Tuesday, August 31, 2010

goodbye august

I don't know where the time goes.

I feel so much has happened, but it's too late in the evening to try to be comprehensive. Maybe brevity is key.

Been pondering: Is it wrong to take something just because you can, even if you don't really want it? Does it make a difference if others want it too?

Number of unread messages in my inbox = 0. This happens about twice a year.

Step one is complete, and I am in love. Mike from L&M Floors, you do great work.

(goodbye carpet & blah floors. hello, gorgeous)

Thanks to work, I ended up in Chicago for some of the weekend, made complete by a last minute visit from my darling and her hubby. Thanks for coming out to see me :) It's a beautiful city, but the real highlight was seeing those two happy and healthy and truly caring for one another.


In other news, happy birthday, Stevie. If you happen to stumble here (and I'll tell you anyway incase you don't), thanks for always being there and being real. Love.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I've been vague. Yes, today was the big day. And I am exhausted. I took a vacation day, ran around the city in some great heels and a lot of heat, signed my name so many times it became unrecognizable, and walked away a homeowner. There's still a lot to do, but I'd like to take a moment to just be proud and excited.

Already got a couple guys in to give me estimates for the floors. Next up will be paint colors, furniture selection, etc. And the actual move. One thing at a time though. Just television and relaxing tonight.


Monday, August 16, 2010

heart jaime

Hectic today today, big day tomorrow. Preparing with a full stomach thanks to my client via Umbria (first time eating there - yum!) and a Crown & Coke forced upon me by Johnny (no hard feelings).

After two days of separation, denial, and anxiety, I was reunited with my wallet and all its useless (and some very necessary) contents. Many, many thanks to Jaime, quite the lovely gentleman. It's great to know there are still people out there willing to make that extra effort to do a huge favor for a complete stranger. He wouldn't accept any gift, so I'm really hoping karma does him a great turn. Thank you, Jaime.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

design mode

Spare time lately has been consumed with thoughts of my upcoming design project. Trying to find that perfect balance of modern but livable, inspired but calming, colorful but adaptable. And most of all, glamorous and luxurious but affordable.

I think I'm pretty set on dark wood floors. The current debate is light and neutral walls versus something much more bold and daring. Leaning towards more subtle on the walls with bolder colored accents.

I mentioned in a previous post my obsession with CB2 and west elm. I've graduated to stalking designers for inspiration. Drake Design Associates have been on my radar since my dad tipped me off on Drake during that interior design & decoration class I took last summer. Drake has made me reconsider the use of vibrant colors.

(drake design associates, www.drakedesignassociates.com)

New find courtesy of web-stalking Kelly Framel
is the very talented Ryan Korban. His use of color is very different - more organic and soothing. I think I'd like to find a balance of the two.

(ryan korban, www.ryankorban.com)

Would kinda love to just have shoes all over my living room as decoration. Not too far removed from my previous display of sneakers next to the fireplace, maybe just a bit classier.

Just heard from mom. She was perusing craigslist and ebay for me today. She's so cute! I much appreciate the help here. Her design eye is amazing and I feel a little overwhelmed to say the least. Time to start playing with room dimensions.

Monday, August 2, 2010


New month. New zip code, new housemate, new hair, new shoes.

Spent the morning trying to organize. Finally pulled it together enough to get out of the house and go shopping with Jason. It was a beautiful day, and it felt good to be out without an agenda. Felt even better to not feel guilty about it. Bought shoes by accident and hung out with Neptune and the ladies in the Commons. It was weird parting ways at Park.

I thought my evening was basically over, but I was wrong. 10pm turned into an excursion back towards Inman Square with Johnny. I had been told of Trina's Starlite Lounge by two unrelated individuals on two separate occasions within the past month, so we just had to check it out.

Was nice to wander through my old neighborhood, but this time we actually stopped by the shady looking Miller High Life sign. The interior was surprisingly pleasant and the food amazing. We got chili fries to start, followed by their fried chicken and waffles, served with hot pepper syrup. Highly recommend both. Will have to return to try the drinks.

Filled to the brim, we followed the dinosaur cartoons home. Along the way I learned where to get a 5cent dirty movie or some mega hair.

So far, August has been pretty good. Homelessness (in the mildest form possible) is not so bad. Big day tomorrow.