Monday, July 30, 2007

Brain Salad Surgery!


Time is inching towards TUESDAY - the big day.
I will have surgery at Mass General Hospital in Boston to have my golf ball sized brain tumor removed.
A team of doctors will toil 12 hours to get rid of this puppy.
I just can't wait until it's OVER!!

I am being very Zen about it, honestly. All shall be well. I have alot of faith for a heathen. hee hee

My husband, Sujoy (Sue's Joy) will be posting comments and updates on my progress, so please check back here, ok? He promises to keep you well informed and will be speedy about it.

I cannot thank all of you enough for your love and support. It means the world to me.

I leave you with a picture of me in my favorite new outfit that I bought in Provincetown the other night!

Peace and love,

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Tag from Bex!

Ok Delbut inspired me. What can I say?

Never in my life have I: eaten rabbit.

High school was : Not a heck of alot of fun. I went to a Catholic High School. I was voted "easiest to get along with." yes it was shortened to "easiest." That came later...ha ha. Joking. I studied WAY too hard, how idiotic was that? I was #1 in my class Freshman year, then dropped to 31 by Senior year thanks to boys and marahootchie.

When I'm nervous : I sweat like crazy, get knots in my stomach. whine.
My hair : Is very medusa looking in the morning, but I clean up alright.

When I was 5 : I had an imaginary friend named "Benny," but one day my grandmother stepped on him. That was the end of Benny.

When I turn my head left : I can't hear because I have tinnitus in my left please remember NOT to whisper sweet nothings in that ear...because...well, I will hear nothing. Ok nevermind.

I should be : dancing...yeah!

By this time next year : I will be at my Formosa Fest. Please join me!

My favorite aunt is : My Auntie Chris who saved my life pretty much. (I put the BAD in "bad girl" in my younger daze).

I have a hard time understanding : why most people don't think the way I do.

You know I like you if : I ask you 5 billion questions about yourself.

My ideal breakfast is : An omelet with avocado, cheese, tomatoes and chipotle salsa, home fries, coffee (but I gave it up), and a Mimosa. With Brad Pitt on the side. Angelina too.

If you visit my home town : You will wonder how I turned out to be so incredibly warm, friendly and loving. (And modest).

If you spend the night at my house : I may snuggle with you.

My favorite blonde is : OWEN FREAKING WILSON

My favorite brunette is : Frida Khalo. She's dead though, so I am not quite sure what color her hair is now.

The animal I would like to see flying besides birds : An elephant. Dumbo. (my husband's nickname for me).

I shouldn't have been : born a woman. :) nah mean to my daughter last week in the car. I was so stressed. Sorry baby.

Last night I: slept in my daughter's bed because my husband snores so effing loud.

A better name for me would be : Misty Simone. (Long story).

I've been told I look like: the woman with the curly hair on Three's Company.

If I could have any car, it would be : An "Austin Powers" mini Cooper, or a VW Microbus.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Gandhi Garden Gone WILD!!!!!!

Oh my goodness. Take a look at this crazy garden the kids planted! (For a back story, please click HERE).

My daughter and her friends planted all kinds of seeds - watermelon, pumpkin (I think), radish, corn, sunflower, basil, green beans and wildflowers (that's all that I can recall!). They planted the seeds willy nilly...and didn't bother labeling them either. There's alot of merging of plants going on too, but, oh's still pretty.

A neighbor just stopped by to compliment them on it, so I figured I better take some pics before we move overseas.

Pretty cool, ay?




Wednesday, July 04, 2007

But I have so much to look forward to!

Most of you know I am moving to Taipei at the end of the month.

Ok, the packing is going ever so slowly...because, OF COURSE I have to read/go through all the crap I save.
I came across this brochure promoting a night market in Keelung called describes all the stalls in the market.
THIS ONE caught my eye:

(followed by Chinese script then this translation)
"Stuff the pig's large intestines with steamed greasy onion and glutinous rice and then steam it again til the whole body is filled with rice flavor. You can find thick and and thin large intestines here. After making your own choice, the owner will cut it up and pour it with sauce. DON'T FORGET to go with a bowl of pig's blood soup, which is braised with pig's bones. What a nice duo!"

And this is a brochure used to promote tourism!!!

I love the people in Taiwan, but

Packing and Procrastinating

This is my life at the moment!
I have a permanent migraine- because, as we all know, there is NO bigger headache than packing.
On the bright side, I found some gift certificates today (that have probably expired) for Borders and my favorite health food store. Yipeeeeee!

I found photos of Anjoli and her best friend looking blissed out (as usual), playing with a garden hose, from the year they first met and I just broke down. You would not believe the chemistry those two girls have - it blows my mind. It hurts beyond belief to separate them.

There must be light at the end of the tunnel, but I can't see it just yet...