Sunday, February 28, 2010

Earthquakes and Tsunamis

I woke up this morning to a bunch of emails and text messages about a tsunami warning for Guam. Holy smokes, Batman! What a way to wake up! Someone told me once that a tsunami more than likely will not hit Guam because of the reef. I so hope they're correct! At any rate, we do have tsunami evacuation areas and I pass one on my way home. I wouldn't think we'd have to go there since we'd be moving closer to the water to be there, but it's there nonetheless.

We do, however, have our share of earthquakes. The biggest one I've ever experienced measured at 8.2 back in 1992. That was beyond scary. Two buildings went down, not because of the building codes but because of some shoddy building practices. I think they were built on sand.

Back to the warnings. Our beaches were closed. That didn't bother me since I don't do the beach. I had to send emails reassuring everyone that we were okay.

Can we get a do over on this weekend. Stomach aches and tsunami warnings don't a great weekend make!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tentacles and my body don't like each other

Several years ago, I discovered that eating calamari gave me gut-wrenching stomach pains. Seriously bad, you wish you could tear out your stomach kind of pain. So, I've stayed away from calamari since then.

Enter yesterday's lunch at work. One of my friends volunteered to get kelaguen at the fisherman's co-op for lunch. We were all about that! So tired of eating at the establishments around school and forget the overpriced cafeteria! Fish kelaguen and octopus kelaguen straight from the co-op. Some of you might be thinking, "EW!" I know my friend Jill just about puked when I emailed her this morning. And, her response was more, "EEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWW."

Any Chamorro or Guamanian worth his or her salt with feast on kelaguen anything (making it is a different story). Kelaguen is a dish more commonly made with barbecued chicken, grated coconut, onions, hot pepper and lemon. I like mine without hot pepper and not a lot of coconut because I hate the taste of coconut and only tolerate it in kelaguen because the lemon kills the taste. You can make kelaguen out of anything, really--fish, beef, chicken, deer, mouth waters at the thought. Oh, the octopus kelaguen tasted so good!! I was fine yesterday, last night...until somewhere in the middle of the night...... OUCH. Stomach pain. I guess when my body was digesting the stuff, it didn't like the octopus. I spent most of the day with a tummy ache and a head ache. The list of things my body is sensitive to keeps growing...why couldn't my body not like cookies or candy instead?!?!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Monday, February 08, 2010


Here is a stash layout of my newest niece, Ezri Frances! When I saw these photos on her mom Diana's Facebook page, I knew I had to snag them!


Kit is from The Scrapping Spot January 2010.

Saturday, February 06, 2010


February Scrap your stash challenges have been thrown down! I did my first one...Use that punch.

It's another project 12 layout for 2009. Only four more months to scrap for 2009!!! Layout supplies from Scarlet Lime that's using the stash!

I found this blog the other of those nights when I had a hard time sleeping... I watched the tutorial on how to make Tim Holtz's grunge paper flowers and tried my hand at it.

Here's my version: