Saturday, April 19, 2008
Goddamn! I have a new obsession and it's called Color Me Mine. I know, I know...that little artsy chain of stores home to $18 mugs, spoiled children's birthday parties and forced-to-be-cute dates. It sorta makes me sick when I see pre-teen love blossoming over a mutually glazed ceramic teddy bear that I know will end up shattered when he cheats on her with the tween from homeroom. Oh well..that's just a part of what makes the experience. Observing other people's art is half the fun. I myself spent a good part of a lazy afternoon diligently crafting Pee Wee's (my favorite man ever I'm not kidding. One time my friend jokingly said he died and I broke down in tears)image onto a mug. Pretty much the ugliest thing ever, but I have to say I got a lot of compliments. Don't get me wrong, I don't think it's good, I don't even think it's art, but I am damn excited to see the magic that the "kiln" worked on it.
Monday, January 28, 2008
I grew up in the Santa Ynez Valley where not much is going on besides the fermenting of grapes..so naturally this is the sort of shit that makes it into the local paper. These were under my personal favorite section, Police Reports:
"Annoying phone call — The female accounting manager of a Santa Ynez ranch reported an annoying phone call from a male caller to the answering machine of her boss, the ranch’s owner. According to the report, the unknown caller was described as an older male. The message was in a “sarcastic” voice, she said..The case is suspended pending leads."
On a different occasion... "The passengers said no one in the vehicle had been drinking alcohol. A small wood smoking pot was found under the rear seat with marijuana residue."
what, pray tell, is a small wood smoking pot?
Her snores could be heard at the farthest corner of the room...I might have had a noisy neighbor, but SCORE! Check out that picture...
It pains me that any one person can take joy in the destruction of innocent lives... In order to counter a little bit of this evil in the world, I like to ask friends and family to donate money to my favorite organization: The Santa Barbara Pug Rescue . Help those that can't help themselves!