Thursday, March 29, 2007

San Francisco Spring

Aahh, a San Francisco Spring Day. Meaning, bitter cold and fog. But whenever the weather gets me down, I can always count on Sake to help me appreciate the beauty of My Beloved San Francisco..

Warning: Objects in Picture are larger than they appear.

The hills are aliiiivee.. with the sound of muuusic..!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Tuesday Scattergories

Not so great day at work yesterday. One of my vendor's aggravated me to such a degree that I had to end my email with..."Help me to help you Margaret". ha! Can't say I've done that before!

Hopefully I won't see need to ever do it again...
To ensure I properly purge some of my work tension, I went to the gym during lunchhour today. The running machines were pretty full and I ended up next to a guy who was going full boar and making a quite a racket.

I just assumed that he had a faulty machine and didn't want to lose momentum by moving. So I just dealt with it. But after about 5 minutes I was really getting annoyed! Even giving him the mental Stink Eye.

Seven and half minutes into my run, I realized what was making the noise. This guy had a prosthetic leg. No, not a leg. A thingamajiggy, a la Sarah Reinertsen from Amazing Race. Each time his right "foot" came down, it clanged up against the front of the treadmill.

I felt like as ass. Here this guy was going 9mph.. 6.5 minute mile (yeah I looked! Wouldn't you??) , BOOKING. It inspired me to take it up a notch too. After all, I thought, I have 2 legs! I shouldn't complain!

Yeah... that lasted for about another 2 minutes. He was back to Annoying Status soon thereafter...

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Cheers to You Springtime!

Is it bad to admit that Spring always makes me want to get liquored up?
Not in a let-me-crawl-to-the-porcelein-god-and-pass-out kind of way... It's more a celebratory feeling. I want to bask in the sun and celebrate the departure of Old Man Winter. I know, I live in San Francisco. It was 80 degrees here last week; what do I know of Old Man Winter?

It's all relative my Loverlies. I am a delicate creature that doesn't fare well in anything below 56 degrees. And besides, the fog here can depress anyone. So when the sun comes beaming again, and the daffodils bloom, all I want to do is throw on my wife-beater, put on some bronzer, and celebrate!

Sangria, champagne, chilled chardonnay, lychee martini's, Jade cocktails, don't they all sound so refreshing?? I know, you must think me a complete lush to somehow equate Spring with cocktails... but they taste delicious on a warm spring day, and they make me happy and excited about the days to come. What can be wrong with that??

Thursday, March 15, 2007


Have not felt much in the "blogging" mood lately. How do daily columnists do it?? Of course, I suppose, if you're a daily columnist/blogger-type, you may not have a pesky 9-to-5 to worry about too. Thereby freeing up brainspace for other pursuits.

These days I find my brain floating off to visions of lipsticks and face powders, and not in a good way. Last night I dreamt that I- oh never mind. It's not worth mentioning and see? There you have it. Nothing blog-worthy.
Indeed I could bore you all with my Ode to the Junior Mint®... but where's the fun in that?
Some of you may be asking right about now, "but surely Dahling, there's lots happening in your life right now to blog about". .. Perhaps... Part of it is finding the mental fortitude to compile it cohesively for you, my dear reader; and in a manner that lives up to both your standards and mine.

So perhaps then, we've really come to the core of the issue. My mental fortitude. Google "mental fortitude" and you'll find it associated with sports quite often. (Spot on as I found out when I ran my first 1/2 Marathon, I realized I had not built up my mental fortitude at all!) "That strength or firmness of mind which enables a person to encounter danger with coolness and courage, or to bear pain or adversity without murmuring, depression, or despondency; passive courage; resolute endurance; firmness in confronting or bearing up against danger or enduring trouble." (From

Face adversity without murmuring, depression, or despondency.
Encounter danger with coolness and courage.
How very 007!

But so far, not very 2007 I'm afraid. Where has my mental fortitude gone? Did I cough It up along with half my lung last month? Did I ever have It to begin with?....... And now that I know It's missing, how do I find It?.. They say you can find anything on eBay; maybe It's there..? .. If any of you see It, be a dear and bring it by....

Friday, March 09, 2007

Ta DAAAAA!!!!!

I've let work keep me away... but now that things are winding down I can finally share some awesome news...

Ladies and Gentlemen, may I please introduce to you... Reese Jayden! Yep, all 7lbs, 10oz of her.
Welcome Baby Reese!

I cannot wait to spoil this little niece of mine!
Welcome Baby Reese!

Aaahhh... finally, someone who I can entrust my Hello Kitty collection with!