Frequently Asked Questions
Way too much information
  1. Why do you call it One Good Life?
    Basically, because you’ve got one good life - so, live it already! In my case, I’m taking notes because my memory is so bad.
  2. What is your blog about?
    It’s a native’s-eye-view of living in San Diego, raising a kid, running a business and bucking the norm by being madly in love with my husband, The Varmint, my daughter, Makenna - and wallowing in the joy of an extended community of crazy-cool friends and family. In addition, I am passionate about traveling, one-of-a-kind and well-designed things. I support small businesses, artists and craftsmen. And I absolutely, positively love a good cup of sludgy, nerve-jangling coffee and even darker beer.
  3. What do you guys do for money?
    Besides dance on tables in Mexican bars? We run a design agency. With real clients and everything.
  4. What part of San Diego did you grow up?
    Clairemont. That’s right. Clairemont. I’m an alumnus of Clairemont High School, class of ’85. And no, I’m not blogging from jail. The Varmint grew up in Pacific Beach and went to Mission Bay High School. (Booooo!)
  5. You mentioned you were in the skate scene. What’s with that?
    Many of my crew were skaters, friends with skaters, in the business ourselves, dating skaters or simply hangers-on. Some of us were all of these things at one point or another. I traveled all over the world with some really interesting people. This was when vert was hot, street was not – so basically, this was when dinosaurs were still roaming the Earth. Not that any of it matters, because I can barely remember any of it. Did I mention this was the ‘80s and early ‘90s?
  6. You’ve had a lot of weird jobs.
    Yes, I have. At different times, I’ve been different things: Editor-in-chief of an old black-and-white San Diego local magazine called Umbrella. A producer and recruiter for Spike & Mike’s Sick & Twisted films. Arts and Entertainment and Movie editor for San Diego Sidewalk.com. A teacher at a fashion college. Content director at a dot-com. And now, weirdest and most challenging of all, a wife and mom.
  7. What are all those bookmark sites about?
    These sites give users an easy way to share their favorite web pages with their friends and neighbors. Social Bookmarking
  8. What does "Subscribe" mean?
    A "subscription", also called a "web feed", is a way to stay up to date on the latest entries posted to a website. Subscribing is free, but you do need to have special software to receive and read a feed. Luckily that software is also free. The latest browsers, FireFox, Internet Explorer 7 and Safari come with feed readers already built in. Or you can use a web based feed service such as My Yahoo!, Google Personalized Homepage, My MSN, or My AOL to read feeds from your personalized homepage. For more information check out this explanation from Six Apart or the Wikipedia page on web feeds.
  9. Why does the site look like it got beat with a Commodore 64 motherboard?
    Probably because you are using an older browser. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, in particular, is notorious for mangling website layouts. We highly recommend you upgrade to a modern browser such as FireFox, Internet Explorer 7 and Safari.
I am a writer and lazy artist who loves travel, architecture and design. Right now, I'm into photography. My fabulous husband (a.k.a. The Varmint) and I are also the principals of a San Diego-based creative agency - and new parents to the divine Baby Mak. Read More >