Friday, January 29, 2010

anthro, feb 2010

loving anthropologie's circus-inspired february 2010 catalogue.
the best part are the shoes...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

love letters.

i just bought the sweetest valentines cards
from this cute etsy shop.
{found via a great sf blog, scenes from my hood}

don't you love them?
there are lots more quirky and unique valentines to be had there.
check it out!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

just thinking of how i love being an auntie.

but i miss this little bug SO MUCH!

Monday, January 25, 2010

big news.

yesterday during the NFC conference finals
i started freaking out when the vikings scored first
{i am a saints supporter...and a kim k supporter}

so i put on this fleur de lis necklace as a little talisman of support.

it worked, clearly.

after that insane game, the girls and i celebrated over a sushi dinner and jokingly looked up flights to miami on our phones, planning our fake trip to see the saints in their first super bowl.

today, i got to the office, and was met with the news that my amazing boss is sending me there.

i am going to the superbowl.
yes my job has perks.
yes this is the greatest perk of all time.
yes i will be taking 1000 pictures.


Friday, January 22, 2010

the state of my life right now.

a defining characteristic of my life would be the phrase:
easily-sprained ankles.

i have done ligament damage the following ways, since age 14:
  • playing basketball.
  • playing volleyball.
  • goofing off on the sidelines of a volleyball tournament, thus falling into another game's court and halting play.
  • taking my dog outside to pee.
  • crossing a picket line at a grocery store, crumpling to the ground and forcing the picketers stop and help me {their former enemy}. incidentally, this was also on halloween, so my roommate spent an interesting night in the waiting room of the san diego kaiser ER with vampires and slutty princesses.
  • walking. i literally took a bad step on my way to a biology class in college, bailed, FAINTED, and forced the ucsd campus helper people in a cart to come bring me to student health. then spent 3 weeks on crutches on a 2000 acre campus of hills.
  • walking again. this time in london right before going on a backpacking trip in spain.
so, this week, while attempting to WALK into my office, i slipped on a wet sidewalk in the rain {stormy week, as you know} and hurt my right ankle. i now dress like a soccer mom and wear running shoes with jeans to work.

upside: my collection of ankle braces and air casts is seeing some time in the world.

thank you, life.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


{taken in holland park in london, for laura who let me wear her wellies in the downpour.
oh loved those days.}

Monday, January 18, 2010

cats & dogs.

this is our depressing forecast for the week:


thankfully i have a cute polka-dot umbrella to hide behind!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

wishing we currently were in june.

misha came over last night to discuss our impending vacation {or, as we like to loudly squeal, "trip of a lifetime!"} to greece. as we browsed amazing hotels, ferry schedules and photos of the acropolis and the islands...we just about died.

see why?
our conversations kept getting more ridiculous, from feta cheese to clubs in mykonos to sunsets from the caldera. as we got more and more excited, we decided to add on istanbul at the end {i believe the actual reasoning went something along the lines of "what's a few hundred dollars, and why wouldn't you blow all of your vacation days at once??"}.

have any of you had the joy of traveling to greece or turkey? any tips to impart? i've read maggie mason's awesome account and my frommers guide has earmarked pages already. i'd love any wisdom you have.

{i would also love the next 5 months to hurry up already.}
image via

puppy love.

our friend kris just got a puppy.
the cutest, cuddliest spaniel on earth.
{left: giving you the eyes. right: first bath - tee hee.}
i freak out when i see pictures of her,
so a video chat was beyond all amazingness.

clearly the puppy wasn't all that interested, but i just about died.
i want a dog soooo desperately.
stupid san francisco apartments. boo.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

the rock.

i recently went to alcatraz
with my fam {and the fun cousins!}
it's just a quick boat ride from the city,
and i hadn't been there since i was 10 years old.
the island is so cool, kinda creepy, and full of interesting burned-out buildings.
the weirdest fact from our tour:
on new year's eve the inmates could hear women laughing
and people celebrating from the parties across the bay. crazy!

Monday, January 11, 2010


i finally watched up this weekend,
which i've been dying to do!

attempt #1 came on friday night, post-warriors game.
i started crying 20 mins in {it's SAD!}, cody fell asleep.

attempt #2 came on saturday night, with kelly stew.
this time i cried just as hard,
but we stayed awake the whole time.
and LOVED it.

you should make some time to watch this gem if you haven't yet!

Friday, January 8, 2010

happy weekend!

3 of my fave pics from the past weekend of fun:

Thursday, January 7, 2010


just found this darling picture of my niece
trying so hard to figure out how that little jukebox works.

these were in the garage at the moody mansion in galveston.
lots of 50s kitsch to be found!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

always coca-cola.

right next to my office
there is a large, sparkly coca-cola billboard.

every night when it's twinkling i can't help but think of
strictly ballroom.

have you seen this amazing movie?
the best scene has the cute australians {he's a stud, she's an ugly duckling}
ballroom dancing under the sign.

such a classic!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

new year's day...first party of the year!

we got ourselves out of bed nice and early
{with a champagne toast, of course}
and then spent the day hopping around the marina watching football.

cody drinks mimosas in bars, like a real man.
happy friends!
me looking sleepy, melissa looking like a ray of sunshine
{which she is}.
i miss having 7 extra roomies.

Monday, January 4, 2010

ushering in 2010.

our new year's eve was a rousing success.
so many friends, so much bubbly, so much love!

we matched on accident...
posed for prom pics...
the boys busted out their finest/most ridiculous suits...
and we laughed and enjoyed all being in the same place!
the venue was incredibly beautiful:
and we sported cute party favors all night...
everywhere i turned, i saw best friends.
and we celebrated fabulously!
we continued our party into new year's day,
which i'll post about tomorrow.

hope you had a happy start to 2010! i've enjoyed these first few days more than anything in recent memory, so i can tell it will be a year of love and laughter.