Entries Categorized as 'shopping'

Where did you shop and what did you buy on Save a Book Day?

June 27, 2011

Saturday was “Save a Bookstore” day and I did my part. By the way, did you know Save a Bookstore Day was started by literary agent Kelly Sonnack— of the Andrea Brown Lit. Agency– who has taught workshops at San Diego Writers, Ink? Anyway I went to The Grove Bookstore in South Park San Diego […]

Sal Mineo

April 11, 2011

I’ve been wanting to post more about my recent fascination with Zines and about how I’d like to produce some in the near future. Here’s a cool Zine I found online a couple of months ago and then it took me a while to order it and now it’s finally come! The publisher is Elk […]

Liz Taylor Says Goodbye

March 24, 2011

With all of the incredible tributes pouring in for Liz Taylor I thought I’d share mine: I bought this original snapshot for about six dollars in a Chelsea antique store when I lived in NYC in about 2001. It’s perfect. The eyes closed, lids heavy with lavender eye shadow. The Burton diamond on her hand, […]

Gold Everywhere

March 22, 2011

Here are some quick updates of this past week. Finished Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff. I loved the information about Egypt and Cleo and Mark Antony, but I was missing dialogue (the book is serious nonfiction). Still, Schiff impressed me with her knowledge and Cleo impressed me with her sheer tenacity. My office at home is […]


February 11, 2011

I’ve been wanting to show off one of the gifts I gave Ted for Christmas. I found this beautiful white deer at Mixture, a store in downtown San Diego that has all kinds of nifty things. It’s displayed and sold as a jewelry holder, but Ted doesn’t wear any jewelry except our wedding rings so […]

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl–vintage paperback

January 2, 2011

Latest addition to my vintage paperback book collection: Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl— with the 1959 George Stevens movie tie-in (the book features actress Millie Perkins on the cover). My other vintage paperbacks are here. And here. And here. (click on the link on the sidebar for vintage books to see others […]

Hemingway’s Shoes

December 3, 2010

I don’t know how I came across this– oh yes I do, I was procrastinating doing my work– but I love that someone is hawking Hemingway Shoes. Not his actual shoes, unfortunately, but shoes ‘inspired'(?) by Ernest Hemingway. The Ernest Hemingway Collection is made up mostly of loafers… Then of course I looked online for […]

You’ve Got (Late) Mail: Postcards

August 11, 2010

Remember the Writing Marathon I did back in May? We raised 17,000 dollars and I promised every person who sponsored me would get a handmade, original postcard. Well, I’ve been slow to get them out but they ARE going out. So if you’re someone who’s waiting for a postcard it’s on its way soon, I […]

WS Merwin named U.S. Poet Laureate

July 1, 2010

Awesome news. WS Merwin is such a sweet, spiritual man–a Buddhist and Environmentalist– who lives in Hawaii. (pic from Univ. of Arkansas Daily Headlines). And, he’s 82! Today NPR interviewed him (click to listen) for just a couple of minutes and he read this poem, so tiny and beautiful: Separation by W. S. Merwin Your […]

The Best of Everything

March 4, 2010

I really shouldn’t have, but I bought this pulp novel on Ebay a week ago and just got it in the mail.–it was just a $1.99. I’m a sucker for these pulps from the 50s/60s–but especially if they’re film tie-ins, like this one: The Best of Everything written by Rona Jaffe. The movie starred Hope […]