Thursday, April 3, 2014

Regrets




I used to follow the crowd and say, "I have no regrets" but I lied.  I have regrets and I'm not afraid to share them.  In no particular order, here are some of my unfortunate life decisions.
  • I regret wearing a fedora everyday in 2012.  Life is way too short to go around looking like Aaron Carter.  I only took it off to shower. The shame.
  • I regret not capturing the cricket that I saw in my room the other day.  The fact that a quick little asshole is still roaming my bedroom terrifies me on a daily basis, particularly when I'm getting into bed.
  • I LOVE you Kevin Spacey.  However, I regret watching House of Cards because it stole a week of my life that I can't get back. 
  • I regret dying my hair red on the fourth of July in my early college years.  That was RIDICULOUS and someone should have stopped me.  I need better friends.
  • I definitely regret eating sardines ever.
  • Yeah, I regret wearing pleather pants from Walmart in the 7th grade.
  • I regret not dating Leonardo DiCaprio.
  • I should regret letting someone touch my foot for $200 but a girl's gotta eat.  
  • I regret instagramming a pineapple the other day.  
  • I regret not coming up with the Cronut.
  • I regret ever forgetting to wear deodorant.
  • I regret posting so many emo lyrics as Facebook statuses.
  • I regret once thinking that life wasn't worth living.  Life is beautiful, even with red hair.
xx,

E





Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Little Prince



"Of course I'll hurt you.  Of course you'll hurt me.  Of course we will hurt each other.  But this is the very condition of existence.  To become spring means accepting the risk of winter.  To become presence means accepting the risk of absence."  -The Little Prince

Love is undeniably powerful.  It's explosive.  It's unique.  It's yours to share with one person and no one else.  What an exceptional feeling it is to love and be loved.  There is so much strength in that.  Some people say that love isn't enough but my inner-hippy disagrees.  If you love someone, that's all that matters.  Just make sure they love you too.  That's the tricky part.  Don't be a fool in love.  The other day, I overheard a superhuman couple being interviewed on The Talk.  [Note: I said I overheard the interview.  I was not WATCHING The Talk.  How embarrassing would that be.]  Anyways, the couple revealed that after three years together, they had never been in a fight.  I'm here to tell you that that is rare and probably bullshit.  At some point, miscommunication will ensue and feelings may be hurt.  That's okay.  Men are from Mars.  What matters is that you're with someone who acknowledges those feelings and makes you feel like you're magic.  I've already learned a lot about myself this year.  I learned that maybe I'm too much of an open book.  I like the fact that I can be vulnerable and honest with people but maybe I should slow my tongue.  Perhaps I should keep more to myself.  And tonight I learned that no matter how much I want to be that person who doesn't drink but still goes out to the bars, I don't feel comfortable or have fun being in that atmosphere anymore.  I wish weekends didn't revolve around an open tab.  I wish I was...with you.  Or at The Groundlings.  Damn, I love that place.

xx,

E

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sweet Greens

Eating your vegetables is so overrated.  Ain't nobody got time for that.  On this sunny Saturday afternoon, I wanted something healthy, light, and refreshing.  What better than a green smoothie?  With health drinks becoming more and more popular, the amount of recipes is growing fast.  Sometimes it can take forever to find the right one!  Well, good thing we're friends.  The following recipe is tried and trusted by yours truly.


 1 heart of romaine
 2 stalks of celery
1 handful of kale
5 strawberries
1 green apple
1 banana
1 cup of coconut water 
Juice of 1 lemon
1 small bunch of basil

Blend and drink! You're welcome.

P.S.  Bonberi.com/drink-me is a great source for recipes/inspiration.

xx,

E


Monday, March 10, 2014

M O N D A Y

Lena Dunham got naked on another television show.


The finale of The Bachelor is tonight and I'm tuning in.  Everyone has their guilty pleasure, right?  Mine is this train-wreck of a show.  So whoever they choose to be the leading man, I have to sit through every rose ceremony and drunken cat fight regardless of my feelings for him.  I just have to, okay?  This season's bachelor, Juan Pablo, will be choosing his wife tonight.  I'm not gonna lie, writing that sentence was awkward.  "Choosing his wife"?  What is this?  Cambodia?  What I'm trying to say is:  After 7 weeks, Juan Pablo will finally choose his leading lady from a group of 25 women.  Yuck, that sounds even worse.  And btdubs, Juan Pablo is attractive.  And terrible.  So terrible that it doesn't even matter that he's attractive.  Ya dig?  He simply indulges the stereotype that hot guys have cheese puffs for brains.  His inability to carry on a quality conversation with any of the women on the show is...quality television.

Things are really working out with school this time around, which certainly can be attributed to my sobriety.  I'm all kinds of happy that I aced almost all of my midterms this past month.  Proud to be 1.5 years sober.  Grateful to just be...me.

My girlfriend, Alexxis, signed me up for the Wings for Life World Run on May 4th.  It is an incredibly unique event in which 40 countries will race together, simultaneously.  This has never been done before.  Even though I can't afford it, Lex insisted on paying for my spot because she wants to bond with me over the physical pain of running a long distance race at 3am.  Such a good friend.  

In order to save money, I've made a few changes in my life.  For one, I cancelled my gym membership.  I now have complimentary access to a fancy smancy gym at CSULB so LA Fitness became an unnecessary luxury.  However, when I find myself at home antsy to get my adrenaline pumping, I partake in Blogilates.  It's a thing.  Youtube it if you'd like.   The certified Pilates instructor, Casey Ho, is a little cray cray (think valley girl on methamphetamine) but the workouts are killer.  I've been doing about four videos a day and my body is cursing me for it.  But in a good way.

I like Mondays.  I think they're underrated.

xx,

E