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Its Summer! I’m Back! June 15, 2012

WOW the last time I posted on here was right before two of my best friend’s 21st birthdays and yes that weekend was “crayyy” as i put it. hahaha My friend’s Kelsey and Karissa are best friend’s and their birthdays are like 2 days apart and so we all got together in the city(San Fran) and went out Thursday, Friday, and Saturday that weekend.  On Thursday we went to this club called Temple and it was Ritual Dubstep that night. Amazing!  On Friday we went to the Mission and went to this Martini bar called Blondies which has the most amazing Martinis.  Over 25 different types to choose from and you get a huge glass with the extra in a glass! That night they had live music as well and we danced the night away.  The next day we went to House of Air, a trampoline filled warehouse where you can jump and jump and play trampoline dodgeball!  We all got so into it we actually got a little pissed at the kids that we were playing against. hahaha  That night we went out in the Mission again and ended up have to run to the muni so we didn’t miss it…that was not fun.

Other awesomeness that I have failed to blog about:

  • Rebelution concert
  • Slanted Door
  • Giants Game
  • Nicole and Dave got Married!
  • Sharks Playoff Game
  • Black Keys concert
  • Taco Tuesdays
  • Farmer’s Markets
  • Live 105’s BFD
  • New Season of True Blood
  • Micro-Brew Fest
  • Tanya Stephens

Its Summer!!! Cant wait to blog more about my summer adventures!

Here’s some tunes everyone should check out!

  1. Greyhound-Swedish House Mafia
  2. Internet Friends-Knife Party
  3. Mountain Sound-Of Monsters and Men
  4. Its a Pity-Tanya Stephens
  5. Pirate in the Water-Santigold

till next time!-K8

 

Asian Art Museum and a peek into Castro Confidential January 16, 2012

Filed under: ART,dance/electronic,hip hop/rap,Movies,Music,My Life — kateliveslaughsloves @ 8:35 am


On Wednesday, I finally made it to the Asian Art Museum in SF to see the Secrets of the Maharaja exhibition as well as Sanjay Patel’s Deities, Demons, and Dude’s with ‘Staches.

The Maharaja exhibit was amazing!  All the robes and jewelry that the royalty of India wore; I’m talking diamonds, rubies, emeralds, pearls, silver, gold…and all the hookahs and spice jars and games they played.  The exhibit also showcased the decoration and adornments of the elephants for when they were decorated for processions and ceremonial events.  I highly recommend this exhibition.  It’s only $12 for students and $17 for adults to see the Maharaja exhibit as well as the rest of the museum and you get the audio for free!

I’ve just recently become interested in more contemporary Indian and Asian art from the Contemporary Asian Art class that I took last semester and Sanjay Patel’s animations of the Hindu gods are sa-weeet! I’m tellin ya they are so cool! I bought the poster book of them and have been showing my friends and looking through it non-stop!  Here’s what it looks like:

sooooo awesome!

So, after the Museum, my friend Makiko and I met up with Kyle and took muni to the Castro for Happy Hour!  First we went to this club/bar called the Lookout. We sat outside, upstairs and had a great view of the Castro Streets below us.  We got Margaritas and Chips and guac there and after headed to Harvey’s and once there Makiko and I ordered pear ciders and Kyle got a Bloody Mary.  I was starving by this point and I ordered a Chicken Tostada, which was amazing and my friends took the liberty of devouring it with me. 🙂  On our way back to the Muni station we got cookies at HOT COOKIE.  best snickerdoodle ever!

Top 5 Songs of the Week:

  1. Heartbreaker feat. LOVEFOXXX – Steve Aoki
  2. Werk Me – Hyper Crush
  3. Niggas in Paris – Kanye West and Jay-Z
  4. Summer is Over – Jon McLaughlin and Sara Bareilles
  5. Take Care feat. Rihanna – Drake (CANT STOP LISTENING TO THIS SONG!!!)

I also saw Contraband with Mark Wahlberg last night and I definitely recommend it!

p.s. Visit my friend Kyle’s blog, Castro Confidential!!!!

 

2012 so far… January 9, 2012

Filed under: Books,Movies,Music,My Life,Television — kateliveslaughsloves @ 7:09 am

It’s only a week into 2012 and I already have had a nice relaxing four day vacation and a New Year’s I will never forget!

On New Year’s I went to Sea of Dreams, with Santigold, Beats Antique, and Aman Tobin! All of my favorite people accompanied me and we had the time of our lives!! It was a night I will never forget! Waking up in SF the next morning was amazing! It was a clear, sunny, beautiful day and we went and got coffee and breakfast at Java Beach and spent the afternoon at the beach! I can’t wait for this year! It will hopefully be a big year with lots of amazing adventures!

Today I just got back from a quick vacation to Soda Springs!  Unfortunately there was absolutely no snow but it was still freezing cold.  We drove to Boontown, NV the first day and went to Cabela’s, the biggest outdoor shop ever! We went shooting and played games and cooked all our meals! It was a nice trip with some great friends!  I wish there was snow though so we could have played in the snow and gone snowboarding!! Hopefully we will get back up there once it snows!

New season of Shameless started tonight! Cant wait for this season it is gonna be great!

I also cannot wait to begin the The Girl Who Played With Fire, I just finished the 1st book and saw the new movie (INSANE)!!! Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me, an Xmas gift from my sister is another book i can’t wait to begin!

I think I am going to start a new thing where at the end of every post I list my 5 favorite songs of the week, which will make me post more and listen to more amazing music!

So this week my 5 favs are:

  1. Take Care feat. Rihanna – Drake
  2. Creator – Santigold
  3. The Best Thing I Never Had – Beyonce
  4. Do Ya Thang – Rihanna
  5. Set Fire to the Rain – ADELE

xoxo K8

 

New Years Resolutions January 4, 2012

Filed under: My Life — kateliveslaughsloves @ 5:32 pm

Happy 2012 everyone! My friend shared this on her blog and it is just too good! I want to accomplish all these resolutions!

Find full article here by Jessie Rosen.

20 New Year’s Resolutions For 20-Somethings

  1. Before you status update, Tweet, Tumble or Instagram, pause and say to yourself, “is it entirely necessary that I share this morsel of thought with my entire social network?”and if the answer is not, “yes, I absolutely must,”then step away from the Internet.
  2. Know which candidate you’re going to vote for in the upcoming presidential election, and know why.
  3. Enough with the 14-day juice cleanses. If you want to lose a little weight quickly, eat less and exercise like crazy. If you want to lose a lot of weight slowly, do whatever Jennifer Hudson did.
  4. If you really like the person you’re hooking up with and would like them to be your boyfriend/ girlfriend, find a way to tell them, and hope for the best. If you don’t and wouldn’t, stop.
  5. Find a way to save approximately 300 dollars and spend it on a flight to see a friend or family member who lives far away.
  6. Please stop liking the Kardashians, all of them. It’s not helping anyone, least of all the Kardashians.
  7. Spend less than or equal to the money you earn each month.
  8. Wear clothes that fit you, especially to work.
  9. Call someone on the phone at least once a week, and speak to him or her for at least ten minutes.
  10. Start preparing now to get over the fact that Facebook is probably going to change again in six months. You’re not going to deactivate your account. You don’t know how.
  11. Wait 30 seconds before you look up a fact you can’t remember on your phone, and try to remember it using your brain. This is what the olden days were like.
  12. Replace one terrible reality show you’re currently watching with one wonderful scripted show currently available on television.  Swap suggestion:Real Housewives of Anywhere for HBO’s Enlightened.
  13. Try that food you think you don’t like but have never actually tried, unless it’s brussels sprouts. They really don’t need any more attention.
  14. Cut one person out of your life who you truly do not like and add one person who you truly do. Note: not on Facebook, on Earth.
  15. If you’re still blacking out regularly, you should stop.
  16. Volunteer once over the next 90 days.  You’ll feel really good about it, and probably end up volunteering again over the next 275.
  17. Tell someone who you love that you love them on a more regular basis. To their face, not in a text.
  18. Back up your entire online life onto an external hard drive, especially your photos.
  19. Crap or get off the pot. This applies to whatever thing you’re not doing that you should just sack up and do already.
  20. And in the eternal words of Tom Haverford, “TREAT YO SELF!”
 

A San Fran Halloween!!! November 8, 2011

Filed under: Food,My Life — kateliveslaughsloves @ 10:14 pm

Last week was Halloween and I have to say that it was one of the best Halloween’s I have ever had! My friends and I got a huge group together and went out in SF.  We started off the night hanging out at a couple of friend’s apartments in the Sunset getting ready, dancing, and of course taking shots of lime vodka!  After missing a couple L trains we finally got one and started heading to the Castro.  Once we got to the Castro, we realized how crazy it is on Halloween! Cops everywhere, costumes everywhere, people everywhere…we couldn’t handle it and got right back on the L towards Polk st.  Once we made it to Polk st. we headed to Big Foot Lodge where they were having a bingo tournament. This place is so cool, they have taxidermy on the walls and Yogi bear cartoons playing on the tvs.  After playing a few rounds of bingo, we headed across the street to Cinch where we got $4 shots and super strong drinks. *thumbs up*  The last bar we went to was by far my favorite! Vertigo.  They have a great DJ all the time, a fairly large dance floor, great drinks(pineapple infused vodka actually had pineapple chucks in it yummmm) and an covered outdoor area!  After the bars closed a few of us went and got THE BEST DONUTS EVER at Bob’s Donuts and then pizza after.  Luckily I did some research and found a cab company that was giving out free cab rides on Halloween, and we got our cab back to the Sunset for free!  Such a great night with my closest friends! Cant wait to keep having great nights to remember!

Here’s some pics from the night!

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CSS @The Fillmore! October 10, 2011

Filed under: Music,My Life — kateliveslaughsloves @ 2:54 am

On Thursday, Oct. 6th i went to one of the best concerts of my life! CSS is a group from Brazil and I started listening to them in high school.  Their song Music is My Hot Hot Sex was my favorite song for zoo long and then i discovered that all their music was amazing.  Some of my favorite song include, Lets Reggae all Night, Move, City Girl, Hits Me Like a Rock, Jager Yoga, and La Liberacion.  

The show was at the Fillmore in SF and my friend Kyle went with me! The opening act was a group called Cookie Dough and to my surprise they were a group of drag queens!! It was amazing!! check them out in the Castro every Thursday Night at The Edge Bar !!

The next group was MEN and they were amazing as well.  JD Samson is an amazing musician and the rest of the band killed it! Check them out here!!

I don’t exactly know what I was expecting to happen next, but I was soo excited for CSS to start! The band came out and started getting read and then LOVEFOXXX came out in a cape and a kitten mask and started singing the first song and I was hooked! CSS is soooo full of energy and they are all so happy and LOVEFOXXX is crazy!! Love her! She jumped in the crowd a few times too!  To be honest I was completely enamored by Luiza Sa, the guitarist. She is just such a great musician and so beautiful! love her!!!  So basically I never wanted this show to end but when it did I completely amazed.  CSS has so much energy!  I ended up getting the set list and Luiza’s guitar pick! And then as we were about to leave we saw LOVEFOXX and Luiza taking pics with everyone! So I got pics with both of them and they signed my set list!!! SO AMAZING!  Definitely check out CSS if you haven’t heard of them, your life will change! CSS

Here are a few pics of the night!! xoxo

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3 months of nothing and then the start of something… September 20, 2011

Filed under: ART,My Life — kateliveslaughsloves @ 9:27 pm

After friends nagging about me not blogging for so long (Sierra!), I’m backkkkkk! I cannot believe how long it has been since I have posted, seriously sooo long!  Honestly, I didn’t have a particularly eventful summer, so there is not much to blog about there.  I did go on a few short weekend trips.

June

  • Soda Springs with the gang (17 of us!) It was soooo nice the whole time, but the lake was still frozen!  we went shooting, climbed through an old abandoned train tunnel, played in the snow, and had margarita hour everyday. It was a great 4 day getaway with great friends!

July

  • Sea Ranch with the fam.  Sea Ranch is one of my favorite places to go and it is only about 2 hours away from Sonoma. We rented a beach house for 3 nights and we went on walks, played soccer on the beach, wiffle ball in our cul-de-sac, skip bo every night, and made breakfast/dinner each day except for one night when we went to the Sea Ranch lodge for dinner.  It was a great relaxing weekend with my family, which I don’t get to spend a lot of time with because we are all always so busy.

August

  • back into school mode, and working  a lot and just wasting away the last days of summer.  I have a pretty large school load this semester too.
  1. Wine and Food Culture of California
  2. American Politics
  3. Art Since 1945
  4. Contemporary Asian Art
  5. Art and Politics since 1900

So far I love my Art Since 1945 and Art and Politics classes.  In my art and politics class, we have been talking about Murals and I had never really studied murals before this class, but they are fascinating!  We talked a lot about Diego Rivera and his political murals and we watched a film about one of the most famous muralist, Judy Baca.  She has produced murals all over the U.S. including at USC, Cal State Monterey Bay, and the Great Wall Murals in the L.A. Aqueduct.

September

  • I saw Taylor Swift in concert with my sister and cousin. Taylor was amazing live, she really has a beautiful voice!  It was an amazing concert.
  • I’ve gone to two Giants Games this month so far, and hopefully another one next week!  It is finally September Baseball and the Giants are on a winning streak! Lets hope this continues!!!

well that’s all I have for now! I’ll keep updating regularly, I hope, and trying to start a new blog soon about cooking/eating/yummy food!!