Still having a blast!

I’m still in San Diego and absolutely loving it!

It’s so laid back here… I definitely really dig the vibe. People are awesome and everyone smiles at each other on the streets. People are telling me that I’m going to like San Francisco even more than San Diego, which is hard to fathom, but I guess we’ll see!

(Actually, I think I might like L.A. slightly more than San Diego, but it could’ve just been that I was with Jaime the entire time. I’ll have to re-evaluate. :))

I’ve been staying at a hostel in San Diego, which is really interesting. It’s so weird how people refer to hostel-mates as “The Australian Girl” or “The Norwegian couple” or whatever. I really love meeting all the different types of people, though… I’ve been having a lot of fun with that, and getting myself into all sorts of new situations.

Hmm, so what have I been up to… went to the San Diego Zoo, Mission and La Jolla beaches, the outlet centers, Seaport Village, the Horton Plaza, and Balboa Park… had a good time in all of them. I really, really loved Balboa Park.

I actually met this fascinating man at Balboa Park one day. His father has written 17 different books, and has been a professor of psychology for over 40 years. I got his phone number (!!!!), and I’m going to call him and hopefully get to discuss some of the 493 million questions that I have for him.

I think I decided that I’m going to go to Europe for a lot of months. I mean, I’m paying $23 a night for a hostel, which is $6xx per month. I might as well just get a new apartment in a new city every month in Europe and/or South America, and just explore to my heart’s content.

Being an Internet Marketer is amazing!

What else..

Ohhh, I’m stopping in Laguna Beach on the way to San Francisco. I stole the phone number of the guy with the elevator in his beach house (I’m really good at that) and gave him a call… he invited me back to his house, and they’re going to have a BBQ when I come up. How neat is that!?

I don’t think there’s too much else to report, although I probably should be more religious in my blog postings, as I’m sure I’m missing a ton.

Ohhh, and Happy Birthday (although it’s a day late… but I did call on time :)) to Jason Henderson (aka Mr. Sexist!)


Edit: If anybody wants to come to Las Vegas for my 25th birthday on September 25th, let me know! I expect it to be an amazing time!

I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried!


There’s no other way to describe everything that’s going on!

I guess I’ll start from last night, and then backtrack to L.A. and San Francisco, and then some new developments in San Diego (and I’ve only been here for an hour!).

Okay, so here we go.

I was driving from L.A. to San Diego last night, and stopped in Laguna Beach to get some gas. I decided to go to a bar called the White House…. it looked fun, and it was a “sleep-in-my-car” night, so I was in no rush.

Anyway, I met this guy there who told me that he was on vacation and hanging out at his friend’s place. He kept telling me how amazing the place was, and asked if I wanted to come over… but he had been coming on far too forward the entire time, so I kept telling him no.

I started talking to his friend though, and it turns out that he’s a very successful entrepreneur from NYC. He’s very big into real estate, and also owns a gigantic nonprofit company that raises money for other nonprofits.

Listen to this… he works closely with Bill Clinton, the Pope, and other huuuuge people. He goes to these global meetings all the time (HAS to go actually!) and meets all sorts of high profile people.

(We figured out that we had the same birthday, and we mentioned that both of us had never met someone with our birthday before. I ask him if he’s ever met Barbara Walters (she has our birthday too), and he nonchalantly says yes. Is that not crazy!? He knows everyone!)

Okay, so anyway, I was getting slightly frustrated by the first dude, the one that was coming on too forward… so I asked if I could take a picture with him and be on my way, and just remember it as a night at a bar in Laguna. My camera batteries died though, so Steve (the entrepreneur) tells me to come by his house for a little bit, charge my batteries, and leave whenever. I’ve been trying to listen to my intuition more, and something tells me it’s a good idea, so I do.

DUUUUUUDE! I got there and he had a freaking ELEVATOR inside his house. It’s a BEACH HOUSE, and it has an ELEVATOR! Are you kidding me?! The house was just insane! It was a 5 bedroom, and he had mini-bars inside the bedrooms… and told me that the only rule in the house was the rule of “Yes”… if I wanted anything, the answer was “Yes”.

Oo, and he had an AMAZING view of Laguna Beach. Absolutely breathtaking, and there were multiple telescopes throughout the different levels of the house to check things out.

He asked me if I wanted to crash there (and volunteered the fact that there were locks on the doors), so I agreed. It’s 10x better than my car obviously, and the place was SWEET!

AAAAND… the forward guy from the bar ended up doing a complete 180 when we got to the house, and was 100x more fun to be around. He woke me up at 3:30ish a.m. and we went and watched the lunar eclipse through the telescope!

I left while Steve was sleeping (had an early appointment in San Diego), but I did write down his cell phone number that he had listed in his elevator, so I’ll call him and thank him again. How cool is that though!?


Los Angeles:

I left Jaime’s house yesterday afternoon. I’m going to miss her!

After that, I met with Raam, which was very interesting (in a great way). We met online and were business partners on a site, but I had recently left the partnership (on very good terms). Since I was going to be in L.A. where Raam lives, I asked if he wanted to get together and finally meet.

Not only did he want to get together, but he told me to let him know if I needed a place to stay or a car to drive around in.

(I have the most amazing freaking people in my life. Who leaves a partnership and still gets that kind of treatment?)

Annnnnyway, we went to a really cool cafe and walked around for a while. It was wonderful to finally meet him! He’s a great guy, and definitely an inspiration to me. :)


San Francisco:

To sum it up… I got a little too… erm… buzzed… talked to Tim Ferriss for a while… go to put my phone number in his cell phone, and somehow decide it would be a good idea to call my phone from his, to “steal” his number.

What the heck was I thinking?!?

I woke up at 7:30 am, wide-eyed and completely shocked at myself.By the end of the day though, I had to think about the bright side… at least I’m his most fascinating groupie, right? I bet nobody else has ever stolen his phone number! (For the record, I felt bad and deleted it.)


San Diego:

I found someone on Craigslist who was going to barter a few weeks worth of office space with me in exchange for my building him a website.

Anyway, I ended up telling him a lot about different aspects of web marketing… and I guess kind of exposed him to lots of new things (it’s so interesting, this is the 2nd time that I’ve done this with a small business owner. I love how they get when they learn new things. I really want to do more consulting. Brian and I are thinking about it. I digress…)

I tell him that I pretty much want the office space so that I can crash here at night (I’m fine working out of Barnes & Noble, but I need somewhere to sleep :)). He asks me if I’m a morning person and if I like kids, to which I reply yes for both.

To make a ridiculously long blog post somewhat shorter… I’m now going to be a “nanny” for two hours a morning, and he has a basement bedroom that I can sleep at…equipped with a shower and everything. What an upgrade from the showers at L.A. Fitness!

And the even better part – drumroll please – he has an extra apartment that he owns right near San Diego… and he said that if I help him with his marketing and he can get some new customers each month… I COULD STAY IN HIS APARTMENT INDEFINITELY FOR FREE.

San Diego. Free.

Could I love my life more? I think not.

Geez, I have so much work to do. I found some new spy tools, I’ll post them later.

Here’s some pictures…

The bar on the fourth floor…

The outside view of the house (and Steve designed the adjacent houses)…

The lunar eclipse through the telescope… not an awesome picture, but whatever.

Amazing views…

Love love love my life!

So at the Playboy Mansion, I met this AMAAAAAZING girl named Jaime Mintun.

Pretty much ever since, I’ve been hanging out with her. She’s like my long lost best friend (although I still adore and love all of my other friends very much. :))! We’re both VERY similar… young female workaholics, love a lot of the same things, have a lot of the same goals…

We’ve been having so much fun!! She’s showing me all the fun places around Los Angeles, and realllly making me want to move here.

(There’s a sugarless bakery in L.A.!!!)

I went to this cool open mic last night in Venice. It was really interesting… I’d never been to anything like it. It was a very free, happy vibe, for the most part. Good times. :)

The most important news of all – Jaime and I are going to go to San Francisco this weekend to see Tim Ferriss (author of 4 Hour Workweek). If you’ve ever talked to me in person, you’ve heard me rave and rave and rave about this book, so you know how ecstatic I am about this!! We already got on the guest list for the club that he’s going to be at… !%@%$#@#!#@… I simply cannot wait!

In one day from now, I’ll have met Tim Ferriss!


(I’m going to make him fall madly in love with me, and will post pictures from our honeymoon A.S.A.P.)

Next week, I’m going to San Diego. I bartered for some office space there, so I’ll be able to access it 24/7. I’ll just sleep in the office, which is WAY exciting… and I just have to build an amazing website in return. No problemo!

This month is going by so quickly… it’ll be over before I know it! Boo!

BTW, if anyone’s going to WIME, I’m trying to organize a skydiving trip during one of the days. Jason James and Dan Kelly are confirmed so far… let me know if you want to come. :)

BTW again, here are two pictures that Simon Leung gave me (I was wearing Jason Moffatt‘s hat in them. I think I stole a lot of people’s accessories that night.)