Sunday, November 9, 2008

We've moved!

I've realized that I just don't post often enough to maintain two blogs, so from now on, all posts will go to my main blog, The Vanilla Bean!

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Blogging from my crackberry!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Hey there! I got a bit behind on my posting, sorry! While I was
camping this weekend, my phone died and has been totally out of
service, and I kind of forgot I promised you photos from my camping
trip! Idyllwild is beautiful, and I really liked the area. We had so
many people on our trip that it was like herding cats trying to get
anything done, but overall, we had an enjoyable time. Here are
pictures of some of the highlights of our trip!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Blackberry vs. iPhone

My cell phone is on it's way out. I just ordered a new battery so I can make sure that isn't the issue. If that fixes it, great, but if not, I will be in the market for a new phone. The two I am looking at are the Blackberry and the iPhone. I know several of you that have one or the other, so I'm looking for some input on pros and cons of the two. Which phone do you have, and what do you like/dislike about it?

Thanks! :)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Going Camping

Since I am making a conscious effort to keep my blogs updated, I figure I'll check back in for today! At lunch, I am meeting Mike and we are going grocery shopping for our camping trip this weekend! We are planning to leave right after work tonight. I am so excited! When we first started dating, we used to camp all the time. As life has gotten busier though, we've found ourselves going less and less. We do have a beach camping trip planned for October, but we didn't want to let the summer slip by without any camping trips! So, when I discovered that we actually had one weekend with NOTHING going on, I jumped on it and booked us a spot at Fern Basin up near Idyllwild. I've never been there, but I've heard so many good things about Idyllwild. I am looking forward to a day of strenuous hiking tomorrow so I can burn some of these calories I've been ingesting, and make up for the night at the gym I've skipped on. *blushing* So, I will be back on Monday with tales and photos of my camping trip! Have a great weekend, everyone!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

In the lap of luxury at Del Mar

Okay, so I wasn't in anyone's lap, but I sure felt luxurious. Last Wednesday, my good friend K asked M and I if we would like to join her at the Del Mar racetrack. She had been given tickets for a luxury suite - food and drinks were all included. I asked my awesome boss, and being the great guy he is, he let me go for the afternoon. Thanks!!!!

I wasn't sure what it was going to be like, hobnobbing amongst the rich and famous. Was everyone going to be snooty and hoity toity? The dress code was enforced...dresses (or nice pantsuits) for women, and jackets and ties for men. Boy did Mike clean up nice! He brought his friend A along to keep him company. K and I of course looked fabulous in our sundresses, and I wore my races hat. Seriously, I paid $30 something for that hat...I SO have to wear it more than once! So, we headed up the elevator to the elite area. It was so chill...hardly anyone was at the track on a Wednesday crowds to deal with. We found our suite, and lo and behold - we were the only ones there! We had the place to ourselves. We had an indoor lounge full of food and drinks, and our own private betting machine! Outside on our patio, we had a bird's eye view of the track, and a TV monitor to watch the races and the horses. Eventually a couple more guys showed up, but that was it. We had so much fun! We went downstairs to the track to watch a couple races, but eventually retreated back up to our luxurious loft. What an experience! I have now experienced the cheapest way to go to the races as well as the most expensive...which STILL didn't cost me anything! (Thanks, K!)

Note: I did only win one race that day...a whopping $5.60, but hey. That's not really the fun part anyway...I just like to hang out and enjoy the scene! :)

Nothing blogworthy

Sorry for the lack of posts lately...I just feel as if I have nothing blogworthy to say. The other night the hubs and I had a conversation that I thought might be bloggable, a la The Bobby Pin, but alas...I can't for the life of me recall what it was about! :P

Anyway, just figured I'd check in. Not up to much...preparing to go camping in Idyllwild this weekend, and that's about it for now. TONS of stuff going on in the next few weeks though, so I'll try my best to update my blogs! *lightbulb* In fact, maybe I'll post about my day at the races last week...just to whet your appetite for more of my thrilling life. :)

Be back soon!