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bffs, originally uploaded by hep.

i shot this a few weeks back when we were shooting skylines for something or another. it's me and pascal sitting in front of the sf skyline up near twin peaks behind the randall museum. in light of the recent ljdrama it is probably a good time to let people know that if you ever talk behind the backs of my bffs, nullcherri, demure, k_hate, ninjalie, t12, aempirei, writewrongs, (or oclet) (or yuriy) i will not be able to run fast enough to tell them. i get that we all have expectations of privacy, but these people are some of my best friends and i will not trade on their friendship for someone i am friends with online. you should probably remove me if you have a pressing need to diss them and think this will be a problem.

i have made some new friends over the past few days. you guys should head over to my intro tag if you want a brief (wordy) primer on whats going on around here. the short version is that i am a photographer from san francisco in my early thirties with three kids. the longer version is way more detailed, complicated, funny, easy to judge, and an all around amusing tale of parenting the hard way. i highly recommend starting from the bottom and working your way up.

the rest of you should head over to my hugbox and leave me hug related love.

i am finished with 90% of my xmas shopping for the children and i am planning on taking the crown of Best Present Giver Ever for the 10th year in a row. now if i can nail yuriy and my parents, i can get the coveted trifecta of Best Present Giver awards, wherein i will attain gloating rights until the next major present giving event over all the rest of the present givers. i am feeling mighty accomplished with myself until i remember that i have a month left in which to get gifts, whereas i owe four pies the day after tomorrow. PRIORITIES!

we are postponing our nola trip until late december. however i am trying to pull together a road trip to the salton sea this weekend before everyone heads back to work. does anyone else want to go because i have enough passengers to entertain me, however i would like another driver because it is long haul driving. CAMPING IN THE DESERT IN WINTER WHO WOULDNT WANNA GO!

dont forget to head over to this post to leave me your addr for an xmas card if you have not done so already!
run and tell that is my new fav thing to say. i keep saying it to the kids and they are like "who do we tell? you? MOOOOOOM"
lol you should try watching that movie with a fever of 106. i thought the whole living room was burning down.
what is with people already done their christmas shopping. You people and your efficiency and planning.
ten years of hustling my ass to wrap a mountain of gifts on xmas eve have taught me to plan ahead and wrap everything 3 weeks before. FOR ONCE I AM GOING TO GET TO BED BEFORE MIDNIGHT DAMMIT!!! hehehe
See I am a terrible present shopper, so it takes me like 4 weeks to figure out what I am getting someone.

I can usually get it all done by the 17th or so. I still don't wrap anything until christmas eve.
ahah yeah, i am that annoying shopper that has spreadsheets and metrics to make sure gift giving is easy and smooth. its terrible. we also do this HUGE family & friend xmas eve dinner so like, i am exhausted already by 8pm, and i HATE staying up until 5 to wrap only to stumble out of bed an hour later. plus in our town, santa comes around at 8-9am on a firetruck, and its no fun getting woken up by santa on a firetruck right outside your door.
srsly I'm not getting paid until Monday which means Black friday wuold be overrr
I don't know any of those people except Demure, and I like her a bunch.
Demure is pretty bad ass. I don't know anyone else all that well but I will happily take your word that they are good people. :)

You must make bank for your photos because come on...look at that!
I've heard of this crazy lj drama but I'm so out of the loop. Good for you for having their backs!
I am mostly unaware of the rest of them, but nullcherri has always seemed pretty fab. I remember her being awesome from waaaay back in the LJ day.

I would totally go camping in the desert in winter, but I will be too far away. Even though I am moving closer to the left coast (SHHH).
yeah nullcherri is like the most fab person on earth. we will be bffs forever i am sure.

i am so excited you are moving closer to here! are you moving to az? we are planning a feb roadtrip there!
i will screen! i am excited tho! that is on the way to a roadtrip!
Where in AZ are you headed too?

I am in metro Phoenix and am always up for a cup of coffee or something depending on time and such. :)
i do not know yet! i just want to go photograph EVERYTHING in az. you guys have so many cool rocks!!!! also thunderstorms. we do not get those here by act of the california state constitution. :< but yeah, a bunch of us plan on renting a car, driving to az for like 4 days and just driving around. probably in like feb? (not jan because i always forget i have science fair which is like this giant ordeal and i end up being at the school for like 2 weeks solid)
Hmmm. Let me sink my head into what is cool to take pictures of around here at least. I for sure recommend Jerome AZ which is a lot further north (closer to Flagstaff). Jerome is suppose to be haunted and speaking from my experience, the grand hotel is pretty intense!

It was an old hospital that sat empty for something like 30 years and then was converted to a hotel.

Tombstone is pretty sweet depending on how far south you want to venture.

Keep me posted and if all schedules and fates line up, a quick cup of coffee would be pretty cool. :) I am curious to see the pictures since I am fairly bored by the state since I live in it. Maybe it will renew my interest in AZ.
I'd help you hide a body. Nobody fucks with my Hep, or anyone else on the above list (although I don't know who writewrongs is, I assume they are super rad by association.)

People have made fun of me for showing up immediately at mention of your name in defense, and I couldn't be fucking prouder to be called a "fangirl" of yours. Haters can suck it.
I see how it is :( you only have the back of the special kids! LAAAAA DIIII DAAA! Also good picture of you guys I love the pics you take at twin peaks.
dammit i totally knew i was forgetting someone I AM EDITING IT RIGHT NOW! i figured it would be oclet who got super mad at me for forgetting, BUT HE GOT HIS LJ SUSPENDED SO I COULDNT LINK HIM!
have you seen this?

i'm at work so i watched a little of it, but i don't have sound on this comp.
yes that is what made us want to go! im contacting the communications office to try and get legit permission to film there. the soundtrack is good, its just music, one of the godspeed you! black emperor songs.
apparently i am not listed as one of your BFFs.. what do i need to do to rectify this?
dawwwwww <333 you are the best! i need to make another trip to sf after the holiday craziness!