Thursday, July 30, 2009


I am in love with the show So You Think You Can Dance. Right now, they are showing season 5. In season 3, there was such a beautiful, touching piece. It is choreographed by Emmy award winning Mia Michaels. Mia lost her father to cancer, and this piece is about her and her father, and the two of them getting to meet in heaven for a brief time. Please take a look.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Succulent Friday

This past Friday was a very succulent one.

We got off to a rough start. I met Susan, Aimee, Ella G*, Roman, and Crispin at their car. Aimee started getting the stroller loaded and realized that she forgot Ella G's diaper bag which meant no diapers, no pj's, no bottle, etc. So Aimee said she needed to go back home to get the bag. I suggested she just go to Target. She went to Target, and the evening was saved. I was just thankful that Aimee remembered the pizza and wine and only forgot the diaper bag.

Crispin and Roman had on these really cool t-shirts. (of course they were cool, I made them). Ella was wearing a cute dress and I wish they had it in my size!

Aimee brought this kick-ass pizza from Costco. Day-amm, that thing was good. Susan made some really yummy guacamole, and Jodee made pesto and brought wine and Champagne. I contributed Garrett's popcorn and sweet potato chips. It was a very delicious smorgasbord.

I was very amused when I glanced at the table to find a diaper sitting on a plate. Has succulent summer sister Fridays resorted to this? Yes! And isn't it wonderful? Good food, good drink, good gossip, and no cares.

You know what the best thing is about these Fridays? The leftovers. I feel like Homer Simpson. "Yum...peeeesssssttttooo." Guacamole coma. Ignacio got a hold of the last piece of pizza. Shit.

The next Succulent Summer Sisters Friday night will not be until August 14. I am hoping that we will have a very special guest.

*Ella G is her celebrity name

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Forf of July

Normally, on the 3rd of July, a lot of the gang comes over after the downtown fireworks to wait out traffic.  This year, since Aimee is a mom, a lot of our normal activities aren't normal anymore.  So, this year, our gathering was MUCH smaller.  It was Jodee, me, and Ignacio.  We ate and drank wine.  Then, we ate and drank wine.  Later, we ate and drank wine.  I haven't drank that much wine in a long, long time.  I can remember that at the end of the night, Jodee, Ignacio, and I were doing ballet on the terrace.  I can't think of a better way to end the night, can you?

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Camel vs Piccolo

For those of you who don't know, in addition to my two cats, Piccolo and Sweetness, I got a dog, Camel on mother's day.  Here is what happens when you have 2 cats and a dog.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


A big thank you to Jodee. She helped me get this cool little video camera. Now all I have to do is think of ideas on how to use it. When I saw Jodee yesterday, I told her I was thinking of ideas. One of my ideas was to interview one person at each dinner. That way, each month someone will be featured. Nothing fancy, nothing long. Just fun. And then, I can add an interview to each blog post. Hmmm....what shall I ask you?