April 2004

Let’s celebrate

April 29, 2004

Cover art for a mixed CD This weekend is all about celebrations. My friends Seth & Stella are renewing wedding vows made last fall, my grandma turns 88 years old and Rama and I look back with gratitude and awe at our first year together. There will be lots of cake and ice cream, hugs […]


Mystery of the universe

April 26, 2004

Why is it that I choose to spend days, weeks and, sometimes, months procrastinating something that only takes 5 minutes to actually do? Yesterday morning, I brought some winter things to the garage. I’d boxed them up a few weeks ago but hadn’t had the time — or made the time — to store them […]


Little Ethiopia

April 23, 2004

There are so many beautiful pockets in Los Angeles that, if you’re not careful, can go undiscovered. Last night, I visited Little Ethiopia, which is somewhere around the middle of the sprawling metropolis. It’s only 6+ miles from my house, but I rarely visit it. I get too caught up in my own little world. […]


Secret passageways

April 20, 2004

If I could, I’d take you each by hand and lead you into a quiet clearing under a ceiling of tree branches so we could talk. There are a lot of things I want to say, but I find it hard to say them lately. I feel secretive and silent and a little bit scared. […]


Listen to your heart beat

April 15, 2004

They say follow your heart, but what if you can’t hear it speaking to you? Maybe it doesn’t speak English or the cat got its tongue. Maybe it’s taking a nap or it went away on vacation. Maybe it is so in love — too in love — with everything all at once that it […]


5-minute stalk list

Give me 5 minutes, and I’ll stalk your site. Here are the people, places and things that lately have a hold on my heart (in no apparent order): * Rosie Thomas * Jen Gray * Boy Girl Party * Mary Oliver * Superhero Designs * Loobylu * American Elf * The Onion * Daniele Young […]


Weapons of mass deliciousness

April 14, 2004

Bake Sales for Kerry: Yum. Be kind to your country and your stomach. This Saturday, find a bake sale in a neighborhood near you and pick up a brownie or two.


Public Service Announcement

April 9, 2004

Shining and willing

April 6, 2004

The trees in my backyard are in full bloom. “All my life — so far — I have loved best how the flowers rise and open, how the pink lungs of their bodies enter the fore of the world and stand there shining and willing…” –Mary Oliver



April 5, 2004

I don’t want more hours in the day or more days in the week. I just want to slow time down. I want hours to pass like weeks and months to pass like years. I want enough time to do all the things I want to do, without feeling like I’m letting something else suffer. […]


I am the April fool

April 1, 2004

I always make a fool of myself, so today really is not much different than any other day. For my parents, however, today is a date to remember. It’s their wedding anniversary. They’ve been married 38 37 years. I applaud my parents, who not only have built a beautiful together but have also had to […]


  • 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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