Monday, October 21, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Alright, I'll admit it, I absolutely detest home offices. More particularly, I hate the idea of clumping a computer monitor with a printer with a keyboard with a huge desk and an uncomfortable chair and stuffing it against a wall with bad lighting in a corner I absolutely positively never ever find myself in if I'm not making my way to the second bathroom in our house because the master bath is being used! There! I said it!
Because my partner finds himself spending a lot of time in front of a computer at home (and I too, occasionally) we had to "make it work" as Tim Gunn says.
And we did.
The solution: An environment in a high-traffic area with the essential tools and furnishings enough to make it clean, modern, and functional without the mess of equipment and cords. Natural light, and lots of it, is key along with peppering a hint of nature. And it if happens to be next to our bar and wine fridge, more power to us!
Monday, September 23, 2013
Monday, July 8, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
So I think I've found my new addiction: running.
And not just running, I'm talking long distance running. It never really occurred to me how much satisfaction I could get from lacing up a pair of running shoes and hitting the road to wherever it led me. The Wipro San Francisco Marathon 2013 was the truest test of my endurance after training for 3 months. The first half marathon couldn't have happened on a better day; legs were in top-notch shape, weather was on par, my feet tickled every tap to the pavement, and every sweat that beaded down my face chanted: you got this, you got this!
I got this.
To everyone who says they could never do it (including myself), prove yourself wrong and hit the pavement. You'll never know unless you try. =)
Next stop: Pasadena Marathon. It's just a 5K, but a run is a run is a run...
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
It's been almost 4 months since we moved into our new home in Atwater Village. Are we completely done moving in? Hardly - but it's starting to feel like home. After a few years in downtown Los Angeles, it was time for Francis and I to get into greener territory, something with a suburban feel, definitely a lot more square footage, and perhaps something more, dare I say, "long-term." Big question is, will we end up staying put for a while or will we learn that the suburbs simply isn't for us. Stay tuned.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
For the passed 2 months, I've been training for the Wipro Half Marathon up in San Francisco, CA. And much to my surprise, I'm actually feeling pretty good about it. A couple good runs here, a few personal bests there, it's been a great feeling, all-around, to feel better about my own personal goal (which is to feel better in my own skin). I'm excited about the coming weeks leading up to the marathon on June 16th but more so excited that I've added this to my personal repertoire. Go me!
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
On the subject of food, I'm an equal opportunity lover - this is true. But when it comes to food served with a side of Chicago, I lay all my chips on the table. Top notch, innovative, and daring are just a few words that describe the Chicago food scene. If you've got 5 pounds to spare somewhere, I suggest a weekend trip to the windy city. I promise it will be the best 5 pounds you've ever gained (and probably the worst 5 pounds you'll love to hate).