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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Lit – Miserable
[audio: – Miserable.mp3]

You make me come
You make me complete
You make me completely miserable

I heard this song on the way to the gym this morning, and it reminded me of high school. I’m not sure what’s more shockingā€”that this song came out over ten years ago, or that I went to the gym this morning?

Don’t answer that.

Yes, please.
Friday, July 30, 2010

joseph gordon levitt hot premium rush

Das boot.
Thursday, July 29, 2010

el camino south park sangria

Anthony suggested that we all meet up for weekly happy hours till the end of summer (he also suggested that we play glow-in-the-dark bingo, but that’s a story for another time). Chel, Shi and I had our first happy hour at El Camino in South Park tonight (while Antho was out of town, of course). Sangria always tastes better when it’s served in a glass boot!

El Camino’s Happy Hour details:

  • Monday-Friday 5-7pm
  • Free chips and salsa
  • 1/2 off quesadillas and nachos
  • $3 Coronas, margaritas, and sangria
  • $15 sangria pitchers
  • $20 margarita pitchers

Thanks for treating us out, Chel ♥

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

comic con 2010

Pammie and I were given free tickets to Comic-Con on Sunday. I knew I was out of place when I looked up at the big screen and thought out loud, "What movie is this?" and some dude looked at me like I was crazy and said, "It’s Return of the Jedi!" I’m pretty sure I was the only one within a 10-mile radius who hadn’t seen a single Star Wars movie.

comic con 2010 iron man

While I was at the Iron Man booth, Pammie ran up to me and said, "Guess who’s here?!?!?" And I was like, "Robert Downey Jr?!?" And she was like, "Kevin from the Jabbawockeez!" I mean…!

comic con 2010 vampire diaries

As we waited in line for the panels, the girl with the Fringe tote in front of us said, "Too bad you guys got the sucky Vampire Diaries themed tote bags!" Um. We totally traded a small child and an old man our original Batman bags for these “sucky” Vampire Diaries bags! LOL.

comic con 2010 sons of anarchy

We missed the Glee panel, but we were able to get into Sons of Anarchy. OH. MY. JAX. He is officially in my Freebie Five!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Jay has a tendency to turn his birthday into a month-long extravaganza, but this year he only subjected us to two outings (shocking!). The girls and I are notorious for disappearing during his birthday celebrations every year, and he’ll never let us forget the time we left in the middle of his party for frozen yogurt at Yogotango. Or dinner at Friday’s. Or dinner at The Spot. This year was no different.

irish angel cake

This Irish Angel (chocolate cake layered with Bailey’s creme brulee) was totally worth the shit Jay’s going to give us for leaving The Office again this year when he sees the pictures we took of us eating at Heaven Sent Desserts on his camera šŸ˜‰

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Chel taught me, Shi and Pammie how to make our own sushi yesterday!

Check out my inside out crab and cucumber sushi roll topped with shrimp, unagi sauce, spicy mayo, toasted panko crumbs and masago:

homemade sushi

You’ve changed my life, darlin’. I can’t wait for more cooking lessons!

At some point.
Saturday, July 24, 2010

there isn't a day that goes by where i don't at some point think of you

Dirty Thirty.
Saturday, July 24, 2010

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Things I love about Jay:

  • He was the first boy who asked me to a high school dance via AOL circa 1998 (there are so many things wrong with this sentence).
  • He dresses up as a girl every Halloween.
  • He’s more proud than embarrassed about the night that he sharted in public.
  • He knows all the lyrics to Debarge’s “Rhythm of the Night.”
  • Even though I’m horrible at returning his phone calls, he still considers me one of his dearest friends and treats me like one, too.

Happy birthday, love. See you tonight for your aptly titled “Dirty, Flirty, Hurt Me 30” party!

Birthday cake.
Friday, July 23, 2010

bacon chocolate cake riviera supper club and turquoise room

Jay’s bacon chocolate birthday cake at The Riviera Supper Club!

(App: Hipstamatic / Lens: Kaimal Mark II / Film: Ina’s 1969)

Oh, hello, new wallpaper.
Thursday, July 22, 2010

joseph gordon levitt wallpaper

(image via ohfuckyeahjosephgordon-levitt)

Message Bracelets.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010

hand stamped message bracelets conversation custom personalized

New hand-stamped bracelets have been added to my Etsy shop:

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

bejeweled blitz

If Bejeweled Blitz games last only one minute, where did the last 3 hours of my life go?

Lost & found.
Monday, July 19, 2010

nyc subway train transit magnets buttons pins

nyc transit maps magnets buttons pins

While vacationing in NYC years ago, I managed to get myself and Pammie lost in the city. We got off the train when I realized we were going the wrong way and found ourselves alone with Milo Ventimiglia at an otherwise empty subway stop. Seeing him in person was like hearing the Beatles for the first time, and I was rendered speechless. I got on the subway without asking him to father my children, and it has been my #3 regret in life ever since (don’t ask me what the first two areā€”I’m taking them to my grave!).

I loved taking the subway everywhere, and I die a little each minute I’m sitting in traffic at home in California. In memory of my trip, I’ve made some NYC-inspired magnets, complete with my old maps that got us lost in the city. Hopefully they will be of more use to you on your fridge than they were for me in New York! You can buy them here.

One of a kind.
Sunday, July 18, 2010

We all played a round of Catch Phrase at Anthony’s before the movie last night. When it was my sister’s fiance’s turn, the clue that he gave us was, “This is what I am.” He’s a big guy, so people were like, ummm… ummm… and I turned to Anthony and was like, “OMG. Nobody wants to say it!” and Anthony blurts out, “One of a kind!” LOL.

It reminded me of this hilarious South Park episode, With Apologies to Jesse Jackson:

south park wheel of fortune

Pat Sajak: The category is People Who Annoy You.
Randy: Uh… Well, uh…
Pat Sajak: Ten seconds, Mr. Marsh.
Randy: I know it but I don’t think I should say it.
Pat Sajak: Five seconds, Mr. Marsh.
Randy: Oh all right uh, I’d like to solve the puzzle! Niggers!
Stan: Oooo.
Randy: Oh naggers. Of course, naggers. Right.
Pat Sajak: Uhh, can we cut to a… Can we cut to a…

You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.
Sunday, July 18, 2010

Inception was AMAZING. It’s def the best movie I’ve seen so far in 2010. Granted, the list of movies I’ve seen this year include Eclipse and Dear John, but don’t let that cheapen its awesomeness (or your view of me as a person). Go watch it!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Whenever there’s a potluck, I usually bake cupcakes, but it’s not something I enjoy eating all that much. Anthony invited us over for a potluck dinner tonight, so I thought I’d go a different route and make something I’d actually eat. I’m no cook by any stretch of the imagination, but bacon-wrapped jalapeƱo cream cheese poppers seemed simple enough.

bacon wrapped jalapeno cream cheese poppers

bacon wrapped jalapeno cream cheese poppers

I’ve eaten jalapeƱos on nachos, burgers, sushi… but I’ve never handled a raw jalapeƱo before, let alone thirty of them. And now I’ve got jalapeƱo burn! I didn’t even know that existed until I googled, “how do I get my hands to stop burning after handling jalapenos?” The pain caused from de-seeding the jalapeƱos with my bare hands feels something akin to shoving bamboo splinters under my finger nails. Ouch!

I should stick to baking.

Courage and Control.
Thursday, July 15, 2010

Brandon Boyd – Courage and Control

It’s time to let your hair down
And give yourself permission
It takes courage and control
But you start by letting go

Fortune Ball.
Monday, July 12, 2010

bitch i don't know your life - magic 8 ball

I probably shouldn’t rely on my FortuneBall app to make any life-altering decisions.

I love VD.
Sunday, July 11, 2010

vampire diaries

Pammie and I stayed home the entire weekend and watched a Vampire Diaries marathon. It was glorious.

(This is why I’m single.)

Sent from my iPhone.
Friday, July 9, 2010

Seven of my friends and I sat in the theater waiting for the movie to start last weekend, and all seven of them were playing with their iPhones. The only thing I could do on my non-iPhone was check the time. Boo whore. I said what I always say when this happens (which is every time we go out), “My Verizon contract isn’t up till July, you bitches.” Except this time, it WAS July. I mean, where did my life go??? Anyway, I visited the AT&T store the next day and snagged their last iPhone 4G. Yay!

Here’s my first photo taken with my iPhone…
App: Hipstamatic / Lens: John S. / Film: Kodot Verichrome

waffle with strawberries and taro ube ice cream and whipped cream

Chel, Shi, Flex and I ate dessert waffles topped with Nutella, taro ice cream, strawberries and whipped cream at Crepe World tonight. We sat there for an hour or so playing with our iPhones before realizing that we could be doing the same thing at home in our chones. So now I’m blogging this from my iPhone at home. And yes… I’m in my chones.

A brief moment of insanity.
Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sometimes when you look back on a situation, you realize it wasn’t all you thought it was. Someone walked into your life, you fell in love, or did you? Maybe it was only a childish infatuation, or maybe it was a brief moment of insanity.

The BFF told me about Il Postino’s new girlfriend today, and I felt nothing. Itā€™s funny how I always used to find myself running back to him, for some reason, thinking it would work out differently the second third fourth fifth time. And now, I can’t think of a single reason why I’d ever want him back.

Listen to your heart.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010

listen to your heart

Prints of this illustration I designed are now available in my Etsy shop for $10! They are 11″ x 17″ and professionally printed by digital press on 100 lb. paper gloss.

It was a bathing suit bottom!
Monday, July 5, 2010

Two trips to the fair last week left me with fierce tan lines and an even fiercer waistline. I’m sure my special relationship with bacon last month didn’t help, either. Today’s a new day, though. I don’t have a particular goal in mind… No upcoming wedding to lose three dress sizes for. No birthday party for another ex-boyfriend… A belated attempt to wear a bathing suit in public, perhaps? (I wear my chones around anyone who will let meā€”is that not the same thing?) I suppose I have to do it for myself this time. Here goes nothing…

Independence Day.
Sunday, July 4, 2010

independence day

Sunday, July 4, 2010

jacob black taylor lautner shirtless twilight eclipse new moon

I mean… is this kid 18 yet? I need to know this information before I comment on his V-line.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

bacon wrapped asparagus

This evening left me all kinds of satisfied:

  • Good food: Japanese tapas at Yakitori Yakyudori (bacon wrapped asparagus!!!) followed by dessert at Babycakes
  • Good company: Pammie, Chel, Shi, Anthony, Christine and Cynthia
  • Good movie: Eclipse, baby! Don’t judge us.

(image via Run Into Flowers)

Bad things happen in threes.
Saturday, July 3, 2010

They say that bad things happen in threes, and this week was no exception:

  1. My aunt was diagnosed with lung cancer.
  2. My mom’s coworker and her mom were the women killed in the Lakeside homicides I saw on the news last week.
  3. Two more of my friends are pregnant.

Okay so maybe that last one isn’t a bad thing per se. I’m happy for them both… along with my five other friends who also reproduced this year. Really.

How do you control your speed?
Saturday, July 3, 2010


My favorite part of the night was when Antho won the super slide race that no one else was participating in.

(image via Let’sExplode)

Friday, July 2, 2010

OneRepublic – Say (All I Need)
[audio: – say all i need.mp3]

Do you know where your love is?
Do you think that you lost it?
You felt it so strong
But nothing’s turned out how you want it

OneRepublic + the fair with my faves after work. Is it 5:30 yet???

I think you know what I need.
Thursday, July 1, 2010

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