i've been without my car for over 2 months now and really don't miss it a bit. i do however miss getting places within a reasonable amount of time. seeing as it takes me an hour to get home each night and i'm really only traveling three miles is a little absurd. i've debated getting a bicycle, but those of you who know me also know that won't last longer then a month. the thought of being rather sweaty when i arrive to the office just doesn't sound pleasant. weekend rides, no problem...but i don't think i'll be peddling anywhere at 8 in the morning.


what to do...what to do...?


my best solution thus far is saving up for a vespa. not just any vespa. the vespa my little heart has been in love with for years. yes folks, the vespa granturismo in vintage green. without a doubt vintage green is the only color i would get a vespa in, and the old school style of the grantursimo is just what this city girl needs. i'm not really sure when i could get one. if i sold my car i could buy one the same day, but somehow selling a car that's already paid off doesn't seem like a good idea. so the quest to save for a vespa is on...
many, many thanks to my mum for bringing these
little owlies into my life...

it's been awhile since i've had a chance to update this little place. the holidays are finally upon us and the spirit of christmas is slowly creeping up on me. or perhaps it already has as i sit here typing, eating gingerbread cookies with a glass of milk and watching a charlie brown christmas...

aside from working in the wee hours of the morning on thanksgiving day, the long weekend was a much needed retreat. oliver flew up and late on friday we drove through the forests to reach the small coastal town of mendocino. from deer to caterpillars to baby cows - i couldn't have asked for a better weekend.

soon enough i'll be flying back down south for christmas celebrations with family and friends...and then it's time to celebrate the new year. ah, 2007 - i greet you with open arms...
well, i've finally concluded my quest for some awesome rainboots. after seeing a great pair my friend lindsay got from target last year, i decided to check their site to see if they had any great finds...and lucky for me they did! i'm the excited new owner of cupcake and starry sky boots. hooray!

while browsing through popgadet today i came across the ultimate christmas gift.

a yellow submarine.

not a toy submarine. not a remote controlled mini submarine. this is my dear friends, a full fledged, three passenger submarine. for the cost of a gas guzzling auto, you can now own your own
exomus goby.

this little yellow beauty is surrounded by windows that give you 360ยบ views of the beautiful ocean scape surrounding you. also equipped with a scanning sonar and gps so you don't get lost (which i would probably manage to do regardless). oh, and you can get it in other colors as well...

one day it will be mine.

anyone care to join me at the cut & paste design contest this saturday?
buy tickets
here or at the door...
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um, i think i'm in love....
saw this one on nebo peklo...love it.
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here.
check out these amazing wristlets, bags, etc from angela liu

i am totally in love...here are a few of my personal favorites...





i've been debating for awhile now to update my kitchen. there's not much i can do since it's a rental, which kind of sucks. especially seeing as my cupboards are all white with white plastic handles. so i figured the most i could do is swap out the ugly white handles with something either a little more old world, or completely modern.

naturally i've been putting it off, but after seeing this post on apartment therapy, i finally got the motivation to make the change. i'm not sure if i'll go with the european bar pulls. there's an old built in victoian hutch in my kitchen, so i'm not quite sure they will go...so the quest begins for some lovely handles.

any suggestions on places with great pulls? thus far anthropologie as at the top of the list - but i'd definitely like to shop around...
so after a couple weeks of ridiculous hours working, i finally had a chance to breathe and do some fun things around town.

last night bill clinton was in the city supporting prop 87...so my co-workers colin, lindsay and i headed out to the civic center to see an inspiring man speak. after some performances by the lead singer of 3rd eye blind, bonnie rait and eva longoria - the man himself finally arrived. he was mesmerizing. hands down the best public speaker i have ever seen (and following years of rhetoric and public speaking classes, i'm a harsh judge). he was enigmatic, well versed and well, rather tan. i know, weird, but seriously, he looked really tan...

tonight i had the pleasure of being in the presence of one my personal idols, ralph steadman. he was in town promoting his memoirs of his friendship with the late hunter s. thompson (a man who indirectly forever changed my life). he was hilarious. he had depth. he had such love and passion and such sadness over the loss of such a great friend. he read us a short story, went through a slide show of his works with in depth explanations and had a brief QA. he was absolutely charming and i couldn't feel more satisfied...

on the cover of cnn.com in all it's glory.
(does anyone find this as funny as i do?)
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