Friday, August 21, 2009


A friend of mine, a few years ago, used to tell me that as long as you're doing SOMETHING everyday to move towards your goal, you're making progress. At least you're always moving. Not staying stagnant, not moving backwards... moving TOWARDS it as small as the steps may be. I've always remembered that and have kept that as my mantra in regards to my clothing line. I was kicked into action mode this week when I was partaking in the epitome of anti-action... loafed on the couch watching THEE stupidest reality show ever on the air, Millionaire Matchmaker. This "self made millionaire" looking for love was the owner of Young Fabulous and Broke,... an average clothing line based out of LA. She said it had become a ten million dollar company in a matter of a few years. In my experience so far in the industry I find that a lot of company owners are total douche bags... not full of inspiration or creativity, not necessarily in touch with what is going on in fashion, not full of innovative ideas, and not usually even good business men (or women). The common denominator: They had money. Even a mediocre product can have a short lifespan if there's money to "birth it", if you will.

Moral: I have a goal of scoring an investor for my clothing line by the end of this year and I am going to go for it and not let down. It might sound like an empty promise or one of my "dreamer" ideas but I want to prove myself and anyone wrong who's ever thought I couldn't pull shit off. That's several months to research, build a convincing, thoughtful and well planned pitch and do everything I can to nab me some cash for this project. If there's one regret I will have when I die it will be NOT taking a chance and doing everything in my power to bring this project to life. And the truth is that there are angel investors to put money behind good ideas, but I have to go out and seek them. They're not going to come knock on Apt. D and ask for my permission to throw me a couple G's.

There are so many clothing lines out there it's sick. There are so many shitty ones it's even sicker. Maybe I'm crazy, but I'm completely confident in my ability to run a successful operation that is everything I want it to be. I don't know how much longer I can go working on lines that are so mediocre... seeing brands break onto the scene that are total jokes.... I need to find a way to do what I'm MEANT to do.

My biggest pearl of wisdom to the shitty clothing lines out there: get a premise.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I am ready for you to get gone and stay gone for awhile. I got a few good dog beach trips outta you,... a pretty gnarly sunburn, a summer night's swim in the pool in Fresno, a bunch of bbq's and the best 4th of July to date,... but I'm officially ready for dark early evening hours and coats and boots... (not that I ever TOOK OFF my boots,....)

Time has begun to pass quicker than it did when I first transplanted. The weeks go by faster but the weekends seem to too which I HATE. It will all feel better when I don't have to say goodbye every Monday. I fucking hate Mondays. They start way too damn early. They last way too damn long. And it seems like Sunday night I'm already planning Friday. I'm a planner. Its an inherited trait. It will work to my advantage soon...

Tonight I am feeling inspired about some things, angry about some others, anxious about a shit load... Up and down per usual. That's life remember? The lows are necessary so you remember what it feels like to be high...

Thursday, August 6, 2009


WAUSAU, Wis. - A married man who planned to meet with one of his handful of lovers at a Wisconsin motel instead found himself bound, blindfolded and assaulted by a group of women out for revenge, according to court documents.

Four women, including his wife, eventually showed up to humiliate the man, who ended up with his penis glued to his stomach in a bizarre plot to punish him for a lover's quadrangle gone bad, according to the documents filed in Calumet County.

Now it's the women who face punishment, perhaps six years in prison, and at least one said Monday the story has gotten twisted and she's embarrassed.

"I am disturbed. I am upset. I am having a hard time handling life; an emotional wreck," Wendy Sewell, 43, of Kaukauna, said in a telephone interview from her home. "I am ashamed."

Sewell, Therese Ziemann, 48, of Menasha, Michelle Belliveau, 43, of Neenah, and the man's wife are charged with being party to false imprisonment, a felony. Ziemann also is charged with fourth-degree sexual assault.

The women are free on $200 cash bails. Investigators say all the women but Belliveau were romantically involved with the man. Online court records didn't list defense attorneys for any of the women Monday.

The Associated Press is not naming the man's wife to protect his identity as an alleged victim of sexual assault.

The women's plot for revenge unfolded last Thursday at the Lakeview Motel about 30 miles southwest of Green Bay in the tiny village of Stockbridge near the scenic shores of Lake Winnebago.

Criminal complaints filed Friday allege the man agreed to be bound with "sheer sheets" and blindfolded with a pillowcase for a "rub down" by Ziemann. She instead cut off his underwear with a scissors and summoned the others to the room with a text message.

Ziemann struck the man in the face, and used Krazy Glue to attach his penis to his stomach when the other women arrived, according to the complaints. The man told investigators he also was threatened with a gun. Ziemann told investigators she didn't have a gun but may have told the victim, "Do you know how much I want to shoot you?"

He started screaming and the women rushed off fearful that he could get loose and hurt them but allegedly took his wallet, vehicle and cell phone.

Ziemann told investigators she met the man online through Craigslist, fell in love and paid for his use of a room at the motel for the past two months. She said she gave him about $3,000. Then last Wednesday, she learned from the man's wife that he was married, had other girlfriends and was "using them for money." She expected the money to be repaid, according to the documents.

During Thursday's confrontation with the man, Ziemann told investigators Sewell asked him, "Which one do you love more?" and the man's wife made a derisive remark about him being scared.

The man got free from the bed by chewing through one of his bindings, went outside and borrowed a telephone from the motel owner to call police.

Ziemann and Belliveau are sisters and Belliveau didn't do anything wrong, Sewell said Monday. "She was just there for moral support. She wasn't even dating the guy. She stood at the door the whole time and didn't participate or nothing."

Ziemann's husband answered the telephone at their home and declined comment. There was no telephone listing for Belliveau.

The man had no telephone listing in Fond du Lac.

... I don't know,.. it's just not THAT hard to stay true to your spouse, is it? Really? Just leave if you're done. You cheat, you reap what you sow. Just sayin'....


I'm going to say it's not because I'm a total victim of consumerism but rather a fan of being a homebody.... and you're home has to be comfortable and inviting to COMFORTABLY be a homebody....I've been continuing my research and consideration into our home decor planning. I really love interior design. Just some eye candy until my wallet supports my plans.....


Los Angeles is crowded enough.