Sunday, September 30, 2012

I'd Like to Make Shoes

Just a thought (at 2 AM), but I've always wanted to design shoes (and clothes too).

I don't believe that shoes should need to be "broken  in." Why can't many shoes (especially women's shoes) be made to be comfortable?

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Awkward Encounters of the First Kind

(get it? Like the movie, but changed to fit mah story).

Here's a funny lil' story for you all:
Yesterday night at dinner, I was eating out with the manfriend. As we are eating at our usual spot, another couple enters in, and sits right next to us. I recognize the girl, as we were in an organization together back in my fourth year of college (I think she was the same year  as me too).

Normally I would have been like, "Hey so-and-so! Oh my gosh, it's been forever, how are you???!?!?!" BUT, I didn't really know this girl that well in the student org we were a part of (I think we may have said 5 words to each other), and we weren't even Facebook friends (you know you aren't even worthy of being an acquaintance if someone doesn't Facebook-friend you!). So I had a feeling she probably didn't recognize/remember me (which was fine on my part; why have awkward conversations with people you never really talked to?).

So to avoid any possible chance of a "Hey, maybe I know you" convo, I tried not to look in their direction, but they happened to be buddies with our sushi chef too, so there was a bit of conversation mixing.

Near the end of our dinner, the girl's bf started chatting with us (he happened to overhear us chatting about movie-watching choices), when the girl leans over and says "Hey, I think I know you...." which totally put me on the spot. Do I fess up and say, "Yes, I knew all along but didn't want to say anything in case you didn't remember me, but now that you do, I feel kind of like a jerk for not saying anything earlier"????  Instead I think I said something like, "Yeeeeaaaaaahhhhhhhhh."

The end.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tiny Living



I'd like to visit NYC one day, but I don't think I'd ever want to live there, mainly because I probably wouldn't be able to afford it, and I'd have to live in one of these...sorry, but I need my space. When I was apartment hunting, I saw a studio where the kitchen was right next to the bathroom, and I was a little skeeved by that; so I can't imagine being squished into a place where your toilet might be IN your kitchen (ok, that would probably not happen since I'm sure that violates some sort of health code)!

This woman lives in 90 square feet...WUT! I don't know how she does it. I remember reading this article (I think on MSN), because she mentioned how she had a panic attack the first night she slept in her studio...because her face is like 2 inches from the ceiling!



 



This couple makes do by storing clothes in kitchen cupboards and always eating out...dayaaamn!




Makes me think of Flight of the Conchords and Jemaine's "studio compartment"....haha!



Off tangent, I hate posting photos in blogger because it seems defined by the stupid placement settings (left, right, center), and I can only seem to squeeze in two photos max next to each other (if they're small enough) even though I'm pretty sure I have enough posting space.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

IT'S SO DANG HOT....



What is up with this weather? I honestly don't remember it being this hot in LA last summer. I remember in Sept/Oct 2010, there being a few days of uncomfortable warmth, but since August, the weather has been a bit ridiculous. Today it was 102!!

To fend off the heat, I went to The Grove (shopping mall) this morning before my haircut. It was already in the 90s by 10 AM. I didn't even get to enjoy my haircut, since all this sweating has made it all icky.

During the afternoon, I walked into a few stores, hoping to feel a welcoming blast of cool air; instead I was received by warm-ish temps...yuck. I am looking forward to fall...shouldn't it be here by now?!?!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

OH EM GEE...freaky day at work!

So around 5:30 PM, outside my cubicle, I hear a somber conversation taking place...apparently a man jumped/fell from the indoor escalators at an undisclosed level. One of the Account Supervisors heard a noise and apparently saw the body on the ground.

I did not witness the actual event, nor see the aftermath, but apparently whoever fell did not survive.

I am still in shock....

Monday, September 10, 2012

Heebie-Jeebies...

Super old photos (I'm talking circa 1800s/1900s) both fascinate and creep me out at the same time.

Whenever I see those photos (not that I see them that often!), I think of that film, The Others (that's where I learned about post-mortem photography):
On a side note, this movie definitely scared me!

They don't even have to be post-mortem photos...any type of old-timey photos kind of creep me out! 

I just thought about this now, because I was browsing Buzzfeed, and came across this photo of Emily Dickinson:

Emily D on the left...I'm feelin' the heebie-jeebies!

which then of course had me Googling "creepy 1800s photos."

One of the articles I read talked about "ghost mothers" or "hidden mothers," which the concept is not as creepy as it sounds (of course some of the photos are still freaky). "Ghost mothers" was a term used to describe the hiding/concealing of mothers in photos of children...I guess in the olden days, photo shoots took a long time, so taking photos of children was an especially difficult task; mothers would hide behind cloaks/sheets to either prop up little babies, or comfort kids during these photo shoots - this explains the weirdly shaped "chairs" some of the kids sit on.

Well, I hope you've been both fascinated and creeped out...find more "ghost mother" images here.

Monday, September 3, 2012

They're Not Related??


       
David Krumoltz
Jake Johnson




David Krumholtz is of 10 Things I Hate About You fame (and other projects post-1999), while you may recognize the guy on the right from New Girl.

Not only do I think they look very similar (both share the same wavy dark hair, facial scruff, and are even sporting the same kind of outfit!), they sound very similar. I was watching snippets of Paper Heart last year, and I thought I saw the guy from 10 Things in the film...turned out to be a Mr. Jake Johnson (who I had never heard of before).

They're not related...but should be!