Saturday, July 26, 2008

OC fair

I'm a sucker when it comes to the fair. I love the over-stimulating environment it offers my eyes, ears,
nose, etc--the aesthetically pleasing bright colors, the obnoxious pumping of techno beats, the smell of deep-fried everything, heart-attack-inducing everything, and the opportunity to indulge in a few fair sweets. I'll even risk my life and the life of my beloved husband on an extra-wobbly and sketchy fair ride for the sake of a thrill and a good time. And although I've already been--twice--I'll probably go again with you if you ask me to. County fairs are just so "American" and definitely sites to be seen, heard, smelled, and tasted. Plus, the people watching is top-notch.

This is Bailey, a little beggar child we happened upon at the fair. Bailey was starving. For only 14 cents a day, we could have fed her a well balanced meal for up to 5 months. Instead, we opted to feed her funnel cake.

Anne, bothered by the surplus of attention a starving Bailey was receiving, claimed she, too, was starving and needed funnel cake to suffice.

Kiffy, however, swiped Anne's funnel cake and crafted it into a makeshift mustachio!

And Callie, in a fit of sibling rivalry, just smiled . . . As of now, Callie and Anne are no longer on speaking terms. It is terrible! It's terrible.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

oh, the anticipation!

The Road by Cormac McCarthy is one of my favorite American novels and it comes highly recommended by yours truly. It tells the tale of a man and his young son in a post-apocalyptic world in which they attempt to survive. Among other things, it tells of the good and evil in people and the lingering presence of hope in even the worst of situations. I hope this film is faithful to the novel it's based on. Either way, I'll definitely be seeing this one when it finally comes out. Read The Road, tell me what you think, and then see the film, maybe.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


This is the latest! I was accepted to graduate school at Cal State University, Long Beach for my master's in English Literature and I'm feeling pretty pleased as punch and very relieved! I've had a few very brilliant English professors at CSULB over the years and I feel privileged to get the chance to study with them again. This is something I've always wanted and I'm excited that I get the chance to make a dream come true for myself. It will definitely be tough trying to balance work, endless writing, and a life, but I'm confident I'll make it all work. Besides, Kiffy's schoolwork ethic helps to keep me from straying from what I need to get done. He's a maniac when it comes to school, but in the good maniac sort of way.

I begin this fall. Wish me your best!