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It's Saturday and it's Jerry's football day. SD, a friend of ours, recruited him for a football (American, not soccer) team and for a couple of weekends now, they have been going to QC every Saturday for practice. Jerry has this habit of eating a huge plate of pasta before practice. He says its for the carbs (this actually makes sense).

So anyway, there I was making tuna spaghetti when a thought occurred to me. There are certain things that I make sure I never run out of. And then I thought that it would be fun to make a list of the "staples," things that I make sure I always have at home.

Fridge
Butter - spread on bread, base for pasta sauce, substitute for oil; I always have a block of Anchor unsalted butter in the fridge.Potatoes - Jerry eats everything - and I mean EVERYTHING - with potatoes. Filipino dishes that normally do not have taties, when prepared in my kitchen, must have taties. Ever had tinola with potatoes? :pWater - this one's for me. I c…

Earth Hour, F1, and American Idol

What do these three things have in common? TV.

I am not big on TV. I see it merely as a piece of furniture. Yet in these past weeks, I have been turning that black box (well, silver in my case) quite often.

I found out about Earth Hour on TV.

I discovered American Idol, and yes, I have been following it weekly.

I am now glued to the set as the first race of the F1 season is about to begin...there they go.

I am curious - what makes you glued to your TV set?

One last thing - it's not at all related to TV - I got tagged by a blogger buddy, Delaney. She really knows how to lift my spirits, even more than TV!This Friendship Tag, I am supposed to pass on. So I am tagging Vicki (we really should get together soon!), Avril (Koryu night this Friday?), and Livi (thanks for the pizza and spaghetti - keep it coming!).

TAG: I Got a Butterfly

Many of you may not know it, but I love butterflies. They may be the furthest things from dragons - my love of which is common knowledge - but there is something about them that makes me feel good. And when I got this tag-award from Delaney, I knew I couldn't pass it up.

So here are the rules, every blogger who gets tagged has to pass the tag on to 10 other bloggers. Let me see if I have 10...

Bookish Bimbo
My sissy who's got a very honest and thought-provoking blog. She hasn't been blogging lately but hopefully she'll do this.

Weaselbear
My hubby who got forced into blogging. His blog's got huge potential - how can you go wrong when it comes to video games and life?

A Taste of Married Life
The best food you can find - this couple knows what good food is all about!

Random Rants of a Starter Mom
The mommy of mommies. Oh, and she bakes too.

Wickednesse
She loves yoga and loves to explain things even more. Get ready for soul searching in this blog.

Momma Mia Mea Culpa
Laugh…

TAG: The Ultimate List

Vicki tagged me a couple of weeks ago. The idea was to create the ultimate list - a list of things that you cannot go without. I have been procrastinating because I don't think I feel comfortable dwelling on those things. I initially thought of listing down material things - that should be easy enough. Then again, if you think about it, I can live without many of those things. So I guess it's back to the intangibles. Here goes nothing:

1. Family
Even though I have always had the feeling that my family (that means extended family) sees me as the black sheep of the lot, I have come to realize that they are a necessary part of my life. Despite our not seeing eye to eye on so many things, at the end of the day, my family is there for me.

2. Real friends
I don't have many. I have not had the inclination to show my innermost self to most people. The handful of friends that I have, though, know me for what I am and leave it at that. Oh, but they are not shy to point out the…

Another Tag: Me, Me, Me

Tagged by Livi:

1. What color is your toothbrush? White and moss green

2. Name one person that made you smile today? No one yet. I just woke up.

3. What were you doing 45 minutes ago? Dreaming.

4. What is your favorite candy bar? Butterfinger.

5. Have you ever been to a strip club? No.

6. What is the last thing you said aloud? Did you run it in normal mode?

7. What is the best ice cream flavor? Rocky Road. Anything chocolate.

9. What was the last thing you had to drink? Coffee - still drinking it.

10. What are you wearing right now? Boxer shorts and tank top.

11. What was the last thing you ate? Chicken tinola, my dinner last night.

12. Have you bought any new clothing items this week? I bought way too many this week!

13. When was the last time you ran? Last night, trying to catch the elevator going down. (Just a semi-run, though.)

14. What is your favorite flavor of popcorn? I just like iIt with butter and salt.

15. Who is the last person you sent a comment/message on friendster? I don't reme…

Ruy's Quirky Tag

I have been putting this off - might as well do it now. Ruy tagged me. Here are the rules.

Tagging rules:1. Link back to the person who tagged you - that's me. 2. Mention the rules on your blog. 3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours 4. Tag 6 bloggers by linking them. 5. Leave a comment on each of the blogger's blogs letting them know they have been tagged.

My 6 Unspectacular Quirks

1. I sometimes sniff food that I am tasting for the first time. I don't know why. I don't even know if what I smell would make a difference as to whether I would eat the food or not.

2. I name our toys and appliances. I should give credit where credit is due, though. I picked up this habit from Jerry.

3. I like to crab toe. For those of you who are wondering what crab toeing is, it is when you pinch people using your first two toes (the big toe and whatever you call the one next to it). Yeah, it hurts - not me, but the person I crab toe. It goes without saying that I only crab to…

My First Tag

Livi tagged me. I've never done this before but I guess I might as well. ;)
Here’s the game: you have to answer the question with ONE WORD only and then you have to tag 4 people.1. Where is your cell phone? OFFICE
2. Your significant other? FUNNY
3. Your hair? WAVY
4. Your mother? FAITHFUL
5. Your father? MACGYVER
6. Your favorite thing?
7. Your dream last night? RESTLESS
8. Your favorite drink? WATER
9. Your dream/goal? CONFIDENTIAL
10. The room you’re in? OFFICE
11. Your hobby? WRITING
12. Your fear? POVERTY
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? HAPPY
14. What you’re not? PATIENT
15. Muffins? BLUEBERRY
16. One of your wish list items? SUBNOTEBOOK
17. Where you grew up? LOS BANOS
18. The last thing you did? SEARCH
19. What are you wearing? JEANS
20. Favorite gadget? LAPTOP
21. Your pets? DEAD
22. Your computer? LENOVO
23. Your mood? DEPRESSED
24. Missing someone? SILAS
25. Your car? NONE
26. Something you’re not wearing? EARRING
27. Favorite store? NONE
28. Like someone? JERRY
29. Your favorite color? BLU…