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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.

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)

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).

Chel’s Final Panty.
Monday, July 25, 2016

Hot Tub Cruisin’ (@ Mission Bay)

Chel’s grandma always told her that she changes boyfriends like she changes panties, and this is the final one. Congrats to the bachelorette!

S/O to our captain, Shi! You the real MVP.

Electric Love.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

birch aquarium giant sea bass

birch aquarium moon jellies jellyfish

I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly (@ Birch Aquarium at Scripps)

Claws + crop tops (@ Green Flash Concerts at Birch Aquarium at Scripps)

I saw BØRNS for the third time, and unlike the weather, he did not disappoint! It was my first Green Flash concert overlooking the pacific, and the only green flash I saw on this gloomy day was the overpriced beer all the UCSD kids were drinking. I love this venue, though. You get to explore the aquarium before the show, and on a clear day, you can watch the sunset while your favorite band plays.

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…

Church.
Saturday, November 7, 2015

Leon Bridges took me and Anthony to church last night (@ The Observatory North Park)

¡Salud!
Sunday, November 1, 2015

salud barrio logan san diego

Brunch in the barrio with these babes (@ ¡Salud!)

Tacos always taste better in the hood. You know it’s gonna be good if you hear gun shots exiting the freeway (shout out to Tacos Arabes in Boyle Heights!).

Home.
Monday, July 20, 2015

petco park

SF brought the fog (@ Petco Park)

Droppin’ Science.
Monday, July 20, 2015

zymology 21 mimosa flight

Keeping the party going (@ Zymology 21)

Paws in the Park.
Monday, May 11, 2015

san diego humane society - walk for animals - paws in the park - beckham superman dog

Darien, his dog Bluey, and Beckham the Super Dog sitting for treats (@ San Diego Humane Society’s Walk for Animals)

We scored a ton of free swag for Rocky and my aunt’s sweet dog who we brought along, but I’m paying for it with a serious auto detail. There’s dog fur in places I didn’t know there could be dog fur!

Support.
Sunday, April 26, 2015

la jolla half marathon donut

I’ll be the asshole eating donuts at the 12-mile mark (@ La Jolla Half Marathon)

So proud of my little marathon runner, Shi! Just one more till that triple crown…

Puppies & Parolees.
Sunday, April 12, 2015

San Diego zoo

Alicia’s birthday with these party animals (@ San Diego Zoo)

Cafe Topes.
Sunday, January 25, 2015

cafe topes

cafe topes

Pretending it’s 1991 and helping Shi refuel after her half marathon (@ Cafe Topes)

The Morning After.
Friday, December 26, 2014

benchmark brewing co

Morning brews (@ Benchmark Brewing)

anthony darien streetcar

Fried chicken, doughnuts & coffee with Chel & these clowns (@ StreetCar Merchants of Fried Chicken, Doughnuts & Coffee)

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.

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)

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

Dodgers vs. Padres.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

dodgers vs padres @ dodger stadium

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

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)

Great Mapes.
Sunday, July 6, 2014

great maple johnny's hangover mary

Who doesn’t like a little chorizo in their bloody mary every once in a while? (@ Great Maple)

Hammond’s.
Saturday, July 5, 2014

hammond's gourmet ice cream flight

Ice cream flight kind of night (@ Hammond’s Gourmet Ice Cream)

Alpine Beer Co.
Friday, July 4, 2014

alpine beer company pub

I was the only person they carded! #faceofaminor (@ Alpine Beer Co)

Words of Encouragement.
Sunday, June 1, 2014

rock n roll san diego marathon 2014

Congrats Shi and Christine! (@ Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon)

Beer Buddies.
Sunday, May 11, 2014

pizza port

Beer, buddies, and beer buddies (@ Pizza Port)

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 ♥

Micheluca.
Sunday, April 13, 2014

michelucas @ karina's

Last night’s much needed michelucas (@ Karina’s)

…or the reason why I missed my morning hike! SORRY, SHI!

Thanksgiving Weekend.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

thanksgiving 2013

  • Our Thanksgiving dinner consisted of enough chinese food to feed a small village plus a turkey (which a chinese restaurant deep fried for us for $25). Ha. Is it weird that I’ve never had stuffing before?
  • Bingo, bitches! Now I know where I get my competitiveness and foul mouth from… I’ve never heard my grandma curse so much in my life!

  • The Debutante @ The Haven. Good beer and good pizza with good friends.

  • I haven’t been home in a while, and Rocky clearly misses me! I found this cuddle bug in my old bed every night I was in town.

Brandom.
Sunday, August 4, 2013

2013 San Diego Craft Beer and Cocktail Showcase

Blackfish, beers, and the bernie with Anthony. Brandom!

Cronuts.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

homemade cronuts recipe

While I was in SD this past weekend, my friend was telling me about the new Donut Bar that just opened a few months back, but I know better than to go anywhere downtown during the shit show that is Comic Con! Donut Bar is known for their ‘cro-bar’ – a croissant/donut hybrid recently made famous by a pastry chef in NYC. After googling pictures of it, I decided that I needed that sorcery inside of me ASAP, so I made it myself!

Get the recipe here.

Fair.
Monday, July 1, 2013

ferris wheel

Whale’s Vagina.
Sunday, May 19, 2013

seaworld walrus aquarium

Outta my way, kids! Upside down animals are only my favoritest thing in the world.

It’s been 21 years since I last went to SeaWorld in the fifth grade (do the horrifying math). Yesterday, I went back there with the BFF and her kiddos, and the only souvenir I took home was this walrus photo and a fierce sunburn.

DIY Key Holder.
Monday, February 18, 2013

DIY key holder frame san diego ikea hooks

Ikea frame + Target hooks + my own subway-inspired print = a little piece of San Diego in my home away from home.

Yes, that’s pepper spray hanging on the far right. COME AT ME, BRO.

Sloppy.
Sunday, February 10, 2013

shirley tejidor birthday shots

Back to the scene of the crime! Birthday shots at Bub’s with the birthday girl last night. It felt good to be home ♥

Party of One.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

scandal party

This makes me miss home.

Beer Me.
Sunday, January 27, 2013

san diego beer

What was supposed to be a quick break from baby shower planning turned into 7 hours of drinking and me getting a ride home at 2am! This hostess was def hurting in the morning.

Brunch.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

prep kitchen little italy

Chel’s birthday brunch at Prepkitchen last Sunday!

(Photo courtesy of @instapammie—I was too busy getting served by Anthony to take any pictures! Ha.)

Rain.
Friday, August 24, 2012

windshield rain

Clearly, San Diego was sad to see me go.

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 ♥

Heatwave.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

http://www.mayanrocks.com/blog/puppy-earflapping.gif

I think the GPOY is assumed here.

Fabulous.
Monday, August 6, 2012

paul walker haircut spring valley

Spring Valley: Where Paul Walker gets his fabulous $10 hair cuts (but only on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays).

Old Poway Park.
Monday, July 16, 2012

kids birthday baseball theme

Chel‘s parties are always pinterest-worthy, and Darien’s first birthday was no exception! Old Poway Park is an awesome place to have a kid’s birthday party (preferably if your kid was born between the months of October and May—I was sweating like a whore in church!).

Weather Advisory.
Sunday, July 8, 2012

potato chip rock san diego

Exercise in the morning before your body knows what it’s doing.

Oh, my body knew damn well what it was doing.

I said the last time was the last time, and I’d never go back… yet there I was, at an unholy hour on a Sunday, back at Mount Woodson with Shi and Pammie!

I’m pretty sure the sun tried to kill us all today. Worst five hours EVAR!

Comatose.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012

jesse chat sd county fair

There is a hell, and it’s the Via de la Valle off ramp during fair season! It took us four hours to get to the fair last night, but the deep fried deliciousness and freakishly large turkey legs that put me in a food coma made it worth the drive!

Out of this World.
Sunday, July 1, 2012

sd county fair 2012 app

My Girl Scout Cookie Locator app has met its match.
Take me to your leader maple bacon donuts!

D Bar.
Sunday, June 17, 2012

d bar san diego

When my friend suggested dinner at D Bar, I had no idea it was owned by Keegan Gerhard from The Food Network… that is, until he came up to our table at the end of the meal and asked if something was wrong with Chel’s half eaten dish! While their chicken and waffle sandwich was nothing to write home about, I thoroughly enjoyed everything else I put in my mouth last night—including the food at D Bar ;) Ha! I wanted their shrimp poppers to have my babies, and I thought that their lobster mac & cheese tasted infinitely better than the crab mac from Lei Lounge. Had I known this place was owned by one of the top ten pastry chefs in America, I would have saved room for dessert! I will def be back for dessert and drinks, especially since Keegan was so sweet to us and graciously comp’d Chel’s food.

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