2002-06-14 - 10:50 a.m.
2002-06-14 - 12:51 a.m.
Sorry! I'll get back to the topic....today, we went out in search of Scotch. On the surface, that sounds like a simple plan (and, no...this is not why there is hiccupping! OK...maybe it is....)......but we were in search of some very specific Scotch's....and we wanted them in those tiny airline size bottles. (See, it get's more complicated.)
We have this "Single Malt Home Tasting Kit"....but you have to go out and buy all the Scotch.....and that's not cheap! You'd have to spend almost $200 to get all the different types of Scotch! So today, we've been crawling around Los Angeles trying to find those little mini airline size bottles....after all, we just want a taste! (Uh huh)!
Anyway....we found everything but!!....lots of cheese, olives, gourmet chips, wine and champagne. (And I think we have now imbibed all of the above!!)!
But the search goes on!! If anyone out there knows of a place in L.A. (I know there's one in San Fransisco) that has a huge selection of tiny bottles...especially of Scotch, please let me know!!comments??? (1 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2002-06-11 - 10:55 p.m.
Here's the thing.....this person has just moved in and now has tons of empty boxes (about 30...yes, I counted). As she was stacking them next to the communal dumpster, I happened to be out on my balcony....so I called out to her, and offered to help her flatten all the boxes. (when I moved in I was told it would be greatly appreciated if all boxes would be flattened)....she responded that she didn't need my help because the manager (of the building) would do it!
Let's stop for a moment so I can put this in another context.
Let's say you owned your own house (which I happen to, but I also rent this apartment...I know, it's complicated, but stick with me)....and say you just move in to your new house and have tons of empty boxes to get rid of. Who's going to do that for you??? Oh.......YOU!!!
So why should you expect someone else to flatten all your boxes just because you move into an apartment?!?!?
The manager here is the sweetest guy....he bends over backwards to make sure every thing is running smoothly.....and I'm sure he would flatten her boxes without complaint!! But why should he have to???
Tell me people....isn't this new neighbor asking a bit too much???!
(Please....don't misunderstand me...I love this place....check some of my previous posts.....but it would be nice if...if...if....well, you get the idea.)comments??? (1 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2002-06-11 - 5:25 p.m.
If anyone out there knows....PLEASE let me know....Thanks!!comments??? (1 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2002-06-11 - 9:39 a.m.
2002-06-10 - 11:48 p.m.
Have you ever seen Citizen Cane?? (The best movie ever made!) Well....it is loosely (some say completely) based on the life of William Randolf Hearst and Marion Davies and the Castle. If you haven't seen it, you must go out and rent it right now!....then you'll understand why I want to go there. And you simply have to read Marion Davies book, The Times We Had. If all that doesn't make you want to go to Hearst Castle, then just don't even talk to me anymore!!!After that, we are going to be completely decadent and stay at The Madonna Inn...where each of their 109 rooms is decorated differently, and in a really outlandish fashion! We've booked the Daisy Mae room...which supposedly has the most deluxe waterfall shower in the whole place! (Woo hoo!) You should really click through all their rooms...it's a scream! Also, be sure to check out the The Steak House....it doesn't get any more kitschy than that!!
So that's the plan so far....stay tuned!!!comments??? (2 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2002-06-10 - 6:34 p.m.
Other than that, I think it's great....it might even encourage me to sew more because it's sooo small, and easy to use (once you get it threaded!!). I was actually able to sew a pillow case (woo hoo!!) with some heavy weight fabric, and it worked just fine. (Don't know about slinky, light weight fabric, yet....my guess is that might be a speck more difficult.)Oh...and about that threading thing....I know I promised a picture, but I couldn't seem to take one that would be helpful.....so my advice is.....look carefully at how the bobbin is placed, before you take it out....look at it and memorize exactly how the white dots line up...the picture in the manual is not correct.
Anyway....good luck.....keep giving me your comments....I want to hear how it works out for you. And don't forget to sign my Guest Map!!!!!comments??? (2 so far...) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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