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Shake Shack x Modern Times.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

shake shack x modern times - san diego

shake shack x modern times cornhole - san diego

Burgers and beer for breakfast (@ Modern Times Fortress of Raditude)

Pammie, Dennis, Paul and I arrived at the Shake Shack pop-up 30 minutes before they opened, and the line wasn’t too bad. The longest I’ve ever waited in line for food was over 2 hours at Howlin’ Rays in Chinatown, so this 45-minute wait was no bigs. There was absolutely no shade though, so our burgers came with a side of UV! It was worth the tan lines…

Coin Haus.
Sunday, September 10, 2017

coinhaus la mesa

coinhaus la mesa

Level up (@ Coin Haus)

Leo took Alicia, Ray and me to this beercade in La Mesa last night. It’s in a nice area with an industrial bar and gorgeous resto next door. Things have def changed since I lived there years ago!

I like their system so much better than other barcades I’ve been to. You exchange a credit card for a tapcard and use it to serve yourself beer and play video games. It beats having to wait in line at the bar for $15 drinks or having to use quarters for the games (ain’t nobody got change for that!). When I turned my tapcard in at the end of the night, it ended up being less than $20 to drink some beers and play a few rounds of Contra, Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros and more. The cashier said I was a cheap date! Boys, don’t all come running at once.

It.
Sunday, September 10, 2017

it movie

We all float down here (@ Reading Cinemas Grossmont Center)

I came to get scared, but I stayed for the dick jokes and NKOTB references! It was funnier and less scary than I remember the original being 27 years ago. Not gonna lie though, I still avoided eye contact with the sink drain while brushing my teeth last night.

Heat Wave.
Friday, September 1, 2017

heat wave

There is a hell and it’s my apartment during the hottest heat wave in LA 🔥🔥🔥

I’ve been stuck at home with the flu for 4 days (I tried to go to work yesterday and they sent me back home!). I’ve gone through 2 seasons of Game of Thrones and 5 boxes of tissues (for all the sickness coming out of my nose and mouth, not the tears coming out of my eyes when Khal Drogo died—yes, I’m that far behind). I escaped to my parents’ air-conditioned house in SD for the holiday, and it took me 4 hours to get here in triple-digit weather. I guess everyone else had the same idea. Some of my relatives are staying at my parents’ house this weekend and they’re sick, too! Misery really does love company. And air-conditioning.

I thought it was too late in the year to buy a portable a/c unit, but climate change is real y’all. My windows don’t open, so it would have to be a sliding door unit. If anyone has any suggestions on brands/installation, please send them my way!

The Night We Met.
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Lord Huron (@ Del Mar Racetrack)

I had all and then most of you, some and now none of you
Take me back to the night we met

The last time I attended 4 o’clock Fridays may or may not have been 14 years ago to see Hoobastank.

Wonderspaces.
Friday, August 25, 2017

wonderspaces san diego

wonderspaces san diego

wonderspaces san diego

wonderspaces san diego

I’m learning some amazing moves from these guys (@ Wonderspaces)

I ❤ NY.
Sunday, August 20, 2017

nyc plane sunrise

Ohhh, so this is what 6am looks like…

nyc subway

Our trip to NYC wouldn’t be complete without me getting us lost on the subway. Again.

top of the rock nyc

Morning view (@ Top of the Rock, Midtown)

bar moga omurice nyc

I felt a little dirty recording this food porn (@ Bar Moga, Greenwich Village)

grand central station nyc

Trainspotting (@ Grand Central Terminal, Midtown East)

shack shack madison square park

shack shack hot chick'n

The OG Shake Shack (@ Madison Square Park, Flatiron)

There are five Shake Shacks in LA, but we still ate here three times during our trip! We even schlepped across town with our luggage on our last day to get one last Shackburger and their limited edition Hot Chick’n when we found out we were flying out of the JFK terminal that doesn’t have a Shake Shack. We’re kind of obsessed.

gallow green nyc

gallow green nyc

Rooftop vibes (@ Gallow Green, Chelsea)

I was worried it was going to be humid all weekend, but the weather was perfect for a rooftop cocktail or two (these are both mine).

raclette nyc

Melt my heart (@ Raclette, East Village)

This was our favorite meal of the trip (don’t let the fact that we ate at Shake Shack three times fool you). Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, the waitress came back midway through our meal to give us a second scrape!

mighty quinn nyc brontosaurus rib

Checked the brontosaurus beef rib off my BBQ bucket list ✓ (@ Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque, East Village)

Tame Impala (@ Panorama NYC, Randall’s Island Park)

This was def one of the smaller music festivals I’ve been to, but Tame Impala brought the big show with their lasers. Our lyft driver thought we were at EDC!

magic jewelry aura photo

Best $20 I ever spent (@ Magic Jewelry, Chinatown)

Pammie and I got our auras photographed inside a tiny Chinese jewelry shop, and that pink ass cloud = my mind being blown.

oculus nyc

The Westfield mall I used to work at wasn’t quite as nice as this one, but they both have Wetzel’s Pretzels (@ Westfield World Trade Center, Oculus, Financial District)

wtc memorial nyc

Ground Zero (@ One World Observatory, Financial District)

The last time I was here was a couple years after 9/11. There used to be a steel beam cross where this memorial now exists. They did a beautiful job!

Sunday cycle (@ Central Park)

Pammie wanted to ride bikes through Central Park, and it was one of the highlights of our trip! We rode from the Guggenheim to Strawberry Fields and stopped along the way to enjoy the scenery.

guggenheim nyc

Gaining perspective (@ Guggenheim Museum, Upper East Side)

imagine strawberry fields nyc

Strawberry Fields forever (@ Central Park)

plane tv

Before we knew it, it was time to fly home. Anyone who knows me and my sister knows that we’re complete opposites. She’s a Potterhead, while I’m more Homicide for the Holidays! But we always have fun when we’re together. I can’t wait for our next trip!

Panorama NYC.
Friday, July 21, 2017

panorama nyc 2017

One more week!

Waiting for the End.
Thursday, July 20, 2017

All I want to do is trade this life for something new
Holding on to what I haven’t got

R.I.P. Chester Bennington 💔

KBBQ and a Moscow Mule.
Friday, June 30, 2017

kettle brand potato chips - korean barbecue - moscow mule

Cancel my dinner plans (@ Jon’s Liquor)

Arroyo Seco Weekend.
Monday, June 26, 2017

arroyo seco weekend 2017

arroyo seco weekend 2017 cheers

Sunday Sunday with Sabrina (@ Arroyo Seco Weekend)

Blind Pilot.
Sunday, June 25, 2017

blind pilot - el rey - los angeles

Heart eyes since 2010 😍😍😍 (@ El Rey Theatre)

Fux with the Tux.
Saturday, June 24, 2017

tuxedo shorts band merchandise

Tuxedo (@ Observatory)

When your friends give you free tickets to see Mayer Hawthorne, you repay them with booty shorts from the merch table, obvs. Thanks, Jessie and Abe! 😘

SKX Global Sales Conference.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

lasers

SKX Global Sales Conference (@ Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center)

Hearing Schwarzenegger tell us “it’s not a tumor” was clearly the highlight of our conference.

Euphoria Mourning.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

R.I.P. Chris Cornell 💔

Conference Season.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

work phone

I worked 16 hours straight yesterday and haven’t slept much these past few weeks 😩

I always need something good to look forward to during conference season, so I bought tickets to two LA shows (Sylvan Esso and Blind Pilot), an OC show (Young the Giant), and music festivals in LA (Arroyo Seco) and NYC (Panorama).

I may or may not have been delirious at one in the morning.

Cinco de Mayo.
Friday, May 5, 2017

baja ponchos dog mexican blanket

#FBF to these three amigos in their Baja Ponchos 🇲🇽

Double Trouble.
Sunday, April 30, 2017

lapel twins tribe

Welcome to the world, Dominic & Elijah!

Pammie, Christine and I were finally able to visit these two nuggets. I think their parents were happy to have a little help and a lot of Halal Guys.

Pad Squad.
Monday, April 24, 2017

padres game

Pad squad* (@ Petco Park)

*not pictured: Alicia and I dodging homerun balls (none of which were hit by the Padres, of course).

Good Grief.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bastille – Good Grief (@ The Novo DTLA)

Every minute of every hour
I miss you, I miss you, I miss you more

California Adventure.
Saturday, April 8, 2017

mickey's fun wheel disney california

cheers disney california

Cheers to Alicia’s 36th birthday! 🍻 (@ California Adventure)

I spent 14 hours and $200 at the park, and all I took home was some dole whip cotton candy and a sunburn.

Occupational Hazard.
Thursday, March 30, 2017

britta community face palm gif

My boss texted me this picture of my car when she went out for lunch today. This is why she gives me USB cables and portable battery chargers for Christmas. She’s also the one who bought me a fire extinguisher after I almost burned down my apartment!

Yeah, I have no idea why she hired me.

Overnight Guests.
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Museum day with Pammie and this clown (@ The Broad)

I went shopping for pillows, because I literally only have two in my apartment. My mom was like, what do your overnight guests use? I’m not sure who what she thinks I’m doing in LA, but my life isn’t as exciting as she thinks it is! Pammie and Shi slept over last weekend, and I didn’t have enough pillows for all of us, so my sister had to improvise with the teddy bear I got on Valentine’s Day! 😂 I made it up to her by taking them to Shake Shack twice that weekend. You’re welcome!

The End.
Friday, March 17, 2017

la la land dream sequence gif
la la land dream sequence gif
la la land dream sequence gif
la la land dream sequence gif
la la land dream sequence gif
la la land dream sequence gif
la la land dream sequence gif
la la land dream sequence gif

La La Land was def overhyped, but this dream sequence of what could have been was everything 💔

Worst. Week. Ever.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

pok pok la closing

Just when I thought my week couldn’t get any worse 😩

My favorite wings EVER are from this Portland transplant. I thought that I had seen all I needed to see during my last two trips to Portland, but I have half a dozen reasons to go back now…

Desert Daydreams.
Monday, March 6, 2017

Joshua Tree.
Monday, March 6, 2017

camp temenos - pioneertown - vintage trailer - airbnb - 1950 spartan mansion

Home for the weekend (@ Camp Temenos)

pioneertown motel

Wild west (@ Pioneertown Motel)

integratron

On Sundays, we sound bathe (@ Integratron)

integratron - interior

Salvation Mountain.
Monday, March 6, 2017

salvation mountain

salvation mountain

salvation mountain

salvation mountain

BRB, getting saved ✌ (@ Salvation Mountain)

Darling, You Send Me.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Never Knock / You Send Me (@ Troubadour)

My favorite Kevin Garrett show yet. Alessia Cara came out to sing the song he wrote for Beyonce, and all was right with the world.

False Hope.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The way I keep myself together
Is by not keeping anything at all

Tomorrow

Puzzle Shootout.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Unlike that one time I won the dirty diaper baby shower game by identifying 10 out of 10 melted candy bars (some without even having to smell them), my intimate relationship with candy did not give me the edge in this puzzle competition at work today.

candy puzzle

We placed #9 out of 10 (but still #1 in your hearts!). Who needs a $2K grand prize when you get to go home with this guy???

valentine's day office

Ditch Day.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

workmode squad

Workmode Squad (@ Universal Studios Hollywood)

VIP Experience.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

NOTE TO SELF: Don’t get blitzed on bottomless mimosas on the bus before you ride every 3-D ride at Universal Studios.

Opposites Attract.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

how i met your mother - the olive theory gif

new girl - the hike - raisins - the olive theory gif new girl - the hike - raisins - the olive theory gif

Bumble bio update: Must hate smoked BBQ beef ribs.

Rain Room.
Sunday, January 22, 2017

lacma rain room

Tourist trap queen ✌ (@ LACMA Rain Room)

Pammie and I snagged tickets to the last day of LACMA’s Rain Room exhibit on LA’s rainiest day ever and got more wet outside than we did in the exhibit 🌧️🌧️🌧️

Blind Pilot.
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Even faces change, my heart stays the same

Panorama.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

panorama nyc 2017

Tame Impala in NYC??? Yes, please.

Portlandia.
Monday, January 9, 2017

ace hotel portland

(@ Ace Hotel Portland)

pine state biscuits the reggie portland

(@ Pine State Biscuits)

punchbowl falls - portland punchbowl falls - portland

(@ Punchbowl Falls)

multnomah falls

(@ Multnomah Falls)

the commons brewery - portland the commons brewery - portland

(@ The Commons Brewery)

cheryl's portland bloody mary toast

(@ Cheryl’s on 12th)

portland japanese garden portland japanese garden

(@ Portland Japanese Garden)

voodoo donuts

(@ Voodoo Doughnut)

portland district tryst portland district tryst

(@ Tryst)

pdx socks ace hotel portland

Feed a Cold, Wear Some Pants.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

pajamas chat

I’m sick and I have to wear pants to bed??? Ugh.

Adventures in Arizona.
Saturday, December 24, 2016

After a couple years of entering an online lottery, Shi won a permit to hike The Wave in Arizona! We flew to Vegas and road-tripped it the rest of the way to Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and The Wave.

Here’s a little video I put together of our trip. I kept it under a minute to fit the whole thing on insta, so I cut out the part where I fell down and also the part where Shi got pulled over, among other footage! Ha.

upper antelope canyon arizona

horseshoe bend arizona

the wave arizona

Mannequin Challenge.
Friday, November 18, 2016

Hardly working (@ Skechers Corporate)

Ouch.
Monday, November 14, 2016

inflatable tube people gif

We had a sub in cardio hip hop yesterday, and now I’m wondering whether to apply ice or heat (@ Culture Shock Dance Center)

58.
Monday, November 7, 2016

My mom flips bottles better than yours.
I hope I’m half this cool when I’m 58!

Lonely Pie.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

the pie hole - lonely pie

Are there tears baked into this oreo crust, be honest (@ The Pie Hole)

New Phone Send Nudes.
Saturday, October 29, 2016

new phone who dis

Skinny Love.
Sunday, October 23, 2016

Bon Iver (@ Hollywood Bowl)

The rain may or may not have hid my tears! So apropos…

Baked.
Sunday, October 23, 2016

mr. holmes bakehouse los angeles

Puff puff pastry (@ Mr. Holmes Bakehouse)

Lit.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

sparklers in donut

Birthday Blue Star Donuts for Mary (@ Venice Canals)

This peanut butter powdered donut with habanero blackberry jam will change your life.

Wayfarers Chapel.
Sunday, October 2, 2016

wayfarers chapel

Glass beauty (@ Wayfarers Chapel)

I think I might get married in this Lloyd Wright stunner. I just need to find a husband first! Just kidding (they also do baptisms, so a baby daddy will suffice).

Stone.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

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