Wednesday, December 31, 2008


I totally forgot to post about what I got for x-mas!!!

Okay, so I exchanged presents with my friend really early this year because we wouldn't be together for the holidays. So when I went out to Boston I gave him his gifts and he gave me mine. He did a pretty good job, I might say.

The first present I opened was pajamas. Red, Robots, Footsie pajamas. Yes, you read that right. You know the kind. The kind kids wear! So frickin' awesome!!! I also got all three seasons of Arrested Development! Love that show!! After that was a bag of goodies! Vegan items from the store LUSH. Patchouli perfume, patchouli body scrub, Vanilla Frosting cup cake lip balm, and some lotion.
We had a limit of $40 to spend on each other. He went over. Obviously. Jerk.
All my gifts to him were hand made, except for one. I got him the Jaws DVD, which he's watched too many times to count now, since Thanksgiving. I also made him a picture frame with pictures of Woody Guthrie around it, and he's got insomnia so I made him some medicine balls for it. It has feverfew, valerian root and some other herbs. They're pretty similar to the Headache Handys.

Oh! And he made me a red velvet cake in case he wouldn't see me on my birthday. It melted. How you melt a cake is puzzling to me... but he managed to do it. Guy needs to listen to someone who actually bakes quite a bit.

So on X-Mas day I went over to Whitney's parent's house. I do this every year. Desiree, her mom made lots of vegan options for me. Twice baked potatoes with vegan cheese, meatless meatballs, stuffing, and then of course the usual, collard greens and green beans. I was so full afterwards I couldn't stand it.
Our X-Mas was on a diet this year, so we kept it simple with the gifts. I got Whitney a DVD, Sideways. I know, weird. But she asked for it. And she got me a little take-out box filled with goodies. Tiny bottles of Balsamic Vinegrette, Oil, a candle, a tiny chocolate, soap, and something else. I can't remember right now. Anyway, cute gift. Her theme was "keep the party going."

I got my mom the Wicked Soundtrack and a Wizard of Oz figurine of the Tin Man. And I got Desiree a book about the Wizard of Oz.

Ok, now I must go take a shower. I'll post pictures later.

New Items for the New Year

I just posted some new items on the Laura & Jenny Etsy page. So here they are.

happing shopping. I don't know about you, but I hate taking pills for headaches or medicines for colds. So here's your alternative, vegans. Obviously not all vegans are into herbal remedies, but if you are, then these are perfect for you.

The Headache Handy's are made with Valerian Root, Chamomile, Basil, Cocoa Powder, Molasses, Peanut Butter and coated in a hard chocolate shell. Yum! So dee-lish. These ones are for adults only because of the Valerian Root. We also have ones with out it! Those are for children and sensative adults.

The marshmallow lozenges are for kids and adults! Like little bits of hard candy, these are great tasting and great for you! When you put them in your mouth you think, "yum! chocolate cough drops!" but then you realize that there's more flavor inside. The cocoa powder is just the coating to keep them from sticking together in the little box.

And speaking of boxes. All boxes should be re-used. They say they're for decorative purposes only, but since we line them with all natural, recyclable wax paper, they're okay. So if you can't think of what to use them for, here are some ideas:
For Kids: treasure box, micro machines, dress-up jewelry, little ninjas, homies or other small action figures. You could turn it in to a chair for Barbie, etc.
For Adults: If you're like me, you have a lot of chap stick all over the house, collect them all together and keep them in the box next to the door, now you'll never leave the house with out one! You could put a baby food jar in it and fill it with water and use it as a decorative vase. Put your jewelry in it. Keep your bobbins in it, so they don't roll all over the place in your sewing box. Etc.

Now lets talk about the jars if you buy salves or tinctures. We are offering you $2 off your next purchase if you send them back to us. Yes, that's right. If you've got no purpose for them after the stuff is all gone, we'll take them back if you want. Or you can try your hand at making your own remedies at home and re-use them. Either way, it's a great way to recycle.

Also, speaking of tinctures, we had two listed and they were bought up 3 days after listing them. I listed them at $6 each. Well, that was stupid. Laura had actually made these, and I didn't know what it took to make them. After reading about how to make them on my drive to a certain amusement park, I realized I should up the price. Well, by the time I could get to a computer and do that, they were gone. So when Laura gets back we'll have to discuss how much to charge.

We have Cold Sore Liniment, made from pomegranate rind and water, that is not listed yet. I'm trying to figure out how much to put in each bottle and where to get these said bottles. Also, I'd like to find someone to test this out on. I don't get cold sores and I can't think of who does. And it's a pretty weird question to ask someone, "Hey, do you get cold sores?" I don't know, just doesn't roll of the tongue well. Even though they're pretty common. So if you get them and you're local, let me know.

Ok, I think that's it for now. I need to go to the post office today. I hope it's open.... stupid new years eve. In case you didn't know. I hate new years. So I'll be spending it with Whitney and Moya sitting around watching movies.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


So in case you all don't know, I'm moving to Boston. The tentative date is February 22nd. So see ya guys later!

Cat Beds...

Reading a review of an adorable cat bed, made me think of my cats. They're ridiculous. Falcon sleeps under blankets, Mildred sleeps in high places or wriggles her way under falcon, and Kenny likes to sleep where ever someone is sitting. He's huge. And it hurts when he climbs on top of you.
Anyways, this was just a ploy to get people to go to the vegan etsy team blog and read the review on one of my fellow team mates, Angel Cat Beds.

Friday, December 26, 2008

This is exciting for me....

Okay, so, some of you know I make things. I like being crafty. Well, here is a list of links of people acknowledging my love for making things. I'm way excited to be mentioned in other people's blogs. It's crazy! Who would have though it. Not me.

My first mention was on the Resin Obsession blog:

I was then mentioned for making buttons for the Vegan Etsy Team that I'm involved with: Vegan Etsy Team

While looking back at that last link I saw this other post mentioning us being listed in someone's treasury.

Here is the actual page with the treasury.

Because I'm a member of Cruelty Free Etsy, I was interviewed for the blog.

To visit my actual store, go to

I also have another store with my friend Laura at

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I haven't posted in awhile, so I guess I'm trying to make up for it with all these in one night.

Dinner tonight consisted of Onions, mushrooms, yellow squash, garlic, and tomatoes on vermicelli pasts. With a dinner roll. So damn good.

I need to buy some eggplant. I make eggplant pasta with two cans diced tomatoes, eggplant, onions, olives and mushrooms, and sometimes green bell peppers. So darn good. And for a cheezy-ness factor I add nutritional yeast.

New future

On a side note, for those of you not in the know, and those I haven't seen in awhile, I'm moving. Moving on to a new location. Starting over.

In previous posts I've mentioned my trips to Boston and how much fun I had. Well, that's where I'm going. I'm going to have a basement!! Yay!!!

But I'm leaving behind my bestest friend! It'll be terrible without her. She's been awfully busy lately. And I don't know if it has to do with me telling her I'm moving or if it's because she's applying for colleges. She'll probably say the second one. But her calm reaction when I told her I was moving, was a little odd.

I'm moving in late January, so for those of you that are interested in seeing me off, there will most likely be a good-bye party on the 2nd or 3rd of January. It'll also be one last joint birthday party between Sam and I. So joins us at Casa de Stench.

Estelle will be coming with me to Boston btw.

I heart kitties

Everyone knows I love kitties. Well, I've had so many kitty companion animals, so many, that I couldn't tell you how many. I lived at the base of the Hollywood Hills for 10 years of my life. And it's no secret that coyotes and other wildlife live there as well. So I've lost a lot of kitties due to these wild creatures coming down, hungry.

These were the first 10 years of my life, so these animals, were unfortunately just pets, and I don't remember many of them. There was the cat with many names. So many, that I can only remember her first name, Fawn. But there were, like, 15 others.

There was another one, but I'm not sure if this was the one just mentioned. I feel like it wasn't in my life for very long. My grandma was visiting and we were going to go on a walk. I'm not sure why my grandma didn't protest on bringing my cat for the walk, but needless to say, the cat came with us, the indoor cat.... So when a dog barked she scratched me and ran off. I was rather young... We never saw the cat again.

The next one I remember was CoCo. This was some years later I believe. He was huge. Hugest cat I'd ever seen. We had him even through the move, when we moved to Burbank. He lived with us here for awhile, but soon lost interest and ran off. I swear he was living with the family down the street, but they deny that's my cat. If Coco is still alive, he's probably very old.

I've had others since Coco. When he was still around, my mom's co-worker/friend came upon a stray mother and her kittens. Apparently the mother had attacked someone in their apartment building was going to be taken in to be put down. He couldn't let this happen so he swooped in and took them all, and found them all homes. Emily and Spike were two of these kittens that came to live with us. Spike was all Gray and Emily was all Black. This is probably when Coco lost interest.

Emily then had kittens. 5 or 6 of them. All named after friends and crushes from camp at that time. I was 11 yrs old. Come on, give me a break.

The kittens wouldn't leave Emily alone. As kittens do, they want to feed off their mother. Emily couldn't be tied down to this! No sir! She didn't ask for any of this, so she bolted. A few weeks later, she was back. But the kittens still wanted milk. So she was out the door again. They were old enough to be okay with this and survived without her.

That's where Kenny came from, one of Emily's kittens. Our huge fluffy Kenny. He's old now. He's 13. And still angry and mean. And heavier than all hell and wants to be on everyone's lap.

At the age of 16 I found Falcon. A stray. I stole him from some tires in an alley while looking for new hubcaps for my... '62 Ford Falcon. He's all black. And stayed looking like a kitten for some time. Up until maybe 2 years ago. He's filled out and fluffier and meaner. He still runs from a room if someone walks in. Doesn't lick noses anymore either. That was how he woke me up in the morning for several years.

All through out the lives of Kenny and Falcon, Spike was sick. He had caught something at a boarding place while we were on vacation. And he never recovered. There were times when he was fine, just sneezed a lot. And times he'd come home with half his nose bloody from scratching at it all night. But through all this, he lived a very long life. Most of it I'd assume and very happy and full life living at our house and being a member of this family.

So when Spike passed, it broke my heart. I needed to fill that hole with a cat as wonderful as he was. He so dependent on my mother. He had a relationship with her like no other. Kenny and Falcon didn't care like that about us. Spike followed when you called him. He answered you when you asked him questions or spoke to him.

On July 25th I was at the store buying some glucosamine dog treats for Pickles, who is an elderly dog. When I saw her. The cutest white kitten. All by herself. White with two black spots on her eyes and a black tail. I put my finger to the cage and she came running over trying to get me to pet her... needless to say, she came home with me. She and her family were rescues and the rest of her family had been adopted. She'd been there for weeks all by herself.

Her name is Estelle. After Estelle Getty. She's incredibly adorable. Cuddles with me. Licks me. Cries when I leave a room. But she's sick.

My point of writing all this, is other than Spike, we've never had a sick kitty. And some how, Estelle got into something early on and gave her a bacterial infection. I thought it was gone. She was doing good the last few weeks. But this weekend, she got worse. Worse than before! She can't walk. She sleeps where I put her. She's having seizures. I can't even explain to her what's going on.

The bacterial infection spread to her brain. Causing her to spasm uncontrollably. She sleeps in my arms at night and all I can do is hold her tight when this happens. She's so damn cute. I'd do anything for her. She's turned into my Spike. Just like my mom had with him.

She looks at me like I'm her mother. She cries for me to hold her. She cries when she's hungry. And how I'm the only thing keeping her alive. He little kitten life depends on me to do everything for her.

She can't die...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Etsy Etsy Etsy!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

This was reposted from my myspace blog...

Being happier lately has given me more confidence. Which is good. Going on dates has kept my mind of the reasons I should be sad, ie. losing my a grandmother I will never have the chance to know, and a certain someone changing their phone number and not replying to my message.

How is it, that simply saying, "Why are you being so weird and secretive?" can make someone not reply and ignore you forever? I don't think and explanation is too much to ask for. I'm taking a cue from another friend and being more honest. Being right up front with things. Saying how I feel. This time is backfired on me. I guess it just goes to show, he really was just a weird guy.

Also, is it too much to ask that I meet a guy who doesn't already know my friends? Or know an ex? It makes it sound like I've dated everyone when I really haven't. Serious. I know a lot more girls that have dated way more of my friends than I have.

On another note, Way back when, there was a problem at a job I had. A stupid jerk made my life hell. Told everyone there my business, made lots of people dislike me. Made me look and feel like a pretty terrible person. Was it because he was projecting? Trying to make others feel the way he did inside. Having such a terrible secret. A secret that would ruin him. Put him away for a very long time? People that do those kind of things, don't last very long in prison. Hopefully the next bit of news I hear about him, is that he's been seriously fucked up. Dead or in a coma. It makes me sick just thinking about it. Not because he fucked with me, but with those kids. The kids he said he was protecting from a terrible home life with their stripper/alcoholic mother. But now where do they go? Back to her? Where she'll date low life after low life, that will probably do the same things? I met him when the girls were 12 and 9. It apparently had started when they were 11 and 8. Never had I thought anything was wrong. I hung out with the girls. Was friends with them. It makes me sick. I can't stop thinking about how terrible the whole thing is....

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Holy Crap!

Okay, so I've been working on my family tree some more lately and came across some famous people. Most of these are through marriage. No big deal. These are through my gr-gr-gr-gr grandfather. They're very distant relatives. So most are through marriages and shit.

Benjamin West (1738-1820)
American Painter
Benjamin West is known for his paintings of historical scenes set in and around the time of the American Revolution. His most famous painting "The Death of General Wolfe" is more than 5 feet tall and more than 7 feet long! West was also commissioned by King George III to paint royal portraits.
Relationship: 2nd Cousin 3 times removed

Richard M Nixon (1913-1994)
37th President of the United States of America
Richard Milhous Nixon was the first U.S. President to resign from office. His resignation came from impeachment caused by the Watergate Scandal.
Relationship: 3rd Cousin 3 times removed

John Milton (1608-1674)
English Poet
John Milton is famous for his epic poem "Paradise Lost." The poem is written in blank verse and consists of twelve books. Paradise Lost follows the biblical story of the fall of man.
Relationship: 1st Cousin 7 times removed

Francis Lightfoot Lee (1734-1797)
Virginia Representative
Francis Lightfoot Lee was a radical patriot during the revolution. He worked with Patrick Henry to oppose the Stamp Act. He later signed the Declaration of Independence.
Relationship: 3rd Cousin 3 times removed

Doc Holliday (1851-1887)
American Outlaw
John Henry "Doc" Holliday was an American dentist and gunfighter in the Old West. He was a key player at the Gunfight at the OK Corral.
Relationship: 5th Cousin

William Henry Harrison (1773-1841)
9th President of the United States of America
William Henry Harrison is famous for having the longest inauguration speech and shortest term of any president. He was the first president to die in office; he died of pneumonia only 30 days into his term.
Relationship: 4th Cousin 2 times removed

John Wesley Hardin (1853-1895)
American Outlaw
John Wesley Hardin was an outlaw and gunfighter in Texas. He was reported to be the meanest man alive, once killing a man just for snoring. Most of his gunplay was a result of his short temper.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 1 times removed

Mark Twain (1835-1910)
American Author
Samuel Langhorne Clemens thought of his pen name, "Mark Twain," while working on a riverboat. This humorist's works include Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 1 times removed

Emmett Ashford (1914-1980)
Baseball Umpire
Emmett Littleton Ashford was the first African American umpire to work in Major League Baseball. He dressed impeccably and exaggerated his calls with gestures.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 2 times removed

Lucy Ware Webb Hayes (1831-1889)
First Lady
Lucy Ware Webb Hayes convinced her husband, Rutherford B. Hayes, to fight in the Union army and to oppose slavery. He later became an influential part of the abolitionist cause.
Relationship: 6th Cousin

Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901)
23rd President of the United States of America
Grandson of President William Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison was the 23 President of the United States. During his term 6 states joined the United States and the Sherman Antitrust Act, an act which prohibited monopolies, was passed.
Relationship: 6th Cousin

O. Henry (1862-1910)
American Writer
Born William Sydney Porter, O. Henry's famous endings known for their clever surprises, coined the phrase "the O. Henry ending."
Relationship: 5th Cousin 2 times removed

Lou Henry Hoover (1874-1944)
First Lady
Lou Henry Hoover, wife of Herbert C. Hoover created a period style sitting room with furniture owned by James Madison. She also restored Abraham Lincoln's study so her husband could use it.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 1 times removed

John Peters Ringo (1850-1882)
American Outlaw
John Peters "Johnny" Ringo became a legend of the Old West because of his alleged involvement in the gunfight at the OK Corral and his association with the Clanton Gang.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 3 times removed

Robert Laird Borden (1854-1937)
Former Prime Minister
Robert Laird Borden was the 8th Prime Minister of Canada. He was the first Canadian Prime Minister to attend a British cabinet meeting.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 1 times removed

Davy Crockett (1786-1836)
Davy Crockett (David Crocketagne) has been called the "King of the Wild Frontier". He represented Tennessee in Congress and fought at the Battle of the Alamo.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 1 times removed

John Browning (1855-1926)
John Browning was a firearms designer who developed a variety of weapons, cartridges, and gun mechanics.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 1 times removed

William C. Durant (1861-1947)
Founder of General Motors
William Durant worked with Louis Chevrolet to design a new brand of motor car and helped to found the Chevrolet Company.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 1 times removed

Mary Harrison McKee* (1858-1930)
First Lady
Mary Scott Harrison McKee was the First Lady to her father, Benjamin Harrison, when her mother passed away.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 1 times removed

Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893)
19th President of the United States of America
Rutherford B. Hayes was known for his honesty and military involvement in the American Civil War. After the scandal ridden years of the Grant administration, Hayes restored trust to the presidency and ended Reconstruction during his term.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 3 times removed

William Ellery (1727-1820)
Rhode Island Representative
A successful merchant from Rhode Island, William Ellery was the only representative from Rhode Island to sign the Declaration of Independence.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 3 times removed

Ida Saxton McKinley (1847-1907)
First Lady
Ida Saxton McKinley suffered very poor health and many seizures during her time as First Lady to President William McKinley. She hosted her guests seated in a blue velvet wheel chair.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 2 times removed

Lucille Ball (1911-1989)
American Actress and Comedian
Lucille Desiree Ball was the comedic star of the 1950s TV show I Love Lucy. Often called, "The Queen of Comedy," Ball has acted in Broadway productions, motion pictures, and TV shows.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 2 times removed

Raymond Massey (1896-1983)
Canadian Actor
Raymond Hart Massey became famous from his traditional American roles even though he was Canadian. He starred in films such as Abe Lincoln in Illinois and How the West Was Won.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 4 times removed

Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003)
American Actress
Four time Academy Award winning actress Katharine Hepburn maintained a successful acting career for over 70 years. Her notable performances in The African Queen and On Golden Pond, as well as countless other films, contributed to her title as the AFI's Greatest American Female Star.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 2 times removed

Florence Kling Harding (1860-1924)
First Lady
Florence Mabel Kling Harding was the wife of President Warren G. Harding. Though she had struggled to support herself and her young son, she thrived as the hostess of the White House.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 2 times removed

Elvis Presley (1935-1977)
American Entertainer
Elvis Aaron Presley is often called "The King of Rock and Roll", or simply "The King". He starred in movies but is best known for his music which includes over 100 top 40 songs including "Blue Suede Shoes", "Hound Dog", "Love Me Tender", "Don't Be Cruel", and "Jailhouse Rock".
Relationship: 6th Cousin 3 times removed

Barbara Pierce Bush (1925-)
First Lady
Barbara Bush, wife of George H. W. Bush, was a strong advocate for literacy and education, having had several schools named for her.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 3 times removed

Hillary Rodham Clinton (1947-)
First Lady
Hillary Rodham Clinton is the wife of former President Bill Clinton. She was the first First Lady to be elected to public office. She remains committed to women's rights and children's issues.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 5 times removed

Joan Crawford (1905-1977)
American Actress
Lucille Fay LeSueur changed her name to Joan Crawford after a studio chief decided her name sounded too much like "sewer." Her big break came in the film Our Dancing Daughters, and Crawford is best known for her award winning role in the film Mildred Pierce.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 3 times removed

Caesar Rodney (1728-1784)
Delaware Representative
Active in political beginnings of the United States of America, Caesar Rodney signed the Declaration of Independence as a representative of Delaware. He was also a member of the Continental Congress and President of Delaware during the Revolutionary War.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 4 times removed

Desi Arnaz (1917-1986)
Cuban American Performer
Desiderio Alberto Arnaz was a Cuban-American musician, comedian, and actor. He performed with his wife, Lucille Ball, for several years before their divorce.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 4 times removed

Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)
English Poet
Alfred, Lord Tennyson is remembered for his classical poetry. "Idylls of the King", written in 1885 is a work derived from the legend of King Arthur and is one of Tennyson's most famous pieces of writing.
Relationship: 8th Cousin

Laurence Olivier (1907-1989)
British-born Actor, Director and Producer
Laurence Kerr Olivier was an Academy Award-winning actor, director, and producer. He acted in such films as Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, and Spartacus. Olivier also appeared in many plays throughout his career.
Relationship: 8th Cousin 2 times removed

Robert Graves (1895-1985)
English Author
English scholar, poet, and novelist; Robert Graves produced over 140 works. His famous works include The Long Week-End.
Relationship: 9th Cousin 1 times removed

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


I'm watching the Tyra Banks show right now. Yeah I know. The show is about names and how they're judged even before meeting the person.
I don't understand. I'm constantly baffled by people's fears. I know people who are so paranoid about getting on a plane that has Muslims on it. I don't even think twice about it. Most of the time I don't even notice.
I can't even put to words about how I feel about the things these people are saying.
And what's with constantly saying Obama's middle name?! It's a fucking name. Someone actually said, "Obama... I don't know. I don't trust him. His name rhyms with Osama." Seriously? People are crazy.

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Pure Luck has some new items on the menu! Pesto Tofu Sandwich.... so yummy.... but beware... don't have close encounters with other people afterwards. My breath was terrible the rest of the day.

Today I had their BBQ Sandwich. Very yum as always.

This semester I'll probably gain lots of weight because I've gone there almost every day this week and then had ice cream at scoops.... shame on me.

I have heart burn... but I think that's because of the mac and cheeze... since I like it spicy. Oh! And I had a jalapeno earlier. :)


Sunday, February 3, 2008


I think most of you aren't aware that I make buttons for bands and such. This past month has been crazy!
First, Hybrid Roots emails me about 800 buttons, they were referred by Jamie Sol Black. Then, ACO needs 200 buttons. My friend Bree's boyfriend calls while I'm in Boston and orders 400 buttons. Next I get a call from an existing client for 1,000 buttons! And another existing client, from way back when I got started, writes and orders 100. My big brother James orders 200. That doesn't include the pending projects from people who haven't sent the artwork yet... Like Pop Levi, who wants to place an order before they go on tour. Also, two days ago, Hybrid Roots calls to add 200 more to their order, making it an even 1,000.

So today I finished the 1,000 for Hybrid Roots and almost completed the 100 for Wicked Crafts, but ran out of paper. I'm like 6 buttons short on the order.... lame.

Oh and I'm super excited that Dexter is coming to CBS..... other than it wont be as good with all the censoring.

Today for lunch/dinner I made Mac Daddy & Cheeze. YUMMM..... So delicious. I'll post a picture later. And I've lost interest in other certain websites.... I'm sure my lack of participation on these sites is obvious enough.

Friday is the funeral. My grandfather is being buried in a Catholic Cemetery. He's Mormon. So it's a little strange to all of us... even me, who could give a crap about organized religion.

It's 9:30pm and I'm ready for bed. I start school tomorrow. For some reason my water color class wont add because it says I haven't met the pre-requisits. Which I did the very first semester I started at LACC. And I wanted to take a film class..... and they were alllll boring.

Alright, I'm off to bed.


Friday, February 1, 2008

Famous People in my family tree

Lucretia Rudolph Garfield (1832-1918)
First Lady
Lucretia Rudolph Garfield, wife of President James A. Garfield, wasn't interested in the social duties of the First Lady, but her genuine hospitality made her gatherings very enjoyable.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 4 times removed

Lucy Ware Webb Hayes (1831-1889)
First Lady
Lucy Ware Webb Hayes convinced her husband, Rutherford B. Hayes, to fight in the Union army and to oppose slavery. He later became an influential part of the abolitionist cause.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 5 times removed

Caesar Rodney (1728-1784)
Delaware Representative
Active in political beginnings of the United States of America, Caesar Rodney signed the Declaration of Independence as a representative of Delaware. He was also a member of the Continental Congress and President of Delaware during the Revolutionary War.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 9 times removed


Kevin Stench 1989
Ian McPeters 2004
Jordan 2004
Chucky 2007
Theron Dean Allan 2008

Thursday, January 31, 2008


On Monday I visited with my grandmother to talk family history. I scanned tons of pictures and documents.
I'm German, Swiss, and English. Maybe Polish.
These are all on my mom's side.

My Mother and her brother (Allan's):

My Father and I (Wallace's):

My Grandma (Sanford's):

My Grandma (Sanford) and Grandpa (Allan)

My Grandma's Sister and my mom:

My Great-Grandmother and my mom and uncle: 1902-1963

My Great-Great-Grandfather (Half German/Half Swiss): 1857-1924

His father (Swiss): 1825-1910

and his wife (German): 1828-1918

My Great-Great Grandfather's Siblings (And their wives):

Christian and his wife Helen:

Adam and his wife Carrie:

Frederick and his wife Effie(I'm not sure how these two managed to be so homely compared to the others...):

and two of their 5 children:

My Grandma's Dad and his siblings (Sanford's):

My Grandpa's Mom (Scovil's):

My Grandpa's Dad (Allan's):

My Grandpa's Sister:

Lloyd and Anna (I forgot how they're related):

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Grandpa died yesterday, Jan 29, 2008 at 1pm.

Months ago, we were told he only had a month left. The last time I saw him he said goodbye and it was the worst thing in the world to hear my grandpa say "this is probably going to be the last time."

Friday we were told he had 24 hours. So I had been waiting for that call all weekend.

I'm sad that circumstances weren't different. That his wife wasn't so terrible. Hadn't driven a wedge between him and his family. As if she controlled every aspect of his life. She broke up his marriage. And then drove his kids away once again when he no longer knew what was going on anymore.

I bought three new dresses a few weeks ago.... knowing that not only were they cute black dresses, but that 1 of them would be the dress I'd wear to his funeral this month.

I reconciled with my grandmother on Monday. We spent all day together catching up and going over our family history. I'm Swiss, German and English.... but possibly Polish as well. I don't have the proof about the polish just a letter from a relative saying she "thinks" that someone was polish.

I missed an appt today because I'm so scatterbrained about all this. I got all the way there and realized I didn't know the address and had forgot my phone at home. Then had to sit in traffic for an hour to get back home, which should only take 15 minutes. All I could do was sit there, in my car, and cry, out of frustration.

I just don't know anymore.

I'm just so unhappy with life.

Sunday, January 27, 2008


I won $100 at Roulette. Yay!
Some guy asked me to go home with him in broken english.
I met my soulmate. (He just had the same birthday as me. Same day, same year!)
The weird guy that asked me to go home with him, also tried to steal my chips afterwards. Then tried to steal the asian lady's and then tried to steal Smitty's. Then he got asked to leave. AWWWWKWARD!



Some of you may know and some may not, that I went to Boston on the 13th of Jan. And you all know me too well, when I say I want to live there.
I get back and people ask, "How was your trip? You wanna live there now, don't you?" I know, I always say that. On tour I said it after leaving Seattle, and after leaving Sacramento, and Berkeley. This is not always just because I love the city or the stuff that happened there.... but because of the people. I'm sad to say that I don't feel at home here in LA.
When I got to Boston, I couldn't stop laughing.
Before I left I had a couple of downer moments with some friends. Someone upset me with accusations. And on top of that, I was coming to Boston to visit my father's grave for the very first time. Talk about difficult.
So now on to the topic at hand. Boston. It was starting to snow when I got there. They were salting the roads to prepare for the storm that would come while we slept. When we woke up and the storm was over and everything was white and pristine.

Liz, Erin, and I went into town that Monday. It was cold, but not as cold as it was the last few days before I left. We started off going to H&M as if I don't have those here, but hey, each store is different. Then we went to TJMax so Erin could yell at them. Jerry met up with us there. I saw the cemetery where Sam Adam's is buried. And a little white dog prancing DSC_0073
through the snow, DSC_0060
the ice rink, and then we went to Newbury. I bought a Darkbuster CD, and Neverending Story.

We went home and a few friends came over and I didn't get to sleep til about 4am.
The next day Liz, Jerry and I went for pizza at TJ Scallywaggle's. A VEGAN pizza and sub restaurant! We had a barballow (Buffalo, BBQ) chicken pizza and a Chikhin Parmesan Sub. Jerry and I got wicked acidita (pronounced ah-ji-da, Italian for heartburn or upset stomach). I'm pretty sure it was because of the Tabasco.
Liz had class, so Jerry and I went to wholefoods to buy the ingredients for my famous chocolate chip cookies... they're like crack. I got the recipe from

Then Jerry left for work and Liz, Erin, and I went to a bar. I met their friend Dave and Steve's girlfriend.... I can't remember her name 'cause I'm a jerk. I think it started with a "J". When we got home, Liz and I stayed up fairly late gossiping about stuff, that wouldn't YOU like to know. Ha...

Wednesday we made the adventure to the cemetery. Way out on Commonwealth.
My dad didn't have a headstone, so we brought him a pair of boots instead of flowers. My dad was sort of a big deal. haha...
How do you pose in front of a grave?

After that we walked to 20 Pratt St. The house where my dad died.... It's a college area. We knocked on the door to tell them my dad died in one of their rooms, you know, to fuck with college kids and ask if they'd seen any ghosts lately. haha...

Then we headed to TJ Scallywaggle's for more vegan pizza. I got a meatball sub
and a Maggie's Spinacoli pizza with Sauhsage to go so I'd have food the next day.
Yumm... Erin had Chiken Nuggets and garlic bread.

That night we, well, I baked cookies and we watched a movie, Georgia Rule... hahaha... so bad.

Thursday Liz and I met up with Erin after her class and we went shopping at Victoria's Secret and some other store. Erin and I bought matching Betsey Johnson pajamas for $17. Originally priced $70!

Oh and Liz took me to see Sea Lions and I told them that I'd come back and liberate them later. I don't know if you guys are aware of this, but animals sorta dig me. This Sea Lion was all about me.... he hung out at the glass for a few minutes checking us out.
And what did I say? Animals loooooove me.... This is Buttons... he's cute. DSC_0135

After that Liz and I went to her Film class and I pretended I was transferring there next semester. Ha...

After class we went to see Andrea Gillis perform.
DSC_0159The bar was in an old Hospital. When we left it was snowing.... and we had our fingers crossed that my flight would be delayed and I'd have to stay in Boston.


But instead of getting snowed in, my plane took off and I was off to Vegas.... But first I had to get to Albuquerque and get delayed there. Accept free vouchers to fly again and a hotel for the night. I really didn't want to leave Boston, so instead I was pissed that I was going to Vegas instead.


Monday, January 7, 2008


This year was great. Met good people. It's great celebrating the beginning of a new year with a new age. My birthday is the 7th of January and well, today is my birthday. It's the second year in a row where Sam and I celebrated it together with one big party at my house with all our friends. Last year we had Bad Reaction and Blue Collar Special play. It was hella windy, but still held it outside in the driveway and patio area with my garage door open. And the bands played in my room.

This year because of the rain, we set up inside. There was vegan mac & cheeeeze, made from the Veganomicon book, the best damned potato salad in the world that my mom makes. A red velvet cake that Jen made, chocolate chip cookies, brownies (not vegan-booo!), nacho cheese (real, well, as real as nacho cheese can be), chips, and beer.


Lots of people showed up. People I hadn't seen in awhile. People I didn't know. People I see every day. People from school. It was great.

The band that played this year was Old Man Markley.

More Pictures