January 31, 2010

My FAVOURITE animals... Chinchillas

*Pictures taken from the internet.

Cutest pics!!! How to lick a bowl!

Someone sent these pics to me via email.. They're not my own.

January 30, 2010

Me with braids back in 2004

Yes, I had braids!! Extensions and I wore them for about a year or so... I really loved this hair style and it was a lot of fun... Young and sassy!! It got me a lot of attention, which I didn't mind.. I'm from Hollywood, after all! Here are a few pics of me back in August of '04, when I spent a month island hopping in the exotic and beautiful French Polynesia! It was always one of my biggest dreams to travel here. I visited 6 islands and did yoga wherever I went! What fun!! I put some pics up here but not all of the pics from my trip...

Justin's on his way...

back to the States after living/working 2 1/2 years in France! GOOD BYE JUSTIN!!! You'll be missed by many... Hurry back to visit us!!


Made cupcakes this morning....

Pretty cupcakes!

But, I didn't eat any! Giving away baked goods... any takers???? I have about a dozen left!

Pink and purple with butterflies...

Snow again...

It snowed last night, but only lightly... It's clear out at the moment.. I even saw the sun!!!! WOW!! But, it's supposed to snow again this a.m., so we'll see!!

January 29, 2010

Yolanda Adams Its Gon Be Nice

What a BEAUTIFUL voice! Yolanda is sooo uplifting... She turns the gray clouds to blue skies, the rain to shine!!

It's Gon Be Nice...

January 28, 2010

JD Salinger dies at 91

I read the "Catcher in the Rye" when I was about 17 years old! My mom gave it to me to read when I went away to college! I only read it once, but I know it was a cult classic. I have sometimes thought about the book, but the only memory I have is the character on a train.. That's it... Gotta read it again, I suppose! RIP JD!!! He lived a long life.

"American novelist and short story writer J D Salinger, author of The Catcher In The Rye, died of natural causes at his home on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010. He was 91." Time

Read more HERE

*Pictures and quoted text taken from the internet.

January 27, 2010

Me n' Justin...

Justin and I got together on Monday for lunch at Exki in Montparnasse. It's my fav. bio resto in Paris. Justin is leaving back to the States on Saturday morning so this was our chance to see each other before he leaves.

It was really nice to spend some time with J... I will really miss him, though I know he will be back to visit us again, from time to time. In case you don't know Justin, you can read more about him HERE.

January 25, 2010

Black Eyed Peas - I got a feeling on Oprah Chicago Flashmob 24th season Oprah

I just LOVE this song... Sooo "feel good!" Love that they did a flash mob dance for Oprah..... Cool to the max!!!

January 23, 2010

11th Annual NRJ MUSIC AWARDS à Cannes

The Black Eyed Peas arrived in Nice on Thursday for the Music Awards...


They won the award of INTERNATIONAL SONG OF THE YEAR with their HIT, "I've Got a Feeling." YAY!!!! I've loved the BEPs for years! I'm happy for them!

**All photos taken from the internet.

Brasil Carnaval in San Diego... 4th and B!

18th Annual SAN DIEGO BRAZIL CARNIVAL Sat Feb 13th, 2010 @ 4th & B, Downtown San Diego Doors Open at 7pm - Show from 8pm-2am. This spectacular Brazilian Mardi Gras Ball will feature the Stunning Brazilian Singer Dandara, Beautiful & Sexy Samba Dancers, Electrifying Capoeira Performances, and Nonstop Brazilian Music. There will be fun, feathers, fantasy and much, much more... So come have the time of your life at one of the best Brazilian Carnivals on the West Coast! Enter into a Free Raffle to Win a Round Trip to Brazil!! Courtesy of Copa Airlines. Free Entry to Win 1 of 50 Free Tax Return Preparations! Courtesy of Liberty Tax Service. EVENT GUARANTEED TO SELL OUT! GET YOUR DISCOUNTED TICKETS NOW @ BRAZILCARNIVAL.COM - Info: (619)224-4684 VIP Reserved Seating: Contact Brittany @ 619.850.6349 - brittany_cook@hotmail.com Tickets Also Available at Açai Boutique - 1570 Garnet Ave.


4th&B San Diego, 345 B St. San Diego, CA 92101 8pm – 12am 21 & up

January 21, 2010

Chocolate cupcakes ...

I tried out a new chocolate cupcake recipe which came out pretty good according to everyone-- I actually didn't eat one crumb of these delish looking things! I'm sticking to my liver cleanse... so, NO SUGAR for me!
I brought some cupcakes to the gym and gave them out to the people who worked there...
And, later one today, I brought some to my students... They had a REAL treat today!!

This morning I went over to Florence's home for breakfast with two other friends from the gym... Florence lives only 5 minutes from the gym, so we had a nice breakfast and conversation... then made our way over to the gym for our morning exercise classes...

Here's Martine...

Florence, Martine, and Stella
These ladies are my French friends... Stella is Armenian, but has lived in France for many years.... I have a lot of French friends at the gym... It's nice to socialize with people at the gym because everyone is so friendly! It was a very nice morning!

Thanks Florence!! It was nice spending time with all of you this morning!!! See ya at the gym!

January 18, 2010

Chez Patricia for a Galette des Rois....

Oki, so we are a little bit "after the fact" but hey! All the more reason to celebrate! We were invited over to Patricia's yesterday for her famous galette des rois... Because of my strict dietary restrictions for the next few months... I didn't taste this delish cake but everyone else said it was SCRUMPTIOUS! I believe them!!

It was me, Alex, Animesh, Isasbelle and Paticia (and her cute cat) in attendance yesterday!! So nice to see everyone again!!