September 3, 2011

"We have found that the ones that know the most, are the most gloomy" - Einstein & Russell
"Idols will always break the hearts of their worshippers"- Chaddick
Welcome to the world: Donnie Hoffman, my new nephew.
Love to his parents, Zach & Sascha Hoffman.


James Vincent McMorrow- 'If I Had A Boat'
1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? Closed, always.
2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel? Ha, yeah. On tour mom would have me collect 
them for her. 
3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? Tucked in.
4. Have you ever stolen a street sign before? No, but I've always been a little tempted to. My friend had one 
in her room growing up.
5. Do you like to use post-it notes? From time to time. 
6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them? Hardly cut out coupons. But mom was a coupon machine.
7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees? Ooo... bees. But both sound terrible.
8. Do you have freckles? I wish I had more. The few I have are so light, and only on my cheekbones. 
9. Do you always smile for pictures? No. I make funny faces too.
10. What is your biggest pet peeve? When a guy leaves the seat up when he's at someone's house, or 
people chewing with their mouth open.
11. Do you ever count your steps when you walk? As a child I think I did. Once or twice maybe.
12. Have you ever been in the woods? I have indeed.
13. Do you like the woods? I love the woods. As long as I'm not alone in them.
14. Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing? Mm... I can't recall doing so.
15. Do you chew your pens and pencils? Ew. 
16. What time do you hit the sack? Depends, but as of recent, after midnight.
17. What size is your bed? Queen.
18. What is your Song of the week? I've had "If I had a boat" on repeat for the last 15 hours.
19. Is it okay for guys to wear pink? Totally. 
20. Do you still watch cartoons? I hardly watch TV.
21. Whats your least favorite movie? Least favorite...mmm, anything with crude humor is usually a no-go for me.
22. Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some? If I told you, you'd find it. And it wouldn't be hidden any more.
23. What do you drink with dinner? Water, or a Cab sauv. 2 buck Chuck.
24. What do you dip a chicken nugget in? Ketchup or BBQ sauce.
25. What is your favorite food? Breakfast foods- particularly french toast, or warm biscuits.  
26. What movies could you watch over and over and still love? Pride & Prejudice, The Proposal,
My Best Friend's Wedding...Green Mile, Meet the Parents, Christmas Vacation... so many.
27. When did you graduate high school? 2006.
28. Were you ever a boy/girl scout? I wasn't. Missed out, i'm sure.
29. Have you ever had a photo shoot? Ha, in fact I have. A few actually.
30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper? 6 months ago?
31. Can you change the oil on a car? I need to learn. I really should learn.
32. Ever gotten a speeding ticket? Ha! Have I ever! I learned my lesson, but yes. 
33. Ran out of gas? Yup. Thanks Triple A.
34. Favorite kind of sandwich? Toss up between PB&J or some sort of chicken sandwich with avocado.
35 Best thing to eat for breakfast? French Toast, eggs over medium, hash browns if i'm feeling fatty, and a cup of coffee.
36. What is your usual bedtime? Don't have one. Changes constantly.
37. Are you lazy? I don't want to be. But there have been lazy days.
38. When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween? We didn't really celebrate it.
But we went to these church youth harvest gatherings and I think I was Pippy Long Stocking every year. 
39. What is your Chinese astrological sign? Who? Wait, Pisces. I think that's Chinese.
40. How many languages can you speak? 1. English. A bit of french from my high school class.
41. Do you have any magazine subscriptions? Nope.
42..Which are better legos or lincoln logs? I'm more familiar with legos, so legos.
43. Are you stubborn? I've been told it before. I like to call it, a mind made up.
44. Who is better...Leno or Letterman? I hardly watch either... both?
45. Ever watch soap operas? Nope.
46. Afraid of heights? I was growing up. I used to hate roller coasters, and my
 first plane ride I cried. Now, from flying so often with work, it hardly feels any different.
I'm not crazy about heights, but I won't cry. 
47. Sing in the car? Always.
48. Dance in the shower? Nope.
49. Dance in the car? From time to time...
50. Ever used a gun? I've held one. Never shot one.
51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer? Mmm, magazine shoot & interview last year.
52. Do you think musicals are cheesy? NO! I love them.
53. Is Christmas stressful? No, I love Christmas season. People's attitudes can be.
54. Ever eat a pierogi? Yes. 
55. Favorite type of fruit pie? Not crazy about fruit desserts, but I enjoy my aunt's apple pie.
56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid? A teacher, through and through.
57. Do you believe in ghosts? Nope.
58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling? Yes! They're so weird.
59. Take a vitamin daily? I'm supposed to take Iron 2x a day. Sometimes I slip up.
60. Wear slippers? I own a pair. So, sometimes.
61. Wear a bath robe? Nope.
62. What do you wear to bed? PJ's.
63. First concert? John Mayer- Irvine Amphitheater. 
64. Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart? I love Target. But I can go crazy in a Wal-Mart too.
65. Nike or Adidas? Nike
66.Cheetos Or Fritos? Cheetos
67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds? Mmm, almonds or cashews.
68. Ever hear of the group Tres Bien? No, but they sound french. 
69. Ever take dance lessons? Does a dance class at your local gym count?
70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing? Mm, not really. Something
that requires a bit of skill hopefully.
71. Can you curl your tongue? Yes.
72. Ever won a spelling bee? No. I lost in 4th grade trying to spell quarter. I was nervous. 
73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy? Yes. 
74. Own any record albums? I do.
75. Own a record player? I don't.
76. Regularly burn incense? Not everyday. Every day I burn candles.
77. Ever been in love? Yes. 
78. Who would you like to see in concert? Bon Iver, So badly. 
79. What was the last concert you saw? Barenaked Ladies, on tour with them.
80.Hot tea or cold tea? Hot usually.
81.Tea or coffee? Coffee FOREVER.
82. Sugar or snickerdoodles? Snickerdoodle.
83.Can you swim well? Yeah, I think so. I used to be on the summer swim team growing up.
84.Can you hold your breath without holding your nose? Yeah.
85. Are you patient? Ha, I try to be. I fear i'm not very good at it though.
86. DJ or band, at a wedding? Band.
87.Ever won a contest? Yes.
88. Ever have plastic surgery? No thanks.
89. Which are better black or green olives? I like olives, so both. 
90.Can you knit or crochet? I tried crocheting- I wasn't too bad. But never finished my project. 
91. Best room for a fireplace? Living Room.
92. Do you want to get married? Yes.
93. If married, how long have you been married? N/A
94. Who was your HS crush? This kid on the basketball team. 
95. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way? I'm not 3.
96. Do you have kids? No.
97. Do you want kids? Yes.
98. Whats your favorite color? Green.
99. Do you miss anyone right now? Yes. 
100. Favorite place to be: Where my family or friends are. And home. 

September 1985. My mom at my current age. (23)

Q: which type of case is better for your Macbook Pro? the snappy kind,
or the zippy kind?
Lizzie Metcalf says: snap, cuter :) and less bulky.
Myles Matsuno says: i like both! more protection...
Micah Schure says: zippy's are better because if you drop your computer
while it's in it's case....... at least it's soft enough to catch the fall a bit!
∂: a fact about my room. the walls are a frothy pistachio green.
µ: a fact about my family. they are irreplaceably the best people in the world. crazy, and i love every bit of it.
ß: a fact about my body. i have my mother's hips.
¥: a fact about my childhood.  i remember pieces of it.
∆: a fact about my home town.  Los Angeles, is easily one of the best cities in the world.
π: a fact about my first best friend(s).  We wanted to do everything together, but we didn't have a car.
†: a fact about my parents. they loved, and lost. and i grew stronger from it.
∑: a fact about my personality.  i've heard it said that i'm an open book with her heart on her sleeve.
œ: a fact about my favourite things.  they're pretty amazing, seeing that they are my favorite.
å: a fact about a person I like.  ah,, that's a secret.
Click to Play
Shivering by Angel Taylor
L. L Bean, I still want you.
My lovely aunts, Catherine & Mary. 1/2 Irish 1/2 Native Cherokee Indian

Gimme. Please?
With the right baguette and a little salt? Over.
by Anje Jager
Levi's 80's Acid Wash denim jacket
(If i told you how much i got it for
you'd want to kill me)
Took a trip to my favorite flower shop today.
one day, i hope someday...
yes, please.

Tonight's sky captured:
Los Angeles, CA
Well folks, here she is! New and improved.The wall color was exactly what I
pictured in my mind and plays really well to keep the room light in the morning, 
and darker in the evening. It's such a cozy little room, and i'm so happy with it! 
These pictures hardly do it justice when you're actually sitting in the room, but these 
will have to suffice! It was a great project and a fun job and something I will 
remember for life. Next room to attack is my bathroom! I'm thinking blue grey 
hues... color scheme update to come soon...
"Who being loved, is poor?" - Oscar Wilde
My sweet friend Courtney Ringer [Roberts] got married and I had the pleasure
of singing in her wedding! Such sweet September memories.
A&R for Tradition Shot 
West Hills, CA 

I'm FINALLY revamping my bedroom in a pretty big way. It's been a couple years
of white walls, & way over due for a color change.These blends are the feel
I'm going for. Wall Color: A faint mint green. [see middle hue below, toned down a bit]
The rest of the tones will be accented with the green as my main focus. I can't wait until
it's all done! A photo will be coming this way as soon as the project is complete!

Pretty excited about a new and improved bedroom. :) Ciao!

Dang. A season early, but I had to share.
Jeffrey Campbell Fall/Winter Season Lita

So I normally don't write on here.
But this morning's weather has forced me write, due to how amazing it felt.
Every single morning, without fail- unless i am terribly sick, I drink coffee. I know,
I know… i'm an addict. And quite frankly, I am okay with that. If an addict to 
anything, I'm glad its coffee that I'm addicted to. So this morning, as all mornings,
I woke up, walked across the street to my neighborhood coffee shop and got my large
coffee with an add shot (also known as: a red eye) and treated myself to a delicious
cranberry muffin from the bakery that delivers them fresh every morning, and began
to walk back to my little flat. As I am walking, the most amazing fall, ah…fall, breeze 
swept across me, and I just smiled and smelled the air. It was a perfect moment, if i do
say so myself. I saw a few leaves fall from the huge oak trees that boarder my street. 
Fall is approaching and I couldn't be more excited. I have awaited this season for many 
many months. 
A Few Reasons Why I love Fall: 
1. Growing up, fall is when school started. And being a childhood nerd I loved school.
New school clothes, probably an amazing new backpack, and a fresh hair-do.
The beginning of something new.
2. There is no better weather than the cool brisk air in the fall season. 
Not too hot, not too cold. 
The perfect season to wear just enough to be adorable and still not freezing. 
3. I love the colors of fall.
4. The beverage flavors in the fall? Terrific. Pumpkin Spiced Lattes? Yes, please. 
5. I feel like people are more cheery in the fall. And who doesn't love cheery people? Exactly.
Taken on my iPhone. 
West Hollywood, CA.