Monday, May 30, 2011


So I've gone and moved out of Clinton Hill.

Guess that means this blog is officially dead. RIP.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Oh. Hi.

First sunset after the time change

Work's completely taken over so I haven't been updating.

Update: Love my job, I'm now single, moving out in June.

A lot happens in 2 months!

Carry on.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

2010: The year in review

It's 1am on New Year's Day. I spent the morning working from home, then Alex and I headed to Lincoln Plaza to watch Tron in IMAX 3D. Dinner at Beer Table, then home to watch the ball drop. And here's 2010:

I celebrated my best friend's engagement at The Breslin

Homemade Niu Rou Mian
I started the new year off right with some homemade niu rou mian (complete with handcut noodles)

Ate it
Snow day!

Casiokids at Litttlefield
The Good The Bad & Casiokids at Littlefield

Eros came to visit

1/2 CGC
and Pies n Thighs repopened

I met Thu Tran and watched Cirque du Soleil's Ovo


A fun opening night at Brooklynite

Group photo
A rooftop BBQ at Mike's

Gil Scott-Heron
GSH at Summerstage

This is the shack
4th of July on Long Island

Sitting on the whip
Went to Vancouver to see Mom & Giles

Angel's rum glasses
Nana turned 30, we celebrated accordingly

Andy & Katie came in August...

First casualty of running

Blondie at Nokia Theater
Blondie at Nokia Theater

Team Active Brooklyn
We ran for boobies in Central Park

Rynie & Mae got married

I met one of my heroes

With Andrew & Katie at Hoof Cafe
Went to Toronto for We Day, got to spend time with Andy & Katie

Dre got married & I explored San Francisco solo

In November I met Jen's husband and reconnected with Rob.

Wrong grammar but OK
The NYC Marathon

In December I got a new job!

Slippers for gift exchange
3rd Annual Gift Exchange

Beat that, 2011!

Friday, December 10, 2010


I've been slacking on this blog but have a good excuse. Here's why, explained efficiently in bulletpoints:
  • I quit my old job, which involved a 2-day offsite meeting and training my replacement. 
  • I started my new job with only a weekend as a break.
  • My new job keeps me very busy and I leave work at least an hour later than I used to.
  • I've been knitting a lot but they're presents so I can't post pictures of anything.
Here's why I like it better than my old job:
  • No useless meetings.
  • When you want something to get done, it gets done.
  • I'm using my brain again! 
  • Working late doesn't really feel like working late.
  • There's a water carbonator for making your own club soda.
  • The kitchen is always stocked with cereal and oatmeal.
  • The location is close to Trader Joe's, Whole Foods & Shake Shack. 
  • Everyone is smart & resourceful - which  means I will not have to deal with any stupid employees who won't read any of the materials provided to them for their own information.
And here's what's going on:
  • I played a D&D type board game with my boss & coworkers last night that lasted til 10. Well, I lasted til 10 but I'm sure it went later.
  • Then I met Cinco at Heathers to hear Tropical Jeremy & Veronica Vasicka spin. And to pick up Cinco's copy of The Walking Dead Compendium 1. It weighs about 5 lbs. 
  • That was a very inefficient bulletpoint.
  • Menu planning for our holiday party - harder than you think.
  • Mociun-Baggu-Alyson Fox-Shabd-Repetto-more studio sale with Ying & Angel last week, Bonbon Oiseau sale this week.
I didn't have time to put this into a ppt presentation but if you really want me to I will.

Sunday, November 28, 2010


For my holiday party this year I'm asking everyone to come in ugly/holiday sweaters as well as make their presents for our gift exchange. In trolling Etsy for some inspiration I came across these gems:

Acrylic-angora icicle sweater from Sweet Moonlight Shop
Reindeer turtleneck sweater from Snap Vintage
Moose sweater! Awesome! From Bee Humble.
Vintage LL Bean polar bear sweater from Conservation Clothing
80s boatneck sweater from Dirty Beatniks
My favorite color vintage zip sweater from Mother Midnight
Neon 80s vintage ski sweatshirt from flockflockflock
Awesome penguin sweater from Conservation Clothing (finding a lot from them but they're too much money)
1970s fair isle tunic sweater from Adrian Company Vintage
Vintage German/Alpine apres ski top from Vogue Vintage
Another ski-inspired sweater. From Second Wind Vintage.
Vintage men's ski sweater from Mother Vintage, chicken head not included
Sparkly mock turtleneck tunic from Snap it Up Vintage 
80s ski sweater by Dale of Norway from Kasi Found This
Sparkly sweater dress/tunic from Conservation Clothing
Ralph Lauren German Shepherd sweater from KMalinka
Le Tigre 80s reindeer sweater from Conservation Clothing
Sequined sweater from Conservation Clothing
Sparkly beaded sweater from Runway Vintage

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Recommended reading

Recent books

* David Byrne - Bicycle Diaries
I bought this at the famous City Lights bookstore in North Beach (San Francisco). It's an interesting book about Byrne's travels throughout the world and his observations on city structure as it relates to the culture. I'm about 2/3 done with it as knitting has taken up most of my time on the train.

* Geoffrey Canada - Fist Stick Knife Gun
I heard Geoffrey Canada speak on This American Life and was really interested in reading this book. It speaks of his life growing up in the South Bronx among street violence and how he has seen it change as he grew up. He is now a social activist and educator and has been the President & CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone for the past 20 years, where I would like to volunteer.

* Ishmael Beah - A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Child Soldier
This tells the story of Beah, who is from Sierra Leone. He was made into a child soldier by the army and was forced to fight the rebels as a teenager. It's difficult to read at times thinking of the violence and losses he has had to endure. I'm about halfway through - highly recommended reading.

* 642 Things to Draw
A really fun book - there are spaces inside to draw 642 things, including a rollercoaster, smoke, a gold medal, David Bowie, the sound of girlish laughter, a sandwich, a paperclip, a submarine.

* Anna Hrachovec - Knitting Mochimochi
I've been following her on Flickr for a while - she makes these amazing, miniature, knitted pieces and has finally published a book, in conjunction with an installation here in NYC that I of course missed. Most of the projects require a tiny size 1 set of DPNS but they are fast and fun to knit.

I'll be busy this winter, anyway!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Til April...

Scary babies


At Koichi's booth



Theme of the day: GLASSES

Guess who!

The last outdoor flea of 2010. The indoor one at One Hanson can't compare.
I ate brisket, elotes, had a sinful bittersweet chocolate shake & modeled eyewear at every single booth with Angel & Ying.