Friday, August 17, 2007 a Simpson

Does this really look like me...if I were a Simpson character??

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

New Fav Restaurant...E & O Trading Company

I've been in San Fran for the last few days traveling for work and discovered this great restaurant up here. I was introduced to it by someone else and it's my new favorite place now. They have only 4 locations...3 up here in Nor Cal, and 1 in Honolulu. Sadly, none in LA. While staying in the city, I drove by this place a few times. From the name, I thought it was a clothing store. I remembered it because the name reminded me of the E & I from Pirates of the Caribbean. Anyhow, this place serves very unique Southeast Asian food tapas style. The portions are small and the platters are meant to be shared. The food is delicately created and is definitely up my alley. This is how I like food...looking like art, because you eat with your eyes first. And secondly, tasting like it was made slowly taking care in the finished product. If you are ever up north, check out the E & O Trading Company. You will be delightfully surprised.

Below, you will see a picture of the Roti we ordered which is an Indian style flat bread. It reminds me of the Chinese green onion pancake.

Other good eats there...Ahi Tuna Tartare, Calamari, Shrimp & Duck fried rice, and Thai rolls.

Teddy and his new car seat...

Here is Teddy, sitting in his new car seat. Whenever I'm driving, he likes to stand up and look out the window. It's not very safe so while at Petsmart with my mom...aka Teddy's grandma, she bought him his Outward Hound car seat. It actually is very convenient and works well. Plus, Teddy likes to sit in it. Where's Casper? Well, he is much more well behaved and sitting in the backseat like a well trained dog.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Crafty Stamping!!

So, with Ray out of town for 2 weeks, I've been trying to keep myself busy. With all this extra time on my hands, I decided to get back into my one of my favorite hobbies...rubber stamping. Most people do not know what this is...perish the thought. It is rather popular amongst older, stay-at-home Moms which obviously I do not fit the bill. But nevertheless, it has always been a passion of mine since I was a wee little thing. I found a company called Stampin' Up and have been been stamping with them since April 2004. It's a wonderful pasttime and those who know me well, have probably already been on the receiving end of an original, homemade, hand stamped card. If you haven't yet, it's probably because I haven't had time lately. Anyways, here is a sample of the Thank You card that I made for my bridal shower.

We will be attending Ray's cousin's wedding in a few weeks, so I sat down to come up with a wedding card and this is what I came up with. Sorry if the lighting is a bit off. The white cardstock was reflecting too much.

And lastly, a glimpse of my collection from the last few years that I've been stamping. I know, there is way too much.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Happy Birthday Teddy!!!

Today is Teddy's 2nd "birthday". We don't know for sure when his true birthday is since we adopted him a year ago and today was the date on his adoption papers. For his first official birthday with us, I tried to make it extra special by buying him a chocolate frosted pupcake from Three Dog Bakery.

Our weekend trip to Temecula's Wine Country

About 2 weeks ago, Ray and I visited Southern Cali's very own wine country in San Diego county. We had high hopes, but were sorely disappointed. Ever since our trip to Napa last year, we've become avid wine drinkers. Amongst our favs...Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.

Temecula really did not put its best foot forward in regards to wine. We visited several wineries in the hopes of finding some good wine to take home but alas, all that was worth drinking was the bubbly. All we ended up taking home were a couple of bottles of champagne. Although I do have to admit that Wilson Creek Winery had the BEST and MOST UNIQUE champagne ever...ALMOND CHAMPAGNE. Sooooo yummy!! La Cereza Winery also had a Peach Champagne that was quite refreshing.

Bottom line is if you want the really good stuff, make the trek up to Napa Valley. Not only is the weather nice and cool in the summer, but it's a glimpse of what the vineyards of Italy look like.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

This time last year

I was looking thru the pics on my phone to see what i was doing this time last year and found this pic. This looks like my old desk and that looks like me sleeping at work! Man, i must have been exhausted. Usually when i am tired at work, i hit the toilet and rest my head on the toilet paper roll.