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Happy Birthday, Pammie!
Monday, December 10, 2018

monello cheese wheel pasta

Happy early birthday to my favorite sister! (@ Monello)

FYI I can only eat pasta when it’s prepared tableside in a cheese wheel now.

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!

2018 Wrapped.
Friday, December 7, 2018
2018 wrapped spotify

92,116 minutes = 4.2 hours a day (and $40 in data overages every month!).

Posty’s my guilty pleasure, but I didn’t realize how much I listened to the dulcet tones of Shawn Mendes. Spotify’s really out here exposing me right now.

I’ll just leave this here.

Waitress.
Sunday, December 2, 2018

waitress musical

waitress musical - lulu's pies

She is messy, but she’s kind
She is lonely most of the time

Sugar, butter, flour (@ Civic Theatre)

Oh, my heart. Even though Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen won all the Tony awards, Waitress is my most favorite musical to date. It’s like how everybody loves Breaking Dawn: Part 2, but my favorite Twilight movie is New Moon, because it’s the saddest one where Bella was emo AF listening to Lykke Li and pining over the loss of Edward the entire time…

I mean what, I don’t know anything about teenage vampire sagas.

Christmas Cheers.
Saturday, December 1, 2018

christmas cheers

I’ll have one… one of everything! (@ BJ’s Brewhouse)

Alicia and I drank our way through their holiday cocktail list. The blood orange pom fireball sangria tastes like Christmas in your mouth! It’s def going on the menu for any and all future holiday spreads.

Rise.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

memory foam bed rise

After the most stressful day at work, I decided to chalk this day up as a loss and go straight to bed. When I got home, my new memory foam mattress was waiting outside my door! It was in a box so big, I had to bend time and space (and my back!) to get it into my apartment.

Now I’m just waiting for it to rise and get firm, so I can get on top of it and go to sleep with a smile on my face. What else is new…

Reminder.
Monday, November 26, 2018

my fitness pal reminder

it's a no from me gif

It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving for crying out loud!

Before I got this reminder, Shi texted me asking how my bridesmaid dress fit. Luckily, the dress she chose for us has an empire waist that ensures that any indiscretions (like my special relationship with BBQ) will be undetectable. Granted, I still bought a size too small to keep my ass in check! A few of us will have exes at this wedding, and even though we’ve all moved on, nobody’s trying to look like garbage in front of their ex. Amirite, Christine? Karen? LOL.

New Phone, Who Dis?
Sunday, November 25, 2018

food emojis

I’ve been thinking about dropping Apple for months now, and when a Black Friday deal popped up for the new Google Pixel, I couldn’t pass it up. As soon as I hit ‘confirm purchase’ though, I was immediately filled with regret. Will I miss being able to airplay youtube videos to my Apple TV? How about airdropping photos from my phone to my MacBook Pro? CAN I STILL SPEAK IN EMOJIS??? I mean, how will my friends (who are 99% iPhone users) know if I’m in need of a soft pretzel? I just checked with one of my only android friends, Nori, and we were able to see each other’s emojis. Phew! Crisis averted, y’all.

Bohemian Rhapsody.
Friday, November 23, 2018

queen live aid bohemian rhapsody gif

Loved, loved, loved this film. Rami Malek deserves all the awards! What I would’ve given to see Queen live ⚡💔

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.

Currently.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

LA holiday traffic 405 gif

There is a hell and it’s the 405 during the holidays (and pretty much any other time of year).

Dear Evan Hansen.
Sunday, November 18, 2018

jay guillergan - dear evan hansen

dear evan hansen - ahmanson theatre

BRB crying (@ Ahmanson Theatre)

Jay and Pammie came up to LA for the day to see this beautiful broadway show. I don’t know if it’s the holidays, or my period, or the $300 I spent on my ticket… but Jesus, I got emotional.

Thanks to Jay for surprising us with souvenir mugs! And for refraining from singing along during the show (even though he proved on the drive there that he knew all the lyrics). I know how hard it was for him to confine that urge! Ha.

Disney Weekend.
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Family vacay at the happiest place on earth!

We airbnb’d it in OC for the weekend. I live half an hour away from the park, but my place doesn’t have enough room for seven people. Or a bidet. Or a ping pong table (my dad and his “Beer Friends Forever” shirt were the clear winners of this match).

Everything’s better with mouse ears! Also, the best flavor at Nothing Bundt Cakes is white chocolate raspberry. Fight me.

My mom had the time of her life on the teacups! She was a lot less enthusiastic about Space Mountain, but she still got on it against her 60-year-old body’s wishes. Ha.

Obligatory castle shot with Pammie and our mouse ears!

Minnie was excited to greet the birthday girl!

Pops was even more excited to meet Minnie! We were about to take a group shot when my dad jumped ahead without us. My bad, solo pic!

The holiday fireworks were truly magical. Cue the fake snow and real tears of joy. Till next time, Disneyland!

60.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

mom

Happy birthday to my beautiful mom! When she came up to LA last weekend to see Bruno Mars again visit me, she came out of my bathroom with condoms from my medicine cabinet and said, “Hey, these expired a month ago!” What would I ever do without her (besides accidentally get pregnant)?

Can’t wait to celebrate 60 years young at Disneyland this weekend ♥

Midterms.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

i voted

Pics or it didn’t happen.

BBQ Bucket List.
Friday, November 2, 2018

grand ole bbq - flinn springs - natural smoked meats

grand ole bbq - pulled pork sandwich - strawberry mule

ILYSM (@ Grand Ole BBQ Flinn Springs)

My most favorite BBQ spot in San Diego (and all of California) just opened a second location near the bestie’s house in east county. It’s bigger and less busy than its North Park flagship, and more importantly, it has a full bar (the original location doesn’t serve alcohol, but you can BYOB). It should def be on your BBQ bucket list! Also, if you don’t have a BBQ bucket list, how are we even friends???

Christmas in LA.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

the grinch movie los angeles

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch (@ Redondo Beach)

Facebook Memories.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

penis straw

Thanks for the memories, FB.

Halloween Week.
Monday, October 29, 2018

Luckily, I already used the restroom before getting into the elevator at work this morning (@ SKX Advertising)

Afternoon Delight.
Friday, October 26, 2018

dad beers

Should I head back to work or room 202 at the Hotel Hermosa??? 😜

The Emotion.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

I lost count so long ago, maybe my heart’s numb

BØRNS (@ The Greek)

Postmates & Beer.
Thursday, October 18, 2018

postmates and beer

Late night catalog season essentials (@ SKX Advertising)

S/O to my postmates driver, Jeff, who delivered my israeli couscous along with this handwritten note! Five stars. Highly recommend.

NSFW.
Friday, October 12, 2018

bachelorette chat

NOTE TO SELF: Don’t check your group e-mail about Shi’s bachelorette party on your work computer.

I learned the hard way. Like so, so hard.

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!

Cherry Wine.
Thursday, October 11, 2018

hozier at the wiltern

And it’s worth it, it’s divine
I have this some of the time

Hozier took us to church last night (@ The Wiltern)

New Amsterdam.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

new amsterdam - dr. helen sharpe - cancer - painting nails gif
new amsterdam - dr. helen sharpe - cancer - painting nails gif

I used to paint my grandma’s nails when she was sick, and I came across this episode of New Amsterdam on her death anniversary today.

BRB crying.

Ohana Fest.
Monday, October 1, 2018

ohana fest 2018

ohana fest 2018

ohana fest 2018

Switchfoot – Dare You to Move

Young the Giant – Silvertongue

Beck – Where It’s At

Mumford and Sons – I Will Wait

Sunday funday with Sabrina and Cass (@ Ohana Fest, Doheny State Beach)

Views.
Saturday, September 29, 2018

griffith observatory

griffith observatory

griffith observatory

Views (@ Griffith Observatory)

Mood.
Friday, September 28, 2018

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!

National Cheeseburger Day.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

shake shack el segundo

If you thought I was gonna celebrate National Cheeseburger Day, you weren’t wrong (@ Shake Shack)

Let’s See What The Night Can Do.
Sunday, September 16, 2018

I wanna get lost with you, and see what it’s like
To spend the whole night with you, just you

Mr. A-Z (@ FivePoint Amphitheatre)

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

See I know what we’ve got to do
You let go, and I’ll let go, too

L-Boogie up in here (@ Open Air Theatre)

I can’t believe I’m old enough for 20th anniversary tours, but the rough morning I had after getting home at 2am was solid proof!

This album soundtracked my junior year of high school, and hearing it in its entirety made me feel 16 again ♥

More videos here.

Breakfast Club.
Sunday, September 9, 2018

flower child del mar

flower child breakfast

Breakfast Club (@ Flower Child)

My favorite girls met at an ungodly hour for breakfast so that the mamas could have extra girl time away from their six kids (four of which are twin babies!). I only had to worry about getting myself up in the morning, and I was still one of the last ones there! Ha. I haven’t laughed this hard in such a long time. No one will ever be as entertained by us than us ♥

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

to all the boys i've loved before gif
to all the boys i've loved before gif
to all the boys i've loved before gif

This movie gave me so many feels, partly because of my obvious love for teenage rom-coms, but mostly because I got major flashbacks of that one time in the fifth grade when David Krzywicki found a note I had written about how cute he was. My outcome wasn’t nearly as good as Lara Jean’s! Ha. Only in the movies, I guess…

Happy 13th Birthday, Rocky.
Saturday, September 1, 2018

birthday puppuccino and pupcake

A puppuccino and pupcake for the goodest boy ever ♥

PTO.
Monday, August 27, 2018

puerto vallarta zipline

puerto vallarta zipline

My parents ziplined through the jungles of Puerto Vallarta while I put in 12 hours at the office today! Seriously tempted to use those five weeks of vacation time I’ve been hoarding…

Bingo.
Sunday, August 19, 2018

birthday bingo

Intense backyard bingo sesh at my grandma’s 87th birthday bash. The pot grew to $200! I should’ve known my jar of laundry money wouldn’t cut it with these broads…

Baja.
Monday, August 13, 2018

baron balche winery - valle de guadalupe

baron balche winery - valle de guadalupe

(@ Baron Balche, Valle de Guadalupe)

baron balche winery - valle de guadalupe

(@ La Escondida Puerto Nuevo)

baron balche winery - valle de guadalupe

Much needed daycation! Def need more of these in my life…

Aloha.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

mai tai

luau roasted pig

luau fire dancer

luau pecs

Hardly working (@ SKX)

Currently.
Monday, August 6, 2018

friends chandler steam room gif

You guys, my glasses just fogged up in the Whole Foods parking lot.

Could it be any more humid???

Dylan & Zoey.
Saturday, July 28, 2018

lansang twins

lansang twins

Maxin’ and relaxin’ with these nuggets 🖤🖤

Trifecta.
Friday, July 27, 2018

new car chat

Only three things still warm this heart—dogs, cute guys and booze (in that order).

The Night We Met.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

🖤

Type.
Monday, July 23, 2018

new car chat

Hoppy Birthday.
Saturday, July 21, 2018

craft beer - the blendery - alpine brewing - pliny the elder - ballast point sculpin

Birthday beers for Cal and Francis! I’ll let you guess which ones are for Francis LOL. Not gonna lie, some of his might not make it to the party 🍓🍑💦

One More Light.
Friday, July 20, 2018

🙏🏻💔

30 Seconds to Mars.
Friday, July 20, 2018

Monolith Tour (@ The Forum)

¡Dia de los Deftones!
Monday, July 16, 2018

dia de los deftones - san diego - petco park

Chino x Mike Shinoda 🖤

Wax On.
Sunday, July 15, 2018

inflatable tube people gif

If you don’t share a brazilian waxer, are you even really friends???

Pride.
Saturday, July 14, 2018

Came for a sandwich, but stayed for the pride parade (@ Ike’s Place, Hillcrest)

Currently.
Monday, July 9, 2018

bruce almighty sleeping bed tossing turning gif

Actual footage of me trying to sleep during this heat wave.

HALP!

Heat Wave.
Friday, July 6, 2018

the pioneer barbecue san carlos san diego

A few of my favorite things…

the pioneer barbecue san carlos san diego frose

109° weather calls for frosé all day (@ The Pioneer)

Independence Day.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018

viejas fireworks

viejas buffet beer

viejas buffet lobster

The 4th of July fell on bottomless beer and lobster night this year (@ Viejas)

What a time to be alive.

Bathroom Goals.
Monday, July 2, 2018

bathroom tv

Icons.
Friday, June 29, 2018

crazy desktop icons

Finding a file on my coworker’s insane desktop is just too much to ask of me on a Friday.

Netflix & Sweat.
Monday, June 25, 2018

To the girl watching 13 Reasons Why in the sauna: Why aren’t you wearing headphones and what is the wifi password in here??? (@ 24 Hour Fitness)

Let It Be.
Friday, June 22, 2018

Sir Paul McCartney is a goddamn treasure.
Loved, loved, loved 💛

Promotion.
Monday, June 11, 2018

pepper drive school 8th grade promotion

Felicidades to my favorite 8th grader (@ Pepper Drive)

Reminder.
Saturday, June 9, 2018

alarm - buy kettle corn

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