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Friday, September 5, 2008

A Cool $10 Mil and 2K in LA

I know I said I would stop with the politics (and I will), but this post made me really happy.

I've never been much of a fan of LA (I know, I know, my Northern California roots are showing), except for a place that makes the best sushi I've ever had, Remix Vintage Shoes, and when my sister lived there (and we would bust a gusset on all that sushi).

I hope this is a sign of more good things to come. Way to go, Culver City!

Sushi, shoes and kick-ass volunteerism--now that's a post! (Pats self on back.)


Octavine Illustration September 5, 2008 at 2:58 PM  

okay, okay, i know...i've been gone for like forever. but the good news is i can come back and catch up! i am so excited for you and your first sold print! yeah! and i love the pic of the stairs. and i love the post about the mission and the republicans and the nature of urban democracy. and i love that you're writing about politics and all the screwy things going on in this country. and i love that you bought my magnets and sent me a picture of them on your fridge. and i love that you can see the beauty in everything, even los angeles.

promise not to be gone for so long again. missed you so.

Greg September 5, 2008 at 3:15 PM  

I lived in Venice in 2004 during the election and turnout at these sorts of things were big, but never THIS big. and so much of it is spontaneous and new people not just the people who always do this sort of thing. Thanks McCain for picking a VP choice that inspired folks to give to Obama!

and there's been a spike in purchases at the Adama for President site too...I guess I should thank our family pal McCain for that too?

Kath September 5, 2008 at 3:35 PM  

I just stopped by to say, you're so sweet. Thanks for making me smile today with your comment.


paris parfait September 6, 2008 at 5:57 AM  

Hooray, hooray, hooray! xoxox

willow September 6, 2008 at 9:00 AM  

Come on over to Willow Manor...I have a little something for you! :)

Disturbed Stranger September 6, 2008 at 12:19 PM  

Interesting post...

My Castle in Spain September 6, 2008 at 2:38 PM  

it's a pleasure to read your political posts. As a French person living in Spain, I appreciate knowing more about US elections. I lived in the States for 1 year when I was a student at UVA and am fond of your country. (even if i find it too WASP sometimes). This is why I feel sad when I read articles about Sarah Palin's appalling speeches. I wish with all my heart that Obama will be elected and once there, will manage to operate some changes (social, military). Although I imagine, it might be difficult not to be pressurized by lobbies.

Good night dear and..
any ice cream left ?

rochambeau September 6, 2008 at 4:38 PM  

Dear Tangobaby,
Hope all is well for you tonight.
You and I have things in common!!
Yes! to being a San Francisco GIrl! I grew up there, but have also live in LA. La hurt my soul. My personality was most formed in San Francisco. Thankfully, I take what I absorbed where ever I go.

Go Barack!


Christina September 6, 2008 at 9:38 PM  

I used to visit Culver city when I was way young! Now I need to visit S.F. : )

robin-bird September 6, 2008 at 11:01 PM  

bust a gusset...i haven't heard that in avery long time :) it is a fine mix, politics, fashionable shoes and unbuttoning your waistband following a good meal.

Anonymous September 7, 2008 at 6:55 PM  

mmm, cajun halibut cheeks,....take me there!
hooray for the obama supporters in LA. i think its wonderful, as you said while most people were glued to the rep. convention, here were people who didn't need to hear it. pretty cool.

tangobaby September 7, 2008 at 10:44 PM  

Hi ms. octavine!

I missed you too, and I'm so glad you're back. I know you had lots of fun events and beautiful work to create so I'm glad you were enjoying yourself and I'm so happy to see you here.


Hi greg,

I'm not a betting person, and I've learned my lesson not to be so sure as to how these things turn out anymore, but that post made me happy when I was getting sick of reading about the RNC.

I'm glad Adama is getting some attention these days, too!

Hi Kath,

Always a pleasure to stop by and see what you and Margie are up to!

Hi paris parfait,

yes yes yes! (let's hope things keep going that way!)


Hi willow,

I have been away from the computer all weekend but I promise to check in with you very soon and see what you have for me!


Hi disturbed stranger,

ummm, thanks.


You went to UVA?! That is one of the premier universities in the country and I am sure that Thomas Jefferson would have been very proud to know you were a student there! Wow!

Who knows what will happen. Our elections certainly seem to be unpredictable and we can only hope for the best and try to undo the damage as best we can.

There is lots of ice cream left, I'm sure! I will go and check for you.


Hi rochambeau,

Yes, I can see where you and SF would be great together...and LA not so much. LA is a tough place to be and I understand what you mean. Did you know that SF has the highest number of artists in the country? I read that somewhere...

Hi christina,

I've been to Culver City and can confidently say that San Francisco is WAY more fun and I highly recommend a visit. But let's keep encouraging them and all the rest of So. Cal to keep up the vote for Obama.

Hi robin-bird,

I'm not sure where a gusset is on a person, but I can say for sure that I've busted one with sushi, on many occasions. Katsu-ya is really that good. Just know that you will have to empty the piggy bank, too.

Hi mrs. sarah ott,

I have never had the halibut cheeks and I'm sure they are very tasty! I am insanely fanatical about the Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna, the Almond Scallops and the Baked Crab Rolls.

Now I am starving again.