Monday, December 31, 2007

I love Long Beach. I just discovered a few weeks ago, when it rained really hard that we have a mountain view. Very pretty when covered with snow. I love stepping out the apartment lobby and I have within a few blocks, many things to keep me happy. A grocery store, cafe's, a good ol' coffee shop, a bike repair, dry cleaners, a tapas joint, Roscoes Chicken and Waffles, Sushi (gawd I do love to eat!) a giant bookstore, the beach, a skating path, parks, the library and the Queen Mary. There is also a Walmart, but nothing is perfect. A hospital, a hardware store, the Museum of Latin American Art and public art in every nook and cranny also contribute to my joy at never having to get in the car.
Now if I could only find parking!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

A Merry Messy KweezNüs

"Is that Santa? Or an OC news copter?"

My lovely parents had a whirlwind of a visit for Lilo's 1st, and some early Xmas cheer. I put them both to work on Saturday helping me fix up the apartment. Bless 'em they must be pooped.
Lilo was the soul of charm on his natal day, not a tear or a fuss and no cake smashing either. And being stared at by a huge company of adults? A treat for my over-gregarious boy. Oy. Where does he get the energy?
Here's to you all my dears, may the next year be one that treats you well and soothes your soul. I'd love to send cards to you all, drop me a line with addy's and things.
And..... you-know-who: you are still my Cherry Pie.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Best Xmas song EVER!

Dancin' in the Rain

I'm dancing in my little studio trying not to wake the baby or the neighbors, but DAMN I do love me some Rock and Roll in the rain. I don't have a TV and usually I don't miss it, but VH1 is doing the 7 ages of rock... I'm sure I've heard it all before but I wanted to hear the guy from Iron Maiden discuss "rising 6th's".
It's been a crazy busy time, for all of us I'm sure, but I do miss family and friends at this time of the year... Mostly to have someone to drink cheap red wine with and B and Moan about life and the universe.
I'm lonely, but I do love my little room... I hope I don't turn into some weird hermit woman who sends Lilo out for provisions....
But then.... aren't my boys sweet?

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Hallelujah It's raining Dogs

Lilo loves dogs. Loves loves loves them. His favorite book is about dogs. Dogs are his passion.
So I took him to the Eukanuba Dog Show at the Long Beach Convention center.
It was very nice, lots of dogs let Lilo pet, pull and harass them. But It really was just like Chris Guest's, "Best in Show". Lots of slobber rags and LOTS of.... um... overdressed dogs. And people.

My personal favorites were the French Bulldogs.