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Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving at Jesse's!

Steev, Me, my Mom, Jesse, Case (his godson), Layne & Peter (Case's Parents), Layne's Mom

BEST TURKEY EVER... okay; maybe the mythical one he made six years ago was as good, but this one had the most kick-ass stuffing EVER. Chestnuts & cherries & apricots and cranberries, oh my!
Plus, I'm proud because I made candied yams, roasted potatoes & brussels sprouts, and roasted green beans -- all at once, and got the timing right to prep, stick in oven, prep, add to oven, prep, stick in oven, pack salad makings, booze, etc. and DING! everything was ready! I didn't even singe anything, and it all tasted great! YAY I can be a grown up! Hee hee!
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Since we're going to be on our Honeymoon for Christmas, we're getting it all in early!

This last weekend was freaking awesome; we had Thanksgiving with Jesse & then ThanksChristmas with Steev's family on Friday. On Saturday, we watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer; both the movie & the beginning of the series, clocking in at least 4 hours on the couch with the cats. WIN!
Sunday, Claire & Sarah came over for gingerbread-house decorating (OMG Sarah is the coolest friend! Thank you for your mad baking skillz!) and they even helped us decorate the tree & house for Christmas!

Full Thanks-Christmas photos are here (thank you Manfriend!):

Pretty Walks!

Gary took us on his super-awesome hike up San Bruno Mountain. And when I say UP, I mean STRAIGHT UP. As in, we almost gave up 3/4 of the way up the hill! It was totally worth it to get to the top, though! Just in time for stunning sunsets & a bit of a rush down the hill, then delicious dinner with our fabulous friends. I love them!!!

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Thursday, November 19, 2009


This is the sexiest thing ever. I freaking LOVE it when I hear this kind of talk. I can't wait to buy the book!

Listen to the Interview with the Author on Forum
Thu, Nov 19, 2009 -- 10:00 AM

Author and journalist Michael Specter believes that public fear and skepticism of technological developments -- from vaccines to genetically modified foods to synthetic biology -- threaten to undermine scientific progress. He joins us in studio to discuss his new book, "Denialism."

The Grass is Always Greener...

Sometimes, I love seeing the "other" celeb photos. This one is from a blog where they LOL celebrities. But the thing that interests me is that we're seeing the downside of the "ideal" body issue. Madonna looks amazingly fit at her age, there's no denying it. But... is that how we want to look in reality? Without the flashy lights and makeup and photoshop? Is it worth the restriction of food and obsession with working out and blah, blah, blah? So, when I see something like this, I like to take a moment for it to sink in. I don't want to be unhappy in order to look a certain way. And the grass will always be greener... And I don't want to look like Iggy Pop, either.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


Originally uploaded by SFMOMA/OpenSpace
Yay for photographers at parties!

Denaya & I had a blast!

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Dance & Fitness Faculty member at San Francisco Peninsula Community Colleges, Director, Choreographer & Featured Dancer, Founder of the Living Dead Girlz, and Owner of the Steele Dance Company, which provides entertainment for festivals, corporate events, conventions and private events. Teaching private dance lessons and creating choreography since 1997, Steele graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Double Major in Dance and Comparative Literature and completed her Master of Fine Arts in Dance and Choreography at Mills College. She has toured all the major cities in Germany and performed at the Cannes Film Festival as the featured dancer in TRIP -- Remix Your Experience, a multimedia exhibition of film, live music and art. Steele has also performed as a featured dancer for RJ Reynolds (CAMEL) promotional events. Steele currently manages the go-go dancers of "Poor Impulse Control," who perform frequently in San Francisco's industrial, alternative, and rock venues.