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Venice Vibes.
Saturday, December 20, 2014

venice beach christmas lights

Happy Holidays from Manhattan Beach.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

free parking los angeles

You know you live in LA when free parking is a gift.

Pickle Mary.
Monday, December 15, 2014

pickle mary great maple

Pammie’s birthday brunch (@ Great Maple)

When asked if I want a big ass pickle inside my bloody mary, the answer is always yes.

Portlandia.
Friday, December 12, 2014

portland is happening now beer

One month till Portland! Is it my birthday yet???

Friendsgiving.
Sunday, November 30, 2014

bangsgiving

I suggested we have our first friendsgiving this year, partly because I wanted an excuse to make dessert, but mostly because Anthony owed me smoked wings for telling me he was gonna come up for the Rose Bowl flea market the other weekend, having me drive back up to LA at 2am, and canceling via text at six in the morning!

There were no smoked wings (he made a pot roast instead), but there were tons of laughs and surprisingly delicious healthy food from Shi. Haha. Till next year, clowns!

Sugar Crush!
Sunday, November 30, 2014

mom text

OMG, my mom and her emoticons.

My sister just accepted a job offer back home in SD, and I couldn’t be happier for her (or sadder for me!). The best part about living in LA is that it’s only an hour away from my sister’s condo in the OC and a few hours away from home. With my sister and brother-in-law moving back to SD, I won’t be able to just drop by whenever I’m feeling homesick anymore. I’ll also have to find someone else’s husband to cook me breakfast on Sunday mornings! Ha.

Congrats, Pammie!!! I miss you already ♥

Captain and Vanille.
Sunday, November 30, 2014

alpine brewing company

Because half pint glasses make his hands look bigger (@ Alpine Beer Company)

Morning Ritual.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

paris nicole clapping gif

Three Tomatoes.
Saturday, November 1, 2014

richie tenenbaum and mia wallace costumes

Lunch with Richie Tenenbaum and Mia Wallace (@ Ocean Diner)

I Loved You.
Sunday, October 26, 2014

i loved you then i googled you - adam mars

…then I googled you (@ Culver City Art District)

New Ride.
Saturday, October 25, 2014

Unsolicited fact about me: I’ve never owned a bike until today.

Thanks to Pinterest, I finally have my first bike at 32 years young! I always had roller skates when I was a kid, but I never had a bike (which probably explains my bike-riding skills, or lack thereof). I’ve also never ridden a horse, but I have ridden an elephant. This post could get lengthy if I keep listing all the things I’ve ridden, so I’ll move along…

Inhabitat chose my Going (Mint) Green in Style pinterest board as the grand prize winner of their Back-to-School contest! It’s been years since I’ve actually been in school, but my time at the Art Institute sure taught me how to design a pretty pinterest board.

I won this Public Bike plus a brass bell, rear rack, and the bike basket I put on my wish list earlier this year before I had a bike to attach it to! They even sent me a tube of turquoise touch up paint for when I inevitably eat shit and scuff up that beautiful paint job. I considered getting the cream bike instead since it seemed like a safer color choice, but my sister said, “Since when do you make safe choices?” Touché. I am reckless as fuck.

I asked my friend if there were any lakes to go riding around up here, and she was all like, “THIS IS LA.” So I guess I’m riding my free bike at the beach then??? What a rough life.

Death is Coming.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

modern family - oh god it's cancer - death is coming gif modern family - oh god it's cancer - death is coming gif

I usually enjoy being on my back, but this is getting ridic.

I’ve been living off muscle relaxers, pain killers and salon pas for the past three weeks. The cause is still unknown, but I’m pretty sure I went too hard at the Paul McCartney show! Ha.

I’ve been stressed out at work lately, and the doctor thinks I might be carrying the stress in my back. If only he could write me a doctor’s note forbidding me to work overtime. It’s the least he can do, since he won’t prescribe me more vicodin!

Out There.
Monday, September 29, 2014

paul mccartney out there tour petco park san diego

Not pictured: Anthony on the air drums and me on vocals (@ Petco Park)

Loved, loved, loved ♥

Paul McCartney – Hey Jude (Live)

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End of Summer Shrimptacular.
Monday, September 29, 2014

shrimp boil invitation - seafood crab crawfish chalkboard

diy bloody mary bar

Anthony upgraded his second annual shrimp boil with an invite that tested our friendship and a bloody mary bar by me and the girls. All that was missing was some fried chicken!

Winning combo: Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix + UV Sriracha Vodka + Sriracha Chili Sauce

Currently.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

requiem for a dream - screaming in the bathtub gif
requiem for a dream - screaming in the bathtub gif

My 3-day weekend can’t come soon enough.

Vegan Oktoberfest.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

vegan oktoberfest santa monica

…or the wurst idea ever! #onlyinLA

The Point.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

new girl - dice - the whole point of going on dates is to fall in love and have a relationship
new girl - dice - the point of dating is just to keep on dating and then never stop. it's like burning fossil fuels. or seeing a therapist.
Autumn in LA.
Monday, September 22, 2014

autumn in LA

Commissary.
Saturday, September 20, 2014

commissary at the line hotel

Greenhouse vibes (@ Commissary at the Line Hotel)

Fishing with Dynamite.
Thursday, September 18, 2014

fishing with dynamite - manhattan beach

fishing with dynamite oysters

Ooh, baby, I like it rawww (@ Fishing with Dynamite)

Baby Got Back.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

new girl - the last wedding - do guys still like an oakland face with an la booty gif
new girl - the last wedding - do guys still like an oakland face with an la booty gif
Night Swim.
Sunday, September 14, 2014

sausalito pool

It’s too hot for clothes (@ Sausalito)

Lobster Festival.
Saturday, September 13, 2014

port of LA lobster fest

The claws are out (@ The Port of LA Lobster Festival)

Ooh Kill Em.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

chipset fantasy football

ray rice fantasy football

If my sister and I share a love of anything, it’s the dulcet tones of Sam Smith, and winning. She is next level when it comes to fantasy football and being the only girl in her league!

Dodgers vs. Padres.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

dodgers vs padres @ dodger stadium

It smells like doyer dogs and betrayal (@ Dodger Stadium)

LA.
Sunday, September 7, 2014

the thing i love most about la is the people. and the thing i hate most about la is the people. - wrdsmth

Grub.
Sunday, September 7, 2014

grub restaurant hollywood brunch

Overheard at the table next to us (@ Grub):

“I need an exact headcount for the lobster bake I’m throwing at my house for my birthday, because I’m flying in fresh lobsters from Maine.”

“My sister is really into strippercizing right now. She has a room in her house with just a stripper pole in it.”

Oh, Hollywood. I nearly spit out my blackberry pepper champagne cocktail.

Needs.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

real housewives of new jersey - a woman only needs two things: dunkin donuts and oral sex

LA opened its first Dunkin Donuts today, so I’m halfway there, you guys!

Sunshine Yellow.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

DIY reupholstered mid-century modern chair harris tweed sunshine yellow

Earlier this week, I reupholstered the leather cushions on my Roxy Rocker with this gorgeous Harris Tweed. According to Wikipedia, it was “handwoven by islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.” I bought it off eBay from some dude in the UK, so it must be legit.

Also, I did all this with a staple gun, and I didn’t even hurt myself! It only took that first staple barely missing my thigh for me to realize that the staples come out of the other end when you shoot it. Gra ta ta!

Labor Day.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

wood between legs

…or the only day Anthony gets to have his wood between my legs and his meat in my mouth! Not gonna lie, he smokes some damn good BBQ…

Currently.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

adventure time jake because i'm sick

I obviously went too hard this past weekend. Somebody soup me.

FYF.
Monday, August 25, 2014

FYF Fest 2014

FYF Fest 2014

The Strokes – You Only Live Once

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Epic weekend. I saw The Strokes perform, and I forget the rest. x__x (@ FYF Festival)

Father’s Office.
Monday, August 25, 2014

father's office - culver city

Crossed another one off of LA Weekly’s 99 Essential Restaurants list… 93 more to go! (@ Father’s Office)

Anthony visited before his BBQ class in LA, and we tried one of LA’s best burgers. It was meh, felt more like a sandwich because it was served on a french roll, but the beers were excellent. My favorite burger in LA (and in life) is still from Plan Check!

Hopefully he learned some new skills from the BBQ Pitmaster for the next party he unwillingly lets me throw at his house.

Remember.
Sunday, August 24, 2014

wrdsmth - remember the day

Two years in LA today. Where did my life go???

Fella.
Monday, August 18, 2014

fella texts

Sunday Funday.
Sunday, August 17, 2014

anaheim packing district

Bloats magotes (@ Anaheim Packing House)

The Golden Ratio.
Saturday, August 16, 2014

the golden ratio

Free.
Monday, August 11, 2014

genie, you're free.

Beach Buds.
Saturday, August 9, 2014

pb alehouse

I live down the street from Manhattan Beach Pier, but nothing beats being at the beach with my buds in SD (even if it is PB!) (@ Pacific Beach Alehouse)

Missed Steak.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

#myhttender pinterest contest winner

I don’t know how to use a grill, and I’m the kind of girl who doesn’t read directions or instruction manuals. Unfortunately, that also makes me the kind of girl who wins Pinterest contests and then gets her prize revoked because she didn’t read the fine print that said that the contest wasn’t open to California residents.

I get it, Georgia. We have perfect weather and an extra series of The Real Housewives. We can’t have your $1200 Big Green Egg grills, too.

At least I still have my award-winning #MyHTTender contest board full of grilling recipes for when I throw another BBQ at someone else’s house ;)

Autumn.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

bradbury building - 500 days of summer

bradbury building - 500 days of summer

Life after Summer (@ Bradbury Building)

Eggslut.
Sunday, August 3, 2014

eggslut

eggslut - just the tip

Sunday Slutty Sunday (@ Eggslut)

On the Run.
Saturday, August 2, 2014

on the run tour

You ready, B? (@ Rose Bowl Stadium)

Bangkok.
Saturday, August 2, 2014

thaitanic

I hope Bangkok doesn’t have him now (@ LAX)

Lobster Rumble.
Saturday, August 2, 2014

lobster rumble los angeles

Let’s get ready to rumbleeee (@ Cooper Design Space)

Hero.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

amazon suggestions - enrique iglesias

…or what happens when a certain someone leaves my amazon prime account logged in on their dad’s computer.

Stand Up.
Monday, July 28, 2014

The worst thing is watching someone drown and not being able to convince them that they can save themselves by just standing up

Quote of the Day.
Sunday, July 27, 2014

lana del rey - throat cut gif

If a man ever laid a finger on me like that, HE WOULD BE DEAD.

Let Go.
Sunday, July 27, 2014

let go or be dragged

Regret Forever.
Sunday, July 27, 2014

sir paul mccarts chat

The last time Paul McCartney played a show in San Diego, I wasn’t even born yet. But I grew up listening to the Beatles because my dad would blast their records and play along with his guitar when I was a kid. I always thought he was their biggest fan, but Anthony might be giving him a run for his money.

Since none of our friends are going to the show with us, I’ll probably have to be Anthony’s emergency contact for when he faints like a fangirl at a Michael Jackson concert! Ha. When I asked my dad if he wanted tickets for his birthday, he said that he already bought tickets for himself, my mom and their friends before I even got mine. My bad, presale! Maybe someone else can be Anthony’s emergency contact after all.

michael jackson fans fainting crying screaming concerts

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