Friday, June 20, 2008

It's too darn hot.

104 in West Covina right now.

Shoot me.

I don't need it, but I WANT IT! Kenneth Cobonpue furniture

I think I might have posted on this furniture before, but apartment therapy had it up on their site and that same guttural urge returned to me. I really like this furniture!!! I want the bed and couch for the house on my private island.

An addition to our little family

Well...not in the way you'd think. Today, Boyan and I are picking up our new baby!

Boyan needs an alternate mode of transportation now that I'll be commuting to and from Santa Monica for the next few months, and we thought, what could be better than a little scooter to putt putt around town in?

After much research and careful consideration we decided on the Lance Phoenix. It's got a 150CC engine, which means it gets 75 MPG. It also means it goes a max of 60MPH.

Either way, it's super convenient for around-town travel, and I'm sure that when we move back to the west side I'll be getting one for myself.

All we need now is a sidecar for Heidi!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Doctors are slackers

I had scheduled today off six weeks in advance, because I had planned to have two doctors appointments today. Okay, one doctors appointment and one dentist appointment. I got a call at 8:00 a.m. this morning (, who calls that early?) from my doctors office saying that my doctor had called in sick...

Isn't that the most ridiculous thing you ever heard?

Monday, June 16, 2008

This is a post about shopping

Ruth's wedding is coming up, and I won't lie to you and tell you that I'm going to go pick some old dress out of my closet for the occasion. I will fully admit to my obsession with dresses.

I have more dresses hanging in my closet than anything else (with the exception of coats...more on that later), but I have decided to take this opportunity to buy something new, something fun, something beautiful. To be honest, I'll probably end up with something more like this, because Boyan and I are saving up to buy this...but, anyways I'm sure there will be more posts like this to come. Let me know which dress you like best.

In no particular order:

Friday, June 13, 2008

Big News!

I've been waiting to announce this for a while now (okay, like 3 days but it seemed like a while) but...I got a new job!

Starting June 30th I'll be joining Demand Media as the new Content Editor for!
The site is run by Demand Media, working with Lance Armstrong and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. I'm super duper excited! More updates TK.

I don't need it, but I WANT IT! Chalkboard paint

I really like this chalkboard paint idea. I think it might be my literary spirit. What do you think, tacky or cool? Would you do this in your living room?

One snack at a time

Today's weigh in:

I hit a huge milestone in my diet today, I weighed in this morning at 147.5! It's the first time I've been under 150 since freshman year of college! I am beyond happy.

I'm telling you guys, The Daily Plate really works...13 pounds down, just 12 pounds to go! 2.5 pounds until my next goal.

Your Dream Wedding

I've been writing Quixotic postings lately haven't I? Oh is another one.

Everyone has a dream wedding. Even if you are married and had a fantastic time at your reception, in the back of your mind since you were young you had an idea of how the perfect evening would go for you. I thought I would share mine.

I'm a big fan of banquet tables and small parties, open spaces and live music. For the reception I'd like a big table, kind of like what they do at the Endless Feast.

I'd also like it to be at night. Lots of small lights would sparkle in the trees around the dinner table. There would be hanging candles, crystals and flowers in them as well.

I'd want good food and dancing. Friends and Family. It sounds perfect.

I've already had two weddings, but I'd love to have a third for my friends and family in the U.S. who couldn't make it to Bulgaria last year. So, maybe sometime in the future. We'll see...

How do you picture your perfect wedding?

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Porn for Yuppies

Boyan always gets on my case for looking at Apartments on Craigslist even when we are a. not going to be moving anytime soon and b. could never afford them. I can't help but look and imagine what life would be like in these spaces (as you can see) or the design possibilities not yet explored.

Well, today I found out I'm not the only one. This site,, which people in the know call "Porn for Yuppies," exhibits all kinds of wonderful places and spaces. Now, I don't know if I consider myself a "yuppie" but this stuff does turn me on. Not in a sexual way--but definitely in a lustful way. Take look for yourself.

Gramercy, New York

(I call this one Britta's room)

This one belonged to a gay couple in Chicago

They also have slideshows of some fab places like this one. And this one.

Furniture really does it for me too. Especially when Britta sends me stuff like this.

Oh fabulous furniture and apartments...why do you torture me so!

Ruth's Bachelorette Weekend!

Julie (Ruth's Maid of Honor) gathered together Ruth's closest friends from past and present to celebrate her impending wedding with a Spa weekend!

Tiffany, Olivia, Ruth and Julie in the Vineyards

Julie reserved two villas at the South Coast Winery in Temecula, and we made the trip down for a weekend of sun bathing, spa treatments and lots and lots of wine.

The venue was extremely picturesque--the winery thrives on the very profitable wedding industry resulting in 360 degrees of photo opportunities.

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Like I said, the venue was manufactured to make money off the wedding industry. Everything ended up feeling very fake--disneylandesque if you will. The food, the spa treatments, the service was all below par. A few of us even got sick from our fancy dinner on Saturday night.

But then we eventually felt better.

Better enough to do prompts anyways.

Britta made us these awesome hoodies that had all of our nicknames on them.

The chinese on the back is the date of the wedding. The flowers are calla lilies which are in Ruth's bouquet.

Then of course the theme of the event on the bottom.

Here are a few more pictures during dinner.

Natasha, Ausra, Ruth, Me and Britta.

The whole group (minus Olivia): Tiffany, Britta, Ausra, Ruth, Tash, Julie and Me.

We ended the weekend with a few more photos.

Nikon vs. Canon

And a few jumping photos because Ruth said it was required.

Pro Gymnastics Skillz...I has them. Amateur Photoshop skillz. I has them too.

The whole weekend was a blast. It was so great to see Ruth again and I can't wait to go to Chicago in August for her wedding!

Pro Gymnastics Skillz...I haz them. Amateur Photoshop skillz. I haz them too.