#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.
08 May 2013 // Isla Vista, California
#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.
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.
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.
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.
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.