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Christmas came early!
Monday, December 20, 2010

I’ve been winning tons of stuff lately… an autographed CD from Meaghan Smith, Konami’s Glee Karaoke Revolution Wii game, that pizza eating contest at Marechiaro’s… (is it a contest if I’m the only one participating?)

Last week, I won tickets for Day 10 of The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s 12 Days of Giveaways! Pammie was the one who signed me up in the first place, so I took her with me to the taping in LA. It was one of the best days of my life, and I’m not lying like I usually am when I say that.

ellen show 12 days of giveaways

We laughed at Ellen’s jokes, drooled over Mark Wahlberg, listened to Olivia Wilde talk about Tron, danced with Ciara as she performed her new single, and screamed as Ellen unveiled all the gifts we were going home with:

Whoever said that material things can’t fill the void in your life has never been given $500 worth of Calphalon Cookware, obvi.

Wish List.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

  • The Town DVD from Amazon, $17.99
    Ben Affleck grows a fierce beard (and does some other stuff, too) in this movie.
  • Apron (any style) from Anthropologie, $28.00-$38.00
    I love to bake, and I’m pretty sure my treats would taste even better if I made them while wearing this fabulous apron.
  • Laptop Desk (Walnut with Chocolate Cushion) from Brookstone, $29.95
    I like to browse the interwebs how I like to do most other things—in bed with no pants on.
  • Madison Op Art Sateen Large Wristlet (Black/Silver) from Coach, $98.00
    I once left my whole purse inside Macy’s. And lost my wallet in Vegas. And found my ATM card in the freezer. Clearly, I need a purse that attaches to my wrist.
  • External Hard Drive (1TB) from Amazon, $78.99
    Jay’s folder labeled "NOT PORN" is taking up too much space on my desktop. There really isn’t any porn in there, but it does have R. Kelly’s entire discography (which might actually be worse, I think).
  • Stella Im Hultberg’s “Never Mind” Gelaskin (iPhone 4) from Gelaskins, $14.95
    I want this partly because Stella is my favorite artist, but mostly because the bottom corner of my phone is chipped from dropping it.
  • Pink with a Splash All-Over Body Mist from Victoria’s Secret, $15, 2/$22, 3/$30
    There are eight different scents, and they all smell delicious. Pick one (or eight).

Unlike previous years, I tried to make my list somewhat affordable, hence the missing KitchenAid Stand Mixer (a wish list staple of mine). I still want it, though. In Onyx Black. Just sayin’.

She & Him + Conan.
Friday, December 10, 2010

Zooey & Conan & Christmas ♥

Wish List.
Thursday, December 2, 2010

neon trees - wish list

Neon Trees – Wish List
[audio: Trees – Wish List.mp3]

The girls and I are doing a gift exchange via Elfster this year. Gifts in our collective wish list include: red tights (not footless), San Diego Chargers hipster panties, an Aveda gift card, and Kid Rainen from the Jabbawockeez.

(I’m pretty sure the latter exceeds our previously agreed upon $30 limit, Chris!)

Gobble Gobble.
Thursday, November 25, 2010


3 Girls, 2 couches, and 5 stories.
Monday, November 1, 2010

ugly betty hola happy halloween the lyin the watch and the wardrobe

Last Halloween, I woke up face down in a hotel bathroom and endured the walk of shame (and by shame I mean glory) downtown in my costume the next morning. This year, I decided to keep a low profile and skip Halloween altogether. Instead, I spent the weekend moving all my extra furniture out of my overpriced storage unit. All I have left in there is my lovesac and dining table, so make sure to check out my listings while you’re perusing the casual encounters section of Craigslist if you’re interested.

I spent most of Saturday afternoon loading everything into the U-haul with the help of my mom and sister. Moving furniture ruins relationships, and I’m surprised we’re all still speaking after this weekend! I thanked them with Phil’s, so I’m pretty sure I’m forgiven for those three painful hours of labor. Sunday, though? Not so much…

While I was grateful that Jessie took my sectional off my hands, I was less enthused about the fact that she lives on the fifth floor of her building. Three girls moving two couches down a busy street in Little Italy was truly a sight to behold. We tried to get some boys to help us beforehand, but we were 0 for 3. One of my friends said he had to go to work on his day off to show his Halloween costume, another had to help his mom with her political campaign, and the maintenance guy at her building did not seem at all interested in lending a hand. Whatever happened to chivalry? My entire body’s sore now, jerks.

We did everything short of bending time and space to get those couches into Jessie’s condo. She rewarded us with some chocolate cupcakes with pumpkin cream cheese frosting that she whipped up in her KitchenAid stand mixer. Not only does she now have my beloved microsuede sectional, but she also has the appliance of my dreams. At least she’s allowing me visitation rights! Afterward, we still had to go up to the OC to drop off the U-haul at Pammie’s. While we were putting together her bed, we heard the doorbell ring and thought it was the takeout we ordered, but it was a bunch of kids in costumes! In all this furniture hoopla, we had completely forgotten about Halloween.

Monday, October 11, 2010

halloween slut

Halloween is just around the corner, and I’ve decided to sell my old costumes on eBay since I’m never going to wear them again (unless you’re into that sort of thing). Perusing my collection, I’ve realized that I’m (A) too old to be dressing up for Halloween and (B) a slut.

Independence Day.
Sunday, July 4, 2010

independence day

Just another weekend.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010

chel and flex, tapioca express, the local, dear john

I was really dreading this past weekend, but it actually wasn’t half bad 🙂 On Friday, Shi, Ella, Sha and I did what any other masochistic group of single girls would do on Valentine’s Day weekend—we watched Dear John (aka Sobfest 2010). Christine gave it half a thumb, but I actually liked it! I cried throughout the entire movie. It definitely didn’t touch The Notebook, but I’d recommend at least renting it when it’s released (if only to see Channing Tatum running around half naked).

I drowned my sorrows at The Local with the girls and Antonio Saturday night. Fifty dollars, six cranberry vodkas, two slices of New York pizza, and one drunken text to the ex later (yikes), I called it a night at four in the morning.

I woke up on Sunday with a hangover and a text back from Il Postino. I didn’t get back to him—he drunk messaged me three times the weekend before, so I thought I didn’t have to explain myself. The girls all texted me to make sure that I wasn’t going to throw myself off a bridge before spending the day with their significant others, and I even got a V-Day greeting from the Cake Boss (which I also ignored). Shi invited me to brunch, but I felt too sick to eat anything at that ungodly hour. I spent the majority of my day designing Chel’s wedding invitation while watching Lifetime’s Lovers Lane Movie Marathon (don’t judge me). Sitting through all 120 minutes of Flirting with Forty was worth discovering Robert Buckley. Hot damn. I don’t usually like blondes, but I’ll make an exception for this one.

Il Postino texted me after midnight—and after he had gotten home from his Valentine’s date, I’m sure—saying thanks for (not) returning the drunken text and he hoped I had a great Valentine’s Day. Number one… how dare you? And number two… don’t call me past 11pm. It was late, and I didn’t think it was a good idea to respond, so I didn’t. I like how we only talk to each other when we’re intoxicated and/or at an indecent hour. Don’t make me that girl that you only call after midnight—especially not on Valentine’s Day. And especially not when I used to be that girl you’d take roller skating on a random Tuesday before the street lights came on.

I would just like to be involved with someone who values me enough to call me at a respectable hour… someone who would maybe take me to Birch Aquarium to look at moon jellies, grab some dinner afterwards (nothing fancy), and maybe share a Churros Con Chocolate cupcake from Cups. Or even a churro from Costco would be fine by me. You know, I don’t ask for much (and I also don’t get much, either… go figure).

On Monday, Chel, Shi and I had a three hour sesh at Tap Ex. We always find time for each other. These girls are my heart. They make me realize that I’m better off without these jerkoffs I keep involving myself with. And they completely understand when I blow them off to watch meteor showers with the same jerkoffs ♥

Don’t be a jerk! It’s Christmas.
Friday, December 25, 2009

spongebob christmas

SpongeBob SquarePants – “Don’t be a Jerk (It’s Christmas)”

Don’t be a jerk, it’s Christmas!
When others are talking, never interrupt
Don’t put people down or leave the toilet seat up
It’s the time for family and holly and turkey
‘Tis the season to be jolly, not jerky

Case of the holidays.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009

christmas ball

Cinematic Orchestra – To Build A Home

‘Cause I built a home for you, for me
Until it disappeared from me, from you

(image via weheartit)

And I’m back in the game.
Saturday, November 1, 2008


I had such a good time last night. I wasn’t expecting to celebrate Halloween, but Il Postino wanted to take me out. Yes—he’s back in my life. Again. I spent the whole summer without him, just focusing on myself for once. I mean, I lost forty pounds! By losing all that weight, I thought I would somehow gain a better life. But I still thought about him. I guess he still thought about me, too.

More Halloween photos here.

Holiday Recap.
Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Good

  • Seeing Muse headline KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas in LA. The balloons are always my favorite part. More Muse vids from the show here and my own vids of the rest of the bands here.
  • Getting the best Christmas presents EVER. Pammie bought us both a cooking class with Sam the Cooking Guy (pre-Cinco de Drinko with margaritas, of course!). Alicia bought me a ton of things I love: a Jamba Juice card loaded with enough credit to get me a week’s supply of original sized White Gummi Bears, crushed red pepper in a portable seasoning shaker to carry in my purse because I like it spicy, moisturizing gel gloves from Bath & Body Works that I’ve been eyeballing for years and mint-infused lip balm because I’m all about moist lips and fresh breath. Shi got me a gift certificate for Yogurt World (I profess my love of froyo to anyone who will listen). Chel and Jay both got me cupcake recipe books (though I’m convinced it was more for Jay’s benefit than my own). My WISH LIST is still up for my birthday in two weeks!
  • Snagging an internship at Emitations where I browse celebrity gossip sites and magazines to see what jewelry the stars are wearing. I’m basically getting paid for something I already do on my own time! Like this. And this.
  • Getting our Rockband on at Errol’s house.
  • Gerald coming home for the holidays.

The Bad

  • My mom having an unexpected surgery and me having to put up her Christmas tree by myself. I’m insanely obsessive-compulsive at times… I had to make sure that all the ornaments were evenly spaced out and that all the colors were balanced around the tree and that no like colors were touching. This went on for HOURS, and I was so sick with myself throughout the entire decorating process. I clearly need help.
  • Working two jobs and having no time to do much else.
  • Going downtown and getting so piss drunk that everyone in the car was vomiting (except for the driver, of course… poor Gerald! This was only the second time I’ve heard him yell in ten years—the first time being the day he taught me how to drive a stick shift in his beloved truck… his clutch has since been replaced). We walked ten blocks from Landlord Jim’s to the car and I ended up with a skinned knee and a bleeding puncture wound about the diameter of a stiletto heel in my foot—I was wearing flats, so it wasn’t self-inflicted. But I don’t remember anyone stepping on my foot, either. It could’ve happened during one of the multiple times I slipped and fell on the walk back to the car. Yeah, it was one of those nights.

The Ugly

  • Getting smoked salmon as a white elephant gift at my family Christmas party. My relatives are pretty vicious when it comes to this game, but I had it all planned out. I formed an alliance with Chel and Pammie so that if anyone stole the gifts we wanted, another one of us could steal it back. I ended up picking the last number and by the time it was my turn, every gift I wanted was locked and couldn’t be stolen. I ended up taking the last unopened gift, and it’s been rightfully submitted to the Bad Gift Emporium.
Christmas/Birthday Wish List 2007.
Saturday, December 1, 2007

Sam the Cooking Guy Class at the Red Kitchen
Because I ♥ Sam. And I can’t cook.
Price: $150
Available at

(Thanks, Pammie!)

Stella Im Hultberg "Heartbeats" Limited Edition Giclee Print
Because Stella is my favorite artist. Price: $200.00
Available at Thinkspace Gallery in Silverlake.

(Merry Christmas to myself!)

Capri Blue Red Jar Candle (Volcano)
Because I’m a candle snob. And Jay occasionally uses my bathroom.
Price: $28
Available at Anthropologie.
Super Malfi
Because he makes me happy.
Price: $23.98
Available at and Kidrobot.
Divide Social Club "The DSC for Life" Shirt (M)
Because in Dino DeMilio I trust.
Price: $20.00
Available at
Stella Im Hultberg "Never Mind" iPod Gelaskin
Because a sexy machine just got sexier.
Price: $14.95
Available at
Kurt Halsey 2008 Calendar
Because I can never remember what day it is. And KH saturates my soul ♥
Price: $24.00
Available at
Kurt Halsey Cloud Bank
Because I need somewhere to put all those Sacajaweas I get from the vending machine at work.
Price: $20.00
Available at Urban Outfitters .
Dooney and Bourke Hayden Bag
Because everytime I buy a bag I ask myself, "Will my polaroid camera fit in here?"
And I might have a tiny girl crush on Hayden Panettiere.
Price: $500.00
Available at
The Beatles Complete Chord Songbook
Because I want to be as good as my dad.
Price: $19.95
Available at Guitar Center.
A Hard Days Write
Because I should’ve been alive in the 60s.
Price: $27.82
Available at
KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer (Onyx Black)
Because I’m droppin’ cupcakes like Galileo dropped the orange.
Capri Blue Fragrance Diffuser (Volcano)
Because sometimes I forget to blow the candle out.
Price: $25
Available at
Luggage Tags with Attitude
Because someday I’m going to travel the world.
Price: $9.99
Available at
Parking Meter Alarm
Because I got three parking tickets this year.
Price: $9.99
Available at
Buddha Bowl
Because I prefer to eat on the couch.
Price: $18.50
Available at
Sun Jar
Price: $44.00
Available at
Lumen Oil Lamp
Price: $50.00
Available at Museum of Modern Art.
Boyfriend Arm Pillow
Because I hate sleeping alone. Just kidding (about wanting the pillow, not the sleeping alone part).
Price: $19.95
Available at

Sony W90 8.1MP Digital Camera

Because I take embarassing pictures of people and post them on their Myspace.
Price: $229.99
Available at Costco.
Pink Studio "Ira" Wedges (Size 8.5, Yellow)
Because they don’t match anything in my wardrobe. Price: $68.00
Available at and Mint in Hillcrest.
Dick Blick Gift Certificate
Because I buy more art supplies than college textbooks.
Price: $5.00+
Amazon Gift Certificate
Because the few college textbooks I do buy are ridiculously expensive!
Price: $5.00+

The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World
By Roz Hopkins
Price: $31.50
Available at and all major bookstores.

The Cities Book: A Journey Through the Best Cities In the World
By Roz Hopkins
Price: $31.50
Available at and all major bookstores.
1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler’s Life List
By Patricia Schultz
Price: $13.57
Available at and all major bookstores.
My Secret: A PostSecret Book
By Frank Warren
Price: $14.93
Available at and all major bookstores.
A Lifetime of Secrets: A PostSecret Book
By Frank Warren
Price: $18.45
Available at and all major bookstores.

Color: Messages & Meanings: A Pantone Color Resource
By Leatrice Eiseman
Price: $26.39
Available at and all major bookstores.

D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself
By Ellen Lupton
Price: $14.93
Available at and all major bookstores.
Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
By Pablo Neruda
Price: $10.00
Available at and all major bookstores.
The Twilight Collection
By Stephenie Meyer
Price: $34.65
Available at and all major bookstores.
Gilmore Girls – The Complete Series Collection
Because I’ve been into Milo Ventimiglia since Jess broke up Rory and Dean in 2002.
Price: $169.99
Friends – The Complete Series Collection
Because I can’t take my mom’s with me.
Price: $162.99
Sex and the City – The Complete Series
Because I am Charlotte. Pammie is Miranda. Chel is Samantha. And Shi is Carrie.
Price: $158.99

Alias – The Complete Collection
Because I’ve loved Jennifer Garner since she reminded us that Razzles are a candy. And a gum.
Price: $145.99

Juxtapoz Magazine – Art and culture
Price: $24.99

Venus Magazine – Women in music, art, film, fashion, DIY culture
Price: $19.95

Rolling Stone Magazine – Music
Price: $28

And the winner of “Scariest Costume” goes to…
Thursday, November 1, 2007

hooter girl

mayanrocks: Why didn’t you get a blonde wig?
Jay: I wanted the drapes to match the carpet.

Friday, December 19, 2003

I have been soooo effin busy. I’ve been working tons of overtime, because I can’t say no. I’ve been going to school. I’ve been taking finals. I’ve been spending my free time working on my final projects for my web publishing and graphic design classes. Finals are finally OVER, and now I can relax for a few weeks before the hell starts up again.

The holidays are really making me broke right now. Also, I took one for the team and bought EIGHT $44 Linkin Park tickets so all of my friends could sit together (I better start collecting if you clowns want Christmas gifts!). On top of that, we’re going snowboarding tomorrow, and I bought all this gear since it’s my first time. I really didn’t have the money for snowboarding, but you only live once, right?

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