31 October 2011

Halloween: 2011

Camille: Parrot
Camille: The Little Lost Parrot
Gabriel: Surgeon
Gabriel the Surgeon, giving me his best Mad Scientist Face
Elliot: Frankenstein
Elliot: The Friendliest Frankenstein
Bigs
Simon and Caleb: Werewolf Cousins
Brothers
My Nephews
Gabriel and Camille
Gabey and Mimi
Kiddos
All the Kiddo Cousins

10 October 2011

I'm a very pretty girl

I went out on Friday night with Julia, Amber and Stella.

I AM A VERY PRETTY GIRL!

I mean, who WOULDN'T want to spend a Friday night with me?

Out on 10/7
Look, Ma! Teeth!
Out on 10/7
Out on 10/7
Out on 10/7
Out on 10/7
Out on 10/7
Out on 10/7

09 October 2011

Tattoo, Appointment Six

Got more work done on the tattoo!
We're getting there, slowly but surely.
Artist:  George Campise (who now has a brand spanking new shop in Berkeley, highly recommend).
Photographer, Personal Assistant and Bodyguard:  Julia
Tattoo, Appointment Six
Tattoo, Appointment Six
Tattoo, Appointment Six
Tattoo, Appointment Six
Tattoo, Appointment Six
Trying to fix my post-tattoo mascara.
Tattoo, Appointment Six

05 October 2011

It's a wonder I manage to walk and breathe at the same time.

Reddit, that wily minx, sent a few tens of thousands of trafficky clicks over to my atrophied and dying lame-ass blog.*
While I resisted the unholy urge to comment**, I still...GRRRRRR. 
Dearest Internet, my beloved vast unwashed: Y'all are a bunch of dumbasses.  Me too!  I'm a dumbass too!  Don't freak out!  But seriously.  SERIOUSLY. 
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I am in the midst of job interviewing for my big scary new career.  It's big and scary but also exciting.  I'm allowing myself some cautious optimism on the grounds that I  get good grades and know what I'm doing, and also people like me.  People like me, right?  Anyhow, first round interviews for the Big People are this week.  I'mma hope like hell that they want me back for second rounds.  I was initially quite nervous because I'm so bad at bullshit, but I've found that the interviews themselves are bullshit-free.  Huge relief, considering the high BS potential. 
I no longer feel like a TOTAL imposter in my business suit, although I still believe that blazers are ridiculously unflattering. 
Pencil skirts and cardigans only please! 
Keep your blazer to your own damn self!
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ExBF went a tad Crazy McPants with the unending deluge of unsolicited text messages.  Oddly, I hope to have solved this via switching my twitter over to a protected account. 
Just me and my 2500 closest friends! 
Act natural!
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Getting more work done this Saturday on my tattoo-that-will-never-be-finished.  We are making slow progress.  But progress all the same.
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I'm volunteering in Gabriel's classroom on Wednesdays.  It makes me feel like one of those regular moms who has time during the day and stuff.  It's also FASCINATING to get a good, close look at these 23 other kindergarteners.  
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*Cuz of this post, via this.
**I DO SO KNOW MY BRA SIZE! MY DRAWINGS ARE IN COLORED PENCIL BECAUSE THAT'S HOW I LIKE IT!  I AM NOT AN IDIOT! YOU ARE AN IDIOT!

02 October 2011

Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Organic Groceries, Banana Republic

If you like to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that are not for immediate consumption, and you don't like the way the jelly seeps through its side and ruins its share of the bread, I have a suggestion for you.  If you spread peanut butter on both slices of bread, and then spread the jam on top of the peanut butter, the peanut butter works as an insulating layer, and you avoid jelly sog.
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If you are a person who tends not to buy organic produce because of a cost concern, might I suggest something?  I've noticed lately that sometimes the organic produce is the same price, or even cheaper than the regular kind.  The other day at Safeway, the organic apples were cheaper than the pesticide apples.  It's worth checking, is all I'm saying.  If you don't buy organic produce because of some sort of moral opposition to it, then by all means, continue as you are.
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If you are someone who needs to buy clothes for a businessy work environment, might I recommend Banana Republic?  While initially pricey, they OFTEN have very good sales, including the additional percentage off of already on sale items kind, which is one of my favorites.  They also have an extensive petites section if you are of the shorter persuasion.  They also have a tall section if you are of the taller persuasion, although I think that is online only.  If you buy in stores, they do simple alterations, such as hemming.