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you must check this out

on the americanapparel intranet there is a blogroll that i check every morning. one of the blogs on there is:
(the name is priceless)

you must check this out! its hilarious! and just so fun. i emailed her and might intern for her. just being an extra hand for her and help handle everything from website updates to managing her social networks. she lives near me, and once i get a bit settled, i think itd be soo great!! :)

let me know what you think of it. im obsessed :)


internet in the apartment! now if i could just figure out my damn cable box. it doesnt let me change the channel. well, that is just not cute.

can you believe its september 1st tomorrow?! wow!! i like that its a fresh month tomorrow. got my i just want to "be". not stress about moving, cable guys, jobs, etc. i want to get into a routine. i want to go for a run (lord knows i need it) or walk and come home at the end of the day and feel comfy. aside from it being sweltering in here, its great. my apartment has the susie kelley touch and its perfect. now all im missing is the boyfriend. hahahahaha just kidding.

i live in LA. i live in LA. um, yea still not sure it has sunk in. i mean, it was a month since i saw my mom. i mean, jesus!! a month!!!!!!! wtf?! when i dropped her off at the airport, we agreed that it felt like i was at college again. sooo weird.

whos exhausted?

why is it monday again?!

anyway, here i am at work desperate to blog cause i havent had a chance in weeks and so much is going on. mom flew in on friday, so as soon as i got off from work i drove to her hotel. the standard. talk about funnnn times. we had the most delicious pizza and fries for dinner, and kicked it poolside. with none other than pauly shore. HA! it had been a month since i saw her. you know, that hasnt happened since college. we headed to pinkberrry for dessert and just chilled at the hotel.

i headed home to grab contact solution and jammies then was going to come back and sleep with her. i got pulled over. long story short (cause its kind of a long one...funny, and i will for sure need to tell it at some point), i need to get new plates and a license.

saturday was moving day. again, long story short, the movers were horrendous (hold your sure you could have guessed if the past 3 weeks were anything to go by). got all my shit into the building and mom and i s…

just a boring thought by yours truly

seems life really does come full circle.
in order to prep for college and everything, i opened a checking account with wells fargo.
once i moved back east i closed that one and opened one with a bank closer.
(this was a few years ago and wells fargo was non existent in the east).

here i am, back in cali, and i was thinking id open an account out here...and i was thinking
wells fargo. ok, dorky story, but whatever...thats my life. :) haha

im heading back up to LA tomorrow, and into my apt. i bought a fan at costco yesterday for
$ hopefully i dont die of heat exhaustion. ill send pics when i get there :)

hi mom!

i miss my mom :)

aside from all the great things i hope to do out here, and great people i hope to meet (hello cute boys!!), i cant help but state that one of the shittiest things is that i am 3000 miles away from the person that "gets me" the best.

her laugh. her smile. her tears. her and i getting ready to do things, or happily shlepping in 3-days old sportswear. i miss it all.

but, its ok. between phone calls, emails, bbms and text messages, we are pretty much still together. obviously not nearly the same...but while we both figure out some stuff in life, a little mileage will have to do. we both deserve great things, and i am so excited to see where life takes us...for a bit we are just going to be bicoastal. which, actually, is pretty badass.

so there you have it. i miss you mom. always will. i mean i think i miss you when im near you. haha, thats just what happens when you have such a great bestie like i do.

just know mom, that sometimes before i go to bed, i think of you. …

500 days

such a great movie. i loved loved LOVED it.

i felt like the character of summer (played by zooey deschanel) was me. im that girl that loves her independence, but loves boys as well. shes had a few relationships, but doesnt need a man all the time. she doesnt want to feel like she has to be with him all the time, yet loves him when they are together. its sort of a game thing.

then, poof, shes engaged. thats totally whats going to happen to me. im always crushing on people, but never really date longer than like 6 months-a year. it wasnt really until aaron that i realized it totally happens.

i gotta head out, but have tons more to say about me and the movie.
until then, go see it!!

RIP tom

we lost another great one today.
aunt brendas dad lost his fight with cancer this morning at 9:30 EST. even though he had been pretty sick for a while, its never easy.

i found myself asking "why??" a lot today. why him. why my dad. throughtout my dads illness i didnt think like that. i stayed strong so that my dad knew he was safe. if we were mad or sad or scared, it made him uneasy. as he lost his own abilities (to walk, talk, express outword thought, write, run, etc), he looked to us for how he should feel. if we laughed, he did. and so on.

however, with the loss of tom, i find that so many things in life just arent fair. im at a weakened point in my life as i transition 3000 miles away from everything that i know, and find that sometimes i get sad thinking about who and what weve lost. for a while there i was doing great. i channeled dad when i needed him...the race, the move, the job hunt, and the apt hunt. i channel him quite frequently and talk to him as well. if i really…

good news.

i got me a job!!!!

i just got a call from Anis at american apparel. i got the job. basically i am the resource assigner, which described by them is as follows: (cause, really, i have no idea...haha)

Jobe Description:
Assigns production resources based on stock levels.

Detailed Work Activities:
*Creating master sew orders (MSO) for wholesale and retail to support company and sewing production requirements.
*Analyzing production reports in order to allocate best resources for production.
*Communicating fabrics needs to Fabric Planning department and inquiring on fabric arrivals.
*Constant interaction with Production Planning Sewing Coordinator in regards to current/future production plans.
*Close communication with Trim department regarding trims for new and/or existing styles.
*Uses computers to enter, access, or retrieve data.

*Revising MSOs when required due to design changes, labor or material shortages.
*Ensuring MSOs are being cut in a timely manner based on production needs …

edited to add:

...did you hear the one about me running the half marathon in 1:39:00??!?! haha ok, the only reason im blogging that is so that i never is now documented forever. i have something kinda cool to bring to the table. and really, if my body never heals, this is why. i will never forget it. HAHA :)

also, the other night, after the day at manhattan beach, i headed back down into venice beach to help lindsay eller set up for her play "expressing motherhood". she had asked me if i was available to lend a hand...of course!! eel picked me up and we gave out wine, desserts, these killer cookies...and mingled. it was a 14 act play, with each act being a mom with her own unique story...some were funny, some were sad, some were short, some were long. for mom (this was my favorite) told the hilarious story of how her sons annoyances in the car during errands, poking her and crying along with her 3 siblings got her to the point that she broke, and told her son that…

updated bloggie

i decided it was time to update the ol' blog. i picked a new template, changed some colors, and realized i should change the name. funny how it kinda worked...hkpa, easily to hkla. eventually i want to make it a lot cuter, and do more with all the colors and fonts. maybe thatll be my afternoon project, haha.

anyway, i drove down irvine yesterday. it was fun spending the afternoon in a real house. i got a real shower. i mean...with soap! haha. i was living in a frat house for a while there. l0ve those boys though...but they do admit (and theyre right) with boys is pretty unglamorous. they certainly are boys. it was fun though cause i let them know that i wanted them to be themselves...burp, tease or harass me, or whatever. i had some of the most fun moments in those 5 days. i am pretty lucky to have a friend like craig...thats for sure.

on my way down to irvine i got lost for a hot second (really, no idea how that happened)...and stopped at rite aid. of course noone knew any…

moving to LA: blog update #1

holy lord.
my week started with a 4:30 am wake-up call on monday july, 27th...and has not slowed down since. i flew to LAX with 90 pounds of luggage and went straight to an interview. from there, i hailed a cab to craigs house where i would crash for the next few days.

throughout the week i had several job interviews and spent countless hours walking and driving the city calling every "for rent" ad i saw. i saw some pretty gross places...getting to the point where i just felt so desperate to sign a damn lease.

craig, his roommate ben and his buddy trevor and i all hung out a lot. we made food together and got yogurt every night. we watched movies and had some great laughs. it was funny...ben referred to us all hanging out as a family, as in "here we go...our first family road trip" on the way to manhattan beach for a bit of beach insanity. kinda cute. i might a huge effort to do the dishes and buy groceries...i wanted them to think i wasnt just a free loader. not that…