Ahem, after posting my last link… this is really embarrassing to admit, but my life is completely cluttered right now.

Let’s take a moment and rewind back to June 2008, at the conclusion of final exams – I was completely stoked to move to New York for the summer. I shoved most of what I owned from my apartment in San Diego (to make room for my subletter/bff) into 4 giant boxes, and drove home to Los Angeles.

Once home, I was thrown into the flurry of “run all LA errands / see all LA friends before leaving for 3 months” mode. What ended up happening right before I left for New York was an all-nighter of rifling through my boxes, picking out what I’d need for 3 months the city, managing to fit everything into 1 suitcase, 1 carry-on, and 1 backpack.

*3 glorious, wonderful months in New York pass by*

I landed back in LA, completely exhausted, with my luggage count having increased by 1 medium duffel bag and 1 large shopping bag. What?! How does that even happen? Honestly, I didn’t shop that much while in the city (everything is so expensive!), but I assume it was random knickknacks and swag.

I was on the ground in Los Angeles for less than 12 hours before I was on the road again, camping with my family. Literally, I got home, fell asleep on my bed, woke up, added a couple swimsuits and a beach towel to my carry-on, and climbed in an RV.


After that glorious week of camping, I had a family wedding to attend (whew!) Finally, for my last few days at home, I was thrown into “run all LA errands / see all LA friends that I have not seen in 3 months” mode. See a pattern here?

My goal for that last week at home had been to sort out everything in my boxes, get rid of the junk I didn’t need/want, and consolidate into [hopefully] less boxes. Uh, except I ran out of time. So when I moved back to SD, I just chucked the boxes back into the back of my car and drove back to my apartment. Which brings me to now…

My life is still in boxes! (This is the most embarrassing, over-share item I have uploaded thus far on the internet. I am so ashamed.) So far my procedure for getting organized has been:

  1. Pull stuff out of the boxes as I need them.
  2. When I’m finished using something from the boxes, put it back where it properly belongs.
  3. Whatever is still in the boxes at the end of a month should be of little value to me and therefore donated/recycled/etc. RIGHT?!
  4. Tell myself there is a method to my madness.

The end. =/

IANAM: I am not a real model

…but it sure is fun to pretend!

click to see the full set

Look at me awkwardly pretending to be a model.

My friend Jesse is an amazing photographer. He shoots fast cars and cute girls that actually know how to pose. We go waaaay back to elementary school.

Back in April, he got a sharp new lens and decided to honor our longstanding friendship and my extreme vanity with a test shoot. I’m happy to say that we’re still friends (and I’m still very vain).

The full set is here. Thanks Jesse! :)

my next new summer plans

It’s summer, my favorite time of the year! Some extremely exciting stuff is going down in the next three months – I’ll be interning at Next New Networks!!! (yes, so exciting that it warrants the usage of 3 exclamation marks)

But first, I should back up a little bit and give you an example of why Twitter is so much more than, “What are you doing?”. Last February, I had lunch with some of my favorite people, Steve and Zadi. Tim got wind of this via a little blue bird. Steve then asked (without my knowledge!) the very question I had posed to them during lunch. The rest, as they say, is history.

june 19th, 2009: my last day in LA

Whew! This is extremely exciting for me in so many different ways: 1) Next New Networks is, in my opinion and others’, a pioneer of new media. It is truly an honor to have the opportunity to work alongside so many creative and talented people; 2) I’ve actually never, in my 23 years of existence, been to New York before; and 3) New York! NNN! New York! NNN! New York!!! NNN!!!

Tomorrow I’ll be on my way – I’m flying Virgin America, so who knows, maybe I’ll livestream the whole thing ;) I’ll be in the city for 12 weeks, so GET EXCITED!

my life is tapper

Remember that game Tapper? You played a bartender and you had to keep your four bar patrons happy by refilling their empty mugs each time they sent them sliding down the bar. If you were good, you got tips. If you weren’t good, the empty mugs shattered to the ground, costing you a life in the process.

Lately my life has felt very much like a very real version of Tapper. I’m constantly shuttling between school, work, studying, keeping up with the internet, and even keeping up with my personal life. All these mugs to keep constantly filled… I’m surprised there isn’t a pile of broken glass at my feet. I’m really excited for this quarter to end – only 3 more weeks, but 3 very hellish weeks.

I have so much to catch up on. Apologies to those people and tasks that might have slipped through the cracks in the last 8 weeks. MAH MUGS NEED REFILILNG!

Balance. sigh.