Monday, December 17, 2007

Snoop D-O Double G

Snoop's new reality series is HYSTERICAL. I've always loved Snoop for his music and even more for all of the behind-the-scenes, down-to-earth community work he does, so I was doubled over in excitement when I found out about his new show, "Fatherhood" -- a glimpse into Snoop's day-to-day life!

'A' and I were practically in tears laughing so hard during episodes 1 and 2. You see a whole new side of this mega-successful recording artist, producer and actor. The crazy Snoop you see in all the sexy music videos is definitely not the one you see at home with his family which he aptly describes as "ain't the Huxtables."

Line it up on your TiVo-- you WILL laugh.

Friday, December 14, 2007

The poor thing!

Check this video out... but skip ahead to about 25 seconds. As graceful as we all try to be, I SO wouldn't put it past myself to do EXACTLY the same thing.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Besides being Prince Spaghetti Day…

I LOVE Wednesdays because it is also Tina’s “Slink and Slither” Day. It’s my day to give some lovin’ to ME. Yes, every Wednesday without fail, I spend 2 luscious hours working out via exotic and pole dancing. Yum. It’s the soft music, the loud music, the slow beats and the fast beats. The music just moves me. And with the lights so low I feel like I’m in my own world prancing around in my kick-ass stiletto boots!

Aaaahhhh… Afterwards, I always feel like I’ve had a full body massage. I am so relaxed and ready to take on the world!

But really, where else can you unleash your inner goddess without any inhibitions and in the safety and comfort of a studio chock full of stripper poles and other amazing women doing the same thing? Well, once you start pole dancing, it can be kind of addictive and you start to wish there were poles everywhere that you could just take a whirl around. Here's a woman for example, who was thinking exactly what I was thinking when I was down at Disney World riding the monorail:

And then there's always the makeshift poles you see outside...

Another surefire one is sure to be found at the children's playground :)

Ahem. Anyway, for the past several weeks, I’ve been dancing to a lot of industrial rock. Today, I wanted to get back to my mainstay fave of dirty, nasty, raunchy, booty-thumpin’ hip-hop. (naughty smile) Everyone’s erotic creature is different. It just so happens that mine leans pretty heavily towards gangster. So, after fishing around in my iPod I found an oldie but goodie in Lil’ Kim’s “Kitty Box”.


I left class on a high and haven’t come down since. Time certainly flies when you’re having fun, and when you’re pole dancing, it’s always a fun time when you’re flying.

Happy Wednesday to all! Now, off to make some pasta dinner!

(photos from

Call me SMITSen!

Last night I jumped mid-season into the drama, Cane. After 2 back-to-back episodes, I'm HOOKED. Jimmy Smits rocks my world and the rest of the cast is golden. This series has everything - love, lust, money, family legacy, deception. It's the Latino Godfather!

Thank goodness for television viewing online. I can at least catch up on all the episodes I missed. If you haven't seen this show, definitely check it out. And as for adding it to your TiVo season pass list? Don't bother. The "season" ends next week due to the Writers' Strike. (!$?&#!)

We really are headed for re-runs galore...

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Thinny Thin Thin

That’s what my blood has become. Having grown up in Chicago and spent the rest of my years prior to 2004 in New York and Boston, the cold winter experience was always a part of me. Visions and experiences from the blizzard of ’79 in Chicago and blizzard of ’96 in New York City are indelibly printed in my memory. Yes- the long, freezing winters of day-in and day-out shoveling which sometimes went well into the month of April, were exactly the reason why we moved cross-country.

So here I am now, living in San Diego. And after only 3 ½ years, It's safe to say I’ve become a total cold weather WUSS. On Friday night the outside temperature was very chilly-- around 55 degrees. For our family dinner outing, I donned a scarf, wool sweater, fleece-lined tall boots and mittens! As I left the house I caught a quick glimpse of myself in the mirror and chuckled. Boy, has my blood thinned. Back east, when the temperature ROSE to 50 degrees, I would break out my short sleeves, roll down my car windows and celebrate what I felt was BALMY weather. I wasn’t the only one either. Our neighbors would routinely break out their grilling tools and host barbeques!


It’s all relative, I guess. As I type, I have family members in the Midwest currently experiencing single digit temperatures—something like 3 degrees. Psssh. I wouldn’t even be able to get the mail without crying. I certainly don’t miss those cold, snowy winters. I don’t even know how I managed all those years.

Someday, perhaps I’ll venture back for a visit between November and April. No problem. When full-bodied electric suits are fashionable, count me in!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

I got it from my mama

Did you catch the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last night? opened the runway with my fave workout tune!