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Sunday, April 30, 2023

jessie chat

Jessie and I always joke that I’m gonna marry her husband following her untimely death 🤣

Wish You The Best.
Sunday, April 30, 2023

BRB crying.

Lewis Capaldi – Wish You The Best

I miss knowin’ what you’re thinkin’
And hearin’ how your day has been
Do you think you can tell me everything, darling?
But leave out every part about him

Saturday, April 29, 2023


Me checking what day my birthday falls on next year knowing I’m gonna have it at Texas Roadhouse LOL.

My friends will be like, “but this is in a mall parking lot in El Cajon, and we had champagne and wagyu at Born & Raised in Little Italy last year!”

Sorry B’s, I like my meat from East County ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Saturday, April 29, 2023

texas roadhouse el cajon

I went to Texas Roadhouse again last night, partly because it was Meat Friday, but mostly because I did, in fact, leave my wallet there last week and had to get it LOL.

Friday, April 28, 2023

nori chat

These memoji are so accurate 🤣

I Can Has.
Friday, April 28, 2023

mcdonald's cheeseburger and fries

Celebratory cheeseburger and fries (@ Mcdonald’s)

Nori’s family straight up gasped when they found out how high my blood glucose levels were in the hospital. I recently had to get bloodwork done for my upcoming appointment and my A1C has gone down six points since January (I also haven’t had Mickey D’s since the incident, and I used to doordash their iced coffee every morning even though they’re literally across the street from my apartment). All I had to do (according to Dr. Joshi) was change my friends, change the way I do things and change my whole life (he keeps it too real LOL).

The phlebotomist said I had “easy veins” (usually it’s hard to draw my blood, and one time they even had to go through my hand which is so painful!), she complimented me on my favorite Michael Myers shirt I was wearing (that I wear year-round, not just when it’s Halloween), plus I got to have Mcdonald’s today! Win-win-win.

FYI I had my 7th birthday party at the Mcdonald’s in Bonita. I even still remember what I wore. Point being, I’ve had a special relationship with Mcdonald’s for a long ass time LOL.

Also, yes, that’s a double cheeseburger, and yes, I reward myself with food. Get off me.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023


Margarita Manzke (co-owner and pastry chef at République in LA) is a 2023 James Beard Award Finalist.

République is one of my favorite restaurants, and the first time I ever went there, they had a mountain of butter out and I mused aloud, “What’s all this butter for?” and one of the workers was like, “PIE.”

Go if you’ve never gone before, or better yet, take me with you!

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

shi chat

Well, I don’t work there for the 50% discount 🤣

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

ikea coin purse

Years ago, I lied about how much I weighed on my driver’s license, and now I’m almost at what I refer to as my “DMV” weight LOL.

I recently lost my temporary “wallet” (a tiny ass Ikea bag that held my driver’s license, some change and a credit card). I think I left it at Texas Roadhouse LOL, but joke’s on you, I had already canceled the credit card last week and was getting mailed a new one because I got a fraud alert from CELESTIALGARDENINGSOLU, (which sounds like a place I’d make a purchase, but didn’t) plus I hated my driver’s license picture (the guy made me take off my glasses, so I kept stepping forward thinking he’d taken the photo already LOL).

Pammie came into my room holding a tiny Ikea bag, and I was like, “You found it!” but she was just giving me a little bag to put my replacement stuff in LOL.

Meal Prep Mondays.
Monday, April 24, 2023

meal prep

I don’t even know who I am anymore.

Texas Roadhouse.
Friday, April 21, 2023

texas roadhouse

texas roadhouse ribeye

Keeping up with Meat Fridays (@ Texas Roadhouse)

Friday, April 21, 2023

aroma 360 cold diffuser

You’re so fuckin’ bougie.

– my sister’s husband to me after I brought down my Aroma 360 diffuser and Cashmere Plum fragrance oil from my studio in LA for my room at their house in SD

Cat Mama.
Thursday, April 20, 2023

chel chat

Do you stay up at night googling if cat mamas get sad after you give away their kittens or are you normal???

Thursday, April 20, 2023

chico sidewalk

Even my sister’s husband creeps pics of Chico from the rooftop when he’s on his walkies. God, we love Chico so much, and he doesn’t even know it LOL.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

shik do rak

Whenever we pass by Pammie’s old stomping grounds, we have to stop by (@ Shik Do Rak)

I treated my sister to her favorite KBBQ spot in her old ‘hood because she’s been driving my ass around and taking care of me for months. After dinner, I treated myself to my first iced coffee since the incident because my doc appointments went so well. Most of the blood tests were negative, so they weren’t worried I have any more underlying conditions. Both my hematologist and rheumatologist gave me good news!

Blue Salt.
Wednesday, April 19, 2023

nori chat

Doesn’t it, though???

P.S. Blue Salt is amazing, near my apartment, and you should totally take me there.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

hospital quote

covid seat

Love is the moving power of our world…
if you would bring healing…
bring hope.

(@ Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance)

Urth Caffe.
Tuesday, April 18, 2023

urth caffe

urth caffe

When in LA (@ Urth Caffe)

Kill Bill.
Tuesday, April 18, 2023

I hardly listen to the radio in SD (partly because the DJs are garbage, but mostly because I’m usually listening to Young the Giant on Spotify). I heard this song a few times on 92.3 on the way up to LA, and I’m obsessed.

SZA – Kill Bill

I’m still a fan even though I was salty
Hate to see you with some other broad, know you happy
Hate to see you happy if I’m not the one drivin’
I’m so mature, I’m so mature
I’m so mature, I got me a therapist to tell me there’s other men
I don’t want none, I just want you
If I can’t have you, no one should

Rushed Recovery.
Monday, April 17, 2023

shi chat

I filed to extend my leave because I’m not ready to go back to work yet! ❤️‍🩹 I haven’t even driven since the incident, you think I can design for the interwebs?!

P.S. One time, we went to LA for some doc appointments, and we didn’t take my car, so my sister left my car keys in San Diego (along with my apartment keys attached to them) and we had to stay at the Marriott (and we never let her forget it) LOL.

Also, the first time I hiked Torrey Pines with Shi years and years ago, we parked so far and we were walking for so long and I was like, “We haven’t started hiking yet?!” LOLOL.

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque champagne

Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends…🍾 🥂

callie mediterranean feast

I’m going going, back back, to Callie Callie (@ Callie)

We were finally able to get together and celebrate Jessie’s 40th birthday! 🎂 🎉 🍽️

Jessie knows everyone at Callie since she goes all the time! We met the head chef, Travis (thanks for sending over those complimentary fish collars), saw pictures of the manager’s cute pittie/corgi mix, Gravy, and wished the host well (he’s getting married next month!). Such a great experience, and the food was sooo good!

Love these girls 💕

Hanu Fridays.
Friday, April 14, 2023

hanu kbbq

On Fridays, we eat Korean BBQ (@ Hanu KBBQ)

I took my sister out for dinner, partly because my short-term disability (or STD LOL) was finally approved (EDD is so old school with actual paperwork and snail mail) and the payments are retro to when I applied for my claim in January, but mostly because I checked my ADP app to make sure they took my bennies out of my last paycheck and saw they gave me an unexpected raise and bonus (even though I technically haven’t worked since the incident).

Good thing I was max’d out on sick time and vacation, because that’s how I’ve been getting paid since January. I’ll be lucky if I get my first disability check before I’m back at work!

Sweet Tooth.
Thursday, April 13, 2023

crumbl cinnamon roll cookie

Cinnamon Roll Cookie (@ Crumbl Cookies)

This cookie is three of my favorite things combined (cinnamon rolls, cookies and Crumbl), so I had to try it. I only had a fourth of it, and it was excellent!

P.S. If you didn’t know by now, I have a bit of a sweet tooth. And if you’re not really a “dessert person,” I think you’re a little bit of a psychopath.

Thursday, April 13, 2023

healthy pizza

I keep seeing Marco’s Pizza TV commercials (even though there’s no Marco’s near us), so I made a healthier version since I kept craving this pizza I’ve never had.

Pizza Recipe:

  • O Organics Pizza Crust, Personal, Thin & Crispy
  • O Organics Pizza Sauce, Organic – 1 tbsp
  • Trader Joe’s Organic Arugula – 2 cups
  • Fresh Cut Red Onions, Diced – 2 tbsp
  • Signature Farms Mushrooms Shiitake, Sliced – ½ cup
  • Hormel Turkey Pepperoni – 5 slices cut into fourths
  • Lindsay California Black Olives, Sliced – 2 tbsp
  • Belgiosio Fresh Mozzarella Ball – 4 oz (half)
  • McCormick Red Pepper, Crushed – 1 tsp
  • Happy Belly Tellicherry Whole Peppercorn – 1 tsp

Directions: Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Combine ingredients except the crushed red pepper and black pepper and bake for 30 minutes. Add crushed red pepper and fresh ground black pepper to taste when finished baking. (I recently bought an electric grinder and will find any excuse to use it).

Calories: 593. Carbs: 49. Fat: 29. Protein: 32. Sodium: 469. Sugar: 7.

See’s Alarm.
Wednesday, April 12, 2023

pammie chat

I’m v serious about the half a dark salted caramel I allow myself once a day LOL.

Pasta La Vista.
Monday, April 10, 2023

true food kitchen spagetti squash casserole

Nori and I used to go to True Food Kitchen for lunch and eat Spaghetti Squash Casseroles, but I’ve been staying in SD since the incident, and parking at The Point was always horrendous anyway. 

I found this copycat recipe and even the meat lovers (me and my sister’s husband) loved it! I’ll def be making it again.

I followed the recipe pretty closely, except I used a 24 oz. jar of Rao’s Marinara Sauce (because it contains no added sugar), used 2 tbsp of dried Italian seasoning blend instead of fresh thyme and oregano (ain’t nobody got time to chop fresh herbs), and bought the onions already diced (because I hate chopping onions and think all vegetables should come already cut and triple-washed). Shi sent me some fake noodles to try (or as I like to call them, “foodles”), but they were awful!!! One of the reviews said, “You can’t burn them, but you’ll want to” LOL. The spaghetti squash is such a good alternative! It’s delicious, even if you aren’t watching your carbs.

Hoppy Easter.
Sunday, April 9, 2023

bonit valley

Hoppy Easter (@ Bonita Valley Community Church)

Saturday, April 8, 2023




The best part about my afternoon walks in my sister’s neighborhood is seeing all of the dogs (@ Millenia)

I even saw Chico on my walk today! No picture, though, because Pammie told me to, “be cool” LOL. He was so happy to see us, though 😊

Text HARD to 69069.
Saturday, April 8, 2023

text hard to 69069

These viagra commercials on ID are crazy LOL. I just wanted to watch some true crime.

Good Friday.
Friday, April 7, 2023

hanu kbbq

I’ve eaten meat every other Friday during Lent, I wasn’t about to stop now LOL (@ Hanu KBBQ)

Friday, April 7, 2023

nori chat
nori chat

I’ve dropped 30 pounds ever since my sister canceled my DoorDash membership in January, and I don’t DoorDash breakfast and dinner 5 days a week anymore ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Friday, April 7, 2023

crumbl cookies

I had to order delivery today because one of their flavors this week was Iced Oatmeal (my favorite!). I split one with Pammie for lunch, and we both thought it was delicious!!! (@ Crumbl Cookies)

FYI I also like oatmeal raisin cookies from Subway LOL (my first job that my dad made me get when I was fifteen) and the molasses cookies they used to have at Milk in LA.

Thursday, April 6, 2023

bao chat

Does anybody want a kitten??? 😿

My sister won’t let me have a cat at her house LOL.

My dream is to have two animals (either a dog and another dog, a dog and a cat, a dog and a bunny, etc.) and for them to be best friends.

Pink Moon.
Wednesday, April 5, 2023

recharge crystals

Charging my crystals on Pammie’s rooftop (I brought my geodes down from LA, Nori gave me the rose quartz and gold plate for Christmas, Shi gave me the amethyst bracelet for my last birthday, and the other crazy Shirley brought me a bracelet back from the Philippines). Full moon tonight ✨

Nick Drake – Pink Moon

Saw it written and I saw it sayPink moon is on its way

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

melissa oneil cameo

My sweet friend surprised me with a Melissa O’Neil Cameo today (our favorite actress from The Rookie!). All of Melissa’s Cameo proceeds go to the Fresno Bully Rescue where she got her dog, Herc, who recently passed, so def get one from her if you can! Thank you, Heather! 💕

Monday, April 3, 2023

sharp grossmont

UConn smoked SDSU in the NCAA Finals today (let’s face it, no one had State in their final March Madness bracket), but the Padres beat the D-backs and my dad’s heart surgery went well. All in all, a 10/10 day.

Little Victories.
Sunday, April 2, 2023

nail clipper

Who ever thought taking a shower by myself and cutting my own nails were things you had to relearn??? (I did both today). God, but it feels good to have someone else shampoo your hair and cut your nails.

(Not pictured: me taking a shower by myself).

Past Lives.
Saturday, April 1, 2023

BRB crying. This movie and soundtrack are gonna kill me 😭 Jessie said we can have a pizza party and set up the outdoor screen when it comes out in June!

Childhood sweethearts who reconnect 20 years later and realize they were meant for each other.

P.S. I can’t believe this is the same girl who plays Hae Won from the nail salon in Sisters LOL.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

sdsu march madness

I went to SDSU for a year before I went to art school, so I have a little bit of Aztec pride.

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