the lists


an aqua and coral colour palette

terrible jokes

hard cheeses



tall iced non-fat five-pump chai from Starbucks



the smell of grapefruit (but not the taste)


*Emily was the awesome photographer at my friends, Mark and Valerie‘s, wedding! I was the officiant. It was so fun! See some shots over at the blog.


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  1. House of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski
  2. The Shining, Stephen King
  3. Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
  4. “anything Russian”

“books I am either too tired or to afraid to read (or reread). until this baby starts sleeping I can’t afford to have any nightmares! nor can I keep my eyes open for D.F.W. or Dostoevsky…”

Note: New mother Jessamyn Harris also submitted a fun and appetizing list of her favorite restaurant eats in Northern California; see it in “Another Kind Of List,” posted in The Magpie Blog!

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  1. This Must Be The Place,” Talking Heads
  2. Wrecking Ball, Emmylou Harris
  3. Raising Arizona
  4. the first chapter of “East of Eden,” John Steinbeck
  5. estuaries
  6. an empty truck
  7. the term “civil twilight” and the actual civil twilight
  8. national brand narrow ruled eye-ease paper
  9. Four Quartets, T.S. Eliot
  10. pinon

“this was the quickest this floodgate ever opened…back and forth between the things that feel like they’ve ALWAYS been there and the things that MOST RECENTLY arrived. it feels like what i would stuff in my bag immediately pre-apocalypse. …now i wanna put the word ‘apocalypse’ on there.”

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  1. The Shawshank Redemption
  2. Guacamole at Casa Vega
  3. The squirrels at the park on Tujunga
  4. Elbow (band)W
  5. Sigur RosW or GoldfrappW – LIVE
  6. Pumpkin Loaf (the food)
  7. 1:11, 12:12, 4:44, 5:55
  8. Hummingbird feeder
  9. Charmed (“yes. Charmed.”)
  10. Salmon En Croute (Trader Joe’s)

read about faleena’s latest project in the magpie blog!

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