Monday, November 19, 2007

Write On

I haven't blogged in a while because I've been preoccupied with the writer's strike. (As a writer on strike, that seems reasonable). If you're interested at all, I implore you to check out LAist, for whom I've been filing a report "from the front line" nearly every day.

In the meantime, here are some firsthand photos:

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Race For A Cure

This morning, Gina got up at 6am and ran a half-marathon in Long Beach! That's 13.1 miles! Not only did Gina acheive the amazing acomplishment of completing the race. She also raised over $2,500 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Thank you friends!

Gina's been training for several months with a group called Team in Training. They abbreviate their organizations' name as T.N.T. But we all know that it should be T.I.T.

Several bands played along the course. I saw this band doing a Credence Clearwater Revival song...
And I saw this band do a song by the Cure...

Volunteers were giving free massages at the end of the race. The line was almost as long as the half-marathon.
I found this row of port-o-pottys very photogenic. I also found it funny that there was a homeless guy peeing in the bushes right behind them.

Here's Gina (in purple) rapidly approaching the finish line.

Gina finished the race in 2 hours and 55 minutes! Great job Gina!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Welcome home Daisy!

Right before taking her home:
The drive home:
On her wee-wee pad. Pee already!!
Relaxing on the hammock:
I'm thirsty!Her favorite toy:Her 2nd favorite toy!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Gina Verdugo

For those of you that have known me for a while know that I respond to the name Verdugo. You see, my last name is Vadurro. Since getting married it's Vadurro-Seifert. But for over 35 years I was Gina Vadurro, and a few select friends chose to call me Verdugo.

Fascinating piece of information, I know.

Anyway, you can imagine my excitement when I read that a new watering hole has opened up in Glassel Park called none other than...(drum roll please)....Verdugo!

It's like it was named after meeeeee!

Not really, but a girl can dream.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

One of the best conversations I've ever overheard:
(To be read with a Latino accent)

Teenage Boy at mall sits at the food court and sees a Teenage Girl walk by.

Teenage Boy: "Hi"

Teenage Girl: "Hi"

Teenage Boy: "Come Here."

Teenage Girl: "I'm sure. For I don't even know you. "

Teenage Boy: "Come here. For I can know you. "

Teenage Girl walks up to Teenage Boy and continues to talk with him.

Now that's what I call a Smooth Operator!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

"Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true"

WTF??!! is all I can say. And I mean that in the best way possible. Yes People, Point Break LIVE! is a stage adaptation of one of the best worst movies ever.

Point Break...LIVE??! Whoa.

My friend Libby, who's is working on this project says this, "Point Break LIVE! is the absurdist stage adaptation of the 1992 Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze extreme-sports blockbuster. This action play offers a true cathartic experience, putting you in the water with the surfers, throwing you out the door of an airplane and robbing you at gunpoint!"


She goes on to say, "Best of all, each night the starring role of Keanu will be played by a lucky individual selected from the audience. In a method that captures the raw essence of a classic Keanu Reeves performance, the lead will read all his/her lines off of cue-cards held by a diligent PA."

Apparently it was a smashing success with sold-out, extended runs in Seattle, Minneapolis, Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Opening night is October 12th. Tickets are $20 bucks at

Vaya con Dios, Brah

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Our New Favorite Website

What's better than going out for drinks with friends?

Going out for FREE drinks with friends.

We have a new favorite website. It's, and you should visit it often for a list of cool events going on around LA! (or SF or NY)

On any given day, you might find out about an art opening with free food and drink, or you might hear about a cool DJ set at a bar offering free champagne and dollar Kamikazes.

Not everything listed is free, but just about everything listed sounds fun! For example, after going to the site, we got really excited about "Gorilla Thursdays" at Ghetto Gloss in Atwater Village. What sounds better than watching a screening of the original King Kong while drinking free banana daiquiris and eating free chocolate-dipped frozen bananas?!

Nobody Walks in LA

NocTOURnal LA is an event in Downtown Los Angeles meant to encourage people to walk the streets at night while checking out some very cool LA sites. We headed down there with a bunch of friends and painted the town...RAD!

Yes, I said "Rad".

The night started off with a band performing at The Grand Avenue outdoor stage. About 400 people showed up and danced to salsa music under the stars.
Next we wondered down Grand over to MOCA where they celebrated Night Vision-MOCA After Dark. This is Jude, Jeff and Lisa really excited as we headed over to the museum.

The museum stayed open late, with guest DJ's spinning tunes. We didn't stay long...other venues were calling our name.

Across from MOCA is the famed Walt Disney Concert Hall. Here we stopped for the Urban Garden Tour where we were to be guided through the gardens from 10pm to midnight. Here's a pic of the quiet tour starting to get under way.
Hmm, maybe a little too quiet for us. We decided instead to stop for a refreshment at one of Disney's outdoor bars.
Next stop: Redcat’s gallery and lounge. If you haven't been here yet, it's most def a place to go for a drink and an interesting show. Nothing was going on when we were there, but it was fun to walk around and check the place out.

Here are all the handsome boys:
Us being dorks outside the Redcat.It was a great night. After leaving Redcat, we walked down to our favorite watering hole Seven Grand and had a nightcap.

Who says nobody walks in LA?

Monday, September 24, 2007

We decided to give up our carefree, wild days to start a family. Well, sort of. In just two short weeks we'll welcome Daisy into our life. She's the cutie on the right. Daisy and her eleven (yes, eleven!) litter mates are half Labradoodle and half Labrador.

Heath's been reading The Art of Raising a Puppy while I've been watching just about every episode of The Dog Whisperer during my waking hours.
Remember- Exercise, Discipline and Affection. In that order.

In case you don't know what a Labradoodle looks like, look at this insanely cute picture below:

That plus this:

Equal too flippin cute! Can't wait!