September 28, 2007

Who wants to buy me this?

It's a miniature replica of Gil Grissom's office from CSI: Las Vegas!!! This is so neato I'm about to explode. I think I'll post some photos of my collections soon--though none are as detailed nor as radical as this.

September 22, 2007

FACEBOOK

Lately, I have been biting people and turning them into zombies on Facebook. I'm pretty sure I'll be over Facebook within the week, but for now, I'm having a blast on it. Why? Because it's completely ridiculously silly. For example, I can give people awkward high tens and I can pet my friend's dogs. I can also sail the high seas to earn booty points. And, who knows what else. Anyway..if you haven't checked it out yet, you should. It was opened up to non-.edu folks several months ago, so we are all now encouraged to join the kids and bite some chumps.

September 18, 2007

Introducing: The Bushtit

I recently discovered the Bushtit. Apparently, Bushtits nest in the non-native vegetation around Silver Lake--according to Garry George of the Los Angeles Audubon Society (as referenced in a recent "save the Silver Lake resevoir" newsletter, which was crammed into my front door). Is this not the most ridiculously rad bird name you've ever heard? I must get out my binoculars and spy on these Bushtits soon. I bet they have a neat warble.

September 16, 2007

Snap!

Thanks to Everyone That Responded...


...I did, in fact, have a wonderful time with the gorilla. No thanks to any of you. Ok...except for my neat-o roommates. :)

September 13, 2007

Gorilla Suits and Frozen Bananas Rule

I'm going to hang out with gorillas tonight at Ghetto Gloss (next to the Red Lion Tavern in Silver Lake). Details from their website:

Come by and go ape.
This Thursday, every Thursday.
Yep, we got a guy in a gorilla suit. We serve chocolate dipped frozen bananas.
We show ape related films on the outside of the building.
We serve a wicked spiked gorilla punch.
Come and browse the art gallery and the boutique late night.
We are open every Gorilla Thursday from 7P-Midnight!
Screening this Thursday, September 13:
Surprise underground gorilla film from the 70s!!

Who wants to go???

September 12, 2007

Olly Olly Oxen Free!!

Discover the correct usage and the origin of this popular childhood phrase here. I really wish I were guarding a can of rocks right now. That sounds super rad.

September 11, 2007

Burning Man: Part 1: The Art; Part 2: The Art on Fire


For those of you that think Burning Man is just a bunch of drugged-out, naked hippies riding bikes in the desert... Well, you're right. But, they are a minor factor of what I now know to be an extremely misunderstood event. Check out these shots taken by a friend of a friend to get a better idea of what the event is all about:

Burning Man 2007 Photos

The idea that some people spend a year conceptualizing, sketching and then building interactive sculptures for Burning Man, to be enjoyed for a maximum of 7 days (if that), before their work is exploded into ashes, is beyond me. The idea of it is too crazy for me to even wrap my brain around, in fact. But, I'm so glad that so many people consider it to be a worthy endeavor because the art is what really makes the event. The art and a lot of fucking FIRE.

Oh, and the Pancake Playhouse was pretty rad, too.

September 08, 2007

Happy Birthday Mr. Chips!


One year ago today, Adam rescued Mr. Chips from the North Central Animal Shelter. He was skin and bones. At first, he was actually so timid and lowkey that I started calling him Chips Van Winkle -- all he did was sleep! I remember thinking, "We got a dud. This little guy won't play!" But, all he needed was a little time and a lot of love, and now he's the best friend a girl could ever ask for. I LOVE YOU MR. CHIPS!

Mr. Chips is also quite famous now, as acting mascot for the Flying Tourbillon Orchestra. I am his manager and booking agent, so please feel free to contact me if you'd like to see, pet or hire him.

September 04, 2007

Burning Man - Black Rock City

I am still downloading my experience and processing its impact. A city was built with a self-sustaining infrastructure. Mushroom clouds of fire filled the night sky. A ceremonial toothpick was torched. Depeche Mode. White outs. Brown outs. Pickled eggs. Intention. Expectancy.