Wednesday, March 31, 2010


This beautiful photo was taken by my friend Mina who shares her story over at Shining Lotus. This must be the inspiration behind all of the printed fabrics you see this season. (And talking about Pink, I regret all of those photos I posted of my pet society playmate, but I like them too much to take them down.) Enjoy the lovely weather!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Eric and Me (Urbanna)

Eric and I first met when we were 15 years old. After a few high school parties of the 1970s kind, and some kid-like kissing in a stairwell, he moved to New Jersey and we lost touch. Many years later, we reconnected through Facebook. Our first real date was a year ago on March 27. We went to a carnival on a Friday afternoon and within a few weeks were a couple. This year, to celebrate our one-year anniversary, we drove down to Urbanna, VA, to look at a Westsail. Urbanna is a great little boating community with mom and pop stores and city-like coffee shops. This is us in the Dragon Run Inn right before we headed out.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Pinkie at Woodstock

This is my virtual pet, Pinkie, created through Facebook's Pet Society. I play this game more than I should admit mainly because it's mindless and there's a sense of creativity involved in the clothing and housing of your pet. Here's Pinkie at Woodstock where you can see the remnants of her golden apple glitter effect just to the left of her eyes. Stay tuned for Pinkie in Madrid, Miami, and other locations.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Pinkie in Havana

After Pinkie's love, peace, and happiness phase she left the comfort of her upbringing and struck out to see how the rest of the world lives. Inspired by counter-culture music, she spent a summer in Havana.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Pinkie in Paris

It wasn't long before Pinkie realised that her true passion was art so off she went to Paris where she spent a lot of time socialising in cafes and studying the great painters of the modern period.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Pinkie in New York City

With an education in hand, Pinkie then moved to New York City where fashion became important to her. She attended art gallery openings and through her many friends and connections got a job working in the clothing industry.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Pinkie in Hollywood

Pinkie's innate sense of style was so good, she excelled at her work and even won an award for costumes featured in a full-length film about Bohemian artists and the Bateau-Lavoir experience.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Pinkie in Bangalore

Unfortunately hard-earned success and the fast life of LA left Pinkie feeling a little empty so after a while she gave up the beautiful people and found inspiration in Bollywood, yoga, and transcendental meditation.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Pinkie in Miami

Back to herself once again, Pinkie returned home but in a matter of weeks her portfolio took a dive and she found herself living homeless among pickpockets, scam artists, and thieves.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Pinkie in London

Luckily, Pinkie's friends from the park, Oliver and Dodger, had upscale connections, the nature of which will go unnamed. Within a short while, she was back on her feet and working in an exclusive dress shop.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Pinkie in Madrid

Pinkie was happy in her new life but she wasn't fulfilled. As soon as the tourist season was over, she escaped to Madrid and discovered the fine art of pottery making.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pinkie in Oaxaca

Pinkie's continued quest for adventure led her to a small mountain town in Mexico where she met and fell in love with a revolutionary-minded muralist. It was here she stayed mixing clay, spinning her wheel, and living well in an artists' community.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Irish Dancing

My niece Maya in the back row middle.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


This movie isn't the kind I normally blog about but since it was completely trashed by the media in review, I am writing to say I enjoyed it.

Structured around a creation story, the diverse cast rushes through the bowels of their space ship, battling mutants along the way, in an attempt to reboot their computer system and save themselves from dying. There are heroic moments, MMA moves, Kung Fu aerobics, and good old-fashioned sword fights. Pandorum isn't a deep-thoughts film but it was full of suspenseful action and explanation possibilities right up until the satisfying conclusion. In my opinion, good entertainment ...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010