November 20, 2008

My wedding day....??


No!
But, I did get to rake the desert with the 20-foot train on this ornate wedding dress I picked up at...wedding dress camp of course! Ahhhh Burning Man.

Hello blog. It's been a while.

July 29, 2008

World's Smallest Postal Service

I'm hopping mad that I didn't think of this first, but I'm so glad at least someone did!! I bumped into the World's Smallest Postal Service in The Curiosity Shoppe on Valencia in The Mission--when I was visiting SF a couple of weekends ago. It truly is curiously genius. She even writes the mini letters on a mini desk!!


June 14, 2008

Phoned Home

I'm back from Japan! eeeeeeeee! Photos tk.

May 06, 2008

subject line: Free Ham Sandwich

This post is dedicated to those of you without desk jobs... because you're really missing out on some super radical emails from near strangers (i.e. coworkers).

Case in point (sent mid-morning today):

Hi all,

Some of you have seen the great sandwiches my wife makes for me for lunch – Today she gave me hers by accident, Ham, which I don’t like. So the sandwich is up for grabs here on my desk, unopened and untouched, free for the taking.

It’s in a white bag on my desk if I’m not there, wrapped in foil.

Sincerely,

IDENTITY MASKED
Manager, Advertising Planning and Strategy
P: 310.360.4596 F: 310.360.4449
E: identitymasked@citysearch.com

April 24, 2008

Fischerspooner - "The 15th"

Me love this song long time. And, I just made a decision: I will be DJing an event very soon because it's so fun to dance and it's even more fun to dance when I am the DJ... I miss the double-decker 2236 house party days!

April 09, 2008

Googly Eyes - WEIRD!!

As most of you know, I recently acquired a big bag of various-sized googly eyes to stick on objects in my house (plants included). The idea? Well, I didn't want to do it to make anything less "scary," but I thought it'd be fun to bring some things (fridge, dashboard, plant pot, fork) to life by sticking some eyes on them. Now, I'm thinking Saturday Night Live might be bugging my place for content ideas...because check it (original airing - 4/5/08):

Coconut Records - Nighttiming

...ok, so holy f-ing miniature madness! Not only do I really like the Coconut Records song "West Coast," but this just in: the album cover for Nighttiming makes use of a dollhouse bedroom shot! I'm so glad I see Mr. Schwartzman at the IAC Peet's all the time. He will be hearing from me soon. Props to the minis! Mini Love!

Pocket of Love: Coconut Records - "West Coast"

I don't know when I went musically soft, but it's definitely happened because I've been listening to Coconut Record's "West Coast" on repeat all morning. I mean, in high school in the NW, I was all punk and riot grrrrl. Now, I'm bopping to sugary pop about sweet, lovely notions and hand holding (which, I guess is how I like to roll). Lately I've been listening to a lot of totally emo stuff (shoegaze, ethereal) and blowing snot rags. I guess it's all about what makes your insides sparkle, and right now I'm completely digging this tune. Check it out....[read: Jason Schwartzman's new MO].

March 27, 2008

Pocket of Love: Julia Fullerton-Batten

I have a new miniature muse of gigantic proportions. A friend of mine just tipped me to the photography of Julia Fullerton-Batten, and I am completely sparkly about it. The series I'm most taken with is called "Teenage Stories." To find this batch on her site, navigate to Projects and then to Teenage Stories. The small-scale sets she created for these images are fascinating. Slightly creepy (some of them). But still utterly fascinating. And, honestly, seeing these is putting my current gnome-home building project to slight shame.

Photo credit: Beach Houses, 2005 / Julia Fullerton-Batten

March 26, 2008

The Avalon Cleanse: Day 11

I am on day 11 of a 30-day cleanse. A friend of mine mentioned chronicling the "ins and outs" (literally) of the process might make for some interesting reading, so although doing this daily seems a bit arduous, I will be posting cleanse-related updates from time to time.

For fans of the nonsensical oddities typically getting air time on here, do not let your peepers get moist--I still plan to pepper the blogspot with some POHs and POLs over the next month, too.

To start, some background: I met with holistic nutritionist (and, I discovered, fellow Eastern Washingtonian!) Rachel Avalon earlier this month for a one-hour, pre-cleanse consultation.

How did I find Rachel?

Well, a former coworker of mine is the founder of Chill Out LA. They featured The Avalon Cleanse in one of their recent newsletters and it piqued my interest.

I have tried other liver detoxes in the past, but so many require you to restrict what you eat so much so that it's entirely impossible to manage while working and attempting to carry on a normal (and somewhat energy-filled) life. The fact that this cleanse didn't restrict calories, only what types of foods you consume, was attractive (and more realistic) to me. So, I met with Rachel. Oh, and I handed her $275 in cash.

At the time, I was still taking various medications, so she recommended that I get off of those first, before starting the cleanse... as well as kicking caffeine to the curb.

So, after much prep work, here I am. Eleven days in.

Day 11 is important because it's Day 1 of Phase 2 (each phase lasts 10 days). Starting today, I'm officially vegan (for the next 20 days; the final 10 are raw and blended foods only). I was vegetarian for the first 10, so it's been awhile since I've eaten anything that used to walk. And, I feel great! Well, I have been battling a serious sinus infection for the past week and a half, which has been making parts of me feel like crud, but in general (skin, energy, pep) I'm feeling top notch. Oh, and Day 11 is also the first of many days where I need to take "power herbs." I essentially just drank some weird traveling medicine show-style elixir that tasted, um, interesting. And, it had wormwood in it, so I think I might actually be high. And, I'm at work. Yes. Interesting.

Once I completely kick the cold, I will be stirring more exercise into the mix, too... which is when things will really start to become "transformational."

So, that's that...... totally riveting I know.

Please, raise your water bottles with me, and give a toast to "spring cleaning."

March 20, 2008

Happy Spring Equinox!

I was home sick today (again), and I'm pretty sure I will be tomorrow too, but even in my weakened, woozy state.. I'm still totally amped about spring. This year, I think my somewhat-ghetto, urban, LA garden (yes, I weed out more Thai takeout menus than actual, um, weeds) will feature: a melange of tomato varieties, bouquets of basil, perhaps some leeks and, and, and...still more mulling to do.

Things in general are looking rather springy lately. I have a couple of projects in the works (more details when there's actually something to report) and I'm feeling rather creative and perky. I'm also in the midst of some serious spring cleaning: mind, body and closet. In addition to being five days in to a 30-day detox, I have two-and-counting garbage bags filled with stuff to sell at my annual Garage-B-Q (garage sale / BBQ). Spring is good. Starting fresh.

Now..if I could just kick this damn cold!

March 13, 2008

Pocket of Love: This Google Office

Google Office in Zurich, Switzerland You won`t believe this, but their office looks exactly like the I-Am-Bored office.

Pocket of Hate: Puffy Pleated Pants

(From my blog post earlier this week... These pants are way too puffy and pleated. POH! Oh, and PANTS!)

Pocket of Love: The Raveonettes

A recent inspiration... I want to make music like this and wear rad, vintage-y rocker dresses on stage. And, I will.

March 12, 2008

Don't Talk About Odie

 
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My family adopted a miniature poodle named Odie when I was a kid. And he bit my leg super hard one day. And although some suspected he may have completed the Iditerod, he really did not. He was just a sad, previously abused lil pup pup that never managed to change his ways regardless of the love. RIP Odie.

March 10, 2008

An old favorite...

...since I don't feel like writing much.

March 05, 2008

Pocket of Love: The Juno-6

It will take a while to master, but the sounds it makes--even at my green level--completely redefine the word "radical," or was the word "badass"? Regardless, I've admittedly been forced to send a couple of sonic emergency pages to Colthart for help twigging and plonging around on this thing. But, even without knowing much, it's really, really fun to play. Entirely analog and tripped out in a dark, thick way. So, who wants to come over and play with me?????

March 04, 2008

Pocket of Hate: "Air Dancers"

I didn't even know their official name until I did a Google images search for "promotional air tube people" and stumbled upon the Air Dancer. Like most Pocket of Hate fodder, these things freak me the fuck out. They're too spazzy and freakoid for me. And they remind me of those little bobble-headed dogs and cats people like to showcase along the rear-window ledge of their cars (Thankfully this trend seems to be phasing out.) They are clearly distracting. And I'm willing to bet a study has never been done to prove their effectiveness (more used cars were sold on the lot the day we had the Air Dancer out!). Ok, maybe there have been studies done because these guys seem to have their promotional balloon biz bases covered (read: giant inflatable gorillas!).

March 02, 2008

Rock-Bottom Loser Entertaining Offers From Several Religions

The Onion

Rock-Bottom Loser Entertaining Offers From Several Religions

FINDLAY, OH—After declaring his intention to drink himself into oblivion two months ago, Owen Pritchard has nearly every popular religion vying for his devotion.

February 26, 2008

The Stair Chair: A Montage

In honor of that fact that I apparently just severely injured myself reaching for a paper towel (seriously, I can't move my neck), I bring you: The Stair Chair.

I don't know what the deal with the guy in the last photo is, but that fucker is intense! That's some serious 4x4 stair-wheelchair action. BTW, does anyone watch "Ninja Warrior"? Arguably one of the best TV shows of all time. But, I digress...





February 25, 2008

Pocket of Hate: Turquoise Cars

Why is it that every time you see a turquoise car on the road it's doing something wacky? Like driving painstakingly slow, swerving, etc.. And, they're always beat up. You don't see a turquoise-tinged car without at least one or two dents, if not an entire panel wiped out. All I know is: When I see any sort of aqua-colored car, I watch the fuck out.

I am slightly intrigued by the buyers of these cars too. I mean.. who walks onto a lot (new or used) and gets sucked into the turquoise purchase? Whether matte or metallic, all options are just unacceptable. Hate. Hate. Hate. (Vintage car models that are light blue / aqua are excluded from this post.)

February 14, 2008

Which is Creepier?


Please. Can the 2 to 10 people that may or may not read this blog on occasion please weigh in on the following:

Which is creepier? The New Year's Baby or the Cupid Baby? I have my opinion all ready to dish, but I don't want to influence anyone's leanings, so I will save my thoughts until the end. Or, until I've waited long enough for no one to officially respond. [Note to Mike Peck: Now I know you're reading, buddy...cough up some bills from that chain wallet already.]

February 08, 2008

Pocket of Hate: The Under-Shaved Top Ponytail

...I'm looking for a picture on Google images to help illustrate my hate, but I'm having little to no luck. A dude with this 'do was bopping his head at the Silverlake Lounge the other night, but it was too dark for me to capture with my celly camera. But, the hatred was boiling. Although, I was partly impressed with the gall (read: Steven Seagal) of it all. If he were rocking an eight-ball leather jacket too, I would have fainted.

February 07, 2008

Before

The room was brightly lit; florescence ricocheting off of hand-painted gold headphones. Alcohol was scarce--it was supposedly BYOB. My fingers were shoved deep into my coat pockets, fidgeting with and clinking two airplane bottles of Bushmills.

February 04, 2008

Mattress Store Experiments With Non-Blowout Sale

The Onion

Mattress Store Experiments With Non-Blowout Sale

RICHMOND, VA—Customers were assured they would get a pretty good deal on a brand-name mattress. Not an out-of-this-world, unheard-of deal. But pretty good.

January 29, 2008

Pocket of Love: Matthew Dear

The sound isn't great, but hopefully you can still catch the beauty.

James "Sometimes"

I pocket of love this song, but I'm really pocket of hating on the lady in the witch dress spinning in circles, seemingly attempting to summon her own cloud-car riding rock god. Listen more than watch, but do take a peep. It's a classic.

January 17, 2008

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The Onion

Very Specific Food Pyramid Recommends Two To Three Shrimp Scampis Per Year

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled an updated, extremely detailed food pyramid Monday, which may redefine the way...

January 08, 2008

Pocket of Love: Supermarket Sweep

When you hear that beep...
I simply love the idea of timed shopping sprees (and wind money vaults). In fact, when I was little, I used to dream about winning a Toys R Us shopping spree, and would often plan the route I'd take in order to snag the raddest toys and gear in the time allotted.

Also, I used to watch a British version of Supermarket Sweep when I was living in London because, well, it was better than watching professional sheep herding and/or darts championships.