Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Blockbuster Online

So, I am thinking about ending my Blockbuster online account. I am on the 1 movie per month plan and still, I get a movie and wait 2 weeks to watch it. I have been spending $10 per month on the subscription for 2 movies. I could probably save a few cents by going to the store to get the movie rather than having it sit in the house. BB online is so easy though and exciting to get in the mail. I might switch to the absolute cheapest plan or just cancel it.


Am eating the best salad for lunch - Miso Chicken Salad from CPK. SO good.


Well, tomorrow is October 1st. That means, it is time to officially start watching Hocus Pocus. Evie doesn't understand that every day we will put it on and watch it. I'm sure she won't sit nice and recite the lines with me. She will be a barking pain.

Tonight, I asked Erik to watch it with me. I said, we can turn off the lights and light candles and watch it! Plus, I made pumpkin bread last night to go along with the movie. He doesn't really love the movie like I do, but he has seen it so many times that I'm sure he is looking forward to it, too. haha.


Last night, I was trying to use a fork to get the stuck pieces of apple crisp out of the pan and yep, the fork slipped and I stabbed myself in the hand. Hard. There is a little hole in my hand. It is fine today though. Thoughts of the last time I had a tetanus shot did go through my head though.

Monday, September 29, 2008

My SATC thoughts

I watched SATC movie yesterday. I really do not understand Carrie & Big. I'm sure many people think that they are the 'great loves' of each others lives. But, they broke up like 100 times and they constantly hurt each other. Is that love? I disagree. Plus, she is NOT herself with him. Ever since they got together, she worries about how she looks, talks, etc around him. She doesn't stand up for herself - ever. The first time I really saw her stand up for herself was when she hit him with the flowers and said she knew he would do this to her. It's like, yeah finally!


Apparently, Posh Spice paid $6,000 for these boots. They have no heel. I'm sure podiatrists around the world are already envisioning her bunion surgery she will have to have.

Halloween Movies

In addition to Hocus Pocus, I also love this movie for Halloween. Does anyone else know any good halloween movies that are not scary. You know I can't handle that. I had to turn off Ghost Hunters last night because it was so scary.

Oh and I also had Harvest Moon beer yesterday...Blue Moon Seasonal. Now I just need to get my hands on Sam Oktober and the season is really in full swing!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Weekend Update

On Friday, I did go to Nick's tacos and The Cheeseballs. The Tacos gave me a major stomachache and the Cheeseballs played more 2000 covers than 70s/80s/90s. Saturday, Erik and I went to Harry's for a mid-afternoon lunch and beers. At night, we watched a few movies. Today, I FINALLY saw the Sex & The City movie. AND, watched the new Chris Rock stand up special, Kill The Messenger, with my friend Amy. The Chris Rock special was FUNNY.

Anyway, the weather here was nice this weekend - sunny & 70's and breezy!

New Collar?

Ohhhh I would LOVE to get this for Evie. How cute!!

Oh and look at this one. But how would I decide what she would wear during October - Political or Holiday!?

Fall is here!

Today, I put up our fall decorations! I can't wait to have a house with more rooms to fill with decorations and a front porch to put pumpkins on. But anyway, Fall is my favorite season and October is my favorite month! I also made apple crisp today. I also have plans to make banana bread and pumpkin bread in the next few weeks. And, OBVIOUSLY, I am watching Hocus Pocus on Tuesday 9/30!



Living Room

The Salem/Binx pillow. A must!

Notice the candle holders are spider webs at the top & bottom!

The Apple Crisp

Also, the pumpkin and apple handsoaps are up and will remain through Thanksgiving to when we will then switch to the evergreen/Christmas soaps.

VP Debate

The funniest show on TV will air on Thursday night. It is the VP debate: Biden vs. Palin
Don't forget to watch! She guarantees big laughs.

Tina Fey does Sarah Palin, Again

Saturday, September 27, 2008


Paul Newman died, at age 83. I hope his daughter keeps his food biz running because he gives MILLIONS of dollars per year to charities through his profits.

Did You Know....

...if you live in Alaska, you have foreign policy experience? It is because of the close proximity and when 'Pootin' flies into the US airspace, where does he go? It's Alaska.

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Office

This office is very different from our CT office. We had a full office staff, cleaning crew, etc. Here, we share the floor with 2 other agencies and we all have to swap off cleaning the kitchen. Not like scrubbing the floors, but managing the dishwasher. We also have this office manager who works for one of the other agencies and is very serious about keeping that kitchen clean. Today, I saw a sign on the microwave that said 'News Flash: Your Mother does not work here. If you spill in the microwave, clean it up'

If we dont empty the dishwasher like 2 seconds after we get in, she 'reminds' us to do it.

Oh and her nickname (that she knows about) is.........Nana b/c she is like the 'house mother'. Please!

Thursday, September 25, 2008


The weekend is upon us......

On Friday, I am going to see a band called......."The Cheeseballs". They do covers of 70s/80s/90s and it should be fun.

The Cal Academy of Science just re-opened is supposed to be awesome. Its actually FREE on Saturday so I think we are going to go. They also have 'free' days depending on what neighborhood you live in which is nice.

I am...

not going to watch Charlotte Simmons. I hated this book. Charlotte was SO naive, it was scary. I felt bad for her throughout the entire book and wanted her to smarten up, but she didn't. Now, they want to put it on HBO. Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld was SO much better.

The Article
HBO is eyeing the Tom Wolfe novel "I Am Charlotte Simmons" as a series, with Tina Brown and Ostar Prods.’ Bill Haber set to produce.

Pay cabler has optioned the 2004 bestseller and is in the early stages of developing the project as an hourlong series. It’s the first project for Brown, author and former editor of Vanity Fair, the New Yorker and Talk magazine, under the development deal she struck earlier this year with HBO.

Drinks Needed

Today, work is sucking. I feel like from every angle, we are hearing bad news, or the clients aren't happy. Really, I am ready to be at happy hour RIGHT NOW.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Evie's possible costume

I am thinking of Evie's possible costume for Halloween. This one is a top contender. I want to make it though.


I stopped into GAP yesterday. They are having a fall sale. I got these cute flats for $20! They were originally $45. Since my life is now high heel free and happy, these made me doubly happy!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Anne Frank

I finished Anne Frank....what a good book. I cannot imagine reading this as a 6th grader or something. Anne is only 13 when she enters the Annex with her family & goes into hiding. She keeps her diary to talk about all of the problems/issues/concerns/hopes & dreams into her diary. She is very grown up for her age. I knew her fate before starting the book but throughout the book, I really did hope she escaped somehow so she could live out her life she dreamed of.

The Holocaust was a sick event in history. I have never seen Schindler's List because I would be a crying mess. I could also probably never visit the Holocaust Museum because I would be crying from the second I walked in.

I am now interested in reading a biography of Hitler to find out about this crazy person.


Awhile back, I wrote that Restaurant.com is a great way to save. Well, I just used the site and it is awesome. Listen to this! They are having a 'fall' sale. You can get $10 gift cards for $3. Plus, another 60% off at checkout. I got:

Four $10 gift cards to Hyde Street Bistro ($40 value!) for $3 each = $12
Four $10 gift cards to Indigo ($40 Value) for $3 each = $12

PLUS 60% off...

Grand Total for $80 worth of restaurant gift cards..........$9.61

Is that crazy or what? We are going to go to Indigo to celebrate our '1 Year in SF' in November.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Date Night

I am so excited. Tomorrow, Erik and I are going on a little date to this restaurant called, . We are going because a portion of their sales is going to the 'Great American Dine Out' which fights child hunger. This restaurant is on my way home from work and has 1/2 price wine on Tuesdays!


I love Gwyneth Paltrow. She just started this website. It's not really up yet so I don't know exactly what it will have on it but could be good!

Town Hall

I went here, Town Hall, the other day for a work lunch & it was so good. The heirloom tomato salad - yum. Squash sandwich, yum.

Be Careful with that Jump Rope

A six-year-old Los Gatos girl whose hand was severed in a very unusual accident was recovering Monday, and may regain motion in her reattached hand, thanks in part to quick help from a passer-by. Erica Rix was playing with a jump rope in the back of her mother's car two weeks ago when the end of the rope, fluttering out the window, caught on the car's axle. A loop of the rope tightened around the girl's wrist, slicing off her hand.

How We Became the United States of France

I'm sure many people won't like that I've posted this since people have such disdain for France since 9/11. However, this article really puts into perspective what is happening to the US.

Article from TIME

This is the state of our great republic: We've nationalized the financial system, taking control from Wall Street bankers we no longer trust. We're about to quasi-nationalize the Detroit auto companies via massive loans because they're a source of American pride, and too many jobs — and votes — are at stake. Our Social Security system is going broke as we head for a future where too many retirees will be supported by too few workers. How long before we have national healthcare? Put it all together, and the America that emerges is a cartoonish version of the country most despised by red-meat red-state patriots: France. Only with worse food.

You just know the Frogs have only increased their disdain for us, if that is indeed possible. And why shouldn't they? The average American is working two and half jobs, gets two weeks off, and has all the employment security of a one-armed trapeze artist. The Bush Administration has preached the "ownership society" to America: own your house, own your retirement account; you don't need the government in your way. So Americans mortgaged themselves to the hilt to buy overpriced houses they can no longer afford and signed up for 401k programs that put money where, exactly? In the stock market! Where rich Republicans fleeced them.

Funny Evie Pics

Evie was super tired yesterday. She slept on the couch, the floor, the bed....And then went to bed at 10pm.

I know I look crazy here but it is because I am laughing

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Goodbye Yankee Stadium

As baseball said farewell to Yankee Stadium, one of the game's most beloved players stood beneath the stands in a full vintage uniform. Now 83, the man who coined the phrase "it ain't over till it's over" put his own stamp on the day.

"I'm sorry to see it over, I'll tell you that," Berra said.

Gossip Girl

I have not watched the show Gossip Girl until my friend Cristin would not stop talking about it. I caught one episode and now she gave me Season 1 on DVD. It's good. Its addictive. It reminds me of a tv version of that movie, Cruel Intentions.

Oh & Penn Badgley is hot!


Yesterday, Erik and I went to lunch at Stacks in Hayes Valley and stopped by this cute little bakery, Miette. Erik had a marshmallow cupcake. They have cakes, candy, lots of stuff!

No Reservations

I watched the movie, No Reservations. It has Catherine Zeta-Jones, Abagail Breslin & Aaron Eckhart in it. It was cute. Catherine Zeta Jones was OK. Aaron Eckhart was great. It is a good, Sunday daytime movie to watch. I recommend it for that reason!

Jesus in the Ceiling

I always like these stories for some reason. People 'find Jesus' in a lot of things: toast, cat fur, the ceiling. Here HE is in the ceiling of a women's gym:

Click the pic for the video

Danny Coyle's

Erik and I ended up going out last night for a few beers. We walked to this place in the Lower Haight neighborhood called, Danny Coyle's. It was small, good beer on tap, and a DJ playing old school music. It looks like a fun place for happy hour too since they have huge windows in the front of the bar that they open during the day.

Here is a picture of this bar!

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Evie has a new friend in the park, Haley. She is a pit/Weimeriner(sp?) and she looks like this:

She is very sweet & cute. She loves to RUN. The other day, Evie and Haley played with Evie's new orange ball. I let Evie run with her leash hanging so she could keep up with Haley. It was fun. She was snorting.

Did you know that more and more people are naming their dogs 'people' names? I once read that since people are delaying having children, they get pets & name them human names to take the place of the kid. Hmmm. Evie is human like. Haley, yes. Maybelle, yes(although strange).

Do you ever really hear of dogs named Bubbles or Spot, anymore? I don't.

Here is an article about it, here. One quote: "That's been the trend for about 15 years, because nowadays pets are members of the family," said Lynn Spivak, who has worked as a San Francisco pet advocate for nearly two decades.

Kinda Rainy

This morning I woke up and it was kinda rainy out. We have not seen rain since February. It is just misting everything. Of course, Evie can smell rain or something and doesn't want to go out when its raining. So, you know when its January and pouring rain for 2 weeks straight, that is fun. She would rather hold it for 2 days than go out.

Anyway, today seems like the perfect day for a movie! I also just realized my fave sushi place, Domo, has lunch for $10.95. How amazing!

I got my hair highlighted yesterday. Actually, low lighted. I don't like when my hair gets too 'yellow'. My hairdresser, Richard, is going to Argentina for 3 mos to study spanish so I had to get it done. He said to use a blonde shampoo like 2x per week and it will help my hair from getting so yellow.

In grown up news, I am taking Evie to camp in a few minutes but then not coming home. Nope! I am going straight to the grocery store to do the food shopping & get it over for the weekend. Normally, we go on Sundays and are rushing to get home b/c Erik has to go to work. So, this way, its done. How adult.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Risky Business

I finally watched Risky Business from start to finish last night. I feel like I should have seen this movie ages ago & have seen parts but never the whole thing. It is pretty funny!

This is the famous dance scene. However, did you ever notice him shaking on the couch. It is really funny. Check it out around 0:59


More than half of all Americans believe they have been helped by a guardian angel in the course of their lives, according to a new poll by the Baylor University Institute for Studies of Religion. In a poll of 1700 respondents, 55% answered affirmatively to the statement, "I was protected from harm by a guardian angel."

TIME is reporting that 'most Americans' believe in Guardian Angels. I definitely believe in them. There have been times when I look up at the last second & see something while driving or just something tells you to look, stop, etc. This is them helping you!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I love this show

I looooove What Not To Wear. TLC has been showing it a lot the past few days. I always think of Stacy & Clinton when I am going to wear or buy something and think if it fits with the 'rules'

AND, Clinton has a new book coming out:

Barck Obama's Economic Plan

It's Me or the Dog

OMG. I am watching that show, 'It's Me or the Dog' on Animal Planet. They are working with a bull dog who is aggressive to people. They took him to the vet & he has a hyper thyroid. This makes dogs anxious and in turn aggressive. I wonder if Evie has a thyroid problem!!

P.S. - The Gentle Leader is still working like a charm. She is a dream dog outside & I feel better because I know I can control her.

Goodbye, Paul's

Paul's Famous Hamburgers, a fixture on the Boston Post Road here for 62 years, has closed.

The restuarant with its signature cheeseburgers, hot dogs, fries and onion rings is always closed Monday but did not reopen Tuesday and will not reopen, officials said Wednesday. Attempts to reach owner Edward Moore at the restaurant and at home were unsuccessful, but city and business officials confirmed the closing.

"Obviously it is very upsetting to see Paul's close,'' the mayor said. "It has been a part of Milford's past and like Harrison's (Hardware), we are going to miss it.''

McCain Seen as Less Likely to Bring Change, Poll Finds

The poll suggests, the boost has not gone far beyond that. The poll found that even now, voters are much more likely to identify Mr. Obama — and not Mr. McCain — as someone who would bring change to Washington. He is widely viewed as someone who would continue or expand President Bush’s policies in office.

And the New York Times/CBS News poll found no evidence, at least to date, that Ms. Palin has allowed Mr. McCain to expand his appeal to women voters or independent voters.


Yesterday, it sort of felt like fall here. You could smell it. Fall here is going to be very different from CT. I think we will still have 60-65 degree weather but I know leaves fall off the trees here. There is a big pumpkin festival in Half Moon Bay that I plan on going to. We will definitely get pumpkins but don't have a front porch to put them on!

I am happy to be able to enjoy October & Halloween this year. Last year, my October was traveling back and forth from SF to CT to meet my new team, find a new apt, pack up the house, etc.

Plus, I have friends out here that love the movie HOCUS POCUS! Yippeeee......

What's up with Kenley?

This girl needs to grow up, stop being rude, and learn how to respect people. I mean, she interrupts Heidi on the Runway, she says Michael Kors knows nothing behind his back, and laughs when other designers are getting feedback. Oh and your 40's/50's style will only go so far....GROW UP Kenley. I hope you do not win - Korto deserves to win.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hair, Again

I saw Gwyneth Paltrow on Oprah today. I love her hair and then think, I want my hair like this.

But, then I also watched the Hills and wanted to keep it long like LC.