Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Animal Control….July 24, 2007 - Current Mood: Snacky

It’s been non-stop since the 4th of July – and the month is already almost over! Started with Drew’s 4th of July BBQ and mini D.I.Y. fireworks show. Then Reina’s b-day party at Levende with Errico & the Misscrewers, and Liz and Danny joining in at 3am for Mexican breakfast bonding. Then there was Sara’s Planes, Trains, Automobiles themed housewarming party – where I observed a cycle of very young almost hipster kids trying to be too cool for school but desperately an uncomfortably not quite making the mark. Low point of observation is when I heard someone state they had to go “check on their playlist” to make sure it stayed with the theme of the party and would be devastated if a mismatched song made it in ……There was Kevin’s 30th b-day BBQ, and the most interesting part of the night happened to be when James was walking Kelly and I to Bart and Alfie the Troll Window man at 18th and Valencia waved to me and opened his window and gave us a private 10 minute interview, which I found absolutely fascinating. http://www.sftrollwindow.blogspot.com/ . Watched Grey Gardens a documentary made in the 70s about the ever reclusive and eccentric mother/daughter duo, the Edie Bouvier Beales, living in their dilapidated East Hampton 28 room mansion. The Chow Nasty album release party at the Independent was incredibly fun, and then Chow Nasty kick off tour BBQ at the house was a good time full of good eats (chicken apple sausage stuffed with gouda and bacon wrapped jalapeƱo poppers were the hit dishes). Did a lot of shopping this week, had a happy birthday massage. My Vessel Hip Hop birthday party got postponed due to a change in plans, and my cousin’s bachelorette party was a great celebratory time, nails did, dinner, dancing, perks being a room at the Clift and some large Hermes gift boxes I’ll use for storage that I found in its hallway.

On my mind this week:

1. I had no idea lap dances were given at the Independent. I was seated on a chair after the Chow Nasty show, when my sister yelled out jokingly, “This girl needs a lapdance!” and a Sam came over and gave me a pretty good one.


How does your garden grow?

From this………….

To this…

To this……

…….is genius at work. God bless Malcolm Mclaren.

4. The Kwans are sad cause our family dog, Wing, Wing is missing. She got out of the yard Friday night and hasn’t been seen since. If anyone sees a half Rott/Terrier mix with a flippy tail running around Alameda, please let me know.

5. I truly have awesome friends and family. Thanks for all the birthday wishes and treats!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Das Boots.....July 4, 2007 - Current Mood: Pink, Cream, & Cerulean

Lots of family related stuff going on the past couple weeks. One family bridal shower, father’s day breakfasts, brunches, birthdays and dinners, then hung out with my cousins and their baby. There was Lindsey’s birthday party then Melinda's house warming party – the place is cavernous, full of massive stained glass windows, and some even being rumored to have come from the Liberace estate…..It’s really very otherworldly, and it ate my car keys and made Tee and I completely lose track of time, the sober chatter going way into the wee, wee hours of the morning. Saw my hair stylist Edwin at Hermosa in Berkeley, then me, him, and Dee went to see Shrek III, which was very much on the cute side as expected. Puss n' Boots used to be my favorite, but I think Gingy has taken the cake….Stayed home this weekend to do my chores and rest up for the next month or so, which will be absolute mayhem, but of the most positive kind of course.

on my mind this week:

1. Where the hell am I gonna do my birthday party?!!!! Need a place on specified dates with no cover, not too bourgsie, with a dancefloor, good music, in a reasonably safe location, with enough space to accommodate the party…. So please any suggestions are very much appreciated!!!

2. I see a lot of interesting things on my commute. Lately I’ve been fascinated by the following:

The Skeleton Lady - You can tell she is a professional of some sort, I see her on my bus ride in walking up Sutter. Poor thing, she clearly has an eating disorder. Everytime I see her, it reminds me of why it is okay to eat and even justifies some of my overindulgent eating behaviors. Her skin looks like it sliding off her face and her body – it has nothing to hold onto. She wears white orthopedic sneakers and carries a Louis Vuitton Alma bag. I wonder what she eats for lunch. I wonder if she even eats lunch…

Highlighter Boy - Every morning he looks like he is on a scavenger hunt. It never fails; he fervently crosses off items on a notepad while walking up Sutter, and ALWAYS with a highlighter. Sometimes pink, sometimes yellow - guess it depends on his mood. The day he uses a black Sharpie, I’ll have the fear of God in me, or something like that.

3. This is why I need to take my ass dancing………

4. Gosh, I really miss my wifey Liz!!

5. I’ve had this terrible obsession with slutty 90’s pants for a while……

6. Oh snap, I forgot all about this until the other day...

Speaking of which, I got the most beautiful Coach boots on sale the other day ($400 off!!!)Couldn’t be happier about the start of my winter wardrobe!!! :):):)