Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Bests!

This holiday season, Kiffy and I have been celebrating with some of our Christmas favorites. In the vein of Oprah, and because I'm in a very listy-slash-Christmasy mood, here are some of our Christmas bests. 

Best Christmas Movies:   
D: The Snowman

D: Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer 

K/D: Home Alone
K/D: Christmas Vacation
D: Love, Actually
D: Pee Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special

Best Christmas Album:
K: A Charlie Brown Christmas
D: Mariah Carey!

Best Christmas Beverage:
K: Hot Cocoa and candy canes
D: Eggnog, but just a little bit...

Christmas Tree:
K: Douglas Fir
D: Noble Fir (but on the verge of converting to Douglas Firs?)

Christmas Song:
K: "O Little Town of Bethlehem"
D: "Happy Xmas War is Over" (the hippie in me), "Little Drummer Boy"

What are we missing???????

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Showin' off the babe

Richelle and Jason had a beeeeautiful baby boy with ten fingers and ten toes--he's perfect. His name is Triston Adam Divis. Just look at this face! So so cute. I can't believe Richelle and Jason are parents. Well, I can (and they will be wonderful parents); I'm just amazed by how life flies by so quickly and this little baby is already here.  More photos over here!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


A dear friend sent this video my way. I watched, was disturbed, and decided this video deserves to be shared.

I guarantee this video will make you feel kind of weird inside (happy Halloween?).

Monday, October 11, 2010

Asian things and relaxation

I've blogged before about how Little Saigon is an interesting little place with many hidden gems--delish boba places, pho places and whatnot. I might have even mentioned the cheap hour-long massages you can get there. Did I? Maybe, but you're going to hear about them again CAUSE they're just fifteen dollars for one hour! WHAT? Insane. 

They may be advertised as "foot" massages, but foot massages they are not. They do seem a bit sketchy at first, but I assure you that if you overlook the sometimes dingy surroundings, disregard that you are in a room full of other clients simultaneously being massaged, know that the occasional smells of lunch being reheated in the micro will soon disappear with a few squirts of the Fabreeze (they are aware how distracting this can be to you as a client), you'll see that they are legit and will provide you with an hour of heaven that sometimes feels like hell, which includes peaceful nature soundscapes and a strong Korean man (or woman--in my experience the women bring the power a bit more) inflicting a kind of pain that only leads to feeling like jello for the next couple of days--always good.  

I'm telling you, these "foot" masseurs know what they're doing. Those lucky few whom I've brought along with me (Kiffy included) often seem a bit apprehensive at first, but are extremely pleased they tried it out and often come back for more. Yep. I make a point to go monthly. In fact, I treated myself today and am feeling pretty darn fantastic.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


As you may know, my brother-in-law, Scotty--that standup guy--recently asked for the hand of his cute lady, Tristen. She accepted and their wedding day will be here in no time--Thanksgiving 2010! Needless to say, we had to get on their engagement photos stat, which proved a difficult task in itself; you see, Scotty is busy being a futbol star (for California State University Dominguez Hills) slash student slash pool boy, whilst Tristen is usually busy working long hours at her salon. I'm thrilled to be getting a new sister. Here's one photo from part 1 of their engagement shoot--see the rest on my photo blog.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Lovely Evening at the Fair

As per my summer tradition, I attended the fair last night. While there, I ate a hot dog as long (almost) as my arm and it was delicious.  Aside from fair food, fair sights are my favorite part of this summertime gathering of folks.
Here is some of what I saw. There are a few more images on my my photo blog for your viewing pleasure.

Friday, July 30, 2010


The 'rents took a little trip to Scotland, England and Wales without Kiffy & me.  Yeah, I was jealous.  BUT I guess I can forgive them because they brought me back a box of these--French macarons from Laduree.  I ate them for breakfast--ALL of them--every single one of them fashionable, colorful, flavory, and delicious.  Best souvenir ever!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hello, old friend

First off, I know I've been MIA, but let's focus on the fact that I'm back, shall we?  Second, check my photo blog for some new photos of Jay and Jana.  I think you'll like them.

Lastly, I really like stop-motion and absolutely LOVE what PES does with it.  Check out their clever "Western Spaghetti."

Sunday, February 14, 2010

happy valentine's day!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

I'd be "LOST" without you...

Because I'm obsessed and especially enjoy making Valentines...

Feel free to print these for that special nerd in your life.

Monday, January 11, 2010

photo of the day

Yikes.  Sorry for creeping you all out so much. 

I think I do that often.  I can't help that I like the creepy feel of this photograph.  
My cousin Andy slipped a plastic mask over his face while he was driving (I 
know, I know--masked driving isn't the safest) and I was able to snap this one just in time.