Thursday, July 17, 2014

Vacation time

It seems like is vacation time for some. Jeff is in the UK and Barbara N in Austria, those are working vacations, but vacations nevertheless.

And now Sandy and family are going on vacation Saturday. They are really looking forward to it, and I hope they have a wonderful time. I know she will blog about it and send pictures here and in Facebook.

Lizzie is keeping on her cleansing diet. We all hope it helps to clear up some of the spots, and maybe she can take some time off and enjoy a well deserved minivacation later on.

My vacation consists of having free time, and I will try to go to the beach when I can , but it's crowded in the summer in HB and I prefer to enjoy it in September when is less crowded and less hot :)

Last Sunday was my sister Nuri's 73rd birthday. Sonia sent me a couple of pictures. Here's one with Sonia and Monica.
 
Tomorrow I'm going to my hair salon Artika, to have my hair colored and cut. Can't say I'm looking forward to it, but I hope it'll be OK.
 
Love you all
 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Weekend

We had a nice long weekend with Lizzie. Didn't do anything other than fix stuff for her cleansing diet and rest and relaxation :)

We of course watched the final of the World Cup. Great goal by the Germans with just a few minutes to go.

Nothing much else to say, everything is as it should be :)

Here's a nice travel thought...I like it!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Big Waves!

Yesterday  there were big giant waves in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, and other coastal areas of Southern California.

Today the waves were pretty high too, so I went down to HB and had lunch with Norbert in Seal Beach, and then we went to the beach for a while. There were quite a lot of people, many children building sandcastles and just playing in the sand, lots were flying kites. It was a bit windy.

 I was wearing shorts and I wanted to get my feet wet. I jumped when the waves came to shore, and was amazed at the height of some of them  but when they broke at the shore they were not that big anymore.

Then I turned around about the time a big wave came, and it just left me quite wet , I ran towards the sand and almost stepped and almost fell in some  towers the kids were building. They were not amused :)

lots of seaweed!

I had fun!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

2 movies

Lately I watched two Sundance movies that I thought I'd like.
Wrong!

The first one is called "Happy Christmas" it hasn't been released yet, it will be July 25. It stars Anna Kendrick, Melanie Linskey and Lena Dunham (can't stand her) and is written, produced and directed by Joe Swanberg, who also stars in it. Same one that did "Drinking Buddies". It also leaves the actors doing a lot of improvising, most of it very dull. I don't know how Rotten Tomatoes gave it an 89% score.
The only good part for me, was the 2 year old. He reminds me of Matthews my next door neighbor's son. He was the best improviser of all. He is also, in real life, the son of Joe Swanberg.


The next one is called "They Came Together" , it stars Amy Poehler (she reminds me of tia Fernanda especially in the mouth area) and Paul Rudd. It's a parody of all romantic comedies (like Airplane was of disaster movies) but it fails big time. Those 2 have no chemistry at all, and most of the stuff is totally dumbed out. Yes some things might remind you of some movie but not in a funny way. There was maybe one thing that was funny to me.
Rotten Tomatoes give it a 70%.

Tonight I will watch "The Other Woman" with Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton, it has a 23% rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Maybe I will like it better than the higher rated ones ;)

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July

I hope you all have a nice day!!!
 
 

 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Dinner date ;)

Tonight I had a dinner date. My date picked me up at 6 and we went to a Mexican restaurant in La Mirada called Mexico 1900. We both had Margaritas with our meal. We talked a lot and laughed, and we stayed for about 2 hours, and enjoyed ourselves and decided we'd have another dinner date soon.

Who was my date you ask?  It was my next door neighbor Amy :)  She said she needed a break from her kids and had her husband babysit them.


Sandy has been posting travel quotes and that made me think of my cousin Franc (son of tia Socorro and tio Franco, he has been on a 3 and a half monts trip and is today returning to Munich, where he lives. He's a very interesting man. He, his wife Eva and his young son visited us in Idaho for a couple of days. I remember him doing yoga in the hallway. He's a lecturer in computer sciences and a big yoga practitioner.

He started his trip from Munich to LA to Hawaii, he went to a Zen retreat in Hawaii. After that he went to French Polynesia, Tonga, American Samoa, Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Australia and Thailand. He went by himself, trying to find his IT. He practiced yoga, taught some classes, and mingled with the natives. He's posted tons of pictures in Facebook . Most of the time he went "native" but a few times he went to nice resorts.  Last December he went to Singapur, Jakarta, Borneo and Bali.


 
The guide was wearing a Barcelona FC Tshirt :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014