Happy New Ears!

Hello my friends!

Thank you so much for your photo feedback. The majority of you chose #2 Sassy Smirk as my author pic for Pretenders so get used to this mug staring back at you for the next four books. Lisi-2013-252

It’s a lock.

After I posted last week’s Blah-g I hit Highway 1 for a road trip. The ultimate goal was Santa Cruz–about 8 hours north of Laguna Beach because Kevy, my life-crush, needed surgery. He had a sporty condition called, “surfer’s ear.” It’s what hawt guys get from spending too much time surfing in cold oceans. The water gets trapped inside their ears which causes bone to grow over the drum and ….zzzzz… Sorry, I’ll get to the good stuff. They had to remove the extra bone or he’d go deaf.

What? An extra cone went to the ref? 


Sorry. I have surfer’s ear. Ever heard of it? (No pun intended.)

Anyway, we decided to drive the California coast and make a trip out of it. IMG_4775

We saw beached seals along the way. IMG_4694

And BeeBee tried to copy them.  IMG_4827

Our first stop was a dome shaped cabin in Big Sur surrounded by redwoods. It’s called the Jewel House and it was ah-mazing.



The owner is a magical artist named Sofanya. She left us easels and paints and told us to express ourselves. So Kevy and I co-painted this. IMG_4809The headlamp, however was all his idea. He also painted the dome house. IMG_4888Not bad for a headlamp wearing guy with surfer’s ear. But the true magic was found in my coffee. I poured some milk in my cup and then two seconds later this dude floated to the top. He looks like Frosty the Snowman. How crazy is that??? IMG_4819 IMG_4820We left for Santa Cruz on Sunday and passed a few more noteworthy attractions along the way. IMG_4834IMG_4913

I am pleased to report that Kevy’s surgery was a success.


He even found a “perfect” log for our backyard. He wants to drill it into the ground and string lights to it and…zzz…

The bad news is he got poison oak while we were hiking and was miserable for the entire 8 hour drive back. IMG_4925

The good news? He’s still deaf from the surgery (and will be for another few days) so I listened to all the playlists he HATES!


(That too. Shhhh)




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  • Maggie says:

    Gawd are comments slows this week.

  • Maggie says:

    Do any of y’all watch Hitalia?

  • Julia says:

    OMG! I literally laughed out loud (alliteration!) at the third picture. Bee-Bee is a door and a ball.
    Quick question…
    You and Kevy and married, correct? Or do you just live together and are in looovvee?

  • Kyra says:

    I went on vacation to Oregon during Spring Break and saw the cutest seals ever!! One time there SUPER close to the shore!! (:
    Btw, I’m soo excited for the pic! It’s so pretty!!!

  • Kathy says:

    Hi Lisi!!

    On Sunday my grade went on a field trip for a couple days with kids from another campus my school is associated with. I know the kids from there, we were together in primary. One of the girls there (code name Anabelle) was one of my friends from the school. But during the trip she did something really mean to me and I have no idea why.
    Here’ what happened. She was talking to all my guy friends and keeping them away from me just to piss me off and make me jealous (excuse my language in this comment, I’m just really mad at the girl). I don’t know what I’ve ever done to make her want to hurt me, but for some reason she did. We went out to dinner one night, and there was just one friend of mine who was making our table the best one to be at, it was soooo much fun!! But than Anabelle was like, “oh can I talk to you?” so he went over to her table. She kept him there for a really long time. Then when he left, she said “what else can I do to make Kathy jealous?” A friend of mine that was at her table told me about it.
    I’ve never done anything to hurt her and it really pisses me off that she’d do something like that to me. I felt like walking up to her and telling her she was a b!tch, but I didn’t. I thought I’d tell her over e-mail but I decided no to. I want to get revenge over her but I know it would be wrong. I don’t know what to do. I know I’m mad and that she shouldn’t be able to get away with it that easily, but I don’t know how I can get back at her with out acting like a total b!tch myself. I don’t wanna sink to her level.

    This is a REALLY long comment and it means the world to me if you read it.
    Any advice? I’d love to hear your say in the matter!!

    Thanks in advance,

    • Julia says:

      Don’t let her get to you. Just go with the flow and (hopefully!) she will lose interest. Also, stick up for yourself!
      Mean Girl: “Oh, hey. I need to talk to Kyle for a sec, mkay?”
      Kyle: “Su-”
      You: “Can you wait, like, 5 minutes? Thanks, doll,”
      Or something like that!
      You don’t have to use the ‘doll’ part, I just thought it sounded sassy!

      • Kathy says:

        I love it when you give advice!! It’s always super helpful!! She goes to the other shool, so I don’t see her very often. It’s just that what she did really hurt, escpecially since I thought we were friends (sounds cliché, I know).
        Thanks a lot!!

        PS: I luh-v the ‘doll’ part 😉

      • Julia says:

        If she was your friend, that really stinks! She must not be a good one, to do that to you. It’s good you don’t see each other too much.
        Maybe you should call her out, if you guys were ‘friends’.

  • Mira says:

    I hope Kevy gets well soon! Also I love the picture that was picked, you looked gorgeous in all of them, but the Sassy Smirk just seemed perfect!

  • Lillie says:

    Sorry to hear about Kevy’s surfer’s ear, but I’m glad that the surgery was successful. Your road trip to Santa Cruz sounded so fun! Wow, I would have loved to see those seals lying on the beach. Your photos make me want to go to Cali!

  • Arianna says:

    Funny story, I actually just had to go to the clinic and get my ears cleaned out because a wall of earwax had built up in my ear and I couldn’t hear. Okay, that’s kinda gross, but I can relate to the whole being deaf thing. Cool trips and cool pics!


  • Maggie says:

    Sounds fun! Glad the surgery was a success and I lol’d at the blah-g! Bee-Bee’s hilarious with the seals.

    Also, I finished some MH fan art and posted it on my deviant art.

  • Caitlin says:

    Get better soon kevin!!!!!

  • lilly says:

    this sounds like an exiting trip! by the way I am a HUGE fan of the clique books and alpha academy trilogy! you rock lisi!

  • Laila N says:

    Ohwow, your trip sounds like so much fun, and the photos are sooo pretty ♥ Beebee imitating the seals – tres adorable ^_^

  • Lol “(That too… shhh.)”

  • Shaila Gottlieb says:

    Hey Lisi…love all the pix and the sassy smirk. Sounds like you had a great time!

  • Leslie says:

    First! Your trip sounds like a blassst. Love how you turned a trip for surgery (boring) into such a funfilled mini- vacay! I’m on spring break right now so I’ve been going on a ton of trips visiting colleges to see which one I’m attending this fall. I’m also trying to decide whether or not to go Greek (any advice?)
    In your next blah-g, can you write about your college experience? I’m sure we’d all love to hear about Lisi’s college days! :))

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