Wednesday, July 13, 2011

thought of the day.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

thank you.

Jeanne-Marie introduced me to the website a few weeks ago (I'm trying to make a conscious effort to expand my internet know, visit more websites than Netflix, IMDB, Gmail, and the love/hate relationship with Facebook). Being one of those kids that had to write thank you notes before I could play with my birthday toys/cash the birthday checks, I thoroughly appreciate the dedication to the thank you note website. Not only does the author, Leah, find a positive in the negative situations (coffee spilling on your white tshirt, etc), she also adds her witty humor. Here's one that I came across that I wanted to share....I found it quite fitting being a Los Angeles resident and lover of palm trees. I might even be inspired to start writing some of my own..

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

sun goddess.

my sunbathing pal.

like a child, she looks so precious when she's asleep!

marvelous monday (tuesday edition).

Tuesday edition is becoming a regular.

I started/finish reading Cheslea Handler's book, "Are you there vodka? It's me, Cheslea." Absolutely hysterical! For those of you who haven't read it, each chapter is a short story about events or incidents that have taken place in her life. No plot line to follow, no going back to previous chapters to see who a character is. I was sitting on the beach this week LOLing to myself. I can't wait to start reading "My Horizontal Life" as soon as I decide to buy it!

Since I have nothing else going on (the 'joys' of being funemployed), I decided to head down to San Diego for a few days. Get away from it all. I couldn't have picked a better week to do this...summer decided to roll in just as I did! Spent all day Thursday and Friday with my ass parked in the sand. Owner of a sunburn but I didn't even care. Christopher decided to join me (more like he forgot his contacts at home and needed me to bring them down) and ended up staying for 2 days. He surfed, I tanned. A great combo if you asked me.

I know that laying in the sun is extremely bad, but why does it feel oh-so-good?

Saturday evening I watched 127 Hours...Holy Cow! I felt so sorry for the poor guy, Aaron (played by James Franco, hence the basis of its appeal) throughout the film. It was rather boring, but the story itself was pretty intense and shows the extremes people go through in order to survive.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

think BLUE.

baseball season is back! summer is on it's way!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

marvelous monday (tuesday edition).

I am going to start by saying that the season finale of Californication was awesome. I feel it left the show in such a great spot - Hank cruising off into the sunset while the story of his life is being made into a movie, Becca and Karen always on his mind..

P90X is kicking my ass. I have muscles sore that I didn't even know existed. I'm not following the workout routine religiously, but rather incorporating it in to my daily routine. I even got my dad doing it - and this is a guy who has worked out his entire life, I can do anything, etc...and sure enough, 5 minutes into a cardio disc he was already dripping in sweat like the rest of us who have attempted the "Fight Club" of workout routines.

Spring Cleaning 2011: Deleted 35+ facebook "friends" and feeling fabulous! I participated in Jimmy Kimmel's National Defriend Day earlier this year and removed around 150 "friends"...I keep putting friends in quotes because I don't feel that the guy I shared notes with in Psych 101 or the random I met at a frat party sophomore year qualify as friends. Not to mention, I realized I don't need these people I don't even know having access to my photos and posts. I have become way too familiar with the 'unfriend' button. It's just so easy.

Jury Duty - I was on call all week and would do a little dance the first few nights when I would call in and hear the delightful message that says "you do not need to report for service, please call back tomorrow after 5 pm." Much to my dismay, my experience was not the same Wednesday night. I was nervous as I dialed, entered in all my info..and heard the machine of death: "please report tomorrow morning at 7:45 to the criminal justice center located on Temple St....blah sandals (!!!!!!!!!!!!) or cut-off shorts will be permitted, please dress business casual." Yeah, bite me jury duty. I won't even go into the fact that the designated parking area was 6 blocks from the courthouse, but I will say that I WAS DISMISSED and good to go for another year! Done.

Every morning I come downstairs, make coffee, and watch tv. This usually happens around 8-8:30. Well, one morning I was an early riser and made it downstairs at the solid hour of 7:56. And, like a little kid on Christmas morning, was beyond ecstatic to find out that BOY MEETS WORLD is on ABC Family from 7-8 am. Series recording already set on the DVR ( no one remind me that I do own seasons 1 and 2 on dvd, that is not the point here).

Saturday night the neighbors had our family over for what they called Thanksgiving in March. It was nice to have a Thanksgiving dinner with them - a family that has been in my life for as long as I can remember; picked me up from school, taken family vacations with, but never shared Thanksgiving since we all spend it with our blood families. It reminded me family doesn't always have to be blood, but rather the people who are there through it all.

Every Thursday afternoon of my senior year of high school was spent cooking food and bringing it down to the local Salvation Army Center to serve to the homeless. The lasagna we made was always my favorite and I always said one day I'd try to make it myself. Well, Sunday night was the night. It only took me 7 years, but better late than never right? right. It turned out fantastic! I can definitely see why people just make frozen lasagna, considering the money and time that go into the homemade. But, the homemade tasted better and was my own, so that's all there is to it. Frozen was so 1998.

Tried Pho yesterday for the first time ever....and I didn't hate it. I actually would eat it again!

Received funemployment check #2 today...I could so get used to this lifestyle of receiving money for doing nothing (remind me how much I 'loved' my lifestyle in a month when I'm dying to get back to work).

Tonight I discovered a channel called "The Hub"...and let's just say I may never leave the couch ever again. "The Hub" is home to reruns of Doogie Howser, Happy Days, The Wonder Years...and if I make it up super early, Fraggle Rock and Strawberry Shortcake. Reason #10392032 of why I love cable.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

be the change you wish to see in the world.

Change....the past few weeks I've come to realize that it's not my surroundings that are changing, it's me.
I've realized that me, the once social butterfly, has no problem having absolutely zero plans and not leaving the house for days on end.
I've realized that I don't like to go out and drink massive quantities of alcohol anymore...growing up? Or rather not liking the actions of my drinking? My bad decisions, the headaches, the lack of motivation to even get out of bed until 2 pm the next day...
While at one time we wanted it all to hang out, I now have become a fan of leaving some body parts to the imagination.
Friends will come and go...and although it hurts, I know in my heart it's for the best.
Although I feel I am 95% comfortable with myself, I still need to step outside the box every once in a while and see what else the world has to offer.