Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Pantalones de Pollen

Some serious pollen pants on this girl...

Monday, January 30, 2017


Nothing like an old-fashioned diner and old-fashioned diner food! Yum!

This is Rudford's, which has been operating in San Diego since 1949.

(There used to be a really cool vintage bowling alley next door, but because everyone always has to ruin everything, it was torn down and some hideous and nondescript "luxury condos" replaced it.)

Friday, January 27, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Just a dog, sitting in a chair...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

After the Rains

After the torrential rains we had at the beginning of the week, this bit o'beetle washed out of the downspout. The color really is lovely, isn't it? It looks like an emerald in the rain...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A Windy Day

...apparently it was SO windy that it blew someone's size 34D DKNY bra right off them! This was lying in the middle of my street. Hmmm...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Love Trumps Hate

This balloon floated over our heads during the march on Saturday. Fitting...I DO believe love/respect/compassion will ultimately win the day.

Monday, January 23, 2017

'Twas an Amazing Day

This is what democracy looks like...

Amazing to be in solidarity with 3 million like-minded souls around the globe.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Tallulah Mae is modeling my pink pussyhat (cat ears!), which I knitted to wear in tomorrow's Women's March. It doesn't look quite right on her, but that's only fitting. 'Cause she's a dog.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Tiny Beauty

Beauty can be found in the tiniest of spaces (in this case, a pit in the sidewalk).

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Yellow Puffs

Delicate little acacia flowers. I love the scent--sort of a soapy smell.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Oishii Udon

Heaven in a bowl: delicious (oishii) udon from Chopstix...vegetable tempura to the left. I could eat this EVERY day and never tire of it.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Infinite Hope

We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.
                                                                      --Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Betty Beer!

Because my sweet grandmother's name was Betty Maxine, I just had to try this beer (selected for me by B.): Betty IPA!

And it was delicious...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Sunsets A and B

A: Sunset.
B: Sunset with hulking next-door tower.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Rear View

I love the reflection in my back window...

Monday, January 9, 2017

Rainy Day Stitching

A rainy morning spent doing some knitting (yes, it IS  a belated Christmas present--don't judge me, y'all) and watching "RuPaul's Drag Race" and "Project Runway Junior." Fun!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Thursday, January 5, 2017


Lovely wispy clouds--it almost looks like waves in the ocean (these are from yesterday as today was grey/misty/rainy).

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Kiss Me

Look what Santa brought me: lovely luxurious cosmetics from Besame, whose products are made here in the U.S. and are patterned after vintage cosmetics. They are a special treat!

They're re-created a number of lipstick colors from various decades--this one is from 1946 (a lovely red!). And the powder, in that sweet compact!

(Besame [which is missing an accent] means "kiss me" in Spanish, in case you didn't know...)

Thanks, Santa (you know who you are!) ;)