That Dreaded Family Reunion

7/31/2006 04:51:00 PM Edit This 2 Comments »

It's finally here... this thing I have been dreading forever. It's not my family reunion, of course, it's Mr. S' (my boyfriend of 2+ years). I got away for more than 2 years having to deal only with his dad (who is adorable) and his mother( who scares the living daylights out of me).

I have avoided all the rest of the family (with the exception of his cousin's wedding last year ...or the year before) beautifully for 2 WHOLE YEARS but now they will all be there, to my xenophobic dismay, to prod and poke and kiss and cajole. I can barely wait for the probing questions that will be fired at me like machine guns in a war-torn country. The forced smiles and awkward silences for a whole day.

Maybe I should start writing my last Will and Testament cause I'm not so sure I will survive past noon.

Did I mention I hate family reunions, especially when it comes to Potential In-Laws?

Any advice?

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Solace's Trip to the zoo. Boredom is a hell of a thing.

7/30/2006 10:14:00 AM Edit This 2 Comments »

Here are some of the pics in a handy little strip. Click on the ones you like for a larger image.

More videos coming as soon as photobucket (and my crappy connection) can upload them.
Disclaimer: I suck at taking pictures so if they are blurry or anything of the sort you know why.

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That Lazy bastard

7/30/2006 09:37:00 AM Edit This 0 Comments »

I went to the zoo yesterday on a whim with a friend of mine. The animals seemed to be very animated as the following video will show. Unfortunately, the Emperor Valley Zoo (in Trinidad and Tobago) is pretty small and a bit depressing as my friend Tish pointed out but is still a nice place to go whent there's nothing to do. More Pics and videos to come later in the week.

This is the first time in all my years going to the zoo that I have EVER seen this lazy dude get out of the water. EVER! Click to see it.

Now forgive all the "ohmigods" but I am scared shitless of those things; caged or otherwise. Don't know if you'll understand the accents.

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7/16/2006 08:20:00 AM Edit This 1 Comment »

Ok, this just looked so good I had to put it. And yes, I took this picture.

This, for those of you who do not know, is Curried Crab with Dumplings. It is.. the shit! If you have never had it.. you have never lived. Nuff said. Moving along.


N.B. Franky, you can just leave the meat in the crab as it gives it more flavor and screw the parsely... and presentation for that matter, all you will be thinking about is eating it.

Coming Soon: Doubles!!!!

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7/16/2006 08:05:00 AM Edit This 4 Comments »

There it is... The first picture I took with my pretty new camera. *sigh* I love it... I love it so very much.

Short post today. Just had to share that.

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7/10/2006 11:44:00 AM Edit This 0 Comments »

11:49 a.m.

Only half the morning past and I am having a decidedly crappy day so far. Why? Because work sucks. Unfortunately for some people it's supposed to be that way.(Plus my arse hurts from the inadequate padding of that bike I was riding all of yesterday afternoon.)
The world of advertising leaves such little room for mistakes and I believe the novelty is wearing off. Trinidadian ads, I think, are some of the most inept advertisements I've seen for a while and unfortunately I'm not sure it's going to change anytime soon... at least until clients of the various agencies we have here loosen their grip on their purse strings and allow for some innovation. I'm sure we have the talent but tight budgets and conservatism once again prevail.

Just a random thought.

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Addictions and what-not

7/07/2006 01:42:00 PM Edit This 1 Comment »

I have officially become an Amazon addict. Within the past week I have bought at least ten things: from jewelery to an almost purchased shower head. Half my purchases were absolutely ridiculous but oh-so-easy to make (DAMN THIS PICK AND CLICK REVOLUTION!! DAMN IT TO HELL!!!)

However, I do have my limits, I refuse to buy clothing off the net. Why should I when I have access to custom made (almost) everything at home? My mother owns a bloody custom-made store here, so I refuse to spend one red cent. Plus I'm afraid because things never fit my full-figured 6ft frame well anyway. Damn my genes! *sigh*

Anyhoo, I'm supposed to go looking for a bathing suit today with my stick thin excuse for a cousin. Don't get me wrong, I love the life out of her... but for God's sake, the girl has a bloody six-pack set of washboard abs and STILL complains about a miniscule flap of skin at her stomach's base she calls "pudge". Pudge? You have got to be fucking kidding me! I could show her pudge. I could show her about 50 lbs worth of "pudge". Damn these skinny bitches!

Anyway, I digress, shopping for a bathing suit. Worst thing since Gigli and even then J.Lo has a flawless body. I can't wait to see the bits and pieces that I stuff into my jeans every day hang out. Oh well, blubber always makes for good eating.

By the way, Tish, I should finally be online at home again by Tuesday that is if Greendot would stop playing the ass.

Until next time.

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Being all optimistic and shit

7/06/2006 02:29:00 PM Edit This 2 Comments »

Yeah, so I'm working. Yay me! *grumble grumble* and am probably having the worst luck I can probably have this week. For example: I fell down my stairs this morning. I skated straight down all 20 of my beautifully polished wooden stairs (why we polish those stairs I'll never know). Let's just say I'll feel that pain tomorrow.

I fucked up in work a few times too (twice to be exact), but the thing about my job is that my mistakes are very public, as in published in the daily news and seen my 1.3 million people every single day. Nice, huh? I like to think so. But like the title says, I'm being optimistic about it.

In other news, I should be getting myself a brand new digital camera very very soon (*joy*) so, I will soon share the beauty of my beautiful little country with you soon enough. I plan on taking my new Koday Easyshare z740 everywhere with me... should make for some very interesting, candid photos.

That's all for now.

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