No Gloom Around These Parts

Today is Tuesday (Tuesday!) and my week is going pretty okay. Usually I’m pretty unhappy around these parts after a nice relaxing weekend and focused solely on counting down days until the weekend. But so far? Not too shabby.

Instead of this:

I’ve managed to keep it pretty even-keeled.

A quick aside – how uh-mazing has Real Housewives of New York been this season? I mentioned this the other day on facebook, but it’s worth re-stating – since when did Kelly become the voice of reason???

Anyway, I suppose the month of June has been quite lovely. I have a friend from law school in town tonight and have dinner plans to meet up (Daaaaaaaaaan!) and work has been pretty drama free. Bonus! I’ve also managed to get rid of 2 garbage bags of clothes to be donated. I’m feeling clutter free and fancy free 🙂

Plus, this weekend I managed to spend some time at the beach (despite some major June gloom) and look what we chanced upon!


Mussels! Alas, we did not take them home. But still…. kind of cool.

Also, I have discovered the most simple, easy, satisfying, 5-minute lunch EVAH. (Could I squeeze more adjectives in that sentence?)



Regular garden salad with cottage cheese. Delicious fix of veggies + protein in a cheap and fast fashion. (This took me 5 minutes to throw together in the morning. Please don’t tell me you don’t have time to pack a lunch in the morning) You should try this.

Tomorrow is Hump Day! Or as I like to refer to it – Wine Wednesday! Happy trails 🙂

How’s your week going?

Please don’t be intimidated by my exciting life…

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know

Happy first day of June!! I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. I surely did. I’m sure I’ll post pics later in the week. But for now, I’m happy to be back in sunny San Diego. (Good riddance May and your “May gray“)

Last week, Dr. Beach released his annual list of the top 10 beaches in the U.S.. Coronado beach in San Diego was named #2 and had the distinction of being the ONLY beach on the west coast. (I’m not counting Hawaii.)

Hotel Del Coronado

Now, I love Coronado beach. In fact, it is my 2nd favorite beach in San Diego. (What up Windansea!?) But I can’t help but notice two things – 1) the list of beaches are almost exclusively from the East Coast and 2) Dr. Beach is from Florida…. do I sense some bias here? Perhaps. I haven’t spent that much time on the East Coast in my adult life, so maybe I’m just a little bitter that my beloved SoCal didn’t get mad props, yo. He does base his rankings on 50 different criteria, so maybe there’s something to it after all.

I suddenly have a desire to 1) watch Some Like It Hot and 2) get thyself to the beach. I’d love to venture over to Coronado, have a cocktail at the Del while getting my sun on….but come on:

Valentino and I give Windansea Beach two paws up!

I’ve got my own beach practically at my doorstep!

(You knew Some Like It Hot was Filmed at the Hotel Del, right?)