Shopping Does The Soul Good

I need to start with my yesterday to talk about today.

Paulina texted me on Tuesday night asking if I wanted to work merch for the Jack Johnson concert on Wednesday. I lovelovelove doing merch and I immediately texted back that I’d love to, and even though I was hella tired from traveling back to SB from Downey and then rushing immediately to work that night I was so down to do merch the next day.

Okay, so yesterday I headed over to Harder Stadium at 1 and so began my very long day of working merch for the concert. Originally the plan was for me to work from 1pm to 11pm, and the other shift would come in from 4pm and stay until 1am. That did not go accordingly and instead I worked until 1am, for 12 hours straight with only one 10 minute break.

JJ had PALETTES of merch in a huuuuge truck, and I really had never seen so much fucking merch in one tent in my life! Early in the day there were only six of us and wow… it was so hectic organizing shit, let me tell you. ACK. And ughh! As I was hanging merch on the “wall” for display some fucking photographer took a photo of me while I was standing on a table. OH HELL NO. It was so awkward!!!!

I have never held THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS of dollars on my person before. Like seriously my hands felt so FILTHY touching all that money!!! ACK. And omg, all 12 of us (6 joined in at 4pm) were barefoot on the grass. We were just running back and forth and there were 5-6 people deep in line all across the tent!!!! It was such a bombardment, a rush, and just damn exciting!!!! (: AHHH Merch is just damn amazing. And I make a cute sales girl. (;

I mean I hate anything to do with selling. I cannot for the life of me persuade ~anyone~ to do anything, especially if they don’t want to. It’s just not what I do! I feel I should not have to convince anyone ever, because it is a waste of my breath and time. But that serious issue aside, selling people really cute shirts is awesome. I know all the sizes, people ask me for my opinion on what I like, etc., and ahhh everyone is just happy all around! I’m not convincing anyone. They’re all vying for my attention to get something they ~really~ want. (: And III get the special honor of helping them pick and choose and find something that suits them/fits them!

Anyway, by end of the night I’m pretty sure JJ made huge money. Like HUGE. It’d be unprofessional to say just how much, so I won’t, but know it was A SHIT TON OF MONEY. He could buy a Honda Accord, no problem, with that money. (Not quite a Lexus or anything more upscale, but dude that’s still a lot of money). I got $250 for that one day’s work. (: Happy happy times! (And I got a free tote bag!!)

Anyway, so I found out one of the guys working lives right across the street from me, like directly across and so we both biked back home together at like 1:30 in the morning… haha… But instead of going back to his place Edward felt like chatting it up or something. We coincidentally found David locking up his bike, coming from work, I think, and we were like ZOMG we all know each other now! haha…. and we went to eat at Freebirds! Lol. OMG! Then we brought the chatter back to my apartment and these fuckin’ guys kept talking about AS until 4am. By then I was like OHN, I need to sleep. I had to CONVINCE them to leave my apartment. Haha, fuckin’ cuhrazy queers<3

I woke up at 10am, got ready, met up with David to find a bike for him to ride, then called up Edward so we could eat at Pho Bistro in IV. Then Paulina called and she joined us! Pho is so damn good, but Pho Bistro’s is mediocre. And wow…. after we got our food walked in Moonie, Jose, and Miguel! And then these other people Paulina knew and we just all knew each other there, no joke! It’s a small place and IV is pretty small too so we were all just chattering away. haha.

Anyway, afterward Sandy, David, and I decided to go shopping! It’s got me in such a great mood!!! Everything was so damn cute on me!!!! Really boosted my self-esteem. ^_^ Normally dresses I’m totally iffy about ‘cus I don’t really think I look that great in them but arghhh… I got three!!

And I got two jeans from PacSun, too. OHHHH MY GOODNESS. We saw Alexis Bledel at Macy’s!!!! She wore a black and white striped jacket, she was so petite, and she looked like a regular girl shopping, except her face is fucking GORGEOUS!!!! She currently has straight black hair, and it’s amazingly shiny.

Anyway, I ended up spending $300… Hahahaha…. pictures later, promise. Everything is sosososososososoooo cute. ARGHHHH can’t stand how cute everything is. I just want to model it all right now. Haha… ^_^;;

Okok time is running out! Need to post this!

Eye candy:


Visiting France

Dearest Me,

I love how spontaneous I am. (: Mm, hate how I spend so much money all the time, but… that almost can’t be helped. Impulsive. Compulsive. Lalala. Anyway, keeping this positive!

Originally we were going to go to Ventura for the day, but I was so extremely tired from working the show last night that I didn’t want to travel that far. So Nefi and I decided to have breakfast here in FT and then reformulate a plan. Basically we decided to go to State St., but we planned to stay away from State St., if that makes sense.

Early in the day I made two goals; one was to take a picture of a complete stranger, and secondly, to take a picture of an animal. Less than a minute after making the former goal (made these separately) I started to take a photo of these amazingly pretty pink flowers, but some French guy (with a sexy accent) got in front of my camera and jokingly asked to be in my picture. He practically offered to be the stranger in my photo so I told him, “Okay! Really, can I take your picture?” (: I did, and Nefi was in the picture, too. Afterward we had a quick conversation and we shook hands. It was pretty bomb! (Will come back to the latter goal)

Taking the back streets nearer the residential areas we found so much pretty and rather interesting architecture. So I snapped away and took pics. Mm, and then! I found a Paul Mitchell school salon!! Isn’t that amazing? I sure know I have gone back home a few times just to dye my hair. Now I don’t have to anymore! Sweetness.

Nefi and I wandered back to the main street, State, and decided to get Rite Aid ice-cream! Earlier in the day I had called our hanging out time Chocolate and Vanilla time. Lol… but what’s funny is that I don’t like vanilla. So anyway, we were chatting about how fun it is hanging out and Nefi said we complement each other. haha… I looked at our ice-cream and mine was chocolate and hers vanilla. So yeahyeah I started laughing and pointing at our skin color and ice-cream (‘cus that’s how we joke around).

There are these 25cent buses that go down State St. and Nefi proposed we take one considering there was nothing else to do. So we did!! And we went down to the wharf and walked all the way down the pier. Down the pier there was a small boat that we decided to get on. Wow, so much fun! And this is where my animal goal comes in. I didn’t end up taking a pic of say, a dog or anything, but seals! (: A much more interesting animal indeed!!

For all the fun we had we spent under $5 today. 0: That’s just incredible to me. >_x I typically spend so much money, but I told Nefi I needed to stop spending money so we strayed farfarfar away from all the clothes stores.

Oooh!! I found a photography store, though. They sold holgas there… and lots of other amazing camera goodies. I nearly died of excitement, but reminded myself I couldn’t buy anything. Agh, it was so hard because I’ve been wanting a holga for a while now. >_>; Just thinking about it gets my heart beating a tad bit faster. xD;

When we got back Nefi made me spaghetti! (: ‘Twas very delicious! Thanks darlinggg<3 xD Haha… we were talking about how Raymond and Rona ought to go on a date together because they’re both jealous that she and I have been spending time together. >_x Like, seriously? We can have other friends, too!! Oh wells. People will feel as they feel.


(lol, yeah, sounds like “I love me,” and atm, life is good!)

The Sun Fades Away

On rare days during the week there seems there is nothing to do. Yesterday was such a day. Rona didn’t attend her Asian Lit class so the day was ours. I texted her asking if she wanted to do something … we don’t do everyday. Not that there is much to do in Santa Barbara, but whatever. We went to Downtown Santa Barbara and had dinner at an Italian restaurant. The lighting was nice, and the food delicious. (Lol @ mention of lighting, but that makes for great pics) Luckily I was hungry (for once lol) to enjoy the food & etc.

Of course, as always, Rona and I had to watch a movie. S’what we do. Charlie Bartlett. Oh em gee. Cute to the extreme and I lovedddd it. (: Forserious.

Well… by then it was 9-ish pm, but you know, the night was young… hah. So Rona and I resolved to go by the beach near campus. There are these stairs that lead to the beach down below, but it was a total Titanic moment as they were partially flooded (high tide) and wow… was I fucking scared even though the water couldn’t touch us. Photos o’ course. Here’s one:


Down below is where the water was… Rona wasn’t, but I was scared. The part of the stairs in which we were standing was above the water. And since I’m afraid of heights it was just awful looking down at the black abyss below. However, we did take pics! Lmao, any moment is a picture moment.


Click click the pics! (:

I do have some serious things I want to talk ’bouts but time constraints prohibit it! I have to leave for an ASPB Meeting soon-ish. =\