Wednesday, May 31, 2006

california knows how to party

So I never said anything about my trip to California! Well, due to my idiocy, specifically my getting wasted and staying up all night before my morning flight, my forgetting which car rental service I'd booked, and my nonexistent available credit which made that last point moot, things didn't turn out quite as I'd planned. Sans wheels, I was unable to see Alex and/or Eric and my friend Chef Steph who works her magic at the Dakota. Sad. But this meant I had more time to relax, detox, hang out with the Fam, and jump on every little opportunity to chauffeur them all around in their rental minivan. My parents love them some minivans, and I just love to drive. Anyway.

For the first couple days before the relatives arrived, I spent an inordinate amount of time beached on the big leather couch on my sister's dorm suite's terrace.



I love how in this picture every other person, myself included, is making a ridiculous face.


I would also like to point out the lovely flaxen-haired lady of a certain age at the end of the table. That is Great Aunt Barbara. She was Miss Budweiser sometime back in the 50's. Note that she is drinking a martini. It is a tragedy that this was the first time I met her since I was three.

Here's me and my sis on graduation day. I did her hair and makeup and encouraged her to buy that great dress at Target.



Though hard to believe, we are 100% genetic siblings. Here's proof:



Well, my sister looks like my dad at least.

9 comments:

ham sandwich said...

...and you look like your mom. i remain very pleased about your dress.

citygirl said...

I also need to mention how cute your dress is. Though, with the luck I've been having lately, if I found something similar, I'd probably look like a crack ho in it.

Fat Asian Baby said...

i miss chef steph.

Gina said...

i miss YOU!!!!

Anonymous said...

your dress is fabulous! Is it from girlshop?
that pic of you and your sister is in a weird and obviously you-two-are-far-cooler/smarter/normal way kind of reminiscent of a jessica/ashlee simpson photo from ashlee's dark-haired aced reflux disease days.

Mister Underhill said...

Your sister is hot. Which is exactly what you'd want to here from strange internet denizens, I'm sure.

Gina said...

it is on girlshop, but i actually got it from a little all-spanish/hispanic designers store on the les.

mr. underhill, yeah she is. and no worries, creepy can sometimes be flattering.

Andrew said...

Yaaay for Cee-Gee! Seriously, congrats to the lil' sis.

My God I'm getting old.

Anonymous said...

I apologize for all these months i've been reading your blog thinking you are an asshole, narcissistic loser when now you show us it is just the inbreeding.