Sunday, February 22, 2009

Spring has come to Palo Alto....

New running shoes courtesy of my brother R! Can't wait for my road test on Monday! I went to Runner's High If you are looking for running shoes, I couldn't have had a better experience. They had me walk so they could watch how I placed my foot and then I had to run in about 4 different kinds of shoes they picked and when I found one that I really liked-they had me run in the parking lot. AND I can return them within 30 days no matter what....LOVE them!

Beautiful magnolia trees that I drove by yesterday and had to pull over and take a couple of shots. I'm guessing I looked a little crazy...but they were so gorgeous I couldn't help myself!

Pink and White....

Something Wicked.....

So I finally saw Wicked at the Orpheum in San Francisco and it was really fun! I love old theaters. The cast did a great job and the costumes and set design was spectacular. So much attention to detail-each costume was a work for art. And now I want to paint my face green....

Monday, February 16, 2009

Ano Nuevo, cyclists and truffles

Sweet stop in front of the stop where the Tour of Cyclists came through. We pulled off to the side to watch as the cyclists swooshed by from Sausalito to Santa Cruz.

Love this shot of this kids watching the cyclists go by.

This little gem of a scale was in the roadside jam/fruit shop we found.

Colleen and I staying warm and braving the elements on the coastal lands

Uh oh. The males were pretty aggressive. Apparently they haven't eaten since Thanksgiving and are here solely to mate. We kept a safe distance.

I kind of wanted to hug this one...

Gorgeous California coast. Love LOVE living here!

I was a little worried about the rain and my brother-in-law hooked me up with a full rain suit-
as we are in the middle of a crazy storm-and my new pink rainboots...which were an emergency purchase and I happily splashed through the rivers. I haven't been that prepared for weather in a looooong time!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Happy Chinese New Year!

One of the many cool swirly dragons at the SF Chinese New Year Parade. RIDICULOUS crowds...Got slammed up against the Macy's glass door. But....pretty fun, even so.

Colleen and I hopped on top of newspapers bins to over the sea of people-surprisingly comfortable.

Cool artwork off of Union Square-I love living so close to the city!

Red Chinese Lantern-although that is kind of a obvious statement....;)

My favorite part of the parade-the Golden Dragon-the longest one in the world. SOOOO cool! It floated over the crowd.

Almost touched the Golden Dragon-close enough-Good luck for the whole year, right?;)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Plants, Flowers and Chocolate

Kimbi-Look! That plant you gave me is STILL alive from Sept! It is my best plant success story:)

This hot chocolate I made last night was basically straight chocolate-European style and crazy thick....YUM!

Looks like my flower I planted upside down has rallied and finally bloomed. How gorgeous is this to wake up to in the morning?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

This is my brother T. and sister A.-probably in Tehran? (That's in Iran) Showing their personalities at a very early age;) And I totally lifted it from her blog. It was just that awesome.

Monday, February 2, 2009

I want these.....Yowza!

Sigh. Wish these could magically appear in my closet!:) Now THAT'S a shoe! if I have a Valentine secret admirer! (Size 9;)

Superbowl mania! And I think I have a sugar hangover...

Henry-Sam and Amber's baby-the real star of the Superbowl Party!

Go Steelers! Great game!

10-20-not even sure what is in it but.....soooooo good!

The Best ice cream EVER! Homemade ice cream from Santa Cruz delivered to Milk Pail, a Euoprean Market by my house and is delicious. Really unusual flavors like 50-50; half orange sherbet and half vanilla; Blueberries and corn, etc....We had these at the SuperBowl party at Tinger's yesterday. I should add that Kaari had some really great ice cream too.