Saturday, April 19, 2014

Saturday Smiles

Every Saturday, I'm going to try and post five things that made me smile during the week. Often I find myself getting caught up in the small stuff but this year I'm making an effort to be conscious of it. This year is about being happy and finding happiness even in the small things! Want to join me? Go ahead and post your Saturday Smiles!
 
1. New shoes.
2. Easter basket presents.
3. Chipotle.
4. Skyping with my Mom.
5. Beezy.
 
What's making you smile?

Friday, April 18, 2014

My Birthday Wish List


I'm turning the dirty 30 in just a few short months. To be precise it's only 63 days away. It's a big birthday and as of right now I have absolutely no idea how I'm going to celebrate it. I keep thinking about having these grandiose plans to send out my 20's and start my 30's but I just don't know what to do. I just got back from Puerto Rico and a month after my Birthday I'm spending a week in Hawaii. Then I'm going to Las Vegas in September. See... it's hard to figure out what to do. I know my mom is going to come out and visit. I can't wait for that! I'm sure we'll get into something fun in CA. 

As for the gifts... I'm not one to specifically say, "Oh my gosh I need a gift, buy it!" But some of these little gems have been on my want list for awhile. 

1. A nice DSLR camera. 
Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera and DIGIC 4 Imaging with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
 
2. A bicycle with a basket.
Huffy 26'' Women's Cruiser Bike. Now it needs a basket.
 
3. Patio Furniture.
I'm a fan of the wicker. What can I say.
 
4. A new bag. Because clearly who doesn't love a good bag?
Louis Vuitton Galets Monogram Antheia Leather Ixia PM Bag
 
5. I want to visit the famous Madonna Inn! Their rooms are fun, unique and maybe a little cheesy but fun! It's located about 4 hours south of Sacramento in San Louis Obispo.

I'm sure there will be other things I can think of because seriously who doesn't love thinking of things that they'd love to have. But for now this is my want list for the Birthday!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Documentry

It's Thursday and that can only mean one thing... it's Theater Thursday. This week I'm talking about another documentary that I recently viewed... Mike Tyson's: The Undisputed Truth.
 I've always had a curiosity with Mike Tyson. I'm not a huge fan of boxing and the extent of my knowledge in the sport is pretty limited ie. the Rocky movies. I'm thinking my interest with Tyson goes back to the day of when he bite a man's ear off in the ring. So when I heard they filmed his Broadway show Undisputed Truth into a documentary I knew I had to see it. I thought it was really good and I totally recommend watching it. 
 
Depending on how much you already know about Mike Tyson (if you are like me not a lot then), then you may know about the main things. The mainstream information: heavyweight champion of the world, was famously married to an actress whom claims he beat her, bite a mans ear off while fighting in the ring, cameo in Hangover. Now here's some stuff you may not know: loves pigeons, spent three years in prison for a crime he swears he didn't commit, only has a grade school education, is a recovering drug addict, lost a child, had millions but lost it all. The list can go on and on. The one thing I noticed in his life that's a recurring theme... He never gave up.
He's always starred at adversary. He went to rehab and has been sober for years. He tries to honor the memory of the child he lost. He's been working with educators to try and better himself and educate himself since he didn't do that when he was younger. One thing about Mike is he's kind of hard to understand. He doesn't have the greatest speech. But you have to hand it to him, he's working on it. In the documentary he stands there and talks to the audience the entire time. He shares stories on his life, he talks about the good times and the bad but the one thing he talks about is his how he works with a speech therapist working on his speech. 
I really liked this documentary. It made me more interested in boxing and since the only thing I've ever liked about it has been those Rocky movies that says a lot. So give this one a try.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, April 14, 2014

Weekend Review

On Thursday, Beezy and I headed over to San Francisco to catch a Giants game. This past week was their opening week and we were able to make it to their second game of the season. Before the game we hit up Pedro's Cantina where I indulged and ate two nachos.
 
The Giants were giving away scarfs to the first 20,000 in the stands so of course we had to make sure to get there in time. I'm a sucker for a free goodie.
See those seats behind us? That is literally the last row in the stadium. We were that high in AT&T Park. I thought it was really fun. I've never sat up that high and neither had Beezy. If you've ever been to San Francisco or to a Giants game then you know that the day can be warm but the moment the sun goes down it's freezing. SF also has a very strong breeze. Well we went prepared... or so we thought.
 
We were freezing. The breeze up in those seats was insane. The wind was cutting us like a knife. Thank goodness they passed out those scarfs! Beezy had only taken a light weight jacket and I took a sweater. Needless to say I bought a hooded sweatshirt. I couldn't take the cold. However in the 5th inning we upgraded our seats to hang out with his cousins. The wind was much more manageable down near the field.
 
After the game we headed back to Sacramento and I was very excited about the heat in the car. It took me the whole ride back to thaw out. All in all it was a fun time! The giants lost by one run though. I spent the rest of the weekend just running errands and relaxing. Since Easter is coming up, I've got a busy few days coming up.
Happy Monday!