Monday, November 15, 2010

gold dust woman

sheer and flowy. enough said.
and i wouldn't mind the solitude, either. been meaning to make another des[s]ert trip to clear my head and rest my soul. i imagine it to look something like this.
that's all. ta ta. xo

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

black magic

as of late, my interest in crystals has grown. as a kid, my mom gave a a pretty, polished, and smooth rose quartz, which surprisingly enough, i still own. i say that because i lose EVERYTHING! EVERYTHING! it's a funny story with that one. see, she had this boyfriend who was a little younger and she broke up with him...for the guy that had eventually become my stepdad and they just celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary. yeah! pretty incredible. anyway, this boyfriend didn't take the whole break up well, he gave my mom said crystal, and apparently it was supposed to mean love. now, to me, all this seems as if there would be bad luck attached to this crystal. the guy turned into a total weirdo. but, as luck would have it, it's still here; mom's married, i'm almost 30 and after the typical rough patches of love, i got a man!
i have one other crystal. a co-worker tells me what it is and what it means all the time and i can NEVER remember...apparently it's isn't for memory or the mind.
so nooooooooow, two just isn't enough! for the first time, i can't wait for the ranaissance faire to come! hahaha, my mom has been making me go almost annually (i've weasled my way out a few times) for the last 19 years! so silly, how i get obsessed with something like this, now i have to wait until april.
and now for you listening AND viewing pleasure: Jarvis cocker (whom my dog was named for) performing my favorite song of his as a solo artist!

Friday, October 8, 2010

been awhile

haven't really been feeling all that creative as of late. not that anyone's reading. hahaha, i feel like this is more for my own personal whathaveyou. oh well, we all need our outlets. since my last post...whenever that was, a whole lot of nothing has been happening. summer is now over. it was a very mellow one. i fully enjoy the mellow life these days. i spent labor day in rosarito, mexico with a good friend. we had a beach(ish) house for a few days, fully un-equipped with electricity! haha, candle lit meals, no hot water, and thanks to t-mobile sucking no way to call anyone to remedy this! it made for a little more adventure and in the long run, we loved it! before that, saul and i got our nerd on at comic-con. i'd never been! a lot of walking, a lot of crazies, not enough harry potter, vip status on the dexter panel. hello, no lines! pretty awesome, dunno if i'll make this an annual thing, though.
in more recent news, i have acquired a new tattoo. it's the symbol of the deathly hallows. yep, you read correctly. my love for harry potter is permanently etched into my arm. funny how as a 18-to young twenty something, i was always afraid of tattooing my arms and in the last two years, i've gotten three pieces of art that are very dear to me right there for all to see. they mean a lot, though. simple.
PETS! well, if you've visited our home over the last 9 months, you'd have seen that brodie, my nine year old white cat that somewhat resembles a goat, relocated to the top of the refrigerator in an attempt to show his major dislike for the newest member of our family, jarvis, a 3 year old aussie cattle dog/shepherd mix. brodie spent SIX MONTHS atop the major appliance. i even bought him a bed to keep up there. well, mid august/early septemeber, brodie rejoined the family. he still hisses when jarvis merely glances in his direction, but they both sleep in the bed with us, and when jarvis slumbers, brodie cuddles up to him and sniffs and licks away.
well, i think i'm gonna get back in the blog saddle again, so please forgive me for practically letting this thing whither a bit. I"M BACK! i think i just needed a few days of rain to wash away the negativity and get those creative juices flowing again! it's amazing what rain can do for the soul, and now the sun is shining in that beautiful autumn way with a brisk breeze in the air. all is fresh and new.
besos, kids. tqm

Monday, August 2, 2010


This is a family photo from maybe 1981 or 1982. I am the baby. That's my mom holding me. The rest of the people I don't really know, which is why it's strange that I am feeling this way. Today, I found out that my Grandmother Patty, the woman in the black and white dress to the left of the photo passed away due to an ongoing battle with cancer. I met her one other time after this photo. I think I was maybe five or six and she came to California to visit my mom and I from Virginia. This was the only visit from anyone on that side of my family to date. I remember thinking how pretty she was and didn't understand how someone so young and pretty could be my grandma. Ha! Later, I realized she was my dad's stepmom, which makes sense. I don't remember much from her visit, except that she had really pretty hair, and how nice she was. I do recall how well she and my mom got along. It's a strange thing when a family member you never really knew passes away. This time it really hit me. We just recently came into contact again. Her children, who would be my aunts and uncle sought me out on Facebook, and from there she did also. We wrote a bit. She had such wonderful things to say about my mom, and my babyhood. It was really nice to hear those things from someone on my dad's side.
When I found out the news today, I found myself not only at a loss for words, but uncontrollably sobbing. Mourning a ghost of my ancestrial past, I guess.
Rest peacefully, Patricia Sledge. My heart is with you.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Ugh. To die for. If only. BUT! I did pick up a couple of rings yesterday on my lunch break in a little boutique in my shopping center. No pics, sorry. I hate the upload process and I easily get distracted. Anyway, I got a brass adjustable peace sign, which surprisingly has become my new fave, and a double finger ring in silver that is a snake. Pretty rad. Totally tapping into my Harry Potter nerd here. Immediately I thought of Parseltongue. Ha, yeah. That's snake language. The rings are a great addition to my collection. I think I'm running out of fingers, though. Soon, it'll be time to double up! Especially once I start creating my own.

On the note of creation, we had a super cool yard sale featuring mid-century pieces, taxidermy, some of my vintage clothes, and my handmade jewelry! I sold 3 pairs of earrings and a necklace. People seemed a bit intimidated by the arm chain.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


HOT. That's all. I love me some long hair and tight pants. And did I mention I am obsessed with Led Zeppelin? Going to California is my official song of summer.


I love this photo.
With the unpredictable weather we've been having, a lightweight sweater is much needed. Take today for example. Totally overcast, and very much unlike San Diego. Not that I'm complaining. I welcome this. I know that in the months ahead, we will be having some scorching hot and swampy days. In the meantime, I'll be tying a cozy sweater to my hobo strap, just in case.

Monday, July 19, 2010


This weekend, rather than partaking in the festivities of SD PRIDE, the boyfriend and I decided to hit up Black's Beach. Black's Beach is located at Torrey Pines in San Diego. It is one of the largest Nude Beaches in America. After living in San Diego for 10 years, I had to go! I guess you could say it was on my Almost Thirty Bucket List! So we went. I totally took my top off! It was exhilarating! We played in the water. Tanned. It was quiet and clean and all those Nudies kept to themselves.
I did have the joy of seeing a butthole. A man stood up and bent over. Right in front of me! It winked at me!!! AAAAHHHHHH!!!!!