Sunday, September 26, 2010

D-O-Double G

That's right yours truly went to the How The West Was One tour and saw Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube back in July. So much Fun!! I totally didn't even think about bringing my camera so the following shots aren't that great as they're from my phone.

Ice Cube opened for Snoop!

Snoop doing his thing.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Reno Aces

Sometimes life passes by and you forget to blog about cool events in your life...or sometimes you're just not feeling it. Over the past few months I’ve tried to be a better blogger and with that here's me catching up on my Summer blogging :)

Back in the beginning of August I attended my first Heavenly Media Baseball event, a Reno Aces game. The SF Giants game was actually the second event. If you were in Tahoe August 8th you remember the crazy hail storm, rain, wind and whatever else the gods had in store that day -bottom line it was insane. Well Aimi X. and I were in Reno while all this was taking place on the Mountain. In Reno we had the sky open up and pour buckets, lighting only a few miles away, and flash flood warnings. The game was obviously delayed. Just when we thought they were going to cancel the game the rain stopped just long enough to actually play 9 innings! Don't asked who they played as I don't remember, but we had a great time and ate tons of brownies, peanuts and popcorn.

Aimi X. and Zombo lining up outside the gates.

Shot of the field from our seats.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Our Muttski

The muttski protecting her pile of wood and her trusty pinecone. What is it with dogs and pinecones??

Where's the Bathroom?

It's been nearly three weeks since we closed on the house. The first weekend we closed my dad was on the first jet to Reno/Tahoe. I had to work Friday while my dad and Nick got started on a little demo in the house. This is what I came home to at lunch! No Bathroom! Since this picture there's been a lot of progress. We now have a tub and tiling begins today. Soon enough we will have a fully functioning bathroom.

Bathroom After Demo

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pick a color, any color...

So here's my dilemma. I'm trying to paint as much as I can before I move in(3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, hallway, living room, built-ins, doors, etc...). This being said having to pick colors quickly has not been an easy task. Anyone who knows me knows I change my mind a million times before I make a decision and I research things like crazy.  Yes I could wait to paint, but hey do you want to come over and move everything for me once I’m all settled in the house? I thought so. So here I ponder many hours of the day what color, what room, and did I make the right choice?

Friday, September 10, 2010

Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer's Quest to find Zen on the Sea

"The ocean is in constant flux, and when you spend
a lot of time in it you become like a floating bottle with a message inside" - Jaimal Yogis

An old roommate and now someone I consider a good friend gave me Saltwater Buddha by Jaimal Yogis. About a year ago I finally started reading it then a few weeks later put it down which lead me to last week when I picked it back up only to fly right through the remaining pages. (I should have finished it a year ago, but things happen.)

Saltwater Buddha, a memoir about a teen who escapes to Hawaii stepping away from reality (in Sacarmento, California) and the journey that follows will inspire all. Whether you are a surfer, skater, snowboarder, or just outdoor enthusiast you will relate to Jaimal’s coming-of-age journey through surfing and Buddhism. Be ready to feel inspired to chase what you are passionate about.

Up Next:
Be the Pack Leader, by Ceasar Millan 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tahoe Home Update

For those of you who are waiting very patiently for pictures of my new home, you’re going to have a wait a bit longer. Why, might you ask? We’re doing work and I’m sure everyone would rather see side by side before and after pictures. Trust me it will be well worth the wait. If you’re not following the blog start following it, because here on this little ole blog is where I will be posting the entire lot of house pictures along with some commentary.

I can tell you this:

1) There is not a fully functional bathroom at this point.

2) Carpet has been ripped out of the bedrooms.

3) Ceilings have been painted.

4) My dad is making his second trip up to Tahoe.

5) Wires are hanging out of walls.

6) We finally have a plumber and electrician locked in!! Big step here.

7) We are still weeks away from moving in.

Stay tune for further updates.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Chasing Harry Winston

With two months off every summer I typically go through my summer reads quickly. However, this summer I dragged my feet and it took up until a few nights ago to finish my second book. To feed my reading habit I decided to start posting my monthly reads. Be forewarned as my pallet of novels is wide.

I'll start with Chasing Harry Winston a book I picked up to read summer of 2009, but read this summer, none the less.

Chasing Harry Winston, a novel written by Lauren Weisberger (the devil wears prada)  which follows the relationships of three women on the verge of turning thirty over the course of one year; Emmy the habitual monogamist, Leigh the straight shooter, and Adriana the Brazilian sexpot.

It’s a fast read, relatable, and funny. Weiberger keeps you wanting to turn the page to see what the girls are up to next whether it’s the pack they set or finding out who they truly are. Chasing Harry Winston is  perfect for any summer reading list.

Up Next:
Saltwater Buddha By Jaimal Nikos Yogis