Friday, January 28, 2011

2 unrelated notes

Item 1: Hello Kitty Darth Vader, pretty sweet. Item 2, below, just making a few marks. Thanks Jeremy for inspiring some poetry writing!

A parallel,
expanding universe. Your own shit is owning you.
Controlling your sense of time and of space and objects within.
You find yourself
wondering where I've disappeared to.

i'm right here behind this moon

Friday, January 21, 2011

truth time

One of my dear friends sent me this message a couple days ago and I just now read it. I find it touching because I empathize with it so much (hatehatehate driving).

12:15 PM 1/18 random **** truth: i didn't get my driver's license until last january. i never drove in high school, took the bus. never drove in college, got rides. i had renewed by permit like 3 times lol. when i was like 20 with my permit i would drive occasionally to get used to it, that was when i had the near car accident that shell-shocked me. i would shake and sweat whenever i thought about driving again after that for a number of years. when i joined the navy i didn't need the license so i just never worried about it. i got teased about it a lot from the guys in the navy, i never bothered me much though, which is why i never told them when i finally did get my license lol.

12:25 PM 1/18 randon **** truth (cont): when i picked you up that first time, when we went shopping at southcenter, that was my 2nd full time driving since i had gotten my license, and my first real time driving my new car. recall that i didn't test drive it before i bought it lol. but that probably explains to you why i had avoided the freeway and was freakishly nervous driving through downtown traffic. and probably tells you why i had avoided parallel parking, i had only done it once ever, in the drivers test. i do regret not at least trying to do park in your neighborhood, for you. i was a new nervous driver, you were my passenger for like my first 5 drives lol. i'm surprised now how much more comfortable i've become, driving here and there, in the snow and rain, day or night.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

TODAY is the first day of the rest of my life.

I just got home. Tonight I saw Black Swan with Xtina. I feel nauseated and uncomfs and uneasy and icky. The movie was intense.

When I first saw the trailer I was really excited to see it, and then I think just too much time went by and I don't see movies in the theater often so I wasn't super enthusiastic about going. However, I hadn't hung out with Xtina in a long time and she'd wanted to see it so I said yeah, let's do it.

Black Swan was a good movie. It was pretty and I love Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis but honestly I wish it'd gone a little more like this:

PORTLANDIA is a great show, the first episode is on hulu now and I watched it three times yesterday.

And I remember seeing my camera somewhere recently when looking for some paperwork ... Christmas decor pics soon I hope. Which reminds me we really should take the Christmas tree down soon ...

Friday, January 7, 2011

The end of another relationship

... I'm kind of over people. But feeling slightly more ambitious about things. Art, money, other important stuff.

These are some beautiful products I found today while searching

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

Today I stumbled across this: sounds from the large hadron collider.

Full article here:

That led to me watching youtubes about the LHC like this:

If you're youtubing "large hadron collider" you're bound to see the rap video as a result. It is really terrible:

Monday, January 3, 2011


I really really like the SNL The View skits. Joy Behar is claassic.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The first day of the rest of my life ...

I would post pictures of my apartment with our grey-themed Christmas decorations but I seem to have misplaced my camera. We sprayed a pre-lit 4' white tree with matte light grey paint and then also spray painted (it was a sad failure) ornaments various shades of gray. We had better luck hand painting them with acrylic paint and gesso. I took an artificial pine-y garland down to my parents' place and spray painted that in the back yard with grey auto primer and wove in some pretty achromatic ribbons. Pro tip: large spray painty projects are awkward at best if you're trying to do them in the city. At any rate, our Christmas decorations look(ed) nice. When I find my camera I'll upload some pictures.

Here is to a new year, a new blog and new tea. Today Herman and I went to the Waj in search of Royal Milk Tea powder and green tea powder. I couldn't find any RMT, but did get some lavender milk tea and "green tea latte" packets. I just tried the lavender milk tea and it's wonderful--like drinking a flower, but in a good way. Anyway, I was looking for green tea powder to put in protein shakes ... I think this "green tea latte" stuff should do the trick, but we'll see, and the lavender stuff is at least tasty prepared the way it's meant--in hot water, but I may try it in some baking.

Honorable Mentions:

Curating the very best packaging design.

Chocolate Tweed Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Whipped Cream