Sunday, March 29, 2009


This year's Antique Street Faire will be held on Sunday, March 29, 2009 From 9am to 5pm. Once a year, La Mesa Boulevard is closed and Antique dealers from far and wide set out their wares. Reminiscent of an old fashioned Midwest flea market, there's live music and entertainment. All of our restaurants, coffee houses and pubs in The Village prepare special fare!

umm...this was a total BUST!
i woke up super early and super excited, got there and realized, i hate antiques and i hate antique enthusiasts.
or anyone who likes to get into enthusiastic conversations with me just because i glanced at their junk pile.
should've slept in. eh.

Friday, March 27, 2009

these walls

Per usual, the new digs have wood paneling so, renting or not, wallpaper is not an option.
But I can still dream!
I’ve trolled through this site for years, decorating pretend houses and deciding on pieces that would make good wall art.
That pattern's too dark to look any good over wood paneling but comes in other colors, like this that might work -
I think I mostly am just attracted to that picture because we’ve owned or have owned most pieces of furniture in the picture at one time or another.
But furniture SUCKS when you're moving, so this is a great idea for making a headboard and if it seems like too much effort to dismantle the current bed for a move, I may just incorporate this somehow in the new place.
And this…this is a great idea for how to make use of that totally underused piece of furniture - your couch!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

20 bedrooms

sometimes when I’m bored, I make lists.
current list is trying to figure out how many different bedrooms/houses I’ve lived in since moving out at 17.
If couch surfing/slightly homeless stints count, the count would be higher but the legitimate grand total I think is…
next move will be Number 20.
but this is the very first time EVER to have a SPARE room!!!
maybe that makes this both 20 & 21?!

Monday, March 23, 2009

in a barbie world

ok, i never was much of a barbie girl but apparently it's that plastic bimbo's 50th birthday so i figure with all the talk of barbie, somebody should pay tribute to the boys...and i happened to have just re-found my barbie fashion collection book showcasing fashion's finests from the years '68 to '74!
starting with ken, aka. john denver -
easy rider reincarnated...
a ken that somehow reminds me of brad pitt...
and sleazy gross ken...
(am i crazy or are his pants unzipped here?)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

green mind

so not into giving a shit about st. patty's day but with a claiming to be part irish house guest in town (Quinn!), i was pleasantly surprised to find out Guinness is awesome.
chocolate with a touch of coffee, in an beverage that causes inebriation?!
bless me.
here's the nerdy way i spent the "holiday" -

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

tell me why i don't like mondays

started monday off with
the water getting unexpectedly shut off 2 seconds after I got out of the shower (luckily after!).

Middled the day with running out of gas on the way home from work.
(last time i filled up that gas station was running)
Ended the day with some late night food and fun at the Riviera and met the man behind The Art Snob – a devastatingly tasty beverage as well as devastatingly great artwork.
Make your own Art Snob –
Knob Creek bourbon whiskey (lots)
Ginger Ale (the best is Reed’s Extra Ginger Beer!)
Dash of bitters
Twist of orange

Monday, March 16, 2009

elfin army, nuff said.

iceland's hot! these days (and not just from global warming), which gives all of us a reason to believe in elves.
and yes i do believe.
at age 6 i SAW the head honcho elf himself go up our chimney and no stupid grownup spoilsports will ever convince me otherwise.
luckily Enid Blyton alway's had my back and she was awesome, grownup AND played a big role in my refusal to actually becoming like any of them : )

so next trip to iceland, be sure to check out
Icelandic Wonders, a museum dedicated to elves, trolls and the northern lights.
this National Geographic video explains it all a little better.
and whether you want to believe in elves or not, believe me that this was all just an excuse to post and re-watch Sigur Ros' Hoppipolla and Glosoli - the best two videos and songs ever made!

and connect-to-cut, if you want some international lifetime-my so called life type programming to stay entertained, here's Spangas, a posssibly icelandic gay coming of age tale but from the words i could interpret, it's german.

the twins look a little like a youthful adam & seth so i'm loving it.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


it's been an exhausting week so all i'm gonna say is... PFFFFTTTTTT!!!!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

knee socks and poppycocks

being an exceedingly lazy girl when it comes to getting dressed, there's only one type of clothing i've ever really gotten behind.
socks, knee socks, tights and the like.
all the stuff in between takes too much effort and income,,,but i can usually afford a good pair of socks.
sooooo, here's a little lady in l.a. making my absolute (but kind of pricey) faves -
Hansel from Basel

incidentally, while looking up some of her most recent designs, i happened upon this $740 accessory that may be the grossest, most vilest piece of overpriced trendster shit i've ever seen -
another clear cut case where danish designers shouldn't ever rely on the navajos for inspiration because they'll miss the obvious homeless and/or crazy fat pseudo-arty housewife association the rest of us get.
(that being said, i really love some of the man socks and other designs this dude (Henrik Vibskov) creates but this blanket nullifies at least 40 of them)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

someday we'll ditch the doublewide

and go for a .134514151345 wide!!!
and the most important rooms of all...the loo.
and the bedroom.
because everyone knows...home is wherever you wake up. or take a deuce.
this thing may not have really been built yet but i love the concept.
you can read more here.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

sorry,,,what was that you said?

with Paris fashion week underway, i guess it's time to talk a little fashion smashion'.
specifically, fashionable hair dids.
hair dids with funny names.
stylists insist on pushing THE QUIFF and i just Cannot get around a hairstyle with a name that makes me laugh like that.
i blame Gwen Stefani for this 50's/80's (two decades that tend to depress me if they don't involve ice cream) look that keeps resurfacing but it's popping up more and more, and being a girl who gags at the smell of hairspray and can't use a curling iron without leaving burn marks, i probably won't ever try it out.
yes ladies can wear it but it's the boys who made it a sensation:

soooo....i've decided to leave that 'do to the menfolk and get a quiff i could really love:

a lovely wookie hairdid rabbit!!!

however, if you'd like to try this quiffy throwback hairstyle on your own, here's the instruction manual -

incidentally, if you were wondering...rumor mill says that's not Morrissey's kid on his just released record Years of Refusal.
i guess he's still as asexual as always. or so they'd like you to believe.
just like the good ol' quiff!

Monday, March 2, 2009

sugar, spice & nightmares...that's what little girls are made of

anyone looking for cute? vintage doll photography to hang in the attic room that'll make snoopy neighborhood children refer to you as "creepy", yet blessedly stay away forever, should look no further.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

theme hotels!

it may only take 8 or 9 hours to travel from the bottom of California to San Francisco but if you wanted to make it take a week, here's my imaginary travel itinerary (and yeah, i'm slowly making them non-imaginary one by one) -

day one:
Shadow Mountain Lodge, Julian, CA - staying in the Gnome Home maybe. the tree house is pretty neat's hard to choose. make it a two night stay and get some famous Julian pie!

day two:
The Parker, Palm Springs, CA - An uber-mod Jonathan Adler designed oasis, I can vouch for this one. And last time we got the Glutton's Delight ($200 free food spending spree), which made it doubly fun. But i forgot to try the Lavender Martini so it's time for another visit.

day three:
Castle Wood Cabins, Big Bear, CA - A+++!
Like getting locked up in a weird ride at Disneyland after hours.
Actually, the outside of this place is totally adorable but some of the rooms look really creepy (ie. the Gone with the Wind Room?) except for the two gourmet ones - the Castle and the Treehouse.
Those two...totally worth it.
Plus snow, which isn't really going to happen at any of the other hotels on this imaginary trip. And a town full of awesome thrift stores.

day four:
Arrowhead Springs Resort, San Bernardino, CA - this one's REALLY imaginary.
it's not even open yet or maybe even ever again.
i think mainly because of environmental concerns regarding some stupid golf course for some stupid golfer choads who insist on building giant water guzzling playgrounds in deserts.
geez, i hate golfers!
especially if they're in any way keeping the rest of us from enjoying this posh Dorothy Draper decorated former wonderland.
ooh Dorothy Draper. LOVE!!!
actually forget ever making this a hotel. i want to win the lottery & then just live here.

day 5:
any shitty dive motel, Los Angeles, CA - this one's purely personal after living at the ol' Ace Motel (the website makes it look way nicer than it really is. where are the hookers?). Now all dive motels make me happy & nostalgic.

day 6:
Madonna Inn, Santa Barbara, CA - so overdone and full of old sideways-inspired wine tasters but i don't really care. the only thing that gets hard is deciding on a room. so far the Love Nest or Just Heaven are at the top of the list but the Cave Room would definitely do just as well.

day 6:
The Victorian Mansion, Los Alamos, CA - well, you have to stay somewhere when you're in Los Alamos.
This one doesn't look like a theme hotel from the outside but you'd be surprised.
I think i'd opt for the gypsy room and kill someone if they stuck us in the 50's diner room.

day 7:
the Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel, Pescadero, CA - yay a hostel!
especially because i'm imaginarily out of money by this point.
i'm not saying it happened, especially since the top of the lighthouse if off limits, but somehow it seems like there was some smoking of something and an amazing view that may or may not have taken place here years ago.

day 8:
oops. it's been 7 days and we never made it to San Francisco.
eh. oh well.
if you want to skip it, head to Tahoe for another snowy adventure & finish up in style in the Graceland Room at The Fantasy Inn