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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.

58.
Monday, November 7, 2016

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

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.

Sprinkles.
Monday, June 29, 2015

california donuts letters birthday

Happy birthday with sprinkles on top! (@ California Donuts)

These donuts were almost as cute as my favorite 4-year-old ♥

Puppies & Parolees.
Sunday, April 12, 2015

San Diego zoo

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

Birthday Pie.
Monday, March 9, 2015

homemade strawberry rhubarb pie - smitten kitchen

Homemade strawberry rhubarb birthday pie for my favorite pie-lover, Jessie!

Recipe from Smitten Kitchen.

Weekend Getaway.
Sunday, January 25, 2015

Six of us were supposed to vacation in Portland, but new jobs, broken water heaters, half marathons and trips to Japan got in the way. Anthony and I obviously have nothing else going on in our lives, so the two of us spent our birthday weekend traveling the pacific northwest without those clowns!

One thing I love about Portland (and pretty much any other city besides LA) is the public transit system. You can get anywhere by light rail, street car, train or bus! The light rail took us straight from the airport to our hotel downtown for $2.50 (I’ve paid nearly $40 for a cab ride to LAX, and I only live 5 miles away!). What I also love about Portland is the food. OMG, the food. They are known for their food trucks, and our hotel was a couple blocks away from a group of like 20 or so of them at Alder Food Carts. I’ve been wanting to eat at Nong’s ever since I saw her on Chopped, and it was the first of many good meals we had that weekend.

nong's khao man gai food cart portland

Friday was Anthony’s birthday, and he wanted to go to McMenamins Kennedy School for drinks. It used to be an elementary school, but they converted it into a hotel/brewery. We had drinks in the boiler room, and I got sloppy hoping Jordan Catalano would show up to no avail.

mcmenamins kennedy school boiler room

Our friend Mark lives in Portland, and we met up with him for some late night eats at Biwa. He took us to some hipster bar called Bar Bar afterwards where we met some of his designer friends. Apparently, there’s a lot of job opportunities up there! Something to consider while I’m sitting in LA traffic…

bar bar portland

Saturday was for snoozing. We slept in and hit up the farmer’s market around noon. When we couldn’t find the Pine State Biscuits booth, we decided to have lunch at Lardo, but not before having some pre-meal crepes at C’est Si Bon. The crepes were a mistake. And so were the donuts that followed at Blue Star. We somehow rolled ourselves back to the hotel and were in a food coma for the rest of the rainy afternoon. Everyone in Portland was watching the Seahawks playoff game, and we slept through half of it.

lardo portland

blue star donuts portland

When we woke up, Anthony left to work out at the hotel gym, and I ventured out on my own to see the Portland Stag Sign without telling him. It’s no secret that I get lost easily, so he decided early on that he would navigate and I was to stay at his 8 o’clock at all times. I tried to take the bus by myself, got off at the wrong stop and found myself in BUMSVILLE. I eventually found my way back to the hotel, but not before Anthony returned from the gym. He was just coming to terms with the idea that I had been abducted when I walked through the door with a bag of hot cheetos and this photo. He was not amused.

portland stag sign

I passed by Voodoo Doughnut on my way back. This bum in front threw his half eaten donut on the ground and started following me! I barely escaped with my life.

voodoo doughnut portland

We had drinks at Whiskey Soda Lounge while we waited for our table at Pok Pok that night. FYI if you’re only going to Pok Pok for their famous wings, you can skip the wait and get them at Whiskey Soda Lounge instead. Or if Portland is too far, you can come visit me when they open a Pok Pok LA this spring ;) It definitely was everything the internet promised it would be.

whiskey soda lounge pdx

Sunday was probably my favorite day, and we didn’t even spend it in Portland! We took an impromptu trip to Seattle and did every touristy thing we could fit into five hours. We ate the best clam chowder at Pike Place Chowder (and pre-meal empanadas at El Mercado Latino), dodged fish at Pike Place Fish Market, visited the first Starbucks, tested our gag reflex at the Gum Wall in Post Alley, went to the top of the Space Needle, and rode the Great Wheel. And this is where I found out this foolio is afraid of heights. The proof is in the video.

pike place market - anthony rios

post alley gum wall

original starbucks seattle

seattle space needle

After spending six hours on the train that day, I showered back at the hotel before we met up with Mark and his friends for drinks at Dig a Pony. If I knew we were going to end up at a strip club later that night, I would have waited to shower afterwards! Ha. Apparently, Portland is the strip club capital of America, and no trip is complete without visiting one. Anyway, here are some dollars that Anthony let some girl pick up with her tits while we ate tater tots. No bigs!

sassy's portland

Monday was my birthday and our last day in Portland. We had a bloody mary brunch at Tasty ‘n’ Sons, beers at Hopworks Bike Bar, doughnuts at Voodoo Doughnut, and coffee at Stumptown. I was really sick that day (Was it all the public transportation or was it the strip club? Who really is to blame???). I’m still sick two weeks later, so it’s taken me a while to get my life together and update this thing.

tasty n sons portland

hopworks bike bar portland

stumptown coffee portland

keep portland weird

When we got back to Anthony’s house that night, Pammie and Christine came over with birthday burritos from Lolita’s! It was a great end to what Anthony refers to as “the time of my life.” He wishes!

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.

Waypoint Public.
Sunday, June 29, 2014

waypoint public, north park

waypoint public, north park

who wore it better?

Who wore it better? (@ Waypoint Public)

DIY Donut Balloons.
Sunday, June 29, 2014

diy donut balloons

diy donut balloons

DIY Donut Balloons for my favorite 3-year-old!

Salud.
Sunday, March 16, 2014

tajin margarita - james republic - long beach

Tajin margarita (@ James Republic, Long Beach). Happy birthday, Karey!

Disneyland.
Sunday, February 9, 2014

disneyland

Where the churros at???

Grow.
Sunday, February 2, 2014

grow where you are planted

Good advice from the birthday girl who gave me this print last Christmas ♥

Girls.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

girls season 3 premiere

Looks like I’ve locked down my birthday plans for 2014! Just kidding. The Golden Globes are also on that night.

Happy birthday, Pammie!
Monday, December 16, 2013

someecard birthday

You celebrate your own birthday on someone else’s birthday one time, and no one ever lets you forget it! Ha.

Thunder From Down Under.
Thursday, November 7, 2013

thunder from down under mom chat

Happy 55th birthday to one crazy broad! At her birthday dinner last weekend, our waiter thought that my mom was my sister. He also didn’t card me when I ordered my vodka. #1 How dare you? (I have the face of a goddamn minor!) #2 I hope I look as young as my mom does when I’m in my fifties!

Birthday Brunch.
Sunday, October 20, 2013

birthday brunch lafayette hotel

Happy birthday to my favorite hipster ♥

U.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

robert stojanowski

Happy Birthday, Baby!
Saturday, June 29, 2013

darien and anthony

Happy 2nd birthday to my favorite chumbawamba!

Uncle Anthony says that you color like how Auntie Mayan drives (how dare he!), but keep coloring outside the lines, kid… Life’s more interesting that way ♥

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 ♥

Dirty One.
Sunday, January 13, 2013

whisknladle la jolla san diego

Dinner and drinks at Whisknladle with my loves last night! 31 feels a lot like 30.

Scroll.
Sunday, December 16, 2012

someecards birthday old

Happy birthday to the oldest 32-year-old I know! Love you, Pammie ♥

the mindy project josh caitlins iphone

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.)

This is Krumping.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
community krumping community krumping
community krumping community krumping
community krumping community krumping

I have exactly one week to learn these dance moves before my grandma’s birthday party.

Just so you know.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

today i thought of you and not much else

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!).

Batter Up.
Friday, July 13, 2012

vintage baseball theme invitation kids party

Here’s a baseball-themed birthday invitation I designed for my favorite little slugger ♥

More from my design portfolio here.

Happy Birthday, Baby!
Thursday, June 28, 2012

the office jim halpert face - karen dwight imitation

Happy 1st birthday to my favorite chumbawamba!
Your Jim Halpert impression is flawless, kid ♥

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 ♥

The Rocket.
Saturday, April 21, 2012

rocket dual beer bong

My ex invited me to his birthday party next weekend where he plans to resurrect the infamous rocket. I’m pretty sure I left my beer bonging days where I left my ex-boyfriend… in 2005 where they belong!

May the odds be ever in your favor.
Saturday, March 24, 2012

happy hour - hunger games

Million dollar margaritas with Trace last night! Happy birthday and happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor :)

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!

29!
Thursday, March 8, 2012

new girl schmidt 29

Happy 29th birthday, Gus (that’s short for “Me gusta Jess!”). Enjoy your last year in your twenties! After this, it’s all darkness. Ha!

Welcome to your nightmare.
Sunday, January 15, 2012

dirty 30

Since I didn’t instantly turn into a little old troll under a cave when the clock struck midnight on my 30th birthday, I abandoned my original plan to hide under my bed all weekend and celebrated instead:

  • Pink champagne to toast my dirtieth at work, courtesy of my boss
  • Pammie’s CMYK balloons made my little design nerd heart race
  • European Cake Gallery cake with a message from Gloria from Modern Family! Ha. It was just as good as last year’s message from the cast of Saved by the Bell.
  • Pizza and beer at Blind Lady Ale House to celebrate Anthony’s, Christine’s, and my birthday week! The only sausage I had that night was the chorizo on my artisan pizza, Shirley May =P
  • Moscow mules at El Camino and a Seau sighting at Lucha Libre with Christine, Pammie and Jessie
  • I made a wish on my creme brulee and practiced my indoor voice at Donovan’s for Restaurant Week with Pammie, Chel and Shi.

I made it through my 30th birthday relatively unscathed with a little help from my friends and a lot of liquor ;) Thanks for a great weekend, loves ♥

“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!

Oh, cruel world.
Thursday, December 22, 2011

anthropologie birthday discount

Not only did I receive a reminder from Anthropologie that I’m turning thirty next month, but I also got stuck with a “family” frame (for the husband and kids I don’t have) at the white elephant gift exchange at my office today.

If only I had picked the booze that Jesse brought so I could drown my sorrows.

3:18 PM Jesse: so im going to the home depot parking lot in 15 minutes to buy nye tickets from dude off craigslist
  me: i hope you have your gat strapped
3:21 PM Jesse: if im not back in 30 minutes, call the police cuz ive likely been stabbed and robbed
  me: can i have your white elephant gift if you don’t come back?
3:22 PM Jesse: of course
Happy birthday, Pammie!
Friday, December 16, 2011

happy birthday gift tag craft paper twine diy

Awesome gifts come in awesomely designed packages ;)

Doomsday.
Monday, December 12, 2011

you only get 10 years to be in your twenties

I officially have one month left to make some bad decisions. Where did my life go???

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!

!!!
Sunday, October 23, 2011

young the giant - hometown holiday benefit show

My favorite band on my favorite sister’s birthday in my favorite sister’s city?!

excited gif

Roll Bounce.
Sunday, October 16, 2011

skateworld san diego

To celebrate Chel’s 30th birthday, we went to Skateworld to roll bounce the night away! Just kidding. We only skated for an hour, if that. My nearly 30-year-old body was winded after a few laps. Ha.

Just so you know.
Sunday, July 24, 2011

just so you know you made my day today

For one of the most refreshingest mothas on the planet…

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…

Just a cake.
Thursday, June 9, 2011

bluntcard birthday rum cake

Happy birthday, Skokie!

Dignity.
Sunday, April 10, 2011

pleasantville reese witherspoon

At Alicia’s dirty thirty last night, I realized that A) I should just automatically assume that every guy who pursues me is in a relationship (as my ongoing track record suggests) and B) maybe I shouldn’t have worn leggings. I can’t even tell you how many people grabbed my ass! I went home alone last night and I’m not gonna lie, I feel pretty good about not having to take a shame shower. I don’t care how hot you are (or how drunk I am), some guys just aren’t worth the trouble… I may have woken up this morning with dollar bills in my bra and a serious hangover, but at least I still had my dignity!

This must be how Reese Witherspoon felt in Pleasantville when she started reading books and stopped being such a whore.

Blasphemy.
Thursday, April 7, 2011

chez nous san diego spicy chicken melt special salad

Going to Chez Nous and not getting a spicy chicken melt is like going to Outback and not getting steak. Today, I did both.

My coworker’s husband brought me a fruit salad for lunch instead of my usual spicy chicken melt, and for a delicious second, I thought that the nectarine strips were fries. After work, I went to Outback for Alicia’s birthday dinner and ate grilled fish while everyone (including the 7-year-old sitting next to me) ate steak.

I don’t even know who I am anymore.

29.
Thursday, January 13, 2011

ra sushi and 30 seconds to mars

Things I loved about my birthday:

  • Sushi at Ra
  • 30 Seconds to Mars show with the girls
  • Celebrating my 29th with Christine’s 30th!
  • The 188.9 miles Pammie drove to spend my birthday with me
  • Jessie remembering that I don’t like buttercream frosting
  • The laptop desk that Shi and Chel gave me (and the way its microsuede cushion feels on my bare thighs)
  • The 1×2" MS Paint printout of my gelaskin that’s arriving in the mail
  • The lotto scratchers that Jay gave me and the whopping $14 I won off of them
  • The Amazon gift card that Jessie and Christine gave me and the four pounds of protein powder I bought with it
  • The dominant homeless woman on 5th Avenue
  • The voice mail from my favorite Mexicans singing me happy birthday
  • Shi singing “Viva Las Vegas”
  • Officer Dick

One year left in my twenties, ya’ll. Hope it’s a good one!

Picture of a bike.
Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy 31st birthday to my old friend Jed, the only person who replied to my Craigslist ad about my dining set:

** CRAIGSLIST ADVISORY — AVOID SCAMS BY DEALING LOCALLY
** Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
** More Info: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams.html

I was interested in your dining set and was wondering if you were interested in trading for any of these items:

  • Box of Rubik’s cubes. Unopened box of 12. (Stolen)
  • 20 Lbs. of frozen chicken. (Not worth too much, can be combined with anything else.)
  • Picture of a bike. I had this bike last year and sold it. Comes in .jpg format.
  • Maxim magazine with Lindsay Lohan on the cover. I just don’t find her attractive.

I can also offer 80 bucks but it’s in confederate money. I don’t know if it’s still good.
E-mail me back here. I can pick up anytime today.

I’m still waiting for my picture of a bike. In .jpg format.

Happy Dirty Thirty, Pammie!
Thursday, December 16, 2010

welcome to your nightmare ha ha ha ha modern family halloween gloria witch

Happy birthday, Mom.
Sunday, November 7, 2010

mom birthday

You told me I was just like you the other day, and I can’t think of a better compliment ♥

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