April 22, 2010

rain on me, earth day.


oh rain.

I love you when at home, under a blanket, sitting fireside. I love you when on vacation, wearing  Hunter boots, stomping my way through a field. I love you when I am drinking a big cup of coffee (decaf, ahem) on a Sunday morning.

I, however, regrettably, do not love you on Interstate 15 South. I probably do not love you on any Southern California freeway. You make all us sunny people flip our shit, in turn making my commute semi-unbearable. [semi, I say - thank you audio book.]

It's days like these that make me second guess purchasing a home in North County - a good 40 miles away from the office.  Did I mention I'm in the process of purchasing a home? We'll see just how long this process proves to be.

Welp, today is Earth Day. So, rain - I do love thee, for you are part of this earth, so beautiful and lovely. Today, I will eat like a superhero vegan and maybe even work out a bit. I'll pick up my dog's shit and smell the flowers. I will stand in the sun with my eyes closed and take a deep breath. I will use my Chico bag at the store and skip to my car.

Enjoy the day all! 
Mother Earth, we lub you.


April 21, 2010

extremely important things.


This morning, I got into my car at 7:30AM and arrived to work at…9AM! winner!

Once near the office, I bought a gas station cappuccino straight out of a machine, a cheese and berry danish and a tube of Pringles, salt and vinegar flavored; reminder: it was 9AM.  

 mmmmmmmm

Luckily, I was listening to my first audio book - Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin. Though the traffic was daring my eyes to shut themselves into sleepytown, my audio book kept me going - so much so that I didn't want to get out of my car.
This completely proves that audio or not, I'm obsessed with storytelling. Had I had the time to listen for 6 hours straight, I'm sure I'd be telling you all about the book right now. BOOK REPORT! oh man, I miss those.

In other news, I fucking love Glee. ~if you didn’t see it last night, hulu that shit.

the end.
xoxo

April 20, 2010

Bulloxers turn One.

Happy Birthday Easton and Bug!

birthday boy!

birthday sibbies!

birthday girl!

xoxo

April 5, 2010

earthquakes and easter eggs

for me, easter is about spending time with family, eating lots of food and watching little kids run around like crazy looking for hidden eggs. i’m sure many of you have similar experiences and memories.

something not as ubiquitous might be the type of eggs my little cousins (and big cousins! adult easter egg hunts are pretty fantastic around here) are looking for. yes, there may be a few hard boiled eggs - does anyone actually eat those!?!- and possibly even a few plastic gems filled with candy and coins. ah, but the golden geese, the must find eggs are those that are filled with confetti.

i’m hesitant to say that this is something entirely foreign to the masses as my aunt and mother both purchased some at wal-mart this year {meh} but i think i’m not too far off in guessing many of you have no clue what im talking about.

eggs with confetti? wtf.

every easter i can remember brought with it the undying fun and play of confetti eggs. the time we take to poke a hole on the bottom, poke a hole on the top (slightly larger) and blow the contents out, emptying the egg completely. we let them dry and later fill them with confetti, some of which we even cut up ourselves from crepe streamer paper. we sealed them with a damp square of colored crepe paper and presto! confetti egg for you!

now, what to dooo with them? ah, well, therein lies the joy of it all.

once you find these eggs, you hoard them, hide them, covet them. and just when the person next to you is least expecting it, you CRACK, SLam!, SmaSH! it on their head.  poof! a storm of brightly colored showers all over the place. it’s so great, truly.

people love to do it, to have it done to them and to watch it happen to others. fun for everyone!! {i swear, i’m just talking about confetti egg fun}

also fun for everyone...photos!





while i'm not entirely sure i'm correct in saying this, i'm taking a chance and thanking my mexican stars for this awesomely awesome family tradition.


oh yeah, earthquakes. 
there was a big one in mexicali/calexico {i JUST realized the cleverness of this city naming. hi, i’m dum} on easter. i was a little north so didn’t feel much. for those who did, hope the boat rocking was the good kind and not the bad. wee! 


April 4, 2010

hair lovin'

8 weeks later and i actually went back to my hairstylist and got a follow up haircut. 
i have never done this before. 
ever.

i am the girl that gets my hair did once a year, if my head is lucky. i do this because...
1. i like messy hair, 
2. i like long hair, 
3. i forget about my hair 
and 
4. it's spensy, yo!

buuuut i’ve decided to invest a little in my locks. at the request of the stylist and also in the name of being a lady de la moda. (ah! spanish phrase alert!)

so the latest cut: keep the length, shorten the layers, mess it up a bit.

e, voila!



picnik effects in full...uh, effect.