Saturday, February 21, 2015


Remember when I was like "Woo 2015 I'm totally going to update regularly!" Yeahhh sorry about that.

It's been a pretty good month. We went to the AMAZING Hollywood Costume Exhibit up in LA, we saw "What We Do In The Shadows" which was totally hilarious, and we had our first meeting of La Lune Film Club. I had higher hopes for the turnout and the discussion, but it's still early and we're still getting settled. Next month's theme is First Films, and it's looking like it might be Breathless which I haven't seen in ages. But we'll see!

I just realized all my fun updates were movie related. Ain't it always the way?

But! I'm not ready yet to share the super fun news. You have to wait a few months (and no, it's not quite what you think it is). 

And now I'm trying to buy Comic Con tickets. Wish me luck!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Rhapsody in Blue

I'm big on traditions! On Fridays at work lately I've been playing Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" (which is probably my favorite strictly instrumental piece of music) and it puts me in SUCH a good mood. I feel like I know every single note like the back of my hand. Here's to the weekend!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Not bad so far, January! I've been trying to fit in more outdoor time in the form of neighborhood strolls, remembering to take photos along the way. The rose above is from my mom's front yard, isn't it beautiful? In addition to stopping to smell the roses, I've been to two weddings already this year, watched a fair amount of movies, although not *too* many because I'm trying to have a life. Went to a screening of Rushmore at the Frida dressed like Max Fischer, which was pretty amazing, and I made these awesomely unhealthy wet burritos which I want to eat for dinner every day now. 

Craig and I are also planning vacations and film clubs and perhaps an even more exciting's to 2015, off to a pretty okay start!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Hello, 2015!

2014 was kind of a bust. I only wrote 14 or 15 posts. The year sucked. I don't miss it one bit. So here's to 2015!

Okay, it wasn't ALL bad...Craig and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary, we took a little weekend getaway to Palm Springs over the summer, and saw lots of excellent movies and art shows and performances. 

Out of sheer curiosity, let's see how I did on my resolutions from last year...

Stop reading comments and message boards.  This one was HARD, and I didn't completely succeed, but my little voice told me to stop anytime I started reading something stupid and negative.

More parties! We helped host an Oscars party, we had our 5th anniversary party, a Star Wars themed pool party, our annual Halloween party, and our first New Years Eve party. Not bad!

Buy clothes and shoes that actually fit and are comfortable! This one is actually still a resolution of mine. A combination of eating better and being sick (eep!) means that I unexpectedly lost a bunch of weight and a lot of my clothes don't fit. So that means more shopping, yes?

Cook! I actually cooked a fair amount in the first part of the year, and then slacked around the holidays. I made a pretty decent Asian tempeh dish so far this year, and I'm looking forward to trying new recipes. 

Do something different and physical. Exercise? Blech. This is one I always have trouble with. I'm on my feet a lot in my job as a toddler teacher, though, so it's not like I'm a total blob. Dance parties at work? Yes please!

Ignore everybody. I'm still letting my insecurities run my life. Must work on this.

Disconnect and reconnect. Less Facebook, more Face-To-Face time. I'd like to continue this, definitely. 

Say yes! Well, not to everything...

I think I'll let this year's resolutions come about more organically. Hooray for 2015!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Losing track of time. The days go by so fast. Halloween was greatly anticipated, many movies were watched, and then whoooosh! Gone. And I have nothing to say. My health problems have rattled my nerves, and I always feel as though I'm running out of time. I don't know what to do with this blog, as it feels like I'm constantly playing catch-up in every aspect of my life, and I'm letting the film blog slip too, and the curriculum I have to write every week for work.

I guess I'm just trying to say that I'm alive even though it doesn't feel like it sometimes. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

My Insides

nothing's attached to anything!

Let's have an update, shall we?

Last Friday I had surgery to find and remove endometriosis. I've been sore all weekend, and ended up in the emergency room for a few hours yesterday with chest pain that ended up being nothing serious. All in all, I've had a lame several days. Craig's been amazing, and I've really appreciated the well-wishes from friends and family.

Since I'm in no way ready to be back at work, I think I'll start my October movie marathon a wee bit early. It'll still be a while before I get all the decorations out (not physically ready to tackle the messy chaos that is my garage!) but I'm excited that this time of year is quickly approaching. What I'm NOT thrilled about is the fact that it's supposed to be around 100 degrees in southern CA for the next couple days. Did I mention we don't have air conditioning? Heaven help us!

Sorry I've been so lame about updating this blog. Maybe someday I'll get on track but for now? Meh.                                              

Monday, September 1, 2014

Summer 2014

Sorry I haven't updated in forever, but I've been enjoying a beautiful summer! In addition to the beach trips, hiking, and 4th of July festivities, we....

*Went to several screenings at the Frida, including Strutter (which Craig got to plan and moderate a Q & A with the filmmakers), Plan 9 from Outer Space, House on Haunted Hill, and The Fisher King.

*Went to a screening of Blue Velvet at the Hollywood Forever cemetery! We had severed ear cupcakes (made by my awesome friend Natalie) and everything!

*Stopped by the OC Fair, went on some insane rides, and took our annual photobooth pictures!

*Went on a weekend getaway to Palm Springs! We stayed in the Saguaro, shopped for midcentury treasures, took lots and lots of pictures, swam, and ate like pigs!

*Visited Salvation Mountain. What an amazing place!

*Went to Disneyland, only the best place ever!

*Hosted our third annual movie party, featuring Star Wars!

*Visited the Watts Towers. Again, amazing!

*Saw John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl!

We also saw lots of art, lots of movies, and even caught the meteor shower! You can't really beat that. So goodbye summer, you were wonderful, and I'm super excited for fall!