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Make People Like You

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Being on the road this week has left little time for blogging, though I have several draft posts started and patiently waiting to be posted.  Who knew that between work and lots of socializing with my dear AZ friends and family wouldn't let me catch up on Netflix and magazines and blogging?

I'm headed back to CA this afternoon to meet my brother and sis-in-law to enjoy the long weekend and find some fireworks.  So yeah, I doubt I'll get any blogging done then either!

But here, you mind find this useful. Sizing is kinda weird on here - I hope you can enlarge it.

Opening the Vault

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Let's go back in time for a few minutes, eh?

I finally got a scanner as part of my move/work from home situation, and after packing and going through all my things, I unearthed a small photo album from high school.  Time to scan!

Most people who read my blog are friends from college/post-college life, so here's a little peak into my past, back before you knew me.  Don't worry - I'm prepared for any ridiculous comments you might have.
My high school really was like Friday Night Lights.  Live, breathe, die Pirate football.





Bon Iver Gorgeousness

If you only watch one music video this week, it should probably be this one.  I know, I know, I gush a lot about this band and some other ones too...

Holocene's been on repeat for the last couple weeks on NPR streaming, and I'm happily surprised to see Bon Iver play this live.  With a french horn!  And clarinet!



Ok, maybe you can watch this one too.

Could you answer without checking your iPod?

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SYTYCD

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Or prance, as MCB says.


So maybe I went to the live taping last night....

I got an email that seats were available about 30 minutes before seating started.  I rushed!  I made it!  It was fun.

I'm hoping to try again for the performances show over the results show, but hey. I'll take what I can get.

Trivia Mayhem

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New town, new trivia venue - whoa, I was kinda worthless last night.

MCB and I headed out for trivia, unsuccessful in recruiting more team members (LA traffic really does prevent people from getting places on time), so the two of us showed up to the back room of the bar and clearly - we were the outsiders, the new people, the confused ones.

But soon all the regulars found us a table (there were none to be had and we were 30 minutes early) and bar stools and three other regulars welcomed us to form a team with them and voila!  We were in for a good, yet intense, two hours.

This pub quiz doesn't come from a master company that hosts multiple trivia nights around the country, no, this one was written by the long-time local trivia patrons, who've been through a vetting process and are deemed worthy of quizmaster status.  They rotate each week and all apparently have different question styles and topics, etc.  And not only are you answering questions (15 questions each half, 2 mi…

You Know You Live in LA

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When the Living Social daily deal is this:
20 Units of Botox?  Yeah.....

Weekend Warrior

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Finally, after completely dismantling and starting over three more times, my desk is complete.  I promise that I'm not a moron and have successfully assembled plenty of other furniture on the first try, though somehow this one was quite difficult.  The chair and file cabinet proved much easier, and voila!  I have a real home office area.  Looking forward to this upcoming week of having a dedicated space instead of my kitchen table!

Friday I saw Friendly Fires in Hollywood.  They rocked.  I danced.
Saturday I had a delicious ham, egg and cheese sandwich from a small bakery in Brentwood.  I really want to bump into Reese W there one day.
Saturday evening I had the craving for fondue, after reading that the Vitamix can make hot fondue.  I sadly had to return my aunt's Vitamix to her before moving to CA, but I feel a purchase coming on soon!  MCB and I spent the night in eating cheese and watching an intense German flick that I'd highly recommend.
After good church on Sunday, I l…

And breathe...

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So happy to be in Cali now near Becca so we can resume workout nights, food, and bad tv.

I tried this at Yoga FHE.  I can barely move today.  It feels so good!

We ditched the usual sushi and had salads and cheesecake instead.
 And then we watched the masked man reveal himself - eh - and then witnessed the meltdown with Bentley's exit.  Thank goodness!
 I've missed the Bachelorette nights and now that Becca and I live close-ish, I think I have a new Monday tradition for the next few weeks.  We all need a little yoga and bad tv in our lives.

Farewell, Phoenix

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Writing to you from my new home in Los Angeles - I still can't believe I'm a California resident. Well, not officially yet in the car registration and tax sense of things, but we'll get there.  So far, yeah, it's pretty amazing.

My last week in Phoenix was quite a good and memorable one for me, however.  I think I left in the best way and got to see most of the most important people that I've enjoyed during my AZ stay.  I'm over the days of throwing a party and inviting everyone I know to come over and bid me adieu.  Instead, a small series of events is the way to go.

My parents, brothers and sister-in-law flew in the weekend before I moved for my cousin's wedding to this super cute girl.  We started the celebrations with family reunion at a Macayo's somewhere - table for 17?

After stuffing ourselves with Mexican food, we crammed all of us into a hotel room to celebrate my aunt's birthday.  Grandma made a delicious cake, we had some ice cream and …

This is Amazing

Thanks, Celisse, for showing this to me, and thanks, Mormon Child Bride for writing it!

If you watch the Bachelorette or have heard about Bentley, by all means, have a read.