5-Minute Crush



Decemberists, I’m yours

January 19, 2004

Nevermind that the the Decemberists make wonderful, charming pop music or that their vocabulary kicks my vocabulary’s ass. Nevermind that they are a lot of fun live, as witnessed at Spaceland on Friday. Nevermind that the first stanza of Red, Right Ankle makes me ridiculously happy and I can’t stop humming it. No, nevermind that. [...]

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Everyday matters

January 12, 2004

Like several artists I know, I seem to have developed a crush on Danny Gregory and his sketchbooks. A man after my own heart, he has kept journals for years, documenting little and big details and finding beauty in the every day. He doesn’t just draw–he sees. By that, I mean through the process of [...]

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Advent calendars

December 8, 2003

One of my favorite things about Christmas is the anticipation. I love counting the days until it’s time to sing the carols, eat the feast and unwrap the gifts. That’s why I have always adored Advent Calendars, because they help me count down. As a little girl I loved the store-bought kind, with pieces of [...]

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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.

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She’s such a tattletale

August 7, 2003

i have never been called a tattletale, but if i were, nita’s the kind of tattletale i’d wanna be.

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Think pink

July 16, 2003

it started with a pink dress that i got on sale on a whim. wearing it made me feel like springtime. when flip-flop weather officially arrived, i bought a bottle of perfect pink nailpolish. normally, the pinks are too shimmery or bright, but this was cool and pearly. i knew i’d made a good choice [...]

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All things skwishy


i have a crush on all things skwish. the name skwish is more than just an artist, one who is a friend of a friend of mine, to me. no, the name to me means wit, style, color, and heart. i really admire him and his work.

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CJ, will you marry me?

July 2, 2003

a 7-year-old boy named CJ stole my heart. i think it was his big brown doe eyes and grin. he passed out candy and chocolate to the ladies at the wedding we attended. later, i saw him with a lavender garter wrapped around his arm. “do you know what that means?” i asked. “yeah,” he [...]

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A softer world

July 1, 2003

A Softer World is a different kind of comic strip. it’s simple, tender, and beautiful. also, it’s composed solely of photographs and type. the site, run by a girl named emily and a boy named joey, just might break your heart. it broke mine.

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The booty don’t stop

June 24, 2003

you may not have heard of my favorite new album, but i'm convinced you should. it's the The Booty Tape, a mix of booty-licious songs that was found in Michigan some years back. found magazine genius editor Davy Rothbart shared this treasure on his booktour, and his little brother performed a cover of one of [...]

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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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