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Wild.
Friday, April 19, 2024

email

My wild Friday night consisted of emailing this dressing company to see if this vinaigrette I used to buy is discontinued LOL. I also went to the gym, took a shower, did a whole ass skin care routine, and took some melatonin gummies. Yes, I’m blogging this from bed. Yes, it’s 9pm.

Update: Through some online sleuthing, I found out that Tessemae’s filed for bankruptcy last year and was acquired by another company this year. They haven’t responded to my email yet, but I did email on a Friday night after hours, so I’ll give them a few business days 😆 Otherwise, I may have to try making my own dang ranch vinaigrette!

Routine.
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

leaderboard

I read that a routine can help you feel in control of your life, so instead of focusing on things I can’t control, I can set small goals. Like if I fall asleep without taking my makeup off or brushing my teeth, I’m usually like no bigs because I never get cavities and hardly ever get blemishes (only at the most inopportune times, like when I have a party to go to), but last night after I took a shower, I brushed my teeth, put on my cat headband and did a whole ass skincare routine, and took these new melatonin and ashwaganda supplements I instacarted because I’ve been having trouble sleeping.

Before the stroke, I would sleep at like 2, 3, 4 in the morning (on a weeknight!). After the stroke, I was sleeping more than half the day. I was also on medical leave and didn’t work for 6 months, so sleep filled up a lot of that time. I sleep a normal 8 hours now, but I’m usually in bed by 9 or 10. I’ve noticed that I’ve been staying up past midnight some nights, even though I’ve been in bed for hours. I had a restful sleep last night, but I took the gummies like at 9pm. I think I need to take them earlier, because it takes me a while to digest things. That’s why if I take an edible, I do it before an event and during the event, because it could be hours before I feel the effects 😅

I also did 30 minutes on the treadmill an hour after breakfast, lunch and dinner today. It’s the only way I’m gonna complete this Nike Run Club 60-mile challenge Shi has us on this month!

Retrograde.
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

mercury was. in fucking retrograde shirt

what is going on? is it some kind of solstice? - marnie, girls hbo

I’ve been in such a mood.

I was like, “Do I need to reset my chakras? Is Mercury in fucking retrograde?” Because I like to blame everything but my own life choices for my absolutely sour mood 😅

You guys, Mercury is in retrograde.

schitt's creek - i knew it - gif

Batteries.
Thursday, March 7, 2024

hella batteries

IDK why my dad has so many batteries. When I need one, I just take it out of my smoke detector 😅 Considering I’ve almost burned down my apartment, I should probably take some of these batteries home…

Sugar.
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
waitress sugar gif   waitress sugar gif
waitress sugar gif   waitress sugar gif
waitress sugar gif   waitress sugar gif

heart-shaped donuts

Life’s hard enough. Eat the heart-shaped donuts ❤️🤎

Also, I washed down my prozac with an iced coffee from Mcdonald’s this morning, and I’m ready to start my day 😅

Friendly Reminder.
Thursday, September 14, 2023
Next Step.
Tuesday, August 8, 2023

called it

When we were doing sake bombs at Yokohama Yakitori Koubou last weekend, Shi raised her shot and was like, “To the next step!” And Christine was all like, “What’s the next step?” And Shi was like, “The next step is death!” 🤣

I thought she was gonna cry when she told us about her son potty training and refusing to poo and her daughter almost getting sex trafficked at Sesame Place. Do we need to have an intervention, Shi??? Be honest 😅

Adulting.
Monday, June 12, 2023

adulting

I would like to cancel my subscription.

MIA.
Wednesday, March 8, 2023

ER 1

ER 2

flowers

flowers

flowers

flowers

stuffies and card

moon phase card

It was not how I expected to spend my birthday week (or the first half of 2023), but thanks to everyone who sent flowers, stuffies and cards and have wished me well after my “medical emergencies” (they’re calling it) to the hospital and to my sister who is taking care of me till my LOA is up in July, to Nicholas who shaved my chocha with clippers LOL and sang me HBD in the operating room, and to Nori who left the office to take me to the ER. I’m in LA this week for some appointments and Dr. Joshi says I’m “hanging on by a thread” (he doesn’t sugarcoat shit) while the rest of my doctors have told me they expect a full recovery in a few months. My therapist was surprised that it was a full moon (I showed her the moon phase widget on my watch lmao, nor that I believe in crystal energy) but all I know is I left my crystals charging on Pammie’s rooftop before we left SD, because I need all the help I can get. Pardon me. I’m def less foggy, but I got 3 vaccines today LOL.

Sick Days.
Friday, November 11, 2022

mb rain

I caught my first cold in nearly three years and have been down for the past two weeks! Apologies to my new neighbor who’s had to listen to my nonstop coughing, sneezing, and four seasons of The Great British Baking Show: Holidays.

Electric.
Friday, August 26, 2022

california bans gas-powered cars

out of gas

Welp, I have until 2035 to get my life together before I start driving an electric car that needs to be charged regularly.

I’m the type of person who doesn’t fill up their gas tank until I’m running on fumes (this picture was taken today).

iphone notifs

I’m also the type of person whose phone is always on the cusp of dying or already dead (even though I work from home). Don’t even get me started on all my unread notifications.

I don’t know what to tell you guys ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Recharge.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

crystal water bottle and acai bowl

crystals on balcony

I had a pretty shitty day yesterday.

When I woke up this morning, I laid my crystals out to charge under the full moon, washed my serotonin pill down with crystal-infused water, and cried into my acai bowl. Pre-pandemic me would never, but LA has changed me, y’all.

I don’t know if it’s work, or my period, or the $25 I just spent on doordashing this acai bowl… but Jesus, I got emotional. You should probably avoid this hot mess express for the next 3-5 days.

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?

Remains.
Saturday, July 24, 2021

remains

Chow Crown.
Sunday, December 9, 2018

One year, we’re getting kicked out of bars downtown, and the next we’re staying in on a Saturday night with the kids (none of which are my own), drinking homemade sangria and playing chow crown. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

Christine’s going to murder me for posting this LOL. Hopefully her three kids keep her too busy to ever read this thing!

Thankful.
Thursday, November 22, 2018

thankful

I know so many people who are going through tough times right now (the death of a parent, the loss of their family home, and trouble conceiving, to name a few)… Besides LA traffic, my only other gripe is that I’ve been working long hours, and my postmates driver (that my work pays for) forgot to include utensils with my order last night, so I had to eat my calamari in my office with my bare hands like an animal. I feel like an asshole even mentioning it. All things considered, I have so much to be thankful for.

Energy.
Thursday, October 11, 2018

rose quartz crystals in heart ring dish

My Shi just got engaged to the love of her life, and I couldn’t be happier for her.

She gave me these two rose quartz crystals a few months ago, because “love comes in pairs,” she said. I’ve never been a believer of crystals, but I did buy this cute ass dish for them (I still believe in good home decor, after all). I keep them on my bar cart in the feng shui-recommended “love corner” of my apartment. The booze around it will likely be of more assistance to my love life than the art of feng shui or crystals, but I appreciate Shi’s effort! Ha.

Congrats, love!

Dear Diary.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

raechel tejidor diary

Not much has changed since Chel’s diary entry from my 8th birthday—I’m still fun at sleepovers, and we’re all still a little afraid of our cousin, May! Ha.

I love that she still has all of her old diaries. I used to send people handwritten letters, but I didn’t start documenting my life until I started this blog in my early twenties. I never expected to keep it going for this long, but here we are 15 years later! For the three of you who have stayed tuned to this blog, thanks for sticking it out with me after all these years. Here’s to the next 15!

Word.
Thursday, March 15, 2018

do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do - oprah

The End.
Friday, March 17, 2017

la la land dream sequence gif
la la land dream sequence gif
la la land dream sequence gif
la la land dream sequence gif
la la land dream sequence gif
la la land dream sequence gif
la la land dream sequence gif
la la land dream sequence gif

La La Land was def overhyped, but this dream sequence of what could have been was everything 💔

Honey.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

cpk

At lunch today, our waiter told me he really liked my glasses when we first sat down, and later brought me some hot water, lemon and honey because he said he heard me sniffling. Deane said he wanted my dick, but I’m pretty sure he just wanted the tip 😉

S/O to Ryan @ CPK Manhattan Beach! You are one supreme slice.

Sometimes.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

sometimes you forgive people simply because you still want them in your life

Penn.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

orange is the new black - pennsatucky - i don't have rage. i'm just sad.

Same.

Ready.
Monday, March 9, 2015

i'm at that stage in my life where i'm ready to get a dog but i'm not sure who will take care of it

For So Long.
Monday, March 9, 2015

kurt halsey - for so long i have harbored all of this

Stand Up.
Monday, July 28, 2014

The worst thing is watching someone drown and not being able to convince them that they can save themselves by just standing up

Let Go.
Sunday, July 27, 2014

let go or be dragged

Wonder.
Sunday, June 8, 2014

wrdsmth los angeles graffiti

Chance.
Friday, May 23, 2014

if you get a chance, take it. if it changes your life, let it.

Risk.
Monday, May 19, 2014

if it's still in your mind, it is worth taking the risk

In the End.
Saturday, March 1, 2014

I suppose in the end it’s almost too easy to look back and say what you should have done, how you might have changed things. What’s harder—what’s much, much harder—is to accept what you actually did do.

Get Through.
Friday, February 28, 2014

At home, at weekends or whatever, it wells up and I can’t handle it. But most of the time I can just about handle it, you sort of have to get through the day.

– Paul McCartney
Regret.
Monday, February 17, 2014

You can't change what's done, you can't go back in time, you can't try to change the hurt feelings or mend the broken hearts. All you can do is learn from your mistakes, and hope you will never regret anything as much as you do now.

Toxic.
Monday, February 17, 2014

not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring - daniell koepke

Twisted Logic.
Monday, February 17, 2014

twisted logic

In the end.
Sunday, February 2, 2014

in the end only three things matter

Forget.
Sunday, February 2, 2014

I’m like that. Either I forget right away or I never forget.

– Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot
Don’t.
Saturday, February 1, 2014

don't promise when you're happy. don't reply when you're angry. don't decide when you're sad.

Gravity.
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Every morning, I wake up and forget just for a second that it happened. But once my eyes open, it buries me like a landslide of sharp, sad rocks. Once my eyes open, I’m heavy, like there’s too much gravity on my heart.

– Sarah Ockler, Twenty Boy Summer
Crumb.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Why don't you place just one crumb of basic human compassion on this fat-free muffin of sociopathic detachment? See how it tastes. - Girls Quote

Sandbox.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

You know, he should be here for you right now. But when the great seesaw of life throws your cunt in a sandbox, he's a ghost, nowhere to be found. This is what he does.

Deflated.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

now i feel like you were never here balloon quote

Third Beer.
Monday, January 27, 2014

She was the third beer. Not the first one, which the throat receives with almost tearful gratitude; nor the second, that confirms and extends the pleasure of the first. But the third, the one you drink because it’s there, because it can’t hurt, and because what difference does it make?

– Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon
Nothing Lovely.
Monday, January 27, 2014

there is nothing lovely about having to continuously convince someone to love you

.
Monday, January 20, 2014

i am having a hard time

Better Mistakes.
Monday, January 6, 2014

let's make better mistakes tomorrow

If Only.
Sunday, January 5, 2014

if only i had checked myself - girl who wrecked herself

Here’s to 2013.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Currently.
Friday, October 25, 2013

City and Colour – The Golden State

Why’s everyone still singing about California?
Haven’t we heard enough about the Golden State?
I guess if you like sandy beaches and blue ocean water
There’s something about it, to which I cannot relate

City and Colour and vino.

Retrograde.
Friday, October 25, 2013

mercury was in fucking retrograde

Ugh, this week.

Note to (Younger) Self.
Thursday, October 17, 2013

chat note to younger self

True Partner.
Saturday, October 12, 2013

Hart of Dixie - It's just so important to have a true partner in life. You know, it's just it's something that I realized yesterday having almost died, choking on a donut. Hart of Dixie - It's just so important to have a true partner in life. You know, it's just it's something that I realized yesterday having almost died, choking on a donut.

Donuts help you realize what’s important in life.

Temporary.
Monday, September 9, 2013

orange is the new black - mandala temporary quote orange is the new black - mandala temporary quote
orange is the new black - mandala temporary quote orange is the new black - mandala temporary quote

You should be watching Orange is the New Black, if only for sound advice from Yoga Jones. (She was the voice of Patti Mayonnaise if that helps sway your decision at all.)

Wolf.
Friday, July 26, 2013

castle - the heart wants what the heart wants castle - the heart wants what the heart wants
castle - the heart wants what the heart wants castle - the heart wants what the heart wants
Meals for One.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

target meals for one forever alone

If you ever lose me at Target…

31.
Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Mindy Project - I am 31 right now. I can't do this kind of thing anymore. I need to give myself a chance. And if that doesn't work out, we can maybe resume this in my 40s, 50s and 60s.
The Mindy Project - I am 31 right now. I can't do this kind of thing anymore. I need to give myself a chance. And if that doesn't work out, we can maybe resume this in my 40s, 50s and 60s.
Shifting.
Saturday, June 1, 2013

You’ll be sick or feeling troubled or deeply in love or quietly uncertain or even content for the first time in your life. It won’t matter. Out of the blue, beyond any cause you can trace, you’ll suddenly realize things are not how you perceived them to be at all. For some reason, you will no longer be the person you believed you once were. You’ll detect slow and subtle shifts going on all around you, more importantly shifts in you. Worse, you’ll realize it’s always been shifting, like a shimmer of sorts, a vast shimmer, only dark like a room. But you won’t understand why or how.

The First Thing.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

psychofactz.tumblr.com the first thing on your mind

Aware.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

being aware of your crap and actually overcoming your crap are two very different things - grey's anatomy - the notebook doodles

The Good Old Days.
Monday, May 27, 2013

the office finale quote - andy bernard - i wish there was a way to know you're in the good old days before you've actually left them the office finale quote - andy bernard - i wish there was a way to know you're in the good old days before you've actually left them

Me, too, ‘Nard Dog.

Act Fast.
Monday, May 27, 2013

the office pam beesly finale

It took me so long to do so many important things. It’s hard to accept that I spent so many years being less happy than I could’ve been. Jim was five feet from my desk and it took me four years to get to him. It’d be great if people saw this documentary and learned from my mistakes. Not that I’m a tragic person, I’m really happy now. But it would just make my heart soar if someone out there saw this and she said to herself, ‘Be strong. Trust yourself. Love yourself. Conquer your fears. Just go after what you want and act fast! Because life just isn’t that long!’

– Pam Halpert, The Office
Disclaimer Questions.
Sunday, May 26, 2013

jessie email

These are obviously in order from least to most important.

Caught.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

friends monica i'm breezy

tessism:

I do try. I’m the one that never calls too often and acts like it’s no sweat. I’m the one that stays busy, a blip here and then there. You won’t find me anywhere too long beyond what is welcome. Right?

Truth is that I am uncool. Goofy when it’s harmless. Frightening when I lose footing. I’m terrified of being seen with my love hanging out.

I know. I’m fooling no one but myself. Everybody knows. Now. I got caught loving, longing, dancing well after the music stopped.

Broken.
Sunday, May 5, 2013

everyone is broken quote

Draining.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

typewriterseries #42 - tyler knott gregson

On My Own.
Monday, April 29, 2013

adventure time LSP can of beans on my own

LSP is my spirit animal. BUMPS ♥

Ellipses.
Sunday, April 28, 2013

little texts punctuation warm bodies ellipses

Suffering.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

the root of suffering is attachment - buddha

Madly.
Sunday, April 21, 2013

vampire diaries - madly in love vampire diaries - madly in love

STEFAN: How does anyone ever seem to move on?
CAROLINE: I think that someday, you’ll meet someone new, and you’ll fall madly in love, and you’ll have moved on without even realizing it.

Sonnet XVII.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

sonnet xvii - i love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret between the shadow and the soul - pablo neruda

My Life.
Monday, April 15, 2013

so this is my life and i want you to know that i am both happy and sad and i'm still trying to figure out how that could be - the perks of being a wallflower

They All Float.
Sunday, April 14, 2013

yellowbricks:

Loneliness is lonely. I miss being in love and I miss being loved and I miss belonging to someone and I miss having someone to tell important things to and I worry that my missing those things will affect the choices I make and get me into trouble and I worry that I’ll forever feel like a dust mote floating around without anywhere to settle.
Monday Mornings.
Monday, April 8, 2013

not hating life

Trying to stay awake while looking through hot model pics on my new iMac for this microsite I’m designing at work.

My life is so hard sometimes.

Sweet Spot.
Friday, April 5, 2013

drinking to forget? that's my sweet spot - nick miller - new girl
drinking to forget? that's my sweet spot - nick miller - new girl

Same.

Living & Shit.
Monday, April 1, 2013

hey remember that person you thought you couldn't live without? well look at you living and shit

From the voice of reason ♥
#notyouanthony

Sad.
Saturday, March 30, 2013

sad cute kittens licking sad cute kittens licking
sad cute kittens licking sad cute kittens licking

bryarly:

“I’m sad.”

“OK. I’ll lick you until you’re not sad.”

“…OK.”

Coincidentally, this is also what I like to hear when I’m sad.

Shitty.
Saturday, March 23, 2013

girls - hannah horvath - i just want somoene who wants to hang out all the time, and thinks i'm the best person in the world, and wants to have sex with only me. you're charming. i really care about you. and i don't want to anymore because it feels too shitty for me. so i'm gonna leave.
girls - hannah horvath - i just want somoene who wants to hang out all the time, and thinks i'm the best person in the world, and wants to have sex with only me. you're charming. i really care about you. and i don't want to anymore because it feels too shitty for me. so i'm gonna leave.

Girls = new obsession.

Microwave Cooking For One.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

the mindy project - mindy's birthday - microwave cooking for one the mindy project - mindy's birthday - microwave cooking for one
the mindy project - mindy's birthday - microwave cooking for one the mindy project - mindy's birthday - microwave cooking for one

This show is depressingly relatable. Also, you can get this book on Amazon.
(Don’t ask me how I know.)

Worthwhile.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

don't waste your precious breath explaining you are worthwhile

For my sad bears, drunk bears, and #whyareweevenhere bears…
The right person won’t need convincing.

Courage.
Thursday, March 7, 2013

have enough courage to trust love one more time - maya angelou

Nahhh, I’m good…

Impulsive.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013

new girl impulsive cece nick new girl impulsive cece nick
new girl impulsive cece nick new girl impulsive cece nick
True Life.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013

mtv true life i hate wearing pants

At last, an MTV show I can get behind.

Homesick.
Monday, February 4, 2013

the avett brothers homesick

Empty.
Sunday, February 3, 2013

silver linings playbook empty

Silver Linings Playbook. Loved, loved, loved.

Old Habits.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

old habits die hard

Resolutions.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013

eat more bacon have more sex

This pretty much sums up my new year’s resolutions for 2013.

Clear.
Thursday, December 27, 2012

drinking grandmas

My future is as clear as the shots of vodka my grandmas were doing on Christmas.

Running with Scissors.
Friday, December 21, 2012

running with scissors birthday card

I forgot my cell phone in my car last night, and I didn’t realize it till almost midnight.

Can we just take a second to talk about my parking situation??? Okay so #1 I don’t have a designated parking spot. My garage is only big enough for my landlord’s BMW, his Mini Cooper and his diamond shoes. #2 I live on a one way street. If I can’t find parking (which is always), I have to go around the block and onto one of the busiest streets in Redondo before getting back on my street. Don’t even get me started on the street sweeping that happens twice a week. Sometimes, some asshole parks in the middle of two driveways and doesn’t leave enough room to park in front or behind them. And sometimes that asshole is me. But I digress.

It was already late, and I had to park two blocks away last night, so I considered staying off the grid till morning. Plus I had already taken my bra off, so I was in for the night. But I knew I wouldn’t be able to wake up for work without all the alarms I have set on my phone, so I grabbed my sharpest pair of fabric scissors (in case some beach bum tried to get crazy) and sprinted to my car. Okay so maybe it was more of a light jog. Get off me. Not only was I running with (fabric) scissors, but I was also running with no bra on, and that’s a dangerous situation in itself, amirite?

Pact.
Thursday, December 13, 2012

the mindy project pact gif the mindy project pact gif
the mindy project pact gif the mindy project pact gif
Fertilize Me, Los Angeles!
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

new girl eggs new girl eggs new girl eggs

Apparently, by the time a woman hits 30, she loses about 90% of her eggs.

This may be the red devil in my belly speaking, but who wants to go halfsies on a baby two-pack of First Response fertility tests???

The Splash.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

tyler knott gregson typewriter series

Enjoying-Slash-Tolerating It.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

via vulture.com:

  33 Facts You Learn About Mindy Kaling by Hanging Around Her

15. Right now, Kaling is single “and enjoying-slash-tolerating it,” she says. “It seems like when I have a serious relationship with someone, despite my schedule and everything else, they find a time to pursue me and date me. So I have this maybe naïve thing of, like, ‘Well, they’ll just find me.’ You know? ‘They will figure it out and find me and we will work it out.’”

16. It’s a belief that comes from how her parents met: In Nigeria, where her father was the architect designing the wing of the hospital her mother was working in. “She didn’t plan it, it just happened,” says Kaling. “She moved to Nigeria to be a doctor and was just living there and my dad met her and he pursued her. And as my grandmother always said, the best relationships are the ones where the guy likes the girl a little bit more than the girl likes the guy. So great, I’m busy. I’m doing something I love. And if someone really likes me, they will come and find me. I don’t mean that like, ‘Oh come find me.’ Like I’m this little daisy and I’m not a strong woman. I mean that if someone is willing, and they see what my schedule is, and they are really that interested, we’ll find a way. I don’t have to change that much.”

Absence.
Friday, September 28, 2012

tyler knott typewriter series #181 absence

The Mindy Project.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

the mindy project man gif the mindy project man gif
the mindy project man gif the mindy project man gif

Evidence that The Mindy Project is actually about my life.

Here comes the Future.
Monday, September 3, 2012

honey boo boo child mama

Honey Boo Boo‘s mama is only 2 years older than me! I have so much to look forward to.

GPOY.
Thursday, August 30, 2012

himym robin crying under desk

Everything happened so fast with the move that I didn’t have time to think about it. I’m so much happier at my new job, but I miss my friends. I miss my family. I miss my dog. Le’sigh.

Hello.
Sunday, August 26, 2012

If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.

– Paulo Coelho
Too Short.
Thursday, August 23, 2012

john burroughs quote

No time! There’s never any time!

Decide.
Thursday, August 23, 2012

The first step toward getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.

– J. Pierpont Morgan
Elsewhere.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

But I believe good things happen everyday. I believe good things happen even when bad things happen. And I believe on a happy day like today, we can still feel a little sad. That’s life, isn’t it?

– Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere
The End.
Sunday, August 12, 2012

life begins at the end of your comfort zone

Celeste and Jesse Forever.
Sunday, August 12, 2012

kristen bell crying gif so many feels

New Position.
Sunday, August 12, 2012

will and grace and vince and nadine - Last night, I accepted a new position. Then, after my date left, I got a call about a new job. - Karen Walker

I’m officially the new Web Designer for Skechers! LA, here I come… Yikes!

Souvenir Shop.
Monday, August 6, 2012

everything is illuminated movie - the collector

You are a souvenir shop, where he goes to remember how much people miss him when he is gone.

Whore.
Thursday, August 2, 2012

funny congrats on your pregnancy whore card

Today, I found out that my BFF is pregnant with her third kid. It’s almost like I’m having a baby, too, but without the weight gain or the big boobs. Oh, wait…

GPOY.
Monday, July 23, 2012

goodbye cruel world hangman

As far as Mondays go, today has been exceptionally shitty.

Alive and Unfinished.
Thursday, July 19, 2012

heartworm, n.
a relationship or friendship that you can’t get out of your head, which you thought had faded long ago but is still somehow alive and unfinished, like an abandoned campsite whose smoldering embers still have the power to start a forest fire.

Happiness.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

don't let your happiness depend on something you may lose - c.s. lewis

I’m doing it wrong.

Almost.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

you and me and never us; a complicated series of almost interactions

Surviving.
Monday, July 9, 2012

All or nothing was bullshit. It never worked out that way. Life was all about taking what you could get when you could get it and surviving when it wasn’t enough.

– Maya Banks
Spill.
Friday, June 29, 2012

tyler knott typewriter series

Go.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

no reason to stay is a good reason to go

Safety Not Guaranteed.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

It’ll change your life, I swear.

Tough.
Monday, June 11, 2012

how i met your mother - the rebound girl - it gets pretty tough

Barnito Supreme speaks the truth.

New.
Sunday, June 10, 2012

know when to give up and have a margarita quote 8x10 print

New prints are up in my Etsy shop!

The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Loved this book in highschool.
Love the Imagine Dragons song in the trailer.
Can’t wait to see the movie!

Desire.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

i desire the things which will destroy me in the end - sylvia plath
You can’t save a damsel if she loves her distress…

White Fang.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

new girl white fang new girl white fang
new girl white fang new girl white fang
Fingers Crossed.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Is it just me, or does everyone else’s room get a little dusty whenever they watch google chrome commercials?

Sports Fish.
Sunday, April 22, 2012

A man fishes for two reasons: he’s either sport fishing or fishing to eat, which means he’s either going to try to catch the biggest fish he can, take a picture of it, admire it with his buddies and toss it back to sea, or he’s going to take that fish on home, scale it, fillet it, toss it in some cornmeal, fry it up, and put it on his plate. This, I think, is a great analogy for how men seek out women. It’s not the guy who determines whether you’re a sports fish or a keeper—it’s you. Every word you say, every move you make, every signal you give to a man will help him determine whether he should try to play you, be straight with you, or move on to the next woman to do a little more sport fishing.

– Steve Harvey, Think Like a Man

Mr. Hightower speaks an insane amount of truth.

I have found my new spiritual leader. Teach me your ways, oh wise one.

Unacceptable.
Friday, April 13, 2012

someecard publicly unacceptable work

…although it’s questionable how publicly acceptable I look when I’m not at home!

Apparently, while I’m at work gchatting with my friends (which is frequently—unless my boss is reading this, in which case it’s occasionally and only on nights and weekends), they’re at home wearing mascara while I’m out in public without a stitch of makeup on.

God forbid I run into the love of my life at Starbucks while wearing my yoga pants that, if we’re being honest, have never been worn to yoga.

Open Flame.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

we're all drawn to the warmth of a true connection, but don't stand too close to an open flame; someone will surely get burned. - revenge

Mediocre.
Sunday, April 8, 2012

Unless it’s mad, passionate, extraordinary love, it’s a waste of your time. There are too many mediocre things in life. Love shouldn’t be one of them.

The Wrong Place.
Sunday, April 8, 2012

Via Slowly, But Shirley:

the office stress relief pam

He said that you told him how much you love me.

About how you feel when I walk in a room.

About how you’ve never doubted for a second that I’m the woman you want to spend the rest of your life with.

And I guess he had never felt that way with my mom, even at their best.

There’s usually a scene in all my favorite shows that never fails to get me all choked up… like this scene from The Office where they explain how Jim’s feelings about Pam is what caused Pam’s dad to decide to leave her mom. Sometimes getting a taste of how things should be makes you realize you’re in the wrong place…

Promise.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

happy endings dave and penny

DAVE: You might not meet not somebody tonight, but you will meet someone.
PENNY: You promise?
DAVE: Yes… as long as you promise to stop slobbering all over the champagne.
PENNY: I can’t promise that.

Sweats.
Saturday, March 31, 2012

never leave the house in sweats

I’m screwed.

Unfinished.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

unfinished himym

ROBIN: I am never going to have closure. Okay, closure doesn’t exist. It just… ended. And, no matter how much I try to forget that it happened, it will have never not happened. Don and I will always be a loose end. We will always be—

TED: Unfinished. Gaudí, to his credit, never gave up on his dream. But that’s not usually how it goes. Most of the time it’s just too difficult, too expensive, too scary. It’s only once you’ve stopped that you realize how hard it is to start again, so you force yourself not to want it. But it’s always there. And until you finish it, it will always be…

Waiting.
Sunday, March 4, 2012

beginners movie lion and giraffe

HAL: Well, let’s say that since you were little, you always dreamed of getting a lion. And you wait, and you wait, and you wait, and you wait but the lion doesn’t come. And along comes a giraffe. You can be alone, or you can be with the giraffe.
OLIVER: I’d wait for the lion.
HAL: That’s why I worry about you.

Hello, stranger.
Thursday, February 9, 2012

hello stranger

This past week, I received an email from an old high school friend I lost touch with, two of my old coworkers from two different jobs both texted me out of the blue wanting to hang out, and I just happened to cross paths with someone I haven’t seen in ten years. What’s next? The return of Crystal Pepsi?

Ousted.
Monday, January 30, 2012

ousted mayor crab hut

Just when I thought this day couldn’t get any worse…

Moving forward.
Sunday, January 29, 2012

it's not who you are that holds you back. it's who you think you're not

Twelve in 2012.
Sunday, January 22, 2012

12 in 2012 - new year's resolutions

  1. Find a new home. A new apartment, a new house, maybe a new city… No one is keeping me here but myself.
  2. Pay off my credit cards. I just paid off my car, but my credit card debt is seriously cramping my style.
  3. Find a new job. It’s been over four years since I took this internship as a “stepping stone” towards my dream job. Two promotions and seven interns later, I know I’ve reached my full potential here and exhausted my stay.
  4. Learn how to cook. According to Skokie, it looks like I’m getting better at not burning things, so I must be halfway there! I’ve pinned a ton of recipes to try here.
  5. Conquer the elusive French macaron. I’m going to bake a perfect salted caramel macaron, and it will be glorious.
  6. Try new things. The same old is getting old. I can’t remember the last time I did something for the first time.
  7. Travel more. Go somewhere I’ve never been before for more than just a weekend.
  8. Appreciate what I have. I’ll try not to lose any sleep over the nine couples I know getting married this year. Yes, I said nine.
  9. Procrastinate less. If being stuck with no gas at Anthony’s during The Great Blackout of 2011 taught me anything, it’s that Anthony uses Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub. And that I shouldn’t wait until my gas light is on for two days before filling up.
  10. Take better care of myself. Eat better, exercise more, get regular checkups. Losing my aunt to lung cancer last year coupled with my mom’s painful battle with pancreatitis def put my health in perspective.
  11. Be more organized. My dad once told me that guys like girls who are more organized. I used to think it was just something that he said to get me to take the half empty bottled waters out of my car, but now I’m not so sure.
  12. Go to more music festivals. Outside Lands in SF last year was amazeballs. There are so many other festivals… Coachella in Indio, Lollapalooza in Chicago, Bonnaroo in Tennessee, SXSW in Austin… Where should I go next? Who’s coming with me? And most importantly, which festivals will Young the Giant be at???
Downhill.
Sunday, January 8, 2012

dirty diaper game baby shower

I don’t know what’s sadder—that I spent my last weekend in my twenties at yet another baby shower, or that I won the dirty diaper game by identifying 10 out of 10 melted candy bars (some without even having to smell them).

It’s all downhill from here.

Divide.
Friday, January 6, 2012

11 Things to Know at 25(ish) via Relevant Magazine:

  11. Don’t Get Stuck

This is the thing: When you hit 28 or 30, everything begins to divide. You can see very clearly two kinds of people. On one side, people who have used their 20s to learn and grow, to find themselves and their dreams, people who know what works and what doesn’t, who have pushed through to become real live adults. Then there’s the other kind, who are hanging onto college, or high school even, with all their might. They’ve stayed in jobs they hate, because they’re too scared to get another one. They’ve stayed with men or women who are good but not great, because they don’t want to be lonely. They mean to develop intimate friendships, they mean to stop drinking like life is one big frat party. But they don’t do those things, so they live in an extended adolescence, no closer to adulthood than when they graduated.

Don’t be like that. Don’t get stuck. Move, travel, take a class, take a risk. There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness, and this is neither. This season is about becoming. Don’t lose yourself at happy hour, but don’t lose yourself on the corporate ladder either. Stop every once in a while and go out to coffee or climb in bed with your journal.

Ask yourself some good questions like: “Am I proud of the life I’m living? What have I tried this month? What parts of my childhood am I leaving behind, and what parts am I choosing to keep? Do the people I’m spending time with give me life, or make me feel small? Is there any brokenness in my life that’s keeping me from moving forward?”

Now is your time. Walk closely with people you love, and with people who believe life is a grand adventure. Don’t get stuck in the past, and don’t try to fast-forward yourself into a future you haven’t yet earned.

Give today all the love and intensity and courage you can, and keep traveling honestly along life’s path.

Oh, cruel world.
Thursday, December 22, 2011

anthropologie birthday discount

Not only did I receive a reminder from Anthropologie that I’m turning thirty next month, but I also got stuck with a “family” frame (for the husband and kids I don’t have) at the white elephant gift exchange at my office today.

If only I had picked the booze that Jesse brought so I could drown my sorrows.

3:18 PM Jesse: so im going to the home depot parking lot in 15 minutes to buy nye tickets from dude off craigslist
  me: i hope you have your gat strapped
3:21 PM Jesse: if im not back in 30 minutes, call the police cuz ive likely been stabbed and robbed
  me: can i have your white elephant gift if you don’t come back?
3:22 PM Jesse: of course
Doomsday.
Monday, December 12, 2011

you only get 10 years to be in your twenties

I officially have one month left to make some bad decisions. Where did my life go???

Just like that.
Saturday, December 3, 2011

Gandhi said that whatever you do in life will be insignificant.
But it’s very important that you do it.
I tend to agree with the first part.
Don’t postpone what you want.
Don’t leave anything misunderstood.
Make sure the people you care about know.
Make sure they know how you really feel.
Because just like that… it could end.

Do your job.
Friday, December 2, 2011

dear eyelashes - do your job

As someone who relies on a Magic 8 Ball app to make my life decisions, it’s no surprise that I’m all about this wishful thinking crap.

And so today at 11:11, instead of wishing my usual wish that I won’t mention (partly because it won’t come true if I do, but mostly because it’s frowned upon), I wished for the speedy recovery of my best friend’s dad who suffered a heart attack and had quadruple bypass surgery yesterday. And for a miracle to happen for my mom’s sister who is back in the hospital and losing her battle with lung cancer.

This week was def a reminder that life is short.

Follow.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

incenses:

I think you could fall in love with anyone if you saw the parts of them that no one else gets to see. Like if you followed them around invisibly for a day and you saw them crying in their bed at night or singing to themselves as they make a sandwich or even just walking along the street and even if they were really weird and had no friends at school, I think after seeing them at their most vulnerable you wouldn’t be able to help falling in love with them.

I really hope no one was following me invisibly tonight, because they would have seen me in bed watching Remember Me while sobbing uncontrollably, and then watching the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show while regretting everything I’ve ever eaten in life and trying to suck in that little pouch where I keep my extra cookies.

Nobody needs to see these things.

Story of my life.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

50/50 messy car trash

Give up.
Thursday, November 17, 2011

margarita

Know when to give up and have a margarita.

Teach.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

angela viens fb post

Not only do I teach my interns how to polish a turd in photoshop, but I also encourage them to forego their grad school scholarships and follow their dreams.

Somewhere, right now, Angela’s grandma is giving me the stink eye.

Boys.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

mindy kaling - is everyone hanging out without me?

Why You Need A Man, Not A Boy | Mindy Kaling via Glamour

  Until I was 30, I dated only boys. I’ll tell you why: Men scared the sh*t out of me. Men know what they want. Men own alarm clocks. Men sleep on a mattress that isn’t on the floor. Men buy new shampoo instead of adding water to a nearly empty bottle of shampoo. Men make reservations. Men go in for a kiss without giving you some long preamble about how they’re thinking of kissing you. Men wear clothes that have never been worn by anyone else before.

OK, maybe men aren’t exactly like this. But this is what I’ve cobbled together from the handful of men I know or know of, ranging from Heathcliff Huxtable to Theodore Roosevelt to my dad. The point: Men know what they want, and that is scary.

What I was used to was boys.

Boys are adorable. Boys trail off their sentences in an appealing way. Boys get haircuts from their roommate, who “totally knows how to cut hair.” Boys can pack up their whole life and move to Brooklyn for a gig if they need to. Boys have “gigs.” Boys are broke. And when they do have money, they spend it on a trip to Colorado to see a music festival.

Boys can talk for hours with you in a diner at three in the morning because they don’t have regular work hours. But they suck to date when you turn 30.

So I’m into men now, even though they can be frightening. I want a schedule-keeping, waking-up-early, wallet-carrying man. I don’t care if he takes prescription drugs for cholesterol or hair loss. (I don’t want that, but I can handle it. I’m a grown-up too.)

When I was 19, my co-worker Mike took one look at my 21-year-old boyfriend and told me that I needed to date a real man (Mike was 30 with tattoo sleeves on both arms—I’m pretty sure he was talking about himself). Fast forward 10 years, and I’m still not dating real men! Maybe I’ll consider upgrading when I turn 30… in 3 months. Yikes.
Let’s rewind.
Monday, October 17, 2011

goldspot - let's rewind - how i met your mother - asking you to stay the words are finally here

Goldspot – Rewind
[audio:http://www.mayanrocks.com/blog/GoldSpot – Rewind.mp3]

Binge.
Friday, October 14, 2011

happy hour foursquare check ins

Clearly, I’m having a hard time this week.

Something more.
Thursday, October 13, 2011

there must be something more

RIP Steve Jobs.
Thursday, October 6, 2011

steve jobs quote

Sent from my iPhone.

My future.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

don't worry darling, you didn't burn the beer!

You wanted to name him Salt.
Saturday, October 1, 2011

12:21 PM Jesse:  are your eyes a little misty
  me:  only if yours are……….
  Jesse:  LOL
12:22 PM me: did i ever show you this? http://www.dayswithmyfather.com/
12:23 PM Jesse:  i dont know if im equipped for this right now
  im still fragile from that commercial, marion

I watched this at work and cried silently at my desk. Just kidding. I was sobbing pretty loudly.

Hello, Autumn.
Friday, September 23, 2011

hello autumn goodbye summer

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