Friday, August 28, 2009

I finally watched Twilight and now am learning why fans are so crazy about it. Indeed, I was thoroughly entertained. I was even more entertained to watch some extra footage on the bonus features showing that the premiere was in my neighborhood! It's so funny living in LA and suddenly everything to see on TV is familiar, like, you're sure you know exactly where they are.
I particularly love the Diddy Reese and Mr. Noodle showing up in the background of this picture. Growing up (not in LA) you assume red carpet events are these totally glamorous moments when in real life they're just on the street with some makeshift carpet and velvet ropes. This sounds silly but I always thought it was something normal people were excluded from somehow but it's really regular schmos on the street being a part of it as well.Westwood Village is a very popular place for premieres and I've decided I'll have to witness at least one while I'm here so close. I don't know if I could ever get wrapped up in the whole autograph/fan craze thing but I wouldn't mind screaming a little in good fun.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

This cake makes me excited for my birthday, except this year my treat of choice will be a turtle ice cream pie a la Bon Appetit. I wonder if it tastes as good as it looks.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Yankee Stranger, 1944.
One in a series of hiding box books.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Awkward Family Photos

Been enjoying a new website I found this morning entirely devoted to awkward family photos. This ranges from prom to Christmas cards to the occasional naked pregnancy. The captions round it all out wonderfully.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Mortoise enjoying some fresh nasturtium leaves and flowers.
Been watching Kill Bill -- (love that whole kick-ass, girl-power theme!) -- will never stop thinking about how this is the coolest Daryl Hannah ever looked in her trompe de l'oeil trench coat by Moschino.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

A little gem found in the neighborhood this afternoon. I hope the guy who drives this truck is actually a pool boy!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

We did a big job this week setting up balloons for a "General Hospital" carnival film sequence. The scene was shot over 4 days and meant we had to be there at 5 am everyday to set up. It was really fun to see and I'm so happy this iPhone I got can take such great pictures.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Than got an awesome new camera this week; a Nikon D90. Every picture you take on that baby looks beautiful.

The morning glories blooming on our front railing.

A jar full of bows sitting on my fabric shelf.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Dripping Color

Check out her Chlorophyll Skin video involving lots of colorful dye.