Monday, September 30, 2013

Best weekend ever award.

I'd like to go on record here and say that this past weekend was definitely one of the best weekend's I've had this year. In fact, this was actually our first weekend getaway together since being back in the United States FOUR months ago! So, yeah, this was a needed weekend away!

The Dizzle and I rented a sexy Ford Fiesta, complete with neon purple lights inside, and headed out on a 5 1/2 hour road trip (thanks, traffic) to Lake Tahoe to meet friends! Road trips are fun. I really think we should do them more often. We listened to music, we took naps, we listened to This American Life, we talked, I sang, we ate. It was good times. I mean, don't we look like we're having good times? Yes, yes, I think we do.


Despite the mid-week snow fluke, by the time we actually got there, it was cool and crisp, but sunny and GORGEOUS. I couldn't get over how breath-taking the views were. Seriously, the water was that blue. No Photoshop needed, my friends.

^^^Just ignore the finger in the upper left corner ;)^^^
I'm sure it's of no surprise what activity was deemed my favorite of the weekend. You know me, being all Asian and shiz. We went to Harrah's and I was in heaven. Glorious, glorious, smoke-filled, heaven. We played craps, roulette, black jack, the big wheel, and slots galore! Did I win a single penny? Well, no. But that's beside the point.


It was so much fun and I can't say enough thanks to Mo and Justin for allowing us to tag along for the weekend. Great bonding time, indeed.

Oh, and then, on the way home - The Dizzle and I got a car.


The Hamster Car, you guys! We. Got. THE. HAMSTER. CAR!!!!



I find it quite hilarious. I mean, I never in my life thought I'd ever want a Kia. But there's just something about that funky little thing that makes me smile. PLUS! It was ZERO down and only $269 month! 
A steal if you ask me!

So... you may be wondering why, if we live in San Francisco, do we need a car?!

Well, my dear friends.....that big news shall FINALLY be revealed tomorrow. ;)

xoxo

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Tahooooeee, Let's Gooo!

Happy Friday!

Guess where I'm going this weekend? Lake Tahoe!

Wonderful Lake Tahoe, the place where...

              boats will be driven! 
              paddle boards will be ridden! 
              and skin will be tanned!

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Oh, except, wait. 

"Surprise, you can't do any of those things, Michelle!" said the Tahoe gods.

As of yesterday, I received this picture of what Tahoe actually looks like:

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Snow.

Snow?!

But...but...I was supposed to come home a bronzed, golden goddess after this weekend! I was supposed to be sun-kissed, sexy, and vivacious after a weekend on the water, toning my muscles all svelte-like while paddle boarding around the lake all day!

(Apparently I had high expectations of this Tahoe place.)

But, hey... It's okay! A little cold never hurt anyone, I say! We'll have hot tub time, fireplace talks, and warm, comfort food eats, instead! A red-nosed, blotchy skinned goddess is just as sexy as a bronzed and golden one, right? Right.

Happy weekend, friends. I hope your sexy selves enjoy it, wherever you are! Rain or shine! Snow or Sun! Wind or Humidity! Night or Day!

.....Okay, stop. Just stop.


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P.S. You know how I have this really cool nickname, "Mish"?
Well, there's another Mish in this world who is ten times cooler and funnier than I.
Plus, she's Asian too. So, ya know, bonus points there, of course. ;)
Pay her a little visit, won't ya? :)


Hey everyone! I’m the other Michelle blogging over at Mishfish13… I’m not going to tell you to come visit, but I will say that Michelle’s tend to be pretty awesome… 

A little bit about me…

If it looks like I’m a hot, sloppy mess (physically or figuratively), I'm doing a great job of portraying my life. I’m terrible at making decisions even though I find happiness anywhere. Right now, I’m trying to decide whether to stay abroad for a full year or to cut it to four months.

Did I mention I’m currently in Grenoble, France?


Anyways, there’s this thing I do to keep my ADD-lifestyle on point. And by “thing I do,” I mean new idea. I make bucket lists that I have to complete within four months. Then I sit back, give myself a pat on the back, and then drink myself into oblivion.  

Kidding. Then I start over.

I’m a magnet for embarrassment.
I will forever have the maturity level of a grape.
I love adventuring. I have an on-off relationship with hitchhiking. 
And music festivaling. 
And seeing how much I can stretch my stomach before it breaks.

Thanks to Michelle for letting me drop by!



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No, no, thank YOU, Michelle, for stopping by to say hello to all of my wonderful friends.

Happy weeekenddddd!!! Whoo! (Can you tell I'm just a little bit excited?)

xoxo

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

You know what I could go for right about now?


  • A smooch in Paris with my Boo...

  • Poffertjes in Amsterdam...

  • A little yoga on a Cinque Terre hike...

  • A homemade Italian dinner with Spaghetti Carbonara...

  • A Black Keys Concert in Madrid...

  • Some gelato in Venice...

  • Girl time. Especially the kind that involves group peace signs and Bud Light...

  • Wine....lots of wine. But you knew that...

  • A weekend visit to San Diego...

  • In-N-Out...Obvi...
  • Sisterly bonding...

  • That rush of finishing your very first marathon (or your very last marathon, let's be real here)...

  • Bi Bim Bop straight from Korea...

  • A beautiful scenery for me to look at through a camera lens...

  • Karaoke. Definitely Karaoke.

  • A Sprinkles cupcake...


So now you know what I could go for right about now.
And would you believe I wrote this post AFTER I already had lunch?
Sheesh....fatty, much? ;)

What could YOU go for right about now?

xoxo


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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

My Non-existent Wedding.

(Disclaimer to The Dizzle: Perhaps you shouldn't read this post as it contains many o' wedding talk. Consider yourself warned.)

It's happened.

I've become the creepy girlfriend who has created a Pinterest Board on wedding stuff when an actual wedding is nowhere in my near future.

And I've even titled it, "My Non-Existent Wedding."



I don't know what's come over me. I feel like this seems so sad and pathetic.

But I can't help it! I'm at the age now where weddings and engagements are happening at every corner! I mean, basically every week I can guarantee that Facebook will be updating me on yet another engagement or wedding that has taken place. Just this week at work, I heard several high-pitched squeals from an entire department as one girl showed off her newly acquired bling that was given to her the night before. On a picnic. At sunset. If you must know.

It's all around me and it just won't stop!

What is it with women and weddings? What's with all the fascination? How have we come to this place in society where this one day has erupted into something so ginormous? It's no longer just walk down the aisle, say 'I do,' and be on your merry way. It's now all about the dress, the flowers, the decor, the music, the drinks, the food, the location, the party favors, the photo booth, the photographer, the videographer, the DJ, and so on and so forth!

The other week, I sat, mouth agape, as two friends were telling me the difference in chairs. CHAIRS! Like - the thing you sit on while you eat at a reception and never think twice about as a guest? Before that conversation, I never would have thought twice about chairs being a thing. I would have just been like, "Yes. Yes I would like chairs for people to sit on, thank you and good day." But now it's like, Chiavari, what?? And that costs HOW MUCH?!

You see, friends, I'm a little bit torn.

Thing is, since I was little, I always dreamed of having a beautiful, elaborately planned wedding that was magical and deemed wedding of the year!! But, truth be told, as I'm getting older, I'm also very tempted to just hop on a plane, climb to the top of a volcano in Bali, or something equally as cool, say our vows, and be on our merry way. Or, ya know, I could court house it too. No fuss. No hassle. Just a special day for me and my love to make this commitment together and who cares if there's steak or chicken or a buffet involved and maybe there won't even be a single chair in sight!?



Sooooo, TELL MY WHY, just yesterday, I somehow spent an embarrassingly long time looking through someone's online wedding album. Someone who I have not seen nor spoken to in over 4 years. I've never met his wife. We were barely friends as it is. And yet, there I was, spending way more time than I'd like to admit, scrolling through photo after photo of their dream wedding. I mean, really.

And now look at me.... A Pinterest Board?!

It's quite baffling to me. And here I am, writing this long-ass blog post about weddings, when, like I said, it's not even something that needs to be worried about in the slightest! Do you see a ring on this finger?! No.

But, I guess I'm just curious...

So - - To all you married ladies (or want to be/soon to be married ladies) out there: What kind of wedding did you have and would you change anything if you had to do it all over again? Is a big hype of a day, costing 10's of thousands of dollars worth it? Or is something low-key just as great and memorable?

Ready. Set. Go!

xoxo


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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

InstaUpdate

Because not much else is coming to mind for today's blog post, I am going to post a few Instagram photos from this past weekend.

(ahem.)

Sunday, The Dizzle and I went to the grocery store to get food for a yummy pasta feast.
I said,  "We should get basil to put on our bruschetta for $3.99."
He said, "We should get a basil plant for $3.49."
I said, "You're sexy when you save us money."

And the rest was history.

Meet our love fern basil.


Now, the trick is to not kill said love basil. This is our first living thing that we have acquired together and part of me feels like we must prove our commitment and responsibility as adults by caring for this plant!
Some people say to water often, other people say not so often, most everyone says sun! sun! sun!

So... we'll see how this goes. Follow up with me in about 2 weeks.

Oh, also? While we were at the grocery store, I happened to notice that I was this girl:


I mean, really?! I don't even know what's going on here or how I was able to put two completely different flip-flops on my feet without noticing. I wasn't even hungover!

In fact, I was alert from a glorious and refreshing run!

See how glorious and refreshing I look!!?? (not.)


Speaking of glorious, I made my man Mancakes the other day:


In case you're wondering, Mancakes consist of:

Bacon pieces carmelized with brown sugar
Beer
Pancake batter
Chocolate Chips (which was a special request from The Dizzle because he has the golden heart of a 5 yr old at times, and boy do I love that golden heart ;) )

(If you want to see the original recipe I used, go here!)

So yeah. He devoured them in like 2.6 seconds. I, on the other hand, did not divulge in said Mancakes because quite frankly, I just don't see the appeal. I know, I know, I'm weird.

Moving on!

Actually, that's it. There is no moving on. That's all I have for you in the world of me.

I hope you enjoyed these past 3 minutes that you will never get back.

xoxo

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