SoCal is SoCool.

on June 11, 2008 in Ze Bloggy Goodness with 6 comments by

I know that’s cheesy. Back off. It’s so hilarious. And you know it.

I decided in April, before the gas prices (and flight prices) got R.I.D.I.C.U.L.O.U.S., to come visit my friends from Mt. Hermon Writer’s Conference- you know, the ladies more commonly known as the Hermonistas.

This is the point where I want to write about eleventy-eight paragraphs about the goodness of God, how He provides when we step out in faith, and how He multiplies His blessings far above what we could even expect. Or you could just read this.

And that post doesn’t even count my dear friend Shannon who picked me up from the airport and took me here.And it was RagamuffinTopGetsBigger good. But I did drink a water. And I am on vacation. So back yourself off.

Shannon did a fine job of showing me her part of Orange County. [I was going to say the area, but Sarah and Chad said, “Why don’t you just put up her address while you are at it?” And though their sarcasm was stinging, it made a good point.]

So we went to Starbucks and this bear made me laugh outloud. Because there are few things finer than a comical play on words, especially when the word is already funny- like BARISTA. Bearista? Thank you very much. And for the rest of my live long days, I will call people who work at coffee shops BEARISTAS. They will think I can’t pronounce, but I will know I’m making a joke.

Then we got a pedicure that lasted for ONE SOLID DREAMY HOUR. And this is the result.Y’all. That is some high quality art. I can’t draw that well on a piece of paper with a brand new 8 pack of Crayola markers. This is how they roll down here and I am all about it.

We got to go to Downtown Disney as well, which was pretty rad.

Here I am next to a letter from the entrance to the California theme park. That’s a big A.And here we were at the end of the night. What a super fun time I had hanging out with Shannon. We have been friends for 2+ years, but this is the first time that we have actually hung out. And it was awesome.Tomorrow I have some pics of Laguna Beach, a video of us on a ferris wheel, and just some all together humorous experiences.

And because I’m on vacation, I have no idea when I will actually post that. And that feels oh so good.


  1. Shannon
    posted on Jun 11, 2008 at 5:34 AM  |  reply

    You’ve got to send me pics! And, thanks for not giving the internet stalkers my address. It was great hanging out. I hope I can see you again Thursday. Let’s plan on it 🙂

  2. Shannon
    posted on Jun 11, 2008 at 5:37 AM  |  reply

    You forgot to mention that I showed you a real live celebrity from a hit TV show…and you didn’t even want to take his photo! Lame-O! 🙂

  3. melissa
    posted on Jun 11, 2008 at 2:05 PM  |  reply

    Kristi took us to In-n-Out when we went to see her in LA… we still talk about its wonderfulness. Mmmmmmm

  4. Chad Markley
    posted on Jun 11, 2008 at 2:53 PM  |  reply

    Is that a little sock fuzz stuck in your big toe?



  5. Kelli
    posted on Jun 11, 2008 at 8:15 PM  |  reply

    LUCKY YOU!!!! My sister lives in LA, and Im going out there in September. I try to get out there twice a year, so these airline prices are kinds scary. Looks like you had a ball.

  6. seantk
    posted on Jun 12, 2008 at 2:57 AM  |  reply

    Please don’t call me a Bearista.

    I mean, I know we have to have retail, and the kids and Moms love that “cute” stuff, but really.

    Glad you like Cali – it is an awesome place. I’m having withdrawals of the coast on Hwy. 1.

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