MIMM: Spring Break 2014!

So the days have pretty much run together. I didn’t expect spring break to actually be SPRING BREAK! What I mean by that is, I got NO homework done… and it was MARVELOUS. This isn’t something I would do all the time because by Sunday, my body hated me… then I got my sweat on and some coffee and am getting back to some responsibilities (homework).

Monday – Class :(


  • Worked all day
  • Taco Tuesday with other Julie & a new friend but no tacos to speak of. Instead, we went to The House of Blues at Downtown Disney, drank too much, and had way too much fun. :)


  • Corona del Mar to walk on the jetty



  • Late dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings (naked tenders with salt and vinegar seasoning!) with some guy friends.


  • Worked a half day
  • Bought an Apple TV and set it up!



  • Friends came by the house to drink wine and play flip cup.


Best picture ever…



  • Slept in while relatives came over for a housewarming party.



  • Girl date part 2: dinner and another beer at Provisions Market. I ate a whole freaking sandwich and I didn’t care. It was good and I didn’t feel bloated.

(photo from their Facebook because I didn’t want to be creepy on my girl date)

I cleaned up for my girl-date. :) Although this dress is less attractive in person cause it doesn’t support my booty.


Post-girl date


And this is what I’m left with…


And hey, one is not like the others.


If you get spring break or some sort of week long vacation, what do you do?
I definitely need to get back to some normal foods…

Thinking Out Loud Thursday: Is it summer yet?


Peter [and Anthony] finally came by to put up the TV. After an hour and a half, including a run to the store for batteries, there are 6 holes in the wall and no TV… :( We will need smaller screws.

Class on a Monday night – so boring and unnecessary!


A quick stop by TJ Maxx where I found this collection.


I ended up buying only the octopus mug.IMG_4323

I worked on Tuesday then got ready quickly for Taco Tuesday. We didn’t even get tacos. Instead, we went to House of Blues for some drinks… lots of drinks.

In the morning, we ate some Thai food – I had Tom Yum soup with chicken.

…and I played hooky and we headed to Corona del Mar. First time there!



We walked on the rocks all the way to the end of the jetty. It was quite a workout.


I got this gift from a friend – perfect because I’m collecting magnets!


This article, “#SingleGirlProblems: 17 Reasons I’m An Undateable Girl” is me, especially:

1) I’d rather stay in than go out.
2) If I go out, I’m not remembering the majority of it.
5) I can’t even commit to what I want for lunch.
7) I love my best friend more than I can foresee myself loving a potential partner. (“No homo” even though my BFFs are dudes.)
8) I have a low tolerance for bullsh*t.
9) I’d rather hang out with my guy friends.
10) I have trust issues. (Yeah, probably.)
12) My after work schedule doesn’t allow for a relationship.

Or maybe because I went to karaoke and totally fell in love with this tall guy with a sexy voice. I was mesmerized by every song he sang at karaoke – he sang them better than the original.

Then I found out he’s 22 and a drummer in a band.

We’re going back next week though because I have to duet with a couple of the guys, like the one who sang “Milkshake.” Made our night!

So much fun… and now off to work!

What’s your favorite song to sing? I don’t know many song throughout so it has to be Grease because that’s the only CD I own. :)

What your favorite silly song to sing? I now love Tom Jones’ “It’s Not Unusual” after last night.

MIMM: Country lovin’

Friday, a Corolla delivered my TV mount… just like my friend Peter said. Weird. Anyways, only $22 from Monoprice! Waiting for Peter to put it up.

I spent the afternoon making this MARVELOUS piece of art: just painted a piece of wood, put in some nails, & strung it with jute.


I started with the left side so it was packed with nails… I love you Asheville.


Green smoothie in my MARVELOUS dollar margarita glass.


Saturday was super productive. I fell asleep on the couch, worked out intensely, and then cleaned! I painted the mantel and doorways too.


“Maybe we can sleep in / Make you banana pancakes.” Jack Johnson is MARVELOUS.


I still need a hair cut… today is the day.


I quickly put this together for my little cousin Catherine. :)


We hung out, got some frozen yogurt, and I painted my nails.


I made a quick green smoothie to go as well.


I kept it light so I could enjoy Belmont Brewing in Long Beach. Such a MARVELOUS view from the table.


I had their beer taster, and loved each one except the IPA of course.


I picked the MARVELOUS macadamia crusted mahi mahi with salsa and green beans.


Makeup? Me? Yeah, there’s a little bit on…


After dinner, we headed to Cowboy Country. It’s a HUGE venue with 3 dance floors, 2 bars, a live band, and a pool area! We learned to line dance and then watched as people [country] danced to pop songs! There were 2 guys, in particular, who broke dance and did push ups in the middle. HOT.


I had a Shiner Bock FOR TEXAS!


The guy who took our picture was hot. To his girlfriend: “You go girl!” Gives us all hope (and I got a great compliment that I should get a cute guy because I’m cute. That’s what friends are for… and I need it!).



Today was low-key. I tried to take a nap but had to run errands, get a few groceries, and went out to dinner with Peter and friends. We headed to Thai Nakorn to share chicken satay with peanut sauce, BBQ beef, Tom Yum soup (so good!), and they had pineapple fried rice. I’m not usually a big fan of Thai food, but it was MARVELOUS!

New finds:

This Hi-ball kept me up to finish my darn homework…


Oh Target… even your dollar section rocks. I need some more ribbon for my garland – trip to Target tomorrow? I think so.


This week will be MARVELOUS.

  • Working a few days at my second job.
  • Finishing (I hope!) all my homework somehow!
  • Going to Taco Tuesday with Paul Pierce. I’m nervous guys! I need to get my hair  cut, do my nails, and clean up the house more!

Shout out to my MARVELOUS friends that remind me of some important things:

1. “You should be with someone cute because you’re cute.” Hey, I am! :)

2. Peter, the BFF: “He’d be making a big mistake [if he doesn't like you].”

I shall remember this and the times when I’ve realized [later] that I’m really too awesome… and they’re just not. Having mostly male friends has spoiled me.

So you guys, Paul Pierce or BJ Penn?