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Folks, I don’t pimp my choir’s shows very often. I know this audience is wide and largely uninterested. However… those of you living within reach of Campbell, CA (just west of San Jose) should make the trip on June 5th or 6th.

We’re good. Really good. And this show is all music that you know. Here’s the real blurb:

June 5 and 6 at the Campbell Heritage Theatre

The Choral Project concludes its 2008-2009 season with Across the Universe, a light-hearted concert featuring music from film, television, stage, and radio. Familiar radio hits include songs by The Beatles, James Taylor, Queen, and Imogen Heap, as well as Broadway hits like For Good from Wicked, Where Is Love? from Oliver!, and much more! A little something for everyone!

Friday, June 5 · 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 6 · 8:00 PM

Buy tickets online!

The truth is…

You cant handle the truth!!

You can't handle the truth!!

  • I have done about 2 hours of work today
  • I’m on a Weight Watchers high and hope it continues
  • I really wish I could find side job/project that would be interesting and fun and if it gives me more $$, always good
  • AT&T commercials have been making me cry lately
  • Excusing myself for the above as TOM is visiting
  • I’m really looking forward to my runs this weekend…which I kind of find sick in a way
  • I have been loving  the “How well do you know me” quizzes on Facebook
  • I’m having fun dating around lately…but still waiting to find someone who I feel as strongly for as I did my ex
  • I really want to be at Dolores Park with something delicious from Tartine
  • I really want to buy one of these
  • I was not happy with the winner of America’s Next Top Model this season
  • I love my family and friends and feel so incredibly blessed
  • I like random blog postings 🙂

Run, Melanie, Run…

So I have two major runs I’ve been “training” for the past couple months.  The first is on June 14th and I’ll be doing the running portion of the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon.   While I’ve run a marathon, a half marathon and several 10-12 Ks, I’m very nervous about this 8 mile run.  If you look at the course map, you can see it involved a lot of hills, beach running and a sand ladder!  Last weekend I went out and ran on Baker Beach and up the stairs as well and I’m going to try to do that a few more times.

The next is the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in October.  This run is so popular that you have to get in a lottery just to participate!  I didn’t get in last year but I got in this year!  Yay!  I’m pretty stoked about this and am really hoping to have a time a decent time.

Also, this weekend is the annual Bay To Breakers. It’ll be my 9th year participating although I haven’t run it the past 2 years.  I’m looking forward to this being a training run for June.  It’s about 7.5 miles and I’m actually going to try to run to mile 6, then run home to catch a WW meeting.  I’m not officially signed up so it’s not really important for me to run through the gates at the end.  If I do that the run will be about 8 miles.

Lots of motivation and I’ve been able to decrease my per mile time so fingers crossed that continues!



Recently I was given gifts that my best friend in Italy sent back with a mutual friend who lives her in SF.  She saw him in November….I got the gifts 2 weekends ago….yeah, lovely.

Anyway, one of the gifts was a container of Pocket Coffee.  I couldn’t remember if I had tried it before but wow, it is SO tasty!  It has a  of a syrupy espresso center, then a sugar crystal shell and then the chocolate on the outside (I think I’ve read that 3 = 1 shot of espresso).  It’s made by Ferrero which many of you will probably know Ferrero Rocher (they also make Nutella!) but I’ve never seen Pocket Coffee in the US.  I think it’d be an instant success and now can’t wait to get more.

Do you know of anything similar?  I had read on someone’s blog that Trader Joe’s has something similar but I’ve not seen it.

Who’s tried it?  Any other closet Pocket Coffee lovers out there?

Opinions, people.  I’ve been given a certificate of recognition from my company which basically allows you to go pick a gift from a website.  There are so many good ones, I’m not sure what to choose.

SO…I’m going to give you my top choices and why I’d want them…and you tell me what you think I should get!  Easy, right?

KitchenAid Artisan Mixer

So some of you may be laughing…I’m not much of a baker or a chef in general, but I’ve cooking a lot more recently and I’d love to have a kitchenaid!  It retails for about $200 and it would be perfect for baking.  I have an electric blender but it’s obviously not as nice as having something like this.

Wine Enthusiast 35 Bottle Wine Refrigerator

Most of you who know me know that I love wine.  My collection has been building up over the past few years and currently sits in a wine rack.  This retails between $300-400 and would be great to have.  The downside is that I’m not sure I have much room to put it in my current apartment.

Wii Nintendo Gaming System Bundle

I don’t have any gaming systems currently and I was just saying it would be fun to get a Wii Fit.  I’m assuming that’s just another add on to this.  Retails around $270.  Downside is again, not a ton of room to play but I could make it work.  I guess the question is would I use it enough to warrant choosing it as the gift.

Bose Headphones w/Nikon Digital Camera

So I have a pair of noise canceling headphones aleady (not Bose) that I hardly use because they’re not very comfortable.  However, my small camera did just break and the only digital camera I now have is quite large and inconvenient for things like concerts, nights out, etc.  Headphones retail around $200, camera is a Nikon Coolpix 8.0 megapixel, 3x zoom.  Retails around $140.  Not sure if it’s worth getting this package when it’s mainly for the camera.

MP3 iPod 32GB iTouch with JVC Speaker Black

Since I don’t have an iPhone, I’d be excited to have the iPod Touch to be able to use many of the applications that you can use on an iPhone (although I have been told the song recognition apps are a no go on the iTouch).  Retails around $300.  The speaker is a portable stereo speaker system that “can fit in your pocket”.  Works with or without batteries and can be used with any unit that has a mini pin headphone jack.

Michael Kors Braided Grommet Shoulder Tote

Okay, this would be a total splurge-y type of gift.  Cute purse, but only comes in this color.  Retails at $500 so it’s one of the more pricier gifts that I’m interested in.  Downside: how long will I use it and how often?  Not sure but it’s cute.

There were a few other gifts I was interested in (hybrid Trek bike, Garmin Nuvi GPS) but these were the ones that stuck out the most to me.

Let me know what you think!

Fail blog…

I’m amused daily by the crap that goes up on this blog.   If you’ve never seen it, check it out.  Today’s favorite so far;

I need to come up with a good motto for myself…