2.20.2012

Digest

Ben Taylor - Digest 

Nothing like a night of Ben Taylor & a glass of wine. I absolutely love his music, if you don't know who Ben Taylor is I highly suggest that you google him -- it might turn out that you like him too! His songs are soothing, and his lyrics are fantastic...plusssssss his voice is the best. 

Also, about a week or two ago I found out that Dave Matthews is touring again. This means I HAVE to try and cross seeing him live off my bucket list!! 

Okay...time to dig through my other computer for some good music! 

Sending love from SoCal.   

2.08.2012

Funnies.

I go into work early...normally with the intension of pumping out a bunch of work before any one gets there and with a little less interruption -- I love it. I sit there with my breakfast, sip my coffee take my vitamins and quickly check the news & open up excel or some adobe program....
Of course, I do love when I get a visit from fellow co-workers that stops by early in the morning to share a giggle. The latest laugh we shared was yesterday (and it carried on throughout today). Two words: Angelah Johnson. She never gets old, neither does "Bon Qui Qui" -- after watching the short comedies Bon Qui Qui imitations and photos quickly started popping up all over our desks and over phone calls. Obviously, with something this silly I came home and had to share this fantastic information with Spence...now he likes to think he is "Tammy" from the nail salon....ha!

One of the girls I used to coach showed me this -- "You can havea' coke" become an on going joke. 


I would love if a ghetto flight attendant really happened! 

Last but not least, I will NEVER be able to go get my pedicure and keep a straight face because of this. 



Sending Love from SoCal

2.06.2012

(Eeeee)ka!


I have a love hate relationship with Ikea, or, as I like to call it Eeeeeka -- I know, it makes no sense, but in my mind it does. I have the pleasure (yes..I said it pleasure I do enjoy going there) of living really close to the Costa Mesa location, I can easy go and take a gander of all the little home accessories they have and being into design my mind is constantly running-a-muck and coming up with lists of fabulous things I need when I walk through the sliding doors.
One of my favorite memories was the first time I went to Ikea. I was in Connecticut with my mom, Sarah & Ed visiting Ed's sister. I was in heaven. I probably gave 'the look' the entire time I was in the store - that fall I moved into my very first apartment during my college career. My mom flew into Reno and we ventured to Sacramento early one morning with my roommate Chelsey in another car -- we were ready to make this apartment a home! It was amazing, we literally spent 8 hours there. We had two card PACKED to the brims - finding a place to comfortably sit for the 2 hour drive back was close to impossible - I cannot even tell you the level of excitement I was at, only for it to quickly come crashing down when I got home and found out that the headboard I had picked had a giant crack down the center. Clearly, this only meant one thing...go back to Sac the next day. So, that is what we did. We exchanged the headboard and found a few things we managed to over look. It was amazing. Our apartment looked great. I was totally happy.
It is like pulling teeth to get Spencer to go to Ikea, I feel like that is the story with every man. The best part was...when we went he was running all over the place testing everything out...wait a second, I thought you didn't want to be here? Low-and-behold we actually now have coordinated furniture in our apartment - yes, everything matches. To really seal the deal last night I purchased a chest of drawers for our bedroom. Trust me, the reasoning behind it is ridiculous (okay, so if you really want to know... I was complaining that the table we keep the TV was too low, and that our down comforter was so fluffy it prevented me from seeing the screen when in bed. What a great justification to buy a new piece of furniture right?). Well, anyways, I can proudly say...I put it all together myself AND lifted the 254 pound boxes TWICE while wearing my Jeffery's yesterday - pure talent right there! I am really satisfied with ALL of the furniture we have from there. It is GREAT beginner furniture. It is affordable, plus it looks cool.
Now, I know people cannot stand the place. Some people think that their furniture is crap, but take a second and put it into perspective. Do you really think that the $100 you just put towards a coffee table is really going to last you that long compared to the $500 that was handmade at Restoration Hardware? Plus....a majority of the people who decided to use furniture from here are A) my age and what a savvy chic look B) young family and 9 times out of 10 their children treat the furniture like a gymnasium. Putting the piece of furniture together is half of the battle, honestly, it is one of my favorite because I get to use my handy dandy drill - I secretly try to time myself to see how quickly I can make a piece of furniture. I can't stand when they get over technical and all the screws and bolts like the same - Yikes!
So, I guess I can say...today I can finally go to bed and not have to complain about being unable to see the bottom the TV...now...if I could only get the sound to work (that is a whole other story)....

Sending Love from SoCal

2.05.2012

Pumping outta mah headphones


Youth (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix) - Foxes 


Sia - Breathe 
Let Me Breathe

The Submaries - 1940's (Amplive) 




Wax Tailor - How I Feel 

Birds flying high, you know how I feel
Sun in the sky, you know how I feel
Breeze drifting on by you know how I feel
It's a new dawn, it's a new day
It's a new life for me
Yeah, it's a new dawn, it's a new day
It's a new life for me
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

Birds flying high, you know how I feel
Sun in the sky, you know how I feel
Breeze drifting on by you know how I feel
It's a new dawn, it's a new day
It's a new life for me
Yeah, it's a new dawn, it's a new day
It's a new life for me
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

Birds flying high, you know how I feel
Sun in the sky, you know how I feel
Breeze drifting on by you know how I feel
It's a new dawn, it's a new day
It's a new life for me
Yeah, it's a new dawn, it's a new day
It's a new life for me
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

More lyrics: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/w/wax_tailor/#share

2.04.2012

Beach.


So clear you could see Catalina tonight. 
Feet in the sand. 

I live next to the beach. Seldom do I take the trip across the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) to get there. Over the last few weeks I have made it a goal of mine to go and plop my self in the sand and watch the sunset -- I will admit there is no better place to watch the sun go down than the beach (well, and Lake Tahoe and the mountains too).

It has been over a year since I moved South. I still question why the heck I am down here, warm weather is not my thing - I admit I miss the snow, the cold, the altitude, the demeanor...the lifestyle of mountain living. BUT, then I realize that I would have never been able to pull of a job like this in the mountains (Okay, so Denver and SLC are always still in my deck of cards...). When I moved here I kept telling myself and everyone I talked to "I can justify the move, because if I am not around the mountains I have to be around the ocean - and LA is near the beach", little did I know the commute it would take to get to the beach...then I moved further south...further away from the mountains, yet I magically ended up closer to the beach. How many times have I been to the beach since I moved here? Maybe 5 times since we moved here in August. So...this is where my the new goal of going to the beach at least once a week as been born.

Newport doesn't even compare to North Carolina, that is the real "beach" to me; where I can grab my beach chair and a towel and lounge for the entire day while enjoying beers and popsicles with my family. I guess I could live in worse places :)

The nice part about going to the beach lately is I am able to sit around by myself, gather my thoughts and add things to my bucket list (like today...I decided that I needed to add go to Catalina to the list). I miss my mountain people, because I know that if I was sitting around at the lake I would always have a good friend by my side doing the same exact thing.

Sending Love from SoCal.


2.02.2012

Catch-Up not Ketchup

It's that time of the year....Girl Scout cookies and Cadberry eggs! 

I used our panini cooker & I purchased a crock-pot! 

Biking at sunset. 

Typical Monday-Friday workday. 

This was on my way to work on the 19th of January. Thank you Sarah. 

Just dining mah thang. 

Since I couldn't be on snow on the 20th, I drove to the beach and said my thank yous. 

Happy as a clam. 

I've gotten legit at Tetris. 

Yep, that is snow. Thank you to everyone who help get me out there! 

Pals. Eric & I meet again, in Mammoth. 

I miss this. I was so fortunate to grow up skiing whenever I wanted. 

This was the best surprise of my weekend -- Spizz! I miss him so much, he is like a brother! 

Our conversation went like this: "It's weird seeing you in Smith's!" "Yah, it's weird seeing you in Oakley's!" I miss my ski and Starbucks dates with Katie! What a great weekend to spend with friends -- so thankful! 

Sending Love from SoCal