This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven't tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It's probably worth it.

Oct 31, 2008

happy halloween.

Oct 29, 2008

festive for fall.

my fall/halloween decor.

Oct 28, 2008

finally started my etsy store... click on the image above to see :)

Oct 22, 2008


with early voting already starting.. look who came by the neighborhood.

Oct 13, 2008

shuffle up and deal.

so on saturday i attended a coworker's poker party (see cupcakes below). like many guys these days, my coworkers like poker. and they like the hefty $20 buy in. now normally i don't play poker.. i'll watch it on tv.. but yeah the hubby plays but i just don't.. i feel like i get high anxiety deciding when to hold 'em, fold 'em or walk away or run.. er.. wait. and both me and mr. rocks had agreed upon my poker skillz amounting to crap.
but for fun, when i'm invited i'll play along.. and donate my $20 for the gathering... this time i seemed to have luck instantly winning the first few hands. how strange! my chip stack slowly grew and the other players at the table were like what the heck while i was equally in a oh my how lucky am i state. i think they figured i was the new hustler in town.. fake acting like i didn't know what i was doing.. while i really didn't.. seriously! eventually my lucky cards cooled down.. and i let the other players play the cards and slowly knock each other out while i hung in there with a decent stack.. sometimes at times dwindling down slightly.. from bad calls, and early folds. once it got down to the last 5, i was the only girl remaining.. but i was chip leader.. oh yeah. one by one the guys left the table until it was me and the birthday boy playing heads up. now i didn't mind counting up our chips and splitting.. but he wanted to earn back more.. and go for winner take all. needless to say... it ended up winner take all after he went all in. the board was a bunch of low numbered cards and a king... we both paired the king... he had a king, nine. i had a king, ten. and with that i am almost certain will be my only poker tale.

maybe being this close to john juanda at the WSOP gave me some luck.

Oct 12, 2008

more birthday cupcakes

so i've been practicing different ways of frosting cupcakes instead of the standard swirl...
roz's birthday weekend began with a friday SATC night.. where the crew finally gathered together to watch the movie.. i made the tiffany and co. themed cupcakes for the event. they were chocolate cupcakes filled with a mocha ganache.

last night for my coworkers poker themed birthday gathering i made poker cupcakes! yeah.. i'm just a little terrible at piping spades and clubs... actually only the hearts really turned out up to standards. - dark chocolate cupcakes filled with a hazelnut chocolate ganache.

i should start catering cupcakes!

Oct 9, 2008

not just words.

this was just too amazing not to share...

Jason Van Genderen is the director of a very short film called 'Mankind is no Island'. Shot on a mobile phone - and a shoe-string budget - the movie has just won both the 'People's Choice' and 'Best Film' category at the New York Tropfest short film festival.

Oct 1, 2008

where is this politicalness coming from?

i'm usually quite the unaware citizen when it comes to politics.. and generally i just don't discuss it. why? because i don't like debates, heated discussions, etc. everyone has their own beliefs, ideas, points of view and so on.. and they are entitled to that as am i so i just see no point in arguing over things like politics, religion. yes i am that person. you know.. bunnies and rainbows.

but i must say....

this years presidential race has just been so incredibly interesting.. enough for me to want to actually check out cnn (and not just to look at anderson cooper) instead of just the daily show and colbert report for news. i even tried to watch most of the presidential debate.. but mccain's creepy smile started to scare me.. so we had to change the channel after an hour.. though i'm tons more excited about the vp debate this thursday... because i am certain it will be tons more entertaining. :)

oh it should be noted that..

sarah palin is ridiculous. and no you should not feel sorry for her. i mean srsly she lives so close to foreign countries and read newspapers and magazines.. ALL of them in fact.. so cleary she should be able to actually answer a question.. with an answer.

and if you haven't already.. you betta register to vote. the clock is ticking.