Pretty awesome that last week I said the Chicago Blackhawks were the hockey team I love that doesn’t suck only for them to get swept in the playoffs for the first time since 1993.
This week has been a game of catch-up. I didn’t necessarily think ahead when I made so many plans for this week because, after Chicago, I just wanted to be still for a bit.
Despite how busy this week was, it was a good reminder of what I love about San Diego.
On Tuesday, I had a meeting with a new freelance client, which was the perfect reminder that I love what I do. We spent most of our meeting talking about the blossoming creative community that’s coming out of San Diego and how supportive everyone is. The thing that killed me about NYC was how competitive it always felt. Even though the creative scene in San Diego is still growing, I love being a part of it.
Last night, I went to the monthly Lady Killas event – this month’s theme was Grit & Grind like a Boss. It was powerful and inspiring and definitely had me drunk on girl gang love, which is my new favorite feeling. There are a lot of things I am still missing from San Diego, but a supportive girl gang is definitely not one of them.
Recipes I tried
I did not cook once this week, which I hate! I got back late on Monday so I picked up a La Playa California Burrito. Then I didn’t feel like going to the grocery store at 8pm on Tuesday after my meeting so I picked up a Kalua Pork pizza from Bayside, which was my lunch and dinner for a few days. I met up with a friend at Regent’s pizza, best pizza in all of San Diego, for a slice and my favorite goat cheese salad. Finally on Thursday, my work had a birthday lunch so I conveniently took plenty of leftovers to last me the rest of the week and weekend.
& yes, if you caught on, 90% of my meals this week were pizza – the very best way to say goodbye to 26.
Articles I read
Scent as Storytelling: Adapting American Gods to Perfume, Unbound Worlds
Helena Fitzgerald continues to take my breath away with her writing and this piece is so wonderful and simultaneously sums up my feelings on American Gods perfectly.
Astrology is Fake but Taurus Hates Change, The Hairpin
These Feelings Will Be Over Soon, Femsplain
A Long Look at the Effects of the Chernobyl Disaster, National Geographic
To Everyone Who’s Just Barely Holding It Together, The Establishment
102 Villagers, 750 Refugees, One Grand Experiment, The Guardian
Future Islands: I discovered this band when I was living in NYC and I constantly forget how much I love them until they pop up on my Spotify. Their latest album has been my writing soundtrack for the last week and then I received an email that they are coming to San Diego. I convinced (and by convinced I mean asked and she enthusiastically said yes) my friend Leah to join me and now it’s all I will be thinking about for the next few months.
This weekend is packed full of fun. On Saturday, it’s supposed to be 82 degrees so Erin and I are planning to paddle board in the morning and read at the beach for the best of the day. & also eat burrata because our motto is “Life is nada without burrata.” Sunday marks my official entry into late-twenties territory – It’s my 27th birthday! I’m celebrating with sunset drinks and bites at Duke’s La Jolla with the best dang friends a girl could ask for.
To top it off, my favorite book American Gods has been adapted into a TV show and it premiers on my birthday. The reviews are stellar and I can’t think of a better gift, aside from a trillion untaxable dollars.