Tuesday, March 31, 2009


My dad sent me this pic of my nieces, and that is the only caption that is needed.

Monday, March 23, 2009

smile! you're on candid camera!

Although I seriously considered it, the only reason I didn't take it was that perhaps there was a hidden camera crew somewhere, ready to make me look like a petty thief.

Friday, March 20, 2009

kitty for hire!

My friend Alex realized that she had a mouse problem in her flat last week, so she asked if she could borrow Cloud to scare the mice away.

Here are a couple shots of Cloud on the job:

She's killing them with cuteness!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Van is the Man for US

Van Jones is my hero. He is also the perfect man for me. I just wish I had met him and made him fall in love with me before he met his wife and had adorable children with her.

But, we can all be happy that he left the Bay Area on Sunday (sniff) for Washington to be Obama's adviser on green jobs. I had the honor and privilege of witnessing his last public speech in the Bay Area and also as the head of his non-profit Green For All before he boarded the plane to start his new gig on Obama's Green Team. Mr. Jones is not only inspirational (not to mention incredibly handsome), he's also got a great sense of humor in the face of adversity, a positive attitude that we could all use a dollop of on our morning toast and is a saving grace to the disenfranchised whose voices have been ignored for decades and centuries by previous administrations.

Thank God we have the right men in the White House (finally).

Here's an interview with Van the Man who Can from Alternet.

Monday, March 09, 2009

stage fright

I just had to pee in the stall next to Dana King. She was mic'd so it kind of felt like my bathroom break would go live on air and that made me more than a little nervous.

Friday, March 06, 2009

text Hillary

I just texted Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about how ensuring continued humanitarian aid and ending genocide in Darfur should be her immediate priorities. You can text her too by sending a message to 90822. If you don't believe me, read about this action here.

smiles for everyone

I have been going back to one of my favorite books lately, Peace Is Every Step, by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. In the foreward, there's a poem that has offered me simple, yet profound inspiration lately. I would like to share it with you, my friends and readers (whoever you might be):

Peace is every step.
The shining red sun is my heart.
Each flower smiles with me.
How green, how fresh all that grows.
How cool the wind blows.
Peace is every step.
It turns the endless path to joy.

Wishing peace, smiles and joy in all that you do, feel and experience.

save the honeybee!

So much depends on the honeybee - from the food we eat to our survival as a species.

Tell the EPA to protect honey bees from a toxic pesticide.

From the NRDC website:
Bees help produce about one-third of the food we eat, and yet as hives across the country are being devastated by colony collapse disorder, the EPA is allowing the use of a pesticide that is highly toxic to honey bees. Tell the EPA to protect honey bees and other pollinators from this toxic threat.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

this is big news

Warrant out for Bashir. At last!

dear john

I wrote R. the letter last night. It was perfect. Cloud wanted to let me know that she didn't care for him anyway.

I imagine she's saying to me, why would you need a man when you have furry white cuteness to snuggle up to every night?