lately in los angeles.

14 Jul

Howdy. I have had a busy week and have some fun things to share with y’all. (Not sure where this urge to speak like I’m southern came from. I’ll blame it on Armita – who is from Austin).

In the world of the Criminal Court where I work, things have been rolling along. We had a jury trial for a meth possession charge which, to everyone’s surprise, came back not-guilty. The evidence was pretty much that a cop stopped the driver and found meth in his lap. Interesting stuff. We also had a bench trial yesterday, where the judge determined that the defendant was not-guilty by reason of insanity at the time of the commission of the crime.

In other news, check out all the awesome products that influenster sent me to test! I can’t wait to dig into these products and review ’em.

my voxbox!

Included in my Voxbox:

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen
Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color
Always Tampax Radiant
Quaker Soft Baked Bars
Sally Hansen Nails and Cuticles Hand Creme

I’m probably the most excited to try the Quaker Soft Baked Bars (#foodieproblems) so keep an eye out for review in the future (although Influenster provided these items free for me to review, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own).

Here’s a few other highlights from my week:

On Wednesday, some of the usual suspects and I gathered at Armita’s apartment for a little dinner and movie action. This is a snapshot of the epic feast she prepared – a whole chicken and tons of veggies.

We also continued our Wes Anderson education by watching The Royal Tenenbaums. I loved it – it’s super quirky and bizarre, but the writing and acting are top-notch.

Are you a Wes Anderson fan? 

On Thursday, my co-externs and I had lunch at the LA Farmer’s Market (our usual weekly tradition). After enjoying some mediterranean food, we went to the observation deck on the 27th floor of LA City Hall to check out the views of downtown.

The weather the last few days has been NUTS here – more monsoon like than anything else. We’ve had hot, muggy, wet days with RAIN! It’s July in Southern California. I have two thoughts on this: 1. Global Warming is real. 2. If I wanted to live in Florida’s climate, I would move there. Regardless, these photos illustrate that weather – muggy not smoggy.

You can see the LA Times (foreground, center, with red roof).

I love these subtly inspiring quotes on the observation deck floor: “The city came into being to preserve life, it exists for the good life.”

“With written laws, the humblest in the state is sure of equal justice with the great.” 

We were stunned by how gorgeous the interior of the building was.

And I nearly fell over when I saw that the torch from the 1984 Olympics is in this building! Who knew! Literally a hidden gem in this city.

The rest of my night included a try-out for a Loyola Moot Court team. My fingers are crossed for this one – I’ll reveal more details if I get it, but I don’t want to jinx myself.

And finally, in other element of random-ness, my good friend from my sorority days, Amy, was in Madrid last weekend. I talked to her before her trip, told her my must-dos, and when she asked if there was anything she could get for me while I was over there, my reply was obviously “a photo of you at 100 Montaditos.”

amy con su tinto de verano y su montadito favorito – el de chorizo y guacamole!

If you’re heading to a 100 Montaditos, send me a photo. It’s definitely blog-worthy 🙂

I have another post coming about my fun-filled Friday the 13th. In the meantime, happy Weekend, everyone. Answer one of these, would ya?

Thoughts on The Royal Tenenbaums?  

Are you an Olympics/Olympics memorabilia nerd? 

I remember collecting those fake coins that came in cereal boxes for the 1996 games, and when I was in Barcelona I was obsessed with the Olympic stadium.

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4 Responses to “lately in los angeles.”

  1. Jennifer K. July 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    Good luck on your moot court try-out. I’m competing for Hastings in the fall and more than a little terrified.

    • gillian July 14, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

      thank you! i am sure you will rock it – congrats on making the Hastings team 🙂

  2. Lynn @ The Actor's Diet July 15, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    my fave wes anderson movie will always be “rushmore” – probably b/c it was my 1st love!

    • gillian July 15, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

      I have been told I have to see that one next! I’ll have to make that happen…I am quickly becoming a Wes Anderson fan.
      Love your blog, Lynn!

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