Dec 31, 2010  •  In Personal

Adieu, 2010

Things have been a bit hectic, tiring, and cranky in our household this week as Claire has entered another difficult phase. We’re not sure if it is another growth spurt or teething, but our now-3-month-old (as of yesterday!) has not been this fussy since she was 6 weeks old. We will be ringing in the […]

Dec 29, 2010  •  In Art/Design, Entertainment, Movies, Personal

The Beauty of Pixar

When I was little I wanted to be an animator at Disney. And as I got older and became fascinated with computers, I dreamed of working at Pixar as a graphics designer-slash-engineer. My aspirations were serious enough to enlist the help of my uncle, who at the time held the very prestigious position of VP […]

Dec 28, 2010  •  In Art/Design, Photography, Wedding

Film Roll Wedding Invitations

I hardly ever read wedding blogs anymore so I am probably wayyyy late on this…but I can’t help but be completely taken by these film roll wedding invitations by Trevor and Larissa, the photographers behind Ambient Studios. Via The Daily What. You may also like: “Photoshop” in the 1930s Photography, Sushi, and Arrangement Pr0n Disney Princesses […]

Dec 28, 2010  •  In Comang, Personal

I Will Carry You Home

In submitting an additional entry to Trupanion‘s Pawliday Blog Contest, I could’ve listed all the ways in which Comang is such an exceptional dog. How our friends, vet, and groomer constantly tell us that he’s one of the best-behaved dogs they’ve ever met. How he never fails to make me feel like I’m the only […]

Dec 27, 2010  •  In Asian, Baby, Cute, Wishlist

Fortune Cookie Booties

J is pretty particular when it comes to authentic Chinese vs. “Americanized” Chinese food, products, and ideas. For example, he thinks it’s a travesty that I prefer Chinese takeout from Panda Express over authentic Chinese cuisine from Chinatown, and swears that he will teach Claire to know (and prefer!) only the best. Be that as […]

Dec 27, 2010  •  In Baby, Comang, Parenting, Relationships

Unconditional Love

When Heather (who had written a guest post for me last month) emailed me to let me know that Trupanion is holding a Pawliday Blog Contest, I knew that I had to participate…but I didn’t realize how difficult writing a post on the topic “How My Pet’s Love is My Holiday Gift” would be. Because […]

Dec 25, 2010  •  In Funny, Geek, Web

The Digital Story of Christmas

What if the nativity were to occur today? How would the major players use the web to make the story happen? Go watch this clever and funny video by ExcentricPT to see exactly how. Via Geekosystem. You may also like: 3 Things I Found on the Internet Today Browser Girls Because Sharing is Caring [Memos […]

Dec 24, 2010  •  In Christianity, Claire, Personal

Merry Christmas Eve!

This year we celebrate Claire’s first Christmas and J made sure to make it a special one by putting up our very first Christmas tree and decorating it with fancy-schmancy ornaments from Crate & Barrel. We decided not to get the baby any gifts this year because (1) she will not remember it; and (2) […]

Dec 17, 2010  •  In Information, Parenting, Personal, Relationships

Average Happiness vs Transcendent Moments

Do you guys watch videos on TED (tagline: “Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world”)? If not, you should — the site is filled with thought-provoking talks and discourses from some of the most exceptional people in the world. Yesterday, TED posted a presentation given by Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman, the husband-and-wife team […]