Thursday, December 30, 2010

Never Give Up Hope

Sorry for all of the TED videos, but this one is just so amazing and breaks my heart. Watch on!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sanitation

I want one of these in my bathroom!!



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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Witnessed This Weekend In San Francisco

Either there was a prostitution whore convention, or it's the new thing to dress so everyone can see your vagina. WTF?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

There's Fun Beyond That Sign...




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Because He Loves Me




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Looking For Sanity






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Location:Stinson Beach, CA

Things I Hate

Being weak...


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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Because He Loves Me...




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My Boyfriend Lives With Girls....





I guess it was inevitable...


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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Beerfest

Nothing like some good music from the sticks while we're drinking our sorrows away at Fort Mason...

Give Peace A Chance...

                              Awesome peace signs at Moss & Moss in Mill Valley, CA.

They Said It Couldn't Be Done...

Yeah I stole his ring! I stole it, and I PHOTOGRAPHED IT. Damn, I'm good ;)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Two Things That Do Not Go Together


Sometimes, things just happen. Sometimes things force you to drink until the Mexican restaurat next door is closed and homeless man outside is begging for beer. With a story about food...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Die Hard Giants Fan



                                              Saw this parked in my neighborhood...Pretty bad ass!


Iron Man


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

How Does One...

Live a life with out talent?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Falling In Love With The Fog


The Unseen Sea from Simon Christen on Vimeo.


I've kind of been on a Mighty Girl kick, and I saw this on her site...Amazing!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wish List


Someone buy this book for me please. Thank you. :) 

Currently Reading...

I know, I know. I should have read this in high school. Or junior high. Whatever. So far, kind of has a "A Brave New World" feel to it...

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Feeling...

Just a little bit lost at the moment...

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Don't Burst My Bubble!


Another photo by The Dude. Mission "Save For Europe" starts...NOW!!!

European Tease


The Dude took this while on his Euro-tour this past spring...Makes me so jealous. I want to go!

Save Me San Francisco

The dude has officially moved to San Francisco, and soo close to my apartment. Wahoo!!! No more Golden Gate Bridge to come between us!!! Cheers to a new place for him, new friends, and new adventures in our gorgeous City!!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

It's Been Too Long My Love

I've been so terrible at blogging...So much for me being a professional blogger! After Canada, I just kind of looked at my computer and went "eh...I don't feel like it." Facebook and Surf The Channel took over and everything else just fell onto the back burner...I really want to blog more, so this it. I will TRY to blog at least once or twice a week...Hopefully it can get it me into the swing of things and I'll start posting more often. For now, I have some new possibilities and I really hope they work out well! One of those new possibilities...His smile just makes me giggle :)

Why I Love Google


You always make me smile :) Thank you!!!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Canadians...They They Know The Way To My Heart


I will have photos of this place, for sure. I went there yesterday with Kendall and her mom, and let me tell you. They know how to make your stomach happy. I had the most delicious quesadilla that had an unexpected ingredient: yams! Soo delicious. With a little bit of sweet, and a little bit of spice, I had the best lunch I've had in a loong time. I bought the Rebar cookbook, and I can't wait to take it home and start cooking for my friends and family.

PS, the Caesar salad is so scrumptious!

Friday, May 28, 2010

My First Morning In Victoria



I think I'm hearting Canada right now...Off to downtown Victoria...Can't wait to get photos and stories!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Another Way To Make Me Melt...

My 4 year old nephew runs into the living room when I arrive at his apt, and says "Adwin, wiw you stay hewe fowevew?" *he says it JUST LIKE THAT*

Monday, May 3, 2010

Crazy Animal Sex

Or Maybe they're just taking it slow...

I Never Thought I'd Be This Person


(side note: NOT my dog...)

How To Make Me Melt

My Dad called me this afternoon while I was at work...

"The little one misses you." So, he hands the phone over to my nephew..."Aunt Adrienne, will you pick me up and take me home? I want you to pick me up and take me home!"

Seriously!?!?!?!?

Tyler, WHY DO YOU HAVE TO MAKE ME LOVE YOU SO MUCH????

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Whip What


My sister knew how excited I was to watch Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, WHIP IT. So, she recommended that I read the book. I did, and I totally loved it. It was just so sweet, so funky, and so a teenager trying to be cool. I loved it! I totally felt for Bliss. Her yearning to be in a different place, feel something new. The joy in meeting a new boy to just go crazy silly for. Then the heart ache. Oh the heart ache. It sucked and made me want to cry. Boys suck balls!


Now, I'm done reading the book and I really want to watch the movie, which I have to watch at my sister's place bc she has the DVD...and it's Blu-Ray. Mother fucker. I'm not so lucky to be up with the Jones' ;) and have all those cool gadgets...(OK, so I have some. But not that one. I'm the kettle. My name is Black.) I start watching it, and I can immediately notice the differences between the film and the book. I knew that the author of the book also wrote the screenplay. I was expecting the film to share the same emotion and teen angst that Ms. Cross exposed in her book. What did I see? Nothing. Boring, lame, quiet, nothingness. It felt so long, but as the audience, we missed out on all the secret inside jokes shared between Bliss and Pash. We missed how strong their friendship is.

Oliver. Where do I start. Physically wrong. And the whole Señor Smolder wasn't even mentioned! In the book, you get the idea that he's this mysterious, oh-so-hot, make your knees go week and you need to change your underwear the moment you lock eyes with him. The dude they chose for the film, and his debut was less than stellar. It sucked ass.

I'm just bummed that Drew Barrymore, a chick that I think is so rad and I really admire how she turned her life around, disappointed me with this cool story. All in all, great actresses in the film, but bad movie. Check out the book. SO MUCH BETTER!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Aah! I Don't Know

There are some times during my day where all I do is second-guess myself, and wonder…I wonder what I’m doing here…Why I can’t just throw myself into this life and live it to its fullest. Cliché, yes. However I truly believe that we cannot be a waste on this earth. There cannot be such a thing. I want to know WHY I am here. Am I just filler? Am I just here to help people pass the time away? Am I here to be the scapegoat for people? It definitely feels like all of those are true. It’s hard to believe that I am here for more than anything else. I do things in hopes that people will notice me…Not to be photographed, not to be famous…But for my ‘friends’ and my family. Even possible suitors. Am I not doing enough? I feel so invisible lately. I’m not writing this have people feel sorry for me. There is no pity here. It’s just life. I’m not the only person who feels this way. Shit, I really hope I’m not!

I just want to know why I feel the way I do. I don’t think that enough therapy or medication could ever help me understand this. No matter how hard I try, I still get back to this point. What am I here for? What I am doing? Where am I going?

I haven’t written in here in a long time, and I feel terrible. Not that anyone really reads this, but just the action of posting makes me feel better. Maybe someone, somewhere might read what I write or post? I don’t know. Blah.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Goddess In Human Form

Meeting Kelly Cutrone on my street in San Francisco...One of the best gifts the Universe has provided me this year. At a point in my life where I can't believe that I am anything but subhuman, and so many of my friends are pushing me, supporting, and encouraging me to get to where I want to go. Reading her book, If You Have To Cry, Go Outside, although some people may think it's an easy way to make a buck, such a great way to get people, like me, out of my shell. I was once super confident about who I was, and where I could go, and what I could get. Now, not so much. I look inward to find that strength again - however it helps so much to have the friends that I am LUCKY To have, and have people like Kelly Cutrone to give great advice, and just be real. So anyway...Yes, meeting Kelly Cutrone - AWESOME! Hopefully this will be the fire under my ass to get my life going...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Here Comes The Sun

This month we celebrated your life; the beautiful life that was taken away from you so suddenly, 10 years ago. Cheers to you, for giving me the best smile I've ever seen. The best laugh I've ever heard. The best friends I've ever had. I love you. I miss you.

Mahalo.

Snob


This is what happens when you do brunch in the Marina. $9 mimosas. Seriously???? Nob Hills needs to get us a great bottomless mimosa brunch. Hurry!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Missing Out


My sister took this photo at the family house up in Mendocino this weekend - I totally missed out!! Trips up the Mendocino are always the best. Surrounded by beauty, away from sirens, stupid drivers, phones ringing, and neighbors screaming. There USED to be a gorgeous view of the Pacific, but SOMEONE decided to build a house there. The silence at night is deafening, but it's what I crave when I'm in the city or in suburbia. Creepiness factor: the pitch black night staring at me through the windows of whatever bedroom I sleep in and reminds of that movie with Liv Tyler...The Strangers. You know the one, with the group of psychos that kills for fun. OK, so I have not watched it, but still it's scary! Imagine being in the middle of a forest and anxiety is like a flurry when all you can think about is "When will I see a face in the window?" Haha, yes my imagination runs wild. It happens when you're surrounded by beauty. You just can't NOT think about fun and crazy things.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Where Am I Going??

How did I get here? I haven't read anything in a long time...blogs, books...I haven't written...blog, journal...I want to get back on it, but I feel so behind! I need a kick in the ass. I need a change.

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Dream Deferred

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

by Langston Hughes

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pelican Sighting

Taco Bell in Suburbia...One man trying to "shoo" a pelican off the roof of his car...No such luck until he drove off about a quarter of a mile and the pelican got bored. Yay for Mother Nature - the best entertainment EVER.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Born To Read
















So you know how Facebook has page or fan suggestions? I saw this one for Soulmates Photo and I was like "eh, another random thing that doesn't matter, blah, blah, blah." However, I clicked on it and started looking through the photos, and I came across this one. How awesomely adorable is this? SO CUTE!!! This photographer definitely has a great eye and I am super jealous. Plus that baby is so goddamn cute. You can check them out at www.soulmatesphoto.com. Enjoy!

Football? What's That?

Happy Super Bowl Day everyone! Today is one of the most glorious days for the American people. We eat, we drink, we sit on our asses and yell at the TV for a few hours. Wait, that sounds like almost every day for us.

I am not a fan of football. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area watching football because, well, that's just what people do, right? Plus the 49er's practiced in my hometown and I could walk to the field and watch them up close. My school had Joe Montana Day and we dressed in 49er colors and praised him when he came to our gym to say hello to all of us.

Alas, as I grew older I would just tell people that I didn't completely understand the game. One day, I woke up and decided to come out. Stop lying to myself, and to others. I HATE FOOTBALL. Seriously. I hate it. It's a lame sports game that people watch so they can live vicariously through others as they run and violently attack each other, while wearing PROTECTION. What about Rugby? Now that is one bad ass sport.

I digress. I don't like football, but I do enjoy Super Bowl Sunday. Why? Because I get to eat fattening food, drink alcohol, and hang out with friends. Also, I love the commercials. They are pretty awesome. SO if anyone is offended by my short rant, fuck off. I let you watch football and you let me hate it and we all live happily every after. Thank you.

Mahalo.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Today I Had to Go Outside And Cry

Because I got my Kelly Cutrone book! So excited to join The Style Titles for their first book of the year. If You Have To Go Cry, Go Outside by Kelly Cutrone is the first on the list. Hoping for some great perspective and some great discussions!!! Thank you Nicole and Jeanne for this great new venture. You two are awesome!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Health Scare

So I just subscribed to the magazine Body + Soul, and in the Jan/Feb issue, they have this awesome article on what they believe health care reform should really be.  Enough with these goddamn pharmaceutical companies. We need to talk about health care from the ground up. What we eat, how we feel, how we exercise and interact with other people. What are life at home is like. What our life at work is like. Enough about trying to FIX all of these problems, why can't we learn and teach people to PREVENT these problems?!?!?!? 

At the end of the article, they share a few stats, beginning with this: " Many Americans assume that our health-care system is the best in the world, but statistics tell a more complicated story."

95% of US health-care funds go towards treating illness. 

5% goes to prevention. 
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38% of American adults use CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine).
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18 Minutes: Average appointment time with a physician in the U.S.

18 Seconds: Average time a patient speaks before a doctor interrupts. 
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$76 Billion: Cost of health care associated with physical inactivity in the year 2000. 


I seriously can't believe how wasteful our current health care system is. Where is all the money going? Oh, wait. Don't answer that. STUPID QUESTION. Right now, I am unfortunate that my employer does not pay for my health care. Fortunately, I pay for it myself. I am poor because of it, however I'd rather have it than nothing at all. What's $200 a month compared to THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS of dollars in debt because I got into a car accident. Or got pneumonia.  Also, I am very fortunate that the doctor I chose, one that was recommended to me by someone in my family, is amazing.  She took the time to get to know me, ask me what was stressing me out, and really listen to what I had to say. When I had my melt down and she wasn't there to see me, she called me to find out if I was OK and told me what she thought she should do to help me. That is a doctor who is DOING HER JOB.  Rather than just tell me how to fix things, she tells me how to stay healthy. I appreciate her so much, and I am so happy to have found her. 

I should not be the only one gushing about my doctor, every citizen in this country should be gushing about their own doctors instead of complaining about how shitty or rude theirs is...Or that they do not have one at all. I really agree when people say that it's up to us to change health care. Better eating habits, exercise, and really listening to our bodies. Yes, I definitely need to practice what I preach. With more encouragement I know that I'm not the only one who can be inspired to change. Like Mahatma Gandhi said "Be the change that you want to see in the world." We should all be practicing this, and showing others, especially the children of today, how to properly take care of themselves, and not RELY on doctors to FIX them. 

HBO Developing Biopic On The Original Carrie Prejean
























HBO Developing Biopic On The Original Carrie Prejean


It's interesting what hate gets you these days.

(post from Perez Hilton)

The Style Titles


Check out my friend's awesome new site, The Style Titles...this is where I will be receiving all of my fashion textbooks, and learn how to be socially relevant in today's world. ie, I have no idea how to dress or even pretend to look like I'm put together. So wish me luck!

The Style Titles

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Goober












































I just can't get enough. I miss him!!

Confession

I get excited when Interwebs people acknowledge me. YES YOU, YOU ARE IMPORTANT!!! (and yes I just said 'interwebs' - I like that word)

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mad Men

Wishing our office days were still like that...and seriously, I want Joan Holloway's wardrobe. Seriously.

I Was Wondering Where All Of My Tennis Balls Went























Hugh Hayden Design - Hex (via Interiordesign.com)

True Love























Photo by @ZooBorns via @SFZoo on Twitter.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Drunk Little Man

Moving back up to the Bay Area was probably one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have since been able to watch my nephew grow up into a little man, a crazy, somewhat..um...interesting(?) little man. Every moment that I share with him is heaven, as I believe I have mentioned before. But really, he is the light of my life and I am so ecstatic that he has come into my life. I may not be able to understand every other word he says, and his temper may not exactly be "acceptable" but he is the cutest thing on this earth since sliced cheese.

I picked him up tonight from my parent's house and my mother gave him M&M's for the car ride to my sister's house. M&M'S!!! MOM, ARE YOU CRAZY?!?!?!?!? I swear, she is. He MAY or MAY NOT have had a nap today...my mother did not divulge any misstep while under her care. So, let me tell you. He devoured the rest of the candy like Barney the fucking purple dinosaur was out to eat him, and immediately started to crash into a sugar coma. NO!!! I could not let that happen!

Of course, me being the "aunt", the "childless woman", I decided that he was not allowed to sleep on the car ride to his parents' home. I blasted that Veggie Tales CD so loud, and screamed at the top of my lungs "TYLER!!!! DO NOT GO TO SLEEP!!! SIIIIIIINNNNNGGGGGG!!!!"

"You're big! I'm little. My head only comes to your middle, But I say little guys can do big things too!"

He totally was half asleep and would sing with his eyes closed. I know it's mean that I kept him from sleeping, but he always becomes super cranky when he sleeps in my car, and well, that's just LAME. So every time I saw his eyes close and his head droop, I'd scream "NO! WAKE UP AND SING!!!" He'd open his eyes and flash me that drunken smile...and start to sing again. I swear, I had tears streaming down my face - it was so goddamn cute!

So say of me what you will, but he was fine when I parked the car and we raced up to his apartment. All in all, I would say that I'm a pretty rad aunt with the COOLEST nephew ever. I love my nugget.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Maggie



There are always people in your life that touch you, and you never forget the impression they leave on you. I totally believe that about animals as well. No, I am not a crazy animal person...OK kinda, but I don't own any animals...In fact, when I moved to the City, I left a fish at my parents house, hoping it would die. It was almost two years old!!! A goldfish!!! That's soo bad, right? Seriously! It finally died. Earlier this month. My mom's going to get a new one. Good luck with that Mom!

So anyway, I don't have animals of my own, I just love and adore them. When I lived in West Hollywood, with one of the BEST ROOMMATES EVER, two cats also inhabited the apartment. Maggie and Goober. The cutest cats ever! I was unemployed for a month in 2007, and those two kept me company every day that I sat on that damn couch doing nothing but stare at job posts. Goober is like a dog, and Maggie is such a little baby. They are the greatest to play with, the greatest to cuddle with, and just great PERIOD!

Maggie's kinda ditzy, you may think she's slightly "off"...runs into things, freaks out when someone sneezes, doesn't really meow - she squeaks.

Right now, Maggie is suffering from FIP. (Feline Infectious Peritonitis) Hard to explain, all I know is that it is terminal, and just soo not fun. I visited my old apartment and got to spend some time with her - it was soo sad! I totally cried. She is such a great pal, and my old roommate's first 'baby'. It's sad sad to know that she will be leaving us sooner than we thought, and I am so happy to have had her in my life. I was so glad to be able to say good-bye to her, and I hope that one day I can get a cat that is just as great as she is!

When The Rain Falls Down

The past two weeks have been amazing. Rain has been pouring. The grass is greener and I've been smiling more and more! I don't really understand how people don't like the rain. It's so wonderful! The air smells so fresh...It's just such a great thing! Almost every night I've been falling asleep to the pouring rain and it's amazing. I just can't stop gushing!! SO I ask you Gaia, please keep the rain coming!!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Maybe Tomorrow, Maybe Bidet

If You Give A Dog A Knob

Dexter

I finally succumbed to watching Dexter. .I have begun at the beginning, and I cannot wait to catch up with everyone else! I "borrowed" my friend's first season DVD's, and I had them for a few days too long...So returned the set, and checked on his dog (I had forgotten the day before) and this is how I left them...

Chinese Is As Chinese Does

As I lay in bed watching Dexter, the doorbell rings. Who is there? Three Chinese women at my door, looking for a doctor. I am in NO WAY Chinese. I do not look Chinese, I do not speak Chinese. I am NOT Chinese. Do they care? NO. They yap away and I look at them in confusion. I say "I'm sorry, you have the wrong address." Them: "Blah, blah, blah Chinese" Me: "WRONG ADDRESS" They shove a piece of paper in my face that shows some kind of doctor's stationary and my address written on it, mistakenly, of course. They yap away again, I close the door, and they leave. I continue watching my show. About ten minutes later, they come back, ringing the doorbell more annoyingly...I freak out, staying in my bed, listening to them yap away. They are so loud!!! I'm afraid they'll push there way in if I open the door again, so I just don't move. They are there for like half an hour! They continued to ring the doorbell and yap away and I just hope that they leave because I want to get a Rock Star from the liquor store next door. I FB my situation asking if anyone knows Chinese and can tell me how to tell them to GO AWAY. FINALLY, they leave. But I am still nervous to the liquor store. I finally get a response, but too little too late. I finally got the guts to go next door, and when I open the door...NO ANGRY CHINESE WOMEN! Wahoo!! I think I need to start taking Chinese...Anyone know the main dialect in the Nob Hill area? Or is it a few? HELP ME!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

How To Keep Me Up At Night

When living in the flat above me, move furniture at 12:30 AM and make it sound like you're throwing it down the stairs.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

In Case You Think Funerals Are Expensive

You can buy coffins at the scrap yard!

Smarty Stanford Pants

So...I grew up on the Peninsula in the Bay Area...right next to Stanford University. My father even worked there before he got MS, so I spent a lot of time on campus. Yesterday, I was looking for their recycling center...I thought I knew where it was, but my stupid iPhone app sent me on wild goose chase. So after driving in circles I decided to look where I THOUGHT IT WAS IN THE FIRST PLACE. (so yes, that's me being dumb) However...as I was driving in circles, I stopped many people asking where I could find it.

DID YOU KNOW... Stanford students and professors are so lame they don't even know that their school, Stanford University, has a recycling center? I live in such a hippie area, an area where green, eco-friendly is the coolest thing since Elvis, and what do I get? Smart people being completely stupid. I mean, come on! With saving the earth and being nice to the environment on most people's minds, wouldn't you think that Stanford would put a paper in their welcome package about their recycling center? Posters? A blurb in their e-newsletter? Their printed newspaper? SOMETHING!!!! No. Of course not. They believe that their students and professors are smart enough to just KNOW these things. LAME.

Finding Peace Where You Least Expect It

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Shake It!

What will they come up with next?!?! :)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

If You're Sexually Active

And you live with three other people in a place that is NOT a mansion...PUT A FUCKING SOCK IN YOUR MOUTH when you bring a guy home and fuck him senseless. No one wants to wake up to hear you panting and moaning, then proceed to cough once your done. What the fuck is with the coughing? I don't even want to know. Gross.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Biggest Loser

Is so not me. I need to lose about 20 lbs, and really don't know how to gain control of myself and just do it. Let's see if I can do that this year....I hope...