Wednesday, February 25, 2015

girl in a band

go read kim gordon's memoir. read it now! go!

here is the last sonic youth concert she was talking about. listen to it while you're reading. try not to get angry at the double back pat after you've read about it. whatever you do JUST GO READ IT

so good. so sooooo good.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015

three pictures

here are three pictures from around the sound today. i don't understand this boat. 

the port was open for business today. will they finish any time soon with the backlog of freight ships floating in the inlets? who knows.

if you squint, you can see rainier in the lower right.

i do enjoy using my sunglasses as a filter.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

last minute valentine's day gift: chocolate hearts in strawberries

you want to make something special for someone for feb 14th but you've run out of time. what to do if you've only got about an hour and a half? 

do you have strawberries, chocolate and an xacto or small heart shaped cookie cutter? if yes, you can make chocolate hearts in strawberries.

it's sheer simplicity. melt the chocolate (microwave it for about 30 sec or use a double boiler. i don't care. you don't even have to use fancy chocolate. i grabbed two bars (one milk, one dark) from the bodega. that is not fancy.)

then grab your knife or small heart shaped cookie cutter

and start cutting heart shapes into the strawberries. (it is up to you whether or not you get this dumb song stuck in your head. (i hope you don't.))

then simply fill the hearts with chocolate.

i used a spoon. you could rig up something fancier if you so desire.

tips:  you might need to reheat the chocolate for about 15 seconds at some point if you feel it's gotten too thick.  also, if you get some chocolate outside of the heart area, just clean it off with a bit of damp towel.

let cool on the counter et viola! chocolate hearts in strawberries!

people will think you spent forever on these. let them and enjoy sharing these treats.

Friday, February 13, 2015

hand holding and a valentine

like kenny rogers i know when to hold 'em.

also adept at knowing when to fold 'em, when to walk away and when to fucking run.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

it's almost that time of year again

it is actually a bit early for cherry blossoms here. not that i care. if i don't have to deal with a real winter, i'm very happy.

leff's been using the good camera to get blossom pics. here's his first batch!

also, here is a dog.