Last month I headed to Hawaii for Augs & Zye’s wedding. Since it was finally legal for them to get married in California, they had a civil ceremony at City Hall the week before their big wedding in Oahu. I had an awesome time and it felt so good to be with all of my friends in one place. We don’t go out as much and everyone has been busy doing their own thing. I haven’t posted anything about the trip because I’m working on something that pretty much sums up their amazing wedding(s). Until then, here’s a glimpse of my trip.
I was happy that the boyfriend was there. It was my first time having a date to a wedding! I don’t always have time off with him so spending a day together let a lone a trip is precious to me. So first thing first…the beach! Actually I lie…first thing was Zippy’s.
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A week ago I got back from a bachelorette party that was held in New Orleans (I learned that it’s pronounced Or-LINS, not Or-LEANS). It was my first time there and to be quite honest I wasn’t sure what to expect. Besides the humidity, and bachelorette debauchery, it was definitely an inspiring trip. We stayed in The French Quarter and were literally a block and a half away from Bourbon street. The buildings and architecture were beautiful and the streets were full of art and music. There were some downsides, like pick pocketers, but our trip was still amazing and the food was delicious too. One thing I miss…the frozen coffee from Cafe Du Monde. Yuuuum.
Sorry, most of my pictures are rated G, so you won’t be seeing any rated R or PG-13 photos here! Haha
A random man handed me balloons. So of course I had to take photos with it. As you can see I took advantage of the beautiful doors, doorways, and gates. After we took the photos I gave the balloons to a family that had a few young kids.
This past Friday I headed to The Shoreline Amphitheater for the Honda Civic Tour featuring Incubus and Linkin Park. I bought tickets for the boyfriends birthday, which was a couple of weeks ago, and was trying to surprise him until he said he was going to try to buy tickets. FAIL. But the surprise lasted pretty long considering I bought the tickets back in June. Anyways, the seats I got were pretty good and right in the middle of the row. The boyfriend had never seen Incubus in concert and I had never seen Linkin Park, so you can imagine how stoked we were. And yes, I just said stoked. I really wanted Incubus to play “I Miss You”, but instead they did a great version of “Promises, Promises” which I got on video. They also did a cover of Lionel Richie’s “Hello” which definitely surprised everyone. Linkin Park was
amazing AMAZE BALLS and I felt like I should have been jumping around going crazy, which I totally would have done if 1) I was drunk and 2) maybe if I had lawn seats, but it was a packed house and there wasn’t much space around our seats. Linkin Park was awesome and my throat was hurting by the end of the night. I don’t understand how Chester can scream/sing like that all the time, but DAMN he’s good. AWESOME SHOW!
Sorry for the small videos!
I usually work on Labor Day Weekend but this year I headed to LA with my girl Trae. We were planning on a chill trip but we ended up with some random surprises!
The first thing we did was head over to Sky’s Gourmet Taco’s over on Pico. DELICIOUS ASS TACOS. Each taco comes with Sky’s Sassy Sauce which is probably what makes them so special. I ordered both the steak and lobster taco. Yes, I said lobster.
After stuffing our faces we headed over to visit our friends little brother/cousin (all of our friends are cousins or bro/sis). He’s finishing his last year over at USC and we happened to visit him on a game day. He wanted to take us on campus to experience USC tailgating. It was packed and definitely an experience considering Trae and I didn’t go to a school that was big on sports.
The tailgating took it’s toll so we headed over to Sugar Fish by our hotel in downtown LA. The restaurant only serves sushi so both Trae and myself ordered the Trust Me/Lite which consisted of tuna sashimi, albacore, salmon, yellowtail and shrimp. I hardly order sushi with raw fish but it was SO good here. I would definitely go back if I’m in downtown LA again.
To continue the festivities of the USC game, we had a couple bottles of unfiltered (nigori) sake. I’ve had nigori before but it was the first time my friends have tried it. If you’ve never had it, it looks a little more cloudy and is sweeter than regular sake.
That’s when the chaos began. We headed over to The Do Over at Lure nightclub in Hollywood. Because there were so many of us and the line gets pretty long so we ended up getting bottle service. And I have to say, the tacos they serve there are HELLA good. I had them last time and they were just as good!
The night ended early for most of us which gave us time to rest up for the next morning. After checking out of the hotel we headed over to Roscoe’s for some chicken and waffles. Of course we needed dessert after so we drove over to Milk for some ice cream sandwiches. I had this the last time I was in LA with Reg and Eva, but I was so drunk from The Do Over that I didn’t even go inside. I had a bite and knew it was delicious though. So it was a must to come back to taste it when sober!
I haven’t been the best blogger lately, but I’ve been busy with summer school and work. I haven’t even finished reading The Hunger Games trilogy that I started back in March!
Now that summer school is over, I went on a mini vacation to Disneyland with the boyfriend! Unfortunately we decided to choose a weekend where there was a heatwave so it was almost 100 degrees out there. HOT.
We headed to Disney’s California Adventure on Friday. I never really felt the need to go there, but it was fun. I probably won’t go back unless I get the hopper pass though. The Hollywood Tower of Terror was pretty fun as well as the California Screamin’ rollercoaster. Cars Land was so crowded with a 2 hour wait for the Radiator Springs Racer ride. But it was pretty cool feeling like you were actually in Radiator Springs!
Any ride where you shoot is fun.
The boyfriend’s friend picked us up that night to bring us to this donut place called M&M’s. We waited 2 hours for these blueberry donuts. 2 HOURS. They were good and all…just not sure if it was worth the wait. Lol
Disneyland always makes me feel like a kid. We had more fun here considering we knew what rides we wanted to hit up. Indina Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain, Star Tours, and the Matterhorn are a must!
Since Pirates of the Caribbean was my favorite ride as a kid, and the boyfriend’s as well, we decided to eat at the restaurant that overlooks the ride. The restaurant, Blue Bayou, has a nighttime outdoor setting even though it’s indoors. I ordered salmon with goat cheese and instead of choosing salad as my side I ordered the chicken gumbo which was delicious. Sorry, no food pics though.
What we ended up buying in one of the shops…I’m missing R2D2 and Darth Vader!
Don’t mind my crappy photo quality. My front facing camera sucks. And he wouldn’t wear Mickey ears. 😦
Hint: if the ride stops, you can still accumulate points if you continue shooting…especially when you shoot the same target over and over again. :X
Fantasmic!! My favorite…
The next day the boyfriend’s friend took us to a waffle sandwich place called Bruxie. Deeeeelicious. I ordered the friend chicken sandwich (naturally). The boyfriend ordered a salmon sandwich and his friend ordered the a special, a pulled pork sandwich.
And yes…there is syrup on the chicken.
That pretty much sums up Disneyland. Now back to reality.
This past Saturday the girls and I had a date to go rock climbing. Some of us haven’t gone in a few years so we needed to refresh our memory by taking a quick lesson. We then spent another a couple hours climbing.
Reg getting up there on the orange path!
Tre about to touch the top.
Not getting to the top isn’t an option for Meiche on the yellow path.
This one was a little hard. Kim trying to stay on the orange path but there’s this one corner that was hard to get past.
This is the same place where Kim got stuck in the picture above. That corner was kind of hard but I was able to get past it. That shit made me so tired after!
So Meiche wanted to try a 5.10 which is harder than what most of us were doing. So for the last climb, Meiche tried the 5.10 pink path while Reg climbed an easier one next to Meiche so they could meet at the top. Obviously Reg had to chill a few times up there so she did things like this…lol.
*High Five*! We made it to the top!
And this is what my friends and I do…we do cool shit like this.
The third day of Coachella was probably one of the best days. The weather was great and because it was the last day we had to live it up!
Tello and I headed there early since he wanted to see Band of Skulls. Since you can hear everything from the main stage at the beer garden, we decided to chill there and grab some drinks while we waited for the other car of people to get there. By the time they got there Santigold was up.
Whitney and Sarah! And “the other guy”, aka Thomas, in the background. Haha
Whitney and JC.
John and Sarah.
Met up the boyfriend and his friends. By the last day the full bar ran out of Jameson. Jager bombs had to do.
Ran into the lovely Jasmin! If you live in the bay and need birthday cakes or cupcakes, hit her up at The Flour Girls!
Walking with Jenn and Whitney.
Mr. Handsome. 🙂
Whitney had some paint and John wanted a stick figure on his chest…Lol But his doppelganger is in the background. Haha
The Weeknd during sunset. Baby making music.
My one photo of Justice.
Whitney was going at it with the paint. I think I was just standing there and she came up and put two lines of paint on my face. Lol
BTW, Tello’s friends are awesome. Had a great weekend with them!
Snoop! We were kind of far for this. I’ll be honest. I lost track of time and was too into the hot link I was eating. By the time I was done we heard the music start. It was still awesome watching Snoop, Dre, Kurupt, Eminem, and 50. Can’t forget the resurrection of Tupac. Which btw, when you’re far like we were…we couldn’t tell if someone was acting as Pac or what the hell it was. Although I had heard rumors or a hologram before the show, it was still kind of weird and we didn’t know how to feel about it. Lol
I had an awesome time and although I’m currently sick, it was well worth it! Until next year Coachella. I’m definitely coming back.
It was nice and sunny the second day of Coachella. I was happy it cleared up! But for some odd reason I ended up wearing pants that day. Maybe because I was scared it was going to be hella cold at night.
First of the day on our list…Childish Gambino.
Apparently there’s a video on YouTube of a guy climbing this bamboo thing…and then falling off. I’m too chicken shit to watch it though.
And David Guetta.
Ferris wheel time!
If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter then you know I headed to Coachella this past weekend. Sorry if I flooded your timelines with photos! It was my first time going and although my original plans, along with my second set of plans, didn’t work out I still had a great fucking time. I took a ton of pictures and because of that I’m going to have a post for each day I was there. The festival started on Friday but I flew down to LA on Thursday to meet up my friend Mike. His friends rented a condo for Coachella so we headed down to Palm Desert to meet them. Weather forecasts predicted rain on Friday but luckily it wasn’t pouring. We had some sprinkles here and there, but nothing too major. It was definitely cold by the end of the night though.
Ran into Daniel!
Ran into Peter.
Yea. That happened.
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