Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around

-Leo Buscaglia


Summer 2012

Every summer, I make it a goal to do as many activities outdoors as I can to take advantage of  California’s beautiful weather.  Although I say that now, when 100+ degree weather hits, I’ll be super annoyed and looking for an airconditioned indoor space (I always miss borders around this time), haha.

So… other than that, I’m looking forward to whatever adventure comes my way and creating more memories!

Paper Towels

A few weeks ago, my life changed: I started to use only one sheet of paper towel .

It’s not as disgusting as you might think and I feel better about myself (I wash my hands like, 20 times a day) for making a conservative choice.  I always see so many barely used or unused paper towels in the bathrooms and judge whoever did this as bad people for being so wasteful.  But I took a good look at myself, and I too, am wasteful.  I catch myself ripping 4 pieces of paper towels, thinking it’s not enough.

Thanks to Michael (for sharing this idea) and this brilliant TedTalks video by Joe Smith, he teaches you how you can simply dry your hands with only one sheet.

For the lazy, all you need to do is, shake your hands (he says 12, I tried a little less and still works), fold the piece into two and dry.  So shake and fold.  The folding of the paper towel is very important as it’s able to absorb more water from your hands.

I hope your life is a little simpler and you can go to sleep at night in peace knowing you’re a hero.

Joe Smith:

Also, how awesome are paper towels.  Seriously!  This guy knows.


I recently received a terrarium for my birthday and being terribly bored for a second, I glanced over and  I imagined what it would be like to eat a piece of bread that will shrink me to fit in here.  What a wonderful world to explore for like 5 seconds.  Everything seems so beautiful in here and peaceful, even for a moment.  There’s a deeper meaning to where I need to go in life that I have yet to find and what an adventure to someone like me who is just as mad as the hatter.

‘But I don’t want to go among mad people,’ Alice remarked.
‘Oh, you can’t help that,’ said the Cat: ‘we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.’
‘How do you know I’m mad?’ said Alice.
‘You must be,’ said the Cat, ‘or you wouldn’t have come here.’

‘Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’
‘That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat.
‘I don’t much care where —’ said Alice.
‘Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat
{Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland}

Why The Face

This morning, I was leaving a rather long voice-mail message for someone and I was thanking them for their support (my organization is hosting a walk in May).  As I was ending my message, I said, “in Jesus na-“………….

{i found this image off of google images, so credit goes to…Fox?}


Today marks the first day of Spring!

I think I should start reading the Hunger Games’ series today since the movie is coming out this Friday, which I am excited for!  This is the ultimate procrastination.

Now that hanging out and secretly reading all the books at Borders (I’m sorry, I caused your downfall)  is no longer an option, where can I find a free version online…

…If I can’t find it online, Barnes & Noble, I’ll be seeing you.

{photo taken from The Grove}


With the help of Michelle, we got stand-by tickets to the Ellen DeGeneres show!  Unfortunately, we didn’t make the cut.  I’m pretty satisfied because we scored guarantee tickets for another taping the next season, and the episode we were supposed to be in had Amanda Peet, who was b-b-b-boring.  If we got tickets to the later taping at 6pm, we would’ve been able to watch Ed Helms!!!!!

We were hanging out at the Riff Raff Room (overflow for losers) and to know that the celebrities/ellen/the entire episode was happening on the other side of the wall, is weird.  Dear Ellen workers, please have some free candy or food in the Riff Raff Room please.

It was an all-day adventure starting from 9AM until 5:30PM.

Highlights of the day:

1.  Porto’s.  I got the Pan con Bistec (steak cuban-style sandwich) and I would get it again when I go back and I can’t forget the potato balls!
2.  Bethany Joy  Galeotti was at Porto’s with her baby.  I had to go up to her and tell her what a HUGE fan I am/was/will ever be of One Tree Hill.  I also had to ask for a picture, but since she was with her baby, she politely declined and SHE’S STILL AWESOME.  Very beautiful and surprisingly too skinny.
3.  Michelle finally has Friends
4.  DK imitating Amanda Peet during dinner at Beer Belly 

{I think my photos just vomited WB signs and smiles everywhere, Burbank CA}