May 31, 2009


Gemini- you care about aesthetics.  The look, feel and tone of things matter to you.  This doesn't make you prissy or superficial.  It makes you a person of taste.  

This is my horoscope for is almost scary how right one this is.  


May 29, 2009

Foxy Friday

This is what happens when I try and pack with Foxy around.

Oh no you are not going to go to NYC next week with out me.

You will have to take me with you if I lay on your clothes

How about if I sit on your dress you just ironed?  
Now you know why it take me so long to pack. 

May 28, 2009

Chalk drawings

Sunday we spent the afternoon in Santa Barbara at the I Modaonnari festival.  Which is at the Santa Barbara Mission. These are just a few photos from the day, there were so many good drawings it was hard to pick our favorites. 

The Misson
Here again our favorite painting from the Musee d'orsay in Paris.  It is funny we never saw this before now we see it everywhere. 

All to familiar scene in Southern California

An Artist hanging ten

How much black chalk did they use on this?

A little bit of a 3-d effect on this one. 
The one Foxy liked the best. 

May 27, 2009

The BIG 4 0h

The day came and went almost like a normal day...

The day started with a big bang...the shuttle landed at Edwards Air Force base due to bad weather in Florida.  The shuttle entering the atmosphere made a huge bang that shook the house. Just after the scroll on the bottom of the TV said we would experience a loud bang.   

Breakfast with Tiffany - thank you hubby

Dinner at Ventura Beach after a day in Santa Barbara (tomorrow's post)

Fish, chips and onion rings at our favorite hole in the wall place

Desert - my choice of candles nice and simple

Joe's choice of candles - we didn't set the fire alarm off if you are wondering.

The crazy thing I did was a cartwheel in the backyard...however Joe said it almost was a back-flip.  I don't suggest doing a cartwheel on your 40th unless you want a shoulder and wrist pains. 

May 26, 2009

Mozza 4 lunch

Birthday Lunch at Mozza Pizzeria. I could only get a reservation on Saturday at 2:30 so I took it. It was wonderful no wonder it is so hard to get a reservation.

behind me in the far distance (inbetween the palm tree and billboard is the hollywood sign) Since it was a special day I took Louis out of the closet for the big day. 
The silver ware was in an envolpe on the table. 
Fun Facts that came with our lunch.  "walking in the rain" is good luck -that is why there are so many Italians in Brussels. 

May 22, 2009

Forty Friday

Ever get the feeling things are trying to tell you something? 
Yes I know it is coming up thanks for reminding me. 

Pearls of wisdom
The magnets are all rearranged in preparation
Cooked to perfection

May 21, 2009

plug in

My outlets are now baby proof or Foxy proof.  For some reason she had decided to "lick" the outlets.  She has never done this before but in this house every time I turn around she is licking them.   

May 20, 2009

Mp3 experiment

There is a group of people in NYC that do crazy stunts or pranks around the city from time to time. My favorite is "no pants day" where they ride the subway with no pants on. Can you imagine you are a tourist in NYC on your first visit and first subway ride then you see a bunch of people with out pants on in the subway. I have a link to there web site below if you want to see all the pranks they have done.

Any way if you are in NYC this weekend (Cole & Parker) and want to be apart of this experiment check the instructions below. Anne and Jilaine you lucked out that were are going later or else we would do this.  

I can't wait to see what they do this time! 

Here are the full details for their next mission, The Mp3 Experiment Six. 

Please note: This is a participatory event. We encourage participants to leave their cameras at home and have fun participating. We request the same from members of the media. Let’s all enjoy the moment and resist the urge to document! Don’t worry, we will have our usual crew taking photos and video for all to see.

Date: Saturday, May 23 (rain or shine)
Location: Roosevelt Island (detailed info below)
Time: The event will begin at exactly 4:00 PM. Arrive early and remember to budget time for weekend subway service delays (detailed subway information below.) The event will be over at 4:47.
Wear: A Red, Blue, Yellow, or Green t-shirt with a white t-shirt underneath. Also recommended: closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind running around in and maybe getting a bit dirty.

If you want to check out the website click here


How fun are these trees.  I'm not sure what they are but I like them and glad it is growing by our house. 

May 19, 2009

Brie Burgers

The other day I made burger with brie cheese inside. It was really simple I just made 4 thin (1/4 inch thick) patties then put brie in the middle of one patty (the rind was removed from the brie) put another patty on top and pinched the edges together. That was it- told you it was simple.

Burger cooking

The finished product with some brie oozing out.

May 18, 2009

oh my what did he buy

Foxy was very excited to check out what Joe has.

He actually bought Praying Mantids eggs! 

This is what they look like-each egg can hatch up to 200 of these things. 

May 17, 2009


So I felt my second earthquake tonight.  The pictures were shaking. There was one the week Jilaine was here but didn't feel it. 

May 15, 2009

Foxy Friday

Saturday when we were in Santa Monica we visited 3 Dog Bakery. Foxy enjoyed her treats and was in love with this tan dog.

There are actually 3 dogs on the counter-one is hiding behind the white dog you can hardly see his head and ears. I can't believe they stay on the counter.   
Her mom shaved her fur like a Mohawk.  How cute is she.  They think she is part Maltese and part chich. 

May 13, 2009

3rd St. Promenade

Saturday we visited the 3rd St. Promenade in Santa Monica.  It is basically a 4 block long mall that cars are not allowed on.  

Zara was one of my favorite stores in Brussels-glad to see it is here too-maybe next time I will get to visit it. 
Up and down the street were dinosaurs 
We had our first Fat Burger - however IN-N-OUT burger is much better 
Looking down the street-there were many street performers 
They have Leonidas!  (A Belgian chocolate store) 
They have pretty mosaics inset in the sidewalks 

May 12, 2009

Santa Monica Pier

Which rides should we go on?
Joe on the roller coaster
Ferris Wheel 
I'm going on this thing-I hope there isn't an earthquake when we are up there!
Joe and I up in the Santa Monica nights sky

May 11, 2009

Santa Monica part 1

This weekend my friend Kay and her entourage came to Santa Monica for a visit. We decided to join them for Saturday night.

Plaque about our hotel
Peep holes
Looking across at the walkway and beach
Foxy and I on the veranda

May 8, 2009

Foxy Friday

I love grass so dad bought me my own little patch.  

May 7, 2009


A four legged sunflower seed bandit. Look at the following photos and keep an eye out for him. Joe kept looking for the perfect squirrel proof feeder.  Like I really wanted a squirrel proof feeder I love him in our yard.  Joe on the other had is not happy about him. 

Right profile shot

Left profile shot

Caught red pawed with the seeds in his little mouth and paws.