Did anyone else use to watch “Making of the Band” about O-Town? I did…and oh yes, I did have an opinion about whether or not Ashley should get married so young! 😉
I’m back from Oakland and other than forgetting to bring my beloved Black Jack with me (which induced an unhealthy dose of separation anxiety), the trip went along swimmingly. Adrienne and I spent one day with our editor Valerie; talking photographers, photo shoot venues and manuscript layout. The next day and a half was spent glued to her kitchen table; across from each other with dueling laptops. We knocked out a ton of sidebars/eco-related content but alas, didn’t come close to finishing. Looks like a marathon iChat session is in our near future!
Alright, I might have just told a little white lie. We didn’t spend and entire day and a half writing away. I met up with my dear friend of *cough* 23 years who happened to be visiting Oakland (from Japan, where he owns a school) at the same time. We visited with his brother and nephew for a few hours, until we met up with Adrienne for lunch. Here’s a shot of Steve and I at our 8th grade graduation, circa 1988.
We took a new picture in the same position in Oakland, but it’s so horribly unflattering of both of us that I couldn’t bring myself to post it. Upward camera angles and early mornings are clearly, not our friends. I’m quite sure though, that if I had had the same sweet, fingerless gloves I wore in the original shot; that the current picture could have been nothing short of nostalgic perfection. Alas.
If you’re ever in the East Bay area, definitely stop by there. Her stuff is amazing–I just ordered a pair of 1920’s inspired Vivienne Westwood shoes from there, that are made entirely of recycled materials!