Friday, August 20, 2010

Kylie's Into Bears


Here's a pic of Kylie Minogue... giving a bear a handjob.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

DTLA

I needed to take a break from the daily grind, so I took last Friday off. No plans, just wanted a day off, but then I thought of a better way to spend the day...

From downtown Long Beach, I took the blue line into downtown L.A. I wanted to explore the city a little and take some pics of downtown/Little Tokyo/Olvera Street. If you're not familiar with L.A.'s light rail system, let me tell you, the blue line goes through some very interesting areas (read: ghetto) of the city. Many years ago, I lived in downtown Long Beach and worked in downtown L.A, so I knew that the ride would be "colorful".

I love DTLA. The city has an energy & a vibe that I never noticed before. When I worked there, I couldn't wait to get home. Downtown has really started to get its act together. So much has changed (for the better) since I last explored. I wish I had some pics to go along with this post, but dummy me, left the camera at home. D'oh!

So, here's some of the sights that I did see:


  • A group of kids wearing tees that all said "eRacism"...[I want one; the shirt not another kid]
  • Latinos in corn rows & Blacks in huge Mohawks...[Ironic, no?]
  • A couple of women coming out of an office, dressed in "Like a Virgin"-inspired clothes...[Corporate style, yet Madonna would approve]
  • People selling Ed Hardy knock offs, but no one was interested...[I blame Jon Gosselin for turning people off]
  • A group of senior citizens Voguing in the park...[or maybe it was Tai Chi]
  • Lots of amazing architecture.
All of that walking wore me out, and I had to bring my sugar levels up, before I passed out; so that's how I ended up with a pistachio cupcake in my gut...[purchased from Bottega Louie].

I also scored a belt and a pair of flips for $7 each, from Macy's... [Woot!]

It was a great little get day trip and just what I needed to shake the workplace blahs. I'll definitely be back soon, but next time I'll be armed with my camera.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Piggly Wiggly

This past weekend was all about avoiding the gym and eating as much crap as possible. I ate everything that was on my "off-limits" list.....pizza, cheeseburger, fries, candy, buttered popcorn, etc, snort, etc .... I even ate dinner at an all-you-can-eat Chinese/Japanese buffet. All restraint and common sense was left behind, once I walked in.

So of course, this morning was another battle of the bulge. Don't go there...it's too easy. My pants must've shrunk at the dry cleaners! I feel sluggish, even after a good night's sleep. It's time to get back to the gym on a regular basis (missed too many days lately) and time to get the diet together. No more late night Oreo Cookie milkshake runs either. Damn you, Jack in The Crack for tempting me!

I created a spreadsheet to track my weight loss progress, and I am soooo far off target. I was hoping that the difference in projected weight and actual weight was due to a formula error, but it looks like the problem is what goes from my hand, to my mouth....again, don't go there.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Eclipse

On Saturday, I got tricked into seeing the latest Twilight movie, Eclipse. Man, what a snooze fest. If it wasn't for the werewolf clan, I would have fallen asleep. I'm sure all of the tweens loved it, and I'm also as sure that it will win some MTV movie award, etc. In my humble opinion, the movie sucked. No pun intended.

I'm just perplexed at how any of the actors were cast for this movie. Everyone seemed so "wooden". The actor most guilty of this is Kristen Stewart. She has the emotional range of a paperclip. If I saw her walking on the street, I would ask for a refund and then follow with: "damn girl, buy you a hair brush. You can afford it now"!