Sleep is for suckers.

If you had asked me Friday what I was doing this weekend, I would have said sleeping.  Apparently I think sleeping is for suckers because I definitely got up bright-eyed-and-bushy-tailed Saturday morning to drive to LA to make it to my dear friend Frankie’s big birthday bash.

I had decided to not go for a few reason, exhaustion being foremost in my mind.  But after a quieter night hanging out with Mel and drinking a margarita or two.. I felt ready to get to LA.  Then, I was quickly reminded that I didn’t mind driving that much.. cause it’s beautiful and I love singing in my car.

There was definitely alone, quiet time.. which is what I wanted this weekend to have.

So, I got to LA and got to meet up with Ashley and Nico.  Before Nico even arrived, Ashley and I were laughing hysterically like we’ve been besties forever.  It was so great.  And now they can attest to the fact that the happy person I try to be here, is real.  They might have made fun of me for laughing too much, at things that weren’t all that funny.  Whatever.

This was taken after our original BFF picture looked too serious.  Ashley busted out the jazz hands.  I giggled.  Friends forever.

The party that night was a hat party, I made me hat out of newspaper and hugged Jimmie and Anthony so much I am sure they thought they had grown a Siamese twin.

Definitely hung out with Heather Morris from Glee, which was a blast.  I told her she was really throwing off my groove, because usually I’m the only girl dancing in our dance parties.. and now there’s another girl who just happens to be a professional dancer?  Well, crap.

Oh, and she’s also a cat person.  So, you know, we’re going to have play dates and such.  No big deal.

I wasn’t drinking at one point Saturday night and Jimmie decided to tell everyone I wasn’t drinking because I was pregnant.  People started congratulating me.  I might have had some choice swear words for my GSBGG (Grad School BFF)… the word rhymes with Trucker or Pucker…  His response “Sorry, I don’t come to hetero bars often.  Is that not an appropriate joke?”   I love him more than life.

The best part of the night, really, was being there with Frankie.  I am such a big fan of birthdays, and I wanted him to know he’s special, loved, and amazing.  Totally worth the 12 hours I spent in the car this weekend.

He was being “a lion”.  Don’t ask questions.
What was the BEST part of your weekend?


After work today I am driving down to hang with my loves Jimmie and Anthony.  To say I’m excited is an understatement.

Whenever I’m about to visit, Jimmie calls and asks me “what i’m doing this weekend?” and I always make up something boring that I’m doing, “Just staying in I think, catching up on some reading.”  It’s our thing.  And it makes me ridiculously excited.

My car is all packed up and ready to go right after work, and seeing as Kyla is taking a road trip soon too, I thought I’d tell you about my preparation for today’s driving:

A balance between sweet, salty, and chocolate are key here. I always have a cracker of some type, past faves include Wisecrackers, Wheat Thins, or Goldfish.  For this trip, I went with the goldfish, cause his sunnies?  Totally LA.

Next, we have your candy.  I like a fruity option and a chocolate option.  I always always always have chocolate covered raisins and this trip I also got some sour patch watermelon things.

Just remember that while you’re driving, similar to when you’re in a movie theater, you don’t want to have to look at what you’re eating.. like Jelly Bellies. I love Jelly Bellies, but I don’t want to accidentally eat a buttered popcorn one while cruising down the 5, cause I will gag, swirve into the median, and die instantly.

Now, after you have sugar coated you’re teeth, you’ll probably want something less bad for you to munch on.  Maybe some nuts, maybe a stalk of celery if you’re crazy or maybe you should just pack some apples.  Apples are always good, and BONUS, they kind of brush your teeth a little bit when you eat them.  (True story, eating one after coffee lessens the staining potential)

I got my water.  A lot of it.  Hydration is KEY.

Sidenote: I bought this bottle with the full intention of finding a snarky sticker to cover up the running part, like “napping” or “puppies” or “muffins”… but now I actually like running.  C’est la vie.

Next, we have you’re energy drink du jour.  I know there are a lot of Red Bull fans out there, but I’m a Rockstar girl.  I have been since college, I will die with one of these suckers in my hand.

These are so important when you start getting sleepy!


  • I just got my little AUX jack thing, so I will be rocking out to my iPod WHILE CHARGING IT.
  • I have my free trial of my Sirius radio still, that’s going to be lovely.
  • My friend Paul lent me some lectures on CD from The Teaching Company. 30-minute lectures on the lives of famous people.  I’m kind of excited about this.  When I was driving to and from Irvine a lot, I would always head by the local library for a book on tape cd.  It’s free, and makes the hours in a car wizz by.

 Now it’s your turn.  What are your tried-and-true Road Trip tips?