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Plants brighten up a rainy day beyond belief.

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User Image theleila Posted: Nov 20, 2017 8:51 PM (UTC)
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User Image theleila Posted: Nov 18, 2017 4:02 PM (UTC)
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There are few (if any, tbh) Persian artists that I relate to and admire more than the fearless, honest, conflicted, outlandish, sweary, brilliant Marjane Satrapi. I not only had the luck to be here when she received the Bita Prize from Stanford, but I also got to ask a question during the unexpected Q&A 🙏🏽😃😍. I asked her about her choice to tell her story with the medium of the graphic novel. She said first that she prefers the term “comic,” as “graphic novel” sounds like something dirty. And she explained how comics are easily read by anyone. And that when she just writes, she becomes far more pretentious and loses all sense of humor in her writing. She also answered questions on identity, especially regarding being an immigrant or child of immigrants. To this, she said, having been through the telling of her story in Persepolis, she has decided the conflict between identities is pointless, and to chose the different elements you like to make you. “There’s room for everything. Just move it all around a bit.” 👍🏽👌🏽👈🏽❤️🖤💚
*edit: this event was literally the one time since moving here where I felt underdressed. Naturally it takes the Persians to create an event where everyone is gorgeously coiffed, suited and booted.
User Image theleila Posted: Nov 17, 2017 6:28 AM (UTC)
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👍🏽🙌🏽👏🏾👌🏽🙏🏽🍶🍵🍚🍛😍😍😍
User Image theleila Posted: Nov 16, 2017 6:56 PM (UTC)
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Charlotte Gainsborough. Rain. Coffee. Mood.
User Image theleila Posted: Nov 16, 2017 5:09 PM (UTC)
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Rose is ready. Bring on the wet season, California.
User Image theleila Posted: Nov 15, 2017 6:54 PM (UTC)
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User Image theleila Posted: Nov 14, 2017 5:38 PM (UTC)
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ELBOW!!! 😍🙌🏽😃🙌🏽🎸🙌🏽🎻🙌🏽
A truly epic, majestic, glorious, heart-swelling performance by one of the best bands in the world (IF YOU DISAGREE I WILL FIGHT YOU!) last night at the gorgeous Fox Theater in Oakland. I smiled until my cheeks hurt. I cried. I sang my heart out. I waved my arms like a lunatic. I realized that this is my ultimate “sing along” band now, and am grateful I have one of those that is still turning out stellar music and playing venues like this one. Guy’s songwriting connects on such a deep personal level with so many people, and it’s a friggin joy and privilege to have seen them grow since those first early days with Asleep in the Back. I’m grateful that I’ve had the chance to spend time with the band and interview them, seeing firsthand what genuinely kind, good blokes they all are.
Shoutouts to Chris Barbie, who sang “karaoke” with them at that tiny Cotton Club gig in Atlanta, and @eileentilson, who interviewed them with me and shared another smile-til-your-cheeks-hurt experience at Center Stage. I wish you’d both been with me to put your arms aloft. A lot. (Another shoutout to Noel, who described them as “a British band that British people like to put their arms up at their gigs” when I first played their music for him. Well, you’re not wrong mate)
And now I’m hella sleepy after yet another late night and early morn. Coffeeeeeeee!!!
Saturday night took us to @sonsdaughterssf. One of our most amazing Bay Area memories, our first proper San Francisco “experience” together since we moved here, and our first Michelin Star Restaurant. Basically a brilliant night all around, with nine courses of perfect food paired with perfect wine sitting in perfect chairs surrounded by perfect company. Thank you, thank you to @lisa_gentilini for setting it all up and making it ridiculously stress free and fun. And thanks to her hubs Colin for documenting all the courses.👌🏽🙏🏽😍
User Image theleila Posted: Nov 13, 2017 2:20 AM (UTC)
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I guess we’re zoodles people now... 🤷🏻‍♀️ #weboughtaspiralizer 🤷🏻‍♀️
User Image theleila Posted: Nov 10, 2017 12:55 AM (UTC)
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Somehow managed to find new doctors, make appointments with said new doctors, with new insurance information, for both myself and Rosemary June, which involved navigating the choppy waters of unknown websites AND talking to people on the phone (😧😱😰). And so now I’m kicking back the best way I know how - with some bubbly while meticulously planning every minute (every spot to stop, every public transport transfer, every restaurant) of the trip to The City with Dame Rosie J.
User Image theleila Posted: Nov 9, 2017 6:44 PM (UTC)
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No big surprise, but the JSK folks take some nice pictures. So, here’s a bunch they snapped of Rose, as proof that she did have a face on the Monterey Trip, and she was actually enjoying herself and not driving us up the bloody wall the whole time.
User Image theleila Posted: Nov 7, 2017 5:51 PM (UTC)
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The sleepy scene before 20 minutes of trying to get clothes on and another 30 minutes of crying through breakfast over, well, I’m not sure what, quite frankly. But it’s got something to do with how cold and sleepy she was. #shehatescold #shehatesmornings #justlikeherdaddy
User Image theleila Posted: Nov 7, 2017 4:48 AM (UTC)
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Another glorious - if increasingly chilly - geology excursion up the Marin Headlands to imagine a Bay with no masses of water; rivers that run through the Bay today; the deep, darkest depths of the way-the-heck-out-and-down-there ocean floor that are somehow now up on the top of these here hills at a wackadoo angle; the “bloops” of volcanic lava that would have come out at the same deep, dark ocean floor to create the deep, dark ocean floor before little itty bitty creatures died and created these goooorgeous layers (again, what the hell are they doing up here?! Naturally, we discussed this a bit and the big answers come later but we are all pretty it’s got soooooomething to do with one of the faults, uplift, and other Bay Area craziness 😂); and a time when the US had an awful lot of army barracks for various wartime needs in this area (WWII and Cold War). Oh and we were also told, again, how “it is *never* this clear and it’s an utterly perfect day and wooweewooowaaaah we are so lucky we can see all this.” Which I have heard a surprising amount of times since we got here so I’m just the luckiest little hiking, geologist person in the whole state. #nofilter #neededajackettho
User Image theleila Posted: Nov 6, 2017 1:34 AM (UTC)
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Some sweet views of this weekend at Monterey, but not many of Rose’s actual face. It does exist. The other JSK Fellows got amazing shots of her, but she was having none of her mama-take-my-picture poses as she usually does. I wasn’t even able to get the quintessential Instagram mum shot of her gazing at the jellyfish at the aquarium. But it did happen. For, like, the quickest of seconds before she ran off into the masses of people (side note: I remembered how much a hate crowds. Fun! But it is an incredible aquarium). It had its ups and downs, laughter and meltdowns, smiles and stresses.
User Image theleila Posted: Nov 4, 2017 10:51 PM (UTC)
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When your kid has been testing your limits for the better part of the day, so much so that all your “good parenting” skills fly out the window and you’re left feeling exhausted, frustrated, and defeated... guess what? She just needed her damn nap. And now we do too. #drunkgirlorrose
User Image theleila Posted: Nov 2, 2017 10:36 PM (UTC)
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Possibly enough of a reason to love living here. At least in fall... #basicwhitegirl #thingswhitegirlslike #whocantdrinkmilk
User Image theleila Posted: Nov 2, 2017 1:00 AM (UTC)
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Rose decided she wanted to be “a sandman” at school today. 😐😑😯🙃😂
User Image theleila Posted: Oct 31, 2017 7:24 PM (UTC)
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Reporting in a little later than anticipated... but we went camping with a four-year-old this weekend and lived to tell the tale! Though I do now have a wee sore throat, probably due to the inability to get into warm clothes and into my sleeping bag, due to a kicking and screaming Rose who awoke us in the middle of the night with, well, gas basically. She spent most of the rest of the night splayed across me while I rubbed her unfortunate tummy. BUT most of the weekend was a success, with enough of that chilly foggy weather that I was craving to set me up for a few more weeks of the unbearably constant sunny days in Palo Alto. And I built a fire, for realz, and made s’mores. So, new Outdoor Level Unlocked. 🔥👌🏽⛺️👏🏾🌫👍🏽🌊
User Image theleila Posted: Oct 31, 2017 4:25 PM (UTC)
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When you are on Day Two of A Bit Of A Cold and are just done already... #allthejuice #killthiscold #sooverit