Time and time again, I'm impressed by the talented people in my life and the amazing things that they are doing.
1. One of my roommates is an incredibly talented writer and she recently wrote a very interesting and fun article for The Daily called "Grumpy, Dopey, Risky and Walt". The Daily is "a tablet-native national news brand built from the ground up to publish original content exclusively for the iPad." Please go to that link and read Swati's article for yourself! If you enjoy it as much as I'm sure you will, stay tuned for more as I'll continue to let you know of her of next published works.
2. Of course I've blogged numerous times about my roommate Gina's awesome non profit organization, Pin-Ups for Vets. Pin-Ups for Vets is World War II style calendar that Gina created and models in. All the money raised from these calendars goes to help support VA and Military Hospitals around the US. She then hand-delivers these calendars to the hospitals. I've been to 7 different hospitals with her. Our last trip together was to Germany and Florida. I am excited to go to Hawaii and Arizona next month with her for two more visits.
3. My old boss's daughter in Phoenix is in a very cool band called Super Stereo. A couple weeks ago I was excited to discover that they were going to be in Los Angeles playing at a bar right by where I live. Of course I went and saw them perform and was delighted by what I heard. They have such a fresh and new sound that's hard to get out of your head. They call their genre 'future pop' which is really so accurate. Please check out their Facebook page, Super Stereo or their own website. Their music can also be purchased on iTunes. My favorite songs are "Go On" and "Life Passed Me By".
4. Todd, my brother in-law co-owns a car showroom called European Collectibles on PCH. I finally got to see it this afternoon and was in awe of all the stunning cars in there. They have a 1960 Fiat, 1965 Ford Mustang, a 1986 Ferrari, a 1956 Ford Thunderbird, a 1958 Jaguar and many others. You almost feel like you are walking back in time in this showroom. If you aren't in the market for one of these beautiful cars, just go check out their inventory for fun! EC on PH is very easy to find as it's along the Pacific Coast Highway, in the city of Newport Beach across from the Balboa Bay Club.