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I Golfed 18 Holes! May 2, 2011

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First of all, is ‘golfed’ a word? Doesn’t that sound funny?

Sunday, Irving and I drove two hours to Temecula to golf with Jake and Janie. It was another perfect day in Southern California. If they keep giving us days like these, we are never going to leave! I rarely golf, and have never actually finished 18 holes before. But this weekend I did and it was awesome!
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But let’s back up. Before I played, Irving played 18 holes on his own first!
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While he golfed…
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I got to drive the golfcart and read my favorite magazine!
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Eeek! The only bad thing about livin’ in the southwest:
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He had a great round (that included a lunch stop at the 9th stop). Mmm!
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Then it was my turn to play too! I came prepared.
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We had a fivesome: Irving, me, Jake, Janie and Janie’s Dad!
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I played all 18 holes without complaining. And I actually really enjoyed it. I hit a lot of great shots (and every shot except for 1 went straight where I wanted it to go. YAY!) But by the 18th hole, I was happy to be done. I think golf courses should be 14 holes. That would be perfect.

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And every time I see a golf course, I can’t help but wonder how nice it would be to spread out a blanket, have a picnic and read a book all afternoon on the greens. This grass is just BEGGING to be laid on! But I resisted.
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It was a lovely day with family, the perfect Sunday.
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Home, Home on the Golf Range! March 5, 2011

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Today was a GORGEOUS day in LA… I mean, we don’t get very many of those, right? But seriously, today was perfect! 75, blue skies and breezy. We just HAD to get out of the house.
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It wasn’t hard to convince Erika and Timmy to come to the driving range with us to hit some balls.
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I have a girly set of clubs, but I actually did hit a few nice shots!
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Uh… except for a few of these, when I totally whiffed the ball!
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This doesn’t look like very good form….
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The pink glove helps with hitting the ball really far. lol
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It was so fun catching up with Erika!
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It’s been almost a month since I’ve seen her, and her baby belly is growing! So cute!
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What a fun morning!
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Later in the day, we wanted to get out again, and headed out on a 3 mile walk around the neighborhood. We love to find houses for sale and dream about what our lives would be like in them. Such a fun day.

 

Mid-Day Photo Fun February 2, 2011

Filed under: Friends,Happy — Kelocity @ 11:00 am
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I know there’s drama going around in the blog world about ‘Teen Mom’. But I personally love the show from a pure entertainment standpoint. I think it’s sad these girls have to deal with these huge life issues at such a young age. And I know they’re partly being exploited by doing so (they make a decent paycheck by doing the show). But it also makes me more confident in my own future parenting skills someday.

Anyways, at the end of each episode, this picture comes up as part of the credits:
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It makes me laugh every time I see it. Last summer, Irving and I went golfing with Erika and Timmy and we took almost the same picture!
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Doesn’t it look almost the same?! Sometimes it’s nice to keep the mid-day posts light, what can I say.

 

I’m working on getting some more of my Oscar pictures up in the next week or so. Stay tuned!

 

Life in the Arizona Desert January 18, 2011

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In Phoenix, we stayed at the Legacy Resort. It was a timeshare that we scored through a third party website. It wasn’t the nicest place we’ve ever stayed (I’ll leave that title up to the Encore in Vegas!) but it was comfortable, clean and nice. And Irving played the golf course twice while we were there.
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Monday, we laid out by the pool (in the shade!) and read our books. It was nice to relax since we don’t do much of that at home. Oh vacations, how I love you.

When we got hungry, we headed over the the clubhouse for lunch before our long drive back.
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The scenery was so pretty. I love the desert landscapes.
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I had an amazing Taco salad. It hit the spot. (I donated most of my shell to Irving, and he shared some fries).
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Then we got on the road right away, hoping to get back home at a decent hour.
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So cool to see these big old cacti along the road.
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The whole way back we listened to old NPR episodes of This American Life. I love that show. The stories are so well told and they don’t make me feel dumb when they tell them.

When we were an hour outside of LA, we decided to stop at “Old Spaghetti Factory” for a quick over an hour bite to eat.

 

(GUEST POST) 2010: A Golf Odyssey December 31, 2010

Filed under: Christmas,Guest Post,Happy,Las Vegas,Mom — Kelocity @ 4:57 pm
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Since the day Kelocity launched, Kelley has been asking me to provide a guest post.
This is my first.

There is nothing I love more than my wife.  Unfortunately, my work schedule last weekend kept us apart for the holiday.
With her braving the winter weather blast in Boston I took the opportunity to rendezvous with my other loves, travel and golf… not necessarily in that order.

But this wasn’t just a trip… it was an odyssey.
54 holes in 72 hours on some of the best courses in the West!

My mom didn’t want me to be alone for the holiday, so she tagged along.

Yellow & Black Golf Bag + Yellow & Black Travel Bag = 100% Intentional
Yellow & Black Golf Bag + Yellow & Black Travel Bag + Yellow & Black VW Beatle = 100% Luck… it was a rental car.
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My first round was at Primm Valley Golf Club, just on the border of California and Nevada.
They have two courses, Desert and Lakes.  I played the Lakes course.

Warming up…
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This was our view while we grabbed a bite to eat at the club house.  Stunning!
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1st Tee.

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Fantastic conditions on a fantastic course.

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We stayed the first night in Las Vegas.

Day 2 (Christmas Day) was at Badlands Golf Course in Summerlin, just a few miles North West of the Las Vegas Strip.

Not only was the course amazing, so were the homes that looked down on it…
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Stay focused Irving.  You are here to golf, not daydream.
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Check out the view from the tee box.
It’s a long carry over the desert to hit the fairway, good thing I am focused.
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After that shot, your travel down the path to find this…
The octagon building is a workout room.  Just past the workout room is a helicopter.
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Wait, what?  A HELICOPTER?!?!
I thought about this for a while.  This guy has a helicopter parked in his backyard.
Truth is, if I had a home in Vegas on an amazing golf course… with a helicopter, I too would park it in the backyard.
I mean where else would you park it?  In the front yard?  That would be such an eyesore.

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Oh no!  The temperature started to drop into the 60s, time to pull out the sweatshirt.
(I think this was they day that Kel called me to tell me she had to shovel snow twice.)
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After the round we got in the car and drove to Mesquite, Nevada.

It’s about an hour North of Vegas just before you hit Arizona and Utah.

We stayed that night in Mesquite and woke up for an early round.
This was actually the course that I was most excited for.

Wolf Creek Golf Course in Mesquite is listed as one of the top 50 courses in the country.
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It has been described as “the Disneyland of golf courses.”
And “the Pebble Beach of desert golf.”
I agree with both.

Just have a look at this place…
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Time to warm up…
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1st hole…

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And here we go…
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Here is the view from the back tee’s on the 2nd hole.

The fairway is over the ridge to the left side of this picture.
Look just right of center in this picture.  My mom is standing at the white tees, where I played from.

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A closer look…

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Here is the view from the white tees.

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I’m going for it…
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The conditions were perfect…

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Here are two of the best Par 3 holes that I have ever played…

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I have never seen views like this on a golf course…

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This is about as close to other golfers that I got that day.
See them on the ridge?  That is a tee box!
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What a way to end the year!
Have a very Happy New Year everyone.  See you in 2011!
Cheers,
-Irving

 

My 27th Birthday! August 15, 2010

Filed under: Food,Friends,Happy,Los Angeles — Kelocity @ 11:51 am
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Here I am… officially in my late twenties! I have a feeling it’s going to be a great year. 🙂

Irving had a top-secret evening planned! Yay!
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He even got me pretty flowers!!
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First stop was our favorite Pho Restaurant. I don’t even know the name because there is no sign on the door or any indication that it is even a restaurant. But I swear, it’s got the best Pho Ga in all of Los Angeles!

When we got to the restaurant, Erika and Timmy were waiting for us!
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What a fun surprise! They are WAY better at keeping secrets than I would be. lol

We had fun introducing them to the world of Pho!

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It’s basically a chicken noodle soup with rice noodles and some other goodies, but you put it all together yourself!
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My favorite part is the mint!
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All together!
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Love those noodles!!!
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Don’t forget the sauces!
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YUM!
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The next part of the plan was to head to the Griffith Park Observatory for a ‘Star Party’. They open up all the telescopes to the public to view the moon and the stars!
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But there was no parking and the lines were too long, so we decided to be spontaneous and head to Castle Park for some mini golf!!!
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(PS check out the cool anklet my mom gave me!)
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Mini golf was SO much fun! I’m a nerd and I love things like that!
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HAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Erika!
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Timmy!
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The girls!
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Irving and I!
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Look how pretty the course is!
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Upside down?

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But OMG look at this GINORMOUS SPIDER!
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There were Tons of those. That was NOT fun!  …shivers…

Check out this hole! It’s like candyland!
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Look! They even have a mini-golf chapel hole! haha
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After that, we attempted to go to one of my favorite bars in the area, but it was apparently closed for renovations! Sad! 
 

So we called it a night and went to bed early. (I told you I was old now!)

Thanks babe, what a fun night!!

 

Valentine’s Day Weekend Extravaganza! February 16, 2010

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We had an amazing long weekend, just hanging out, getting some stuff done and enjoying the fresh air. It was just so nice to not have an agenda and relax. 

On Monday, we played 9 holes of golf together at a little course in Burbank. I told Irving that I wouldn’t play unless I could have all kinds of PINK things to go with it:

Pink Golf Balls:


Pink Golf Towel:
 
Pink Tees:

Pink Golf Glove:

And of course, a pink hat, skirt and shirt!
Golf is allllll about fashion, yes?
 

That’s my husband!


A beautiful day for golf!

 




Then later, we played a great game of “Extreme Life”!


It took us forever to figure out the rules, there are so many pieces!

 But it was great….and for the record… I won! To be fair, Irving beat me in golf—but not by much. 🙂

And just for fun, here’s a picture of my new Dana-Farber running shirt!!! This is the one I’ll be wearing on race day!! 

 

 
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