Sunday, November 23, 2008

10 Things That Make Me Happy

1. Chanel Vamp and OPI Vodka and Caviar nail polishes-- two reds that could take over the world and which equal a nail color for every situation.
2. Leave It Better Than You Found It by Bruce A. Nordstrom, which I am reading and loving.
3. Thanksgiving plans with friends who are my family, since family is far.
4. Valentino's Nuage bag, in black calfskin. Someone else, is going to get a steal on this bag and going to look fabulous with it for the rest of their life. How I wish it were me. As Valentino is retiring, this iconic bag will be even more special next year, and in the years to come.
5. Ultrasound photographs of my niece or nephew.
6. Tom Brosseau finally in my same city again, tonight!!
7. Brian Atwood Tonya pumps in purple suede.
8. Picnics
9. Clean sheets freshly put on the bed.
10. Church bells and fog horns heard from my bedroom window.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


I try hard to keep an open mind in fairness, kindness, and in want of self-improvement. I don't even know where to begin my thoughts now.
I had a conversation tonight that broke my heart. It's good to know, that while I think I'm growing, and recognize that I am a work in progress, not everyone sees it that way.
While I put strong weight on the perception of me by others, the question now becomes: do I continue to be what I am and simply publish a more carefully edited version, or do I try to become more what other people want me to be?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Oh Brian.

Brian Atwood and Tony Dear are a dangerous team. A winning team, but a dangerous one. Another case where I gave into lust, but man, are they fabulous.
Brian Atwood Purple Suede Tonya Pumps. In: my closet come Tuesday night, thank you very much.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

you + me + mistletoe

Things to include to my holiday to-do list are:
i. Ice skating at embarcadero plaza
ii. Find roasted chestnuts and eat them hot
iii. See the Barney’s and Macy’s (with puppies!) holiday windows
iv. Make mulled wine and watch “It’s a Wonderful Life”
v. Egg nog latte in a red cup held with two hands
vi. Attend lighting ceremonies around town, beginning with the Market Street Lighting on the 16th.

Sign-up sheets will be available in the foyer after the service.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

because it's what i'm thinking.

I think it unreal and slightly shifted that California voters think that selfish and irresponsible 16 year old girls should be able to have abortions without parental notification but that consenting and loving adults should no longer be allowed the freedom to be committed to each other for life through civil marriage.

We the church chastise the gay community for their sexual escapades but refuse to realize that we are a significant part of their uncommitted sexual lifestyle. We refuse to recognize them as citizens entitled the same rights to enter into a legal covenent of love and committment, with more severe consequences to infidelilty. More importantly, how the Bible defines marriage should be completely irrelevant to our legislature.
I'm so glad we are able to lead the way with a high-speed train, but cannot set the example with committing to civil liberties. California is not as forward-thinking as it would like to think.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

H-A-LL-O-W-EE-N Spells Halloween.

THIS was a great Halloween. I love Halloween. It's a contender for favorite days of the year, especially when you have friends like mine who throw awesome parties and come up with clever costumes. Fan-freakin-tastic, I must say.

See how they run!

David takes my milkshake, two blind mice, and Larry Byrd

We carved an Exploding Dog pumpkin and WON funniest pumpkin in the contest Andy's building at work sponsored.