My Parnter in Crime

Her name is Makai. She was made for me by sarahjohnsoncarter. When I first saw her I had to have her. She reminds me of a mini me... Even though I am compact already {LOL}. We are both pacific islanders (she came from Kaiwa, Hawaii) short, round, laughing, have beautiful hair, and always on the internet/computer.

Granted I could have made one myself like my dad indicated but I doubt I would have made her this cute. It is taking ALL my self control NOT to get her all glitter-fied. I will refrane because she is perfect just the way she is... Like me :)

Her name Makai (ma-ky) is Hawaiian meaning for Seaward or toward the sea. Most common use: Toward the sea.

Test Page & Office Scavenger Hunt

Testing... 1...2... 3... Testing

Testing out my Crafty Chica glitter, paint writers and acrylic paints

Workplace Raider

Judy aka Jukie aka Workplace Raider

Happy Friday the 13th & Valentine's Day

From Marci my "Be My Valentine" swap partner. We were supposed to put together a package w/ the Valentine theme. Mine was FULL of goodies. From pedicure/manicure things to edible snacks. I even got two rubber stamps. Love them! What I REALLY like is the anklet that has a CUTE little hibiscus on it. Marci was so in tune w/ what I liked that I damn near cried... Hey I said DAMN NEAR... I DIDN'T! Well maybe I teared up... {laughs}

I only enter "parcel" swaps during holidays or a special event to spread the cheer. Besides whole point of swap-bot is to swap CRAFTS not receive presents. So far my experience has been quite interesting and entertaining although I have had the misfortune of being "flaked" on a couple of times. I swear... One bad apple...{shrugs}

What I really find amazing is to see others interpretations of these swaps. Speaking of which... I have to finish these ATCs for this "7 Deadly Sins" swap. Very curious as to what my partner is coming up with.

My baby sister Krys and I decided we wanted to make Valentine's Day cupcakes for the family, work and Ms. Ebony & her family. I did the frosting and Krys did the rest. I think she did an AWESOME job even though she was falling asleep. We're just trying to spread the love.

*** Note to self, start around 6pm NOT around 9pm.

What Do You Know About This?

I finally got my "Wreck This Journal" on Friday.
I've completed one page thus far.
I feel kind of liberated right now.
If you don't know what "duku" is, let me explain
Duku is how you say clitoris in my mother's native language.
Yes, that is one of many favorite words.

This page instructed me to "Write one word over and over"

Jude - Week 6

I can't wait to complete another page.
I can feel my creative juices flowing through my veins

Dating Experience: 001 in 2009

How am I supposed to enjoy your company when it is clear that you don't even enjoy it yourself? I tried to lighten the mood by being casual and somewhat entertaining as not to have you cowar deeper into your own personal cave. I instantly noticed that that didin't work. I switch my game plan and asked you some of the prerequisit questions such as "Have you ever been to this restuarant?" or I even through out there "What do you like about your job?" I had the feeling that my generic questions were a bit personal for you so I decided to take the lead and tell you a bit about myself...

Then I must have hit a nerve because after I told you I was married before your nose wrinkled and your eyes turned to slits. I tried really hard not to get offended. I even took 3 deep breaths and allowed you to ask me all the questions that usually follow that statement. What I didn't anticipate was "What did you do to him?". Again I found myself getting defensive. Friends and family alike would tell you that I am not a very patient woman and that I am EASILY provoked. I did not take the bait. Instead, I said w/ great restraint that "We weren't right for each other. I needed a husband & he needed a part time wife." Then I hear what I can only explain as a snort errupt from your face and you continue to glare at me. I all of a sudden felt a calm overcome me then it felt like everyhthing I did was automatic. Ordering my food. Eating my food. Wiping my mouth and replacing my napkin on my lap. I did not even comment when there was a pregnant pause between my answers and your intrusive questions.

When we made it back to our cars, you looked at me in a very suspicious way. You even lightly touched my hand and arm that sent chills of dread up and down my arms. You leaned in and I could smell the garlic on your breathe. It must have been the facial expression I had on that made you stop. As I said before, everything seem to be on automatic because I could have sworn I heard myself say in a very calm and hushed voice, "After ALL that, you want a KISS? FROM ME? You've got to be kidding." It must have taken you a moment to register what I said because your mouth dropped open and I heard you inhale from what felt like a whole minute. That is when my ears started ringing.

Needless to say, you called me some chose words which I took pride in especially since it caused people passing by to either snicker or gauke at you. Like my friend said "The only people that make scenes are the trashy ones."

Just to think, I kind of liked you and was anticipating a very pleasant evening w/ you. Thank you for showing your true colors instead of having me weed out the bullshit from the genuine you 3 months later.

The Island Broad's 50 Fave Tv Shows

This fantastically lengthy list is for my six (6) fabulous partners for the "50 Fave Tv Shows" swap from Please be advised that I watch these television shows either religiously or whenever I see them on. We aren't even going to mention the ones that I USED TO watch. {laughs} Shall I begin!?!?

1. Supernatural
2. House
3. CSI
4. Charmed
5. Myth Busters
6. Big Love
7. True Blood
8. Sex and the City
9. Gilmore Girls
10. The Game
11. Jeopardy!
12. Jon and Kate plus 8
13. 17 Kids and Counting
14. 30 Minute Meals
15. Iron Chef America
16. $40 a Day
17. Everyday Italian
18. Feasting on Asphalt/Waves
19. Barefoot Contessa
20. One Tree Hill
21. What Not to Wear
22. Dirty Jobs
23. Nip/Tuck
24. Law & Order
25. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
26. Law & Order: Criminal Intent
27. NCIS
28. Friends
29. That 70's Show
30. Avatar {Yes, I still watch cartoons. And?}
31. Jimmy Neutron; Boy Genius
32. Danny Phantom
33. King of the Hill
34. Without a Trace
35. Cold Case
36. Ace of Cakes
37. Fringe
38. The Mentalist
39. The Real World {not so much now but I used to watch it religiously}
40. America's Next Top Model
41. Burn Notice
42. Psyche
43. Monk
44. Ugly Betty
45. Entourage
46. The Simpsons
47. Are You Being Served?
48. Keeping Up Apperances
49. Masterpiece Classic {Whatever is playing is awesome. This month it is Sense & Sensibility}
50. Bones

In all honesty, I did not think that I would be able to finish the list considering it had to consist of 50 of my favorite television shows. I have come to the conclusion that I watch TOO MUCH television and will be taking the steps to cut back on a lot unproductive time. I calculated how much time I am devoting to television and I realized I wasn't breathing {LOL} Its funny now but later on in life I will start analyzing my life, per my usual, and I will realize I could have been doing something productive.

I am on my way to a more productive {lesser television} lifestyle.

The Island Broad's 50 Best Movies

This is for my six (6) awesome partners for the "50 Best Movies" swap from . I am putting a bit of a twist to it. Since I am a movie buff, my favorites vary w/ my mood, time of day/year and/or the lastest cause I am involved in. So I'm going to list the 50 best movies I like currently.

1. The Namesake

Staring: Kal Penn

2. Reservation Road

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Jennifer Connelly, Mark Ruffalo, Ella Fanning

3. 12 Angry Men

Cast: Henry Fonda

4. Arsenic and Old Lace

Staring: Cary Grant

5. Gone with the Wind

Staring: Clark Gable

6. Waitress

Cast: Kerri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Shelly {RIP}

7. Failure to Launch

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Bates, Terry Bradshaw, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Bartha, Bradley Cooper

8. Sex and the City: The Movie

Staring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Catrell, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon

9. Forrest Gump

Staring: Tom Hanks, Sally Fields, and Gary Sinise

10. Love & Basketball

Staring: Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps

11. Much Ado About Nothing

Cast: Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves, Emma Thompson, Kate Beckinsale and Michael Keeton

12. What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Staring: Johnny Depp, Leonardo Dicaprio and Juliet Lewis

13. Schindler's List

Staring: Liam Niesson

14. Disney's Beauty and the Beast

15. From Hell

Staring: Johnny Depp

16. Haven

Staring: Orlando Bloom, Bill Paxton

17. Holes

Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Tim Blake Nelson, Shia LaBeouf, Henry Winkler, Patricia Arquette

18. Identity

Cast: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Alfred Molina

19. Jane Eyre (1996)

Cast: Anna Paquin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, William Hurt

20. Misses Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Cast: Amy Adams, Frances McDormand, Lee Pace

21. My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Cast: Nia Vardalos, Joey Fatone, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Ian Gomez

22. P.S., I Love You

Cast: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Cathy Bates, Lisa Kudrow

23. Practical Magic

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Stockard Channing, Dianne Wiest

24. High Fidelity

Cast: John Cusack, Jack Black, Lisa Bonnet

25. The Breakfast Club

Cast: Molly Ringwall, C. Patrick Harris, Amilo Estevaz, Alley Sheady

26. The Devil Wears Prada

Cast: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci, Adrian Grenier, Simon Baker

27. The Jane Austen Book Club

Cast: Hugh Dancy, Maria Bello, Emily Blunt, Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Maggie Grace, Jimmy Smits

28. The Slums of Beverly Hill

Cast: Natasha Lyonne, Alan Arkin, Marisa Tomei, David Krumholtz

29. The Sound of Music

Cast: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer

30. The Wizard of Oz

Cast: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton

31. Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Cast: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum

32. Transformers

Staring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Rachael Taylor, Anthony Anderson, Jon Voight, John Turturro

33. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Cast: Daniel Radcliff, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson

34. 300

Staring: Gerard Butler

35. Goodfellas

Staring: Ray Liotta, Robert Deniro, Joe Pesci,


37. American History X

Staring: Edward Norton, Edward Ferlong

38. Find Me Guilty

Staring: Vin Diesel

39. Casino

Staring: Robert Deniro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci

40. Crash

41. The Birdcage

Cast: Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Dianne Wiest

42. August Rush

Cast: Freddie Highmore, Kerri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Robin Williams, Terrance Howard

43. Good Will Hunting

Cast: Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck

44. The Holiday

Cast: Kate Winslet, Jack Black, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law , Rufus Sewell and Shannyn Sossamon

45. 10 Things I Hate About You

Cast: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Krumholtz, and Gabrielle Union

46. How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer

Cast: America Ferrera and Elizabeth Peña

47. Slumdog Millionaire

Cast: Dev Patel, Irrfan Khan

48. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

49. Little Miss Sunshine

Cast: Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin, Toni Collette,Steve Carell

50. Rob Roy

Cast: Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, John Hurt