Tuesday, December 16, 2008

what happens in vegas...

went to vegas over the weekend for my sisters 21st... here are a few of the faves.

view from the room:



photo sesh nerds:





@ Prive



winnin's

(aka i get to go visit the boi!)

Monday, November 24, 2008

what can I say? I'm a slacker!

...but no, I haven't really been slacking :(

I've been a busy bee... and I've been on the computer with things to blog about but I just really lack concentration. Anyway, my birthday was not awesome. I lost my phone (aka missed all my birthday calls and texts... very disappointing!) and realized a lot of things... I'm happy to say that I have made some changes. Small steps, but I am proud of myself. I did have a nice lunch with my family and I got a great gift from a really great friend...


finally some real sunnies! best gift I've ever gotten :)

I've been working hard... I really love my job. It's a great place to be. I have a lot of positive, gorgeous, fun and young people around me... it's great. But it's not a piece of cake, I am working hard! And it's a little frustrating at times... but it's really refreshing to me how simple and natural design feels, at least the production side. It is something that the designer has commented on as well. It's great.

I produced my first Neiman Marcus ad, worked a crazy stressful day getting everything all together and perfect... aaaand the next day, they decided they weren't going to go with it. But that's the way it goes in the industry, I can't take it personal. So, someday it'll be my work in the ad, I just have to be patient!


(here's what it would have looked like... I made everything minus the small earrings and the pendant)

That's all for now, I feel like that was a good update! ;)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A letter.

Dear Red States:

We've decided we're leaving. We intend to form our own country, and we're taking the other Blue States with us. In case you aren't aware, that includes California , Hawaii , Oregon ,Washington , Minnesota, Wisconsin ,Michigan , Illinois and all the Northeast. We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation, and especially to the people of the new country of New California.

To sum up briefly: You get Texas , Oklahoma and all the slave states. We get stem cell research and the best beaches. We get the Statue of Liberty. You get Dollywood. We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom. We get Harvard. You get Ole' Miss. We get 85 percent of America's venture capital and entrepreneurs. You get Alabama . We get two-thirds of the tax revenue, you get to make the red states pay their fair share.

Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition's, we get a bunch of happy families.

Please be aware that Nuevo California will be pro-choice and anti-war, and we're going to want all our citizens back from Iraq at once. If you need people to fight, ask your evangelicals. They have kids they're apparently willing to send to their deaths for no purpose, and they don't care if you don't show pictures of their children's caskets coming home. We do wish you success in Iraq, and hope that the WMDs turn up, but we're not willing to spend our resources in Bush's Quagmire.

With the Blue States in hand, we will have firm control of 80 percent of the country's fresh water, more than 90 percent of the pineapple and lettuce, 92 percent of the nation's fresh fruit, 95 percent of America's quality wines (you can serve French wines at state dinners), 90 percent of all cheese, 90 percent of the high tech industry, most of the U.S. low-sulfur coal, all living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools plus Stanford , Caltech and MIT.

With the Red States, on the other hand, you will have to cope with 88 percent of all obese Americans (and their projected health care costs), 92 percent of all U.S. mosquitoes, nearly 100 percent of the tornadoes, 90 percent of the hurricanes, 99 percent of all Southern Baptists, virtually 100 percent of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Jones University , Clemson and the University of Georgia . We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.

Additionally, 38 percent of those in the Red states believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale, 62 percent believe life is sacred unless we're discussing the death penalty or gun laws, 44 percent say that evolution is only a theory, 53 percent that Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61 percent of you crazy bastards believe you are people with higher morals than we lefties.

Finally, we're taking the good pot, too. You can have that dirt weed they grow in Mexico.

Peace out,
Blue States

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

nobody likes you when you're 23...

I really REALLY liked 23. It was crazy. A little rough. I started it in Colorado... a whirlwind 12 months later I am back in Los Angeles.

I feel like I learned a lot. I feel like I've grown a lot. But that could all be in my head :) we'll see. Somehow I'm tested everyday. I've learned to appreciate the highs, because the lows come quickly.

I have a lot of self reflection to do but I won't do it on here.

Instead!

BIRTHDAY WISHES!

-airplane ticket to Baltimore for new years to visit my girls and boys.

(from pinklovesbrown)

-tops/tees/hats/scarves/shoes
(not exactly these but kind of, nothing crazy I love my basics)







What I REALLY wish is that I could be with the ones I love for my birthday, yet they are all spread out all over from Colorado to Ohio to South Carolina to Chicago and Baltimore... so, I guess I'll have lots to look forward to next year. I'm saving my pennies.


I have no idea still what I am doing for my birthday. Seems like when I plan it doesn't work out, so I am working my birthday weekend and hopefully going to Vegas the weekend after!

yay exciting :) I hope 24 is good to me...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

halloween is my favorite!

On Friday night I skipped out on a Zack Hexum show with some friends to hit up a Halloween party and I don't regret it! I love Halloweentime and any excuse to celebrate it! :)

Here are some pics of my costume this year:


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

You know that I'm no good...




I've been listeing to a lot of Amy Winehouse lately. I'll never forget the first time I heard her amazing, sultry, haunting voice.

I was over at my girl friend Kelly's apartment one winter night and she said she had to play something for us. She used to work for Virgin and got tons and tons of stuff in advance for free. So she played this girl for us, this phenom. I was totally blown away.

We used to use the word "Fuckery" on a daily basis :) We got to see her at Coachella that next year, which was utterly amazing. She played in a tent and everyone overflowed way outside of it yet were obviously captivated.


Nowadays all you hear from this lady is how much of a mess she is. It's really sad. She has such a talent, she has such a gift... it's all going to waste. It's heartbreaking to see. Back To Black is a masterpiece. No matter what happens in the future I'm glad I have this album to immortalize the tortured, soulful spirit of this woman.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Politics are sexy

I've never really had a full blown discussion with guy I'm dating about politics. BUT I am sorta-kinda-something with a boy in the navy... so politics came up tonight.

.....and I liked it!

I never appreciated how refreshing it is to have a stimulating conversation about things that are important. Especially with everything going on right now. My boy is smart, opinionated with a very good (and cute!) head on his shoulders.


I support men with good ideas who want to serve their community.

That is all :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

SCOTT WEILAND TOUR DATES!!!!!

The man of my DREAMS is finally doing another solo tour after all of these years! YESSSSS! I am so happy I could pee my pants! LIFE is so fantastical right now! :)

I am so behind on blogs... but here are the dates:



Scott Weiland Happy In Galoshes Solo Tour

January
16th Dallas, TX
17th Houston, TX
19th Atlanta, GA
21st Washington DC
22nd Philadelphia, PA
24th New York, NY
26th Boston, MA
28th Detroit, MI
30th Chicago, IL
31st Minneapolis, MN

February
2nd Denver, CO
5th San Francisco, CA
6th Los Angeles, CA
7th Las Vegas, NV

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Life is grand!

So on Monday I started a new job!


I always knew I could make ends meet, with or without a college degree. I've done pretty well so far with that belief. Fun jobs, enough money to do a lot of the things I've always wanted to do, random adventures, tons of fun, the best memories... but not much to show for.

When I was in school, I did take a bunch of art classes. I learned to cast, learned to solder, learned basic jewelry trades.


Never did I imagine on those carefree, fun days in class with the girls that I could get PAID to do all of that fun shit... and here I am!

My job is production assistant to this jewelry company. I am going to be trained to do laser soldering, hopefully learning to set diamonds. I've been playing with all of the toys in the studio and it just makes me giddy out of my MIND! :) Finally a job that will go far and really makes me happy. The company is great and there's a lot of room to grow. My first project was $20k necklace dripping in diamonds! Insane... totally. But I love this! It's going to be great...


LOTS of great things ahead, I feel it, I know it, I love it. It always pays off to be positive! SEE! :)

LOVE!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Just a quarter life crisis...

So here I go again. Broke and square one... but currently hating the status of life.

Always I've dreamed of Hollywood. Glitz, glam, music, travel... etc.

But do I need to WORK in the industry for these perks? I've managed to acquire them without for so long... maybe I don't need to be here anymore.



I have so much to decide in my life right now.
:(

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

TRV$/AM

I love my LA clubs. I love to dance. I grew up injecting Blink 182 into my veins... and I adore Travis and AM.

Saturday was my best friend's wedding and it was a tense and tragic day. I hate to say that celebrity lives impact me so much but they do often play huge roles in my life. Especially seeing how close I am tied into the industry.

God bless these men and I pray for their lost loved ones... so sad. :( It's a horrible thing to think about... a miracle they are both alive.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Emerald City here I come!



I cannot wait! :) I'm off to see one of my oldest girls get married!! I am soo excited I cannot tell you... Two days in the city, two days of wedding bliss in Snohomish :) and then back to Seattle before I head back to LA on Monday. I can't wait to see the Space Needle, EMP and the Market!



Friday, September 12, 2008

DO WANT

I found a vintage pair in red last year at a rummage sale yet sadly they didn't fit... how did I know they'd catch on like wildfire and I STILL don't have a pair?!





My ideal pair is a mix of b + c... black with the cuff. I've seen a few I just can't rationalize dropping any cash shopping with no income. Once I get a job, these babies are mine. :)

OK I lied, I do have a pair of ankle boots but they don't have the pointed heel. They are adorable but were more practical for nights out on the town in snowy Colorado.

Out with the old, in with the new?

I've learned something terrible about myself lately. I am a total packrat. I'm terrible! I've moved four times in six months... and I have bags and bags of clothes, some of which I haven't worn in forever. But my problem is, how do I decide to keep it or toss it?

I need input... stat! HELP PLEASE! :)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Today in history...

Today more than ever I regret moving out of Colorado. Today will be a day I will always remember as well as millions of others I hope. It's the 45th anniversary of MLK Jr's "I Have A Dream" speech, and in Denver, CO in a few hours, Barack Obama will formally accept the Democratic nomination for President.


I can't even tell you how many times I drove by Invesco Field when I was living in Colorado. It's a massive, gorgeous sight. I love downtown Denver. I loved Rocktober going down to celebrate Rockies games. I miss all that stuff so much. I can't even imagine how crazy and exciting the energy must be down there right now. I am really bummed to say the least...

But at least we have made it this far! :)




On a related note, I bought a bunch of Obama gear at Lollapalooza and unfortunately, some retard stole the Obama magnet off of my sisters car! :( At least I hope they are Obama supporters and put it to good use.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Let them love you, girl

I've come to realize more and more I'm terrified of simple human emotions. I guess they're not so simple though. Moreso, a little scary since I've been single so long now. I have just recently become aware of the fact that I try hard not to really let people in or love me. I always think there's a bigger reason behind their affection.

Whoa girl, chill! :)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Wish me luck...

Don't you dare try to curb my jet-settin' ways, off I go to Vegas for a job interview that could change everything! Details to follow...



Wish me luck ;)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Scar Tissue

Over my crazy vacation I had a book that I could not put down...

I was never a big Red Hot Chili Peppers fan but this book is AMAZING! Especially since I am such a crazy little music fan... it's insane to read all about Anthony's life. He is so open, honest and candid about the life he's lived and the crazy things he's done. It's a really great read.

I highly recommend it :)

Whirlwind summer trip

In the last two crazy weeks I did a lot of traveling. A LOT.


It started July 31st with Rich, Sophia + I flying from LAX to......

Salt Lake City, UT to.....
Atlanta, GA to our destination of.....

CHICAGO :) for 5 fabulous nights (Lollapalooza and sightseeing)

from there I (alone) flew to....
Washington, DC where I saw a show then took a train to.....
Newport News, VA for the night then hopped up to....
Norfolk, VA for another show then back to....
Newport News to crash before flying out of....
Richmond, VA where my flight was oversold so I headed to...

NEW YORK CITY! for the night :)

then I flew via...
Cincinnati, OH and made an emergency stop in...
Albuquerque, NM before returning home to...

LOS ANGELES on (August 11) Monday night.


Crazy, amazing times. I probably took every form of public transit available. I have to give props to Chicago, I think I'm in love...
pics to come soon! :)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Earthquake!

Right before noon today I had just gotten out of the shower and was sitting on my bed (in a towel of course) and I felt the room shake a little and then a lot.

Turns out it was a 5.6 earthquake centered in Chino Hills. Just over the weekend we'd been in Ontario visiting with Wes. Poor guy got his world rocked in his office. I wasn't too shaken up (ha ha!) by the whole experience but it was a first for many. Abra was a little nervous and people kept calling the house. But everything is cool, no damages or injuries.

I love LA, earthquakes and all.
I'd rather have a quake than a tornado any day!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Summer travels

I am very excited.

I feel like I've been waiting forever and it's finally here! Thursday night Rich and I are jumping on a redeye and heading to Chicago for Lollapalooza. I cannot wait!! I have first of all never been to Chi-city and am excited for everything... the food, the sounds, the smells, the sights... I've heard so many great things about the city. Can't wait to report back! :)


Thursday, July 24, 2008

My kid is cute

LA is so random.

Last night I was at The Grove with my work family and kids. As Dash and I were waiting in the valet area for the rest of the crew and the car, Sharon Stone got out of one of the cars that pulled up. Dash was hanging from the barrier and I was calling his name.

Well, Sharon took one look at him, walked right over and knelt down. It was really cute. She said to him, "Are you not listening to your mommy?" and he smiled shyly at her.


Hilarious, but very cute. Abra was really excited about the exchange. Only in LA!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Music's what I need to keep my sanity

I've written this before but right before I moved to Colorado for about a year. That was one of the craziest, hardest but best things I've ever done. It totally changed me and my outlook on life, as well as redefined my relationships with most people in my life.


I'm one of the few people who was born and raised in Los Angeles. Thanks to my dad's job, I was exposed to the glitz and glam of Hollywood and I was severely bitten by the music bug. I don't know how it wouldn't have stuck, being that I started going to my first shows at 10 years old. My sister and I would be the first ones into the show, let on the rail, and then ushered into the backstage or VIP areas of some of the greatest venues in LA. It was insane.

Life wasn't as smooth or pretty growing up, which is probably why I embraced music so much. I'm not just a fan, I go above and beyond as a fan. One show is not satisfactory. I've seen my favorite bands countless times, I've traveled all over to see them, I've met them, I've converted others into fans. I've even worked for some of them. A sold out show doesn't phase me. I've been invited to private shows, after parties, taken thousands of photos, shared many, many drinks, but I've remained only that, a fan. My love is pure.

This is not a hobby. This is a mainstay in my life. My life is chaotic and things in them come and go constantly, but music will never leave. My love will never fade. Mark my words, this will turn into a career. I know when I want something badly enough I will work my ass off to make it happen. Plus, there is nothing better than being in the dark under the glow of the lights while my favorite band is singing. Nothing like it. I won't forget a moment. I hold all of the memories in the fondest place in my heart... I am eternally grateful.