crazy days!

it’s been a crazy week for me. and here’s why:

-working my part-time job monday and today
-doing some research for some freelance work
-drs. appointment
-a little socializing with work mates
-making curtains to serve as closet doors in the bedroom area (photos sometime soon, check flickr!)
-and um, a little 5.6 magnitude earthquake tuesday evening that scared the daylights out of me! whoa. my first major-ish quake. gave me a panic attack! our whole loft building rolled back and forth for about 20 seconds but my heart was pounding right out of my chest for a heck of a lot longer. no damage, for us, or really, anyone, as far as i heard from reading some early news reports. thank goodness.

also, i mentioned this before, but i will be in NYC next wednesday through the following monday. it’s the first time we’re been back since we moved from there in august of last year, and i am really excited. not sure if i’ll dig my feet in and refuse to fly back home or what! ha! actually, i’m sure i’ll be okay…i’m starting to really feel my groove in SF, which is really lovely, after such a rough year.

following the NYC visit, i’ll be down in the orlando, florida area for 5 days, until the 17th visiting family and some friends, and i plan on thrifting like a maniac while there, of course. i hope to come back with some good stuff! *crosses fingers*


  1. darla

    yeah for florida!!! i live in florida… it IS thrifting heaven here… 🙂 hope you have a great time!!!

  2. Casey

    Eeep! I’m glad you’re okay after that “little” earthquake!

    Sending lots of good thrifting wishes you way! Hopefully the thrift-gods will let lots of goodies cross your path (I’m sure you’ll find some awesome stuff–you always do!). And hope you have a safe and enjoyable trip. 🙂

  3. tricia

    darla: i know! i grew up in florida and lived there until 2004….the thrifting is AWESOME. 🙂 i always find neat things when there (usually about once or twice a year now). hopefully this time will be like the others! 🙂

  4. Monelle

    I think the thrifting gods are with me! I’m going to Orlando for Disneyworld and I was planning on renting a car for a thrifting expedition! Tricia, would you be able to report back on what thrift stores I should check out? Also, would all you Orlando thrift queens be able to give some suggestions? Thanks in advance!

  5. Jason

    I wouldn’t be so worried about the earthquakes. You do get use to them. I use to live on the 7th floor of an apartment building in Japan. And boy did is sway when there was an earthquake. I’m still in Japan but now I live on the ground floor of a two story apartment….much better!

  6. tricia

    monelle: i’ll try and report back but i can make no explicit promises to do so…very very busy lately! but i’ll keep the idea in mind.

    jason: thanks for the reassurance about the earthquakes! it was just my first major-ish one, so i was (an still am) a little freaked. it was just so surreal that things could move around like that! so different than life on solid ground on the east coast (where i lived for 28 years of my life)! perhaps i’ll get used to it! hah!