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A Throwback To Yesterday

Monique

A throw back to yesterday when I was really feeling myself

Some days you have one of those “I’m feeling really cute today” days. Yesterday was one of those days.

The Sweetest Hangover

Monique in T-shirt and Panties

When you wake up in the morning feeling yourself

If there’s a cure for this, I don’t want it. If there’s a remedy, I’ll run from it.

With so much craziness happening in this country this weekend, I took long breaks from social media over the weekend and indulged in self-care in the form of multiple orgasms. It was glorious.

I’m usually plugged in and connected all the time, but I found myself disconnecting a lot this weekend, locked in my apartment with a lover who was working here for the weekend and therefore got to bypass my usual ‘no overnights’ rule because when I see him, it’s always special, and we like to make it last.

And then, the morning after he leaves, I wake up feeling like this — blissful and ready to tackle whatever the day throws at me.

And even though I think I’m full and I’ve gotten all I can take, love in the form of an almost 3-hour phone call from someone else shows up, and pushes me further into the “Bitch, you on now!” mood.

Cause I am on. I looked at myself in the mirror this morning and said, “Fuck that; I’m on.”

Monique - T-shirt and panties

I put on this shirt that Jae gave me. Parted my hair and put some handmade bows in it. Put on red lipstick.

Sat on the unmade bed that is still covered in his scent, and took pictures of myself in my t-shirt and panties because I’m on, bitch.

Nothing can top this mood today.

Today, I am unstoppable.

 

Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles (a haiku)

Roscoe's Chicken and Waffes

Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles (Photo by Monique Judge aka the journalista)

Me, as a dinner

A number one with two thighs

with extra syrup

 

Keep it tasty 

Pineapple

Keep it tasty

Sonic Tater Tots and other Las Vegas comfort foods

I said I was only going to eat food that I could get in Vegas and not L.A. That was the plan anyway.

So when I had Sonic Tater Tots for the first time in 7 years on Wednesday, I was pretty fucking excited. Mm. Sonic Tater Tots. Try the chili cheese version of you are feeling fat enough; you won’t regret it.

I also bought a bag of Sonic Ice. If you are also a chewer of ice, you will understand why. It is the most glorious crushed ice you have ever had in your life.

In N Out Double Double with cheese and fries, but done animal style

In N Out Double Double with cheese and fries, both done animal style

Technically I can get In ‘N Out at home in Los Angeles, but my cousin and my bestie both said they wanted to have it for dinner last night, and who am I to argue?

I went with the Double Double with cheese and french fries, both done animal style. If you have never had In ‘N Out fries done animal style, please get it into your life. It is the best thing ever.

I still haven’t had Raising Canes or Cuban Cafe yet, but there’s still time.

what’s for dinner?

I ate the last of my leftovers yesterday, and now I am sad. I was going through my Google Photos account, and I came across this delicious reminder.

I’m trying to figure out how to top that with dinner tonight.

I am a good cook, and I actually like doing, but I don’t do it nearly enough. My schedule keeps me on the go from morning to night, and I tend to eat on the run more often than not.

Green Salad

Green Salad

I decided to try and change that for the next month, so I have been cooking at home a lot more, and I am actually finding it to be quite satisfying, so now I come up with meals in my head and make them when I get home.

Which brings me back to dinner.

What’s for dinner tonight?

Beautiful people in a bar

Their names are Courtney and Nathan. I met them in a bar on Cinco de Mayo. It just happened to be taco Tuesday, so Te’Kila was especially crowded. We shared a table until a separate one came available. They are awesome.

 

Sometimes you are reminded that you have other gifts

This is Anne Marie. She is modeling a big loc cap that she purchased from The Happy Hooker. Taking these photos of her reminded me that I am also pretty good at capturing images.

Anne Marie modeling the big loc cap she bought from The Happy Hooker LA

Anne Marie modeling the big loc cap she bought from The Happy Hooker LA

She was initially unsure about the pics until she saw them, and then she loved them.

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