Sunday, June 28, 2009

my weekend so far

catching some rays while admiring the tomato forest above...

lunch on the balcony with johnny and my plants

wine tasting in santa barbara with a bunch of crazies via a limo

smile on my face from a successful first weekend of summer.

i heart angry grandpas

YEAH for the new Sharrows on 2nd street. MUCH needed.

FREE $$$$$ downtown lb today!!

well $ Mark that is, keyboard player extraordinaire. he'll be playing along with Animal Liberation Orchestra, The Boogaloo Assassins, the New Fidelity and between-set selects from Dj Dennis Owens of the Good Foot.

this all happens from 4pm-10pm and @ the intersection of Pine and Broadway. And did i mention it's FREEEEEEEEEEEE? well it is. thank you The District for providing this fine information.

i forgot to mention that this is the first event put on by the Summer Music Series and the Soul Motion Scooter Fest. can't wait for more!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

get her out of my FACE!!!

get some balls Kobe and tell V to step the F back.
oh and,
2009 CHAMPS.
Lakers parade tomorrow downtown @ 11. C u there!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

say something

growing up, my mom would leave a note in my lunch every day. they were always short, but always full of her love. i will carry on this tradition one day when i have kids. until then, i'll be leaving notes around my house via scrabble tiles for my loved one.

Monday, June 8, 2009

living art

those that know me, know my love for all things succulent. when i first came across a living art piece very similar to this in Sunset mag, i thought i had died and gone to heaven. i've finally discovered where this insanely beautiful art came from....Flora Grubb Gardens. this piece in particular has caught my eye with the lovely driftwood looking frame. what a dream. i'm hooked on these and now hooked on Flora's blog. well done!

everybody wants it!!

The 34-year-old mom replied, “It’s my attitude! Everybody wants it. It’s work. I have very, very thick hair, so it’s not going to work for everybody. I’ve seen people come through the book line with thin hair and it just won’t work. My hair stylist gets calls from all across the country.”

no kate, everyone does not want it. that haircut is fucked up. it makes me angry. i start to twitch when i see it. i could care less about your personal life but that hair has to go. the mid-west mom/backwards mullet/victoria beckham wanna be is making me consider extreme measures. just handle it and let's move on.


Saturday, June 6, 2009


i've been dreaming of a bed lately. i've been dreaming IN bed lately....of headboards and design galore. i found this pic today and think i've found the one...but who made it?! where can i find it?! probably just in my dreams but i'm trying the old Secret technique and envisioning what i want. wish me luck.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

USPS gets hip

just bought these yesterday. i seriously haven't bought stamps in 100 years since i do all of my banking online and sadly mostly emailing. the art of the letter writing is disappearing and these stamps have inspired me get back on that pony express. the recipients will be important and the notes will be sweet.

sit your ass down....

kimchi qusedillas?? oh my!

recently learned about the kogi taco truck, rolling around LA. they're putting a new spin on the old standards...Korean stylee.

take this tasty taco-

Korean Short Ribs
This is our signature taco. We get the best trimmings of short ribs we can find, let it swim in our own special marinade, and chop it nice and small so the flavors just dance on your taste buds. Once on the grill, the fat melts away to create that soft and tender texture everyone loves and the sugars just caramelize to give the meat that deep and savory flavor. This is the Kogi crowd favorite.

All out tacos are topped with:

* sesame-chili salsa roja
* julienne romaine lettuce and cabbage tossed in Korean chili-soy vinaigrette
* cilantro-green onion-lime relish
* crushed sesame seeds
* sea salt
* garnished with lime wedge, orange wedge and red radish wedge

get yer asses down to long beach kogi!!!! i'm hungry.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

wish i had a picture for you....

but i ate it all. dinner last night and leftovers for today's lunch. DAMN good. (i only used one salmon filet and eyeballed the ingredients and it turned out divine. the flavor combos are on point.)

• 1/4 cup brown sugar
• 1/4 cup soy sauce
• Six 5-ounce salmon fillets, bones and skin removed
• 6 chibatta rolls
• 1 avocado...or more if you're crazy like me
• Asian chili sauce (rooster ya hear?!)
• Mayonnaise
• Coarse salt
• 1 lime, halved
• 1 large carrot, grated
• Cilantro sprigs, to taste

1. Preheat the oven to 400°. In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and soy sauce. Add the salmon and turn to coat.
2. Foil-line a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish so you don't have to scrub the hell out of it later. Arrange the salmon in the dish, drizzle with the remaining marinade and roast until cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for about 20 minutes.
3. Split the rolls in half lengthwise and spread each half with chili sauce and mayonnaise to taste. Place a piece of salmon on the bottom half of each roll and sprinkle with salt and a squeeze of lime juice. Top with some of the grated carrots, avocado and a few sprigs of cilantro. Cut that baby in half and ENJOY.

i do not remember where i found this gem, so no credit given here....but then again, i altered it a bit so i guess it's mine now.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

hang like an italiano

two years ago my old roommate and i wanted to start playing bocce on sundays. picture this: champagne in one hand, bocce ball in another, sunglasses, friends, clinking of glasses. sounds good hugh? well where are the courts? found some! .park ave north of 7th st. in long beach.

two years of dreaming and STILL no reality of playing. well now i'm on the hunt for a used set of balls and i promise you here and now that i WILL play bocce in june.