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Holiday Recap.
Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Good

  • Seeing Muse headline KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas in LA. The balloons are always my favorite part. More Muse vids from the show here and my own vids of the rest of the bands here.
  • Getting the best Christmas presents EVER. Pammie bought us both a cooking class with Sam the Cooking Guy (pre-Cinco de Drinko with margaritas, of course!). Alicia bought me a ton of things I love: a Jamba Juice card loaded with enough credit to get me a week’s supply of original sized White Gummi Bears, crushed red pepper in a portable seasoning shaker to carry in my purse because I like it spicy, moisturizing gel gloves from Bath & Body Works that I’ve been eyeballing for years and mint-infused lip balm because I’m all about moist lips and fresh breath. Shi got me a gift certificate for Yogurt World (I profess my love of froyo to anyone who will listen). Chel and Jay both got me cupcake recipe books (though I’m convinced it was more for Jay’s benefit than my own). My WISH LIST is still up for my birthday in two weeks!
  • Snagging an internship at Emitations where I browse celebrity gossip sites and magazines to see what jewelry the stars are wearing. I’m basically getting paid for something I already do on my own time! Like this. And this.
  • Getting our Rockband on at Errol’s house.
  • Gerald coming home for the holidays.

The Bad

  • My mom having an unexpected surgery and me having to put up her Christmas tree by myself. I’m insanely obsessive-compulsive at times… I had to make sure that all the ornaments were evenly spaced out and that all the colors were balanced around the tree and that no like colors were touching. This went on for HOURS, and I was so sick with myself throughout the entire decorating process. I clearly need help.
  • Working two jobs and having no time to do much else.
  • Going downtown and getting so piss drunk that everyone in the car was vomiting (except for the driver, of course… poor Gerald! This was only the second time I’ve heard him yell in ten years—the first time being the day he taught me how to drive a stick shift in his beloved truck… his clutch has since been replaced). We walked ten blocks from Landlord Jim’s to the car and I ended up with a skinned knee and a bleeding puncture wound about the diameter of a stiletto heel in my foot—I was wearing flats, so it wasn’t self-inflicted. But I don’t remember anyone stepping on my foot, either. It could’ve happened during one of the multiple times I slipped and fell on the walk back to the car. Yeah, it was one of those nights.

The Ugly

  • Getting smoked salmon as a white elephant gift at my family Christmas party. My relatives are pretty vicious when it comes to this game, but I had it all planned out. I formed an alliance with Chel and Pammie so that if anyone stole the gifts we wanted, another one of us could steal it back. I ended up picking the last number and by the time it was my turn, every gift I wanted was locked and couldn’t be stolen. I ended up taking the last unopened gift, and it’s been rightfully submitted to the Bad Gift Emporium.
Christmas/Birthday Wish List 2007.
Saturday, December 1, 2007

Sam the Cooking Guy Class at the Red Kitchen
Because I ♥ Sam. And I can’t cook.
Price: $150
Available at

(Thanks, Pammie!)

Stella Im Hultberg "Heartbeats" Limited Edition Giclee Print
Because Stella is my favorite artist. Price: $200.00
Available at Thinkspace Gallery in Silverlake.

(Merry Christmas to myself!)

Capri Blue Red Jar Candle (Volcano)
Because I’m a candle snob. And Jay occasionally uses my bathroom.
Price: $28
Available at Anthropologie.
Super Malfi
Because he makes me happy.
Price: $23.98
Available at and Kidrobot.
Divide Social Club "The DSC for Life" Shirt (M)
Because in Dino DeMilio I trust.
Price: $20.00
Available at
Stella Im Hultberg "Never Mind" iPod Gelaskin
Because a sexy machine just got sexier.
Price: $14.95
Available at
Kurt Halsey 2008 Calendar
Because I can never remember what day it is. And KH saturates my soul ♥
Price: $24.00
Available at
Kurt Halsey Cloud Bank
Because I need somewhere to put all those Sacajaweas I get from the vending machine at work.
Price: $20.00
Available at Urban Outfitters .
Dooney and Bourke Hayden Bag
Because everytime I buy a bag I ask myself, "Will my polaroid camera fit in here?"
And I might have a tiny girl crush on Hayden Panettiere.
Price: $500.00
Available at
The Beatles Complete Chord Songbook
Because I want to be as good as my dad.
Price: $19.95
Available at Guitar Center.
A Hard Days Write
Because I should’ve been alive in the 60s.
Price: $27.82
Available at
KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer (Onyx Black)
Because I’m droppin’ cupcakes like Galileo dropped the orange.
Capri Blue Fragrance Diffuser (Volcano)
Because sometimes I forget to blow the candle out.
Price: $25
Available at
Luggage Tags with Attitude
Because someday I’m going to travel the world.
Price: $9.99
Available at
Parking Meter Alarm
Because I got three parking tickets this year.
Price: $9.99
Available at
Buddha Bowl
Because I prefer to eat on the couch.
Price: $18.50
Available at
Sun Jar
Price: $44.00
Available at
Lumen Oil Lamp
Price: $50.00
Available at Museum of Modern Art.
Boyfriend Arm Pillow
Because I hate sleeping alone. Just kidding (about wanting the pillow, not the sleeping alone part).
Price: $19.95
Available at

Sony W90 8.1MP Digital Camera

Because I take embarassing pictures of people and post them on their Myspace.
Price: $229.99
Available at Costco.
Pink Studio "Ira" Wedges (Size 8.5, Yellow)
Because they don’t match anything in my wardrobe. Price: $68.00
Available at and Mint in Hillcrest.
Dick Blick Gift Certificate
Because I buy more art supplies than college textbooks.
Price: $5.00+
Amazon Gift Certificate
Because the few college textbooks I do buy are ridiculously expensive!
Price: $5.00+

The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World
By Roz Hopkins
Price: $31.50
Available at and all major bookstores.

The Cities Book: A Journey Through the Best Cities In the World
By Roz Hopkins
Price: $31.50
Available at and all major bookstores.
1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler’s Life List
By Patricia Schultz
Price: $13.57
Available at and all major bookstores.
My Secret: A PostSecret Book
By Frank Warren
Price: $14.93
Available at and all major bookstores.
A Lifetime of Secrets: A PostSecret Book
By Frank Warren
Price: $18.45
Available at and all major bookstores.

Color: Messages & Meanings: A Pantone Color Resource
By Leatrice Eiseman
Price: $26.39
Available at and all major bookstores.

D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself
By Ellen Lupton
Price: $14.93
Available at and all major bookstores.
Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
By Pablo Neruda
Price: $10.00
Available at and all major bookstores.
The Twilight Collection
By Stephenie Meyer
Price: $34.65
Available at and all major bookstores.
Gilmore Girls – The Complete Series Collection
Because I’ve been into Milo Ventimiglia since Jess broke up Rory and Dean in 2002.
Price: $169.99
Friends – The Complete Series Collection
Because I can’t take my mom’s with me.
Price: $162.99
Sex and the City – The Complete Series
Because I am Charlotte. Pammie is Miranda. Chel is Samantha. And Shi is Carrie.
Price: $158.99

Alias – The Complete Collection
Because I’ve loved Jennifer Garner since she reminded us that Razzles are a candy. And a gum.
Price: $145.99

Juxtapoz Magazine – Art and culture
Price: $24.99

Venus Magazine – Women in music, art, film, fashion, DIY culture
Price: $19.95

Rolling Stone Magazine – Music
Price: $28

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