something to look forward to.

I’m alive.
June 29, 2009, 11:05 pm
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I’m sorry I failed you all into thinking that I could possibly keep this updated. After that last post, I ran into a bit of weirdness with my life and people in it, so i focused on that instead of running my mouth on my silly little blog. haha.
But things are okay now, and I’m getting things back on track. The best part of my day today? I went to a cafe and saw Wattstax for free. It was amazing. If you have a Netflix account or want something to rent one night, THIS IS IT. It’s fucking hilarious and the wardrobe changes are epic:
I’m still kind of trying to process this one cause I LOVE it so much.
I’m totally getting on the soundtrack for this, too. I feel like I could listen to it all day and never get sick of it.
I’m off to bed, loves, but I’ll be back with a real update, hopefully sometime tomorrow. I’m working on a summer mix as well as some new posts over at, so sit tight!

we are strong.
June 17, 2009, 4:16 pm
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updating from the doctors office…this is definitely a first! i just wanted to see how this wordpress application for the ipod really worked. it’s super user-friendly — i kind of love it.
i’m waiting for my tutn in a long line of ladies in this waiting room…it’s so nervewracking i can barely stand it.
yesterday, for the most part, was a gigantic overwhelming mess. i basically realized the rest of the summer is going to be spent working on shit for [x]press or stuart. a little disheartening, but i think if i manage my time properly, it will all be okay. i’m just really sick of micromanaging my life to a point like this. i just have a tedency to be owned by my schedule and not by owning it.
i’m also not drinking again until i lose 20 more lbs. it’ll be difficult, but i’ve gotten this far, and i really don’t want to fuck it up.
i think i’m in need of a makeup shopping spree and some fashion magazines…if i could just get out of this waiting room! xoxo.

the reduction: june 8th-14th
June 16, 2009, 4:36 pm
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so i’ve decided this summer i’m going to try to take AT LEAST one picture every day. though it hasn’t been coming along too well — always too drunk, stoned, both or busy — i’m trying. i think having to post them on here once a week is going to be a motivating factor, so i’m trying it out.
here were some moments from the last week.

the homies. literally. meet my two roommates, daniella and tom! we were on our way to the mission for some random shit…i think i went to play with emma’s new kitty, stella. anyway, this is us chillin on the 5. pretty typical.

light up my life. so my new thing is japanese lanterns. but not just any japanese lanterns. dollar store japanese lanterns. they’re probably the most awesomely tacky thing i’ve ever been obsessed with design-wise, but i love them hanging from my ceiling. these were some that i picked up from daiso awhile ago. i hung them off the ones that were already on my ceiling, but i think they need little strings of their own.

retro funk. a shot of my new bedspread. it screams seventies swinger wife and i love it.

bullseye. hung out with scott aka snow and erika aka rika for awhile last week. i got friendly with her new smokealicious friend, bruce, and then we headed down to deuces for some darts. i’ve never actually drank at a townie bar before, but it was kind of fun and hilarious. also, i’m really bad at darts.

circus freak. headed to chillin’s night of art this past weekend. i just kept thinking the indie mart does it better, despite the fact that its been going on for 11 years. it was pretty claustrophobic and awful, and the crowd was strange for sure. but i managed to get this really cool art print out of it for only ten bones! its on my accumulating wall.

summer of love! me heading out to the haight street fair this past sunday. i’m digging my glowy hippie look.

leopold and his fiction…have an awesome and hot drummer. i really want to go see them live in the city sometime.

i’m off to flyer for the indie mart and get into some trouble. have a great night!

design dance with st├ęphane massa-bidal, aka retrofuturs!
June 14, 2009, 10:05 am
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i decided that since i’m so obsessed with design, photography and art, i need to start highlighting some of my favorite artists, as well as some new ones that i discover in my blogroll.

as most of you know, i waste a lot of time on ffffound. [if you don’t know what ffffound is, i suggest you get with the program by smoking a joint and getting on this website. trust me, you’ll thank me.]
a few months ago, i stumbled across a grip of these posters that i thought were amazing. like anything else, i did some clicking around and found out that all of them were the collective work of one dude, st├ęphane massa-bidal, and his company, retrofuturs.
he aims to “mix the past, the present, the future and shake it!” with his work, and i’m completely in love with his prints. when he starts selling them, i just might throw my hands up in the hair because i won’t be sure which one to buy.
also, if you speak french, he writes in both languages on everything. to see his works in full, check out his flickr page.
support great design!

three clicks.
June 13, 2009, 1:29 pm
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its beautiful and warm out today in sf, so if you’re reading this post, i suggest you get off your computer and go to dolores! i just finished a warm load of laundry and i’m in need of some catch up work, which makes me sad. but go out, grab an ice cream cone and go slip-n-sliding with your friends for me!

♥ so i’ve been obsessed with this sign last week ever since i saw it in one of the photo essays on the selby. i’m super stoked that i finally found a place i can buy it from online. they’re a little steep, but i think if i frame them all, they’ll last forever!

♥ gala over at iCiNG published a list awhile back of not-so-typical date activities. i’m totally in love with it and i think its a great place to grab inspiration from, whether you’re in need of some romance or trying to rekindle the flame.

the indie mart is coming up in a week and i couldn’t be more excited. i’ll be tabling with stu in the warm sun and there will be lots of shit talking, lots of laughs and lots of bloody marys. i’m hoping to spend a little cash and a little time with the cuties that frequent, including the lovely kelly, who is basically who i wanna be when i grow up. if you’re in sf, this is a FREE event where you can drink, shop, see some local bands and get a number, all in one place. trust me, its where you should be next weekend. ;]

also, on an ending note, i went and caught kelli rudick at amnesia with stu this week and the girl has got skills. i still wonder how she’s not traveling the world, but her loop station use is pretty awesome.

now go out and chase the sun!

as if music can’t get anymore amazing.
June 10, 2009, 6:40 am
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i love when you suddenly realize that a song you love is actually part of your life, especially when its one you didn’t write. the heart-filling feeling it gives you is unlike any other. its this manic charge that makes you realize music can truly be universal, despite the fact that it is so deeply personal.

...but i'm trying.

...but i'm trying.

“french navy”
camera obscura

spent a week in a dusty library
waiting for some words to jump at me
we met by a trick of fate
french navy, my sailor mate
we met by the moon on a silvery lake
you came my way
said, I want you to stay

you, with your dietary restriction
said you loved me with a lot of conviction
i was waiting to be struck by lightning
waiting for somebody exciting
like you
oh, the thing that you do
you make me go, ooooo
with the things that you do (you do, you do)

i wanted to control it
but love, i couldn’t hold it
i wanted to control it
but love, i couldn’t hold it

i’ll be criticized for lending out my art
i was criticized for letting you break my heart
why would i stand for disappointed looks
fully grown but i’m all on tender hooks

oooo, with the looks
on tender hooks,
oooo, with the looks, the looks, the looks

i wanted to control it
but love, i couldn’t hold it
i wanted to control it
but love, i couldn’t hold it

relationships were something i used to do
convince me they are better for me and you
we met by a trick of fate
french navy, my sailor

i wanted to control it
but love, i couldn’t hold it
i wanted to control it
but love, i couldn’t hold it

i’ll be excited when i start helping ian with his magazine…i’ll get to be able to write about music again.
in the meantime, i can’t stop thinking about how nice monday night was and how much i’m going to miss you. i hope i get to do it again.

i hate to admit it, but its true.

i hate to admit it, but its true.

much needed update: new job, camera obscura, new place, summer of love 2009 and major changes.
June 9, 2009, 10:48 am
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i've negelected you, pretty things. don't cry -- i'm back and better than ever!

i've negelected you, pretty things. don't cry -- i'm back and better than ever!

hey everyone! i’m pretty sure i’m back. considering that i spend a lot more time at home now [because my roommates are AMAZING!] and the fact that i haven’t got jack shit to do until september, you’ll be hearing from me again.
first of all, my new place is awesome. huge, cozy and beautiful, i’m working on turning my room into a little bungalow. i just got my desk this past weekend, and everything is falling into place. although i may only be here for a year, i want it to feel like my place. my roommates, tom and daniella, are hilarious. i’ve forgotten how nice it is to have friends for roommates and to be able to come home for a long day and just get blitzed.
second, i’m managing editor of the paper next semester! i ended this run of the paper with a bang and i’m ready to work my magic on publication next semester. i’m probably going to be stressed, but i can’t deny what i’m good at, no matter how insane it makes me.
and my new job! i basically sit on my ass and listen to music all day and its amazing. i’m working four days a week, which is going to be the perfect amount for being able to
summer is getting off the ground finally. i have been waiting for it to hurry the fuck up forEVER because of some things that happened in the beginning, but it seems to finally have caught up with my spirit. i’m hanging out with tons of people this week and its already improving my mood.
last night, i went to see camera obscura at the fillmore and it was AMAZING. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. i’m pretty sure we caught most of the set, but we ran in mid-song, so i’m hoping that we caught everything. that girl is fucking adorable. i really want to hang out with her and write songs and drink tea and stay up really late joking about boys. yeah, that kind of adorable.
i was a little drunk, but this is what i can remember of the setlist:

“away with murder”
“my maudlin career”
“french navy”
“lloyd i’m ready to be heartbroken”
“lets get out of this country”
“eighties fan”
“books written for girls”
“i don’t want to see you”

there may be a few that i’ve forgotten, but that was the gist of it, which was great. all the songs i wanted to hear, especially “eighties fan”, are all on there. i just tried to upload some of their tunes for you, but mediafire is being a cuntbag right now. i wish i would have bought a t-shirt or something to wear with my skirt and heels, but you know how the fillmore is when you’re trying to get out — its like trying to fit a fat girl in a smart car.
yesterday was also choice, since i got to go to the uptown AND weird fish, all in the same night. their vegan smorgeshborg of deliciousness is still keeping my belly full the next day. also, my company was extremely enjoyable — i hope i get to go out with him again.
until next time, catch up with me at stu’s site. i’ve written some pretty hilarious shit since we last spoke, and i think it deserves a read. :]