Sunday, February 27, 2011

hopped up on meth.

Just took some drugs, ugh that is LEGAL drugs, and now I'm jittery in Globehopper trying not to drop my green tea on my laptop. Seriously my hands are shaking like a crack head.

Anyways besides my current state of meth exposure, I'm enjoying the lovely morning, blogging and Facebook stalking. Isn't Facebook the most addicting form of social networking? Sometimes, I anger myself for not having much self control when it comes to the internet.

I'm trying to be creative and write some song lyrics in between the REAL work that I have to do. Medical translating is such a pain in the ass. (that should be one of the song lyrics?) Not only do I have to stop my internet distractions, I actually have to stop posting pictures of myself on the blog. (but hell sometimes I think... this is my fucking blog, I can put as many pictures of myself as possible? right?)

Today is turning out to be a lovely day, well thus far? Love you guys, have a lovely Sunday! Gracias.

(oh btw, Oscar party at Venessa and Trey's house tonight! I'm excited, but really I'm more excited about the beautiful outfits all of the celebrities will be wearing, can't wait to watch!)

Friday, February 25, 2011

nedelle and thom.

Kind of obsessed with Nedelle and Thom. Love it. 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tea for Two.

Having a British moment at Ellwood's this morning, sitting here eating some gluten free toast with jam sipping my Earl Grey (fixed with sugar and soy milk) pleasantly listening to Doris Day on my Pandora station. What a lovely morning today makes!

I saw a wonderful post today on Jeana Park's Sweet Fine Day blog and randomly wanted to throw a dinner party or a Friday night cheese extravaganza. What's better than cheese and friends?

I've had my eye on this baby for quite some time, there just might be a future purchase in order? 

(This dress is bananas!)
Also, so hard not to mention "the fella," in my posts but he surprised me yesterday with a couple of gifts. Some new music and a book! Check it out!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Weekend Wriggles.

(we ran into Roman and Caitlin while in Carytown) 

Aren't they such a handsome couple? Love them. 

Today, started out unlike any Sunday morning that I've ever had. It was, in one word to describe: stressful. So, naturally I made it a goal to avoid the human race altogether with the exception of "the fella," and any wait or bartender staff we encountered at our brunch excursion.

We started out at Cafe Rustica followed by a long walk in Carytown. I enjoyed his company, and the lazy freedom, that a day without an agenda made. My human race avoidance will not last forever! Tomorrow it's back to work and the mundane busy nothings that I have come, to not look forward to. I did enjoy looking at the various vintage shops and beautiful store front windows that Carytown is so famous for.

"The fella," had his camera out and took pictures of me (none of them at all serious, I'm basically making goofy faces in all of them) in various spots. It was like an Annabel moment. I've posted some of them or at least some of the more decent ones. Hope your weekend was great! Gracias! 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

motorcycle diaries...

Went shopping with the fella today. (really for motorcycle accessories) Did you know that my fella has a motorcycle now or that I even have a fella to begin with? Let's not make a BIG fuss about it! It's still really new and exciting and not really much to report... but I do like hanging out with someone again.

I once again visited the beautiful Cupcakes And Cashmere and couldn't help but think about the beautiful and badass accessories (i.e. helmets, motorcycle jackets, boots) that make the motorcycle culture so wonderful and amazing. I plan on getting one of these items on my "motorcycle wish list," if not all...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

today was a good day...

LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls from DFA Records on Vimeo.

It's just one of them "double post" days, I know you guys don't mind. Today was a good day...

Toilet Bowl Wishlist.

Don't be afraid! It is too true that as we speak I'm currently enjoying a nice blogging moment, sitting on my toilet seat. Now don't try to judge too harshly, I've already finished my business, I just sometimes enjoy the pleasure of silently sitting in the dark on a toilet writing about dreams, truths, falling in love, falling out of love and the magical moments that quickly pass us by, when were simply too busy to notice. I'm taking a visit to Cupcakes and Cashmere right now. So worth the uncomfortable seating...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday Tunes... A Tribe Called Quest.

(so good it makes me want to wet my pants, it was either this or Wu Tang?) 

Monday, February 14, 2011


 (this picture is of Karen Goree and her son Everett. I love them)

There will be a day when I will say yes in the most possible way. I'll look over at you and you'll say to me, yes in the most possible way. But until then I'll dream about finding you in yes the most possible way... and together we'll make something that no one else in this world can make, a little piece of me and a little piece of you... in yes, the best and most possible way.
-Happy Valentine's Day

Sunday, February 13, 2011


(Have you checked out Laura Fleishman's photo series? Here's the link! Check out the Lovers series or the Love Ever After series, truly my favorite is Me and the X Man series. The photos are absolutely breathtaking)

This morning it is still me. I'm making sure that "everything comes and goes marked by lovers and styles of clothes," or so Joni Mitchell would say, that the days they don't "come down to you." This will be the constant battle, that every morning when I wake up, I look in the mirror and see me, not somebody else.

It's Sunday, and I feel like wearing my Sunday best, complete with frock and tights. Something about the feeling of a Sunday morning and the freedom it gives you, to welcome another fresh week. There are no mistakes and like I tell my patients on a weekly basis, "take a big deep breath in and blow it out."

Gracias a las Domingos. 

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011


Well blog lovers, welcome to the insomnia that is my life. I have had now, a total of 2 1/2 hours of sleep within the past 24 hours. Luckily I can say, it has been worth it.

Last night I went to the Canal Club here in RVA to see the famous DJ RJD2. The show was phenomenal and the company was beautiful. Not only was RJD2 absolutely adorable, was such a great performer! I was so pumped when he finally hit the stage, casually attired in a t-shirt and jeans. Everyone loved him! My friends and I danced throughout the night. Amongst the audience members, I noticed a slew of wannabe DJ hopefuls and couldn't help but reminded of past fond memories.

Though it had to have been many moons ago, I can still remember the adrenaline rush of attending various DJ gigs with Gabriel and his best friend DJ Derico. I was reminded of the many great times and fascination I once felt participating in the set up, dancing and break down of the D.C. night clubs. I distinctly remember not enjoying the hustle and bustle, as much as a I do now. Regretfully, I wish I had appreciated the fine art DJ-ing more in my youth.

And now, here I am at twenty-seven trying to recuperate from the late night shuffle, constantly reminding myself that I am indeed, not sixteen. I've attached a song called "A Beautiful Mine," by RJD2 (which is also the edited theme song to Mad Men) enjoy party people y gracias.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Salt & Vinegar Communion Wafers.

Perhaps it was the bag of *Utz's Salt and Vinegar chips that I ate for dinner yesterday or the Fr. Frank Pavone's anti-abortion video I decided to watch at work yesterday but lately I've been thinking about what it was like growing up Catholic and what it means that I STILL (though not practicing) describe myself as Catholic.

*I associate the Salt and Vinegar chips with Catholicism merely because of the shape of the actual potato chips: small, round, white chips. They look like small communion wafers. In actuality Venessa and I spent a vast amount of time playing a game that we often referred to as "The Body of Christ." The game consisted of us (in the event of having a bag of potato chips) finding that perfectly shaped chip and holding it up to each other preist-like asking us to accept the Body of Christ. In which case both of us would respond with (naturally) Amen.*

When I made a commitment to become a Catholic fully and without reservations, I felt that the world around me was simple. Much like any other child, I blindly agreed to take the road of my fore fathers and mothers and agreed to a life of rituals and penance. Today, I don't feel at peace and the rituals, I find them to be comforting but often tedious.

My siblings would agree with me, if I said that attending mass these days are 1.) merely to spend time together and 2.) to feel the comfort of going home. I often refer to mass as going home because I feel like I grew up in the church and though my church and I rarely agree, the pillars and religious statues have a sense of comfort and familiarity. Lately I feel no comfort only confusion and pain.

The media hasn't helped, I feel bombarded, violated, angry and resentful to Christian acts of terrorism where I feel that my job and life style is being threatened. I am a avid Pro-Choicer and Catholic, but where do I fit in with both?

I was raised to accept those who differ from me, and through the teachings of Jesus Christ to love all. What happened to all of this? When did it become ok to gain something just by the hurting of others? Any thoughts lovely readers?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

dear blog followers,
i'm not slacking i'm just having serious writing issues. i'll be back soon.
your lameness.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Alright Junior

Dear Pandas,
Welcome to this awesome video directed by my friend Tony. The shoot was done here in RVA and featured a band straight from the streets of Philadelphia, PA., named Alright Junior The video stars all of the band members (too many to list right now, although there are only four) and my brother Roman. Check this shit out.
Gracias a la videos,

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

effortless beauty

Ugh. Sorry about the double post today but I couldn't help myself. These long haired beauties called my name and I had to post about their effortless beauty.

I got the images from a blog I follow called Turned Out by Maya.

Absolutely breathtaking and their beautiful hair has me sighing for patience with my long and arduous hair growing endeavors. I think today will be a good day. At least I hope? 

Tuesday Tunes...with Tame Impala.

So, maybe I'm behind the times at times? But this band is so there for me. Tame Impala, I suppose this is their most popular song, so I decided to post that, but you can't deny the awesomeness of the video. I love it.