December 04, 2009

I'm starting to get serious

November 18, 2009

living, loving, and learning.

I've been making a lot of mistakes lately, but i've also found a whole lot of good stuff in the process (and aftermath).

I sort of ruined a relationship,
but helped 3 people question life, love, and loyalty. And i don't regret that.

I'm only taking two classes this semester and one of them is a dance class,
but I just applied to Cal State Los Angeles for the fall of 2010. crossing my fingers.

I almost ruined my friendship with an amazing person,
but ended up bonding closer and deeper to her than ever instead.

I've put so many miles on my car and so much money in my gas tank,
but i've driven all over california to visit my best friends and make happy days.

I'm living my life in the mind set of "trial & error" and that may not be the best idea... but, i guess i'll just have to find out.
In the meantime, i'm trying to be the best friend i can be, love deeper than ever, dance hard, create, and photograph everything i can in this little life of mine.
I'm so thankful for living, loving, and learning.

June 28, 2009

okay, here i am.

i decided i'll do this once more.
or however many more times i find interesting enough stuff to write about.

I wish someone would write a song about changes so i could listen to it and relate all day long. oh wait..
okay.. so i get it.. everyone goes through this. still hurts though.
anyway. we won't talk about that.

so, once i stopped crying, my week ended pretty interestingly.
thursday i was summoned to JURY DUTY for the first time in my life. i actually didn't mind because i was new to the whole thing, and it really made me feel like i was a part of my country. i don't know. maybe that is weird. anyway. i went. I'm a total people watcher so it ended up being pretty fun for me. there was an old lady in the jury assembly room trying to sound young on the phone and told the person on the other line she was "cooling" and then corrected herself and said "chilling". it was so cute and funny to me.
well the judge told us that the trial was supposed to last two months and i knew that the fun would end after today, even for me, so i quickly came up with an excuse to get out of there. and it worked. DISMISSED. phew!
on my way home (it was a 35 mile drive from the court to home) i called my mom and told her that the day was too young and beautiful to waste, so i got home, put my suit on, and headed to the beach with my mother and step-sister. girls day!

picture: yes, that is my juice box chillin on my sandal. so what?

picture: amanda, mom, me. self timed parking lot pic.

friday i woke up with my mom yelling my new puppies name because she thought he was missing. we searched the house and the neighborhood and when we returned home he was waiting for us. what a little stinker.
then i started crying over that previously mentioned "change" in my life for a bit.. finally told my mom about it.. got a little advice from a dear sweet friend.. and felt at peace with everything. again, phew.
i wiped my tears away and went to work. about an hour into my shift i pretty much slam/kick/whatever a swinging door in my face and give myself a pretty little bruise/bump/knot/cut on my left eyebrow. well, no one felt any sympathy for the growing welt on my head and they just made me fill out an injury report. the manager in charge of the whole situation was a totall d-bag and told me it was my fault and that i was walking wrong. WALKING WRONG!? i probably got a little sassy to him.. but us women need to stick up for ourselves!

picture: my eye the day after. it doesn't look swollen in the picture.. and the bruise is in the shape of my usual eye shadow, so i guess it doesn't seem like that big of a deal. but, trust me, the morning eye rubs sure do hurt.

oh and i lost my keys that day too. that's kind of a sucky day.. but it never felt TOO awful. i guess thats the plus of heart ache.. everything else doesn't seem so bad. ha..

this coming week:
sunday (today) - went to work. then to brians going away party. (i've known the punk for 6 years and worked with him for almost 3 and now he is moving to santa monica. so happy for him!)
me and tony. work buddy.

brian drinking his "good bye beer"

patty (aka patrick the 18 year old), me, brian. my boooooyz.

c'mon! no pictures.

bye brian. gonna miss you!

monday: work. and now i'm missing castledoor's last residency show at the spaceland in LA. whaa.
tuesday: 2nd paid photo shoot somewhere in rancho or balboa.
wednesday: working. yoga.
thursday: work or maybe seeing a taping of So You Think You Can Dance.
friday: working. finish Breaking Dawn perhaps?
saturday: shooting my little nephews 1st birthday pictures at the beach! theme: pirates. a 1 year old pirate. i can't wait. aaannd then maybe some fireworks.

April 27, 2009

still a little windy outside..

"People are just people,
They shouldn't make you nervous.
The world is everlasting,
It's coming and it's going.
If you don't toss your plastic,
The streets won't be so plastic.
And if you kiss somebody,
Then both of you'll get practice."

going to see castledoor tomorrow.
going to see jana, liana, michelle, noah, martha, and justin too.

i am really looking for to tomorrow.

April 25, 2009

making the best of it

i live in the desert. i was okay with that for most of my childhood, but when my mind started expanding, somehow, the desert stared getting smaller and less imaginative.
a few months ago i realized what a great backdrop the dry- brown - tumbleweed baring - desert could be.
i styled my cousin (i mean model) up and directed my own little photo shoot.
this is my favorite picture from the bunch.

she looks great. i am so happy with it.

i'll be in san diego soon (10 weeks!) and i'm excited to find new backdrops.

April 20, 2009

i went to that one place... and loved it

i spent the last couple of days in sandy eggo and looooooved it.
a few months back i made the decision to move there and after this last visit i am ready ready ready.

we found these adorable PURPLE apartments right in downtown and we are crossing our fingers about them! and the best part (besides that they are super cute) is that there is an organic fruit and flower market a block or two down.

i can see my life there already.

alsooo, aurora took me to some amazing little spots and i'm just so happy about them!

first: sunset cliff

second: balboa park
this place is wonderful. seaworld at one end, the natural history museum at the other, and plenty of gardens, museums, fountains, and ponds in between.

third: point loma
can you believe this view? i can't. 2nd best skyline. ever. i'm saying it.

i'm beyond excited to live there and make it my city.
july 1, you'll be here soon enough.
i love you, san diego.


January 26, 2009

Talk about pretty little things..

I am so in love with the new little additions to my family.

Last night while visiting the little cuties i couldn't help but take waaaay too many pictures of them.
Oh and i put my headband on Kaydence and she loved it.. she looks up to her auntie, what can i say?