Thursday, April 23, 2015

Burgerama IV

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Burgerama was last month! I was pumped because Isabel and I had talked about going to Beach Goth Fest and it just didn't happen, so we made sure we bought tickets in time for Burgerama, especially when we saw FIDLAR was playing. I've been on a huge FIDLAR kick lately, so it was nice timing. I normally end up on these kicks after I've seen someone live or when the band isn't touring anymore, and it's always nice to see a band you're currently obsessed with.

My pictures from Day 1 are not that great because we had the best possible outdoor spot, which admittedly was still not an amazing vantage point for pictures. But anytime my 5'0 self can see clearly it's a success even if the pics don't come out amazing. The Day 1 highlights were FIDLAR and Weezer for me, the energy in the crowd for FIDLAR was amazing and they had giant cardboard versions of themselves on stage which looked incredible. I probably never would have seen Weezer in any other place but I'm so glad that I did, their set was so fun it made me forget I had been standing in the same spot for hours. (I'm getting old you guys.)

Day 2 was a lot slower, we were pretty tired from the day before and I wasn't super into anyone we saw until we went inside and saw Tennis. I've been listening to Tennis nonstop now, I highly recommend checking them out if you haven't yet. After Tennis, Nick Waterhouse blew our minds with his set and at that point we were wiped out and ready to leave. We stayed for a little bit of Ty Segall's set and then hit up In-n-Out, because what Burgerama would be complete without that?

Now who's ready for the FYF line-up to be announced??

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The best shot I got of FIDLAR's set
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Weezer!
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Tennis
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Nick Waterhouse
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tuesday Mornings

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When you work in retail, you pretty much have to give up on the concept of weekends. By and large this doesn't bother me, because it means that the days I do have off are days when everyone else is at work, and there's something to be said for a day off with minimal crowds anywhere you want to go.

This morning I woke up before 6 am to meet my friends for a 7 am SoulCycle class. Afterwards, we wandered over to a cafe and hung out for a bit before we all started our days. While we were waiting for our drinks my friend Taline said something that's been stuck in my head, she said she was going to miss mornings like this when she starts law school in the fall. It made me mentally fast forward, and I thought about how different all our lives will probably be in a year, two years, five years.  I just want to remember this moment in time when we all had no where else to be on a Tuesday morning.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Scene in '15: Black or White, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel & What We Do In the Shadows

I'm a little behind on Scene in '15 posts (I actually saw these 3 before Cinderella) but we're getting all caught up today!

Black or White

This one wasn't anything special, I expected a little bit more from the cast. Quick synopsis: The film opens with Elliot (Kevin Costner) finding out his wife has just died suddenly in an accident, and spirals into alcoholism while his granddaughter Eloise's other grandmother (Octavia Butler) tries to take custody of Eloise. For me the plot was a little thin, and it seemed like the film was trying to make a profound statement about race but completely missed the mark. I would have liked to see more character development for Eloise, because even though the film surrounds her custody she seemed almost overlooked.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

I was actually surprised by this one! I remember really liking The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and my soft spot for Maggie Smith goes far beyond Downton Abbey, but this one was kind of a let down as well. The plot was slow and frustrating, but visually the film was beautiful.

What We Do In The Shadows

So before this post sounds like too much of a downer, let me say that I loved this one. It was like Jersey Shore meets Flight of the Conchords, with vampires. Super hilarious, and if you're a fan of British/Kiwi humor you'll love it too.

Now we're back on track! Who's pumped for the Indian Film Festival??

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

What Happened To March?

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In love with this Champagne Puppy 
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Upgraded my TAP card
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The only thing better than 1 free juice is 2 free juices
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Delicious soup at Yoma Myanmar
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The neon bar at La Cita
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Broken photo booths can't stop us.
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Guilty of leaving a glitter trail in my wake
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March in California, in one picture
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Blurry and blue, but happy birthday Lula!
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Burgerama after party at In n Out

Hooray for March! Now we can move on to my birthday month!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

TimeOut!

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I'm super happy to announce that I'm blogging for TimeOut LA! You can check out my posts here, and I'll probably be linking a few of them on this blog as well.

You guys know I've been captivated by Burmese cuisine lately so I was excited to check out what LA had to offer in that regard. If you want to read my recap of some Burmese dishes you should try out, here's the link!

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Scene in '15: Cinderella

I saw Cinderella last weekend, and honestly when I heard Disney was re-doing Cinderella  I was pretty set on not seeing it. I mean we've all seen it a hundred times, done a hundred different ways, and we all had that section in elementary school where we had to read a bunch of Cinderella adaptations and write our own (right? or was that just me?), so I think as a culture we're all pretty Cinderella-ed out. Then I realized that Lady Rose and Daisy from Downton Abbey were going to be in it so I broke down and saw it. What can I say, I gotta support my Downton ladies.

Overall, my gut reaction was pretty much spot on. There wasn't much to make it stand out from every other Cinderella, and the whole 'Cinderella is perfect and has never had a negative thought about anyone ever' thing wore on me. There's a line where Cinderella confronts her stepmother about why she's been mistreating her and the stepmother says "Because you're so innocent and good!" and storms out. Honestly. I know fairy tales are the wrong place to look for character development, but it would have been a nice touch, especially since moments before it seemed as if the film might try to add some depth to the character of the stepmother.

On the other hand though, the costumes were exquisite. I would like everything Cate Blanchett wore because every outfit was stunning, especially her hats. I really liked the color palette they used, lots of royal blues, which I'm assuming was to play off of the lighter blue that Cinderella always wears.


Unless you've got little ones, I think this is probably one you can skip, but it's not the worst way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What Happened to February?


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Tattoo placement

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Delicious popsicles from Pop Bar at Anaheim Packing District
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Bingo @ Bigfoot Lodge
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We met Tom Vek!
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This Arizmendi cookie encapsulates the way I feel about Oakland
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Oakland Art
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My clean closet!
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Best Coast @ The Echo!
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Clouds between storms
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Celebrating Lunar New Year with dumplings
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I met BB Quinn finally!
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He likes me, I swear.
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More clouds!


I'm so glad I kept up with the monthly photo recaps, I love being able to look back on everything that's happened (especially since I'm usually a little late getting them up). February was such a good month! I'm trying to hold on to all that good energy and carry it with me all throughout this year, and so far so good.

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