ver⋅bose   /vərˈboʊs/
–adjective characterized by the use of many or too many words; wordy

mo⋅rose   /məˈroʊs/
–adjective 1. gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood. 2. characterized by or expressing gloom.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

(f)art

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i want these in a bad way! they are from the mind of artist/ceramics designer Rejin Lee and you can buy them (for me?) on etsy along with some beautiful, minimalist tea cup and things. check it!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

some things i know:

i don't like games and i don't wish to play.

responsibility is relative. i feel that i have taken on a great responsibility in the past few years, though some people may feel that it is nothing. i may have led a sheltered life, but i feel that, most recently (comparatively) i have pushed myself farther than i ever thought i could. i have gone all the way, and come all the way back. i have tripped and fallen, i have become bruised and broken, and i have healed. i have fallen in and out of love, and done things that have made me proud of who i am, and of who i am becoming. i have laughed and cried. i have sacrificed and have taken. you know what? i am grateful for it all. thank you!

i knew somebody, once. i should say, i thought i knew this person. i would like to, in retrospect, blame my actions on loneliness, but i would be a coward to do so. i loved this person, i gave and gave and expected them to do the same. this person did not. i waited and waited. i would love to say that they did. i would love to say that, because they did not (give or sacrifice in any sense of the word) that i stood up and left. instead i waited some more. i waited so long that this person abandoned me. a lot. i still don't know why. maybe i never will. maybe i don't care anymore. don't judge if i do though, okay?

i live on a whim and i love easily. i am not speaking of romantic love, per se, i am talking about puppies and deer and sunshine and feathers and owls and coats and smiles and feeling infinite and road trips and giggle fits and photo shoots and good tunes-- even if it's just one!

a good book is better than most things. ever.

quotes are like concentrated importance.

i'm learning.

love it.

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this is prolly my favorite postsecret postcard of all time. i always wish on 11:11, if i catch it, and i wish for people often. so sweet!

hooray!

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hi, meet john mccain's vp canidate, sarah palin (pronounced pay-lin)!
she is anti-choice and anti-gay. oh, and she has ZERO foreign policy experience.
but don't worry, she is pro-gun and and is all for drilling for oil in alaska, where she is currently the governor!
oh yeah-- and she is not without a scandal…
or two…
this ought to be good!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

because i always wanted to be a tenenbaum

i can haz plz?

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FUJI INSTANT MINI 7S CHOCO!

kthxbai!

quote of the day

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“I have no problem with journalists — many are friends,” he says. “Only if they are really stupid, or if they’ve got bad breath, or if they smell. Yesterday [at the Chanel couture show] I had a problem. I said, ‘I’m sorry, you’ve got to tell this woman that she needs to be taken away. Her smell is not possible.’”
-Karl Lagerfeld
and didja hear about the limited edition, $1500 (not a typo!) bear that karl designed?!
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awesome!

"Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress. "
-Coco Chanel
has anyone heard about the coco chanel biopic? audrey tautou is playing her! exciting!
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they are also making a grey gardens movie with drew barrymore as little edie.
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heathers


martha dumptruck need not apply.

my name is sally and i'm an addict.


inspired by maggie gyllenhaal in secretary, duh!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

STYLE ICON: Gallagher

and you know it's true.
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bowler? check.
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stripey top? newsboy cap? highwaisted trousers? bike? checkcheckcheck!
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feathers? aviators? yeah. before you.
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ironic t-shirt, unironic moustache. epic.
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on a more dapper day. with his pimp cane.

also, i recently discovered this SUPER user-friendly fun site called polyvore.
i am super proud of the collage i made. check it:

Saturday, August 23, 2008

aw, crap!

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the flash for the diana + camera is as much as the camera itself---- 60 bucks! grrrrr. time to start saving up and/or begging.

even though the ship sinks you know you can't let go

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um. i just bought this.
insomnia makes you do crazy things?
whatever! it's a birthday present to myself, damnit! i work really hard and money is for spending!
as long as i make rent, i refuse to feel bad about this one. i will use this birthday weekend, especially at the flea market, yeah!

Friday, August 22, 2008

tentative birthday plans:

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friday, 9/5: drinks at my place? some low-key sort of thing, then maybe out to the bars after?
saturday, 9/6: saturday night soul party at the elbo room, if enough people want to go!
sunday, 9/7: alameda point flea market, bright and early, baby!

new love

illustrator julia pott. check her out at juliapott.blogspot.com or juliapott.com or on her etsy store.

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joy.

today was lovely. i slept in, took ella on a sunshine parade, then set off to the movies........
all by myself. that's right. it was quite nice, actually. then i stopped into books, inc. and bought the new nylon, the new real simple, a super-cute notebook (not too many pages, so i might actually fill it!) and two books:
the delivery man by joe mcginniss, jr, about the seamy underbelly of las vegas and
bonjour tristisse by francoise sagan.
the gentleman at the bookstore says jean seberg plays the lead in the movie version, which i now cannot wait to see!
i settled in for a late lunch/early dinner thing at tomatina (i can't stay away) and leafed through both the mags, and then came home and bought two pairs of shoes online- yowza!
i was a busy bee today!

i wonder what the poor are doing?

cuz i'm drinking a beer and "investing" tonight's tips in my future.
first i bought two small deer trophies on cardboard safari!

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they have some awesomeness, there... cruelty-free, of course!

also,
hard candy is having a big ass sale and everything is, like four bucks (jewels at bubblegum pony*s tipped me off)!
i bought hella stuff and it was only like twenty bucks including shipping... cruelty-free, of course!
(no, srsly, they don't test on animals and a lot of their stuff is vegan if you're into that sort of thing... veganism, i mean...ahem)

where's my dom perignon at, yo?

Thursday, August 21, 2008

kleenex is all bad



from greenpeace:
In what must surely be the absolute height of tragic irony, Kimberly-Clark is using a movie about conservation to sell Kleenex, a disposable paper product containing absolutely no recycled content.
Disney/Pixar's new animated film Wall*E is set in a distant future when the Earth is barren of all life forms and humans have survived only by leaving the wasted planet to live in outer space. The sole inhabitant of planet Earth in this doomsday scenario is Wall*E, a lovable but lonely robot that has been tasked with cleaning up the mess us humans left behind. If you’ve seen the movie, you probably got the same thrill out of its environmental theme as us here at Greenpeace. Meanwhile, the movie's smashing success at the box office is a clear indicator that its message resonates with Americans' concerns for the future.
That’s why it’s perplexing to see that K-C is featuring Wall*E on boxes of Kleenex. If you look on the bottom of these boxes, you’ll see a little recycled symbol that says: “This box is made from 100% recycled paper.” What you won’t see on the bottom of that box is a message telling you that the tissues inside it are made from centuries-old trees that were cut from forests that had been around for as much as 10,000 years – until K-C came along with its clearcutting practices, that is. Nor will the box tell you that K-C refuses to use any recycled material in Kleenex even though doing so would save huge areas of ancient forests.
Wall*E + Kleenex = Iron*E
For the past few years, Greenpeace has been running the Kleercut campaign to pressure K-C to stop devastating ancient forests. Naturally, we couldn’t let K-C’s blatant attempt to use Wall*E as a means of greenwashing Kleenex’s image go by without comment. So we commissioned celebrated political cartoonist Mark Fiore to create an animated movie of our own.
Our animated short features a new character called Kleer*E who gobbles up forests and spits out boxes of Kleenex. He is a precursor to Wall*E, who spends his days cleaning up a world where all the forests (and animals and people) are gone, a world where nothing is left but trash and empty boxes. Like Kleer*E, Kimberly-Clark is working to bring you that world, one box of Kleenex — and one forest — at a time.
In order to make sure K-C’s attempts at deceiving the public are unsuccessful, we need to band together to get the truth out about the company’s dishonest marketing. Help save the world’s ancient forests by viewing the Kleer*E video and then telling all your friends and family about it. The more people who are aware of K-C’s destructive business practices and refuse to buy Kleenex or other disposable products made by the company, the sooner they’ll change their ways.
Join us in telling K-C to stop the Iron*E! Instead of putting money towards looking like they’re “green,” the company needs to actually become green by improving their environmental practices. Specifically, they need to stop clearcutting ancient forests and start using recycled material in Kleenex and other consumer paper products. And when they do have to use virgin pulp, they should be sourcing it sustainably through the Forest Stewardship Council.
If we stop Kimberly-Clark from destroying any more of the world’s ancient forests, we will be able to avoid the dismal fate depicted in Wall*E. Untold future generations will surely thank us for giving them hope and a healthy planet to live on.

a weirdo is born

gwen and gavin named their new one Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale.

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discuss.

lil' waynes new xxl cover

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"shit, get on my level you can't get on my level
you would need a space shuttle or a ladder that's forever"
3 peat

rock the bells '08

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my boo. i had to wait till almost 7 to see him---- what a long day!

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amanda blank is too fine!

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so is her backup dancer

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and...

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one

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lucky

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bitch!

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that's a pussy on his shirt

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spotted: a bet lost

absent:
mf doom, kid sister, rye rye, rza
wtf?

Monday, August 18, 2008

j'adore!

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on me. in blue.
i cannot wait to wear it!
thanks lou!

coincidence? i think not.

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sean penn and bobby de niro have the same birthday (august 17th. i missed the deadline by like an hour but whatevs.)
they turned 48 and 65, respectively. i adore these men.
sean penn is an absolute favorite of mine, if you didn't know!
happy birthday to two classic actors!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

cool

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fox news (and others) are reporting that julia childs was a spy for the government during WWII!

says the article:
"They served in an international spy ring managed by the Office of Strategic Services, an early version of the CIA created in World War II by President Franklin Roosevelt....
Other notables identified in the files include John Hemingway, son of author Ernest Hemingway; Quentin and Kermit Roosevelt, sons of President Theodore Roosevelt, and Miles Copeland, father of Stewart Copeland, drummer for the band The Police."

wtf? awesome!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

lol moment

livia: run!
me: i can't run in gladiator sandals!
no one can run in gladiators!!!!!!!!!!
livia: um. except GLADIATORS!

STYLE ICON!

daisy lowe, aka super model in the making, aka mark ronson's girlfriend.
LOVE HER!
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looking rock n' roll in an advertisement
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ladylike in my personal favorite color combo (cream, navy and black)
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hella street in a graffiti-print tank
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young and girly with ruffles and colored tights
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out on the town in an awesome embellished blazer with her man
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the tuxedo goes prairie when daisy pairs a bowtie and suspenders with a ruffly, patterned blouse
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tres chic in a siren red dress and black tights