Monday, June 28, 2010

The Taste of Amazingness.

So this post is written, like, a week too late- and I know. I've been a horrible blogger. I feel like I've been saying this forever and ever, and that I would change my bad habits of not blogging, but summer has turned me even lazier than I was before!
Not. Good.

Anyways, this past weekend I went to the most amazing ice-cream parlor ever. (Located in Santa Cruz, if you ever want to visit. Wait- WHEN you visit.) And I say parlor because it makes it sound more retro- which it was!

First off, it was across from this classy sign. I mean, I know it was a tough decision choosing to eat the ice cream instead of going across the street for LIQUOR, but somehow we managed.

And it is just CUTE! It's very well kept, bright red and white... maybe it needs a little work on the grammar (I've never heard the plural of ice cream as ice creams before...) but who am I to argue?

And then the flavors! I kid you not, there were like a million.
Okay, like 60. At least. All those little signs across the back wall were also continued along 2 other walls- that's a LOT of ice cream. And they mix it all themselves!
The ice cream was creamy and perfect and I like to tell myself that it was very healthy, so that I have an excuse to get more. Mmm.
(And apparently they have Chinese take-out boxes too? Didn't notice that until just now...)

Last point- awesome decor! Since when did dancing cow wallpaper go out of style?
Like, uh, never!
And that TV? Goodness. Let me just steal it now, please.

Marianne's = Amazingness.
The end.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Disco Inferno

First off, I'd like to apologize if my titles' references to movies/TV shows/songs are bothering you, because I seriously do not know how to reign them in! I see my post, and immediately think of something that reminds me of it. Like the "Sister, Sister" theme song. Or, even worse- a Hannah Montana actual quote.
Today's it's just music (and a super fun song, in my opinion- go check it out!)

ANYWAYS, today's video is courtesy of Jib Jab's sendables , since I think everyone needs a little disco (and a little Zac Efron) in their life.

PS- Don't be hatin' on my bumpin'-hip dance with the Zefron- he's just waiting to dance with you, too! Haha, if you decide to be a cool cat and make a video at Jib Jab, be sure to share!

PPS- Check out the muscles in my arms! DUDE.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sistah, sistah!

My best friend Anne and I have been friends for almost 6 years, and we're so close we're almost like sisters- in fact, back when I used to be tanner and she used to be pale-r, our Lit teacher thought we were twins!
(Probably on account of the fact that we are both half-chinese and half-white, but that's beside the point.)
Anyways, we just finished Junior year last week (can I get a "what, what?"), and since everyone brings their cameras for the last day of school, we goofed around on camera, and Neha captured this picture:

We were trying to be cutesy and all, kind of like John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer in that one "secret" cover of EW, but it ended up reminding me of Brittana, aka the pinky-holding cheerleading friends, Santana and Brittney, of the show GLEE.

Haha, I hope we did their trademark justice!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"Terra, I'm SO gone!"

Name that quote?
(And don't worry if you don't know it. I'm kind of facepalming that I do- answer's at the bottom!)

So, I'm just gonna point out, rather obviously, that it's summer. At least, in the United States it is. And what does summer mean?
I went to a great picnic dinner this weekend, and our hostess had the tastiest fruit salad ever that was delicious, and it cooled us down!

It was GORGEOUS because it had strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries in it- but what really surprised me was that she also added lemon zest and tarragon (hence the random title of this post).
Granted, I don't know much about spices, but it was a great twist on a (still amazing) "generic" fruit salad, and made for a guest-pleasing summer dessert!

Answer: Hannah Montana S.1 Ep. 15 "People Who Use People"

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Su-shi: cold boiled rice moistened with rice vinegar, usually shaped into bite-size pieces and topped with raw seafood (nigiri-zushi) or formed into a long seaweed-wrapped roll, often around strips of vegetable or raw fish, and sliced into bite-size pieces (maki-zushi)

I like to think that I have really sophisticated taste buds (if little bumps on your tongue can be that), but in actuality- I'm more like a Vanilla.
I say that I love sushi, but I really only like California Rolls. It's not that I haven't tried real sushi... I just don't like the texture.

Strangely enough, though, I LOVE the look of sushi.
I make mini-clay sushi, keep clocks on my blog that have sushi pieces instead of numbers, and wear a really awesome sushi band-aid that my french teacher gave me when I accidentally kicked a scab off my ankle.

Annndd.... that was probably too much information about me! Man, you learn something new every day, huh?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Just so you know, I am one. A mom-embarrasser, that is.
I was in Staples the other day with her and my dad the other day because we were waiting for the take-out food that took twenty minutes too long because we didn't call ahead of time.

Just as side note: Who doesn't like Staples? I mean, it's full of cute pens and stationary and swirly chairs and notebooks and binders... I could go on and on. Plus, it reminds me of Dwight from The Office.

I may or may not always look for Rainn Wilson each time I enter the store...

Back to the story-
So we were in Staples, and then this song comes up on the radio:

Okay man, this is a great song. And it's impossible not to dance to. And if you know me, when I dance, I dance all out. So there I was, kicking my legs and shaking my shoulders in the middle of Staples, and employees may be staring at me...
My mom laughs, "Aren't I supposed to be the one who embarrasses you? Not the other way around?"

I never thought I'd see the day.

How do you embarrass your parents? Come on, you know you do.