August 2004

Christmas in August

August 25, 2004

Thank you to all you kind and lovely souls who have sent little and huge pieces of mail over the past month or two. I went to my p.o. box this morning and walked away with an armful of beautiful thick envelopes and packages. I felt like the most popular girl at the post office. […]


Pure imagination

August 23, 2004

On Friday night, Rama and I saw Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at the LA County Museum of Art. As part of a month-long series, the museum held the screening outside on the lawn. The weather has been gorgeous, especially in the evenings, and I’ve always loved that movie, so I knew I just […]


It’s not goodbye

August 19, 2004

I am still surprised at how easily I move from belly-aching laughter to heart-stinging tears. Good luck to my dear Sidra as she begins a new adventure in San Francisco. I won’t miss you, because I will be visiting often — and soon.


This is not ice cream

August 18, 2004

11 of 98 flavors of gelato (I think I tasted 6) at my new favorite spot, Angelato Caf&#233, Santa Monica


Apprentice to the crime

August 13, 2004

I first spotted the culprit with another boy the same age. They were drinking frothy drinks in Starbucks cups at the Barnes & Noble caf&#233. One lifted the lid and licked it clean, while the other looked on with delight. All of a sudden, I was craving a tower of whipped cream. Later, the father […]


Treasure hunt

August 9, 2004

I played treasure hunt in my old bedroom yesterday and I found so much good stuff: Classroom-passed notes and letters from crushes, Madonna cassettes and embarrassingly bad mixed tapes, clippings of magazine-published poetry and a folder of dot-matrix printouts. I could have easily spent hours digging through the treasures, remembering tidbits of my childhood, alternately […]


Radio silent

August 4, 2004

I don’t want to talk about where I’ve been or why I’ve been so quiet, but here is what I can tell you: The weather has been gorgeous. Usually at this time of year, it’s too hot to handle. Instead, we’ve been blessed with 80-degree days and 60-degree nights and a cool breeze throughout both. […]


  • 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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