Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I pick D

I guess I have been having a little bit of a writer's block, or I have been busy with work, or I have been busy with family, or I have been sick but most likely it is all of the above. Yep, that's it (D) all of the above.

The travel season is gearing up, emails keep piling up and the fun never ends. Last weekend the hus and I were in Ventura to spend time with his family and I was able to see my cousins daughter be crowned Junior Class Homecoming Princess. My god, she looked so beautiful, so grown up and did I say beautiful?

I'll be sure to post pics later!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

9021 to the hiz-0


I have to admit that I love the original 90201 and I love the new updated version just as much! Tonight ... we heard "Donna Martin Graduates", saw Brenda and Kelly get into a fight and found out about the Baby Daddy! Lots of old skool fun for me.

Bring it on favorite zip code, bring it on.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Top Sheff & Co. take Manhattan (and Brooklyn)

Finally we have some pics of NY to post. We had a great time and I was able to enjoy Manhattan more than ever. I might be there every six weeks, but I never have been able to do the touristy thing!
On Sunday morning after the crazy ass storm passed we met my co-work and favorite blogger NineDaves at Friend of a Farmer. For those of you who know Denis and I well ... know that we HEART eating breakfast out. Friend of a Farmer was right up our alley. Thanks you so much Dave and Ariel (in route on the Fire Island Ferry).

After eating an amazing breakfast we jumped on the subway and went to the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge. The weather was perfect and not a cloud in the sky. They say that there is a calm before the storm but apparently there is also a calm after the storm.
We had a great time and got to experience some of the best views of Manhattan from the bridge. I highly recommend everyone doing it at least once. Being born and raised in California I am partial to the Golden Gate but the Brooklyn bridge is just as impressive and you get to walk right down the middle of it.

Denis loves to take the pictures but doesn't like to be in them. He must have taken 100 pics off the bridge but we only got one of us. LAME.
This summer there is an Urban Art Show going on with 4 waterfalls throughout the harbor area. On Sunday we got to see all four of them from the bridge and DUMBO (no not the elephant for your West Coasters).
The hus took a picture from my favorite park of my office. I work on the 35th Floor. Let me tell you that building is designed to sway in storms. More than once I have sat in an office and watched the building move. NASTY feeling if I do say so myself.

Said Park puts up screens and has live feeds of the US Open every August. It is a lot of fun to sit in the park on the mock bleachers and watch some good tennis. We saw Serena take the tournament on Sunday.
Denis really does love the city and has convinced himself that he has figured out the subway system. I do love not having to rely on a car while in NY although it does feel good to come home and get in your car. We must have walked 10 miles while in NY which enabled us to eat everything in site ... man did I take advantage of that!While walking back from my birthday dinner at Lupa, I saw this building! I do love my husband ... but he is NO saint!
Birthday girl! Not too bad for 32, no makeup after a night of drinks, apps and dare I admit ... karaoke!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

We arrived

in New York and so did

HANNA!

Corey and fam got hit by Hanna last night with just rain, wind and some branches blown around. We are now sitting in our hotel room watching the buckets fall out of the sky. I must say I do love the rain but I don't so much like the 80 degree weather and 85% humidity!
We are off to dinner as long as we don't float away!

Friday, September 5, 2008

I Heart NY!


Tomorrow Denis and I leave at the crack, well before the crack of dawn for NEW YORK! I have to be there for a few meetings this week and the hus is tagging along. So far I have a dinner planned for us at Lupa, one of my favorite NY restaurants. It is so damn good, a little birthday treat for me.


I've been going to NY just about every six weeks for a little over 2 years now. Funny how I feel like I am now going to be a tourist in my second home. The pressure to be a tourist in NY can be overwhelming. Maybe we will hit the Met, definitely a trip to Brooklyn, some quality time in Central Park and lots of good food.


Keep your fingers crossed that we get some nice weather. Those damn hurricanes can be such a pain!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Denis & Evan's after dinner antics

We had Ronnie, Celeste and the boys over for Pizza night on Sunday night. After dinner Denis gave each of the boys a napkin to shred ... yes I am still finding pieces of napkins but it is worth it!

Make sure your volume is up because this is damn funny!


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Stand & Deliver ... in 3 months!

This weekend while watching the twins (okay so we were driving around because they were asleep), Denis drove by a furniture place. The hus loves going into furniture places and through the years I have been able to convince him to stay away from crappy, veneer-y furniture. If we are going to buy something, it better be real wood with a lot of character.

Why were we looking for a new piece of furniture, specifically a TV stand? Well Denis caught me at a huge moment of weakness and was able to get his stupid dream TV. For about three weeks we have been the owners of a ridiculously large TV and Blue-Ray DVD player. I must admit the clarity is amazing but I could have lived without it for sure. Sometimes a wife must please a husband with large electronics though!

So back to the stand ... while I sat in the car with the boys Denis happened upon a place that specializes in custom pieces. That is exactly what we needed since our dimensions are weird!

We fell in love with Chris and Joan (from South Africa) and I am sure that this is not the last thing we will have them create for us. Now, we just have to wait three months.