Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Maui...here we come

Tomorrow we leave for Maui...can't wait.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Elf Myself!

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

I love my...

Jura espresso machine...I look very forward to getting up in the mornings because of it!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Green X-mas party

Last night I attended the Alice Green X-mas party in SF at a place called Mezzanine. Some great live music in an intimate setting.

My favorite acts were Ingrid Michaelson, Sara Bareilles, and Lenka. Alanis Morissette made an appearance as the headliner too, but we cut out a bit early to beat the crowd. Girl looks skinny - like, on the verge of too skinny.

Here are the least blurry pics from my phone. Note to self: the camera on this phone sucks.

Alice radio station propoganda

Ingrid Michaelson (on the right)

San Francisco has such a friendly crowd. People let you pass willingly through the crowd to get your drink and come back to your spot. Those in front of you are concerned if you can see ok. Gay people can be open...ok I won't get on that rant.

Fun times and I will keep this venue in mind for the future. Not too shabby if you don't mind standing room only.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Tis the Season & Baby Business

This past Friday Leon & I attended his company holiday party at Allegro Romano in San Francisco. Had a great time, but should take note to wear stretch pants because they are not playing around when it comes to feeding you! Or keeping your wine glass full for that matter...woke up with a wee bit of a headache on Saturday morning.

On Saturday while Leon was shooting clays with his Stanford crew (Happy B-day Brad!) I headed out to San Ramon to attend Lily & Elton's baby shower. It was a great to see Lily's growing bump. Andrew (Francie & Jimmy's baby) was hamming it up for the camera as well, he seems to know what to do when the little red light comes on. I also got to see a blast from the past, my good friend Carson along with some other peeps from back in the day.

This week is finals and I have been studying and writing. Can't wait until it's over!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Spoke too soon



It's Ok..it's alright with me...

High-five Eric Hutchinson, I know I will see you on VH1's Saturday countdown.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

New Heavy Rotator

Currently listening to: Food Chain - Eric Hutchinson

You know when you find a music artist you really like and no one really knows about them just yet? And you feel giddy because somewhere in the space of satellite radio you heard this great tune, came home, found it on iTunes...but then you found an entire great album! That is Eric Hutchinson.

Not alot of artists get their own entire playlist on my nano (Sorry Sasha Fierce...aka Beyonce), but my Vampire Weekend has been replaced. Now let me re-phrase that Vampire Weekend can never be replaced - they're just not at the top of the spin list. It is time for a new album from those guys.

What makes me excited about Hutchinson's album (Sounds Like This) is that it is remnant of Billy Joel with a more bluesy feel. Now I know what you are thinking. I'm not talking about the "We Didn't Start the Fire" Billy Joel or the doo-wop "Longest Time" or "Uptown Girl" Billy Joel. I am talking about the "My Life" and maybe even "Don't Ask Me Why" Billy Joel...but like I mentioned, with a lil' more Blues.

Am I just rambling? Do you even know who Billy Joel is? Has anyone ever endorsed an artist this intently? Should I be asking Eric Hutchinson for a kick-back if so?

Well, I don't want to see Eric Hutchinson on VH1 anytime soon because for a moment I wanna' keep this album to myself...but if he does make it to the big times, maybe I will ask for a wee kick-back :)

Monday, December 01, 2008

The Long & Short of It...

Currently listening to: Ok, It's Alright with Me - Eric Hutchinson

I've been a bad bad blogger...how did December get here already? So here is a long catching up post:

October 31st...

Tank dressed up for Halloween

and so did we (Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, & Suri)

fun times at the Paulson's Spoooooooktacular

November 1st

A great B-day dinner at Red Lantern

Mmmmmm.... Sprinkles cupcakes for dessert

Then a little bowling (Peter & Garrett celebrate)

Angie, Ann, Jeff, & Sam wait their turn

November 25th
Leave to LA for the Thanksgiving holiday

November 26th
Lovely day in San Clemente with some of the Stanford crew or AKA "Married Mafia". As Leon golfed with Brett, Brett's dad, & Brad , Annika kept me company showing me around her hood. Her folk's home was beautiful and I have decided to move in...they just don't know it yet. We had manis, pedis, and did a little shopping then met up with Heather for lunch. Unbelieveable weather and quite a beautiful day.

November 27th
Turkey Day....time with Leon's grandparents and a lovely prime rib dinner...no Turkey's sacrificed at the Chen household.

November 28th
Yay...time with my childhood friend Joma out in Santa Monica. Got to check out his new digs (now old) and the high school he teaches at...just like old times.

We are back up north now in the real world... next week is finals week. Can't wait for it to be done!