still kicking

it’s been awhile. but i am going to try harder from now on. since it is MAY and we are on the cusp of summertime, i went back to see what happened LAST summer. here are the highlights:

kari still lived here and the weather was good enough for rompers. the weather right now is getting there. my thighs, not so much.

hallie visited after riding her bike from here to LA for the AIDS ride.

she was pretty bruised up. this better make front page bryan.

chelsea hallie bob sandwich in my blooming yard.

alison and i played some shows. red victorian.

went to see my friend helene renaut play at the edinburgh castle.

WHAT THE? i know. chris and elise modeled for their friend vintage fashion show/sale. yep, LEATHER short shorts.

you will never see them like this again…because soon they have a wardrobe change.

kari tried on a romper. nothing is better than a romper.


new morning benders style?

living mannequins.

no words. well, a lot of words. but dirty ones.

and then i found a david bowie labyrinth shirt. elise was stoked. or possessed.

my friends jordan and sam came to visit me at my berkeley house.

i said let’s get lunch. sam, who makes a living playing music on the street in New Orleans said he’d have to busk before he could get lunch. so i took them to the farmer’s market.

found a spot next to the guy offering worm tasting.

and they made some lunch money.

my parents put on a house show in their backyard. 50+ guests and an awesome lineup. starting with mountain bride who are like a modern-day carter family. although half moved to nashville since, you can hear their old stuff there.

sara plays the saw like it’s no one’s business. i don’t really understand that idiom. it seems like it’s my business since i’m watching it at my own house.

sam stopped by to play. when he rang the doorbell my mom asked if he wanted to take a shower and then she washed his clothes during the show. jewish.

then alison and i played. look at her face!

then everyone came on stage to play We Shall Be Released. my dad concocted that lighting with an old 80s lamp that we haven’t been able to get rid of and some cardboard boxes. he’s exception to the rule that jewish men aren’t handy.

the last harvest from my garden. they didn’t grow very much and they are crooked. yep- they definitely inherited my genes.

then the family went to kauai. on our farm there are lots of communal feasts.

akira pictures are BACK. she may look goofy here but the first time she went to the beach she walked up to the ocean and put her hands in prayer position and bowed. she’s reincarnated for sure.

she doesn’t let the tropics mess with her steez. camo pants and vans.

justin gave everyone on the farm a breakdancing lesson in the yoga room. akira did her own thing.

she always does her own thing.

friends of ours spent the last few years building this island eden. it’s main concern is not with the essentials, but rather with the totally unessentials that make a mansion a mansion.

for example, the pool changes colors every few seconds at night. and when you dive in there is classical music playing UNDERNEATH the water. god, my house blows. all my pool does is serve as a bathtub/toilet for a local pair of ducks. i need a job so that i too can have a house with now seemingly essential unessentials.

our friend vanessa has had 3 kids. THREE. i don’t know what my excuse is. i need a job AND a gym membership.

also the views at that house/heaven are terrible.

and the sunsets are just awful.
next time i go there, i might not come back.

blogging isn’t as hard as i had made it out to be in my head. i’m back.
bye blog
love chloe


the graduate, part 1.

i know i havent blogged in 12 years but i’m back. big time.

these are really old but i have an inability to blog out of chronological order so it’s flashback time. and obviously there is a lot of akira and no time for jokes.

haircuts have changed since circa september of last year. but my love for kari has not.

remember the time rachael and cary moved to spain? that sucked.

then people started dropping like flies. this is cameron’s going away party. rosemary’s hair was chopped soon after.

at any given time cameron was surrounded by like 50 girls.


quinn used her hair to see what elise would look like with long hair. HELLLooo.

we tried it on emmy too but she just looked like a jew with a bad straightening job.

sometimes we had craft parties. i made a book.

kari made shirts and obscene gestures.


everyone met up between classes at the local every wednesday. sweet fruit and sweet faces. kari, quinn, cora.

again with the obscenities.

anya at the local.

local ladies.

my friends are pretty blah blah blah. if i don’t get some ugly friends soon my blog will never change.

i used to look like that before i cut my hair. today i look a little like ringo.

alex visited one time and i gave him his birthday present.

he used to give me those grabber things in high school every year. and i always return the favor. the dinosaur ones are new though. how times change. nothing stays the same.

except that my friends are always pretty. boring.

chris and maggie. this picture is amazing.

god chelsea is such a xlushx. ha. when chelsea and i lived together i used to leave her little notes in which i put x brackets on xeveryx xsinglex xwordx. just to xirkx xherx.

chris and joe are always the life of the party.

emily maggie and eli have been sisters since high schools. and pretty since birth.

that’s emily’s dad on the computer screen. we were videochatting with him in japan.

akira came to my house in berkeley!

cutest child ever. akira is cute too.

aki is a surprisingly good photographer.

its like that documentary “my kid could paint that” only akira is actually a genius and she is painting her dad’s paintings, not the other way around.

aki saw that this fern was dying and asked if she could prune it. tummy!

two of my favorite humans drinking tea. huge cup or tiny baby?

triple kiss with aki.

lolo and i made vegan samosas. delicious.

i went to LA and then halloween happened. i was a cat which is odd because i am allergic and also i hate cats.

my sister was a peacock.

a boy peacock though b/c the girl ones are dumb and brown.

akira’s bday is on halloween so there was a massive children’s costume party. if you tell akira to smile this happens. popeye.

this is funny because lisa and steven work at bua studios and bua requires a lot of his employees. overtime.

the babies were all pretty cute and the colors were dizzying.


justin was a mouse. he looked more like a mouse than a mouse does.


vegan birds and mice and cats all getting along.

aki and kara.

starfish and stingray costumes.

there was some hired help. otherwise known as unemployed actors.

another customized costume, akira wanted a “mousey-fish.” frightening.

i’m pretty sure this guy was NOT hired to play “fishing for babies.” but he did it anyway.

unemployed actress #4.

there was a bouncy blow up tent thingy. it made me feel sick.

i immediately put my shoes back on but my equilibrium took a while to return.


following in her dad’s footsteps.

what if your job was to make these balloon hats? that would rule.

aki and her friend titi.

one of the oscar winners left his costume in the bedroom so my sis and i played dress-up…some more.

baby daddy.

like cinderella. the clock struck midnight and my sister went from peacock to whorecock. french prostitute?

and mousey got tired.

that’s so cute it’s weird.

bua’s best friend ruben. this looks cute but in reality ruben was saying: “ok you draw on THAT side of the line and i’ll draw on THIS side. it’s gonna be awesome.”

her style just gets better every year.

went to a murakami exhibit. blech. but akira liked it.

M Caf