Category: Features

Man Crush Monday (3)

Posted December 7, 2015 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

This week’s Man Crush is the guy that plays Jackson Avery on Greys Anatomy because holy cow, he’s yummy. I started watching the later seasons over the weekend and my favorite part of the entire show outside of Christina Yang is Avery and Kepner. That’s surprising because I hated Kepner when I was watching the show.

I mean, look at this guy:
jackson Look at those eyes!!!! Talk about gorgeous.

This is exactly how I feel when I’m watching Grey’s now.

Get it, Kepner!


Week in Books (2)

Posted December 7, 2015 by Rowena in Books, Features | 0 Comments

week-in-books It’s been a really quiet week in books for me. I’m not sure if it’s the end of the year book blues or what but for some reason, I’m just not in the mood to read. I’ve been watching Greys Anatomy in my spare time and I never thought there’d come a day when I’d want to pick that show up again but there you go.

Currently Reading dirty deeds Alex Dawn is saying no to men. No to bad relationships, disappointments, and smooth-talkers. Focusing on her family and her job at Payton and Sons Automotive keeps her mind occupied and her heart content. She doesn’t really miss a man’s touch, until one night, a man shows up with the body of a god and a voice from her dirtiest dreams.

L.M. Spencer is only in Tory, Maryland, to scope out the town as a possible site for one of his company’s hotels. The British businessman didn’t expect his car to break down or to find the hottest little American he’s ever seen holding a tire iron, piercing him with bright blue eyes.

They agree to one hot night, one dirty deed to burn out the chemistry between them. But from their first kiss, Alex can’t stop saying yes to this man. And when Spencer’s company threatens everything she cares about, they must make the choice to stand together or apart.

This is the book that I’m going to try to get read tonight. Wish me luck.

Read Nothing. I did not read a blessed thing last week. Someone hold me.


True Devotion by Liora Blake | 4.5 out of 5
The Fifteenth Minute by Sarina Bowen | 4 out of 5

New Additions Sweet Little Lies - Jill Shalvis
Sweet Little Lies (Heartbreaker Bay #1) by Jill Shalvis

There you have it, my week in books. How did your week go?

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Friday Five (2)

Posted December 4, 2015 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

Friday Five I took last week off from the blog because I spent it with the family for Thanksgiving so this week’s Friday Five will be a random catch up session.

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[1] The Comeback Kid is Back!

Meghan is back in action on the basketball court and she’s in season. She’s playing at El Camino College and she’s got, I think it’s 3 college season games under her belt and she’s lighting up the stat sheets. It’s been really great to see her playing again. She looks strong, she’s playing well and she’s made the Daily Breeze (our local newspaper) Blog consistently so I’m happy for her. She’s got plans and she’s got goals and the exposure is a great way to accomplish those goals and plans. Go Meg!
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[2] Team Wilson Gang Thanksgiving 2015.

Thanksgiving this year was at Blanche’s house and we had a good turn out. Ingrid, Chloe, Markus and Chach came in from out of town and we had a good Thanksgiving. We had too much food, leftovers for days and loads of laughing. Chach had an interesting weekend while she was in town and as a family, we laughed a lot at her because that’s what we do. Haha. We also spent some time at the cemetery with Mom and Seko. All in all, it was a good holiday for us and I can’t wait to do it all again at Christmas.

[3] Brenna’s Got a Concussion.

Last week at practice, Brenna got elbowed so hard she saw stars. Literally. She was playing defense against one of her teammates and like Smokey from Friday said, “Got knocked the f*&%ck out!” Haha. So she’s not playing right now. She got cleared to play from the doctor so hopefully she’ll be back on the court soon…cause her team needs her.

[4] Basketball Season Has Started.

Basketball is my favorite sport, I like the way they dribble up and down the court…haha. Redondo’s Battle of the Beach tournament kicked off this week and all of the games from here on out count! As of right now, both of my high school teams are 1-1. North lost to Troy on Monday and Redondo lost to Winward on Wednesday. North battles it out with Long Beach Poly today at 3:30 and Redondo plays Harvard Westlake at 6:30. Go Lady Saxons and Seahawks!

[5] Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake’s CMA performance.

This song, actually this performance has been getting a lot of play time at work. I can’t stop listening to it. I’m obsessed. Justin Timberlake is the man! Apparently, so is Chris Stapleton. Mulu, Chris has written a lot of our old country jams. He wrote Your Man by Josh Turner!

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Throwback Thursday (2)

Posted December 3, 2015 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

TBT I took a break last week because it was Thanksgiving but I’m back this week with some more throwback picture goodness.

This week’s throwback picture features friends from my childhood.

Ralph, Hanah and David

Check out Hanah pimping it between a used car salesman and Samoa’s wannabe GQ model. Oh man, talk about good ol’ days. If I remember correctly, this was at the fireside for our Mini Missions back when I was either 14 or 15. I remember that Leitina was my mission companion that weekend.

I have really fond memories of being a youth in the Nu’umau Ward. From girls camp to seminary with Ralph’s bad ass and then who could forget Ralph and Ingrid’s fight at the Manhattan Beach chapel? I look back and laugh because I had a good childhood with these guys. I’m fortunate that I keep in touch with all of my Nu’umau friends from back in the day. I’m sad that Brenna doesn’t have these kinds of memories. The youth program these days isn’t the same as they were when I was in the youth.

I had to do it guys…sorry not sorry? Haha.

Until next week…

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Week in Books (1)

Posted November 30, 2015 by Rowena in Books, Features | 2 Comments

week-in-books Alright, so I used to keep track of all of my book related things. What I’m reading, read, reviewed and got each week so I’m bringing that over to this blog. Some things will never change. So here’s my week in Books.

Currently Reading Controlled BurnRick Gullotti lives the good life. He fights fires, dates beautiful women—though none long enough so they cast wistful glances at jewelry stores—and has great friends. And thanks to helping out the elderly couple who own his building, his rent is low. But when concerns about their health lead him to contact their only son, his life starts getting away from him.

Jessica Broussard has no interest in leaving sunny San Diego or her cushy corner office for Boston, but her father—who happens to be her boss—dispatches her to deal with the grandparents she’s never met. She’s unprepared for the frigid winter, loving relatives who aren’t the monsters she’s been led to believe, and the hot, scruffy firefighter who lives upstairs.

At first, Jessica is determined to get back to her comfortable life as quickly as possible. All she has to do is talk her grandparents into selling their monstrosity of a house and moving to a retirement community. But she underestimates Rick’s dedication—and his considerable charm. Nobody’s taking advantage of his friends on his watch, even if that makes the tempting southern California girl with the long legs his adversary. Unfortunately for them both, the only thing more urgent than the matter at hand is their sizzling chemistry, and it’s quickly becoming too strong to resist.

This is the second book in the Boston Fire series by Shannon Stacey and one thing that I’ve noticed after finishing the first book in this series is that her heroines drive me up the freaking wall. I want to neck Lydia (teenage slang for smack them in the neck for doing something stupid) so many freaking times in Heat Exchange. The book ended up being good, but there were a lot of things that got on my nerves.

I’m now reading this book and haven’t gotten too far into the story but I’m crossing my fingers that Jessica is a lot better than the last few Stacey heroines that I read. So far, so good.


Seven Nights to Surrender by Jeanette Grey: This was a great freaking read for me. It took me a long time to read it but that was because I wasn’t in the mood to read but once I settled in, I came to love the heck out of both Rylan and Kate. I can’t wait to jump into the next book in this series.

Heat Exchange by Shannon Stacey: This was a quick read and ended up being a 3 star read for me. The romance was kind of ridiculous in the sense that all of the secrets and behind the back banging made me roll my eyes. The brother’s reaction to the news of Aidan and Lydia was over the top and don’t even get me started on Lydia’s attitude toward everything. More than once, I wanted her to just shut up. Still, I enjoyed the other characters and am mighty curious to see how everyone else’s stories come together.


Redemption Road by Katie Ashley | 1.5 out of 5
New Additions Didn’t get anything new this week. I’m still playing catch up on last month’s review books so I’m taking a hiatus on new books until I get caught up. Maybe next week.

There’s my week in books. Not bad, considering I’m doing next to no reading these past few weeks. How was your week in books for the readers out there?

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