Thursday, July 24, 2008

In case it was unclear...

So, today after work I came home to...a couch! YES, it is finally here and it is glorious. Kerri and I can both watch TV in comfort, instead of taking turns on the chair.

Then, I walked to the library (the one with the books, not the sweet coffee shop with free internet one block from my house). It was small, but I requested a bunch o' books from the main branch.

Then, Melanie and I went to Stroll & Savor. Basically, you buy tickets and then walk down 2nd street. All the restaurants have booths outside and you spend your tickets on various food. I had Indian, Greek, Japanese and Mexican food. I also had a cupcake, a crepe, and a diet coke. It was super fun. Everyone is walking around, people are out with their dogs. Good times. Then Lanie and I went and had a glass of wine at Vint's. It was super.

Also, every week they have movies on the beach. I am going to see Singing in the Rain on the 6th and Breakfast Club on the 12th. Anyone want to join?

So, in case it was unclear...I really like living in Long Beach. :)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I'm so excited...

Here are a few things I am excited about:

1. My cruise that I leave for TOMORROW!!!!!
2. Rosarito with the Rogers
3. Having a couch again
4. The Sound of Music Sing-a-long in September!!
5. San Diego with work people
6. Kerri coming home from her trip-I miss having a roommate.
7. Going to a Dodger game in August. I haven't purchased tickets, but that needs to happen. I am lagging this season.
8. Minnesota for Krista's wedding in August

I still need to blog about the Journey concert too. And I should post some pictures on this things at some point. Note to self.

Friday, July 4, 2008

I<3 Long Beach

For dinner this evening, Kerri and I walked to E.J. Malloy's pub and enjoyed dinner and a few beers. Then we walked to the liquor store to buy a bottle of cheap champagne to take to the fireworks show. (We put it in Nalgene bottles. We're classy like that.) And, the guy tells us they're having a free barbecue tomorrow, to celebrate their grand opening. SCORE. Then, we walked the two blocks down to the beach and enjoyed a fabulous fireworks show by the shore. Then, unlike the hundreds of unlucky people who had to drive home, we walked back home and are about to watch a movie.

There will be a 4th of July BBQ at our house next year. Mark your calendars kids. But for now, I am so-so-so-so happy that I live here. I have lived in five local cities in my life, and I feel like I have found the perfect fit.. This is where I could live the rest of my life and be happy. I have never loved a place that I live so much before. I'm home!

I almost cried at yoga...

...not from the difficulty of the moves (although I was certainly sore the next day.)

At the end, the instructor had us put our hands in a prayer position at our heads-to remind us to think loving thoughts; at our mouths-to remind us to speak words of compassion; and at our hearts to remind us to see the beauty and love that is in everything around us.