When I first heard about Neb, I believed he was the Snuffleupagus. My friends told me about him but he was never in town when I was in San Francisco. I believed him to be invisible. Given the many superpowers Neb holds, it would be a viable possibility. But then he materialized at eTech in… Continue reading neb 4.0! happy birthday, dear friend!
I got to tummel last week! I was the guest on Tummelvision, where I talked about architecture and interactivity and a bunch of other things with the lovely and wonderful Deb Schultz and Kevin Marks. It was great fun. If you’d like to listen, it’s right here. Thank you guys so much for having me.
I like Vox. But I like my own domains better. So that's where I've gone. girlwonder, my personal site since 1997 (and in other forms since 1995) active social plastic, my blog about architecture, design, urbanism, music, literature and other more intellectual pursuits Please visit me there! Read and post comments | Send to a… Continue reading come visit me at girlwonder and active social plastic
When I was began thinking about applying to graduate school in late 2004, I had a conversation with Peter Lunenfeld, a professor in the graduate Media Design Program at Art Center College of Design — he had visited Ivrea and I was one of his hosts there. "Prepare for the death of your ego," he… Continue reading Prepare for the death of your ego
It's been a really hard Christmas, a long trip (3 weeks) away from Princeton, long enough for a side visit to San Antonio to visit Enrique's family. I also have found a wedding dress and potential wedding location, a great caterer that I can't use at said location, and a flower shop run by two… Continue reading So well, I fly back today
Skeeter, 1994-2007 My mom got Skeeter around the time I finished college in November 1994. He was a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, a PBGV for short. The best part of coming home to visit my family was the cacophonous din he made when I walked in the door, like an avant-garde cello concerto. Tail wagging,… Continue reading Skeeter, 1994-2007
02 Pike Bubbles The Cardigans It struck me that you need to hear this song by the Cardigans. It's the b-side for the "Rise and Shine" single — I got this in 1996 or so. It might just be my favorite song. You should listen to it. Biloobidiboom. Read and post comments | Send to… Continue reading Pike Bubbles: listen to this!
Music-wise, what was the first 45, single or download you bought? Submitted by Paddy Melt Wagon. I took the bus to the Midway neighborhood of St. Paul, to Montgomery Ward's record department. I was 8 — a second grader — and I bought Blondie's "Rapture." (To be honest, I think that my friend's mom must… Continue reading QotD: My First Single
Grandma Mae’s ring worn as my own (You probably have heard this elsewhere)… A week ago tonight on the 2.5 year anniversary of when we met and started dating, Enrique asked me to marry him. I said yes. (Three times.) To the left is a picture of my Grandma Mae's ring. She gave it to… Continue reading We are engaged!
A week ago, we got to Princeton. It's more bucolic than even Ivrea was (in a different way: no mountains and fewer corn fields but lots of trees and woods) — as an avowed city person, I never expected to be living in a town of 14,000. Then again, I hadn't expected to start a… Continue reading Amidst boxes, woods, rabbits, squirrels, and crickets