You can buy me some of Sarah Cihat's Rehabilitated Dishware for Christmas or for just being me.

Thursday, August 25, 2005 | 12:11 PM | LINK |

Cujo's the name, thrilling is the game.

I just got back from a showing of Red Eye. All I have to say is "wheez...wheez...cough, cough...wheez, gurgle..." Fun movie...I mean if you think psycho killers are fun. I mean I'm not saying that I think psycho killers are fun, I'm saying that I enjoy the Wes Craven thrillers every now and again.

Oh, and from now on you can call me Cujo...Cujo Smurf. Thanks to Casey and the Smurf Name Generator, my life is complete.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005 | 9:26 PM | LINK |

At least once a day, I will get someone coming to the RF via google search of "How do I make mosquito bites stop itching?" It's lovely and I hope they that find what they're looking for.


Deodorant stops mosquito bites from itching. Strange, I know. But it works. I made reference to the deodorant remedy last year and it's been keeping people coming for a while. I'm glad to facilitate in the preventment of scratching scars into your skin. You are beautiful, keep your skin pretty and use deodorant.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005 | 1:40 PM | LINK |

I'm addicted to Devotchka's "How it Ends" at the moment. You can hear it rolling at the end of the Everything is Illuminated trailer (starring Elijah Wood and directed by Liev Schreiber). I'm hooked...hopefully it won't let me down.

Sunday, August 21, 2005 | 9:56 PM | LINK |

I've been loving some Leela James lately. She obviously has some old school roots (including Sam Cooke) which is fine in my book.

I've been painting, reading (Tristan and Iseult by Bedier (a birthday present from Haley and Simon)), and cleaning. I'm ready to have a yard sale and get rid of the junk that I've accumulated. I'm over my pack rat days...simplicity is beautiful. GIVE ME BEAUTY. Speaking of beauty, Orbit 1 has pretty pictures. Go there. Enjoy them. And thank me later.

Thursday, August 18, 2005 | 8:08 PM | LINK |


Argoflex 75.
Originally uploaded by Lanna Grace.
Meet my new best friend, Argie. He's an Argoflex 75. He's going to become great friends with Graf (my Graflex 22). He just needs a little sprucing up. We're going to make lots of pretty pictures.

Welcome to your new home, Argie, you're going to be happy here.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 | 2:09 PM | LINK |


Has something ever bummed you out, even though it really shouldn't have? That's me today. Something bummed me out that really should have made me excited. How backwards is that?

Monday, August 15, 2005 | 3:44 PM | LINK |

Much love to Ken Wilson for spiffying up the RF. It's got that 80s punk black/pink with a touch of pretty that fits me quite nicely.

He, his wife, and son are freakin' awesome.

Reasons why Meg is freakin' awesome:

1. She can cook like nobody's business. So good in fact that you might just forget your name and smack yourself.
2. She shares my love of books (old books, more precisely).
3. She's crafty, witty, and an amazing communicator.
4. I think she might be a ninja.

Reasons why Ken is freakin' awesome:

1. The new blog facelift, hello.
2. He shares my love of Beck and is cultivating electronica blood in my veins.
3. Because he married Meg.
4. Have you seen his motion graphics? What the crap..."All hail Ken, maker of pretty things"

Reasons why Gardner is freakin' awesome:

1. He can play, Vincent the Dog, better than Vincent the Dog.
2. He has the ability to make everyone in the entire universe smile.
3. He has a kilt (credit may need to go to his parents for this one...but it still makes him freakin' awesome).

I glad I know the Wilson's. They make my life better, as all good friends should.

Saturday, August 13, 2005 | 8:00 PM | LINK |

Things I've learned from The O.C. season 1, vol. 2.

2. Boys named Oliver should be avoided at all costs (especially if they're orphaned and you met them in your therapist's office.).

3. Ferris wheels are the perfect place for a first kiss.

4. Some people are friskier that legs on a hot cat, so one should always be on guard.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 | 12:24 PM | LINK |

Things I've learned from The O.C. season 1, vol. 1

1. Boys want girls who don't want them because they're hotter, so girls pretend not to like the boys that they want because they know that it makes them hotter, but the crazy thing that when they get the boy that they wanted, they all of the sudden don't want them anymore.

Monday, August 08, 2005 | 9:12 PM | LINK |

So today was awesome. Karla and Joshua whisked me away to the North Carolina mountains to celebrate my 24th birthday. The day began with breakfast at Chic-fil-A (I must say that the minis are scrumptious). Then we made our way to Asheville where we promptly had a picnic lunch at Martin Luther King, Jr. park (it was great except for the ferocious icing and the blanket that tried to eat Shua's head). I was then blindfolded with a pink bandana and proceeded to wave at "people" in cars as we passed (I later learned that 90% of the time there were no cars and they had me waving at thin air). Anywho, my blindfold was uncovered to find a horse ranch! We were going on a trail ride through the mountains of great NC. Things started out quite nicely. We quickly made friends with Cocoa, Rowdy and Silver and our spry wrangler, Marty. We did quite fine until a storm came out of nowhere and decided to soak us. Within 5 minutes we were completely soaked. As we rode, I could feel the water sloshing back and forth in my shoes. It was the best trail ride I'd ever been on. Since our ride was not completed we were awarded with a full refund (sweet). But now we were faced with the problem of being completely soaked. Karla and I were smart enough to bring jackets, but there was no way we could continue in our 50lb jeans. So, we stopped at the nearest mall, venturing in to find new outfits for ourselves and Joshua (who was still in the car due to the fact that I had borrowed his flip flops and he was wrapped in a blanket). Next on our list was dinner at Tijuana Junction, my first experience with Red Bull and a covered bridge.

It was a wonderful way to spend my birthday! I am blessed with people who love me...and that's such a great feeling.

Friday, August 05, 2005 | 11:14 PM | LINK |

It's that time of year again. The time of year when my birthday rolls around. Last year I made a list. So I thought that I might help you all out again this year (you really don't have to get me anything it's just fun to make lists).

1. The O.C. season 1 DVD set (I'm thoroughly addicted now thanks to Netflix. There will be a post coming shortly entitled "Things I've learned from The O.C. vol.1" upon viewing completion of the last episode.) .

2. Nifty car plate for the front of my car (didn't get that one last year).

3. A lomo camera (and if you're feeling really generous a Hasselblad 500 C/M).

4. The gift of ROCK (I haven't been to a show in months...somebody please take me someplace where there's live music).

5. Ewan McGregor.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 | 9:45 PM | LINK |

Freakin' Pedestrians

Don't get me wrong I know pedestrians have the right of way. I, myself, may even sometimes be a pedestrian. But there are some occaisions when I would just like to hit one. Now there are some out there who, when crossing the road and see a car coming, hurry along so to allow the car to pass as quickly as possible (I am this kind of pedestrian and I like this kind of pedestrian. There is equal respect for pedestrian and go fast and I won't hit you). Then there is the pedestrian who sees a car coming and takes their own merry time all the while staring at the driver like they're daring them to hit them. It is people like that and days like today when I want to say, "Don't test me jerk, I WILL HIT you. I'm a woman, don't tick me off. And for the record hitting the 'PUSH BUTTON FOR WALK' doesn't really make the walk light come on faster, it's just there to make you feel better."

Wow, I'm glad I got that off my chest.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 | 8:42 PM | LINK |