Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Transient lunar phenomenon

Dream Job: being part of Tim Walkers team. Pourquoi?
1. He is strictly a film photographer. 2. He refuses to manipulate his pictures, what you see was really there. 3. Tim hates studios trying to work exclusively in homes or on location. 4. Only likes natural sunlight, rarely uses artificial light. 5. Loves clippings.

I'm living dangerously below my potential as of late. & I know it. Something must change, and will.

transformation of nature

Found in my In-box, and it's officially marked on my calender as the must event of the summer.

Monk Ordination Ceremony of
Nick Sotavongse

We would like to invite you to join Nick and his family as he becomes a monk.

The ceremony will be split into two days, Saturday 12, and Sunday the 13 of June 2010On Saturday the ceremony starts at 3 p.m.
The ceremony of hair shaving starts on Saturday, June 12, 2010, and it will take place at: (censored, undisclosed location)
Hair shaving ceremony starts at 8:00 p.m.
Thai tradition of giving each other good luck bracelet starts at 5:00 p.m.
There will be Thai food for everyone after the ceremony.

The ceremony of Chanting and Sermon is when Nick becomes a monk, it will be taking place on Sunday June 13 2010
At the Thai Temple, located in:(censored, undisclosed location)
The tradition where we make food for the Monks will be held at 11:00 a.m.
Lunch will be held at 1:00 p.m.
The procession around the temple, and ordination as a monk will take place at 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

signs of nesting

I found these exquisite pieces of furniture. There are few things I wouldn't do to get a hold of such handsome home decore. I can't stop thinking about them, it's almost sad in a way. unattainable lusting.

Monday, May 17, 2010

"She was essentially raised by drag queens."

Content has been edited due to unforeseen annoyances, guess nobody is a Girls fan. If Alex Ebert was an evangelical preacher, I would be a staunch follower. Guess that's what is was goin for now huh?

this is summer. this is good.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Colorfully Muted

Just got this in my in-box. I adore this boy, and we have had some of the most riveting conversations. I couldn't quit laughing at this message from my fickle, Asian vagabond. He invited me to Thailand with him last January, and I'm still miffed that it didn't pan out (my fault.) he still went, and had a marvelous time. But he's always gone to some far off distant lands.

Nick Sotavongse sent you a message.

Subject: oi!

"lets do lunch soon! i'm heading out to be a monk in exactly a month and i'll be gone in asia for a few!"

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Personalised Philosophy

When one dresses for others, its fashion. When one dresses for their own enjoyment, that's style.

I avoid buying "trendy" articles of clothing. For one, it dates you. two, it labels you. three, trends last 6.8 days thus having to purchase an overwhelming volume of tacky clothing.

Nothing can be sadder than when someone comes up and says, "hey did you get that at (insert store and of label here)". I loath to be associated with a designated brand. I prefer amenity, Mass production is unbecoming.

Did you know cat-themed websites make up 24.6% of the internet? depressing.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Binary code is the Devil's short hand

Another line from some random dream I had. It should be the title of something.

Things I discovered this week;

My subconscious plagiarizes J.R.R. Tolkien.
My favorite Andy Warhol is "Telephone."
Dreams are something to be listened too.
I relate to the 1940's-60's.
My inner dialog needs to be nicer.
I am envious of Shanna & Greg. they are smashing together and I long to be just like them.
Word on the street is that the house will be all mine this summer.
I might buy a 1969 Yamaha 125 tomorrow. that depends on if it runs.
I want to go ride a horse.
I need more outdoor camping experiences under my belt. two times isn't cutting it.
As a child we never went to amusement parks or water parks. we went to famous cemeteries, museums, libraries, monuments, land marks, and parades. It explains a lot.
Chivaly is not dead. never let it die.
Hiding your motives is despicable. never do it.
exactly one week ill be free to do as i please, once again.
focusing is not my strong point.
I need to get up to Skylight Book store to go buy my book. I just dont want to pay for shipping.
I'm cheap, the P.C. term is frugel. Its the best way to live.
I love watching my large collection of VHS's late at night.
This summer will be one of great decisions. and hopfully adventures

blah blahhh blahh

Yo Gabba Gabba! is a Children's program. And they swing some really great musical guests. Namely:
Of Montreal, MGMT, Cornelius, Jimmy Eat World, The Roots, CHROMEO, Mates of State, Mix Master Mike (Beastie Boys), Hot Hot Heat, Weezer, Mos Def, Devo, Flaming Lips, The Ting Tings, Shiny Toy Guns, The Shins
and lets not forget the Main stays of Biz Markie and Mark Mothersbaugh (the guy who does most everything for Wes Andreson films and is the lead in Devo.)

Its a marvelous program, all children should be exposed. I think I'll be sharing some of my favorite guest. Why do I know so much about Yo Gabba Gabba? I watched two seasons worth over the last 2 days. & yes I had a good and legitimate reason to do so.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

"This doesn't smell like outter space."

Hudson experienced his first concert.
Took him for his upcoming 15th bithday.
It was full of dead animals & heckling.

Yup, 'bout sums it up the night.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Swoon x10

One of the greats.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mere Appearance

She loved not wisely but too well.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Esthetic Vacuum

My "Art appreciation and Museum touring" class gives extra credit so going to events held at Museums. Last month I went to the Natural History Museum in LA for their "First Friday" music performance. Breakestra and Fitz & the Tantrums were featured. Just some funky, feel good sounds. good time right? I really enjoy them both. My companion made it clear it wasn't their kinda music, I concluded there is a hearing problem to address.

The Museum did this last year too. I saw The Bird and the Bee there as well. The issue i have is trying to talk some one into going to LA to the Natural History museum. People just don't like museums apparently. it pains my heart. Combine visual stimulation, history, and music? There is nothing wrong with that mixture.
Sorta want to go to this week to see The Tallest Man on Earth (I have recently been introduced to him) and Gamble House, (by the by, have you ever been to the actually Gamble house? AMAZING, its in Pasadena right around the corner from the Norton Simon Museum. I was there 2 weeks ago. I suggest you take the tour if you get the chance. the house is a marvel of hand crafted glory.)

We must be over the rainbow

Cinco De Mayo. A day for pinatas, porch sitting and pollo. I thought that's what I had in store for me.

Negative. When I showed up to my designated BBQ, it was American flags, Burgers, Apple pie, and a box collection worth 12 hours of John Wayne films. I felt like I walked into Ralph Laurens house on 4th of July. I was in the mood for salsa, and the smooth sounds of a mariachi band. I wanted to feel like a minority and wear unflattering sombreros. I had the urge to beat a multicolored, paper mache animal, blind flooded until candy pours out. To turn lemons into lemonade, I am proud to announce I won a watermelon eating contest against some fool who challenged me. still don't know his name, but he sure knows his place.

Domino September 2007, Libertine designer, Johnson Hargit's home. its a terrible picture i know, but i have the editorial in my clippings

Monday, May 3, 2010

Wistful Derelict

I despreatly want this highly prized yet, hard to find, vinyl. I dont know who wouldn't want to listen to "30-odd poems in a husky, urban, baby voice"- (New York Times) The gist is, our girl here is reading poems from well known authors against the sweet drown of Tchaikovsky. My birthday is in 9 months an counting, Christmas is only 8 away. just sayin

enter the enchanters domain

Stumbled across this music review, not gonna disclose what band it was for. let your mind wander.

"______________ began in 2004 as the solo musical project of ___________.It is everything weird that you barely rehash from childhood memory. It is like watching America’s Wildest Police Chases. It’s like finding Garbage Pale Kid’s Cards with hypodermic needle holes in them, or stumbling on a dead dog in a trashbag. It’s about winning five dollars jumping the neighborhood ramp on a janky bmx. It’s about feeling mystic."

Rekindled thoughts of the deathtrap, tree house in my grandmas backyard. Christened the "Rocket ship," it was crafted out of angry defiance with weathered, discarded wood and nails confirmed to cause Tetanus. Shaped into a minature silo, it sat about 3 feet off the ground on stilts & was a health code nightmare. My uncles friend, of questionable background and motives, secretly moved into the rocket ship when he became homeless. He would come into the house after everyone would leave for work and take clean shirts out of the dryer to wear. Only after 3+ weeks, was he discovered and ran off the premise.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Circus Maximus

"Religion is the opiate of the masses," Karl Marx said that."-McKenna

"Well, he was an idiot"- Martha

Lady Martha on her high horse

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Comments in public

The following are comments I have over-heard, and quickly jotted them down in my hello kitty note book (if you have an issue with a grown woman affliated with hello kitty, we have some issues to work out.). Let me share a few zingers with you.

in a gallery at Bergamont Station Santa Monica
"Looks like a deranged cat threw up. How could you call this art?" (spoken while standing next to the curator who hand selected the exhibit.)

At MOLAA Long Beach. It was a performance art piece shown on a TV. split screen it was a room full of wooden tables in all different sizes are being moved about from a nude man on the ground. you could see the man under the tables, and get an over view of the tables being moved.
" Why is there a naked man crawling around on the floor moving tables like Tetris?"
" Well as I see it, the tables are the geometric world as we know it, and us, man, are free form. We have no strait lines, thus its the struggle to survive and fit in a rigged world." (by standered)
"But am I supposed to see his balls? That not supposed to happen."

Woman on the phone in the West Wing of the Getty, in front of Laurence Alam-Tadema's 1846 Spring
"Hello? Hello?..... yes, I called earlier because my areola was bleeding this morning. I think I might have rubbed it to hard when I got out of the shower....(listening).... well I can't look now, I'm at the Getty. It was bout a quarter size of blood on my shirt..(listening)... Well how is Chapstick gonna help me?" Insert Museum usher to ask her to stand on the terrace if she had to continue this conversation, I'm shocked it took him that long say something.

Bergamont Station Santa Monica.
"This picture makes me think of that smell in your car after you have a quickie in the back seat"

Wreckless courage

"You only live once."
I was raised with that motto ringing though my miniature ears. regardless of how irrelevant it was to my life, I was told never miss a opportunity or event if it was a "one time" thing. Clearly having disregarded these teachings, (exhibit A; my life,) It's time to make the 'rents' happy. Make good on my failed attempt to uphold the catchphrase of my heritage. I am going to consider entering a Motorally Scramble. This is contingent on if I can find a bike fitting all race requirements, under 200 $, by June 5th.

I might also enter the Pinup Pageant. I'm predicting: Oger-like shebikers 20+ lb's over weight, cover in bad tattoo's, trying to hard to be rockabilly. I may stand a chance. To be in the Scramble its a 40 $ entry free. and all bike have to be year 75 or older. It's apparently going to be super mellow on a Vintage dirt track they just finished building in Elsinore. If worse comes to worse and I cant find a junkie Endro to ride, I might go tandem with my friend. Now that would be a site. I have my outfit more or less worked out. I'm wearing some Japanese Fighter Pilot goggles (ebay), a black velvet equestrian riding helmet(secret antique store), hand made English black leather Riding boots(thrift store), and a Farragamo Scarf (Paris travels) the rest shall be a surprise.
What I'm more excited about is that we will be camping over night, so we are setting up a LUXURY TENT! Its gonna be filled with pursain rugs, a record player, cotts, and the gents that invited me can play some descant music, so ill be entertained for hours. Think Mountain Man Rendezvous meets Mad Max.
Uber thrilled for this, all in all, I'm gonna be secretly dressed to the nines surrounded by hessians. let the Insanity ensue.