Saturday, December 30, 2006

A Photo Journey (missing some major parts)

Part One: The drive. After 2-hours in ATL traffic and a few dances with TN truckers on those mountain curves, I made it to Kelly's.

Part Two: Samantha's wedding.







Part Three: Time with Kebs and the Skizz.







Part Three: Visiting the Grandparents (with no camera...argh).

Part Four: Visiting one of my favorite families ever for Christmas (with no camera...double argh).

Part Five: The drive home. Daylight is a wonderful thing...and Chattanooga is pretty. :)

Love. Christmas. more later.

Aubs

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Gender Gappage

Thanks, Shaunti. Really. Who knew?

I read her book and then asked all the guys at work today if it were true.
First, they resented being told how they think and feel by a woman (Aubrey, did a man or a woman write the book? MAN or woman?!) heh.
I can understand that. Then, they mostly confirmed what the book said.


1. For men, there's little difference between love and respect.

2. When a girl says something like, "Oooh Gordon, he's just not a handyman type" about her guy (especially in front of other guys), it's not a light, humorous observation--any more than it would be a joke if Gordan said, "Gail is working on those last 8-pounds that are riding right there on her fanny." Guys are always in competition mode.

3. Guys experience love through touch the way girls do through words...so, they can't really feel affection without touch any more than women could feel affection in the absence of conversation.

4. Guys are built to respond to beautiful women. Expecting them not to look would be like expecting you to look at these letters without reading the words. Ridiculous. Just because they look, doesn't mean they want to own.

... and there's more, but you'll have to read the book.

http://www.4-womenonly.com/book_list.aspx

Sooo... I guess I'm just amazed that relationships between men and women work. Sometimes, they even work dang well. Sometimes, the differences become the strenghts. It's amazing. It's really a miracle. :o)

As there's a kid making WHIPPING noises (obsessively) near my chair, it's time to go.

Peace out, yo.
Cheers to men and their mysteries (or lack of them?) :)
You go, dudes! You rock (ok, even this little punk with his whipping noises--what girl would ever think to do that??)!

Aubrey

Monday, December 11, 2006

Sparklers

I have this memory fragment of being at a seafood restaurant on the coast somewhere (Cali? WA?? Japan?) having dinner with the fam. Someone had a birthday and the server passed our table with dessert and a lit sparkly candle.

Good story, huh? ;)

Shouldn't every special day warrant a little sparkle? What are the fireworks laws in GA? hmmm... heh.

Cheers to celebration, carpe diem, and of course, cows.
Heeeeey Cow!

Salud!
Aubrey

Monday, December 4, 2006

Goofy catalogues

For some reason, I got a Harry and David fruity tooty gift basket catalogue this year. I think it would be good fun to work for them... writing descriptions for their goods.

Red Velvet Cake
Genuine Southern recipe. Secret ingredient? Great taste!We make this rich, moist chocolate dessert with plenty of cocoa, and buttermilk for a little extra kick. True to tradition, we frost it in a layer of velvety cream cheese to hide its color before it's sliced - and to enhance its brilliance once it is. Finished with a sprinkling of crumbled pecans. Net wt. 3 lbs.


wow. Maybe we should all wear a layer of cream cheese? :o)

Coldwater Creek used to be the funniest. They've tamed a little since becoming a mall staple.

Glimmer scarf$29.00
Wrap up in plenty of soft scrunchy glimmer, with lush 3 inch fringe. Nylon. 58 x 9 inches. Hand wash. Imported. [G90742]


soft scrunchy glimmer?

Velvet jacketWas $89.00 Now $66.75
Willowy striations create a warm glow in this semi-fitted velvet jacket. Two faux pockets, button front. Soft rayon and nylon. Fully lined. Dry clean. Imported. [H19831]


willowy striations? STRIATION? heh. No wonder it's marked down.

They used to be better...something like this:

Relax and unwind in our indulgent silk wrap. You'll feel like you've been whisked away to a tropical island paradise. Our wrap is hand woven by Lebanese artisans with only the finest Mid-East rutabega threads.

heh. ok, ok, it's not Dave Chappelle, but I think it's funny.

Aubrey