Sunday August 31, 2008
You know I could not wait to dig into my FAVORITE Salvi dish…Pupusas de queso con loroco. Mmmmm, Que Rico!
Sunday August 31, 2008
I have arrived!!
We arrived in El Salvador early this morning and can I just tell you how BEAUTIFUL this country is. I haven’t seen much yet, but what I have seen…WOW! Something great happened to us right as our trip began! Ya nos habiamos acomodado on the airplane, when we were advised that our seats had been upgraded to 1st Class! Heeyyy!! And that got me thinking. We are all capable of greatness. Each and every one of us has the power to change our lives and it all starts in our head. Here’s a quote I personally love and live by. Have a FANTASTIC Sunday Los Angeles! Muahhh!!
“The thoughts we choose to think are the tools we use to paint the canvas our lives.”
Friday August 29, 2008
Now this is what I call Happy Hour!
Live life to it’s fullest everyday!
Friday August 29, 2008
Hheeeyy….it’s the weekend – Happy Friday!!
One more day guys! I’m like a little girl right now….sooo excited for my trip! For those of you that are planning on staying local or don’t have any plans for this Labor Day weekend, here are some ideas:
Six Flags Magic Mountain Labor Day BBQ
Magic Mountain is putting on a BBQ Buffet with brisket, chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs Saturday through Monday of Labor Day weekend. Admission tickets including the buffet can be purchased on line.
When: Labor Day Weekend, Sat-Mon, Buffet 4 pm – 7 pm, park hours 10 am – 10 pm
Where: Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355
Cost: $44.98 Adults, $38.98 children under 48″ tall includes park admission and buffet. Season pass holders can buy the buffet for $14.99 adult, $8.99 kids.
Info: www.sixflags.com, click through to Daily Passes to get to the Labor Day offer.
Long Beach Blues Festival
Annual Blues Festival sponsored by KJAZZ 88.1 FM in Long Beach.
When: Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, Music 2 pm – 11 pm Saturday, 2-10 on Sunday, General Admission gate opens at 1:15 pm.
Where: Rainbow Lagoon at Pine and Shoreline Drive behind the Hyatt Hotel in Downtown Long Beach
Cost: Presale $45/day or $75 both days, $50 and $85 at the gate. Discount for KKJZ members. Various VIP packages are available.
Parking: $10/day in surrounding lots.
Note: Lawn seating. Bring blankets or low-back chairs only. Food and beverages are available for sale. Outside food with plastic utensils can be brought in and non-alcoholic beverages in factory-sealed bottles. No in-and-out privileges. See the website for a full list of restrictions.
Orange International Street Fair
Four city streets are blocked off around the traffic circle in old town Orange. A craft fair is arranged around the circle and street segments are converted into streets of the world with appropriate food and entertainment. Nine stages include an Irish Stage with some of the best local Irish bands, a Greek Stage, German Stage, Mexican Stage, Polynesian Stage, English Stage and All American Stage as well as a Children’s Stage and activities.
When: Labor Day Weekend, Fri-Sun, Fri 5-10 pm, Sat-Sun 10 am – 10 pm
Where: Plaza Square, Chapman and Glassel in the City of Orange, 92855
Parking: Some street parking. Lots are available for a fee. Everyone in the neighborhood rents out parking spaces for the festival, so look around for the lowest rates.
Note: This is a very family friendly festival during the day, but it gets very crowded in the evening and a lot of people who have been drinking all day are sloppy drunk and obnoxious by dusk.
Long Beach Greek Festival
Live music by the Olympians, exhibit dancing and social dancing, Greek food and product booths, children’s games.
When: Labor Day Weekend, Sat-Mon, noon – 10 pm
Where: Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 5761 E. Colorado St, Long Beach 90814
Cost: TBD, children 11 and under free
Info: (562) 494-8929, www.assumptionlb.org
Three-day arts and crafts festival with 270 vendors, live music and a kiddie carnival.
When: Labor Day Weekend, Sat-Mon, 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Hermosa Beach Pier, Hermosa Beach
Levitt Concert Series
Final week of the outdoor concert series at the Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena. Each night is a different style of music.
When: Wednesday through Sunday Evenings through Labor Day Weekend.
Where: Levitt Pavilion: Memorial Park Band Shell, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena, 91103 at Raymond Ave.
Info: www.levittpavilionpasadena.org, (626) 683-3230
Note: Bring a blanket or low chair and a picnic.
City of Los Angeles Birthday Celebration
The early morning “Los Pobladores – Walk to Los Angeles” is an annual re-enactment of the nine-mile walk from the San Gabriel Mission (428 @. Mission Ave., San Gabriel) to found El Pueblo, the current Olvera Street. Walkers can also join the procession at Lincioln Park (3401 Valley Blvd., LA) for a shorter 3-mile walk. At Olvera Street, walkers and others will find live music, food and artists booths at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Site. There is music at Olvera Street Saturday and Sunday, but the walk is Monday.
When: Monday, Sept 1, 2008, 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where: El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Site, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles, 90012 at Olvera Street.
Metro: Red Line to Union Station
Info: www.lospobladores.org, (213) 485-8372
African Marketplace and Cultural Fair
Seven stages of music and dance, cultural booths, and goods and food for sale highlighting the African influence, not only in the United States, but in Latin America as well. This festival lasts three weekends, with the final weekend being over Labor Day.
When: August 16-17 & 23-24, Aug 30-31, Sept 1, 2008 10 am – 9 pm
Where: Rancho Cienega Park, 5001 Rodeo Road, Los Angeles
Cost: $8, Seniors $5, Children 10 and under Free.
The Annual Art Deco Festival on the Queen Mary
Lectures, tours, a bazaar, afternoon Tea Dance, Pajama Party and evening Art Deco Ball celebrate all things Art Deco.
When: Labor Day Weekend, Friday – Sunday
Where: on the Queen Mary, 1126 Queen’s Hwy, Long Beach, Ca. 90802
Cost: from $20 for a tour to $700/person for a full weekend including hotel stay.
What ever you do remember have fun and stay safe!
Thursday August 28th, 2008
Could FLEX and his wifey be expecting??
Rumor has it that Flex married his girl because there’s a bun in the oven! Check out the video below…..
Thursday August 28, 2008
The countdown has officially begun………
I’ll be leaving to El Salvador (The Mother Land) in two days!! I’m super excited! Here’s what I have to look forward to. Enjoy!!
Wednesday August 27,2008
I woke up thinking today……what would my life be like if I didnt have a few GOOD friends???? So today I toast for friendship! Cherish your few good friends! Enjoy the quotes….
“A friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.”
– Len Wein – Sent by Paulo Louro
“Books and friends should be few but good.”
“A Friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you anyway!!!”
– (sent by Heather Tallent)
Wednesday August 27,2008
Ok we all know that MEN & WOMEN a definitely different…..You know what they say Men are from MARS and women are from VENUS……..I got this email yesterday and it made me CRACK UP……So I had to share it with you all…..Enjoy!
A WOMAN’S LOVE POEM:
Before I lay me down to sleep,
I pray for a man, who’s not a creep,
One who’s handsome, smart and strong.
One who loves to listen long,
One who thinks before he speaks,
One who’ll call, not wait for weeks.
I pray he’s gainfully employed,
When I spend his cash, won’t be annoyed.
Pulls out my chair and opens my door.
Massages my back and begs to do more.
Oh! Send me a man who’ll make love to my
Knows what to answer to ‘how big is my
I pray that this man will love me to no end,
And always be my very best friend.
A MAN’S LOVE POEM:
I pray for a deaf-mute gymnast nymphomaniac with
huge boobs who owns a bar on a golf course,
and loves to send me fishing and drinking. This
doesn’t rhyme and I don’t give a shit.
Hope you enjoyed a quick laugh!!!!! Laughter is Good for the Soul
5 Tips to Help You Heal from a Heartbreak
by Mike Hardcastle
Tuesday August 26, 2008
1. Distraction, distraction, distraction!
That’s right, distract yourself as much as possible. Out of sight, out of mind, inner plight, fill your time! Make yourself busy so that you can’t focus on your loss. Just make sure you busy yourself with productive activities like exercise, friend-time and focusing on school or work.
2. Cry it out as much as needed
This is no time to put on a brave face. Your heart is broken, you’re wrought with disappointment and loss, it’s A-O-K to cry a lot. Just make sure that you cry in a private place, no PDAs (Public Displays of Affliction) and if you can’t handle being alone only cry in the company of someone close to you whom you know you can trust.
Put on your favorite song, something upbeat or even angry in tone, no sappy love songs allowed! Make sure it has a good beat and a sound that gets you moving. Then get up off your sad butt and dance around. Be silly, be funky, sing along at the top of your lungs, have fun with it.
4. Talk about your feelings
Talking is an excellent way to cleanse your soul and ease your mind. Pick a close and trusted friend and ask them in advance to listen to you vent whenever needed. Warn them that they may get sick of listening to you say the same things over and over but that you really need their help. A good friend will be there for you. Then set a mental deadline in your head, 2-3 weeks is a good one but when coping with the loss of a more serious or long term relationship you may require a bit more time.
5. Visualize your future, block out the past.
You need to stop living in the past and focus on the future. People who are dealing with a break up tend to play over past events in their head ad nauseum. This behavior is normal and healthy in the early days of a break up but it can quickly become a dangerous strategy. So after the first couple of days have passed you need to forget the past, good and bad, and look to the future. Think about all the positive ways your life will change; more time for friends, pursuing old hobbies that had been put aside or taking up new ones, and having more you time are all good focal points. When you think of your future do not think of anything that has happened as a loss but try to view it as an opportunity for change.
Tuesday August 26, 2008
“LIFES JOURNEY IS NOT TO ARRIVE IN HEAVEN IN A WELL PRESERVED BODY, BUT RATHER TO SKID IN SIDEWAYS, TOTALLY WORN OUT SHOUTING….SHIT…WHAT A RIDE!!”
We only got one chance at this life let’s make it worthwhile!
Hope you have an amazing Tuesday!
Tuesday August 26, 2008
DR. DRE’S SON FOUND DEAD!
Dr. Dre’s oldest son, Andre Young Jr. passed away this weekend. He was found unresponsive by his mother Saturday morning in their Woodland Hills home. Andre was only 20. It is reported that the young Dre went out Friday night, returning home at approx. 5:30am. The cause of death will be known after a toxicology report is completed. What a tragedy for the Young family. Our heart felt condolences go out to them. Peace n Love…..
Monday, August 25, 2008
I begin everyday with a positive thought or affirmation. Staying in a positive place brings good things into my life so I’ll share with you daily hoping it does the same for you! Pura Vida!!!!!!
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
The above speech by Nelson Mandela was originally written by Marianne Williamson.
Monday August 25th, 2008
DID TONY DIZE TIE THE KNOT???????
Congratulations are in order…maybe.
Tony Dize supposedly married TV host Jenny Gomez in Santo Domingo.
Some say it was for real, but it seems that it was all acting and the ‘wedding’ is just a scene in Tony’s new music video.
UPDATE: It wasn’t real. Just a music video