The New Diggs

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In case you hadn't heard, Scott and I bought ourselves an entire house to fill with airsoft stuff, video games, movie and whatever else.  It is a big change going from an apartment to a house, seems like there is so much room and we will never fill it up.  There are 5 bedrooms... yes, I said 5.  No we didn't need 5 bedrooms, thats just how many came with this house.  There are 2.5 bathrooms, no more fighting for who gets to use the bathroom after a long trip.  There are 2 decks, a smaller side deck, then the large back entertaining deck.  Two car garage, so there will still be fights as to who gets to park in the garage.  Formal living and dinning rooms.  Right now they are a place to put random things... maybe one day they will be functual.  Nice big kitchen and dinning nook.  Family room, where Scott and I hang out most of the time.

All done!

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Well everything is all over with!  The year of planning and stressed washed away after just a few short minutes.  But it was all 100% worth it!

January 24, 2009 came and went in a blur.  Scott looked so handosme in his tux.  Everyone laughed and ate and enjoyed themselves.  The weather even was nice to us that day.  Couldn't have asked for a better day, nor a better bunch of people to share it with!

After the wedding, we went to Florida and then on our cruise for some rest and relaxation and peace and quiet!  We had loads of fun and can't wait to tell everyone about it.

It's January!

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So January is finally here!  That means it is really time to start counting down the days until the big day!  YAY!!

We finished everything that we can do for now.  All that is left is getting head counts to the cake peeps and the catering peeps by next friday.  There are a few people that still need to be called, but I think we are right where we are going to be with 90 people.  That is a respectable size wedding I imagine.

The other thing we have to do, is get the marriage license.  We will probably do that early next week so that way we have it and aren't rushing to do it.  We also need to make sure that Andy gets his tux fitting done.  Of all the people that needed to do it, I am sad to see that he is the one that hasn't done it yet.  I would have thought that he would have been the first to get that done.

Well, that is where we are with that.  If you want to see engagement pictures, let me or Scott know and we will point you in the right direction!

Wedding Update!

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So I am very proud of Scott and I!  We have done alot of work recently.  We have booked the florist, decided ont he menu, and picked a photgrapher.  That means we are getting really close to being done!  We have also picked out the honeymoon!  Ya know, the fun part!

For all of you wondering where we are going, you can go here: http://www.ncl.com/nclweb/booking/cruisedetails.html?packageId=1593766

We will be leaving for Florida the tuesday after the wedding, and getting back to Washington February 9th.  Not sure if we want to go to Universal Studios or Disney World.  But we will probably go to at least one of those places while we are there.

Next, I think we need to start talking about what music we want for everything.  We have a few ideas about some of the stuff, but we need to figure out what we really want.

Oh yeah, we also got a bunch of the invitations out!  The rest will go out this weekend!  Please be sure you RSVP for us!

Lego Videogames

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So, unlike Scott, I am not an avide "gamer."  *Gasp*  I know.  It's like I'm an outsider.  That does not mean that I don't enjoy playing video games.  It just means that I don't play them all of the time.  But when I do, I like to play more "Mario" type game, story/adventure games.  I think that is why I like to ply the Lego games.

Scott and I started playing the Lego Star Wars when it first came out.  We had fun flying around and using our Jedi powers and blowing ourselves up.  Scott would create high jumping, dark force using bounty hunters.  He thought they were great.

Then we got Lego Star Wars, the Original Trilogy.  And it was fun to do the same things but with new stories.  I think we got 100% completes on both the Original Story and the first one that came out.  Then the Complete Saga came out, and we bought that.  So yes, we basically have both games twice.  but we weren't that into it.  It was the same thing that we had just done.  But we did most of it.  I think we get almost all the achievments.

With the Complete Saga, we were able to unlock Indiana Jones.  Scott and I talked about what we thought the game would be like.  There was nothing that you could use to replace the "Force" and after that, what else was there?  So Lego Indiana came out and we didn't really see the need to get it.

But then Scott saw that Lego Batman was comming out this week.  And we started talking about it again.  Batman, although a superhero, has no super powers.  How were they going to replace that force, bounty hunter, bot aspects?  Well, didn't really matter, it was Batman so Scott had to get it.  And he picked up Indiana as well.  But we started with Batman first.

I must say I enjoy punching/kicking/body slamming the little Lego people until they explode into Lego bits.  It's a type of anger release.  There is also a little more thought needed to get through the levels.  Things aren't as aparent or automatic.  There are also a bunch of different tech suits that batman or Robin can wear.  They have to be unlocked, just like the characters even.  The game is different enough from the Star Wars games that you get into it again.  But it is still everything that you love about the Lego Star Wars games.

The only thing I could do without is Scott constantly yelling, "I am batman!"

Baroness

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She's fat. And very long now. STP60339.JPG

She's still black! And she's still blind. See, we used to think she was just alittle retarded. or maybe a little crazy. Then the vet said she might have every terminal disease known to felines. But she doesn't! She's not retarded, or clumsy. She doesn't have Parvo, FHIV, Death, or anything like that! She's just BLIND. As a bat. But she's a cat. And black. And let me tell you, there's nothing funnier than watching a blind cat try and hunt bugs. I mean sure she can find them. Sort of. And she sure does try and chase them. She just happens to usually be about a minute late. Always. She pounces on the spot the bug was at... Only the bug flew away about a minute before. And she gets all excited about it too, running laps around the house trying to show us "Hey look! Come look! I've found something!"

It'd only be slightly less funny if she wasn't terribly afraid of everything as well.

 

Extreme Pizza: Too the limit

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A bit back, Chelsea and I decided to tool around Issaquah because I was doing some random work stuff. So while seeing Hellboy 2: Back to Hell and also the Cougar Mountain Zoo, we stopped and grabbed some pizza from Extreme Pizza. We also grabbed some salads, which frankly sucked terribly. Don't do the salads. Do the pizza.

Extreme Pizza has alot of signature pizzas and subs, things like the Screamin' Tomato... Or the Ragin' Rooster. or in our case, Railroad Grade and The Boar'der.

Railroad Grade would theoretically be your basic Combination pizza. It was very good, and the crust was well done. Toppings were nothing super to write home about, but hey, it's a combination. It's a baseline to compare to others.

Now the Boar'der? That is a Barbeque PORK based pizza. Thats awesome. And it tasted very good. Unfortunately it was a little overpowering taste wise compared to the Railroad Grade, so honestly I remember the Boar'der alot more than the Railroad Grade. Excitement!

Romio's

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So, friday after an especially crappy commute, Chelsea surprised me with pizza from the neighborhood store... Romio's. It's effectively across the street. We'd eaten there once before, but that was for pasta and calzone...  This time she ordered a Mexican pizza, a Barbeque chicken pizza and we received some free buffalo wings.

Now normally, mexican pizza can be incredibly hit or miss. This particular one had jalapeno peppers on it to begin with, but they seemed fresh and were not overly spicy, and what spice there was, was mellowed by the cheddar they used. While the crust wasn't the greatest crust I've had, it was reasonably thick and certainly didn't taste store-bought as others have.

Now the Barbeque... well... Lets just say the sauce wasn't the kickin'est. The chicken and onions were all fine, but the sauce, ontop of a base tomato sauce for the crust was weak. I wasn't too much of a fan of this particular one. But oh well. Stuff happens.

In the interests of the buffalo wings... Those were great. They were not the chemically derived crap you normally received, instead pretty much a dry rub which while not super spicy still brought to mind buffalos flying through the sky. Yes. Thats where buffalo wings come from. Don't you wonder why there are so few buffalos sighted after the Superbowl? Exactly.

Wedding Update!

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So, since Scott isn't going to talk about all the pizza we have had, I'm not going to either!  That's his job.    I will, however, give you an update on the wedding planning. 

We have recieved our invitations form the printer (some assembly required).  So will start putting those together and hopefully getting them out next month sometime.  I know that next month seems like way early, but if you think about it, next month is September.  The wedding is in January, thats only 4 months!

We have also done all the gift registry stuff.  Where, you ask?  I'm not tellin'!  You are going to have to wait and find out when you get your invitation, just like everyone else =P

Scott bought some of the stuff for the center pieces the other day.  So we are working on getting all that stuff together now as well.  We know what we want to do, it's just a matter of getting everything at good prices.  And I think that we are on the right track.

Next tuesday we have a cake tasting.  And we need to go look at some cupcake places for Scott.  Why cupcakes?  Secret!  But it would help if he would stop having all these weekend games and would be here to do stuffs!  Anyway, thats it for now.  I know that it's not alot, but maybe it will atleast be somethign new on here.

Cucina Cucina

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Oh how I loathe thee.

Seriously, before we went to Hancock, Chelsea and I went to Cucina Cucina to get something to eat for a late lunch.  I know, surprising! So we ordered a pizza and a salad and a flatbread. Of course that is when we actually got the chance to order. It was some 20 minutes after we were seated before we even saw our waiter. And then, he managed to get our order wrong. Yeah... With service like that its no wonder alot of their stores aren't doing well.