Lot 48

April 18, 2018

spring q&a

i love the blended blog's questions each month! i am very late to the party this month!

what 3 colors remind you most of spring? green, blue and yellow

what is the first thing you add to your wardrobe in the spring? dresses!

what is the first wardrobe item you ditch in the spring? heavy coats

who mows the grass where you live? we have no grass where we live. funny enough, i am often 
woken up by a lawn mower and i don’t know what he is mowing  because I can’t see any grass at all!

what's spring like where you live?  you should still wear your long sleeves on most days but just a light jacket.  (haha that reminds me of that quote from miss congeniality!) it will rain a few times and get windy. obviously it doesn't snow and it will get up to the 90s in april.  i love LA!

whats your favorite thing about spring? my birthday!

are you a spring cleaner? heavens no. you can barely get me to clean on a normal basis. i think the words “spring cleaning” are the two worst words in the english language  they make me want to run

are you a baseball fan? eh. No but games can be fun.

tulips or daffodils? tulips 🌷

favorite outdoor spring activity? How DARE you say those words to me! haha outdoors?  no.  but i do love a good picnic!

flowers in the ground or in a pot? a pot that i buy and are already bloomed i don’t know the first thing about gardening.

favorite bird? the ones that make no sound and doesn’t relieve themselves on our cars and shoulders

car wash or wash vehicles at home? car wash!

when do you pull out your sandals? when my feet get hot in closed toed shoes. i can’t stand for my feet to be cold so I have to time it right.

April 2, 2018

what I learned from binging “mom”

while writing my pilot this quarter, it was suggested to me by my professor that i watch mom.  i didn't think i would like it but i really did.  anna faris doesn't this thing with her hands when she talks that i could do without but she is so tiny and adorable.  i'm still mourning her split from husband chris pratt.  and allison janney is so tall.   how they approached such a serious subject is very brave and very smart.  i've never seen anything like it.  they dont shy away from the ugly parts of alcoholism like death but they still make it funny.  and to do this in a multi-camera setting, that also boggles my mind.  if i were to do this, i would make it an hour long dramedy or a half hour show that isn't joke filled like insecure.  but chuck lorre went another way.  he dared to go where no writer has gone before.  hand clap emoji.

the thing that has stood out to be the most in the show is wow do they eat a lot of food at that bistro!  and it all looks so good!  have you ever noticed that they usually eat these gigantic fruit bowls? and chicken salad.  and bonnie eats a lot.  mostly while in bed.

no bonnie, i don't think that would work for you.  i've seen you eat way too much meat.

and jill! i forget what kind of doctor your husband was but there is no way that he could be sustaining you with that kind of house and lifestyle.  unless he had like, 12 practices and was a plastic surgeon. 

and why do they always need menus when they go to the bistro when they are always there?! haven't they memorized they menu by now?

what i do love is how Christlike they are.  they are forgiving, good people who help others.  they even brought jodi's druggie boyfriend who is near responsible for her death into the fold and helped him get clean.  i do love that.  but the calls and help the girls need from one another come at the most inopportune times.  like when christy is about to go on a date.  its always when she is about to go on a date.

and lets not forget about alvin.  i loved him.  wouldn't it be unbearable for bonnie to live right across the courtyard from where he died?  if he really was the love of her life then wouldn't that be too painful?  every single day she would see the place where he died?  i would not be able to handle that. 

all in all, i learned to befriend a unexplainably rich alcoholic who will buy all my fruit bowls, chicken salads and cakes at a quaint little bistro before and after my alcoholic meetings, that i should move if the love of my life dies across the hall from me, and its gross to eat steak in bed.  and that i should never plan on going on dates because there will always be a crisis with my friends when i have plans.

but the biggest thing i learned is that those who have hit rock bottom and believe they can never get better can achieve great things.  i really believe in 12 step programs and recovery programs and i think this show is truly amazing in the way it shows that and is very uplifting.  addiction is such a terrible disease that affects so many lives and tears apart so many relationships and families and i love the way the show shines a light on both that aspect and the recovery aspect.

thumbs up chuck lorre! thumbs up! 

March 13, 2018

march beauty edition

i love the blended blog and all their monthlu questions! it gives me ideas of things to write about!

1. eyelash curler? no. i hate those things!

2. favorite nail shade? dark red. like fall color red.

3. favorite lipstick shade? hmmm... depends on where i'm going. i like a darker shade if im going out for the night but i like a lighter shade for everyday. i posted some pictures with my shades on instagram that i wanted to share here. i love these lip colors!

4. blow dry or air dry your hair? blow dry! i can't stand it when my hair is wet! 

5. artificial nails? no, never. i wouldn't like that.

6. foundation?  only when i am getting really fancy.  i hate the way it feels on my face.  maybe i just haven't found the right foundation or something, i don't know. but i don't like it.

7. hair up or down? i usually leave it down or at least half down in the morning but it is up by the end of the day!

8. bar soap or body wash? body wash!

9. bath or shower? i take showers to get clean and baths to relax.

10. favorite body lotion? st ives daily hydrating vitamin e and avocado.  its so light and so moisturizing its perfect.

11. do you wear perfume? if so, what scent? i do wear perfume! its in a little tube and the same size as lipgloss.  its victorias secret bombshell and it smells of so good.

12. favorite lip balm? EOS! eos all the way everyday.  eos is the answer to every problem.  i don't like the organic, it smells funny. and now its finally in a tube so you don't have a weird ball in your pocket! 

13. how old were you when you first started wearing makeup? i was allowed to wear mascara when i was in 6th grade i think and i was allowed to do the "whole nine yards" of foundation and everything once i got to high school.

March 5, 2018

you don’t have to...

read every single blog post of a blog you like

be in a book club just because you feel like you should

read a certain book because everyone else is

shave your legs everyday

work out everyday

deny yourself your guilty pleasures

be ashamed of who you are

have your weekend full of activities. you can just chill in your bed or couch with a book or tv all weekend every weekend if you want.

do the dishes right away

read the news

go to a party if you don’t feel like it

feel bad about having cereal for dinner

paint your toenails or nails

we put so much social pressure on ourselves it’s overwhelming and exhausting. there is no need to meet these social contracts. you want to stay home all weekend? thats okay! im so tired of feeling bad or like a loser for my behavior. i stay home on the weekends. mostly because i am very very poor and there are a lot of free things to do in the city but that is downtown and then it’s like okay get up get going at noon and i slowly wake up is how i roll.

ANYWAY. it’s all good guys!! work hard, try your best, and if you aren’t happy, CHANGE IT. geez, i sound like a motivational speaker. i just hope this post helped you realize you don’t have to be perfect. and to you moms! its okay if your house is messy! or if your kids are wearing two sizes too small clothes!! you’re doing your best! good for you!

everyone, give yourself a big round of applause!

73 more questions

i have done these vogue 73 questions before but kristin recently answered a different set of 73 questions so i just had to do it again! its so fun! you should do it do and leave the link in the comments!

1. what is the last song you listened to? "rich love" by one republic.

2. if you had a superpower, what would it be? apparate. just turn around and immediately be in a different place. no more of this flying for 12 hours to get to london nonsense.

3. what is your favorite fashion trend of all time? ray band sunglasses. and dark red nail polish in the fall.

4. what's your favorite junk food? gushers gushers gushers!

5. what's keeping you busy these days? school. in case i don't mention it enough, i am in ucla’s writing for television professional program. write, write, write! i just finished my first pilot which is a huge deal. im so proud.

6. what's a book you plan on reading? the cuckoo’s calling by “robert galbraith” aka jk rowling. i have started it so many times and then get distracted. its a little slow but i really want to finish it!

7. a person you'd love to have coffee with? oh my gosh, mindy kaling for sure. i would ask her how she did it, how she had her own show for six years and how to be a BOSS.

8. blow-dry or air-dry? blow dry.

9. what's the best thing you've done so far this year? written a pilot.

10. it's brunch and you don't have food allergies, what do you order? i dont have any food allergies already. at brunch i like to go all out and get pancakes or waffles and eggs with hashbrowns and bacon! allll the things!!

11. who is the last person you texted? my husband.

12. if you could switch lives with a person for one day who would it be? mindy kaling.

13. what karaoke song would you sing without needing the monitor? halo by beyonce.

14. what's the last thing you ate? an egg sandwhich.

15. last show you binge watched? peaky blinders.

16. what is your favorite birthday cake? the tutti fruitti kind that has the sprinkles baked in.

17. what is something you can't do? whistle.

18. best advice for your 18 year old self? you will find your other passion. you will find your pearls.

19. what is one goal you are determined to achieve in your lifetime? win an emmy.

20. is there a dessert you don’t like? not the biggest fan of coconut which works out well because my husband despises it.

21. what is your spirit animal? a lion. powerful, take whats theirs, protective.

22. what do you usually eat for breakfast? i usually don't eat breakfast. but when i do its cereal or oatmeal.

23. cooking or baking? baking! i almost never cook. i really don't like cooking, my husband takes care of that. but i do love baking!

24. best fashion advice you’ve ever received? dress for your body type.

25. who do you turn to when you’re sad? my husband.

26. what is your kryptonite? when my husband wears this certain shirt i bought for him at old navy. he looks SO SEXY in it.

27. best first date idea? in the winter, go get hot chocolate.  in the summer, go get ice cream.  keep it short in case you don't hit it off.

28. favorite type of flower? you know, i love the way peonies look and i have a bunch of fake ones in vases on my desk but i don't think i've ever had them in real life.  i don't know how they smell.  but i love roses.

29. what's the best part of living in los angeles? its the entertainment capital of the world and this is the place where i will be able to turn my dream of being a tv writer into a reality.

30. what do you miss about college? intellectual conversations.  hearing other people's opinions, discussing them, i loved that about college.  it was my favorite part.

31. favorite pizza topping? no cheese! i hate cheese!

32. favorite ice cream topping? hershey's syrup!

33. dark chocolate or milk chocolate? milk chocolate!

34. jogging or swimming? swimming! i hate running.

35. when was the last time you cried? yesterday.

36. do you like your handwriting? no i hate it! always have.  i used to get teased in elementary school for it.

37. what is your least favorite thing about yourself? how depressed i get when i don't have a job.

38. what is your most favorite thing about yourself? my perseverance.

39. favorite smell? hmmm.. hard to narrow it down because im not really sure what they put in those candles but i love bath and body works candles.  i am slightly addicted.

40. what is the farthest you have been from home? rome.

41. where were you born? salt lake city but that is not where i grew up. i grew up here.

42. sweet or savory? Sweet

43. lipstick or lip gloss? depends on the mood.

44. who is your girl crush? jennifer lawrence.

45. cupcakes or cookies? cookies. cupcakes are so messy.

46. what's your favorite season? fall!

47. what’s your new year’s resolution? i don't make new year's resolutions, i instead make a word to live by for the year.  this year my word is unstoppable.

48. you are stuck on an island, you can pick one food to eat forever without getting tired of it, what would you eat? buttered bread.

49. favorite superhero? i am really, really not into superheroes which is funny because i worked at dc comics for so long.  but i would have to say wonder woman!

50. what do you usually order at Starbucks? hot chocolate.  or one of those strawberry drinks.  i don't drink coffee.

51. if your life was a song what would the title be? "and so she did."

52. what’s one cause that’s dear to your heart?  anything to help the homeless.

53. who would you want to shoot a love scene with?  TOM HARDY. i have the biggest crush on him its bordering on inappropriate.

54. what’s your favorite thing to wear? my long floor length dresses.

55. what is something you always travel with? my portable phone charger.

56. biggest pet peeve? people putting their feet on tables.  mostly anything to do with feet.

57. if you could only dance to one song for the rest of your life, what song is it? "love myself" by hailee steinfeld.

58. what are three things you look for in a man? kindness, humor and reverence.

59. if you could meet anyone dead or alive who would it be? nora ephron.

60. would you rather fast forward ten years and be rich or be able to redo your life with all of the knowledge you have gained over the years? fast forward.  i don't believe in regrets or redos.  i think everything that happened you can learn from and it was meant to happen.  not, like, the really small things like picking a pear to eat instead of an apple, but the big things, like who you marry or what job you take.

61. what could you give a presentation on with no preparation?  how the tv business works.

62. what do you wish you knew more about? politics and the government.  i feel severely uneducated in that department and it really bothers me.  but i don't know where to start to fix it.

63. who was the president when you were born? george h. w. bush.

64. what is your favorite chain restaurant? texas roadhouse.

65. would you rather always be ten minutes late or twenty minutes early? ten minutes late.  i am nearly always late but i hate being early.

66. lauren conrad or kristin cavallari? i'm not entirely sure who those people are.  i think i know who lauren conrad is. she was on that show the hill or something and lived in laguna beach, right? i have heard the name kristin cavallari before but i don't know who she is. i've read interviews with lauren before and i like her so lauren conrad!

67. kim kardashian or paris hilton? kim kardashian! you know i watch keeping up with the kardashians religiously and never miss an episode.  it is my guilty pleasure.

68. snow or sun? sun!  i hate being cold!

69. if you could learn a instrument what would it be? i've always wanted to learn how to play the violin.

70. would you rather have to live without your laptop or your phone? oh my gosh, without my laptop, no question.

71. what's something you like to do the old fashioned way? write thank you notes via snail mail.  that's how i was raised and i love writing them and love receiving them.  its classy and its sad that nobody writes them anymore!

72. if you could live anywhere in the world where would you live? los angeles. oh wait, i do live here!

73. would you rather scuba dive or skydive? scuba dive.  i have terrified of heights!

this was fun!  thanks for the questions kristin!