Tuesday, November 27, 2007


I don't know if it's me or what but keeping up this blog is a lot of work. I need to learn some shortcuts or something because it's kind of exhausting to me. Maybe I'm just retarded or something, but I need some tips. I have so many pictures I want to post with little cute stories to go with them. But they'll have to wait.

You know, I'm supposed to be writing my dissertation proposal right now, but here I am wasting time again. Btw, I'm defending my proposal on Dec 14. So I'm a little stressed out lately. But after the 14th, I think I'll be a different person.

Wish me luck!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Oooju's Not Going to Hell!

On Sunday, Oooju got baptized. He's been saved! Yay! Anyways, it was my mom's idea and it was just way more important for her to have him baptized. Days leading up to the baptism, she would get teary eyed just thinking about it. She has this plan to get Oooju to go to church with her and then eventually, the two of them will team up together to evangelize the rest of the family. According to my mom, Nate, my sister, my dad and I are all going to hell. The sad thing is, it really breaks her heart thinking we won't be joining her in heaven.
Notice how everyone in my family is pretty much the same height

So my cousins Jane and Grace also came to the baptism. However, I don't know what type of church they're used to going to because they showed up dressed like a bunch of hookers. Jane was wearing some lacy thing that looked more like a nighty and Grace had on skin tight pants, a midriff bearing tank top and some crazy heeled boots. Unfortunately you can't see the boots in the picture, but believe me, they did not look like they were going to a baptism. But they're great aunts to Oooju and I guess that's what matters.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Duff's First Thanksgiving!

We went to Nate's mom's house for Thanksgiving which has become a tradition for us. But this year, Duff got to join the party on the outside (last year, I was almost two months pregnant with him). It was also a very special day because it was Duff's first time swimming in a pool. He loved it as you can see from the pictures:

And here's something new: video clips of him "swimming."

Here's Nate and Duff with the turkey. It came out great! Since Nate's mom is a vegetarian, I have to prepare the turkey. My secret is I massage it with salt and pepper and baste the turkey with a lot of love and tenderness.

Here's Duff with his Grandma and Great Grandma. Great Grandma's pretty old school and says some funny shit. Like on Thanksgiving morning, she came out into the living room and said: "I look like the socks on a rooster!" We don't really know exactly what it means or where the expression comes from, but it was funny as hell when she said it.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Ghetto-Ass Carnival Behind My House

So the past Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, we went to this ghetto-ass carnival behind my house. It was great. I used to go when I was in junior high school. I can't really say I have fond memories of it, but a have a couple memorable ones. Like one time, this carnie in charge of the viking ride offered me and my girlfriends some chewing tobacco and then after he started the ride, he went off somewhere and left us on the ride for over 10 minutes.

Anyways, I wanted to share such "urban" experiences with Oooju. Here are some pics from that wonderful thing that is now officially known as: "The Ghetto-Ass Carnival Behind my house!"

Dan and Nate
Nuvia and Robert
Carnival Ride
Corn stuck in some Cabbage

The Whole family with Mr.
Oooju and Nate

Nate and Oooju
Oooju and Me

Curious George, Oooju and Nate

So Nate won the Curious George doll by throwing a plastic ring on a coke bottle. It was great. I was so proud of him. As for me, it was more fun trying to bargain with the carnies for free games or extra balls or a dollar off than actually playing the games which I suck at. However, there was a raffle and I won a Mexican wrestling mask that smells like gasoline and an Infinity t-shirt. I love it!