Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Santa Ana Winds...

Ok... Matt's in Hawaii and I am cooped up at home listening to parts of palm trees break off and hit my windows... I hate the Santa Ana winds! I had never heard of these before until I moved down to HB a couple of years ago. When people first told me about them I thought they were completely crazy! I thought that just because it couldn't be 70 degrees and gorgeous all the time the locals down here conjured up this urban legend of a gust of wind that terrorizes inhabitants of Southern California. It seemed, at first, that around the same time each year people would begin to blame everything on the Santa Ana winds... if it was weather related or not. They were late to work: "it was the Santa Ana winds..." traffic on the 405 was bad: "it was the Santa Ana winds..." their baby won't sleep through the night... so on and so forth. However, the veil has been lifted and I have now become a believer! My front door step is covered in debris and as I previously mentioned, things keep flying and hitting my windows... I hate the Santa Ana winds.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

New York! New York!

So for our last hoorah Matt and I went to visit our sweet sister Becky in Manhattan. We had a blast! It was our last trip before our little girl arrives and we enjoyed every second of it. It was so awesome to be able to walk around the city all day, and stay up all night eating at the best restaurants. Becky showed us such a good time... Thanks Beck! Here is a taste of our trip... each picture has its own caption but some of the highlights were:

1) Becky got us into the Nicole Miller show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week! It was my first and probably my last fashion show but it was ridiculously cool to be there for the experience. In the pictures of the actual runway, you can see Ivana Trump, Jane Krakowski from 30 Rock and Nigel Barker from America's Next Top Model! We also saw Eve and Jay Manuel (again from America's Next Top Model). Definitely an experience I will never forget... Thanks Beck!

2) The Yankees Game! We sat among the most hilarious group of Yankees fans... let's just say the New Yorker's personality was in full effect with these guys. We couldn't stop laughing the entire game, and plus... the Yankees won!

3) Two more of my favorite places... Mood Fabric (from Project Runway) and even more importantly, Max Brenner. If you enjoy chocolate as much as I do, then you need to go to Max Brenner. EVERYTHING is chocolate! We had to roll ourselves home after that experience.

4) The Met... The Brooklyn Bridge... Times Square... (even better, Times Square with my friend Cameron!)... Central Park... We did it all, and our celebrity sightings continued. Matt literally ran into Usher on the street outside of Radio City Music Hall, we saw Lele Sobieski at Bubby's in Tribeca, everyone at the fasion show... the list goes on!

Needless to say, we had an absolutely fabulous time in New York and made some memories that we will never forget. Becky we are looking forward to bringing baby Reese with us next year and thanks again for showing us such a good time. Tell Oates, Kevin and the Swede that we miss them!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Man post

Turns out my credibility has come into question ever since I was dragged to the french movie in New York. Well folks you're wrong. A picture says a thousand words. Same old me. Still watching Will Ferrel eating only red meat and desserts and not using punctuation. Just checking in with a man post.