fun thing a day (or how i spent a month doing nothing).

16 Sep

So . . . some of you may know that I had 5 weeks off between the bar exam and starting work.  I had a nice trip to Turks & Caicos, and then I spent about 4 weeks “on vacation” in Los Angeles.  It was relaxing and fun — and I vowed to do one fun thing a day, every day (which can be surprisingly hard when most of my friends were, you know, at work).  I wanted to share some of the fun things I did here…

  • Ventured to the The Last Bookstore (this photo is taken in the $1 room – every single book is $1. Insane).

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  • Blue Bottle opened in LA!! I definitely went a few times…

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  • My parents have a friend who works at Capitol Records, and he invited all of us to a preview party of Mary Lambert’s new CD at No Vacancy in Hollywood.  She was amazing and funny and very quotable — and also super talented.

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  • One afternoon, I headed out to Santa Monica to read. I dusted off this book pretty quickly.
  • I hit up a summer institution in East Hollywood — Friday night wine tasting at Barnsdall Art Park with my friend Eric
  • Dinner at Industriel + post-dinner beer at Casey‘s w/ my HS friends AK, Andrea, Bryan, and Eric.

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  • Kayaking in MDR with my law school friend Colleen

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  • Dinner for my friend Aviva’s birthday at Della Terra
  • I went on an amazing run with my high school cross country team on the fifth anniversary of the death of one of my classmates and former track teammates, Brian Wolverton, who was killed while serving our country in Afghanistan. It was a nice way to honor him and made me proud to be a graduate of OPHS.

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  • I hit up a DTLABA Mixer with some of my fav Loyola 2Ls.

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  • Bike Ride to Venice Pier w/ Whitney
  • Rosenthal Winery w/ Whitney

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  • Mini “staycation” in Hermosa Beach with my family which included watching my brother host open mic night at Saint Rocke.

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  • The morning before we left, my mom and I rode bikes over to the Redondo Beach pier.

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  • Drinks w/ Aviva at Pour Vous
  • Malibu Wines with Whitney, Riley, Molly, and Ellen

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  • A 7-mile hike through Malibu Creek State Park with my mom

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  • …and a visit to the Reagan library to check out their baseball museum. #GoDodgers

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  • On Labor Day, I kicked it with Whitney on the beach in Santa Monica and then high-tailed it over to the Shangri-La rooftop for a little beer + view action.

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  • I spent my last weekend of “freedom” in San Francisco!  Whitney and I drove up Thursday afternoon and spent the night with my Aunt and Uncle in Oakland.
  • On Friday, we headed into the city — Whitney went to work and my Uncle and I went to Mo‘s for breakfast..  My uncle went to work so I hit up Blue Bottle and then went for an amazing (and hilly) run and post-run lunch with Kristina who is a 1L at Hastings!

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That night, Whitney and I had dinner at Mamacita on Chestnut and she indulged me by going to one of my favorite bars, ever. Bw0v0SiIgAAg-gk

  • On Saturday, we headed back to the East Bay for some standard Cal game pre-gaming with my Uncle Casey at Henry’s before watching Cal destroy Sac State v. Cal

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  • On Sunday, we woke up and drove home — and I got ready to start my job! (more on that to come!)

What’s the most fun thing you did this summer? 

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2 Responses to “fun thing a day (or how i spent a month doing nothing).”

  1. Brittany September 18, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

    AHHH, so fun!! Next time I come to LA we must hangout!!

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