A few obsessions…

I always really enjoy when bloggers post a few of the things they are currently obsessed with so I thought I would do the same! There really is no unifying theme here other than they are all things I use/eat/see/do on a regular basis and wish I could use/eat/see/do more often. If you know me you’ve probably had to tune me out more than once while I lecture you about the amazing-ness of each of these.

Josie Maran’s Aragan Oil

This stuff is like nectar from the gods. Yea it’s a weird concept- here take this oil, it does magical things to your face, hair, nails, and fine china. I don’t know what makes this any different from olive oil or really any other oil BUT IT IS. I wake up looking tired and dry and gross… a few drops makes me look awake and bright. And kind of like this.

Extra Sharp White Cheddar Cheese

I mean… does this even need a description? It’s like what I’m pretty sure the baby of awesomeness and perfection tastes like. It’s the main ingredient in the BEST and most addicting macaroni and cheese ever, which literally could only be better if it actually contained crack. That mac n’ cheese recipe was the first one our Fat Kid Posse conquered. The Fat Kid Posse (consisting of Cindy, Ketakee, and Michael) started as a study group during 1L finals… but we spent most of our time discussing food (mainly cheese and various baked goods) and we quickly evolved into just a group of people who appreciated anything heavily caloric. This might explain our grades first year, and our expanded waist lines.

The Fun. Album “Some Nights”

This entire album is just UNBELIEVABLE. Yea, I know that I’m passenger #6,872,545 on that bandwagon. But I don’t care. I tend to be that person who listens to the same song OVER AND OVER AND OVER again. In high school I spent 6 months listening to The Goo Goo Dolls album Dizzy Up The Girl… fine it was closer to 9 months. Yea well this Fun. album may surpass that. I listen to it mostly when I’m studying but since I’m a law student that’s a large majority of my time (ok I’m totally lying, 2Ls don’t study), but I do listen to this album all the time.

Ray Ban Aviators

I got these over Christmas and pretty much wear them everywhere, and the fact that I love them is only partially motivated by the fact that Jen Aniston owns the same pair. They are instant cool and efficiently cover up a significant lack of makeup or allergy abused eyes. Added bonus:  I wear them as I walk to work in Beverly Hills and whenever I walk past Urth Caffe people always do a double-take thinking only someone really famous could be wearing such awesome sunglasses. A paparazzo took my picture once. True story.

American Cinematheque Screenings

I have always had an obsession with old films. For pretty much all of high school the only things I watched were TCM (Turner Classic Movies) and TGIF on ABC (Sabrina The Teenage Witch was AWESOME). The American Cinematheque keeps a slate of film revivals and special screenings going all year round, and with a theater in the heart of Hollywood and one in Santa Monica there’s always something awesome to see! Where else can you go to see a remastered version of Strangers on a Train, see Rudy literally WITH Sean Astin and Jon Favreau (who then invited us all out for drinks), and see My Week with Marilyn followed by a Q&A with Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh?! The work they do with preserving films and doing screenings of hard to find films is just amazing. Plus concessions are reasonably priced. Gotta love a Big Gulp sized Diet Coke for $3.

What are some of your obsessions???

Ok I couldn’t help it… one more Fun. song!

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The A-B-C’s of ME!

A. Age: 24. Last night the busboy called me “ma’am”. I died a little.

B. Bed size: Queen. It’s pretty much my favorite possession. Made even better by the fact that I got it for an absolute STEAL from the Macy’s Furniture Outlet (unfortunately closed now).

C. Chore you hate: Folding laundry. I would literally sleep in my bed with the clean laundry all over it if it didn’t make me look like a hoarder. One semester my roommate in my sorority, Krisse, used to put my laundry away for me. She was a great roommate.

D. Dogs: I was super afraid of dogs when I was little. Now I can’t wait to have one. When I finally get a yard I want a husky named Atticus or Learned Hand, something stately and lawyerly. But I also really want a beagle and a french bulldog (brindle colored).

Atticus... or Learned Hand

Atticus... or Learned Hand

E. Essential start to your day: Cereal and tea. I could literally eat cereal for every meal of the day. Usually when I go grocery shopping it’s because I’m out of milk. I like to mix it up but I’m currently working through some honey nut chex… not as good as the cheerios but gets the job done.

F. Favorite color: Purple. But I’ve been growing rather fond of green recently.

G. Gold or silver: Silver. I’ve had to force myself to expand my gold jewelry because I have some outfits that just look better with it. So last week when I found a pretty multi chain gold necklace super on sale I grabbed it. Then the sales person informed me (after I purchased the final sale item) that it was Kardashian Kollection (I’m not sure collection should be spelled with a K there but since it’s the Kardashians and they are the most annoying people… ever… lets say that’s right). I still have convinced myself I won’t get struck by lighting if I wear it.

H. Height: 5’4″. I’m the shortest person in my ENTIRE family by almost 3 inches… I’m also the only person with blue eyes. It really reinforces that “milk man” rumor my family was always joking about.

I. Instruments you play: None. I did play a mean recorder in 5th grade though. I KILLED “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”

J. Job title: Law student. Intern at Scott Free Productions. Awesome blogger! (Too soon?)

K. Kids: I love kids. I often waste time looking at the “adorable kids” posts on TheBerry. I want 3!! Though considering I won’t get married till I’m 64, I may have to settle on being the really cool aunt.

L. Live: West Hollywood, CA! I love my apartment! It’s huge, comfy, close to shopping/bars/restaurants/drag shows.

M. Mom’s name: Kim. NOT Kimberly. My grandfather got into a fight with a nun about that.

N. Nicknames: Jenn. JDubs. Westy. I had a friend in undergrad call me Westicles. He’s not my friend anymore. KIDDING! Love you Cory!

O. Overnight hospital stays: None. I hate needles and hospital stays means needles. I can only have children when they figure out how to give an epidural orally.

P. Pet peeve: Ignorance. Of every kind. People who refuse to do things for themselves. Flakiness.

Q. Quote from a movie:

Marie (Lauren Bacall): You know how to whisper don’cha Steve? You just put your lips together, and blow. (I think this is partially because this is when she and Bogey met <3)

Rick (Humphrey Bogart): Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world- she walks into mine.

R. Right or left handed: Right-handed.

S. Siblings: Younger sister- Christine.

Christmas card a few years ago. Repping the Pac 10!! (now 12)

T. Time you wake up: On weekdays- between 6:45 and 8 (depending on if I go running); weekends- between 8 and 9.

U. Unlikely to hear me say: ¨OMG I’d LOVE to try your fish and portobello sandwich covered in guacamole!”

V. Vegetables you dislike: Broccoli and eggplant. Yuck.

W. What makes you run late: Breakfast. When I’m getting ready in the morning I can skip a shower (sorry world), makeup, and matching shoes. But I can never walk out the door without at least grabbing something.

X. X-Rays you’ve had: Lots for my teeth (2 root canals in middle/high school due to sports injuries), and a bunch for my wrist because even after surgery it wouldn’t heal correctly.

Y. Yummy food you make: I really love making homemade oreo cookies! Usually from this recipe. It’s amazing making something so simple from scratch can make it THAT much better but these are truly awesome. I do a lot of baking. I’m sure I’ll post a bunch of it here! OH and my AMAZING mac n’ cheese… it’s lethal (in the best way). Recipe here.

Oreos on the left! This was during my first experiment with them, while also making cookie dough cupcakes, and drinking wine with my best friend Megan (obvs).

Sharp white cheddar, gruyere, pecorino Romano. CANNOT go wrong!

Z. Zoo- favorite animal: Always love the big cats! And the giraffes! And the dolphins… but usually need to go to an aquarium for that!