Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Pictures galore!

Here are some pictures of the things that have been going the last week or so. Once again, I can't figure out how to rotate my pictures on this thing.

My visit to Riverside

Juni and Ron
Juni and Ron's friend Oren.
Me and Juni

This weekend all we did was eat, drink and sleep...oh and watch Veronica Mars. It was great for a weekend, but I don't think I could live a lifestyle like that. I'd go insane.

Wisdom teeth extraction

Right after I came back from the 951 I got my wisdom teeth out. I don't actually have any pictures of this, but while Christopher was home with me he figured out a way to keep his feet warm. He wasn't to happy about this picture. Lately he's been running away from my camera. Hehe

Our Christmas gift to our Mom

We remade our parents wedding album so that they could enjoy it all over again. Everyone really liked it.

Our family Christmas gift to our grandma

This book was my mom's idea, but it was my job to complete it. Since I was busting my rear with my mom's book, I didn't start this one until the night before we were going to give it to her. I'm glad that she liked it. She looked at it like four times just at our house. That was the best compliment that she could give.

I'll be home for Christmas
Everyone tries to come early so that we can go play in the park and stuff. It took a while to just get off our block, but we had an awesome time anyways. We always's because we're family. We could be plunging toilets and have fun together.

Christopher's sousaphone bell on Justin's head. After playing around with Christopher's instruments everyone realized how hard brass instruments are. Clarinets are much easier in my opinion.
Natalee playing with Edward's kitty. She didn't want to leave him in the room.
Twenty-six people!!! Our family is huge, which makes it so much better.

This was our first Gingerbread decorating Christmas, compliments of Josie and Jenjen. They were really good cookies even without the frosting. Erika enjoyed eating the candy decorations more than the actual decorating.

And of course, our annual ice skating day. Although it was raining, it was tons of fun. The rink was like three inches under water. People were soaked, though our family, being the great skaters that they are, managed not to soak themselves in the pool of ice water. Only Christopher and Uncle Daniel really skated, but we had fun watching.

It was so windy that when Josie was eating her Dan-tat Jenjen was trying to catch the crumbs in her mouth.

Natalee's first time skating. I think that she went once around the rink and then that was it.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Title Release

As I'm sure that many of you have heard, the new title for the final Harry Potter just came out. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. How exciting! I have yet to preorder my book, but I'm sure that I will soon. Yay!

Happy Christmas!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

You know you were a student when...

Your dad says that you're probably the only Creative Memories consultant who uses a scientific calculator to add up customer orders.

Yup, that's me.

The busy life of Allison

Okay so I've been super busy lately as I'm sure most of you are too. However, I will briefly update you on what has been happening. Last weekend I went to go hang out with Juni. I gave her my awesome Christmas present which was a Storybook of us in college. She got so excited that she knocked over her drink. Hopefully I'll get the pictures of that weekend up after the holidays. Then when I came home I got my wisdom teeth out. It was kind of funny because they had to tell me to stop talking so that I could absorb the laughing gas. I guess I was breathing it in through my nose and then it was coming out of my mouth. They didn't knock me out and since the oral surgeon is a family friend he was talking to me like my normal dentist. Later that day Edward came which was exciting since I hadn't seen him since I left NY. We were bummed because the night he came home I was leaving for LA the next morning. Hmm, after that on Wednesday we went to Davis for Julie's holiday party. Thursday I drove home so that I could finish my mom's Christmas present. I won't say what it is until after Christmas. Now for today, I had a get together with Shanna and her family. That was a huge success. After, I drove out to Davis to give Julie and Ed their Christmas presents. I made them a recipe Storybook of their grandma's recipes. I was so excited that I couldn't wait to give it to them. They're going up to Gualala tomorrow and not coming back until after Christmas so I had to get it to them and hour drive both ways to see them open their gifts. I know, I'm a strange one. But the reactions I got were priceless. Tomorrow my mom and I are going to Burke Williams got get massages with all the Chin and Ho girls. It would be cool, but we have to get on BART by 7:45 am. At least the service will be good. Then on Sunday we're having Christmas Eve here and Christmas at my Uncle Tom's. Well, I guess I could tell you the rest of my schedule for the upcoming week, but i think that's unnecessary, though it is very full. Okay, well that's all folks. Sorry for the lack of paragraphs. I'm so tired right now my brain is working like a run-on sentence.

Until we meet again, have a beautiful day.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

New rooms... finally!

This is a picture of Bellatrix Lastrange

Here are my two rooms that I did when I was temping. I know, finally! I've just been feeling so lazy lately, but I think that I'm out of the slump now. I had to write a little tonight on the interrogation room so I think that I've gotten out of my anti-writing mood that has inhabited my body the last few weeks. So here they are. Once again, these are in Azkaban so they're a little scary.

Interrogatio Tabulatus: Interogation Floor

Meticulous rows of lifeless vials and syringes sit with wicked intent. The tiny room reeks of stale vomit and bile. Rusted buckets line the walls and a cobwebbed mop leans abandoned in the corner. In the center of the room is a small black wooden stool. When in use, the stool serves as a kneeling block for the unfortunate interrogated. Injected with the near toxic serum, the victim is forced to vomit while kneeling uncomfortably over a rusted bucket. The retching noise reverberates around the small room as the interrogator questions his charge. Facing the corner, the victim cannot see the only exit to the southwest. The smell of despair mingles with the stench of excrement.

Extended Descriptions

Vials Syringes Wicked Intent

Stripped naked, the questioned is forced to kneel on the splintering stool as a vomit educing serum is injected painfully between the second and third vertebrae of the spine. Injected with this clear liquid, the interrogated is forced to vomit until only dry heaves are available. Only the interrogator has the antidote, in which they release little by little on to the floor with every unanswered question.

Stool Kneeling Block

Blacked by fire, the stool looks as though it is about to collapse. Resembling human knees and shins, the roughly carved surface of the stool holds up uncomfortably well for the interrogated. As the victim shivers with a cold sweat, the charred splinters dig viciously into the soft flesh around the kneecap. Stabbing pains shoot through the victim’s legs as the stomach pumps uncontrollably, sending their knees in deeper.

Mop Cobwebbed

Covered with grim, the gray-brown mop is stiff with old vomit. The pungent stench is almost strong enough to emit fine vapors of wretchedness. Green bacterial mold grows at the base of the handle where it meets its cloth counterpart. At the top of the worn handle sits a squished eyeball. Dried streams of blood drip down the graying wood about three inches. It is an ornament of a past victim.


1 11 1 A small spider with thick furry legs crawls over the sharp blue iris of the eyeball.

Vespertilio Turris: Vampire Tower

Small white spikes protrude from grimy cement walls. Shoddy brown plaster looks as though it does nothing to secure the talon-like teeth into place. A multitude of cracks splatter the surface like the slimy wrinkles of an over-used brain. As if adorn with horizontal stalactites, the small white teeth adhere to the wall at random. Ruby coloured stains taint the lower positioned teeth, while the upper most glisten with neglect. At the entrance of this narrow passageway the presence of teeth is sparse, although most are browned with dried blood. Towards the center of the hall the formation is noticeably denser. To an unsuspecting passerby, the hallway appears rather harmless; however, the motionless walls spring to life the moment anything living passes. Trying to escape only leads to more blood sucking punctures as the victim tries in vain to reach the north and southeast exits.

Extended Description

Teeth Ruby

When launched, the teeth wedge into soft flesh and immediately start to feed through the small holes at the ivory tips. The teeth tear away as the victim breaks into a panicked sprint causing the nerves to retract with the elasticity of a rubber band. Frantic hollow sucking sounds are replaced by the gurgling squelch of the teeth settling back into place. A cheap, but effective trick of a clever vampire; bewitching false teeth to do its dirty work.

Well that's all folks. I actually didn't have any extended descriptions or echoes for the interrogation room, but they just seemed to pop up when I was typing in the description. I just kind of pulled out sections of the descriptions and put them into the extended descriptions and then added more to the description. The entire room was based off the of the word "wretch", which I read in Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. The wife was described as a "wretch", which made me think of "retch" and then "retching" and then you can deduce how I got the room from there.

For the vampire room I was listening to the Lion King's Cirle of Life and heard them say "Sapphire sky". The room was inspired by the word sapphire. This is how my thought process went as I was driving home from Thanksgiving dinner at my Uncle Jimmy's: Sapphire=red=blood=vampires. Well, I wrote the room and then thought about it and realized that sapphires are blue. I was disappointed to say the least. So, I used "ruby" instead since they are definitely red. I didn't want the whole room to be scrapped just because my inspiration wasn't really a "true" inspiration. I guess it was an inspiration, but it wasn't right, if you get what I mean.

Anywho, I hope you enjoyed these rooms. I enjoy writing these so much because my usual writing style is so light and fluffy--Princess Diaries style. It's nice to have a darker side of my writing. I guess it makes me feel like a 'round' writer

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Quotationary: Friendship

"It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter." ~Marlene Dietrich

I put this in the Christmas card that I'm giving Juni. This definitely doesn't define a friend, but it's so true. I can't wait to get down to LA to see her. I fly out tomorrow at 11am and come back Sunday. Of course that means that I don't get to see Edward until Monday, as he comes in tonight to Sacramento, but you have to give and take I guess. I haven't seen Juni since graduation! I can't wait! Not to mention that I can go visit Mike, Osama, April and Phil too. Lizzy said that she's busy all day tomorrow so I guess I won't be able to meet up with her this time. Aww, Melville buddy, it'll be okay.

Quote is compliments of The Quote Garden

Karaoke with Melanie and Shanna

For Melanie's birthday we went out to a little bar with karaoke. Here are the pictures from it. Most of the people I didn't really know, so I'm not going to post them since I don't know if I have all their names straight.
Melanie and Kevin, her fiance.

Me and Melanie
Shanna and Me with Ryan popping in the back. This guy is like freakin' 6"7'...a giant.

Shanna and Kevin singing a song that I can't remember. Sheryl Crow and what's his face. Oh, Chris Rock. I can't remember the name of the song.
The high school trio goofing around as usual.
Serious masks for this picture. From left: Shanna, me and Melanie
Shanna and I sang Goodbye Earl by the Dixie Chicks. It was the only song that we both knew. Hehe.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Honeybear looks so cute!!

Well, the first jacket that I got Honeybear was defective so I had to return it to Target. When I went to go get him another jacket there were no more left. Boo. So today after I went to the Apple Store, Christopher and I went to another Target store to see if they had it. They didn't, but they had a very cute outfit on clearance so everything turned out well. I was so excited about his new outfit that I emailed his picture to Ed and then called him to make sure that he checked his email. Oh my Honeybear is just so cute!

My mom gave me some of her old boots that she used to wear to work. Look what they did to my socks!!! These used to be white!

These are some of our new Christmas ornaments. My mom gets them every year from Corky's ornaments. I can't figure out how to rotate the picture in this blog, so I guess you just have to turn your head. Every year she gets a family ornament and Christopher and I get our own. She says that when we grow up and move out that we get to take them, though I don't know if she'll really want to part with them. We have a family one from back in 1990. That was even before Christopher was born. We're very loyal customers to this company.

On Sunday I had a Creative Memories get together with my family. It was a lot of fun, but a little difficult because they kept talking. Everyone seemed to have fun though and their pages turned out well.
Before we did the get together, my family of four went to go visit my grandma in her rehab center. We brought her dim sum for lunch. She seemed to be doing well because she had enough energy scolded my dad for not going to the doctor about his cough. She's back to her normal self.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Happy Birthday Melanie!

I just wanted to say happy birthday to my good friend Melanie. The big two three this year. We're going to go out on Saturday night to celebrate. I'm not quite sure what's happening yet, but it will be a lot of fun that's for sure.

Tomorrow I have to go the Lafayette Remax to be a receptionist for four hours. I guess they're going out for a Christmas party and need someone to answer phones. I don't mind too much since I'm getting paid to sit there and read Harry Potter Fan Fiction like a big nerd-o. Last week I got like $150 for just sitting there and reading. I don't think that I answered more than fifty phone calls. It's easy work, but so mind numbingly boring that it's hard to do... if that makes any sense at all.

Today I got my Christmas present for Juni in the mail. I'm so excited about it. I'm not going to say what it is incase she decides to read the blog. I've also thought of the best present for Edward and Julie, another of which I'm not willing to disclose on here, but if you want to know feel free to comment and I'll email you personally. It is quite exciting...well for me anyways.

I've also posted some pictures of the Cal tailgate that we had.
We got to the parking lot at 8:30 AM just to start the coals. I was freezing my bunnies off.
Look how awesome these Krisy Kreme donuts are!
Originally Jetson wanted to have F*ck Stanford on the cake, but the bakery wouldn't write that. So next year he said that he'd tell them to write "F Stanford" instead.
Kimi, Christopher and me freezing before we ate.
Our annual Big Game self portrait.

The field from where we were sitting. Our normal seats are at about the 40 yard line, but since Stanford fans were seated there we got pushe over.
I was freezing.
Kimi and Christopher after the game.
The three of us after the game.
I had to put this picture up. I got Honeybear a new jacket because he's been cold here.