Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010


TiaDiva and I had dinner at Kiku on Saturday.

Kiku is home to the first conveyor sushi system in GA.

Fresh sushi being made right in front of you
and clicking past on color-coded plates.

We couldn't identify it all but everything looked amazing.

It's chicken.
On a stick!
(A DivaFamily in-joke)

California rolls, avocado rolls, and dumplings.

Sweet and spicy chicken, a 'heart attack' roll, and a house salad.


Your bill is determined by the number of plates, priced according to color.
Between the two of us: 6 gold, 3 green, 1 red.

Oh, and desert.
Tempura strawberry ice cream.

So yummy.
So full.

Random Places, Random Things

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Cute

Can you handle it?

A Late Monday 'Who'

Yeah, I'll admit my true fangrrl loyalty.
Edward pales (OY! the punny) in comparison to 10.

A Little Funny

For the H.O.P.S.F.


Know what happened today?

My earring back broke.

The back to one of my DIAMOND earrings.


Monday, August 16, 2010

It Came From the Bookshelf

Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone.
The French children's edition.
Arrived in the

I love the fact that both Harry and Hedwig have the same expression.
And Ron looks very concerned about something.
And Hermione looks very...well...French and uninterested.

Your Weekly Update

Still not amused.

It Came From An Email

From the H.O.P.S.F.
...and yes, he's EXACTLY what I'd take.

The Who-niverse Gets Lego-ed

Monday, August 9, 2010

Hidden Treasures

Behold the 'Bookshelf of Fury'
(named by Aimee)

I am a book lover, and these are my books.

And I believe that it takes a book lover to appreciate the simple joy that can be found while wandering through the personal library of a fellow bibliophile. You can learn volumes about a person just by investigating what they like to read.

Including just how 'nerdy' they really are.

For example:

This is my copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the British print children's edition. It was purchased for me in a bookstore in downtown London by the H.O.P.S.F., and is unquestionably the most fantastically awesome thing she's ever given me (okay, there was that whole 'the honor of being a bridesmaid in her wedding' but I'm talking about a tangible present that I can hold in my hands and jump and down and squeal over like the sad, pathetic fangrrl I am so shut it!).

Philosopher's Stone/Sorcerer's Stone also happens to be my favorite book in the series.

No matter what language it's printed in.

This would be my copy of Harry Potter und der Stein die Weisen, which would be Philosopher's Stone (okay, technically it would be 'stone of the wise'), the German children's edition. This was a Christmas present from my very dear friend Kati, purchase just for me at her favorite local bookstore in Germany (and we aren't even going to go into the whole 'she had to wait for them to reprint it which means she went seriously out of her way to get it for me' thing).

And thanks to my two years of high school German and my three semesters of German in college, I've read this book cover to cover three times.

And yes, I feel both seriously nerdy and awesomely smart EVERY time I pick this book up and read public...on purpose.

And then there's this.

This is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

In Chinese.

And it just happens to be the 'something awesome' that TiaDiva picked up for me while on vacation in the Pacific Northwest (and never mind that I stood in front of the door and refused to let her leave for her vacation until she had promised that she would come home with 'something awesome' for again, shut it!). I had no idea what she would find and was seriously blown away when the pulled this out of her suitcase and handed it me. I think I must have stood in the middle of the living room just petting it for ten or fifteen minutes...and never mind the fact that I can't read a single word between the covers.

A Quick Funny

The Fine Art of 'Ignoring You'