining, and I love me some Christian Bale. I also liked the scenes when they were in L.A., because I know where they are even though L.A. is destroyed and I think that’s interesting. But, as Jeff pointed out at the end of the movie, there were some times in the movie when I was asked to suspend my disbelief that I just quite frankly could not suspend any further.

I won’t give anything away, and I think you should probably watch it at some point because the whole Terminator world is very interesting, but all I am saying is there were things that could have been explained better (aka times when the robots should have won and someone humans managed to out think or out race them.)

I did get milk duds, which I love, and a diet soda, however, so I can’t complain too much. Plus the whole future changes the past changes the future movie theme really appeals to me. All that’s left to do now is to see Terminator 3.

Memorial day weekend is this weekend, and Jeff and I are planning on doing a whole bunch of nothing. What are y’all up to??

The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day = bad decision?


So last night, I got home from work and plopped down on the couch. I wanted to watch the episodes on On Demand of Ax Men, but instead, Jeff suggested I watched The Terminator to prepare myself for Terminator 4 that we’re going to see tonight.

So I do something I rarely do: I listened to Jeff, and sat down to watch a movie (that wasn’t about love and happiness) BY MYSELF (Jeff was out helping a client) and actually enjoyed it.

Jeff got home 3/4 of the way through the first one, and REALLY wanted to watch Terminator 2. By this time, it was nearly 8:30, so I agreed to watch an hour of Terminator 2. I could finish the rest today, of course. Right?

Wrong. Firstly, Terminator 2 wasn’t on Instant Netflix, which meant I had to wait for Jeff to run to Blockbuster (in Hollywood, how cliché) and THEN Cor and Andrew got home JUST IN TIME to join us. Which meant I was in it for the long haul. Of course, Jeff is a liar and said the movie was 1 hour and 45 minutes, when really it is 2 hours and 17 minutes. Corelyn cut out early, but I had to watch the whole thing. So, needless to say, it was around 11:45 when I got up from the couch, and declared, “Jeff, you’re driving me to work in the morning.”

Which he did. And he let me sleep on the way.

And I loved both movies, and I loved the story. What a fascinating idea– time travel, future controlled by robots, trying to change fate, and realizing it changes nothing at all? I wonder what people thought when they saw the original–it’s not like nowadays, when we’re begging for the sequels to STOP already, or when we know exactly how many movies they’ll be based on the book series that goes along with the movies. I wonder if people knew it’d still be going on, twenty five years later?

Still, I can’t help but wonder if my sneezy face and tiredness was a bad decision–I am going to be up watching Terminator 4 tonight.

Oh well, such is life.