Wednesday, July 24, 2013

cheese balls and lots of love

California is beautiful and so is my best friend. 
I know this is going to be cheesy and I know it might not mean anything to anyone else but I have spent time thinking of a clever status– or a clever S/O to Marissa thanking her for joining me on this journey and what I have come to find is that she deserves more than a measly 180 Characters- she needs a bigger thank you than this post but here it goes.
First of all I’d like everyone to understand what exactly the circumstances between us were this summer. We were in a new city so we only had each other therefore along with endeavoring a whole new way of life, we also only had each other to vent to about it. We also had to share a bed- we slept together in a tiny room and were constantly all up in each others space. If you are a girl I think you completely understand what kind of hell that can be– some best friends relationships are ruined after living with each other in separate rooms. However, I can happily say that Marissa and I have come out of this experience even closer than we were before.
I have been beyond blessed with this angel I call my friend.
So Thank You Marissa.
Thank you for taking a leap and joining me on this adventure. Thank you for venturing into the unknown, if it wasn’t for you I can truly say I would not of survived out here. Thank you, for holding my hand and crying over really bad Mexican food with me the second week here. Thank you for being a confidence booster and telling me exactly what I needed to hear at scary low times. Thank you for sharing a bed with me and not getting annoyed by my crazy antics and random morning songs. Thank you for being open to new experiences.  Thank you for taking care of me when once again my card was declined because its from Oklahoma. Thank you for all of your honest moments: how you really feel about boys I’ve dated, the potential you think I have, just the honest love you have given me. Thank you for needing me as well and always returning the love I give to you. Thank you for dealing with my high stress moments- the heavy traffic and finding parking always brought me into a state of harsh freak out and you always deal with it in the most positive way. Thank you for understanding that some country songs regardless if they apply to your life at all make you cry. Thank you for doing things just for my amusement and laughing at my stupid jokes. Thank you for being a total kid with me and going nuts at Disneyland and not judging but joining me in plans to push small children out of the way. Thank you for visiting my sweet Nana and holding me up in front of her because  I had for too much to drink.  Thank you for meeting my family and thoroughly enjoying them- they  love you. Thank you for dying laughing at the weirdest stuff and thank you for the memories.
Most of all, Thank you for being apart of my dream and thank you for instilling the confidence to move forward with what I wish to do.
—s0000 cheesy I know… go eat a cookie or watch a cat video- also here is this picture of  Marissa.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Currently exploring California

Hello Hello!
Please excuse my absence from this blog, I am afraid my days have gotten so busy I have neglected all inspirational writing thoughts and went about my happy way experiencing California.
I am sitting in Pam’s cute bungalow as I write this post. The cool breeze is coming in this non air conditioned space and I can move my arms to touch almost every furniture piece. I am listening to cars drive pass and sirens in the distance- if I walk down the road I could run into the homeless man who stays in the same dark spot mumbling words to himself and protecting his shopping cart full of goods- If I walked into the shop near him I could find gas that is almost $5.00 a gallon and overpriced candy bars–  I could say that this is very L.A.
But I have learned that much like the people in this city, the perspective of L.A. is a wide range of prospectives. To travelers- Seeing celebrities, going to the beach, walking down Hollywood Blvd and pursing a creative career is very L.A. To bitter residents- SO MUCH TRAFFIC, dirty streets, nasty smog and cold people is very L.A. To others- drinking coffee, bumming WIFI, dressing well, meeting a wide variety of people, having so much opportunity is very L.A.
Only being here a little over a month I cannot tell you what  I identify as L.A. but I can share with you my perspective so far- I can also share with you what I have been up to!
In-N-Out is for sure everything is it cracked up to be– If you get the chance to eat there do it. Perfection on a bun.
Marissa and I were lucky enough to meet these fine gentleman in a bar called Piano Bar one night. They were on vacation to L.A. from Scottland. We hung out with them randomly for their stay and now I think we can call them friends. Together we visited Santa Monica Pier, random bars and Mark ( the blonde one) got us into a VIP, exclusive club one night which was a great experience. Meeting them will be in the books for the summer we lived in Los Angeles.
L.A. just has all this inspirational quotes everywhere: walls, side walks, bar bathroom stalls
Venice Beach looks exactly like it does in the video game Grand Theft Auto, minus people getting killed and cars getting hijacked. Along the board walk there is a whole  strip of crazy shops and people.
Santa Monica Pier.
Just being grade A models at Malibu beach
One night a regular customer at Marissa’s work invited us to a Hollywood album release party. It had a disco ball, tacos and free mini margaritas– below is a picture of the cute drinks and Marissa being fabulous.
We also went to DisneyLand for the Fourth of July. It was great! Marissa and I were running around like 4 year olds and that was completely okay in The Happiest Place on Earth.
This is the only thing that made me a little mad about Disneyland– I know this isn’t really needed and nothing will ever come of my rant but here it goes. Ariel or as i’d like to call her, female dog dressed as Ariel– was kind of a bitch. There I said it. Sure, its a little weird that Marissa and I stood in line with toddlers dressed as various disney princesses to get a picture with you but sorry we grew up with an Ariel that was nice and had a beautiful voice. Sure we felt a little awkward when we came to the conclusion that you are probably are age but we were trying to make the best of our Disneyland experience. Sleeping Beauty didn’t mind at all– nor did Mickey Mouse.
So thanks Ariel.
I wasn’t that happy to see you anyway– im not worked up about it at all……..
We went snorkeling in San Diego and looked like total dorks.
So… I guess from my perspective.. taking happiness, frustration and the unknown in, looking at things with an open mind and going into things flying by the seat of your pants is very L.A.
but mostly it is very Sierra and I think thats the most important thing to be.