TwentySeven Things: February 2014


I can’t believe February is already over – did it even happen? It feels like it flew by. It’s rainy and cold and overcast over here in LA instead of our usual 70 degree sunshine. To compensate for the depressing weather I will be drinking tea all day, wearing boots and cuddling up in my sweater to try and heighten my mood. (My mood is severely affected by the weather, that’s what I get for being a Cali kid my entire life.) Here are my TwentySeven Things for February.

  1. I let my Baby Jetta go. One of my longest relationships (7 years) and now she has been set free. She will always be a part of my story, especially the early years when I was figuring out who I wanted to be.
  2. In letting Baby Jetta go, I have a new love – my Ford Escape, Charlie. Like Baby Jetta, Charlie will also be a part of my story except she will be the car I have where I become who I want to be.
  3. My brother came to visit for 4 days this month and we had the best time evaaaa.
  4. I was sorted by the Hogwarts sorting hat into Gryffindor. (BEST DAY OF MY LIFE)
  5. I also got to take a picture on the Central Perk couch and NERDED OUT.
  6. I went and saw a mini Sara Bareilles concert at Jimmy Kimmel. We danced in the rain and sang about how to be Brave. It was pretty amazing.
  7. I went back into the vault and found (yet again) new appreciation for NSYNC’s Greatest Hits i.e. Just Got Paid (which I now blast on my way to work every pay day) and Digital Get Down (still somewhat relevant?)
  8. The Olympics happened this month. I was so sad when my little favorite Gracie Gold didn’t medal. But it’s okay she can come back in 4 years and win America over again with her adorableness. And maybe get a medal too.
  9. Also in regards to the Olympics, one day at work I spent 2 hours looking through all of the athlete profiles and played Hot or Not. Let me tell you, Norway brought their A game this year. Congrats Norway.
  10. The Superbowl was this month. I celebrated with bottomless mimosas and doing the Jonah Hill/Leo DiCaprio “are we flying Rose?” pose with one of my friends in the middle of a Santa Monica street.
  11. I have fully embraced the scunchie. I will be here when they become trendy again but let it be said that I EMBRACED IT LONG BEFORE THE TREND CAME BACK.
  12. I went on a Sunday afternoon walk/hike to a secret Hollywood Hills park with my best friend. It was very peaceful and zen.
  13. I hippy-fied my room even more with hand made earring and necklace holders. They are now on the wall next to my Fleetwood Mac poster.
  14. Girl Scout cookie season is here. I tried staying away for as long as I could but I have finally caved. I downloaded the cookie tracker app and am going to buy some this weekend. MY WHITE FLAG IS WAVING.
  15. Fit February went to complete shit 8 days in. That’s all I have to say about that.
  16. Spring Training for baseball is finally back! I got my first MLB Giants update sent to my phone yesterday and made an audible squealing noise when I saw the notification.
  17. I am totally and insanely obsessed with Hart of Dixie. I am finally on Season 2 now and can’t stop watching even though it’s actually a horrible show.
  18. I went to the Demi Lovato, Little Mix and Fifth Harmony show this month. Which for me, was really all about Little Mix since I love them so much. I DANCED MY ASS OFF.
  19. Also at the Demi concert, I was not prepared for Nick Jonas to come on stage and sing with her. Also unexpected, 16-year-old Sarah to come out and start screaming her face off. Apparently I still harbor deep love for Nick Jonas after all these years.
  20. I finished two books this month – The Interestings and The Fault in Our Stars. Both were very very good. The Interestings was very inspiring and gave me a lot of perspective. The Fault in Our Stars I devoured in four hours and cried three times. It was incredible.
  21. I watched The Brits live from my cubicle two weeks ago and loved them. The British always know how to throw a good party aka give everyone shitloads of booze.
  22. From the Brits I fell in love with a new artist – Sam Smith. I’ve listened to his song Latch about 50 times in the past few days. I seriously cannot get enough of it. Also, Money on My Mind is amazing.
  23. I had Valentines dinner with my best girl friends at the Ray & Stark Bar at LACMA. We had a lovely 3 course meal that we didn’t know was not an option to not order but it was still so fun and we laughed and made all the couples in the restaurant a tad bit uncomfortable.
  24. Also regarding Valentines Day, my friends thought it would be funny to take pictures of me sitting alone in the restaurant before they showed up so that’s exactly what they did. Thanks ladiez.
  25. One more Valentines day – my parents sent me a beautiful bouquet of Gerber Daisies, my favorite flower.
  26. I’m back on my yoga game and feeling super strong like I could punch something and maybe not fall backwards because of the force.
  27. I’m so looking forward to March. January and February always have a weird air to them for me, maybe it’s the weather. I’m ready for Daylight Savings Time and to slowly inch closer to spring.

Tea Maps

TwentySeven Things: January 2014


It’s the 27th of January which means it’s time for a wrap up of the past month. (I’ll be doing my Grammy recap tomorrow.)


twenty seven logo word doc REVISED 2013

  1. I started 2014 out with some of my best friends and a midnight pool jump. My first brave/fearless endeavor of the year.
  2. Speaking of New Years, I shot off a glitter canon that was actually more of a glitter poof. I amped it up just a little too much.
  3. Sherlock came back with season 3 and everyone died over that window jump followed by hair fluff in episode 1.
  4. I was horribly ill at the beginning of the month and spent two days in bed watching movies.
  5. The Bachelor came back with a new season for Juan-uary. I’m in a huge pool with my co-workers. May the best Juan win.
  6. The Mindy Project tweeted me during the an episode a few weeks ago which I chose to take as Mindy talking to me personally so now I know Mindy Kaling.
  7. I read a few new books including Wild, the Divergent series, The Art of Fielding and am just about to start The Interestings.
  8. Reading all my new books caused me to post this.
  9. The Coachella lineup came out and it’s rad. However I will not be attending because ticket prices are RIDIC. Get over yourselves you pretentious hipsters.
  10. I took a Tracy Anderson workout class and had one of the hardest workouts of my life. I’m definitely #TeamTracy and drinking her Kool-Aid.
  11. I word vomited for the first time in a while.
  12. I went to the Rose Bowl flea market and scored some new vinyl. Also MASSIVELY scored at the Long Beach flea which I was not expecting but pleasantly surprised at.
  13. Christine McVie re-joined Fleetwood Mac and it’s some of the best music news I’ve heard in years. I may or may not have cried a little when I read the official announcement.
  14. I started a new project called Creative Months. I’m not done with the Rolling Stones this month so the next few days are crucial for music education.
  15. I ordered a bunch of new yoga clothes from Old Navy and LOVE them. Was not expecting to love but the love is just bursting out of me.
  16. Learned that if you want to have a George Clooney movie marathon, do not pick Gravity and Up In The Air as your two choices because in one he dies and in the other he is forever alone. Not good for your emotional/mental health.
  17. My brother turned seventeen this month. (Get it, I put it on number 17 because he turned 17 and I’m clever.)
  18. I’ve been on a huge Idina Menzel kick after making Let It Go my new anthem. Last week I listened to Take Me or Leave Me over 17 times in one day. ONE DAY.
  19. I dyed my hair just this past weekend. Nothing drastic, just was impulsive wanted my hair to be super dark again.
  20. Free museum day was this past weekend in LA. I hit up LACMA, MOCA, and PMCA. I feel very cultured.
  21. During my illness, I was so bored with being bored that I started revamping the apartment. I moved the bedroom around, got a new shoe organizer, finished my suitcase nightstand and (will) have all my jewelry hanging on a chicken wire frame and doorknob handles like a little Pinterest hipster.
  22. I have my new amber ring for my Crystal Voyage in 2014.
  23. I used my crock pot for the first time this month and made turkey chili. It was delicious and lasted me for a week which is awesome when you’re poor and have no money for lunch.
  24. I just bought tickets with my roommate to go see Little Mix next month. You don’t even know how excited we are to go see our favorite British girl band.
  25. I am also SEVERELY disappointed I didn’t get to go see the Eagles this past week in LA. I would have killed/given my left arm to go see those legends. (I did even post on Twitter that I was willing to negotiate my left arm in exchange for a ticket but didn’t have any takers.)
  26. This isn’t really something that happened but I hope it never gets below 70 degrees in LA. This month has been full of sunshine and I’ve loved every second.
  27. I got new earrings at the flea market too. They make me feel like Katniss.

Katniss earrings

TwentySeven Things: December 2013


I know, I know, my last post was on Christmas – it’s been a few days. But you know what? I’m actually okay with missing a few days because those days were spent at home with my family being a smart ass and having a lot of fun.

This is a few days overdue, but here are my TwentySeven Things for December 2013.

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  1. I made two rounds of candy cane bark this year. It was a hit both at work and with friends.
  2. Infinity Rooms.
  3. I was on my A-game this year as far as presents. I had all my gifts purchased (minus a few family ones) by the 17th of December. This has never happened before. You can consider that a Christmas miracle.
  4. I played Scrabble with my brother both over Thanksgiving and Christmas. I sense this is going to be a new tradition.
  5. For Christmas every year, I am usually in charge of making the tags for the presents. I take that opportunity to have some fun with my task. This year we all got presents from Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Kanye West and a few other pop culture superstars. Oh and let’s not forget Jesus.
  6. I went and saw Florida Georgia Line earlier this month. My lifelong dream of holding my arms out like an airplane during Cruise finally came true.
  7. Beyonce dropped a surprise album on everyone. My current jam in the car is XO.
  8. I’ve watched Love Actually about 8 times this month alone.
  9. My lunch time routine has switched from salad to soup in this cold weather. I know, I’m extremely fascinating.
  10. Taylor Swift had her birthday this month. I fangirled just a little bit on Twitter.
  11. Speaking of music, I wrote a post about music taste.
  12. I discovered something this month – I have driving moccasins. Shoes I keep in the car just for driving. In other news, I am Schmidt from New Girl.
  13. One of my bosses got me two boxes of macaroons for Christmas. If someone would have captured my reaction I’m pretty sure I would have looked like a 5-year-old. Best present evaaaaa.
  14. I had a little epiphany about time this month.
  15. With all the TV shows on hiatus, I finally had time to catch up on Grey’s Anatomy while I was gift wrapping this month. SHONDA RHIMES WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH MY EMOTIONS.
  16. Katy Perry and John Mayer made a music video and my heart burst into tiny love shaped pieces.
  17. I learned a very important lesson about climate.
  18. Anthropologie and Madewell made a lot of money off me this month. They should send me a giftcard or something HINT HINT.
  19. I had to buy new makeup this month. Makeup that was one shade off from being actually white. I am so pale. I AM SO PALE AND IT IS WINTER AND COLD AND I DON’T LIKE IT.
  20. Everyone needs to watch these kids in the landfill harmonic.
  21. I found a Beach Boys 50th reunion concert on TV while I was home. I sat there and watched as these now old timers jammed out to some of my favorite songs.
  22. My mug sales went through the roof this month. I would like to thank anyone who bought them. I never expected any of this and it’s awesome.
  23. Santa brought me a new yoga mat and towel and I AM SO EXCITED TO USE THEM.
  24. Speaking of yoga, I haven’t been to class in over 10 days. I’m about to get my ass kicked in 8 hours.
  25. I spent 9 days at home and had the best time. I wish I had more time to go home. Basically I wish teleporting or apparating was real.
  26. My mama and I made tamales! And then I forgot to pack some to bring back to LA with me. Most tragic story of my December.
  27. I bought my brother and I these sweaters. Best purchase of my life.