Thursday, January 31, 2008

who died?

let the questions begin. WORLDS GREATEST drama tv series returns tonight.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

unveiling the mystery book set

i received the miranda july mystery book set in the mail - it turned out to be FIVE books and miranda signed and scribbled little notes in each book! two of them are brand new and written by her - of course both are fascinating. especially 'no one belongs here more than you' - i think i might even say it's my favorite.

the other three are used books from her own personal collection.
mystery book #1 SIGMUND FREUD - the problem of anxiety. i've discovered this cool disorder in my 30's and will definitely read this.

mystery book #2 - Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Anderson. he wrote the emperor's new clothes, little mermaid and my favorite childhood book, thumbelina (which is actually pretty jacked now that i read it again). i just wiki'd him and found out he was a gay. but back when he probably couldn't find another gay to be gay with. poor guy. i'm most excited about this one - especially the illustrations "by children of eighteen nations".

mystery book #3 - nighttouch by three dudes i've never heard of - all about nightmares. this book looks creepy and sketchy and i'm a little scared to open it. i think i'll give it to john for valentines day.

thank you kime buzzelli!! miranda july is like elvis to me.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

amore senza fine - tight earring game

i'm pretty down for some outrageously large earrings. a few street vendors in NY inspired me to try and find more earring designers that aren't afraid to go large. i just came across this woman in australia that makes these amazing earrings directly inspired by edie sedgwick. i'd love to carry her things on bona drag, but right now she's content with her etsy site. i'll have to keep searching or find the time to create some myself to fill this hole in bona drag's heart... in the meantime go help this sister out. she's 59 years old and still awesome enough to know that these earrings are a good idea...

Monday, January 28, 2008

every sensible child will know what this means

i often wonder what morrissey's mother is like. what did she do so right?
here she is, elizabeth the librarian, with her own mother

morrissey at age 7

second row, fourth

Saturday, January 26, 2008

the coolest thing on ebay

kime buzzelli is selling this on EBAY. miranda july picked out three of her favorite books from her personal collection and wrapped them up for this mystery book set. is this not the most perfect valentine's day gift?

UPDATE : we are supposed to be on a budget, since we just bought a minivan for the future of our family of cats. but i really needed this. and my valentine was too busy caring about rambo to buy it for me. not that he knows how to bid on ebay or ever will. luckily no one except freckle face and possibly hannah reads this blog, so i was able to still purchase it at a reasonable price after i put it on blast. i'll unravel the mysteries soon.

Friday, January 25, 2008

starting the weekend early

with delicious golden flavors of exotic japanese beers

i just realized christina needs a little more coverage on here. and on my website. can't wait till beach season!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

his throat it trembles when he sings

this can probably be filed under "like duh"... but do yourself a favor right now and go buy the new cat power album JUKEBOX that was just released on tuesday. if you download the deluxe edition from itunes you'll get her cover of "breathless" by nick cave! her choice in covers will always blow my mind. also on the deluxe version is a crucial cover of patsy clines "she's got you". it's hard picking favorites on any of cat powers albums, but her version of james browns "lost someone" comes pretty god damn close.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

never a gear crisis in new york

although we were too early to see chloe's line which comes out on feb 4th, opening ceremony was a real big hit with han and i. it's very rare that i'll spend this much money on myself in one store.. but i had a really great way of justifying things like that in ny. like, i'm making the decision to not live there, and that's saving me a shitload of money, so buying these shoes was the least i could do to be a good person to myself.

i also got a grey dress with a cut out open back. i'll definitely be visiting the la store in early feb.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

encinitas vs NYC

8 reasons why new york is great and i should think about moving there:

1) they have something called morrissey night every sunday
2) i miss winters
3) ny has milwaukee type things like squirrel nests and salty sidewalks
4) i hate strip malls
5) i really love drinking, eating and walking
6) endless things to do and see and be
7) inspiring and challenging
8) no surfers

10 reasons why i should probably never think about moving there:

1) morrissey night sucked
2) i like my space
3) i really like my boyfriend
4) my bona drag boxes would be too expensive to store
5) it would be hard to find somewhere to have badminton parties
6) i would be drunk every single night and i might die
7) i like quiet times a lot more than i think
8) i'm already happy
9) the beach is pretty cool i guess
10) burritos
11) i can always just go to LA if i need some cityness

p.s. thanks for your patience while i was in nyc. all orders will ship out today.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


bona drag will be in hibernation while the ladies go to new york for the weekend. any orders placed after thursday, january 16th 9:00pm pst will ship on tuesday, january 22nd.

i will have my totally cool blackberry phone with me so if you have any questions, concerns, or new york recommendations, please email me at

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

these are the times of our lives

it only makes sense that my two favorite people gave me my two favorite presents for christmas this year. hannah gave me this chandelier lamp that hangs at my bedside.

and my boyfriend bought me a trip to new york! i've never been there. and i can not wait. hannah and i leave very shortly... any recommendations?

Saturday, January 12, 2008

i wish they didn't set mirrors behind the bar

the new mixtape is done and it's a masterpiece. as always, included with any bona drag purchases.

quite possibly the best mixtape in mixtape history, so far.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

collecting songs

i've been hot on the prowl for perfect songs to put on my new bona drag mixtape cd. so far i found what might be the sexiest song ever - these two ladies covering a serge gainsbourg song:

i also received this amazing link from neighbor amy which inspired me to add this song to the mix:

super old footage of young stevie nicks singing with feathers in her hair. is it weird how close that girl is standing to stevie while she sings the entire song?

do you have any favorite secret songs?

UPDATE - unfortunately the recorded verson of wild heart almost SUCKS in comparison to this clip! it did not make the cut and it hurts my feelings.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


my special spiritual friend chad bartie told me that 2008 is supposed to be the year of change. and the year for karma to return. overall, it's supposed to be a pretty good year for everyone. my resolutions for this year:

quit my job to work on bona drag full time
don't drink more than two glasses of anything per night. unless i'm at smiths night in NY. or in NY in general. or with hannah in general.
buy a house so i can get a kitten and paint my living room green
eat more raw foods
finally get my morrissey tattoo
spend more time choreographing interpretive dances for john
write more letters to my aunt clara
go on a tropical/waterfallish real vacation with john
drink more coffee and do more sleeping in
do things to my hair like ginger in casino
start painting the collection of portraits that will hang in my green living room
hang out with casey more

happy new year everyone. be sure to explore the space.