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February 18, 2010

Be Fabulous

I have a new mantra. Be Fabulous. I turned 30 not that long ago, and on my birthday was in bed, watching TV and started to think back over my twenties and whether or not I was happy with the person who was suddenly 30. I wasn’t. I love my life- my husband, my boys (as I write this, I’m being nuzzled by the youngest kidlet). I admit, I don’t like who I was turning into. This has nothing to do with being a stay at home mom, but everything to do with expectations and personal goals.

February 16, 2010

Valentine’s Day

I fall a bit in the anti-Valentine’s Day camp. I don’t like being told that this one day a year should be the ultimate day of romance for The Boy and I. Usually, it just means that the day will blow up in our faces and be one of the worst of the year. So instead, we try to make our anniversary special (but not by going to any great lengths) and pepper the year with nights out together, doing things we enjoy. You have to admit, some people go a bit far. I worked with some women who set…

February 15, 2010

Southwest vs the power of the ‘net: Kevin Smith wins

One of the stories now flooding the mainstream news, but already over the Twittersphere was Kevin Smith being ejected from a Southwest Airlines flight. He was told it was because he violated their “Customers of Size” policy (which says that any customer who is unable to lower both armrests must purchase two seats). Interestingly enough, Smith HAD purchased two seats on his original flight, but when on standby for an earlier flight was only able to get one. And was able to lower the armrests. Yet was still asked to leave. Southwest of course, is embarrassed. They offered him a…

February 10, 2010

The Spa Day Strikes Back

If you can’t guess from the title, I went to a spa for the second time. Namely, Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa in Corona. I went for the first time during the middle of the summer, and had a lovely lovely time. But six months later, it was clear that I needed some R&R, so I went back.

February 6, 2010

About this blog

I’ve tried and tried to restart this blog. First I tried blogging art, writing, then food- and something was missing. Me. So, for better or for worse, you’re going to get it all. I started really blogging at the end of 2003 on Livejournal. Back then, it was mostly my life and my attempts to write fan fiction… and as my love affair with writing Pirates of the Caribbean, Kill Bill and Once Upon a Time in Mexico dwindled (mostly due to seeing the ugly side of fandom), it faded into simply my personal journal. Unfortunately, fading from fandom pretty…

August 28, 2009

Trip Report: Las Vegas Days 2-4

Morning. Las Vegas at 7:30 in the morning is a strange thing. I woke when there was enough light to illuminate our room- even though we’re facing the west. It’s one of those unfortunate quirks, that reminds me that even though I proclaim I’m not: I am more of a morning person than a night person. Ronnie sleeps in the giant sized bed. It is large enough that even with my tossing and turning and his tossing and turning, neither of us woke the other. So I find myself, just as I did yesterday after our nap, looking out the…

August 22, 2009

Trip Report: Vegas, Day One

Roadtrips are wonderful, especially road trips to Las Vegas. The first time we (Ronnie and I) went, it was just a couple weeks shy of my 21st birthday. (I’d been to Las Vegas a couple times with my family, but you have to admit, Las Vegas as a kid is an entirely different experience) At the time, we were working at Disneyland and going to school. January was (and still is) the slowest month at the Park. After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, everyone stays home. Consequently, there aren’t many shifts during the week. January was still part…

August 1, 2009


Starting soon, this blog will be filled with my culinary journey to reaquaint myself (and my family) to the joys of home cooking. I’ve always had a deep love of food. My childhood is filled with great memories of both my mother and my father creating amazing meals. My mom was a stay at home mom, and was blessed with the gift of culinary improvisation. Every time I watch Chopped, I think of her. If we hadn’t made it to the grocery story that day, I remember her opening a fairly bare pantry and grabbing a few cans of essentials…