YES, February is finally over! Many people that know me have heard me say this almost every year.. I hate February. For some reason, I tend to have horrible luck and ungodly, bizarre events just always take place. This year was no different. Of course things could be a lot worse, but sometimes it's just mind-boggling how these things happen. Oh, life. February also marks the one year point of moving back to the bay area for my current job and all the adult responsibilities I've acquired since graduation. I've been in a quarter life crisis funk for a while, longer than I'd like to admit, but in the end nothing will change if I don't take control of my own destiny. You make your own luck!
A brief overview of things that have taken place recently... [Image heavy]
A drunk driver crashed their car into our house in the middle of the night. Thankfully nobody was badly hurt. See kids, this is why you don't drink and drive.
I had a horrible buying experience from a seller on Ebay where the ring light came completely broken. (The frame is cracked too) Spent the last 3 weeks dealing with the seller and needless to say I'm going to be sending the whole unit back and trying to find another buyer to buy from.
Meh, it could all be a lot worse and at least now things can only get better. At least velociraptors didn't rain from the sky onto the house and eat me alive. Moving on to some happier things, these are the pictures from my weekend in LA last month and just life in pictures. Whenever I have a holiday or a long weekend, I literally spend 40% of my time eating, 30% of my time shopping, and 30% of my time doing other things with friends. Even though I rarely get that much time off from work, I usually sleep very little on my holidays because there's so many things I want to do. I always start the day off ambitious then realize that I only have time to squeeze in a couple things besides the time I will spend eating... This time, I was coincidentally visiting LA during the opening weekend of the 30,000 sq feet TOPSHOP at the Grove. Parking was a nightmare and there were people mountain people sea. (LOL, jaykay that only makes sense in Chinese.) It definitely was exciting and bustling full of people and so many items in the store, including the makeup and accessories corner where they had employees doing hair and makeup for free!
One of my friends also texted me that Brandy Melville was having a garage sale near UCLA the next morning. I absolutely love their clothes and have blown much of my hard earned cash at their Santa Monica store in the past, so I was set on bringing my sleep deprived body to the sale no matter what. I didn't know what to expect, but when I arrived, there was a line and a lady at the front handing trash bags to each person. Inside the gymnasium there were endless boxes of clothes and girls everywhere. I was surprised to see even little girls probably in elementary school with their moms picking out clothes. Everything was cash only and extremely cheap. Sadly, a good percentage of clothes had defects or holes, but I was able to get some good finds. I ended up with around 5 sweaters, 14 shirts, 2 skirt/dresses, and 5 pieces of jewelry for under $150.
That concludes the shopping I did during my trip, but I also went snowboarding at Mountain High at night. Since Northern California had weather as cold as 40 degrees, I was completely surprised at the 85 degree weather when I visited LA. Sad to say, the snow was man-made and left me some pretty epic bruises around my body from my 2 hour snow adventure.
I didn't take many pictures while actually boarding because I was too busy eating shit on the icy slopes. I literally fell multiple times trying to walk up a small hill to get to the lift. Fail.
Some other activities and food I inhaled while I was in LA.
Bottega Louie is always a must when I visit LA. Favorites are the salted caramel, green tea, and earl grey.
Goodies for the coworkers. Everyone loves 85 C bread!
I mustache you a question.. Why are macarons so tasty?!