Friday, July 22, 2005

Braces update

No new pics in this post I'll probably take another set of pics in another month or two to share. Went to my Orth on Wed. It was supposed to be an appt to just change out the bands like we have been doing the past couple of visits. The Doc usually looks at the progress every 3rd visit. This was the 2nd visit but he happened to be hanging around and so he looked at my progress and made a few suggestions so I was in for more than just a band changing.

1 - I had the bottom wire changed out to a thicker one. Not too bad there.
2 - Have to start wearing elastics (rubber bands)

I have to wear elastics that go from #3 tooth on top to #7 tooth on bottom. In case you don't know what the #'s mean, they count your teeth from front to back so your two front teeth are #1 and then you count back from there. #7 is my last two teeth on the bottom. That's quite a long stretch for this little rubber band they give you. My teeth hurt so bad the next day I could barely brush my teeth with my electric tooth brush. They are getting better though. These things are supposed to help my bite I guess. I might have to wear em for a few months. They are quite annoying. I usually take them out when I eat and clean my teeth and have to change em out every couple days because the bands stretch out after you wear em for a while.

Color of the month is light orange in case you were wondering what color bands I'm sporting this time. I'm well on my way to trying every color. So far I've tried dark purple, teal, bright pink, black, red, light purple, and light orange.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

CoH Issue #5

I'm not sure when it comes out but I've heard a lot of feedback from the test servers.

New area called Croatoa - get there from Green Tram

New baddies:
Tuatha de Dannon: Ginormous Dear Men
Fir Bolg: Flaming Pumpkins On Stilts
The Cabal: Stormy Witches
Red Caps: Lawn Gnomes Gone Wrong <--- Jess will appreciate this one

scrapper nerfs:
**Instant Healing is now a clicker not a toggle and has a 4min recharge
**Def was lowered

troller nerfs:
**Can only cast 1 pet at a time: meaning only 1 phantasm can be out when the power recharges and u use it the other pet dies and a fresh 1 is made...this applys to all trollers pets(except imps were u can only have 3imps out at a time!!)
**debuffs cannot be stacked anymore so multiple lingering radiation is out

tanker nerfs:
**taunt can only grab 5 bads in a group
**tough/weave have increased endo cost
**tough/weave have less dmg protection
**Burn can only hurt 10 bads at a time

Monday, July 18, 2005

Weekend Recap

-Had way too spicey Indian food at the Clay Oven located basically in a gas station but it is really good!
-Watched The Aviator It was a LONG movie that we've been putting off watching since the end of May. It wasn't bad, but didn't think it was that great either. Not much of a Leo fan...
-Watched Pieces of April, recommended by my netflix friends MooCow and Penelope Thought it was a cute movie. Was pretty short, which isn't a bad thing.
-Was one of 6.9 million people that bought the new Harry Potter book. I know several people that have already finished it. I'm a slow reader however and am only on Chapter 4. It'll probly take me a few weeks to read. I only read a chapter or two at a time. And I'm not a speed reader like Doug and Jess who have already finished it.
-Went to Golden Gardens for a BBQ with a gang I haven't seen for a while, most of them I met at Burningman last year or the year before.

Sunday, July 10, 2005


Went to my first live soccer (futbol) game evar this weekend. Went with Doug and his parents. It was the Men's USA team vs Canada's Men's team. I guess it's the Gold Cup or something. I don't really know a whole lot about the sport. Though my dad has always been a big fan of it and we used to watch it when we were kids. We even played a few times with my dad back in the day. Can't really picture him doing that now a days. We never played it in school or had any local teams so the only time we got to see it was when it was on tv and that didn't seem to be very often. We were wanting to see a game while we were in Peru but they weren't playing any of the days we were in Lima so we missed out. Luckily I found out they were playing a few games in Seattle at the new Qwest field. This was the first time I had been to the new stadium as well. Never made it to a Seahawks game last year. It was fun. During half time we went to get some beverages.

It turns out they stop selling alcohol at the end of the halftime. We got in line just in time. We were the last ones served. Everyone else in line was out of luck. Felt bad for em but rulz is rulz. The people that were serving were absolute idiots! It was this consession stand out in the middle of the walkway and there were lines on either side of it. They had coolers of bottled beer, wine, etc. or you can get a draft beer which is a bit more. Since I don't like beer I opted for a wine. It's one of them teenie little bottles. So I asked the chick for wine. I had to say it about 10 times before she figured out what I said then she said sorry we don't have wine. I looked at the guy next to her then down at the cooler with the wine bottles in it and said yes you do. The guy confirmed yes we have wine. ok so I want a white wine. she goes to the cooler grabs a bottle of red and I shake my head and say white about 10 more times. I think she was partially deaf or something. Then says I dont think we have white. I roll my eyes and look at the cooler and say yes you do. She asks the guy where's the white wine he points at the cooler and she gets the bottle. She seems to have trouble opening it and the guy next to her helps her out. btw, the guy next to her is the change guy. I think it would have been more successful if he just served the drinks and did the change because she was a moron. I finally had my wine and paid $6.50 for it. Doug and his dad got their beers and we were on our way. We got back just in time for the next half of the game to start.

We ended up scoring twice in the last half and I was waiting for the guy to say SCOOOORE! but he never did :( I guess only radio and tv announcers do that. Bummer. After the game we went and pigged out on Pizza. I've got pics up from the game.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

My Bday

So my 30th bday came and went. Goodbye 20's, hello 30's. I must say it's hard to believe my 20's are gone. They were good. Hopefully my 30's will be just as good if not better. I went to Portland to spend my bday with my friend Trina from High School. We share the same bday and both turned 30 on July 1 so she invited me out to her place for a girls night out and a bbq. We went out to a place called McFadden's and did some drinkin and dancin and had an overall good time till they closed at 2:00 am. I managed to not get drunk and not have a hangover the next day. One more drink might have done it. I can usually tell when my limit is and not go over it. Went out with about 6 other girls. Slept in late and had a bbq the next day. Also had my first professional massage. It was nice and relaxing. It was a swedish massage, I know there are a bunch of different kinds and I don't know what the difference is but I'd like to try some of them. Here's a couple pics from my Portland trip:

Got lots of goodies for my bday. I already mentioned the candle scents. Got a few other things from my family including a Logitech Laser mouse, 100 CDR's, photo printer, cashola, and a few other things I can't remember right now. I got Doug's present when I got back from Portland. I got a set of kitchen knives from my parents for Christmas last year that well sucked about as much as a set of kitchen knives can suck. I wanted a good set of knives, didn't have to be the best knives you can get but something decent that will actually cut something. Anyway I had complained about my christmas kitchen knives from my parents and Doug decided to get me some good knives. Actually they're not good they might be the best knives you can buy. They're these fancy Japanese knives that cut through anything like butter. They're called Shun knives made by Kershaw. These knives are the bees knees! I got a knife block with three knives, a sharpener, and scissors with room for more. Also got a Ken Onion Chef Knife that comes with it's own bamboo stand. It's the fanciest looking knife I've ever seen. I never thought I'd ever own a knife that fancy. I'm afraid to even use it.