Archive for May, 2008

On the Road Again



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Staring at clouds on I-5. Enjoying quality time with hubby. Spent 7 hours on the road, so far.

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Meat and More Meat



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My last meal in Vegas: rice, chicken and beef adobo plus lamb shanks. This beats any meal off I-5!

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24 Hours

LAS VEGAS, NV – I’m waking up on my last day in Sin City. The Terrace Pointe Cafe at the Wynn has free wi-fi. We’re driving back to Nor Cal in a couple of hours.

At work, my co-workers complained about the civilians who chatted up their holiday plans: grilling, traveling and other ideas on how to enjoy their work-free day. I suppose folks in the TV news biz don’t like to be reminded that a federal holiday is simply another day in the newsroom.

This year, I got a chance to enjoy the holiday. That’s after surviving an 8-hour car ride to my second hometown, Vegas. The hubby and I promised ourselves we’ll fly next time.

We enjoyed yummy Filipino food on our first night in Vegas: kari kari, bbq beef, adobo, lumpia and more. My family also got a tasty mocha cake from Red Ribbon. Mark and I blew out our birthday candles for the snapping cameras. Yes, I’m not the only shutterbug in my family.

Yesterday, we had breakfast with my morning anchor from Topeka, KS. She sounds like she’s having a blast in this market – live shots, breaking news and anchoring the weekend morning show. We compared our experiences at our new stations and remembered the good ole’ days of Good Morning Kansas. There’s an amazing, talented group of folks working in our Topeka newsroom. I learned so much from them. I suspect they miss me as much as I miss them. Maybe.

Next – my hubby and I soaked up sun and atmosphere by the pool at the Wynn. I caught up with my Amy Tan book and sipped mojitos, Coronas and margaritas. Paradise.

Finally, we indulged in a tasty dinner at Craftsteak – Tom Colicchio’s restaurant and site of the season finale for the 1st season of Top Chef. The food geek inside me almost had a culinary orgasm as I followed in the footsteps of my favorite reality TV series.

I don’t want to go home, but I know we’ll come back soon.

Of course I have pictures of all this.
I’ll post them later.

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Roar Lion Roar



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Hanging out at the MGM Grand. Finished one yummy dinner at Craftsteak

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By the Pool



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Relaxing by the pool at the Wynn. Mark’s reading the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire.

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Mouthful



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Eating polenta and marscopone at Zuni in San Francisco. Enjoying my brunch with Mark, Susan, Tom and Sara

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No Birthday Wish



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I liked this Davis Island. At the Bistro, an air vent blew out my bday candle on the creme brulee

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The Last Days of Saturn

Viva my weekend.
I’m taking it easy for these last days of being 29-years-old.



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Last month, we ended up in Lodi after the Stockton Asparagus Festival. An air-conditioned wine tasting at the Lodi Visitor’s Center helped revive us. The festival was fun but we were wiped out from walking through 100-degree weather and the mob of hungry people.

Mark and I fell in love with 2 different bottles of Tempranillo wine. One from Uvaggio. Another one by M.Cosentio: 2004 Temp (Kirschenmann Vineyard).

One year ago, Mark and I were living in Kansas. I was working on the 10:00 News and he was telecommuting to Berkeley.

Two years ago, we celebrated Mark’s 30th birthday in Vegas.

And next week, we return to Sin City to celebrate my 30th Birthday. Rock on! My dad’s already planning a tasty menu of yummy Filipino food for our first night in town. I might as well stop eating on Sunday so that I have plenty of room in my tummy.

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Fresh Fruit



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I love my tasty fresh cherries from the farmers’ market by the Yolo Causeway. Cheaper than the supermarkets

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Ron Burgundy Interviews Tom Brokaw!

I was tickled to watch Ron Burgundy interview the most distinguished anchorman of our time at Radio City Music Hall during the Funny or Die tour.
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