Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Voyeurs Unite

Bluefly Closet Confessions are so much fun. Click HERE to start watch them all. (I wasn't able to embed the video. Boo.) My favorite clip is that of Johnny Weir's. "The fact that they're televisions says it all." (Check out his closet clip and you'll know what I'm talking about!!!)

P.S. I've actually never made a purchase from Bluefly. I just like to browse... :)

Team Edward

He's baaa-aack. And this 30 year-old cannot wait!

My man went with me to see New Moon.
I'm hoping he'll go with me to see Eclipse.
The ultimate test of love :)

To Live and Die in LA

Le cub is moving to LA for me and Beans. Little does he know that Beans and I live in LA because of In N' Out. Mmm... burger.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Once a month, I feel like a moose. Yes, well, coincidentally, a tiny black Diane von Furstenberg bikini came in the mail today. I had ordered it to wear on my honeymoon to the South of Italy with le cub. Perhaps tonight's not the night to try it on? Or wait, wanna know what moose looks like in a bikini? C'mon over.

Oh. While I was at it, I got these delicious sequined shorts. Can't you see me prancing about Positano in these already?!?

Lady Who Lunches

I don't eat with anyone at work. What's sad is that I do try to. Eat with others, that is. I eat in the common sitting area with my sad peanut butter on wheat sandwich, but no one talks to me. So I pretend to surf the web on my iPhone. But my iPhone is old and slow. Which explains why I pretend to surf the web on my iPhone. Think I'm going to start bringing a book. *le sigh*

Pictured: An old doodle of a sandwich I made back in 2006. It looks better than the sandwich I just ate.

Love me Knot

I want wedding hair like this.

I Scream, You Scream

We all scream for ice-cream!

Well, no. I scream for fro-yo. (Wedding's coming up, remember?) Joined a gym last-last weekend with le cub and haven't been there ONCE. Joined it because it's situated across from a Yogurtland. Funny thing is, I've been there TWICE. Hmm. I think I need a good ass kicking from Jillian Michaels. A bit of projectile saliva in the face would do me some good.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Hello? Is Anybody Home?

Le cub and I are getting married! Can you believe it? Be gone, long distance relationship! *hand goes up* For my cub will soon be making a move from geek-full San Francisco down to douche-full Los Angeles. Words can't describe how excited I am that he's moving to SoCal for me... *sniffles*

But as happy I am about our union, I can't help but feel a tad sad about leaving our apartment in San Francisco. It's strange that I say "our" apartment since le cub has actually never seen it, let alone lived in it! (It's been leased out since my venture down south for business school three years ago.) Back when I purchased the loft, I had imagined settling down in the Bay. Me, my imaginary husband, Beans, and possibly (just possibly) a uterus bomb. And now? Now I'm just going to have to trust that the strangers who lease it will treat it with the love that it deserves. And le cub won't be in the Bay Area anymore to protect it.

Everything's going to be okay.


Eh, i just accidentally became ordained through the Universal Life Church...

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Keith Johnson. Hero.

Anthropologie's buyer-at-large, Keith Johnson, is one of this week's curators on Click here to see his picks. I'm a tad disappointed...

Pictured: Bill Traylor's Blue Cat priced at $125,000. Why?


Remember my polaroid project? Check out the tag (front and back) designed by Megan of Mae Mae Paperie that's going to be tied around 'em... Adorbs, no?

Get Lei'd

Last Thursday through Today...

Sushi with my freshman roommate. Friends forever.

Cliff and le cub's "Get Lei'd" Hawaiian-themed party in NorCal. Good times for a change!!!

Finished Anthony Bourdain's latest work, Medium Raw. Read-in-one-sitting-entertaining! Our favorite snarky food-writer.

Picked out wedding bands with le cub at Shreve Co.!!! This wedding business is becoming increasingly real.

Just returned home to an empty apartment. Can't pick Beans up from Blue Dog Ranch until tomorrow morning. *sniffle*

Pictured: 1 of 9 caricatures I'd completed when considering creating one for each of our wedding guests. I've since changed my mind about this idea....... too much work!!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Bow Wow-Wow, Yippee-Yo, Yippee-Yay

My cousin, Cindy has been wanting a pug for as long as I can remember. Alas the time has come... this lil' gal is a pup in consideration... OMIGOSH, is correct.

I'm a Survivor

Day 1 conquered. And yes, I had fun...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


first day at buddy system studios is tomorrow. i am not feeling well, but i shall hide the unwell feelings. don't want to be like the above-pictured "nipply" dog. must be more like this energy-filled rat-chasing puppy. what the blah am I saying? going to bed. word.

photo source: "place of the upside down" by roger ballen. available at 20x200


Here's a peek at a couple of peeps who've been run through my filter of "cute". I didn't actually purchase any mini frames just yet... though the above-pictured frames are supposedly available at a big-box art supplies store. Frames above have been photoshopped in.

I'm pretty sure that none of these friends actually follow my blog - with the exception of my bff, "Hammy" - so the surprise factor is still there. I'd have tags with their names and table assignments tied on, of course. Like it or not, everyone will have a nickname....... *teehee*

As Seen on TV

Loved the navy one shoulder gown Ali wore in this week's Bachelorette. Hunted it down online. It's a David Meister creation and isn't prohibitively expensive. A final wardobe change for le cub and cougar Taiwan reception perhaps?

Monday, June 21, 2010


Researching honeymoon digs for Sicily, Italy. Casa Talia is looking pretty darn good...

Say What?

Toy Story Tres in 3D. I wept like a baby.

Almost famous. Le cub and I made another wedding blog. See HERE to see us on a stranger's site.

LOST MY VOICE. Don't know where it's gone. Hope I recover by Wednesday.

Uterus Bombs

Ankle biters. Little monsters. Uterus bombs. I have no desire to have one of my own anytime soon. However, if the Almighty could guarantee that mine would look exactly like the little girl pictured above (or boogie-woogie like THIS kid... hahaha), I'd surely be having second thoughts.

photo source:

Sunday, June 20, 2010

My Buddy and Me

Internship at Buddy System Studios starts next Wednesday. VERY excited to be getting involved with professional stop-motion animators. Everyone at the studio seems awfully nice, and dude, there's a framed photo of Tom Selleck hanging on the wall. Gosh, I hope I don't fudge it up.

Here's to not fudging up. *down a shot of Ovaltine*

To My Biggest Fan

Thursday, June 17, 2010

This Valley Girl is Very Happy

I grew up on the Lakers... so much so that as a child, I even had silkworms named after Lakers like Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Byron Scott. And oops, they did it again. THREEPEAT!!! Congratulations, Los Angeles Lakers!

"You make me want to say, Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, Ohh my gosh..."

No Reservations

Evening with Anthony Bourdain at UCLA was incredibly entertaining.
It was like an episode of No Reservations, LIVE!
Only we didn't get to go anywhere.
And didn't get to watch him eat anything.
So it wasn't like watching an episode of his show.
T'was more like a book reading.

Can't wait to read our signed copy of "Medium Raw"...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Roman Holiday

Le cub and I have been really slow to plan our honeymoon to Italy, but we've finally begun! Airfare has been booked as have our accommodations in Rome. Check out the uber-cute boutique hotel we'll be staying at while ROMEing (It's RIGHT next to the Spanish Steps!): Mario De' Fiori 37

Now for transport to Amalfi, Sicily and Sardinia...

This is going to be fun.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Playing Catch Up

Bachelorette marathon courtesy of Hulu at my place.

1) My pick. Roberto! *love*
2) Kasey and his genuine heart scare me. He sounds like Kermit. No wait. That's an insult to Kermit.
3) The Weatherman. Chris Kattan with performance anxiety.
4) The Wrestler. Is he really that bad?
5) Frank. You need to keep your glasses on.
6) Chris L. *likey*

Rose ceremonies are so entertaining. As the men await the rose handouts, I can't help but liken the way they look at Ali to the way Beans looks at me. Only Beans doesn't want roses. He wants cookies :)

(Wo)man in the Mirror

I look like a monchichi. Then again, so does Rod Blagojevich. Click HERE to see for yourself.

Monday, June 14, 2010

One Man's Trash... Is Another Man's Treasure

I LOVE the artist, Marie Laurencin. I was first exposed to her charming work in Paris at the Musee de l'Orangerie... some people fall in love with Monet's Water Lilies... Me? I fell in love with Laurencin's Portrait of Miss Chanel - a portrait which Mademoiselle Chanel rejected.

Anyhow, I'm a frequent supporter of Housing Works, a community-based AIDS service organization in the United States that runs multiple social enterprises that help pay for services they provide, spread awareness of their mission, and provide jobs to graduates of their Job Training Program. One of their social enterprises is a chain of upscale thrift shops located throughout New York City. When you make a donation to or purchase from a Housing Works shop, you're giving a second chance to the more than 2,500 homeless HIV-positive New Yorkers the group serves each year... Guilt-free shopping. My favorite kind.

My latest find? A real score. A signed Marie Laurencin lithograph of the portrait "Juliette" (1920). SO FREAKIN' LUCKY!!! Am eagerly awaiting its arrival and will take better photos of it when it arrives.

How big a deal is this? This exact litho is currently hanging at the MoMA in New York City. Click HERE to see.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Le cub's super funny brother and sister-in-law sent us our first wedding gift!!! Meet "Ale-Alejandro"! ("Alejandro" for short.) He's a grizzly bear tuffet. Adorable, no? We love him. A welcome addition to le cub and cougar's grown-up living room. *teehee* Beans digs him too!

Happy Feet

Every day should sparkle like these shoes. My shoes. I love them so much I can marry them. But I can't. Because I'm marrying le cub. My bad.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Ukulele Girl

"If you don't know me by now... you will never ever ever know me... ooh...oohOOH!"

Er, yes. Well. If you knew me well, you'd know that I'd made plans to learn to play the ukulele once the school year wrapped up. I aspire to be as good, if not better, than YouTube doppleganger, "Ukulele Boy." Click HERE to see.

And should I get GOOD, I am going to get one of the above-pictured ukes. (Available via etsy HERE.) Me to this heart-shaped uke is Taylor Swift to her bedazzled guitar.

Alrighty. Going to go research ukes now.


Friday, June 11, 2010

It Takes Two!

I'm done doing my part of the design-work for the cub and cougar wedding invites and am now relying on the talented Megan of MaeMae Paperie to finish off the final leg! Check out MaeMae's blog HERE.

Love that we've had the opportunity to meet so many talented individuals during our wedding planning process!!!

Pictured: Sample of MaeMae's work. Charming, no? They're not my invitations though :)

At Last

YOU DID IT!!! Congratulations to all my friends graduating from UCLA this year. Looking forward to seeing some very pretty shoes peeking out from beneath 'em very ugly robes!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Til Death Do Us Part

Til Death Do Us Part from Debra Chow on Vimeo.

ALL DONE. (Well, no... tweaks still need to be made, but this is what I screened at last week's Festival of Animation at UCLA.)

Tip: To avoid having to watch the video lag (BOOOOOO), let the entire short run through once (buffer, buffer, buffer - on mute?!?) before your official viewing. Enjoy!!!

You're officially old.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Business Time

Now that my short is done (kinda sorta... still need to edit the levels on my sound, switch out some of the temp sound effects, fix some of the keyed scenes, and ooh, color correct that whole darn thing), I can focus on planning an uber-fun wedding. First things first. ME! Wahaha. Still casually looking around for "something" to stick on my head in lieu of a veil. I'm wearing my hair up - either in a knot or side-pony. Had initially planned on sporting some real flowers, but it was pointed out to me that the flowers will wilt pretty early on in the evening...

What do we think about this lil' sparkler? It's by the girls at

Oh, How Bazaar

Foie gras cotton candy at The Bazaar. The things chefs come up with... amaaaaazing!

Twinkle Toes

Mother of Pearl Repetto Ballet Flats? Why, yes. (Purchased a while back, but I didn't have the time to debut them until now...)

By the way, did you know that the holes in abalone shells are actually abalone assholes? TMI?

Liberace Would Be Proud

Beans is jealous of my other love. Kate Spade sequined peep-toes!!!
50% off and in my size. *gasp* I just couldn't resist...

Viva Italia!

Our tickets have been bought!!! Can't wait for our honeymoon!

Oh. And the wedding, of course!

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Animatrix Issue 18. Get your copy HERE.
Edited by yours truly and my friend, Alexis Block.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Say AHH!

Improv puppetry featuring my right hand and puppet, Bianca. Think Real Housewives of Bravo meets Transylvania. At the dentist. Random, much? Yeah.

Monday, June 07, 2010

At Last

2010's UCLA Festival of Animation aka "Prom" has officially come to a close. And I'm so very happy to say that the blood, sweat and tears truly paid off :)

More about the incredibly memorable day to come...

Photo: SOME of the talented animators of UCLA. An adorable bunch. And yes, they really are as fun as they look in photo! (I'm in the bottom shot with one of my workshop besties, Alexis...muah-haha.)

Thursday, June 03, 2010


I have a confession. I love scratching my head. But only at the end of the day. Because if you do earlier on during the day, your head scalp will release oils and then your head will, well, smell like scalp. Not a good smell.

I take particular interest in scratching my head when the weather is dry. I like watching flakes of dandruff flutter down onto my dark walnut floors. Yes, you heard me. I like to watch dandruff FLUTTER.

Sometimes the flakes are actually scabs. Scabs from my previous head scratch. Eew. I know. I'm gross. But I'm feeling awfully honest at this very moment and just thought I'd share a bit of me with you. Eew. You don't like me anymore, do you?

My best friend, "Hammy" arrives today. She shares this same interest. I can't wait for her arrival!!!

Photo of my feet. And le cub's feet. Taken by the amazing Max Wanger.


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