Some songs of the summer 2013

That night we started a dance party at a restaurant with 20 people.

That night I danced at a great bar with some lookers/the best night so far this summer. 🙂 The song is catchy… Don’t pay attention to the message.

What are your summer songs thus far? Don’t fret, we have 50+ more days left of summer!

MIMM: Best weekend of the summer thus far

I have MARVELOUS co-workers.

MARVELOUS freebies from work: plum jam, orange marmalade, and grape jelly from Master Food Preservers (it’s a thing)

Saturday was the hot wings, chili, and salsa contest. Patrick and I went on a MARVELOUS chili and salsa eating extravaganza. We tried all the various salsas, and I definitely got heart burn. Oops.

We headed to Friday night in MARVELOUS Downtown Santa Ana for other Julie’s birthday. I loved all the bars!
First drink: a MARVELOUSLY alcoholic Sunrise in Jalisco at Chapter One
*We also ordered some of their famous duck fat fries but weren’t impressed.

We then headed to a dive bar, Copper Door, that served a college favorite: Brass Monkey. They had pool and a dance floor but not much of one.

We went to Proof Bar instead and got our dancing on. I saw a couple of my friends there and then ran into my co-worker as I left!

Afterwards, I spent 30 minutes remembering in which parking deck I parked. We walked around the block sans shoes, found the car, and went to a party. There also involved midnight Vietnamese food for everyone else. It wasn’t until 4:30 A.M. that I went to bed and then woke up at 7:30 to go to work.

MARVELOUS Saturday night bowling and more…

Another late night: I went to bed at 3 A.M. and woke up at 7 A.M.

For breakfast, I raided the fridge at work for more chili! 
Lunch was a MARVELOUS fresh slice of fresh pizza and dinner was a protein smoothie.
Sadly, I didn’t get my Shakeology in time for dinner, but I’m excited to experiment!
What is your favorite place to get a drink?
Have you used Shakeology?

High Five Friday: Sushi + Sapporo + Self Love

I got to work earlier expecting to get out earlier, but that never happens. Especially when I’m about to leave and a crisis occurs.

At least I got to stay for the donut showdown and nabbed a doughnut from the most amazing donut shop ever. Thanks Eddie! Unfortunately I can’t name them here for work purposes, but I’ve been there before and they have the best Samoa doughnut!

Instead of driving through traffic to go to the Anaheim Art & Pub Crawl, I went to dinner with my friend at Sushi Imari. Great reviews for such a teeny place. While we waited, we got free mini appetizers.
They had cucumber rolls! This was called the “Pain in my ass.”

..and I ate white rice for the first time in years! I didn’t see a big difference though. We shared the “Sake bomb” closest to me and “Kiss my Halibut” and had some Sapporos.

Sushi + Sapporo = relaxed
I was in bed when I got home and knocked out in the middle of MasterChef again.


  • Drop of some tickets.
  • Buy Eddie some gelato.
  • Coffee with a friend before he leaves for Japan (to live)!
  • Celebrate other Julie’s birthday!
For you, this is a must read because it’s exactly how I’ve been feeling: “Thoughts on Self Love” by Heather of Kiss My Broccoli.
After all the perfectionism, I’ve been letting go and not feeling guilty. I don’t know what triggered it, but I’m enjoying the ride and hope that it doesn’t abruptly end. Okay, the expensive dinners and going out are a bit much…
How do you practice self-love?