Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Child With Layers On.

I'm falling in love with this album.
This will either surprise you or not. My boss has told me more than once that I have the most random and eclectic musical taste that he's ever encountered. I take it as a compliment. If something has amazing melody lines, if it jitters my soul; I'm in love.

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It appears I haven't really announced this to many people but I have started playing in another band. This band is so far nameless and included my husband, my best friend and her husband. We've had only three rehearsals so far and I am absolutely astounded with the progress we're making. At this rate, we'll be able to start playing shows in a few months. I wonder what that will be like again...

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I will be turning 30 in 1 month and 22 days. It's not like I'm counting. ;-) I'm not sure how I feel about this. I'm not necessarily freaked out. However, I'm slightly saddened to bid farewell to my twenties. My life has been such an amazing and unique adventure so far. I know I have so many incredible experiences ahead of me. Although I feel I've grown so much in only the last five years, I also remain the giddy 12-year-old who still gets butterflies in her stomach the day of an exciting concert.

What's next?

I'm playing in a band again (kid). I'm married (adult).
I still enjoy girl nights and sleep overs (kid).
I'm beginning to contemplate having babies (adult).
I wouldn't change anything for a million bucks.

"Growing up is never easy. You hold on to things that were. You wonder what's to come. But that night, I think we knew it was time to let go of what had been and look ahead to what would be. Other days. New days. Days to come. The thing is, we didn't have to hate each other for getting older. We just had to forgive ourselves
...for growing up."

- The Wonder Years

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

(Part of) My Life in (some) Photos.

This is a handful of photos I've pulled from my
Photobucket account.

A little peak into my life....

Animal hanging out at the tat shop while Paul fixed up his Animal tattoo.

The hubby washing off his new tat. HOT!

My first and second tattoo.

Jim & Paul at Sharon & Jim's engagement party at Brass Monkey.
Oh lordy.

Oops! Dey fell! New Year's Eve 2007.

Our magical 2004.

Tower of Terror (California Adventures).

Dane Cook and I (January 23, 2007).

Oh silly girls (behind The Cat Club on Sunset).

Don't ask.

Again, don't ask ;-)

My sister and I hanging out on the Winger tour bus.
That's how the Collins sisters roll.

The album cover from one of the records I released.

One of my many birthdays at The Rainbow Bar & Grill.

Self reflection portrait at the BFF's parent's house.
Bobby Boy in the background ;-)

Third Eye Blind at The Canyon Club (May 16, 2007).

My most favorite Betsey Johnson necklace.

We like to Be-Dazzle.

My most favorite meal at one of my most favorite restaurants.
(Linguini with white clam sauce at The Rainbow Bar & Grill)

RIP Daisy.

Just a typical day at Venice Beach.

Butch Walker at The Troubadour. The owner pulled me from the floor and let me stand on the stage to take photos! Too bad I only brought my shitty camera.

Photo shoot with my gorgeous girl, Brillana.

Sharon & Jim, back in the day!!! AWWW!

Live photo shoot of A.i. at The Roxy (September 11, 2007).

Filipino feast for Erin's birthday party.

Good memories. RIP.

My sister and Lemmy from Motorhead at The Rainbow Bar & Grill.

More of my silly photography.

I love trips to Vegas with the fam.


My favorite restaurant and meal in Vegas.

My bosses spoil me (Work birthday dinner in Malibu).

Some of my favorite movies.

View from Monterrey Bay Aquarium.

The room where Mrs. Winchester died (Winchester Mystery House in San Jose). I love the lighting on this one. Super creepy.

Our first tropical drinks at the sea side bar at our honeymoon resort
(Turtle Bay, Oahu)

...and so life continues on.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Worth it.

I actually drove a round trip of 46 miles yesterday to pick up deli sandwiches. Haha. The place is called Rinaldi's in El Segundo. Paul happened to stumble upon it while purchasing my 3 year anniversary gift at a nearby jewelry store and he immediately insisted we take the drive to eat there. They seriously put crack in their sandwiches. I gladly made the trip yesterday afternoon to pick up three Godfathers; basically a whole bunch of meat and amazingness. It doesn't hurt that the Main Street of El Segundo is super cute and cozy and the weather was absolutely gorgeous. Who knew there was such a cute little town so close to the ugly airport.

And now I'm craving another sandwich...