stuff about where I live and play, and maybe some stuff about where I work and play.


double double ya'll

+ i just consumed a vanilla latte to which i added vanilla creamer and then i added an extra shot of espresso. vanilla vanilla espresso espresso = %$#&^@$&*(@^(! and i WONDER why mah pants is always tight. hmmmm. mysterious.

+ lately aaron and i have endless conversations about finances, boxes, selling stuff, moving, paining, decorating, FHAs, HOAs, the metro, aaaaand, ohhh yessss... OUR PENDING NEW HOME. it's all very adult, the fodder of conversation that used to put me to zzzzzzzzzzzzzz. BUT NOW!? so different. so very, very different.

+i'm sort of "not running" right now. it seems that i'm going to yoga, yoga booty ballet, power sculpt class and so on... instead. i asked for new running shoes (for my *AHEM* upcoming birthday). because i've blasted through two pairs in the last 4 months. I'M A RUNNING FOOL, well, normally.

so maybe i'll be back on the treadmill soon. but hey. maybe not. don't judge.

if i'd rather shake my big old booty, i'm fittin to shake that thang.

ya hearrrrrd.

+i am SO AFFECTED by the subway $5 dollah commercials. i have dreams about footlongs and crave them all day long. WTF. WTF, i say. last night i gave in to my cravings and got the following delicious creation for dinner:

1. wheat honey oat bread
2. chicken breast
3. lettuce
4. pickles, lots of
5. cucumbers
6. yellow peppers
7. deli mustard
8. cilantro

heavenly. then! when i got home, i slathered on some veganaise.


seriously, my mouth is WATERING RIGHT NOW thinking about those pickles, peppers and mustard.

+mostly, aaron and i have been eating thai, indian and chinese food as of late. we're so asian dude.

what's happening in yo neck o the woods?



So here's how our actual place compares to what we originally wanted

-2BR, 2BA


-Fitness center (on-site! Treadmills required!)

no - but there is one next door that we can use for free since as our friend owns it

-Pool (preferably roof-top)


-Jacuzzi (w/ a “no freaks allowed” rule)


-Fireplace (for those cold winter nights)


-Dog Park (w/ automatic dog poo removal! Haha! I’m kidding!)

um, no

-Washer/Dryer in unit (A MUST MUST MUST, we are DIRTY KIDS!)


-Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Stove (I know, we are such snobs!)


-Cool islandy-thingie in the kitchen (you know)


-Walk-in closets (one closet for just my shoes alone! No! Yes!)


-Hardwood floors (two French bulldogs with vomit issues, hello)


-Vaulted ceilings with a huge wall for our upcoming giant flat screen TV (negotiable)


-Custom Mouldings (whoa! I’m just kidding! I don’t even know what that means)


-Close promimity to the Metro Red Line


-And so on

We are across the street from the Staples Center/LA Live, next door to a friend of ours, a few blocks from one of my BFFs, and within two miles of another good friend of mine. YAY! Also, there is a wine bar less than a block away. OH yes.


we're going into escrow, whoa

i'm so excited i can barely stand myself!

i'm writing the biggest check of my life tomorrow.

there's a small chance our FHA loan won't approve our HOA, which would nullify the deal.

but if it works, we are about to be homeowners.

well, downtown condo loft owners, anyway.

F*CKIN !(#^!)*(^)!^!^()!^*()#!^ OMG.

Pictures to come...



it's an incredible process.

you fall in love,you make an offer, you wait, you hear back that your offer wasn't good enough, you crunch numbers, you make a new offer, you wait, you hear back that it still isn't good enough, your heart sags, you crunch more numbers, you push the limits of your finances, you try to get creative, you try to imagine yourself in the new space, you try NOT to imagine yourself in the new space, you google the surrounding neighborhood and fantasize about your new life in it, you crunch numbers, you wait, you almost cry, you squeal with delight, you pass out every night this week exhausted but excited.

you start over again in the morning.

and so it goes.

in other news.
  • aaron will be making a cameo on "without a trace" on tuesday, 2/10 on CBS at 10p EST
  • work is insane. i'm full of adrenaline from the aforementioned process, but when you couple it with the adrenaline from work-related items and the insane pressure to perform in these economic conditions. welp. the mind races
  • i'm eating healthier and i've decreased my wine consumption by 57%
  • i really like the combination of tights, tall boots and dresses at the moment. presently i have about 6 different combinations of this one outfit.
  • my hair is finally growing out and the color is fading. normally this might sound like a bad combination, but i actually had (2) good hair days this week
  • aaron and i are in a crazy zone together. as crazy as we both are, we are almost exactly on the same page on the most important fundamental life issues
  • it's totally raining in LA today. I love it so.


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dear The IRS,

I want to thank you for what looks to be my Biggest Refund Ever. yes, this is all contingent on actually closing a condo deal in the next.... ohhhh... 8 weeks... BUT! i am cautiously optimistic that this will happen and so therefore you and i will have some celebratin' to do. first order of business: paying you back for that little, um, 2007 tax "error." whoopsadaisy!


dear my sweet Qualified Performance Artist / husband,

i want to thank YOU for literally putting everything you do into your craft. it's amazing what a Qualified Performance Artist can legitimately write off. and by amazing, i mean AWESOME TOWN! OHHHHH AWESOME TOWN!! keep up the good work!


dear our realtor,

make it happen. oh please, make it happen. use the force, young jedi.


dear eyeballs,

i know we are spending too much time in front of computers staring at numbers and crunching and recrunching all of our options. BUT. this does not mean you can just dry out on me. hydrate yourselves, i'm all out of eyedrops, damnit.


dear massage therapist,

i miss you, long time. see you saturday!