Archive for February, 2012

February 23, 2012

Five Fun Facts – V

1.  The part in Mary Poppins where they jump into the chalk drawing to cartoon word, had me attempt to jump into my own chalk drawings for years!

3.  When I was a child and went to see Hocus Pocus in the movie theaters with my family, I was so entranced by the film I didn’t drink any of my Sprite soda.

4. I used to walk into my closet and close the door behind me waiting to transport to Narnia.

4. I Love FOOD! A total foodie, when I had cable the food network was my favorite channel. Can’t wait to travel the nation and EAT! But at the end of the day my favorite food is my dad’s shepards pie.

5. Coloring and drawing is one of my favorite things to do, but as I’ve gotton older I have put more expectations and judgements on myself. Now I am trying to just have fun and play with color, by creating for an hour a day with out reason or concept. Check tumblr for post-http://blanketfortadventures.tumblr.com/

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February 15, 2012

My Funny Valentine

Last year I spent my Valentines with a new beau. We watched Daybreakers and enjoyed tater-tots and seasoned fries, made love and it was a perfect valentines. Not flashy, but I enjoyed every moment.  This year was equally wonderful and simple. Even though it hasn’t officially happened yet, my mom and I decided to be eachother’s Valentine. My mom treated us to 30 minute shiatsu massages. Lately when I nap, I’m always thinking or problem solving to the point the only way I know I fell asleep is because I have very vivid nonsensical conversations with people that are not present when I come to.  It was extremely relaxing and I have no idea what my dream was about, but I feel I figured something out.

After our massage I Yelped for a new Ramen place in Gardena. We found this delicious place called, Mottainai Ramen.  I always go for Spicy Ramen, but it usually lacks in flavor and spice. For the first time the Ramen was ridiculously delicious. I slurped the broth almost till its last drop, can’t wait to go back for more.  The ramen place was tucked away in this little shopping center. After the dinner we decided to walk around and stumbled upon the most darling little Japanese Bakery, Vanille de Patisserie.

The pastries and little cakes were so well made. Every color and design well placed, meticulously created, beautiful. It’s a place that would be ignored, it doesn’t have amazing foot traffic, but should be center stage. Just the right amount of sweet, and made me feel special. Am I still talking about the dessert?

Right now I’m drinking some red wine, left over from my birthday. Watching TV and sweet romantic storylines, I’m not sad or upset or gloom. But filled with the beautiful hope of next year, who knows where I will be or who I will be with…maybe Austin, with a drummer.

Check out more photo’s after the jump…

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February 14, 2012

My Life is a Sitcom

I joke a lot about how I’m a lot like the New Girl, HEY! I was here first. But this morning I seriously had to keep on smiling and see the comedy in the sitcom like situations going on.  It started off with me putting on one of my favorite sweaters, it’s cream colored and striped and  already has a tiny stain on it I cover with a horse button. Well when going over the final “look down” in my mirror, I saw a nice size bleach stain at the bottom of the sweater. I just shrugged it off and decided to head to work.

When I try and turn on my car, my engine won’t start.  Thankfully I have AAA and on the upside could drink a cup of coffee while I waiting for them. Once Pedro the AAA guy comes he tells me my battery needs to be replaced. Ok, so I replace the battery. By the time the entire process is done. It is 9, the time I am supposed to be at work.  Not stressed, I just get on the freeway to head to work. But my gas tank is empty, so I hop off the next exit to fill my tank.

Then when I was half way to work it started to pour rain, and I am wearing ballet flats. Not exactly the perfect rain shoes.  Walking into work I just felt like I was in the middle of a sitcom. I couldn’t get angry or upset, but just laugh at the sheer “boo hoo-ness”  of it all. Today probably wouldn’t have been on New Girl, but Seinfeld for sure.

February 14, 2012

Five Fun Facts – IV

1. I love Jean Luc Godard. If I could live in any time period it would be 1960’s France, and if I could be anyone I would be a muse of Jean Luc Godard.

2. The Voice is one of my favorite reality shows, or at least the auditions. Because everyone auditioning has a good voice, and it is about being exceptional not just good. There is no mean spirit.

3. My Valentine from the 4th – 6th grade was Bryce Loll, we would get together at the beginning of December to end of April. We would get each other presents for every holiday and our birthday, perfect boyfriend.

4.  I have an art box filled with magazines next to my bed, because I like to collage sitting on the floor and not on desk, which is in my art studio.

5.  Currently I am super motivated to get organized and just have all my ducks in a row, cute multicolored ducks.

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February 10, 2012

Life Lessons…still learning

 

* I just washed my face for bed. Reflected in the mirror is a face filled with acne and scars. Yet what I love about me now, compared to 18, at 18 I couldn’t even look at myself. I hated myself. And now I see my self, all my flaws and love my self so completely. I can see an imperfect face and say “you’re beautiful, you’re perfect.”. I love this wisdom, this honest confidence. Far from perfect, I love who I am and the journey I am on. blessed.

February 9, 2012

Crisis Adverted

This past Saturday I turned 25, dawning of the big “quarter-life crisis”. Yet crisis has been adverted because I am so happy and eager with what life has in store. Already this year is so strong, with an amazing self supporting job doing something that fulfills me creatively. For the first time I’ll be going to Coachella to see one of my favorite artist of all time, Mazzy Star. Camping in my car none the less, adventure and music is in store. To top it all off I have so many independent “projects”  going on I’ll be pushing to always be inspired. On a very personal level I have been off my anti-depressants over a month and have been doing really well. Twenty-five is looking really good!

My friends and family kept me company at my birthday party decorated for a 6 year old. Peace sign and owl plates, confetti, and table clothes were purchased at Party City; along with a dozen balloons. I never got balloons as a kid, so now I am an adult and have the money to treat myself. Why not purchase a dozen balloons?! My family loved all my friends, their open energy. And all my friends (who didn’t know each other before the party) left friends afterwards. Each guest precious, but the early presence of my best friend Esch coming, really set the tone of it being a night filled with love and positive people.

Most of of 2010 I spent in distress over my best friend, knowing something wrong was going on with him and in his life. Terrified I wouldn’t be a part of his life again when he found what he was looking for. We reconnected in November and he came to my party, probably the best spiritual gift of the day! He talked politics with my dad and made a memory card at the crafting table describing our outcast and bandito ways at Prom.

Surrounded by so much love and support, I am pursuing dreams and adventures. Working towards the life I want and know I deserve. So no quarter-life crisis present here, just possibility and motivation to achieve.

February 4, 2012

Addicted

*odd it says February 4, my birthday but its not the 4th till tomorrow…oh time zones