June 7, 2005
“I hate writing. I love having written.”
—Dorothy Parker

It’s been quiet. I know, I know, I know.

I have to admit I’ve kind of enjoyed the silence. I’ve had a lot of thinking, planning and dreaming to do, and it’s been nice doing it in the comfort of my own head and heart. But I think I’m ready to share my days with you, again.

And oh, what days I’ve had! I have some good news and some ridiculously good news for you. Are you ready?

The good news is I have taken the big leap into self-employment. I have been a fulltime darling designer for about a month now, and I love it. I feel like I get to play all day long, and I get to do it with amazing people.

The ridiculously good news is that Rama and I are engaged. He proposed to me on our 2-year anniversary—we spent it in Portland, Oregon at the beautiful Kennedy School—and of course I said yes. Words can’t express how thrilled and grateful I am to be marrying such a dreamboat.

Part of me has been bursting to tell you this news, but another part of me has been scared to break the silence. I’m still getting used to the idea of being my own boss and somebody’s bride-to-be. It’s like I’m a whole new person. Except I’m still the same.

Anyway, now that those cats are out of the bag, I plan on writing more—and more often. I may not have any big news for a while, but I’ll always have stories to tell.


  1. Sue says:

    Wow – It’s all happening for you!!
    I’ve missed your presence but it’s great to hear you are ‘going solo’ and a massive ‘CONGRATULATIONS!!’ on your engagement. xx

  2. ryan says:

    Congratulations on all fronts.

    You’re the best. I love you.

  3. ryan says:

    And how could I forget you still being the bee’s knees after all these years?

  4. megs says:

    Many congratulations are in order!

  5. sarah reed says:

    congratulations darling! sometimes, when we least expect it, all of our dreams come true! you have come a long way, baby!


  6. Stefanie Noble says:

    Congratulations on both accounts!

  7. lisaann says:

    rama is a dreamboat! i’m so happy for you two i still get all giggly when i think about it!

    i heart the new design, btw. xoxo

  8. josie says:

    Congratulations! I’ve missed your posts so much, I’m happy you’re back Ms. Castro!

  9. becky says:

    meow! that cats are out of the bag :) I’m so happy for you and all of the good things in your life :)

  10. becky says:

    that’s supposed to say “the” – THE cats are out of the bag. sometimes my fingers type whatever they want to type :)

  11. penelope says:

    I’m so glad you’re back! :)

  12. Zach Braff says:

    Don’t marry that Rama chump!

    Give me one more chance to be the man of your dreams!

    (Can Rama give you a one-two punch of laughter and tears? Can he?!)

  13. Jack Black says:

    My kielbasa sausage has just got to perform at your wedding!

  14. gian says:

    Congratulations on both pieces of Good News!

  15. rose says:

    all i can say is wow– with all capital letters!

    i’ve only emailed you once, but i’ve been looking at all your photos and reading all of your greatness obsessively for the past month… it sounds kind of stalk-ish, i know, but really it’s appreciation of a genius-mastermind.

    happy happy wedding. i hope it’s beautiful and what you want it to be and more.

  16. d-lo says:

    yay! i knew it was going to happen- congrats to both of you lovelies!

  17. michael says:

    I’m very happy for you. On all fronts. And it’s good to read you again…!


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  19. summer says:

    goodness! i am so very very excited for you, my darling. you deserve all the happiness in the world. i drove by red devil pizza the other day and thought of our nice little lunches together.

    i adore you, my dear and wish you so many good times and great beginnings.

    xoxo. (i also love the new design!)

  20. inna says:

    i’ve been checking every now and then…and you’re back, with great news. congratulations…it’s great to hear good news from wonderful people.

  21. emily ann says:

    YOU GO GIRL!!! i am SO happy for you! it’s like your dreamlife is finally coming true.

    these wonderful things couldn’t happen to a better person, either.

    love you always, even during the quiet times…

  22. stella says:

    girl, you are so special. though things are changing, though things have changed, you are still the most wonderful, big-hearted girl i ever met. i am so happy for you and r, and for darling. it couldn’t have happened to anyone more deserving and i am so pleased to be able to share and celebrate with you. congratulations!!

  23. Stephanie says:

    Congratulations on your engagement! The new design looks lovely and it’s good to see an update from you.

  24. Anamarija says:

    Hey Christine! Nice to see you back here! Congrats on the good news! And I love the re-design of the site. :-)

  25. jenny vorwaller says:

    super news! happy congrats to you~*cheers*~

  26. Wendi says:

    Oh, Christine. I am so happy for you. How many years have I been coming here now and being inspired by you? I feel like I’ve watched you through so many changes. I’ve alwasy admired you so much and I’m so happy that your life keep taking these turns for the better and better.

    xo Wendi (honeydipping)

  27. Wendi says:

    Oh, Christine. I am so happy for you. How many years have I been coming here now and being inspired by you? I feel like I’ve watched you through so many changes. I’ve alwasy admired you so much and I’m so happy that your life keep taking these turns for the better and better.

    xo Wendi (honeydipping)

  28. Moe Moe says:

    I’m so so happy for you and Rama. You guys seem so made for each other. Congratulations!

  29. susie says:

    congrats again on your super amazing news, which to me seems very likely when people as loving and perfect together as you and rama meet! but, ESPECIALLY congrats on your other good news – about the job – because being your own boss is a thrill like none other! i expect to send much work your way!!!

  30. Fran says:

    My goodness! Congratulations to both of you!

  31. petya says:

    congratulations!!! you deserve nothing but the best! i am so happy for you!

  32. agata says:

    Congratulations Christine! Great news!


  33. Ryan says:

    Wow, congratulations. It’s funny – Jenny and I have some special news as well that I’ve been quiet about for a couple of weeks. Yay! Best wishes to you guys ;)

  34. barbara says:

    congratulations christine!!! i’ve been reading your site for a few years now and although i’m nowhere near you i feel like i’ve known you for a lifetime now – feeling sad when you feel down, ecstatic when you find new beautiful things and proud of you when you achieve a personal goal – it’s wonderful to hear this and big congratulations to you guys!!! are you posting any great pics of the engagement or you and rama?

  35. Alex says:

    Congratulations to you both.

  36. Lindsey Lohan says:

    What? You’re marrying that crazy Rama guy just because he’s funny, wickedly talented and can rock a dance floor like nobody’s business?

    Congratulations you guys! I’m soooo happy for you. You two were made for each other.

  37. ricababes says:

    great! a lovely couple :) God bless you both!

  38. keri Smith says:

    ahhhhhhhhhhh! I come home from vacation to find this! Two of my favorite creative people in the world. I am so excited!!!

    yay! yay! yay!

    I like to tell people the story of how I hooked up with the both of you seperately, and then you started dating, and I thought it was the greatest thing ever because you were perfect for each other.

    so much love to you both!

  39. muck says:

    i’m finally catching up with my “must check” websites and just wanted to say congrats!! :D

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    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.
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