Sunday, March 30, 2008

Love is a Mix Tape

I used to love to read. When I was younger, I would read 3 books at a time and actually skip watching episodes of my favorite shows like Fresh Prince and Blosson (you KNOW you watched Blossom too) just to see what happened next in whatever book I was reading. Now, I still read 3 books at a time...they're just law books. Last summer I actually had the chance to read for fun again, and I found myself looking for an "issue" or "holding". It was absolutely ridiculous and less than enjoyable. So a few weeks ago I decided that I really need to start reading books for fun again.

A few nights ago I finished "Love is a Mix Tape" which was something that I totally got. In high school, I was the queen of the mix tape and today I have a zillion playlists with funny titles that represent what's going on in my life at the time. The way Rob Sheffield tells his story through these mix tapes was unbelievable. Loved it. So if you're a music junkie like me, check it out.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Doughnut Goodness

About once a day I think about something I miss about Chicago - Snow (only when it's falling, not when it's all slushy and dirty), the skyline when driving down Lake Shore Drive on a sunny summer day, singing oldies in the car with Tiffany, Cubs games...the list is endless. What do I miss today? Dunkin' Donuts.

While I love living in California, the doughnuts here don't cut it. Here is a conversation I have pretty often:

Friend: Ooo, doughnuts!
Me: Eh...
Friend: But it's Krispy Kreme!!!
Me: Yea I'm not a fan
Friend: But they are delicious!
Me: They're not Dunkin' Donuts

I don't know what's up with me but I've been seriously craving a good doughnut. Cakey, powdery, delicious. Perhaps it's this limited carb kick that I'm on. But every day on my drive home down 280, I see the big Krispy Kreme sign and I get a little sad. What makes it worse is that there are Dunkin' Donuts commercials on TV. Is there a Dunkin' Donuts anywhere near here? Absolutely not.

If I ever win the lottery, I swear I'm going to open one

Saturday, March 22, 2008

He's a Rebel

I'm supposed to be sitting here doing homework...instead I'm watching "Rebel Without a Cause". I've never seen it before, which is surprising considering how much I love 1950's culture. My oh my is James Dean dreamy!