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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

peohe's coronado

It’s Restaurant Week, so Jay invited me to dinner at Peohe’s in Coronado. It was like that one time he took me to Black Angus before the Sweethearts Dance when I was sixteen, except we didn’t slow dance afterward. Nor did I earn the title of “Freak Me ’98” tonight. Haha. He wishes!

Peohe’s is the place that Jay takes every girl he’s trying to cupcake. I always jokingly gave him shit about never taking me there, and he finally took me so I could quit my bitchin’! Looks like I’ve finally made it 😉 The hostess sat us down outside, and I sipped on a Mango Mojito while checking out the menu and enjoying the view. We started off with Maui-Style Onion Rings. They’re fried in coconut batter, and I’m not a fan of coconut (unless it’s dessert, and even then I’m selective), but I thought I’d give it a whirl. I ended up liking the chipotle ketchup dip better than the onion rings, but I could see why Jay likes them so much. We both ordered the Lobster Bisque and Crab Stuffed Tilapia with caper butter and wild rice. Jay finished off with the No Ka Oi (macadamia nut ice cream pie in a chocolate cookie crust with chocolate sauce), while I got the Macadamia Nut Creme Brulee. Yowza! I’ve never eaten so good in my life.

I’m not gonna lie, I was thoroughly impressed… from the food, to the amazing view of the bay and downtown, to the attentive waitress who occasionally swept the crumbs off our table while we ate. Fancy! Too bad I was there with Jay and not a real date! Haha. All of this right here… wasted. Oh, well. I’d rather be there with him than some ass clown who orders their steak well done and butterflied. Deal breaker!

The Only Exception.
Monday, September 27, 2010

Glee Cast – The Only Exception (Paramore Cover)
[audio: Cast – The Only Exception.mp3]

I’ve got a tight grip on reality
But I can’t let go of what’s in front of me here
I know you’re leaving in the morning when you wake up
Leave me with some kind of proof it’s not a dream

One of my favorite songs covered by one of my favorite TV shows ♥

Sunday, September 26, 2010

My old room at my parents’ house has become a storage space over the past couple of years. Instead of submitting it for consideration on an episode of Hoarders, I decided to spend the day cleaning it out.

These are some of the things I found:

Friday, September 24, 2010

chocolate croissant bread pudding extraordinary desserts

Our old friends, Donna and David, were in town for a wedding, and we got together one last time at Extraordinary Desserts before they flew back home to North Carolina. I ordered my new favorite, Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding. YUM. Jay took a bite or two (or five), but not without asking me to drizzle chocolate sauce on it slowly while talking dirty to him first. Is it weird that it wasn’t the first time someone has asked me to do that?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

muse concert san diego

View from the floor at my third Muse concert last night. It was epic! Muse confetti balloons are pretty much my favorite thing in the world.

Muse – Stockholm Syndrome
[audio: – stockholm syndrome.mp3]

This is the last time I’ll abandon you
And this is the last time I’ll forget you
I wish I could

Urban Solace.
Thursday, September 23, 2010

urban solace san diego

Jessie, Pammie and I had dinner at Urban Solace in North Park before the Muse show! Everything tasted AMAZING from the cheese biscuits with orange-honey butter to the Duckaroni (macaroni with duck confit!) to the Monte Diego (their version of a monte cristo with smoked ham, fontina cheese, grilled pears, marinated onions, and strawberry-currant jam). I don’t usually like sweet potato fries, but I wanted theirs to bear my children. I’m not sure why I don’t dine out more with Jessie when (a) she’s just as excited about good eats as me and (b) there’s a good chance she has dated one of the bartenders and/or barbacks who can hook us up with drinks 😉

Dirty Sanchez.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

analog phoenix

Happy hour with the girls at Analog before the Phoenix show at SDSU tonight. We all had tall boys and totchos (nachos with tots instead of chips!) to start. I wanted to get something different this time, so I went with the Dirty Sanchez (grilled cheese with jalapenos and bacon). What was once my favorite move is now my favorite sandwich! Just kidding. (It’s not my favorite sandwich.)

Phoenix was amazeballs. Thomas Mars sang a French lullaby to me. And 4,600 others. But mostly just me.

“Rome” was def my fave performance:
[audio: – Rome.mp3]

Always and forever more
We’re together dead and lonely
I thought I couldn’t do this without you
Single in his bed somewhere
Ashes still it fall, fall, falls


OC Weekend.
Sunday, September 19, 2010

oc weekend

I went up to the OC to help my sister paint her condo this weekend. It was my first time taking the train, and I loved everything about it. In the 90-minute ride, I was able to avoid traffic, finish designing wedding invitations for a new client, and watch the ass clowns sitting in front of me get escorted off the train by the deputy, all while taking in the view of the Pacific Ocean.

Pammie picked me up in Irvine and we ate at Shik Do Rak, a Korean BBQ joint with my favorite kind of meat—all you can eat! We went to Lowe’s afterward to buy everything she needed to paint the living room. The previous owner painted it an offensive powder blue. Who does that??? Almost any color would’ve been a definite upgrade, and she picked one within minutes. We are such opposites. I once went to Ikea and stared at two coffee tables for half an hour and then went home empty handed because I couldn’t decide which one I liked best. This is why people hate shopping with me. And eating with me. I’m always the last one to order at restaurants, too. Luckily, we were painting Pammie’s condo and not my own.

Painting was harder than I expected. By the time we unscrewed all the outlet covers, took down the curtains, moved all the furniture, taped off the baseboards and set down the drop cloths, two hours had passed and we hadn’t even started painting yet. When we finally went to bed at four in the morning, her living room was painted a beautiful London Coach.

Despite my early morning tomorrow, I decided to take a later train out and stay a bit longer. After eating that spicy lobster roll with Shi at RB Sushi, I’ve been craving it ever since. I found it near my sister’s at a place called Kokoro, so we ate there for dinner. We had cupcakes from Frostings afterward for dessert, and now I’m on the train back home to SD, still partially covered in paint in places I didn’t think you could get paint. I’m exhausted!

Friday, September 17, 2010

all the coffee in colombia won't make me a morning person

Our office hours are changing, and I’m expected to be bright eyed and bushy tailed an hour earlier than usual starting Monday. FML.

(photo via *December Sun)

The heart wants what the heart wants.
Monday, September 13, 2010

paul walker half naked in the ocean

Say hello to my new iPhone wallpaper. Sometimes I just lock it and unlock it so I can stare at this photo (and by sometimes I mean all the time). I’ve never been into blondes, but the heart wants what the heart wants. And the heart wants Paul Walker. Half naked. In the ocean.

Hide your kids, hide your wife.
Saturday, September 11, 2010


Few things make me happier than auto-tuned newscasts.

View from the top.
Saturday, September 11, 2010

hiking sushi

Last night after work, I wanted to do nothing more than go home and veg in my chones pajamas. I must have had a stroke when I agreed to hike Torrey Pines instead with Shi. The view from the top was worth jogging the straightaway (and then some!). Afterward, we had spicy lobster rolls at RB Sushi in our gym clothes and caught up on our love lives (or lack thereof—I’ll let you guess whose was lacking).

Fun Fact Friday.
Friday, September 10, 2010

After just one look at my blog, it’s obvious that I love food, bearded men, and the word “vagina” (in that order). I wanted to reveal some new facts about myself, so here’s the first of hopefully many “Fun Fact Friday” posts…

five fact friday

  1. My favorite food is sandwiches. My favorite sandwich is the french dip. And my favorite french dip is from BJ’s. Om nom nom.
  2. I’ve had a lip ring for most of my 20s. It was an impulse piercing that I’m indifferent about now, but I feel like the lip ring is less offensive than the hole that will be left in my face once I remove it.
  3. I can blow some serious smoke rings. I don’t smoke cigarettes, but I used to smoke hookah like nobody’s business. We recently had a sesh in E’s backyard like old times, and five years later, I still got it 😉
  4. My favorite ice is the pellet kind that they have at Phil’s and Sonic.

(You should be writing this stuff down.)

Going the Distance.
Sunday, September 5, 2010

dry humping is no fucking joke - going the distance

Funniest. Movie. Ever. Go see it!

Double Pleasure.
Sunday, September 5, 2010

banbu sushi

Dinner at Banbu Sushi with Pammie and Shi last night. While we didn’t order the protein roll (Shi’s favorite) or the double pleasure roll (my favorite, of course), we did take advantage of happy hour and got jalapeno poppers, kobe beef rolls and hamana rolls! My lychee martini and Banbu Bites weren’t offered on the happy hour menu, but both are definite must-haves. I used to live down the street from this place, and I can’t believe I didn’t eat here till after I moved. Their sushi is pretty outstanding, albeit a little pricey for a restaurant in La Mesa. It’s beautifully designed, though, and besides the night I came here during Restaurant Week, I’ve never had to wait too long for dinner. I def recommend taking a date here. And by “date” I mean me.

Happy birthday, Gerald.
Friday, September 3, 2010

Happy 30th birthday to my dear friend, Gerald. You once bought me these Paul Frank pajama pants I had been eyeballing for Christmas, and I’ve never been able to wear them, because you thought I was a size smaller than I was (which was a gift in and of itself). You were the only one brave enough to teach me how to drive a stick shift, and you were patient with me even after I burned your clutch. You trusted me to watch your fish while you were deployed, and you didn’t hate me when he died. You’re the coolest navy seal I know, and wherever you are in this world, I hope that you’re safe, drinking a Monster, eating some Mike & Ike’s, and reading this wondering why you’re still friends with a person who burned your clutch and killed your fish.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Anberlin – Impossible
[audio: – Impossible.mp3]

Take what you want from me
It means nothing now
Take everything from me
It means nothing now
Not so easy to forgive, harder to forget
Take what you want

Happy birthday, Rocky.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010

He’s usually a riot when it’s not his birthday. Maybe he has something against party hats?

rocky birthday puppy

(Rocky’s 4th birthday, 2009)   (Rocky’s 5th birthday, 2010)
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