Sunday, November 30, 2008


...for a day off from work to spend with my honey and have some yummy Peking duck!...for running a PR in the 10K on duckie day morning...for watching some excellent movies over the weekend with friends and at home (Milk, Lars and the Real Girl, Lords of Dogtown, and the ever-classic Say Anything - Joe didn't fall asleep for any other them!)...for discovering old music on the computer and uploading them to my itunes (Stone Roses, Singles soundtrack, Sugar - gotta love the 90s!)
...for talking to mom and sis over the weekend and knowing they were well
...for the start of Christmas season and a journalMy goal for December will be to blog at least a photo everyday. I don't know where this year went but I want to savor every last bit of it!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Too fast

I can't believe it's already Tuesday! Where did the weekend go?

I rather enjoyed not having to go into the office at all this weekend. Practiced some yoga on Sat morning, followed by a relaxing afternoon. Marc and D threw C a birthday party in honor of her visiting.T-Bone made a guest celebrity appearance with a new Chanel bag!Joe channeled his inner fashionista with a new vest...unfortunately he was not the only boy with that same idea!We ended the night at Etro.The only problem with staying up late is that it messes my workout schedule for the next day! So I overslept and missed yoga on Sunday morning, but managed to catch up with Tinger and Boom for breakfast. I ordered a pancake and ate the WHOLE THING. Then after a quick jaunt to the hardware store (with the largest collection of Crocs ever,Ting and I spent the afternoon scrapping our hearts away.I even got some cute shots of Miss Ruby!
Yesterday I practiced yoga, did 2 loads of laundry and went grocery shopping. I also checked out Hobby Lobby to see if they had The Slice (out of stock - boo!) and scrapped some more (I got inspired by our marathon session on Sunday!). We ended the evening with a birthday dinner for Miss C (yesterday was her actual bday) at Cyclone Anaya'sand drinks at The Foundation Room, the private club attached to the House of Blues.Apparently you have to be a member to enter the club, but C got us in because of her connection to LiveNation. Drinks were on the house as well, but unfortunately Monday nights are hard to get motivated to party. Usher performed at HOB last night and was supposed to be at the club later but we are old and had to go home!

I hoping that today won't be too busy - wish me luck!

Friday, November 21, 2008


It was chilly and windy this morning during our run. Which I don't mind because that means the day will probably be nice, but it makes it hard to get motivated to get out of our nice warm bed!

We are short-staffed at work this week (one tech out because she just had a baby and one out because of a staph infection!) so it's been rather stressful. I just want to make it through today and relax all weekend long! Our good friend Cindy is in town to visit and celebrate her birthday and then craft Sunday with Tingaling...haven't seen her in what feels like forever!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


...the 'rents. And hoping they are doing ok.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Where did the weekend go?

Well, one day + one hour was spent working - blah!One night was spent celebrating Peg's belated birthday and her and Coupon's return from India.Another day was spent in anticipation of a concertAnd that night we saw her Madgesty live(our actual vantage point)(photo taken from the chronicle)And the rest of the time spent recovering, catching up on TV, and the usual weekend stuff.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Newest musical obsession

Why haven't I listened to them sooner? Love the retro sound! And REALLY love the fact that they are named after my sister!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Good weekend

I am happy we were in town this weekend and I didn't have to work all weekend either! We still managed to be pretty busy but I was also happy that we got to spend time with peeps we haven't seen in forever!

I spent the better part of Saturday shopping with Tinger. She wanted to find a dress to wear to her friend's wedding next weekend. We didn't have much success to buying a new dress, but she did get a super cute jacket at Lot 8 {note to self: take photos of purchases once bought!}. We decided to check out the sale at Nordrom's and hit the Galleria for lunch. We didn't buy anything but we did see Dr. Rey live, hawking some skin care products!(Oops, we actually did buy some Clinique products to get a free Trina Turk makeup bag!)That evening we met up at Marc's co-worker's downtown loft for some drinks before seeing Kathy Griffin. She was hilarious!

On Sunday Joe and Greg ran a 25K race, part of the warm up series for the Houston marathon. They both ran fast (Joe finished in 1:50 and Greg in 2:05) and I enjoyed watching instead of participating! I went to yoga as well before having lunch with Joe, Greg and Marc. The rest of the day was spent relaxing with the nice sunny weather.

I am a bit sore this morning but am planning to go to yoga again. Now that marathon training is over I want to get my yoga groove back on!

Friday, November 07, 2008


I wonder how many Friday posts I have with this title. More than one, I can guarantee! I am very thankful I won't be working this will be nice to be at home with a small agenda and not be driving to the airport. We actually have a busy November planned as well, but all of it is spending time with friends in H-town, which I am looking forward to.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Time for change

Did you vote? If not, drop what you are doing right now and just go do it.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Marathon weekend more ways than one! We were in NYC for Halloween as well as the marathon so got to experience different sides of the city. For our Halloween costumes were dressed as the nativity scene: I was Mary, Joe was Joseph, Bill was Baby Jesus, Juan was a shephard, Marvin was a sheep and Mark and Jason were 2 wisemenBill was probably the funniest baby Jesus ever!We walked in the Village parade for a little while, but it was just madness. Other things we did on Friday: marathon expo...where we saw Peter Reid, a 3-time Hawaii Ironman winner (I think we were the only peeps at the Expo who knew who he was!)shopped in SohoOn Saturday we took it easy and hung out in the East VillageAnd Sunday was the marathon!
I finished in 4:36, which I was pleased with, especially since I was cramping up pretty badly the last 8 miles.
Now it's back to the real!