Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Heading to Ohio

Tomorrow I am heading to Cleveland, OH for my friend Megan's wedding. The wedding is on Saturday. She chose great dresses from JCrew that are navy so we really can 'wear them again'. My flight is at 630am tomorrow so the shuttle is picking me up at 430am....ugh! Oh well.

I will be home on Sunday around 11am - the great thing about flying East to West. You gain time. Erik and Evie will have 3 quality days together. Of course, Evie will be Ms. Calm because only one of us is home. She will go to camp and he will go surfing on Saturday.

OK I'll post wedding pics this weekend!

Jon & Kate plus 8

Does anyone else watch this show 'Jon & Kate plus 8'? Its on TLC about a young couple who live in PA. They had twin girls and then wanted one more kid and they had 6 at once. It is just absolutely crazy that they have this many kids. I think the only way they can afford them all is because they get checks from TLC.

It is a cute show though to see how they handle everything. Makes you never want kids though!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Redwood Forest

Here are some pictures from the Redwood Forest. This is where I ran my race earlier in the month. We also stopped at this tourist trap, Drive Through A Redwood! The forest is so beautiful and the trees are massive.

Race Photos

I finally downloaded the pics from my race.

Just finished and feeling TIRED.

Minutes after finishing


Evie is growing up

Evie is now 2 1/2 and I feel like she is growing up. She is listening more. She pulls toys out of her toy basket and plays with them by herself. She will put herself to bed if she is tired. Today, she was laying in the grass in the park and a little dog came up to her and she just laid there. That is a major breakthrough considering she usually lunges at dogs.

The Weekend

This weekend was low key. Saturday, Erik went surfing and I spent the afternoon with my friend Cristin lunching and manicures and happy hour. At night we went to this bar called Osha that had fancy drinks

The Pinky drink was so good - tasted like 'a beach in a glass'. They were TOO good that I had 3.

Today is Monday & we might go see Indiana Jones! Its getting good reviews.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Day Off!!

TracyLocke is closed today for Memorial Day...yippee! I volunteered this morning with this great organization called 'Girls On The Run'. The group has an afterschool program for girls grades 2-8 where they teach them about self esteem, self respect, bullying, gossiping, eating right, etc.

It is also a running program where the girls learn how to run and after their 10 week program, they run either a 1 mile or 5K.
I volunteered with this group back in December that their run. Today I just helped them with office work and in 2 weeks, I am helping them at the Alcatraz Triathlon at the finish line, which will be exciting.

Anyway, here is the group:

Evie and I also went back to the vet to get the yellow goo coming out her eyes checked out. She has some eye gel to put on a few times a day now. It could just be allergies they said or a virus that will go away.

Tonight, my friend Cristin and I are going to see this TOTALLY RAD 80's cover band called Tainted Love.

This weekend, we are staying in the city. Not sure what we are going to do yet....

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Ellen Confronts McCain

Ellen asked John McCain her thoughts on Gay Marriage today.

Now THIS is a funny blog

I'm sure it is written by a White person too, which makes it even more funny. The Grammar one is funny and one of my faves is the 'Performance Clothes' post.

Grill Pan

We don't have an out door grill so I bought a grill pan. We are going to use it this weekend and see how it works.


Interesting quote.

"Prejudice is the child of ignorance."
--William Hazlitt, English writer


Can you believe 97.5million votes rolled in for the Idol finale? What is crazy about that # is that about 1/3 of that amount will vote for the President. We all know its not 97.5mm people that voted but that everyone voted like 10 times.

I am glad that David Cook one. I really think he had the most talent between the two Davids and has the highest potential to make the best record. He also seemed really grateful to have had the experience & to win.

I do feel a tiny bad for Archuleta b/c I feel like the judges built him up to win and then he didn't. I'd also worry about his stage Dad dealing with his loss now.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Evie loves soccer

We bought Evie a soccer ball a few weeks ago which she loves to chase for about 5 mins. However, a bulldog popped it last week. Evie doesn't mind -she likes to play with it deflated and of course, wants to rip it apart. So, now she can only play with it outside. She really likes to play with it in the parking lot behind the apartment. She runs really fast and then skids to get the ball. She also looks hilarious running with that big ball in her mouth. I will have to get it on video.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Hey Everyone,
Nothing exciting to report on Tuesday. It was cold & foggy here this AM and then the sun came out. It is still hovering around 60 degrees. I am off from work on Friday & Mon for Memorial Day and Erik is off on Monday. We are looking forward to a 3 or 4 day weekend.

Tonight I am making vegetable risotto for dinner. It should be yummy. I'll let you know how it comes out!

Also, are you psyched for Idol Finale or what!?? I am rooting for David Cook. Also, I think Kristy Yamaguchi will win Dancing with the Stars which is tonight. And, Bachelorette started last night. That should be a good season. I liked Dianna in the last Bachelor.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Bay to Breakers

Bay to Breakers is a SF Tradition. It is technically a 12K race which people actually do run. However, 50,000+people really join the 'race' in costume, with beers in hand, and possibly on a float. It is sort of like a mini mardi gras meets a huge frat party. The parade went right past our house so we saw the first runners come in (Kenyans won) and then saw all of the craziness.

Erik and I watched for most of the race and then met up with our friends Lauren & Mike when they hit our house. We were in the mix of the parade for about 2 miles where we saw people in costume, or no costumes (yes NAKED) on floats, pushing kegs in shopping carts, and more.
Below are a few pics:

Beer & Oyster Pics

Oyster & Beer Festival

This past Saturday, we went to the SF Oyster & Beer Festival. It was fun - there were a bunch of bands including the Dropkick Murphys. I don't know too many of their songs but apparently everyone knows this one from the movie 'The Departed.'

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Evie's Ear: The home stretch

We went back to the Vet last night b/c her ear was not healing and just kept bleeding. This time, we had a different vet who trimmed the piece that was hanging and cauterized the ends. Now she has a 'V' in her ear but it gives her character. She came home with an E collar on (aka Elizabethean collar aka Cone Collar) and was shell shocked. She just laid in the middle of the floor and wouldn't look at us.

She is better today & wants to run around but she cannot play with other dogs until this is healed. This will make her crazy b/c that is the meaning of life for her. It also means no camp for her for a few weeks, which will also upset her. But I'd rather her ear heal!

Evie in the tub for the 10th time last week:

A view of her new ear:

Friday, May 16, 2008

Mondavi dies at 94

Robert Mondavi, the pioneering vintner who put California wine country on the map, is dead at 94. Mondavi died at his Napa Valley home Friday, said Mia Malm, spokeswoman for the Robert Mondavi Winery.

Heat Wave

It is SO hot here. Seriously - it has been over 80 for the past two days and it is wreaking havoc on us. Yesterday, the BART trains stopped working and had 30 min delays so we couldn't get to the East Bay. No one has AC here so we had the fans going. It was hot to sleep.

Evie was hot. She got sick. I dont know if that was really from the heat or something else but she did throw up last night and we woke up to 3 piles of puke. Gross, I know.

The heat is lasting til Monday and then we will go back to 65-70.


State's top court strikes down marriage ban

The California Supreme Court struck a historic but possibly short-lived blow for gay rights Thursday, overturning a state law that allowed only opposite-sex couples to marry.

In a 4-3 ruling that elicited passionate responses on both sides of the debate and touched off celebrations at San Francisco City Hall - the scene of nearly 4,000 same-sex weddings four years ago that were invalidated months later - the court said the right to marry in California extends equally to all, gay and straight alike.

Time to get a bike, for real.

CNN BREAKING NEWS: Saudi Arabia has rejected a plea from President bush to increase oil production.


Edwards flatly rules out running with Obama

If not Edwards, then who?



New Kids on The Block are back.....they were on the Today Show today. They SUCK! Unfortunately, they do not sound that great. Im sure their CD will be awesome because they will mix the sound better. I would totally get tickets though but they are not even coming close to California.

Check them out

Thursday, May 15, 2008

McCain on Same Sex Marriage

Saw McCain laying out his plans if he gets elected in November. One thing that caught my attention was his view on Same Sex Marriage.

John McCain
Supports definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman, but opposes a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Says individual states should decide the issue. Says a federal marriage ban might be appropriate if courts overturned state marriage laws. Supports legal benefits for same-sex partners.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

David Archuleta

Many love him. I cannot stand him. I think he is a lounge singer, the next Dan Fogelberg, and the next person to make a song that sounds like it should be played in Kmart or Fashion Bug. If he makes a CD, it will suck. Senior Citizens will buy it because it sounds like soft rock. Ok, maybe I am being mean but I just don't think he has star quality. And, I think the judges are so mean to Syesha. She is good & they are always like, 'you're ok but......' but give Mr. Kmart singer the best marks!

Obviously the finale will be the Davids and then, I dont know. I want Cook to win but Archuleta will probably take the cake. He will be grinning like a cheshire cat, like always, in complete disbelief that he won.

There will be blood....

Ah. More freaking blood out of Evie's ripped ear. She was playing tonight and it started again. We got in the tub to make it stop. She gets so annoyed & tired of sitting there while I hold her ear. I am not gluing it tonight to see if a scab will form. I am also going to not let her play for the next few days, which is going to kill her, but I want her better!!

No new addition...

Well I went so far as to check with the Property Manager to see if we can have a 2nd dog and we cannot. Its probably a better thing anyway - Evie is a handful and our place is small. Maybe if we had a house, I would not think twice about it. So, maybe in the future. I hope little Tyson finds a nice home though!

Evie is doing better with her ear. However, she was out this AM playing with her doggie friends, rolling around, and it started bleeding again. So we were back in the bathroom, sitting, waiting, gluing. Finally, it stopped.

Monday, May 12, 2008


Oh my God. Check out this look a like of Idol David Archuleta and Eddie Munster. So funny!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Cake Batter Ice Cream Review

This weekend, I had the new Ben & Jerry's flavor - Cake Batter. I was expecting it to be out of this world, creamy goodness, that tasted like I was licking the cake batter bowl. Better than Carvel's Cake Batter flavor. was just OK. It is cake batter but has chocolate swirls in it. It reminded me of a vanilla & chocolate Jell-O pudding pop.
If you have Carvel near you, I recommend their Cake Batter instead. Sorry Ben & Jerry's - you have so many other great flavors to love.

Funny always does these funny look a like comparisons. Here are some funny ones.

And my favorite of all time....

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

OK so that title is SO gross but for today, it was true. Evie and I were in the park and she was playing with a dog - no fighting at all. They were running, jumping, chasing a ball. Suddenly, Evie's face was covered in blood. We stopped them and saw that her ear was torn. Her ear was also gushing blood. She didn't seem to realize she was hurt because she wanted to keep playing. I had blood all over me, too. Who knows what people thought when they saw us running home. I got her home and we put her in the tub where she promptly shook her head spraying blood all over. We took her out of the tub to dry her off and take care of her ear where she shook again sending blood all over the bathroom.

We tried a few things to fix her ear...peroxide, neosporin, gauze, tape, liquid bandaid, and finally...super glue. The super glue worked for 5 mins until she shook her head. This happened about 3 times. Finally, she fell asleep and for a few hours - no blood. Then, it started again. So we went to the Emergency Vet. I started to rethink the glue. Maybe we shouldn't have used it.

Then, the Vet comes in. Get this, he tells us - you did the right thing. The only real thing you can do for this is use glue. You can try to stitch it but it usually doesn't work. He said, just wait it out and it will stop bleeding. Keep putting glue on. He didn't charge us for the visit....that was nice of him!

Anyway, here is Evie's picture of her laying on the couch covered in blankets(in case of more blood) after the Vet. She is tired, again.

As of 9:56pm, there was no more blood!

5 Miler

This morning, Erik and I ran a 5 mile race. It was put on by a local running club & the race was through GGP. We even got ribbons at the end of the race. We are thinking of joining this club because they race most Sundays and also its only $20 to join for the year. They have 3 runs during the week too which is great.