My Love Affair with LA

Last month Facebook reminded me that three years ago we moved to LA.  And in a few days, we will be leaving LA. The day I found out we were moving to LA I cried.  A lot.  In public.  I walked outside AT THE MATCHING CEREMONY and cried.  It was embarrassing. I cried because I knew LA was […]


When you swim you spend a lot of time staring at the bottom of a pool.  Turns out there are quite a few things down there.  You have your hairballs, bandaids, pennies, leaves, an occasional quarter…just general debris.  At practice on Friday there was something (I’m pretty sure it was a piece of plastic tangled in some leaves and sticks) sitting […]


A few Saturdays ago, Paul and I went to our first black tie gala for my job.  I straightened my hair, he wore his wedding suit…it was so fancy. If someone ever wants to teach me how to look normal in pictures, let me know. We left Tiniest with my parents. The event was downtown. […]

LA Hiking

Someone got a new backpack this weekend. Though you can’t tell from the picture, she’s a huge fan. To test it out, we headed out to Griffith Park Sunday morning. Last week I was listening to an interview with Josh Spector who came in 18th at Badwater this year.  He lives in north Hollywood and […]


Californians always get attitude when someone tells them they could never live here because they’d miss the seasons. Well.  We’ve had a heatwave these past few months, and let me tell you a secret: Angelenos were missing fall.  It’s hard to pull off the scarf and boots and the extra foam, non-fat pumpkin spiced latte when it’s […]

The Crows

This past month Paul’s been working a couple night shifts a week.  Having to switch back and forth between mornings and nights sucks for him.  A lot.  And having to come home and sleep during the day in our little unairconditioned dutch oven of a house is equally sucky.  And I don’t particularly like never seeing […]

Night swimming

Sunset outdoor practices are my favorite.  By far.  Maybe it’s because for some reason swimming at dusk almost always gives me flashbacks of swim practice as a kid.  Maybe it’s because when you’re done, and that super relaxed, warm, foggy, wave of sleepiness that always follows a hard swim finally washes over you, you know all you have to do […]

LaLa Land

Came across this on our walk around the block the other day.  Everyone was thoroughly confused.  The guy in the yellow vest was actually trying to explain what the 30+ signs for 2 parking spots meant and why it was necessary.  No one understood or believed him.