Lot 48

February 5, 2018

blogmopolitan quiz

remember those really fun blogmopolitan quizzes that erin would make? i miss those.  so i made one.  with her permission.  mine is not nearly as cool as hers were.  but still!  hope you like the quiz!

i love answering questions and i love getting to know other people! you can click here to download the image and answer the questions yourself and put it on your blog! fun fun!

lets do a linkup! linkups are fun and make me happy.  if you want to answer the quiz yourself, you should put your link here so i can be sure to read it!  spread the word! tweet away! 

happy monday!

i guess there was some kind of football thing yesterday?

January 29, 2018

i’m the kind of person who

i got this fun post idea from misty who got it from stephanie! do it too and leave your post in the comments!

loves...... rainy days, advenutures, and

fights.... with companies to get free stuff when they don't meet my satisfaction! it embarasses taran so much. i try not to make a scene but if your credit card machine isnt working all of the sudden in the middle of my transaction, GIVE ME MY CASHEWS FOR FREE for my troubles. its just good business.

dances... with strangers if good music is playing and i find someone who is down to party with me. i really have zero concern if i look like a fool. dancing with strangers in situations where no one else is dancing is LIFE. its one of my favorite things in the world.

corrects.... people when they quote movies or tv if the quote isn't exactly right. i remember quotes exactly and am super annoying and correct someone if they get the quote wrong in any way.

listens..... to eminem when im working out and when im really angry and beach boys, more specifically brian wilson when im writinf and need inspiration.

never.... compromises my morals. i look forward to how this comes into play as i work and in this business we call show. as a devout mormon, i forsee many instances where i will have to stand up for what i believe in.

will always be a...... dancer. even though i had to give it up for heartbreaking reasons, it is in my blood and will always be a large part of my soul.

hates.... summer and LOVES fall.

starts celebrating.... my birthday a week before and starts celebrating Halloween a month before and Christmas on November 1st.

would rather wear.. heels than flats.

quotes.... gilmore girls and jim gaffigan on a daily basis.

prefers.... tv over movies. obviously. #tvwriter

is scared of.... all scary movies and haunted houses and anything that makes me feel like someone is out to get me.

cares deeply about.... the gun issue in America. something has to be done and i am looking forward to getting involved. something broke inside me after the recent kentucky shooting. i look forward to being heavily involved with everytown and fighting to make a change in this country.

obsesses over.... writers. i am THE most annoying person to watch tv with. if im watching a comedy, i have to see who wrote the episode then look them up on imdb and then memorize their entire resume and then hate them that they have written for shows and i havent. then i pick the writing apart and won’t stop talking the entire time.

eats a lot of.... gushers. they are my addicton. i have to have them in the house at all times.

uses a lot of... lip exfoliator. life changing and i use it everyday. i hate peeling lips.

cannot... whistle.

does not... like cheese. it makes eating out so difficult.

acts like a fool... probably all the time but i have no shame.

could eat... lemon cake for all meals for the rest of my life.

has never seen..... E.T. i know! weird right?! i should probably see it at some point.

this was so fun! do it too and be sure to tweet me (@lot_48) or leave the link to the post in the comments!

January 19, 2018

the loss of a friend

i love linkups, i really do. i think they are a lot of fun. i like checking in with you on fridays and giving you a little piece of how my life is going.
This year has not been off to the best start. there have been a lot of very unexpected things come up that have caused a lot of stress, panic attacks, and tears.

one of the things that hit me hard was the loss of our Church’s prophet, President Thomas S. Monson. he has been the leader of the LDS church my entire adult life and to lose him and gain and new prophet has made me feel off balance. it’s hard to adjust to a new leader, President Russell M. Nelson because a prophet is so loved and feels like a friend. it will take time to adjust. to educate a little, our prophets are called of God and are not elected. we have our presidency consisting of the president and his two counselors. then there is the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, which to explain plainly, they support the presidency, spend a lot of time traveling and ministering over the world and divide the duties of the Church. we always know who the next Prophet will be as it will be the Elder who has the most seniority of the Quorum. the Prophet gets to choose his own counselors by revelation and prayer.

i miss Monson and his cheery optimism and warmth. Church this past sunday was difficult because of the discussion of our new prophet who i am still getting used to and the loss of Monson. i forgot for a moment he was gone and cried on taran’s shoulder, it was really embarassing.
for those of you who are not of my faith, the only thing i can maybe compare it to to help you understand is if a very dedicated Catholic mourned over the loss of the Pope?

enough sadness.

i got this bling back at Christmas and i got the band yesterday! you know that i can't help myself to rings.  i wish the band bent so that it was closer to my ring. oh well im a poser and i know it. i dont care. i have a ring addiction.

have a rockin weekend. i know mine will be!!

January 17, 2018

january questions

i love the blended blog's questions they do every now and again! i love answering questions! its so fun!  you can click on the picture to get the questions or here.

1. resolutions or no resolutions? i always do one word to live by for the year and thats it.  i don't like doing resolutions because there are too many to keep track of.  also, i think you should improve yourself all year long and not just one month of the year.  you should evaluate yourself constantly and take a look at who you are and what you can improve on year round.

2. love snow or no snow? its a lukewarm situation.  its like  a town i want to visit it but i don't want to live there. i lived in salt lake city 8 years and it snowed a lot every winter.  i didn't really mind it that much but when we went to salt lake city for Christmas and there was snow, i was reminded of how cold it was and how terrible it is! i liked it for a second and then was like "take me back to LA!"

3. name a new place you want to go this year?  we really want to go to paris in the fall but i don't think its going to happen.  probably next year.  but we really really want to go soon.

4. would you rather have a new haircut or a new color? new color.  for some reason, my hair has turned more towards the brown side since i moved here which is so weird.  wouldn't it lighten up with the california sun?  i have been thinking about getting some highlights.

5. name one special thing you want to do for yourself this year?  go on a special girls trip with my best friend.  she is so busy with planning her wedding and pharmacy school it probably won't happen.  she literally has zero free time.

6. least favorite thing about january? here in LA the weather is bipolar.  last week it was 50 degrees for two days, then on saturday it was 83, then yesterday it was 73, now later in the week its supposed to rain.  what? make up your mind!

7. most favorite thing about january? that its a fresh start and that the holidays are over.  don't get me wrong, i love Christmas but its really exhausting.  there is so much pressure to fit in all these activities and if you don't, its like you failed and you're a scrooge.  its a lot of pressure.

8. when do you take down your holiday decorations?  the day after Christmas!  i want that pressure that i've been carrying around off my shoulders as soon as possible!

9. do you diet in january? no.  i have never once made a body related resolution.  my motto is to eat healthy because it feels good, exercise because it feels good, drink water because it feels good and you'll feel good.  and never, ever weigh yourself.

10. what area of the home do you want to organize the most?  the bedroom.  its the room i spend the most time in and if it is really messy then it drives me crazy.

11. favorite winter comfort food. pot pie.  we have boston market (not sponosored) right near our apartment and they have the best comfort food.  when we don't have food in the house because we haven't grocery shopped we always get that.

12. favorite guilty pleasure?  keeping up with the kardashians!  for sure! i am so ashamed to admit that i watch it every week and haven't missed an episode.   well that's a lie.  they are piling up, i am behind this season but usually i never miss an episode.  its just so hilarious.  they are so ridiculous.

answer the questions too and then put the link in the comments!

January 16, 2018

my non instagramable life

from the outside, it looks like my life is very perfect. i live in my favorite city in the world, i'm pursuing my dream of being a tv writer, i'm married to the love of my life, my husband has a good job,  i get to go to movie premieres and other cool events, i work for a company that the entire world loves and knows of.  its all pretty sweet!  and i am so, so blessed!  i really can't believe that this is my  beautiful life.  verbal gold blog recently published this amazing post about how instagram is a highlight reel of our lives.  we don't show the crying, the heartache, the days we don't shower until the afternoon, the zits.  we show the best parts, the fun stuff, and we edit all of it.

that time i went to bright premiere and shook hands with will smith?? yeah, i was in the middle of 3 months of unemployment.  it was not a good time.  i was not doing well.  its very hard on me to be unemployed.  not just financially, but emotionally.  i like to be busy and have a place to go where i am counted on and i get fulfillment out of.  i need that in my life.  

when i instagrammed all those times i went to universal? like twice a week that one week?  that was because i was unemployed and had nothing else to do.  it was super fun but didn't make me feel good about my life or myself.  i just kept thinking "all of these people around me have jobs, and i'm just here because i have nowhere else to be."   

when i instagrammed Christmas?  i was terribly missing my parents and was sobbing on Christmas Eve because i wasn't with them.  its hard to be with the in laws on holidays.  they don't do the same traditions as i'm used to, they don't bake cookies or have a big Christmas Eve dinner.   i was super depressed that night.  i was so jealous of everyone else's posts that showed they were with their own families.  i wanted to be with my family! 

there is so much behind the gram.  we all know it but we don't really think about it.  we get envious and #fomo and end up unfollowing people because we are too envious of their lives and its making us feel bad about our lives.  but that person, that blogger who gets paid to travel all around the world, she had problems too, of course she does!  maybe she wants another baby and she is having trouble getting pregnant.  maybe she's having trouble in her marriage.  i don't know!  i only know what you know! but we get so caught up in the perfectly edited highlights of someone's life that we forget that it isn't perfect.  

nobody's life is perfect. mine is not!  i assure you.  i mean, are you kidding me?  i live in hollywood.  and i'm trying to be a screenwriter. in a sea, nay, an ocean of screenwriters. and i have yet to be hired as a screenwriter. seriously.  my life is far from perfect! im a baby, amateur writer who just started her training and often feels like she is drowning in her inadequacy and the pressure to become better and become better quickly! 

we all know this.  none of what i'm saying is news to you.  i'm just reminding you.  because we need to be reminded.  a shock of reality.  what you see on instagram isn't real.  #iwokeuplikethis no they didn't.  nobody wakes up like that.  

the next time you are feeling envious of someone on the internet remember that it isn't real and that their life is just as messy as yours.  and that you're beautiful, your life is beautiful, and you are just as rich or richer in spirit as the person you're envious of.  we don't know each other's problems. we are all just trying to figure life out as we go along.