Tuesday, April 20, 2010

ikea drawers gone union jack

Going on five years, seven apartments, and this dresser unit from ikea has officially seen better days, cosmetically speaking.  Its hard to believe it was once white.  Now its faded to this weird eggshell creme with various bumps and bruises.  I've had this idea in my head for a while, so after moving in to the newest of apartments I decided it was finally time for the face lift.  And because I'm a photo-addict, I bring to you, a step-by-step series of photos.

the inspiration.
step 1: painters tape.
step 2: open a heineken. turn on The Who.
step 3: paint it red.
step 4: fill in the blue.
step 5: remove tape.
*tuh dah*
step 6: give it a home.

the end.

(ps)i really did listen to the who. that wasn't a joke.  :)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Its 2am...

Its 2:20am.  I'm a bit drunk from the one large and very strong vodka soda I drank after getting off work.  I just got home, tired, but not quite ready to hit the sack.  Sooo I'm whitening my teeth (so I won't eat b4 bed) and surfing the net.  My left eye hurts.  And I'm trying to plan my day for tomorrow.  I'm thinking I should wake up early. eat an apple, do runyon...and then there was something else that I was thinking I should do, only I can't remember... so that and then work. Okay. I think my thirty minutes are almost up.  Going to wash my face, remove my contacts, and jump in bed (without popping my air mattress). I can't believe I'm sleeping on one of those again... I guess thats what you get when you want to travel and your not ready to ground yourself.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Days of the week.

I love my mac.  And I've had him for about a year now, but it was only a couple of weeks ago that I really discovered 'Photo Booth.'  So needless to say, between then and now, I've made up for lost time and documented my various 'hair days.' Feel free to hum The Cure's "Friday, I'm in Love" :)









(me@2:23am after doing my taxes)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Oh, lovely April.

Aside from the pesty fact that I have still not filed my taxes, April has been off to an awesome start. & I just looked at the date..gulp.. I have like a week to file. The reason why, and which makes it worse is because I've been waiting for my 1099 from one of my x-employers!! I need to start pestering, I suppose. asap.

I'm pretty proud of myself though, I've been on a super health kick and going strong. I really love the idea of eating & being super healthy. I've set high goals for myself this year, and I've raised my standards for myself. Its hard to stay disiplined, I let myself get away with a lot. Not to mention I am an 'all or nothing' type of girl. I either have the motivation and just go for it full speed ahead or I don't, in which case I go nowhere. This time I'm winning the tug-o-war with my self-control when it comes to my sweet tooth, late-night cravings, and peanut butter.

The Plan. My meals have been consisting mainly of fruit and/or vegetables, only high fiber wheat and grains, and lean protein. And lots of water, green tea and water! I don't have anything against milk, but I have been replacing it with unsweetened almond milk (which I just love). I'm sure if there is any connection, but my skin is looking its finest. I've been limiting the number of times I dine out, and if I do I make sure to go light with the rest of the days meals. Then I have a trick up my sleeve. Two words..Daily Reward. Everyday, I reward myself with something healthy (for lack or a better word) delicacy. For example, I just discovered how much I love fresh young coconut juice and fresh cane. There is a Cane Juice stand at the Farmer's Market that makes all kinds of healthy smoothies with fresh squeezed cane juice, coconuts, and various fruits & veggies. There a bit expensive, but they serve as Saturdays motivation to eat good and not late at night. Then come Sunday I get my treat. My usual rewards are Kombucha, smoothies from Ewewhon, 85% cacao dark chocolate from Traders, green tea lattes or red wine.

I usually start my mornings with a cup of green tea and an orange. Then for breakfast I've been having my Banana Flax smoothie. If my day allows it, I'll go hiking up at Runyon Canyon. If not, I jump rope, do at least 200 crunches, and 20 push-ups. My lunches have been consisting of some sort of invented salad with what's living in my fridge. Except today I'm going to indulge in the beet soup I made yesterday!! And then dinner.. it varies, but along the lines similar to my lunch. I snack on fruit in between meals, Kombucha, tea or coffee mid day, and sometimes a few nuts. Since going to the farmer's market I've also discovered how awesome and healthy goat cheese is, and oysters. &The fact that there's a super cute specimen shucking the oysters probably adds to their appeal as well. haha. :)

oh & then here I am.. playing around with my camera, like usual.

♥the little gypsy

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Sooo.. occasionally I get these random thoughts at random times, and for some reason just feel compelled to write them down. I just finished watching the whole 22 episode Jack & Bobby series, which I thought was phenominal, really. Between the story lines, and topics they hit on I could get enough. I love when something can really grab me at the core, make me laugh, cry, ponder in thought, and most of all, inspire me. Anyway, I guess this show got me to thinking about greatness.

So I was driving in my car, just loving Los Angeles when I grabbed a pen and had to jot this down. "I don't know where my thirst for greatness came from, but I have it. That longing. I want one of these great old, big houses and I want to have the ability to afford it. I want a successful career, and I want to be recognized for my work, possible talent, and ambition. I want to inspire others, possibly be admired, and most of all, I WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE". It sounds pretty lame typing it out, but whatever, it is how I felt, and still feel.
Greatness is a concept heavily dependent on a person's perspective and biases. Whether someone or something is Great or not depends from subjective judgements of the value of one person or thing as compared to another
. ^ Jerry L. Walls (2007). "The Wizard versus The General". in Jerry L. Walls, Gregory Bassham, and Dick Vitale. Basketball and philosophy. University Press of Kentucky. pp. 129
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