Friday, September 17, 2010

A week off...

I am nearing the end of my week off.  I have enjoyed every minute.  I actually got my landlord to help me and give my little place a fresh coat of paint and trim my tree so I don't look so ghetto !!  Mind you it takes a lot out here to NOT look ghetto.  The kid and I took off for an evening and a day to spend time together and it was real fun.  Went over the hill to Placerville.  I have never taken the time to stop and look at how beautiful and old it is there and it really was worth it !!  Back to the grind of the justice system next week.  Oh joy !! 

Old Town Grill has the best burgers !!

A little hangman action

Monday, September 6, 2010

Seattle..No Depression...

I have been introduced to a whole different kind of music and the more I open my mind and ears I am learning to really like some of it.  During this weekend in Seattle we went to this music festival called "No Depression".  It was a very liberating experience.  Again, eye opening.  My favorite was the band at the end "The Swell Season".  Watching, standing in the audience with a 3/4 moon, dark blue sky and listening to this wonderful music touched me .... deeply !!!
Waiting for the show to start
Head and Heart
Sooo much fun.  After a full day of music and great new friends we ventured out to find he famous D'Ambrosio gelato shop.  We found it and what a find !!  Only what dreams are made of !!!  I had the carmel and fig gelato and it was the most incredible treat I think I have ever had.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


I was truly blessed to have been able to make my first trek to Seattle thanks to a wonderful, kind, beautiful friend who made it all possible.  I was able to experience a weekend away without family, kids or significant others.  It was so much fun experiencing such a diverse city that it really opened my eyes to the wonderful places out there that I would love to visit and go back to. 
We first got to Seattle just in time (barely) to check in to our magnificent hotel and in a whirlwind, changed into our grown up clothes and freshen up, hop in a cab to take us to Dimitriou's Jazz Alley to see an amazing singer by the name of Sheimekia Copeland.  She just knocked it out and was so beautiful !!  With that show we also had an incredible meal and an even more incredible bottle of wine !!

After the show we decided to put our feet to the pavement and venture out to find a fun place to experience the rest of the evening.  We happened across a small bar on a corner with a 70's music cover band, that I have to admit was one of the best cover bands I have ever heard.  Aaawww the Stacking Clowns.  LOL funny name but great guys !!

We stayed and partyed the evening away !!! It was wonderful.  Met some great, great people !!  Learned to never say "Warshington" again !! 

A Little Jazz Alley...

Dimitriou's Jazz Alley in Seattle, WA !!  Awesome, beautiful experience.  ALL class.  I felt so grown up.