I was thinking today that I miss my Spanish family (what's left of them), and I also miss my hometown, and being around people that speak catalan, and that have the same roots as I do.
I usually don't dwell on it but once in a while I see something or read something that reminds me of it. Today I was looking at some of my pictures prior to my coming to the US and I remember so clearly what I was doing, what I was wearing, who I was with etc. I feel sad I don't have anybody to talk about it that would understand because they had not known me then. Really the only person that knew me then is Lolin and poor woman just had brain surgery and is not in any shape to talk or discuss things. The other is Nuri, and we all know how it went with her, I am still waiting for her to call me back someday.
I had to delete the Mardi Gras post because for some reason it showed on top of the Oscar recap and was annoying me.
I am a little late for posting, I wanted to post daily but got involved doing other stuff. Anyway I don't have a lot to say.
I went to Armstrong's and bought some herbs and strawberry plants, then I went to lunch to G Burgers. I had the White Truffle burger with Asiago cheese and garlic alioli, and fried sweet potatoes. I was full all day! For dinner I made chinese style fried rice, it was good.
I finished reading a book and I liked it a lot because it made me think what if...is about a woman that has a fall and hits her head and when she comes to, she thinks she's 29 and pregnant when in reality she's 39 and has 3 children. She has totally forgotten 10 years of her life. It was interesting. The book is called "What Alice Forgot" by an Australian author Liane Moriarty.
Hmm I just read they are going to make it into a movie, they are thinking Jennifer Anniston or Reese Witherspoon, the author likes Sandra Bullock. I don't think I'd like either one of them for the title role. But I guess is still in the planning stages.
A friend of mine from LLCSD and I made plans to meet for lunch, we had not seen each other for years, but now she is in FB and we have reconnected. She's a very interesting person, Japanese background, never married, has traveled all over the world, very creative and wordly. I was looking forward to meeting her.
It was not to be, she told me she had forgotten there was a luncheon for a LLCSD retired teacher that was moving back to Indiana, she asked me to go since I should know a lot of the teachers. The luncheon was at Marie Callender's in Whittier, next to Trader Joe's. So after I took Marvin to dialysis, I drove to the Restaurant.
There were about 20+ teachers, all retired, most from a school called Lakeland. I knew most of them by sight, a couple of them I was semi friendly with, a couple of them I didn't care for at all. Most of them meet for lunch regularly.
My friend, was 30 minutes late. I had said hello and talked to a few of them. Really I had not much to say, was not too interested in what they were doing, and I am sure they were not interested in me either, since we didn't socialize outside of school meetings :)
It was boring, I decided since my friend was not there, I would not stay for lunch and be somewhat uncomfortable since they all had their little clicks and sat together. So I said I had just come to say hello and left. I went outside and as I was leaving my friend drove up. So we air kissed and made plans to meet some other day for lunch.
I have a lot more fun with my Jersey pals, and with a younger crowd :)
I read Sandy's blog and she had some pre show predictions. Most of them accurate.
I try to watch some of the nominated movies, I saw my 2 favorites which were "Her" which won a best original screenplay, and "Nebraska" which won nothing.
I started to watch "American Hustle" and "Gravity" maybe I'll go back to them later. I may watch "The Wolf of Wall Street" mainly because Tristan loves Leo di Caprio and is rather surprised that I have never seen one of his movie, that's right, not even Titanic. I don't think I will watch "Captain Phillips" and "Philomena" or "Dallas Buyer Club". And even though I usually watch the one that wins the Oscar, I don't think I'll watch "12 Years a Slave" it doesn't mean much to me since it's not something I can relate with.
There were not many surprises, all the actors and actresses were the same ones that won Golden Globes (but for Lupita). Gravity won a lot of Oscars including best director, but not the best movie. And American Hustle did not do much of anything.
My best song didn't win either..."The Moon Song" from "Her"
Ellen deGeneres had some good moments and some meh ones. I guess my favorite (along with more than a million people in Twitter) was the group selfie.
I thought the pizza one fell a bit flat, although I hope the pizza guy got the tips.
The show was LONG! 3 and a half hours. They could have trimmed it by one hour, I think. But it's always a fun show to watch!
In February we saw a lot of sports...The Superbowl (Seahawks vs Broncos) and the Winter Olympic Games from Sochi, Russia.
I watched Jay Leno's last show, and I will miss it. I like Jimmy Fallon once in a while but not every day, too repetitive. And David Letterman is not what he used to be. So more time for me to watch movies :)
We got our taxes done, as as usual we have to pay the IRS a lot of money :(
I got delicious chocolate covered strawberries from Marvin for Valentine's Day. Lizzie came and spent 3 days with us that weekend. It was fun.
It was also a month of celebrations. Our 49th Wedding Anniversary. Also my friend Norbert turned 58 that same day, and the day before my friend Jennifer turned 41 (btw she's back with that loser). And congratulations to Marty on his new job.
We ended February with much needed rain.
BOOKS I READ IN FEBRUARY:
Sarah Addison Allen – Lost Lake
W. Bruce Cameron – The Dogs of
Liane Moriarty – The Husband’s Secret
Debbie Macomber – Starting Now
Lucy Dillon – The Secret of Happy Ever
Edward Kelsey Moore –The Supremes at
If you remember from reading my blog, Marvin sent me a dozen yummy chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine's Day. They were delicious, but the box that came in was bent and some of the berries were crushed (but still yummy!)
They sent a card along with the berries asking for some input, so I wrote back saying the berris were very good and I enjoyed them very much but the packaging needed to be improved. They answered right away saying they were sorry and offered to send me the same or something else of the sam value for free.
I thought that was very nice of them. After some thought I decided I had enough sweets (I practically ate all the 12 strawberries!) and asked for something else.
Today I got the package, and here it is:
I always wanted to have a Bonsai tree and now I have it, and it will remind me of Marvin's Valentine gift when I look at it :)
This week Marvin and I went to Armstrong's and got some tomato plants, which we planted on Monday. I hope they grow nice fruits! They are beefsteak tomatoes.