Tuesday, October 5, 2010

30 and 1 day old...the party didn't stop

You would think after such a busy month I would have taken a day off after my bday...but Kim found some cheap tickets to see John Legend play in Stockton...of all places. The tickets were actually for the screening of the documentary "Waiting for Superman", that's about the messy public school system. It's a pretty informative flick. John is going around promoting that documentary. After the movie we were promised a performance by him. We were thinking that probably meant he was gonna play 1 or 2 songs, but JOHN BROUGHT IT! He played at least 10 songs...and he was AMAZING. That is an understatement. If you ever get a chance to see him, don't question it, just do it!



It was a great night with great friends yet again!


I also caved and bought this T-shirt. I know, I know...another t-shirt. But come on! Look how awesome it is!

Monday, October 4, 2010

herzlichen Gl├╝ckwunsch zum Geburtstag!

THE BIG 30!!!!
Yes people, it finally arrived!
I am officially 30 and four days young :)
To celebrate I went with friends to a German restaurant called Suppenkuche in SF. http://suppenkuche.com/
Not only was the atmosphere hoppin but the food was delicious! I mean HELLO, look at the size of that pretzel!



The whole table loved it, but I think Callie and I ate at least 1/2 of it on our own


Nom nom nom

My friends (or should I call them friends after they made me wear this?) made me wear this headband. But I didn't wear it while I was walking in the restaurant to our table mainly because I felt silly, and because there were a ton of cute guys in that place and I couldn't have them knowing I am a senior citizen! A cougar's gotta do what a cougar's gotta do.




We tried to convince Tim to order the boot of beer...cause they serve it in a really cool glass boot, but I guess there was just too much beer in it for him to handle!
I had some apple drink. It was kinda good...but really simple, just apple juice and seltzer water.






YUMMMMMM



My dearest friends gave me some black grannie panties for my birthday. Pretty hot, right?




How convenient that this bar was right next to our restaurant!
Well, my dirty thirties have officially started! I'd say they are off to a great start.
And as for MY LIST. I will go ahead and say right now that I accomplished 99% of my goals. I think that is pretty darn good.
It's been a fantastic month and I got so much done that I have been wanting to do! But, it's soooo nice right now not to have my mind running in circles of what I need to do next. I am taking a break for a little bit to reboot, but I will probably start another list...or just think of something else just as cool to blog about :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Feeling accomplished! ... and exhausted

Some of you may have wondered how my spray tan turned out. See for yourselves!
So, when the tanning salon lady said to put the "barrier cream" on my feet before I got in the tanning spray booth, I probably should have done a better job of it. But I got confused!
It looks like I have HOBBIT FEET! Minus the hair of course... And isn't this pic a lovely angle?


The night of my Bday me and a few friends went to SF for the Jimmy Eat World concert at the Warfield. I would write lots more about it, but I am rocking a 2 day long headache (playing soccer in the blazing sun yesterday did not help!), so I'll keep it short and let you just look at the pics.
Never a dull picture with kim



Plaid!


They sounded sooo good live!!


Kim and I almost moshing with all the white boys at this concert. It was like a white boy in plaid shirt convention.
Also, my fake tan makes me look like I have Jaundis, or that I ate too many carrots. Oh well, what can ya do!


These cute little young boys in front of us kept creeping farther and farther back until I was pretty much sitting on the garbage can behind me. Literally pinned in a corner...or a garbage can for that matter.


The guitarist looked like a way cuter version of Carson Daly





Look at how dark my ankles are! haha. Maybe its just my white cons.

One of the best Birthday's ever! And there is more blogging to come regarding that, but I am so sick of this freaking headache. I just took 2 Midol PM's because that's the only PM pills I had. Whatever works!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"I'm Bright Orange and I Like Lasagna"








Tonight I went for my very first ever spray tan! The tanning solution hasn't fully set in my skin yet. I am supposed to wait 4 - 8 hours before showering... (at first I thought the lady said i had to wait 48 hours before showering and thank goodness I didn't hear her correctly cause that is gross!).

Anyway, so tomorrow morning I will be able to see if I turn out like any of these people:





[Ross going to get a spray-on-tan at a salon]

The Tanning Salon Guy: Alright Mr. Gellar, right this way. So, how dark do you want to be? We have 1, 2, or 3.

Ross: Well uh, I like how you look, what are you?

The Tanning Salon Guy: Puerto Rican.

Ross: Two, I think, a two.

The pre-tan photo shoot. Is that the camera's flash?! Oh wait, that's just my pasty white complexion.


This picture below is almost how I felt in that spray tan booth! It was a little scary...but I actually started laughing cause it seemed so weird to be getting sprayed in a small booth wearing a shower cap and my nakedness. I tried not to laugh though, so I didn't get laugh lines from the spray.

If I don't look like a total orange disaster tomorrow maybe I'll post some pics of my tan. Otherwise just use your imagination and picture me probably looking like Ross.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Channeling Jackson Pollock

For a while Callie and I have talked about putting something up on our big blank wall in our living room, and right when I decided to do my 30 before 30 we figured nothing would be cooler than painting our own canvas!

I don't know why I try to do these awkward sexy poses. I need help.

Callie getting to work!


We really didn't have a system, we just went for it. I think that was the best part about it! We talked about what we thought would look good as we painted, but we kind of just let it happen.


It took us a minute to figure out what color we wanted in the middle


And we decided on Orange with some bright yellow splatters!


The final product.
I feel like this is Callie and my love child! haha. Well, as close to a love child as we would ever get. But really, it was a fun roommate thing to do, and we both LOVE how it turned out!! Maybe I am just partial because we had so much fun painting it, and because it's ours, but don't you think it looks awesome!?

Sitting proud

No more space to paint on the canvas? Not to worry

I am special


Monday, September 27, 2010

LOTR, 40 garlic cloves, 2 chickens, 9 friends, 3 straws?

Many people may not know it, but I do like to cook...I just choose not to most of the time because it's too much freaking work! I feel like with sewing I can see and keep the end product forever. With food, there is just that instant gratification and then BAM! it's over. The food is gone and you are left with dirty dishes and a full stomach. I have cooked for people before, but I don't recall a time when I planned and prepared a 3 course meal for friends by myself. So I decided it was about time I tested my skills in the kitchen to see if I was able to pull if off.
ON THE MENU:
APPETIZER
Crostini with goat cheese, basil leaf, prosciutto, sauteed grapes, and balsamic vinegar drizzle
DELICIOUS!!

Steve enjoyed the mouthful of crostini.


An assortment of fruity beverages...and root beer


ENTREE
2 Chickens stuffed with 40+ garlic cloves. The chicken literally fell off the bone. So tasty! And there was even enough left over to make soup with the leftovers...and y'all know how I love soup!
Orzo, and marinated cucumbers in vinegar and dill. The cukes were my momma's recipe


Green beans with bacon.


My accomplishments :)
I had a proud moment

DESSERT
Trifle (no meat...sorry Joey)
Angel Food Cake, Jello, fruit, pudding, cool whip. Momma Domm's recipe
Me being proud of my work. Level of difficulty = 1, but it still tasted yummy

Homemade Frozen Raspberry Yogurt




oh kim...whatcha thinkin about?

DID I MENTION THAT DURING ALL OF THIS FOOD PREP AND ENTERTAINING THAT I FINISHED "LORD OF THE RINGS" SUNDAY NIGHT TOO?! BAM!!

Here is my review: That movie is too effing long. And yes, I deserve a medal for watching the extended versions. Although I didn't have a choice cause those are the ones my roommate had.

#1 was pretty boring, just wasn't feeling it

#2 wasn't so bad. It got a lot more entertaining with Golum..."my precious" haha. I like him

#3 was probably ok, but we were all talking most of the movie so I didn't completely follow it. But I got the gist.

VIGO WHATSHISFACE WAS PRETTY NICE TO LOOK AT THOUGH...


NOOOO!! DON'T MAKE ME WATCH IT AGAIN!!!



9 + HOURS OF LORD OF THE RINGS (NOT ALL IN ONE DAY...), SO DONE


I have to give it to people that entertain all of the time! It's so much work. I always had respect for how great my mom was at entertaining and cooking for people, but I really had my eyes opened this weekend to how much work she really put into it all the time. Argh, I miss her.

Anyway, I had so much fun cooking for friends and had a little fun watching Lord of the Rings.
Maybe I'll make it a once a year thing (cooking for friends, not watching that movie again)!


What, I just like profile pictures :)