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The October Recap! November 3, 2011

Filed under: Food,Friends,Los Angeles — Kelocity @ 8:25 am
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Hi friends! Sorry, I know it’s been a few weeks since blogging last! I’m here! We’ve just been insanely busy. We haven’t been home for more than two weekends in a row since the beginning of June. Now that it’s November, it’s starting to catch up with me. I’m excited to stay put for a couple of weeks now.

But let’s rewind. Back on October 22, we went with our friends Janet and Noah (and baby) and Erika and Timmy (and baby) to a pumpkin patch up in Simi Valley. Irving and I started this tradition years ago and called it “The Fall Festival of Love”.

We had a great time walking around the farm and seeing all the animals. They had all kinds of animals to look at and feed.

Even though it’s 90* in LA, who says you can’t at least pretend it’s fall here?


We attempted to find our way out of the corn maze, but six adults and two kids wasn’t enough to figure it out. We got lost for half an hour and then decided to walk back out the entrance in favor of grabbing lunch instead. HAHA Maybe next year!

We had a GREAT time with our friends enjoying the morning together.  (PS. why didn’t we get a group picture?!)

One weekend later, we took the Amtrak train down to San Diego to meet up with Jake and Janie (Irving’s aunt and uncle). We spent the weekend relaxing by the pool, taking walks along the beach and exploring Coronado Island. (I know, tough life, right?)

While New England was getting a blizzard, we were napping poolside. My mom and sister kept texting me pictures of the snow.
(I know it was mean, but I texted back a picture of a palm tree). haha

The rest of our weekend was spent watching this guy. He talked back to us and mimicked our actions, it was so cool!

Finally, Halloween night was a BLAST. We had some friends over and hung out before walking around the neighborhood.
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Doesn’t your trick-or-treat night look like this?

There were parties in the streets, DJs spinning in front yards, haunted houses to enter and plenty of awesome decorations to see.


This guy had a whole pirate ship in his front yard!

We had so much fun walking around with our friends. We were out for two hours and could have done a couple more, but we were getting tired.

So there you have it. The cliff-notes version of where we’ve been for the past few weeks. Regular blogging should return soon.

The winner of the Football Snacks giveaway is Janie! I’ll notify you via email. Thanks!


The things we remember… October 29, 2010

Filed under: Family,Halloween — Kelocity @ 10:49 pm
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I always thought it was funny how much random stuff I remember from my childhood. It’s interesting to realize the things that stick and the things that didn’t.

My dad used to recite this poem to me every Halloween and I still remember it to this day. (It’s funny that HE remembers it from HIS childhood too!) When I googled this, it looks like it was an old ‘boy scouts’ riddle they used to teach the kids. Maybe that’s where he learned it from? Someday I’ll teach it to MY kids!

So from the depths of my memory, I present to you a Halloween Poem:

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Hobos and Tramps,
Cock-Eyed Mosquitos,
And Bow-Legged Ants…

Pull up a chair,
Sit on the Floor,
While I begin my speech.

It was early in the morning,
In the middle of the night.
Two dead boys
Got up to fight.

Back to back,
They faced each other,
Drew their swords
And shot each other.

Two dead policemen heard the noise
And came and shot the two dead boys.
If you don’t believe this true lie,
Ask the blind man, he saw it too!

 Happy Halloween!!!


Halloween Horror Nights October 3, 2010

Filed under: Halloween,Hollywood Events — Kelocity @ 11:05 am
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Every year we try to go to Universal Studio’s Halloween Horror Nights. It’s always a fun night (even though I’m usually scared the entire time we’re there!)

I started the night off right this time with a little of this:
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Gotta do what you gotta do!

Before the park opened, our group headed to Saddle Ranch for dinner.


Irving and I shared this (with extra cherries!)

(It reminded us of our Blue Lagoon Cocktail at our wedding!)
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Anyways, after dinner, it was time to head into the park!


The scene was set as soon as we walked in! Freddy!!

Our first haunted house was the new 3D one. That means sexy glasses:


The wait times weren’t too bad at first, but then they started to get a little ridiculous!

But it was fun chatting and hanging out in line.

Look, it’s an Erika/Erica Sandwich!

Gotta love those insanely long Universal escalators! Here’s the whole group!

It’s crazy how they transform the park to be haunted at night. A lot of the day time stuff gets covered up. We thought this sign was really funny…’Nightmare on Elm Street…Presented in Ogre Vision”. haha They put the haunted house behind Shrek 3D. haha

And then there’s this…

We were in the park til 1:30a so by that time, everything seemed funny. 🙂

After a few more haunted houses, we finally made it to the “Terror Tram”. The theme this year was ‘Chucky’.

The tram drops you off and you get to walk through the backlot of the studio. This year, the walking path was SO COOL. You go from ‘Whoville’ through the ‘Bates Mote’l’. Very cool. They’ve never done that before.


Before we left, we stopped for one more haunted house… the House of Horrors:

That one wasn’t too scary, but then again, by 1:30a, I was over it.

It was such a fun night. It’s fun to be scared once in a while. Makes you feel like a kid again. 🙂


Halloween!! November 1, 2009

Filed under: Friends,Los Angeles — Kelocity @ 9:14 pm
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It’s crazy how fast Halloween came and went. But it was fun while it lasted!

I try to have all my costumes be “box” themes:

2006 (A lego):


2007 (Youtube):

And this year…I was a Robot!!

It’s always fun to dress up.

We had a mini halloween party at our place. It was great, we had awesome eats (A funfetti cake shaped like a pumpkin, Pumpkin flavored whoopie pies, Candy Corn and Pumpkin Ale!… lots of orangy colored things. YUM!

Everyone dressed up! I was so excited! Irving was a Lifeguard, just thought it was so cute and hilarious.
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 Ashley was a Stepford Wife and JR was the Sherrif! Erica was a marathon runner (WHOO HOO), Beth was a bumble bee and Chely was a German Beer girl! I love the spirit of the holiday this year!IMG_1908


We played Apples to Apples for a while and then ventured out into the neighborhood for some Halloween Haunts. Lots of awesome things to see this year. But we started out a little late. Buy 8:30, most houses had run out of candy and people were shutting down their displays, but for the most part, it did not disappoint. It was pretty rocking!

The first stop was one of the best houses in the neighborhood… every year there’s a theme of skeletons, and this year the theme was “Rock and Roll”.


Jimmy Hendrix (With Ash and JR)

So cute!


Michael Jackson (Thrillllller)


Britney Spears (and you can’t see it in this picture, but there’s a baby skeleton on her lap!! What?!)


Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana. hahaha


The one and only….


Bye, bye Miss American Pie…..


The Marathoner, the Robot… and Elvis.



The lifeguard (with our classy SOLO cups of Pumpkin Beer). haha


The men.


Isn’t this scary? It was a real TV set with a doll watching it. haha


Where the Wild Things are… there was a person in there!


A video of someone’s front yard!

The Girls!


We were late to the trick or treating. haha


I got sick of carrying the huge Robot Box through the crowds, so I ditched on the side of the road half way through the night. Haha. Doesn’t it look lonely? When I came back for it, it was gone. I hope some kid enjoyed being a robot. lol (dont worry, i was planning on trashing it after the night anyways).


This was at a construction site (there’s a dragon on the pile of rocks!)




ahhh!!! Isn’t this creepy?!?!


What a fun night with friends! We totaled up the walk we did, and it came out to be about 5 miles! I think we totally burned off at least one handful of these:

This is the #1 reason why I love Halloween… MMMMmmm. I’m pretty sure I’ll single handedly polish these babies off in the next week. 🙂




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