Happy June, everyone!

I should have a little more free
time soon, and I’d love to get back into blogging. Actually, I have a lot of
ideas for a new blog; one that doesn’t take itself quite as seriously as this
one often does. But, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start with getting back
to posting here, shall we? 
Here are some random mental notes on a TV show and ice cream. I said it was random. 
GIRLS – A Short Review
I have been faithfully watching the new HBO show Girls that premiered back in April. The
first episode got me so pumped. I couldn’t wait to see more! Since then, there
have been a lot of ups and downs for me. I can’t say I see my early twenties self in any of the characters,
except Hannah…vaguely. I, too, have wanted to be a writer (and still do). I,
too, have dealt with the difficulties of life in my twenties. The thing I
can’t remember is being so insanely annoying and whiny about it like this
circle of friends. Ok, I know when I graduated college, I was overly emotional
and had that “the world revolves around me and my future” attitude. But
was I that bad? I suppose it’s possible. Nevertheless, I find myself wanting to tell these gals to STFU every episode. And don’t get me started on Shoshanna. Ugh. 
So why watch the show? While I
really wish some of the characters had more depth, I keep watching because of
Lena Dunham. I love that she writes, produces, and directs. I love that
she’s smart, young, and fresh. I actually enjoyed her seemingly pointless indie film, Tiny Furniture, and would be
interested in seeing more of her work in the future. But as far as Girls is
concerned, I’d be surprised if it comes back for a second season.
(This is a moot point. Apparently, Hannah and the gang have already been renewed for Season 2. Make it a good one, girls!!) 
My conclusion: The show has had a
few bright spots, but overall, I can’t say it has really done much to captivate
Anyone watching Girls?  
Sprinkles Ice Cream  
Awhile back, we stopped by Sprinkles Ice Cream. When you are
a fan of Sprinkles Cupcakes, and they tempt you with goodies like red velvet
sugar cones, salty caramel ice cream, and ice cream sandwiches made with two
cupcake tops (!!!!) , you RUN to check it out. 
What we were met with was a decent
ice cream shop, but nothing to write home about. Like many things in L.A., it doesn’t live up to its hype. L read on Yelp that at some point in time, people
waited two hours for this shit. Wow, you are stupid.
It’s ice cream. No more, no less.
The shop is really cute. Service was polite and quick. Their mint chip was
nasty. This made me sad, because I love me a good mint chip. They only have
select flavors available every day, and when I went they were out of salty
caramel, and most of their more unique flavors. Boo. 
Red velvet ice cream in a red velvet sugar cone. Not too shabby.
We got two cones to go, and ate
them while walking down Rodeo Drive. It was a nice treat to do a little window
shopping. It sure beat sitting out in front of the store trying to look
cool with a bunch of other tools that paid $3.50 a scoop for over-hyped ice
My conclusion: While good, it certainly wasn’t an orgasm on a cone or anything. I am still partial to Thrifty’s, because I’m a cheap date. As much as I’m criticizing, it could be
worth a visit if you are really curious. Also, if your sweet tooth is aching,
you can always stop by Sprinkes and grab a few cupcakes. Just sayin.

June 15, 2012



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    June 12, 2012

    Okay, that sprinkles ice cream just made me desperately want ice cream, and its not even 8 am in the morning.

    Regarding Girls, I disagree 🙂 I would be shocked if it didn't come back a second season. In my city it's pretty much the most talked about show on TV.

    And Shoshanna, as annoying as she is, actually cracks me up!

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    June 12, 2012

    There is nothing better than Thrifty's ice cream, I am convinced! It's kind of depressing how much stuff in LA is built on hype and how little of it manages to live up to expectations.

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    June 13, 2012

    Thrify's is great! I remember when it was $.50/scoop! 🙂

    We learned that there are some AMAZING ice cream places up here! If you ever find a MORA ice cream- let me know! I'd be happy to send you a gift card and sponsor that review!

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    Stephanie Hain Torres

    June 13, 2012

    I'm watching Girls – I totally agree with how you feel about the characters, but I still enjoy it every week. It's a nice change from the usual reality garbage that I tune into each week.

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    June 13, 2012

    Girls was already renewed back at the end of April for a 2nd Season. I agree there are some high and low points, but I think it such an interesting show, I love watching it.

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    June 13, 2012

    @Stephanie and @Meagan: It has?! LOL, I guess I'm only a month and a half behind on my cable TV show news! That's great that it has been renewed. I'm interested to see where they go from here. I think I am still waiting for them to match the first episode where I was laughing the whole way through. 🙂