August 2003

Time capsule

August 25, 2003

A couple months ago, I discovered a homework assignment I completed in 4th grade. It’s a handmade stapled booklet called “All About Me from A-Z” and it’s hilarious. I rediscovered so much about my 10-year-old self, like how much I loved candy and how much I hated practicing the piano. I wanted to change my […]


Kids R Us

August 20, 2003

I met Klair on the swing set at Plummer Park. “Hi,” she said. “Hello,” I smiled. “How old are you?” she asked, shuffling her feet against the ground. “27,” I said. She looked at me with exclamation point eyes. “Why are you here?” I told her about the zine convention I was attending and how […]


The risks

August 12, 2003

Last night, I dreamt that I found a lump in my left breast. I was staring at my reflection in the mirror when I noticed that there was something uneven about my breasts. I ran my hand over the left one and found a bump the size of an egg. Strangely, in my dream I […]


She’s such a tattletale

August 7, 2003

i have never been called a tattletale, but if i were, nita’s the kind of tattletale i’d wanna be.



August 6, 2003

I’m back, teetering between timezones and realities. I woke up this morning, thinking, hoping, it was a decent hour, but no. It was 4am and I was wide awake. I sat up in bed and read my laptop like a book pressed up against my chest. I imagined what my family might be doing in […]


  • I'm Christine, and this is a slice of my life—a sweet, rich, wildly indulgent slice that would taste really good with a scoop of Breyers vanilla bean ice cream. Read more >>

  • I run a darling, friendly, little graphic design studio.
    I look on the bright side.
    I take photos. Lots of photos.
    I wish on stars and on websites.

  • I built my first web site 7 years ago and got 15 seconds of fame. (It changed my life.)
    I launched, then relaunched, an online magazine.
    I admitted to several embarrassing crushes.
    I consumed more bacon than any human should and lived to tell the tales.

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