Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Lately...

Wow! My last post here on my little corner of the Internet was on March 5th! I'm sorry you guys! I got really busy with work, well actually every March is insanely busy at work. So I knew I was going to be swamped and wouldn't be able to work on my site.  April rolled around and I was playing catch up at work and at home, so again I was left with not a whole lot of time for my neglected blog. We are in May now and I figured I would catch you up with what I've been up to. I'll break it down for you by months. Also, I think I'm going to go back into February because I feel like February was when everything really started to slow down.
 
February
 
February consisted of my husband and I going to a Laker game. This was a gift I had bought for my husband last year when I heard Kobe was retiring. I wanted him to see Kobe live in action for once in his life.


 
It was a true pleasure to see Kobe play in person and really appreciate the game.
 
Okay that was about the only fun I had in February because the rest of the time I was working.
 
March
 
March was nothing but 10-12 hours of work everyday including Saturdays!
 
April
 
Tired of sitting down for 10-12 hours a day for a whole month,  I started walking and working out. When the weather was warm my husband, mom, sister, sister in law, brother in law and friend would head to our local track and walk laps. We all walked laps and my husband was the only one that actually runs. The track we frequent has recently gone through a renovation. They planted various types of plants that require very little water and this is one of my favorites!
 
 
Another beautiful place frequented in April is this a park that isn't near my home but worth the drive. When I say "isn't  near" I mean its like 20 minutes away from my house, so technical it is near but if its more than 10 minutes away its far for me!
 
 
Oh a fun thing I did in April was that my sister, a friend and her boyfriend went to the Nashville Concert! Nashville the show not a show in Nashville, TN. Oh my gosh you guys, they were amazing! Some of the main characters did not perform at this concert but the ones that did were amazing! A truly talented group of artist.
 
 
Oh yea, I'm totally bummed that this show has been cancelled! Why God, why???
 
I also went to another concert in April that is quite possibly the polar opposite of the Nashville concert. My husband and I went with his siblings and their spouses to a radio station concert known as Krush Groove from Kday. This concert was basically a handful of west coast classic rappers such as, Too Short, Warren G, Mack 10, Dj Quik, and Snoop Dogg to name a few. This was so much fun as well. This concert was at the recently renovated Inglewood Forum.
 
 
 
In April, my husband and I decided to try public transportation.  If you live somewhere other than California the use of public transportation is common, but here we depend on our cars! So us using public transportation is a not common. Our first destination was Universal City Walk. This was so much fun and we felt like tourist in our own city. It was very easy and so economically, it cost us about $7 to ride public transit (for both of us) and if we would have driven there we would have paid $20 in parking and been stuck in traffic. Needless to say this was not the last time we used it but more on that later.
 
 
To wrap up April, we headed to Staples Center to catch a Clipper game.
 
 
We also went to this game using public transportation. 
 
May
 
May! I'm usually a big fan of spring and especially the month of May, because this is usually when the weather starts to warm up and you can start to pull your shorts and sandals out. This May however, has been a total bust! I'm soooo over May gray! I need sun!
 
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I know, I know, I shouldn't complain we have nice weather the majority of the year. I'll move on.
 
Okay so moving on, in May my friend invited me to a  launch party at the Smashbox Studios! Smashbox collaborated with YouTube star Lilly Singh, and created a matte liquid lipstick called Bawse. You guys this was so much fun and such a cool experience but I think I will do an entire post on this event. So stay tuned.
 
 
I'm almost done, I promise.
 
This past weekend my husband and I did some babysitting, actually teenage sitting. We were left with two of our teenage nephews for the entire weekend. We wanted to treat them to a fun weekend and planned a busy weekend. we kicked off Friday with some home cooked burgers and a trip to the movies, we saw Captain America. After the movie we took them to the market so they can get whatever snacks they wanted to eat while at our house. New to public transit, we decided to take them to a Baseball game and made our way to Dodger Stadium.
 
 
Once the game was over we headed to Union Station to catch the subway back home.
 
 
So basically that's what I've been up to lately. What about you guys? Any plans for Memorial day weekend?