Monday, March 29, 2010



Welcome to the 21 club, my dear friend since kindergarten! Hope you’re having the time of your life in Africa! Hope all is well! Can’t wait to celebrate upon your return!! Miss/love you! DRINK UP, BUTTERCUP!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I woke up this morning and decided, “I’M GOING TO BURNING MAN THIS YEAR,” and I’ve never been so sure of anything in my life. Now I know that sounds completely cliche, but it’s true. Now, I’ve never been close to knowing I want to marry someone, and spend the rest of my life with them, but I compare this feeling to that. A complete SURENESS. I’ve been teetering back and forth about going and not going for, what seems like an eternity, now. I have had the money set aside for a long time but, for some reason, something’s been holding me back. I thought it was because I would be missing the first week of school, and being absent isn’t really “my thing” but really, I think what held me back from going to Burning Man this year, and previous years, was that it’s a huge gamble for me. AND everytime I’ve taken a gamble in my life, it backfires. (For example, going to ASU, moving back to SF, putting faith and trust in the wrong people.) A gamble in a sense that I would be immersing myself in a lot of things, I’ve never been exposed to before. I will be put in some situations I may find uncomfortable or displeasing. But today, I figured, I’ve been through a whole lot lately and it’s time for something to completely change me, for the better, of course. I also realized if things do end up backfiring at Burning Man, I’m going to be surrounded by alot of people who, I sometimes feel make it their jobs to make sure I’m okay. I’ll be surrounded by some of my closest friends for an entire week, in the desert, with nothing to worry about. SERIOUSLY, keeping my expectations low, IT SEEMS LIKE BURNING MAN WILL BE THE GREATEST EVENT OF MY LIFE.

BURNING MAN 2010: Metropolis, I’m honored to be taking part!

See you all on the playa!

Monday, March 8, 2010



From March 07, 2010:

Dear Carlos,

So I was going through some old pictures last week, and I found this. I saved it to honor our birthdays! (YES, I’m fully aware that I’m embarrassing the both of us right now. More me, actually because you were adorable back then, and still are. I was just obese.)

Our 18/19 birthday(I think). Back when we were young:

Our 21/22 birthday. The Golden Years:

Let’s raise our glasses, filled with Andre’s Brand Champagne, to many more birthdays! Well, to at least 40 more birthdays! Oh, and to looking hot for the rest of our lives! And, of course, friendship forever! HAPPY DOS BITCHES!!!





-Dinner with my family, Bunz and Addy
-My mom stating, "Isn't it fun drinking with your mom?"
-Bunz's, "Big boy finished his plate" moment.
-21 Sprinkles cupcakes from my mom
-My birthday starting the minute Ally messages me from Africa, which was like 1 day before my American birthday
-The birthday torch.
-Octopus Lounge
-Haight Street Bars
-Drinks. Drinks. Drinks.


From March 01, 2010:

See the full thing at HELLOVINETTE.TUMBLR.COM

I spent this past weekend in Monterey, Carmel-By-The-Sea, and Big Sur. The most fun and laughs I’ve had in a really long time. Love you guys!


-Bunz nearly killing me trying to take a picture of a rainbow.

-Boys, Boys, Boys…we like boys in cars!

-Bunz shows off his driving skills


-The passing of the birthday torch.

-Night stroll down Canery Row and the wharf

-Getting stuck on a rock with Carlos and Bunz. Taking our shoes off and running back to shore.

-Mermaid pictures

-Kayaking (next trip)

-17 Mile Drive

-“Hurry up Vinette! You’re getting all the good waves!” -Sovantha Bun

-Mermaid pictures 2.0

-Mission Carmel

-Big pretzels and cannolis!

-Bixby Bridge

-Carlos starts a fire from practically nothing.

=”I’m not Man vs. Wild!”- Carlos Bermudez