"She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain." {Louisa May Alcott}

Saturday, July 31, 2010


Blahhhhh!!!! Sneakers on Gilt, sneakers on Gilt, sneakers on Gilt!

I can't contain my excitement! Keds AND Sperry Topsiders! (Converse, Simple, and 80%20 also... but who cares). One of my favorite pairs of shoes ever were a pair of Keds, and I have been in love ever since. And I've been aching after some Sperry's for some reason, and now they're on Gilt!

But unfortunately for me, I am too late to snag a pair that I like. :(

I'm still glad to know that the fashion world is looking out for us jeans and tees girls.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

If You Blow, Let Us Know

Heard of the most fantastic hair salon the other day. [teehee ^^that's one of their slogans]

Drybar. A hair salon that purely and exclusively does blowouts, and its pretty inexpensive too! Only $35 a blowout - they don't do cuts, colors, highlights, etc. So they must be good at what they do. 
 I started following their blog and saw a video they made of interviewees for new locations opening up all over LA. I wish they would move south a little to San Diego so I could get the Mai Tai or the Cosmopolitan that I am lusting after!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

How Great is This Dane?

I thought this was hilarious and just had to share!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Just a Quickie

I have been soooooperrr busy lately so I have no inspiration for a good blog post right now, other than my lame excuses and reasons for being so busy.

1. School. - I swear I had an essay a night for summer school, because they try to cram 16 weeks worth of classes into only 6 effing HELL weeks. Yesterday was my last day! YES

2. Work - Not truly an excuse as I've only been working 3-4 days a week due to said Hell Weeks. But it takes up valuable free time!

3. Internship - Newly acquired... but starting yesterday I have to write two L-O-N-G articles on How to Choose a Cigar (uhhh... How would I know?) and Contemporary Furniture Stores in SD. Welp, there goes my break between semesters.

"Keep your eye on the prize" I know, I know.

P.S. Kinda loving these Toms wedges... cute and caring? Too good to be true.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Heartless... done much better

I was just farting around (Dad's phrase - I guess I inherited it) on You Tube and came across The Fray's cover of Kanye's Heartless. Needless to say, I am much pleased with it.

Friday, July 16, 2010

"To write is therapy, to write well is art."

Maybe I should start writing just to write. I need to keep this in mind, and write to just get my feelings out there, instead of tip-toeing around what other people think. Because who knows who ever even reads my musings? Not like I have had many real musings lately, just little, almost thoughtless postings. Trying to emulate other bloggers around the web instead of focusing on what I really care about, on what really moves me. ME, not anyone else. Because if I'm not passionate about something I'm writing about, who the hell will want to read it?

Isn't that the point of a blog anyways? To write about your thoughts, ideas, loves, dislikes, interests, etc. And how am I ever going to become a better writer unless I just go at it and write whatever comes to mind. Practice makes perfect, right? Well I'm not trying to be perfect, just relatable and engaging someday. Let's face it, I'm not the most interesting and charming writer, but I want to be, I want to be able to hold a reader's interest and have a compelling flow. I want to know how to say what's on my mind in attention grabbing prose. I don't want to be put on the back burner, damnit!

These are just my current, random thoughts. There will be more to come, more me, and not catering to others. Un bacio.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Thermometer Risen

The temperature has sky rocketed here in sunny San Diego and let me just say: FINALLY! But now I have my mind on classic summer treats... ahh it's been years since I've had Dip'n Dots. But personally my all time favorite is a frozen Capri Sun,  when it's at its slushiest. Although otterpops come in at a close second. Mmmm... What's yours?

all images from we heart it

Monday, July 12, 2010

NO I do not want Viagra

...Or Cialis, or Cheap Rolexes for that matter. Those stupid, annoying spam emails really get to me sometimes. I don't understand how these companies get my email address. I reserve one address specifically for professional and business matters, and never enter it into those sometimes tempting giveaways, so where do they get it from?! It must be some unwritten rule: Have email address = will get spam. I can usually just send them to Junk no problem, but for some reason unbeknown to me my hotmail account won't let me! Ughhh it's so frustrating...

On a lighter note: I stumbled across this website,The Oatmeal. One of the funniest that I have seen so far. So you absolutely have to, HAVE TO, check it out. I seriously cry laughing every time I go on it, which is very very frequently now. My favorite thing on the site is probably this. It's so true!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

"My Little Croissant"

So if you're wondering why my title is in quotes, then you definitely have not seen this Mad TV clip and you absolutely should stop what you're doing right now and WATCH IT.

Anyways, I wanted to bake something and I decided on mini chocolate croissants. Seeing as I have never made them before I cheated and used puff pastry dough instead of making my own. BUT when I took them out of the freezer to thaw them for 40 minutes... I ended up taking a two hour nap. (which was amazing by the way) So the dough was a bit of a pain in the ass to work with but my mini croissants turned out delicious, if not beautiful.

p.s. I don't remember where I got the recipe from. I found it on the internet awhile ago and copy and pasted.