Friday, August 29, 2008

I love Christian the Lion

Here is the longest version of the video that I've found, without the annoying Aerosmith song.

Monday, August 25, 2008

i get around

my sweet ride, originally uploaded by *Honeychild*.

This past Saturday I took Caltrain down to San Jose, connected to the Light Rail (which I've totally forgotten about, but is SO nice to ride -- very friendly, clean and you can wheel your bike right on it) and rode over to my friend's house where I visited with a group of friends who I miss dearly. We used to spend a lot of time together in high school and beyond, which is about 16 years ago now, but I hope this gang will be in my life for the duration. So nice to see people you really know, who make you feel like you never left their side.
Afterwards, I rode from Campbell to Atherton. This is not that long a ride, only about 25 miles, which took me 2 hours, but this was my first long ride purely for the sake of getting somewhere and I really enjoyed it. The smells! The sights! The sounds! So lovely. I'm planning to ride down to Atherton from San Francisco next weekend, I think I'm addicted. Also, my brother just put slightly thicker tires on my bicycle this morning. It was so comfy to ride down Market Street to work this morning, unlike the usual brain-rattling ride I endure.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

I would hang this in my home.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Occasionally, and with greater frequency lately, we talk about where we will move when we leave San Francisco. For as much as I love the foggy days, the liberal peeps and the delicious burritos, we are not long for this land of high rents and increasingly common "me-first" attitudes. Somewhere in my mind lives the perfect place to live; it's a small town with plenty of artists and musicians, beautiful architecture, varying seasons, bicycle lanes and a small garden to call my own. Our house would not share walls with others. Our dogs would have land to roam. The water would taste delicious right out of the tap. We would know and like people in our community. Community is what we lack here in the city by the bay.

And then I wonder, does this place exist? Where do I begin to look for it? Please tell me, Google.

Oh yeah, and it would preferably be a town without cars. Let me know thanks bai.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

old things

alameda flea, originally uploaded by *Honeychild*.

Sometimes I like to go to the antique flea market just to look at things. The abundance of stuff just reminds me of how much we have and how much we leave behind. It certainly does not make me want to buy more stuff, even though that's the sellers' aim. But it's nice to wander the many many aisles and check out the construction of things. Old tin film cans. Ceiling tiles. Lunchboxes. Everything was made better in the years before plastic. Things were made to last, not to be thrown away and float in the pacific ocean for god-knows-how-long.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Shooting in the studio

IMG_7292, originally uploaded by *Honeychild*.

I photographed my husband in the recording studio yesterday for a Santa Cruz Guitar Company ad for Acoustic Guitar Magazine. My friend Kristin is the doll that saved me and lent me her lighting set. We were in the studio all weekend mixing the new album that should be out by September/October. He's a handsome devil, if I don't say so myself.