Saturday, January 26, 2008

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Sunny CA

We have returned from the land of Los Angeles. We had a great trip but I must say that I was a bit UNDERwhelmed by some of the sights and sounds.

For instance the Kodak theater - the one that hosts the Academy Awards and all - not that big. No red carpet and cheesy souvenir shops surrounding the theater. And the Chinese Theater where you see clips of all the celebrities cementing their hands in the hall of fame - even worse! My hands were bigger than most of the male celebrities so not only did I feel like a giant but it has been taken over by tourist and characters dressed up like Shrek and Batman who charge you to have your picture taken with them. It was not at all g-l-a-m-o-r-o-u-s like in my dreams (I'm singing the Fergie song right now).
But then we headed to the world where all your dreams come true.....DisneyLand!
It turned out to be a family reunion as my uncle and cousins that live in the area came and met us. And we also hooked up with my sister Julie who was in the area on a separate trip with some of her friends from Baton Rouge. My favorite rides were Space Mountain and Hollywood Towers but we also rode some favorites like Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Tours. We barely made a dent in Disneyland but it was fun anyway. And now that I can say that I have been to Disneyworld, EuroDisney and Disneyland all thanks to my great uncle Doug who works for Disney.
Julie and the cousins
Jill and D
Sunday we headed out to see Los Angeles. We went to the Santa Monica Pier, the 3rd Street Promenade and drove through Rodeo Dr. We didn't even try to go into the stores because I didn't want to get snubbed like Julia Roberts in Pretty Women. But here is the store I wanted to go into...
Then Sunday night we had tickets to Wicked. The best musical I have ever seen (I've only seen 3 counting Wicked so I'm no expert or anything but still, it was good)! D even liked it!

Monday we drove around a bit more, saw the Hollywood sign, some nice houses in Beverly Hills and BelAir and then headed to the airport to come back home.
Only one celebrity siting - we saw we Craig T. Nelson so the first person who guesses what TV show he was on gets a prize. And don't cheat!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sunday Night Blues

After about 6pm on Sundays I realize that the weekend is almost over and another week of work is ahead of me. So that's where I am right now at 8pm on Sunday night. Does anyone else
get that dreaded feeling? I'll be fine tomorrow around 8am but it's just working myself up for it.
I'm excited for, and thinking about my friend Liz who is going in tomorrow to have her little girl. I pray that everything goes smoothly and that I get a call around lunch to let me know that everything is ok. They still haven't picked out a name yet so hopefully they will be inspired once they see her beautiful face.
D's b-day is this Thursday. I was going to try to plan a party but we decided to take a trip instead so we are leaving Friday for Los Angelos and I can't wait. I've been once before but it was for work and I didn't get to do anything touristy. So if you guys have any suggestions on what to see, let me know. We did get tickets for Wicked on Sunday night but other than that we are don't have any big plans.
So that's about it. I hope everyone has a great week and hopefully I will have some interesting stuff to share after our trip.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Lazy Dogs

The dogs love their new beds...

And I love my new camera. Thanks D!