The Fault in Our Stars (post #2) - John Green

hey guys!
Remember when i read The Fault in our Stars by John Green and you were all "i have to go buy this book and read it!?" 
no? that didnt happen?
well i dont blame you. although, you aaare missing out. 
look, im an iddiy biddy blogger so you know, i get it, i don't blame you.
BUT  if you really don't believe me about this book then head on over to A Beautiful Mess. 
Emma talks about it here and while it does contain spoilers (although not a lot!), she definitely wrote a more detailed better post than i did. (leslie, TAKE NOTE!!!!!) 
so head on over. 
pick up the book. 
prepare to fall in love.
and to cry. 
John Green, you are amazing!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

(remember, i noted that in the authors not ALONE, i had already fallen in love and created a world out of these characters just like he asked me not too!) 

thanks for reading!
its friday!!!
<3 Les

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Isbn: 0-525-47688-1 (hc)
Published 2006
Read: 2/7-23/2014

i purchased this book on my very first trip to The Last Bookstore in DTLA when i went with my friend Frank. once i was done with my last book, i was kinda stuck on what to read next (although i do still have a shelf that has only "to be read" books) and then i remembered "JOHN GREEN!!!!" so of course i decided to start reading it on the day that i should've been studying for my french test. the funny thing is, its like it was meant to be because the book itself involves some french. so boom! win-win.

This book is based on the character Colin and his infinite love for all named Katherine. 
by page 19, i was in love. 
you also get to meet his friend Hassan which you can't help but to fall in love with. 
as soon as i started reading this book i was reminded of two of his other books. Paper Towns (first book of his i read. will re-read and post) and Will Grayson Will Grayson. mostly because of the location and the friendship. 

after his 19th dump, Colin is beyond depressed so its Hassan's idea that they head out on a road trip to help clear his mind. 
once on the road, they drive aimlessly. that is, until Colin see's a sign that says that you can visit the grave of the great Franz Ferdinand. 
They end up in a town called Gutshot where they meet Lindsey. The daughter of Hollis who happens to hire them to interview all those who live in Gutshot TN to create a movie about what once was. 
together all three form a friendship and discover things about each other that they didnt expect too. 

i read comments over at goodreads and man people were brutal!
i do kind of agree that this was somewhat not my favorite book of his (even though i did fall in love at some parts). maybe this one would be last place but some people on there are straight tearing him one! (and i say would be because i have yet to read Looking for Alaska...i just bouuuught it!) 

as always, here are spoilers so stooop reading now!!!

Happy Birthday Jaydeen {pt 1}

i think Jay's the only person that gets like a million bday posts! 
she was celebrated everywhere! <3
any who, to keep up with tradition! i decided to take Jay to the Orange Hill restaurant solely based on the view! (i mean how do you say no to that view!) hoping that she would love it and she did!!!!

i didn't want to hog her the night before or on the day of, so we went the Friday before her actual birthday. 

Jay, enjoy your pictures! ANDY!, you should have waited because these look better! and i didn't add lil thing at the bottom so you can steal the pictures! ;)

as soon as we got there..."take a picture!" of course we had to use my phone because both of theirs SUCK!
i leave em my phone to go the restroom and this is what they do!
Andy's shirt.....i love it!
don't try to hide it!
see what i mean about the view!!
of course it was dark outside so Jay had her phone on so we could all see the menu. 
everywhere we go, Andy WILL ALWAYS order calamari as an appetizer. 
funny fact: he'll eat everything but the actual octopus shaped pieces. soo theres that waste. haha
our drinks for the night!
i got the Jidori half chicken. 
when it said it came with veggies, i mean i expected it to be more but I'm not complaining because asparagus and carrots are both beyond my favorite veggies!!!!
both Andy & jay got the vegetarian pasta. and then added chicken. 
something Crème Brûlée. it was aight. jay gave me her berry so haaay!
that view!!! (those two are good looking too i guess!) 
then, my phone decided to crap out. turns out to be the cover i had on it. 
"leslie, why are you standing like that!?" 
(i had to go to the ladies room!)
i proposed. wedding coming to you 2025. 
just keeeding. i cant handle women. they're TOO much!
jk. she was making me laugh so hard i forgot why!
she's all "let me get to your height!" not that short!
ahahahha! by far, my favorite picture!
i was trying to take a picture of the waterfall on the outside of the restaurant....real smooth guys!
on our way in and out, this is what you see. 

i loooved it!
the view was amazing the atmosphere was amazing and of course the people (my Jay & Andy) were amazing!!!! <3 
once again Jay, Happy Birthday. 
(and now its time to save up for Andy because apparently were going to The Ivy so a) i have to start looking for something uber fancy to wear, b) i gota start saving up & c) we gotta get ready for the break up because no one goes to the ivy and then stays together after! (ie: j.lo & ben affleck....haha just keeeding!) 

thanks for reading! (i have ooone more jay's bdays post coming and its the last! i promise!!) 

Snapshot Sunday {48-54}

most dramatic freakin snapshot Sunday of my life! 
ahhh!!! i swear. first i thought it wasn't going to go up because my laptop is currently on the operating table. 
then, i thought "hey i need to buy a tablet so let me take care of that today and i can use the tablet to post it. didn't work. the blogger app is good for basically anything BUT typing up a post (i miss my laptop). so that's going back because I'm just not crazy about it and one class alone does not justify the price. (ps. did you know the nook is done with!? i mean like the new one is out at best buy in 2 days! so the current one is one saw a whole $9 off! ._. how crazy. it doesn't matter what you have because there will always be better! gggrrr!!)  
anywho, i just managed to grab my sisters laptop and here were are. after this its french homework and a crap load of french work. 
(sorry for the little rant, sometimes its just good to unload you know!)
here's this weeks Sunday Snapshots!

i had to go to DTLA to pick up one of our officers at 3 pm. 3 pm actually turned out to be 4 pm and since i forgot my book at work i took a drive and came upon this. lovely!
came home on Friday to my mom's homemade chicken soup. we all ate outside like a fam! (we rarely do that!) nom nom nom!!! <3 
my ankle is still all blaaah! but any who, these are (were) my favorite shoes!!! i got them at H&M a while ago. however i wore them soooo much that basically, even though they are very uhm, air accessible, they stunk!!! i had left them alone and hadn't worn them in a few months and man they were still bad. i mean i wore these shoes EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME!!!!! to work, to Coachella, just because....i had to throw them away. it was hard. 
i know kind've of a gross-ish story but still. i loved them that much! :( 
if you guys EVER come across them at H&M, please let me know. i know to buy at least 5 pairs next time!
you see that little pin!? you cant really read it buuuuuut its a 5 year pin for my job! ive been at my job for 5 1/2 freakin years! ahhh!!!! where did the time go!!!? anywho, i became aware that these were a thing so i fought everyone to get one for me and my coworker. Ive been there 5 years!!! that's the least i deserve!!!!!!!
the tacos. i hate jacks tacos. with a passion. i don't think id even eat them as a last resort. the HR manager started talking something about the monster tacos and how they were delicious and how he was guna buy us some to celebrate (there are several of us that have been there a while. i think the most recent is 4 years besides the receptionist who just got hired 3 weeks ago!) so he got us jacks monster tacos. i gave them to my mom! ha! thanks tho Rich!
a while ago one of my managers needed a file and told my coworker and i that if we found it she'd give us a prize. me being the one that files everything knew exactly where it was at so of course, you know! a few days went by and on Friday,i had completely forgotten, she handed me an envelope and in it was 2 movie tickets!!! wooohooo! so Saturday i took myself to the movies (I LOVE GOING TO THE MOVIES BY MYSELF!!!!) and then i spent the last of my gift card monies at Barnes & Nobles. it was a good Saturday. 
aaand i loved this movie!!! 
i laughed, i cried. it was awesome. kinda hit close to home-ish. but lets not go there!
sorry about the messy pics but you know....i went to target with my sis the other day and while browsing the beauty clearance section, i found this matte top coat by NYC. it turned out to be $1.82 (reg price) so i bought it! 
I'm in loooove!!! its safe to say it works!!!! 
(the grey color is called sidewalkers...i found that fanny!)
side note: i later on went to sephora and saw the matte version they sale for like $30....lets say, i prefer the target one (and not solely based on the price!) also, I'm glad i found this because I've seen some crazy "DIY your nails matte" online and they're crazy! (boil water AND THEN put your hand over the heat!?...uh, no thanks!"
i love ikea!!!! 
i got this over the door shoe holder for $.99c. can you believe that!!!? I'm so happy! it works great. holds all my shoes except my running shoes and wedges but other than that i love it and it cleared up my previous space that i can now use to store stuff that can clear up another space!!! (Did that make sense!? ....i want soup.)

thanks for taking the time to read my dramatic ss. it still gave me problems up until now! gggrrrr!!!
have a great rest of your Sunday. I'm guna go make myself some tap ramen, get some homework done, close my window so i can't hear my kid neighbors and look for some bob's burgers on tv!

i have a few posts coming up on Jaydeen's birthday & a book post!!! woohoo!
have a fantabulous great week ahead of you!

Happy Birthday Jaydeen ♥

Happy birthday Jay! ♥
I have pictures galore from this weekend but my computer is currently bonkers so all of them will be posted tomorrow from work because lets face it, blogger mobile sucks buuuuttt!!!! (Same for snapshot sunday! :( )

Anyhow,  H·A·P·P·Y B·I·R·T·H·D·A·Y Jay! ♥
Welcome to 23!

Its going to be great! 

Love you,

this & that

apparently you can make, wrap and freeze a cake 2 mos in advance! :o awesome!
also, some tips for covering a cake in sprinkles. fool proof!!!
V-Day Fruit Loop cupcake toppers
some late (or early for next year!) cute valentines cake toppers!!!
donut printables! ahhh!!!! who wants a garland!!!? 
DIY GIant Moon Piñata
how to make a moon pinata! (and a picture with a cute little dog!)
the best ABM post in a while! (in my opinion!) Go Emma!!!
DIY Gold Leaf Art
DIY Gold leaf art!
i can make myself a dog since my dogs would rather hide under the bed then snuggle with me!

if you ever wanted to learn how to do Ombre lips, Keiko shows you how! :D

water marbled cards.
this is one of those projects that you see on pinterest and you think "hey, i can do it!" then you do and boom. FAIL.
Elise seems to have a good handle on it!
Feb 26th is national Carnival Day! 
lets decorate a cake!
Journey of the DVF Wrap Dress Exhibition
Journey of a Dress Exhibit
lets goo!!!

have a fantabulous weekend!

tonight, we are going out for Jay's birthday dinner!
it's her tuuurn! i cant wait! i've never been to the place but the pictures ive seen look beautiful!
i like this dinner tradition, just the 3 of us. 
ill come back with some pictures of that! <3

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