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February, 2012

  1. Weather or not you want to

    February 29, 2012 by admin

    I’m telling you just yesterday I was sitting outside in my bikini bottoms and t-shirt trying to both scare my neighbors AND increase the amount of brown spots on my body because it was warm people.  This is LA and temperatures in the 70’s during any period of winter is normal.  The very next day the clouds parted in sheer force and did the storm come (that should have been said in English accent in honour of my favorite show, Downton Abbey).  Jenny had the day off and we had already been hit by hail walking near my house, which is just plain crazy, so we figured the smart thing to do was to put the dogs in the car and head up to the Angeles Forest where we’d find the eye of the storm.  It’s only a 35 minute drive up there when we see snow and more hail and the ranger tells us we can’t go further without chains so we turn back a mile to Switzer Canyon and take a little hike.  This is what happens 5 minutes later…





    And this is what you get as a reward for braving the cold…Can your barista do this??


  2. Adele

    February 13, 2012 by admin

    I can’t help but be suspicious.  My sister’s dog, ADELE, has been on this earth for 6 years.  She’s pretty amazing with a flair for the dramatic, beautiful in anything red and has a “special” voice that can make one…cry.  Word must have gotten out, crossing even the Atlantic Ocean apparently, because all of a sudden there is this new Adele who is intent on stealing her thunder.  Good luck with that.

    A true original, rolling in the deep




  3. It’s going to be a bumpy ride

    February 3, 2012 by admin

    Here’s the deal, Camille.  We’ve moved Bernie and Niu Niu back to the States permanently (both survived the flight, albeit weary, bitter and with pupils the size of Pakistan), we’re hanging out in LA for a few months, regaining our sanity, the ability to breathe clearly again and then we’re moving to NY where we’ll be “commuting” back and forth to China.  Tired yet?  I’m super excited because with all the airline traveling we’ll be doing we can add to Ken’s already very large collection of China Eastern pajamas and miniature toothbrushes accompanied by Barbie-sized toothpaste tubes of which we already have THOUSANDs.  Someone get me on the phone with TLC for the next episode of My Chinese Hoarder.

    My sister and I will be driving the dogs across country to NY and if we’re still speaking to each other afterwards and haven’t been stabbed by bored goth kids at a rest stop in the midwest then I’ll be documenting it all with photographs and words in the form of music lyrics.   I know, you are over-joyed with excitement at the thought of this.

    In the meantime I’ll be changing the blog over to a more comprehensive collection of travel stories, in-depth hotel and restaurant reviews, important pet tips and what shade of red lipstick is best when driving across country.  Really that was all just lies, vicious lies.  My blog is going to be the same hot mess of dog pictures, inane, petty stories and travel nightmares topped with a dollup of sarcasm.  I will be changing the name of the blog though…DUN, dun, dun.

    You’ll just have to wait for that.

    Hiking the Gabrielino Trail