king of pop.

these are the dearest, sweetest letters my sister wrote to michael jackson when she was wee little. he never did call her...or give her two free tickets to his show...

may you rest in peace, michael...


my papa.

"It’s only when you grow up and step back from him―or leave him for your own home―it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it."

-- Margaret Truman, on fathers...

Happy Father's Day, Papa! I love you!!



i do not like cherries. or at least until last weekend. i was having dinner at a friend's house and the theme of the dinner was mexican. so we made guacamole and, get this, cherry salsa for appetizers. the cherry salsa were truly unbelievable!!!

:: cherry salsa :: courtesy of the foodnetwork

:: 4 cups cherries, stemmed, pitted, and chopped
:: 8 green onions, chopped
:: 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
:: 1/4 cup lemon juice
:: 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
:: 1 clove garlic, chopped

Mix all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl until well combined. Serve with your favorite chips.

dj andy d.

my favorite dj, andy d.



my other new best friend, the marantz. i have to create a 30 second audio commerical using this lovely device for my media, sound, and imaging class.

if i like how the commerical turns out, i'll post it here. i had a little assistance from my very creative, art teacher boyfriend who helped me add a little humor to it.


best friend.

my furry friend izzy and me. she is what is helping me get through these tough times with juggling my full-time job and graduate school. she's always there right by side (as she right now as i write this post).