Category: Los Angeles

poor character

poor character

It was the afternoon/evening rush hour. A line of cars waiting at a short signal. This street is always packed during this time. As I walked by, I heard one car honking a very long honk. It’s when you hold your hand down on the horn and not let up. It’s shorthand for extremely angry/agitated.…

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the fall

the fall

This week the weather was summery, with highs in the 80s. It’s already September. On Monday I was thinking how long until the weather changed and then the next day the highs were in the 70s. The weather has changed. The kind of change where in LA you can wear shorts or not. Wear a…

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triple movie review

triple movie review

In one day I watched three movies on Netflix. Yes, there will be spoilers. Star Wars: Rogue One The Queen of Katwe Philomena Overall, I liked them even though there were things I didn’t like in each film. What I noticed was that each film has a female lead and the co-star was a non-romantic-interest…

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random June thoughts

random June thoughts

In LA there’s a “season” called June gloom, which is basically cloudy days with cool temperatures. For locals the lack of constant sun can turn someone into a depressed person, as if they are severely deficient in Vitamin D and moping about as if the world is ending. Personally, I love the June gloom. The…

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buy and sell

buy and sell

Today I walked into Buffalo Exchange with bag of clothes, hoping to get something for things I haven’t worn in a long time. There was a line, with mostly skater guys, which surprised me, but maybe it shouldn’t since it’s LA and skaters + fashion is a real thing. I wondered if anything from my…

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hole-y denim

hole-y denim

A trend in denim jeans is having holes in them. Depending on your age, you may immediately think of the 80s-90s where holes in jeans were cool, just like big hair. I never got into the trend of holes in jeans unless it was made naturally through normal wear and tear. Plus they cost more…

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bread

bread

Last time I talked about nutritional yeast; today will be about bread. Mmmmmmmm…bread. I like bread. I love bread. All kinds, like plain ol’ white bread, wheat bread, hot dog bread, hamburger bread, artisan bread, baguettes, ciabatta, sourdough, flatbread, cornbread. And all the other varieties you like, I probably like too. But I can’t eat…

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athleisure

athleisure

Wearing sweatpants in public is a crime in my book of fashion law unless you are actually exercising. And usually you don’t exercise in malls if you are under 60 years old (although there’s always exceptions). However, things all changed a couple years ago when I was at H&M and saw these baggy elastic-band pants…

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deluge

deluge

Previously: snow. Today: rain. The California drought is over. Everyone thought El Nino would take care of that last year, but it ended up being just like another dry winter. Then, this year is the year of the deluge of rain. So much rain it reminded me of Paris, where the winter rains are so…

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wrapping

wrapping

Previously: necks. Today: scarves The best thing about winter is wearing scarves. I don’t recall wearing or owning a scarf until I lived on the east coast, where the wind is bitterly cold and the snowfall can get inside your coat unless all entry points between coat and skin are closed off with overlapping warm…

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