Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye 2008.....

You will not be missed.


Sunday, December 28, 2008

yes please.....

i'd like him or someone just like him.

that'd be great, thanks.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

"she works hard for the money...."

introducing my new bag. i've been looking for something new for the last year. and......ladies and has been found.

i'm rockin the messenger style again. ahhh, the smell of leather.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

no feliz blah de dah for me.....

i thought i was going to be sad today being alone.

last year i was in an airplane and airports all christmas day long only to be ditched by s once i got to la (insert red flag).

this year the weather was perfect, the food was great, and my friend's lake house was beautiful as always.

what a difference a year makes.

very merry merry......


Friday, December 19, 2008

caa christmas party.

a wonderful night, with wonderful co-workers.

too many photos to share.

my favorites.

merry christmas!!


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I'm a little bit of sad and a little bit of happy.

I just went through and read all of my blogs from the beginning. Summer 2007. It's been almost a year and a half since I started this thing. As an outlet for my creativity. As an updater for all my friends that live here, there and everywhere. And as a record of all the little moments that were captured from my camera and from my head. This last year has been a crazy year of growth, lessons (many lessons), love and hurt.

And now the year is coming to an end. Thank God! I am SO ready for the freshness of 09'.

I think I finished off 08' with complete class.

*Debt-free (sorry I've said it twice now, but I'm so happy).
*A second job (exhausted, but feelin' good).
*A plan (that I'm totally rockin' so far).
*And lots of money in my savings account.

Don't mess with me when I have my mind set on something...... ;)

2009 is going to be the best year of my life so far.

Bring it!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Good news today!!!!!

1. I am officially 100% debt-free!!!!!


2. We found out what days we are going to Mexico.......March 8 -13. There is a light.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

adventures in shopping....

FOUND: a short, sassy bling skirt (that i would never wear in public) but would rock for a photo shoot in a heart beat.
NEEDED (and found): a sweet pair of pajama pants to get me through housesitting in a GARGANTUOUS, probably cold house in a couple weeks.
LEARNED: that most of the new sunglasses that are out right now are ug-ly. i think i'll stick with my aviators. oh, and even mannequins have butt cracks. who knew??

quite a successful night.


Sunday, December 7, 2008

oh my gosh!!!!

i want to adopt him SO bad....

Friday, December 5, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

con - trast

“Philosophy always requires something more, requires the eternal, the true, in contrast to which even the fullest existence as such is but a happy moment.”

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Dear Every female in the world,

Please never put these on your body. They are in no way, shape or form "cute," "trendy," "cool" or anything but to make fun of. Only put these on if it is part of a Halloween costume next year. But THAT'S IT. People won't be staring at you because they want to know where you got your tights. They will only be wondering why on earth you ever went out in public with those on.

You'll thank me for the blunt honesty one day.


Your friendly fashionista

I'm in a weird head space right now. Everything seems to be so busy busy busy and I have way too many thoughts living in my head that I'm trying to solve. I guess you really can't "solve" thoughts, but you get what I was saying there.

Life is funny and frustrating. Equally.

Mexico needs to get here soon!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Have you ever been so busy and around so many people at an event, job or party that you can't sleep well because you think you are still there talking to them??

I'm wide awake at 7 am. I could hardly keep my eyes open last night when I got home from the first day of my second job.

What am I thinking?? That is what was running through my mind as my insides shook from the temp outside at 8:15 pm when I got off work. Everything ached. My neck. My ankles. My back. I'm not used to standing around without sitting for 10 hours. My life for the next year suddenly flashed in front of me last night as I came home to a messy apartment. Saturday is my cleaning day, but I have NO time anymore. Up at 7 am and home at 8:30 pm too tired to think about anything but sleep.

And today I do it all over again.

I'm not complaining. I feel completely blessed that I got this second job. A lot of people don't even have one job in this country right now and I have two. Both which pay really well. The sacrifice will be free time. The gain will be a huge savings account that I will need next year.

I'm scared to move back to California. I'm so scared that it will be like before. I'm in an in-between place right now and I've had to let everything go and just ride the wave. See where it takes me.

I just wish that whatever the plan is for me in this life would hurry up and take form. I'm tired of the in-between....

Sunday, November 16, 2008

"How do you fight gravity in a planet that insists that love is like falling and falling is like this."

I want to do a photo shoot in the Juicy Couture dressing room. It's amazing. Large. With incredible lighting. Lots of details.

I'm obsessed.

This week starts my 75 hour work weeks. I'm a little nervous to be working this much without any days off. Energy drinks and I may become great friends.....


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Dear cowards, gamblers, liars, addicts, basically losers -

I'm a little too old to put up with you coming into my life anymore. I need someone honest, stable and mature.

Thanks for nothing (well except showing me what I don't want in my life) and good luck with all those issues that will bring someone else down.



Saturday, November 8, 2008

I'm feeling a little anxiety.

I've been looking for places in Santa Monica. So small and so much money.

But I told myself that when I moved back I'd be at the beach and this beach is the closest to my office. :(

So I'm throwing this out into the universe -

I need to find someone to move out there with me or to move in with in the next year....

Any takers???

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I'm kinda big time....

Or not really.

But I'm representing channel 4 news tonight at 2 of the precincts.

Looking forward to all of this to be over tomorrow.

Friday, October 31, 2008

My very UN-creative Halloween.....

I waited till the last minute and ended up with NOTHING to choose from.

Hence - Silver glitter balls.

Yes, that's it.

Happy Halloween!!!


Thursday, October 30, 2008

"Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work."

I love this!!!!!

B just gave me the coolest gift I've received in awhile....

Flying Wish Paper!

Make a wish.

Set it on fire.

And send it off into the universe.


~ Now off to try to find a Halloween costume.....

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I've been so good lately. I used to be pretty much an EVERY weekend shopper. Always a different outfit on.

Then I had an epiphany.

And I haven't shopped in months. I mean months and months. I've been putting everything into my CA moving account. I must say, it's a pretty damn good feeling to be so on top of it in the money department (knock on wood).

Well, then yesterday happened. And I found this -----> Note the beautiful headband in my hair.

"Fall/Winter piece." "Fall/Winter piece." It was calling my name. What was I supposed to do???

So I bought it.

At least if I'm not going to have any new shirts, etc I'm going to have a bit of uniqueness........right??


Thursday, October 16, 2008

"You oughta come some time for tea. Maybe we could see the sea. Talk a lot, or let things be. Just enjoy the mystery."

Fat kid is famous and he doesn't even know it.....

For those of you that saw the original Fat kid beating kids up for candy in Iraq.......he's baaaaaack.


Saturday, October 11, 2008

a great day and an oh my gosh!!

* i make breakfast
* oktoberfest
* sun. lots of sun.
* farmer's market
* break
* drive
* vineyard. lawn chairs. blanket. dinner. wine.
* music
* i fall FLAT on my face in a ditch in the grass. lawn chairs. and blanket. in hand.
* ouch


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Water - it does the body good.

So I'm always doing some sort of new something or other. Whether it's a new class at the gym or seeing how long I can work out till I want to fall over. Not eating meat anymore, or cutting out sweets. I just like to see what I'm capable of.

The latest: Water. LOTS OF WATER. It's not unusual to see me only drinking water or green tea during the day, but lately my friend got me on the kick of drinking the "big daddy" here. Along with the my daily green tea.

Don't let it scare you.....jump on the train.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

a picture of the perfect pumpkin....

october is my favorite month of the year. my desk neighbor here in the office just bought the roundest, little pumpkin from starbucks, so i took it.

of course.

my parents are coming for the weekend. i'm excited to have my place filled for a few days and have a bit of comfort. one thing i'm not excited about though will be sleeping on the couch for 3 days. oh the sacrifices. ;)

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

For those of you that know me you know that I collect rocks from all over the world. So when someone asks what I want them to get me when they go somewhere, I tell them a rock.

Yeh, I'm pretty easy.

I have some really great ones. And one day when I'm back in California I will fit them into my landscaping. Somehow. Anyway, just a cool concept I think.

My latest rock is from St. Martins in Canada (just got it today).

Legend has it the Mi'kmaq believed that a stone with a band of white around it was a sign of good fortune from Mother nature. Today when you find such a stone, make a wish and keep the stone in your possession. Once your wish has come true, pass the stone on to someone else.


Sunday, September 28, 2008

10 things I have been slightly obsessed with lately:

1. The amazing way Fall weather makes me feel.
2. Mixing up my workout routine with spin class.
3. Trying to eat mainly organic foods.
4. Being a vegetarian again. Except fish.
5. Completely feeling on top of it, in almost every aspect of my life.
6. My California nest egg that grows larger and larger by the day.
7. Getting a weekend/holiday job.
8. Learning to cook all sorts of yummy non-meat concoctions.
9. My new shampoo and conditioner.
10. Getting the Nikon D300.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I had a thought today as I sat in the bathroom stahl. While doing the usual peek at the shoes in the neighbor stahl I had to take a moment to wonder "who on earth is next to me?" What WAS next to me was the ugliest pair of old lady shoes I've seen in awhile. Hmmmm. I tried to figure out who in our office would wear such a thing. We're all young. Hmmmm.

So, on this 24th day of September, 2008 I do solemnly swear that I will NEVER in my life wear old lady shoes. Do these people not open up magazines and see cute, comfy stylish shoes? I'm guessing no.

Some examples:

(If you own a pair of these, please.....throw them away)!

P.S - I wouldn't mind dressing like this lady when I'm 100. Minus the cigar.

I'm just sayin....

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

this and that...

hurry up and come.

and then I will be scared. again.

of starting all over. again.

but it feels so natural. like i'm on the right path.

in which i needed a 6 year detour before i went back.

and who knows what will come in the 365 days+ before i jump again.

but it feels so natural.

i can feel it coming together. each little detail. and sometimes i think i am crazy.

for leaving all of this that i've built in the last 5 years.

i just can't help it. i'm supposed to be there. not here.

and who knows what will come. we never do know. we never can predict.

and who knows what will come on this path.

or who.

but i can't wait.


Tengo un corazón grande

I probably should be working, but I like to take a break here and there to brush up a bit more on my studies. ;)

I think the glasses add a nice touch.

Don't you??


Friday, September 19, 2008


I look like I could get away with just about anything in this photo.

So angelic.


One of the many reasons why I am moving back to California.....

To escape this.

They're everywhere down here!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


And I just had to post this shot I took at the beginning of Frank and Courtney's reception.

The most classy wedding I've ever been to might I add. Everything was to the nine.

Including the table centerpiece, which was a must to document....

When an avocado says RIPE NOW does it mean you have to eat it now???

I've had this on my desk for 2 days now and it's getting a bit soft. Avocados are one of my favorite things. And this one.....this one is from Mexico. Where I will be in a matter of months chillin for a week in a villa on the beach with a personal chef and bartender.

I just had to throw that out there. ;)

I'm a little afraid my wandering frame of mind, passport and I may not return.

Time to cut into my deliciousness.....

Sunday, September 14, 2008

A feelin' blue kinda day.

The idea of someone you love leaving you without notice, without a goodbye, without anything is hard.

What's harder is when it's a reality.

You have to move on. It's all you can do. Life keeps on going and you can try and try to get some sort of answer on why, but I guess you have to accept that no answer at all IS the answer.

That doesn't make it hurt any less though.....

Saturday, September 13, 2008

What is an easy way to blow $30 on absolutely nothing????

Go to the state fair.

You would have thought I had my fill when I went to the county fair a few weeks ago, but I thought I would end my summer with one more. I haven't even been to a fair since I lived in LA and now 2............all in the span of a month. Fairs are so dirty and gross. But there is something so odd about the world of the carnies that intrigues me in some strange way. Such a different world.

Photo worthy.


I flew. Well kinda....

I played the game where they try to guess your age and won!! The man guessed I was 24. ;)

And I tried to dunk this jerk that was making fun of everyone.

I wasn't successful.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Guess what.....

I'M GOING TO PUERTO VALLARTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

My niece Kylie won a photo contest and is now competing in the national competition.

I just want to eat her up with two little teeth she has. **Sigh**

Here's the winning photo.

- Proud Aunt.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Today's goal.....

To climb a bridge.