Sunday, July 31, 2011

Wind down.

Summer is winding down, at least for me. I have a little more than a week left in LA, and will be starting school soon. I'm extremely excited, but today I'm a bit pensive about it, because it's been a fantastic summer so far...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

errbody slow down.

babies, engagements, weddings, job advancements, morgages, etc etc.

por favor, slow down. i'm dizzy.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Amy Winehouse

I'm about 3 months older than Amy Winehouse. I loved her voice and played Back to Black at least 100 times over the span of several months in 2007. I don't know anyone personally with a voice like hers, but I do know people whose demons and addictions are as painful as hers. Someone said that her death is proof that addictions have an expiration date, which probably is true. In the long-run, I'll try to think of and do things that might be helpful to those who suffer. In the meantime, I'm going to relive 2007 and listen to her album a lot this week.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Adult Sippy Cup

I went to a Red Egg and Ginger party today for two of my friends' baby. It's to celebrate 1 month after a baby's birth. So many of my friends are having babies. I, on the other hand, can barely take care of myself. I have to remind myself to do simple things like hydrate. It's gotten easier, though, since I got this Camelback water bottle . I can just sip through it all day, without even opening the thing and tipping the bottle back. My sister calls it my adult sippy cup. In fact, she's seen me lying on the floor, playing with my iPhone, and drinking from my bottle.

As my friends become parents, I regress to baby habits. At least I'm well hydrated.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I might be getting too old for this.

I look at myself. I have on my friendship bracelet, $2 plastic neon orange earrings, and chewing green apple gum. I'm 28, and wonder how long I can dress like this and act like this, and wonder if I can make any real money being like this.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011


One of my favorite things about being home is the fact that I get to hang out with my dog, Coby. He's 14.5 years old, and my parents always remind people that he's over 100 in human years. He might not be adorbs like he used to be as a puppy, but he's more lovable than ever. He gets severe eye-crusties, his ass looks meat-less, he limps, and he has selective hearing/hearing loss. But he still bitches insistently when he wants cookies (and has successfully trained us humans to give him one when he comes back from a walk), loves sitting underneath our apple tree and eat apples, and comes over to sit next to me for no significant reason.

He ignores me a fair amount, like he's doing in this picture. But it's also a sign of upmost comfort, and that's priceless.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Morning Ritual

Do you have a morning ritual?

Mine is so ritual, I consider it sacred. I wake up, get something to eat, and down black black black coffee. If I don't do that, I can't go #2 for the rest of the day.

Also, I have a thing for clear mugs for coffee. It's not required, but I've drank coffee in this mug for the last 6+ years.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Running heaven.

I know I say this over and over again, but I love running in Southern Californian suburbs. It's so shady and clear. I can find spots of shades during hot summer days and not die like when I run in New York City humidity.

Just came back from a 6 mile run around Pasadena and San Marino area. I'm about to lie down on the cold tile floor like my dog is right now.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer 2011

Greetings, Internet.

I wanted to just give you a brief update of my life, and also record it for my own good so that I don't forget.

First of all, I just wanted let you know that I got into law school. After all that Internet bitching, the least I could do was to let you know that I was being a drama queen, and yes. It worked out. I'll be back in New York in the fall to start at Brooklyn Law School.

For the summer, I decided to come home and not work. It's a selfish thing to do, and I know I'm extremely privileged to have parents that allow me to do that. I missed Los Angeles, and I figured that this was my last summer of no obligations.

It has been the best summer I have had in a long time. I'm home and get to eat my mother's cooking every day. My sister is back from Japan and living at home temporarily as well. My brother has been back twice this summer, which is the most I've got to see him in a while. My father is pulling us all together with his jolliness, as always.

I've also been volunteering at LTSC and reconnecting with my old co-workers, who are dear friends. I made some new personal and professional connections in Little Tokyo. I made some mini-trips that were all lovely.

Now I have about a month left in LA before I start school, and I am both excited and sad. I'm excited to start school and go back to NYC. I am sad that I'll be leaving my family friends again. BUT! I am EFFIN ready for the next chapter for my life!