current addiction: meeting interesting people

July 27, 2010 at 8:52 PM (Uncategorized)

background: there are so many interesting people in this world that i can’t possibly meet them all. but i can try, right? with my short attention span and low tolerance for boring people, everyone knows i’m quite the elitist when it comes to sharing and investing my time in others. (my willingness to invest in animals is a bit less stringent, as i love them all!) but once you win me over, you’ve got me hooked for life – blame the addictive personality. now when i say “interesting,” it’s not what most of you would think – you don’t need to have traveled around the world and saved an endangered species from becoming extinct (although those would be awesome stories); you simply have to have an opinion, a pure heart and be passionate about something or another – and if you can share that in a brilliantly witty way, more kudos to ya. that’s not too much to ask for is it? in my 20+ years of life on this earth so far, i’ve been lucky enough to meet amazingly fabulous people who know what they want out of life and aren’t afraid to go after it, people who see injustices in the world and take action, people who dream big and work hard to achieve their goals. and i love love love it.

cravings: conversations that suck me in and either keep me laughing or get me thinking. people that inspire me to be better and do more.

repercussions: the stretching of my brain and heart.

treatment: hear your story. and then maybe five more. make sure it’s a good one!


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current addiction: cute little balls of fluff. everywhere i turn.

March 2, 2010 at 4:42 PM (Uncategorized)

background: as mentioned in an earlier post, i’ve always been an animal lover. but it wasn’t until i found my little coco chanel aka cocolicious, did i become obsessed. i’ve become someone that watches the famous shiba inu puppies. c’mon now – have you ever in your life seen anything more adorable than these little pups [other than my baby of course]?! now on a sadder note [yes, there’s something sadder than watching puppycams], james and i made our usual petsmart run for coco’s bully sticks and food over the weekend and met this couple – laura and bill madaras – who drive down to southern california to rescue puppies from shelters in high-euthanization areas. bill told us that some of these pups are only given a mere 3 days to be adopted due to an extreme lack of funds and resources. it was so sad to see these incredibly beautiful puppies in cages just begging to be taken into a good home. there was one in particular – dino – a little maltese dachshund that just broke my heart. while the other pups were a bit rowdy, this one was just lying down peacefully on his bed giving me those sad, yearning eyes. oh if only i had a larger place to take him home to…

cravings: scenes of le pups wrestling and bummbling around. acres and acres of land to fill with the world’s unwanted puppies.

repercussions: pangs of sadness and guilt when i see pups in need of adopted parents.

treatment: big bear hugs with my coco. encourage you to adopt a pet from organizations that take in pups from high-euthanization shelters.


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current addiction: honoring alexander mcqueen

February 11, 2010 at 11:31 AM (Uncategorized)

background: alexander mcqueen – the creative genius who has rocked the fashion world for endless years – has passed away. oh how he and his intricately beautiful designs that always pushed the boundaries of what was deemed beautiful will be missed. folks are saying he committed suicide due to depression from his mother’s death. more details discussed by wwd here:

cravings: mcqueen’s extravagant runway shows that evoked powerful emotions from its audience – good and bad.

repercussions: a deep gaping hole in the fashion world that will be impossible to fill.

treatment: hours and hours admiring his years of tireless contributions to fashion design on

photographic evidence: homage to mcqueen’s beautiful work.

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current addictions: 2010 resolutions.

February 10, 2010 at 6:08 PM (Uncategorized)

background: yes, i know it’s already february and i’m a little over a month late posting these resolutions. but better late than never, right?

  • kick butt at le new job.
  • lose 20/30 lbs and get FIT.
  • show loved ones just how much i appreciate them.
  • go snowboarding at least 2 or 3 times.
  • go camping at least 5 times.
  • get financials in order.
  • move to NYC.

cravings: the willpower to get it all done. a trim and healthy bod.

repercussions: a healthy, happy me.

treatment: get physically and mentally prepared to commit to accomplishing each and every goal.

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current addiction: european fashion

January 12, 2010 at 8:58 PM (Uncategorized)

background: i’ve always loved how fashions from paris, milan and london are so much daring and extravagant than what’s offered here in the states. i feel as though europeans are more willing to put themselves out there and fashion is just that much more of an expressive art for them. every single time i’ve gone to europe and visited the boutiques and shops, i can’t help but give in to every beautifully crafted temptation. dammit – i just can’t resist! everything is just so damn stunning!!

cravings: runway shows at london fashion week and new york fashion week. weekend trips to the shops in paris, london and milan.

repercussions: with the exchange rates, le bank account suffers when purchasing abroad.

treatment: plan a euro trip for 2010/2011.

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current addiction: coco.

September 21, 2009 at 10:48 PM (Uncategorized) (, , )

background: i love animals – no question about it. always have, always will. all types. well except pigeons and seagulls of course – those annoyingly gross rats with wings. growing up, we had a few pets in the family, but none that i would call my own. for the past few months, i’ve been really wanting to get a puppy. and after seeing a picture of my little coco [chanel], i fell in love and couldn’t wait to bring her home. she was the most adorable little pomeranian chihuahua i ever laid eyes on. when i went to pick her up, she got so excited she peed on me. hahah. ohboy – i should’ve known then that i had a super pee-er on my hands. but i definitely did fall in love with her right away. she was not only ridiculously cute, but super sweet and playful. that’s what’s so amazing about puppies – the unconditional love they have for their owners. i call her my little human b/c she’s always bouncing around on her hind legs and sleeps on her back – like a little human.  🙂

while i’ve only had her for a month now, it’s probably been the longest month of my life. you see – miss coco caught parvo, a deathly virus that has no cure b/c it continuously mutates every few years. thank god the vets at all animals emergency hospital & irving street pet hospital were able to treat her symptoms and helped me nurse her back to health. now she’s back to her hyperactive self and i have her scheduled to start all of her vaccinations next week. then she’ll no longer be under house arrest and can go out and enjoy her runs around the park again. i know she must miss them. and i know it’s probably a bad habit for her to have, but i do let her sleep on my bed at night. i feel that after all she’s been through the past month, she deserves it. and as long as she remembers that she can’t pee on mama’s bed, she can stay.

cravings: to see coco happy and healthy and enjoying life. and potty trained.

repercussions: complete abandonment of the social life. no longer can i be the free social butterfly jumping from one happy hour to another, one function to another. as soon as i can leave work, i have to rush home to check up on my little baby. being in a perpetual state of worry for another life. her life is in my hands – i’m responsible for her happiness and health. it’s huge. but i’m more than happy to take it on. she’s lucky i love her. because boy, is she a handful.

treatment: quality time with my little baby after work and on the weekends.

photographic evidence:

the picture that sold me.

the picture that sold me.

week one.

week one - before she peed all over the bed and i had to throw it away.

week two - the lazy bumm.

week two - the lazy bumm.

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current addiction: yosemite.

August 20, 2009 at 3:02 PM (Uncategorized) (, )

background: okay – i know. it’s been a number of weeks since my yosemite trip, so this post is a tad bit late. but – better late than never ya? so here goes – i joined a large group of friends on a weekend excursion in yosemite recently and ohwow – it was probably one of the most amazing camping trips i’ve ever experienced in my life. we drove over friday night and as we were entering the park, we looked up and the sky was just absolutely breathtaking. you could literally see the milky way and trillions of sparkling stars. i could not believe how ridiculously gorgeous it was. we were the last vehicle to arrive, so we pitched our tent quite quickly with much help from the lovely richard and crashed. a few hours later, we woke up to prepare for our hike. the majority of the group ventured off to conquer half dome, but james, richard, alexis and i took the panorama trail instead. our approximately 10 mile hike [due to numerous detours] was out of control. the highlights were looking down into the valley from panorama point, playing in three different waterfalls and seeing a million baby squirrels and lizards. and of course, the wonderful company truly made our hike a great experience. everybody was so open to everything and didn’t complain one bit. finally making it back to the campsite was like making it back home after being out of the country for a year. it was so nice to get out of our dirty clothes, pop open a few beers and start prepping for dinner. james seriously made about the most amazingly delicious chili i have ever had the pleasure of tasting. it was just out of control perfect. it was a nice night of good food, drinks and merriment. the next day was definitely one of relaxation. the entire group went off to another mini waterfall and played in the water all day long. it was a perfect ending to the weekend. oh nature – you are so insanely gorgeous and just never cease to amaze me with what you can do with a few rocks and some water.

cravings: staring down into the vast valley full of crazy rocks. playing in the amazingly gorgeous waterfalls. staring up at a dark sky completely blanketed with stars. james’ chili.

repercussions: 10 mile hikes leave this out of shaper in some serious pain – i did not leave the bed for a full day b/c i felt like an 89 year old grandma. damn rusty joints.

treatment: a quadruple date weekend trip to the valley in a few weeks. and for this hike, i promise to sufficiently stretch before & after, as well as bring enough water. i cannot wait!!

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current addiction: traveling.

July 14, 2009 at 2:11 PM (Uncategorized) ()

background: i’ve always loved traveling. being able to visit different parts of our enormous world is always a refreshing experience. and the journey’s a great deal of fun as well – whether it’s a nice relaxing flight or rowdy and hilarious road trip. just wandering around a new town and experiencing an average day there is always a highlight of any trip for me – chatting it up with the residents, grubbing on the local flavors and taking in all the sights. now if only i could somehow join anthony bourdain’s sweet gig and get paid to travel around the globe, tasting each spot’s marvelous creations and learning about its culture and traditions. oh if only.

cravings: the urge to experience different countries and cultures through food, sights, music, architecture, history and so much more. to venture outside the comfort of my bubble and explore all that is foreign to every single one of my senses.

repercussions: the usual story – time and funds. hours spent on planning and money saved for trips.

treatment: next trip booked – london, barcelona & venice from october 31 – november 14. asia next year. and continue to travel the world.

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