Tuesday, September 30, 2008
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.
Monday, September 29, 2008
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
Anyway, the weather here was nice this weekend - sunny & 70's and breezy!
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.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
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
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.
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.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
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.
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
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.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
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.
Oh & Penn Badgley is hot!
Here is a picture of this bar!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.''
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.''
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.
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......