Thursday, April 30, 2009

Rincon Catering

I was privileged to attend an event at the Santa Barbara Zoo sponsored by Rincon Catering. It was their launch at the zoo because they are now the official caterers for zoo events.

I can sum it all up in one word...AMAZING.

The food was wonderful. I am a picky eater but I liked everything I tried. And my mom tried most of what I didn't try and she liked everything she tried! I ate way more than I should have ;)

I also ran into an old friend which was kinda cool. Also, the people who run the company are soooo nice.

So if you live in the Santa Barbara area, think about Rincon next time you need something catered.

To visit their website, click here.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mosquito Eaters / Crane Flies

I see I am getting a lot of hits still from people looking up mosquito eaters (more accurately, crane flies).

Are people still having problems with these? Where we used to have like 20 a night fly in, now we MIGHT get one. I think they have mostly died off. Hopefully we are done with them until next year!


I finally figured out why my weight has been going up up up lately (basically, I gained back every pound I had lot...which was between 15 and 20)

I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism last July. It's not so serious and very easily corrected with medication. medication basically quit working, one of the side effects of which is weight gain.

So I went to the doctor on Monday after my weekend away and she wrote a new prescription for double the dosage!

She said being on the new dosage I will be able to lose the weight, but it won't just come off. I will have to re-diet and exercise like I did before...not just maintenance!

Needless to say I'm not thrilled...but what choice do I have? I can keep looking like this (not so bad but not to my liking) or I can re-lose all the weight.

I am trying really hard...wish me luck!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Contest picked #25 for me.

WTG to won my contest!!! I will be emailing you as soon as this post goes up!

Congrats!!!! :)

Friday, April 24, 2009

Family Visits

I am in Chicago for a Bat Mitzvah. Being around family is so amazing...nothing beats it!

My cousin was telling stories tonight at dinner...and it turns out my great-grandma and Al Capone were from the same neighborhood in Chicago...and they knew each other!

Crazy :)

P.S. .....I will pick a contest winner soon

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Posting during contest

I never want to post when I have a contest up because I want the contest on top. Does blogger have a sticky function like I have seen on some other blogs?

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Tupperware Big Wonders Cereal Bowls giveaway

Audrey at My Direct Sales and I are giving away a set of 4 Big Wonders Cereal Bowls from Tupperware...with lids!

For your first (and mandatory) entry into this contest, go to Audrey's Tupperware page and come back and comment with your favorite "New This Month" item. Please make sure to leave your email address if it isn't visible on your blogger profile.

To earn extra entries you can (please leave a comment for each additional entry):

1) Become a follower of my blog (please don't do anonymous, i have to be able to see you)
2) Leave a RELEVANT comment on any of my old blog posts
3) Blog about this contest (and comment with the url)
4) Follow me on twitter and tweet about the contest (comment with your twitter name and the url of your tweet)
5) Become Audrey's friend on facebook (you don't have to install that program)
6) Make a purchase from Audrey's site (not mandatory but worth 5 extra entries!)

This contest is open to anyone with a US mailing address. Contest ends Tuesday, April 21st at 11:59 pm pacific time. Winner will be picked and notified by email on Wednesday, April 22nd.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


How is it that some people seem to lie more than they tell the truth? Are some people just not in control of themselves? Or are they really just terrible people? I have heard of compulsive lying. Is this something uncontrollable?

People don't believe me when I say I almost always tell the truth. But if you know me well, you know I am honest and also very careful about how I phrase things. When people ask me questions I don't want to answer I try to avoid answering or answer with something unrelated LOL

Sorry for this mini-rant, I'm just tired of being lied to on a daily basis!

Lazy day

I don't have much planned today.

Right now I am hosting at

Then we are taking my sister for pizza lunch (she hasn't had American pizza since September)

After that I am going to look at a bike (and hopefully buy it this time) followed by the gym.

And those are the end of my major plans.

I have a feeling my mom is going to con me into cleaning more.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Life on Mars

I record everything on my DVR so I just got to watching the season finale of Life on Mars. I was hoping the rumors of it not being renewed were untrue. But by the way they did the season finale, they didn't leave it anywhere to go next season.

Any pointers on how to not fall in love with shows that all end up cancelled? It stinks!