Wednesday, March 30, 2005


Correction! Mine is That's the Way (I Like It) by KC and the Sunshine Band. I don't like that song. But let me tell you, 1975 was a banner year in the Music Industry.

Copying Sherpa...No more quizzes, fool!

Results...: "Deb
You are Deb and you could drink whole milk if you

Which Napoleon Dynamite character are you?
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Sunday, March 27, 2005

That's my JAM!

My sister and I just saw the video for Signs with Snoop and JT the other day...The video's ok...but I haven't heard a song that just makes me wanna dance like that in I don't know how long. If Michael Jackson still made music like this people would be a lot more sympathetic to him. When we went to this party last night, this was on strict repeat on the iPod.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Does anyone else do this?

In honor of my newly emerging food obsessions, I'll list a couple more foods that I'm eating a lot of...inexplicably. These are clearly foods I don't mind eating, but don't recall craving. It's not like my Cousin Athena that will ONLY eat BRC burritos from El Pollo Loco.

1. Wheat Thins and Diet Cola...Maybe because I've been in too many offices the past few weeks, but this seems to be my pick-me-up fuel of choice.

2. Taco Bell MexiMelts...Tacos with MELTED cheese. Yummy enough.

3. So for maybe the past 3 weeks I've eaten like 3 Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches a week. Considering that before that, the last one I ate was probably like 3 years ago, this is a bit out of nowhere.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005


Designer Betsey Johnson will open a four room hotel in fishing village called Barra de Potosi near Zihuatanejo, Mexico this year.

Monday, March 21, 2005

The Osbournes on Dr. Phil


I am so utterly bummed that I missed this. High Camp at its best, I'm sure it was.

National Magazine Awards

Winners and Finalists Sometimes it's the same-old same-old.

But what if I wanna be Rita Hayworth in Gilda instead?

You are Betty Grable!
You're Betty Grable!

What Classic Pin-Up Are You?
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This is exactly what a showercap should be...$10 a pop and nothing less than fabulous.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

I want the eboutique to be operational NOW!

Boule Bakery

I've always dreamt of being fabulous enough to order Payard as thank you gifts. Even though this is a patisserie, not a chocolatier, it'll do. I love the blips and whirrs the site makes as you navigate. Scrolling over the sidebar menu sounds like a xylophone.

Brazilian IKEA


Like I need more of a motivation to go there.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Increasingly Bizarre!

Bobby Fischer--We Want HIM!

This poor man's life couldn't be more bizarre if he was the son of Charlie Kaufman and Frank Zappa and Jane Fonda (for good measure!)

It's that time of year again!

Cadbury Creme Eggs

I am not particularly a chocolate freak as girls can be. But whenever these little buggers come back in the store it's like this manic thing and I have to have one EVERY DAY. This week, I've probably had 3 or 4. I like to refrigerate them so that the creme is more solidified--if they even make it to the fridge! My roommate likes the mini-eggs with the crackling outer layer. I admit, if there's nothing else to eat in the house, I have been known to partatke--of the whole bag. But I swear I'm not a chocolate craver. Would I be like this if this stuff was available all year round? And who knew Cadbury and Schweppes were a congolmerate? Chocolate and ginger ale?

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Hello Moto

Kathleen on her rad um, Kawasaki I think it is.

The city that can't afford its history

St. Augustine, FL

I don't know why but stuff like this makes me sad.

This was the way lamest part of my trip to Mexico over Memorial Day last year...The Fox Studios outside of Rosarito.

At the Facer's house, just about to tear things up last October.

This is my best friend Charity and I at Tommy's like a year ago. Damn her and her cool purple hair.

This is my cousin Jason and I at my brother's wedding in the courtyard at the PV Golf Course, March 5, 2005.

Who gave this one the greenlight?


Although I didn't like Lost in Translation like everyone else, I do like Sofia Coppola and her sensibilities. The life of Marie-Antionette may not be quintessentially her material, but ok, she wants to stretch and try different things. Have you read the cast list? Kristen Dunst in the title Role? Jason Schwartzman as Louis XVI? And Molly Shannon? This sounds like a disaster, and not in a good way.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Ok you all knew I was going to read this article...

Esquire: The Devil Gives You the First Time for Free

In the prefacing paragraph of the article, Weiland gives you the impression that he wants to let us in to the real him, the as yet undiscovered self that is nothing like the "junkie rock star handcuffed in the backseat of a cop car." The last rock star, as I like to call him. You know I love you Scott, but the article did nothing but more firmly establish that image in my mind. I almost want to ask, what else is there but that in your life? You are that guy, dude.

Also, keep your shirt on! No one wants to see a "pigeon-chested tosser" nu comme vous!

Monday, March 14, 2005

We all need one of these

Voodoo done right!


Schau mal!

A Heartbreaking work...

Rodney, I want to put you in my pocket and take you home with me.

The emotional hell this guy has been to is incredible. He's everywhere in the histories of musical acts that matter, but literally has been left in the dust by everyone from his family to his celebrity friends. If you don't feel unqualified pathos for this poor man, you just have no soul. It just goes to show that you can be on top of the world and bottomed out at the same time.

This is a petition to give Rodney back his old time slot. I signed it, you should too.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Thanks to Ed Page for Finding this for Me...

Pirate Riddles for Sophisticates

Everyone go check out Ed's list on McSweeney's Ten Poets Named Like Porn Stars for additional rib-tickling.

If you need other resources for things piratical, check out 826 Valencia.

Did you know that Gypsy Rose Lee and Carson McCullers were Roommates?

Did you know that I read that fact twice in one day after having first heard it? Isn't it creepy when stuff like that happens? I am so jealous! How come all these cool people always end up knowing one another? And what does that say about me and my lame contemporaries?

Friday, March 11, 2005

My sweatshirt cost a dollar.

This was from a year and a half ago.

Yay!!!! Page 1000!!!!

100,000 pages of discovery documents to index and I'm 1% through. No wonder I'd rather blog.


Intriguing concept, disappointing execution.

Way back in the Summer of 2000...

McSweeney's posted this list that had something to do with Pirates. It was much so that I remember this much about it till this very day. Unfortunately after a brief skim, I can't seem to find it. Be a good chap an look it up for me? There's a mate.

Proustian Questionnaire

Ok, so can you tell that I just discovered that Vanity Fair has a new website?
Does this mean I'm going to have to do my own Proustian Questionnaire? I take myself way too seriously sometimes.

What is your most marked characteristic?
My mom says intensity.

What is the quality you most like in a man?
Virtue (in the linguistically obsolete sense of manliness) tempered with the desire to serve others.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Being at peace with herself.

What do you most value in your friends?

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

What is your favorite occupation?

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

In which country would you like to live?
France and Brazil.

Who are your favorite writers?
Jean Echenoz, Eça de Queiros, E. M. Forester, Louis de Bernières, George Eliot, Paul LaFarge...too many to list.

Who are your favorite poets?
Elizabeth Bishop

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?

Who is your favorite heroine of fiction?
Auntie Mame

Who are your favorite composers?
Lizst, Chopin, DeBussy...

Who are your favorite painters?
Kandinsky, Goya, Braque, Leger...I have favorites from most periods of Art History, with the exception of Impressionism, which I cannot abide.

What are your favorite names?
So you can steal them?

What is it that you most dislike?

Which talent would you most like to have?
That femminine wiles/voodo thing best exemplified by Die Lorelei, my friend Stephanie and Anita Ekberg in La Dolce Vita.

How would you like to die?
Knowing that I did what I was sent here to do.

What is your current state of mind?

What is your motto?
Everything is Better with Bacon.

Kimora Lee Simons is Unbearable.

Man I really loathe this chick. It's not jealousy...I'm just bummed that she has to fill the malls with her "aspirational" dreck. Have you seen the Baby Phat purses? Don't even read this article. It just reminded me she's such a waste of life. This is the "Company Bio" for a laugh. She's got so much to offer the world, they can't fit it all on one site...

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Don't Tempt Me!

Create Your Own Internet Radio Show They even mentioned Pump Up the Volume. I thought I was the only one that ever saw that movie.

My Kind of Gals.

L.A. Derby Dolls My Sister Pitti-Sing would destroy any of the Doll's opponents. Be very very afraid.

Mike Kelly is so bossy, I swear.

This actually seems like a really cool site though, so I am glad he told me about it, even though he did it in the imperative voice.

Staples Corporate Sales Meeting

Fontainebleau Hilton Miami Beach My sister, Pitti-Sing, is in Miami this week, watching all her coworkers cast off any moral restraints. Why does everyone get Jiggy at sales meetings? I wanna go to Miami. I think I've only ever been to the airport on the way to Aruba.

I'm on capítulo tres...

Qur'an- Spanish Translation

Why am I doing this? Couple of reasons. To help me keep my Spanish up. Ever since the mission, I always read the Book of Mormon in either Spanish or French. Also because I'm kinda way into that whole Medieval Arabic Influence on Spain--partially because of the Family History thing--I'm descendant from Ferdinand III (The Saint) of Castile and Leon.

And also because I believe that the problem with the Arab world today is that so many followers of Islam are illiterate, and not able to read the words of the Qur'an for themselves. Instead, they rely on what others tell them Islam should be, and as a result it has become a twisted version of what was is in reality a peaceful, charitable religion. We would all benefit from having read it, so we can understand eachother.

Have you ever wondered?

So, we have this friend Blakey-boo. My best friend, my brother, Blake and Rumpy were on our way back from dining at what was at one time (and may still be) the highest volume In-n-Out in the chain. (BTW--The URL is I typed something else in once and got an eyeful.) Out of nowhere (as is often his wont) Blake asks us...."Hey guys, why do they call it 'The Clap'?" This in a car full of Mormons.

After a pause to absorb the non sequitur-ness of it all, there was some speculation...maybe in olden times people had to clap to warn others they had the disease, like a leper with a bell, someone suggested. Well, we Googled it. Apparently back in the 17th century there was a woman named Mother Clap that ran a homosexual brothel in London who was put on trial. And also, according to Wikipedia, it could derive from the Old French clapier meaning "brothel", which itself derived from the Provençal for "rabbit burrow."

See, learned something, didn't you? We love you, Blakey-boo.

Honestly that's just really, really gross!

The tattoo, I mean.

The Iraq Culture Smart Card

Guide for Communication and Cultural Awareness

From the people that still think "You can't handle the truth!"

The Most Romantic Place I've Ever Been...

Größter Bergpark Europas: Wilhelmshöhe, Kassel For those of you who don't know me, I have a get out of hiking free card from my family. But this park was in one of the areas in my sister's mission, so she wanted to show it to us. At 7am. Boy am I glad we went. It just goes to show that I have really bad instincts. If I had had it my way, I would have missed out on the best part of the trip.

Worlds Colliding

So listening to the radio today, I chanced upon "Jesse's Girl" by Rick Springfield, which I love. It has to do with this mythic Mix Tape that my Dad made for this trip to Baja in 1982, and event which still retains the title of Best Family Trip Ever. So whatevs, singing along in my mind, and the song ends, and I realize that I'm listening to Indie 103, and more specifically, Jonsey's Jukebox. That means that Steve Jones, a member of The Sex Pistols, was playing Rick Springfield for the listening pleasure of his radio audience.

I'm sorry but I just can't wrap my head around that. If those two musicians had a mano a mano encounter back in 1982, let's say while riding ATVs in Baja, I can only imagine that Jonesy would in a matter of seconds, jump off his ATV, wrestle Rick to the ground, and stab him in the eye with a disembodied foot Jonsey'd felt the need to cut off a chicken he'd seen running around in front of a fireworks stand. Never in a million years would I think he'd be promoting that music to the peoples of LA and Orange County.

Celebrity Blogs

Ok, so Sherpa turned me on to all these celeb blogs that are out there. Maybe turned me on isn't the right phrase...notified me. I just think they're all boring or hella creepy. Or unintelligible.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

...and this is the CRUE!

Tommy: No Hep!
Nikki: Still Alive!
Mars: Newly Single!
Vince: Boob Job!

This is The Mars Volta

No, that one guy is not the Incredible Moses Leroy.
Now go buy tickets.

Beware the Trebuchet!

El Castillo Javier

I am descendant from the same family as St. Francis Xavier, who lived in this castle. We've gone from counselors to the Kings of Navarre and France to Idaho Wool Farmers. Descendants from the same family were Huguenots that fled France after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. They went to London, and then on to Maryland, calling themselves Seviers, then Severes. Except the family history is all messed up. Leave it to Mormons to do a lazy job. But I have the rest of my life to figure it out, I guess.

Isabelle Crocheted Bag

This looks easier, cooler and better than the one I already started. I'd get it in Mikado, OF COURSE! Does that make me Yum-Yum?

LA Fashion Week

GEN ART Events: Info & Tickets Ooooh! All those snotty people. Please can I pay money to have a membership to be invited to your parties?

Martha, Martha thou art careful and troubled about many things...

According to VH1, while sitting on her bum-bum in Jail, Martha Stewart made $5 million a day. She went to jail over approximately $50,000.00. How greedy can you get?

Someone Got a DSM-V Handy?

I really think I have ADD or ADHD or whatever. I swear I cannot concentrate on anything.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Christmas is only 9 months away

Florence Gunnarson

I should know, that's when my birthday is (hint, hint!)

My dad wants to know why they don't pronounce his name Sean Bonn or Seen Bean...

So this is my new obsession--Sharpe's Adventures starring Sean Bean. We started watching them together as a family to fill the hole that no Hornblower for 2 years has left. We are all totally addicted. My brother so owes me because I had to wake up at 5 am on Friday to go to the LA Flower Mart to get all the flowers for his wedding...only moments after I had begun a dream about Sharpe! We are all frantic now because the only video store that had them only had them on hommade VHS copies--and only the first four episodes. We want them now. And after doing a little research--Jessie uncovered that he starred in Lorna Doone with Clive Owen and Polly Walker...we so have to track that down!

Me and Pitti-Sing.

The Happy Couple, March 5, 2005, Palos Verdes Golf Club

I have an addiction, let's just get it out on the table.

I have been coveting this bikini for a year. It's called Deauville (That was the clincher!) by Salinas and apparently featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2003 (I didn't know that till today). I finally bought it for $30 instead of $120 last week at Loehmann's while I was shopping for a dress to wear to my brother's wedding. I got it in a medium because that was the only one they had, and because I'm 20 lbs over weight right now. I figured I could use it to inspire me to work out...until I tried it on and looked fabulous in it already! Make my freaking day. Punxsutawney Phil may still be hiding out, but it's open bikini season!

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Lessons in Gratitude that Strike too close to Home

This is my Hank doing what he does best. Hank, your life is so hard. You've got problems, but at least this isn't one of them.

En homage to an homage...

J'aime ce mot!

Ten Things I Really Liked When I Was a Teenager That I Don't Much Care For Now:
1. U2
2. U2. Oh, did I already say that?
3. Talking Politics
4. Doc Martens
5. Harper's Bazaar
6. Kevin Costner

Ten Things I Didn't Much Care For When I Was a Teenager That I Really Like Now:
1. my sister
2. bikinis
3. discount stores
4. journal writing
5. Marc Jacobs
10. myself

ten things i've never much cared for and very likely never will:
1. BYU
2. Black Licorice
3. The Osmonds
4. Tomatoes
5. Joan Rivers
6. Calvin Klein, except when he did this!

ten things i've always really liked and very likely always will:
1. Kerri Ann Dietz
2. Le Tigre
3. Queen Elizabeth I
4. Marty Mcsorley
6. LA Dodgers

Woman 'tastes' musical notes

gives new meaning to sensory overload

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Perfect Bridal Shower Gift!

I wish I could order like 100 of these.