Sunday, September 28, 2008


Let's see...since the last time I posted I've been to New York City for a long weekend. It was FABULOUS, as always. There's something about walking in the city that I love. I always stay in Midtown Manhattan and this time I was lucky enough to get a room at the Michelangelo on 51st and 7th. Great hotel! Did some shopping on 5th Avenue (especially at Takashimaya) and ate some fabulous food.

Over Veteran's Day weekend I'm meeting my cousin in Vegas. We are from Vegas so it will be old home weekend for us. We have plans to see the Lance Burton show and more plans to eat fantastic meals. We always have a girl's night out that involves dressing up, dancing, clubs, and this time, maybe a lounge show. Looking forward to it!

But my big travel news is a week in London the end of November. Whoop! Booked my plane tickets -- Air New Zealand from LA to London. My daughter and I are all set! We're excited, it's been a year since we've been to London so it's high time to get back. November is a great time to go, the shopping will be phenomenal (can't wait) and the weather will be great for walking, as well. We're going to spend a few days of our week with friends in the Midlands. If you've never been to the middle of England, that's a 'must see' place. It's gorgeous! We go to Stratford every single time we go to England (my 10 year old daughter has been known to quote Shakespeare) and I can't wait to go back.

So now all I have to do is get through October....

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Finally recovered after a GREAT football game Saturday. Went to the USC vs Ohio State game in LA. I have been a USC fan since...well, since I can remember. I've been going to USC games since I was 7 years old and we had season tickets. When I grew up and moved to So Cal, one of the first things I did was get a set of season tickets. There were some lean years in the 80's and 90's as a Trojan fan, but the last 8 years under Pete Carroll have been FABULOUS!

The game Saturday was between my #1 ranked USC Trojans (and I can say *my* because I am taking graduate classes at USC and I have a legacy, my grandfather went to USC on a baseball scholarship in the 30's) and the #5 ranked OSU Buckeyes. I have 3 season tickets, and my dad and uncle drove down from Vegas to go to the game with me. They got to my house around 10:30 and we headed up to LA. Because it was a night game, we decided to stay overnight in downtown LA, so the first thing we did was stop by the Biltmore Hotel (super Art Deco hotel) and drop off our bags, then catch a cab over to campus. I HAVE NEVER SEEN THE CAMPUS LIKE IT WAS ON SATURDAY. So many people, such a festive atmosphere! I have been to bowl games and a National Championship Game and I can honestly say that Saturday's game rivaled any of those experiences. In fact, it might have been better because it was a home game.

My dad wanted my uncle to see Heritage Hall, the place on campus where USC keeps all the athletic awards won. Seven Heisman trophies. A crystal football. The history is amazing in Heritage Hall. We saw Tommy Trojan and then headed across the street to settle in and wait for kick off. We were able to see the USC players enter the Coliseum, walking down the steps into the stadium. That was a great moment. And such a great game, from a USC standpoint! After the game, we stayed to hear the band concert (love that!) and then we caught a cab back to the hotel. The next morning we ate breakfast at the hotel and drove back home.

Fight On Trojans!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Lovin' Me Some Custom Jeans!

About four weeks ago I ordered a pair of jeans from Indi Jeans. Not just any jeans. A pair of CUSTOM MADE JEANS! Just for me, made to my body's size and shape, and made according to what I wanted -- what type of pockets, hem, stitching, etc...

It's been a LOOOONG four weeks waiting for my jeans. Would they measure up to my expectations? I have very high expectations when it comes to my jeans. I usually buy my jeans at high end department stores and pay close to $200 a pair because I want the fit, comfort, and style afforded by those type of jeans. Indi jeans were close to that in price ($165 all told) which is why I went ahead with the purchase, the price wasn't outrageous and the concept intrigued me. If the process worked, I'd be back for more. If not, there's a full refund guarantee.

Finally today my jeans arrived. They are PERFECT! The cut fits me exactly, even better than I hoped. Each item I picked out is exactly like I wanted. The weight of the fabric isn't too heavy or too light, it's a nice jeans weight. I'm so going to order another pair! LOVE THEM!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Difference between a community organizer and a governor?

Saw this on Debbie's blog and traced it back to Terry Carroll:

The difference between a community organizer and a governor? Jesus was a community organizer and Pontius Pilate was a governor.

There you have it! Can I get it on a t-shirt?