Archive for March, 2011


March 29, 2011

This Friday is going to be amazing.


TILT (delayed)

March 21, 2011

I didn’t have internet when Thursday rolled around, so Things I love Thursday (TILT) had to be delayed.

Without further ado:

Farmer’s Markets

As soon as I round a corner and see the tents I get giddy with excitement.  A rainbow of colors at the stands of fresh fruits, and at at the larger markets the smell of kettle corn, the sound of live music, and veggies and fruits in season that I have never heard of before or had a chance to try.  In Monrovia they have the best Farmer’s, with a veggie bread that I love so much I brought it to Missouri to share with family; and a woman who makes delicious sauces and spreads that are gone within minutes of arriving home.  I intend to travel to LA to relive that experience alone.



Homemade Marshmallows

It is hard to describe taste and the soft texture of a freshly made marshmallow in flavors you don’t find in the aisles at your grocery store.  Think lavender, peanut butter or even bacon!  And covered in caramel… yum.


Nature cast in metals

I find the forms in nature the most breathtakingly beautiful things imaginable.  It is common to want to keep the images of these natural things past the time they exist.  Take a picture, paint a picture, make an imprint.  One of the most tangible ways to keep these forms and allow you to touch them, keep them long term, and even wear them is to cast them in metals.  It is this form I love best.


March 17, 2011

Oh how I wish I could be here, on my way to anywhere.


March 16, 2011

This makes me smile.

Pizza Party

March 14, 2011

I have a small group of coworkers that I get together with occasionally for things like game night, drinks and dinner out, and most recently themed dinners.

Last night we made 4 types of pizzas (I was the head chef), with 3 types of crusts and a bunch of different toppings.  It was really nice to hang out together with a predetermined ‘no work talk’ plan.

In addition to great food and drinks, the conversation shifted to planning a Las Vegas trip together. Although I have been to Vegas a variety of times I have never been with a group of friends with the intention of seeing a show and letting loose in the streets.  I could see it being a pretty great trip regardless of my distaste for Vegas most of the time.


Tsunami Dreams

March 13, 2011

I have had a reoccurring dream since I was a child.  I am on the beach in the water and a HUGE wave approaches.  I have to make the decision of whether I can outrun it or if I have to run towards it and dive into it.  It never seems like running away from it is an option, so I ran/swim towards the wave, diving into the center of it.

People have mentioned what a clear metaphor for approaching life it is, and its a good thing I always run towards it.  It’s a nice thought.

With the recent (and previous) tsunamis though it looses the metaphor for me and just makes me focus on what if?  I sure as hell wouldn’t be running towards it that time around.


March 13, 2011

Bright Sapphires and Sexy Tattoos.


March 10, 2011

Things I love Thursday, second installment

Law and Order: SVU

Although I have watched so much Law and Order over the last 10+ years that I often can call the twists and turns of the episodes before they happen, SVU still shocks with me with the story lines it decided to pursue.  The relationship between the two lead detectives Elliot “El” Stabler and Olivia “Liv” Benson has developed into the kind of friendship where seeing one on the others stoop in the middle of the night is as commonplace and toting guns and saving each others lives.  And call me a sicko but I love the crazy sex crimes the writers come up with.

Beluga Whales

Every since learning that Baby Beluga song as a child.  Pictures can only describe how cute these guys are.



High Karat Gold

I love the buttery rich yellow that people not in the know see and think is faux.  It matches blacks, whites and bright colors.  Oh! And when made into jewelry, my preferred state, I could just eat it up.

Science and Hills

March 9, 2011

Rode up to the Lawrence Hall of Science today.  My first real hill, well hills actually.  I made it easily up to the botanical gardens, and then struggled a bit the rest of the way.  Lost my footing (I don’t have straps) and couldn’t start up back up cause the incline was so intense.  But, aside from walking there and one other spot, I did pretty well for not having any hill experience.

The Lawrence Hall of Science is great if you are a kid, have a kid, or like acting like one.  I am the latter.

Also ate sushi, drank Mexican Hot Chocolate and hung with a new friend.  So you can say I had an awesome day.



March 8, 2011

I am attempting a bike ride today that is going to bring me up a pretty large hill.  Aside from a few rides in SF with hills I ride through Berkeley and other parts of the East Bay that are pretty flat.  This is going to be rough.