Monday, March 29, 2010

Life is good

Molly curiously watches a paddler going by

Owl cam

Molly the owl plus her newborn chicks.
Molly the barn owl lives in San Marcos, California. She has eggs that are currently hatching, I think there is one egg left to go.

Warning: Can be very Wild Kingdom.
Molly often has bunny rabbit for dinner.

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

101 Small Pleasures

I stole this list from Yahoo News but I changed a bunch of the items.

1. a glass of wine

2. crisp cotton sheets

3. sweet strawberries

4. riding a bike

5. a favorite dish your mom makes

6. sleeping in

7. an exercise endorphin high

8. window boxes

9. a perfect cup of coffee

10. a genuine compliment (giving or receiving)

11. the way babies smell

12. a handwritten letter

13. waking up in a good mood from a good dream

14. singing in the shower

15. finding a couple forgotten dollars in your pocket

16. doing something nice for your neighbor

17. a home cooked meal

18. laughing

19. movie theater popcorn

20. playing hookey

21. a bubble bath (with a glass of wine)

22. swimming

23. an afternoon nap

24. street musicians

25. your favorite song

26. saying thank you

27. helping someone in need

28. old fashioned photo booths

29. fresh whipped cream

30. a news story with a happy ending

31. puppy breath

32. rainy afternoons

33. the funny things kids say

34. a novel you can get lost in

35. finding the perfect piece of clothing...on sale

36. clean laundry

37. driving with the windows down

38. treating the person behind you at the drive-thru

39. sharing an umbrella

40.  birthday cake

41. a long walk that clears your head

42. a bear hug

43. The Beatles

44. when a stranger says "good morning" with a smile

45. Sushi and sake

46. butterflies/hummingbirds

47. staying in your pj's all day

48. singing along to the radio and knowing all the words

49. fresh herbs

50. ordering in pizza

51. happy endings...even if they're fictional

52. flying a kite

53. kittens purring

54. root beer floats

55. someone holding the door open for you when your arms are full

56. sifting through the Sunday paper coupons and sales

57. fountain soda

58. white, fluffy towels

59. sunshine

60. spending an afternoon at a museum

61. really great advice

62. green lights all the way home

63. the sound of rain hitting the windows

64. sitting in a booth

65. holding hands

66. a great hair day with no effort

67. building a fort with your kids

68. when someone falls asleep with their head on your shoulder

69. fireflies

70. the perfect burrito

71. rose bushes

72. slow dancing

73. the smell of fresh-baked bread

74. cheesy, teenage shows

75. great stories

76. pumpkin spice lattes

77. the cold side of the pillow

78. love letters

79.old friends... friends

81.  rock star parking space

82. cheese and crackers 

83.  BBQ's

84. recieving flowers

85. finger foods

86. reading your child a bedtime story

87. Girl Scout Cookies

88. hot shower on a cold day

89. kissing someone you love

90. the smell of onions and garlic cooking

91. hot chocolate

92. jumping in puddles

93. old photographs

94. birds chirping

95. Ella Fitzgerald

96. a spoonful of peanut butter straight from the jar

97. your softest t-shirt

98. a new magazine in the mail

99. fireplaces

100. having exact change

101. bacon and pancakes cooking on Saturday morning

What am I missing?

So many little things to be thankful for...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I really need to a better camera app

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Hummingbird feeder

A hummingbird came to the feeder I put up last week. I feel so proud!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Strippers...Can't trust 'em

I have been patiently waiting for several weeks for my first pole dancing fitness class that I pre-paid for given that the class size is so small (5) and lots of other sexy ladies such as myself decided to sign up for the same budget friendly package as I did.

So I have been looking forward to my first class, even though it's at 9am on a Saturday. Was even planning on shaving my legs for it since booty shorts were recommended. (I don't own any booty shorts and only have a couple pairs of workout shorts but was pretty sure my recently single, unshaven legs would gross anyone out, even from the knees down).

However, the crazy stripper just cancelled all classes tomorrow on account of her having surgery yesterday. Hmmm.... had surgery yesterday, doctors' orders were no strenuous activity until Monday, didn't cancel classes until today....

Well, I guess strippers aren't exactly known for their exceptional forethought.

Man, now I have to wait a whole 'nother week to have something interesting to talk about. Damn.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I love watching pelicans. They always look like they're smirking about
something that you don't know about. Of course, you can't really see
it but there's a flying pelican on this photo right before it dove
into the water. It was so nice out this morning that I really didn't
want to go to work today.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sleeper Sofa

It's finally arrived and assembled in my guest room. Now I can have
guests! I can't show the rest of the room yet cuz it's still a
disaster. But two months later my apartment is finally coming together!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A few of my favorite things

My friend Debbie sent an email with a list of a few of her favorite things while the Sound of Music song was playing in her head. I liked her list so much I decided to come up with my own.

  • watching molly sleep
  • New episodes of Vampire Diaries, Psych, Modern Family, Parks & Rec, Lost, Life Unexpected
  • walking on the beach
  • lazy sundays
  • Reading twilight books, sad that will be over soon
  • Rocking out while driving to a good song
  • Smiling while kissing
  • Hula dancing.
  • Playing my dad's records
  • wine tasting
  • reeses pieces
  • jelly beans
  • hardboiled eggs even though I never make them
  • feeling prettier after a brow wax
  • hummingbirds (I saw 2 today) 

Monday, March 8, 2010

Beach living

I love it. I am becoming a shell hoarder though. What am I really
going to do with these seashells I keep picking up?

Since I've been spending more time looking down, I've also noticed the
trash and plastic that washes up on the beach. And it really bothered
me because there are so many shore birds feeding where the trash is.
So I started to pick up the trash but then I realized that my back
starts to hurt and the dog doesn't get a good walk if I'm constantly
stopping to pick something up. But I think I've compromised to
try and pick up a small sized bag (doggie bag sized) of trash on my
walks. So. Yeah. My life is not wildly exciting anymore. But screw wild, I'm happy.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Almost forgot to share this photo. I saw this little boy at the park.
He was all dressed up in his fireman's uniform. Hat and everything.
Really cute until i saw him get pissed off when another child walked
off with one of toys in the sandbox. I still want kids right? I know
I would have the kid that insists on wearing a superman cape to school.

Playing hookie

Called in sick today for a mental health day. I've been feeling pms-y
the last few days so I know I did the right thing.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Dolphins and dumptrucks

I love a clean beach. I do. I love how many garbage cans line the
boardwalk so that I don't have to carry a bag a poop very far when
walking Molly. I did wonder how the 50 or so garbage cans around the
bay were emptied so regularly. Now I know. A garbage truck drives
around the boardwalk and empties them. Duh.

It looked incongruous against the natural scenery so I took a pic.

The best part of the morning walk was seeing dolphins in the bay. It was cool! I'm glad some of the other dog walkers pointed them out to me (note to self: make friends with other dog walkers). They were too far out to be able to take a pic with my phone but now I'll always be looking for them.