24 novembre 2010

bargain brawls

LET IT BE KNOWN! There is NO deal great enough to drag me out of bed or even away from my family and friends. I try not to judge (to each their own!) but UGH how can you be so desperate?!
I can't believe there are people actually in line RIGHT NOW. Spending their vacation days camped out in front of a store or mall- for WHAT?! a fucking discount?! Laaaaaaame. 
I used to work in retail at the store level(ew) when I was fresh out of high school & I have seen some CRAZY SHIT on black friday. 
For me, shopping is a therapeutic, relaxing hobby. I'd rather sip on champagne and listen to groovy tunes or chat with friends while I comb through the racks. Usually I stay away from malls altogether (promenades are so much nicer) but if I do have to go to the windowless hell that is the mall, I stick to the early/middle of a weekday. There's plenty of parking, the stores are empty, and the sales people are so much more attentive.
So while you're out in line all night long I'll be sitting by the fireplace with my family enjoying their company. On friday, while you're out hunting for a deal and clawing your way through the aisles, I'll be kicking back with my buddies and a bunch of leftovers. 
Mhmm. Fuck that noise.

Noemi after dark.

what is 'after dark'? dawn? down make no kinds of sense.....

Tomorrow morning I will be reunited with my favorite ruka. My ride or die bish for life, Liz.
I haven't seen her in a fucking YEAR. 
Yay for Thanksgiving and it's ability to bring people together!
This year, I'm thankful for the people like Liz in my life. The ones you can count on. I mean really count on. The people I can tell anything to-anytime. No judgement, no fear. The people who love me for who I  AM and not for what I have or what I can bring to the table. The people who will fly across the country, or even across the planet, just to be with me for a few days. I consider myself EXTREMELY blessed to have these kinds of close people in my life. Truly, I'm so grateful for their love and strength. They inspire me everyday.
Liz happens to be family, which only makes things sweeter because I get to brag that I'm RELATED to this amazing bish. Honestly though, even if we weren't bonded by blood, I know she'd still be a major part of my life. 

In other news, 


22 novembre 2010

Happy hour?

Michael Jackson on the set of Captain EO

I've been an awful good girl...


Front porch views:

Back patio views:

Around NELA:


The sky over York blvd this weekend....


Late night bite at La Estrella on Ave 61 & Figueroa

As you can see my obsession with the sky hasn't weaned yet....

Birthday wishes & comfort dishes

Earlier this evening I had the pleasure of having a celebratory birthday dinner with a lovely group of girls @ Palermo's in Los Feliz.
We ate pasta, drank wine, and I laughed so much my face hurt!

I wore my super comfy, super warm old man pull over

The beautiful Birthday girl, Jenny! ♥

Christina wore her glasses

Spinach tortellini and Gnocchi!

il pranzo era molto buono

Tiramisu and singing waiters!

GTL (-G & T)

My 1st trip to the laundromat down the street. Washed a bunch of blankets and took copious pictures.

Waiting for the laundry to finish wasn't as agonizing as I had anticipated. I read parts of Tim Gunn's Golden Rules, took pictures, played on twitter, and snacked on a sweet treat from the neighboring donut shop. 

Culture Clash


The bar tender fucked up on my tab and charged me WAY less than the bill I had racked up. loved it.