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ACL.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

austin city limits 2015

austin city limits 2015

austin city limits 2015

austin city limits 2015

Anthony and I kept it weird (@ Austin City Limits)

My trip was cut short due to my grandma’s passing, and Anthony had the time of his life those first few days without me. He hit up the Dirty Sixth with Austin locals he made friends with and ended up giving one of them my Friday wristband. They saw all the bands I wanted to see. I’m bummed I missed Tame Impala and Leon Bridges among others, but luckily I didn’t have to wake up at an ungodly hour on Saturday and wait with him in that 4-hour line for Franklin. Day-old brisket reheated in a hotel microwave and eaten in my chonies still tasted better than any BBQ I’ve ever had in California!

I flew in Saturday night and met up with Anthony at an Irish pub downtown. Fado is the official US soccer bar in Austin, and it’s surrounded by gay bars on 4th Street. My uber driver was convinced he was taking me to see my gay friend once I told him where I was headed LOL. I mean, it would explain so much… After US lost to Mexico, we hit up Firehouse (a cool little speakeasy inside a hostel) and Rainey Street. I loved, loved, loved it there. Rainey Street is a block of old houses converted into themed bars. We stayed till last call, and all I remember from that night is a lot of Ludacris and stanky legs. You don’t realize how drunk you are until you’re walking the hotel halls in nothing but your dress slip looking for a beverage machine so you could wash down some tylenol at three in the morning.

We didn’t wake up early enough to stand in line for BBQ before the festival on Sunday, but we stopped by Torchy’s Tacos before we made our trek to Zilker Park. There was a lot of walking. Like. A LOT. Before, during and after the festival. In nearly 100 degree heat. And in sandals that had 0% arch support (but were 100% cute, obvs). This was definitely not Portland where we had a local friend with a car, ample public transportation, and weather that was 50 degrees cooler. The highlight of my day happened just before BØRNS’ set when the sun disappeared behind the only cloud in the sky for half a minute and everyone cheered. BØRNS, Sylvan Esso and Hozier’s sets were very close seconds. So were those two snow cones we each had.

Before I knew it, it was Monday and time to check out. Anthony hit up the gym in the morning while I stayed my ass in bed. We ate lunch at Valentina’s Tex Mex where Anthony had brisket tacos and I had a beast of a beef rib with the most beautiful smoke ring. We strolled down South Congress afterwards and drank micheladas for three hours at a bar inside Hotel San Jose. We got to the airport early to watch the Chargers lose, and I asked the TSA guy if the Starbucks was before or after the security gate. He ruined my mom’s life and told me that there’s no Starbucks at all, because Austin is all about supporting local businesses. I get a Starbucks mug for my mom whenever I travel, and she’s just gonna have to be happy with the mug I got her during my layover in Phoenix!

All things considered, I’m glad I was able to take a break from life and escape for a couple of days. I’ll def be back to explore this weird little town again.

This Woman’s Work.
Saturday, October 10, 2015

grandma julie nunez

When I was reading The Diary of a Young Girl in high school, I mentioned to my grandma that I wanted to visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Years later, she traveled to the Netherlands while visiting my aunt in Denmark and brought me back a souvenir from the museum. I couldn’t believe she remembered after all that time. My grandma was the most considerate and sentimental person I’ve ever known, and I’m grateful that she instilled her thoughtfulness in me.

She is the reason I have random notes in my phone that say, “christine garlic delight dip at del mar fair” or “anthony swagu stamp.” She taught me that even if people have everything, you don’t have to give them the world to let them know you appreciate them. You just have to remember the little things.

She is also part of the reason I have over 20k miles on my new car. I’d put a million more miles on there if I could drive down to San Diego and spend just one more day with her.

Rest in paradise, Grandma Julie. I love you more than my seemingly apathetic demeanor suggests. You know I don’t like to let them see me cry.

Remember the Time.
Sunday, August 30, 2015

questlove - grand park - remember the time - michael jackson

Questlove x Michael Jackson (@ Grand Park)

If this event was any indication of what ACL will be like, I’m not ready for the heat (sunburn city!) or Anthony’s dance moves.

Eventually.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tame Impala sounds like a psychedelic Beatles ♥

I half expect my dad to show up during their set at ACL and have seats behind me like he did at Sir Paul Mccarts! Can’t wait for this festival.

YTG.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

(via @acoustictrench)

Even dogs love the dulcet tones of Young the Giant.

From Gold.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ugly Cry Face.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

fyf fest 2014 kim kardashian ugly cry face

#TBT to Kim Kardashian’s ugly cry face (@ FYF Fest 2014)

This is also the face I’ll be making when Morrissey headlines this year’s festival.

El Jefe.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

el jefe pop-up chef movie animal fairfax los angeles

Cubanos on the curb (@ Animal)

Jon Favreau and Roy Choi hosted an El Jefe pop-up from one of my favorite movies tonight! Chef was everything, and so was this sandwich (and so was this soundtrack!).

Happy Monday, Internet.
Monday, March 30, 2015

(via @acoustictrench)

Flaws.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Cardio Barre.
Monday, March 9, 2015

cardio barre redondo beach

This isn’t the kind of bar I’m used to (@ Cardio Barre)

I almost cried at the end of class, partly because I was so exhausted, but mostly because they were playing Bon Iver during savasana.

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)

Paul McCartney – Hey Jude (Live)

FYF.
Monday, August 25, 2014

FYF Fest 2014

FYF Fest 2014

The Strokes – You Only Live Once

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

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.

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

Electric Wire Hustle.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

kimbra - electric wire hustle - fold silverlake - bootleg hifi theater - los angeles - kcrw - jeremy sole

That one time Kimbra showed up at the Electric Wire Hustle show (@ Bootleg HiFi)

Banks.
Thursday, May 29, 2014

banks at the el rey

Banks – Waiting Game

What if the way we started
Made it something cursed from the start

Stay High.
Friday, April 25, 2014

Tove Lo – Habits (Hippie Sabotage Remix)

Can’t go home alone again
Need someone to numb the pain
You’re gone and I’ve got to stay high
All the time to keep you off my mind

Chromeo.
Friday, April 11, 2014

chromeo @ the fonda

Dance party (@ The Fonda)

Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It)

#BILLBORT.
Saturday, March 29, 2014

billbort beyonce los angeles serfbort

Only in LA (@ Fairfax & Rosewood)

Currently.
Friday, February 28, 2014

LA rain + Local Natives.

rain gif

Paralysis.
Saturday, February 8, 2014

young the giant at the hollywood palladium

Young the Giant – Paralysis

And lately I’ve been thinking
I’m not feeling anything at all
Will I survive in the dead of night?
And now the lights are fading faster
Save me from my disaster

If Only.
Sunday, January 5, 2014

if only i had checked myself - girl who wrecked herself

Pitter Pat.
Sunday, January 5, 2014

Pain takes my heart’s place
The love we made remains

Say Something.
Saturday, December 28, 2013

Say something, I’m giving up on you

Crystallized.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013

When the beat of my drum meets the beat of your heart
You know I couldn’t love any other, any other

Exactly one month till the 2014 Young the Giant CD replaces the 2010 Young the Giant CD in my car and my heart explodes.

JT.
Friday, December 6, 2013

I kicked off my Thanksgiving vacay last week with the girls and JT in the OC!

It wouldn’t be a Justin Timberlake show without Christine almost getting into a fight! Ha. The image of Christine with half of her body hanging out the car window as we drove off will stay with me forever.

Thanks to Pammie for risking her life to take these awesome vids!

Halo.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Queen Bey at Staples Center last night! She dedicated her final song to Paul Walker ♥
I may or may not be sobbing uncontrollably in the background. More videos here.

Currently.
Monday, November 11, 2013

black, gold and white chevron nails

Monday mani + Elliott Smith.

Drink up with me now and forget all about
The pressure of days, do what I say
And I’ll make you okay

Take Care.
Monday, November 4, 2013

Beach House – Take Care

I’ll take care of you if you ask me to

Currently.
Friday, October 25, 2013

City and Colour – The Golden State

Why’s everyone still singing about California?
Haven’t we heard enough about the Golden State?
I guess if you like sandy beaches and blue ocean water
There’s something about it, to which I cannot relate

City and Colour and vino.

Celebrating Nothing.
Friday, October 25, 2013

Give me a reason to stay alive

Northern Wind.
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Oh, my love, you don’t know what you do to me

Dallas Green’s voice still fixes things in the universe, FYI.
More videos from last night’s show here!

Covers, Pt. 3.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

City and Colour – Un-Thinkable (Alicia Keys Cover)

This is exactly how it should feel when it’s meant to be
Time is only wasting so why wait for eventually

Dallas tonight ♥

Anything Could Happen.
Monday, October 7, 2013

Caroline Pennell – Anything Could Happen (Ellie Goulding cover)

I’ll give you everything you need
But I don’t think I need you

98.
Sunday, September 29, 2013

alt 98.7 text winner - two door cinema club - the greek

I just happened to be the 98th texter. No bigs!

Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know

Hearts Like Ours.
Saturday, September 28, 2013

the naked and famous at the wiltern

The Naked and Famous – Hearts Like Ours

One Day of Sun.
Sunday, September 22, 2013

local natives

Local Natives – Ceilings

Thinking of what we’d give
To have one more day of sun
One day of sun

Obsessed.

Perfectly Aligned.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

And the years go by
And the years go by

Legends of Summer.
Monday, July 29, 2013

legends of summer tour - jay-z and justin timberlake

Indie rock music is more my bag, but I like to get turnt up every once in a while! Ha. Fun times with Pammie, Christine and Cat! It was only the best concert I’ve ever been to IN MY LIFE.

(Ask me again after this weekend, though… I may or may not be reliving my youth at the Hoobastank show in West Hollywood this Friday.)

Jay-Z feat. Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail

The Package.
Saturday, July 13, 2013

KNOTB 98 Degrees Boyz II Men Package Tour

I somehow got swindled into going to this concert tonight.

Shi offered me her extra ticket, and I said I would go on the condition that 98 Degrees performs ‘Invisible Man’ and we embrace through the entire song.

98 Degrees – Invisible Man

Royals.
Monday, June 17, 2013

Lorde – Royals

Let me be your ruler
You can call me queen bee
And baby, I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule
Let me live that fantasy

More Banjo.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

mumford and sons live in san bernardino san manuel amphitheater

“There’s a lot of white people here!” – Marcus Mumford @ San Manuel Amphitheater

Mumford and Sons – Timshel

Farewell Season.
Monday, May 27, 2013

the office michael scott crying gif

…or me watching the final episodes of The Office. I CAN’T EVEN.

OneRepublic – I Lived

Sunday Funday.
Sunday, May 26, 2013

concert season

Concert season is here!

We kicked off last summer by shaking our sandy parts to Santigold, so it only seemed fitting to do the same this year.

Santigold – Creator

Until We Get There.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Lucius – Until We Get There

What do you say, is this the time
for one more try at a happy life
What do you say, is this unwise
to think my fears will not reprise

Sweater Weather.
Sunday, May 5, 2013

manhattan beach weather rain

The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather
[audio:http://www.mayanrocks.com/blog/The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather.mp3]

Use the sleeves on my sweater
Lets have an adventure

HEK.
Friday, May 3, 2013

hanni el khatib head in the dirt instagram

Hanni El Khatib liked my instagram post. I can die now.

Hanni El Khatib – You Rascal You

Wicked Games.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Weeknd – Wicked Games

Just let me motherfucking love you

I’m pretty sure I just got pregnant from this song.

Outside Lands 2013.
Sunday, April 21, 2013

outside lands 2013 lineup

Ticket purchased.
Vacation days requested.
Spotify playlist made.
Is it August yet???

The Pulse.
Sunday, April 21, 2013

idntfd edgar sarmiento tweet

After working twelve hours of overtime yesterday, I deliriously spent the rest of my night listening to the new Strokes album and watching pole dancing videos on YouTube with this clown.

City and Colour.
Monday, March 11, 2013

City and Colour – Of Space and Time

I don’t know what drugs to take
To successfully alter the state
That my mind has been in as of late
Something is eating away at my brain

New album = new tour! I love me some Dallas Green.

Playlist.
Saturday, December 29, 2012

choking group text

Um, of course my #choking playlist has Young the Giant on it… as does my workout playlist and my baby makin’ playlist. Just kidding. (I don’t have a workout playlist.)

Christmas Wrapping.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012

the mindy project pact gif the mindy project pact gif
the mindy project pact gif the mindy project pact gif

The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping

Sleep Alone.
Sunday, December 2, 2012

Two Door Cinema Club – Sleep Alone

And I don’t know
If in the morning I will be here and if so
Let it be known
That I was worthy
I was worthy
I was worthy
I was…

Walk the Moon.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

And I want you
I want you
I still do

80s dance party at The Observatory with Walk the Moon!

Winter Winds.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

mumford and sons hollywood bowl sold out marquee

Mumford & Sons – Winter Winds

And my head told my heart
Let love grow
But my heart told my head
This time no, this time no

Loved, loved, loved.

White Blank Page.
Sunday, October 28, 2012

mumford & sons tickets

Mumford & Sons – White Blank Page

You desired my attention but denied my affections

Front Porch Cinema.
Saturday, October 20, 2012

santa monica pier front porch cinema

Shi came up to have lunch with me and watch 500 Days of Summer at Santa Monica Pier last night! LA doesn’t feel like home to me yet, but it felt like home when she was here ♥

The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition

Rocks.
Monday, October 15, 2012

Imagine Dragons with Pammie at The Observatory ♥

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