Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Obama isn't perfect

I disagree with the argument that Obama shouldn't win the Nobel Peace Prize because he hasn't done anything. He doesn't deserve that prize because his international policies, specifically when it comes to Afghanistan and Pakistan, are no more peaceful than the Bush administration.

Are we still following Obama so blindly that we can't see we're going into another war just like Iraq? Can we please stop arguing about how much Republicans suck when it comes to healthcare reform and focus on the fact that the death toll in Afghanistan is only rising now that the United States has stepped in?

And, by the way, the burka is not a sign of liberation or oppression. Let's not continue to use it as a litmus test for "Democratic victory" among Muslim states.

Monday, August 10, 2009


I went to Hawai'i and it was awesome.

We went to the beach where they shot first scene of Lost (the plane crash).

And while were were there we ran into Vincent...

We saw the most magnificent waterfall.

And I found my own private beach!

By law, all beaches in Hawaii are public!

I found my future home in Hilo. (Take note, Mr. Gandhi...)

Yes, that's right, there's a WATERFALL in their front yard.

One day, while my parents decided to explore some volcanoes, I spend the day at the beach. When I went to put my feet in the water, I saw a shark!

Oh no, wait! There were about 40 or 50 more fins. It was an entire pod of dolphins! DOLPHINS! WILD DOLPHINS!

Please note: Photographing dolphins is not easy to do. But if you click on the photo you can see them close up.

Oh yeah, I also saw this guy...

Thursday, August 6, 2009


I have a new cat. This brings the total number of cats I own to two. I don't think this makes me a crazy cat lady, but it's your call. While you're busy deciding, check out what my new cat can do...

Monday, July 6, 2009

Mr. Goomz

These posts are mostly for Sachin because I can't think of anyone else who could find even a dredge of interest in them...

As you know, Rumi has a fondness for tiny cardboard box lids and generally anything in which he should not be in/should not fit in.

So, what's your point?

My point, Mr. Goomz, is that perhaps you might be more comfortable in your own pet bed. Rather than a tiny shipping box from

No, I think I'm quite comfortable here. Thank you.

But Rumi, you can't even squeeze your rear into this box!


I still don't see your point.

Well a box is okay. But really, MUST you nap in my dryer?!

Of course I must! It's nice and warm in here!

(Please note my freshly cleaned towel which he has chosen to cuddle.)

Fine. I can see your point about the dryer being cozy and warm. But last night you filed yourself. Literally filed yourself. Under "Gas Company bills".

I know you like to keep organized.

Then why did you eat my "LA DWP bills" tab?

It was in my way.

Rumi, you're pathetic.

Hey, I'm not the one blogging about my cat.


Aaaaaaand presenting the newest addition to our feline family...

Happy Birthday Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso!

Also known as our 14th Dalai Lama. May you enjoy a life as long as your name!

Friday, June 26, 2009

The Adventures of Penny and Rumi

I know I can't, but if I were to adopt one of these kittens it would most likely be Penny. She's very smart (her ability to find new ways to crawl into the heating vent is driving me insane), very sweet, and has the most hilarious big eyes.

Ooooh! Zoom lens! Is that a Leica?

She's friendly to both humans and cats alike.

Go ahead, Rumi! You can eat my food! It IS kitten food so technically not the best thing for you, but enjoy your next bowel movement!

And there are few things cuter than when she sees me in the room and curls up next to me to fall asleep.

Check out meh six nipples.

And throughout it all, Rumi stays the same.

Yup, that's him... straddling his cat tower.

I'm a classy cat.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Why Sachin is an awesome boyfriend

Because he surprised me with this... the mail. For no reason at all.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Alice in Wonderland

Whether you like his films or not, you can't deny that Tim Burton has a very clear director's vision. His latest film, Alice in Wonderland, will be in theaters in March 2010, but I'm already getting excited...

Is it just me, or does Johnny Depp's portrayal of The Mad Hatter look eerily like Elijah Wood? (I've labeled them in case you couldn't tell who was who.)

Johnny Depp

Elijah Wood

After seeing Matt Lucas on an episode of Kath & Kim...

He's the one on the left.

...I have to say, I'm a big big fan. And after watching him on The Graham Norton Show I'm an even bigger fan. So I'm pretty stoked that he's playing Tweedledee AND Tweedledum. Double the fun.

It also seems that there is a limited number of actors in England, so Alice in Wonderland will become a Harry Potter, Part II of sorts...

Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) will play The Red Queen

Sir Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) will be playing The Caterpillar

Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew, or Wormtail) plays The Bloodhound

Frances de la Tour (Madame Maxime) is Aunt Imogene

And there you have it! Who's down to see it with me?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Kitty Update!

We have things to tell you...

Little Lucy is no longer little! She has now reached two pounds and is ready to be spayed (ouch)!

OMG! What?! Where am I going?!

The rest are growing fast and are only a few ounces away. I have no idea how they've been growing so much considering everytime Rumi is in the room he eats their food.

Hey! That's our food! You have your own tuna from Trader Joe's!

But it's so tasty. And I barely get enough tuna. AND this was my room before you guys showed up.

And, of course, the kittens can always be counted on to be found sleeping in the cutest positions.

They got to meet Sachin!


I'm going to miss them when they're gone...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

What's better than Stephen Colbert, Tom Hanks, and a puppy?

Not a whole lot.

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Dear Sachin,

We've already realized how miserable this long-distance thing can be. It's much more pleasant to think about the future than mull about the fact that we see each other for 48 hours a month on average. And what about the future? Will we fulfill my dream of traveling the world, making documentaries and saving the lives of people in need? Or will we settle down with 4 dogs, 6 cats, 12 bunnies, and a turtle in the Ukraine like you've always dreamed? I come to you with a post about another option: Let's move to Australia. Not that you need convincing why, but here's a list of reasons...

12. We love beaches. The whole country is a freaking island.

11. We already know how to apply sunblock...
... so that whole "hole in the ozone" thing shouldn't be a big deal.

10. It is a well-known fact that students of a higher education in Australia take a much more laid back view towards academics than we do in the United States.

What this means for us: I can freaking coast through my PhD dissertation.

9. Australia's shortage of doctors means they are recruiting from overseas.

8. Australia has a landscape unlike anywhere else in the world.
Ayers Rock

7. All Australians are incredibly good-looking.
Orlando Bloom

Hugh Jackman

Miranda Kerr

Emile de Ravin

6. One word: Koalas

5. "Hey Sach, do you want to go to the Philippines for a mini-vacation?"

4. Baz Luhrmann, Kath & Kim, Roy & HG

3. Two more words: New Zealand

2. We could live in a place like this.

1. Australians are badass. And so are we.