ONCE

July 17, 2014



Gregory took me to see Once for my birthday. He sure knows the way to my musical-theater-lovin' heart. The show was really intimate and like nothing I'd ever seen in a musical before. All the actors accompanied themselves on instruments on stage and it was so magical.

Watching that show made me really miss performing. Granted, it's something that I've never had the desire to do professionally in any capacity, but singing and acting and just being around creative people in general is something I've done since I was little. Live theater is such a powerful, intimate, visceral thing; how you can share something with an audience of thousands of people and yet still feel like you're the only one experiencing it. It operates on me like nothing else. I'm just in awe of those actors who are jumping around on stage 8 shows a week, playing their violin or singing their song and interpreting something new out of the material each time.

(This song was one of my favorites)

love you, G. 

OVER THE WEEKEND + HELLO 25!

July 7, 2014

The first photographic evidence that I am 25. My birthday was very wonderful and low-key. Greg made me breakfast Friday morning and was like "Marathon Scandal, you know you want to" and I was like SAY NO MORE. Then after a few glorious hours of lounging and Olivia Pope, we went to the Apple Pan and grabbed me some birthday burger.

It was delicious and came out shockingly fast. I don't know how may more times we'll go there only because it's on the west side and we're east siders (I knew that would become my truth once I moved to LA). So if you know of any great burgers on the east side - hook a girl up.


After burgers went to Disneyland to watch the fireworks! Which I know - sounds slightly like crowding suicide but it actually wasn't too bad. Also I hope to one day be able to work a baseball cap like my mama. Maybe 25 will be the year of the cap. Or maybe I should just accept that I have a large head and move on.

Strawberry belts at the Farmer's Market. Not from my birthday, but still important I think. It's a universal love.

The rest of the weekend consisted of trying diligently to finish my birthday cake (because it's from SusieCakes and they are AMAZING and the nearest location is in Brentwood and getting it involves a 90-minute drive round trip, but it is a religious experience). And watching The Sopranos. 

But yes, 25. I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be. It feels really good.

I hope you had a great 4th!

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