When my boyfriend is in San Diego. LOLJKBUTNOT.

When my boyfriend is in San Diego. LOLJKBUTNOT.

(Source: thats-so-meme, via catsncats)

So attractive

  • Me: Skype?
  • BF: Gimme a sec, finishing up some work.
  • Me: Take your time, finishing up some chicken wings.
  • BF: Sexy
  • Me: My boyfriend thinks so.
  • ...
  • BF: I'm online.
  • Me: Hang on, I'm greasy.
{Stanford University, Palo Alto}

Semi-impromptu photoshoots are the best. The kind that you had just enough time to throw together a cute outfit for, but didn’t have the whole week to antagonize over the most appropriate height of heels or the best zoom lens to bring. That, and catching the final moments of the golden hour of immaculate lighting just before sunset. Just perfect.

{Stanford University, Palo Alto}

Semi-impromptu photoshoots are the best. The kind that you had just enough time to throw together a cute outfit for, but didn’t have the whole week to antagonize over the most appropriate height of heels or the best zoom lens to bring. That, and catching the final moments of the golden hour of immaculate lighting just before sunset. Just perfect.

{National Mall, Washington, D.C.}

D.C., you were an incredible host. Thanks for the mild weather and picture-perfect skies during our stay. Can’t wait to visit again.

{Magowan’s Infinite Mirror Maze, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco}
Long dark hallways, loud music, flashing lights, and walls and walls of mirrors. For just five dollars, rinse and repeat as many times as you like.

{Magowan’s Infinite Mirror Maze, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco}

Long dark hallways, loud music, flashing lights, and walls and walls of mirrors. For just five dollars, rinse and repeat as many times as you like.

Tags: mirror maze

{Musee Mechanique, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco}

This is probably one of the coolest places in San Francisco. The Musee Mechanique is a collection of still-functioning mechanical arcade games, most of which cost only twenty five cents to play. So it’s easy to spend far too much time in there for just a few bucks - ideal in my book!

2013 New Year’s Resolutions

I’ve never really believed in making new year’s resolutions, but I do believe that writing things down brings them that much closer to reality, so here’s to giving that a try!

  1. Micromanage my finances. Actually save for med school apps and control those impulse buys (I am so weak).

  2. Become a morning person. This involves going to bed before midnight and waking up before 10am every day.

  3. Read a new book every month. Though reading binges are still allowed.

Tags: resolutions

Goodbye 2012

2012 was a great year. I’ve loved this year of being 22 (being happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time) and have so much to be thankful for. So before ushering in 2013, here is my 2012 year in review - five things I am thankful for in no particular order:

  1. Graduating. My four years at UCLA were the best years of my life, and I’m so thankful for all of the people (and other pieces of the universe) that fell together to help make it happen for me.

  2. Family. Especially one that welcomed me back home after graduation. My parents have always been the most supportive people in my life, and this past year (and any other given year, actually) would not have been possible without their constant love and guidance.

  3. My relationship. It was a trying year indeed, but this year would not have been the same without my boyfriend in my life. Through this year of trials and triumphs, laughs and tears, I love you’s and I can’t do this anymore’s, we’ve come out stronger and closer. I’m thankful for everything he is, and everything he does to keep me smiling.

  4. Friends, old and new. Friends that have stood by me for years, and friends that I’ve gotten closer to recently. I’m especially grateful for the friends who pulled me through my graduation weeks and the ones who turned what would have been my most depressing summer into one of the most adventurous, filled with more wine and movie nights than I can remember.

  5. Health. I’ve always thought that if you’re happy and healthy, you have more to be grateful for than a lot of people on this planet. And I’m lucky to have both.

{My kitchen, San Bruno}

When the boyfriend and I decided to be crafty and make each other’s Christmas presents this year, I jumped on the opportunity to put this pin (from Pinterest) to work. I bought 2 mugs from Target and stenciled them in pencil before tracing with Sharpie and erasing all pencil marks. Then baked both at 350 degrees for half an hour and voila - a perfectly crafty Christmas present! Okay, so maybe the whole process was A LOT harder than I made it sound (took about 4 hours total)… but still, I’m happy with how it turned out. The only downside is that the boyfriend is afraid to wash them with anything other than cold water, so they’ll be great holders for pens/pencils/other randoms.

"You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."

— Dr. Seuss