Monday, June 28, 2010

Manic Mondays!

Huh...here I am sitting listening to the news and they are talking about an earthquake that hit here this morning. What? Earthquake? Where? When? What time? I didn't feel anything! Then they say it was 3.3. Are you serious?! Me dropping the shampoo bottle is the equivalent of a 3.3 earthquake...no wonder I didn't feel it! I can't believe they think this is news! 5 or higher and that's something to write home about. 6 or higher and ok...you better be in a safe place...that's really strong. When you've lived in earthquake country your whole life, a 3.3 is nothing.

Anyways, that wasn't what I came here to blab about. Monday was a blur. It's almost bedtime and I did enjoyable things but not the one thing I really wanted to do...stitch! Work was crazy busy but I guess that's good because the days go by fast and I don't have the time to think about...stuff. I ran my errands, went for a walk, had the single girl dinner of guac and chips with a pluot dessert and did some crochet homework and I think I've mastered the single crochet stitch. I would like to master even tension but I guess we can't have everything! I won't feel like a bad student in class tomorrow. Whew!

The weekend was nice. I realize that I was supposed to write yesterday and I had all these intentions to post photos of the bike race that takes over my neighborhood each year but NONE of my pictures came out plus each time I walked down to the race, it was when things weren't really happening...like finishing one age group and not quite starting the other or right at the end when the cyclists just weren't at the top of their game. Oh well. It was fun to see. I kept going to the race because it was just too hot to stand around for long periods of time. If I did, I'd turn red and probably sport another 50 freckles! I still don't understand how I turned out being the palest, nicaraguan girl with freckles on the face of the earth.

The rest of the weekend consisted of girlie pampering things and a fun dinner at one of my favorite places in the city...NOPA. Have you ever been at a place where you feel like you come alive? I have this thing about certain restaurants in the city. The crowd + the vibe + the food + the service + fun waiter + chatter with adjacent tables + company. All that comes into play and NOPA never disappoints. It's all so perfect and I am just glowing with happiness. Claire and I have this thing where we go and split a starter, entree, side and dessert and it's perfect for the two of us. We are both low-key and we always want the pork chop. Mmmm....pork! We get coffee with dessert and I get my favorite cocktail (sometimes multiple times!) which isn't even on their menu anymore but they never complain when I ask for it. We know the server because he *always* serves us and he is the nicest guy...and funny. There's great art and if you sit upstairs (where we always do), it's the most primo spot for people watching. I *heart* NOPA! If you ever go...get the pork chop! It never disappoints and is huge! This is a foodie spot and makes my inner glutton super happy! It is so worth eating salad all week to splurge on your diet here. *sigh* I wish I could live there...or date the chef! That would totally mess with my diet though! lol

I've got a Letter C update! I think this is the project that will not die! Er, umm...I mean not end! Yea that's it. The project that will not end! I've been stitching on it forever and I don't think Letter G took this long (I totally wish I can get Letter G back! But lets not go there). But I am getting closer? What do you think? A little more fill-in, finish up wings, stitch the skin and then backstitching and beading. My new deadline is the end of the upcoming weekend. Not sure about that though seeing as I have plans every single night and day through the long weekend with the exception of Thursday night. Busy, busy!
See...I'm getting there! I'm sorry if you're bored with my one project updates. Shoot...I'm kinda bored too! I'm almost done though...it'll get better! lol

Oh and a quick snap of my Trader Joe flower finds...I love these pretty tulips!
Hope you all have a great weekend!

Until next time...

21 comments:

Christina said...

Your letter C is coming on a treat. I'm tempted to give it a go myself, me being Christina and all! Being in an earthquake zone must be very scary. We whine constantly about the weather here in England but at least we don't have weather extremes or earthquakes to worry about!

Vonna said...

Your letter C is just going to be BEAUTIFUL when it is all done. Heck it is beautiful now :)
Love the flowers!

Jackie said...

Letter C is certainly coming along! You'll make your deadline.

Your favorite restaurant sounds wonderful.

Margaret said...

Mmmmm, that restaurant you went to sounds nice! Funny about the earthquake. lol! People in NYC and around were saying they felt the earthquake that happened in Ontario, but I didn't feel a thing. Love your letter C. Looks to me like there's a lot more stitching involved in this one? And those tulips!! Yum! I love tulips, and these are spectacular!

Carol said...

I love your letter "C," Valerie--the colors in it must be so relaxing to work with.

So good to hear that you had such a fun weekend. Beautiful flowers, too--don't you just love Trader Joe's?

Missy Ann said...

Never ending background on C, that's what is taking so long. But it'll be fab when done.

Love those flowers, I would not have been able to resist picking those up.

Katrina said...

Love your letter C, but you are right it looks like a lot of stitching.

Pretty flowers too. Hope you have a great week :-).

Pumpkin said...

WOW! You really did make some progress on Letter C :o) You can do it!

I'm glad to hear that this weekend was better for you :o) It just takes time.

Lisa said...

I heard about the earthquake on the radio when they were talking about BART and Muni delays due to it...but as you said a 3.3 isn't big at all (that should have been classified as one of those minor trembolers). Oh, well...guess the morning news was short on stories and needed something to liven up the day :)
Your letter C is coming along beautifully! I see an end in sight for you and it will be gorgeous!
BTW...your posts are not boring; don't worry about it. Continue writing as you always do, for we are your friends and will continue to visit!
Take care!

Barbeeque4 said...

"C" is really coming along beautifully. We love NOPA also - the funny thing is we loved it when the building was our laundr-o-mat and we lived a block away at Grove - change it good!!

Deb said...

I love the stuff you can find at Trader's Joes. I was glad that they finally opened them in Michigan after visiting the ones in California.

I think that your letter C is really pretty!

Elaine said...

Letter C is looking great, its going to be such a pretty finish.
Sounds like a yummy restaurant.
Love the tulips!

Theresa said...

Ooooh~~~ NOPA sounds like a great place to eat!!!!!! Will have to put that on my must go list next time I visit SF~

I felt like there's so many earthquakes this year it is like crazy. We had a couple of big ones in the past few month and it totally freaked me out. I heard if there's more smaller ones then it's likely to have less big ones, so small ones are good.

Your letter C is coming along nicely!! Just a little bit more and it will be all done!!!

Love the tulip!! Trader Joe's always carries the most interesting plants!! It is so hard to resist not to bring something home with me every time I go there.

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Meari said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend!

Blu said...

Sounds like a great weekend!

C is coming along great.

Littlebit said...

Your letter C is absolutely beautiful!
We were stuck overnight in Italy years ago and there was a tremor..scared 10 years off my life!
Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment..love those tulips!!

芸茂 said...

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Siobhan said...

Your letter C looks great! I hope you're having a great 4th!

Julie said...

I love to see Letter C, its so pretty.

Well done on getting the crochet homework done.

Grogeous flowers!

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