Tuesday, April 30, 2013

My worst nightmare........

is happening in a few weeks - the one thing I swore I would never succumb to and would never experience without being completely medicated. You know how some peeps are scared of scary bloody murder movies and really bad wigs... This is my nightmare


And really scared of this 

And OMG WTF is this?

This will be me unless I take allot of 


AND this 


Monday, April 29, 2013


We live in Cali....let's be specific N.Cali near the ocean.  We usually have some really nice spring like weather in April and May but in the last two months we have had super summer weather except for the little bit of fog here and there {which I do hate}we have been summered out.  Today it is going to be in the mid 80's and we are looking the same for the remainder of the week. In a way I am happy but in another way we have not seen a whole lot of rain and when we have little rain, winds and heat we have huge fires on this side of the USA. We have been living on much salad and light protein dinners. The below recipe is so easy but dang so good and my husband who is not a huge salad eater loves this protein infused mama salad. BTW the fries in the background are my little ones since she is not into the salad thing yet...but my girl loves the steak that I made and she polished off quite a bit. As you can tell we are all Vampires in our home. We do not eat much red meat in our casa but when we do we love the meat with bloody flavor.......

I added a bit of blue cheese to the mix it sets off the flavor of the meat 
1 large lemon, juice of
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
fresh cracked black pepper
10 ounces top sirloin steaks or 10 ounces flank steaks
4 cups mixed greens, rinsed and drained
2 small zucchini, grilled
6 -8 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 cup fresh basil, sliced into ribbons you can do this with a pair of scissors wrap tighly then cut 
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
Prepare dressing. Set aside.
Preheat grill (or range) and cook zucchini on each side 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to salad bowl. Grill meat until medium rare or cooked to desired doneness. Set meat aside.Place mixed greens including the zucchini in salad bowl and add a little bit of the dressing and toss gently. Arrange the mixture on two salad plates.
Slice steak on grain. Serve the steak over the prepared salad.

Quick and easy hot weather meal and it takes about one hour from beginning to end.....


Friday, April 26, 2013

Train Wreck or Teen Mom Yearbook 2013

OK just because I had to and their are so many of them who are just f*cking it up big time in the past few weeks. Some of these girls need help.....and some are just plain ass stupid........

Most likely to end up in porn 

I had this one pegged at the beginning I made a comment about her 2 years ago.  I said watch 
she is going to pull a Kim Kardashskunk and voila she did Ms. Vapid even had it professionally taped and instead of owning it she comes up with a stupid reason that she did this to look back on her bod when she gets old... Take a picture your dumb ass. What drives me insane about her is she thinks the public is stupid...You should be embarrassed and ashamed of yourself what is your daughter going to think in a few years. Does your desire to be famous trump what your daughter is going to have to go through in the future with your "leaked porno".  If you were a smart business woman as you state to be you would have used your brains instead of your tits to get ahead. Desperate for fame... much?

Most likely to {unfortunately} end up in real jail/seriously messed up dead on drugs 

This poor girl has been on a roll and if she does not get some serious help soon I really think she is going to end up a sad statistic of a drug overdose. The many arrests, the dysfunctional relationships, drugs. I mean marijuana is one thing but when your jump your ass to heroin you have pretty much sealed your faith unless by the grace of God you get help.  I dislike her but I do really wish she would get some guidance. I have seen friends of mine spiral out of control like this and I do not wish it on anyone - it is a terrible ride. Get your shit together so you can become a mom to your son. 

Most likely to have 15 kids by the time they are 30 and give Elizabeth Taylor a run for her money on marriages 
Girl slow it the f*ck down. You are not even 21 yet and you have 3 kids...3! What is the rush...Try and enjoy some part of your youth.

Most likely to end up in prison - Oops check 
Nuff" said 

Most likely to have her fall out in freak beauty accident 
Ok this one I believe her name is Chelsea is not the brightest of the bunch any time I see her all I hear is Duhhhhhhh.  Judging by the horrendous hair styles/dye jobs she has done to herself/friends I would wonder if she is actually going to make it in the hair field  

Monday, April 22, 2013


In the last few weeks there have been some really disturbing stories in the news....Besides the many violent acts from the human race we have been bombarded with awful stories of young women taking their own lives over the bullying they received via social networks by "friends". I don't understand this and I don't understand why some young adults feel the need to do this to each other? What kind of perverse thrill do you get to do this to one of your fellow classmates someone you grew up with? I bring this subject up because in the last few weeks it has been one girl after another killing themselves over the 24/7 harassment and bullying received by classmates over the not so nice pics that hit the social wave. The latest case was of a local girl here in N.Calif. that killed herself 10 days after a local house party because of the bullying she received on line. Below is the whole story which is horrifying, tragic and just wrong.
I have a daughter and stories like this keep me up at night. I am also not as understanding as this mother is. I do not know if I could control what I would do to these three boys if I got a hold of them. At that point I would have nothing to lose. But hey that is me.

I also want to know where were her friends? All I know is all teenagers experiment with liquor at some point during their young lives.....this is nothing new. I however question why a 15 year old was left home alone with an open liquor cabinet while parents went up  Napa for a weekend with no one left in charge?  Are you insane!?!  Listen up little GG that shit is not going to fly in this house your mama was not a hermit but a party-er so she knows exactly what the 411 is. I am here to be your parent NOT your friend.  I feel that surrounding yourself with true good friends is a huge importance during these tough young adult years. They should have kept an eye out for her. They knew she was passed out upstairs they should have made sure she was ok.

When I hear stories like this it flashes me back to my senior year in HS. All I remember is that if I had not been watched by my friends who knew what could have happened that night.  I had pretty strict Italian family. I was watched like a hawk for years and it someways it was great and in other ways not so much. I rebelled in the way I dressed, spoke and did some things. I never pushed it too far becasue it was hard to "get over" on my parents. I was a pretty good OK girl in HS because of the respect I had for my parents. I also was super scared shitless of my dad. He was and is still to this day an awesome father but it was made perfectly clear that at his house it was his way or the highway.  My senior year of HS and we were having a last night senior thing I do not even remember what it was officially called but it was going to be fun.  Of course their was liquor that is just the facts of life my friends. I do not know of a single person who has not had a liquor experience in HS or for that matter Junior high....I was given permission to stay out late...now mind you I was 17 going on 18. I was excited to spend some time with friends as well as excited that HS was finally Ova".  We all got together hung out downtown at the Pier and we did a bunch of stuff we thought was pretty cool back then -  hey it was the 80's after all. At some point and I do not know where or how but we got a hold of some beer and hard liquor. At this point I proceeded to partake in the beverages of choice. We decided to head to the Cliffs by the Ocean. I remember having a great time no worries in the world and just care free teenager.  At that point a group of us went to the local grocery store and in the parking lot we picked up some random man not a boy a man.  I would say he was in his late 20's. That is something that was done in the 80's picking up strangers in parking lots yep sounds safe doesn't it...nope not so much but hey we thought he was cute....or I kinda of remember that he was cute. At that point I was feeling no pain and I was ready to go. I was 17 out for the evening...not new to alcohol but new to this much alcohol and I was toasted in a fun way. I believe their might have been 15 of us total and we decided to bring this man with us. I do not know at what point I went from happy drunk to WTF holy shit the rocks were spinning I am going to pass out drunk. The funny part is I do not remember drinking a whole bunch but enough to give me a buzz but at some part during the evening I got really fuzzy..... like weirdly FUZZY. Now at this point I knew that I was totally up shit creek because I was so very late getting home and I was drunk..... what the hell was I going to tell my parents? I kept asking to be brought home {my friends told me the story the next morning they told me this man was very adamant on wanting to give me a ride home} almost to the point of pulling me away from my group in order to get me into his vehicle to take me home. My friends had a bad feeling about this guy and they made sure they were there to take care of me in my drunken stupor. I was extremely lucky that I had the friends like my friends during that night. They watched him and they made sure to tell him time and time again that my friends were going to take me home and to leave me alone. They went as far as to fake pose in front of his car to get description of the vehicle as well as the license plate just in case we did not have cell phones then it was done with an old fashioned camera. I was finally taken home by my awesome group of friends I believe via taxi...I do remember that I threw up on the way home outside the cab of course. It was awful to feel like that I was young and dumb. One of my friends called the next morning and told me she believed that I was slipped something in my beer because she did not remember me drinking that much ...not to the level of how messed up I was. One particular friend - and you know who you are saved my life that night and for that I would ever be grateful. If I had not had the group of friends that I had that night I could have become a statistic and just the though of that sends shivers up my spine.

As women we need to watch out for each other.....To this day anytime we go out none of us leave one another in a bar. And when we get home we text one and another to make sure we got home safely. It is so sad and tragic to me that some these young adults do not have the same values to watch out for one another but they in turn would rather take photos/videos and break each other down. What does that say for the future of our country and their souls?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Oh sweet baby Jesus....

I am in pain...not a little pain but holy shit I did not know that I had these muscles present in my body pain. Now I have been working out religiously  for about a 1 1/2 but this Saturday I decided to change it up a bit and take up boxing. Real time boxing not this cardio kickboxing thing were  you don't hit bags and have no gloves. This class we majorly hit bags and have gloves. I got out some major aggression and frustration out which was much needed. It was awesome. After the boxing I did TRX which if your unfamiliar with are these stretchy bands that are placed on hooks in the ceiling and you do some major body strength exercises. It feels like torture afterwards but when your doing them they feel super great especially if you have had bad back issues like I have had in the past. It helps not mess up your back like regular floor exercises would for me. I felt f8cking amazing afterwards but today not so much.....I also started acupuncture a few weeks ao and I am still going once a week. Now I am not one to believe in this tree hugging hippy stuff...AND yes I know that acupuncture has been a staple in Chinese medicine for years however if you saw where I lived you would get why I call it hippy skippy crap...I did not think it would work for me but you know what it has it is rebooting my system and I feel more relaxed than I have in a bit. Even my husband has noticed that have been a little less snarky and bitchy towards him. The below was hard but I did it man...I did it! I am going back next week for some more torture this is on top of my daily cardio work outs.

  Last night I decided to whip this up and let me tell you it was pretty fantastic.......easy and quick BLAMO a nutritious meal....Halibut steaks were on sale at Whole Foods and they de boned and fillet for me.

Note:  I did not have any parchment paper handy so I used aluminium foil worked just as great.

2 halibut fillets (6 to 8 oz ea)
2 tablespoons olive oil - this recipe was with butter but EVOO is allot healthier 
1 zucchini, julieenne sliced 
1 yellow squash, julieenne sliced 
1 large tomato, quartered

1 lemon 
salt, to taste
fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Toss together , zucchini, yellow squash, tomato and salt and pepper.Place each halibut filet on a piece of parchment paper and top with vegetable mixture.
Place 1 tablespoon of EVOO on top of each.
Fold halibut in parchment paper and roll edges to seal. Place on a sheet pan and cook for 20 to 25 minutes.

That is it easy as pie and delish......I served with a side of baked asparagus and large couscous.....What more can you ask for!!!!


Friday, April 12, 2013

WTF Friday Bitches..........

Ok so yes it has been a hella of a long time since I have done one of theses posts but because life sometimes gets in the way as well as a toddler that is always on the go. Between swimming, karate and ballet it has been pretty crazy. I start boxing tomorrow and getting back to the firing range and no I am NOT kidding.  We are are also in the middle of looking for a new home and making some major changes in our life. I used to do this weekly when I had some time but it has gotten harder and harder to keep it going on a weekly basis. I am going to try to do this monthly I just need to make sure I jot shit down when shit pisses me off which as you know can be hard to do sometimes. So I have been holding certain things in for a bit so I might just explode all over the post.....

Gang just and FYI I have been trying to leave comments on my regular blog stalking list...it seems that anyone who has their Captcha on it is not working - won't let me comment on your posts

  • How much time in your boring ass life do you have in order to paint your nails and display them on countless pics on Instagram? Is this some new that I have been not privy to...what is this fad of people taking pics of their nails..Who has the time?
  • People who keep their holiday decoration up no mater what holiday that might be Christmas, Easter or Halloween. Come one people get your shit together and take the stuff down.  Some people in the neighborhood are trying to keep their property values up....talk about lazy. As you can tell from this rant I have a few neighbors who have not done this!
  • WHY WHY WHY WHY then you wonder why people key your car - asshole 
  • Please... someone...could explain this shit and make it STOP...WTF 
  • OK the fun is over can someone please take some initiative and place this sorry piece of a person in jail. It is time anyone else who'd have had the book thrown at them...
  • Sorry guys but I can no longer take the word blessed. We all know we are blessed to be living on this planet  but when some people used blessed for every Instagram/FB  posting they do it becomes insanely ANNoying!
  • If you need to be reminded to bath your children daily mmmmmm might be a bit of a problem....really folks if kids are running around all over preschool and other snotty children the first thing you want to do is dip dip and DIP! I hose down my daughter every night!
  • WTF does Farrah Abraham think we are all f8ckin stupid? Oh she confirms their is a  sex tape that she made with a porn star really...really.. Who does this and think that we are all stupid to fall for it. She said she made the tape because she wanted to make sure that she had documentation of her rocking 21 year body so she can view it  when she is older? It's called a private photo you idiot. At least be upfront and honest about WHY you did it!  You did it because like some of your generation your to lazy to work for it and you want instant everything now. Your sad and pathetic and you should be ashamed of yourself. I am sure your daughter will be real proud when she googles your sorry ass in a few years. Hey but I can't blame you when you have the following below ho's  pave the way for you.....I am sure a reality show will soon be followed. What a sad sad world we live in today. I am scared for this generation of unfeeling young people and I am scared of what my daughter will have to be subjected to during her generation. 

  • WTF Amanda Bynes what the hell is going on with your Scooby Doo ASS? She doesn't even look like herself anymore....You pulling a Brittney girl? 
Hello anyone in there?
  • People who use eeeekkkkk after every post on FB - STFU
  • Guys I really dislike Gweneth No ass.....Where does she live planet who the fuck can afford this shit....450,000 for a Spring wardrobe...Come on give your kids some carbs they look like they need some. She is the same type of chick who does a cook book about food but has no idea how to enjoy it.....
ANNoying just annoying get a grip you do not live in the real world babe!
  • Liking your own FB post....REAlly? WOW enough said 
  • WTF y'all this is actually funny and before anyone gets their panties in a twist they are having FAKE that is FAKE sex.....Come on this is friggin funny!
    couple in Australia seem to have seen the Google Street View cars coming and prepared for their big moment in viral infamy by having apparently fake sex on the side of the road.
couple sex on google street view

How can I top the above....Happy Friday Gang!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Why are weekends so damn....

OK this is a cool job 
short? My husbands sometimes wished he has a 4 day work week and 3 days off. I too wish he could just so we could spend a little bit more time together.  So this weekend we decided it was time to take a little road trip just for some change of scenery. Now we usually take these 3 day weekends and take our happy wine drinking asses to Napa Valley but since it is not yet summer and the pool at the resort we always go to while in Napa is not heated we decided to head south to Carmel/Monterey. Monterey is not on the top of my list because basically their downtown area is kind of a big Pier 39 on steroids and not very cute...sorry but true. We decided to go to Monterey because GG loves water and underwater life and they have a pretty awesome aquarium there. We decided to stay in Carmel and my husband booked a great suite at the Carmel Valley Ranch which to my big surprise was really kid friendly - it is a shocker because many of these resorts have become pretty child unfriendly ad of late. Here are some pics of the aquarium I did not go butt crazy with taking pics because their were so many friggin kids on sugar crack all over the place that I needed all my eye power keeping track of my little one....talk about sensory overload.

Just to think only a few short years ago
 I swam with sharks bigger than this in Tahiti 

I found this really cruel an kinda of funny there was a seafood
shack right in the middle of all the fish swimming around ....WTF really?

Ducks all over the golf courses on the resort property 
GG with the resort mascot 

If I had one of these tanks at home I would not
need acupuncture  to relax 
After aquarium we cruised the area had one of the most awful lunches EVER and decided to head back to Carmel to hang out by the pool the weather was nice and the pool heated.....HELLO who could blame me ?

Dinner was fabulous and then it was s'mores........what more could we ask for.....OH yeah my daughter decided she was going to screw the rules and take a dip in the infinity hot tub with her clothes...my little rebel

Friday, April 5, 2013

Who got in trouble........

Well it was bound to happen and it did after almost a year at preschool my little one got sassy last week and mommy was not happy...NO mommy was pissed! Now I know that she ins only 3 and it is preschool but for me even a little disrespect drives me crazy. I think that some kids today have no respect and are not taught respect and that is why we have a bunch of little shit teenagers/young adults wandering our planet that need to be slapped across their smug little faces. Did I say that out loud...oops there goes my mouth again.  So anyways I picked her up and based on the look on the faces of the teachers they were non to pleased. When I asked what happened they said that she had a hard time concentrating, listening and was giving tude" when asked to behave.  WHY? because she had one of her neighborhood friends join her class and I guess she was so excited she lost her shit and was disruptive in class. I first was shocked because {I am not saying this because she is my kid cuz I am the first one to tell you when mine is behaving like a shit} she has never gotten in trouble and every time I pick her up I am told what an awesome kid she is.....so yes I was a little taken back. Well...to say the least when I got her in the car the hammer came down. I explained to her what the teacher said and what was going to happen. When I got home she was to go to her room and stay there until it was time for me to get her. When it was time I went to her room and took two of her favorite toys away for the weekend and that did not make her happy. It did not make me happy to see her sad but it had to be done. After I did that I sat her down and explained why she should not do what she did and I explained to her that just because her friend was doing something that she should not follow the lead and to do her own thinking. I explained that she was to apologize to her teachers on Tuesday and we will not have this happen again. She looked at me with a few tears and said:
Sorry Mama I won't do it again.....I love you Mama
Broke my heart it did but I stood firm and we made it through she know she was wrong and accepted her punishment.

On Tuesday she did her apologizing and I reiterated our conversation before dropping her off.  When I picked her on Tuesday afternoon the teachers said she was back to her usual awesome self. Teachers said that the talking to I gave her must have worked. Now I know that this is not the last time something like this is going to happen because let's get real they are kids. But I know that I will take care of anything that comes up head on and to make sure that it does not escalate to a larger problem down the line. I am her PARENT not her friend and I am responsible for raising a responsible and respectful adult.

Happy Friday

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The chocolate bunny hangover........

AS you can see Monday was a total bomb since I am just posting this today!

Just because my dog look so goofy
Eck today is Monday and I am not feeling it. Yesterday was a huge Easter Day and we are all suffering from too much food, too much wine and way too much friggin chocolate. If I NEVER see a damn chocolate bunny again I will be good.  It is rainy and gross outside so I figured what the hell it is going to be pajama day at the house.  Once and awhile I think this is a fun way to reconnect with my little one and once in a bit it is great just to stop the running around and the mad dashes to activities and her school. We had Easter with the family yesterday on this particular holiday we do the restaurant thing and not the cooking thing. As much as I love to cook this is a holiday where I typically get a break  which is always fun so I can actually participate in the festivities. Made my baskets and was over pastel colors and f*cking Dora by the end of the day.

Yesterday was clean out the refrigerator day I go grocery shopping almost every Tuesday so Monday is usually make whatever I have left. Usually I am left with allot of carrots/celery/onions so I do my super duper never miss a beat pasta and fagioli. Every time I make this soup there is never any left and my toddler will wipe out 2 bowls and loves it. She gets all her veggies in one hit.

The beginning of the best soup ever so good, healthy a fairly quick so it is great for a week night meal. I have added baby potatoes and zucchini to the mix and it made the soup heartier and more like a meal......

  • 2 tablespoons (2 turns around the pan) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 pound (about 3 slices) pancetta, chopped
  • 2 (4 to 6-inch) sprigs rosemary, left intact
  • 1 (4 to 6-inch) sprig thyme with several sprigs on it, left intact
  • 1 large fresh bay leaf or 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 rib celery, finely chopped
  • 4 large cloves garlic, chopped
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans cannellini beans
  • 1 cup canned tomato sauce or canned crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups ditalini
  • Grated Parmigiano or Romano, for the table

Heat a deep pot over medium high heat and add oil and pancetta. Brown the pancetta bits lightly, and add herb stems, bay leaf, chopped vegetables, and garlic. Season vegetables with salt and pepper. Add beans, tomato sauce, water, and stock to pot and raise heat to high. Bring soup to a rapid boil and add pasta. Reduce heat to medium and cook soup, stirring occasionally, 6 to 8 minutes or until pasta is cooked al dente. Rosemary and thyme leaves will separate from stems as soup cooks. Remove herb stems and bay leaf from soup and place pot on table on a trivet.

Hope you all had a great Easter 

Feeling the love......