Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving, All!

More to come...

And here it is:

Thanksgiving Week has been a whirlwind of goo'd times.

We made new friends (Hardy Har, Daw and Shar), shared lots of good food and plenty of laughs.
The menu was similar to what we usually feast upon for this time of year but was it ever so and always GREAT.

1. Turkey with the best stuffin eva'
2. Pork Leg
3. Collard Greens
4. Sweet Potato Souffle
5. Green Beans
6. Saffron Rice
7. Corn pudding
8. Olive bread
9. Ham
10. Homemade bread
11. Flan
12. Blackout cake from Homestyle Bakery, complete with turkey.  Not Cake Wreck worthy though.

Roast, Turkey!!!!!

In the days leading up to the feasting, TD5 was quite busy! Not only did he, Momma HO, Papa HO, Luuuuuissss and H1 go to see South Pacific on Friday, but then he went to see West Side Story on Tuesday after stuffing his gut with Pongsri.  The friends LOVED it and I joined in because I wanted to see Frass, who was supposed to come up today but rejected us! Where were you, Frass?! Are you shopping online?! You forgot us didn't you!!!!!!??!!!!!

Today TD5 and co. went to Woodbury for some Black Friday dealies at 7:30 a.m.  I saw lots of bags come into the house, so I guess the shopping was a success.

I, on the other hand, with H1 shopped online today.  It was from Amazon, of course and we made out like bandits...perhaps, too well.  Ack, money spent and gone.  Blargh.

Gen' Frien' gave sent me the most awesome packages!!!!!

Oooooooo, exciting, yeah? No, not Pom Pom and the gang from Homestar Runner but what's behind them! Thanks so much, Gen' Frien'!

I'm wondering what I should be doing now but TD5 has me watching Cherry Blossoms.  He likes to traumatize me, that one.  All the time.

Movie Nights:

Thanskgiving Night: Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure; Rambo III

Friday Night: Labyrinth; Wolverine (I watched White Collar and Burn Notice with TD5)

Memorable Conversations of the Weekend:

::While watching Rambo III::

Hardy Har: You know, you remember that movie Cliffhanger? I saw that and after I did, I went rock climbing without any gear or anything.  A tall rock, eh?! Then about a year later, I found out that itwas all filmed on a stage! I did mine for real without equipment!!!  I could have died! All because of that movie!

H1: Look! Do you remember this?! Pear soap!
TD5: What? The only soap I know is Life Buoy. 
H1: And you had to put it in your mouth as punishment, right?
TD5: Yeah.  And the blue one.
Or 2: I remember that! Gross!
TD5: Yeah, my cousin and I ate that.  A whole bar each.  We had to be rushed to the hospital.
Or 2: What the hell did you do that for?!
TD5: Well, we were pretending we were at a restaurant.
Or 2: And you ordered the soap?

And thus 'ends' another Thanksgiving at the HOchieS' but as we all know, it doesn't stop there until the turkey soup has been made.

Christmas is up next and already the madness has begun.  This was probably the most impressive package delivery I've ever received...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Bad kids that we are, although in my defense, I was really busy that day, we forgot to wish Momma HO Happy Birthday on the blog on the 20th.  So, Happy Belated Birthday! You got presents so stop being ungrateful!

Today is the 26th, and there are wishes to spread around!

Birthday wishes to TD5, who is here with us again for Thanksgiving (and always should be, as I have stressed before)! We hope you really enjoyed South Pacific.

Birthday wishes to Bughie J.! What did Wimplebee get you? I'm sure it was not blubber-related.  Where would he get such a thing?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


In all the years that H1 and I have been working at Rockefeller Plaza, as we have said before on this blog, we have had to endure rubbish mini-concerts as we walk past Rock. Centre on mornings.

Every summer, with assaulted ears, we shove through the throngs of old people, of tweens, of thugs, and emos (a tween is an emo though, so I suppose I am being redundant), depending on who is playing.

This year alone we have had to woefully experience Hannah Montana, NKOTB, Fergie, Kings of Leon Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey and Bon Jovi (twice, in two weeks - he was there this morning after being there for Veterans Day).

Last year for the first time, we had a bit of a pleasant shock when R.E.M. performed.  It was the pinnacle moment of glory in our six plus years of working in the area.

There's a saying H1 and I utter every time we go by and say to the screaming clusters..."unless it's Arctic Monkeys or MUSE, MOVE ALONG!"

That day has yet to come but we're one step closer to greatness...

MUSE will be performing on December 19th, 2009 at Rockefeller Center for their performance on SNL!!!!!!

Beetchie and X, will you two come with? Please?

Edit on 12/18/2009: And just like that, we're now two steps closer to greatness.  The performance is indoors, so no standing in the cold for me tomorrow.  Ah well.  At least our future is not as bleak as it once was.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Goo'd Times

Thanks for sharing, B.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Ophelia is Just Terrible.

Initially, I was supposed to go but then I gave up my ticket to H1.  Turns out I had to go anyway because poor Aims and poor Aims' dad had a rough week, and I ended up getting use out of her ticket.

All this confusion to say this:

Who knew Jude Law could act?


I'm just kidding; though I can say that I have never been a huge fan of his.

However, seeing his performance in Hamlet warranted respect.

The execution was everything on his part - his spoken lines to his mannerisms made him pure brilliance.

Even though I made a 'vow' not to give him a standing ovation, he truly deserved one and I had to oblige.

The rest of the cast were quite good as well, with honourable mention to the role of Polonius.  Poor, poor Polonius...

Well, most of the cast were quite good save the forgettable roles for Guildenstern and Rosencrantz, which is sad.

And Ophelia...

Oh, Ophelia.

How horrible and unbelievable her role was acted out?


Our seats were wonderful, though the Broadhurst theatre is not a favourite location of ours, and the service was even worse but no real complaints.

Jude was 'speaking' to us - as in we were very much centre and could see him clearly and he us from where we sat.

The stage setting was great, and the sword fight at the end was actually quite good and not poorly choreographed at all.

Honestly, I did not think I'd be as amazed as I was for this production.

It was brill. Brill.  Brill! and I am quite pleased I got to see it afterall.

With a city to take in and bellies to fill with food, we walked over to Katsuhama for some ...katsu.  Heh.

My first meal in Japan was tonkatsu and since then, I've tried to have it wherever I go to try to re-live the good times.  Being that I will probably never eat another piece of sushi that melts to pure bliss outside of Japan, I was almost of that mindset when it came to the tonkatsu as well.

Katsuhama has managed to be on even footing with that memory but chances are, if you use berkshire pig in a meal, it'll be amazing.

Happy with our meals, we made our way to the train with lots of time to spare and I managed to scratch two things off of my list in one evening! I finally went to Cafe Zaiya. 

It was not as I expected honestly, and with close to closing, I suppose I could not expect everything I wanted to put into my mouth to be there (onigiri would have been a pleasant though I suspect I will not eat as great a one as I did whilst in Tokyo, either) but I HAD to have the "home-made" green tea soft serve ice-cream hoping to re-live the one Beetchie and I had in Kyoto.


It came really close to be as fantastic as I trick myself into believing.  In all seriousness, it was really good and I would go back there just to have another.

It was a great day and I'm a happy kid right now, who should get some sleep.  It's been a long sort of few days past and I need to rest, and not run myself down as I usually do, opening myself up to sickness.

Memorable Quotes of the evening:

"Question it, Horatio!" - Marcellus

TD5: Ophelia was just terrible, wasn't she?
Or 2: Yeah.  She was acting as if she were in a high school play.
TD5: And there you go.

WTF Moment of the Evening:

The people behind us who commented, "He (Jude) looks like Ryan Seacrest".

Some people deserve to be scratched with a poison-tipped sword.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

One Sleepy Ass

I might be one sleepy, poorer-than-before ass having been up at 4:00 a.m. to secure tickets but this looks really great right now:

Hopefully all will be well until then.

Monday, November 16, 2009

This Week(s) Obsession(s): 10/25/2009 - 11/08/2009

07 Ghost

I am just getting back into this, and so far, I am not very enthralled. It's doing well enough to keep me watching but it's also going a tad bit emo? Hm. I know tragedy's about to strike but I can't say I really care. There are two glasses wearing characters for me to love - one good and one bad, a white haired bad man who I don't really have any feelings for, and maybe just a bit too much predictable story line. Ah well, it's not horrid. And I only have 20 more episodes to go.


This one on the other hand... throw me some ghost stories, toss in two of my current favourite voice actors (ask me if I know their names, no but I know other characters they've voiced that I've loved), and then throw in some weird animation (which scares me, quite frankly) but an honestly shocking part in a first episode and a funny, "matter of fact" kind of end to story 1, and I will be hooked. So far, so good. Hope it doesn't let me down but with only 15 episodes, I would HOPE/think not.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


I do not know when this happened but blogger updated tools and just because I can, I'm going to use the strikethrough key! Pointless? Probably but it gives me a running list of everthing I should be doing. 

Oo, oo, and I'm also going to use the "read the rest of this entry" feature to.

I'm such a nerd...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Crooked, Too


Train tracks used; rulers bought.

All for naught.

No matter how hard she tried, never could a straight line be drawn.

Pictures sketched, characters are all laid out sideways and tilted, and never framed properly.

Such is my life, and such are the stresses my characters have to endure.

Currently listening to: "Fabulously Lazy" by Franz Ferdinand.



No matter how hard she tried, never could a straight line be cut.

Presents wrapped appear neat on the outside, but tucked away under folds in the back, the crooked truth revealing crooked lines and jagged pretty paper from an unsteady hand lay hidden until unwrapped.

Such is my life, and such are the stresses of my Christmas tasks every year.

Currently listening to: "Freedom" (Live) by Rage Against The Machine.

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Day Full of Awesome Announcements

Will I be going to see M@WS again? Oh hells yeah! That's the plan as of now anyway.

Also, March 9th, 2010... After almost 3 years, I'll finally get to use the PS3 for the reason I bought play Final Fantasy XIII.

I only have 3 1/2 months to clear up my gaming schedule...
Don't deny me, H1!

Currently: Plotting

Saturday, November 07, 2009

The Insults Continue


Well, eff you too, Fortune Cookie!

Something to Remember

Never buy from the EA Store again.

NOA on the other hand, keeps fueling my love of everything Link.

I got my posters today that I spent 330 of our Nintendo coins on, and they are beautiful.

I really need to organise my room...I'm not sure where I should be hanging things and putting things into place.


Currently: Wondering how best to tackle the treat boxes this year.

Friday, November 06, 2009

OMG, Zelda is Dead!

One month away for LoZ: Spirit Tracks.




Currently: Trying to sort out things relating to the end of year review blogs. And trying to figure out why H1 would deny me KuSeph.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

It's A Me...

All our years collecting 30+ Nintendo games, and consoles served a purpose! Cash Back of a $25 gift card for my Halloween costume AND some free pizza, all with some creative use of a company sharpie and paper, and our Club Nintendo Elite Status Reward - A winner is me!

It's a Me! Mari-Ho!

A purist will tell you the moustache was wrong and they'd be right, but ask and I will tell you, "it's not Luigi, so why should I care?"

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Obsessions of the Week(s): 10/06/2009 - 10/24/2009

Final Fantasy VII

Yes, now that I can play it on the PSP, why wouldn't I?! Never you mind I've played it about 3.5 times before. This game is my favourite of all games and while I have (checklist: 'No More Heroes', 'Persona 3' to finish, 'Persona 4', 'Okami', 'The Beatles: Rock Band', 'Disgaea DS' and 'Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door' ) to play, I still go back to my Sephiroth. Really, I'm enjoying this immensely. Again. Even after 12 years, it's still the best. The story, the heartache and everyone to meet again - I love it all.

Professor Layton and The Diabolical Box

Maybe I became less intelligent in the less than 2 years since I played the first installment of this series, or maybe it really did get more challenging. Curse you, Luke and Professor Layton! I love them though... although I'm hearing different voice actors. What?! What happened to Hershel?! What happened to Luke?! Where are they! Ha, Luke's still a riot and Hersel's still got them beady eyes I love. Clever game this and my brain is still not ready but I'm already 1.5 hours in. It's going to be a long journey... ::sigh::

The End of the Year Review

It's almost that time of year. I feel like I am way behind in my games, my anime watching and need to definitely catch up with my music! I'm already thinking about the lists for the best of 2009 in all those categories (I think I've played enough games this year to add that too). And most importantly, I'm thinking about the "Airing of Grievances". So exciting... who's going to be number 1 this year? MC? Frass? X? Hmmm...I wonder...

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit. Hare, Hare, Hare.

Alright November, be a good one.

Here's hoping for everyone.
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