Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Frog, A Pig, A Bear and A Whatever

Have I ever professed my undying love of Jim Henson and all things Muppet on here? No? Ok, let me start by sharing something I stumbled upon tonight.

After watching that, please spend as much time as necessary watching all the other videos on the Muppet Studios channel. You will NOT be disappointed!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Nothing Gold Can Stay... Or Can It?

Here’s to us fools that have no meaning…

This is a really interesting post by Mike Flanagan, who admits to being even 7 years younger than me, but manages to adequately sum up popular music today. There's hardly anything I will buy now. Back in the early 2000's, I worked at a mall music store and would easily come home with new CDs at least twice a week. Now, I'm lucky if I find something good once a month.

While I must admit my love for Fall Out Boy and All Time Low, New Found Glory will always hold a special place in my heart.

Friday, November 6, 2009

We Have A Winner!

Comment #2 was from Teresa! Congratulations! Please email me your address at moxiesaurus@gmail.com and I will let you know when I have finished and sent out your ornament. Thank you to everyone for playing and stayed tuned. I had fun with this and might have another giveaway in December!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Don't Miss Out!

Tomorrow at noon I'll draw a name for the ornament. Leave a comment on http://bit.ly/Ns9Qx if you'd like to be in the running!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Spending Time in the Bay Area

Last week, Aaron and I spent a few days hanging out in San Francisco. It was the perfect fall vacation with gorgeous weather, fantastic food and a much needed break from work.

We flew out in the first big storm of the season

And arrived to find nothing but sunshine!

We took the ferry out to Alcatraz one morning.

Ate some delicious seafood at the Ferry building.

The hotel was close to Chinatown, so we spent a lot of time wandering around there.

More food :)

Went to the California Academy of Sciences, which is the museum, aquarium and planetarium in one. Very cool. I know, I'm a nerd...

Stopped by the Japanese Tea Garden.

A sunset on the bay!

We did the hike up Lombard Street.

And on the last day we headed up to Coit Tower.

Where we ate:
Cafe de la Presse - Great place for a quick lunch, just south of Chinatown. I had a very tasty galette, which is the French version of a personal pizza.
Kokkari - Amazing Greek food near the Financial district. Aaron had their signature lamb chops and I had the grilled rabbit.
Ferry Plaza Seafood - We ate here after doing the Alcatraz tour. The outside tables have a nice view of the piers and the shrimp quesadilla is delicious.
R&G Lounge - True Chinese food. We didn't get the most popular dish, a flash fried whole crab, but our beef clay pots meals were still excellent.
Mel's Drive-In - Good diner food that sticks to your ribs and doesn't leave you hungry. Nothing better than a breakfast of waffles and bacon!
Scoma's - By far the fanciest meal we had. My dinner was the lemon-white wine sea scallops and Aaron had fresh Alaskan halibut. So so so good.
Cafe Divine - This was a quick lunch before heading to the airport to go home. We loved their breakfast sandwiches.

Now we just have to figure out how soon we can go back!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My First Giveaway!

Who doesn't enjoy getting things for free? Ever since I was little, I have been entering contests and signing up for free samples. I think a big part of it is receiving fun stuff in the mail. Some really good sites I've found for getting free samples are:

Last week I won a gift card from Katie at thinkPINK. Her blog is about raising her daughter as environmentally friendly as she can, but she also talks about her cats and life as a Colorado transplant. Even though I don't have kids, I like reading her posts and it doesn't hurt that her little girl is adorable!

I thought it would be fun to have a giveaway on here too, sort of a pay it forward deal. I don't have too many readers, but that just increases your odds of winning!

What you can win - A holiday ornament, handmade by me! These are some I've made in the past for friends and family.

How to enter - Leave a comment below with any the following information: favorite part of the holiday season (activity, food, object, etc.), favorite animal, and favorite color. On Friday, Nov 6th, I'll pick one comment at random as the winner. Good luck!