Monday, December 20, 2010

Playing Catch Up

Eustice got to meet my friend Alice who was visiting L.A. from Moscow... the one in Idaho.
 Eustice was kinda annoyed that I blogged without him. Especially since I have a backlog of photos that needed to be uploaded.

I haven't told all his stories of late, and he really is fond of me telling his stories to you. So here is a massive image heavy update for you...
With Adelle at Trade Joe's. Eustice says she's got beautiful hair.

Eustice went with me to get my hair cut. This is Chris, my stylist. He Rawks.

 Dr. William Ridgeway gives Eustice a check up. He's been our family vet for over 20 years. He puts up with Eustice calling him Uncle Bill.

Having a good time at Bubba Gump's.

More good times at Bubba Gump's.

I had to explain to Eustice that "Ambur" is not the traditional spelling. He said it worked for him.

Eustice heard this fine young man singing and wanted his picture taken with him.

At Harbor Hyundai getting an oil change.

This is LaLa. Her Mom knits with us on Wednesday nights.

Soshana got Engaged!

Tina, The Eyebrow Queen, gives Eustice a kiss.

So this kinda sorta catches us up. I recently attended the Orthodox Jewish funeral for my Step-Mom's Dad who was 101 years young. I had to leave Eustice at home that day. The impulse to take pictures of Eustice would just have been too strong. If my Step-Mom saw me taking pictures of Eustice my funeral would have been next.

However on the walk to the graveside Rob told me that he had to suppress a chuckle as they placed the casket in the back of the hearse. He could just see Eustice sitting, in a very serious and dignified fashion (of course), atop the casket. When I told our friend Monicaroni about this she made me promise that if she died before me that I would take pictures of Eustice at her funeral.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

It's not always about Eustice...

This is an actual instant message conversation that I had today with my next-door neighbor. Names have been changed to protect the sane. 

TheNeighbor: Hey how do I stick my tongue out at you

TheNiceLady: you need to find the drop down window for the smilies.

TheNiceLady: =:)

TheNiceLady: I can show you later. We’re going to go get eggs. And stuff.

TheNeighbor: eggs what kind of eggs, like chicken.....or human

TheNiceLady: gross. We're getting sharks eggs :P

TheNeighbor:'s gotta ask

TheNiceLady: and also platypus eggs and maybe an ostrich egg. To make pie crust.
                       okay? Nosy pants.

TheNeighbor: okay that's scary

TheNiceLady: do you have some clean newspaper? I need packing material. The only box I have is too big.

TheNeighbor: disturbing question ...why?

TheNiceLady: because I'm mailing an xmas gift to a friend. I can't have the body rolling around too much. If the blood leaks out she'll never get the package.

TheNeighbor: oh yeah, I think I might even have packing material let me look

TheNiceLady: 8-}
TheNiceLady: =P~

TheNeighbor: okay that's gross

TheNiceLady: :-h

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Where Crayzee is Mainstream

This may have been the highlight of Eustice's year.

You may not have known, but Eustice is a gamer. Well, by proxy anyway. He sits on my desk while I, and sometimes Rob, play World Of Warcraft. He was quite excited to be able to go along with us to the official Launch Party at Fry's in Fountain Valley.

You know one of Eustice's favorite hobbies is meeting new people, and there were so many interesting people to meet that he was having me run around in all sorts of directions. Rob kept getting lost. We weren't lost, we knew where we were!

First thing when we got there Eustice wanted to stop to speak to the woman sitting at the Press Table.I have no idea what they talked about. No longer being a member of the "press" myself, I was not privy to the conversation. He did say that she was clearly a well informed woman. I think Eustice enjoys keeping me in the dark about some things a little too much. 

If it wasn't for the fact that no one would notice Eustice walking up to them on his own, sometimes I think he would just skip off without me.

 Then he stopped and visited for a while with this nice gentleman. You can see Eustice sitting there on his knee. He really did have one of the best "seats" available. He said it was one of the rare times that being handicapped came in handy for him.

 We stopped for a while and checked out the new NVIDIA 3-D Graphics card. To see the screen in 3-D you have to wear special powered sunglasses. I had to take the sunglasses away from Eustice before I could get a picture, because he had started mindlessly chewing on the attached USB cable while watching the demo.  The 3-D really was sharp and impressive. While I understood how distracting it might have been... I was just really glad that no one noticed his little teeth marks. He also visited with the NVIDIA rep and a clever woman making murloc balloon hats.

Eustice is really fascinated by all things murloc. He says it has nothing to do with the fact that they might eat him... but I'm not so sure.

The next order of business was snacks! Lee's Philly Gogi was there and Rob and I had to have us some Gogi tacos. They were yummeh. Eustice took a sniff...he ate a little of the seasonings on top and then gave me dirty looks. I pointed out to Eustice that it was not like the cow was anyone we knew.

Really, sometimes his sensitivity is sweet and other times; well, it's just kinda hard to enjoy a delicious gogi beef taco when there is a sheep you love nearby giving you dirty looks.

I told him that if he didn't stop it he couldn't have anymore of the lemonade from Hot Dog on a Stick and I'd put him back in my purse.  I really think it was the idea of no more of the best lemonade in the world and not being inside my purse that adjusted his attitude.

Of all the people that Eustice met, I think this young woman was his favorite. I don't know why the Dwarven race is his favorite but it just seems to be. As you can see they clearly bonded. 

Here are some other pictures of the people Eustice met.

I think this is Mr. Lee of Lee's Philly Gogi. This was before we ordered.

One of the Cataclysm Developers.

PIRATES! ...and their pet murloc. Eustice is on the murloc's head.

Eustice also met some Warlock's Minions.
A blood elf and her friends. She said she'd heard of Eustice's "kind" before. We were all a little baffled by that. Eustice was rather disturbed by the strangely pale hands of her purple friends. He notices things like that.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Elephant Parade

While letting the dog out on a wet and cold night I called back into the house to Rob : Honey! There's an elephant parade! Bring Eustice with you!

He took a minute to answer... Eustice wanted to come outside where I was freezing my bare feet, I know he did. But instead, I hear from the back of the house "Take a picture. It's too damn cold."

So I had to answer honestly "I can't. They're in India."

This is why Eustice and I haven't had much to say lately. We're married to a wonderful man who doesn't run outside for an elephant parade.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Road Trip! (for an almost wordless Wednesday)

Eustice discovered that he loves road trips. You meet such interesting people!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Eating Ocean-Spiders

Our friend Monicaroni from Texas came to visit us! We thought the most fun we could have on a weeknight would be to stuff our selves full of things that normally crawl on the ocean floor. I showed Eustice a picture of crabs on the interwebs and he was very excited... he says that he likes the flavor of spiders. I didn't ask for details.

First we had to pick out what we wanted to eat. Here is Eustice enjoying the sound of a bubbler. Pretty arty for a camera phone... don't you think?

I'm sure that these are just as tasty as they are pretty.  Then we came across this...

It took us a while to get Eustice to calm down enough to understand that this is a type of fish... I'd never seen him so upset before.
Once he calmed down (and we stopped laughing at him) he agreed to pose with the sheephead. But you can tell from the look on his face that he was pretty annoyed with us for laughing at him.

While Monicaroni ordered fish, and husband got a beer, Eustice and I staked out a table and waited for our live crabs to be cooked. Eustice refused to pose with living crabs. I think maybe he thought they'd be smaller? Or maybe he was afraid of being pinched. Still, he looks excited about it all, doesn't he?

When I brought the bag of steamed crabs to the table, he wasted not a moment to get a good look...

This crab had one of the thickest shells I've ever seen. Even Eustice's hooves were not strong enough to break it! Much mallet whacking and flying debris ensued. Sure was sweet and tasty tho. Once you got past the dirt... I grumbled about the fact that they didn't rinse it before steaming it.  Eustice just stared at me. "What's wrong with eating dirt?" He asked. "MY MOM," he said "told me it's a great way to get your minerals." I'm not gonna disrespect Eustice's Mom.

Other things we ate included: 

And Monicaroni had to reassemble this one for the picture. It was so delicate that it fell apart (but boy oh boy was it tasty!)

It was about this time that I noticed while Monicaroni and I were busy talking and stuffing our faces with sweet delicious crabs, husband had been letting Eustice take sips of his beer...

Eustice keeps asking when we're gonna see Monicaroni again and when are we going back to the Redondo Beach Pier and if he can have more beer.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A little too close Eustice!

At the Sunday Farmer's Market Eustice wanted to visit with the little dogs that are available for adoption from Hearts for Hounds

Only he got a LEETILE bit too close...

and has suffered the consequences...

He says he doesn't blame the puppy, it was his fault for teasing. The puppy apparently thought Eustice would be a great new toy! (he is... but he's MY TOY doggie, grrrr! Mine! Bark! Bark!)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Saying so long to a friend...

This is Eustice and his friend, the Murloc I knitted as a baby gift for some expectant friends... Eustice helped me pack him up into a box along with some nice toys to entertain him on his long trip to South Carolina (Murloc can be very naughty if they're not kept busy). Hopefully Murloc will share the toys with the baby when he arrives.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Starting in the Middle

 What an unusually busy day for a girl and her sheep. A trip to the pharmacy...

Where Eustice kindly signed for my prescriptions so I wouldn't have to touch a pen handled by piles of other sick people (he's thoughtful like that at times!) 

His penmanship leaves much to be desired, but no one seems to care. Only his typing is worse!

 Later on we went to Chipotle for lunch. Did you know that everything they have is gluten free?! (Except the flour tortillas of course.) He insisted on checking out the nutrition facts. I think he was feeling unusually protective of me this day.

While the husband and I were distracted with our late lunch he wandered off. When I looked up I found him getting rather close to that crazy burrito eating Aztec they have there.

 He refused to say what he was up to. I suspect he narrowly avoided being a burrito topping.

  On the way home we stopped at Trader Joe's where Eustice is quite popular from previous visits..

I turned my back on Eustice and the Basket for just a minute to ask after a product I didn't see on the shelves and when I looked back...

 No, Trader Joe's does not sell step ladders. Which is probably a big part of why you can't take either of us anywhere.

To read about how Eustice and I met, you'll need to go here. Eustice has a fan page on facebook, just search for "Eustice The Big Horn Sheep" and you can find him on Twitter too! He's just EusticeTheSheep there. We're looking forward to sharing our adventures with you (well, maybe not so much my husband).