Sunday, August 29, 2010

right now..

Slowly waking up on a overcast mood numbing foggy morning. Seriously, this is the coldest summer I have ever had. As you can see I'm in the "studio" enjoying coffee... I guess you wouldn't really know what the studio is, would you. I have taken over my place and am making over the second bedroom into my office/studio. I have been painting over the gawd awful light brown walls and baby poo brown trim. It has been a long and painstaking process of many, many layers of white paint. The room will be great for a studio space.. it's very bright and open. I just hope the trash I call my art can grace the bright white without making the room look like a salvage yard.

My goal is to get my house up to snuff by Thanksgiving. My family has decided that I now have the biggest dinner table.. therefore I'm in charge of hosting Thanksgiving. I just hope that my family doesn't get shocked or shot at by my ghetto Oakland neighbors. (side note: living in the ghetto is definitely a experience all on it's own. I'm often in wonderment of the way people live and are. I find myself saying one word over and over.. "really"?) In short, this should be interesting.

In other news: I just celebrated my 5 year anniversary at work and I got this lovely plastic plaque that comes complete with magnets and everything. I can either display it in my cubicle or even on my fridge if I so feel the need.

I get to pick a gift out of a catalog of things you never really need but are glad to see offered in a catalog. I don't know what I will get yet but I'm grateful for the thought and gift for my service.

This cold Sunday "summer" morning has me thinking and listening to Beth Orton. Am I depressed.. NO. I just think certain music fits certain times. It's constant entertainment to think of life as a soundtrack.

This would be the album I'm listening to right now. "Trailer Park" It's one of those albums that is fantastic in the background, or when you are staring out the window on a Sunday morning during the coldest summer of your life.

I like her other albums too. "Daybreaker" is super yum yum and "Central Reservation"

Until next time..

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Nothing says

Good Morning like your ghetto neighbors screaming at each other at 5:30 a.m. on a Saturday. Aaaahhh. Isn't that lovely,

Friday, August 27, 2010

I love doing mosiacs..

but hate scrapping the grout out.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A heat wave has hit the Bay Area.. finally the coldest summer feels like a actual valid summer. Yesterday, Oakland hit 99 degrees! It's a bit hotter than I thought but I can't complain. This weekend the temperature is going to drop back down to a high of 65. Eeeps!! that is cold! I wish that mother nature would stay somewhat consistent. I personally like it hot, not out of control hot.. but I grew up with hot summers and it seems natural to me.

This was the temperature in my house last night at 10pm. So not okay. It took me a long time to get to sleep it was so damn hot.

With the heat comes growth.. I have never had my own garden.. I have never planted seeds and watched anything come out of the ground. This year I planted my very first garden... mainly from seeds and I have not been let down.

So awesome..


It was so dang good! Nothing beats fresh veggies from the garden.

Now that I have actually learned a little bit about gardening.. next year will be off the hook. I'll post more pictures of what comes out of the garden.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


"Vice, Virtue, It's best not too be too moral. You cheat yourself out of too much life. Aim above morality. If You apply that too life than you are bound to live it fully."

Friday, August 13, 2010

buh bye

Just caught myself saying "ok.. buh bye" on the phone. Remember when Saturday Night Live was actually good?

The video centering and quality suck.. but Sarah Silverman is a bonus)

Buh Bye now.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I got a new keyboard at work today and to my surprise saw a warning tag on the cord.

So naturally like any smart and responsible person I flipped it over and read the warnings.

Holy Crap! Look at that.. It goes on and on and.. researchers can't even answer all the questions about MSD's (musculoskeletal disorders)... there is a general concern..blah, blah, blah... What happened to just being able to use a keyboard? Now you can have to be concerned about being seriously injured. uh.. wow.

What a scary world that we live in now a days. I'm starting to think all objects and people are scary and threaten serious injury.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Marla Hooch

Ever have days where you feel like Marla Houoh?

uh yeah..


this is hilarious:

Unhappy Hipsters

Here is the Triptych

I put in Girlstock this last Friday.

Girlstock was a success.. I can't believe how crazy busy the art murmur was last weekend. In fact, it was a little overwhelming if you ask me. I have to say way to go Maei!! Congrats on one of several great events, keep up the great work!