A Little Bit Of Nonsense

13 Aug



Do you hear that?

That’s me stretching my blogging muscles.

They’re all pale and jiggly and nervous from lack of use.

Let’s see if we can change that.

All right, all right.

A few things.

First, and most importantly, Cape Cod Potato Chips.  Oh my Cape Cod Potato Chips.

I first tried these gems of deliciousness on the beach, my toes in the water, my fingers permanently stuck in the bag.  No one else was remotely as excited as I was about this snacking development. I raved and crunched and gesticulated with those hand gestures, those hand gestures that define me probably more than any single thing on this earth, and the people around me just stared.

Stupid East Coasters.  We get it. You eat Cape Cod Potato Chips every day and grew up in Stars Hollow.

We get it.

Also, it was not until after I had shipped 40 bags into California and taken this picture cradling said bags like a baby that I found out Cape Cod Chips are carried in Malibu grocery stores.

Of course they are!


Speaking of The ‘Bu (no?) I spent last Saturday under its flawless sky.  Life is brighter in Malibu, folks, that’s just the truth of the matter.


I get like a cartoon of myself in Malibu.  I gush and giggle and say about 400 times, “I hate LA!  LA could fall into the ocean and I wouldn’t blink an eye!  But Malibu!  Always more Malibu!

I don’t know if it’s Malibu itself or if it’s just what Malibu symbolizes that inspires such passion in me, but I suppose that doesn’t really matter.

Malibu is it for me.

Malibu is the place I went when I was broken and starting over. Malibu is where I first pursued writing as a real, actual, I’m-gonna-do-this thing.  Malibu is beginning and the end of everything, and to this day I still spill my best words under its no-filter-needed sky.

Winters in Malibu and summers on the Cape?

Does that work for you all?

Let’s see, let’s see.

Oh!  This song.  Cait showed me this song the other day and I think it’s quite perfect.  I have a thing with the number 17, and the age 17 and this song perfectly captures what 17 is and was and will forever be to me.


I know you’ll love it.

(Said in a Kathleen Kelly voice.) 



Look at this bacon house of delight and wonder!  Soak it in!  Grasp the concept of chocolate covered bacon!

I snapped this shot last weekend at the OC Fair with Lucas.  Bacon is kind of a thing for our relationship, you know.  The first thing Luke ever cooked me was a BLT, and this was a strong move on his part since he’s a bit of a bacon expert and I am a bit of a bacon crazy.

(Bacon crazy?   Creak, creak, creakity creak.)

When we go to the store Luke has a careful bacon selection process and it’s very cute to see his face scrunch up as he peers through his glasses and picks out the very best of the fats for us.  If I’m ever upset with him all it takes is a good plate of bacon and most everything is forgiven.

So far nothing has been so big that bacon couldn’t fix it.

That might have more to do with his cute glasses, though.

Or him.

Probably him.

I’m going to definitely say this has to do with him, and I’m going to log off now before this train completely derails.

Blogging!  I’ve missed you so!


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11 Responses to “A Little Bit Of Nonsense”

  1. Jules August 14, 2014 at 7:14 am #

    If you are in NYC you guys HAVE to go to the baconery – they have bacon hot chocolate and EVERYTHINNNNG bacon. I love it.

    • jillianlorraine August 21, 2014 at 10:42 pm #

      WHAT?? Bacon hot chocolate? Now googling the LA equivalent.

  2. Cheyenne August 14, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    Did you go to the bacon fest at the OC fair? My friend made me tried chocolate covered bacon for the first time at the fair and I was amazed by how delicious it was!!
    I must agree Malibu is the best!! Love being there only things that sucks about being a non native Malibu-ian are the weekends, they’re packed with people and parking’s hard to find.
    If I’d have a job where I could live there I’d move immediately.
    Malibu winters and Cape Cod summers sounds like a dream come true 🙂

    xx Cheyenne

    • jillianlorraine August 21, 2014 at 10:45 pm #

      Yes, Malibu weekends are a nightmare. We were there last week and couldn’t leave! We gave up trying to get out after about an hour and just spent the rest of the night there.

  3. Jeni August 15, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

    You are wearing a suspicious looking piece of jewelry on your left ring finger.

    • jillianlorraine August 21, 2014 at 10:40 pm #

      Hahaha! I’m not engaged. Promise.

  4. Cait aka Kit Kat August 15, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

    Remember when we went to the OC fair and you needed a large pepperoni pizza from Round Table to calm your stomach down after I made you ride the zipper? Remember how we are old ladies? Remember how that night, because we went home early, we found out that my doppelgänger is Freddy? Remember how I love you?

    • jillianlorraine August 21, 2014 at 10:41 pm #

      I was just telling this story the other day, how you didn’t know me at all, and yet didn’t blink at getting me a large pizza while I lay on the seat, comatose. That’s something special, right there.

  5. Cait aka Kit Kat August 15, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

    Also, this is my favorite picture of you.

  6. chelsea August 20, 2014 at 10:29 am #

    Those are truly the best chips ever!

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