Memorable Moments in an Alien World











Last weekend I had one of my very dearest friends come out to visit me. Not entirely sure where to take her, but knowing that she wanted to be close to the beach, I decided to take her down the famously fabulous Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice. Read the rest of this entry »



{June 16, 2012}   Catch 22

I enjoy wine. Reds (Merlot, especially) are my favorite.

I also enjoy Coke. Nay, I love Coke and over the years have (rightly, I surmise) ignored the insurmountable number of emails from Coke-haters admonishing me on the evils of Coke (mind you, we are speaking of Coca-Cola – and NOT the original recipe, if you know what I mean). Coke rots your teeth. It’s bad for your stomach. It dissolves pennies. Cops use it to clean up blood on the road after a really bad accident. Blah, blah, blah. Eh, I digress…(but if you DO want to know what Coke can do: The Many Uses of Coke)

I enjoy many different beverages, but have noticed that I apparently become quite conspicuous in an after-work social setting if I choose NOT to drink alcohol. That being said, I attempt to fiercely hold on to my independence and free-will to drink what I want, not what is expected. Read the rest of this entry »



{September 26, 2011}   Why You Should Always Offer to Drive

I signed a contract to stay with someone I met on craigslist (the place where dreams come true) for the rest of the month in exchange for $400. When I arrived at her apartment, I was greeted by an angry-looking scary chick that I would come to know as one of this girl’s best friends. They were going out to dinner and invited me along, but as I sensed a degree of hostility from my new roommate’s friend, I passed. My roommate pleaded for me to join them and so I did. As we walked out I thought, “Maybe you should offer to drive, Amanda.” Psh! I just drove 2.5 hours to get here. Forget it. Read the rest of this entry »



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