It would be just wrong if I didn’t post about my amazing day with Brad yesterday. Today is technically his birthday, but he has to work tonight . So we celebrated yesterday, which was perfect because it was… ROLLING STONES … Continue reading
One thing I have learned in this huge transition phase that we are going through is that you have to figure out the traditions that are the most important to you and then you have to make them work. It … Continue reading
I’ve realized since Brad started at Tar & Roses that we were pretty spoiled while he was at Pintxo. One of us almost always got off of work early, so one of us always got the “load the bike into … Continue reading
It’s hard to blog around Christmas time. Mostly because surprises are really, really hard to keep when you are crafting and gifting and you just want to share pictures of all the fun things you’re making for people. But you … Continue reading
Oh my gosh. After weekends like this one, I swear off drinking for a few days. Then I get home from a long day at work and see that bottle of wine with just a couple glasses left in it… … Continue reading
Last year when we moved into our last apartment, we looked at is as a big step up.
We were moving North of Wilshire.
North of Wilshire. North of the tourist madness. A nice, quieter neighborhood where we could sort of be domestic without becoming too boring. A tree-lined street where we could still walk to the city-like atmosphere of Wilshire, but we could also be just far enough away from it so that you couldn’t hear the traffic.
If you know Santa Monica, you also know that “North of Wilshire” means “South of Montana”.
Montana Avenue, which is like Santa Monica’s answer to Rodeo Drive. Lots of cute little shops and stores and boutiques that I can’t really afford. Lots of celebrity sightings. Lots of Brentwood soccer moms at their soccer mom lunches while the nanny has the kids. Lots of amazing cars and beautiful purses. Lots of great people watching.
On the other side of Montana there aren’t apartment complexes. There are gorgeous, multi-million dollar homes. There is amazing architecture and unbelievable landscaping. (see TRex) Just across that one road, there is this other neighborhood that is fun to walk through, but completely out of reach.
Until I realized we just moved there.
Now, technically, we are still on Montana. Not really North of Montana. But our apartment is on the North side of the street, so I’m just going to go ahead and lump ourselves in with the wealthy producers and lawyers and doctors and whatever who live on this side of the street.
Brad and I are going to bring a little flavor to this side of the tracks.
Watch out. We’re North of Montana now.
I voted! I even went online early and requested a vote by mail ballot. I researched my answers and I carefully filled in bubbles. I sealed the envelope and kept my stub. But when the time came to mail the … Continue reading
Let’s be honest. It was Labor Day. Then I blinked. Then it was nearly Halloween. Well, Hellooooo Fall! For the last ten years or so I have spent my autumns in places and climates where the leaves don’t change color. … Continue reading
September turned out to be a crazy kind of month. Not only did the parents come to town for a week, but we put our pup on Benadryl, we prepared for our upcoming adventure in NYC, we realized we only … Continue reading
Brad and I dont get much time off together. Brad works all the time and I work nights, so it doesn’t really bode well for typical date nights. Sometimes we make dinner at 1AM. Or watch late night TV until … Continue reading