mayanrocks.com
Rise & Grind.
Friday, July 1, 2022

urth caffe

urth caffe

Friyay latte (@ Urth Caffe)

Help.
Thursday, June 30, 2022
but i already did something today
but i already did something today
but i already did something today

Our project manager put in his notice yesterday, the other senior web designer has been out sick since last week, and my boss just went on vacation today. Everything’s fine 😅

BBQ Pop-up.
Monday, June 27, 2022

apl bbq pop up strand brewing co

Fuck, can I get pregnant from this??? 😳

APL is doing BBQ pop-ups all summer at Strand Brewing Co, and I am here for it.

Fallopians 13:13.
Friday, June 24, 2022

he who hath not a uterus should shut the fucketh up

A-fucking-men.

Mega.
Friday, June 24, 2022

infatuation la list of restaurants

What time should I be ready? 😜

The only restaurant I’ve been to on this list is Guelaguetza, and I can confirm that you can still hear me over the mariachi band.

Negatory.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

negative covid home test

I went to my bestie’s kid’s graduation over the weekend, and more than half her family tested positive for covid afterwards. Luckily, all I got from the festivities was a fierce sunburn on my chest, minus a diagonal strip of white skin where my purse strap used to be.

I know over a dozen people who have gotten covid this past month alone. I’ve somehow managed to dodge it for 2+ years now, so don’t come over unless you’re dropping off some aloe vera. Or cookies from that new Crumbl shop that just opened down the street.

How’s My Crying?
Saturday, May 21, 2022

how's my crying? bumper sticker

10/10. Highly recommend.

Someday, Somewhere.
Saturday, May 21, 2022

Ghost, I wish you well, it’s your life
Pray you find yourself as souls divide
Seven sisters blue, it’s your life
Left my heart with, left my heart with you

Palace (@ The Fonda)

Early Bird Special.
Sunday, May 8, 2022

pancake fundraiser

I woke up at the butt crack of dawn to drive down to SD so that my beautiful mom could serve me breakfast at a pancake fundraiser. That’s love. Hope everyone had a nice mother’s day!

Ice Cream for Dinner.
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

doordash mixup

I doordashed dinner tonight and just received someone else’s order (a hazard of contactless delivery). Even though I was hangry as hell, I think we can all agree that the real victim here is Kathleen M., who ordered 8 scoops of ice cream from Handel’s and received my salad and brussels sprouts from Tin Roof Bistro instead 🤣

The Suite Life.
Sunday, April 24, 2022

padres suite

The Padres lost 10-2, but we stayed winning in Pammie’s company suite! (@ Petco Park)

Salud.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

callie champagne cheers boomerang

Cheers! (@ Callie)

harland brewing marionberry fluff

Who needs a husband when your bestie Jessie’s husband sends a bottle of champagne to your table during your girls night out and picks you up a 4-pack of sours on his beer run because it has your name in it??? Not this thirsty bitch! Ha.

Sadwiches.
Friday, April 15, 2022

infatuation LA sandwiches

BRB crying into my bangin’ breakfast sandwich.

Walking After You.
Friday, March 25, 2022

💔

Future Nostalgia.
Friday, March 25, 2022

dua lipa at the forum

dua lipa at the forum

Dance party (@ The Forum)

Highway Robbery.
Tuesday, March 22, 2022

LA gas prices

I had to for posterity’s sake (@ Mobil – Manhattan Beach)

Also, I am now a person who says, “Remember when gas was (insert lower price here)?” and also the kind of person who bangs on the wall I share with my asshole neighbor when he’s blasting his TV that he mounted to our one shared wall past midnight.

👵🏻 👵🏻 👵🏻

New Normal.
Monday, March 21, 2022

wfh setup

Welp, it’s officially been two years since I started working from home for what was supposed to be a two-week stint! Since then, I’ve put in countless hours of overtime and started taking serotonin supplements if that’s any indication of how life is going so far 😅

Wordle.
Monday, February 28, 2022

wordle - choke

I’m sorry if you haven’t done today’s wordle, but this had to be commemorated somewhere.

Innings Fest.
Monday, February 28, 2022

It feels like we only go backwards, darling

Hello
I’ve waited here for you
Everlong

Tame Impala x Foo Fighters (@ Innings Fest)

Traffic Selfie.
Monday, February 21, 2022

limo traffic selfies

Ma’am, this is the 405…

Winning.
Monday, February 14, 2022

superbowl squares 2022

superbowl halftime snoop c walk

Birthday Brunch.
Sunday, February 13, 2022

shi birthday picnic

Picnic in the park (@ Lake View Park)

All this birthday mama wanted was some adult time and some chicken in a muthafuckin’ biskit LOL! Nothing’s too good for our Shi ♥️

Rams House.
Sunday, January 30, 2022

chargers linkedin

Too bad I’m a Rams fan now 😜

Birthday Things.
Saturday, January 22, 2022

happy birthday balloons

Even though I usually try to let my birthday pass without much fanfare, this past week has been a reminder that life should be celebrated.

I got to have drinks with my almost birthday twin Christine, who was the second of my dearest friends to be diagnosed with breast cancer last year. It’s the first time I’ve seen her since she had her surgery last month, and I was so grateful to have her here with us, healthy, happy and cancer-free.

Shi wasn’t able to attend my birthday dinner because her husband was exposed to covid the day before and she wanted to be safe. Life has taken a 180 since this pandemic started two years ago, but I’m glad that anyone I know who has gotten covid has recovered from it.

While enjoying birthday macarons at Bottega Louie, a man sitting at the bar next us passed out. Initially, I thought he was drunk (it was late at night in DTLA, after all), but he was having a medical emergency. He came to for a second before slipping out of consciousness again and sliding onto the floor. The girl who was with him started doing chest compressions as he lay lifeless on the ground, and I stood there horrified. An ambulance arrived, and I left there completely traumatized. He couldn’t have been older than me, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it ever since.

All that to say, life’s too short to be worrying about my ebbing youth and unfulfilled timelines of where I should be at this point in my life. I’m lucky to still be here and am looking forward to more trips around the sun with you guys ❤️

Born & Raised.
Saturday, January 22, 2022

born and raised

born and raised

born and raised

born and raised

born and raised

born and raised

born and raised

Best birthday dinner ever (@ Born & Raised)

Hypebae.
Saturday, January 22, 2022

hypebae mom

When your mom visits you for your birthday, unexpectedly stays an extra few days, and has to borrow your clothes LOL.

My birthday was in the middle of the week, and I fully intended on working from home and saving the festivities for the weekend. Pammie and my mom had other plans, though. They were only supposed to stay for the day, but I guess they were having too much fun to go back home to SD! And even though my mom kept finding things to clean (even though I spent the entire day cleaning before they got here), and my sister had EIGHT zoom meetings a day that I had to be quiet for, I loved that they spent my birthday week with me at home in LA.

Birthday Brunch.
Saturday, January 22, 2022

republique brunch

Let’s get some fuckin’ french toast (@ République)

Trash Day.
Thursday, January 6, 2022

christmas trees trash

Christmas is over, ya filthy animals.

Memory.
Tuesday, January 4, 2022

fb memory dog

Wow Facebook making me cry this early in the morning 💔

Hidden.
Monday, January 3, 2022

poorly hidden package

Shoutout to the UPS guy who hid my package while I was away on vacation.

NYE.
Saturday, January 1, 2022

prince waikiki nye fireworks

It’s a good thing I didn’t have to leave our hotel room to see these fireworks, because I barely made it to midnight Hawaii time!

Happy new year from this old broad (@ Prince Waikiki)

LAX → HNL.
Monday, December 27, 2021

LAX to HNL

See you in 2022 ✌🏼

Holidaze.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021

crypto.com ice skating rink

Christmas (@ Crypto.com)

There is a hell and it’s DTLA during a lakers game the week of christmas.

Mind Mischief.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

tame impala hollywood bowl

If you only ever go to one concert in your life, let it be Tame Impala at the Hollywood Bowl.

Halloween.
Monday, November 1, 2021

fb memory halloween

This Halloween, I deep cleaned my apartment and installed a new area rug. What has become of my life?

Magical.
Sunday, October 31, 2021

halloween redondo beach

What, your neighbor’s halloween decor doesn’t include conjoined unicorns???

halloween redondo beach

11/20: You guys, they’ve updated it for Thanksgiving.

Stacks.
Saturday, October 23, 2021

Everything that happens is from now on
This is pouring rain, this is paralyzed

Spent my Friday night crying in Inglewood, hbu? (@ YouTube Theater)

I’ve seen Bon Iver twice before, but this was the first time he sang my most favorite song of his (re:Stacks). This was also my first time seeing a show at the new YouTube Theater. It’s located inside SoFi Stadium and it is GORGEOUS. If I were the Chargers, I would’ve left SD for this shit, too! It’s also an 11-minute drive from my apartment and near this cajun resto where we had the best pre-show po’ boys ever. Chargers game, anyone???

Big Things Poppin’.
Monday, October 18, 2021

pop pie san diego

Celebrated Chel’s birthday with the girls (@ Pop Pie Co.)

After Pammie shared her big news that she bought a new house over the weekend, Shi revealed that her only update was that she got a tooth extracted and was going through a mortgage refi—that’s two more things than I got going on! Ha.

Innings Fest.
Friday, October 8, 2021

innings festival 2022

Tame Impala and Black Pumas? Yes, please.

Long Lost.
Friday, October 1, 2021

Lay me in the tall grown grass in a shallow grave
Let it have me

Lord Huron (@ Hollywood Forever Cemetery)

One of my favorite bands at one of my favorite venues! My first live show in nearly two years did not disappoint 🖤

Pad Squad.
Saturday, September 25, 2021

padres vs braves

padres vs braves

padres vs braves

Same time next season? (@ Petco Park)

Majordōmo.
Friday, September 17, 2021

monello cheese wheel pasta

monello cheese wheel pasta

Smoked short ribs + doughnuts: a love story.

Dining at Majordōmo Meat & Fish was a religious experience. Can all of my meals be prepared tableside???

Meow Wolf.
Sunday, September 12, 2021

las vegas area 15 meow wolf

las vegas area 15 meow wolf

las vegas area 15 meow wolf

pacific social

las vegas area 15 meow wolf

Escaped the LA rain this weekend and wound up in this fever dream (@ Meow Wolf Las Vegas)

Social Hour.
Sunday, September 5, 2021

pacific social

pacific social frose

Much needed social hour and frosé with my faves (@ Pacific Social)

Hocus Pocus.
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

hocus pocus time to focus mug

Oh, look… another glorious morning… makes me sick!

When spooky season coincides with conference season 🎃🤓

Recall.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

governor newsom recall

Caitlyn Jenner and Angelyne? Was Kanye unavailable???

Thief.
Friday, August 20, 2021

To the asshole who stole my skincare subscription box: I hope you’re allergic to $100 worth of plant-based moisturizers!

Chola.
Wednesday, August 18, 2021

90s brown lip liner

I apologize if you knew me and my brown chola lip liner in the 90s!

Ceremony.
Friday, August 13, 2021

deftones tarot cards

Take my money 🖤

Island Vibes.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

southwest honolulu

Even the trio of babies having a crying contest throughout our entire 5-hour flight couldn’t break my aloha spirit (they really tried, though!).

hawaii aloha

Retail therapy (@ International Market Place)

leonard's bakery malasadas

We stumbled upon the greatest food truck ever in a Walgreen’s parking lot (@ Leonard’s Bakery Malasada Truck)

leonard's bakery malasadas

I’ve had malasadas in LA before, but they don’t even compare to the pillowy deliciousness that is Leonard’s. This was my most favorite thing I ate during the entire trip… even better than the garlic butter shrimp we waited two hours for at Romy’s! The mango gummy bears from Lin’s Hawaiian Snacks were a very close second.

halona beach cove

Getting our daily dose of vitamin sea (@ Halona Beach Cove)

likelike hwy

The scenic drive up the coast to North Shore was such a welcome contrast to the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. It felt like we were in Kauai again!

waiola shave ice

I tasted the Obama rainbow and it was presidential AF (@ Waiola Shave Ice)

honolulu pineapple

It’s a well known fact that drinks taste better when served inside a pineapple (@ Diamond Head State Monument)

xtreme parasail hawaii

Pops went parasailing for the first time at 67-years-young (@ Xtreme Parasail). Pammie rode tandem, while I just came along for the boat ride and the shirtless captain.

prince waikiki sunset

Hawaii is three hours behind LA, yet I still never woke up early enough to see the sunrise! Ha. I did catch this sweet sunset every night, though (@ Prince Waikiki)

hawaii japanese den den drum gif

Did you even go to the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet if you didn’t leave with a karate kid drum???

hawaii vaccines

Display this in a bigger font for the people in the back (@ Hawaii Theatre)

southwest airlines mask up

Cheers to a great (and safe) trip! Till next time, Hawaii!

Vacation Mode.
Monday, August 2, 2021

ala moana sunset

Home for the week (@ Prince Waikiki)

Remains.
Saturday, July 24, 2021

remains

Deliverance.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

doordash drinks

I feel seen.

Sob Rock.
Friday, July 16, 2021

I want you in the worst way
Is the gate code still your birthday?

John Mayer will forever be my guiltiest pleasure.

Half Birthday.
Monday, July 12, 2021

half birthday

Just Luna Grill notifying me that I have half a year left in my thirties (and offering some free baklava as consolation).

Surge.
Monday, June 21, 2021

uber surge

I’d rather hitch a ride and pay with my life than pay uber $100 for a 10-minute ride home from LAX! (I grabbed a $25 cab instead and lived to blog about it.)

Heatwave.
Saturday, June 19, 2021

vegas weather

vegas airport

vegas palazzo view

When it’s triple digits in LA, what’s another 10 degrees???

Going Green.
Monday, June 14, 2021

Is it too late to start dieting for my Hawaii trip in 2 weeks???

Recipes: Baked chicken breast cobb salad with ranch dressing // Avocado sweet potato toast // Chicken salad lettuce cups with avocado oil mayo // Air fryer brussels sprouts

DTF.
Sunday, June 13, 2021

dtf venmo

Contrary to popular belief, DTF is just a dim sum place I ate at with Christine, Pammie and Jessie today.

Also, I didn’t realize that venmo automatically adds my phone contacts to my friend list, which would explain why I know that the guy I sold tickets to on craigslist in 2012 paid for his share of the wifi bill last month.

About Me.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021

phanny's redondo beach breakfast burrito

I enjoy long walks to any burrito (@ Redondo Beach)

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