Saturday, January 31, 2009

Le Claw L'Interview

Sherri, from The Claw, sent me these five questions. Let me know if you'd like five of your own.

1. what famous person do you think you are most like?
Mickey Rooney as Mr. Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Always, fumbling, bumbling...

2. how did you meet your husband?
When I was 15, I worked in this ghetto shoe store at the outlet mall. One glorious day, R and our mutual friend Lei, stopped in to say hello to my friend/manager/girlfriend of R's friend, Jessica. He was also trying to bully Lei into buying a pair of silver platform Spice Girls sneakers. My ears perked up at the sight of this cute boy. It crushed me that I was already on my way out on my lunch break and couldn't stay to shoot the shit. I was smitten from the first moment. We later ran into each other at a Man or Astroman? show where we chatted and flirted a bit. Oh, yeah, and I also stalked him when he worked at the record store.  Ahh, young love.

3. five favorite albums of all time. (I realized this is five questions in one - I don't care that I'm breaking the rules cuz I'm a rebel like that)

4. when are you (or when have you been) happiest?
I am happiest when I'm snuggled up in bed, with the boy, the furball, and the alarm clock isn't set. 

5. you have six months to travel, all-expenses paid. where do you go, as many places as you want or one place - (only rule: can't be anywhere you have already been)? 
As many places as I want: French countryside, Iceland, The Netherlands, Prague, Thailand, Chinese countryside, ... on and on and on.


Friday, January 30, 2009


I apologize for the Cathy cartoon two Fridays in a row, but I'm neurotic and these two really need to go together. Hope you all have a nice and relaxing weekend. I plan to do nothing (but will probably end up working), get a massage with my Maggie, and go eat meatballs at IKEA during the Stupor Bowl (because it will be a ghost town).

Thursday, January 29, 2009

...make you like me...

I can't make you like me any more than you already don't.

photo via BBLS

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Me: Domino's folding...

R: Domino's Pizza?!?

Boy speak vs. Girl speak and/or misleading use of contractions on my behalf.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Oh shit, I almost forgot...

Happy Chinese New Year!

I'm a poor excuse for a Chinese person. 
Can't do math, can't play violin...


Look what the talented Kate Wilson made!!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Have a great weekend! Eat lots of chocolate.

Friday, January 23, 2009

For Brannan:

who draws amazing bunnies:
more here & here.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Did I mention it was 80°F [26.6°C] today? 
Don't worry cold weather birdies, 
I'll be choking on these words come summer.

Going, going, gone.

I want to go somewhere.
Fly over an ocean.
Be scared that I might crash
and splatter into
a billion pieces
across a rocky mountain range.
I want my hands
to smell like unfamiliar
airplane soap.
I want a brick
of airplane food
to thump in my stomach.
I want to eat
that processed dessert
even though
I'm already full.
I want my ears to itch
under headphones
while my eyes
twitch at a movie
that I never wanted to see

Instead we'll sail through the desert, to Tucson, to see Neil Hamburger . And that ain't so bad.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Too close for comfort: the Dilido Beach Club!

Thank you for indulging my 13 year old boy sense of humor, Top Chef.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

x 2


Thursday, January 15, 2009


"i love the way you smellandtaste."

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Esoteric Whale

My lovely Megan's brother, Max , makes the cutest prints at The Esoteric Whale. I was the lucky recipient of these two prints below: 

You can get your own little nuggets of Whale Wisdom here.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Good things:

I feel a strong sense of accomplishment because I finally finished the scarf I started making eons ago. It's the first knitting/crocheting project that I've actually completed! Fickle is my middle name and hobbies have a tendency to fall by and off the wayside. Also, it's super lopsided and jacked up. I took this as a lesson in accepting imperfections. It did me good.

Also, my Letter Writers Alliance goodies came in the mail today. Thanks to P (keep your eyes peeled!) for introducing me to LWA. Mailboxes beware!

Letter Writers Alliance

Mission Statement:

In this era of instantaneous communication, a handwritten letter is a rare and wondrous item. The Letter Writers Alliance is dedicated to preserving this art form; neither long lines, nor late deliveries, nor increasing postal rates will keep us from our mission.

As a member of the Letter Writers Alliance, you will carry on the glorious cultural tradition of letter writing. You will take advantage of every opportunity to send tangible correspondence. Prepare your pen and paper, moisten your tongue, and get ready to write more letters!

Additional Resolutions:

1. Work on posture. Most days I look like Quasimodo hunched over my desk. This is not very becoming of a young woman. Especially being of Sinic descent there is a strong likelihood that my spine will shrivel, leaving a rounded four foot heap of what used to be a person.

2. Remember people's names! I'm so horrible at it. I can meet someone and 2 seconds later not have the faintest. There have been situations where I've known the person for years and years, far too long to ask a name. For shame. I resolve to be better, maybe this video will help!

{Video removed, could not stand looking at that guy's mug an longer}
Communication Skills:How To Remember People's Names

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Poll Smoker: Vol. 3 No. 2: Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman , a talented artist or an ardent narcissist?
Vote your heart out to the right >>>

Monday, January 05, 2009

Saturday, January 03, 2009

You will be mine:

Lovely shoe, even lovelier photo.

Friday, January 02, 2009

I love you but...

I catch myself doing this more than I'm comfortable with. I've also been called out twice and let me tell you, it's super embarrassing.
Whenever I hear this, every cell in my body tightens and cringes. However, I never seem to have the nerve to correct the speaker.

{via Cup of Jo }

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

My buddy gave me some good advice last year when I was makin' my list and checkin' it twice. She said that I should breakdown my goals into concrete, quantifiable plans of action. Here's to 2009! Cheers!


  • Increase good karma ---SEMI FAILED
  • Smile at strangers--- FORGOT
  • Actually use my smug canvas shopping bags--- ONLY FOR GROCERIES
  • Read 9 books---FAILED DUE TO GRAD SCHOOL
  • Get straight A's---NOPERS
  • Write 4 letters per month---YEAH!
  • Make 9 recipes---FAIL
  • Pay off credit cards (w/student loans, does that even count?!)
  • Wear matching underwear---MADE IT LIKE 1 WEEK IN
  • Walk the dog every night--- SEE ABOVE
  • Make (or buy handmade) presents---FAIL
  • Remember birthdays with cards/phone calls [no texts]---FAIL MISERABLY
  • Get back into an exercise routine---SEMI FAIL, THEN MEGA FAIL
  • Keep a daily journal, as inspired by Treats&Treasures. Maybe in one of these snazzy babies: -------BLERG!!

  • Be more gracious 
  • Spend more time with parents See 'em (almost) every day!
  • Be a better friend/wife Made new friends!
  • Be a better penpal
  • Try to read a book per month
  • Really learn how to cook
  • Continue with the exercise routine
  • Take the GRE Took the GMAT (twice!); got into grad school!
  • Get promoted Got a sweet new job! 
  • Pay off credit card debt and don't incur any more!***
  • Lame, this is pretty much last year's list rehashed.  ***Fucking forgot the most important one!