5-Minute Crush



daffodils

March 24, 2008

I know spring has sprung when the daffodils are in bloom. The beautiful blossoms add a splash of much needed sunshine to our little apartment.

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my new boyfriend

July 12, 2007

My new boyfriend moved in a few doors down last year, but I’ve only recently gotten to know him. He’s charming, handsome and polite. His energy and enthusiasm are infectious, and he leaves me giddy. His name is Alec and he’s 5. Now that it’s summer, Alec’s often lingering outside when I come home or [...]

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the way to my heart (and gut)

February 27, 2007

Frozen yogurt’s become a bit of a thing here in LA. I’ve never been one to embrace or shun a trend just for the sake of it. I just follow my gut, and my gut loves frozen yogurt. I love that it’s sweet and cold and creamy, I love that you can top it with [...]

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la biblioteca

September 19, 2005

A couple Saturdays ago, Rama and I went to the library. I hadn’t been in so long that I’d forgotten how fun it could be. We split up in books on tape. He headed to the graphic novels, and I went to poetry. Just 15 minutes later, we found each other at the computer stations, [...]

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the best 14 cents i’ve ever spent

August 2, 2005

I don’t know when I started to like R&B. In fact, I think a part of me has always liked it, dating back to junior high, when we’d watch Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam on MTV. In high school, though, I tuned into KROQ instead of POWER 106 and forgot all about my ambitions [...]

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Author/Illustrator/Boyfriend

May 6, 2005

Rama isn’t just one of my favorite artists. He’s also one of my favorite writers. His stories have captivated me as long as I’ve known him. His writing is always thoughtful, often humorous and wonderfully imaginative. I love the way he sees the world and how he perfectly captures that worldview with words. So you [...]

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boy + girl + party = good times

March 31, 2005

Hostest with the mostest and illustrator extraordinaire, Susie Ghahremani, has just re-launched her adorable little web shoppe. Not only is Susie a master of color and detail, she’s also a wonderful pop singer/songwriter (she calls herself Snoozer, a name to which I can definitely relate). You can buy her handmade goodies, original artwork and sweet [...]

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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 [...]

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He’s gone back

November 18, 2004

I was introduced to my pal Gregory a few years ago by a common friend. He had a web site, too, and I loved reading it. He wrote about working at a dotcom at the height of its success. He wrote about living on his own in a thriving metropolis. He wrote about art and [...]

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giving everything you’ve got

November 4, 2004

Heather of Dooce.com gives everything she’s got, which amounts to a lot of humor, intelligence, insight and, well, love. One of my favorite features of her site are the newsletters she writes to her baby, Leta. They break my heart in the best possible way every single time. Observe: “Today is a bit of a [...]

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  • 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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