Thursday, July 31, 2008

Holy Smokes/Ace of Cakes

I am sitting here watching my very first episode of Ace of Cakes. Damn, this show is AMAZING! Better yet, the talent they have is truly unbelievable!!! Again, I wish I had some sort of artistic ability!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Congrats to Rebekah and Brett

My dear friend Rebekah got engaged this weekend while diamond mining in Arkansas! Brett (her FIANCE!), had a business trip in the south and asked her to travel down there from Chicago where they live. He'd been to the mine a couple of times, had enjoyed it, and thought it would make for a fun engagement...and boy did he surprise her! In the 110 degree heat, covered in dirt and grime, Rebekah found her diamond and agreed to become Mrs. Gillilan. Congrats to you both, Rebekah and Brett! Can't wait to celebrate with you at the wedding!!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

What a Weekend!

I facilitated my LAST Bergeson Series session of the year down in San Diego.
Drove back up to OC, met my old high school dance teacher at Starbucks for a visit -- too fun to go back in time!
Picked up my friend Rachel, then a city councilwoman and her husband for a night at the Hollywood Bowl, featuring Diana Ross! We sat in the box and had a scrumptious dinner delivered and I brought a couple bottles of Conundrum vino - yum!

Ran errands, then threw a baby shower for my friend Mindy, who recently adopted a beautiful baby boy named Zach.
Went to see my friend Phil play his first solo gig, in Huntington Beach.
Drove up to Long Beach, met Carlee, then headed to another gig to see Pete's (cousin Sara-Britt's hubby) band play, then watch Bryan's (Carlee's hubby) hip hop debut. What a freaking hoot!!!

Me and Sara-Britt

The Pseudo Rebels in action!!! And below!


Went back to dance class and worked my BUTT off! Seriously, I could have been the mother of the other students, but it was so fun and hard. I sweat like I'd been in a spin was gnarly, but even when I was critiqued, I still enjoyed it. Went home, got ready, and drove out to Temecula with Clare and Matt to do a little lunching and wine-tasting! Bought the movie 21 and enjoyed it while I did laundry.

Talk about a jam-packed weekend, but it was fun because I was with the people I love!

Monday, July 14, 2008

A wish I'd like granted...

Every now and again, I pop over to a number of photography websites and find myself really drawn into the beauty of the images. If I could have three wishes, being a talented photographer would be one of them, I think. I love the story that portraits tell and the moment in time they capture... I was given a really nice Canon Rebel several years ago for Christmas and even have some large lenses, but I never got around to taking lessons. If I can find some time in the near future, I may make that one of my new/old goals!!!

Monday, July 07, 2008

Looks like Hollywood Christianity is making a come back

I find this horrifyingly annoying...

Heidi Montag wants to record Christian album
"Hills" star Heidi Montag reveals that she wants to record a Christian album. "I always felt this crazy connection to God," she told USA Today.
By Ree Hines
MSNBC contributor

Sure, she’s better known for her petty squabbles on “The Hills” and her constant quest for media attention, but Heidi Montag insists she’s interested in more than that. In an interview with USA Today, the reality TV star shared her spiritual side.

“I have been the most religious person since I was 2 years old,” Heidi, who calls herself “kind of non-denominational Baptist,” said. “I always felt this crazy connection to God.”

When she was younger, that connection inspired Heidi to dream of one day devoting her life to God and working as a missionary in Africa. Now that the 21-year-old’s on a much different career path, she hopes to set her faith to music by releasing a Christian album.

As for Africa, the “Hills” hottie still plans to pay the continent a visit, but she’s bringing her made-for-TV fiancĂ©, Spencer Pratt, along for the good works. USA Today reports that the pair will go this August to “feed children and help build things.”

Spence even suggested they might adopt a child while they’re there, but Heidi’s not ready. “Not right now,” she assured. “I think we'd be married before we do that.”

Until then, it’s the usual reality TV grind for the couple — scandals, intrigue and not liking Lauren Conrad very much. Speaking of Heidi’s favorite frenemy, she wants to set one thing straight.

"There were rumors about a sex tape (involving Lauren), but I had nothing to do with that,” Heidi insisted. “God knows the truth in all of this, and at the end of the day, that is the only thing that matters. Jesus was persecuted, and I'm going to get persecuted, ya know? But it doesn't matter to me.”