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Great read for this sunny Tuesday morning

Keep chugging along everyone!


Progression of busy season

Half way through busy season. Hang in there kiddos. 



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Before I pay rent:



story of my life.


Phillip Phillips - Gone, Gone, Gone

final CPA hual, phillip phillips pulling me through… !

my new obsession: brown cairn puppies who have a black nose.. SO CUTE. 

my new obsession: brown cairn puppies who have a black nose.. SO CUTE. 



Outdoor Beer Drinking: Five Great Eastside Spots

As we roll into August and the inevitable end of yet another summer, it’s important to stay focused. Jobs, friends, money … it all comes and goes. What’s here to stay is summertime drinking. All alone or with a group of buddies, there are few things more enjoyable than a pint of cold beer on an outdoor patio, with the sun or the stars floating their image in the amber of your glass.

Not sure where to go for a drink amongst the elements? Let us guide you. There are plenty of great places in Los Angeles to sit back with some suds. Here are five of the best outdoor beer drinking spots on the Eastside.

Golden Road Brew Pub

As a natural extension of the flagship Golden Road Brewing operation, the Golden Road brew pub sits in an industrial cut of buildings at the northern tip of Atwater Village. Eschewing old wooden benches and waves of ivy for a decidedly more urban look, the patio is open to the air (and the occasional passing train) on one full side, giving summertime drinkers a nice breeze and plenty of shade. The beers you’re looking for are inside the warehouse, along with a selection of finely-tuned bar food. This being Tony Yanow’s place and all, the beers are mostly from the brewing operation next door, but a few California competitors are usually snuck up on the chalkboard as well. It’s also a great summertime spot for a Midnight Snack.

Biergarten at The Standard Hotel

Whatever you may think of the clientele that flocks to downtown’s The Standard hotel in the summer time, there’s no denying that they’ve got a pretty great rooftop set up going on. There’s the pool, perpetually clogged with hardbodies and young out-of-towners. Then there’s the biergarten, a small but sufficient ode to Austrian and German fare. They’ve got all the basics covered, in some approximation: the turf that stands in for real grass, the long wooden tables, the rising shrubbery. Nothing can take away from the sweeping views of downtown Los Angeles though. On warm summer nights, as the heat begins to lift away and the lights from some poor schmuck’s office window illuminates the distance, there are few better places to be caught with a stein in your hand.

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LA weather and outdoor bars sounds like a great to celebrate post CPA frenzy..

(Source: kcetliving)


Sea Otters

Watched the Otter 501 trailer the other day & it reminded me how darn adorable they are… reminds me of the old ZooBook (sea otter edition) my brother let me have from his collection when we were little..

Fun facts!
- They hold hands when they sleep so they won’t drift apart.
- They keep their unique hunting rock in a pouch near their belly.
- Eat 20-25% of their body weight a day (#whaddalife)
- One of the few mammals that hunt with tools and their hands (not teeth) 





these touching videos are intense.. this one is so adorable, makes me proud to be a trojan!



(Source: inspirinquotes, via inspirinquotes)