Friday, March 29, 2013

special little soiree

finally! a break in traffic.

last saturday afternoon, we celebrated the first marriage in our little concierge family. our darling friend (and former co-worker) alex and his partner josh celebrated their union amongst friends and family underneath the stars in palm springs.

after an 8 hour work shift, 3 hour drive, and one very expensive hotel-shower later - we arrived just in time to catch the first dance, the open bar, and somehow found a way to sneak off and scarf down burritos in the car (um...yeah. don't ask). all in all, it was worth every minute of the trip. to witness two people pledge their love in front of their friends and family is not only an honor to be a part of - but it fills my heart with endless joy.

mazel-tov alex! we love you!

whatever your views on marriage may be - this is love - and i'll always stand behind that


Friday, March 22, 2013

food for thought


[am-biv-uh-luhnt] Show IPA
1. having ”mixed feelings about someone or something; being unable to choose between two (usually opposing) courses of action.
2. Psychology . of or pertaining to the coexistence within an individual of positive and negative feelings toward the same person, object, or action, simultaneously drawing him or her in opposite directions.

i like lists

stumbled across this little gem in the interwebs world today.

i'll be 30 in 102 days (not that i'm counting or anything). let's see how many of these i can knock out in the next fifteen weeks.

By 30, you should have:

1. One old boyfriend you can imagine going back to and one who reminds you of how far you’ve come.
2. A decent piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in your family.
3. Something perfect to wear if the employer or man of your dreams wants to see you in an hour.
4. A purse, a suitcase, and an umbrella you’re not ashamed to be seen carrying.
5. A youth you’re content to move beyond.
6. A past juicy enough that you’re looking forward to retelling it in your old age.
7. The realization that you are actually going to have an old age—and some money set aside to help fund it.
8. An email address, a voice mailbox, and a bank account—all of which nobody has access to but you.
9. A résumé that is not even the slightest bit padded.
10. One friend who always makes you laugh and one who lets you cry.
11. A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra.
12. Something ridiculously expensive that you bought for yourself, just because you deserve it.
13. The belief that you deserve it.
14. A skin-care regimen, an exercise routine, and a plan for dealing with those few facets of life that don’t get better after 30.
15. A solid start on a satisfying career, a satisfying relationship, and all those other facets of life that do get better.

By 30, you should know:

1. How to fall in love without losing yourself.
2. How you feel about having kids.
3. How to quit a job, break up with a man, and confront a friend with-out ruining the friendship.
4. When to try harder and when to walk away.
5. How to kiss in a way that communicates perfectly what you would and wouldn’t like to happen next.
6. The names of the secretary of state, your great-grandmothers, and the best tailor in town.
7. How to live alone, even if you don’t like to.
8. Where to go—be it your best friend’s kitchen table or a yoga mat—when your soul needs soothing.
9. That you can’t change the length of your legs, the width of your hips, or the nature of your parents.
10. That your childhood may not have been perfect, but it’s over.
11. What you would and wouldn’t do for money or love.
12. That nobody gets away with smoking, drinking, doing drugs, or not flossing for very long.
13. Who you can trust, who you can’t, and why you shouldn’t take it personally.
14. Not to apologize for something that isn’t your fault.
15. Why they say life begins at 30!

Friday, March 15, 2013

heather can appreciate my new found obsession.

only in california will you find short sleeved shirts with scarves. we're kinda annoying like that.

now if i can just remember all these cool new ways to tie them!

note to self

slow the 'eff down!

relax. breathe. (proofread). and take your damn time.

you'll thank me later.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

thank you thursday

...the extra hour of sunlight every evening,
freebirds nachos, tecate beers, and new found irish pubs,
a new haircut (!!),
candles that make the house smell pretty,
and for best friends that have a way of making everything feel better.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

thank you thursday

..for farmer's markets (and fresh tulips!),
spending time with mom (even if we were sitting in traffic for two and a half hours),
trying a new cuisine and realizing i love cuban food,
and for discovering i'm much more patient than i give myself credit.