Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Well, it's been awhile since my last post, but I promise I have a good reason...I broke my pinky (my very first bone break)!

Of course, I broke it while playing kickball. I'm out from playing for four weeks and have a cast on half my arm. I was supposed to play in a tourney last Saturday in San Diego, but sat on the sidelines instead. It's pretty hard to just watch kickball -- I want to be on the field! It's also hard to type...or do my hair...or get dressed...or drive....or do anything, really. I didn't realize how much I love my left hand. Oh well, c'est la vie. Hoping for a speedy recovery (calcium, potassium and protein!).

I hope everyone had a wonderful & safe 4th of July! Here are some pictures from our holiday.

muff loves a good theme

how can you miss that thing on my arm!

 Muffin's first swim

 with some kickball friends

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Glow in the Dark Kickball

A couple Sundays ago, one of my kickball leagues hosted a Glow in the Dark Kickball game. At first, I was a little apprehensive - "sports shouldn't be played in the dark, we're all going to get hurt!" It was definitely harder than a regular game -- my eyes had difficulty "keeping up" with the lighted ball, making it harder to kick and catch! It ended up being one of the most fun games of kickball I've played in the last two years AND no one got hurt. I'd call that a success! Here are some pics from the night.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Stink Inc.

About 2 years ago, my BFF Heather and I stopped buying each other birthday presents. In lieu of presents, we agreed to take the other out to a fancy dinner, or a restaurant that we've never been before. As we've gotten older, it been more difficult to see each other alot, so we decided that our birthday gifts to each other would be about spending time together rather than a tangible object. So this past Tuesday, we went to The Stinking Rose in Beverly Hills for her 28th birthday! Her birthday was actually in late May, so we had a post-birthday celebration. Better late than never.

The Stinking Rose is an Italian restaurant in which their primary ingredient is GARLIC! One of their motto's is "We season our garlic with food." The interior is really kitschy and whimsical. It kind of makes you feel like you're in an Arabic/Italian village. The food was really good, but it wasn't AS garlicky as I thought (I originally planned to reek like hell for the next week). Luckily, Jeff didn't complain too much when I got home. Overall, I would give it an 8. I would suggest going there if you're in the area, but not on a first date! 

(this isn't Heather, but this is what they make you wear on your birthday. She's lucky I'm a nice friend)

Friday, June 7, 2013


Confession: I'm afraid to fly. Luckily, with my a little help (read: temporarily paralyzed) from my friends Valium and Bloody Mary, I'm able to endure being on that huge hunk of metal with wings. I typically purchase a glass of liquid courage before I get on the fly, and then a couple of the mini bottles once I'm on the plane. It ends up costing around $30 bucks and I shudder every time they collect my money. I'm not a penny pincher and even though it helps my anxiety, I feel like that rip every one off, and that bugs me. Anyway....

FEAR NOT, WALLETS! This lovely lad has let us in on a secret. You can take your OWN liquor on the plane, as long as its in those mini bottles you can purchase as Bev Mo. 


Why didn't I think of this?

Thursday, June 6, 2013

For 12 hours, all criminal activity is legal....

One of the perks of Jeff's jobs is that we get to go to free movie screenings. On Tuesday, we saw The Purge. If you haven't seen the trailers, (poof) here ya go.... (warning: slasher movie)

I was actually pretty excited to see it. I thought the concept was intriguing, but wasn't going in expecting much in terms of content (ie. I thought it would be cheesy). Ethan Hawke stars, but when I saw him, I didn't even recognize him. He's looking alot like Mark McGrath these days.

The movie was pretty far fetched. I don't believe allowing everyone 12 hours to "unleash the beast" would result in change for the country, but it did get me thinking -- I sure would be as nice as possible to everyone I came in contact with! I wouldn't want to be on their "hit list" once The Purge day came around! All in all, it was entertaining and scary! I was like this most of the movie...

Oh, and if you go see it, keep an eye out for the main "Stranger." He plays a realllllllllllllllly believable creepy guy!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Leo Carrillo State Beach

On Sunday, it was hot as Hades in the Valley, so we decided to go over the hill and visit the beach. We picked Leo Carrillo State Beach since its dog friendly, but the weather gods were not on our side. It ended up being overcast and chilly the entire time we were there - a 360 from what it was at home! We only stayed for a couple hours, here are some photos from our stop.