Let’s go, Oakland!

Regardless of the reputation of my home state of Arizona and hometown of Tucson I am proud of where I came from. I am proud of the family I came from. I am proud that my red home state went blue in 1996 for Clinton. I am proud that I went to a diverse high school.

Living in Oakland gives you a sense of pride as well.

When Curt and I first moved to the Bay Area more than eight years ago we lived in Berkeley. We had a friend visit and as he left he said he was proud to say he had friends who lived in Berkeley.

I hella <3 Oakland!

I don’t know how to quite explain it. I guess the word is … pride. There is pride about living in Oakland. It’s an awesome feeling being here.

And there is pride about having a scrappy baseball team going to the playoffs two years in a row. Tonight is Game 1 against the Detroit Tigers.

Last year when the A’s went to the playoffs they went up against the same team. I was able to go to the first and last home game. (Curt went … Continue reading

Armed with sunscreen and hat

I took today off to attend a Giants baseball game with my friend Alicia and a couple of her friends.

A baseball game in San Francisco can be a beautiful and fun experience or a dreadful one depending on the weather. There have been times when I am wearing a sweatshirt, jacket, gloves, hat, scarf and blanket while sipping coffee or hot chocolate and am still cold.

Usually I prepare myself for a game by either bringing at least a fleece or sunscreen, because you never know.

But today was a beautiful and sunny day. I feel so lucky that the weather turned out to be so gorgeous. It was down right hot. But I would rather be hot than cold any day.

I am an Arizona girl. I spent summer family vacations frolicking on the beach in San Diego.

As a kid my goal was to get the best tan I could. I rarely wore sunscreen (probably only when one of my parents forced me to.) I hate to admit this, but I used to slather myself in baby oil and lay out in the sun baking.

As I have gotten older and moved away from Arizona my skin … Continue reading

Birthday card humor

Tonight’s post will be brief as I am doing laundry and packing for a business trip later this week.

If the A’s win tonight I will likely be going to Game 5 tomorrow, which is supposed to be my night to pack.

Since Game 4 is still going (and a rather exciting game), which The Husband was lucky to go to as well as our attendance last night I am preparing for the fact that I may not have time to pack tomorrow.

This means I am also paying bills and going through mail and all that stuff you have to do before you take off for a few days.

I had a great birthday yesterday with pampering and watching the A’s win last night. A great time.

So tonight I will post pics of two birthday cards I got.

Is Hallmark watching Go Fit Girl! and making cards to cater to me???

I hope to post at least a few times while I am in Charlotte for a trademark conference.

I can guarantee there will be lots of eating and drinking. At these types of events the vendors really take care of you and make sure you have plenty … Continue reading