October 2004

A blessing

October 28, 2004

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more I wish you enough hapiness to keep your spirit alive I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting I […]


So much going on

October 27, 2004

The oh-my-gosh-what-now panic of yesterday has become more of a wow-I-can’t-believe-this-is-all-happening feeling swirling in my tummy. How did I get to be so darned lucky — and busy? Some of the many things I am looking forward to: – Dressing up for Halloween, lighting my first-ever jack-o-lantern and stuffing the bags of all the adorable […]



October 26, 2004

I’m having a “What the hell am I doing?!” moment, complete with sweaty palms, racing brain, pounding heart and all. Luckily, I’ve had enough of these to know that it’ll pass.


Soup Season

October 21, 2004

Martha Stewart’s Corn Chowder Ladies and gentlemen, it’s soup season! This time of year, there are few things I like better than enjoying a nice, big, piping hot bowl of soup. I love the whole process: setting it down on the table, stirring the broth to cool it down, inhaling its seasoned goodness, getting my […]


Lucky bastard

October 20, 2004

There’s nothing like someone else’s bad news to change your point of view. I spent most of the morning mumbling and grumbling because of the teeniest, tiniest things. I was in a bad mood, a funk, a stink. But at lunch, I got word of something worse than I could imagine for myself, and my […]


Gnome labor

October 15, 2004

This is one generous and hardworking gnome, Taschen bookstore, Beverly Hills “Just so you know, you can’t take pictures inside the store,” said the black-clad guy behind the counter. I took a step toward the front door and smiled, “That’s fine. I just wanted a picture of this little guy.”



October 14, 2004

There are a lot of things I’m not good at. I can’t throw a ball to save my life. I have a heck of a time balancing a checkbook. I get stage fright in front of big crowds. If I were a superhero, Rama and I joke, one of my weaknesses would be that I […]


Kate Mantilini

October 12, 2004

Kate Mantilini’s macaroni & cheese is the best I have ever, ever had. Better than the mac they serve up at North, better than the Hollywood 101 Café, better than Fred 62, better than my own recipe that’s garnered a lot of praise in my circle of friends. The cheese is creamy, the bread crumb […]



October 11, 2004

I was standing before a wall of Halloween costumes when a girl approached me. She was heavy-set and dark-skinned and dressed like she belonged at a Renaissance Fair. “Can I help you find anything?” she asked. “No, thanks,” I said, “just trying to get ideas.” “Okay,” she smiled. Before she could walk away, I asked […]


TV reality

October 8, 2004

We live in a society that stalks celebrities, puts them on pedestals and under microscopes, and weaves tales about their lives that are either enthralling or mundane. So, it’s always strange when I see those celebrities in my own environment, like the time Drew Barrymore sat behind me at a movie, the Iron & Wine […]


Future crush of America

October 6, 2004

I don’t know whom I love more: Anne Lamott for speaking her heart, David Foster Wallace for making me laugh and cry in the same breath, Michael Chabon for his nervous leg twitch, or Dave Eggers for quoting Will Ferrell and publishing a beautiful book and CD. I guess I have a crush on everyone […]


Where I left off

October 5, 2004

As I predicted, there was a lot of giggling this weekend with Lorraine in town. We also did a lot of eating, walking and napping. A weekend highlight had to be lying on lounge chairs at the Standard Hotel rooftop, telling stories and staring at the sky. Another was the halibut. *** My narrative has […]


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    I look on the bright side.
    I take photos. Lots of photos.
    I wish on stars and on websites.

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    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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