I think the bigger question is whether or not I’d be willing to let it go for someone who refers to Santa Monica as “SaMo”.
Staking my claim 👅 (@ Little Damage)
I’ll be here all winter ✌🏻 (@ Pershing Square Holiday Ice Skating Rink)
The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away
Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity
Love Forever (@ The Broad: Infinity Mirror Rooms)
Unsolicited fact about me: I can ice skate circles around you ⛸ (@ LA Live Holiday Ice)
The Shins (@ The Greek Theatre)
It’ll change your life, I swear…
Ice cream Sunday (@ Museum of Ice Cream)
Khruangbin x Geto Boys (@ The Fonda Theatre)
The Fonda is across the street from the Shake Shack in Hollywood, so we skipped the headliner for a shack stack and some crinkle fries (yes, I have a problem).
There is a hell and it’s my apartment during the hottest heat wave in LA 🔥🔥🔥
I’ve been stuck at home with the flu for 4 days (I tried to go to work yesterday and they sent me back home!). I’ve gone through 2 seasons of Game of Thrones and 5 boxes of tissues (for all the sickness coming out of my nose and mouth, not the tears coming out of my eyes when Khal Drogo died—yes, I’m that far behind). I escaped to my parents’ air-conditioned house in SD for the holiday, and it took me 4 hours to get here in triple-digit weather. I guess everyone else had the same idea. Some of my relatives are staying at my parents’ house this weekend and they’re sick, too! Misery really does love company. And air-conditioning.
I thought it was too late in the year to buy a portable a/c unit, but climate change is real y’all. My windows don’t open, so it would have to be a sliding door unit. If anyone has any suggestions on brands/installation, please send them my way!
Sunday funday with Sabrina (@ Arroyo Seco Weekend)
Bastille – Good Grief (@ The Novo DTLA)
Every minute of every hour
I miss you, I miss you, I miss you more
Museum day with Pammie and this clown (@ The Broad)
I went shopping for pillows, because I literally only have two in my apartment. My mom was like, what do your overnight guests use? I’m not sure
who what she thinks I’m doing in LA, but my life isn’t as exciting as she thinks it is! Pammie and Shi slept over last weekend, and I didn’t have enough pillows for all of us, so my sister had to improvise with the teddy bear I got on Valentine’s Day! 😂 I made it up to her by taking them to Shake Shack twice that weekend. You’re welcome!
La La Land was def overhyped, but this dream sequence of what could have been was everything 💔
Just when I thought my week couldn’t get any worse 😩
My favorite wings EVER are from this Portland transplant. I thought that I had seen all I needed to see during my last two trips to Portland, but I have half a dozen reasons to go back now…
Never Knock / You Send Me (@ Troubadour)
My favorite Kevin Garrett show yet. Alessia Cara came out to sing the song he wrote for Beyonce, and all was right with the world.
Workmode Squad (@ Universal Studios Hollywood)
NOTE TO SELF: Don’t get blitzed on bottomless mimosas on the bus before you ride every 3-D ride at Universal Studios.
Tourist trap queen ✌ (@ LACMA Rain Room)
Pammie and I snagged tickets to the last day of LACMA’s Rain Room exhibit on LA’s rainiest day ever and got more wet outside than we did in the exhibit 🌧️🌧️🌧️
Are there tears baked into this oreo crust, be honest (@ The Pie Hole)
Bon Iver (@ Hollywood Bowl)
The rain may or may not have hid my tears! So apropos…
Puff puff pastry (@ Mr. Holmes Bakehouse)
This peanut butter powdered donut with habanero blackberry jam will change your life.
Glass beauty (@ Wayfarers Chapel)
I think I might get married in this Lloyd Wright stunner. I just need to find a husband first! Just kidding (they also do baptisms, so a baby daddy will suffice).
Case Study House No. 8 (@ Eames House)
Leave the keys under the mat. I’ll take this house exactly as it is!
Et tu, Target? (@ Target – Manhattan Beach)
Tame Impala was lit af (and so were we) 🔥🔥🔥 (@ FYF Fest 2016)
4 years in LA today. What a dump! (@ Vista Hermosa Natural Park)
Because Mondays. And car accidents. (@ Randy’s Donuts)
I’ve wanted to see Radiohead live since I first heard Exit Music (For A Film) in the 9th grade. You guys, that was 20 years ago! Yikes.
I kind of expected them to stick it to LA and not sing Creep, but no Paranoid Android or Karma Police, either??? You’re killing me, Thom! OK Computer is my favorite album of theirs, so No Surprises was my favorite song of the night:
The Psychedelic Furs (@ Santa Monica Pier)
Sabrina and I got separated on the way back from seeing her favorite 80s band at the pier. They cut off the line for the metro after she got on, and she turned around just in time to see me mouth, “I have your keysssssss!” from outside the train as it pulled away from the platform. I waited 15 minutes for the next train with these kids who were discussing the ending of Lost (that I had somehow avoided finding out for the past six years in futile hopes that I would start watching the show someday). They got on the train with me, and I missed my stop because I was too preoccupied listening to them ruin the endings of shows I’ve never seen. I got off at the next stop and tried to text Sabrina that I had to wait another 15 minutes for a westbound train, but her phone was in my bag, too! I thought she would for sure push me onto the tracks once I finally arrived at the station half an hour after she did, but she was just happy that I was okay. She even brought me pastries from Uplifters Kitchen today as a thank you for the pizza I brought for us to share at the beach!
Where do broken hearts go??? (@ Museum of Broken Relationships)
What kind of meat do they serve at this booth? (@ Tacolandia 2016)
Kevin Garrett (@ The Echo)
Remember that name. He’s gonna be big! Also, he liked my video, so I can die now, obvs. Please invite him to my funeral. And request that he sing this Sam Cooke cover ♥
Live from the Artists Den: Young the Giant (@ El Rey Theatre)
When your sister, your cousin and
Baberaham one of your best friend’s husbands enter a contest for you to win tickets to see your favorite band’s secret show, you know you’re loved… especially when one of them wins and they take you as their guest! Young the Giant was just as good as the first time I dragged everyone to go see them five years ago! They’re coming back to LA in October, but I’m considering missing their show to go on a trip with Shi to NYC instead. I don’t even know who I am anymore.
Write it down, take a picture, IDGAF (@ Arts District Brewing Company)
Casting charms with these clowns (@ Universal Studios Hollywood)
Wizarding World of Harry Potter officially opens next week, but Pammie, Shi and I were able to attend a sneak preview. I’ve only seen a few of the movies, but I went partly because two of my favorite Potterheads were in town, and mostly because I was promised butterbeer. Shit was magical. Check it out if you’re in LA with $115 to spare.
You should be writing this down (@ Whole Foods Market DTLA)
PDX ♥ LA (@ Pok Pok LA)
My favorite wings EVAR are from Pok Pok in Portland, and now they’re in LA! If you didn’t have a reason to visit me before, I can give you half a dozen now…
I downloaded the transitory app partly because of craigslist killers, but mostly because my friends go on sketchy tinder dates.
WARNING: This beer is cold af, you guys (@ Wood Handcrafted Pizza)
I cropped the meth heads out of this shot (@ MacArthur Park)
Micheladas under the blood moon with Deane and Isadora (@ Block Party)
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.
You dim sum, you lose some (@ Kang Kang Food Court)
My mom and my sister visited me in LA this weekend, and we had Filipino, Chinese and Vietnamese food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And since that wasn’t Asian enough, we took pictures of our food and posted it on instagram.
@hotxtea‘s yarn art installation can be found over the pedestrian bridge just north of the pier. It’s def worth checking out before the city takes it down!
Summer movie night (@ Hollywood Forever Cemetery)