Friday, May 14, 2010

Birthday Outing with Hello Kitty: the bunny killing Pirate

Uggggg……………….heat. It has been ‘nice and sunny’ which means ‘I have high blood pressure, a giant headache and threats of a stroke” – when you can’t sweat, heat is scary: your heart beats faster, the blood pressure rises, all things to increase sweat…which doesn’t happen, so I get more TIA (micro strokes) while I sleep and wake with a huge ‘heat headache’.

I am getting ready for my birthday going out. My birthday falls between the two weekends. I was totally off about Kent State, as I find due to the computer age. I had done those ‘look it up in the newspaper assignments’ and they way they talked about Kent State made me sure it was the day before. It wasn’t, it was almost three weeks earlier. Now, a quick google and I get the whole scope including that this year, a new park where the events took place has been created, a National Park, so one Cheryl has NOT visited (since she works for the National Parks).

Tomorrow I am off on some outings, though I had two doctor’s appointments back to back (along with the encouraging (NOT!) statement, "Don't give up, stem cell research is really advancing for neurodegenerative diseases" - because the amount of Stem Cell DNA Vaccines, translants, or regrowths currently in Victoria=0). I am slept up and pretty much ready to go (ignore the erratic heart).

We brain stormed where to go, “How about a Steak House?”

Linda: “NO!” scoff, “Like we can afford that!”

Me: “Fine, this year you get an ice cream cone for YOUR birthday!”

We are tentatively looking at a Korean BBQ, which is something we tried and liked in Japan and a new one has opened here in town. The back up to that is a South America cuisine place with also serves pitches of Sangria. Technically I was banned from there a long time ago when some people I was with set fire to the table in a odd version of dating ‘one-up-manship’ (I steal the folks, You steal the sugar despenser, I set fire to the table, you add alcohol, etc) – it taught me to avoid taking people with very low inhibition thresholds to restaurants I liked.

I did get in the post a couple things for the postcards this week. One is the Hello Kitty the Pirate stickers (they are very rare and yes, sparkly), where HK has a pirate hat with skull AND a Pirate ship with treasure and all. The assistant bunnies all seem to be gone by the time the treasure is buried (sing it like pirates of the Caribbean: “dead bunnies tell no tales…….dead bunnies tell no tales..”). The other are a couple of sticker sheets from when Hello Kitty ran away to the circus (She REALLY does get around).

From a seller on livejournal I bought some stickers, which I did not know were being sent….from a person teaching in CHINA. So I have a Chinese envelope and stamps, if someone collects stamps let me know and I can send them to you. The sticker on the envelope is of a 'ball joint doll' showing you how realistic and complex (And expensive!) they are. A good description of ball joint dolls and getting on from the creators is in the manga book Japan Ai: A Tall Girl's Visit in Japan. The stickers are 1.5 inches by 3 and show Hello kitty with her Winter Court, Hello Kitty out shopping, Hello Kitty selling crack cocaine (naw, I threw that last one in to fool you!), also some stickers from series ranging from K-ON! (now in season 2), to Lucky Star, Chobits and Fate/Stay Night. Looking forward to sending them all over the world! Stickers are FUN!

Birthday time outside! Gotta go…

18 comments:

Linda McClung said...

You got some great stickers Beth. The puffy pirate HK stickers are cool and remind me of your PJ's. The other circus stickers are also neat because they change colour if you hold them and your body temperature warms them up.

I'm really looking forward to our celebratory dinner this weekend - whether it's Korean BBQ or South American. Yum!

Christianne said...

Your birthday present from me is on its way--hope you like it, and have a great weekend!

rachelcreative said...

Loving the Hello Kity booty.

Hope you manage to go out and not pay too high a price (body or cash!).

I posted a letter to you yesterday with a new pop up especially for you.

Have fun for your birthday!

Lene Andersen said...

People SET FIRE to the place?? You have way more interesting dinners than I do...

The stickers are terrific!

Hope you have a great time this weekend!

yanub said...

Happy birthday weekend, Beth! Enjoy your dinner date with Linda.

Diane J Standiford said...

Happy Birthday!

Lorna, Bob and Liam said...

Mmmmmm, South American or Korean BBQ... impossible choice. You can also set the tablecloth on fire in either type of establishment, should you wish to continue that as some form of birthday ritual. *wink*

Cool stickers... can I have the Hello Kitty Sells Cocaine one? (Just joking. Well, if one actually existed, maybe...)

It's a lovely day here in Nanaimo, I hope you have the same down there in Victoria for your outing.

Amazon tells me your Firefighter book has been shipped, so tell Cheryl to keep her eyes peeled for it!

As always, hugs and warm thoughts...

Lorna, Bob and Liam

Raccoon said...

Now you know why I want a BJD! And, if you think Barbie has lots of clothes and accessories, and style, "you ain't seen nuttin yet!"

Korean BBQ. That's what I'm thinking.

FridaWrites said...

Wishing that you have a cool birthday day out! Korean BBQ--yes! Though South American food is also good. Hello Kitty IS crack cocaine.

wendryn said...

I hope you have a great weekend!

Kate J said...

Hey guess what, I went to a Korean place when we were in Victoria last summer!
One of my relatives is married to a Korean woman, and has worked in Korea too, so he knew what to order. It was a small but very friendly place, and most of the other people there were Koreans, which is a good sign! We had a fantastic evening. Sorry I don't remember the name of it - actually I don't think I ever knew the name of it, we just went there with my cousin's two sons (and the 3-year old half-Korean daughter of one of them!) and had a great time for not a lot of cost.
Hope you enjoy it...
Love & peace

e said...

Happy Birthday Beth!

elizabeth said...

I hope your birthday is a good day! I love korean BBQ. I'm hungry now...

Raccoon said...

OK, my big thing this weekend: a cup of "three chocolate mousse." Talk about melts in your mouth...

cheryl g said...

I had a great weekend because the dread lurgy is gone (mostly) and I could come over and see you again. Now to get rid of the cough for your comfort and mine.

It was fun going to the markets and I really enjoyed stamping and stickering postcards. The newest stamps are amazing and a whole bunch of people are going to be happy when they see the beautiful postcards in their mailboxes.

Kate J said...

Oops, in waffling on about Korean restaurants, I somehow completely forgot to add the 'Happy Birthday'bit... or 'Penblwydd Hapus' as we say in Welsh. Hope you have/had a good one!
Love & peace

SharonMV said...

Dear Beth,
I hope you were able to go out & celebrate your B-day with Linda. And remember, there is always next weekend for back up or for another outing!
I was home, enjoying my "ass-ornament", coughing & wheezing with bronchitis & asthma. Still got to work on my crafts, watch a movie & Dr. Who. And I watched Foyle's War mystery with Dennis last night.

Sharon

IWASNTBLOGGEDYESTERDAY said...

cool stickers :)
Happy birthday :)
korean BBQ sounds yum :)