fiveftfour is moving!
29 January 2010, 12:26 am
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Big news! 5′-4″ finally has it’s own brand-spanking-new home! It’s still in the works, but that’s half the fun! Come on over!


weekend recap: set, stew & rain
18 January 2010, 10:38 am
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Wow, it was a hectic week. In the good I’m-busy-at-work and had-plans-in-the-evening kind of way. The weekend called for some recharging, and turned out to be a pretty good balance of getting some stuff done and relaxing. Some happenings:

  • a few competitive games of set
  • some 2010 trip scheming over indian food
  • the conclusion of generation kill
  • got frames for the nikki mcclure prints bought last week at the giant robot gallery
  • a few cappuccinos worth of work at insomnia cafe
  • reliving a roadtrip through photos [trying to select some to print?]
  • a swimming lesson [this week, practicing arms]
  • a new running route
  • a sunday photowalk plan foiled by the rain [?!]
  • replaced with cozy football + knitting
  • and a delicious beef stew [only missing a crusty baguette]
  • a new iron chef + photo editing

The five-day forecast is: rain rain rain rain rain.

123109: a years end
12 January 2010, 11:43 pm
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photo of the day

First, a toast to Gammie [George’s grandmother] who turned 102 on Dec 31. She is an incredible woman.

I started the year off at the Rose Bowl, unemployed and a little lost in a new city. I landed a job on the same day as our new president. Saw the Steelers win their sixth Super Bowl. Saw some friends get married, celebrated from afar for others. Visited Las Vegas and San Diego, fell in love with Seattle. Passed the LEED exam. Ran my first 5k. Hiked in Joshua Tree and Big Bear. Saw the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien (who knew it’d be such a brief gig). Broke a world record. Explored our new home. Saw a project I worked on for two years completed. Saw a project I worked on for two months completed. Celebrated a double birthday at Disneyland. Took a photo every day. Fell even more in love.

Thanks 2009- here’s to a new year!

123009: crosswords and coffee
12 January 2010, 10:32 pm
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photo of the day

Every morning ought to start with crosswords and coffee.

122909: glove love
12 January 2010, 10:31 pm
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photo of the day

Modeling the finished fingerless gloves.

weekend recap: russian, globes, & goggles
11 January 2010, 12:22 am
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This may be the first weekend recap I’ve done on Sunday, weird. Some highlights:


  • post-work run at the beach. it turned out to be the last one, at least for now… as I found out on friday (!) that the temporary office-by-the-beach is moving back to the old space to accommodate another person. I’m really kind of sad about that. I didn’t realize how much I had nestled into the neighborhood- I have a running route, favorite lunch spots, and knitting buddies. I guess it’s one more reason to move to santa monica asap.
  • came home, had yummy tahini turkey leftovers, relaxed and watched a few episodes of generation kill (hbo miniseries from the creator of the wire)


  • cheese pancakes (a la joy of cooking) for breakfast, errands
  • hung my new birdfeeder!
  • got some pretty sweet screenprints from steve in the mail, along w/ a new waffle iron from my mom
  • bought some frames (buy one get one for 1 cent!) and scored a globe (which i’ve been hunting for) and some good books at out of the closet- reyner banham’s architecture of four ecologies, a walking LA book, and a cooking light cookbook. love random successful thrift store stops.
  • delicious dinner with nathan and jackie at traktir, a russian restaurant down the street we’ve been meaning to try. in fact, on our first day in weho, we wandered into their deli to grab a bite and realized it was an actual restaurant, so we decided we’d go back another time. amazing how time flies.
  • more generation kill + knitting


  • resumed swim lessons. hooray!
  • resumed farmers market. hooray!
  • went to the library to get some work done- and to get a library card [fyi, the beverly hills library rocks, they have a coffeeshop attached and let you bring coffee in. amazing]
  • avatar at the arclight dome. i was expecting greatness, but it still blew me away. per all the reviews, the story was nothing spectacular, but the visuals are unlike anything i’ve ever seen. a definite must-see.
  • got caught up on photos and blog drafts. mmmm, or not. fell asleep w/ book in bed- now that sounds more like it…

122809: sunrise silhouette
9 January 2010, 10:49 pm
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photo of the day

The sky was perpetually grey when I was in Pennsylvania with the exception of this morning, when the clouds lined themselves up and the sun thought it was worth spotlighting.