I’m baaaaack! Greetings from the west coast. Things that have happened since I last posted are: I moved to the Bay Area. Got an apartment in Oakland. Had a lot of emotional break downs. Started my new job. Sipped wine in Napa. And I finally got around to uploading some photos…(don’t worry, I don’t have a picture of my emotional break down)
Sutro Bath ruins.
A rare sunny day.
Ice cream in a crepe cone with Nutella?! The Japanese really do have it all figured out…
Front row at the Opera. Perks of the job.
Brunch at 900 Grayson.
I’m in love with palm trees.
The beautiful Bay Bridge.
As much as I miss DC I am thrilled to be in a city with a stunning skyline.
Taking in the Painted Ladies on my lunch break.
Okonomiyaki for breakfast at the Ferry Building.
Frolicking with dctypewriter in Napa!
My fellow East Coast transplants.
One of my FIRST students from China in 2005. Here we are striking the classic Asian pose.
A company holiday that put all others to SHAME.
Now that I am no longer homeless and am settling into some routines out here I promise to not be such a stranger to this blog. Its good to be back!
or so I hear?
you may have noticed dctypewriter has been silent around these parts for a few weeks. well, I am going to go ahead and tell you that its because she has been getting settled in her new home- in SAN FRANCISCO! and in 12 hours i will be joining her on the west coast for good! i recently accepted a job in SF and through a series of very awesome events we will both be discovering this new city together.
it has been a crazy month prepping for the move and i am so excited to finally get there. growing up around DC, this place has some amazing memories for me and it will always be home. but its time for an adventure! it will be rough at first, but let’s hope the good out weighs the bad in the end.
J will still be holding it down on the east coast and making me crazy homesick. 🙂
I just cannot seem to get away from oversized button down shirts. My bf likes to remind me it looks like I am wearing a giant sack. I don’t know if its that pajama like feel (especially when paired with leggings) or knowing that I eat a giant burger and hide that little food baby that really does it for me.
Everyone has their go to “uniform” of sorts. My fall look is oversized button down, leggings, ankle booties, and a scarf. Whats yours?
*I just fell in love with this Poison Ivy Dress by Cameo [via Need Supply]
We might as well just round out this day of videos with a movie trailer! The Imposter is playing at DC’s E Street Cinema now and I am dying to see it. Though I wish it was a little more thriller, a little less documentary I hear its quite good. And it tells the true story at the center of one ofthe best New Yorker articles I have ever read.
Illustrator Niege Borges created a Murray paper doll with a collection of outfits and accessories from Murray’s leading roles. Each outfit is put on the paper Murray doll for the video, masterfully edited byVinicius Perez.
I have been on a bit of a Wes Anderson kick lately (blame it on Moonrise Kingdom?) so this was a magnificent start to my morning.
Borges’ poster is available for purchase on Society6. Obviously this will soon be hanging on my wall.
I’ve been listening to Cat Power‘s new album Sun all afternoon on NPR. I’m LOVING it. Really. Its turning this Monday around.
Something I am well known for is my obsession with the Olympics. Both summer and winter. If anything I love the winter games a teensy bit more because I am able to watch ALL the sports. The summer games are so huge, its impossible to follow it all. And lets be honest- I am probably not going to spend a lot of time watching Shooting or Judo.
I love it so much, that during college when the winter games were in Salt Lake I nearly missed every class I had for two weeks. During Vancouver, it almost destroyed my relationship because I refused to go to any establishment without a television. Fortunately during Beijing I was unemployed, so I could stay up all night watching events live- Chinese time.
Doesn’t it just make you SO HAPPY?! There is a big Olympic shaped hole in my heart now that it has come to an end. Can’t wait until Sochi!