Thursday, January 29, 2015

one night with u


















Bottom photo is an Airstream rolling thru downtown Pismo Beach last nite.
Packing up now, heading back to our friends in Sausalito, a 4-5 hour drive.  Thanks Socal!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

back in pizzizzmo bizznitch


















Back in Pismo Beach for final nite of working vacay. (Well, one of us worked and the other one vacayed.)
They say that into each life a little rain must fall but why did my new pedometer have to fall in the toilet in the bathroom at the gas station?  When i came out and told R what had just happened, he, for some inexplicable reason, thought i said that the dental surgery mouthpiece i've been wearing for 3 weeks was the thing that fell in. Let's just say things got pretty crazy with me talking about the pedometer and R thinking i was talking about the mouthpiece and it all ended with R laughing so hard he had to lean on a telephone pole.
The sidewalks in Pismo have been treated with a smelly dark red sealant of some kind. As u stroll along, instead of the smell of the ocean breeze or cotton candy or pizza or popcorn, u smell varnish.   The finish is shiny which makes the sidewalk look wet and slippery.  It was apparently done to help "improve" sidewalk maintenance.   No good no bueno.  P.U.!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

locals say "carp"




















Uh oh. I could really get used to this socal lifestyle. It is unbelievably gorgeous in Carpinteria. They take the outdoors very seriously here, there r many parks, the beach is beautiful and clean, no trash anywhere, no smoking allowed anywhere, so no cigarette butts laying all over the ground and sidewalks.  Huge public outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, campgrounds.  Really sweet very tall palm trees and majestic mountains.
No wind,  and mostly flat, u can ride a bike or scoot all over the place. I brought my scoot with me, it's been really great zipping around. Zipped past these cottages just now, maybe will stay there the next time, half the tab picked up by R's employer lynda.com.
Well, that's all for now, time to scoot back to Beach Bowl for my 3rd wellness shot of the day.  These shots make me feel like barking!  They r stiff!  And u know what "they" say.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

pismo beach is a party town


















People ride bikes barefoot while eating ice cream cones, head for the beach on their bikes with beach chairs strapped to their backs, it's all so very super-casual. Lots of places to get caramel apples and salt water taffy, more than several tattoo/piercing salons. Adult-sized swings at the beach!
Good night Pismo, see u next time.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

greetings from pismo beach


















Took a drive down the coast, stopped in Pismo Beach for the night. Hotel room with a balcony right on the beach, the surf is so loud! Dis be my happy place.
And eating up a storm after the 2 weeks of mashed potatoes, smoothies and chocolate mousse, butternut squash soup.  Culinary tip:  Pureed broccoli is not a good idea.
OK, next stop: Carpenteria, home of LYNDA.COM where RWS will be filmed presenting his second in a series of music law tutorials.  He's on a roll.

Monday, January 19, 2015

is it friday yet?
















That's when i can eat solid food again, if all goes well at the dentist's office.  Excellent weight loss plan tho, weighed in at 107 pounds this morning.  Everything reminds me of food.  Like yesterday, walked by a Wells Fargo bank, the logo made me think of a giant bag of  Fritos corn chips.  Later that night, in my mind's eye i kept seeing the sandwich a guy was eating at an outdoor cafe.  Cant wait to go here, here, here and here.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

open maximum























Making a mental list of foods to enjoy after current dental process is semi-finished on January 23rd.
"Open maximum" is what Dr. Stroumza says when he wants u to really open your mouth.
One week down, one to go eating only blended soups, applesauce and vegetable purees.
Tomorrow's dinner:  mashed potatoes, chiogga beet puree.
No tour or shows or anything...2busy recommending movies.  FIVE STARS.  #allcapsintended