Sunday, September 23, 2012

Paradise Pier and the First Days *pic heavy*

We took our time getting going on Tuesday and before heading over we went to find an In-N-Out, which I was super excited to try. For those who live in Seattle, it might draw some comparison to Dick's Drive-In. I would say In-N-Out has better burgers but I love Dick's fries (In-N-Out has very crisp fries, and I would love to try them light).

Added grilled onions

And then Disney! We stayed at Paradise Pier this time and we were pleasantly surprised by how nice it was (we had heard some reviews that weren't that positive but I'm not sure why).  It's a beach theme which my mom loves.  The only complaint I would have is that at times it is difficult catching elevator as everyone is trying to use it as well (and god forbid some people and be patient).

Inside the elevator

Friday, September 21, 2012

First Day of Vacation

Hey everyone!  It's my last full day here at Disney and spending some time in the hotel room before going to see World of Color.  I thankfully have had Internet the entire trip, but I've been focused on school work (classes started Tuesday).  But I'm taking a break and playing around on the Internet to relax.

We had an extremely early flight Monday and our destination was Laguna Beach.  I prefer really early flights because it's usually easier and faster to get through security and the flight is usually quiet because everyone is sleeping.

The reason we went to Laguna was so that my sister could tour the art school there.  I went on the tour with her and it's small school but it looks like she would get a lot of interaction with the teachers and such.  I enjoyed the animation building as it had a lot of student work (some of it was really cute).  We also spent some time wandering around the downtown section before the tour and after dinner.  We had a direct access to the beach from our hotel, which my sister and mom loved. I'm not a fan of beaches and I do enjoy looking at the ocean view.

My favorite part of the day was dinner.  We went to Asada, a Mexican restaurant.  We were seated near the front, which was a mostly wooded interior, opened up so we had a great breeze and a great view of the ocean. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Glossybox: August 2012

So, looking back on my last glossybox review, I thought I did a rather poor job. As in, I barely gave you guys any real opinions on the actual products. So, I hope this month is a bit more informative.

Monday, September 3, 2012

In Review: August

Another month gone, and fall is creeping up on us slowly. It's getting rather cool in the mornings so I'll have to start wearing a jacket soon when I leave for work. But I do love fall weather (until it becomes overcast 24/7), and fall fashion is always a lot of fun.

I'm very excited about going on vacation in a couple of weeks. Going to Disneyland for a few days after we go tour an art school that my sister Alyssa is considering. Classes also start at the same time so I'll have my laptop with me. Anyone interested in a Disney post?

Ups

Was able to go to Wednesday gaming this month. Since the gathering can run late (some people get distracted very easily, making the game run super long), I haven't been going cause I have to get ridiculously early for work.

Did a small Sephora haul. Got some tokidoki items that I'd been eyeing for a while (I'm sad that it's no longer going to be available - they always came out with really cute collections). And I finally bought myself a bottle of Benefit's Maybe Baby, a perfume I've always loved but never bought.

Downs

I was finally switched over to Timeline on Facebook. I held out for so long. Actually, this doesn't really affect me all that muc since I don't actually write status updates, but I really don't like the look of Timeline (and it can make navigating over pages rather troublesome in my opinion).

Books

Didn't finish any books this time. I played a lot of hidato at work and all the books I currently have checked out from the library, I've lost all enthusiasm to read them.