A Year Off...
So I took a year off of blogging.... why? There are so many reasons, but most importantly, I have been extremely busy with school. Yes, school...
Time is Love and Passion is Plenty in Brazil
Unlike Americans who live life under the slogan “Time is Money,” as mentioned previously Brazilians follow the slogan of “Time is Love.” ...
It was my first time at Coachella and I have to say it was quite amazing! Even from the first night we got there...
Monday, August 15, 2011
Skeeter first interviews Aibileen (Viola Davis) and Minny (Octavia Spencer), but realizes she needs more stories in order to bring the book to press. Many maids do not want to be involved for fear that their families may be hurt by airing the dirty laundry of Southern White household. However, after a few racial incidences that occur in the town, these maids decide to stand up for their race and speak out against their White employers. As the book is published, people cannot get enough of the interesting and candid stories, and the women of Jackson become stunned by the narratives.
Overall, this was an incredible movie and I recommend that everyone go see it! I give it FOUR Stars and TWO thumbs up!
Did you see any movies this weekend? Or, your thoughts on The Help?
Monday, August 8, 2011
On Tuesday, I headed over to La Crescenta on my way home to try the Nom Nom Truck. I tried the Grilled Pork Bahn Mi sandwich, which was quite tasty. On Wednesday, I headed over the Jones Coffee Roasters for their "Wheel Food Wednesdays" featuring many food trucks and a live band. I tried the Komodo Truck, which was super tasty as well.
Now that I have decided to "get back out there" and attempt to find some new trucks, I wanted to create a list of all the LA Food Trucks that I want to try, as well as the ones I have already been to. So here it is (in no particular order):
LA Food Trucks List
Been There, Done That:
1) Nom Nom Truck
2) Komodo Truck
4) Lobsta Truck
5) Kogi BBQ Truck
6) Grilled Cheese Truck
Let the Stalking Begin:
1) South Philly Experience
2) Lee’s Philly
3) Buttermilk Truck
4) Calbi Truck
5) Baby’s Badass Burgers
6) Barbie’s Q Truck
7) Crepes Bonaparte Truck
8) Dim Sum Truck
9) FrySmith Truck
10) Get Shaved Truck
11) India Jones Truck
12) Shrimp Pimp Truck
13) Dumpling Station
14) Mandoline Truck
What's your favorite food truck?
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
|On the Red Carpet at Matt Leinart's Celebrity Bowling Event|
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
|Outside Casa Dorada|
JR and I stayed at the Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort & Spa, which is my mom’s newest timeshare purchase, and it absolutely fabulous! Some of our friends stayed at Casa Dorada, while a few others stayed at ME Cabo and Pueblo Bonito Rose. The first night all of us where in Cabo, we headed out to eat at my favorite local seafood restaurant, Maro’s Shrimp House, where you can get two lobster tails and a handful of jumbo shrimp (plus rice and veggies) for only $19.99… Talk about a steal!! They also have this amazing drink called the Bulldog, which is basically tequila, lime, and a corona. It’s safe to say you probably shouldn’t drink more than two of these, or else you might be dancing on tables by the end of the night! The food and drinks were absolutely delicious. After dinner, we headed out on the town to partake in the crazy nightlife that is Cabo San Lucas. We first headed to Love Shack because two people we were with won a bottle there for partaking in a contest earlier that day. We, then, headed over to Mandala and Pink Kitty before we called it a night.
|JR drinking a "Bulldog"|
|Poolside at Nikki Beach|
|American Flag and Statue of Liberty!|
|Birthday shot at Mango Deck|
|Birthday Cake... and many blue shots...|
|JR & his cousin at El Squid Roe|
What did you do this summer? Or, for the 4th?
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
|HTC Status Phone|
|The GREEN Carpet|
I was asked by AT&T to be a Brand Ambassador for the event, which was pretty awesome because they gave me an HTC Status camera to play with at the event! I was able to easily log in to my twitter and Facebook page so I could update my status and post pics. After I picked up my awesome HTC Status (for the night), I headed inside. Before walking in to Stage 18 on the Paramount lot, there was a GREEN carpet with several photogs waiting for the celebrity guests to arrive. Guests included Demi Lovato, Lauren Conrad, Eva Pigford, Jayde Nicole, Peggy Tanous from Real Housewives of Orange County, and many more.
|Katelin and myself!|
The whole time I was enjoying the event, I was tweeting and posting updates on my Facebook page. The best part about the HTC Status is that there is a Facebook button designed into the phone. At the bottom of the phone, there is a bottom that allows you to quickly update your Facebook page with comments, photos, or videos. This is definitely one of the best parts about the phone because instead of fumbling through your apps trying to find Facebook, you are just a push-of-a-button away!
At the end of the night, I was completely exhausted… but, it was TOTALLY worth it! I had sooo much fun… and to top it all off, I was given an HTC Status phone as a gift! Now, you can’t go wrong with that.
Overall, great music, plus awesome décor, plus fun activities, plus spectacular performance, plus really cool phone equals INCREDIBLE event!
On that note, I'll leave you with Usher's opening performance...