Friday, July 29, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dating Is Weird: An Open Letter to the Love/Hate Boyfriend

O.M.G - I found this blog today and just LOVE it! http://datingisweird.blogspot.com/

One particular post sent me into hysterics - especially the last sentence...read:

Dating Is Weird: An Open Letter to the Love/Hate Boyfriend: "Dude - Though I'm not given to quoting our 43rd president, what was that quote that W mangled once? 'Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me tw..."

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Horse Racing and other random things

So I went to Los Alamitos Race Track last Saturday night - really fun!  The horses are so beautiful and I kept winning!   Wooo!  Then I lost.  LOL.





BBQ'd carne asada...took a pic of Mags doing her platypus stance...and had my nails done black and tan.  Howz that for random?




I know my last post was rather cryptic - I didn't mean it to be.  I received a letter that was written in a way that really made me really think about some things in my life.  In particular, it made me reflect on my recent status with John.  Although I really like him, I may be letting him get away with behavior I shouldn't.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Am I Crazy?

I'm not so sure about this recent boyfriend thing.  It's not fear...it's something else.  I read something tonight from someone I can't disclose that made me really stop and think.  It was the most incredibly written letter - written in a way I cannot even describe.  It was beautiful but so different.  Intelligent yet hilarious.  It ignited something in me that I thought was burnt out forever.  Hmmm.  Crazy.  I wish I could share - you would see what I was talking about.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What's on your bucket list?

I have had a "bucket list" since I was about 15 - way before the movie came out. Over the past couple of years I have been able to cross a few things off --- "go to NY", "own a pool", "reach a [specific] salary goal", etc. Whenever I cross something off, I add something new. Today I added "Go to Italy", "Fly a helicopter" and "Drive a race car".  The pic is me jumping out of an airplane (hanging from the strut) - which was the very first item I got to cross off my list way back when. Tell me something on your bucket list...if you don't have one, make one now!

Wheeeeee!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Life in Cali is rough...

Moving here to start my life over was the best decision I have EVER made.  Things are going so well in every area of my life that it is starting to make me nervous!

So Johnny is gonna go to Vegas with me (us - my friend Annie's 40th B-day bash) - I can't wait!  My second mom is actually there right now visiting her son and she has been telling me about her adventures.  The New York New York rollercoaster, kayaking, zip-lining...sounds so fun!  It was funny when I had the "where have you been around here" conversation with John.

John: "You've NEVER been to Vegas?!?"
Me:  "Nope."
John:  "OMG"
John: "Palm Springs?"
Me: "Nope."
John: "Santa Barbara?"
Me: "Nope."
John: "Please tell me you've been to San Diego."
Me: "Not since I was a little girl."
John: (with his hands on his head) "Holy crap, woman!  We have some traveling to do here!"
Me:  "Yes we do!"
Cheers!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Captain and a New A-list Item

I splurged and bought a box (ok, two boxes) of the best cereal that ever existed. Capn' Crunch! I loved it as a kid, and I still love it! No other cereal even comes close to being as awesome as Captain Crunch. Even the name is awesome. Crunch Berries! And you know what? It isn't as many calories or as high in sugar as I thought it was! Justification! Wheeeee! I remember my mouth hurting after eating so much of it as a kid. I'm much tougher now.

I also just discovered the best restaurant - Crush Ristorante. Oh. My. God. I had the Filet Oscar and it literally melted in my mouth. It was a culinary orgasm.

It has been a really good week.

Friday, July 15, 2011

The mind is willing...the body is pissed off

John kept me out until 3 am. On a work night. I kept telling him "I gotta go, I gotta go!" and he kept saying "10 more minutes". Yeah, he is hard to resist. The status of our relationship was confirmed last night when I asked him to "define" what he meant by saying I was "his girl". He declared that it meant he had no desire to see or be with anyone else but me, and that he would be a "fucking idiot" to let me get away. That statement coupled with his earlier statement of how I am "such a good woman" and he did not believe a good woman existed in Los Angeles, and, well, how do you say no to that? And he is such a good kisser. LOL! So yeah, he wins. He is totally cool with my guy friends; in fact he said: "Be friends with who you want, flirt with who you want, I just want to be the guy you're with at the end of the night..."

So there you go, I'm taken. Off the market.

I'm on my 6th cup of coffee. It's not working.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fun things

A mom story for you. So it wasn't until my father passed away in late 2007 that my mother was willing to get a cell phone like a normal person. It took her awhile to warm up to it, but I can even get her to text occasionally now. I still can't get her to buy a smart phone with a qwerty keyboard or internet access, but at least she's workin' what she's got. What is funny is that she used to make fun of me who won't even go to the bathroom without my phone, and now SHE is THAT attached to hers!! Last night I am watching TV and she comes downstairs from being on the computer. She walks into the kitchen and I hear her start to giggle. I look up to investigate and she is holding my wireless mouse in her hand. She thought it was her phone.

Not much else going on except I'm hanging out with John tonight. He just texted me saying "See you tonight Honey". Honey. We've been seeing each other for awhile now, but I'm still not used to that. I'm a walking issue.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Crazydogmama's "A-List" - Summer 2011

I’m always getting asked about my favorite this and my favorite that…so without further ado…here is a random list of all my recent fav’s! I am picky about everything, but when I find something I like, look out!

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

Crow’s Cocktails – Long Beach, CA
http://www.yelp.com/biz/crows-cocktail-long-beach
John introduced me to this dive bar on our second date. We LOVE it and usually at least stop by every time we go out! The perfect mix of interesting people, the music is not too soft/not too loud, the bartenders are VERY entertaining and attentive, they pour good drinks, and if you need a cigarette – go just outside the front door and you will meet some real characters. If you can get a seat at the bar, you will be in people-watching heaven; as this place is standing room only by 10pm. John and I like to try and guess what’s going on with the people we see. i.e. “Wow – desperate housewife” or “He is gonna break up with her tonight – look at their body language!” Also a great place to make out. LOL!

Tantalum – Long Beach, CA
http://www.tantalumrestaurant.com/
This place is AMAZING. The décor, atmosphere, view, food…everything! I was soooo impressed. Best calamari I’ve ever tasted…check out the drinks menu too – really awesome Bloody Mary OMG!: “MEAT LOVER’S SPECIAL = tomato nectar, beef jus, absolut peppar, beef jerky, bacon & blue cheese olive”. My coworkers introduced me to this one.

5 Guys Burgers and Fries – Huntington Beach, CA
http://www.fiveguys.com/home.aspx
YUMMY! Cajun Fries! Raw Jalapeños! James took me here on Saturday, then I told my mother about it and we went on Sunday. Not good for the diet, but good for the soul!!
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STUFF
Brighton Collectibles – Irvine, CA
http://www.brighton.com/
Some really cool and unique accessories (jewelry, purses, wallets, etc.)! Pricey, but good stuff. I want the heart necklace and the silver ballet flats!!

Smashbox Cosmetics – Online or Sephora
http://www.smashbox.com/
I have tried every type of makeup you can think of…and Smashbox ROCKS all of them! My favs include: Full Exposure Mascara, Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder, Limitless Eyeliner and the Nude Lip Pencil.

Bliss Hand Cream - Sephora
http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P6866&shouldPaginate=true&categoryId=4326
It smells good and it works! ‘Nuff said!

Jessica Simpson Shoes – Online or at DSW
http://www.jessicasimpsoncollection.com/SHOES/
Don’t cringe. These are some seriously cute and comfy shoes!! I just bought these: http://www.jessicasimpsoncollection.com/SHOES/High-Heels/CHEETAH.html
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ACTIVITIES

LA Boxing – Lake Forest, CA
http://laboxing.com/lakeforest/
Great people, great workout, great fun! For those of us who would rather stick bamboo up our fingernails than walk on treadmill.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Lobster



And not the kind you eat. I spent all day at Huntington Beach yesterday with my friend James and holy God my face and chest are blistered, and there is a small section of my tummy that is beat red. I look completely retarded. and the pain!!! I don't want to take a picture of myself because I'm afraid the flash will hurt! It's also very itchy. oooooooh. Studpidity.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

The Bowlers































I took the kids bowling - Bill bought an old bowling pin, and we all signed it to commemorate the day. Good times. Erica and I went to get a mani/pedi for girl bonding time. :-) Surviving 3 kids (young adults) for a long weekend is like surviving the apocolypse. LOL

Monday, July 04, 2011

Hangin' out by the pool..

So far the weekend has been great fun! Perfect weather, good food and relaxation.







The kids goofin' off.





























AWWW!




















My friend James. My two mom's were also present, however I was told that if I put their picture on the internet it would be "my last conscious act". LOL

Saturday, July 02, 2011