devin davis


devin is/was on tour with tilly and the wall, so on wednesday jon, cecile and i went and saw them play at the abbey pub. conrad was there too (but no erik). good show – particularly the part where kianna did a stage dive at the end of their set.

post-show, jon bought the ladies some white castle. oh yeah. we do it classy here in chicago.


…was the caf launch party, which i heard was super-awesome, but i didn’t attend because i was making chocolate chai spice cupcakes for…

letterpress dvd sleeves


…which was the day of the fb dvd launch party. friday morning katie and i glued together enough of our gorgeous letterpress packaging to make 100 dvd sets. when dawn got back from her insane grocery shopping we spent the next 4-5 hours peeling and chopping various vegetables. aaron and antonio got back from umoja in the early afternoon and they got the rest of the office ready – moved desks and computers, set up the projector, put up decorations.

by 6 o’clock the office was filled with the smells of delicious vegan dishes (seriously!) and we were all in party mode. the party was terrific – mike spun, we had a champagne and cupcake toast (dawn got teary!), and hired katie and offered drew and internship. hooray!


slept in on saturday, studiously avoided the pile of cupcake-related dishes in my kitchen, then drove to evanston to exchange a comic book. between when i left home and when i walked in the door to watch ‘brick’ with kareem, it was like 2.5 hours. w.t.f. traffic was insane and i was so ready for my stonecutters magic button that lets me bypass the as-far-as-the-eye-can-see line of cars. kareem got his hair cut/did/both? then we watched ‘lucky number slevin’ which was fantastic and reminded me of a lot of cool movies that i’m sure every reviewer on earth has already compared it to ad nauseum.

the juiciest turkey i've ever eaten


sunday was cecile’s 8th annual canadian thanksgiving dinner/potluck. i studiously avoided the pile of cupcake-related dishes in my kitchen, made green bean casserole and came over early to help her and trent cook and set up (after i had watched friday’s battlestar galactica which i missed due to the dvd release party). i had my first keg buying experience, my first the-tap-is-leaking-air-give-me-a-different-one experience and made delicious turkey gravy using my grandma’s recipe. over the course of the night i had the following things exploded/splattered/spilled on me: pbr, cool whip, thickening mix for the gravy. thanksgiving was great – about 50(?) people came over the course of the night and the food was amazing.


uneventful except for the part where i spent the whole evening at cecile’s eating thanksgiving leftovers and making a really weak attept to kick a keg that would require a far greater cumulative appetite than that demonstrated by two less-than-five-foot-tall asian girls with relatively low tolerances for alcohol, particularly when one had just (maybe) broken her toe and hadn’t slept much all weekend and the other still had to drive home and get up early the next day for her internship.

oh, also i studiously avoided the pile of cupcake-related dishes in my kitchen.


so uneventful i can’t even remember what i did last night. oh wait – caught up on a few tv shows, talked to people online, lamented that i could’ve been in 80-degree georgia with my family, and went to bed super-early. …after studiously avoiding the pile of cupcake-related dishes in my kitchen.


probably actually wash the pile of cupcake-related dishes that now threatens to overwhelm my kitchen with the smell of old chai spice mix and decomposing buttercream. oh crap there are some students coming to work for a tour tonight. maybe i’ll avoid those dishes for one more day.