Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Then, Betsy made me a great salmon dinner. The salmon was a pre-marinated fish from Whole Foods. I do not shop at Whole Foods but I might have to start!
Only 2 days until Seattle. I can't wait! Plus, tonight, Erik doesn't have hockey until 11pm so we can hang out tonight. yippee.
A)Take 50% and not go to court
B)Go to court and have the judge make him pay me 50% (which would be a waste of time)
C)Go to court & have the judge award me the full amount PLUS court fees, which could happen
D)Risk going to court and receiving $0 from him, to which I should've accepted his settlement
I will be discussing with my lawyer :-)
Monday, June 29, 2009
A staple of the Sonoma-Marin Fair for 21 years, the World's Ugliest Dog Contest happened over the weekend. The winner? Pabst, this boxer-mix beauty, at right, with an extreme overbite. According to the dog's owner, Miles Egstad from Citrus Heights, he was "given his name because he had a 'bitter beer face.
That is a funny story! haha
Sunday, June 28, 2009
So now that I have less than $500 to pay on my car, another one has caught my eye. I am NOT buying a new car but I just think this car is so cute. A VW Bug convertible. Too bad it is $26,000!
The next car I buy, I am going to try to pay at least 1/2 for in cash.
It was so cool. The bees were carrying larvae to the bottom of the box to keep them away from the Queen. I felt the need to tell the people running the honey tent, "I read the Secret Life of Bees" to which I am sure they were like, um ok great why are you telling us that. haha.
What a good girl sitting & waiting patiently.
Wimbledon was on yesterday and we watched Andy Roddick WIN. Maybe this is his year to win Wimbledon although I don't think he can get past Federer, ever.
Here is Evie sleeping on me of course, during tennis.
Then, we tried a new restaurant:
I had a $25 gift card, that I paid about $1 for, from restaurant.com. We wanted to go for appetizers and small plates. This place was a disappointment. The online menu was not accurate for what they had to serve. They did not have the full wine list and only served certain small plates each night. Oh well, we tried some place new. We won't go back though. We had tuna tartar, crab cakes, mushroom risotto, and calamari.
Finally, we came home and watched MILK. I fell asleep half way through(as opposed to within the first 5 mins) so I will finish it today. Seems appropriate since it's Pride weekend!
He even sounded like Uncle Lewis "The Blessing!"
Anyway, I also went to gap and got 2 pairs of jeans for $20 each. One pair was long but they fit well, so I will get them tailored. Then, Evie and I went down to Target & BBB. We got a new shower caddy thing and cleaning stuff we needed. Our tub is clogging. I poured like 1/2 the bottle of liquid plummer down there and it still isn't clear. We'll try it again or end up asking for a plumber to come out.
Friday, June 26, 2009
We also don't have any plans for the weekend, again! We'll see what comes our way. The weather is supposed to be awesome!
Last night people were blasting MJ as they rode down our main street. His songs were like 5 out of the top 10 on iTunes right now. Very crazy day.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Last night, we went to Erik's 8pm hockey game. Then, to the bar. I did not go to bed until 1230 so of course, today I am tired. This AM definitely felt like it should be Thursday not Wednesday. Ugh! Tomorrow, I just found out we have to go out for drinks with the clients from 4-5. Ugh, again. Oh well, in one week, we will be heading to Seattle! woohoo
"If the U.S. imperialists start another war, the army and people of Korea will ... wipe out the aggressors on the globe once and for all," a dispatch from the official said.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
- 2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, butterflied and then cut in half
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- All-purpose flour, for dredging
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 1/4 cup brined capers, rinsed
- 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
Season chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in flour and shake off excess.
In a large skillet over medium high heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter with 3 tablespoons olive oil. When butter and oil start to sizzle, add 2 pieces of chicken and cook for 3 minutes. When chicken is browned, flip and cook other side for 3 minutes. Remove and transfer to plate. Melt 2 more tablespoons butter and add another 2 tablespoons olive oil. When butter and oil start to sizzle, add the other 2 pieces of chicken and brown both sides in same manner. Remove pan from heat and add chicken to the plate.
Into the pan add the lemon juice, stock and capers. Return to stove and bring to boil, scraping up brown bits from the pan for extra flavor. Check for seasoning. Return all the chicken to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove chicken to platter. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter to sauce and whisk vigorously. Pour sauce over chicken and garnish with parsley.
Malia and Sasha's big adventure
First Daughters Malia and Sasha Obama, along with their grandmother, Marian Robinson, rode San Francisco's newest cable car Monday afternoon.
Mike Kepka/The Chronicle
The trio rode cable car No. 15, which made its maiden voyage just hours earlier. The first family rode from the cable car barn and powerhouse on Nob Hill to Lombard Street. There, they got back into a more mundane automobile for a ride down the short stretch of Lombard Street known as the Crookedest Street in the World.
''We got them there safely,'' reported Municipal Transportation Agency chief Nathaniel Ford, who escorted the girls and the First Lady's mom. ''We are honored that they elected to ride a cable car as part of their visit to San Francisco.''
Wasabii has a move where she jumps on evie's back and lays there. Then, they both lay there like that. it is hilarious.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Gosselin Divorce Papers Filed
After months of speculation, the 10-year marriage of Jon & Kate Plus Eight's stars Kate and Jon Gosselin appears to be coming to an end, a source close to the situation tells PEOPLE.
Documents to initiate a legal split were filed in Pennsylvania Monday afternoon.
Fans who have watched the couple's popular TLC show – or read the voluminous coverage of the Gosselin marriage in the press – will hardly be surprised: The duo had long maintained a tense relationship, with Jon recently telling PEOPLE he wanted a less high-profile life, while Kate appeared to remain committed to their TV career.
In February, photos surfaced of Jon in the company of young women during a solo visit to see his mother, who was recuperating from surgery, in Huntingdon, Pa. The couple quickly attempted to quash rumors of problems. But in May, the scandal erupted again when 23-year-old Deanna Hummel was photographed driving Jon's car home from a bar late at night.
When the fifth season of the Gosselins' show premiered May 25, the couple admitted to having problems and not knowing where their relationship was headed. "Parents of multiples have triple the divorce rate," Kate said through tears. "I was thinking we were going to beat that. I don't know if I can say that anymore."
TLC promotions of the show are promising a major announcement about the family in Monday night's episode of Jon & Kate Plus Eight
If you want to see some sick stuff, google spider bites. It will make your night. hahaha
Michael is gay & hilarious but he messes up anytime he has to talk to the camera.
Jamika is good in front of the camera AND makes good food
Debbie is also good in front of the camera & makes good food.
Then, I was watching 'Its Me or the Dog'. Get this. This lady had 6 dogs. They barked like crazy at 1pm bc it was tea time. She would make them tea with sugar & milk. Also, the knew the sound of the ice cream truck & would run out when the truck came. She would buy them legit ice cream cones. Victoria was like, this is out of control & you are killing your dogs by feeding them this food.
Of course, I watched this after giving Evie the french fries. Oh well, she only had a couple. That lady with the dogs was funny.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
We then went to a surf shop for an 'art show'. Whenever you go see art, you don't know if it is going to be good or weird. This was weird. First up, the 'art'"
This fine photo was printed on some weird paper and sold for $150. Um, Ok. If I wanted something like this, I could go down to 6th st and take a picture of someone doing this.
No idea what this is. Ripped up dollar bills and orange peels. There was also a ripped up dollar bill hanging from a nail.
Now, in addition to these weird items there were pics of people surfing also printed on the weird paper.
Anyway, The shop is cute and I took a few pics -
Last but not least, remember this?
This was randomly in the store. I loved this when I was younger. It came with those big fat coins you put thru the cash register. On another 80's toy note - the SF Zoo is having some weeble(now called Little People) show or something. I think that weebles now look totally different from what we had in the 80's. If you look at the version we had, you will quickly realize they are a choking hazard! hah
Anyway, we finished the day with dinner at Chow. Erik had the eggplant and I had the thai chicken salad. Both so good. This place is warm & cozy with wood cabin like walls & fireplaces.
We were dying. I was watching nervously. But, Erik was the man. He just went right up and handed it to him. Now, I am hoping the guy just says - fine, let me write you a check. If not, I will see him in court on 7/13 at 1:30pm.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Then, we had our lovely lunch at One Market today. We started with the crab cakes, then I had mushroom ravioli. We also had chickpea fries and a glass of sauv blanc. It was lovely!
No plans for the weekend yet. It's Fathers Day on Sunday & sadly I won't be in CT on the back deck eating lobster :-( We have some errands to do tomorrow like drop stuff off at Goodwill. So, we'll see!
Oh and I might finish my book. I cannot put it down. I am going to go to the library next week to return these books and get some new ones.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I woke up on my own at 530 and laid there dozing until 630. At the bus stop for 730. At work 8am. At the client for 9am. But, by noon - i was like, man, this crappy day is 1/2 way over.
This crap day ended great. Betsy, Amy & I along with a few of Amy's friends(who are very fun) went to Trivia night which was fun. A few beers & a few laughs is a great way to end the day.
Tomorrow....work, work, work and a team lunch at this great place, One Market. Team lunch = the 3 of us. We already are discussing, wine, drinks, or SHOTS to top off this week.
I am already looking at the menu & these items look DELISH!
Dungeness Crab Cakes
Steamed Petrale Sole
jasmine, almonds, muscat gelée 18.50
I am currently reading another Curtis Sittenfeld book, American Wife. This book is very long - 550pgs but I cannot put it down. In true CS fashion, the main character is someone who struggles with her identity and finds herself as a fish out of water. It is great so far & I am half way through. As her other heroines have been younger - in college or so, takes you through a young girls life, a tragedy in her life, and moving onto finding the man of her dreams - or so she thought.