Saturday, September 27, 2008


So my old boss has the cutest little red-headed kid. They live in deep south, rural South Carolina which is highly republican. They are still trying to figure this one out:

Sunday, September 14, 2008

My husband, the lizard catcher, ROCKS!

Jamil had a recent experience at Church where during the altar call he jumped in the front of the room, to the awe of our pastor to catch an intrusive lizard.

Yeah, that was probably a bit goofy, but he was just trying to save us women toward the front of the Church from being eaten by this lizard.... By the way, this was no ordinary lizard, this was a salamander about a foot in length (tail included) color black with yellow. Either way, I didn't see very many other men ready to tackle the beast, including Pete who, while from the country, does not know a lizard from a salamander.

Well, Jamil cooks, cleans, takes care of the puppy, does the laundry and works to bring home our daily bread and goes out of his way to find my food from home in odd places. It is very nice to know that a couple of weeks ago when I went to PR, he stayed with the puppy and I knew was coming home to a clean-ish (Esperanza was in Colombia... more on her later) house and all the clothes we needed for our Vegas trip nicely laid out.

Unfortunately, he is off the market, although I do rent him out to special, qualified women over a certain age. Fortunately though, I married him while he was still in his desirable age because his great charms are hidden under loads of geeky Star Trek, 1 hour showers, behind 2 computer monitors and between two HUGE ears and a big nose so you wouldn't want him anyway :P

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Where have we been?

Maybe one day I will write all the posts I meant to write in our hiatus. Here is the skinny (ok a little chubby really):

1. I quit my first full-time job in what was a very tough. I have been wanting to move to a different position on and off for the last year. I finally jumped the shark and now it is buh-bye.
2. I had some time off in between jobs which coupled with Labor Day weekend adds up to me going to Puerto Rico for a few days.
3. I couldn't leave Jamil without some jobless bliss, so my last weekend as an unemployed woman I took him (we really have one pocket, but this sounds funnier) to Las Vegas baby!
4. We met Miesha and her sister in Vegas. Jamil's "jamilness" showed up in full fling and we learned every "how to be cheap in Vegas" trick in the handbook thanks to me being out on the long weekend and Travel Channel's special on Vegas.
5. We saw David Copperfield and Blue Man Group (everyone must see BMG and Tobias actually fit BMG quite perfectly).
6. We came back and I have been at my new job for a grand 3 days. So far not a dull moment at work which is very nice!

Maybe Jamil will get bloggy and post some video and pictures. Our Christmas Tree went from green to orange right in time for Halloween so, since I dislike Halloween, now its death sentence has been called!