17 December 2012

Walk Like an Egyptian

The guys and I went to see Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs this weekend at the Pacific Science Center.  It was incredible.  The voice of Indiana Jones himself introduced us to the exhibit.  The space was crowded but well-ventilated with dim ambient lighting allowing for the displays to be brightly (though not harshly) lighted for maximum awesomeness.  Everything was shiny and bright.  The displays were such that in some instances you could look closely at the object from all angles, as they were encased in glass boxes.  To be mere inches from antiquity and be able to see the tool marks from the artisans was breath-taking.  I think I spent most of the time with my mouth agape. Most of the larger statues and busts were open, with signs instructing the visitor to not touch and tiny ropes to keep the visitor at a safe distance.  The bright colors and the shimmering gold reminded me of flipping through National Geographic as a kid, except the stuff in the pictures was right in front of me!  Just incredible.

One of the more memorable displays was the latrine/toilet seat.  It was nearly indistinguishable in form and function from the toilet seats of today; the seat was square instead of round and made of stone.  Amusing conversation starter for sure.

Though not inexpensive, I felt the money was very well-spent.  This is definitely an experience that the boys will remember.

28 November 2012

Most perfect catch-all bowl ever.

I feel like I should be drinking blood and milk in this.

12 September 2012

Rihanna is incredible.

We Found Love has the kindergartners dancing and Cockiness (Love It) has everyone squirming in their seats. 

30 August 2012

8 years

That is how long I have worked at Seattle Genetics.  I'm shooting for 35. I am a lucky girl.

02 August 2012

The beast is nearly mine!

Only $1700 more to pay on the Flex and then no more car payments!  There is no incentive for me to pay it off, as there is no interest, but it's still pretty cool to see.  Ford is awesome.  3 years, 0 interest, and I only had to destroy the Element for this great deal!

17 July 2012

Costco saw me coming.

You may remember from a previous post about this awesome coffee maker that indeed, the coffee maker was awesome.  Me being me, I found a similar one (only slightly less awesome) at Costco on Sunday and purchased it without hesitation.  The price was right and it's all shiny and glowy to boot.
It is indeed, awesome.
Bitches love shiny and glowy stuff.

12 July 2012

09 July 2012

The Ghia now has a name.

Ghi Ghi, pronounced like Gila monster and Genghis Khan, not like "Gigi" (great movie, btw).
Thanks, Dre.

02 July 2012


This is right up there with the impaled palm with the lovely red blood seen on the way to Natalie's on 5.  I am not a fan of the gory religious displays.

Gecko found hitching a ride on the windshield.

Looks like my mouse wrangling skills do have practical use outside the vivarium.  Kick ass.

Banyan tree


The dancing was nice.  The consensus was that the guys did better than the gals.  Regardless, most pleasant.
Buffet was good.  I tried the poi and found  it neither icky nor spectacular.  The texture was odd, but there was no flavor; perfect as a starch.  Kalua pork was really good.  I am full as a tick.  I ate way too many of the taro Hawaiian dinner rolls.  They were purple and yummy.
Oh, and we got real leis.

Laundry can be such a bother.