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one perfect day

This was it.

Hello Ocean

This was wasn’t half bad either

Wild Wednesdays

i love everyone in this picture.

This is the act that played the Grad on Wednesday night. At the end of their little tour around the hotel, you can see how packed the show was. It was a good night.

My SLO wife

Earlier on Wednesday.

Then I had two days that literally sucked ass. But then there was this

Scottys Landing on the Sacramento River

Bryan and Flash

Don't tell anyone but I'd be 100% crazier without this guy

Yeah I floated down the Sacramento River for the first time on Sunday. I’d like to go one more time before it’s too cold. It was really a fun time.


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Vote for V

A few weeks ago I went down to see my boy Jeremy V at LaSalles to film a video for him so he could participate in a contest to become the next Tommy Bahama Rumologist. Well he made the top 20 and so now you can go and vote for him by clicking here.


creepy pool guy

I live in an apartment complex with a pool. It was one of my only requirements besides being pet friendly when I was looking for a place here. Last summer it was full of kids and such and that’s expected. This year when it’s full of kids, it’s usually my friend’s children.

This year the pool has pretty much been empty the majority of the time. Except for Creepy Pool Guy. He’s earned this name by only using the pool when I get in it.

oh hi there

Like without fail, no matter what time of day I go down to the pool between 10-20 minutes later this dude will be coming in and asking me “Do you mind if I join you?”  First of all its a community pool, just use the damn thing and leave me alone. You don’t have to ask me if I care if you’re out there. I don’t have the right to care. If you’re that annoying to me, I can go back the hell up to my apartment where I came from. The only thing I mind is that you’re talking to me when I clearly have headphones on and am reading a book. Go swim. Shut up.

I know, I sound like a total bitch, but seriously more than a friendly head nod or a “hello,” hastily mumbled as you walk by is too much conversation for me and a stranger when I’m in a bathing suit or relaxing. Everyone knows, public pool rules state, pretend everyone else isn’t there!

After establishing that I could care less if this dude is at the pool that he also pays rent to be at, he will swim for about 10-15 minutes and then start talking to me again. “Whatcha readin?” is a popular one. “Just a book.” is usually the answer which would shut most people up, because again social cues dictate that I don’t want to talk to you. “What’s it about?” About this time I’m considering going back up to my apartment because it becomes obvious that CPG wants to chat. “It’s just a chick book. Romance stuff.”

“Oh cool.” He’ll get out of the water and then take a chair a little too close to mine. There are 35 freakin chairs out there and he’ll pick the one like two chairs down from me, every time.

“Well yeah, I wasn’t going to be out here for very long so…”

Thanks for the update champ. I still don’t want to talk to you.

His other favorite attempt at starting conversations with me is “Is that an adult beverage you’re drinking?” Cue me mentally strangling him, because if it is, who cares and if it isn’t who cares? Who cares if I’m drinking swamp water?

Usually I’ll tell him its water just to seem as boring as possible. I’ve pretended not to hear him because of my headphones but he’ll wave to get my attention. And this ONLY happens when I’m alone down there. He never comes out when my friends are here or when Ben is around or when any of the other residents of the apartment complex are also at the pool when I am. Just when I am. Even at 8 in the morning after a run, he’ll come down and get in. I don’t even know what apartment he lives in but obviously it has a window view of the courtyard.  I never even see him in the water when the pool is completely empty.

I’m sure its all a coincidence but still… creepy.

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So a few years ago I signed up for Twitter. I didn’t get it really and then I did and I was hooked. And I made a few new friends because of it and really enjoyed using it. I used it RELIGIOUSLY until I moved to Chico last year. After about a month up here and realizing that no one in Northern California (and again trust me, where I’m at they consider San Francisco to be Southern California) and the fun of using it sort of died for me. What’s the fun of using Twitter to talk to… no one?

For the most part my old Twitter friends are still tweeting but I also follow them on Facebook and this stupid Google+ that no one seems to know what it’s for or their blogs. So logging into Twitter either on my phone or the computer became sort of unnesscary to me after awhile.

But I missed it and the quick time discussions and also the ability to just blast a few hundred people with a question or a joke and get an almost instant response. So I’m trying to tweet again and be a part of the cyber silliness again. I’ve always left this blog hooked up to it, because how else would anyone ever know I posted you know? But also I now have it hooked up to my radio page (No really go “like” me http://www.facebook.com/stephanieonzrock) so using Twitter more often is sort of like promoting my brand I guess.

If you don’t already, you can follow me

Follow djstephaniebell on Twitter

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The travel bug has bitten…

We’re getting ready to go into the most activity laden book in the history of ANYTHING. So I am irresponsibly blowing off steam for a few days in exactly SEVEN DAYS. By blowing off steam, I mean I’m driving 6 and a half hours to go to the beach, go to a few places I love eating and drinking at, gabbing with girlfriends and oh yeah, I am going effing dancing if I have to go by myself. (I don’t, but I will if I have to.)

It sucks because I have to go in the middle of the week. And I have to leave before the weekend, we have too much stuff going on for me to be gone on a weekend, but yeah… Away we go children. I’ll see you soon.