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Three More New Years Resolutions

Get my German passport
Get Clear
Cash in all my United Miles, because they suck

The 2014 To Do List

Get up by 7:30
Try to get to bed by midnight
Start playing tennis again
Start yoga again
Learn Spanish
Read 20 books
Eat healthier
Wear makeup everyday
Wash face every night
Walk more
Reduce bread consumption
Learn more about gardening
Do the correct thing
Ski 30 days - half in places other than squaw
Go to Yosemite
Go to Shasta
Go to Lassen
Cabo
Start running again
Take better care of husby
Be a better friend
Start running again
Read the paper more
Take better care of my face
Watch less television
Whenever possible, take the stairs
Stop making typos
Embody the california lifestyle

New Year’s Resolutions - 2014

I’m back!

After a long hiatus.

What can I say. Life just got in the way. In a big way.

I am not really great at looking backward and probably better at looking forwards. But mostly, I try my best to do my best and live my best. Some days, weeks, months, years are better than others. The last year certainly had its ups and downs. That said, I can honestly say that it was 80% terrific. 

New people came into my life (ES, MR, JV, MS, AB, SB, MG, JG, MK). Some dear ones slipped away (ER, JW, SC). Some tenuous connections fell away, while others grew more deep. Some strong ones became even stronger (BP, my new, fantastic extended family). 

Many lovely quiet and big moments to energize me for this year.

While friends think of me as optimistic, I am certainly able to fall into moments of deep pessimism and cynicism. 

But 2014 started on a high note. I’m energized with possibility and will to take some risks and even more open to new things. Fortunately, I have the support of husby. So let’s get cracking!

Things I Like.: What would you do if you weren’t afraid? →

meagan-marie:

[Update 3/28]

I apologize in advance for the vulgar language.

Yesterday a lot of the fears that kept me from speaking out for so long were realized. Although the general response to my words was overwhelmingly positive, I was and still am being called a stupid bitch, a cunt, and “all that…

Validates why I don’t want to work in the game industry.

The original Sex in the City Girl. Goodbye Helen Gurley Brown, author, editor, icon.

The original Sex in the City Girl. Goodbye Helen Gurley Brown, author, editor, icon.

Cookies for Breakfast: So a Girl Walks into a Comedy Club.... →

breakfastcookie:

This is something that happened to a friend of mine in her own words.

So, on Friday night my friend and I were at her house and wanted to get out and do something for the evening. We brainstormed ideas and she brought up the idea of seeing a show at the Laugh Factory. I’d never been, I thought…

Dude clearly has a problem with women. But like many comics, is just an angry, bitter, insecure guy.

bbook:

anniewerner:

jessbennett:

The California Modern Design exhibit at LACMA in Los Angeles. Annie and I got a private tour thanks to LACMA’s fantastic tumblr-keeper.

Clockwise from top: Eames chairs; the 1950 cocktail table by Milo Baughman, described by Everywoman’s Magazine as “the heart, soul and center of a home”; and Eames’ living room, literally taken from his home in Pacific Palisades and transplanted into LACMA.

I want it all.

Road trip.

Source: jessbennett

lickypickystickyfree:

Boy drops DS in gorilla cage, inadvertently creates the best photo op ever

So this little boy was just walking around the San Francisco zoo, doing what every boy who is dragged to the zoo tends to do - play video games - when he accidentally dropped his DSi XL into the gorilla habitat. And wouldn’t you know it, a professional photographer happened to be right there.

Still photos and video capture a large gorilla that found the DSi, picked it up and started trying to figure out how the darn thing worked. At one point a smaller gorilla came up to take a look, just like the jealous kids on the elementary school playground.

After reportedly being unable to figure out the confusing friend code system, the gorilla knocked it around and eventually lost interest.

The boy got his system back when a trainer lured the gorilla with an apple and was able to snatch the device out of the gorilla’s hands. (It then grabbed a princess and jumped up a tower of ladders and construction beams before throwing down barrels of oil.)

Although the DSi was pretty beaten up, the rigorous inspection didn’t stop it from working. It turned right back on and the boy was able to continue his game.

Mine.

jakefogelnest:

Whitney Houston’s isolated vocal track on “How Will I Know.” 

Beautiful, beautiful voice.

gregcohn:

susanmernit:

(via Photos of 1970s rock stars with their parents reveal humble roots in their childhood homes | Mail Online)

So excellent

I’ve been seeing this series all over the place. My favorite photo is Grace Slick before and after she had her baby. Her mom redecorated, slightly.

gregcohn:

susanmernit:

(via Photos of 1970s rock stars with their parents reveal humble roots in their childhood homes | Mail Online)

So excellent

I’ve been seeing this series all over the place. My favorite photo is Grace Slick before and after she had her baby. Her mom redecorated, slightly.

Source: Daily Mail