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She invented the cloudy dreaminess in boys eyes and their obvious intentions, While drinking a golden tea rendered from a sunburst of alien tentacles with a red heart. He explains he is a budding musician and believes in god so she asks why and says You can find god in pews, or resounding from the […]


With dangerous ambivalence they were rampaging the streets She sees herself everywhere in mirrors, holding rainbow glasses of drinks Until she finds herself sinking between his sheets Breathing warmth out of her veins, suspecting that if she blinks She might erase it all with the pulse of the night and a parting of the lips […]

Sunset Boulevard

It was an aimless time in the rain whiskey burning in the veins and someone whispered please sleep but sleep bribes with the most useless promises and giving in is the most undignified part of the day, when forced ripples of unconsciousness threaten to be continuous so they used small, orange dolls to force wakefulness with a […]

Running Home at Night

running home in heels with the pleasant floating of the hour and bearable ticking of days she always knew unrequited emotion would result in a loneliness that beats against all sense so she was receding with the distance losing her patience in the thick tropical forests between them it was a predictable resignation, between unfamiliar […]


drifting in and out of sleep floating through disturbances of phone calls and scrambled details of a faraway night-glory when riddled with shivers she found a warm body, let herself crumble to elusive plans not her own, victim to sloshing in the head, a warm bloody release of the fulfillment. she slept alone above a […]


Exasperated, she is baffled The earth keeps spinning Even as she wanes and unravels, shriveling in her transient prison She fears in time she will not remember if he was hers or If she created this love in her sleep, out of lonely lunacy The years promise to bleed and dissolve them with a flash […]


i daydream about waking up in his apartment between cocoon sheets and quietly folded dreams of the faded night before and padding down the hallway on his pine wood floors in the morning as a crisp reminder of reality but he never calls me so let us stare mindlessly at the yellow roses by the […]

The Biased Media

The media is composed of countless sources, created by innumerable individuals, every single one of whom has biases. But Trump supporters are fucking delusional if they think “the media” is particularly or especially based toward their President. I give you exhibit A, which popped up in my Facebook Feed today: The title of this piece […]

Art Class 3/19 and 3/26/17

We started some still life painting with acrylics using only one color (besides black and white), and worked on it over two classes. I was not terribly stoked about the end result, but I got to a point where I really did not know what else to do with it.


she worked daily to make him but a smear in her thoughts when she is drinking iced tea he appears on the patio sometimes, softened by sunlight and appearing innocuous when the night air is falling and rippling around her vague intent to conquer and the Los Angeles concrete is fluid, snaking brightly in the dark […]


chasteness chastity celibacy abstinence virtuous reserved whore she caught sight of herself in the mirror, presiding over vomit-laced sinks and briefly searches for the terrible fish in the reaches of the silver pool but is relieved the bathroom god is merciful when the time pulses slowly, the air moves like waves he said you smell […]


i was getting close content rolling on the counter at the community pool fleshy limbs on pleasant concrete sipping a milky mixer scrolling down my phone for people to call boiling alive in the jacuzzi alongside people who might be my neighbors i can smell the chlorine on my skin when i move and remember […]

The Beach

June 27, 2004 sober for 7 days I was lucid and smug The sand told tales of tan lines, gold and shade taking turns on bodies resting on graininess In the city with the highest concentration of fake beautiful people second only to Hollywood Smooth young skins vie for afternoon bronze with books in hand, […]

Art Class

I have taken classes intermittently (for a few months when I was 10, and then briefly when I was 23), but never learned to draw well, and was excited to get art classes from husband for my birthday. It’s about time for some improvement, since my mother is an art history professor, and my father […]

Holiday Drinks 2016

My birthday is around Christmas, so it can be hard to get friends together during this time, but I was lucky enough to round up some of my favorite people this year and hit up some beer adventures. Having lived in San Diego for almost a decade, I wanted to make the rounds in a […]

A Few Breweries Downtown

We decided to walk around to some breweries downtown a little while back, and started out at Monkey Paw Brewing,where we did several tasting flights. Dr. Bill’s ESB was malty and a little sweet. The I-5 Coconut Black IPA was more coconut and less IPA than I would prefer. The Gibbon Back IIPA was lemony […]

Drinking Adventures in Denver

We were in Colorado for a family reunion last month, and flew in and out of Denver to get to Glenwood Springs. On our way back, we took the opportunity to enjoy some drinks in Denver. Denver is known for great beers, and I was excited to go to Great Divide. I’ve had the “I […]

Beach House Winery

This was another place I found while bored and scoping out Yelp. This was a hidden gem out in east (very east) Oceanside. It’s a bit far from the beach, but the name refers to the view. They have a small tasting room here, and you can taste for $15 or buy a bottle and […]

Stumblefoot 2.0

A friend was interested in coming to Stumblefoot after having tried their beers somewhere down south, so I came back here for the first time since we moved out of our old neighborhood. Good ol’ Stumblefoot. I remember when a lot of their beer tasted a bit tart, with a distinctive home brew taste. They […]

Culver Beer Company

I’m going to say the douchiest thing ever: We were here before it was cool. We were pondering what to do on a casual Friday night after happy hour with an ocean view. We didn’t want to get crazy but wanted to do something different, so I did what I always do when I can’t […]

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” -- Oscar Wilde

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