Monday, February 23, 2009

Abnormal. Just a little.

My main muse squeeze Tori Amos is releasing a new album this Spring. Spring will be sprung! I cannot wait to see what sort of brilliant song weaving she pulls out this time. The title of the album is Abnormal Attraction to Sin. When I was recently in Seattle on assignment she had just been there (may have still been in town) recording with her bad ass drummer Matt Chamberlain. I thought about calling the studio and trying to go and have a chat, but I decided against it.

The best!

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Vinaigrette vignette.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday Free For All

Freaky Friday snap-a-lots.

Criss cross archci.

Bridging the gap. STRETCHHHHH.

Shaft of light.

Off to somewhere. Tropical.

Sunrider Jeep Tours.

Yum yum.

Reflecting while toodling up the road.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

See At La (SEATTLE!!!)

If you are reading this and haven't been to the gorgeous,vibrant, seaside metropolissy city called Seattle, than book a ticket and go. Go on.
I had the distinct pleasure hanging seaside for a few days last week and I can say with complete conviction that Seattle is one of the coolest cities I've ever strolled through. If San Francisco and San Diego kissed and crashed together, Seattle would be the resulting goodness.
The food was holy fuckity fuck zagat exploding savory in every way possible. All hail the salmon.

*note-tales of the one eye open while sleeping man spilling into my seat on the flight over (whose open eye stared at me for 2 hours) in future posts. It's a doozy.

The light on a certain day was dazzling in a mystical prism-y way.

Architectural magic. Magically delicious.

The owner of this lower floor hangout let me use the bathroom. THANK YOU!

Lobby of Hotel Monaco. Deluxe.

The obligatory Space Needle picture.

Sacred floating geometry

Sweet cherubs ass, this plate at the Hotel Alexis Library Bistro Restaurant sent me over the moon and back for more. Literally-no pun intended.


More Seattle snippets will be peppered here and there and there and here.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


As I started driving away from a lunch meeting, I witnessed this tall drink of water strutting down the street. Work it!!!

He seemed so happity happy!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

It's A Big One Out There!

I agree. I concur. Everyone should see the world. Especially when happily prompted by a buttony butterfly. This sweety lovely perfect luggage tag was given to me by a dear friend. She always buys me terribly cute things. I have never had a luggage tag beyond that ticker tape boring nonsense the airlines dole out.
There i'd be standing with all the other anxious people at the luggage carousel waiting for my gnarly bulbous Samsonite hardcover suitcase (which weighs a helluva lot without all my crap in it). Should've seen Vicky (short for Victor) Green Eyes cussing it out while shoving it into the towncar in New York. That was a frightfully funny sight. Nothing like a mobster fighting with my obnoxious suitcase to get the journey going.
Alas! I have whittled down the packing process to a brilliant science and can get by with a perky carry-on.

I had to add another picture. Just so! Nice leather strap.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


My friend who happens to be a reedonkulously amazing artist over at Resplendent Chaos and Gallery of the Absurd painted the rad piece below.

Gaia Awakens From Her Slumber.

I la la la LOVE it. Girls got serious talent.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Scarlets Walk.


My darling coffee mugs laden with French postage stamps. Alouette too! Courtesy of the holy grail of cuteness Anthropologie.

Gobbled up the avocados with lemon. yum yum good.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sunday Hike I Like!

I hiked through the grapevines and along citrus groves yesterday. The day was bathed in warm sunshine and the sky was about as blue as it gets. My hiking partner and I wound up at a winery where we shared a sandwich and savored a glass of scrumptious merlot.

Cockeyed wintry vines.
Man working in the garden. He was so happy and light!

Does anyone know what type of bird this is? A yellow bellied sap sucker perhaps?

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Elation and Agony

It proved to be a rough anxious Australian Open final for me to partake in. I enjoy both Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer equally for neither one displays cocky motherfuckerish qualities while maintaining fierce warrior kick assyness. I woke up at 12:30am-tired and thirsty. I drank water and watched and watched and cringed and shouted and watched. Both made some nasty sick shots (double backhand wizardry from Rafa and shocking forehands from Roger). I tried to fall asleep and just listen, but my left eye kept popping open. Didn't want to miss any action.


He did it! Rafa is the champion. VERDAD!
He picks his ass alot though. He needs to buy some different undies.

Awww. Come here Roger, let me give you a big warm hug. Don't cry. I know it hurts and feels devastating, but there's always the next big one right around the corner. Get em in Paris and New York!
I wanted him to tie Pete Sampras. Alas, didn't happen.

Look at his quivering chin. Poor guy. I remember losing a triple header when I played softball and I bawled my eyes out. It really fucking hurts.

Good Eats

Hush little baby don't say a word...papa's gonna buy you a mockingbird.