I’m just returning from a fun-filled week back home in the Bay Area! It was great to see my family and catch up with some friends, making the rounds…I never get to see EVERYONE! However, I did manage to check out my two favorite hometown teams …the Golden State Warriors and the Oakland Raiders!


First up, the Golden State Warriors game, 11.20.09! My good friend CNET star, Brian Tong had an extra ticket and treated me to the Portland game. He took the above “twitpic” and the Warriors have a twitter account that “retweets” pics of fans from the game, so to my surprise this picture got “retweeted!” lol


My hosts for the week, my baby sister Alison and her bf Jono donned their team gear to head to Oracle Arena as well!


I believe the Warriors only had 8 guys suited up…but they won in very convincing fashion and it was GOOD TIMES!

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The one thing about Bay fans, is they are loyal…I know it’s tough to stick by and watch when losing is the trend and it gets painful, so I was happy to be in the building for this win!!


Also in attendance, my Raiderette sisters Jeanette and Serrita (who had floor seats), but the lovely ladies came up at halftime to say hi!


Come Sunday 11.22.09…I headed down to the Coliseum to see my Oakland Raiders in action, playing against the visiting Cincinnati Bengals!


My good friend and Raiderette sister Tiaja came out to brave the COLD and enjoy the gametime festivities with me…


And wouldn’t ya know it…RAIDERS took the W in the final seconds when we thought it’d go into overtime!! It was SUPER EXCITNG, everyone was jumping for joy! Tiaja said it felt like we won the Super Bowl! haha BUT basically what I’m trying to say is the BAY WINS and I’m 2 for 2 this season when attending Bay games! 🙂 BTW..LOVED that concessions came around and served Hot Cocoa with whip cream … it was ONLY $5! lol

West Coastin’

I just got back from a wonderful (extended) weekend back home in the Bay Area! I truly covered the whole Bay…drove on just about every freeway and crossed more than one bridge! From SF down the peninsula..San Jose to the East Bay…and even into Wine Country, it was a nice escape from the humidity and a reminder of the GREAT family and friends I am blessed with!!

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From a Hennessy Artistry event in the 408 with my girls to celebrate Shonte’s birthday… Thanks to Tony (Kinetix) and Frankie Needles for making it a memorable night.

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It was a Raiderette reunion with a few of my San Jose O.G.’s sprinkled in!

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Then to a beautiful wedding at Ruby Hill for the new Mr. and Mrs. Caleca, with Cora as my’s out second wedding together! lol These ladies are some of oldest and dearest friends…LOVE THEM!!!


I even enjoyed a nice Sunday afternoon picnic in Napa in Oakville at Diamond Oaks winery…and that was a first for me…I mean MY Bay Area doesn’t really include “Napa/Sonoma”…but it was fun and I will be back for wine tasting!!
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We had perfect weather and ate lunched from atop a hill with a beautiful vista view. This trip I even squeezed in a lunch with the “Three Amigos” at Tres Agaves by the SF Giant’s Ballpark…

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…followed by a dinner at Sino at Santana Row with my sister Ade and Brian Tong of CNET fame! Until the next Bay Area episode…