Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

sister beeday

shoot! i just realized i never publicly celebrated my sister's beeday.

happy beeday, sibling sunny! i love you dude.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

The Good

  • Work is going great.
  • I love my little house.
  • Buddy's the best person on the planet.
  • Babe has an interesting opportunity which I will tell you more about at a later time. 
The Bad

  • Texas.
The Ugly

  • The 405. No matter which way you slice it, the 405 is hell on earth. So, if you believe in heaven and hell, be careful boys and girls. Because if you are a bad person, you may be forced to spend eternity in the gridlock and congestion and all around horror that is the four zero five. 
Let me make an amendment! I am NOT moving or going to Texas. I was just super annoyed that they keep stripping women of their rights. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

No freeway wknd

My goal for the weekend was to not get on the freeway. I totally accomplished it. I also:

  • played a lot with buddy
  • bought curtains
  • went to costco
  • made bread
  • made dinner for some pals
  • took a nap
  • went out to dinner with my little family
  • didn't take very many pictures. in fact, little buddy took one of these! 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Haiku Friday

work, work, work, work, work.
work, work, work, work, work, work, work
work, work, work, work, work.

Remember me guys?
I used to write funny stuff.
And happy blog posts.

items, the good, the bad, the 
ugly. and much more. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


It was so very, very nice to be back on the East Coast for a visit. Many reasons but I'll give you a few:

  • Walking: Just being in a place where you and everyone else is walking everywhere felt right. I was full of happiness and joy.
  • Fall: We have fall here - we do. It's when Trader Joe's starts selling pumpkin bread mix. But there! Fall is all encompassing. It's crisp. The leaves are changing color. All the girls are wearing boots and scarves. Yeah, ya did!
  • Bookstores: I didn't even know I missed these things. For those of you on the west coast, a bookstore is a place where people buy books. Mmmhmm. You heard me.

Monday, October 21, 2013

DC & Weekend Pics

Hotel we stayed in, in DC. 

I missed picture day. :( But, Babe did a phenomenal job of getting Buddy ready. 

The biscuits in DC are good. 

A beautiful old house in Old Alexandria, Virginia. 

Mt. Vernon garden

Mt. Vernon garden

Slave quarters at Mt. Vernon

Mt. Vernon 

Original building from late 1700s. 

The Potomac. 

George & Lady Washington 

Statue bootie. 

Do those look familiar? It's because they are the stairs from the exorcist. AAACK. 


Sadie Rose 



Trees starting to change. 

Pensive Buddy at the beach. 

Flowers from my front yard. 


Friday, October 18, 2013

Haiku Friday

Not sure I told you,
I'm in DC this whole week
for two work events.

The meetings went great.
Everyone was very pleased.
I saw Mt. Vernon.

I miss my Buddy.
And husband Babe so, so much.
Until tomorrow.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Wknd Pics

Before I get into the pics, a little story.

Buddy and I had a little conversation this this morning on the way to school:

Buddy: Mama! Halloween is coming soon!
Me: I know! What are you going to be?
Buddy: Wonder woman.
Me: What should I dress up as?
Buddy: Swiper.
Me: And Dada?
Buddy: Daddy is Belle. And Ori is Elmo!
Me: Got it. Daddy is Belle and Ori is Elmo.
Buddy: And Nava is Tico, and Auntie Sunny is Isa and Ben is Swiper, too.
Me: And Auntie Angela?
Buddy: Auntie Angela is a tree.

There. So now you know who everyone is.

Big sandwich for tailgate. 

Tailgate at the Rosebowl. 


Buddy playing in Pottery Barn Kids with Auntie while I shopped. 

Buddy eating her sundae. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Haiku Friday

Things have not been so
easy lately, I must say.
This is life, I think.

And then I watched this 
about amputees.

Veterans who have 
sustained major injuries. 
Provides prospective. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013


Thanks, by the way, guys for the awesome pats on the back!

So, you know I have an occasional feature comparing LA to NYC. And I have one always going in my head, for sure.

NYC is still the greatest city in the world, no doubt about that. 

But, I saw this link on my the facebook and it makes me laugh out loud, because it is so damn true. Click it! Seriously.

I hope you do click it, because while the pictures are funny, they have this "level of LA-ness" associated with each picture. And they are all true. For example:

Level of L.A.-ness: Saying you’re 15 minutes away when you’re driving, but you’re actually 30.

Level of L.A.-ness: Putting on a cardigan when it’s colder than 70 degrees. 
( I swear to god, yesterday my boss and all my coworkers were talking about how FREEZING it was.)

Wednesday, October 09, 2013


My conference was a complete and total success, you guys! We had over 500 people RSVP and well over 300 show. All the speakers and panels were rad. Done and done!

I want to say more because I want to, but right now I have about 50 minutes to get some stuff done before I have to go get Buddy. Truly incredible though. The General was outstanding, everyone came to hobknob at the VIP breakfast, and then we spent all day diving deep into issues around housing and hiring returning vets.

The mayor was SO GOOD. I had no idea we had such a good one on our hands. I didn't think much of him when I met him for the mayoral debate a few months ago, but seeing him on stage and listening to his talk - I was very impressed.

Yeah. Pat me on the back!

Monday, October 07, 2013

Wknd Pics

Photobooth at the wedding! 

Very pretty venue, Rancho Las Palmas in Moorpark. There's Buddy drinking her juice. 

The beautiful bride and her proud dad. 

Buddy danced all night long. 

My gorgeous niece's hair-do.

My stunning sister, the MOH. 

Cuddling cousins the next morning. 

Friday, October 04, 2013

Haiku Friday

It's gonna be hot.
This weekend will be scorching.
In Simi Valley.

Off to a wedding.
It will be a nice day, though.
Get away a bit.

Buddy in her boots
and a new little dress and
pink sweater, too. 

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Baseball, politics, weather


  • Playoffs, I guess. I'm happy for my friends who are dodger fans, but am annoyed that the Yankees suck and have sucked for a long time. I hope they keep Gerrardi becasue I like him but then again maybe he should go. Ambivelent? You betcha.

  • Hey government shutdown! Thanks for making it so Bestie's Husband has no job and so my keynote cancelled five days before my big event!

  • Who knows? I never go outside, all I do is work.