Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The Bee's Knees

I got 3 Korean movies in the mail today, but the telly seems to have given up the ghost. Bummer. I was planning to start on DVD 3 of the Dune mini tonight, too. Sigh. I don't think we can watch the Korean DVDs on the computer because they're region 3. (They work in the DVD player I hacked, but with a broken telly. . . aaargh!) But one of the new discs turned out to be a video CD, so that one should work on the computer. I think. Right?

We went swimming at a friend's pool today. It was gorgeous. Sluggie chose to abandon sibs and friend in order to sit on the side like a mermaid and watch adult males playing water volleyball, fetching the ball for them when it went onto the side. Sheesh. If she went to school she would major in boys.

I had forgotten about the outdoor pool (we've mostly used the indoor one there) and so forgot sunscreen and had to mooch of off our friends. They had some blue Coppertone spray stuff that totally pwns our Banana Boat spray. Theirs actually sprays on in a mist instead of just glurking out a splat of lotion and then seizing up until you unscrew the top and screw it back on again. Very cool. Very easy to use. I bet it's very expensive. But I want some. :-) I was trying not to over-use their stuff and missed a spot on each thigh. It cuts off abruptly at my swimsuit line, thus making quite a contrast with my

(lily, white)

a-- er, bum.

They came over for dinner and GuTTer MuNKi made bajingo chicken. Mmmm. Swimming makes me hungry. Readers, I ate:

And then I ate some more:

I nearly burst.

Yesterday, Mollusc painted a Korean flag on her toenail. Kachow!


I got another book to review and so far the writing kinda sucks. Uh oh. What do I do now? I'm bummed because I was looking forward to reading this from the description. I thought it had possibilities. But the writing -- sigh. I'm going to keep going. Maybe it will improve as it goes. If not, I guess I contact the review director and tell her it sucks. In the meantime, it reminds me that my writing is better and that "Today is the day that we start wasting other people's time with our crap." (Thanks, again, Pete.)

Believe it!

Bee, leaving


Toby said...

I was reading a book about, I can't remember actually - something science fiction, it sucked so bad but I kept reading it anyway. I made it to about half way p. 150 or so and I threw it away. I would have burned it, but burning is illegal in the city.

Slade said...

Those pictures are amazing! Did you really take them??!! Wonderful! I too have envied people at the pool who are rich enough to afford that spary lotion stuff--it looks sooo cool and I am sure it doesn't take 30 billion years to put it on like the lotion that I have does!

Candace said...

Toby, this one's science fiction, too. Too bad, because the idea of chick-lit sci-fi appeals to me, but alas. I think you shuld have burnt it anyway. :-)

Slade, yep. I set my camera to the sports setting and fired away. Then I zoomed WAY in when I cropped. I got lucky with a few. I had to take a lot of pics to get a few decent ones.

ablondeblogger said...

I LOVE those photos. They are gorgeous!

[Mat] said...

"video CD, so that one should work on the computer. I think. Right?"

It should. PowerDVD or such can play that. But some standalone dvd player can play videoCD too. If it doesn't play, a little google will help you get the right codec for your computer's player.

Korean Flag! WOAH! - makes me think that we need women to train with us. Spices things up. :)


Trundling Grunt said...

Mollusc has a good eye and a far steadier hand than I could ever aspire to. Why the Korean interest btw?

Is Sluggie any different from her mother at that age, he asked with a raised eyebrow?

Egan said...

But can she paint the flag of Fiji on her left big toe?

Egan said...

Candace, you don't ever pass up an opportunity to burn crap do you? Good.

Candace said...

Thanks, Blonde! :-)

Thank you, Mat! I'm going to try it. :-) Gotta love that flag, huh? I don't know if I have the patience to try it myself. Maybe I should ask her for a pedicure. :-)

TG - I was pretty surprised at those little lines. When I try painting nails - not even pictures or anything - you'd better be standing by with the remover because more often than not I get a lot of the surrounding skin. :-P

I had to laugh about Sluggie coming by that naturally. :-) Ask dh. He thought maybe I was a lesbian or asexual or something when he first met me because I was SO not like that. I was a good girl who studied and didn't have time for boys. Now I'm kinda making up for that. :-D

Egan, I think she'd need a few extra toenails for that one. Or microscopic vision and brushes. (And yes, sadly, I had to look that one up. But I know all the ones that count. Oooh! Not PC. *slap* Thank you.)

Hahahaha! That's TOBY burning his book. I just gave him the green light. Green - get it? And not as in green alien sex. Muahahaha!

Someday I'm going to come over there and light your country music award on fire.

Candace said...

Oh, TG, the Korean thing is because our TKD Master is Korean and it's a Korean sport, so we get to learn a bunch of Korean words anyway. We decided to do that as our second language since we have a native speaker to give advice, help us order materials, etc. OK, it's one of our second languages. I love learning languages. Sadly I'm a Jack of all trades, master of none in that arena. :-P

Egan said...

Who, or what, the fuck is Gutter Munki?