Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A stroll on the street.

There wasn't a whole lot to do today. it was a tad depressing watching the rain pour outdoors from inside. we went out anyway. 
we stopped at 'the living desert', an outdoor zoo-- we picked up a brochure-- & tmrw we're gonna go.. :)
we did a lot'a window shopping [so...much....walking....].
we're gonna have tapas from our dinner at home tonite. nik & dad are fighting over how to uncork the wine. HAH. i should seriously be taping this.
....too late. they got it out.
ace hotel has now moved to tmrw night. nik & i are gonna go :)
[pics from yesterday]




▲natt

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

destination=success.

Finally. we made it.
hello palm springs. & hello crappy weather from this day forward :(
why is it that when we get here the weather goes all yucky? [& when i have to leave- and my parents are still here- i lose out on the good weather?]
well, i gotta feel fortunate that we gotta do tons'a shopping & i'm so thankful.
WASTELAND!-- amazing vintage/designer/2nd hand picked store on melrose ave.
this was my second time [i knew i had to go back again after the first time].
nik & i go crazy there... it's really hard not to. the prices aren't too die for, but they aren't all that bad. they got some real neat stuff.... i'm really pleased with my purchases :)))
nik wants to do yoga tomorrow and then sun tan [it's suppose to be 17 degrees out... but SHOWERS].... okay nik......
& she plans on us doing yoga. that i can agree to.
ace hotel may also be a possibility.
can i get a 'holaaaa' for no more fast food? 
......HOLAAAAA!
[pics come tmrw! the internet connection here sucks so it takes forever to upload pics]






▲natt

Monday, December 27, 2010

roadtrip blues...

Not to sound spoiled rotten [which this will probably come across as]- but if i have one more bite of fast food--- i dont know... but i'm sick of it. 
driving on the road for 15 hours in one day means lots of napping [with the snuggie & having my sisters foot in my face when she's sleeping], great amount of fast food, TJ MAXX [my mom is a TJ MAXXaholic, and plenty of jokes made by the father.
yesterday we were up early and wound up in a hotel late late at night-- or early early morning you could say.
i bought a few items from f21 yesterday. can i get a 'woot woot!' for no tax [we're hittin up all our favorite stores in oregon]
i'm currently using wifi at mcD's.
my dad's freaking out cause my mom and sis just came back from the store with BAGSSSS of stuff.we have no room for it in the car....
ooo baby...



▲natt

Saturday, December 25, 2010

pretty things.

While the 25th may just about to be over, it just occurred to me that i must think up some new years resolutions!
i guess, for me, new years resolutions end up being quite worthless after the first month of january [of the new year] because i can never fully stick to them. but it's still fun to think up things that i'd like to improve or change [in a positive way].
& perhaps if it's something i really do came about, i will stand by it & pursue the idea.
it literally feels like just months ago when i wrote my resolutions on my blog for '10.
it scares me sometimes, how fast time really does pass by us. especially with the busy schedules & lives that people obtain. i guess creating resolutions for the new year is like stopping to smell the roses, for me anyway.


▲natt

tis the season!

[i was trying to achieve that look & be somewhat festive :P ]
IT'S CHRISTMAS!
MERRY CHRISTMAS JESUS!
and a Merry Christmas to you all!
last night was our Christmas Eve din at my aunt's house.
i've been wearing a snuggie [that i received] all day!
i hope everyone has a great holiday and a happy new year!
see ya'll in '11!

[& now for a little sisterly love]




▲natt

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Before Christmas arrives...

 Last night: nina & i met up for a bit of somewhat last-minute Christmas shopping.
it was a monday, but boy was it busy. course it being less than a week till Christmas, we had to expect the rush of shoppers. 
& for the love of faux fur... we got each other our Christmas presents... unwrapped and early.
we had both been raving to each other of our craving for a fur hat this winter. wish received :)
Tonight: i fought the cold weather with my furry hat... it really made a difference, kept my ears and head warm for sure. nik & i went to help set-up & attend The Dinner of Love held downtown. it was an awesome time. got to chat with some really neat people. people who are less fortunate but are so happy & content. i talked to one guy who could speak 6 languages! i was impressed. yummy food & the presence of many wonderful people made the evening exciting. i'd love to do something like this again. [ill throw up pics from the dinner tmrw]


▲natt

Saturday, December 18, 2010

thinking thoughts.

We must always think about things
&
We must think about things as they are,
not as they are said to be.



▲natt

"you made this?!"

i never knew dustin had this creative side of him.
the other night the musical theatre gang got together at a party and exchanged secret santa gifts. i received this lovely pouch... perfect for my phone!
& dustin made it himself. 
i loooooove it.





▲natt

Monday, December 13, 2010

Gettin into the spirit .


goldfrapp style.
i've been listening to lots 'n lotssss'a Christmas music the past week.
i also baked cookies today... 
i love having time to do things now ;)


▲natt

Sunday, December 12, 2010

When the evening crashes... go for mexican food.

So friday evening was the camilla d'errico art show at ayden gallery.
what did i think? well it was neat, camilla was there, creating some t-shirts [she was so quick!] & a bunch'a her work was placed around the gallery. some other art was there [that wasn't hers] i found kinda creative/humorous. 
i'm kicking myself for this now... but i didn't buy anything... not even a card... nothing.
at the time i was thinking that: i don't ever use cards so what's the point?
but now that i think about it, it would have been neat cause it isn't often she comes here & i had a chance to purchase some of her work. 
drab....
nina & i didn't stay too long... our stomachs were upset & were telling us it was time for food. 
so we went for mexicana food! mmMM..
yum. but messy! we got burritos... real creative huh?
& then we got churros... & it was so strange cause they weren't the typical cinnamony/sugar coated ones from disneyland [or amusement park]. i guess this was the real mexican churro way of making them. they were just plain, deep-fried [or so i believe?] with some sorta sugary, brown sauce on top. it was odd at first... but then we decided it wasn't so bad after a few more bites.
& then the night was finished. we people watched a bit after dinner. these crazy teens were drinking outside & were so freakin obnoxious.... i mean really?


▲natt