stuff about where I live and play, and maybe some stuff about where I work and play.



aaron's been back just over a week now. I flew us to SF for the weekend to celebrate his birthday, which meant he was still nursing his jetlag hangover while we were there. no worries, though. it just meant that we had lovely, lingering dinners sans nightlife, but full, full days and we took complete advantage of a GORGEOUS 'frisco weekend.

he's shifted, some. but not as much as his cryptic emails sent from "weird" laptops would have led me to believe. whenever someone travels outside the US, their world gets smaller. and now he has friends from all over the world that might someday come visit us. but he's the same, just a little more appreciative of what the world has to offer, and conversely, what he truly appreciates about America.


there you have it. we haven't really had time to pause and take it all in, but we did have a beautiful weekend to celebrate his birth anniversary and maybe, soon, I can share some of his pics. because they're awesome, that's why.


aw, just some thangs.

^jim morrison's grave^
by aaron

thing 1. it's 10:52 PST, which means it's just about 7:52am(?) in Paris. Aaron will probably wake up in a few hours smelling like french wine and will get ready to leave Paris and enter Bruges. He's on a search for "gay beer" whilst there, and hopefully you've seen in bruges and you know EXACTLY what I'm talking about. if not, go see now, please.

thing 2. EXACTLY as I was writing about my husband, his face came on TV. he's in a new Land Rover commercial and they've been playing the ever-living shit out of it. which is awesome. because in the land of national commercials, it's pay for play, baby, pay for play. (I'm not sure if that's actually true, it just sounds awesome)

thing 3. I have a lady-date with my sister-in-law tomorrow night. I think we're going to do sushi. *that WHOLE ENTIRE thing sounded wrong, didn't it?*

thing 4. I just watched Priveleged and I think? so far it's my favorite new show of the new season! Even better than *gasp* FRINGE!? OK, maybe I'm drunk?

thing 5. I have to go to the dentist tomorrow for a routine cleaning. While there, I'm going to schedule an appointment to have two wisdom teeth pulled. I'm SUPER excited.

thing 6. I learned how to surf last weekend. It was totes gnar-gnar, dude. I was actually much better at it than I expected. I credit being short and practicing yoga. Rad.

thing 7. Since Aaron left on Tuesday, I've watched: Fringe, The Hills, Gossip Girl, Priveleged, America's Next Top Model, Million Dollar Listing, Runway, 90210 (premiere ep & ep #2) & Real World/Road Rules Challenge. OH yeah, and two episodes of Big Brother 10. How is it humanly possible to watch that much TV in three nights? Skills, baby, skills.


pps. Aaron? HURRY BACK. but first? enjoy bruges, switzerland, berlin and amsterdam. but then HURRY BACK.



making food, not war

In light of the Massive Rioting happening in my home sweet hometown(s) of MPLS/ST.PAUL, I texted my little (psuedo-anarchist / chef) brother yesterday and the convo went a little something like this:

RUBY: are you involved in the great riots of '08 up there
RANON: too busy making breakfast lunch and dinner for jim lehrer and daily show cast and crews. 150 people each. 7 days. working round the clock. BRUTAL.
RUBY: Aw, i love ya little bro
RUBY: and also pls say hi to jon stewart for me. xoxoxoxo
RANON: thanks sis! Love you too! I'll send the message

I'm so proud.

totes funical

ruby: that will be funical
jason: huh?
ruby: fun and whimsical
ruby: all in one
jason: ah
jason: one of your made up words
jason: gotcha


Throwaway Panties.

aaron is less than a week away from an epic adventure to europe and the shizz is starting to get crazy up in our crib.

i don't want to brag or anything, but i've flown across the pond THREE WHOLE TIMES in my life, which makes me somewhat of an expert jet-setting type of person. not really, but let's pretend. aaron has a very sad, empty passport which bears no stamps, not even one. which translates to: aaron has really never left the country. unless you count those trips to tijuana, and really, you'd have to remember them to count them. am i right? am i right? haw!

so, he's doing the backpacking thingfor TWO WHOLE WEEKS, which requires resourcefulness and the ability to live like a hermit crab for quite a bit of time. he keeps coming up with these, um, "ideas" ...

  • I'm going to buy underpants, and then throw them away! So that I don't have to wash them! [ok to be fair, he doesn't call them underpants. but i think it sounds funny, so I do. but really. buying underpants just to throw them away so that you don't have to wash them. it just makes me ponder.]
  • I only need one pair of pants, right? [i. would. die.]
  • I only need one pair of shoes, right? [see above]
  • I think I need a red shirt. Yeah, a red v-neck t-shirt. *smiles contentedly* [I'm still trying to figure out the significance of this one.]
  • My plane ticket is around $700. But the Euro Pass is $800. I must have. [ok so this one actually makes some sort of weird sense. But please don't get me started on the whole search & find process for said Euro Pass]

and so on. it's gotten to the point that i brace myself each day as i head home for the next "big thing" for his trip. i wonder if today will be WHAT SIZE BAGGIES DO I NEED TO BRING DAY? and such.

in reality, it's quite adorable how excited he is. and also? it's pretty awesome that he is going to see paris, bruges, switzerland and who knows how many other locations in his 2-week adventure. because part of the fun is having the Euro Pass so he and Eddie can Go Anywhere, and make the train their home. There's all sorts of other Weird & Crazy things going into this trip, but don't get me started on the COUCH SURFING experiment. I mean, like whoa.

Stay tuned for What Kind of Deodorant Aaron is Going to Pack... (i kid, honey.) smooches!