Category Archives: Randomness

Can You Give Me Directions to Mark Hamill Drive?

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Not long after Comic-Con, Dominic and I attended a truly one-of-a-kind event: Mark Hamill’s street sign dedication!  I heard about the event on KUSI News because news anchor Lisa Remillard mentioned she would be hosting the event.  It was a hot day, which made it a tad bit rough on Dominic, but he stuck it out like a (Storm) trooper and we witnessed a cool bit of Star Wars history.  For those of you who are wondering, “Why San Diego?” Mark Hamill spent some of his childhood in the Clairemont area, where the street sign is located.

We originally had a strange vantage point because we decided to grab some lunch nearby, which meant had lost some prime real estate where we would have had a better view. As a result, we had to stand in an awkward place behind the media staging area.  Luckily for us, my cousin Regi and her son Riley had been in attendance and we moved closer to the action right near the actual stage.  I’ve included a couple of videos below, which was Mark Hamill’s speech, the unveiling of the honorary street sign and declaration of July 30, 2017 as “Mark Hamill Day”.

May The Force be With You and Cheers!

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Clockwise from the left: Me, Regi, Riley & Dominic

Poway Valley Center is Open During Renovations!

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Back in March, my sister and I had a wonderful lunch at Bongiorno’s New York Pizzeria at Poway Valley Center (original post here).  If you’ve been by there lately, there are some exciting changes happening, with completion planned for this fall.  Although updates are underway, all of the businesses are open during renovations!  My sister took these pictures this week, and even stopped by and picked up her favorites at Bongiorno’s.  We have also made plans to come back and try out Don Pollo, and then get our nails done at Glaze Complete Nail Care.

So if you’re in the area, come on in and visit Poway Valley Center because they are definitely open for business!

Cheers!

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All photos by Rholnna Jiao

Pardon The Interruption: Pining For Pins!

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I’m so sorry my posting schedule has been a bit off lately.  My work schedule at my new job is a bit out of the norm, and I’m really trying to get used to a Tuesday through Saturday shift, with Sunday and Monday being my weekend.  Such as the life of a call center supervisor!  Even with all of the chaos it has created in my mind, it has allowed me to hang out with my sister a bit more, so I can do more outfit posts on a regular basis. I’ll be putting up a catch up post soon of events I’ve attended in the last few months, along with some product reviews.

In the meantime, please enjoy the glory that is the jacket containing 25 pins I recently won in a contest held by Pinlord on Instagram (original picture on my Instagram here)!  My collection has risen to over 100 pins and is growing each month.  One of my catch up posts will be about my first pin event that I attended with my sister, niece and son back in March.  You can start to see the build up of my newest obsession that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon!

In the meantime, pardon again for the interruption and hope you’re having a great week, cheers!

Adore Me Asks: How Do You Netflix & Chill?

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Being out and about is always fun, but sometimes you need a night in to lounge around.  Recently, Adore Me (the online lingerie retailer), inspired bloggers to share what we consider to be a good “Netflix & Chill” sort of night.  The funny part about it was the timing:  my husband was away in Palm Springs at a golf tournament a few weekends ago, which meant a night in on my own.  So while our son was in his room playing video games, I hung out in our living room treating myself to my favorite snacks, curled up with a comfy blanket and had a “Netflix Night”!  We have been subscribers for a long time, so I ended up watching the 80s cult hit Heathers, an 80s inspired Irish gem called Sing Street and re-watched the last season of the Netflix series starring Jamie Dornan called The Fall.
I know Adore Me has adorable underwear and lingerie that you can purchase through their showroom or through a monthly subscription, but they also have cute sleepwear, which I’m more inclined to wear during a night in.  For instance, I usually wear cute pajama bottoms or shorts with my favorite worn-in concert t-shirt from the 80s.
So how do you Netflix & Chill?

Modern Map Art: San Diego

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I have been working with my husband on enhancing our bedroom since we’ve been married.  He got a great start a couple of years ago when he decided to get all of our records in order by putting together shelving and created a wonderful wall space showcasing our love for music and travel.  London, Paris and New York are always represented, because it’s so easy to find murals, maps and cityscapes of those major international cities.  As much as I love those cities, especially London, I also adore my hometown of San Diego.

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This San Diego city street map by Modern Map Art is the perfect way to incorporate my city into our decor, without detracting from the simplicity my husband and I crave.  This print comes in four different colors, but this black & white version complements everything in our room, and I love that my hometown is beautifully represented.  Pictured is the 16×20 version, but they come in five different sizes from 8×10 to 24×36.  Modern Map Art has over 500 renderings of maps from all over the world, so I’m sure you can find one of your favorite city, or maybe for someone special as a gift.

Thank you Modern Map Art for the lovely print.  It holds a pride of place in our room!

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FTC Disclosure:  I received product in exchange for a product review for Modern Map Art.  Although I did receive product, the opinions in this post are strictly my own.

Pardon the Interruption: Did It Just Get “Darker”?

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I wish I could put  *winky smiley face* in the title, but alas, I can’t!  Sorry I haven’t been posting lately.  I just started a new job, which is nearly 45 minutes away from home, so I’m trying to figure out a good time-table to do my outfit posts and other posts that I have to schedule throughout the week.  I will most definitely post about something that I did attend recently, and I promise to do a full review:

I attended the Fifty Shades Darker movie premiere and masquerade ball in Los Angeles!  

I am a long time fan of the franchise (some posts here, here, here and here), so I decided to enter a Fifty Shades Darker listing for the possibility to attend the premiere…just in case.  Well, I received my invite earlier this week, made arrangements with my new job to leave for a half day and attended the event with my best friend, Janice!  It was everything I hoped it would be, including an appearance by Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.  Also, the movie is far better and more intense than I could have imagined.  If anyone was doubtful of the chemistry between the main characters, this sequel will dispel all of that.  It definitely goes where the original movie did not.  Here’s a hint for those watching the movie next week (which includes myself, because I’ll be seeing it again, with my friend Zach):  STAY THROUGH THE CREDITS, it will be SO worth it.

So again, pardon the interruption and I’ll be posting regularly again next week!

One More Day to Get Your Photo With Santa at Fashion Valley!

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Can you believe Christmas is already this weekend?  I received the last package today to complete our son’s Christmas present, in addition to finally sending out all of our holiday cards.  One last thing we also took care of this week was Dominic’s traditional photo with Santa at Fashion Valley’s Santa Photo Experience.  If you still need to take care of some last-minute shopping or get that photo with Santa, Fashion Valley will be open on Christmas Eve from 8am to 6pm.  Fashion Valley always look beautiful during the holiday season.  I’ve included some pictures of when Dominic and I attended their tree lighting ceremony last month.

Cheers and I wish you all a wonderful, healthy and safe holiday!

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Dominic gets a kick out of taking pictures with any cast of characters.  He was excited to learn that The Grinch knew about his favorite game, Fallout!

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There’s always wonderful free snacks available at Fashion Valley’s Tree Lighting event!

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Dominic thought long and hard about what he wanted to ask Santa for Christmas!

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Santa helped to countdown the lighting of the tree!

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After the tree was lit, everyone was invited for cookies and crafts!

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Wishing you a Happy Holidays!