Weekend Wrap Up: Hike? Nope, Pinkberry.

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Happy Sunday all! (Fun fact: Sunday’s are my favorite day of the week.)

This weekend has been a mash up of being lazy and being productive. It doesn’t seem like there was any middle ground in the past few days. Friday, one of my best friends from home got into town for birthday festivities and we went to an event (post to come soon!) and were very productive. So there is one half of the equation.

Birthday surprise waiting for the Birthday girl.

Birthday surprise waiting for the Birthday girl to arrive.

Saturday proved to be more of an attempt than anything. During the day we caught up on our Beyonce and watched her HBO documentary. If you haven’t seen it yet I highly recommend it. It got mixed reviews but I personally thought it was wonderful. Not because I love her unconditionally, but because I thought it was very tastefully done and she was honest about her life which she doesn’t have to do, but chose to share with the world who puts her on a pedestal. Then we decided “hey we should be active let’s go on a hike!”

In short caveman sentences: Drove around Runyon for 20 minutes. Couldn’t find parking. Left Runyon. Drove to Fryman. Tried to park. Parking machine ate our $3. We didn’t have other cash. Left Fryman. Said screw it. Went to Pinkberry. (Which we probably should have just done in the first place.)

Sunday will bring brunch in Orange County with college friends to formally celebrate a 22nd birthday followed by an Oscar viewing party. Forewarning: if Jennifer Lawrence doesn’t win, there will be salt water tears falling from my eyes. I do not apologize and I will regret nothing.

Happy Oscars Day! Eat, drink (be safe) and merry.

Weekend Wrap Up: Grammy Party

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Happy Weekend everyone who reads this. You get a gold star.

I spent this weekend getting over my illness and spending time doing things I really love doing. These included painting my latest lyric canvas for The Wall, hiking Runyon Canyon with friends, reading (currently this book) and watching some lame Rom Com’s from the past decade.

Today is also Grammy day which means I’ll be whipping up some little snacks for a Grammy potluck I’m having at my apartment. We’ll be sipping wine and champagne while watching the awards and arguing over who should have really won Song of The Year (I’m pulling for “The A Team” but will be okay with “We Are Young“). Short disclaimer, if Carly Rae Jepsen wins absolutely anything, the world should be ashamed. And as much as I love my girl Taylor Swift, she shouldn’t be winning anything either this year.

I found this blog post yesterday and it blew my mind. It lists 18 of the most iconic artists who have never won a Grammy. It really helped put things into perspective as far as award shows go. As much as I love winning things, these artists never won the coveted golden Grammy which says a lot about the awards themselves (cough it’s all kind of rigged cough).

Tomorrow be on the lookout for my Grammy wrap up. I’m sure I’ll be gushing about the Elton John-Ed Sheeran performance. I’m tearing up just thinking of how amazing it’s going to be.

Here’s a little picture I found. So I thought I would share because I think it’s very relevant to current 20-somethings. And just all humans in general. Happy Sunday all.

Do what you want

Weekend Wrap Up: Sarah vs Can Opener

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It’s been a steady 75-80 degrees in lovely Los Angeles this weekend and I couldn’t be happier that our little cold front is no more. I truly am one of those people who’s mood is affected by weather. If I ever have to move outside of California, the first thing I will buy is a sunlamp. You think I’m kidding/being dramatic but I’m actually completely serious.

Quick list of things I accomplished this weekend:

  • Massacred a can of chili with a knife because I couldn’t open it with a can opener. I have a lot of problems with can openers.
  • Hiked Runyon Canyon and wanted to steal all the dogs. Then I almost had an anxiety attack while climbing on a trail that probably wasn’t a trail. But when I got to the top I saw a man with crutches and I thought how embarrassing it was  that he could do that and I almost had an anxiety attack.
  • Watched Lance Armstrong’s Oprah interview. I could say a lot about this but I’m not going to. All I will say is that he just shattered millions of people’s belief in him and I don’t think he’ll ever get it back. The most heart shattering part of the interview was when he was talking about his son defending him all these years. He said, “He never asked Dad is this true. He trusted me.”
  • I did the Hollywood sign hike Saturday morning. The parking was insanity and the hike was okay but not incredible. Would not recommend it again purely because of the parking situation.
  • Saw a guy and his girlfriend dressed up as a baby (complete with bib and hat) and a gypsy respectively at breakfast at a restaurant on Sunset.
  • Went to the Griffith Observatory to play the part of an LA tourist for a while. Forgot how many actual tourists there are in LA. We only stayed for about an hour.
  • My friend and I had a Jennifer Lawrence (aka JLaw) party since she hosted SNL this weekend. Let me tell you, I LOVE JLAW with every fiber of my being but I was severely underwhelmed by her SNL performance. The skits they gave her were so boring (minus the one where she raps, that was hilarious). I think they underestimated how funny and awkward she actually is. 
  • Sorry to be a dream crusher for those of you who enjoy 2 Buck Chuck from Trader Joes but I have news for you. It is now $2.50 for a bottle. I am so sorry for your loss.

I only have 3 more days of free Netflix so my goal is to watch the entire Parks and Rec series in the next 3 days as well as 30 Rock if I have time.

I have made a realization and have decided on a new life path to follow. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are my new role modes. For everything. It’s as simple as that.

Runyon Canyon

Runyon Canyon

Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory