Monday, August 31, 2009


Spent the weekend at Derek's parent's house and went to a pig roast on Sunday afternoon.  Best pulled pork I've ever had, plus the chance to pet real piggies and goats and play horseshoes while people sing karaoke under beg tents covering long picnic tables.  It made me feel a little homesick.

I was reading an article by Michael Pollan and I was struck by how much I've let myself slip since living here.  I who used to be a vegetarian, who only got her water RO style in reusable jugs from the co-op, who used to carry around straight-up hankercheifs to blow her nose on so as not to waste all that paper.  

One could argue that by living in a city, you use much less energy than by living in a more sprawled town environment. But the fact remains this has been a very important part of my life that I've sort of... forgotten about for the past few years.  It's time to be more conscientious.  

PS:  My last meal of today consisted of a bowl of 365 Organic Apple Cinnamon Os with soymilk, a spoonful of almond butter, a raw ear of corn on the cob from the farmer's market, and a vegan white russian.  What's the vote.  Sustainable or not?

Monday, August 24, 2009

bye-bye brother

My brother John and his wife Val came an visited this weekend.  John and I cooked Italian dinner on Sunday night (his meatballs put mine to shame) and we stayed up late drinking, talking, and playing music.

I drove them to the airport this afternoon.  It's good to miss your brother, since so many people have lousy relationships with their siblings, but I often wish we didn't live in different regions of the country.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Get Provoked

Aside from selling absolutely gorgeous lingerie, the photography on the Agent Provacoteur website is some of the most beautiful and interesting catalogue photography I've seen.

Yes, please.  All of it.  Yes.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Madame Psychosis and the Delusions

Want to see Madame Psychosis in action?  Come to the Cantab Lounge this Thursday.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Spark Singer Cover

Here's the cover of The Spark Singer.  Cover design by the awesome Lauren Recchia.  Cover photo by the awesome Mick Murray.

Officially on-sale on 09-09-09.

Book release party on 09-09-09 at the Cantab Downstairs.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

NYC, Newport, Seagulls

Crazy weekend.  Friday awesome photographer Jamie Hankin brought me and Lauren down to NYC to be in a tattooed lady photography project.  We got to play around in the Saks Fifth Avenue studio in Manhattan off of Fifth Avenue and wear 900 dollar shoes.  He sent me home with a couple of polaroids.  I'll either scan those in or post the finished shots when he sends them to me.

Aside:  During the whole day, about 30 people came up to Lauren and me and made some sort of comment about our tattoos.  We decided we can't go places together.  People just can't take it.

Jess DB was able to come meet us for lunch.  She's doing so well studying nutrition in grad school.  Saying I'm proud of her isn't the right way to say it.  I guess I admire her.  Yeah, that sounds right.  Anyway, it was awesome to see her.

Saturday was the Newport Folk Festival.  The bands (The Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, Iron and Wine, Gillian Welch, The Avett Brothers) were insanely on-point.  And that location is absolutely breathtaking.  You're out on a peninsula with the bay behind you on this rocky beach with a long suspension bridge in the distance and about a hundred sailboats.  You're singing along with The Decemberists going "Hear all the bombs, they fade away!" and there are like seagulls soaring over your heads and the sun setting over the water.  It was ridiculous.