May

#121 Corner Store Cupcake

01 May 2013 // San Diego, California

Another day of hunkering down at Rebecca’s to get some work done – no complaints.

#122 With Steven in Del Mar

02 May 2013 // San Diego, California

Spent a lunch break catching up with Steven about life back in San Diego.

#123 The Night Shift

03 May 2013 // La Jolla, California

Got off of work close to midnight, which isn’t all that bad. The night time is peaceful around these parts.

#124 Another Awesome Deanna Visit!

04 May 2013 // San Diego, California

Deanna visited San Diego to celebrate my birthday with me this past weekend after throwing an anti-bullying conference the day before. It was an awesome time together.

#125 The 23rd Birthday

05 May 2013 // San Diego, California

This just might’ve been my best birthday yet! Got to spend it with my mom, the Orlina family, Jeremy, theCal West Nomads, and Deanna… awesome people all over the place together under one roof eating mashed potato pizza.

#126 Java Mama

06 May 2013 // San Diego, California

I was in search of a perfect, nearby coffee shop to wrap up a date with Dee. The only non-Starbucks option around was Java Mama. I didn’t read much into the name, and only discovered upon walking in that they were just as Mama as they were Java- their coffee bar overlooked a playground area, complete with dress up costumes, for moms to watch their kids play as they sipped their lattes. We were probably the only non-parents in there, but it was babies + coffee, so Deanna was very happy.

#127 Catch Up With Comstock

07 May 2013 // Isla Vista, California

Had an awesome first day of my Santa Barbara visit by filling it up with catch up dates with so many awesome people I hadn’t seen in quite some time-Ernesto, Comstock, and a good, long, overdue hot tub ession with Matt Lowe.

#128 JK

08 May 2013 // Isla Vista, California

Day two of my week’s visit to Santa Barbara was also full of catching up with wonderful people- Becky, Dr. Enders, Cheri and Marian at Hope, Bridges Dinner,Daniel, and of course, John Kim!

#129 SB Visit Week

09 May 2013 // Isla Vista, California

Another day in Santa Barbara meant another day full of catch up dates! Raquel, Cody, Chris, and Matt– it was great seeing you all. Hopefully I get another chance to visit again soon, and to see some of the people I missed this time around.

#130 LiNK HQ

10 May 2013 // Torrance, California

I got to visit a certain old office stomping grounds while in Torrance… so awesome seeing everyone again, and all the Nomads back from the road.

#131 The Color Run 5K

11 May 2013 // Irvine, California

I completed my mission of the month for April in training, and had a fun time running the Color Run in OC with Adrianne and Erwin!

#132 Mother’s Day 2013

12 May 2013 // San Diego, California

Took my mom to get some Hawaiian Shave Ice for a Mothers’ Day Treat. She seemed to enjoy it.

#133 New Frames

13 May 2013 // San Diego, California

Finally got a new set of some prescription glasses in the mail, after having my old pair for way too long.

#134 Fish Taco Run

14 May 2013 // San Diego, California

Summer is Fish Taco season. So are Winter, Spring, and Fall. But Summer is Fish Taco season AND Summer, so that’s extra cool.

#135 Underbelly

15 May 2013 // San Diego, California

Got to do lunch with Ivy & Alex at a hip little ramen joint in Little Italy. Good eats.

#136 It’s Mom’s Spaghetti

16 May 2013 // San Diego, California

One of the perks of being back in San Diego… coming back from work to find plates like these to lose yourself in.

#137 Between Shifts

17 May 2013 // La Jolla, California

I’ve got a lot to look forward to. Ready for you, Summer.

#138 Influx

18 May 2013 // San Diego, California

Spent the morning grabbing coffee in Golden Hill, reading, talking to strangers, and taking pics. Love the imbalance of this shot.

#139 View From Bed

19 May 2013 // San Diego, California

Needed some unwind, introvert time in the evening. Twas a success.

#140 A Good Day Off

20 May 2013 // San Diego, California

Twas a good day to go without any plans, enjoy some good food, and lake life a few notches slower.

#141 Café Madeline

21 May 2013 // San Diego, California

Discovered a new crêpe place with Alex Orlina. A bit pricey, but probably because they’ve nailed the French atmosphere of the place to the last detail, and it’s just a Euro to Dollar conversion.

#142 Claire de Lune

22 May 2013 // San Diego, California

Spent most of the day getting some writing done in North Park. Not a bad workspace.

#143 GRE

23 May 2013 // San Diego, California

Took the GRE at San Diego State. One step along the very long grad school process complete. Think I’m happy with how I did.

#144 Champagne Bakery

24 May 2013 // San Diego, California

Got to get a quick lunch before work at this really good, somewhat unsuspecting, dessert spot.

#145 Fireside at Hennesey’s

25 May 2013 // La Jolla, California

Had a bit of a surprise reunion in La Jolla after work. It’s been almost a year since I last saw Allen, Laura, or Nikki. Hennesey’s is a cozy spot.

#146 After Church Cornhole

26 May 2013 // San Diego, California

Got to enjoy a little Memorial Day BBQ in the parking lot after church. That included a little cornhole action.

#147 Scallops

27 May 2013 // San Diego, California

Memorial Day deserves some good food.

#148 Mom’s Photoshoot

28 May 2013 // San Diego, California

Took my mon out for a photoshoot as a belated birthday outing.

#149 The South Park Neighborhood

29 May 2013 // San Diego, California

Thanks to Randall Higgins I got a proper tour of the restaurants and other quirks of one of my favorite parts of San Diego to lurk. Just might look into a place around here this fall.

#150 The North Park Water Tower

30 May 2013 // San Diego, California

Met up with Danny after work next to the North Park Theatre. I’ve always loved water towers… mostly thanks to Animaniacs.

#151 Crumbling Like Pastries

32 May 2013 // San Diego, California

Went back to Champagne bakery because they are that good.

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