July 2005

dead sea skin solution

July 29, 2005

Some neighbors bring you candy or bake you pies, but our neighbors give us mud. They took a trip to the Dead Sea and came back with a packet of mud. Apparently, the stuff is chock full of minerals that do wonders for your skin. People slather it on their bodies and lay by the […]


sears saved my life

July 25, 2005

I learned a new phrase yesterday: “It’s a cooker!” We were at Home Depot when Marcia said it, and I thought she was referring to the grills we were passing, but it turns out she meant the weather. It was boiling hot. I had a little panic attack on Saturday because some girls from church […]



July 20, 2005

Unlike many girls, I never really daydreamed about my wedding day. I imagined what kind of career I’d have, the sort of car I’d drive and the type of house I’d call home. I even fantasized about having a family and in that fantasy there was always a husband. I just never imagined the day […]


this is for you, kq

July 17, 2005

At Comic Con, one of my favorite places in the world to people-watch, I spyed: – Life-size Lego R2-D2, Darth Vader and Chewbacca – Willy Wonka – Two Jedis with Jack-in-the-Box heads – Life-size Ugly Dolls – My little ponys! – More pirates than goths – A girl covered in pantyhose material and not much […]


it’s only 2, what else should we do?

July 13, 2005

This weekend, I was spoiled with time. So much time to sit and sketch and talk and laugh and sit some more. So much time with so many amazingly wonderful people. So much time that, rather than rushing from one place to the next like I so often do, I found myself trying to find […]


the best seats in the house

July 7, 2005

We drove up a steep and windy road to get there. When we reached the top of the hill, we scrambled out of the car and made our way through the house to the backyard. Rama and I found two lawn chairs in the corner of the yard and sat down. We were just in […]


the little yellow house

July 1, 2005

Last night, my dad and I took a drive to the house where I grew up. They’re in the process of fixing it up, and Dad wanted me to see the progress that’s been made. From the front yard, it’s the same old house, with some torn up roots and a new paint job. Walking […]


  • 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.

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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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