#HowtobeaMAN pt. 2

Twice in one week… When you insist on having your wife take your car, please have the tank filled so she doesn’t have to go through the trouble of stopping by a gas station. After the tire incident this made me so furious again, in the am on my way to the office. In the am, I said I was going to take Maximus. He should’ve just let me take the Prius since I just filled up the tank the day before! He was super insistent on me taking Betty White. As soon as I got in the car, I freaking had fire coming out of my ears. Seriously. I hate things like this… and he knows it. I hope I got mad enough at him for him to remember never to do it again. 😛

#TylerDay #DTLA

Tyler and I had a really great weekend together. I enjoy picking him up on Fridays even though I have to sit in traffic for 2-3 hours from BH to South OC. But that extra night I get to have him under the same roof means a lot. He’s growing so fast and any time spent away from each other is detrimental to our relationship. It’s crazy because one week we’ll get along great and he’ll go home happy. The next weekend, I will yell and be upset and he won’t go home happy, neither will I. But I understand. There are times I can’t always be the #partimemom and do whatever he wants. I still need to put my foot down and do my part as if I was a #fulltimemom. I can’t let him slide on things because I will not allow him to get away with things because I see him on the weekends.

It’s difficult. I will say the most difficult part is the fact that I can implement mannerisms and behaviors that I think he should learn and carry as he gets older because I don’t see him that often. I don’t get to use the good that I’ve learned growing up to make sure that he has the same upbringing. And as much as it’s unfair, it’s also fair. I realized that no matter how the situation would be, there will never be a fair way to raise a child with divorced parents. One person will always feel like they get the short end of the stick. And i think I’ve come to just accept that fact. Once it’ll be me, another time it’ll be my first husband. (But I feel like it’s me most of the time! :P)

@WallysWine @ugcbnet #Event!!

WALLY’S WINE & SPIRITS TO HOST LARGEST PRIVATE BORDEAUX TASTING HELD IN THE USA

Saturday, January 31st 2-5pm at The Museum of Flying at Santa Monica Airport
3100 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405

The Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux (UGC) is visiting Los Angeles to promote the excellent soon-to-be-released 2012 vintage.

The Union is an affiliation of the best Bordeaux producers from all of the major Bordeaux growing regions. More than 95 châteaux will attend and winemakers and owners will pour over 100 wines from the 2012 vintage. This is the largest Bordeaux tasting in the United States..

100% of the net proceeds from the tasting will benefit Food on Foot, a nonprofit organization providing the poor and homeless of Los Angeles with meals, clothing and assistance in the transition to employment and life off the streets.

I’ll be there in support of the organization and Wally’s Wine!

Here is a direct link for your viewers to purchase tickets:

If you are interested in joining me on the evening of 1/31/15, you can purchase your tickets here.

Tickets are $69 per person in advance, $100 at the door. This event will surely sell out!

After three sold out years at the Hyatt Century Plaza, this tasting is on pace for record-breaking attendance with its return to Santa Monica Airport where the event was last held in 2011. Taking place in The Museum of Flying, guests will be able to take in vintage aircraft and aviation memorabilia while sampling world class wines

THE 2012 BORDEAUX VINTAGE

We firmly believe that 2012 is the best value vintage since 2008. Just a few years ago it seemed as if pricing would never return to pre-2009 levels, but here we are today with most chateaux offering sharp values that have returned to the accessibility of years past. Best of all there is no shortage of quality in 2012…the vintage is full of top notch wines with some truly exceptional efforts coming from Margaux, Pessac-Leognan, Saint Emilion and Pomerol.

Tickets for the Los Angeles event can be purchased at Wally’s Wine & Spirits, www.wallywine.com, or call 310-475-0606.

GENERAL EVENT LINK

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Members of the UGC scheduled to attend:

Château Angludet
Château d’ Armailhac
Château Beaumont
Château Beauregard
Château Beau-Séjour Bécot
Château Beychevelle
Château Le Bon Pasteur
Château Bouscaut
Château Branaire-Ducru
Château Brane-Cantenac
Château La Cabanne
Château de Camensac
Château Canon-La-Gaffelière
Château Cantemerle
Château Cantenac Brown
Château Carbonnieux
Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion
Château de Chantegrive
Château Chasse-Spleen
Domaine de Chevalier
Château Citran
Château Clarke
Château Clerc Milon
Château Climens
Château Clinet
Château Coufran
Château La Couspaude
Château Coutet
Château Croizet-Bages
Château Dassaul
Château Dauzac
Château Doisy Daëne
Château La Dominique
Château Durfort-Vivens
Château Ferrière
Château de Fieuzal
Château Fourcas Hosten
Clos Fourtet
Château de France
Château Franc Mayne
Château La Gaffelière
Château Gazin
Château Giscours
Château Gloria
Château Grand-Puy Ducasse
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Château Gruaud Larose
Château Haut-Bages Libéral
Château Haut-Bailly
Château Kirwan
Château Labégorce
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lagrange
Château La Lagune
Château de Lamarque
Château Langoa Barton
Château Larrivet Haut-Brion
Château Lascombes
Château Latour-Martillac
Château Léoville Barton
Château Léoville Poyferré
Château La Louvière
Château Lynch-Bages
Château Lynch-Moussas
Château Malartic-Lagravière
Château Malescot Saint-Exupéry
Château Marquis de Terme
Château Maucaillou
Château Olivier
Château Ormes De Pez
Château Pape Clément
Château de Pez
Château Phélan Ségur
Château Pichon-Longueville
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Château Picque Caillou
Château La Pointe
Château Poujeaux
Château Prieuré-Lichine
Château Rauzan-Gassies
Château de Rayne Vigneau
Château Saint-Pierre
Château Siran
Château Smith Haut Lafitte
Château Talbot
Château du Tertre
Château La Tour Blanche
Château La Tour Carnet
Château La Tour de By
Château La Tour Figeac
Château Troplong Mondot
Château Trottevieille
Château Villemaurine

Traditional Korean New Year!

Tyler was missing because he was in SJ with his dad’s family. 🙁

It was too cute to see the kids bow and get excited about doing this in front of the family. As you can see, everyone’s busy taking photos and not taking the bows. HahahahhaIMG_8724

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I didn’t teach Bear but he watched and learned quickly! 🙂 Mr. 김!

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#Jackpot!!!!

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On the way back from the Wilshire Hotel, Bear Baby suggested we stop by Chung’s appliance.

Woohoo! Bear Baby handkerchiefs were available!

I snagged them all! 32 of them!

I shall never run out! I lost one once and I’ll never let someone take it home to wash it for me again.

I don’t mean to sound petty but who doesn’t return a person’s handkerchief???? Or even bring it up. It’s like as if they have no recollection and don’t care to give it back. Whatever the case, it shows their character.

#DoingJim @Equinox

Barely made it to do Jim this am.

I’m a stickler for schedules and being on time.

So I had known my ex husband would push back the time to meet so I can pick up Tyler, I would have woken up earlier and gone to the gym. I would have been able to squeeze in an hour.

We planned to meet at 9am, he let me know at 8am. Pushed back to 10:30am so I rushed to the gym but still didn’t have time for an hour.

THIS is why I like to make schedules and stick to it. One thing can throw off one person’s day!

Either way I got it in.

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#HappyBirthday #HowToBeaLady

I always try to give a card if I don’t have time to get a gift. Always, at least a card.

Remember, it’s the thought that counts. Let people know how much they mean to you by your actions and not just your words.

To my jeweler JH (@JewelryBox) who made my engagement ring dreams come true! Thank you for finding the perfect stone for my ring. Finding a purple sapphire was like finding a needle in a haystack! You pulled it off and I’m so happy to have this beautiful piece of art on my finger!

Wishing you a fabulous birthday!

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It’s Cold Outside!

It’s things I’ve never seen before!

It’s weird to experience something knowing that it’s the norm.

I’ve seen snow and stuff when I go to Mammoth or Big Bear but not actually live with or around it.

It’s actually nice.

I’m acting like a total LA Girl visitor of course.

Every time I get out of the car, I jump into the pile of snow and squish my feel around.

Bear : You’re not going to work out in your new Nikes but you’re going to jump in the snow in them?!??

Me: Ummmm yes! Working out is more damaging to the shoe 🙂

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When we went to church Christmas Eve the sidewalk was filled with snow.

I didn’t think it would be appropriate to wear boots to church so I wore my sling backs.

Bad idea. It maybe good idea, Bear carried me over the snow. 🙂

He’s so amazing. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. I feel extra grateful to have met such an amazing man and family.

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I still need to make snow angels… to be continued!

I can get used to this…

Granted I only fill up once a week, but after the first gracious gesture, it seemed to always happen like clockwork.

One weekend my amazing bf filled up for me. Then again the next, and the next and finally the fourth weekend, one more time.

Thank you Bear, I love you!

Now I never have to think about putting gas in!

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And yes I’m lazy. I hate filling up my tank and getting a car wash.

I Tooted

I’ll start with our night early on.

We met my gfs for drinks and food in Ktown and got smashed. We then decided to go to karaoke and sing and of course drink more.

By the time I got out I wasn’t feeling well. My head was spinning and I just wanted a bed to lie in.

We finally arrived at Bear’s parking garage and as soon as his ignition turned off, I opened the door to drop my head outside because I thought I had to throw up. But it wasn’t vomit that came out of me, it was a toot.

You betcha! I woke up real quick and sobered up from that mortifying moment.

This was the first, well at least for me, that I’ve farted in front of Bear.

Apparently I had tooted when I was sleeping earlier on in our relationship.

I never let him mention that again.

And now the second time and I have no excuse because I was awake and uncontrollable.

It’s been a year and a half and I’ve held in all my toots. We’ve just openly started talking about poopies! But pooping is ok. As long as there is a match involved.

But tooting? That’s so embarrassing!

I was really drunk so I had no control over it.

Throughout the relationship, I’ve walked myself to the bathroom to toot, do it under the covers (hoping I or he doesn’t have to get out), in loud areas, walk away and come back and other attempts at not tooting around him.

The sound or smell would not be sexy or attractive. I don’t know when I will be able to toot comfortably around him since he hasn’t yet in front of me either!

I get mortified easily so I’ll just have to wait.

I honestly don’t know when he will and I’m not so sure if I even want to hear/smell it. I like the smell of my own, but others’ toots, not so much!

Todd Goldman’s piece of work…

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Elevator Etiquette

What is it truly?

Hold the door when someone is approaching?

Ask which floor they are going to when their hands are full? Or even when it’s not?

Let the ladies out first?

Let the people get out before entering?

Smile?

Mind your own business?

Now does this all change when a cleaning lady of the building walks in and asks to push a floor for her?

What’s the difference if a non custodian of the building asks?

Should our mannerisms and attitude change simply because of the person’s stature?

Who are we to judge when we should or should not be polite and courteous.

This post stemmed from a fb post my friend posted about a cleaning lady strolling into the elevator with her cart and drink in hand. She then asked my friend to push a floor even though there were buttons on both side.

When I first read it, I got offended too. I, too, would have been perplexed by the demand but after reading the comments left on her status, it made me think.

We as humans like to categorize ourselves either in a lower or higher position than the next person. We should never rank ourselves to be better than anyone. This is something I struggle with and mostly everyone too.

We are all the same, whether you’re pushing an ice cream cart in the ghetto or holding a gavel in a courtroom. Treat everyone with the sincerity of your heart and it will be given in return.

So next time someone jumps in the elevator, throw a smile at them.