Sunday, August 16, 2009

Rachel in San Diego

The longer I am here in San Diego, the more and more I come to really love this place! A few times a week, I try to get out and do something different. I'll go find a new place to run, try a different place to eat or go check out a cool city site. It all just makes San Diego even better! I really like it here!

This weekend Rachel came into town and she took me out to do the things she loves in SD and we had a lot of fun!

We got a late start Saturday morning which actually just means that we happily slept in way longer than we should have.

We started out on Coronado Island and rented some beach cruisers from Bikes and Beyond in the Ferry Landing Marketplace. We rode our bikes along a bike path around the island. I don't know the distance that we cruised, but it was a beautiful little tour around Coronado. We eventually ended at the famous Hotel del Coronado. What an amazing place! The weather was perfect, hot with a cool breeze. My cruiser was a little bit rickety and noisy, but we cruised well and had a nice time taking in the sites! San Diego rocks.

Having worked up quite the appetite, we headed over to Ocean Beach to my new favorite taco joint, South Beach Bar & Grill. This was my third time there in two weeks and I had to take Rachel. Robin introduced me to it initially and I just can't get enough of the fish tacos! They have a good variety of seafood tacos, from MahiMahi and Wahoo to shrimp and shark. My favorite, after trying several of them, is the oyster. I can't get enough of it! It's a bit of a workout to get a seat though. The place is a bar and it's always busy, and you have to do the "hover" thing to get a table. Tacos Tuesdays are especially busy, but worth the effort at $2.50 a taco! It can be stressful but it's so worth it, the tacos are so that good! Full of flavor and just delicious!

After four delicious tacos, we got back in the car and took a tour of OB then drove over to Sunset Cliffs which is just south and full of coastline.

Rachel then insisted I have some dessert at one of her favorite San Diego destinations, Extraordinary Desserts in downtown. One word: perfection. My pictures do little justice to the beauty of this dessert display, but hopefully you'll get the idea.

The huge powder sugared mound is a berry cobbler which we ordered.

Holy cow, it was delicious. From the whipped cream to the variety of berry puree, it was so good! It was joy on a plate!

Rachel tried to eat one of the rose petals because there was some whoop cream on it, but I was able to slap the spoon out of her hand just in time. I would have licked the plate, but the place was a little bit too eclectic for that kind of behavior. Actually, McDonalds would be considered too eclectic for that sort of behavior.

Apparently there are two locations of this bakery/restaurant. They serve both desserts and entrees as well as a wide variety of teas and wines. Although, there is no soda, but they do have elixirs, so yeah, that's cool.

All in all, it's been a super fun weekend! We did a lot and explored a lot. San Diego continues to amaze me. I love this place!

Monday, August 10, 2009


They call it AcroYoga. I call it gymnastics/cirque du soleil.


From Wikipedia we learn: Acro-yoga is a physical practice which blends elements of Yoga, Acrobatics, and Thai Massage. [1] These three ancient lineages form the foundation of a practice that cultivates trust, connection and playfulness between partners. Minimally practice includes a base and a flyer; beginners (and those trying out advanced poses for the first time) often use a third party spotter to ensure the safety of the flyer.

Apparently, it is very much a type of massage.

I think I'll stick to jogging and touching my toes and the quad stretch.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Karen's Food Blog

Rachel's friend Karen Lusby is a master of writing and a connoisseur of food. She is super cute and I love her blog! If you're ever looking for a good recipe, visit her site. She is a master!

Popcorn and Apples Blog

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The "Shot Gun" Rules

This was recently found by Kristen Johnson after a certain somebody who won't be named but lives on the beach in Venice and speaks French tried to call shot-gun for a car ride that wouldn't be occurring for another 3 days.

The Shotgun Rules

Know the rules. Respect the rules.

Pinkberry for the masses

"Pinkberry". Family style. That's how they do it in Korea.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Only on..............................the KOST.

Sundays, and quiet summer evenings in general, just aren't complete without................the KOST. I think most of us can agree that few moments compare to those experienced when KOSTing with 103.5, Southern California's Soft Rock with Less Talk. For me, it's a past-time, a relic of peace, a welcome home. In fact, if I had more time and more money for gas, I would be spending more evenings in my car, driving long distances, so long as I stay within radio frequency range of................the KOST.

With................the KOST, you learn to take the good with the bad, the crap with the sensational, and you come to learn that for every five terrible KOST songs, there's at least one awesome song that is going to speak to you. And in every song set, there are certain songs you can always count on. Which is why I created this game. Introducing "................the KOST Love Song Bingo."

I have listened to................the KOST so often, that I have come accustomed to the several signature songs that makes a radio station like................the KOST, iconic. Similar to a church dance playlist, ................the KOST plays the same songs repeatedly, just at different times of the day. Inevitably, all of the "regulars" will come on, say, at least 30 times a day. Having recognized this, I thought it would be fun to join in on the fun that is................the KOST.

This KOST BINGO card is completely alterable, interchangeable and malleable. Simply email me for the Word doc file and you can make all the cards you need to play with family, friends and anyone who would be able to tolerate listening to................the KOST long enough for someone to get a BINGO.

Change the artists and songs around to vary the order. My only suggestion is to leave Whitney or Celine in the center square. They are guaranteed to play and center squares are usually freebies anyway.

So, the next time you're on the road and you're feeling somber, in love, or just plain reflective, turn that dial to................the KOST 103.5 and bask in the romance!

Btw, Delilah has 10 kids. 10 kids! She's not on................the KOST, but I just thought I would make mention of that fact.