Monday, October 31, 2005

I wonder what the Hulk would look like in a grass skirt?

Happy Halloween!

It's Halloween!

When the sun goes down tonight, make sure you have those sweet morsels ready for those hobgoblins and ghouls that make their way to your door. If you're lucky, they won't spray paint your front door, or worse yet, toilet paper your house.

Dwane and I will be lucky this year. We're on the eighth floor so we can just look down on the streets as people stroll by in their ghoulish threads.

Tonight, if Brennen is up to it, we'll stroll down Kalakaua Blvd. to see the revelers. Hopefully, there won't be any rain like most Halloweens we've had in the past. Sad to see a witch soaked to the gills. Runny makeup, yikes!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Kasper The Friendly Dog.

He's almost smug in this picture, nonchalant perhaps, but in reality, he's just resting. He's a terrier mix with a little dalmation and who knows what else.

For the most part, Kasper is really mellow, lounging around the condo, napping most of the day. His only true exercise is when Brennen or Valerie take him out for his constitutional. I adore this pooch! He's affectionate and demands only that you pay attention to him. He hates being left alone.

He's not a permanent fixture around the house. One day, he'll leave when Valerie gets an apartment that accepts pets. I'm not looking forward to that day. Nope. Not at all.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

October is nearly over and birthdays are done, at least until November when Brennen's special day comes around. We celebrated Valerie's birthday at Hy's Steakhouse on Kuhio Ave. Dwane had us cut up by showing kissey faces. Man, look at those lips. Where were Valerie's???

Taken at Hy's Steakhouse.

This is my fault. Good grief! Our new scullary maid!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Aloha Week Parade

The Aloha Week Festival is very popular amongs locals on the island of O`ahu, mainly because we like to have parades and watch the flowered floats pass us by.

Since the day I was first sentient, I've enjoyed such occassions. When Grandma and Grandpa Burleson came to visit us back in the 1960's, we brought them there and enjoyed the Pahu riders in their resplendant robes and crowns of colourful flowers.

This year, we only caught the last half of the parade and managed to catch a nice glimpse of beauties . . . the floats were great too.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Happy kids, enjoying a night out on the town.

Brennen pays us a visit every now and then while we are hanging out at the Sand Bar. I love giving him bear hugs. Our friend, Julie, took the photo while B and I were horsing around.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

We had to celebrate Valerie's and Brennen's new place. Tom came over with some bottles of champagne. Dwane had to bring the starry-eyed shades so we could show that we are a generally fun loving group.

Is this where Thanksgiving will be held. We shall see. I'm banking on the holiday being at our place. There, we'll have paper plates to dine on (no need to wash dishes, yuh know?)

There's always Xmas.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Valerie's New Home

We were so excited when we heard that Valerie got her a place in Waikiki! The move was enormous. I mean, look at that widescreen TV! She and Brennen will have fun watching CSI on that one.

That she found a two-bedroom unit, and so close to us, was miraculous. Most units in our area go for well over two grand.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

The Wedding Cake

I got to see the cake before it was put together at Debbie's house where Debbie meticulously applied the icing in a basket weave pattern.

The patience she must have exercised! You know, Sis, now that it's together like this, doesn't it remind you of those French hats women used to wear back in the 20th century, about 1965? Just kidding!!!!

People raved about the cake. I missed a piece of it because I had to leave the reception.

After they cut each other a piece of cake, they fed it to one another. Ahhhhh, the love.

My nieces. All of them have grown up. Mac (in the center, with her mom, Brienne) is so cute; the spitting image of her mother when she was that age.

Paradise Cove Wedding

I don't know why a black and white photo of Cori and her bridesmaids caught my eye, but it did. The colors were beautiful and fit perfectly into my memory, but seeing it in B&W was equally captivating.

Corilee posed amid the tropical foliage near the gate with Brienne on her right and Jessie on her left. I forget the two girls on the far ends. They couldn't stop laughing and giggling. Corilee was in 7th heaven!

Monday, October 03, 2005


I haven't had a chance to write very much these days with doing so much overtime at work. It's not killing me, but it puts a crimp in my lifestyle . . . what lifestyle?

I worked this Saturday, a rarity for me, and put in only three hours. It cuts into one's day. Oh, I know, I could put in more time, and there are many people who chalk in a lot of OT, but for me, I cherish my times off! I'm spoiled that way.

I've procrastinated so much on projects on my plate. I'm so behind. I promised my cousin to do a family logo for a reunion and I'm only in the sketching stage. She'll be sorely disappointed, I know and I feel bad about that. My artistic skills haven't been used in many years. I hope I can still draw a perfect circle. So far, it's just obliques and ovals. Ych.