Sunday, August 19, 2007
Almost outta door
In a few hours we will be on our way to LAX to Australia. I am very excited, but also very anxious. I always get very anxious before a trip, big or small. But I have to say I am glad I am escaping this 100 degree into some cool weather.

Can't wait!


Saturday, August 18, 2007
Ants Invasion
Does your house have ants or just mine?

Every summer there are always ants coming and going in our house. If we are not careful and leave food out on the counter just a little too long, it would be covered in ants, totally gross. They could be found in the tub too. Was it because they were thirsty? One year they even invaded the Pirate Ship birthday cake that I spent hours making for JE.

This summer we thought we have escaped the ants, they have not bothered us at all. We have been so careful, never leaving any food out, always clean out dishes right away. I was ready to celebrate, until this week.



Thursday, August 16, 2007
I am done
We are going away for two weeks soon. I am done with packing except toletries. I am pretty proud of myself, between the four of us, we only have two luggages, rest are all things that my mother-in-law asked me to buy and wedding stuffs.

On the other hand, I feel like I still have million things I need to do before we leave.

I have been playing Animal Crossing on DS. I am so addicted to the game. You should all be happy to know that I have paid off my mortgage, in the game that is.


Saturday, August 11, 2007
A very good friend is in ICU. Thought she had surgery and everything should be fine, but now...

Worst of all can't find out what's going on and visit, since we are not related to her.


Friday, August 10, 2007
Pizzeria Mozza
This is not exactly a food blog and I don't usually talk about the restaurants I go to, but I have to make an exception for Mozza. Reservation is one month in advance, unless you want to try your luck and wait for a table or a backless bar stool, but I read enough good reviews about it on yelp and chowhound and willing to wait a month to give it a try.

John and I went there for lunch today. Although our reservation was for noon, the place didn't open until shortly after. The deco inside is very similar to what Mario Batali has on his food network show. It has a very warm, rich, tuscany feel. The place was fairly empty around the tables, but that soon changed when we were looking over the menu. I have read plenty reviews to know what to try for our first time. We started with a Nancy's chop salad and a Pepper and Tuna. The salad was good, but a little bit too vinegary for me, but the Pepper and Tuna was excellent. I would have never thought those two combinations could be put together and tasted good. For pizza, we got a squash blossoms, burrata & tomato, and a salame gentile, mozzarella, tomato & fresno chiles to share. Both pizzas were too good to describe with words. The salame one was a bit too spicy for me with the chiles on it.

We were really stuffed. Next time we will just get one pizza and save room for dessert. Even though we have to drive to West Hollywood, we might still make it a quarterly experience. At least it has some great shopping spots around there.


Whose great idea was it?
Don't feel like blogging much lately. I blame the heat. Went to Knotts Berry Farm two days ago. Great idea to go there after four in the afternoon; less heat, less crowd, not to mention the half price deal.

And we are off to Pizzeria Mozza in a few minutes, so I will leave you with this.