Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Vacation - noun. va-ca-tion, a period of suspension of work, study, or other activity, usually used for rest, recreation, or travel.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Shibboleth - noun. shib-bo-leth, Peculiarity of pronunciation, behavior, mode of dress, etc., that distinguishes a particular class or set of person.
Personality traits associated with various blood types, according to Japanese superstition:
- Best traits: Conservative, reserved, patient, punctual, perfectionist, and good with plants.
- Worst traits: Introverted, obsessive, stubborn, and self-conscious. Anal retentive.
- Famous examples: George H.W. Bush, O.J. Simpson, Britney Spears
- Best traits: Creative and passionate. Animal-loving. Optimistic and flexible.
- Worst traits: Forgetful, irresponsible, individualistic.
- Famous examples: Akira Kurosawa, Jack Nicholson, Luciano Pavarotti
- Best traits: Cool, controlled, rational. Sociable and popular. Empathic.
- Worst traits: Aloof, critical, indecisive, and unforgiving.
- Famous examples: John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Mick Jagger
- Best traits: Ambitious, athletic, robust, and self-confident. Natural leaders.
- Worst traits: Arrogant, vain, and insensitive. Ruthless.
- Famous examples: Ronald Reagan, Queen Elizabeth, John Lennon
Interestingly, Type A blood is the most common in Japan, while Type O is most common in the United States — and among Japanese prime ministers.
Excessive - adj. ex-ces-sive, going beyond the usual, necessary, or proper limit or degree; characterized by excess: excessive charges.
Bangkok's full name is Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.
It means "the city of angels, the great city, the eternal jewel city, the impregnable city of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous royal palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn."
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
The manager gave us champagne in honor of our first night out, Caleb doesn't drink so I got two glasses. Yay!
Kobe beef carpaccio and raw tuna with blood orange and jalapenos, oh goodness!
Hmmmm what to get...what to get....DUCK...always duck!
We met Rob and Amanda at Lupie's. They love entertaining X, I think we'll ask them to babysit next time! Caleb bought X-man that little hat and it's so adorable.
Happy Valentine's Day my precious boys!
Xander loving the cartoons and music.
Walking to the car after the concert, I can't stand how cute they both are!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Snippit - noun. snip-pit, a small piece snipped off; a small bit, scrap, or fragment: an anthology of snippets.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Socialize - verb. so-cial-ize, to associate or mingle sociably with others: to socialize with one's fellow workers.
Steve is a goof!
Jens and Laura hanging out watching football while X makes a mess of Laura's living room.
Samia showing X how big kids play while Max stays hidden inside an upright green tube.
Once Ikea opens we're definitely getting little man a bunch of these!
The kids playing in their fort.
A group of friends eating out at Cabo Fish Taco, the table was worth the wait.
Goodness, he's so cute, here he is in mama's hat.
Renew - verb. re-new, To restore or replenish: to revive; reestablish: to restore to a former state; make new or as if new again.
Here are some shots of little man in the backyard, he was loving running around with Flooper and playing with dirty sticks.
In the front yard with papa, he's so good at sitting down to go down the stairs.
At the park with Xander.
End of the day, time for some reading and relaxing with papa. They are both so precious to me.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
It would be amazing if some day Caleb and I could take a normal picture.
Right before we leave to Amelie's. Caleb stayed behind with a sleeping baby.
Jacob (jacobchills.com), entertaining the little one, he's so good at it.
He takes his dancing very serious.
Xander loving all the attention.
Mary, take a normal picture!
This was my face for Mary, I tried to take so many pictures and this was the only one that didn't have her hand in the way!