Summer has officially arrived in South Pasadena, and for the first time in my life I have a pool that I have complete and easy access to! Since the landlord cleaned it, I’ve been taking a dip almost every day. It ‘s so luxurious. Erin came to visit this weekend, and we took full advantage of it!

In other news, Dexter has officially become an Explorer of the Outside World! Reluctantly, of course. He meows his distinct “Vet Meow” but then when presented with tasty grass, he seems to be more at ease.


 I’ve had fun this weekend, but come tomorrow, I’ve got to get on my stuff. My house is a mess, I have no clean clothes or dishes, I’ve got websites, ads and t-shirts to design, and a book to mail! It’s gotta happen. So, tomorrow is going to something a little like this:


  • Wake up, breakfast, water plants.
  • Continue laundry.
  • Clean up Office.
  • Get box out of the car, finally / mail book
  • Work on t-shirts.
  • Lunch
  • Work on ad.
  • Laundry, wash bed linens.
  • Vacuum the couches and rugs, sweep
  • Clean kitchen
  • Etc.
OY. It will happen. This is what my office looks like right now:
Not too sexy/organized. I rearranged it though, and bought some Idea Paint, but that a project for another day.




As a gym “outsider,” and since I’ve only gone twice now, I like exploring the gym culture. I did go that other mentioned in the last post! I walked for 15 minutes and ran for 5 (which is quite an achievement for me!). Today, I went to their only yoga class, and not only was I one of two people who showed up, the instructor made an interesting affirmation for us to follow: “Remember, you are perfect as you are, love yourself for all your flaws, and be totally OK with them.” I wondered if that has something to do with the fact that most people go to the gym to change something about themselves.

Renae (best friend!) came down for her little brother’s high school graduation, and I had a chance to hang out with her! I miss living down the street from her, but I’m happy I can see her when we can. I also took a hike with Matt and our resident Okie, Sarah! I met my parents and my grama yesterday after seeing Renae at Sperling’s Nursery in Calabasas. I got 3 different kinds of tomato plats for less than $6! Cherry tomatoes, Yellow Pear tomatoes and Tomatillos. They’re so cute!

Next goal on the horizon is utilizing (such fancy talk!) my bike! I used to use it all the time my last two years at college. Pasadena is infinitely more bike-able than UCLA, yet I haven’t been inclined to take my bike when I have my car. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve biked to the library, Old Town, work and so forth, so I know I can do it! All I have to do is install my dorky mirror so I can see around me and find my (very ugly) helmet, and I can start biking to work!

Either way, my work has kind of dwindled lately without the added bonus of going to work at Celina’s house to freelance at Tagline!! I have a lot of things on my plate: designing a super top-secret social network, a mini-book of Matt’s essay for our Impractically, Practical show this Thursday in Downtown for the Art Walk (come!), developing a site for one of a verynice design studio‘s pro-bono clients, coming up with new ideas to brand where I freelance… it’s a lot, but designing is a pretty fun field of working.