Sunday, November 29, 2009

Brunch with Bu!

Table 219 is my favorite brunch place ever! They make the best french toast and pancakes.
(My classic mmmm I love food shot)
Me enjoying my food. Oh it was so delish!
(Bu's classic where's my food shot) She is waiting patiently waiting for her food.
I love that we are totally color coordinating. No we did not plan it. Great minds think alike :)

Bu and I traded each other a pancake for a slice of french toast. The bacon is incredible. Mmmmm. . . food. I would eat here every day, but I'd rather continue wearing the same clothing size. So I don't!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving with the McNeil's

I spent Thanksgiving with the McNeil's we went to Justin's grandma's house. I made my favorite pumpkin cookies with a fruity frosting. They were gobbled up. The food was fabulous, but the entertainment was priceless.
We decided to end the night by playing with each others hair.

Thanks for having me!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Birthday Lunch with my lovely work friends!

My lovely co-workers took me to Palomino's for a nice birthday lunch! It was my second day back from vacation and I was still adjusting. It was nice to get out of the office. I got to tell them all about my trip to Japan and Los Angeles.
(left to right) McCrumie, Betty, Me & Bu

(left to right) Kathy, Lori, Nicole & Precy
(I'm loving the lean. I'm certain it was not planned, but great minds think alike)

Group shot!

Thanks for such a great lunch!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I got a ticket to the twilight new moon screening!!

So I got a ticket to the advance screening! I went and was surrounded my so many annoying little girls! Seriously WTF?? They were dancing around in the theater and taking pictures. Being very obnoxious! Why were they out in packs! It was a school night for crying out loud! Needless to say the movie was really good! I would watch it again!

We are totally team Edward! LOL!
Thanks Nadia!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sober to Sick. . . is what turning 27 brought me

OK so I now go from sober to sick in 60! Well not exactly that quick, but you get the picture. I drink and then I'm sick. I do not get to experience the lovely buzzed stage. It is such a shame!
OK so I got wasted last night for my birthday. My cousin and I though it would be a good idea for me to eat something before I went to bed. I insisted on having chicken nuggets and french fries. So we stopped at Wendy's. I could barely choak it down so then insisted that my cousin ate my food for me. When I got home I had the spins and lucky for me when I woke up I still had the spins. BTW I had an 8:30am flight (or so I thought). I planned on waking up and preparing Nadia's breakfast shake, but I could barely stand. After she was ready and made her own breakfast (Sorry, I love you) we headed to the airport. Nadia gave me a pastry and just the sight of it made me want to vomit. (which I did 2 or 3 times that morning when I looked at the shake she was making) (fyi her breakfast shakes are the best food was just repulsive to me, which is very unlike me.) I got there and was in a panic because we were running a bit late. I go to check in the lady asked "what time is your flight" I confidently replied 8:30 she looked at me like I was a freaking lunatic and said "we don't have an 8:30 flight" I was fighting just to stand at this point and looked at her and said "HUH, like she was a freaking lunatic" she looked and me and repeated "we don't have an 8:30 flight" so I just looked at her in shock and she said (in a snob like manner) "it's at 8:00" I freaked out she was telling me I was late and blah blah blah and if my luggage does not make my flight then I am responsible for picking it up when it does. Then told me I need to hurry to my terminal. (As if I didn't already know that) Way to state the obvious lady!!
So I'm moving quickly as possible to security and the line is outrageously long. I'm standing in line terrified that I'm not going to make my flight (the thought of me having to wait for the next flight is making me want to vomit) and tapping my foot (I'm sure it was helping to speed the process) I'm close to the front of the line I keep hearing a page, but cant make it out (it was muffled) so now I'm thinking shit that's probably for me. I leaped out of line and asked the man loading his luggage if I could cut because my flight was boarding and I really waned to be on it. He kindly said yes. I thanked him repeatedly. After I got through security I ran to the terminal quick. Lucky for me it was the first terminal after leaving security.
I ran up just as they were about to close the door. The lady was bitching that she had been paging me over and over. I said well I've been in the long security line and could not do much about it so have a nice day. I ran to get my seat. I had a chatty Cathy next to me and gently told her I would be sleeping the entire flight. I said to her "have a nice flight and good night"
I was out like a light and did not wake up once.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Happy Birthday to me!

OMG I'm 27!! Happy Birthday to ME!!
Here is my wonderful birthday dinner!! Steak, baked sweet potato and steamed veggies. yum!Thank you so much for a great family birthday dinner!


Nadia (she did not want to take a picture, but I was not taking no for an answer)

Boogie, (not the least bit interested in me wanting a photo) Maria & I
Me & Juanito
Juanito & Sylvia

Robert, Maggie and my wittle mamas Alina

Time to hit the bar!! This is my last night in Cali then it's back to Seattle. . .
Juanito & I (he is such a great cousin, the best a girl could have)
Me & my friend Yvette. It was so great to see her. Thanks for celebrating my birthday with me!
Me, Manny & Yvette. I have not seen Manny in f-o-r-e-v-e-r. Thanks for the shot of patron Manny it was great to see you.
This was the nastiest jello shot I have ever had in my life!! Yuck! BTW I was forced to have it. I know it appears that I am calm in the photo, but I had a fit and was fighting it. This guy was a drink pusher, lol.

I had an awesome birthday! A big thanks to everyone that helped me celebrate!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Bar Lubitsch in Hollywood

We went to diner at a great little Mexican place in Hollywood. I wish I could tell you the name, but I'm drawing a major blank. Sorry!
This is how I started the night off:
A flaming margarita.
Mmmm it was so delish!
Here is a group shot (left to right: Beverly, Lorena, Nadia & ME) at the cute little vodka bar for Nadia's friends birthday. (we were secretly celebrating my birthday) I wore the little black number I purchased in Japan. It was a big hit :)
Nadia & I sitting around! Luis doing the same.
After a while Beverly and I got extremely bored so I suggested we should go tricking. LMAO!! The stuff I come up with. Ha!

This is what I found. He's pretty soft on the eyes. We had fun that night.

Not bad huh????

Jennay & Morgan's wedding!

My cousin Jennay got married! She looked so beautiful! Here are a few pictures of her special day! It was an early wedding in Palos Verdes. It was in a historic house, the first house built in P.V. the view from this location is so awesome.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Moroccan Feast

So my Moroccan entourage picked me up from LAX, we made a pit stop at Trader Joe's for some Hard-A (we had a bunch of snacks at TJ's) and went to Sylvia & Amine's place.

Look what was waiting!! Delicious Moroccan food!
FYI: you have to eat fast if you want to eat.
Leftovers anyone?
Thanks for the great welcome home dinner Amine!

I'm back in California! (no not for good)

I just got back from Japan and I'm in California until the 18th. I am so excited to spend my birthday with my family. It has been a long time since I've done that. I feel so blessed.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Japan: Day FIVE

The breakfast of champions. Coffee frappuccino with coffee jelly and donuts of course ;)

Japan has a Shakey's. Pretty good.

This is a common toilet in Japan. I named it pop-a-squat. It's a very interesting experience to said the least. . .

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Japan: Night FOUR

This place was AWESOME! While you wait for you meal they give you sesame seed and all the ingredients and tools to make tonkatsu sauce for your chicken katsu. It's a great way to keep you occupied while waiting. Genius I tell yah!
Ta dah! So freaking good!! OMG!

Dinner is served!

Donuts to end the night right! Yay!

Japan: Day FOUR

What the french. . . toast

This tree is making a funny face. Ha!

So many huge trees!

Such a nice path.

Very pretty


Baked mochi, yum!

I needed a lift to my next destination

Roasted chest nuts, they were huge I tell yah!

Gorgeous rock garden

I can not take her anywhere

Please ignore the sign, I sure did

She's looking for trouble, see I told you!


What did I say???


Do you believe me now? Proof is in the pudding!

Oh the peer pressure!

Back to being innocent. . . wheeew that was close ;)