Friday, March 28, 2008

Beach Bound

It's so gorgeous outside.

The sun is shining but it's not too hot.

It's days like this that remind me of Fi and I back in the day. While we were at work we'd send emails back and forth and try to convince each other that we should ditch and cruise down to the beach.

Our destination was the patio at HB Brewery for a nice cold beer in the sunshine.

Ahh, the good old days.

Sometimes it sucks to have responsibilities.

My Godphew is the best

There is no way that you can look at these photos of my Godphew and try and tell me he's not the cutest kid you've even seen in your whole life. Come on. Really. It's not possible.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Don't count him out

My homeskillet Lanie is a huge HUGE huge Counting Crows fan, so this is for her.

Lead singer and object of Lanie's affection, Adam Duritz, has been touring the world and selling out shows to adoring fans for a very long time. He wows his audiences with heart felt lyrics and raw talent and puts himself out there for all to see. But something he has kept under wraps, until now, is his battle with severe depression.

In a new article in People Magazine, he opens up and explains what he's been going through.

'I've been dealing with mental illness,' Duritz, 43, says. 'But I didn't want to say anything for a long time. I went crazy. It was scary.'

After years of not knowing exactly what was wrong with him, he recently found a doctor who diagnosed him with a disassociative disorder, which can distort reality for those who have it.

'Being crazy is bad," he says. 'It's scary when the world isn't real to you. You come untethered. Everything seems imaginary. You look around the room and nothing seems real. You don't feel pain. I stopped letting myself feel.'

Read all about it here, plus lots of info on the upcoming double album, "Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings" which was inspired from his ups and downs during this painful time.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Gas buddy

Check out this website that let's you know the lowest and highest priced gas stations in your area. I can't believe how much the cost has gone up, and every penny counts!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Mama from the block

Check out Jennifer Lopez and her brand new baby twins, Max and Emme. Aren't they cute?

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Over it

American Idol is so boring this season.

I can't even bring myself to watch a full episode.

And that episode is Tivo'd.

I can fast forward through the bits I don't want to see.

As it turns out, that's the whole thing.

Bring back "So you think you can dance" and let's call it a night.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


I hate being sick. Blah. Maybe it's the control freak in me, but I just hate it.
This is day two and I'm already so over it.
Go away congestion and cough cough coughing.
I have to get better.
My BFF is coming tomorrow!!!

Thanks to Matty's TLC, Lanie's echinacea tea bags and Starbucks' venti vanilla chai tea, I think I can beat this thing.

Heading over to see the Doc after work.
Gimmie that Z-Pack and I'll be good as gold.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Support the Arts

If you're into art and cool imagery, then you will want to check this out. My friend, Adam Dano, is sharing his ideas with the world and you should take note because he's a talented little bastard. Go to his website "The Icarusfall" and let your mind wonder free.

I love art that challanges your senses and forces you to think outside of the box. These are a couple of my favorite pieces because they make me feel scared and loved all at the same time.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


It's in the stillness of silence

that our love screams the loudest.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hip Hip Horray!

Happy Birthday Matty!
Yes, today is my gorgeous husbands birthday and I want to send him this special shout out to tell him how awesome and incredible he is, how blessed I feel to share my life with him and how much I love him.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Dr. G in the house

Tonight is finally here. Foo at the Forum.
Stoked beyond belief!

He's back!

I have some exciting news! You remember my friend Erik from his addictive and biting blog "My year of new things." Sadly, that particular blog now lies with the fishes. Days and weeks and months passed and I felt like something was missing from my life. I couldn't quite put my finger on it, but I felt a void.
Guess what? The void has been filled:) Erik has started a new blog and all is right with the world again! Yay! He's a brilliant writer with sass and frass so go here to check out his new home for the random musing we've come to love. You'll especially love it if you're a list whore like him!


Uh oh! CNN is reporting that Airborne is a waste of time and money!
"There's no credible evidence that what's in Airborne can prevent colds or protect you from a germy environment," said CSPI Senior nutritionist David Schardt. "Airborne is basically on overpriced, run-of-the-mill vitamin pill that's been cleverly, but deceptively, marketed."
Whoopsie! The are also reporting that company, started by a teacher, will have to pay $23.3 million to settle the class action lawsuit brought against it for false advertising. If you feel ripped off, go here to see the details about filing a claim.
I have a friend that is a teacher and works with lots of small children and totally swears by this stuff. I guess it's all mental!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

**Update on Swayze

Patrick Swayze' publicist has released the following statement regarding the actors situation:

"Actor Patrick Swayze has been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and is currently undergoing treatment. Patrick's physician Dr. George Fisher states, 'Patrick has a very limited amount of disease and he appears to be responding well to treatment thus far. All of the reports stating the timeframe of his prognosis and his physical side effects are absolutely untrue. We are considerably more optimistic.' Patrick is continuing his normal schedule during this time, which includes working on upcoming projects. The outpouring of support and concern he has already received from the public is deeply appreciated by Patrick and his family."


How cute are Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon? I think they make an adorable couple and glad they don't feel the need to hide anymore!


This is so tragic! The National Enquirer is reporting that Dirty Dancing star, Patrick Swayze, only has five weeks to live! What? What?!!

I know what you're thinking...National Enquirer? But, sadly, his publicist just confirmed what they are reporting. The gossip rag says the he was "diagnosed in late January with pancreatic cancer that has spread to other organs. For the past month, Patrick, 55, has been traveling to Stanford University's prestigious cancer center in Palo Alto for radical chemotherapy, but his doctors are no longer optimistic that the treatments will be successful."

Om my gosh, this is terrible! My thoughts are prayers are with him and his family.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008