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Foodies Unite

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012

How can you go out to eat and expand your palate but also stay true to the items you like? My mom is a true believer in comfort and finding that in the same recipe over and over at restaurants. Well I promised myself more options moving out here to California. I have a great group of foodie friends and that is the only way to let your taste buds grow. Somehow I have found my own little gem in all this. I have become an ordering wizard. Laugh as you may, it is true :) I can guarantee I order the right flavor or option every time I go out. My old position allowed me to coordinate all the office lunches and that included ordering when family style was an option. I wish there was some job that allowed me to be the best food orderer, but that is sadly only a dream role that will never happen so for now I’ll just leave my top foodie tips that I have come up with :)
1. Always check out the menu before going to a restaurant, this will help you know what type of food you will be ordering and what you can eat if you have any dietary issues.
2. Follow the flavors. If you are at an Italian restaurant, eat according to those flavors. If you are at a steak house and you are a vegetarian, run away. Places that are true to their heritage or flavors should be the best of their trade (‘should be’ is loosely determined).
3. Your mood controls your mind. What are you in the mood for? There are triggers in your brain that wake up those taste buds. Appeasement is the best answer to these triggers. If your cravings are wide spread, bring a friend or two and try to order as a group. Your taste buds may be cured with one bite and not a whole meal.
4. And last but not least, ENJOY! Enjoy your food and time. Savor the flavors and relax while you eat. When you are rushed through or aggressively eating you may not feel fulfilled when you are finished.

And on that note: I am officially hungry :) Foodie’s Unite!

Olympic Media Blitz

Posted by on Aug 2, 2012

NBC prepped us for all the Olympic hype and got us eagerly anticipating the media coverage. Well now what? Why are we aware of the outcomes before they air? NBC has suffered a severe backlash with the coverage of the 30th Olympic Games. I hate having to record 9 hours of footage to blink my way through for that one hour worthy of being historical. The media has been overly accessed during these Olympic Games. Even one of the athletes admitted her losing that Gold medal came down to the fact that she focused too much on twitter and facebook the night before the competition. There is obvious reasons for delayed coverage but to announce the scores and outcome may have dampened the viewing pleasure. So even with all the backlash and awful planning on NBC’s part, I am still anxiously await to fast forward rowing, volleyball, and glimpse at swimming to catch more women’s gymnastic (even know there is a great picture of the all around winner already posted on MSNBC. #Fail)

Boredom Initiative

Posted by on Aug 1, 2012

Well my O my! It has been way too long since I’ve shared some words with my friends. I am currently sitting shot gun on my couch, recovering from surgery. I may feel like an 80 year old grandparent some moments and my mind might doze off like a 5 year old ready for nap, but my intentions are all good. I am feeling even more motivated than ever to discover. I am reading more articles, researching companies, and discovering way too much online shopping ideas. Might as well put my boredom to good use. There is nothing wrong with catching up on an iconic 90′s popcom (pop sitcom) such as Dawson’s creek. I am just eager to be excited again to discover, do more, and try. I think I got in a slump to do well with what was in front of me, but did not strive to see more. With that said my new goal is to find more: Find more ideas, hope, stories, and experiences. So remind me to share all that with y’all and let me know what you think! Cheers!

Girls Night Out

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012

There is always a first… and this weekend is my very first Bachelorette party. Well I must add BACHELORETTE WEEKEND! I am beyond excited to share the excitement with my good girlfriend Amanda. I will not know anyone else in her group and I’m pretty sure I may be the loudest one. If you ever watch How I Met Your Mother, I feel like I will be one of the “WOOHOO” girls! Now let’s just hope this group leaves the drama at home. I may have watched a little to much of Mob Wives this week and assume everyone is now a Staten Island gangster b*tch. So Cheers to new experiences this weekend. That cheers better come in pink drink with an inappropriate straw! ;)

Be in the NOW

Posted by on Feb 27, 2012

So it may have taken me a little longer to get rolling. But creativity flows on its on time. I have been at my new job as an Assistant Event Manager for a Promotional Marketing Company for about 6 months. It is an awesome experience and I work for all the top liquor companies promoting their core and new brands. I help coordinate events from Orange County, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. I had to put all my focus into this job. Everyday brings a different change or new idea in events and I have had to adapt with it. With that being said, I have now find my groove and I’m eager to continue my on-air creativity. You will be seeing much more of me and hopefully in a timely fashion ;) Any suggestions or comments are always appreciated and I thank y’all for all the support!

GAME… COCKS!

Posted by on Sep 20, 2011

Well I am a slacker. I’m sorry. No excuses play like a champion, but here I am WAY too far behind from blogging. I still have my ambition to be on air and presenting to all of y’all (yes I can say y’all)… BUT I was also lucky enough to land a full time job in events which is also giving me great exposure and tools to do more. Now that I have given a brief apology to my absence, here goes.

SCHOOL SPIRIT!!!! I am not a pro sports gal. We did not grow up with pro teams in my house. My dad was a huge proponent of pride for your alma mater. He has stuck by his team. Virginia Commonwealth University, and seen them through many athletic seasons and new academic program in Richmond, Virginia. He was even awarded the #1 Ram Fan this season! He is still local and can hoot and holler with all the Black & Gold fans there. I on the other hand have to scrounge and hunt down my fellow Gamecock fans. I am all for SEC athletics, well not with the color Orange… Or LSU… so really only a few ;) I am the group leader for the South Carolina Alumni LA Chapter. This means I have an excuse to annoy, beg, and plead with people to join me and a few other rowdy fans to attend game viewing parties in support of Carolina Football. I don’t event think I was this big a fan while I was actually going to Carolina. You wouldn’t see me up at 9am for a gameday, but out west I feel a pride for staying true to my team and my school. Just as my dad has done many years, with wins or loses I am still a Gamecock Fan. I have even recruited a few new fans to cheer on the REAL USC! So grab your spur and get ready for a great football season… and GO COCKS!!!!

Summer Music Fun

Posted by on Aug 14, 2011

I’m so sorry for my lack of blogging. I got caught in my summer slamjam! Music overload?! NEVER! I have had an incredible summer with some awesome music. I appreciate all types of music. For me concerts are more to experience the event, venue, and share the time with my friends.

I honed a leather jacket and knee high boots at the Hollywood Bowl in June for the Motley Crue/Poison Concert. The Hollywood Bowl is an amazing outdoor amphitheater in the heart of LA. I feel like I am taken out of the madness and into a jungle just to get to my seat! You can take in whatever drink or food you like. Might I suggest the cardboard containers of wine with resealable top… Don’t worry much better than box wine. Next I put on my Cowgirl gear! You can’t go wrong rocking a jean skirt and boots around here. I guess I never thought I had the “inner plaid” in me even when I went to school at South Carolina. I always stood out in some oddball punk attire (equipped with suspenders and big hoop earrings with a key, thanks to Janet Jackson). Sugarland performed at The Greek. I had never been to this venue and went for the perfect occassion… Girls night out for a friend’s birthday. We did get a few mean glares when we were the first to stand up and dance (in a section for sitting), but after a song or two, the crowd joined in on the dance party! A week ago I rocked out to Matisyahu at Club Nokia in LA Live. Now if you can’t tell already, my music tastes are definitely wide spread. Thanks to my love of coupons, I purchased exclusive tickets on GiltCity.com. I happily dragged a friend to join, even if she hadn’t heard of “Mati-who?” The crowd showed their many colors as well. The crowd represented the ever so spirited reggae smokers, to the ultra orthodox Jews wearing their tzit tzit (definition online), to the “Cool” hipsters parents escorting their teen to his/her first concert.

Overall I have to say the concert summer of 2k11 is going smoothly. Even as I type this I can hear the Summer Concert Series in Hermosa Beach. Guess I should get off the computer and join!

Surfs Up Bro

Posted by on Jul 28, 2011

Two things come to mind when I hear the word surfing. #1 Pauly Shore in Encino Man saying “Budddyyy” and shaking his fingers. #2 Annette Funicello & Frankie Avalon in “Beach Party” scenes where they are in 50′s attire and both surfing on one surf board. Well both myths are false. You do NOT surf while shaking your fingers (even though I really did try). Annette and Frankie must have been photo shopped in because that surf board is not a comfy spot for two. Moving past both of those myths I came across a 3rd item. Surfing is awesome! I cannot remember the last time I was in the ocean and went under the water. I am used to the Atlantic Ocean where it is 80 degrees and you go in the water enough to cool off from the sweat dribbling down your face from humidity. My surf lesson was well worth it.(Check out CampSurf) A great experience to say the least and another point to why beach life rocks :) . I had a great teacher who was very patient with me. The first rule he taught me was surfing is 99% paddling and 1% surfing. I am lucky enough to say I conquered that 1% not always so successful but I got up on that board and it felt great! Maybe next time I’ll get to stay up even longer. Cowabunga!

Breakfast Done Right

Posted by on Jul 21, 2011

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Thanks Kellogg for trying to convince a 10 year old that sugary cereal is ok for your morning meal. I was raised on having a rushed meal Monday through Friday, bagel and shmear in my mom’s old van. And it was a great bonding time with my Mom but since then I have tried my best to always sit down for breakfast. I love making eggs. It is my go to breakfast meal. (Pancakes and Waffles are only worthy of weekend breakfast). I do not know why but I am a “breakfast any time of day” girl. Nope- nada- not happening. Breakfast is strictly meant for the first meal of your day (at 8am or at noon whenever you wake up). So this morning was a delicious egg white omelete with mushrooms, spinach, and havarti cheese (I heart cheese!!!) Add fresh basil for a delicious finish. Best way to kick start my day is to actually take the time to sit before the day runs away without me.

Creativity at its Best

Posted by on Jul 21, 2011

History of Rap

Not all creativity is created equal. I had to share this youtube clip from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Just proves you can still find creativity on tv even if it is just a twist on the past. Just wanted to share this with everyone! Enjoy! (Click on the Blue Link to check it out!)