sometimes lately i'm feeling lost.
yet i'm sitting in my living room.
or i lost something.
missed an oportunity.



Last night me and Randee came up with the hottest new kitty treat/toy. It's called a catnipmellow.

Basically what this is, is a marshmellow that we found on the coffee table in our living room stuffed with catnip.

Hubble loved it. she carried it around with her all night, chewing on it, throwing it, and just sitting with it.

Newton on the other hand couldn't quite figure out what was so great about it but was definitely jealous of the fun hubble was having. but he just didn't get why the cat nip wasn't outside of the marshmellow. so we poured some on the floor for him which he guarded with his life almost all night, until he forgot about it.

At any rate our market research says these catnipmellows will be a huge hit, because all the kitties that get the idea of it have to have one and the ones that don't get the idea still have to have one just so they look cool.


i had an interesting memory today while i was dropping my over salted french fries into my frosty. I owe this wonderful phenomenon to my older and occasionally wiser sister.

That's how i came up with that name for her, the older and occasionally wiser sister.

Every once in a while she really knew what to do with something. for example, dunking fries in a frosty. I seem to remember picking the tomatoes off of my burger when she said something like "if you ever run out of ketchup and you need something delicious to dip your fries in, try your frosty. it's great"

but knowing my sister she probably didn't figure this out by accident, like most foods we ate as a child they were experimental and out of necessity.

Take for instance the cheese and Cinnamon quesadilla.

or the popcorn with whipped cream on.

or the pizza or burger in a cup. Let me just point out that this was not our idea originally and was also a very bad one.

we also had such foods as cherry coke meatloaf, the butter(with or with out Cinnamon and sugar) quesadilla and so many more.

Actually our kitchen was more like a laboratory where we were constantly concocting new recipes for traditional foods.

So i ask you this how could anyone not call us scientists!

i would also like to point out that the first suggestion for spellcheck on quesadilla is "queasily"


Hermit Crab? or Garden Variety Snail?

so our new hire at work is homeless... i deduced this at first by the fact that he carried all of his worldly belongings in a giant army surplus duffle bag on his bag.

he resembled a hermit crab.

last night we were watching "Drop Dead Gorgeous" and i think that Kirsten Dunst's character Amber Atkins put it best when she said " Oh no... I never eat shellfish. Mom once told me never to eat anything that carries its house around with him...you never know the last time its been clean."

Today i asked my boss and sure enough he is homeless and he is dirty and he does carry his house around with him on his back


a weak spot

There is a dent in the part of my skull where my hair line meets with the skin of my forehead. The dent is vertical and goes all the way down my forehead to my brow line. i wonder where it came from.

seems like a long time ago i hid under a bed. someone jumped on the bed while i was under it and the bed when through the floor but i didn't. The result was that my forehead was mildly crushed. It left a gash and a bruise.

yes, he knew i was there. And yes it was intentional. The bed going through the floor however was an accident. so i can't be mad.

The point is, the gash i got in my forehead from that was lower than the one that meets my hairline and it was also a horizontal dent, not a vertical one. So they would have made a cross in my forehead, except that the gash isn't there anymore.

is this a normal place for dents? Do you think this is a seam in my skull. From when i was an embryo forming into a human being and my skull fused together at this point.


loss in the family

i lost something very dear to me last night. it was a raptor.

Which is any of various mostly small, slender, carnivorous dinosaurs of the Cretaceous Period. And in this case very small and very plastic.

The sad things is i saw it leave my hands. Knowing it couldn't part with it and it still left me. Like a child leaving home for the first time. And to a guy who had an unhealthy love for star wars...

Is this what empty nest syndrome is?


Natalie the Mad Russian Paquet

Step right up.

get your mafia names here.


one per customer please!



good news for people who are happy they aren't dying

so here it is folks.


unfortunately there are two other reasons for my unbareable sore throat.

A) the common cold


B) MONO!!!

ugh... anyways the good thing is that they gave me vicodin for the pain. awesome....

the doctor said that if i'm still sick by the weekend then i should get a blood test and find out if i have mono... we'll have to wait and see i guess.


today is marlborough anniversary day... that means that today is the anniversary of the province in new zealand called marlborough. has nothing to do with the marlboro cigarette company. so strange. why does my calendar tell me things like this?


crispy elephants

Apparently there is a reason why people see little pink elephants when they're drunk. i believe it stems from the elephants natural inclination towards alcohol.. No seriously. Any idea what a drunk elephant might do?

Check out this link http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21432722/?GT1=10450

Remember the begining of he movie "cool hand luke" where Luke (paul newman's character) is cutting the heads off of parking meters. Well mulitply that to elephant size... and here's what you get...

Drunken elephants pulling unility poles out and carrying them around town.

I can't help but wonder what these guys were thinking when they pulled the utility poles out of the ground... probably something like...

Elephant 1: "hey man.. DUDE!! BRO! let's steal these people's cable and watch wrestling all night"

E2: "I Dunno man... how do you think *hicup*we might do that?


E2: WHOA!!!! Man you just blew my mind.

and so on..

and can you imagine just how much beer an elephant has to drink to get drunk enough to uproot an active utility pole!

The lesson here is kids: When you're drunk, don't play with electrical poles....
or Don't feed your elephant beer


the fat man walks alone

no really he does... down 15th ave heading south into the wind. He had this look on his face like dogs get when they stick their heads out the car window. He looked like he was almost proud that he was holding the street down in this violent wind storm. And at the same time getting the desparately needed air conditioning of a 30mph wind that you just don't get in an office packed with cubicles.

the trees today looked depressed and poor. this fall 2007 wind storm ripping off the last of their summer clothes, leaving them naked for the winter. 'it's too soon' they whisper as they grasp for their oranges, yellows and the occasional greens. Perhaps we'll knit them some scarves to keep them warm this winter.

the power was out in my neighborhood. it's actually a comforting feeling to sit and read by the afternoon light. And at the same time when the power comes back on there is nothing like the humming sound of electricity.

you never know how much you love something until its gone and comes back again.

thats a true fact.


tonight at eight it's man vs/ godzilla

Home home on the range....
i'm home. i'm tired. and a little sunburnt.
but. i can't complain because it feels good to see the kitties and the house and to be productive.
hubble has a new thing where she tries to attack her reflection in the sliding glass door. what a newb....
anyways here are some pictures of.... uh. oh yeah. the last week. (for more photos click the link above)



Last day here. Now i'm stuck on the plane in kona waiting to get home. See you in 7 hours seattle.


After the plane ride from hell, in other words, we were delayed for hours. Ugh. Hawaii doesn't look much different than anywhere else at night. We'll see how it looks in the morning when I've had something to eat.


this isn't a letter at all.

tomorrow we take off. it's going to be sad. and fun. and then sad again. i'm looking forward to sleeping in a bit tomorrow. i'll try to keep telephone style pictures posted up all week.

am i ever so glad for vacation.

and also for the very important people (you know who you all are) who i got to spend this weekend with.



I wish i was at home with the kitties right now. Three days til the big day. Five until the vacation starts.


it's been a while

this morning when i woke up two wonderful things happened...

1. my cat was sleeping with me.
2. the heater turned itself on.

Fall is here and things are good.

in 6 days i turn 21.
in 9 days i go on vacation.



this week is the work week from hell.. nothing to do. owner here all day every day.... ugh. don't get me wrong i like my boss enough, but he's just a super stressful human being. and since him and his wife are here so s hyper active 1.5 year old granson. which actually is kind of a blessing since he can keep me occupied while i have nothing to do...

i can't wait to go home!

Tomorrow is the Puyallup fair. Happy is good. Do the Puyallup!


vacation/ farwells

hawaii in three weeks exactly. a real real vacation one week gone. it's gonna be so nice. so sad to say goodbye. but going with is so much better than seeing my sister off. vacation is gonna feel so good.


tuesday's monty cracked me up

it's been a while old friend

finally finished moving and unpacking. bunk bed is set up. not necessarily sturdy on top but put together for sure. tv set up. closet jam packed with stuff. laundry is done. still no power to three of five rooms in our apartment. but tonight i sleep well.

and much like this crappy summer, fall is starting off the same way. there is something i'm obligated to do every weekend and most week nights. i long for the long nights of winter time where i can just sit around doing nothing.

watched life aquatic from my new bunk bed last night. that made me very happy. i love that movie more every time i watch it.

next big movie deal will be an all day event.... lord of the rings the trilogy. now we just need to set a date and time.

now its time to get back to work...


A Paquet through and through


How sweet it is to be loved by you.


When you're in my life the world is just full of cheese and glamour.


We're on our way home from the vet.


when i was down you were my clown



what a handsom devil he is....

i love NEWTON!


defecation of the family name

Most people have a special type of bond with their siblings. twins for instance often create their own language that only they can understand.

my sister and i always tell each other when we poop. This might seem strange to most people, but well that's just how we are... and it's never just "hey man i just pooped" its usually something like "hey i just pooped a wolf eel." or "i just pooped a stadium full of potatoes" or "i just pooped a five pound block of cheese"

The exaggeration is often a subtle description of the size of shape of the poop and even sometimes the sound of effect it has on the toilet.

what was your last poop like?


things i like right now

It's good to hang out and really get to talk with your friends that you see all the time but don't really get to have a good conversation with.

i like having people over and cooking dinner for them, providing that it's not a large group of people and i have enough food to go around.

ice cream parties are good too.

i also like starting the day doughnut in hand friend across the table. it makes going to work a little easier, even on the crumiest of days.

it is nice to be at the same place in your life as your friends, for the most part anyways, independent, doing your best, getting by the best you can, and supporting each other because we're all in the same boat.

i like giving my friends gifts that i know they will love because it makes me happy that i know my friends well enough to give them something that matters. i also like spending unnecessary amounts of money on people other than myself.

i like sleeping in. but that rarely happens so i treasure it when it does.

i will always like newton, he's probably my bestest friend in the whole wide world
good night.

cheesiest post ever, but thats whats on my mind.


cowboys and indians

spending the weekend at my parents house.

nice. sort of.

the new kittens are scared. one of them is sick. he has been sleeping on me a lot. i hope i don't carry the disease to Newton.

hopefully something fun tonight. plans aren't going accordingly. Chad is a dum dum sometimes and he got on the wrong ferry this time. i think this makes mathias sad.

anyways, hopefully something fun tonight.

otherwise much sleeping.



you can't always get what you want.

how did that song get stuck in my head?

rearranging furniture feels good. even if it doesn't end exactly right. i think it's good because i got to vacuum places i dont' normally like behind my couch and under it. which was disgusting. i blame the boys who threw candy at each other from the kitchen to the living room.

ugh. i'm so hungry right now i can't even think. that makes work hard.

it snowed last night. it's so nice out today though. cold. but very sunny.

i'm ready for summer.

i'm ready for los angeles.

i'm ready for t-shirt weather.



Life as we know it

apparently it's been a realyl long time since i've used blogger with the internet because they've made several changes. and i can't access those on my cellular phone. anyways. so new ways new days.

update on myself goes as follows.

i bought a truck. 2001 toyota tacoma 4X4 5 speed. it's a total two weeks old to me now.
i had a boyfriend for week. i didn't like that so it's not happening anymore.
i'm going to Coachella this year with Randee and Katie. And spending some time in los angeles. that should be super duper fun.
Randee and i are thing about moving to south seattle this summer when our leases are up that will be great. less rent would be super duper.
what else?

tonight we went to denny's and this really really fat 12 year old walked in and when i saw her my jaw dropped. She looked at us with a face full of tude. then when she walked fast i said "did you see that. her ass was as big as me curled up in the fetal position." then i drew a pictuer of it. we laughed for like a full minute.

OH! you know what else. i can read books again. which means i think i'll be able to keep this thing going more than i did before. writing feels good. i think i'll be doing more of that.

OH! and i totally bought this amazing vintage record player Stereo at an estate sale for $20.00(US) and it works just fine. so new ways to play records. that feels really good and comforting to come home from work throw on a dave brubeck album and read a book instead of watching that 70's show. ugh. what a lame brain i've been the last year.

now i shall depart.

n. package