Friday, August 31, 2007



Photo by Jessica Alvarado

I am pretty dang lucky, even if I have to say good-bye to him in a few days.

Even if, at the moment, I'm stuck alone in an apartment in The-middle-of-Nowhere, Kansas. Even if I have to play housewife to a couple of soldiers. Even if there's nothing to eat here but fast food (yuck). Even if I have to be a crazy lunatic for the next 15 months.

It's totally worth it for this.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Five Questions

This one is from Valley Grrrl

Leave me a comment saying "Interview me." I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions. If you don't have a valid email address on your blog, please provide one. You will update your blog with a post containing your answers to the questions. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

1. If you could have a sitting with anyone in the world, who would you most like to photograph?
Man Kelvis, you start with a doozy. As much as I would like to SHOOT Britney and LiLo, I'll instead say Stephen Hawking. Final answer. John Lennon if he was still around.

If I really thought about it I would have a top 10 list. Hmm, something for the future.

2. What do people most often misjudge about you?

I think people's first impressions of me are usually wrong. On the surface I can be pretty serious and quiet and Renato would go as far as saying I was a bitch, but the more you know about me the weirder I get. Yep, people see me and I know they think I'm a B and a snot (that's only true to some extent). But really I'm a total nerd and goofball.

3. Do you have a karaoke song?

I don't have a signature song yet, but I'm working on it. I'm thinking it would be something by Neil Diamond or Queen. Something feelgood, something to get the crowd pumped. Toto's Africa perhaps? The last song I sang at kareoke was Bohemian Rhapsody with Lorelei. We rocked it.

4. As a future "military wife", I imagine you have an opinion when it comes to the US' presence in Iraq. If you could sit down with President Bush and tell him one thing, what would it be?
I would tell him, "How do you like them apples?!" after beating the crap out of him with a wet bag of nickels. I may even take off my shoe and pound him with that too. Get them the F out, I say. Pepper leaves for Iraq in just a few weeks, and if something happens to him I am not afraid to wail on the President.

5. Are you really "forever 21?"
If I was I'd be 25 pounds lighter.

21 was fantastic but with every year I discover more and have more adventures so I'm not afraid of the future. Besides, all my friends are older than me, and they rock so I'm definitely excited about being further from 21. I just think it would be rad to have that license plate at 60.

Thank you Valley Girl. I miss you.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Follow Up: Best Weekend Ever

Ok ok ok. I have a lot of those. But this one was pretty good.

Starting the evening off right

As I mentioned, Christian was in town for a long weekend and had 3 big celeb sightings! I was fortunate enough to encounter Sandra Oh and Colin Farrell with Christian, and while soaking in some stand-up he also came across Dane Cook. I'm not sure what kind of juju Christian mixes in, but he's one lucky visitor. Last time all we got was good parking karma.

Yep. Colin Farrell at Ralphs. I'll let you take a time out to think about that.

Friday was my last day at work and Lorelei's turn to throw a big bash of the summer. There were lots of people there and the party was still raging into the wee hours.

Corbin and Shannon

Jason, Lorelei, Corbin

There's something funny about this picture

Lorelei and Turnip

We're planning another dinner in Paris

We are suckers for expletives on shirts

Hey Girl!

Jeffrey and Hazel

It was going on so late in fact that I was ready for 4th meal. Good ol Christian took the liberty of blowing out the candles and turning off lights so people would move towards the door. It worked. A handful of us jogged over to Astro diner for some grub. I don't know why I was the only one who ended up with a Monte Cristo.

The only reason I woke up at a decent hour on Saturday is because of the heat. I picked up Christian and we did the traditional shopping spree at the Hustler store. I picked up some gifts for a certain someone having a bridal shower. I will leave it at that for now.

Saturday night was Justin's belated birthday dinner in WeHo with a handful of friends. It was so so so nice, being outside, sipping sangria, being in the company of cool people I barely know except for the birthday boy, the visitor, and my date my life partner Marie.

Life partner and I then proceeded to the Shermy for Sarah's birthday party. I think I say it every year but CHRIST I adore a lot of leos. I have no more room in my life for one more.

We go way back

This is decades of friendship right here folks.

Nearly 22 years as the hottest BFFs

Anyway, at Sarah's there was catching up with old friends, a little dancing, a lot of drinking, and some fantastic cake.

Wildcats in WeHo
Brunch was with my Wildcat Alum bros in WeHo. Dinner was with Sarah, her family and her beau.

To conclude the weekend, we knit and got lit. Lorelei finished her rasta hat!

Rasta Hat!

It's dark, but Mr. Rasta man is looking over Lorelei.

A few more pictures can be found here!