Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Big Life Events All Around

So, it looks like everyone is moving into the next chapters of their lives lately. My cousin Robyn is pregnant with her second child, due in January. Margaret is pregnant with her second child as well, due in February. And the biggest news of all... Carrie is pregnant with her FIRST child, due in March!! I am so excited!

On top of all that, Bethany and Chris are engaged. The wedding is at the end of March. Also, Traci and James are on their way to engagement, and will likely marry next May i think.

As for me, Faisal is moving out here and will be here on Saturday morning. Yay! I can't wait!

So many exciting things going on! It's going to be a busy next six months or so!

Friday, August 15, 2008


I was just re-reading some of my blog posts and I thought I should give an update. My zumba class unfortunately changed date and time, so I am unable to attend it currently. Occasionally I catch a Sunday class, but I'm not very good at remembering to go! sheesh

I have however been going to Dark Fusion Bellydance at Shoebox Studios, taught by one of my favorite dancer/performers Ariellah. It's been so fun and very challenging. She's tough!

In addition to bellydance, I try to catch yoga at my Nob Hill gym whenever I can. I havent gone lately, but it's one of my favorites. Last time Faisal was here, we went together.

Oh Friday

So I was just trying to figure some stuff out on here today, and I read through my comments. In the spirit of Margaret's comment about changing my blog title, I have. Ha Ha!

It's a pretty day here in SF. I'm glad it's Friday! Tomorrow Jen and I will be joining Svetlana and her hubby Ryan in Jenner on the Russian River to celebrate Svetty's birthday (about 2 hours North). Should be very relaxing!

Also, 2 more days until my love Faisal departs from DC, making his way to live in SF. I am very excited! He'll spend some time in Dallas with his family, and then drive out to SF accompanied by his best friend Amyn. They should arrive next weekend! Yay!

Happy Weekend Everyone! XOXO

Thursday, February 07, 2008

the latest and greatest

so the past week or so has been pretty great. first of all, i got a ton more unpacked at home. i am on my way to organization! can you believe it?

Also, while Jen was in Texas (wish i could have gone), i had a great weekend. Friday night I hung out with Cynthia, Dan and Cynthia's friend and fellow bellydancer Lorraine. I've heard about Lorraine for years, so i was excited to finally meet her. She was here on a long layover before continuing on to Taiwan (i hope that's right). Anyway, we had dinner at A La Turk, a turkish place that Cynthia took me and Faisal to before. Yummers. It was a very laid back evening as after dinner we went back to Cynthia's place for homemade espresso brownies and laughed as the dogs entertained us.

Saturday night, joined by Andrea and Svet, I got to try Mykonos, the little greek restaurant just around the corner from my apartment. Delicious! Afterwards we bar hopped from Tunnel Top (blackberry mojitos) to Red Room (sugar rimmed lemon drops) and rounded out the night with a slice of pizza. Amazing how much trekking around we did in spite of the rain and Andrea's sassy blue open toe kitten heels.

Sunday I went to Jordan's super bowl party. I got to meet a bunch of his co-workers from BSSP. Brooks was there, too, along with his girlfriend Reagan. They are both from Texas.

The best part of the weekend though was Monday night, if that even counts. I finally got to try Zumba, a dance-cardio class that Leah's been recommending to me for a long time. She took it from her local YMCA and loved it so much that she is now certified to teach it. And of course she rocks at it! And now I know why. It was SO MUCH FUN! I can't wait to go back. It incorporates all types of latin dance, hip-hop and even bellydance into a fun hour-long workout.

Other than zumba, i am going to try to start going to kickboxing, body conditioning and pilates all at my nob hill gym. And soon i'm going to join urban gypsy's bellydance classes. But with work being so unpredictable, i'll take things one step at a time for now. :)


inspired by Alexandra, Angie, and all the new and exciting experiences i am having day to day now, i am going to start blogging. so we'll see how consistent i am with this :)