Happy Friday everyone! Sorry posting has been a bit spotty this week. I’ve been preparing for WPPI and getting a lot of done around the office. Of course by “the office” I mean the small dining room space that we converted into our office because hey, isn’t dinner more fun to eat on the couch, anyway? And also hanging out in traffic for 2+ hours one way because that’s where all we LA people like to do our business: on the road. Not that kind of business. Wow, that got kind of weird fast.
But anyway! When we haven’t been working, we’ve been taking fun trips to that place they call the outside (sunlight? woah.) to eat, and drink, and also work some more while we are at it. We’re like Australian Shepards in that way, we just can’t seem to stop moving. B on his projects, and me on Words with Friends. Facebook. Twitter. I mean, also on projects! Hey, I get distracted easily okay? I guess I’m a bit like a sheepdog in that way, too.
I also enjoy getting distracted by the soft glowing light of the tv, watching things like my two new favorite commericals: WH-heat Thins and The Netflix Beaver. I’m not generally a Family Guy fan, but that commercial is really cute. And the Beaver reminds me of Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox which was freaking fantastic as the name implies.
But anyway! Again! So many distractions! More of the past couple of weeks in iPhone photos:
At the library. Bry is hard core and brings many gadgets with him (like that robot pen). He also usually has headphones on and I’m that annoying person who taps him on the shoulder every two minutes to share the amazing paragraph I just read! It’s so amazing! No, really! Yeah, I should really stick to decaf tea.
Doing what we do best: eat. There’s some butternut squash soup there, with something called a yoga sandwich (it had white bean spread that was really good), a Starbucks iced tea (totally not decaf), and another sandwich (avocado & jack cheese) with sweet potato fries. Bryan also made us dinner one night, whole wheat spaghetti with a marinara chock full of veggies.
Sometimes you just need a dose of reality. By reality of course I mean Reality TV! Yes, I am a Real Housewives watcher. I pour myself a glass of wine, light a candle (obviously necessary) and watch as these crazy ladies claw each other’s faces off. What about that doesn’t say relaxation? Also, the pretty porch lights that we hung on the balcony. I love the way they twinkle at night and just stare at them between commercials. In that creepy transfixed way, of course.
I headed out to Pasadena one day to meet up with a new friend (hi Jaqueline!) at Intelligentsia for coffee. Or, well, in my case tea because I am not a coffee person. Everyone always tells me their coffee is amazing, though, and I will attest that their tea is wonderful and their Nutella danish is sublime. And I’m pretty sure I’ve never used the word sublime to talk about anything. They also have a location in Venice that B and I usually go to, but the Pasadena location is much bigger with lots of seating and they offer lunch too.
You know how I love me a good snack. I’ve been eating these Japanese Karl snacks since I was little (they’re like a less intense puffy cheeto), never noticed that they were labeled “Karl Cheese Flavor”. What does that even mean? Oh, Engrish, you never fail to amuse. I also finally tracked down a Starbucks love cup. I’d been seeing them everywhere and I am a sucker for cute packaging. Speaking of packaging, how about the matching spoon on that Menchie’s yogurt, eh? Eh? And also, ramen at midnight is just sometimes a necessary snack. I cracked an egg in it, of course.
We headed out to Tofu-Ya which is a Korean restaurant on the west side. My tofu soup had tofu and beef. Nice and spicy. I love the way the little plates look.
B was in love. He loves Asian food. Fortunately he ended up with an Asian girl. Well, a half Asian one. You know, that one, the one with the cream puff. Yup, yours truly. Aww yeaaahhhhh.
Finally, that’s Christa Meola on the left, teaching her CreativeLive course. I feel like three out of four of my posts lately have mentioned CreativeLive, but I can’t help it, they’re all great! I guess I’ve been spending a lot of time with them. But hey, it’s not all work, I definitely make time to play. Play some old school Mario, that is! (Look at that freaking adorable dolphin!)
That’s about it from me for this week! There’s also always lots more activity going on over at Instagram (amisinLA) if you want to hang out with me there. Next week, like I mentioned in my last post, I’m heading to WPPI for a photographer’s conference in Las Vegas. I will be live tweeting and Instagramming from there, and most likely won’t be posting on the blog until later in the week. I will see you then! Have a great weekend!