Sunday, November 20, 2011


Last night we were talking about cartoons we miss from childhood. I think it started because I found Snorks on tv and was thrilled then confused at why I liked it so much as a kid. While we were talking I remembered a movie I used to like as a kid. Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas. Actually I couldnt remember the name but with 2 other 30somethings in the room it was named with excitement. We looked it up on itunes and watched it. Little flashbacks of my childhood while seeing the Jim Henson Muppet's. Even the voices used brought back memories. It was a nice way to sit with family once again and get ready for the holidays

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Date Night

So I kinda crashed but was also invited on my cousin and his wife's date night. We went to this very cool, stylish place called Solace in Encinitas,CA. I loved the artwork in this place. Hey they have a pic of "the dude" on the wall. The food is amazing there as well. So I had no idea that date night was all about indulging on good drinks and rich food. We had a cheese plate for an app plus we ordered the grilled cheese dinner as an app to share. 4 different gourmet cheeses in this grilled cheese. Then we each ordered dinner which looked so good I tried to take a pic. We even got so bold that we ordered dessert. I do feel slightly uncomfortable and not at all datish but it was a fun night. Hey how can you go wrong with good food and good company...come on.

I did notice the table next to us. A woman and a guy on a first date. The three of us spoke about it while walking to our car after dinner. While the girl was in the restroom the guy made a phone call and told whom ever was on the phone that the date was going great. I hadn't paid much attention to them but we did notice he did all the talking. It made me think of the dates I had been on where the guy did all the talking. Where I walked away knowing everything about him and he not knowing a thing about me. I'm guessing like the girl tonight, no desire to see these guys again. He thinks this date went great but did it really? Is he selling himself to her because he is insecure or is he that conceded? I always took it as conceded but my male cousin saw it as insecurity. hmm something to think about :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

And The Freaks Come Out At Night....

Sunday we went to LA for the day. Its about 2 hours away so a good day trip. We did all the fun things like the walk of stars, Hollywood sign, Santa Monica pier and the yummy Randy's Donut. Now I could go into detail on all the fun things we saw but I'm not. I feel I want to focus on one issue I kept noticing.... the homeless and freak situation in LA. Now in NY we had Giuliani who made all the homeless magically disappear and the freaks well they cant afford NY anymore.  In LA they are everywhere. At the beach you have to walk around them. On the Santa Monica Pier they are all around. So while your trying to buy a hot dog or take a picture with your kids you can try to ignore the guy with the gorilla mask dancing to Michael Jackson. There were quite a few half dressed people talking to themselves and dancing to music only they can hear.  Hollywood blvd with its walk of stars is littered with people asking for money or trying to sell you something you are not sure what. You spend half the time dodging tourists and the other half dodging the sketchy people walking about. Now there is sketchy and there is sketchy. The kind on Hollywood blvd are the people with no hands lighting fireworks..yes you read me right. Try to walk past that and pretend you are really interested in Danny Divito's star. It reminds me of Time Square in the 80s. Not a place you wanna be at night. And oh yes I feel terrible for the homeless yes yes yes but its really a situation out here.

Although on another thought if I was gonna be homeless I would do it here. Perfect weather, freedom to set up camp anywhere you like even in the middle of a sidewalk, sleep on the beach and you can get a dollar taco on just about every corner.... just saying

while writing listening to: chakakhan, song: papillon

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sigur Ros: one of the best bands and why

I am unable to sleep and when that happens I like to go to apple trailers and see whats coming out soon. Look at what I found. INNI, its a film by Sigur Ros. I am so excited!! They are a band unlike any other band. Their music doesn't just play to your ears it goes around you, through you, you feel the music. So I was so excited to see a trailer for a film that is basically just a live show. The write up on their website says it takes you to an intimate place with with band in that its them playing stripped down. I have yet to see them live so this has got to be the next best thing. Anyway check out the music, you wont be sorry :) and you will probably recognize a bunch of songs from commercials and movies.

First Blog!!!! YAY

Hi! Welcome to my blog! First my name is Liz, I am 33 years old and have just made the jump from New York to California. I have always lived in New York except for the very few years my parents lost their minds and moved us to Jersey. Thank God they realized what they had done and moved us back to the suburbs of NYC. I lived there until 2 months ago when I picked up and moved to California. Its been an adventure alright but I am loving my new life. I'm not sure what this blog will be really. It might just be about a woman's journey to a new place, sex and the city Cali style, or life as an unemployed family mooching artist....I just don't know yet. But what I can say is that it will be hilarious and touching because thats what my life is.

PS as I write this I am watching a Paranormal State marathon and I am really upset by the state of the investigators skin. Does everyone on this show have bad skin? Perhaps they need to stop worrying about the dead people and worry about their dead skin.... a dermatologist is needed asap