Saturday, September 29, 2007


3 guesses where I am blogging from?! Jolly Old England of course!

Hopped a last minute flight and Dixie and I found ourselves across the pond. Snapping loads of photos - though we killed the adapter and now have to have a run to Boots for a new one so I can charge up the battery on the camera. Trying to keep our hairs straight in the rain and keep our feet happy and still manage kick ass shoes (this is kind of a fashion mecca after all) all while cramming in as much history/nerd lore as we can! Cheers and more soon!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


"Is that taffy?", boss
"No. It's meat", wee

I don't know which of us was more horrified, me or my (vegetarian) boss. Oh who am I kidding! It was hysterical!

Saturday, September 15, 2007


I showed up to the wedding of the century with a dead camera battery. That was how things got started. It ended as all good weddings should, standing in an elevator at 5am with no idea how I got there, in my PJ's.

Yup. All class over here!


I wonder what our personality profiles would be, based just on our sunnies! I caught all these at our Mother, Aunt, and Me breakfast while in Sacramento. Can you guess which belongs to who?




Late summer photo fest!

oops! wrong filter!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


In life there are many things, rituals set up that we are supposed to do or take part in. Generally speaking I want nothing to do with these things. I like to call these the Other Things. Partly because there are numerous other things I'd rather be doing and they are things that are just, other. Not fun, not horrifying, literally just other.

The High School Reunion falls with a splat into this category. Do you really need to spend a night with people you haven't bothered to call in 10 years? I was firm that there was no way I was doing this other thing. Haven't I done enough other things I whined to no one in particular. I was not excited.

But then I found myself boarding a plane headed not for San Francisco and a fabulous party (damn!) but for Sacramento. Curiosity got the better of me and I reasoned that this was one of those things, like Prom, that maybe wasn't so hot in person but later you were glad you went. If for no other reason then you know it really is not the fairy tale cheesy movies make it out to be.

And that is what happened. It wasn't so hot. But I didn't die either. I spent several hours in a Hilton ballroom behind the mall and watched the same groups form as they had on the lunch quad a decade ago. I slipped from group to group as I had back then too. I exchanged numbers with a few people I felt ashamed that I had not kept up with. I gave out a few cards to those who work in similar things. I met some of them at a bar later.

Then I found myself on a plane back to LA and the life I have spent 10 years creating. And I smiled. I live at the beach. I am a designer. I went to college. I have great hair (everyone was twitter-pated about the hair). And I am proud of myself.

It got me ready for Monday. A while back I wrote about somethings being fine and it turns out I may have spoken too soon. But that is a whole other thing.


I am off to see her new show this weekend!

I heart you Audrey!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


The range of emotions I feel today are best represented by these two songs pitted against one another.


fine frenzy

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


So, I kind of love a challenge. I have been a webby detective lately and this little video is part of my sleuthing. I know that makes me a giant nerd, but hey I heart nerds! You should play with me!

dixie and douzen fall into the black market