December 2004


December 30, 2004

All day long, I waited for the Volkswagen Dealership to call me. I’d brought my car in at 8 and it was supposed to be ready by noon, but of course, noon became 1 o’clock and 1 o’clock became 3. The problem was nothing major: The front passenger car door wouldn’t open from the outside. […]



December 29, 2004

The death toll climbs and my heart continues to break for the people in Southeast Asia. I am whispering my prayers to the heavens for them. You can help. Every little bit makes a difference.


Top secret mission revealed

December 21, 2004

For the past two months, I’ve been leading a double life. The first life as Christine, the girl. The second as Christine, the spy. For Rama’s 30th birthday this past Sunday, I put together a comic book, compiling artwork, stories and letters from his family and friends, most of whom I have never met. It […]


Holiday Gift Guide 2004: Good things for good people

December 6, 2004

Inspiration Amelie Touted the “Christine Movie of the Year” in 2001, this film is still guaranteed to please. I Like You by Sandol Stoddard This sweet little book is perfect for your pals, crushes or partners in crime. Living Out Loud by Keri Smith We can all take a few cues from this artist extraordinaire. […]


Rockin’ around the artificial tree

I just bought a fake Christmas tree. It’s a foot shorter than I am and pre-lit with 300 tiny white bulbs. With Rima and myself gone so much this month, we decided against getting a real tree. Even if I know that it’s for the best, I feel a bit sad about it. I’m going […]


The Green Apple

December 1, 2004

Miha’s done it again. She and her sister Drey have just launched a new book, The Green Apple. Her sister did the writing and research, while Miha did all the design and photography, and from the looks of it, both did a beautiful job. They describe it better than I could: “The Green Apple: Coupons […]


  • 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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