Monday, March 30, 2009

The Ting Tings!

::sigh:: How I love them.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

2009 World Figure Skating Championships

On Saturday evening, I attended the World Figure Skating Championships at Staples Center. My peeps D-Mo & J-Mo invited me to tag along with them, as they'd been before and knew how cool it was. (Get it??? "Cool"??? BWAHHAHAHAHAHA!) We saw the ladies' free skate.

ANYhoo, it was indeed SUPER cool. Very interesting to see such a wide range of skaters; you learn pretty quick what the difference is between a good skater and a great skater! One of the big differences is... the severity of the falls. The lower-ranked ladies REALLY ate the ice when they fell. One gal, Candice Didier of France, fell, slid clear across the ice and hit the boards FULL-ON. That was scary. The crowd went wild when she returned to the ice, just a few minutes after being helped off, in order to finish her program!

Yu-Na Kim of Korea took the gold medal quite handily, leaving everyone else in her ice-dust.

This crazy monkey jumped in front of my camera!

The Original Pantry

After many years of wanting to, I finally got the opportunity yesterday to eat at The Original Pantry in downtown L.A.! I dined with my pals D-Mo & J-Mo prior to our date at the Staples Center last night.

This place is a landmark. They pride themselves on never being closed and never being without a customer inside.

It's currently owned by former L.A. mayor and notable Irishman Richard Riordan

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Madeline is ONE today!

Happy birthday, sweet Maddy Logelin! Or should I say... Feliz cumpleaños, since you are en El Méjico.

It's been lovely getting to know you and your papa this past year.

But now, I must go to your Daddy's blog and look at all your pretty pictures! And after that I'm gonna pop in over at your mama's Foundation and donate $24 in your honor. xoxoxoxoxo!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Suck It, CuteOverload!

Awwww, I'm just kiddin'. I ::heart:: C.O.

But I betcha they wouldn't have posted THIS little gem.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Tabitha's Sweet 16!

It's hard to believe that our Tabitha Joy, who was once just a tiny kitteh, is now a sixteen-year-old!

We had a big party for her, as you can see. She was thrilled. ::eye-roll:: I think she particularly appreciated the tiara.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

King Shag!

This is the yummiest, cheapest NZ sauv blanc I've ever had. Emphasis on cheapest.

Just sayin'.

For the record, tho, my fave NZ sauv blanc is Brancott. Always has been, always will be.

Mysterious Benefactor!

My child seems to have a mysterious benefactor! Imagine his surprise when, out of the blue, he received a FEDEX box full of Cartoon Network SWAG!!! Lord have mercy, I thought the child would PLOTZ.

Thank you, mysterious stranger! Our family will think of your kindness everytime we enjoy the fine programming offered by Cartoon Network. Or, whenever Schnitzel sez, "RADDA RADDA RADDA"!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Dinner with LFarm in the Atwater

I had the distinct privilege of dining on Friday evening with the beautiful internet sensation, Lauren Farmer. We opted to go to Canelé, a delightful establishment in the Atwater Village section of Los Angeles. It was just the kind of classy place you'd expect to find a couple of awesome brunettes such as ourselves.

As you can see from these photographs, Canelé is a lovely eatery in a beautiful section of the city. However, out front was this weird hobo in a plaid shirt from JCPenney (I know this because he showed me the tag inside while describing his 'vintage' hobo shirt in detail -- a common hallmark of the insane). He insisted on horning in on my photo session with Lauren.

After this I think he got Lauren to go to a concert with him, despite my protestations. (He was kinda cute for a hobo.)

Eat at Canelé if you can. Despite this zany blog post, in all seriousness -- THEIR. FOOD. IS. THE. BOMB.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunday in Silver Lake

The family and I decided we were overdue for an outing, so we opted to head over to the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles for some lunch, and spot of shopping at zany emporium Wacko.

For lunch, we chose House of Pies -- one of those cool old coffee shops that you always mean to visit, but never quite get around to...

It was a lovely day!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Marley & Me book report

Yeah, I know you can't read it.
Trust me -- it reads as cool as it looks.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

I think our puppeh might just be the cutest puppeh in the whole wide world.

All pix taken by Mr. Siegel and his rad digicam, the Canon EOS Rebel XTi.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

It's got *frizzante*

I'm havin' this *redonk* pinot grigio tonite and... it's got BUBBLES!!! Super num.

It's from Contadino, and is available at Trader Joe's for the *absurd* price of $4.99! It's relatively lo-alcohol, so it's easier on your wine-gut and doesn't get you quite so hammered. (Just sayin'.)


I never win ANYTHING!

But lookit this beautiful necklace I won!

To make it even more awesome, my friend Teal made it. She's so multi-talented. I ::heart:: her.

I hope all you yoginis out there will check out her yoga downloads. They are lovely... And I'm not even into yoga!

Thank you, Tealio! You are ::awesomesauce::.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Rad Music Blog

My friend Sean has a rad music blog. And yes, I'm just saying this because he sang my praises in this post and I'm all puffed-up now. BWHAHAHAHHAHA! No, really! It is an awesome blog! Check it out.

Monday, March 2, 2009