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I told my mother I'd gather all our cd's and other music, and compile a playlist with "upbeat/happy/party" type music.

while I knew that I'd be asked to pull the Japanese music out of the list, it still irks me.

there's some damn fine Japanese songs out there that fit that theme

of course, once I've gathered all the music, and eliminated all the slow/sad/sappy songs, if the total left is high enough, I fully intend to pick out a few Japanese songs and slip them in. >:) if the playlist is long enough, and on shuffle, I can claim I accidentally missed removing it, right?!?
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Stella, my youngest niece is now a whole year old. actually it was yesterday, but I have a lag on getting hold of photos.

highlights




I had inspiration for this Friday night, part of why I went to bed so late that night. there's photos from through out her entire first year. I also did it cause Stella has started loving holding photos, so I figured she could have some of her own. I didn't realize I had so many till I went to print them out, but *shrug* I was trying to cover a whole year, and to have photos of her with as many of our family members as possible.




Stella's fave stuffed animal, Mr. Minkey. also in large part responsible for the Curious George theme.




we realized as we gave her the cake that maybe we should have waited to give her her bath after the cake...but oh well, we just gave her another quick one after she finished makeing the royal mess.




and because these pics were still in the camera when we had the party, here's Piper in her taekwondo uniform. there's talk that if she likes it enough she may switch from dance to that...we'll see.

you know the drill Becca, follow one of them to see the rest. and I'll see about that print of the family photo.
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it's been an interesting weekend, and it's not even over yet, we have another party to go to tommorow...

Yesterday we had what we call a pig roast, I've never looked into how popular this type of thing is, but where I used to live, when people asked where I was going memorial day weekend, and I said to a pig roast they'd look at me and go "huh?"

our pig roast is sort of a family reunion as well as celebrating memorial day, we also celebrate any other important event, my one cousins birthday is the 28th of may, so we have a cake  and presents for her (well, given that the party is at her parents house eh) if there's a graduation or something like that, we celebrate that as well.

this year was one of our more interesting years, but since I'm tired, have to go do dishes still and want to go to bed, I'm only doing high lights.....that and I was drunk fairly early on.


mmmm....*skims through the night* .... all the really funny stuff I can remember was the dancing and fooling around up at the kareoke tent, and that was mostly you had to be there stuff.

one thing I heard about later, but wasn't acctually witeness to, was my one uncle trying to toast a marshmellow, and it caught fire, and he started waveing it around to try and put it out, and it landed on my dads leg, on his sock, supposedlt my mother laughed so hard she had tears comming out of her eye's, and at some point my uncle started hitting my dads leg with the marshmellow stick....and my father screamed like a girl....don't worry, my dad just pulled off his sock and he was fine, but knowing this is set up for this afternoon.

this morning my father decided to play a trick on my uncle, he had us dig out some makeup, and paint a burn on his leg where the marshmellow had landed(darn I forgot to steal the camera and cord to get a copy of the photo we took of it before we left), and then when we got back to where the people were meeting back up, just casually walked up and waited to see what happened.

we fooled every one, we kept the uncle who made the marshmellow fly going the longest, but by then, too may people were trying to hold in the laughter. and after that, every new group that showed up was subjected to a deeper plan of attack, after a while my dad was limping around and jumping and yelling everytime someone touched the fake burn, it even fooled the profesional paramedic in the family *snickers*

.....brain fart.....what else happened.....something elses happened in between then and midnight......what was it dangit.....*shrug* can't remember.

at midnight though, we celebrated my cousins 21st birthday, and she took some shots with her dad, and every one kept cracking jokes how she should look more like she'd never had the stuff before.

but even better, was after that, while outside around the fire, one of our cousins asked the birthday girls boyfriend how he was going to handel her in 20 minutes after three shots of alcohol, and without missing a beat he replyed "I'll just put her to bed like I always do" while sitting right next to her father.

other than that, there was a fun competition going between my little brother and our one cousin playing guitar hero, but then, those two have always been like that.

I also just realized that my uncle (who is my fathers second oldsest sibling, of which he has 6, and he is number 4 of) his oldest son is only a year older than me (*chuckles* he thought I meant he looked old *grin*), that just wowed me, because I truely thought he was closer to my second oldest brother, who's about 4 years older than me. I blame it on the fact that they live in many many states away, and we only see them once, maybe twice a year, in fact, this is the first time they've come to the pig roast, ever.

now, dishes, sleep, party tommorow....can't decide if I want to go swimming or not...higher chance, this aunt has an inground pool, not an above ground one.
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It's good to know that in today's society where every one seems to ignore those they don't know even when those people are in obvious trouble, that there are still some people who are willing to help.

Today while we were at a diner waiting for our food to show up, one of the waitresses carrying a tray of food to people a few tables down from us, tripped and fell, landing against the back door of the diner and landing half out of the door. the man siting in the booth right behind us jumped up, almost before any of the other diner employees could come over to help and started helping the waitress sit up and recover. it made me feel good to know that someone still has the belief of helping those in need.

*sniggers* in my last journal I mentioned that I was copying the photo archives from my mothers computer to mine. As [profile] zakai_ said in my comments "watching files transfer is like watching paint dry, only slightly more entertaining". I'm still getting giggles off of that one.  so,  those photos,  that all I wanted was a copy of the  ones taken of the cake I made  for the party *rolls eyes* it took over 4 hours for them to finish transferring, and I finally was able to post them on devart, and now that I have time to sit here and actually type more than "oh lookie, photos" I can post them here...if I can figure out how to do that....too many little can dos to figure out, took me forever to figure out how to add Zakais thingy up there, and when you think about it, it's almost glaringly obvious which button to use...



on the front you can see, well, everything *grins* I think I was too high off all the sugar from the icing, I had to mix at least 2 different batches of the green icing...you can't really see in this photo, but I was having alot of trouble getting the color to mix thoroughly, so here and there will be patches of stars that have a dark greenish blue color on the one side, while in others there's a creamish white color to some stars.

the castle and all it's little accessories were a toy set that my sister in law had gotten for he daughter, but decided that they'd gotten too many gifts for her, so we decided to use it for the cake, that worked, since we hadn't come up with any ideas till then. other than pointing out that the swan on the pond is supposed to be writing out the words, I don't feel much like explaining the whole thing again, so I'll let you investigate the picture and see if you can find all the little secret things hidden on and in the castle.




this would be the back of the cake, obviously. you can see some of the stuff you could see from the front, and some not, some you can see from both sides but you don't notice. have fun trying to find everything.

I realized about 10 seconds after I first posted this that it's now technically my nieces acctual birthday. hopefully she'll remember her promise to not be a brat like she's started being ever since her party and we'll get to go do something special. *laughs* my sister in law was talking about the fact that she'd like to take her to Chuck E. Chesse for lunch, and then realized as she was saying it that I had class from 10 till 2:30 *shrug* I'm not sure why, but she had in her head that I should have off for my nieces birthday, I told her not to put the idea in my head.

FREEDOM!!!

May. 7th, 2007 11:36 pm
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sort of.

I've said somewhere, or at least implied that I just recently started college...I'm a late bloomer you could say. Anyway, one of my classes this term was a saturday class and this sayurday was my last class. when my sister-in-law came to pick me up she asked how I felt to have finished my first college course - and I question terming the class a college course, but it's required - and I danced a jig and shouted freedom! I have my saturdays back! when I repeated this to my mother later that day she responded with "we'll fill them up fast enough". spoilsport, can't let me dream for a bit.

This weekend was entertaining, yet draining. as soon as we left the school we went home to drop off my books and pick up my mother to go to my cousins first holy communion celebration. my family is like a party in a box, really, it's difficult not to fill a house, if you invite just my dad's siblings, he has 6, 4 of which live in PA within 10-20 minutes of us. and each of those have between 2-4 children.....the insanity! so, we spent several hours there...I forget, my sinus/allergy medicine was wearing off by the time we left. and I had to go home and make a cake, yay!

I may whine about it, but I love makeing cakes, just not with severe sinus/allergy pain. I've made my nieces birhtday cakes since her 2nd birthday, the only reason I didn't make her first one is cause they lived in a different state. so, many month ago once the theme was decided I started planning the cake. It went though many stages, from being decorated with fondant to ....just many interesting concoctions that wouldn't have really worked. if I had a copy of the pictures of the cake I took I'd post them but I forgot to get my fathers portable harddrive today. made that cake, and somehow in the middle of it all I got the job of makeing a cake for the mini baby shower we were having on the side for one of my other sister-in-laws. my mother gave me gruff later because I was "lazy" and just covered that cake in pink icing and printed out a congradulations message on paper and stuck it on the cake. I should have asked her, the woman who got frustrated with glueing  bits of photos and paper in a scrapbook that she'd already aranged herself, if she'd have been artsy fartsy with a second cake after little more than 4 hours of sleep for 2 nights in a row.

the party its self was fun, we had a hay ride, and home made ice cream, and games and crafts. we didn't get to play all the games, but that was becuause it was a sunday and most of the kids had school the next day. I pilfered some of the extra party bags, I'm a big kid that way. it'll all end up going back to my niece though, when she comes into my room and happily raids whatever she sees fit to be hers. I'm thankful my dresser is a really old fashioned real wood and the drawers are really heavy and hard to open, since I keep part of my craft supplies in the one drawer. there is no such thing as child proofing, all you can do is make child resistant.

well, that was my weekend in my random scatterbrained bounce around method. now my tush dosen't like this chair, and none of my chat buddies are on to tempt me to stay on for hours rambling, so I'm going to bed.

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