Thursday, September 24, 2009


Today has been awesome! Volleyball all day!
I woke up for my volleyball class at noon. It was super fun. Then my friend convinced me to go to the UCSC men's open gym. I was very apprehensive, anxious, and partially terrified. Then I was even more so when I got there because there were lots of guys! And they were all about a foot taller than me! Or more! But I held my own and kicked ass. I was digging stuff left and right. I wanted to go to the Twin Lakes open gym but nobody else wanted to go. Oh well, I am very excited and proud. I can play with the boys! Hahaha. That's what she said.

Friday, September 18, 2009

First Day Back

I really missed being in Santa Cruz! I've been back for pretty much a full day now, and it's been great, for the most part. I got a job with the College 8 dining hall, and doing so gave me the option of moving in early without paying the $100 early move in fee (providing I complete 11 weeks of employment). I wanted to get out of my house ASAP, so that's what I did.
I arrived yesterday with most of my stuff. I signed up for payroll. Then I had a student orientation. Afterwards, I was pretty tired so I spent the night organizing my boxes of stuff. Also, one of my housemates moved in last night as well. He's pretty cool and his name is Alexis.
This morning I woke up and went to training until about 2. Then I ran around doing a few errands here and there. Then the beach beckoned and I answered! I missed being able to go to the beach pretty much whenever I wanted. I met up with a few of my friends for a few hours of volleyball fun against this random Russian (?) couple. After that, my friend, Dave, took me to his new house to check it out. We ended up going out to dinner with some of his housemates and then back to his house to hang out for a bit. He dropped me off at my apartment and I took a nice, long, hot shower and got all the sand off my body.
Alexis asked me if I wanted to watch "Matilda" with him and his girlfriend, so being the cool and social person I am, I did. They both ended up going to bed before the movie was over, so I finished it by myself. Now I am here and ready for bed.
I am going back to Cupertino tomorrow because I have work at CVS on Saturday which will suck and an In-N-Out date with Asa. I think I will be heading back to Santa Cruz Saturday night though with the rest of my things. Crossing my fingers that it's not Sunday. It almost feels like I never left. I love this place.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Pretend Shopping. Pt. I

I've been pretty bored and pretty broke as of late. However, the internet is very vast and full of things I like, so I decided to indulge in some pretend shopping. I spent a good few hours on the Net-A-Porter, Bloomingdale's, and Nordstrom websites while simultaneously clicking through the Spring 2010 shows on New York mag. If only I had money... or a sugar daddy to purchase me wonderful and expensive things. Saving the images and drooling for now will do though. Someday. Also, this post is probably of no relevance, but that's okay.

From left to right:
Marc Jacobs Posh Turnlock Jazz Bag Satchel - I absolutely LOVE the color, electric violet. And the leather is super squishy and soft. Not really appropriate for the fall, but I don't even care. It's gorgeous.

Yves Saint Laurent Studded Satchel - A lot of celebrities have been spotted with this one, but that's okay. I like the studs and how the YSL "logo" isn't super obnoxious. It could probably carry a lot of crap that I may or may not have on me at the time. I'm sure I could find something to fit in the giant bag. Also, I really like studs, trendy or not.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Petal to the Metal Sasha Hobo - Ever since I bought my first Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, I've really been in love with Marc Jacobs. Not sure if I'm blinded or if he's super amazing. Probably both. Like the first bag, the leather looks super soft and touchable. It's pretty simple and easy to wear on a daily basis. I'm not usually a fan of gold hardware, but I like it on this bag. Sheer proof that things don't have to be flashy to look good.

Celestina Espasol Copper Clutch - I found this gem on Net-a-Porter. No idea who Celestina is, or even if I would actually use it. But hey, if I'm rich, if it catches my eye in a good way, might as well buy it, right? The detail on this clutch is exceptional, and it's all done by hand. I don't have anything in my closet to match, but I'm sure I could buy an outfit or a million to go with it.

Be&D Studded Flap Baquette Clutch - Clutches are pretty nifty things and I like studs. Aesthetically appealing and fairly practical? I'm game.

Marc Jacobs Ostrich Stam - Okay, I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this version of the Stam, and this says a lot. I don't like pink. I don't wear it, except maybe on my nails. I don't own it. I try not to look at it. But this one just captures my heart. And it also induced my love of ostrich leather. It looks so soft and touchable. I would curl up and sleep with it if I had one--remember, I am rich and if it gets ruined, I can just buy another one. I would carry it all the time. It's light enough to be a fairly neutral color. I will own one some day.

Tory Burch Studded Leather Bowling Bag - I really like Tory Burch's studded bag line. It's definitely a step away from her other lines with her logo emblazoned on the front. Again, this is an example of a fairly simple bag, with just the right amount of detail. And it's huge! Huge enough for me to stuff dead bodies in. I can even overlook the gold hardware; that's how much I like it.

Miu Miu Studded Leather Heart Purse - I don't know why they label this as a purse, because it looks like it can hardly handle coin responsibility, much less purse responsibility. Net-a-Porter doesn't show it with a model for size comparison, but it'd be safe to assume that the thing is tiny. It's super cute. Maybe I can put my chapstick in it or something. I can have a snazzy chapstick holder. Or bobby pins. I don't know. Still rad.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Petal to the Metal Flap Pouchette - See Marc by Marc Jacobs Petal to the Metal Sasha Hobo. I couldn't decide between the two, so I decided why not both. I think I like this one more than the Sasha Hobo. Not sure why though. Maybe because it only has one dove and is slightly smaller.

Alexander Wang Coco Mini Studded Leather Bag - This bag has also been a celebrity favorite, and it's been selling out almost instantly. It follows the studded big-ish bag trend. This picture is horrible at capturing it, but the entire bottom exterior of the bag is covered in little round studs. I think it's a cute little detail. Looks like a boring bag, but lift it up and BAM! studs galore.

Chloe Paraty Python Tote - Again, another highly coveted celebrity bag. I absolutely ADORE the exotic python skin. Amazing. Nothing else to say other than that.

Bottega Veneta San Marco Karung Leather Bag - I don't really like beige or whatever you would call that color, but forget that. The detail on this Bottega Veneta bag is AMAZING. Well, the detail on most Bottega Venetas are amazing, but I really, really, really like this one. The spiral weave is absolutely gorgeous. I would buy outfits revolving around this bag.

Alexander McQueen Faithful Studded Leather Glove Clutch - Alexander McQueen always has kooky, awesome designs. This clutch is one of them. It's pretty practical, and impractical at the same time. At least I would never lose it...

Bird Ostrich Mrs. Clutch - MMM. I love this one. For starters, it's ostrich. Have I mentioned that I love ostrich? Because I really love ostrich. I love the detailing in the leather. And I love how the flap is cut asymmetrically and jaggedy. It makes the clutch that much better 'cause most of them have clean lines. I wouldn't mind carrying this on me at all times.

Emanuel Ungaro Studded Leather Clutch - It has lots and lots of silver hardware and knickknacks, but it works because it's such a small thing. On any other bag, it would be tacky, gaudy, and completely overwhelming. I feel like this clutch would go with pretty much anything. Probably. And I love the little clasp lock it has.

Last but not least, the Gucci Galaxy Python Hobo - Um, can I just say WOW. I don't usually like Gucci, but right now, I really love Gucci. This bag is incredibly simple, but the beauty is in the python skin. Absolutely gorgeous. I just want to run my hands all over this bag feeling the awesome python-y texture. Maybe if given the chance, I would roll around naked all over a bed of this bag. Maybe. Probably not because I wouldn't want to do that to those poor bags. Anyway, I also like how it's not super slouchy, but not super structured either. I've found my soulmate.

Where are you, thousands of dollars? I need you right now, and this post is my proof.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Retail Therapy

Is the best therapy. Too bad I blew the spendable portion of my money on/during my Washington vacation. It's okay though 'cause it was worth it even if it leaves me longing for things that I don't need and/or can't reasonably afford. I did manage to snag a pair of Citizens of Humanity Avedon skinnies (original price $163) for $57.50 on sale at Macy's, some super cute Sanrio stationery, a super amazingly cute & fitting Free People Summer Breeze dress for $88 + free shipping after trying it on at Macy's and dying out of love/being sad about it having a stain--oh well, ShopBop ended up being cheaper, and an electric violet Marc by Marc Jacobs turnlock purse for $117. Gotta love Oregon's lack of sales tax.
Anyway, this post was pointless and I am tired/depressed.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Not Sure if I Should Laugh or Cry, Pt. II

Brad and I went to WinCo (the place I hate the most in the world because it ate my coupon for a free candy bar) the other day. He was getting something, and I was just chillin' by our shopping cart when I was approached by an old man.

This is what went down:

Old Man: How old are you?
Me: *looks around nervously*
Old Man: How old are you? Are you twenty?
Me: *sees Brad* Um... Brad. BRAD!
Old Man: Are you twenty? Are you twenty?
Brad: Excuse me, can I help you?
Old Man: How old is she? Is she twenty?
Brad: She is nineteen. What does it matter to you?
Old Man: I just wanted to know how old she is! Are you fifteen?
(Brad & I exit the aisle by maneuvering our shopping cart away as fast as possible)

I got hit on by another old man within the span of three days. :( If you have to ask someone how old s/he is, you're probably too old to be hitting on him/her. Or anyone else really. No more creepers pleaseeee.