Thursday, March 29, 2012

the accident

so this is a post i have been meaning to write for over a month now. 

on february 12th, while on an amazing vacation in mammoth, we (sean, kaila, taylor & i) were hit by a drunk driver at 3am-ish. 

earlier that day, we had an amazing time sledding our lil hearts out and completely enjoying ourselves, each other, and our surroundings. we kept on saying how it was such a great day and nothing could get much better. that night, we went out to some bars with our friend ian and then to his friends house in a neighborhood close to taylor's dads house. it had snowed that day so the town was beautifully blanketed by a fresh snowfall. 

on our way back to taylor's dads house, we slid out on some ice and watched as a car quickly approached us. we knew instantly that he wasnt going to stop, or go around us (even though he had PLENTY of room -- 13 ft to be exact). knowing that he was going to hit good ol' gloria (my car!), we braced for impact. sean and i were sitting in the back of the car while kaila and taylor were in the front. even though it felt like slow motion, it all happened so fast. when he hit us, the impact caused me to hit the window and shatter the glass leaving me with a very bloody face, glass stuck in my nose, and cuts on my face. kaila had a deep gash on her finger from the broken glass. thankfully, the boys were ok. we wouldn't discover until later how bad our whiplash was.

as soon as we evaluated that everyone was "ok", taylor got out of the car to approach the other driver. boy, was he obnoxious. as taylor tried to calm him down, kaila got out of the car to talk with him as well. unfortunately, the guy was too hard to talk to and was acting ridiculous. we decided to just sit in the car and wait for police to deal with him. 

the police & fire department came and evaluated the scene. after about an hr, they took the other driver into the police station to properly test him for alcohol use and low and behold, he was definitely under the influence...not only of alcohol, but also of ambien which is a sleep aid. 

as for gloria, the tow truck company towed her back to the house and gave us the okay to drive her home the next day just as long as we took her into the shop immediately. 

it has been about a month and a half since the accident and we are still no where close to being done with this case. i am not expected to have gloria back for about another 2 weeks (at least) and taylor, kaila and i are still visiting the chiropractor multiple times a week. we have put it all into a lawyers hands and now just have to ride out the rest of this case! 

all i can say is that there was definitely multiple guardian angels watching over us that night. this situation could have been SO much worse and we are so incredibly lucky and thankful for our health and for each other. as for the driver, i really hope this has taught him a serious lesson and he does not ever drink and drive again because in my opinion, he got off so easy. a DUI, a night in jail, and an increased insurance rate is nothing compared to what could have happened...and we all know what that is.

hours before the accident having a great time! :)

good ol' gloria! she is such a trooper
anyways, i just wanted to give you all a semi-brief description of what happened! 

xo, lisa

Saturday, March 24, 2012

happy saturday!

hey guys, do me a favor and if you have free time...bake for me this weekend. i have been so busy lately, i havent been able to get in the kitchen, throw flour everywhere, make a mess, and bake something delicious. i'm dyin over here! so if you find yourself with nothing to do during this gloomy weekend...get in the kitchen and bake something for someone you love! 

here is a suggestion:

lemon-blueberry yogurt loaf. YUM. recipe

have a wonderful weekend everyone! 

xo, lisa 

Friday, March 23, 2012

what a week! and it's only thursday...

wowza! i have been non stop since 6am monday morning! like i mentioned in my previous post [look mom! i'm a big girl], i started an internship this week. it has been amazing so far! i am definitely learning a lot about the event and entertainment business. the people i work with are so great and i cannot wait to learn more and more! however, there are a few things i need to get used to.

waking up at 630am every morning [i don't really mind it, actually!]

having to get ready in the morning. like REALLY ready. i'm not talking throwing my hair up and finding a clean pair of jeans kind of i did in college. i mean like straightening my hair, putting on makeup, and finding the perfect pair of heels to match my outfit kind of ready. 

the drive. OH THE DRIVE. there and back. on average, i am on the road 4 hrs a day. 2 there, 2 back. i might as well be driving to vegas...who's in?! but seriously, the drive is rough. 

sitting at a desk and browsing my computer. i don't mind it, i'm just not used to it because all my other jobs have required me to be up and walking around...but i'm sure i will get used to it!

having to juggle the internship and my part time jobs. it's a lot, but gotta do what you gotta do! 

overall, i am very excited and anxious to continue on with the internship and learn more and more. i know once my new schedule kicks in with my part time jobs, i will be much happier because i'll actually have days off!!!!!! yay! took a break today and made a DELICIOUS brunch at the house with my honey. we made a frittata with mushrooms, green onion, turkey, tomatoes and feta, pumpkin and pecan waffles, sliced strawberries, orange juice and coffee! it was such a pretty day out so we decided to make a makeshift table and sat outside to soak up some sunshine. it really was a wonderful afternoon with a wonderful person :) 

you know you're jealous

lesson i learned today: appreciate the time you have with loved ones because life can get so busy sometimes, it's hard to find a day, hour, minute or second to be with the ones you love but when that time presents itself...take full advantage!!!

xo, lisa

Sunday, March 18, 2012

look mom! i'm a big girl

ok so the nerves are starting to get to me. tomorrow, i am starting a new chapter in my life. i start a BIG GIRL [internship] JOB! 

i got hired by this wonderful event planning company in hollywood called "shiraz events." i am beyond excited because this company is amazing. i have had my eye on them for months now and always said to myself "it would be so fun to work for this company!" they are based in nyc, miami and now la where they specialize in entertainment events. such as what? anything from fashion shows to product launches to weddings to corporate events to celebrity birthday parties. pretty cool, huh?

i can't deny it though...i am shaking in my boots...or should i say stilettos (hey, it is hollywood after all).  i think my nerves are basically stemming from the fact that this is a new chapter in my life and i just want to do the best i can. this is exactly what i wanted for a job so i couldnt be more thankful :) 

so here goes nothing! wish me luck.


xo, lisa

Saturday, March 17, 2012

love is...the luck of the irish!

HAPPY ST PATTIES DAY EVERYONE! today is a day of luck, 4 leaf clovers, rainbows, leprechauns, green & some more green, cornbeef & cabbage, and maybe a little beer...ok, A LOT of beer! Guinness especially :) 

so in spite of this fun holiday, i thought i would get in touch with my irish roots (1/4 irish baby! & i have red hair so that pretty much makes me irish regardless) and mention a few things i'm feelin lucky for.

lucky to be in love
lucky to have an incredible family
lucky to have hilarious & wonderful friends
lucky that i have good health (even though salmonella is currently in my could be way worse!)
lucky to have a job
78601955966495050.jpglucky to live somewhere beautiful
lucky to have my cute pups
overall, im just feelin very lucky and blessed. thanks st patties for helpin me count my blessings!

st patties is about fun. at least in my book! this time last year, i was at school during the day and then work and then went out last minute to some of the bars in the neighborhood with sean, ian, and gabby. we had a blast!!! this year, i know i will have another great st patties spent with great friends!


have a wonderful day everyone! have fun and most importantly, BE SAFE!!!!!!!!!! 

xo, your (1/4) irish friend