Camera Porn

25 11 2011

This is the new kid.

I’ve been eyeing up a nice camera for a while now, and I finally pulled the trigger. Today I had an anniversary shoot for one of my friends. It was a blast! And I got to use my new cam.

Canon-Rebel-T3i-EOS-600D-front-side

We went to Point Loma to a park for some shots, and then to Coronado where we had downtown San Diego as a backdrop, amazing! And also some pics on the beach. There were a ton of people out and about today since it was Black Friday and all. But we managed to elbow some of them out of the way for some pics.

All in all, I am extremely happy with this camera, so if you’re thinking about upgrading, this is the camera that will make your dreams come true! 🙂

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I’m a Foodie. I said it.

20 11 2011

Here’s some great eats we’ve had in San Diego:

Mona Lisa in Little Italy

This italian joint was deeeeelish! And, the leftovers heated up quite well. The bread was very fresh too, and it was decently priced. This place is actually more famous for their sandwiches, but this pasta looked too tasty to pass up.

Pizza Port Brewery in Carlsbad

We googled restaurants and randomly chose this one. It was excellent. You can order by the slice if you want to. The inside is huge, and I got the feeling it’s a pretty happenin place on the weekends. It was quite large, and there were tons of picnic tables on the inside. And they had outside seating. They brew their own beer and they have all sorts of crazy shit on the walls.

Beef Teriyaki @ Sushi Deli

Sushi may not be my thing, but this salad was on point. Yummy delish.

Rubio's in Pacific Beach

I have seen Rubio’s all over the place out here and for some reason thought it was a deli place. It’s a mexican place that has some pretty tasty burritos and guacamole. These are tacos, but I have been back since and gotten a burrito. They are known for their fish tacos…and as we know I don’t do fish…but if you are a taco lover…and a fish lover….this might just be your new place.





The Red

19 11 2011

While the BF was here we decided to bring the red in from the kitchen on over to the dining room. It’s a little overwhelming, but I love it!

If you are shy about bold colors, please shield your eyes.

Before

First coat

After!





Trolleys, Treats, and Trannies

18 11 2011

Holy hot dogs and applesauce, I’ve had a buuuusy week.

The BF was here last week and we were touring fools. We kept pretty busy and still made time to kick back on the couch for some football (blech).

We went on a trolley tour of San Diego that was excellent. For only $30 they take you on a guided tour around SD and the surrounding “burrows” and also over to Coronado. You can hop on and hop off at your convenience. Our tour guide was quite the character, and we learned some fun facts to tuck away for conversation starters.

The evening we took a little triperooski to a little hole in the wall called “Lips”. This joint is like no other. I was trying to keep it a surprise for the old BF…buuut the cat came out of the bag. It’s a tranny bar….Well, more like a restaurant with great food, and the waiters waitresses just happen to be transvestites… We went with some friends…and let me tell you the two guys were sweating bullets, which quickly led to a table of several empty drinks. Our waitress rolls up to introduce herself, and sits down at the table all suggestively like and says, “Hiiii, my name’s Geena….like Geena with a weenah.” Well, that certainly broke the ice let me tell you. We ordered dinner and the show started. Each of the waitresses had their own performance where they would sing and dance, and of course lots of pics of everything. It was a great time, actually. I think the guys ended up liking it just as much as the girls did. 🙂

How do you follow-up a night like that, you may ask! Well, you do that by having a dutch baby for breakfast. Ahem, huh? Yup, a dutch baby. Katya, the friend/neib invited us over for some home cooked b-fast. She made this baby thing I speak of….which I was kind of worried about, but the way she described it’s delectable-ness, I should have known it would be amazing. I’m not sure of the exact ingredients but it was like a big fluffy pancake, super light and sweet with a little salt flava… and you put yogurt/fruit on top or some syrup. Yum yummy.

On Saturday we went to a place called Sushi Deli. We got a ton of food, but I suppose that’s custom for a place like that, so everyone can taste all the goods. I’m not a sushi fan, but I sure did try. I got a backup teriyaki salad just in case I hated the fishy stuff….which is what happened. It was a cool place though, they have every kind of sushi you can think of. This place was quite the hot-spot. We waited about 20 mins to get in, and it was packed wall-to-wall. The dish to get is the San Diego roll, it was a big hit, it’s the one on the bottom right that has all sorts of business sprinkled on top of it:

We took a trip up to Bakersfield to visit his family on Sunday. It was a long drive, about four hours. But it didn’t seem that long at the time when  you are in good company. It was a beautiful day out, despite the day before being cloudy and rainy. It’s still not too cold here when it does rain. Anyhow, the views were gorgeous, and the roads were clear. It was a great day. I met his gma, aunt, cousins, and some babies. Oh, and some bikers. They were an interesting and fun bunch to be around. Plus, home cooked food! Now we’re talkin! His aunt was ranting and raving about this fruit that their neighbor has on a tree next door. I cannot remember the name of the fruit, to save my life. It’s orange in color, and looks like a tomato… and they are apparently prrrrretty yummy. So, we took some of them home. The day he had to leave, we decided to cut one open, even though it wasn’t ripe. Man….this shit was terrible. It didn’t taste like anything really…kind of an unripe pear if I had to pinpoint a taste. Soooo I’m watching the six that are still on my counter and monitoring them closely to ripen up and see if they are actually good. Or perhaps it was a joke?

We had the chance to go to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park up in Escondido. It was about 45 mins north of us, but it was worth the drive. Good thing we set the day aside for the excursion, because that place is pretty large. And they have shows and a couple of tours you can do inside the park. If you’re looking for a leisurely day, you can just walk around the park for hours. They have a TON of birds, for those bird enthusiasts. And every animal you can think of. I think they created the park back in the day so the animals could have more free space to run and procreate. We took the Africa Tram and saw rhinos, buffalo, giraffes, cheetahs, moose, goats, animals galore.

All in all we had a great time, and I can’t wait till he comes out again! And I can’t wait to explore more out here in SD. There are so many things to do!

My 3rd installment of household goods arrives on Monday, as well as my kitchen table. Which, is round three and a really long story, but hopefully the right table shows up this time!

Hope everyone has a good weekend. Love, peace, baby grease.





Ah-Yum

11 11 2011





Moving pains.

10 11 2011

Oh…my…





Secret Diary

9 11 2011

Does anyone watch “Secret Diary of a Call Girl”??

Well, I got addicted to Ms. Belle from SDCG during my hiatus in Bahrain. And I loved it. It’s on Showtime, because as you can imagine, it gets quite graphic. As the title hints, it’s about a call girl in London who writes a book about whoring and the ins and outs of the business. I think it actually started out as a blog, and then was published to book form, and now it’s a tv show.

Thus, I introduced Belle to Kitty. And, we became obsessed with the show. We watched Season 1 last weekend. Season 2 this weekend, and then she discovered after some research that there was a 3rd and 4th season. So, of course we had to get our hands on it. I had assumed there were only two seasons, so you can imagine my excitement upon gaining knowledge of said 3rd and 4th season. But I guess they took a short break after the 2nd season so the main character could have a baby.

SO, we got through the 3rd season yesterday, and I feel like they’re getting better and better as they get through the episodes. The character development is on point, and the storylines are crazy. BUT, Kitty found out that there will be no more seasons.

Unfortunate.

Apparently the ratings/viewers have been going down ever since the first season. As in continuous decline of watchers. I don’t know why…cause it’s a great show.

If you are a female, I suggest you check it out. Oh, and I don’t think your husband/boyfriend will mind being in the room….there are some scenes that I guarantee will captivate his attention.