Monday, June 24, 2013


I went out last Friday with some really cool people
Is it a shake weight
It's probably too soon to say, but I think I like a boy
He's taking me out for sushi
We're going to have an Adventure Time marathon
I also closed the door on a relationship with a girl I loved
I have a lot of mixed feelings
Enjoy this music video (a video with music, it's not much of a music video)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Geek Girls Unite by Leslie Simon♡

(Pretty sure I've typed the word 'geek' 100+ times. You have been warned...)
If you're wondering, no this is not a book about a geeky girl who meets and equally geeky counterpart and their romance. No. (But it can help you find/ land one!!) This is a "hardcore" book dedicated to all the she-geeks of all creeds of geek. Reading about the geek community has really opened my eyes to what a vast and thriving community it is. The book comprised into seven chapters of the different kinds of geeks (fangirl, literary, film, music, funny-girl, domestic goddess, tech, fashion, politics, retro, athletic). I will give a brief explanation of what you can expect: Each chapter starts of with a little quiz to see if you can really call yourself whatever geek you're reading about. If you fail the quiz, Leslie Simon really calls you out on it comparing you to people like Heidi Montag, Lauren Conrad, Megan Fox, etc. It's pretty sad, but extremely hilarious. A character sketch and brief history on the certain geek is given. It's especially interesting to read if you consider yourself the geek mentioned. After, geek goddesses which basically talks about the most influential she-geeks in their respected area of expertise. Frenemies of the craft are described and highly recommended to be avoided. In contrast, a little section called 'Geek love' tells of the kind of he-geek that would best suit the she-geek. It's pretty adorable. Along the margins are quotes and foot notes relevant to the topic at hand. Recommended activities, books, movies, music, authors, and websites are mentioned to finish the chapter off.

I would probably identify myself as a fangirl geek. It's a  pretty simple concept, but for all those who are totally lost (OPEN URBAN DICTIONARY DOT COM YOU DWEEB), here's a little information: These are the girls that never really grew out of their Harry Potter, Sailor Moon, Star Wars, Star Trek, Hello Kitty, Lord of the Rings, Hunger Games, WoW, anime, super heroes, etc. "phase", but let the love of the craft evolve as they matured. Sure some fan-people didn't know they were fan-people until later in life, but generally, the love stems from childhood. There are those that go to Comic-Con every year, those that read the blogs of Bonnie Burton, Tavi Gevinson (she's not much of a fangirl, but I love her), etc. religiously, those that make shrines, those that do all mentioned. If you think you're a fangirl geek and you confuse Star Trek with Star Wars or vice versa, then please lock yourself in a room, get two TVs and put them right next to each other. Put Star Wars Episode IV on one TV and Wrath of Khan on the other TV and try explaining that to all the Trekkers and Star Wars fans (Star Wars fans don't need a nickname because Star Wars ya feel?). Exactly. Make a note of this: dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow...
All in all, this was an superb book filled with knowledge of kindred geek spirits! It's witty, funny, and scary accurate. And if you're wondering, no this book is NOT sexist nor does it force upon geekism onto it's readers, but I mean if you are going to read this, you should do it because you want to not because you have ulterior intentions... I mean that should be said for everything, but that's a different post for the future... Put your geek to the test with this work of art by Leslie Simon!

Dreamy cartoon... I'm ashamed too

I bet you're tired of reading/ hearing the word geek. Sorry, but you were warned...

Thank you Susan 

Music appreciation post: Santigold

Santi White, better known for her stage name Santigold (formerly Santogold) is a bona fide bad bitch to say the least.  Lately I've been listening to her music religiously. Here are some of my favorites.
check her out if you're into M.I.A, Azealia Banks, Lykke Li, Amy Winehouse


Disparate Youth

Look At These Hoes

Shove it

Monday, June 17, 2013

Man-crush Monday: Jason Schwartzman ♡

Whether it be his indie dapperness, witty sense of humor, or talent on and off the screen, Los Angeles native, Jason Schwartzman has won my heart as well as rights to my body and soul. He's starred in several of my favorite movies including : Rushmore, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Shopgirl, Marie Antoinette, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and Moonrise Kingdom. He's also made appearances in shows like Freaks and Geeks, Bored to Death, and Parks and Recreation. Hey remember that guy Michael from Princess Diaries? That's Jason's brother! I applaud Mr. and Mrs. Schwartzman for their genes. He's related to the Coppolas (Francis Ford, Sophia, Roman, and Christopher) and NICHOLAS CAGE. Oh and btw, Michael aka Robert Schwartzman is the vocalist and guitarist for the band Rooney! I highly recommend them if you're into alt-indie-rock.  In 2006, he created the indie rock solo act Coconut Records. He was also the drummer and songwriter for the band Phantom Planet before leaving to focus on his acting career. He's dated Selma Blair and Zooey Deschanel, and is currently married to Brady Cunningham (they have one kid). In 2009, he was named one of the top 10 most stylish men in America by GQ magazine. He's also a vegetarian... *Romantic sigh*

'You don't know it yet, but I just melted your heart with my invisible eye lasers'

What a babe though! 

I'm probably the only one who fantasizes about being an iPad... That is if it's being held by a presumably naked Jason Schwartzman.

Hotter than the coffee in his hands. Plot twist, it's not coffee, it's tea, and it's not hot, it's cold. 

My two biggest crushes in one picture. (I'll save Michael for another day.)

'West Coast' by Coconut Records live from the Roxy
1:19 when he wraps his arms around himself and sways... *wipes tears of keyboard and unpauses

Jason Schwartzman's What's in my Bag @ Amoeba. Need I say more. 

Friday, June 14, 2013

What I learned about myself at the mall earlier

Before you start reading, play this video.
I don't think I like the mall at all. I mean I love shopping, don't get me wrong, it's just the people in the mall make me want to give myself a swirly and then light my hair on fire. These random people just walk right up next to you with no regard for your/ my preference of personal space. Clothing store employees are either all up in your business or are silently judging you from afar. Mom's let their children run loose in stores. Whenever I walk into Hollister in particular I feel like I have to have a gas mask and a flash light on me. Ugh ugh ugh. The only pleasant time I had in a store was when Foreign Exchange played the Birthday Song by 2 Chains. Is it sad that I know every word of that song? (I'm listening to it right now and so are you. It's like we're... connected.)
But that's just how I feel about the mall nearest to my house. I've been to lovely malls and I've been to dumpier malls, but for the most part, I'm not a big fan of them anymore. I used to love going to the mall, but it was a different time. BUT IF YOU'RE A HOMIE OF MINE AND YOU'RE LIKE HEY LESLEY YOU WANT TO HANGOUT AT THE MALL WITH ME THEN I WOULD SAY YES OF COURSE.
So what I did was just go to this little Cuban restaurant, order a papa rellena and a pineapple soda, sit in a little secluded section of the mall, and read some Fahrenheit 451 by the legendary Ray Bradbury.
I'm absolutely in love with the book and if you haven't read it, I highly recommend it! It's a quick read and has an interesting plot to say the least. The book takes place in the future where books are against the law. This guy, Guy Montag, is a fireman who burns books for a living. He meets a girl named Clarisse McClellan who changes the way he sees things. (I wanted them to have an affair for some reason).
You know what's funny? I used to never really be into sci-fi, but now I love it.
Well that's that for now. Have a lovely Friday

Thursday, June 13, 2013

A lovely little visit from Susan ♡

Recently my friend Susan, returned from her birthday trip to Portland, Oregon.
She brought me back this lovely little book, Geek Girls Unite by Leslie Simon and an adorable postcard/card! Both from Powell's Bookstore in Portland!!! I'm super stoked to read the book for several reasons:
  1. I'm a bookwork
  2. I'm a geek
  3. My name is Lesley and her name is Leslie (She's the author of Wish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes and co-author of Everybody Hurts: An Essential Guide to Emo Culture)
  4. There's a Princess Leia on the back!!!!!!!
  5. It makes references to several of my favorite celebrities including Amy Poehler, Bjork, Zooey Deschanel, etc.
  6. Just by flipping through the pages I saw adorable illustrations
I'll be writing a review on the book when I finish it!! ♡

Imaginary withdrawals from an imaginary boyfriend

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

So where do I apply for a summer fling?

I know I'm still young and all and I shouldn't worry about having a boyfriend or a girlfriend, but I just want one, y'know? I want to hold hands with someone and share sappy poems with them and we would go on adventures and watch movies and reruns on Netflixs. Sorry for being such a sap.
I also know that I don't need someone to make me happy. I'm happy already. I'm happy being alone. I'm happy. I guess I just want someone to share that happiness with. Once upon a time, I was "in love" with this boy who basically turned me into the girl I am today. He opened my eyes to the love of all things geeky and nerdy. Then I became clingy and he kind of just walked out of my life and is currently planning his 2 year anniversary with some lovely wench. Not that I care or anything... I swear I don't! Well anyways, I was pretty heart broken and it really took a toll on me. I was always sad/ bitter and I tried everything to fill the void in my heart. I handled things really stupidly (and I was in middle school. What a terrible combination!). Several times he had come back only to make matters worse and I was a wreck! With time as well as the help of my parents and close friends, I was able to turn things around for the better. I'm a lot better and I have a lot more respect for who I am.
But back to the point, I want a Scott to my Ramona; a Diego to my Frida; a Heathcliff to my Catherine; an Aladdin to my Jasmine; a Link to my Zelda; an okay to my okay.
Well um that's enough sappiness for now... I'll let you know if my singleness changes... I mean if you care? Actually no. I will tell you because I don't care if you care or not, this is my blog and I'll post whatever I want HMPH. 


I started this blog last winter, but I never really used it.
My name is Lesley and I live in southern California. I go to an all girl's Catholic high school and I'm going to be a junior next fall! I'm a bookworm and I like to think I'm a happy person.
It's summer now and I have all the time in the world! I have nothing really planned this summer so I might as well dedicate my time to something productive! I'm not really sure what I'll be blogging about, maybe fashion, beauty, reviews, rants, raves, school, family, friends, spirituality, and my adventures.
Let's see how this goes...