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Memory Jar.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

common theory public house

Gingerbread ale and memory jars (@ Common Theory Public House)

I spent my holiday vacation back home in San Diego making memories with family and old friends.

Just after Christmas, my cousin and her family were involved in a devastating house fire that took the life of her daughter and everything they owned. It has been a difficult year for my family in general, and this tragedy solidified 2015 as the worst year ever! Hopefully 2016 is kinder to us all. A friend of the family set up a GoFundMe account if you would like to make a donation to help.

My dear friend, Jay, also lost his mom over the holidays, and I met up with him and friends I haven’t seen in forever at her memorial. I love seeing these guys, because no matter how much time has passed, we can all still pick up right where we left off. The highlight of my day was when Pammie and I walked into the chapel and Jay’s brother greeted us with arms wide open and a simple, “Bitches.” Classic Rome. Jay trying to give me dating advice was a very close second. The lowlight of my day had to be when my ex-boyfriend brought his fiancé and his parents to the memorial, and all I brought was my extra holiday weight. LOL. Just kidding. (I brought my sister, too.)

My resolution this year is to be better about staying in touch with family and friends. I have a tendency to close myself off, and I’m trying to work on that. You really never know when you’re going to lose your loved ones…

Sometimes.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

sometimes you forgive people simply because you still want them in your life

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!

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

Trixie.
Sunday, May 11, 2014

trixie

I was promised mojitos, and all I got was this picture of Anthony and his LOML.

Kentucky Bucks.
Sunday, April 20, 2014

me trace and gary

Photo booth fun with the Wyers (@ Estancia La Jolla)

Mr. & Mrs. Olivar.
Sunday, April 20, 2014

DIY typography gift tag for wedding

Congrats #MrAndMrsOlivar! (@ Estancia La Jolla)

errol olivar and aimee lumbo wedding

Every time one of us gets married, it’s like a mini reunion. I love that no matter how many days, months or years have gone by, we can all still pick up right where we left off ♥

Four Hours Later.
Thursday, February 13, 2014

anthony - long ass phone call

…or what I get for answering Anthony’s phone call after ignoring him for two months. When I moved to LA, he used to call me every Sunday to see how I was doing. This was like eight Sundays worth of conversations!

End of Summer.
Monday, September 16, 2013

end of summer shrimp boil

End of summer with my loves! Now I can stop trying to get that summer bikini body and focus on my fall sweater body.

Love.
Saturday, September 14, 2013

if you drink enough vodka it tastes like love

It sure does! So much love with Christine and Jessie last night ♥

Nike Training Club Summer Throwdown.
Monday, July 29, 2013

nike training club summer throwdown hermosa beach

Or… my worst nightmare!

Jessie was chosen to compete at the Nike Training Club Summer Throwdown in my ‘hood this past weekend, so I had to come support! The girl who won MVP warmed up for that brutal 2-hour workout by running from Santa Monica to Hermosa Beach (14 miles!). My exercise for the day was parking three blocks away and walking to the event at the pier. And I warmed up with half a breakfast burrito, so… I think she has me beat there.

I’ve missed this girl as much as I’ve missed helping her carbo-load for her marathons! Ha. So proud of you, b ♥

BBW.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

bbw chat jay guillergan

Trying to make dinner plans with Jay is like trying to find meaning in a Pauly Shore movie.

Sex Tape.
Sunday, October 28, 2012

sex tape text message the mindy project

I’m horrible at returning messages… I currently have 403 unread emails in my inbox! If it seems like I’m ignoring you, I probably haven’t gotten to your email yet. (But if your name is Anthony, I’m really just ignoring you.)

Snooze.
Sunday, August 12, 2012

snooze san diego

Snooze with my loves! Apparently, I wasn’t the only one with news ;)
Thanks for breakfast, Anthony ♥

Old Whore.
Saturday, June 9, 2012

you just went from whore to old whore - bluntcard birthday

Happy 30th birthday to the dirtiest sanchez I know!

Welcome to the club, old whore ♥

Midnight Hour.
Friday, May 25, 2012

happy hour midnight hour

Last night, I did two things I haven’t done in a long time—I went to happy hour with Kelley (who I haven’t seen in four years!), and I ate solid foods.

It was glorious.

Someone at the bar thought I was 21 (bless their heart) and told me that I had beautiful skin! My inner goddess swayed in a gentle victorious samba. Clearly, I’ve been reading too much Fifty Shades.

Sad trail.
Sunday, April 8, 2012

someecard we are so hilarious

Quote of the night:

Nobody needs to see your belly button trail, happy or sad!

I finally had dinner with my favorite b’s last night! It’s so hard to get everyone together when we’re all so busy planning imaginary weddings on pinterest taking care of babies, studying for CPA exams, training for marathons, playing soccer, and testing “social experiments” ;) Some of us don’t even have time to shower! LOL!

Avenged.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

jesse chat kill

crying face troll meme - this is why we're friends

Walker.
Monday, March 12, 2012

someecard - if i ever had to run for my life i would probably die

Some friends of mine are running this zombie infested 5K obstacle course race. I’ve done 5Ks before, but this pretty much sounds like the makings of my worst nightmare!

In related news, I’m all caught up with The Walking Dead. What am I supposed to do now?

Cracked.
Sunday, March 11, 2012

motherlove nipple cream

I found this nipple cream in my car today and thought it might be mine until I read “sore, cracked nursing nipples” on the label! Ha. This is what happens when your friends have babies!

The Boot.
Saturday, March 10, 2012

christine and jessie - el camino little italy

Christine and the birthday girl before she got kicked out of El Camino last night! Happy birthday, Jessie!

“I hope you I made your bday wish come true.”
Monday, January 9, 2012

happy birthday antho

Dear Anthony,

Thank you for taking me out for beers on your birthday. I was one beer away from jocking you hard into a half mouth kiss. LOLOL. That’s so ugly. My stomach hurts from laughing all night. You really are a beacon for lost souls, if only my own. Happy birthday, friend!

Assorted Revelry.
Monday, November 14, 2011

yelp big night badge

An SD Beer Week bar crawl earned me Yelp’s Big Night badge Friday night with Christine, Shi and Anthony. I’m not gonna lie, it was pretty epic!

Happy birthday, Jesse!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

post it prank

Happy birthday to my BFF at work! I didn’t come in an hour early to post-it bomb just anyone’s desk ;) My appreciation for you runs deeper than your secret love for Hootie and the Blowfish. And I think we both know just how deep that is. Ha!

The Black Lung.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

i think i'm getting the black lung, pop - zoolander

8:46 AM Jesse: woman
  go to the doctor
8:47 AM me: i’m pretty sure i either have
  a) bronchitis
  b) tb
  or c) the black lung, pop
  i’m hoping it’s c
8:49 AM Jesse: dammit derek youve been down there one day
8:50 AM me: this is totally why we’re friends
  Jesse: that and this
Viva Jessie.
Sunday, September 11, 2011

jessie plays the field until she scores

Future soccer mom right here.

Beer Fest.
Saturday, September 10, 2011

san diego beer festival 2011

Jessie was able to score us free tickets to SD Beer Fest last night! Shi was the least drunk, but managed to spill the most beer. And had a hard time remembering anything this morning. So… pretty much a regular day for her. Ha.

Blackout.
Friday, September 9, 2011

san diego blackout 2011

It probably wasn’t the best idea to drive on gas fumes yesterday. Or offer to give my stranded coworker a ride home when we got off early. Or blast my air conditioning while sitting in traffic for 45 minutes because all the lights were out.

During The Great Blackout of 2011, I was stuck at Anthony’s house with an empty gas tank thinking, This is who I’m spending the end of the world with??? Ha.

Things I learned during the blackout:

  • Don’t wait till your gas light turns on to fill up
  • Anthony washes his face with Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub
  • All you need in an emergency situation is a bottle of wine, a gas grill, and a friend who knows how to cook
Drama Club.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

hello september

Quote of the day:

If they will do it with you, they will do it to you.

Dinner with friends turned into an emergency girl boy session at Station Tavern last night. Afterward, I polished off an entire bottle of wine by myself like I was the one hurting! Or… like it was just another Tuesday. Ha.

August was a tough month for love! Hello, September. I hope you’re amazeballs.

Booty Bassment.
Sunday, August 28, 2011

booty bassment christine shi

Booty Bassment with my favorite ballerinas at the Whistle Stop last night! You can’t see them in the picture, but Antonio and Jessie were doing the bernie while this was going on.

Amas Veritas.
Saturday, August 27, 2011

amas veritas practical magic spell

The universe is obvi confused about what we want, judging by the excessive amount of emergency girl sessions, tears and vino consumed this past month. So the girls and I wrote our own letters to the universe last night and lit that shit on fire.

We were enjoying some sangria afterward when the man at the neighboring fire pit offered us some brisket. Was the universe answering my letter already? Maybe I should have been more specific when I said I wanted more meat in my life!

Triple Crown.
Sunday, August 21, 2011

afc half marathon triple crown 2011

The girls and I got up at an ungodly hour this morning to support Jessie at the America’s Finest City Half Marathon!

Jess and I are still sick, so we spent all day Friday watching movies in our underwear, overdosing on Zicam and Emergen-C cocktails, and carbo-loading in preparation for her race today. Yes, I probably didn’t need to carbo-load with her, but what’s done is done.

Congrats on completing the Triple Crown, Jessie! We couldn’t be more proud of you ♥

Swing.
Saturday, August 20, 2011

My only requirement for my next home will be that it has a life-size wind chime swing in the front yard like this one Christine is swinging on at Outside Lands.

The first person to find me this home gets a crisp $5 bill.

SF Outside Lands.
Thursday, August 18, 2011

san francisco outside lands 2011

Quotes of the weekend:

  • “You really came alive after your pants came off.”
  • “I feel like I’m hiking and shit through Yosemite and fuck.”
  • “You ate all of Christine’s chips!!!”
  • “San Francisco is all about recycling old lovers.”
I will follow you into the dark.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

If there’s no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I’ll follow you into the dark

Three days of live music wasn’t enough for us, so Jessie and I kept the party going in SD last night at the Death Cab for Cutie show.

Now we’re both sick, and Jess is worried about the half marathon she’s supposed to run this Sunday, while I’m worried about not being able to taste the celebratory beer we’ll both be drinking after she crosses the finish line! Ha. Priorities…

Handicapped.
Friday, August 5, 2011

chewy miko christine

Three of my friends injured themselves this week (yes, two of those friends are dogs):

  1. Mel accidentally stepped on Chewy
  2. Miko tore his ACL because being blind wasn’t enough of a handicap
  3. Christine broke her foot jumping tires at Undisputed (true story!)

I think I pulled an inner thigh muscle using the beaver machine at Chuze last night. Is that sort of the same thing?

Broken.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

you can't just drop something and expect it to be all fine and normal at the very least you broke it

Crapshoot.
Monday, August 1, 2011

influx - blind lady ale house

Yesterday was the perfect ending to my far from perfect week. I had lunch at Influx (where a ham & brie croissant melt #1 could turn anyone’s day around), witnessed sweaty eye candy at the Und1sputed Ones soccer game, and finished the night off at Blind Lady Ale House with pizza, beer and my girls. And some random dude who joined us at our table. And put his hand on my knee.

The fact that I even mentioned the random dude who put his hand on my knee as one of the highlights should be an indication of how shitty my week really was.

Movie Night.
Saturday, July 30, 2011

liberty station movie mania

Liberty Station’s Summer Movie Mania night consisted of Mona Lisa sandwiches, wine, brie, Jessie’s brownies, my favorite girls, and Tom Cruise before his crazy couch jumping days.

Quote of the night:

Who needs a boy to keep you warm when you’ve got wine?

Bromance.
Saturday, July 30, 2011

jesse viva brazil

There was no doubt that I woke up in a dude’s apartment this morning. Thirty or so empty craft brew bottles lined the mantle behind me. There was an outdoor patio set in the dining room, complete with a hole in the table for the absent umbrella. And to top it all off, my friend’s roommate offered me packets of ketchup to eat for breakfast. Ha! At least he made me coffee first.

Jesse and I agreed that if it wasn’t for my vagina, we’d have a serious bromance going on.

Laser Eyes.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

marc johns laser eyes

Or… Christine, Jessie and me with haircuts.

Mistake.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

‘It was a mistake,’ you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.

– David Levithan
Re: Stacks.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bon Iver – Re: Stacks

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Everything that happens from now on
This is pouring rain
This is paralyzed

You were having a shitty day at work today, so I shared my favorite Bon Iver song with you to make you feel better. And then I found out what you did. Now every time I hear this song, I’ll be reminded of the exact moment you lost me as a friend.

Friends.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

friends - i'm sorry did my back hurt your knife?

Nothing a bottle of sauv blanc can’t fix… especially when you’re drinking it with your REAL girlfriends.

31 is the new 21.
Sunday, July 24, 2011

jay poopin

Happy 31st birthday to Jay, a dear friend who was dirty long before he was thirty. He also thinks that 31 is the new 21. Please don’t encourage him…

Brunch & Breakthroughs.
Monday, July 11, 2011

weekend brunch at the tractor room

I had Sunday brunch, bloody marys and breakthroughs at The Tractor Room with Jessie, Christine and Pammie, or shall I say “Can’t Commit” Mary, Mama Rosa Mary and The TJ Mary—I’ll let you guess who’s who ;) I’m The Drunk Clam Mary, obvi.

Extended Happy Hour.
Saturday, July 9, 2011

i'm glad you're not dead in a ditch somewhere

craziness and amazingness

I went to work yesterday morning, had happy hour (and a $200 tab according to my bank account!) at JT’s with my coworkers afterward, never made it home or to The Casbah as planned with Jessie last night, and woke up this morning in my coworker’s apartment.

Contrary to the last time I went out with all my work friends (AKA my manager’s drunken birthday disaster of 2008), I’m pretty sure we’ll all still be speaking to each other on Monday! Ha.

The Hangover.
Sunday, June 26, 2011

jessie facebook post

Drinks at The Waterfront with Christine, Jessie & Christian
+ more wine with Christine at Christian’s
= me waking up face down on my bathroom floor

Or… Sunday morning as I like to call it.

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