Friday, December 31, 2010


First I was going to do a video montage of the year but I couldn't stand looking thru the pictures. Then I was going to write a long winded reflection but fuck all that noise. 

Enjoy tonight, be smart, be safe, have fun and kiss a stranger or the one you love. Don't take it too serious, a new year is a new start, a clean state. It's New Years yes, but it's just another night. So, celebrate and enjoy the ones you love. I'm going out with my girlfriends to our favorite bar (that is charging no cover!) so it's going to be fun, cheap and ordinary. I am a happy gal. Coming a long way from where I was 365 days ago. Happy to be here.


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

40 day dream.....

One of my favorite songs of the year. Kind of appropriate to the first half of my year. 


Enjoy :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010


I HAVE INTERNET AGAIN! It's been a crazy couple of weeks. Felt disconnected from the universe but also liberated. Life's been really crazy, busy, stressful. It's been lots of fun too but it's mostly work week=overwhelming and weekend=ridiculous fun. I've had no time to catch up. NEED SLEEP. 

Here's some Nov/Dec scenes.
Thanksgiving....made an amazing sweet potato ap that is SO EASY to substitute
&is soo delish. Also a pic of me & the 2 eldest gals on my dad's side, Diana &Jessica. 

went to a holiday party at a spa my mom&sis go to...we all got free massages, Lisa got a facial &I
got a fancy-shmancy treatment I will not blog about ;) Also, Lise, her bff & I celebrating her bday.

went to a rockin' christmas party w/my gals w/some special peeps...

FINALLY saw Edward Sharpe & the magnetic zeros...sooooo good live.

also saw Florence & The Black Keys (@kroq almost acoustic christmas) thanks to my sis :)

got to hang backstage, met Jim Halpert my dream bf & got a pic with the Black Keys guys (!!!)

Last note, stopped by the mall with Dad & Lisa and Old Navy's got some deals going on! Got some long sleeved tops since my wardrobe is seriously lacking in anything warm. (most of it is still in the NJ apt) these tops were cute and only $8 instore! They don't have the cute colors or special online. Although, I am glad I looked because my sister and I both want this techno hoodie and it's only $15 online! The hoodie cord is IPOD HEADPHONES! Love it, although, of course, the color I want is not online. Oh life!

just tried on the tops.I'm returning the white/pink 
one & getting a fleece sweater they had for   $10!

I can't believe it. A week til Christmas & two weeks til this crazy year is over. It's been a huge year. I am still reeling from everything that's happened, good and bad. The last few weeks have been rough for me because I'm so tired but I do appreciate that that's a good thing. 

Mini panic, I can't figure out what to do for New Years. I really want to go to Arizona to see RX Bandits, but I know I won't be able to talk my girlfriends into it. Is it worth it??? Maybe!


Saturday, December 4, 2010


Internet has been down for A WHOLE WEEK! and did you know, I totally tried to blog from my phone and it totally lets me write out a whoooole entry but then will not post it. W T F! (BLOGGER WHY DO YOU HATE ME?!?!) haha needless to say, it's been a little unnerving but actually fantastic week. Work's crazy but life is getting back into the swing of things. Settling into a healthy routine of dinner, light drinks and mucho gal time with my Mel and Kell. I could not be more content. My heart is happy. I hope yours is too. Many updates to come, now to play on the internet!!!!! Oh...... I mean, sleep :)


Thursday, November 25, 2010


I am used to talking about my girls, my travels, my music obsessions.... but today, truly, what I am grateful for every day of my life is the fact that I am truly blessed with a HUGE family. My childhood was awesome. I had so many built in play buddies, we had the best holidays and vacations. And now we're spread across the country with jobs, kids and lives of our own but I always think of them. I will always treasure them. This year was especially awesome because it was a milestone year. The matriarch on my mom's side turned 75, and even better, my mom's dad's mom turned 90 (!!!) how's that for good genes? I feel like the last couple of months have been a blessing, spent a lot of family time with my cousins and I know that I am lucky to have them all in my life. Bittersweet to head down to San Diego instead of staying local with my mom's side, but dad's side needs love too. It's been a long time since we all got to spend the day together. 

So today (and everyday!) don't forget to remember and appreciate those that you were blessed to be born with. I especially want to say that I love my sister. I am thankful for her every day of my life. I wouldn't trade her for anything in the world. 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Now go eat, drink and watch football! ;)

sister & mom and dad..... I love you guys with everything I've got!


great gram in the middle, my grandparents on each side of her :)

mom's side seeeveral years ago....

 .....and to relieve the serious note, here's a little Dexter clip that is completely appropriate and inappropriate at the same time :)

ps EFF YOU blogger, i can never get my pictures where i want them...... took FOR FUCKING EVER. gaaaaaaah :pullshairout:

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Partner in crime....

I want my next romantic partner to resemble a partner in crime..... these songs are ideal.

WATCH this video, love this song, great cover, great video til the end :(

The Black Keys......oh lordddddd..... I cannot get enough.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Perfect weekend

Had a really really great weekend. Went so quick! Friday got to see my favorite band ever (yes, EVER... they win, they've taken over everything else, hands down.)

RX Bandits

sooo happy everyone came sister rocks, thank you :) 

got SILLY drunk in Vegas....Rich got us a really cool suite and we went to a nice Texas style dinner. Played a little but mostly kicked around, hung out, relaxed and acted silly together. I had a lot of fun :) Now here's to a 2 maybe 3 day work week! Can't wait for family time.

Friday, November 19, 2010

I wish the world was flat like the old days...

There'd be no distance that could hold us back......

Times are bittersweet. It's definitely been a rollercoaster these last few weeks but today I have to say goodbye to a good friend who is moving north. It never really hit me how it feels to have family leave and I've done it. So today we're saying bye to my sister's boyfriend's sister. We have gotten pretty close and had a lot of fun together. A confidant and partner in crime is a hard thing to come by, and Melissa has always been there for me. I'm sad and been avoiding thinking about it. So that's all I'm going to say on that note.....

As far as the REST of the weeekend, I am excited. RX Bandits acoustic show in my part of LA :) a lot of my buddies are trekking down for it, and tomorrow I'm heading to Vegas to celebrate Rich's 30th with my other Melissa. I wish it wasn't going to rain so we could relax by the pool but hopefully I win some monies. I need it, send me your positive energy! 

Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Princess Bride

Woke up this morning to some news... EEEK!! Happy/sad day, haha ;) 
Congrats to the happy couple! I've always been a fan of the royal family,
my mom and dad got married and (separated) around the same time
so naturally my mom was a huge fan of Diana's and it's carried over. 
He's a bit nerdy but I have always had a big crush on Wills! 
(....and of course, I'm interested in the BLING!!)

a royal wedding :)

beautiful mother and her boys... Prince William and his love.

SO adorable and sweet that he gave her his mother's ring. He said it was because they wanted her to be included in the happiness. That tears at the heart. What a style icon and an amazing woman. She is definitely one of my idols. Happy to see her son found a perfect match. Kate seems like she'd be a fun gal pal. One of my bestie's is getting married next summer too and I'm waaaaay more excited about the coincidence than she is, haha. (I know I'm a nerd!)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

birthday week wrap up

Wild weekend wrap up. What a difference a week can make... I feel really great, rejuvinated and happy. Crazy week with many bar nights, dinners, laughs, tears and hugs. Safe to say I got my birthday kiss! ;)

birthday din with the family

drinks at the dark room for my bday - martini's for mel's bday - ballyhoo! show w/kelly - all day celebrations in hermosa

Sunday, November 7, 2010

One down...3 to go!

Just finished my first week of boot camp! My arms and legs are a little shaky but I am feeling good! Whoa exclamation points. Excuse me, I am really excited though, I'm becoming a salad junkie too. I'll throw up some of my faves this week. There's a cute spot by my work that has amazing salads but I can't rationalize paying more than $10 for a salad for lunch. For now, thank you Trader Joe's!

the view from the M-F spot, did the monday session & 2 sessions on weds!

Here's some snaps I took of the  5.5 mile hike we took this morning.  Man, I
 am in pain but it was awesome and it's going to be worth it for sure :)   Great
way to end a bad weekend & start the week.   Not so tough to keep yourself
motivated with such a beautiful view! I almost psyched myself out a couple
times. I'm no quitter!! Excited to start seeing results soon. How do you keep
motivated?? I'm kind of happy about the time change, I'm going to use it as
a jumpstart to get up early & hit the AM session or start my day at the gym.

Enjoy the end of the weekend and have a great week!