Thursday, January 22, 2009

It's beginning to look like winter

Today it is only in the 70's...brrrr...okay, okay, I am teasing my East Coast friends! However, it was in the mid-80's just a few days ago. Even though it feels like spring, if I look out my window (actually - sliding doors) of my condo it seems like the dead of winter. "Why?", you may ask. Because for some reason that I don't understand, the city of Long Beach has cut all the greenery of the tree in front of my view. It took them several hours and 4 men. They are continuing down the street with more trees. I know this because it is so loud.

The tree looks so sad. There used to be lots of birds in it and now it is bare. Plus, there is a street light across from me that is no longer blocked by the tree. It feels like it is daytime 24 hours a day in my bedroom, even with the curtains drawn. And with the lack of shade, my condo was still 70 degrees at midnight last night!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles

This past Saturday, after listening to some really good karaoke at Liquid Lounge with the girls, we went to the famous Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles. I have been hearing about this place ever since I first moved here - that it was a landmark and a place I just had to try. I was told that it was by LAX. Little did I know that there is also a location in Long Beach. Really, Long Beach just has it ALL!
Anyone who knows me knows that the only waffles that I generally eat are my Hello Kitty waffles.
(That is Ford's hand forking a HK waffle.)
So although I was told that I should order chicken and waffles, what I really wanted was a chicken biscuit. Like you can get anywhere in Georgia, right? Well, they do NOT have that one their all chicken and waffles menu. Never fear. I ordered side orders - a chicken breast, which I had to tear apart because it was so huge and another side order of a biscuit. Ta da! A chicken biscuit!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Jack!

Monday, January 12, 2009

What happended in Venice Beach?

I love this picture of Scott aka Ford on the rocks in Venice Beach this past Saturday.Click on the picture to see it real size to get the full impact.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Rachel and Scott/Ford

My cousin Scott aka Ford is visiting me this weekend. He brought along his adorable, witty, smart and beautiful girlfriend, Rachel. Here is a picture of them at Taco Surf on 2nd Street, where we ate dinner tonight (I had the usual fish taco - yummy, yummy). And yes, Scott always looks at me that way.

Jessica and baby Miska

I came across this picture today and had to share...I hope Jessica doesn't mind.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Who needs a key?

I have this red fireproof box that has a Master lock on it. I've had it for years and years - I think since high school. Sometime during the move from Vinings to Kennesaw, I lost the key. So I moved it back to Vinings, across the country to CA and to my new place without being able to open it. For those of you keeping track, that's over 10 years that it has been locked.

The other day I decided I was going to open it, damn it! I tried wire cutters on every piece of metal I could attempt to cut. Too thick. I tried prying off the metal enclosure but I barely moved it. Finally, I thought maybe I can pick the lock. I did an internet search and sure enough I found an instructional video on YouTube. I was able to pick the lock with a paperclip in under 3 minutes!!!

Being extremely proud of my lock-picking prowess, I took some before and after pictures. Stormy also got very excited, hence the cat food all over the floor in the background!

Happy 2009

My New Year was completely uneventful. I had plans but had to cancel because I was yucky sick. So I just stayed home and celebrated with my cats and coughed and sneezed and sniffled, etc...

I hope you all had a great New Year celebration, no matter what you did. As for this blog, I know it has been a little neglected lately. I am going to try to post more regularly, really I am going to try even harder than last time! For the few of you who actually read this (and I thank you!!), I would love some input as to what you would like to see on this blog in the coming year. You can comment or send me an email (as I know some of you are frustrated with my comments procedures.)