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I’m not excited or anything… I can just hardly sit still for two minutes before getting distracted by thoughts of the weekend. And no wonder! I going to be in sunny and warm Palm Springs. We have tickets to the tournament at Indian Wells (that’s Rafa heading to practice yesterday). We have spa appointments which will greet us the day we arrive (thanks Lesley). We are attending the Hit for Haiti fundraiser where Federer and Sampras will be playing Nadal and Agassi… and Graf and Davenport will play Navritilova and Henin (thanks Lee). We are staying at the swank Viceroy Hotel. And I am doing all of this with two of my dearest friends (who also happen to love tennis) Lee and Lesley! I am one lucky girl! (photo credit: zumapress)

holy hottie

As if I wasn’t already excited enough to go to Palm Springs for a weekend with my girlfriends to bask in the sun and watch Rafa play tennis at Indian Wells, and then he goes and stars in a steamy video with his friend Shakira. Vamos Rafa! Lee, Lesley and I are on our way!

inspiration knows best

Inspiration. If we’re lucky we encounter it every day, many times a day. It can appear in the most unlikely places and also feel like home. It serves as both the spark and the breath of creativity. It’s both subtle and powerful, sudden and prolonged.

I’m honored to be one of 300 creative souls taking part in sfgirlbybay’s blog it forward project where we will each answer the question – what inspires us? I’ve taken the baton from Sycamore Street Press and will pass it on to tomorrow. We are part of just one of several chains of inspiration that are in motion this month. The full list can be found here. Enjoy! And be inspired!

Ahhh, the list could go on…. But what inspires you?


Though this video may lead you to think otherwise I was not at the Australian Open last week.

I WILL be at Indian Wells in March so I’m hoping Nadal enjoys a quick recovery from his injury (a small tear in his right knee). I promise I won’t propose!

in black and white

I’m pinching myself. I’m over the moon. I can’t believe this is really happening to me.

I’ve been interviewed before (about Rafael Nadal when I was attending the U.S. Open, when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision about high school newspaper censorship, when my middle school opened for the very first day, and a few months after I returned home from New York City following an internship at Lear’s magazine), but this is different.

This is not just by chance or being at the right place at the right time. This is part of a life-long dream, and this is due in every possible way to my mom’s friend Carol, who’s been one of the biggest supporters and fans of this blog. So thank you Carol!! This wouldn’t be happening without you.
Here’s Margie Boule’s column in today’s Oregonian
And just for kicks and giggles here’s the New York Times article where I was quoted about Rafael Nadal. It ran in the Style section a few years back. How perfect is that?!