Friday, October 26, 2007

Friday at Last!

This week went by sooooo slow and thank heavens it is O V E R!
I officially have a new boss. Not my top pick, but we will see what happens. I am trying to be really optimistic about it and we will see what happens. The one positive thing is that I will be assisting just one person by 2008 (fingers crossed) as opposed to the 4 I have had for some time now. Looks like I might just be getting the job I was hired for 6 and a half years ago. My dream job is still radio DJ. There are a couple places here that are looking for an "on air personality" but I need to make a sample CD of my voice, etc. and am not too sure how to go about creating that. Anyway, somewhere in my future, I WILL be on the radio! I don't have any experience, but I think my personality will crush that! ha ha!

I am currently doing a pretty good job at balancing my two jobs (second job is part time at Craft Gym), home life and getting ready for baby and I still have time to ride my bike and go to yoga and keep my mind in line. I am having a lot of fun at this point in my life as well. I miss Apache so much though, that is one thing I would like to add back in, but can't because of the cost associated with riding. I am so sensitive about Apache, can't write anymore about him or I will cry at my desk and I don't want to do that right now.

I am so looking forward to getting home tonight. We have plans to watch a movie (Mr. Brooks) and just chill out. I have not gotten home early at all this week and I am aiming to get out of here at 4:30 today. Wish me luck!

Halloween is next week. Wendy and I are going to be Laverne & Shirley. We are still trying to figure out how to get the Shotz logo on our blue factory smocks, but I think I have it down (stencil and fabric paint). I am going to put the "L" on mine this weekend. I need to go and get decorations for the office this weekend or on Monday, that will be fun!

Well, I hope you all have a nice weekend!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Search Continues...

I know I have not mentioned it before on my blog, but I am on a quest for the best Pad Thai in the Bay Area. I used to work up in San Rafael where I believe the best is there on 4th Street in one of the two restaurants - Tim and I have to go up there to determine which one it is. I think it is Tavan Thai and not My Thai, but like I said, we have to go check it out.
If anyone has any leads on a great place for Pad Thai in the Bay Area, let me know.
So far, I have tried:
~ Dusit Thai (too sweet and orange)
~ Pad Thai (you would think it would be the best, right? WRONG!) UPDATE - Went there for dinner tonight (11/4) and the Pad Thai was pretty good. Maybe I had it delivered before which damaged the taste, tonight it was very good though. Yummm.
~ Berkeley Thai Palace (WAY too much shrimp paste or something fishy)
~ Boran Thai Restaurant (nothing to write home about, lots of sauce)
~ Thai Stick 2000 (pretty good, we are getting close)
~ Herbivore (vegan and very good, it has a peanut sauce which I like, but it isn't the traditional Pad Thai so I feel like I cant officially enter it into the contest)
I know, I am not being very specific about what was so great about the best Pad Thai ever, so when we go up there to see if it is still the best and what it was about it, that made it the best. I remember it had broccoli and big pieces of carrot in it. I used to have lunch there every Friday with my old co-worker Greg. Maybe I need to look him up and find out what place it is - it has been years!

Friday, October 19, 2007


Look who I ran into at lunch today!!!!

Hard Knox Cafe

Do you like soul food?
Do you need soul food?
Do you have to have soul food?
Do you want to go to the best soul food restaurant run by a Vietnamese family this side of the Mississippi?

If you answered YES to any of the above questions, you MUST go to Hard Knox Cafe in Potrero Hill (San Francisco).

HUGE portions, CHEAP prices and the food is KILLER...

Check out the menu:

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Local Crafty Event!

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day

The Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day trailer was at the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin and Art Festival. I super love all of these products and just loved the purple trailer with the towel drying rack on top. The girls working inside did not seem too thrilled to be there, but whatever, I still loved it. If you have not used these products, you must treat yourself and get some. They are all natural, safe around animals and children and the smell will make your cleaning experience that much more enjoyable. They aren't too much more then the chemical products that cause cancer and they work just as well PLUS they wont ruin surfaces or the environment. over time. Wouldn't you rather be safe then sorry?
Be kind to yourself and the earth and try Mrs. Meyer's products.

PS - There is a new holiday Gingerbread scent in some products available online.

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin and Art Festival

We are trying to check things like this out this year before we take the baby next year. We definitely want to make this a fall tradition, it was so much fun!
Cloudy and cold, but still a wonderful time.

Chicken Pumpkin Sausage!

We went home with this killer broom! Handmade and solid, here is the link to the site that sells them however, we got a deal buying it at the festival, they are more on the website. I have always loved my mothers Amish broom and now I have one close to it, the corn is from the Amish in IL, everything else is from Oregon.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Halloween Cards

I posted the quartet of cards I made last night on Magpie & Mockingbird, here they are one at a time. I purchased the blank cards, 3-D stickers and labels all at Michael's for less than $10.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Flea Market and Pizza!

I went to the Alameda Flea Market today with some friends. It was super cool but it was crazy hot and sunny outside so we pooped out earlier than planned. I can't wait to go again next month and pay extra to go in as an early bird.
Here are a couple photos:

After returning home, I had a craving for pizza, not just the delivery kind that is just warm when you get it and the box is soggy with steam. I wanted to go out for pizza, checkered tablecloths, coke by the pitcher and hot pizza right off of the pan it was cooked on. Tim and I decided to go over the Goat Hill Pizza and it was incredible.

Saturday, October 06, 2007


You know you have been busy when you can't update your blog because your job is making you a little nuts. Big changes at work, I am getting over the little hump right now until the big hump happens. I don't want to divulge too much about my workplace because this blog is not about that, but I am an Executive Assistant and the person that I assist left the company and I am kind of in limbo right now - not knowing who my new boss is going to be, etc. a little unsettling if you ask me. Some people I have talked to about it, get it, others act like it is no big deal maybe because something like this hasn't happened to them in their job or they aren't someones assistant. I guess you have to be in it, to get it. It isn't fun. At the same time, things may change for the better, which would be nice because my last guy didn't utilize my skills, he just sort of "pimped" me out to other people, which sucked because I never knew who I was working for AND I never knew who he promised I would help so I was in a weird situation. Lots of people asking me for things and not knowing who was a priority. Uck!
Anyway, enough about that, I hope to be able to update more often now. We will see how that works out.

Monday, October 01, 2007


Helping out with a little PR.
Anyone want to join a bookswap? I know you must have a couple already read books laying around. Who may end up with some of my cast aways.
Check it out.

Super Sonic Update

My super sonic update in a love/hate format (thanks Jihan for the idea).
  • Love that I have a bike now, thanks Brian!
  • Hate that I have to get used to a new boss soon
  • Love "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace", it got me through the last week of craziness
  • Love the BayLee didn't freak out when he met Frankie
  • Love seeing people after 4 years that look totally different but just pick up where you left off.
  • Love that Jihan is trying out for next Food Network Star, she is SO going to win
  • Love my new sacred heart necklace
  • Hate that my stomach hurts a lot lately and I am nauseous most of the time (no, I am not pregnant)
  • Love that I am going to the Alameda Flea Market this weekend with a gang of gals
  • Hate that I don't have time to clean my house
  • Love that I don't have time to clean my house!
  • Love that Angela is going to come over and help me purge in November
  • Love that our adoption paperwork is going to Vietnam this week and we won't have to wait too much longer for our baby!
  • Love that it is Sara's Birthday and she is spending it with her love in New Zealand
  • Hate that I have not had a vacation since October 11-24, 2006
  • Love that I am getting my hair cut tomorrow
  • Love that I start my second job in a couple weeks and already feel like a part of the team
  • Love that I am going to get a new tattoo soon
  • Hate waiting for the consultation and drawing appointment for the new tattoo
  • Hate when people are sneaky and competitive
  • Love making this list!

Busy as a...


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