Saturday, August 31, 2013

Staycation 2013!

I've had this entire past week off work, so Craig and I decided to have the best "staycation" ever, starting right after my last day of work! We saw The World's End last Friday (and also watched Zazie dans le Metro, which was awesome), celebrated my roommate's birthday last Saturday in our newly redecorated "Tiki Room" (pics coming soon!) and spent the next day at Disneyland with my sister!

We had a blast, of course. My favorite moment was probably getting completely soaked on Splash Mountain. We were laughing so hard and I had to dry my shoes in a vent, hahaha.

The next day we took Craig's grandparents out to lunch for their anniversary, and on Tuesday we had ourselves an LA Day! But not before watching Pee Wee's Big Adventure to celebrate Paul Reubens's birthday! In LA we went to the Arclight to see Short Term 12, which was absolutely beautiful.

Highly highly recommend.

We also went to Meltdown Comics to see Matt Mira and Kumail Nanjiani make fun of an episode of Star was a lot of fun!

We spent Wednesday to Friday up in Big Bear! Being the not-too-outdoorsy types, we spent a lot of time enjoying the cabin we stayed in, watching movies, and going out to eat. My favorite meal was from a Himalayan restaurant, followed by too much ice cream. We loved beating the heat and enjoying the mountain air!

Now we're home sweet home, going to an Edgar Wright art show today and then seeing John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl! And tomorrow is September! Looking forward to the upcoming months and holidays, hooray!

Hope you had a beautiful summer!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Spectacular Now

Saw The Spectacular Now last night, and I absolutely loved it. It perfectly captures that feeling of being a teenager, when every emotion feels heightened. Great story with both funny and heartbreaking moments, and great acting, especially Shailene Woodley. So glad it wasn't just a one-note film. Love love love.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


(my view of the sky)

I had a total blast checking out the meteor shower this year. We drove up into the hills on two separate nights to try and catch the shooting stars. The second night I was joined by my husband, my sister, my roommate, and another friend. We lay on a blanket looking up at the stars, laughing and singing together, and cheering when a meteor would go blazing through the sky. It was a truly memorable night, snuggling on my man's arm, surrounded by people I love. Hope to catch it again next year!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

R.I.P. Eydie

Singer Eydie Gormé has passed away. She was a favorite of mine after hearing her recording of "Frenesi" some years ago. Her voice was flawless! I also loved her recordings (and adorable relationship) with her hubby, singer Steve Lawrence.

Here's the song that made me fall in love!

And for fun, here's a video of her fooling Steve Lawrence on "What's My Line?"

Sing it, girl! 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

A little late, but bye bye July!

Here are some photo highlights of fun events in July...

My roommates' son Jamey turned one and had a big party in the park. He's so cute! Of course, as I'm typing this he's upstairs crying because he doesn't want to go to bed, but that's babies for you!

Went to the OC Fair with friends. Didn't go on any rides (boooo!) but Craig won a small banana and I ate ice cream so I guess that was enough, haha.

Craig and I went to Comic Con! Totally last minute, but glad we made it out at least for the last day. Brushed shoulders with Taran Killam from SNL, so that was pretty awesome :D

July also consisted of some good movie dates, Shrek the Musical, 4th of July celebrations, fireworks, and lots of ice cream!

So helloooooo August! Looking forward to Sister Act the Musical and John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl, some family time, and hopefully lots more!
(secretly excited that fall is even closer too!)

Ciao, bellas!