Sunday, September 18, 2005

Travel Tales

I'd move to Los Angeles if New Zealand and Australia were swallowed up by a tidal wave, if there was a bubonic plague in England and if the continent of Africa disappeared from some Martian attack. ~ Russell Crowe

My sentiments exactly. For those of you wondering, I've had a lovely time so far. I walked on Hollywood Blvd., stepping on all the stars' names. Apparently, on HB, there are like five churches of Scientology. All on one short street. Yeesh! I went to Santa Monica yesterday to the street festival. That was super fun.

The traffic is simply atrocious though! Every single time we have ever gotten on the highway, we get stuck in traffic...and for what? Because people don't know how to deal with other people merging, or someone threw a doll unto the street. Or someone is changing their tyre, and it sends a rolling effect of brakes on the highway for miles. LA pple can't drive yo.

When you go partying, you have to be on a guest list to even make it inside the club. Plus you get a discounted rate at the door. We went to the Highland on Hollywood & Highland located in the Kodak Theatre building last night. Of course we were on the guest list, smoking wasn't allowed in the club, and the music was off the chain. And I didn't get molested on the dance floor...not even once, I was stunned. I almost missed having random men sticking their small dicks privates in my butt. Almost!! It was so surreal.

It's also surreal seeing signs to Orange County, Laguna Beach, Sunset, Rodeo Drive...places you only see on TV. So much to do and see, so little time.

So as you can see, I'm still alive and happy. And I think my LA girlfriends are the craziest group of girls that I've ever hung out with. Even crazier than me, (and we all know what a stretch that is!)

Remember, visit Baggage Reclaim. There's a poll there for the blog that sends the most people that I'm seriously trying to win (the Bad Girls Guide!). So make me proud people and leave us comments, make suggestions and check out those articles. Get to clickin.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Lala in LA

I'll be in Los Angeles for two weeks and I'll have a laugh, get battered and have a buzz, but at the end of the day, I'll go home. It's just me earning a few more stories to tell everyone at home and all. ~ Colin Farrell

I'll be in Los Angeles for almost two weeks, and I'll have a blast, go clubbin' with my girls, have a buzz, go to LIVE tapings of some TV shows, head to the beach (the nice beach), shop on Rodeo Drive and a hundred other things...but at the end of the day, I'll go home. It's just me earning a few more stories to rub into everyone's face when I get back!

While you are missing me, check out the Baggage Reclaim. It's the online Women's Mag that I have been devoting alot of my writing skills to. I simply have to give it my official stamp of approval. It's all that and a bag of chips! Feel free to explore the site and leave comments, and suggestions for improvement. And if you find any dead links, please let us know. Tell 'em I sent ya!

PS: I'll try not to be superficial when I get back!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Getting Organized

The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious. ~ Marcus Aurelius

When I was a child, I used to be very organized. I had my books and CDs all organized alphabetically, and everything in my room was in it's assigned spot at all times. However, with age, I've slacked off...alot! Plus, in the recent years, procrastination has become an evil habit of mine.

I just discovered Microsoft Outlook Express (thanks N!!) It's totally fabulous and I simply must encourage all of you to try it if you have it on your computer. Of course, the reminders will only work if you happen to be around your computer most of the time (like I am!). It's cheaper than a PDA and not prone to ruination...unless you crash your 'puter, then you are totally screwed! Already, I've inputed my schedule, deadlines, work stuff, dates and my little black book. Totally awesome dude!!

With great joy I announce the beginning of the Fall Lineup. I'm ecstatic that alot of my favorite shows (Alias, House, ANTM etc.) are back. I'm sure that most of you have a few of your own favorites that will totally waste your time for the next 3 months!

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Special Announcement

I've officially become Carrie from Sex & the City.

My college clique was a quartet. We hung out together almost every nite and played spades once some of us were done studying chatting up boys. And after that we broke college dorm rules and snuck out to go to IHOP. And we played spades there and chatted up more boys.

Anyway, we nicknamed each other...I wanted to be Carrie then, but I wasn't freaky adventurous enough. I think I got stuck with being Charlotte, much to my everlasting dismay.

Being that Samantha is getting married, Miranda is gallivanting through her post grad program and Charlotte formerly known as Carrie is claiming celibacy...not only do I get the moniker I adore...I'm actually living the dream.

I'm writing for a magazine ~ which is going to be really really big
Living in a wonderful city ~ that I've just discovered the depths of it's wonderfulness!
Dating a coterie of handsome men ~ sorry, nice girls don't kiss and tell;)
Enlarging my collection of shoes ~ by stealing from my sister's!

Congratulations to me!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005


My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M and M's and a chocolate cake. I feel better already. ~ Dave Barry

I was talking to a friend of mine over a bowl of icecream at Baskin Robbins yesterday. The question asked, "Why do you blog, and who in the world would read your blog?"

Throwing this out there to my darling 10 readers...why do you read this blog? Surely my life cannot be as scintillating as yours. My response was that in this modernistic society, humans as social beings enjoy voyeuristic activities. That's why reality shows have done so well, we want to be entertained, seeing people like us going through similar situations, living their lives the best way they know how.

Of course, I did educate them properly into the blogosphere, after all, ignorance is not really considered bliss. I do tend to get on my soapbox when talking about blogs, but it's just the writer in me struggling to come out.

Speaking of bliss, I got to try champagne filled chocolates the other day. I didn't even know that was possible. They were absolutely divine! For those with the sweet tooth, you really must be made aware that you cannot eat just one.

Listening to: Behind these Hazel Eyes by Kelly Clarkson
Mood: Perturbed

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Bad Habits

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ~ Berthold Auerbach
Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory. ~ Oscar Wilde

Most of your decisions and life choices are based on logical thought and fact. However, sometimes, when you are totally confused and don't know what to do in a situation, other channels help you focus on what is the most important thing.

Destiny's Child was in my neck of the woods this weekend, and for those of you that know me, you realize that I have been anticipating this concert for weeks. The pre-shows happened to be my little jailbait crush Mario (thank goodness he's legal now!) and Amerie. So I was super amped to finish up the summer with a bang.

On my iPod Mini, I actually had the three albums on my playlist for weeks, gearing up for the event. After all, this is the last concert tour ever (so they say).

The epiphany actually occurred midway through one of the best concerts I've been to. Kelly was on stage singing 'Bad Habit' and the lyrics went straight to my core. Sometimes you set yourself up for failure constantly and don't know why. I realized what my bad habit was. And knowing is half the battle.

If you have a chance to see them in concert, please do, it was WONDERFUL. However, if you can't, just buy the album and listen to all the tracks. Because I said so dammit!