Tuesday, November 30, 2010

(Happy?) Thanksgiving

This year The HOchieS spent Thanksgiving with 18 friends and family.  Two turkeys were made, along with all the regular favourites and a couple of newbies: pernil, ham, saffron rice, stuffing, sweet potato souffle, corn bread, spicy corn pudding, macaroni pie, collard greens, green bean casserole (with bacon!!!), sweet potato cheesecake, apple pie and key lime pie.

I'm certain there are more things I have forgotten but it was delicious as usual, and wonderful to have so many friends with us (MC and Kimpossible came! but no TD5 =( ).

What was and is not wonderful is that I have been holed up for two reasons.

The first is that I am sick.  Another wonderful cold that will not go away on its own and requires antibiotics.

The second is much more crazy a reason... Gobblor sent a Thanksgiving Warning to my house this year.  Bughie J. suspects he got some sort of electronic scrambling device at last year's Black Friday sales hence the lack of photos.  He's up to something huge, so huge that he did not make an appearance this year and has a plan two years in the making it seems!

Not wanting me to forget (as if I could), he did send me a little scare which was waiting for me on my doorstep on Thanksgiving morning.

Terrifying! Look at this thing...watching me with its beady eyes!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Birthday, TD5 and Bughie J.!

TD5 - you were missed yesterday but here's hoping you fully sedated, so you would not have to miss us too much.  That way you can avoid any production for your birthday too.

Bughie J. - I would re-post the Futurama birthday song for you but just know it's the one I'm singing in my head for you right now (Fry part included)! Happy Birthday!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ruining Christmas

How old was I when I ruined Christmas?

I must have been pretty young when I was gifted that doll.

I crept my way to the presents lying all pretty under the Christmas tree, and tried to unsuccessfully garner a peak inside at this rectangular box that captured my eye.

Back then my secret planning and clever trickery skills were not developed, and fumbled my chance at a clean escape.

I ripped the wrapping paper - a long strip of it actually, right on the front of the box.

"What is it? So what did you get?", a stern familiar voice called.

"I don't know...?" I replied.

"You don't know and the big dolly eye watching you?" was the retort from Momma HO.

I reminded her of this story this past week and she told me that she should have slapped me for opening the present.

"Wait," I said, "you would smack me for opening the present...."
"Yes! You ruined the surprise for Christmas morning!"
"...but you wouldn't smack me for lying?"
"Oh...uh, Yes! For lying!"
"Seriously, Lady! Where are your priorities?!"


Also! Happy (Yesterday) Birtday, Momma Ho! I wonder if your sons remembered your birthday...hrrm? TD5, Frass, and MC?!?!?!

Sunday, November 14, 2010


If I can no longer hit high notes, how am I supposed to carry the band?

The Oxtails may have a very rough road ahead of them - J.C. indeed!

Calling Shenanigans!

There's sad news to report - my PS3 80gb has been deemed unrepairable, and the peoples in charge of sorting out its issues have been authorized to send me a new 160gb.

Unrepairable, they say?

I call shenanigans!

Was it really D-E-D? Or just a sweet piece of manufactured brilliance that can no longer be bought but easily kept?!?! Hmmmmmmmm?


I hate you Square Enix!

Now how the hell am I supposed to play Persona 4 and finish 3?!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Happy Birthday, Anj!

Hi Anj,

Are you reading this today? Are you at work? Whatever it may be...Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Lots of love,

H1 and Or 2.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

A Good Deal

On Sunday, I found Baby Jeebus hanging out in the Little Tikes section of our local wholesale club whilst we were out shopping.

No really, I did.

Look and be a believer in Jeebus Feever!

Upon further inspection, it appears that while prayer will net you a Baby Jeebus, $249.00 will guarantee His presence, if you wanted a more tangible form.

I was thinking about this at great length and have decided that for $249, that's a pretty solid deal for Baby Jeebus and Crew.

And it looks as though Baby Jeebus knows he's doing you a solid too.

Happy Birthday, Angelo!

Well if it isn't the birthday of Angelo today.  We hope you enjoyed your banana cream birthday pie.  We sure did.

Happy Birthday!

Monday, November 08, 2010

Not An Epic Fail....Or Was It?

If it may be considered an epic fail, it is only due to the fact that we prefer our kurma to have a hard, crunchy texture.

Aside from personal preference, our first attempt at Kurma making was a great success.  They were crispy, flaky, rich and extremely yummilicious when fresh.

The 1/4 Indian residing in these HOchieS thereby making us 1/2 Indian when we combine our forces, worked to our advantage.

It may not look like much now, but stay with me.
Very  hot oil.  Dangerous!
It gets better, I assure you
A Trini from work ate some.

She loved them.
Kurma of this kind can now be marked off the list.

Kurma (we prefer)

Goolab Jamoon

I may still need Sons to make things for us, though.

For now, MC, you may not have any so do not ask us to make for you.  We would faster make for Frass than we would for you.

Ooo, low blow.

What's in the Box?

I got a pleasant surprise on Saturday via the Post.
A familiar box! Full of coins? A 1 up mushroom, perhaps?

No! Better! It's almost the entire crew!
The best: Luigi
Mario oppressing Yoshi (as per usual), Toad and a cute Goomba to stomp on
Peach with some brain crushing power on the part of my new favourite -

Bowhahaha.  Bowser's truly bad-assed.

More awesome from behind!
And so, that was the my Elite Reward Status from Club Nintendo for the 2009 - 2010 Year.  Pretty cool, I must say and much more awesome than the Mario Hat of last year (although Mari Ho was fabulous).

I am uncertain if I will make the Elite status for the 2010 - 2011 year.  It's looking a little bleak right now, but with more than half the year to go, I am not too concerned.

In the meanwhile....

No, Thank YOU, Nintendo.

Halloween with The Cheat

Just in case anyone was wondering, The Cheat did dress up for Halloween this year.

He was a Fairy Prince, and was out scaring kids with his extreme cursing.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Epic Fail

It was an epic fail on my part for not being at Nintendo World today.  Shigeru was there to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Super Mario Bros.  And there was cake too but mostly it was impressive that Shigeru Miyamoto was there...  =(

Ah well, I will be happy that I at least met The Man once, he shook my hand, signed my Link and laughed at me.

Good times.

Goooood times.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Actin' A Fool

Halloween may be over for 2010 here but some of us like to joke around.

Take for instance, the Empire State building:

It was a rainy day Wednesday last, and on our walk home, H1 and I turned the corner and saw a very impressive mist hovering around the Empire State.  I am not sure why the lights were green that night but we both though the same thing - that was some Incredible Hulk green.  It was most brilliant but unfortunately, I did not have my camera with me and had to use my phone's camera instead.

The blurry camera phone picture makes it seem decidedly less impressive.

This morning, I came in to work to find one of the work friends rolling around in some candy as if Halloween was today.

It was rather...shocking and quite the vulgar sight!

Avert your eyes!
Oh the humanity

Later that day, I myself partook in some Tom Foolery.  I had a moment of regret as I stared down at their little faces, while just moments before I dangled a similar starfish from the corner of my mouth.

They looked so happy...but for only so long.
 Now, looking back at this picture that I took, I feel really disgusted looking more closely at Patrick the Starfish's umm...pants. 

They're awfully tight.

Currently listening to: "Sick Muse" by Metric.

That Jerk-Face

That there is my new favourite video, provided to me thanks to Beetchie.

Here's the memorable conversation of the day that was spawned from it:

Bughie J.: Ha, I've done that.  Sorry Yoshi.  See, there's so many yoshis though, they overrun the mushroom kingdom.  You're doing them a favor

Or 2: I don't think H1 is laughing with you.
Bughie J.: I tell you what's not funny... a million yoshis starving to death because of overpopulation!
H1: there are MORE than enough mushrooms for Yoshi to eat
Bughie J.: but Yoshis don't eat mushrooms! they eat some kind of berry or fruit... and also koopas and goombas and little monkeys.  Now maybe the monkeys were spitting watermelon seeds at the Yoshis, and that might have factored into it a bit but still. Those Yoshis are of voracious appetite.  An ecological menace!

H1: that's what bughie had to say.  Yoshis eat mushrooms.  Out of an abundance of P.C., the Nintendo guys have not shown that since they are being sensitive to the popularity of Toads.  But really, Yoshis are like the Chinese.  They eat everything.

Bughie J.: hmm, all the more reason to thin the herd? before we know it America will belong to the Yoshis like it belongs to China now!

Shubh Divali!

I did not eat any kurma today.  H1, I wonder why that is?

Shubh Divali, everyone!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Present Left

Bunji found the present I left for him this morning on his new Ipod Touch 8gb.

It was a meggie set as his background wallpaper, for which he thanked me.

If everyone could be so accepting and kind to a meggie.

Monday, November 01, 2010

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

November 1st already?

I've got to start shopping for Christmas!

Other than that, good luck to everyone.  I hope the month is fine for all.
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