Friday, January 1, 2010

First post: Los Angeles in succession

New Year's resolution: maintain a blog for a year.

Oh, the dreams I had for this first blog post. An illustrious blog post I would write, full of candor, wit, and f'in ACRIMONY -- so much bitterness for 2009, well fuck off, 2009! What would follow are my laments for the year, for each unfortunate thing that happened to me, my friends, my family, the world, and all my hopes and dreams for the future, for 2010 - the new year, a year of change and diversion and turning twenty-one and sluttiness*. But after the clock finally turned twelve and I laid in bed till four-something a.m. wondering what the hell to write about, it was just
blankness that came to mind.

And now here I am in LA in a beautiful house with my two besties. Having already discussed with them my shitty idea about blogging about my shitty and pathetic life, and not knowing what to reflect upon because my life is so shitty and pathetic*, they happily suggested that I discuss our wonderful four day trip (supposed to be five days but we are cutting it short). And I am thinking that there is no need to periodize the past year, or to create lengthy resolutions as if there is a starting date for my aspirations. If there is a right way to start the year, it would be to live by several ideologies:

1) No more resolutions. Just change. (via and
2) If you don't like something about yourself, then change it. (via myself)

So with these thoughts finally laid out, I can proceed with my many logical fallacies and run on sentences, and summarize this trip.
  • Went somewhere beautiful in Palos Verdes and ended up playing with a friendly (and rich) cat named Kai for an hour rather than check out the beautiful view.
  • Randomly ate at a Korean BBQ place in Koreatown, then made fun of a group of Koreans that were smoking outside by blasting kpop (2ne1 and Big Bang - Lollipop) in the parking lot as we left (fucked up?...or...fucking hilarious??).
  • Spent New Year's Eve dancing with toddlers in between taking swigs of champagne
  • My real name is Megan, I guess.
  • Bought the most beautiful bong at a head shop @ Venice Beach, a strip of the eclectic, freaks and crackheads that produce beautiful art, do street performances, and offer free joints. A perhaps overrated tourist area, but I do love it, and the streets of Venice are rampant with memories of friends (from frequent visits here) and scenes from American History X (friends and skinheads...mmm)
  • Had ramen at Hakata Ramen Shinsengumi in Gardena
  • When you are five years old, the whole world is unfair.
  • The five year old stole our chez (cheese). It was our chez. She stole it. She stole it.
  • Enriched in an environment of children that speak both Portuguese and Norwegian, along with English.
  • Amazing homemade Brazilian flan. Amazing homemade Brazilian rice. Amazing homemade Norwegian meatballs.
Hard to not talk about food. Excuse me as I go downstairs to make sandwiches.

*I kid.

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