General Me-ness

Now this is some concert merchandise made for me! Yay to Sasquatch Music Festival for making, and to the Fox is Black for sharing. I’m loving all the graphics from this year’s Sasquatch; check out the ticket link on the homepage… cute little yeti hand.

Oh yes, that’s me pulling my tongue out of my mouth. I got silly for the camera with Jen Schmidt Photography for a McDonald’s casting call. I ended up on their short list for a shoot, but didn’t make the final cut. Perhaps my tongue is too fat?

Anywho, look for a girl who resembles me in a McDonald’s ad and you’ll know who to blame. Same goes for Skittles, who put me on call a month or so back but didn’t pick me either.

At least I still have the city buses in San Francisco, which I still need to go see — only have a bad camera-phone photo taken by a friend. And of course there’s still my legacy in the Apple store. I snapped these photos for posterity when I was in there this week. It’s been so long that I’m bound to disappear soon… we’ll see.



Oh what a difference a conjunction can make! On a recent menu proofreading job, I uncovered this gem describing creme brulee: Flamed by an Attendant Garnished with Fresh Berries. So great a visual I just had to bring it to life, despite my poor skills with Paintbrush!

I am feverishly putting the final touches on my Tahoe Blues submission for Bona Fide Books. It’s been a true labor of love, going through numerous writer-friends’ hands (special thanks to Laura Read, Karen A. Terrey, and Ali Gray), and some five revisions and counting. I have certainly never spent this much time on 500 words. I hope it makes the cut in the end, but if not I’ll post it here for your reading pleasure. The animals pictured are a sneak peek of the characters (besides me) in my personal narrative. Can anyone guess what the bird is?

And it’s not too late to submit. The only requirements are that its 500 words and about Tahoe. You have until this Sunday, May 1, so get writing!

photos by Dan Pancamo/Flickr and fiskfisk/Flickr

Yeah! My first Outdoor Retailer was a blast despite a full day-long schedule and 20 long hours of open eyes. These are a few of my favorite shots from the day. Clockwise from top left: exemplary Horny Toad mannequins (took a great merchandising clinic and now I’m uber-inspired), the new Black Diamond ski line (love those graphics), Grivel crampon on a boot, Heather Amaryllis from Rollic/Shred Alert, and an alpaca manning the booth at Snowmass Alpacas.