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Only blue skies do I see
17 August 2006 @ 10:46 pm
Sorry - Looking for an apartment sucks such huge monkey balls right now. I'm ready to jump ship and live in the park.

In the absence of any sort of energy to write a real entry, you get this from Mimismartypants.

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TWO GOOD AND NON-HOSTILE THINGS

1. Yo Gabba Gabba. We can't stop watching. More, please.

2. Having a family who goads me into possibly getting sued for harassment. I have an employee who hates eggplant. I made an eggplant thing in the crockpot last night, and said at the dinner table, "Hey, did you know that [name of coworker] hates eggplant?"

LT: Call her up and tell her we're eating eggplant right now.
Me: Why would I do that?
LT: I don't know. Just to gross her out.
Nora: Call [coworker name]! Tell her about the eggplant! Make an eggplant noise in the phone.
Me: I don't think an eggplant crank call is a good supervisor/employee interaction.
LT: HR can't touch you, man. You were just making conversation!
Nora: Call her right now! You say EGGPLANT FOR DINNER! And then you press some buttons. And then you hang up. Okay? Okay.
 
 
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Only blue skies do I see
15 August 2006 @ 08:55 am
Check this out - The Met has created a contemporary art gallery where the artists portray operatic subjects! Talk about inspiration. This is exactlty the kind of invigoration I want to see from Gelb.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/15/arts/design/15hero.html?ref=design
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10 August 2006 @ 06:11 pm
So I got this ($13 at Last Chance in Phoenix - retails for $138).



And then these to go with it for a daytime audition.


Patent Leather, Lipstick Red.

Now the question is, how to tie the outfit together. Detailed suggestions would be welcome (and links to examples would make me very happy) ;)
 
 
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05 August 2006 @ 03:21 pm
ONE, TWO, THREE, and FOUR
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30 July 2006 @ 10:51 pm
My brother did a 40 mile bike ride for the LiveStrong foundation! (He's the tall guy on the left)



So proud of him ;)

Check out the other pics here - http://www.artofgregmartin.com/livestrong/
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18 July 2006 @ 11:36 pm
I think this is close to right. I seem to remember getting INTJ once or twice too...

You Are An INFP

The Idealist

You are creative with a great imagination, living in your own inner world.
Open minded and accepting, you strive for harmony in your important relationships.
It takes a long time for people to get to know you. You are hesitant to let people get close.
But once you care for someone, you do everything you can to help them grow and develop.

You would make an excellent writer, psychologist, or artist.
 
 
Only blue skies do I see
08 July 2006 @ 07:14 pm
We went to Disneyland! Lots of fun had by all. My parents are extremely generous and funded the entire trip themselves. Of course they know I'm broke so if anything was to happen it had to be on their dollar. Doesn't make it any less generous, especially when we ate here and had the best meal I've had in perhaps my entire life for wildly inflated prices.

An interesting trip. Spent a couple of days in and around the parks - Disneyland and California Adventure. Cannot tell you how much a few years older distances me from the wide eyed wonder that surrounded me. All day every day little kids screaming and laughing and believing that this truly was the happiest place on earth. And yet I could see so many tired families, hear arguments, see an overwrought child being consoled or chastised or simply held as they fell asleep.

I wasn't paying for any of it, but let me tell you I noticed. Everything costs more. As if we're paying for the privilege of being there just as much as for the made-in-china merchandise. Paying for the brand. Which was everywhere. It is perhaps one of the best examples of making a living, breathing brand that makes anything it touches turn to gold.

Product placement is king. Tie a ride in to a movie and you have automatic gold in terms of merchandise. Snow White, Pinocchio, Nemo, Buzz Lightyear, Alice, Winnie the Pooh - they all have their own rides and their own shops and special products. Everywhere you go it's places to waste your money. Even the monorail has a shop - the monorail that gets you from the hotels to the Disneyland Park - at worst a fifteen minute walk (I did it myself).

And not only Disney products, but fast food and coca cola too. I saw for the first time McDonald's brand french fries in carts all over both parks. And Coke ads prominently displayed on Main Street. 'Proudly serving Coca-Cola' and 'Drink Coke!' 'Proudly serving real McDonald's French Fries!' and so forth. I suppose it makes sense. Disneyland is the physical embodiment of the ultimate in branding and American consumerism. McDonalds and Coca-Cola target the same demographic in the same brand-oriented manner. It was meant to be.

I just wish that the children weren't such easy targets. They believe that to own this stuff will make them happy. They are taught such a lie from infancy, from the myriads of ads they see. Disneyland is the ultimate vacation. It makes them cry with happiness to be there. Yet what is 'there'? A 300 acre fantasyland with long long lines, endless sugary foods, fake castles and singing dolls with empty wooden heads.
 
 
Only blue skies do I see
23 June 2006 @ 08:40 pm
So a bit of fun for you all in light of the fact that a. I've been MIA a lot this summer and b. I've not posted any pictures for a long time.
 
 
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12 June 2006 @ 11:35 pm


create your own visited states map
or check out these Google Hacks.


True Westerner, what can I say ;)
 
 
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02 June 2006 @ 11:33 pm
Brokeback Mountain. Maybe not a masterpiece. But damn, what a beautiful piece of film! Those sweeping shots of the mountains and lakes make me want to move out to the sticks tomorrow afternoon.

And Heath and Jake? Superb. And the end? Just as heartbreaking as I've ever seen. Great movie. Great.
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