Went to North Carolina to hang with my parents. My mom is a team player.
Dad said he knew of a good Filipino restaurant. It was actually a grocery store that sold Filipino meals, but no set up for eating there, so they brought out a table for us. ay yi yi.
North Carolina is pretty different...we went to the North Carolina Museum of History and learned a lot about NC ...and it's involvement in the civil war and other BIG DEAL AMERICAN EVENTS.
My sister really wanted to feed this catepillar, but I would scoot away from a giant poking candy at my body too.
My sister's flight to Raleigh was rerouted to Charlotte due to bad weather and on the (2.5 hour) drive there I saw signs for BOJANGLES on every exit. It felt good to be in the south again.
She's programmed as "Mama Dukes" in my cell phone, and she texts in acronyms that sometimes I cannot decipher. Hug your MAMA! OR I WILL DO IT FOR YOU
Mom showed me the Jamaican way to peel a pineapple. Give me all your ripe pineapples, I will tear that shit up.
Eunice!!!!!!!!!!!!! was in NYC and we had breakfast at the Sheraton!!!!!!!! This was the same Sheraton that Mona and I stayed at for like a week in January when she was injured. I used to eat breakfast in the exec lounge and then take her oatmeal/yogurt to her room since she couldn't walk. So THIS particular morning with Eunnie I was gathering the usual croissant and eggs and the breakfast concierge guy recognized me and said "Welcome back" hahHAHAHHA!!!!! that was 3 months ago! I was like "uhh heyyy good to see you again" (all embarassed) ---that dude used to see me roll up in my shorts, tshirt, flip flops straight bummin it at breakfast and this time I was dressed professionally since I was going to work after breakfast... ANYWAY, SO GOOD TO SEE EUNNIE AND CATCH UP!!!!!!! LOVE YOU BOO. I'LL BE BACK IN THE BAY ONE DAY <3
Reporting live from breakfast y'all
I love pizza, I love pizza jokes, I love smart pizza ads --this grubhub ad on the subway is A+
Larry David on 1 train y'all
David hates his pic taken, but I squeezed this one outta him (liquor helped)! Happy birthday boo!
Elena was going on a Tuesday night date and put on a cute belt...so then I put on a cute belt.
I really love Big Macs, and these ads that I see on absolutepunk.net have me LOL'ing.
IT'S LIKE THEY LIVE IN MY HEAD.
My coworker has Yankees season tickets and couldn't go to this particular game so he came to my desk, asked me what am I doing on Friday night and then handed me these tix! SOO SICK!!!!!!
I took my homie Madeline to the game! We used to work together in San Francisco and talk baseball at our desks (really she'd talk stats and I'd chime in with if I think the player is cute or not *super side note SF giants is the cutest team, BUSTER POSEY? SERGIO ROMO? MADISON BUMGARNER?*). She'd always wear that Yankees jacket, even in SF giants territory. SHE BLEEDS YANKEES.
Jim Beam Suite tix are dooooooope! The Jim Beam lounge has unlimited popcorn, peanuts and soda!
hotdogs and baseball, America baby
Yankee Stadium? WHO CARES
Jackie showed me this cat thing expecting me to be stoked. NOPE.
Spiderman got all up in my flowergram.
Went to North Carolina to hang with my parents. My mom is a team player.
"No I don't live in Denver (I grew up in Sierra Leone)" - Frank Ocean (However Mike lives in Denver!)
Jackie and I took advantage of Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's.
I hung out with David!! He's a sushi chef here in NYC, and the last time I saw him he was eating bbq chips outside my house with Spencer during a hurricane 8 years ago.
Elena surprised me with this chocolate beer! (1D approved)
I dun lost my shit when I saw this ad in ChinaTown. Is this not the sickest endorsement?? ROB SCHNEIDER????
Elena loves yoga and I wanted to try it out since she loves it so much. I learned real fast that I don't like yoga!
Skype date with Kiersten and Lil Buddy
This is the view from the roof of my work.
We went to UCB NY for the College Humor Live show again (mostly for Jake & Amir) and were pleasantly surprised with the Dinorsaur Office puppet show.
Saw this inspirational message at the Denver Airport.
Red Rocks Ampitheater is AMAZING
This is literally the only picture we took together in Denver. Great family stuff to send to Mom & Dad
We didn't know that exploring the Red Rocks Ampitheater would be such a nature hike and definitely wore the wrong shoes.
Mona saw this top at Forever 21 and said to me "Why does this look familiar?" and then I LOL'd.
I had dinner with Katherine and Mike!
The buffalo run wild in Denver.
So good to see Mike and to know he's doing great in Denver. It's hard to move out of your comfort zone (Florida) to a new place not knowing anyone...but he did it, he found love, and he's enjoying Denver.
When the Delta flight attendants ask you "Peanuts, Pretzels, or Cookies" --ALWAYS GET THE COOKIES. DELTA COOKIES ARE THE BEST
We see these ghetto riders all the time and finally Elena put $.50 in and gave it a spin.
My favorite part is the fitted hat.
OH SHIT Y'ALL!! NEW PEOPLE IN MY PEOPLE SECTION!!!!!!!!!!
Champagne with Jackie!
Jackie went to UCF, I did not. But I did enjoy the cocktail party ;)
Celebrity sightings are the best.
HOOO WEEE I had a busy week.
10th anniversary of Finch's "What It Is To Burn" --I swear when they came out and I saw that Nate Barcalow and Randy R2K did not age my mind was blown. I was transported to the Drive Thru Records stage at 2002 Warped Tour. That was the last (and only) time I saw Finch.
It was quite a magical show.
I mix ghetto and gourmet to make yum yums.
EVERY TIME I DIE
I typically don't go to up front for shows anymore...but something came over me, and I made my way to the front for ETID. They are so good every time. I die.
Keith climbed this tall ledge near the balcony, and then I see someone climb up. I look closely and think.. TOMMY? IS THAT TOMMY? ......It was Tommy. He sang with Keith and then jumped off into the crowd - a good 10 feet!
How could you resist merch like this??? An obvious choice. I LOVE ANDY WILLIAMS
We saw STRFKR at Webster Hall for chef neighbor Jared's birthday.
Last couple songs 2 bunnies, an astronaut and Gumby came out...then BALLOONS
Melanie celebrated her birthday in New York City! I haven't seen her in 7 years. After high school she went to the University of Alabama (ROLL TIDE) and then started working in Atlanta where she is still living and loving. We had brunch at Cibo - $19.99 pre-fix menu .. 2 courses, banana bread basket, homemade jam, and then mimosa or blood mary!!
Happy 100th birthday Grand Central! We were hoping to see a flash mob.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG SISTA!!!!!!!!!! We started birthday celebrations at Benihana.
Her birthday dinner party was at SEA in Brooklyn, Mona's favorite Thai spot.
I walked through a free Tibet demonstration to get to the hello kitty store to buy a Tuxedo Sam key cover.. "sorry sorry excuse me yeah free Tibet"
After an evening of dancing for Khushboo's birthday it was that special time for HALAL.
These 3am train homies were up in that chicken.
Elena is a kindergarten teacher and one day she called me asking if I could help out with library day since there were no parent-volunteers. One of the little kids was staring at me hard and then asked "Whose mom are you?" --------NOPE
We went to Serendipity3 on Valentine's Day.
Alexei's robot themed baby shower was adorable! Devin's friend made these cake pops.
I stick by my story when I say palming a very pregnant stomach is exciting. There is a little life in there!
Congrats Devin and Neil! I can't wait to meet my godson's best friend.
Jackie took me to a bar called Rudy's, where the beer is cheap and they have FREE HOTDOGS. It wasn't until my 2nd hotdog that I remembered I gave up meat for lent. WOOPS :(
As an H2O fan, I know this is not right.
Thanks to Tumblr I was notified of a College Humor Live! show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. It was my first time at UCB NY and I was stoked to finally see Jake & Amir live. UCB NY is waaaaaay bigger than UCB LA, AND they serve beer and wine, whereas UCB LA it's BYOB. Which is still cool, both are cool. cool.
Is this not the prettiest McDonald's you've ever seen?
Have you tried the Fish McBites? They got me hooked.
Jackie and I had a wild facetiming with Erin and Janine in Portland.
I like hearing Motown tunes sung to me in the morning on the way to the train. Yeah dude, stand by me.
I cannot express to you how disappointed Jackie was with me when I told her I've never seen Gossip Girl. ESPECIALLY on the way to The Met, because apparently the main gossip girl blogs about it? Or the opening scene is at the Met? I don't know, 5 seasons is a lot to get into. I still haven't finished season 1 of Pretty Little Liars (sorry John and Janine). It's hard jumping into a new series. ughh life is soooo hard.
This OG weave is from 1887 B.C. - It's truly amazing how the Metropolitan Museum of Art acquires these pieces. This artifact is in prestine condition and it was around BEFORE JESUS CHRIST.
My favorite section of the Met is the European Decorative Arts exhibit. People in Austria were living it up. I can't imagine going to the Palace of Versailles, my head would explode.
How grandiose is this???
Leave it to Jackie to find a cat in the museum.
It was both Elena and Jackie's first time to The Met. I've opened their eyes! By the way, it's donation based admission. You can pay $1 and they will say thank you.
This is one of the gnarliest Picasso's I've ever seen. It's called "Man with Lollipop" and oddly I love it.
Elena came home and surprised me with this Banana Bread Beer!
I follow Justin Chon on Twitter and he mentioned he was going to be at the Soho Apple Store promoting 21 and Over ---2 hours later I hopped a train and saw an open seat in the 2nd row. I LOVE SOCIAL MEDIA. I LOVE JUSTIN CHON. Skylar Astin is a qt too ;)
I saw Murder By Death at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Last time I saw MBD was with Minus the Bear in 2004 at The Factory in Ft.Lauderdale ---the only reason I remember this so distinctly is because it was on my 16th birthday. I had a great time, thanks Dagan!
Because when you have the opportunity to move to the greatest city in the world, YOU TAKE IT.
Greg was stoked about my arrival...
The new Taylor Swift joint is dooooooooooope
Namaste Indian lunch buffet.... $9.99 A+
I LOVE THESE WIZARDS
My first subway boyfriend
Chef neighbor Jared made the most ridiculous macaroni and cheese for us. He toasted bread crumbs, then added pickled onions and scallions. The macaroni had 3 different cheeses and so many different flavor profiles (specifically from Spain). It was unreal. I think I died.
Chef neighbor Jared is also our handy man. He put up the bike hooks!
Elena and Eve looooooove yoga. I guess I will too soon :/
Ileana interns at the Jimmy Fallon show and the receptionist suggested an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn where we went on our dinner date.
Gong Modern Thai...mmmmmmmm
Niu Noodle House ... mmmmmm
roomies night out!
Chef neighbor Jared at it again! He taught me how to poach an egg.
The wok came from China, I asked if it's from the Ming Dynasty, and he said yes.
Mmmmmmmm that presentation tho!
The handy man can........put up towel racks! Thanks Jared!
Scorpion? I keep learning new yoga poses.
I SAW SNOW FALL FOR THE FIRST TIME
I've waited 24 years to do this.
Blueberries lovers crepe at Crepes Du Nord.........mmmmmmmmmmmm
Mona sprained her ankle. Poor guy hasn't been able to walk for 3 weeks.
She can't go out so for entertainment she curls my hair. I'm the little sister, I have no choice.
Eve had a last minute fashion show at the Empire Hotel rooftop.
We made dumplings and taught Elena our Chinese secrets!
Mona felt bad for staying at Elena's for so long, so she used her corporate points and we checked into the Sheraton Times Square for the weekend.
We got a free upgrade and Mona copped a ride from the bell hop.
One of the concierge dudes liked Mona and sent up wine and strawberries one day, and THE NEXT DAY SENT US CHOCO STRAWBERRIIESSSSSSSS.
Curly cleetus...she looks like an injured cheerleader who still goes to competition.
Fresh snow is so beautiful, say word.
This is Jackie's cat, Jeffrey.
The blizzard dropped this in our courtyard.
An IKEA trip is not complete without them Swedish meatballs.
Come hang out with us!