Monday, October 26, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Oh Poop!

So, Renegade isn't happening for me (this year!). Poop!

But all is still good!

Now is time to focus getting some basics covered for the Madrigalli Market in November.

Currently in New Orleans for a business trip. Went straight from the Scarriott in Philly to a sweet place in New Orleans. Nothing is ever all bad or all good!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Still Waiting...

... to hear back from Renegade...

Above is a picture I took at the Monterey Bay Aquarium a few weeks ago.  Can you believe that is a seahorse?  An actual living, "breathing," functioning little critter?  Coolest thing ever!  If you get a chance, this new seahorse exhibit at the aquarium is worth the visit.  I love that aquarium.  The first time I went was probably when I was in grade school?  That place seemed so huge to me and I wanted to run all over the place to make sure I see everything.  Now when I go, there are a few things that I love so dearly, that I want to just sit cross-legged on the floor and gaze for a while- the jellyfish exhibit and the kelp forest exhibit.

Am hopping on the red-eye tonight for a meeting in Philadelphia and next Wednesday, fly straight from there to New Orleans.  Ten days on the road.  Will miss the boy dearly!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Hola! Again, it's been something like a million years since I've had any postings. Busy, busy, busy. I'd like to say that I'm settling into some semblance of a routine again and will be more consistent, but perhaps that would be jinxing it...

Some photos from my business trip to Berlin. For the business part, I got to stay at this awesome hotel- Grand Hyatt Berlin- uber pantsy fants! I forgot to take pictures of the shower (I know, that sounds weird), the best shower/bathroom EVER. I will have fond memories of that lovely green marble and deep soaking tub. I was able to take ONE vacation day to explore some of the city. Found a cute little hotel near Checkpoint Charlie and on the day off, I walked out of that hotel, to the Holocaust Memorial, past the US Embassy, to the Brandenburg Gate and then traipsed through Tiergarten and got a beer at a little cafe near the Zoological Gardens and hopped in a cab back to the hotel.


this was a sculpture on my floor of the grand hyatt, which you see right when you step off of the elevators. they are pieces of granite, suspended by wired, forming a handing tunnel

checkpoint charlie- this area was a major "tourist trap" with tons of trinkets and stuff for sale.

a remnant of the wall- it took a while to get a clear photograph, as lots of people seemed to like to pose next to this piece of history

the holocaust memorial- famous and entirely impossible to photograph it in its entirety and give it justice.

view of some gorgeous blue skies, from the heart of the memorial

us embassy- the is a snapshot of a corner of the building- which was super cool and modern-looking

brandenburg gate

lovely day for a stroll through the garden- couldn't have asked for better weather.

remember this angel from the movie - wings of desire?