October 2003

Only treats

October 31, 2003

We celebrated Halloween a day early at youth group last night, ducking through haunted hallways, parading in our costumes and carving jack-o-lanterns. There was a ballerina, a toilet, an elf, a Cat in the Hat, a 50’s couple and a blond afro wig that hopped from head to head. I felt ridiculously nostalgic and snapped […]



October 27, 2003

It’s snowing ashes outside, and a cloud of smoke is slowly rising behind the mountains. I watched the spectacle this morning on my way to work, which is just miles away from the fires. It’s almost pretty. Almost, until I remember that almost 1,000 houses have burned down and at least 13 people have died […]


Falling leaves

October 22, 2003

A few weeks ago, Mom and I were walking to the movies on one of our perfect Girl Days. We get together once every few weeks to go shopping, see movies and eat out. The outings are sometimes as simple as a trip to Walmart and a cruise through the In-N-Out drive thru, but they’re […]


You belong in the zoo, the San Diego Zoo

October 14, 2003

Our Saturday was half road trip, half field trip. Rama, Sidra and I drove a couple hundred miles to the San Diego Zoo. They played Connect Four, while I bopped my head to the Shins. We took turns dancing and making faces at people passing by on the freeway. At the zoo, we picked out […]


That’s what a hamburger’s all about

October 8, 2003

The other day, Ricky called me on my cellphone. I was in the candles aisle at Cost Plus when I answered it. “Can you deliver an In-N-Out hamburger to LAX?” “What?” He and his girlfriend, Brooke, were stopped over at the airport on their way to Mexico. Ricky may be a funny guy, but he […]


Line drawings

October 2, 2003

i have been so focused on jotting down good things that i forget to mention my crushes. just now, i discovered anoushka's drawings and i can't stop swooning and smiling. so simple, yet so charming.


  • 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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