Monday, June 30, 2008
1. note to self, only right bike to trader joe's in the middle of the day when absolutely necesary, i.e. roads closed due to sudden appearence of gaping whole in the middle of sunset blvd. or similiar, so as not to cook lettuce.
2. Douchebags in big trucks for no reason... don't block the bike lane and then make kissy kissy noises at girls riding by and then proceed to check out their cleavage in your side mirror. We can see you!!! Contrary to what you might think, it is not an invisibility mirror.
3. Avoid eating clementines when nails are cut too short. It burns! It burns!!(I guess eating them is fine, just have someone else peel them for you.
4. One final note to self... avoid riding bike with ill placed hole in jeans... It burns! It burns!
I'm at work. Translation: I'm being paid to blog while watching the phone and waiting for it to ring. I am also alternating 2 glasses of water and 1 cup peppermint tea to pass the time. I feel pretty clean. I think I may have accidentally, wirtually given up diet coke.
You want the truth? I'm not actually blogging right now. There is a time delay of a few hours on this one, I started to blog for real but then, when I saw it pop up on the giant screen for all the world to see, I chickened out. For some reason though, I have no shame about ichatting with my friend about running into the ex of soeone I used to date in the office. I'm completely digressing right now. The point of this was to share something I enjoy because you know how much I love sharing.
Metblogs is exactly what the name implies. According the the website it is "the world's largest network of city focused blogs, covering local issues in over 50 cities around the world." Obviously Los Angeles has one and on it is a little recurring piece called "Archiving Angeles". It's brilliantly simple. Just an upload of an old L.A. photo with a caption, but it gets me every time. Sometimes it's 50 years old and sometime as recent as the late 70's but either way, i urge you to have a look.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
As capt. Pink Pants has pointed out, i have been sorely lacking in the blogging department. As such tomorrow you will get buckets of backlogged stuff I just haven't had time to post. stay tuned. Oh, and a challenge, involving a pinky swear, has been raised. Never one to turn down a challenge, starting july 1, the thirty in thirty is on!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
It's dead baby bird season on my street. This is no joke. They litter the sidewalk. Little bumps of pale pink with white bulbs for eyes. I was walking my dog the other day when he picked one up and then spit it out. I should have picked it up and put it in the trash but I couldn't bare it. Later, on another walk, I noticed that someone had stepped on it and squished it. Why does this happen? Do they fall out of the tree? Get nocked out by predators? Any ideas? It's really sad and really gross. That is all.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Today I did something illegal. I "dumped". That's right, I am officially an illegal dumper. It's my first crime and I have to tell you it's not all it's cracked up to be. I felt especially bad when I came home and saw this. The problem is, there are really no other options.
I cleaned out ten years worth of crap from my storage unit and was left with a mountain of trash and about 100 cardboard boxes. I tried to do the right thing. I spent an hour googling how to get rid of massive amounts of trash but came up empty. Yes, I know about "bulky item pick up", problem was, it was a lot of stuff and no where near my house. The only other option I could think of was to take my crap and put it in dumpsters. Lots of dumpsters. I drove around and deposited a box here, a bag there, until it was all gone. You want to stalk me? Find out intimate details of my life? Go dumpster diving, you will score. My eco conscience wouldn't let me trash the cardboard though. my solution? I placed them gently in an alley. Perfectly useable if anyone nearby is moving. So, that's how I became an illegal dumper... see article link above.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
When I was a child and there was some kind of trail mix thing that involved chocolate it always seemed like there was never enough, chocolate, not mix. Now that I am an adult there seems to be an over abundance of chocolate. I was just wondering, is it because they are actually putting in more chocolate, or is it because I no longer go through and pick out the chocolate bits first off?
Saturday, June 14, 2008
I am a hippy. It's official... Not only have I been using a bicycle as my primary means of transportation, but I took said bike to the library where I checked out books. How did I forget about this? There is an institution that gives away my favorite things for free, every day! (Except thursdays.) Now, I know I don't get to keep them, but it is still a much better method than I had been using, which was to go to a bookstore, usually independent or used, and spend a pile of money on a stack of books that I don't know if I will even like. These books typically come to rest on the shelf, never to be cracked. If I do happen to crack them and don't like them they end up back on the shelf for eternity. So, at the moment my life is full of books I don't like, need or want. I have slowly been going through and selling or chucking the most obvious candidates, while, with others, I hold desperately to the hope that I will want to read them. Yes, it's true, I am a book whore. Now, with my new found love, I can check out books and read them and if I feel they really truly belong in my life, or I have the insatiable urge to highlight, underline, or otherwise deface them, only then will I go and buy myself a copy. I know that we should all support writers and I'll be damned if I ever write a book and tell people to check it out of the library, but hey, these are tough times man. Time to reduce, reuse and recycle, right?
Friday, June 6, 2008
Ok, I'm piggy backing on this post by Capt. Pink Pants.
Sunset Junction is dead.The street fair held at the end of August on Sunset Blvd. has been pretty lame for the last few years, anyway.I have been attending this event for 10 years. Back when it was still actually an event for the local community.The last few years pretty much sucked.What used to be a $3 donation is now a mandatory $15.$15 to walk down a street in my own neighborhood? Fuck off!I mean, really? The organizers have gone on record saying that they need to charge so much to pay the "bigger bands". I thought the point of the festival was to bring the community together. I guess that costs money these days...For Melissa and I it would cost $60 to feel like a part of the community for 2 days!Anyway, they have released the line up for this years "Community street Fair".
If you check the line up you will see that one of the acts on the first night is Isaac Hayes. Since when does Isaac Hayes live in Silver Lake? Since when is he a part of this community? I for one have never bumped into him while getting my morning coffee.
On top of that, what happened to proving that you live in the area and getting in for free? This has nothing to do with the community, it has to do with the almighty dollar. i have half a mind to make signs and go out there and protest at the gates. This is just wrong.
Monday, June 2, 2008
First, let me thank those who stood up for me before I had a chance to get to a computer to respond.
Second let me say that if you do not like what I post here, don't read it. No one forces you to push the play button on any videos, ever. On the right side of the page you will find the FAQs. The first answer to the first question should tell you everything you need to know. I post things I like. From my friends. Because I support them.
I started this blog to put my work out there and to share the things and people that I enjoy and respect. Most of them are my nearest and dearest. So, just to get this out of the way...
Yes, I am dating.....
Meghan Toohey, Barbara Gruska, Rachael Cantu, Sam Carson, The Weepies and everyone who contributed to their record, The Wiggle Room, Farmhouse Magazine's website, Faith Soloway, Imnotarobotgirl, Capt Pink Pants, The cast of sordid lives, Magnetic fields, ariel gore, anne fadiman, kimya dawson and whoever else I happen to post about, mention or link to in the future.
Does that answer your question?
Seriously, If you are only here to look for clues about my love life you are in the wrong place, you won't find any. You may see heartbreak but you will never know who, you may see happiness, but you will never know why, or sadness. So, If that is what you are looking for , you are in the wrong place. I would say if it's gossip you are looking for waltz your little self over to perez hilton... Oh wait, maybe I'm dating him too.