Friday, December 30, 2011

What Are You Doing NYE?

What are YOU doing NYE? I am fortunate enough to spend the evening with my wonderful friends in San Francisco. Would be better with ALL of my besties and my family, but you know, I can't have my cake and eat it too. At least, not yet. ;) Please enjoy the musical stylings of Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon Levitt (yeah, the 3rd Rock kid!). Pretty rad, and I must say...makes me want to get some karaoke (please think Ross from Friends when you read that word) on tomorrow night!!!


Monday, December 26, 2011

What A Scrooge, Jimmy Kimmel!

I absolutely love how we can exploit our children for our own personal pleasure. I can't lie to you, these brought tears to my eyes...while I was rolling all over the floor laughing hysterically.

I Present To You...Alfalfa!

A San Francisco Christmas

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Union Square Menorah...

This is how we do Hanukkah in San Francisco. Menorah ice blocks and kids who like licking ice. I get so close to seeing a re-creation of the kid who licks the pole in A Christmas Story, but it never happens...It never happens.   :(

Happy Hanukkah, San Francisco!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Another Sad Goodbye...

Two years ago she left us suddenly, and I still can't forget her sweet, sweet smile. Today he followed her home. Joe Donnelly, thank you for being a part of my life. You brought a smile to my face whenever I saw you.  I will never forget you.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

RIP My Sweet Isy...

                                                Today I officially said goodbye to my sweet little Isis.  I'm sad.

Monday, December 5, 2011


Seriously, DamnYouAutoCorrect cracks me up every time. In honor of the holidays, and one of my favorite past times, I ask of you this: What Would Little Orphan Annie Do if she saw this post?

Have I Ever Told You...

That I have the cutest niece and nephew on the face of the planet? (blood related, that is.) I was fortunate to spend Thanksgiving with these two, and I am so grateful that their parents allowed me hug and kiss and tickle the cuteness out of them. Tyler is so in love with his little sister, it makes my heart skip a beat. I look forward to the day they love my children with the same enthusiasm. (Although that will be a LONG LONG LONG time from now!)

Because I Am Thankful...Belated!

30. Tea and Honey :)
28. Love. LOVE!
27. Fun and games with friends on a Funday Sunday, IN MY PANTS!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Day 26 | Because I Am Thankful...

Style network airing reruns of Sex and the City, over and over again. I just can't get enough of seeing Manolo, Chanel and Dior popping up in every seen. A girl can only dream...

Friday, November 25, 2011

Day 25 | Because I Am Thankful...

Spending time with my niece and nephew. Since working in the City has taken away from Tyler and Ellie time, I am so thankful to be able to spend time with them during the holidays. They are my everything. Poopy diapers, temper tantrums...I'll take them anytime :)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Day 24 | Because I Am Thankful...

No matter where we are, what we are doing, or who we are with, I am reminded everyday that family is the best thing in my life. Whether they are blood or not, my family is always there. They are the first ones I run to, the first ones I cry to, and the first ones I celebrate with. I am proud of my family, and I couldn't imagine my life without any of them. I thank you all for loving me, supporting me, and allowing me to be the dork that I am. You are the best family a girl could ask for. I love you!

Day 23 | Because I Am Thankful...

                                     The little furry creatures in my life. They are so FLUFFY!!!! I just might die.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Day 22 | Because I Am Thankful...

Neighbours. A cup of sugar, a meat thermometer, or a bottle of wine. (yes, a bottle!) They are awesome. So are their furry little friends :) 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Day 21 | Because I Am Thankful...

I suck. I've missed a few days. Here I go!

21. Strangers. You never when one will make you smile and make your day better.
20. Best friends. Have I mentioned them before?
19. Concerts. Just another way to bond with my sisters. 
18. Yum Yum Hunan :)
17.  Home cooked meals. Even if they're semi-home made.
16. Kickball. Awesome friends, awesome times.
15. Just because it's Tuesday.

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Lady Is A LAWYER!!!!!!!!!

She passed the bar!!!! One of my closest friends of over 10 years, found out this evening at 6:00 PM that she passed the California State Bar Examination!!!!! She has become a sister to me, and I couldn't be more proud. Before law school, we talked and hung out like it was the end of the world. Okay, not THAT much. But a lot. We did. The day she started law school, I knew I wouldn't talk to her for another three years. Now is the time; no fretting, no spazzing. No bailing out on city nights BECAUSE SHE HAS TO STUDY! For now, it's time to party, and party we will! We get to celebrate tomorrow night, along with my sister Bea, we will be rock'n out to THE SOUNDS!!! I really can't wait, and I know that we are going to have an awesome time. Yeah!!!

Congrats my love, I I am so proud!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Day 15 | Because I am Thankful...

My two oldest best friends are just a text message, phone call, email away...

My two newest best friends are only 4 blocks away...

(You aren't limited to the amount of besties, but it is quality, not quantity...)

All of them make me smile when I need it most, tell the best jokes when I need it most, and are there for me when I need a shoulder to cry on.

They are my friends,  and they love me, just because I am me.

I love you :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Because I Am Thankful...

A family member of mine has been posting on facebook what she is thankful for every day since November 1. Taking note from her, I will from this day forward do the same, until the end of the month. So, since it has been 14 days, here are 14 things that I am thankful for:

14. Major League Baseball. I bleed orange and black.
13. Ikea!!!!!! Bringing me closer to my roots, hehehe.
12. Cherry Carmex.
11. Reading Rainbow. Because of you and my sister, I never leave home without a good book.
10. The Muni bus drivers. Keeping me safe from sleeping passengers and moth balls.
9. Gabrielle Reece. She's my idol.
8. The Television industry. Keeping my nightly calendar full :)
7. Pepperidge Farms...Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, little fishies into my mouth!
6. Rain. Too many dry, sunny days make Adrienne a dull girl.
5. The sun, the moon, the stars...From them, art, music and life is born.
4. My nieces and nephews...I can't image a life without your smiles and your giggles!
3. My boyfriend. You are my heart and soul.
2. My best friends. Without you, I would not know warmth.
1. My family. Without them, I am alone. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

I Love My City By The Bay...

70 degrees, blue skies, and a local brew make Adrienne a happy girl!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Way Back When...

Once upon a time, there was a man who made a movie. Many people watched it. They became obsessed with it. Then a man who helped produce that movie came to my school and my professor FORCED me to watch it. (I would receive an F if I didn't watch it...) I fell asleep through part, laughed through a lot, then I got to hold Oscar. That movie was Titanic. It took my ten years to watch, and even still, I can't bear lock my eyes on a TV screen when it's on. But OSCAR. Oh, Oscar! Such a beauty, and YES, it really IS heavier than it looks. I just wish I could have kept it :) hehehe.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Do Not Cross Her...

Even when she cries she melts my heart! This cuteness is just too much for me!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

His Legacy...

I had previously posted this video here on December 26, 2010.  One can never have too much inspiration in their life.  I appreciate his words, and all of his sincerity. This is his legacy. Thank you, again.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Thank You.

             Thank you Apple for providing an inspiring photo of The Man.

The End Of An Era...

As I check my email and look through items to delete, this AP mobile alert pops up...I am so saddened by this news. Such an amazing person who has influenced the lives of many. Along with many talented developers and programmers and engineers, he changed the face of how regular people use technology, interact with others, and add more success to their businesses, among many other incredible things.

Because of you Steve Jobs, I am a Mac. I am an Apple product. I thank you for your influence not only in my home town area, but around the world. I thank you for the excitement, anticipation and curiosity that you have given to everyone over the years.

My thoughts are with your wife and children, family, friends and colleagues.

Thank you Steve Jobs.

I am a Mac.

The Addiction Continues...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Not Good Enough Tim, Not Good Enough...

Tim Cook must have heard the world groan in disappointment as the iPhone 5 was NOT announced this morning. The iPhone 4S seems pretty cool, but why not just call it the 5? Rumours have it that they are saving the 5 for next year, but why? What's the point? People have been waiting for the new version for over a year and half. Why buy the iPhone 4S now when an new phone will be coming out next year? Most people don't have the money to just dump down the drain, so they wait the two years until their upgrade is available. WHY ARE YOU SCREWING THIS UP FOR PEOPLE, TIM???? TELL US WHY!!!! The world is waiting...

Friday, September 30, 2011

Inspiration Of The Moment...

Because of her I am starting my life list. Thank you Maggie Mason for your fearless attitude and your inspiration. You rock!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hey Jealousy, Hey Jealousy...

A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
Robert A. Heinlein

(Thank you Gin Blossoms for getting that song stuck in my head!) 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Good Bye Summer...

Friday is the first day of Fall, y'all...Let Summer in San Francisco begin! Or not...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


                                                 (Photo courtesy of No Doubt)

If that could be me, instead of Dave Grohl. I would be such a happy girl!! You may not know this, (Shame on you for not!), however the two that are NOT Dave Grohl are my idols. I mean, I LOVE LOVE LOVE them.  I pray to my LAMB wallet while dancing and singing to Crazy and Janie's Got a Gun. I swear.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

My Puppy Love...

This dog brings me so much happiness. She came into my life and has shown me sunshine, love, and laughter. I thank your parents for letting me take you into my home, and care for you while they are away. I love you Isis...


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me!

Someone loves me VERY much, and gave the Adams Golf Women's Tight Lies Complete golf club set to me for my birthday...WAHOO!!!! I can't wait to get back out there and learn how NOT to throw my shoulder out. YAY GOLF!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Baby Giraffe Meets...Baby Giraffe!!!

                                  (photo courtesy of the San Francisco Giants)

Giants first baseman Brandon "Baby Giraffe" Belt meets his namesake! Thank you to the San Francisco Giants Facebook page for posting this photo! I just wish that the baby was at the San Francisco Zoo so that my bestie (who just happens to be the giraffe keeper there!) could have been the one to introduce them! :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Please Like

Tonight's Giants Game supported LGBT youth.  I was so proud to be there tonight (although sad that we lost to the Cubs) and so proud to see the Giants' It Gets Better video on the jumbo screen.  As I checked Facebook back at home, I noticed a friend liked a link for the Montgomery- Duban family. I admire their courage, and enthusiasm for life and love. Go to Facebook and like their page!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Birthday Wish List...

I am DYING to find out what happens next! Hunger Games hooked me, and now I want more. Thank you Kelly Michelle for introducing me to this series! :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My New Light...

I simply cannot stop staring at this little one.  I stopped by my sister's place this evening and spent some great one-on-one time with Ellie, and let me tell you! Ellie is probably the funniest little baby I have ever met.  The faces she makes are so cute and so ridiculous, she makes my cheeks hurt.  When I left my sister's place, I was nothing but smiles and nothing could get me down.  I just love this little one!!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011


My new little love bug, my niece. Ellie Mia Reiter...A new obsession. How she will compete with her older brother, my nugget Tyler Reese Reiter...We'll see.  As for now, she is the cutest thing since orange kittens!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

*DREAM* Birthday Wish List...

Please notice the asterisks that are strategically placed around the word "dream"...I'm a terrible photographer (aspiring), and I can't work a camera to save my life. But cameras like these are amazing, and they can make any photo look awesome. I swear.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Birthday Wish List...

My absolute favorite, Vanilla & Anise. Makes me want to eat myself I smell so delicious. I have had my bottle for almost two years, and it's slowly meeting its death. I try to use it sparingly, bu- what? Sparingly? Are you kidding me? I am totally lying to you. I use it every single day, and it's hard not to spray every room I go into or every pillow I own. Or every neighbor I see.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

You Will Always Be MY Cherry Pie

                                February 1, 1964 – August 11, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dear San Francisco...

Parking Gods,

Why is it, that you act so nonchalant, totally laid back and like, "whatever"? Like, "Oh I'm so chill, I always have places for you to park.  Man, I will always do my best to accommodate you!"  When really, you're more like "Haha little girl, I never have parking.  I would like to see you TRY to find a place to park in less than 45 minutes!" It's as if you love to see the tortured souls driving around like idiots, hoping and wishing that a spot will open up so they can park.  Just when they think they've found a spot that's open, they realize that someone else has already found that spot and is anxiously waiting to shimmy their way in, nice and cozy.

My beloved San Francisco, my dearest parking gods, I beg of you.  Please be nice to me when I come home! I would really appreciate not crying or yelling at my boyfriend as he desperately tries to talk me out of monster truck parking my car onto another car just so the madness can end.

Please, and thank you, and I love you.


Your most loyal automobile owner,


Monday, July 25, 2011

From The White House...

Dear Mr. President,

Thank you for not poking fun at my Giants. Thank you, for not mentioning Brian Wilson's beard, Timmy's hair or strikingly hot body, or the fact that we've come a long way since New York...

OK, in all seriousness...How handsome are our Giants?!?!? I am very happy to report that not one Giants player has been struck with the ugly stick. I wish I could have been there, in that room to bask in the glory that is the World Championship of Baseball at THE WHITE HOUSE. WITH THE PRESIDENT! I do have to ask tho, Matt Cain - Why didn't you smile at all??? Kruk, Kuip, Miller...Where are you???? Amy G? Flemming? Bip Roberts? Why didn't they have better shots of all of the team? Seriously Mr. President, why can't your media team show more than just 10 minutes??? I love my Giants, and I would like to see more of them, thank you very much!

Thank You Giants, It Does GET BETTER!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Write This Down...

                                                 Some people might want to take note of this...

Go, Go, Go Gamma Gamma!!!

Congrats to my sisters of Gamma Phi Beta!! Looks like we are the cream of the crop :)   Yes, I definitely was not a good, involved sister, but I am a proud sister! Congrats again, Epsilon Nu!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

From AZ to SF

This is what happens when you meet a girl while shit-wrecked at SF Breastfest. He doesn't remember giving out his number, and no recollection of speaking to any girls...Good job my friend.

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Pops It's Your Birthday!

It's days like these that remind me how lucky I am. Today my father is SEVENTY-ONE years old. 71! Damn, he's old. ;)   We took him to a local restaurant for lunch, and enjoyed watching my 5 year old nephew freak out to Cars 2 trailers on the iPad. Not HIS iPad of course...Well, he THINKS it's his. Back to my topic, me, lucky. I look at my father, whom I call Papa (as in paw-paw), and I feel as though I am the luckiest girl in the world, and no one else knows what it feels like to have a father. (of course, they do. But still.) My Papa is such a great guy. Always so positive, always so awesome. He has been supportive of me for 28 years, and will continue to be supportive and encourage for many, many years to come. He always knows how to make me smile, make me laugh. We share a love of watching cooking shows together, Sam Adams beer, and of course, arguing about politics. He's Republican, and I'm well... He likes calling me a crazy leftest Liberal. Two peas in a pod, eh? No matter what, he's my papa, and I love him like bread loves butter. With all of my butt. Because my butt is bigger than my heart. Hehehe :)

This August he says hello to his second grandchild, my new niece, Ellie Mia. Talking about a new child in the family makes his eyes sparkle, and I can tell he will spoil the crap out of this little girl. She will get to know his smile, the sparkle in his eye, the wrath of his tickling, and his list of nicknames that he never stops adding to.  And she will know his love. His never ending, unconditional (even when you say like Pelosi), and stronger than steel, love.

Papa, today you are 71, and still the #1 man in my life. I love you. Spending lunch with you today was a great way to start out the holiday weekend. Thank you!


Your Punkette

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Google Rocks

                                                            Happy Birthday Les Paul!

Because He Loves You...

I swear...I don't know if this kid is the biggest moron, or his friends are just brilliant. But thank you for the laugh Dooce®  and thank you for sharing this!!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

It's Official...

I have more than TWO grey hairs. EEP!!!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Team Love

Wonder what they're talking about...

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Don't Mess With Bochy

He looks so sad!!

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Sunday, May 8, 2011