Luckily, I already used the restroom before getting into the elevator at work this morning (@ SKX Advertising)
Should I head back to work or across the street to Hotel Hermosa with these guys??? 😜
I lost count so long ago, maybe my heart’s numb
BØRNS (@ The Greek)
Late night catalog season essentials (@ SKX Advertising)
S/O to my postmates driver, Jeff, who delivered my israeli couscous along with this handwritten note! Five stars. Highly recommend.
NOTE TO SELF: Don’t check your group e-mail about Shi’s bachelorette party on your work computer.
I learned the hard way. Like so, so hard.
My Shi just got engaged to the love of her life, and I couldn’t be happier for her.
She gave me these two rose quartz crystals a few months ago, because “love comes in pairs,” she said. I’ve never been a believer of crystals, but I did buy this cute ass dish for them (I still believe in good home decor, after all). I keep them on my bar cart in the feng shui-recommended “love corner” of my apartment. The booze around it will likely be of more assistance to my love life than the art of feng shui or crystals, but I appreciate Shi’s effort! Ha.
And it’s worth it, it’s divine
I have this some of the time
Hozier took us to church last night (@ The Wiltern)
I used to paint my grandma’s nails when she was sick, and I came across this episode of New Amsterdam on her death anniversary today.
Switchfoot – Dare You to Move
Young the Giant – Silvertongue
Beck – Where It’s At
Mumford and Sons – I Will Wait
Views (@ Griffith Observatory)
Not much has changed since Chel’s diary entry from my 8th birthday—I’m still fun at sleepovers, and we’re all still a little afraid of our cousin, May! Ha.
I love that she still has all of her old diaries. I used to send people handwritten letters, but I didn’t start documenting my life until I started this blog in my early twenties. I never expected to keep it going for this long, but here we are 15 years later! For the three of you who have stayed tuned to this blog, thanks for sticking it out with me after all these years. Here’s to the next 15!
If you thought I was gonna celebrate National Cheeseburger Day, you weren’t wrong (@ Shake Shack)
I wanna get lost with you, and see what it’s like
To spend the whole night with you, just you
Mr. A-Z (@ FivePoint Amphitheatre)
See I know what we’ve got to do
You let go, and I’ll let go, too
L-Boogie up in here (@ Open Air Theatre)
I can’t believe I’m old enough for 20th anniversary tours, but the rough morning I had after getting home at 2am was solid proof!
This album soundtracked my junior year of high school, and hearing it in its entirety made me feel 16 again ♥
More videos here.
Breakfast Club (@ Flower Child)
My favorite girls met at an ungodly hour for breakfast so that the mamas could have extra girl time away from their six kids (four of which are twin babies!). I only had to worry about getting myself up in the morning, and I was still one of the last ones there! Ha. I haven’t laughed this hard in such a long time. No one will ever be as entertained by us than us ♥
This movie gave me so many feels, partly because of my obvious love for teenage rom-coms, but mostly because I got major flashbacks of that one time in the fifth grade when David Krzywicki found a note I had written about how cute he was. My outcome wasn’t nearly as good as Lara Jean’s! Ha. Only in the movies, I guess…
A puppuccino and pupcake for the goodest boy ever ♥
My parents ziplined through the jungles of Puerto Vallarta while I put in 12 hours at the office today! Seriously tempted to use those five weeks of vacation time I’ve been hoarding…
Intense backyard bingo sesh at my grandma’s 87th birthday bash. The pot grew to $200! I should’ve known my jar of laundry money wouldn’t cut it with these broads…
(@ Baron Balche, Valle de Guadalupe)
Much needed daycation! Def need more of these in my life…
Hardly working (@ SKX)
You guys, my glasses just fogged up in the Whole Foods parking lot.
Could it be any more humid???
Maxin’ and relaxin’ with these nuggets 🖤🖤
Only three things still warm this heart—dogs, cute guys and booze (in that order).
Birthday beers for Cal and Francis! I’ll let you guess which ones are for Francis LOL. Not gonna lie, some of his might not make it to the party 🍓🍑💦
Monolith Tour (@ The Forum)
If you don’t share a brazilian waxer, are you even really friends???
Came for a sandwich, but stayed for the pride parade (@ Ike’s Place, Hillcrest)
Actual footage of me trying to sleep during this heat wave.
A few of my favorite things…
109° weather calls for frosé all day (@ The Pioneer)
The 4th of July fell on bottomless beer and lobster night this year (@ Viejas)
What a time to be alive.
Finding a file on my coworker’s insane desktop is just too much to ask of me on a Friday.
To the girl watching 13 Reasons Why in the sauna: Why aren’t you wearing headphones and what is the wifi password in here??? (@ 24 Hour Fitness)
Sir Paul McCartney is a goddamn treasure.
Loved, loved, loved 💛
Felicidades to my favorite 8th grader (@ Pepper Drive)
5 hours and 2 footsie wootsie massages later (@ San Diego County Fair)
Someone’s getting lei’d tonight!
Spoiler alert: It ain’t me.
I vote for lobster trucks outside every polling place! (@ Aviation Park)
The drive between SD and LA flies when you’re pretending it’s 2001! Full playlist here.
Christine’s twin babies came early, so their big sister’s 2nd birthday party moved from Chuck E. Cheese to Denise’s backyard. No complaints here!
Can we just go on record and say that I’ve added a flat top grill, fire pit and pool to my list of must-haves for my future home???
File under: Things I do for my mom, along with sleeping outside an Elam’s Hallmark at Grossmont mall for beanie babies and losing my seat on a plane to get her a Starbucks mug during my layover in Phoenix.
It was straight up Ghost Hunters status at both work and home today. If you’re reading this, please send food. I can’t microwave my burrito.
BRB binging in bed ✌🏼
Brunch with my fave girls (@ Breakfast Republic)
Quote of the day:
If Beyoncé can get cheated on, none of us are safe!
Shi will not rest, y’all! 😅
Joke’s on you guys 😜
These new scratch ‘n’ sniff postage stamps may be reason enough to resurrect the lost art of letter writing! Where my gel pens at???
Sunday funday with Shi! (@ Smorgasburg LA)
I love when she comes up to visit (even if she eats all of my candy).
Tame Impala, Lord Huron and SF ♥
Tame Impala – The Less I Know the Better
Lord Huron – When the Night is Over
Prohibition is over and so is conference season!!! 🎉🎉🎉 (@ Manhattan Beach Studios)
When asked if I want my tagliatelle topped with a big ass ball of burrata, the answer is always yes (@ Pasta Sisters)
What sorcery is this??? (@ San Diego Civic Theatre)
Surprise baby sprinkle for our dear friend, Christine. There must be something in the water, because my friends keep having twins. I’m sticking to vodka!