Monday, May 30, 2011

Big Decisions

Picking nail polish at the salon is a process.  What color does this season feel like?  What's my mood?  What color did I have last time?  WHAT'S THE NAME OF THE NAIL POLISH?

Its important.  Like picking wine for the label or a book for it's cover.

Sea of Change
Because it fits my life right now.
And because its pink.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Stick shifts and safety belts

I had such a great Saturday.  And it was primarily because I rode around like this all day.

(Note this vehicle is a stick shift.  I've missed hands on driving so much.)

Special thanks to two friends this weekend.  One let me borrow her puppy and the other his truck

Monday, May 23, 2011


Went to the Amoeba in-store performance for Foster The People and was waiting in front for some friends to show up.  As they walked up and the security guard was letting them in, I felt slightly nervous.  The whole bouncer/security situation makes me feel like a little kid breaking the rules sometimes.  I'm always slightly scared they won't let me in or will be rude or I'll get sent to the back of line.

Issues.  I know.

As the guard lifted the rope for my friend (with his 3 year-old in tow), he looked right at the kid and said, "What's up little guy? Do you need to go to the bathroom?"  My friend responded, "No, we just went."

The guard smiled, "Are you sure?  I've seen that face on my kids before, that's the I-gotta-go face.  I can let you in the staff bathroom right here.  It's no problem."

My friend took him up on the offer.  (And it was a good thing he did.)

I was just glad to see a bouncer-type have a little heart

Thursday, May 19, 2011

La Fin

Went to The Pint tonight and added it to my list of reasons maybe I SHOULDN'T move from the Westside.

I walked up to the bar and noticed there was a guy waiting on the other side and he nervously eyed me and then the bartender.  I could tell he thought I might get served first even though he'd clearly been waiting.  (Which could have been the case, really.  This IS a bar where the bartender knows my name.  Yessss.)

However, she went to him first and then took my order.  I watched as she placed what seemed to be MY bottle in front of him: the large version of La Fin Du Monde.  Delish.  As she turned the bottle I noticed it was actually Maudite -- made by the same brewery, just a different flavor.

She asked, "How many glasses?"
He put up his first finger and shyly smiled, "Just one."

She walked over to me and placed my very similar bottle in front of me and asked the same question.
I answered, with my finger in the air and a quick roll of the eyes, "Just one."

She looked back and forth and said, "You guys are made for each other!"

I smiled at him and he gave me a half-assed grin as I had a small moment of sunshine.

At the end of the night as I closed my tab, my trusty bartender said, "Did that guy come talk to you?!  I told him you were single."

Nah, he didn't.

Doesn't he know it's almost The End of the World (La Fin Du Monde)

and he'll be Dammed (Maudite) soon so he should have just said hello?!

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Sometimes you just have to leave the autocorrect.

I got non alcoholic drunks.

Friday, May 13, 2011

B to the H

I pulled into a parking spot this morning in the oh, so lovely Beverly Hills and heard a honk behind me.  I turned to see what the issue was and there was a white-haired woman in her Mercedes Benz staring at me with her window rolled down.

In the most nasally, whiny voice she screamed, "Excuuuse me, but your blinker appears to be broken.  You better get it checked out and get it fixed."

She huffed and puffed and drove away.  There was a guy standing outside his car next to me who saw the whole thing go down.  I immediately looked at him for reassurance and he just laughed.

"Isn't this city great?!"

Was so glad someone was there with me to witness everything Beverly Hills has to offer. 

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Puppy Love

I spent three days with the cutest puppy ever.  Ever.  And I'm pretty sure I smiled straight for all 72 of those hours.  I had no idea I'd fall so fast.

Not only was she a cuddler, but I met more strangers in 3 days than I have this entire year.  I saw men get down on all fours to say hello and kids giggle with that most amazingly sweet sound.

I want, I want, I want.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Carpool lane!

Not really.  But look who will be riding with me to work for the next few days.
Puppies ALWAYS make your day better.

Meet, Moo.  Miss Moo.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Ti Amo

I grabbed this from a photo contest GOOD Magazine is having.  I love, love, love this.  The Post-it notes all say Ti Amo (I love you).

One day that'll be my car (or my office or my bed or my....).  One day.