I'm quite the germaphobe. I have antibacterial wipes, antibacterial gel, I'm constantly washing my hands with antibacterial soap and hot water...
I'm also quite the healthy eater, constantly at Whole Foods or Henry's, buying organic food, shampoo, lotion, detergent and dish soap.
I also take a vitamin supplement each day, along with a bottle of Ensure and DanActive.
I also run a lot. And do those machines at the gym.
But I still get colds. Blast them to hell. Just because I gave my sick boyfriend a tiny, tiny peck on the lips. Oh, I also accidentally drank from his water bottle (after I ripped off my label to recognize which was virus-free. Dangit.).
I asked my chiropractor if he had any recommendations to get rid of colds. Besides vitamin C (which I'm on 1,000 mg/day right now), he mentioned Nutribiotic, which I began dropping into my juice.
I feel better, despite running a fever last night. I've been using my nasal rinse, too, and that helps with my post-nasal drip issue.
Lots of rest, napping and my chicken broth, ginger and scallion soup help a lot, too.
Lesson learned? Don't be a ding dong and drink from the wrong water bottle when the wrong water belongs to a person with a cold. Your attempts at healthiness will suddenly seem futile (even though they're not). I just hate being sick. Boo.
I'm a huge environmentalist and am happy to see a local blog dedicated to exposing the greener side of San Diego. I'm jealous of the fact that LA has eco-salons, such as Recess, that men and women can go to. When is someone going to open one down here?!!
Blue Marble is a spa/salon located in the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay. The a la carte facials, massages, body treatments, manicures, pedicures
and waxing services are all eco-friendly and deeply rooted in wellness.
San Diego rock band alert........ Here's an interview with Project Analogue's Joey Tan:
How did the band form? Well one day I decided to move the drumset from my parents house to my house and then Patrick came over and we made the song "Blind Skeleton." Tuan started coming over and then later Rolando came over as well. for a while we a 3 piece with 4 people so there was a lot of switching instruments around for different songs.
Who is the band? Joey (I play guitar and try to sing), Patrick (drums), Rolando (bass) and Tuan (lead guitar)
How do you all know each other? I met Tuan in 6th grade, Rolando in college and Patrick after college.
Sounds like? Simple, melody driven rock with a heavy 90's influence?
Musical influences? Can't speak for the other fellas but personally, I'm a big fan of Radiohead and the [Smashing} Pumpkins, primarily those are the two biggest.
Where is the band at right now? Excited? Frustrated? We're currently playing around SD at various venues and are in the midst of recording our first full length studio album. I'm pretty excited, we've come a long ways from when we first started :) It's encouraging to see the progress and I'm looking forward to playing more shows!
What do you think of the San Diego music scene? Are you the answer to what it's lacking? The answer to what it's lacking? Haha by no means. I think we are a piece in the collective puzzle. Some people like some pieces more than others and I just hope we're able to connect with those people. Music is very subjective and I think our goal is more to have fun and to make music that we like. If other people are into it as well, then that's really cool.
How do you utilize social networking sites to promote your band? How has it helped your fanbase and connection to fans? Currently we're up on myspace (www.myspace.com/projectanalogue) as well as facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Project-Analogue/5824739613). We've put up our demo's on both sites so people can get familiar with our sound and there's also concert information on there. Any plans to do shows in other cities other than SD? Eventually yes, but currently think we're concentrating more on getting ourselves known more in San Diego before playing in other cities.
Oh, dear. I have to admit, I haven't been blogging as much because...
...I've been eating too much (and drinking too much Vietnamese coffee)! I guess it doesn't help that the BF and I not only eat out often, but we cook and bake at home often, too! Add all the holiday parties, the Pampered Chef party, the family feasts, and the friend fiestas... that's a load of food.
HAPPY NEW YEAR & HAPPY EATING!
Start your year off with a bang and head over to Nobu in the Gaslamp Quarter. You won't be disappointed. Everything from the Toro to the Yuzusicle (white chocolate sake cream enrobed with yuzu gelee and coated with toffee crunch) is absolute heaven. The Napa Cabbage Steak with Summer Truffles was UNBELIEVABLE and I loved the Tuna Tataki with Tosazu.
Here are some images of my nourriture et boisson, end of year '07:
My Black Friday was more like Black Friday/Saturday and I tried my best to avoid the malls. I did end up going to Fashion Valley to buy some pretty gift bags (did anyone see the crazy traffic guard by Bloomingdale's? She was off her rocker, basically directing traffic into a potential crash!), but most of my shopping was done at local boutiques.
I had a good time with my cousin, boyfriend, and sister at the Kokeshi show at Subtext in Little Italy tonight. Everyone looked happy, the music was good, and the art was AWESOME. I want EVERYTHING in that store! I especially liked the $500 Joy Ang doll and the 2008 Jeff Soto calendar.
Kokeshi group show at Subtext. Opening reception : Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 6-10pm
"In celebration of Bunka-no-hi – a Japanese national
holiday promoting culture, the arts, and academic endeavour – Subtext
and guest curator, Christina Conway, have carefully selected over 75
artists from 13 different countries to customize traditional Japanese
Kokeshi dolls. The Kokeshi doll is a traditional folk art form of
Japan, dating back to approximately 1830. Originally made by craftsmen
during the winter months for sale to tourists, they have come to
symbolize Japan to people around the world."