Thursday, February 12, 2015

:-: GUDETAMA :-:

I don't know why, but I really like tote bags.  And fake food.  And eggs (real food).  I figured it's been a while since I shared any Sanrio love on my blog, so here's something that caught my eye:

Source: Sanrio

Gudetama is Hello Kitty's friend, and he's not really new, but he seems to keep popping up lately.
He's basically just a lazy egg.  Which - for some reason - is ridiculously cute.

And he sleeps with bacon for a blanket.  Bacon!  I love it.

Source: Sanrio
Hahaha.  This makes me smile.

I told myself I'd try to reduce my amount of online shopping this year.  I have the willpower to not buy this tote bag online, but if I just so happen to see this in a store, I can't make any promises.

One last thing: If you're looking for a Valentine's Day Hello Kitty event, Duff's Cakemix is selling $50 tickets for its Hello Kitty Valentine's Day Cupcake Party.  I don't plan on going, but the event sounds fun.  You get to decorate 8 cupcakes, will receive a Hello Kitty small gift, and if you're 21+, you also get some Hello Kitty sparkling wine.  Oh, there will also be prizes for best costumes and best cupcakes.  Please let me know if you go!  I really want to see pictures and hear about the event experience.

Thanks for reading!

:-:  C  :-:  

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Sometimes I miss living in San Diego.

There's no doubt San Diego has an abundance of Taco Tuesdays.  And Taco Thursdays.  Did I mention tacos?

Tacos aside, another thing San Diego specializes in are California burritos.  A what what, you say?
It means a carne asada burrito with french fries inside!


Whether you decide to stop by in the morning, afternoon or evening, prepare yourself to stand in line to get your
Lucha Libre fix.  One of their specialties, the Surfin' California burrito (pictured above), has carne asada, shrimp, french fries, and lots of other goodness stuffed inside.  I also really like their bean and cheese burrito, but it's not very photogenic.  You can imagine.

The oh-so-delicious creamy green sauce.  Don't miss it!

I mean, who wouldn't want to eat in a restaurant that has bright pink walls, disco balls and lights, a fancy schmancy gold booth, and lucha libre masks all over?

Did I mention that this falls under the 'one-dollar sign' restaurant price range?  I don't think that's ever happened on my blog before.  The Surfin' California is under $8 and the bean and cheese is under $4.  Chips and salsa are freeeee!

I know - it just keeps getting better.  But when you make it there, please try not to get too excited.  I don't want you to choke on your food.  Otherwise, how will you tell me what you thought of it?

Thanks for reading!

:-:  C  :-:

Friday, February 6, 2015


T minus 1 week and 1 day until Valentine's!

That means it's time to get your Valentine's Day Lush products before they're gone.

Last year I went a bit overboard with Lush products in general, but I wanted to try all of their seasonal items and see what I liked best.  At least that was my excuse.

I really liked last year's Neon Love Soap, but I didn't see it this year.  Guess it was time to make way for new offerings.  I'm still in the process of using up all of my Christmas goodies, so it's probably a good thing the Neon Love Soap wasn't available.

I wanted to buy it all, but limited myself to two things: the Love Locket Bath Bomb & the Heart Throb Bubbleroon.  The Love Locket is hiding little hearts and shiny confetti.  The Heart Throb is sparkly.  Which is why I bought it.  Together, these should last three whole baths, so I can use them before, during and after Valentine's Day!

If I make it back to a Lush store soon, I'll up my limit to three things since I really want to try the Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar since it's so cute!  It was already sold out at the store I visited.  Has anyone tried it?  What do you think?

Thanks for reading!

:-:  C  :-:

Thursday, February 5, 2015


What better way to end a disappointing event than with a disappointing burger?

I know, it looks good.  But it wasn't.

Saturday just wasn't my day.  My original choice was brunch at Mama's on Washington Square, but when we drove past, we saw a typical brunch line (i.e., out the door and around the corner) and our tummies couldn't be put on hold that long.

I did my usual Yelp search and found out that there was an Umami Burger nearby, but I decided we should try a new burger place since it was a new year.  So off to Mo's Grill we went.

Now, when you tell me that your burgers are cooked on volcanic rock (yes, you read that correctly), I expect to take a bite and feel like I've been transported to Hawaii.  Or someplace cool.  But maybe that's just me.  Regardless, that didn't happen.

There were three of us, and we each tried a different burger.  We all agreed that the burgers needed more seasoning.  The meat didn't have much flavor, so the taste was basically whatever extras you had on your burger.  Oh well.  At least the service was good.

I'm sad that my first burger post of the new year wasn't a my-tummy-is-full-and-happy-please-go-here-too kind of deal.  Can't win them all.

So, to sum it all up:  Mo - never again.  But I'll be back for you, Mama.

Thanks for reading!

:-:  C  :-:

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Remember how excited I was for Walker Stalker Con?

Well, last Saturday, the wait was over.  And Walker Stalker Con, you totally dropped the ball.

Please tell me why people who bought Groupon tickets got to stand in a special line that had little to no wait, while the people who bought their tickets online at full price way before the Groupon offer was released stood in line for about an hour?  "It's OK," I thought, "They're only getting green wrist bands, and I don't mind paying a little more and waiting a little longer to get my entrance badge."  

And then I got a green wrist band, too.  FML.  

You could have afforded to give me something for a ticket that cost $45 plus online processing fees.  Seriously, now.

Hello Kitty Con tickets were cheaper, and they gave away a bunch of free stuff.

But, free swag aside, once I got into the convention, there weren't very many vendors and you had to pay around $30 - $60 to take a picture or get an autograph from each celebrity that was there.  It was cool to see them in real person, but I wasn't about to shell out hundreds of more dollars to actually meet all of them face to face.

At least you can check out all my cool pictures of the zombies (a.k.a. the WALKERS of Walker Stalker Con) that were roaming around the convention:

Oh wait, there were none.

I thought that maybe I had just set my hopes too high for the event, but when we left, M said, "Hello Kitty Con was better than this."  And a weekend filled with Hello Kitty is definitely not his cup of tea.  So there.  An unbiased opinion.

Just save your money and go to Halloween Horror Nights.  You can thank me in October.  Until then, you can keep yourself occupied with Season 5 of The Walking Dead, which starts this Sunday.  At least the show is still amazing.

Did you go?  What did you think?  Do you have any convention stories to share? 

Thanks for reading!

:-:  C :-: