Archive | August, 2011

Gone Fishin’…

14 Aug

Gone fishin’…well movin’ actually…

I’ve taken a proverbial fishing trip from my online duties this month… and have officially turned into Chicken with Her Head Cut Off…as I find myself back home in California preparing my things for THE BIG MOVE. (I’m heading east ya’ll…really east…like Paris, France east.) I’m up to my headless torso in boxes, bags, and thirteen years of life everywhere. How does one tiny person accumulate so much stuff?? (In my own defense, I am a Cancer. Comes with the territory.) Needless to say, this leaves me little time to write anything. And even if I wanted to write something, most of the time I can’t even find my computer a midst the carnage of the grand battle between me and my stuff. Fyi…I’m losing. Stuff – 1. Headless Chicken – 0.

As a quick behind the scenes as of how I got to this point…Pierre and I decided to call Paris home for a little  while, and with this comes lots of joy (I mean, come one, I’ll be living in Paris! Need I say more?!) and sadness (I’ll be moving away from one of my most favorite states in the country and from some of the most amazing friends and sister a lady could have). Actually, I like to think of  this whole move as my stuff is relocating to a cheaper home (aka Mom’s basement) while my spirit still resides here. This helps with the coming to terms of it all. Fortunately, I’m so insanely busy between packing, selling, and warring that I can’t think about it all. I’m sure once this is all over, it’ll all sink in. Til then…has anyone found my head??

Here’s a little video that accurately portrays just how I feel. Torn between here and there…

http://vimeo.com/25451551

And to throw in some lagniappe … my good friends in Puerto Rico just finished their new documentary on skateboarding on the island are looking to share it with the world. Five years of blood, sweat and tears went into it and now their hoping to get The Holy Grail of the film world…distribution. Their project is on Kickstarter. Check them out and if you feel so inspired, help support their endeavor and make their dream come true.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1672395135/ejkei-a-documentary-about-skateboarding-in-puerto?ref=live

See you in Paris!

Postcard from … Italy!

3 Aug

Baby Girl Corona 128

In an effort to continue my received postcard series, I present to you the latest received postcard. This one came in on the day of my birthday…which was last month.  (Yes, I know I’m late, but I’m just now catching up with the month of July!)  This message from Italy was sent to me by the one and only Miss Mentor Extraordinaire. Keeping true to her ways, this little beauty landed in my mailbox on the morning of my bday. (Major feat considering that she had to account for international postal delivery, which is, as I’ve learned the very hard way, not always so reliable. How does she do it??)

The card is of the “unknown” variety – no name attributed to neither the photographer nor the model. The are only two pieces of writing on it: Corona 128 on the front (not sure what this is in reference to, but I’m pretty positive it doesn’t have anything to do with the beer) and Italy (which, I assume, means the country.)  So, with the limited amount of info given, who knows who she is or what her story was, but I can imagine that it was quite the colorful lifestyle given the choice of photo.  One thing we can say about her though…she’s got excellent taste in accessories. Where can a girl find a headdress  with matching belt like that? Italy??

Thank you, Miss Mentor Extraordinaire (and topless anonymous Italian girl) , for me keeping my collection going. It was the perfect way to kickstart my birthday celebrations…and by celebrations, I mean the entire weekend was mine!

(If anyone else feels inspired to send me a card and keep my collection going and growing, please do so! I’d love to have them!)