Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Bloggin' Ain't Easy

There, I said it.

But seriously, I started yet another new job and things are going great so far. I may have said that last time, but things quickly went downhill after my last post. Let's just say I found out first hand what it was like to be Andrea Sachs in The Devil Wears Prada, but instead of a glamorous high fashion job, I had a shitty job. A really shitty job. Anyway, my new gig allows me to do something that I actually kind of love. Yep, you guessed it: write.

A couple of things to note before I start this thing again...
  1. I'm not living in LA for the time being, which means you'll be seeing a lot of the SGV and other areas that are more east. Yeah, I never thought I'd be frequenting areas that are more east than my parents' home. You'd be surprised though; I've found a lot of gems.
  2. Speaking of my parents... I have two new roomies and their names are mom and papa (hi guys!). That's right, folks, I'm typing this post in the room that I grew up in. Surprisingly, it's not as bad as many would assume (free food, no rent, free parking galore, etc.). So once my company moves to the new office in LA (it's under construction), I'll be moving back.
  3. My new living sitch doesn't mean I won't be in LA at all for the next several months. My sister and most of my friends are still out there, which means I have an excuse to visit a lot. Plus, I still have the keys to my old place, so I guess I could sneak in when the tenants are sleeping? Lolz.
Stay with me, guys. I promise to share some goods eats, laughs, pop culture/fashion insights, and hopefully bring some purpose or meaning to your guilty pleasures. Like why you're still obsessed with The OC and why you wish Jennifer Lawrence was your best friend and -- okay, I'll stop there. Feel like you've been missing out? Here's a mish-mash of my life as of late (well, sorta).

snippets of my birthday in SF, where I finally got to see the Painted Ladies on Steiner St. AKA the place where Uncle Jesse used to live / my birthday dinner at the new Plan Check location on Fairfax and a little birthday dessert at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour in Rancho Cucamonga / the puppies of my life that don't belong to me, but I like to pretend they do / my fancy broiled avocado with heirloom tomatoes and sea salt; so Pinterest and so perfect / just because peonies from my boyfriend's mom that blossomed right before my eyes / cronuts, which were exactly what they were hyped up to be / delicious date shakes from Shield's Date Garden in Indio and a killer view from the Palm Springs tram / beach day in Santa Monica because, duh, I'm a Cali girl; plus, it was still warm in January / finally found Colette Miller angel wings at the Century City mall / Lock & Key in K-Town, which is just as hip as their sign suggests / my bestie threw a surprise birthday party for her BF, which included a cameo by his favorite animal: a sloth