Thursday, December 31, 2009


yeeaaaa booiiiiii.

this is a lesson to all- don't leave your blog account logged in on any unattended computer or you'll get pictures like this posted on it...


Tuesday, December 29, 2009


I had an amazing week in the Caymans with my family. Aside from diving, which is my new favorite thing, I read two and a half books which I recommend very highly.

The first one is The Lightning Thief, its the first book in the Percy Jackson series. So clever, so fun.

The second one is The Hunger Games, a little darker than Lightning Thief, but also more interesting.

Read on.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Name that Christmas Song

This is my favorite Christmas game. Share it with friends, amaze your family, bask in the cleverness.

Name that Christmas Song...

1. Quadruped with crimson proboscis
2. 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. without noise
3. Miniscule hamlet in the far east
4. Ancient benevolent despot
5. Adorn the vestibule
6. Exuberance directed to the planet
7. Listen, aerial spirits harmonizing
8. Monarchial triad
9. Removed in a bovine feeding trough
10. Approach everyone who is steadfast
11. Hallowed post meridian
12. Fantasies of a colorless December 25th
13. Tin tintinnabulums
14. A dozen 24-hour Yule periods
15. Befell during the transparent bewitching hour
16. Homo sapien of crystallized vapor
17. I merely desire a pair of incisors
18. I spied my maternal parent osculating a fat man in red
19. Perambulating through a December solstice fantasy
20. Aloft on the acme of the abode
21. The Primary Carol
22. The coniferous nativity
23. What offspring abides thus?
24. Creator, cool it, you kooky cats!
25. Bantam Male Percussionist
26. Seraphim we aurally detected in the stratosphere
27. Bleached Yule
28. Castaneous-colored Seed Vesicated in a conflagration
29. Red Man En Route to Borough
30. Frozen Precipitation Commence
31. Proceed and Enlighten on the Pinnacle


1 Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
2 Silent Night
3 O Little Town of Bethlehem
4 Good King Wenceslas (or some believe in Jolly Old St. Nicholas)
5 Deck the Halls
6 Joy to the World
7 Hark the Herald Angels Sing
8 We Three Kings
9 Away in a Manger
10 Come All Ye Faithful
11 O Holy Night
12 I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas
13 Silver Bells
14 The Twelve Days of Christmas
15 It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
16 Frosty the Snowman
17 All I want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth
18 I Saw Mama Kissing Santa Claus
19 Walking Through a Winter Wonderland
20 Up on the Rooftop
21 The First Noel
22 O Christmas Tree
23 What Child Is This?
24 God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen
25 The Little Drummer Boy
26 Angels We have Heard on High
27 White Christmas
28 Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
29 Santa Claus is Coming to Town
30 Let It Snow
31 Go Tell It On The Mountain

Merry Christmas all.

Disnet Dream Portrait Series

Annie Leibovitz did a series of portraits for Disney that are so good I can't stop looking at them.

Merry Christmas

Because I couldn't pick just one...

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Typography might be my favorite art form.

As a book person and a words person, I've always appreciated the meaning that can be brought out in words through typography. It makes you see the words differently, experience them differently, absorb them differently. Typography will change their meaning. Good typography will add to their meaning.


Things to say...

If you click on the picture it gets bigger.

From the bottom of my heart...

The leg bone's connected to the... (For Melissa)

Snack Food Stadium

This is almost enough to make me want to throw a Super Bowl Party.


"Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant."



The FUSE conference in Chicago is my new Mecca.

Alphabet Chair

Google Image Swirl

I am kind of geeking out right now over Google Image Swirl. A-MAZING.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

City Girl Aprons

My friend Amber designs these amazing City Girl Aprons.

These are a few of my favorites...

Ranunculus and Peonies are my favorite

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Thanking all of the cupcakes that have changed my life...

In honor of National Cupcake Day! (No I did not make this up.)

The Summit Group

I've had a crush on this company for a long time.

Back when I was finishing grad school and trying to figure out what do next, I went on a Googling escapade to find companies that did what I wanted to do in cities that I wanted to live in.

I looked in San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, Denver, Boston, and Salt Lake City. I looked for companies that did branding and marketing consulting. When I googled "Branding" and "Salt Lake City" and discovered The Summit Group, it was like a transcendent experience.

I love everything about their company. I think they do high quality work. I think they have personality. I love their office space, their logo, their website. I love the idea that their work revolves around telling stories. They just GET it. And there are so few people who do...

Of course, I never applied to The Summit Group. Instead I ended up moving to New York City without and job and working for Time Warner.

Life never quite takes you where you expect to go. And now I'm running my own show at Whitefrog, which is a dream come true.

But if for any reason I find myself a free-agent living within 100 miles of downtown SLC, I will show up on The Summit Group's doorstep in my cutest outfit with a plate of oatmeal butterscotch cookies and beg for a job. 


Stands for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Aparatus.

I am now SCUBA certified. Part of my ongoing quest to be as bad@$$ as Lara Croft.

Bunny in a Teacup

I don't have anything clever, insightful or witty to say about bunnies or teacups. I just like this picture for no good reason.

I mean, it's a bunny. In a teacup.

ps. I'm allergic to bunnies.

Come fly with me

I like airplanes and airports.

They usually mean something exciting is happening.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunny California

I had a great trip, but it sure was nice to come home to warmth and sunshine. And IKF.

Princess Aurora

Yes, I did watch this movie every day for a year. In my defense, I was 4. But I still love it.

Ha ha works just as well and doesn't sound juvenile

Going Crazy

Happy Busy

Like I've been saying...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I wanna wake up in the City that doesn't sleep...

I'm on the red eye to JFK tonight.

Can't wait.

Pretty People in Pretty Pictures

One of my favorite things about living in the city was making friends with the awesomely talented people that live there. They were creative and interesting and unafraid to dress in full costume.

For example, they recently threw a 20's party. Josh just happened to bring his camera. THIS is what happened.

Note to self: Must throw a Gatsby Party.

Sexy vs. Time

LOVE is worth 7 points in Scrabble

Blue Pears

I have not been able to forget these Blue Pear Bookends since I saw them, like, four months ago.

Another one of those ridiculous, inexplicable things that make me happy.

*&$%#^@ Blue Shells

I recently vowed to stop using profanity. I was incredibly successful until I took up Mariokart. #$%@ it.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


When you're counting your talents, don't forget that you play the tamborine.

Into the Great Wide Open

While we are on the subject of music videos, did you know that Johnny Depp stared in Tom Petty's video for Into the Great Wide Open?

And yes, that's Faye Dunaway as the Godmother.

Ok, one more... My other favorite Heartbreaker's video is their trippy Alice in Wonderland take on Don't Come Around Here No More.

*sigh* So clever.

It's been a long night in New York City...

I like John Mayer's new video. It makes me remember all the things I loved about New York, and all of the reasons that I'm glad to be where I am now.

For the record I do not endorse getting stoned, but I do endorse nights out in Manhattan.


Nine-head, for Emily

Chuck Norris's Appliances