February 7th, 2005
If you hear the Backstreet Boys,
Michael Bolton or Yanni on the radio, cower in the corner or run like hell.
More amusing interpretations of ambiguous
anti-terrorist graphics at http://www.msxnet.org/humour/terror_alert
October 31st, 2004
|11:54 pm - Many happy carvings Pumpkinheads|
My obsessive streak tends to manifest itself in entirely useless ways, like pumpkin carving. At least the results are enjoyable, it's burning on my windowsill right now...
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July 29th, 2004
|11:24 pm - CNN really "screwed up", yeah right!|
I guess I've become one of those insane conspiracy theorists. Not that I had any trust in the media before, but Fahrenheit 9/11 was the nail in the coffin for me. I don't know if any of you were watching Kerry's speech on CNN but immediately after he finished CNN somehow "accidentally" tapped into the stage manager's mic and broadcast several minutes of his increasingly frantic demands to drop the balloons and confetti (because apparently, as CNN's puppetheads elucidated later, it's a BAD OMEN if not enough balloons drop - I think it's called The Curse of Jimmy Carter or something). This culminated in "WHERE THE HELL ARE THE BALLOONS! WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU GUYS DOING UP THERE!" The end result? Anyone who was watching this fiasco was immediately shifted out of any moment of optimism or perhaps even a shred of contemplation about what was just said, straight into a farce that's going to steal the headlines tomorrow because HOLY SHIT some guy said FUCK!!!!
April 14th, 2004
|11:27 am - When is a mac not an apple?|
The other day I was walking along Houston St. on my way to work. This exasperated looking woman stopped me an asked, "You wouldn't happen to know where the Mac store is would you?" Which I immediately translated to mean the Apple store, because it's close by and everybody wants to go the Apple store, right? So I gave her directions to the Apple store and continued on my way. It finally occurred to me a few block later that she might have been looking for Mac cosmetics! Ha ha ha! Her question seemed even more funny when I realized I was wearing entirely black, maybe she thought I worked there! (laughs harder) Do you think I steered her wrong?
March 5th, 2004
|02:49 pm - Gotham recedes...|
Some observations on my travels thus far...
Even by airplane it takes a surprisingly long time to leave New York. I'm not referring to the city proper of course, but the densely populated swaths of land the surround and feed it. The stalagtite skyscrapers of Manhattan are the first to go, then the tight-knit streets of the outer boroughs give way to the sprawling suburbs, which eventually thin to the mcmansions nested on larger plots of land dotted with turquoise pools and finally your gone, nothing but farmland as far as the eye can see.
Unfortunately it grew cloudy soon after that and I couldn't marvel at the intricate patchwork of fallow fields that make up the great plains but it saved me from a sore neck I guess. We emerged from the clouds just minutes before touching down in Seattle, which was startling in it's jewel-like greeness compared to the winter-grey city I had just left behind
The Seattle airport is one of my favorites. I love the plethora of whimsical public art, clean spacious restrooms and how the directional signs will point you not only to your gate but to the nearest Starbucks as well - very amusing. I'm kind of obsessed with airports anyway, these transient spaces are filled with the most extreme happiness and sadness. I spent an enjoyable couple of hours trolling around Sea-Tac before my short flight to Victoria.
Bob's sculpture in the rotunda of the Vic. airport is looking sadly deflated but he tells me the replacement blimp is being manufactured as I write.
Yesterday I had my new passport photo taken, always a horror story. The girl at the photo counter was surprised when I opted for B&W; one thing you'll learn in art school, B&W is always more flattering (although it still sucked actually, I can't believe I'm stuck with it for the next five years!). Luckily I get to hang on to my old passport, which has one of my best ID photos ever.
In the afternoon I went up to UVic to get Rob Y. to sign my passport application. I was pleasantly surprised to encounter a long gray snake-like thing made of lint in the hallway, which could only belong to theslyestfox - kind of cool to encounter an object I knew of but never thought I would see.
Off to Bamberton now to spend a stormy Friday night sipping drinks in the cozy confines of Bob's cottage, always a highlight of my trips to BC...
February 20th, 2004
Just completed the most exhausting but ulitmately rewarding week I've experienced in quite some time. I've been taking a one-week intensive Avid Media Composer master class, the first step toward what I hope will be my new career. I love editing and I've been doing a fair bit of it at an amateur level (I just finished a little reel for brooklyngirl), so I found myself thinking "why not try to make a living at this?" I have much to learn but a great desire to do it. Wish me luck!
January 22nd, 2004
I am so mortified. Yesterday when I arrived home from work I discovered I had left a pantyliner and a tampon sitting on my vanity. Now normally I wouldn't give a shit but yesterday a guy came over to measure our floors for carpets and he's coming back to install them! "Hey there little lady, nice to meet ya. I feel like I know you already"
January 12th, 2004
Good. You know your music. You should be able to work at Championship Vinyl with Rob, Dick and Barry
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January 10th, 2004
|04:49 pm - More Than 500 Destinations Worldwide|
Each time I walk past this on my way to work I can't help but think of this and this.
December 31st, 2003
|02:09 am - Diner Dogma 4: Lipstick, Chocolate, and Licorice Allsorts|
This time, K and L discuss all of the strange things people try to make art from. As usual, K blames it all on the lexis. Their conversation was held in the Washington Square Diner, a classic joint on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Fourth Street in NYC. We join K and L as they anxiously wait for their lunches…
K: Where should we begin?
L: We should go back to that conversation we had this morning.
K: I’m so hungry. What were we discussing this morning?
L: The chocolate thing: “has it been made in chocolate”?
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