Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Mini-reunions and weekend with Angus

It's been a few weeks, I know, but I still want to tell you guys about the two mini-reunions from Sunday, Feb. 25th. Also, I visited Angus last weekend so I will weave that tale into this account.

Anna and I met at this new vegetarian place in Chinatown, Buddha Bodai. I had heard good things about it, but it was terrible. I think they added sugar to everything. (Sorry Anna.) Stephanie was supposed to join us but a friend of hers went into labor so she had to back out. (Sorry we missed you Steph!) So it was just me and Anna. And we had already had our reunion in 2002 when Angus got married. (Which was a blast. We met at the Newark airport around 4 am and didn't sleep until the plane ride home, some 30-plus hours later.)

This time was more about catching up. Here's a picture.

Several hours later, Jessie came over. We hadn't seen each other since the early 1990s so it was a total reunion. I couldn't believe she had just had a baby. She lost all her weight just 6 weeks after giving birth! (Well, you guys saw the picture.) Anyway, Jessie couldn't meet for dim sum earlier that day because her in-laws were in town. But she snagged me tickets to her husband's cousin's film Out of Sight. The theatre was packed, but we scrounged up some seats. It was great! It will be playing again at the Isreali film festival on 62nd and Bway if anyone wants to see it.

Thursday I flew into Fort Lauderdale to see Angus and his wonderful wife, Lauris. It was a trip we had been planning for some time. (We = me and my boyfriend, who also happens to be Angus's brother. Wierd, I know.) Friday morning I did the CNN thing, but the rest of the trip was fun and relaxing. We went to a Russian spa, kayaking and ate a lot of Chinese food. I had hoped to see Julia, who lives closeby, but she was travelling. Angus is also really skinny! He lost 25 pounds on a vegan diet.

Here's the only picture I have of that trip (yuck). It was taken at the airport before heading home.

Anyway, I really really really hope to see the rest of you soon.


Video Of Kaja On CNN's "In The Money"

For those of you that missed Kaja's appearance on CNN's "In The Money" (3/4/2006), here it is!!

Click on the picture below for instructions on how to download the video. Have fun!

Friday, March 03, 2006

KW on CNN this weekend!

Our very own Kajahaha will be on the show "In The Money" airing twice this weekend on CNN (same segment, two different times). The segment was taped this morning down here in Fort Lauderdale.

She will be discussing, among other things, Anna Nicole Smith (a topic on which she is a noted world authority).

The first airing will be on Saturday, 3/4/2006 at 1:00 PM EST.
Second airing will be on Sunday, 3/5/2006 at 3:00 PM EST.

I'm told she'll be in the second half hour of the shows.

You can find out more about the "In The Money" show here.

Set your Tivos/VCR's!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

What I Did This Past Weekend

For those of you wondering why I ended up blowing you off this past weekend, you can check out the results at my Flickr photoset of the inaugural New York Comic-Con. You can also hit the news roundup page at the animation website that I write for, which is how I managed to land myself a press pass to cover the event. Nothing like getting something for free that you would have paid for.

It was completely insane-o crazy at the Javits that weekend, and I think I'd have had a hell of a time trying to meet anybody in the chaos. Also, the Javits is at the ass-end of nowhere, as New York City goes, which means even if we had met up, we'd be subject to either hauling out someplace cool or indulging in the "food" court there. It was enough to subsist on, but just barely, and the sad thing is that even what's there now beats what used to be there a few years ago.

Also, I think I'm the one who turned off the e-mail comment responses. I was wondering if it was per-person or global. I guess it was global. Oops. How do I unsubscribe from that feed? I prefer reading the comments on the blog.

Pete Wang!

No, I haven’t found Pete Wang yet. But since he seems to have completely vanished, I figure it can’t hurt to try to enlist Google’s assistance in locating him.

Basically, I’m thinking that either he, or someone else who knows him, is going to be googling “Pete Wang” or “Peter Wang” one of these days, and maybe they’ll stumble upon this, and want to let us know where he is.

For example, maybe he’s single, and dating. Well any potential mate is going to want to find out as much about him as possible before things get too serious. To you, Pete's potential mate, I have this to say: Pete is a nice guy, as far as I know. Just the same, you’d better be careful. You can never really tell. Please stay safe and let us know how things go with him.

Or maybe he’s applying for a job and they’re doing a background check. To you, Pete's potential employer, I would say that Pete is an industrious fellow, and also very hard-working (which is actually kind of redundant since I’ve already said industrious) … and although he’s not a perfectionist by any standard, he may be just the kind of guy you want handling your sensitive financial documents. Just be sure to have backups of everything before you hand ‘em over. I would!

Or, maybe Pete himself is reading this. Pete, if you’re out there, or, if you’re not out there but are otherwise reading this (though I don’t see how that would be possible), please contact us! Just leave a comment on the blog here. Everyone on the blog will be emailed, though not everyone has requested that this happen; in fact, nobody’s actually asked to be emailed with any such message (or any messages at all) but I wouldn’t take that personally if I were you, OK?

And let me add this. Pete, Pete Wang, Peter Wang, whatever your name is these days, surely you can remember a time when grass was green, the sun shined, and ne’er more had the twinges of youth gallivanted so gaily in the yard; a time when … the harsh yoke of reality had been lifted, as if e'en for but a brief moment in time, and the lusty wails of adolescence blossomed in the moist air of the night. Alack! For it was a time of mystery, of love; a time of renaissance ... and repentance.

When you’re done remembering that time in your life, Pete Wang/Peter Wang, see if you can also remember that summer camp in 1989, the one where you hung out with those people and there were also little kids running around. Well this is the blog for that camp. You’ll have more time to read the rest of it and contribute to it if you’re basically unemployed like me.

Well, hoping to hear from you – over the years we’ve all wondered how you are, and by “we” I mean me, and by “over the years” I mean “since about 3 weeks ago.”

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

"Dinner You Have To Dress Up For"


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