Monday, October 31, 2016

wknd pics & halloween

the kids on a rainy fall day in vista 

wonder woman 

whats a duck say? 

poor buddha. down on his luck. 

man and wife 

two besties

 face paint from the pumpkin patch 
my first pumpkin 

buddy's haul from the nanny.

After soccer on Saturday, we went down to San Diego for my sister's and my beeday. We took Sunny to see our favorite comedian Jo Koy and my other sister and a baby sitter watched the children. Sunday me and the Nav got our nails done, then we went to Vista for lunch and to check out couple breweries. Then, we went to our pals house to carve pumpkins. It was a blast you guys! 

Friday, October 28, 2016

at work

haiku friday

beautiful friday,
somewhat cloudy and sprinkly.
i love it so much.

it used to rain on
halloween when we were kids
trick or treating wet.

it never rains now.
so, your costume will stay dry. 
happy halloween! 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

happy beeday to my sister sunny

it's the sister in the middle's birthday!
happy beeday sister doctor!

I hope this year is the best one yet.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


I couldn't sleep the other night, which used to happen to me all the time, and now rarely does. Somehow I starting thinking of all the roomates I've had in my life.

For your review:

  1. My first roommates (after my family, of course), were in the Freeborn Dorm at Cal. I had a triple and one of the gals was named Julie Kim. She was very sweet a little older. She was really nice to me. The other was a nice gal named Michelle, she was a Jehovah's Witness, so I was FASCINATED.
  2. The summer between freshman and sophomore year, I shared a studio apartment with my sister on 33rd and 3rd in Manhattan. It was so fun and so hot that summer. 
  3. My second roommate was supposed to be Jolene, but she didn't come back to Cal that year. So, I had to find one through a corkboard in the student union. Her name was Rachel and we had the same birthday. She was from Nebraska and I sort of hated her. 
  4. I then found some awesome friends to move in with and moved into the Peach Pit in Berkeley. That summer I lived with two summer sublets, one was a guy named Jaddua who was RAD. He was from Fresno and he was kind of out there but in all the good wasy. The other was this couple named Jenny and Caleb and they had a boa constrictor, I kid you not.
  5. Then, the two girls who I was supposed to live with moved in: one was my life partner GUS and the other was this Portuguese chick named Liz who had controle tattooed on her lady parts. Not kidding.
  6. Then, me and Gus shared a place.
  7. Then, I moved into the Big House with five other people and we had so much fun. Each of those people brought a unique quality to the house and were in general pretty much super good roommates.
  8. Then, I had my own place for one year.
  9. Then, I moved in with Babe. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

haiku friday

it's good to be home.
new york city was so great.
travel is done now.

three trips in two months.
bozeman, carpinteria
and nueva york.

now, it's holidaze.
birthdays, christmas and turkeys.
also, halloween. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

nyc pics

my trip to NYC was a work trip, primarily. but i managed to see a lot of my peeps in any case. like lady liberty, above. 

my dear friends who just had a baby (that below, right there) hosted me for a brunch on their roof. 

newest member of the east coast family. 

me and one of my favorite people in the world. 

all the buildings in NYC look like this now. 

i took this for babe. he loves her. 

i ate more than one pizza with an egg on it in a three day trip. impressive. 

our old stomping grounds. 

our first place in NYC. 

the view from my hotel window. 

this morning

As I was getting ready, I walked by the bathroom where Buddy had just finished brushing her teeth.

She was standing there and she looked sad. I said what's a matter, buddy?

She said "I wish I could have some ice cream right now."

I said "oh. Well, I wish I could have a million dollars" and I walked into my room.

She went over to one of her piggy banks and started to shake out some money. She gave me about 26 cents in small change. I said "oh babe, you should keep your money!" She said "no I want you to have it."

I said "okay I'll put it in my big change thing at work."

She said, no use it buy yourself something.


Friday, October 14, 2016

haiku friday

an average week
with selfies, work and playing. 
nice to have routine.  
it's crazy hat day!
so we had to try them on.
this was second place. 

i put sasha's boots
on josie and she loved them.
wouldn't take them off. 

Monday, October 10, 2016

weekend pics

me and my gals. 

 sorry for the bad picture, but i like this home made sign for our soccer team! 
 we had a great, chill weekend. supper club, bubbles, watched the debates, watched football. 
played a little chess 

babe used his new pancake maker! 

Friday, October 07, 2016

haiku friday

tomorrow josie 
turns sixteen months, my sweet girl.
havent been tracking.

i do see her grow.
she's learning so many words.
and she laughs a lot. 

she dances so much,
she is like a little sponge. 
still wont say mama. 

Thursday, October 06, 2016

favorite pic from yesterday

Buddy, driving in Autopia, one of the most random rides at Disneyland. She was so fun yesterday dude. I mean Buddy is definitely one of the most fun people I know, but Buddy at Disney rocks the house down.

quick updates

  • I took sash to mickey's Halloween party last night. it was so fun, she was so good and I loved the night very much.
  • this means we are both dragging today! I was tired before I went, i'm super tired now.
  • I am spending the day at the "real estate women's forum" because we are starting to do events around women in real estate so it's a good idea to find out what others are saying.
  • the event is at The Ebell of Los Angeles. This cool old theater space is in mid-city, super hard to get to from anywhere not right next door. It is a neat old space, lots of cool old oil paintings, a big outdoor space in the middle. The website tells me it is a site for weddings as well as filming, and it says that the Wedding Crashers was filmed here. You'd like it.
  • The conference is interesting and although I'm not doing much networking (see bullet 2, tired), I'm getting my learn on which is great.
  • For some reason, I'm having a hard time getting photos from my phone onto this laptop, so you may see photos from Disney later in the day, or even tomorrow. hope your day is great!

Wednesday, October 05, 2016


if you ever feel a case of the blahs coming on, or a case of the blues, just take a look at this baby with her pumpkin. 

Tuesday, October 04, 2016


I like to share with you the recipes that are winners. Here is one:

Chicken and Cashew Lettuce Wraps (I made this for Samoi's last socal meal.)
Original Real Simple Recipe here I DIDNT MAKE VERY MANY CHANGES. 


  1. 3tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  2. 3tablespoons honey
  3. 2tablespoons canola oil - I JUST HAVE VEGETABLE OIL. I THINK ITS THE SAME THING. 
  4. pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into ¾-inch pieces
  5. black pepper
  6. 2cloves garlic, finely chopped
  7. 1tablespoon grated ginger
  8. 1bunch scallions, trimmed and sliced
  9. 18-ounce can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  10. ¼cup roasted unsalted cashews
  11. 1small head Boston or Bibb lettuce, leaves separated


  1. Combine the soy sauce and honey in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Season the chicken with ½ teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until it begins to brown, about 3 minutes.
  4. Lower heat to medium and stir in the garlic and ginger. Add the scallions and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Stir in the water chestnuts and half the soy sauce mixture. Continue cooking until the chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle with the cashews.
  6. Divide the lettuce leaves among plates and spoon the chicken over the top. Serve with the remaining soy sauce mixture for drizzling.

Monday, October 03, 2016

weekend pics with pumpkin picking

the kids inside a giant pumpkin 


big baby in her crib 

ridiculous amount of cheese balls 

looking at an emu!! Can you see her face? 

my baby 

duck race 



dancing goalie 

we went to this fun bar in hermosa and danced to an 80s band 

also to the pumpkin patch in moorpark 
also made a mess