February 6, 2011 at 6:54 pm (visuals, what was she thinking) ()


I am here (and am probably the only one).  I have been so occupied with living life outside of the internets, that it might seem like I have fully abandoned ye olde ticklefight.  Like a friend or an ex-boyfriend that I’ve moved on from and never looked back.  But here I am.  Sitting down to revisit the past and stick my fingers all up in old business (ew).  The truth is that I need to practice writing again.  Even if I am writing about stupid stuff in an inarticulate way . . . I am at least writing. Here I am!  Can you see me?

After a long, cold “winter” of wearing drab business casual consisting of blacks and blues and grays, pouting my bottom lip, going straight home to watch old movies, spending entire evenings cooking dinner followed by passing out on the couch in the comfort of party pants and my own drool, and feeling disconnected from and misunderstood by so many around me, it is finally sunny and I’m feeling like sitting by the water and breathing in fresh air and rays and optimism.  I’ve been burned, irritated, jaded, inspired, in love, and elated.  All steps have brought me to this point and I’m thrilled.  Nerd.  Fucking.  Alert.

I am encountering more new things than I have fingers to count them on and I am going to try to document inspiration and experiences (even if only for myself).

Let’s just say that I am leaving something, going somewhere, uniting with someone, doing much, and making sweet love to something (okay, a vegan salted caramel donut from the SF ferry building).

So.  Let’s dance.  Recital style.


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Hunk of the Day

September 28, 2010 at 3:48 pm (visuals) ()

Oh look, it is Andre 3000.  Hippy on the inside, quite dapper on the outside.  My favorite kind of human.

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You are very welcome!!

November 25, 2009 at 6:52 pm (references, visuals) (, , )

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The Life Cycle of Recreational Drugs

November 25, 2009 at 12:04 pm (visuals, what was she thinking) ()









Mental Retardation.



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Group Girly Crush Alert

November 24, 2009 at 1:26 pm (references, visuals) ()

The girls of Death Proof.  So fly.

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November 12, 2009 at 7:41 pm (references, visuals) ()

Most of the problems I have are very modern and specific to the “bleeding-hearts with money” set. 

Okay, I don’t really have much money.  But the heart is a gusher.

My love of paper and frequent, pressing urges to buy it and use it in various forms are part of an unsustainable practice.  I love magazines, I love print photos, and I love new, juicy pens (blue-black, from the japanese stationery store, oh yes).  I love handwriting, drawing, and holding actual books in my hands.  I like to cut out pictures from magazines and make covers of cd’s or collages with them.  I give thank-you cards, thinking-of-you cards,  and have engaged in multiple snail-mail style exchanges.  I have stacks of books with journal entries from almost my entire life up in one of my lofts.

I am anti-Kindle for an unknown reason that resides in my old-fashioned heart.  Oh yeah, IT IS UGLY and I VOLUNTEER AT A LIBRARY BOOKSTORE FOR CHRISSAKE.

I schedule everything in a paper planner (provided by my employer).  This year, they messed up the order and everyone got their planner of choice except for me.  For a brief, exciting moment, I contemplated going digital with my calendar.  I could track due dates for bills, schedule activities, remind myself of things to do ALL ONLINE.  But then the doubt crawled in.  What if my iphone dies while I’m out and I need a time or something?  Or I am not close to a computer?  Then I neglect to do something that I am supposed to?  Or I double book?  I am an anxious person.  This is the way my mind works.  I’m not ready to organize my life electronically.  Which is lame.  I love technology!

So, my justification for my nostalgic, irrational behavior is that I am on a computer all day and, on occasion, in the evening and  my eyes often feel like they won’t work anymore after a day of reading text on a screen.  I use my iphone as an email/internet/text machine more than a phone and often stare at it while waiting for a bus, order, or a person.  I get headaches after looking at a computer too long and often have to wear my glasses in an attempt to avoid my head-crushing fate.

So my solution for the very important (life is hard, waaah!) Planner Problem?  Ecosystem is a line of blank books made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper.  Way cuter than my institutional At-A-Glance planner.  And you can customize it to fit your needs.  I purchased the ecosystem advisor medium-sized weekly calendar, with a flexi-cover.  It features a whole page of note paper to go with your week, which is cool to me because I take notes on stupid little things throughout the day.    Check out the web site, too, because some of the features of the company and its products are pretty bad ass. 

I got the watermelon color and it is pretty, pretty cute.


But, erm, yeah, you should totally do the right thing and organize your life electronically (or in your brain).

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Girly Crush Alert

October 15, 2009 at 5:22 pm (references, visuals) ()

Former Black Panther, Kathleen Neal Cleaver.

Get out your big jewelry, turtlenecks, and shades (and your fist) and make things happen.






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NKOTB Unplugged

August 17, 2009 at 10:53 am (visuals) ()

You’re welcome.

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Hunk of the Day

August 13, 2009 at 11:25 am (visuals) ()

Heeeeere’s Jack White!!

I might be the only one who finds him Smokin’ Creepy Hot, but I am okay with that.


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Pack animals are the best cuddlers

August 4, 2009 at 12:49 pm (visuals) (, )


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