Sunday, April 29, 2007

This one's for you Caroline

Yesterday, while very low on rations, I made a Caroline-esque snack.

Potatoe chips with honey on them is better than one might expect. I prefer the kettle cooked variety. Thanks for helping me keep a honey open mind.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Jolie Holland

My itunes completely confuse me. Between the variety of people who have downloaded my music and/or added their own it seems I find new musicians hidden in there all of the time. Jolie Holland is my most recent favorite find. She's enchanting.
Admittedly I know nothing about her, or how current the music of hers I have is, but it's really nice. Check it out. (Your searching for her will probably be better than anything I have found on her in the short time I've looked.)
P.s. another chill blues I guy I found is Buddy Guy. What a great name? How could you not be fun if that's your name?

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Before and Afters Part Dos

I had to get serious about cleaning my warehouse pit because friends from school finally decided to take me up on my offer to have a party at my place. It was about time, I was starting to feel like I was one of the box car children hiding out in an old warehouse.


(It might not look like much, but this took me a looong time)

Don't worry I still have piles of bikes from my old roomies. I've fixed them so they're rideable though for anyone who will come ride with me!!
Barbara made sure we had a stocked bar (she bar tends nights). She even made Mohitos? I don't know how to spell it, but between her and people bringing wine for gifts I was completely stocked by the time everyone left. (light weights, they didn't even drink what they brought!) I know it's a little faux paux to re-gift, but I feel so classy giving away wine and vodka as parting gifts when people come by.
My make shift bedroom. I sleep down stairs because between the bilboard lights and cement trucks driving around all night it's a little quieter and a little darker. I kind of live in an industrial neighborhood. The neighbors next door start hammering and dinking around at like 5 no joke.

Manda, do you recognize that print? Yup, still have it. Between you and Chelsea it looks like I'm a bonified art collector. The only thing that gives me up is my lack of framing, oh and that the other half of things on my walls are ripped out of magazines.

Before and Afters

(basically the last 3 months of my life)
pics from the Q train crossing the Manhattan Bridge

Union Square Farmers Market

Today is amazing! Just in time. It's been soo dreary and today is sunny and beautiful. Don't get me wrong, I love storminess, but enough already!

I rode my bike through my neighborhood on my way to school and from the mexi homey-gs blasting their music to the tragically hip artsies cruising around on their cruiser bikes there is a lot going on. I stopped where some people were selling things on the street and they were selling the most random things - like toys from McDonalds happy meals. It was classic.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Since I am once again in finals mode and miserably busy I have had to get creative to entertain myself. I've seen all of the movies I own (which is unfortunately few) too many times already - so now I'm onto the extras. As I sat and drew the other night I started playing Nacho Libre extras. I don't know how people feel about this movie, but if you weren't convinced the first time - watch the extras and/or the flick with commentary. A very good time. Or else maybe I'm just getting that desprate, but I laughed. a lot.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


So after making a fuss over Chelseas hair and being bummed that I can't afford to get a good hair cut this girl came up to me in the market and asked if I wanted a free hair cut! (Not the most flattering offer), but Wow, it was like it was meant to be.
I would have been a little skeptical, except for the girl was super cute and I loved her hair cut. She's new at a Salon in Soho and needs to do so many cuts at the salon before she can be a full time employee.
Anyways, I need to set it up, and it will probably be some time next week - so now I need ideas! Let's be honest - I'm never going to be a girl that "does" her hair, but any cut that looks cool and low maintenance I could be into.

This is Sarah's suggestion.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Chelse came to New York last October with her hair completely cut off! Her hair has been long forever really, and she has talked about cutting, well for a long time.

So basically I can imagine that would be scary, I know I've some what tried it before with not so great results. Chelsea on the other hand looks so good. I was reminded of this checking out her pics of Her, Adam, and his bro Drew in Morrocco. (ya she travels alot, and I'm jeleous).

Chelsea I love your hair! P.s. Adam I love yours too, and I'm not just saying that.

Don't Be Scared, this Might Seem Random

This is going to be a random thought, especially since I do realize that my last post was me pressumably comparing myself to super models. Kind of pathetic, anyway...
So, as you all know, I'm born and raised Mormon girl from Salt Lake. I moved to Ny about nine months ago and since then, especially in the last 3 months I have been ridiculously busy - loving it, but busy. Any how, there have been many things monoplizing my time - church has not been one of them. I am not uninterested in it, just easily distracted and over whelmed. Anyway, so my parents - who are never slow to help me out when it comes to these things, sent me a link to Confrence talks held over a week ago in SLC, which I didn't over hear while they were actually being given. So while getting things done I put one on to check it out. So happens it was a talk given by President James E. Faust. Pardon my lack of experience and knowledge on him, but he gave the chillest talk (sorry for the slang, but I couldn't think of a better way to say it). He was talking about forgivness. It's not that I have a thing about holding grudges. I think I was drawn to it since I just felt like he really believes in what he's talking about, and I think I do to. It's funny how distinct the voices of Confrence talkers are for me. They're very familiar, sometimes it ends up giving me a hint of anxiety (probably memories of feeling forced to listen to them hours on end) but this time it was so nice to hear it, like I was listening to my grandpa or something, and that was a good thing. Anway, if you have time, I think this guy's cool.