A YEAR IN CALIFORNIA

On June 17th, 2016 I left the East Coast for good. On my own, I had never been further than Texas. Just a couple weeks earlier, I was working at a (now defunct) call center , and wondering where to go next. I had big dreams of California, and I was saving my money bit…

FIRST SUNDANCE: HIGHLIGHTS

Women's March at Park City, Utah

Back in warm and sunny California! Last week I spent my days in Park City, enjoying a major solo adventure. I watched movies alone, I ate alone, and enjoyed my favorite things such as film, social justice, and drinks. It was an amazing experience, and I am better for having made my decision. The week…

Solo at…Sundance: My Must-See List

Diedra and Laney Rob a Train at Sundance

Did I mention I was going to Sundance this year! That's right! I did! It's been on my bucket list, and this year I decided would be the perfect time to go. I just graduated, my birthday is coming up, and I am about to embark on an new adventure in my life. What a…

LA LA LAND: Recapturing the Magic of Los Angeles

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in La La Land

I have been looking forward to this movie for quite some time. Sorry, no report card this time. I wanted to compose my thoughts a little differently. Finally, I had a chance to see this movie! While I was Los Angeles last week for my interview, I saw signs and billboards everywhere for La La…

California Adventures: A Crazy First Date with L.A.

On a rare day off from both my internship and work, I decided it would be a good idea to visit L.A. for the first time. I wanted to wait but I couldn't help myself!. I felt L.A. calling me to it. I tell you, my first day was a mess! I decided to take the…

California Adventures: the First Month-ish

I can't believe I've been in California for over a month now! I tell you, it's been crazy! I've cried, sweat, gotten lost, and walked more than I ever have in the past couple of years. If you had told me just a couple weeks ago  that I would be here in California, starting to…

The Bucket List: To Live a Life Worth Living (Updated 07/17/17)

So funny story, I was on Tumblr and even though I really don't run a Franco fan blog, I post quite frequently Franco-y stuff. Yeah, I know I'm lame. One day a fellow fan messaged me a story about how through a charitable donation to Water Defense (a cause co-founded by Mark Ruffalo), she was…

Film Discovery: Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal in Y Tu Mama Tambien

Director: Alfonso Cuaron Starring: Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, Maribel Verdu If you don't subscribe to Hulu, I suggest you do. There are times when I even preferred it to Netflix due to its premium selection of foreign and independent films. On a slow night, I found a gem with Y Tu Mama Tambien. During…