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Sunday, April 15th, 2007
8:36 pm
What is it like, to live in New York?

I am so unprepared for my classes this week. I am putzing around as usual. I just want to be a happy homemaker, and fucking knit, and take photos.



current mood: omfg

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Monday, October 9th, 2006
10:26 am - Epitome of SF bike-messenger elite urbanite-ism


i am in a shitty mood.

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Monday, January 16th, 2006
3:09 pm
I've been jobhunting all day, since 7:30 am, and my head is going to EXPLOOOOOODEEEEE. Good news: people like me. Bad news: that doesn't mean they want to hire me!


Okay, that's literally thirteen hours of job searching/picking up apps and writing my resume, which I am still not happy with. Also, craigslist is sucking lately. I just want a decent job. Rrra. I'm done til tomorrow…

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Saturday, January 7th, 2006
4:23 pm - MAKES ME HAPPY 2K6
Ya, it calls for a new one, babes.

makes-me-happy two-thousand six:

˙nice kitchens with nice appliances and nicely painted walls
˙knee socks
˙tshirt dresses
˙a nice big sweet potato
˙lush (not even a guilty pleasure anymore well maybe a little)
˙being able to return calls!
˙excercise, momentarily
˙being sixteen stories in the air looking down at san francisco, because san francisco makes me feel so small all the time, geez
˙vanillaalmondblack tea, calming teas, gingerpeachblack tea
˙respect/respectfulness/feeling equal
˙good conversations
˙nice baths
˙good photos
˙the movie Shower
˙friends (I need more, see makes-me-pissed-at-myself #5)
˙the idea of living comfortably and happy, and with someone I love and that loves me
˙feelings of accomplishment (which don't come often these days)

makes me pissed at myself:

˙nervousness over returning calls wtf!
˙is baking really so cool that i want to go to school for it

…like, really?
˙i am terrible at keeping in touch with people
˙how SERIOUSLY easily annoyed I am
˙I should drink less caffeine but I am a slut
˙_______ for no reason
˙not being able to say what I really want to say
˙not doing what I really know is right. I know I should. Fuck.

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4:08 pm - bookies
Rraa. So I finished JSF's Everything is Illuminated recently and I need a new book -- has anyone read his new[er] one? (link)

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2005
3:20 pm - Christmas can suck it
I just bought a pepper mill online for my father, as a christmas gift.
I was trying to find the most excellent pepper grinder EVER MADE because:

a) it's a boring gift as it is, and
b) my dad uses this stupid plastic grinder thing and it pisses me off.

Too bad a second after I ordered it I realized it is the most sexually explicit pepper mill in the WORLD.

MAGNUM PLUS -- a NINE INCH, thick, black, plastic phallus of pepper grinding glory.

HAHAaaa ohhh dear. ALL of the mills are relatively penis-like. At least I didn't get the lil' one:

THAT would probably hurt his feelings.

Whatev! My boyfriend AB recommended it so that will be my excuse when I get really weird looks from everyone as he opens the package.

PS; I hate airplanes.

current mood: amuuused

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Monday, December 12th, 2005
8:24 pm

Makes Me Happy

getting back into bed right after a shower
Pretty cupcakes
baking !
good-smelling things
taking photos
getting really good negs back
going to band practice (dude i should totally pick up clarinet again!!!)
christmas shopping for you ( i usually walk around making a hmmmmm face )
scharffen berger chocolate lip balm
am I really going to Disneyland?
oh good books and neat mags!
sending out snail mails
edited to add: marin county honey with the comb in the jar (chronic shit, I currently own four kinds of honey)

My Guilty Pleasures & Weaknesses

two things I can't name
christmas shopping for me
ummmm chocolate
tazo's calm tea (yuck tazo but OH GOD with honey it's deadly)
twelve baths a day (not an accurate #, but i'll get back to you with those figures ASAP)
yep that's it

Shit I Hate

arguing/politics/political arguments that go in circles.
really loud people (is it necessary?)
the fact that I make a poor argument even when I believe in something.
social situations
figuring out life
what the fuck am i doing with myself feelings

I am incredibly interesting. I may be complex emotionally, but I am a pretty simple fucking person otherwise!

when did i become obsessed with chocolate? I used to hate it.

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Monday, November 28th, 2005
12:39 am - TYPEPAD

I actually updated it. Check it out. visivo@typepad, a blog of sorts with photos etc.; I hope to start utilizing that space more…

current mood: tiredd

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Monday, November 21st, 2005
Okay, I'll admit it.

I have and internet crush. YES it's true... I am smitten with pim! A fellow type-padder that writes a mostly-food blog, Chez Pim. I crush, mostly because I envy her über-foodie lifestyle (she's not even employed! and she eats at French Laundry and goes to France and eats fancy French food!) but also because of this entry. I found someone as obsessively passionate about loose leaf tea as myself. I do confess to drink the occasional bag though. Convenience. :\

Oh, and she also provides nice photos, to supplement the written bits.

End confession.


Also, to demostrate my craftiness (umm yes):

I made this buckwheat pillow for bee's grandma, because she is cute and her birthday is on Thanksgiving. What a good excuse to use an expensive piece of fabric!

Being that I am ever-infatuated with Liberty fabrics, even a little (nine-dollar) fat quarter of the stuff excites me (textiley speaking). The best place to get fabric, period, in Marin county is ambatalia in mill valley. The owner is even a Moll(y), and has a fancy last name to boot. I like her but I like the fabric she carries more. Oooo.

The pillow's lightly scented with lavender and calendula ( I like that shit ) and is made up of a bit (7" x 15") of muslin (which holds the buckwheat) and has a little slipcase of 'tomato'-print liberty. It's actually teeny flowers but brendan insists on the tomato thing. So she can wash the slipcase! And you can heat it up to help with your arthritic parts. Hahahah I have such sympathy for the elderly.

And clearly, I am a genius.

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Oh also! Everyone should have a few Bio-Masks by LUSH. I'm a convert :\ -- the Crash Course in Skincare is awesome.

current mood: mep

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Thursday, November 17th, 2005
10:33 pm

I like this because it is quiet.

I prefer to be quiet. Is quiet out of fashion or something? Because I rarely meet people like me, that want to be quiet and just drink a lot of fucking tea.

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10:03 pm - "this tastes like shit"

brendan @ samovar tea house in the castro // reala 100

I think that was the best thai iced tea i've ever had in my life.

current mood: I like tea

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Monday, November 7th, 2005
6:47 pm

✍ I hope y'all ladies and menz are voting tomorrow.

If you have no idea, check out this schmutz.

☁ I vote at the Tamalpais. Lucky thing. It's very swank, Lots of faux gold chandelier action. Father has a room reserved for when he is rendered useless elsewhere.

★ Earl grey with lavender is growing on me. Usually don't like earthy things. Things that taste like dirt. But when you add sugar or honey, anything can be palatable!

➴ I wish I possessed greater amounts of smart (intelligence). Seriously.

✁ I wish I were the kind of person that was accidentally, always cute. Just... I do. I mean, I don't want to pretend to be that way, I just wish I was.

☃ I wish I had more confidence and faith in myself, because then I would probably not make so many wish lists.

☠ The best thing about processing film is squeegee-ing. With your fingers… it feels like whoooooosh.

❧ My arms are way to short to do 35mm though. Another reason why 2¼ is almost god-like.

≠ I worked for a long time today and now my hands smell like ink and chemicals.

* I'm reading Memories of my Melancholy Whores right now
(only during trips to Book passage because I am c h e a p. I can't decide if I like the cover more that the book. Probably.

º Joes jeans make my ass look really good. :\ I promise to never say that again.

• It would be cool to work at Paxton Gate that weird store next to the pirate store on Valencia, because being surrounded by bizarre objects would mean oohing and ahhhing all day and that's fun!

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2005
6:29 pm - Grrr
Today I learned:

• That you shouldn't try to drive and eat bits of cabbage simultaneously (don't ask)

• That I make good soup!

• That I secretly covet my bosses family's lifestyle (hi we are rich)

• That I publicly covet my coworker's home (see below)

ALSO SHOULD I CUT MY HAIR ? I fucking hate having such a girly dilemma but I can never decide. Grow? Or not? I have an appt. tomorrow morning.Collapse )

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Thursday, September 15th, 2005
11:43 pm - lightleaks are sexy
I got my first roll back from my holgaaa....

Not the greatest, but I wanted to share though because i love the feel of them. I think this was triX. I took the mask out and the batteries dislodged themselves halfway through the roll. Some frames have a black blob on them others are pretttyyy okay.

headsquishing @ rodeo beach // andrews hospital // jon at dr in san rafael

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Tuesday, September 6th, 2005
11:04 pm - if the watermark bothers you, don't look at eet.

These are just unedited scans from a fakey contact sheet. I'm only getting a few from this roll printed, maybe at work.

b, jon in a commercial dryer, & near commercial dryers. !

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Sunday, July 3rd, 2005
3:06 pm
going back east with brendan until the 12th, so i won't be answering emails at all.


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Saturday, July 2nd, 2005
7:45 pm
quick! good filesharing program (mac) -- that is not limewire.



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Thursday, June 23rd, 2005
6:55 pm - of course i have to update about my baking and goingson. duh.

grad party (spiced apple raisin pie with lattice, blueberry tart)

the party was fun, except for the part where brendan has shitty parents and the numerous instances where i was asked about my plans for the future. why you askin me? ask the fucking grads. smarties. i totally have a career, alright.

the italian street painting festival was on the 12th in san rafael. for you foreign'ers, the street painting festival is an annual event where they re-pave and close off a street (or two) in the downtown area of san rafael (in marin county), and divide areas into (mostly REALLY BIG) 'squares' that artists can pay for (or have sponsored) to paint with chalk pastels. there's also music and other crap. i think it was a pretty good year, but as usual i got bored quickly and just snapped a few digital shots of what piqued my interest. faces always impress me because i've always loved to draw people... the colors at the event were amazing, especially closer to sunset.

i need to save money for this upcoming trip. i can't believe i'm looking forward to going back east. we're totally going camping. at a lake!! i have a few (completely irrational) fears surrounding this sort of thing, but theyre not even related to being in the wilderness/dark/with bears and antelope. haha.

more italian chronicpainting 2k5Collapse )

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Tuesday, May 17th, 2005
8:30 pm - SAME #
i got a new phone with actual, real - live voicemail. so i'm not gonna freaking give out my # online or nothing but at least you fools that have it already will rest easy knowing that if you call me, and i do not answer, i am still reach-a-ble.


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Thursday, April 28th, 2005
8:19 pm - i was reeeally tempted to post this in 'vegan_cooking'

this is no cakelette. this is a goddamn cake, mothafucka. i done made it for pa's birthday.

southern heirloom cake (and oh how southern it is)

compliments, the heritage of southern cooking by Missus Camille Glenn


lots of butter
many eggies
flour salt cream and all the other good things that, when combined, consequently produce a delicious thing such as above photo depicts.

also, a fabulously glossy chocolate ganache-type "queen anne's" frosting.

geez, i am so not wordy.

edit -- i ate a piece and it's miraculousy perfect, considering our oven is 78,000 years old!


lord above me, i am SUCH an old lady for loving marc jacobs things! $$ but i could never $$ ~ hi, you are expensive

current mood: accomplished

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