Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Prints: An Update

A little bit ago I made a post showing one of the blocks I carved. Here are the resulting prints.

What I'm working on now? Well, for one a map. And for another, a milk carton. Pics to follow. One day ...

Monday, June 20, 2011

my mouth is agape

Recently I've found some videos that are so heinous my jaw hurts. Another thing that I find a bit incredible is that these aren't new. I mean both these phenomena have been around for a few years.

Anyway, just minutes ago, I made the shocking discovery that ... Segway polo is real. As in, a world championship exists. I was in Cal Anderson with Peter awhile ago and we watched some bicycle polo players practice. That was horrifying enough. Somehow we (and our friend Rachel) came up with the idea of Segway polo. This was totally a joke--ha ha, what if we all invested Segways and started a Segway polo league? Ha ha ha. Nope, it's real. ):

Other jaw-dropping video(s)? Xtina sent me a link of Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates of Hall and Hautes with Chromeo performing "No Can Do." My reaction was excitement, of course! I like Daryl Hall AND Chromeo and the mash up was lovely. But wait! That wasn't the heinous video! Daryl Hall does a monthly webcast called Live From Daryl's House. After being delighted by Daryl and Chromeo jamming together, I saw that HE ALSO HAD ROB THOMAS AS A GUEST. I hate Rob Thomas. I hate Matchbox 20. But that video was so ridiculous all I could do was laugh and re-watch it over and over. Rob's facial expressions! His bracelets! I think the only time I've ever seen Rob Thomas sing and not been filled with annoyance and anger. Daryl Hall is infinitely cool.

"For me it was sort of an obvious thing. I've been touring my whole adult life really, and, you know, you can't be EVERYWHERE! Nor do I WANT to be everywhere at this point! I only like to spend so much time per year on the road. So I thought 'Why don't I just do something where anyone who wants to see me anywhere in the world CAN?! And, instead of doing the artist/audience performance-type thing, I wanted to deconstruct it and make the audience more of a fly-on-the-wall kind of observer... I mean, what I've always done onstage is very natural. I talk to the audience and it's a very sitting-roomy kind of thing. So I just thought I'd basically bring that to the web."

-Daryl Hall on Live From Daryl's House via

Thursday, June 9, 2011

ambien walrus: 27 me: 0

Got pwnd by the Ambien Walrus tonight. Not familiar with Mr. Walrus?

Check out this awesome little comic:

I just gave myself a haircut. I think it looks okay. Hopefully I'll still feel this way when I wake up. Good night!

oh, and i will be falling asleep to this awesome song!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Just saw this. Kiiind of excited.

This is a good mix of dubstep. Track listing as follows with decent transitions.

Jinder - Youth Blood (12th Planet & Flinch Remix)
Mt Eden - Sierra Leone (Ephixa Remix) *EXCLUSIVE*
Motorcycle - As The Rush Comes (High Rankin Remix)
Ellie Goulding - Lights (Dream Dubstep Remix)
Ganja White Night - Blueberry
Phaeleh Ft. Soundmouse - Afterglow

Ugh. I feel like I have to pee ALL the time. I have a UTI. Fortunately, it's my first UTI requiring medical attention since I was in Japan a few years ago and had to go to the hospital for it. But did you know a trip to the ER in Japan for a moderate UTI only runs you about $100 including precriptions? Lesson: do not be afraid of squatty toilets. Listen to your body or else you're going to be screaming in pain over a squatty toilet every 2 minutes while trying to make your train and dealing with the fact that water glasses in Tokyo are the approximate equivalent size of shot glasses and that makes staying hydrated quite tedious.

On a course of ciprofloxacin hydrochloride. Other antibiotics ran the risk of anemia which is particularly bad for me, so I got an antibiotic that runs the risk of ruptured tendons (!?!?). Summary of CBC results:
PLT-38 (normal range: 150-450 billion/L[150,000 to 450,000/mmol****])
HCT-36 (normal range: 34.9-44.5 percent)
WBC-3.3 (normal range: 3.5-10.5 billion cells/L[3,500 to 10,500 cells/mcL])

*additional notes: avoid impact activities like boxing and karate.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A full day!

bought these shoes a couple weeks ago after eyeing them for a couple months.i sleep with them next to my bed, possibly because I'm a messy slob, possibly because I love them so much.

peter gets nervous when I wield carving tools.

Most days I'm in a generally bad mood. Being depressed does that.

Lately I've been feeling a bit more spirited. Had set my alarm this morning for 8.30 because I had an appointment with psychiatrist. Woke up to a voicemail which google couldn't transcribe and when I listened to it, was just a bunch of clicks. Frustrated and anxious, I called the number back and was informed my appointment was cancelled. Simultaneously annoyed and relieved. Lazed around til noon or so then met up with Peter who had generously bought me coffee after I gave him confusing instructions about what I wanted. Walked up to the studio with him to work on my ugly (but it's something!) linocut. Walked around enough today I have a blister on my foot. Did enough art I have a blister on my finger. Listened to a bunch of music (including a new song I discovered--Hush Hush by Airliner [see GS widget below]). Stopped by the grocery on the way home, got in around 10. Made and ate a delicious croissant sandwich (turkey, havarti, pesto and spinach). Watched an incredible Youtube video of a guy getting into a car.

Now about to watch the season 4 finale of Gossip Girl (also today "fake" photos of Blake Lively were leaked! (: (: )

Essentially I've been practicing a few tricks for better living:
have a couple friends who do stuff with you
take yr meds
buy a pair of nice shoes
don't forget to caffeinate
eat at least once a day (twice or even more than that is preferable, but let's be realistic)
L-bomb a cute nice boy when you're Ambien-tripping.

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