Friday, July 31, 2009


Friday, here I come!!, originally uploaded by Hello Daly.

Hope you have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sapphire Pool party at Rio

My husband's cycling team had a party at Sapphire Pool last Sunday. We were treated to a couple cabanas inside the Rio's topless pool and had another cabana set up at the public pool, Voodoo Beach, complete with flowers, towels, and all we cared to eat and drink.

John and I started our day by cooling off in the exclusive pool because we preferred the quiet and more mature atmosphere of Sapphire. As his teammates and their significant others made their way inside, I got out of the pool and went over to say hello to catch up on our lives over drinks and food. It was not too long before my husband came over to the cabana I was in to check if I was upset over something that had happened while I was away from him. He was approached while in the pool by a girl who had asked him for a sip of his alcoholic lemonade (and came on to him), to which he responded that he didn't think his wife would appreciate that very much but he kindly recommended the drink to her. Of course he knew that I would have offered her a sip because I wouldn't have thought much about giving, however small.

Besides that, there wasn't a whole lot going on at the mellow pool so we joined the rest of the group at Voodoo Beach. There I met a cute little girl who was one of John's teammates' daughter. The other ladies and I hung out with her for the rest of the afternoon and when daylight dwindled, I was the only one playing build-a-tent-of-beach-towels with her. I lost track of time because I was having too much fun and before I knew it, it was time for us to go home.

John and I had a really great time and looked forward to our next visit the Sapphire Pool. Unfortunately, I just learned that it could be a long time away...or perhaps never again since the Las Vegas Metro Police Department arrested several people for prostitution and drugs at the pool today. I showed John the article and slideshow; he was a little surprised to hear the news and we chuckled at the coincidence when he pointed out from the photo lineup, the girl who approached him that day, LOL.

It's too bad management put a halt to euro-style sunbathing on their property just because a few bad apples spoiled the bunch. My husband and I was at the pool one other time prior to last Sunday and commented on how many more topless, thong-wearing women there were at Sapphire Pool than any other pool we've visited. I think that atmosphere encourages other guests who wish to sunbathe without their tops to do the same comfortably because they are not one of the few at the pool.

So did the incentives for the girls from the Sapphire strip club to lounge by the pool backfire? Not completely, in my opinion. We could spot the ones who work there because they usually are topless, in a thong and reading a book with a bottle of water of bottle by their side (I had a long conversation with one who seemed genuinely nice, especially because I felt like I had infringed on her peaceful afternoon). I guess if unlawful activity had taken place at that pool, the logical thing to do is eliminate the fostering environment. Oh well, there's still plenty of other topless pools in Vegas where a lady can melt away her tan lines!
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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Jouse's Remix

This is not all of the food...spinach mashed potatoes, smoked ribs, Asian food, pork tamale from Porto Bakery in Burbank, (not pictured) home made Peruvian food by Lalito and the dessert (drum roll please) guava cheese puffed pastry and sweet cheese puff pastry!!
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Going on a Trip

I am...but I'm not sure where Havi thinks she's going, LOL. Oh I wish I could pack her up and take her with me.

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Honey I'm Home

John was out riding and when I came through the garage, I found this...LOL.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Hope you had a chance to enjoy celebrating Kabuki Japanese Restaurant's one year anniversary at Town Square. We finally made it back and it was perfect timing because I was working late and the place was close. John met me there and we had two plates of calamari (breaded in crunchy Panko with a spicy sweet sesame dip and hot, sweet mustard sauce), two beers, two spicy tuna rolls, and two spicy albacore rolls with edamame. I am so stuffed!! If you missed it they still have a great happy hour!
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Monday, July 20, 2009

Keep brown sugar soft

I've never been able to keep brown sugar from hardening after opening the original packaging. Not in a plastic container or Ziplock bag...until now. Wrapped up in cellophane, it stayed soft! I'd like to know, what works for you?


I meant...hog (for taking up the parking lot entrance). I have tremendous respect for police officers but this morning, I couldn't help myself from thinking these guys are so being inconsiderate.

Come on dudes--must you block the entire entrance with your vehicle (and both doors were open) just to give a quick citation? I should have said to the officers, "YOU pull over!!". LOL!!

(I actually pulled a policeman over once at a stoplight to tell him the brake light on his HPD truck was out and he got a good laugh, LOL.)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Egg Whites

When I get eggs in bulk, I separate the whites from the yolk in a three to one ratio of whites to yolk into a container (this Pampered Chef one has a lid) so I can pour what I need the next time I cook. This morning I'm making easy scrambled eggs and spinach.

I think cooking healthy and unprocessed food doesn't have to be a lot of work.
I'm always interested in keeping recipes simple but tasty. What do you do?
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Fw: Good morn!!!

I'm not an early riser but my husband is. So I can enjoy the sunrise with him during his morning rides, he sends me pics from his phone. This is today's. It is a good morning.
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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Cuteness Overload

My friend's daughter. I finally got to see her in person after almost four months since her birth! She's so cute like a little piece of bubblegum, I wanted to chew her up, LOL.

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