Julie’s Baby Shower!

I know it’s been a while. What’s new. Really, should that last sentence have ended with a question mark? Or should I say Happy Labor Day, Happy Halloween, Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy Boxing Day? In all honesty, I’m as busy as always. There’s an ebb and flow to the crazy fashion business I’m in, and now just happens to be a flow. And while waiting for an ebb to arrive (cough…Chinese New Year…cough) is still a few weeks away…I’m turning over a new leaf and have lots of posts lined up for you! If the 52 drafts I have saved in my Blogger dashboard aren’t proof enough…here’s the first of many new posts that have a little something special to offer.

Because I don’t think for the last few months you would have liked hearing about working from 7am to 7pm, fighting in foreign languages over silly things like thread colors and sample due dates, or eating Chinese take out (what else would you expect?) and not cooking much more than Trader Joe’s microwave steel cut oatmeal in the mornings, I’m your girl…if not, well, then you’ll understand why for the last few months I’ve had almost nothing to share. That is soon to change!

AND! DUE DATES!!! Speaking of which…

One of my best friends in the whole world is having a baby!Julie and I went to high school together a million years ago and for the last few years I’ve been lucky enough to have her living here in L.A., mere minutes away from the new Live and Love L.A. apartment shared with The Boyfriend (it’s going spectacular by the way, thank you so much for asking!)

Anywho…Julie and I have been friends forever. And I just love her and her hubby James, and when she told me last summer she was expecting, the first words out of my mouth were, “I’m throwing you a shower!” I spent the weeks before her shower ordering decorations and games online (Amazon.com saves the day again!) from my hotel rooms in China and New York, and anxiously awaiting the packages when I returned home.

I can’t believe the day came and went already! We showered her with love, gifts, and lots of pink, purple and green (the colors I chose for the shower, natch!) And she was amazed at all of the love showered her way. I’m so excited to share the pictures with you!


I’m out of work for the next 13 days until I start my exciting new job.

What will I be doing?

Today, I went and got a haircut (unfortunately, not bangs–I decided I needed a more grown-up looking cut to go with my big-girl job, especially since twice lately I’ve been asked “How old are you?” and when I responded, “27,” the people gasped. “Really, I thought you were waaaay younger than that.”) and then I went to the Social Security office to get a new card, as I lost mine. If you need a lesson in patience, head to the Social Security office on Santa Monica and Vine in Hollywood. My my, the people in that place! All ages, all backgrounds. THE WAITING IN LINE. There was me, and then there was a guy with a tattooed face, even his nose was tattooed. But I don’t judge. Then there was the guy yelling, “You think I have time to WAIT for you to send me my money!?!?!” Yikes.

Then this afternoon I baked cookies (speaking of cookies, did you know one of my bloggie BFF’s Elizabeth is having a Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar Cookbook GIVEAWAY?!?! GO ENTER NOW!) and then I sat around in my cozy pants watching Tivo’ed episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and stuffing my face. I figure I’ll lose weight with all the traveling I’ll be doing with my new job, right?

Tonight, The Boyfriend and I are going to our friend Jill’s comedy show (Isn’t that cool I have a friend who is a stand-up comedienne? I could NEVER do that! And she’s newly engaged! Lucky girl!) and then tomorrow I’m headed to the beach for a one day vacation. I’m bringing beach towels, trashy magazines and my Ipod loaded with great beach music. I’m going to pretend that I’m in a tropical paradise, even though Weather.com tells me it’s only going to be 64 tomorrow. Oh well. I’ll bring a hoodie too.

Then, on Friday, I have a dentist appointment to fix a chipped tooth (stupid tooth grinding!) and then I’m having a lunch and shopping date with my girlfriend! I’m so excited. Being unemployed can be so much fun!

And Saturday, I’m heading out East to visit family! My grandpa has been very sick this winter, and I haven’t seen him or my grandma or my other family out East for years. I’ve been a bad granddaughter. So I’m heading out now, before I get too busy with my new job and can’t make it back for a while.

I know it’s all going to go by so fast. Too fast.