Monday, February 28, 2005

what kind of sushi am i?

Which are you?

made by Jen

man, i've been super lazy about blogging lately...

Thursday, February 24, 2005


Originally uploaded by leff.
what a great week! disney just released three more studio ghibli movies--the cat returns, porco rosso and naussica and i love them all!

i have to say that of the three my favorite is porco rosso just because it's so funny. but i love the other two as well!

and while i'm talking about great and wonderful things, i'd like to add that my back just pinged back into place while i was writing this after being super painful for three days! (i damaged it and my left knee in some stupid accident when i was 18. as a result of youthful indiscretion (i.e.--stupidity) my back goes out about twice a year. but it's all better now! hooray!!)

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

spices and long drives

i was very excited to find out that a penzey's spices retail store had opened in memphis. (it's one of two (??) of their stores in the southern u.s.) finally a place to get different salts, cinnamons and vanillas!!

but guess what! it's located in germantown. a f-ing suburb of memphis. (and a hell of a looooooong drive from where i'm located.) factor in that the store's hours are from 10 am-6 pm and you'll find a rakka that's not going to be shopping at a penzey's anytime soon.

and i was really looking forward to getting some soup bases too. sigh...

bite sized bliss

not martha has made some tiny pies!

i'm a sucker for tiny food! so, just guess what i'm going to be making this weekend!

Saturday, February 19, 2005

oh, it's such a perfect day...

actually, it has been pretty great so far! (the lou reed reference was a bit misleading.)

the grocery store was empty and had everything that i needed (a first for that store).
the journey of natty gann is on tv. (i *hearted* that movie sooo much when i was little!)
bunchofpants is on the radio (on your radio, on your radio. tee hee!) today from 1-3 eastern.
and i'm having a dinner party with lots of limey things!

i would do a little dance of happiness, but i'm going to make a lime butter cake instead.

Friday, February 18, 2005

memories of knoxville

part of a two hour conversation i had with dr. fusbender last night...

me: so there's this guy on flickr called the triskaidekagrammatron? he lives in fountain city...

df: right outside of knoxville, yeah...

me: yeah! he's been taking pictures of knoxvegas..

df: knoxpatch!

me: HAHA! knoxpatch! yeah, well, he's been taking pictures of knoxpatch and there's this statue downtown that i'd totally forgotten about. it's some guy rowing a boat only the boat's half submerged in the bricks. i think it was near the tomato head?

df: hey! near where griffins was!

me: right! anyway, do you remember that statue?

df: uh...

me: i think you puked on it. or was it someone else?

dr: no, that was probably me.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

tally hold on a minute there!!

today was the last day of legal foxhunting in britain! hooray!!

no more pointless bloodsport in the u.k.!!

i'm now working on a tiny toy fox in celebration!

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

correct me if i'm wrong...

...but isn't hello kitty a cat??

and if that's indeed what she is, then how can she have a pet cat of her own?

i'm so confused...

happy late lincoln's bday!

i finished one quick sketch of what will become the robotic lincoln today.

disgruntled robotic abe lincoln sketch

so, happy late lincoln's bday or, alternately, happy early president's day.

stupid moving companies...grumblemumble...

why is it that the major relocation/moving services don't have an online estimator available?

i'm not sure of the exact date that i'm moving or where exactly i'm going to be residing in seattle at this point. i don't want to talk to someone in my area. i HATE having to talk to people when i'm just gathering information. i just want a goddamned estimate to see how much more expensive it's going to be to pay someone to move my crap across the country than to do it myself.

i mean, airlines can provide me with fares, car insurance companies can give me quotes. hell, i can even get a loan online. so why the hell can't the movers just give me a goddamned quote without requiring me to talk to someone!??!?


Monday, February 14, 2005

tag, i'm it.

nyx has tagged me to continue the music meme that's all ovah the web. so here goes.

1. Total amount of music files on your computer? a lot. had to buy an external hard drive to handle it. i don't know how much it is total though.

2. The last CD you bought was... uh...??moanin' by mr. airplane man, i think. unless i can count the last cd that someone sent to me. because that would have been le chevre.

3. What was the last song you listened to before reading this message? "on vacation"- the robots ate me

4. Write down five songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.

1) "paranoid android"--radiohead
to me, this song is perfection. also, thom yorke is super hot. (he is. don't argue with me.)

2) "folsom prison blues"--johnny cash
i saw the man in black several times when i was a wee rakka. (padre took me to the grand ole opry a lot) i could alternately say "i walk the line" here. both of them remind me of my roots (pronounced "ruts" by people hailing from the same area as me.)

3) "white"--takako minekawa
reminds me of the almost perfect summer of 2000 and dr. fusbender who i miss dearly.

4) "run cold"--holly golightly
this is on, perhaps, every mix cd i've ever made since i heard the song. i love her. i love that song. it makes me feel like i've died happy!

5) "everybody to the limit"--strongbad
it's on constant rotation in my head and there's nothing that i can do about it. so i've made my peace and now we're, like, bff.

5. What 3 people are you going to pass this baton to and why?

bunchofpants because she's a damn fine dj! (and she's on this week!!)

groc because he's the self proclaimed retro-futuro 80s electro king. sort of.

leff because it would make a fine valentine's day present. ok, leff because i'm lazy.

hk crop circle

i'm a lazy blogger and i love all things hello kitty. so here's another link found via boing boing, this time for a hello kitty crop circle just outside of stonehenge.

i love the commentary from one of the creators!

Sunday, February 13, 2005

happy v-day, deers!

hooray!! i made valentine's day cards!

if you haven't gotten yours yet it's because i haven't mailed it. (sorry. i got a bit behind on all my projects...) but i'm mailing them tomorrow, so be on the lookout!

here's what it'll look like!

happy valentines day

yeah, the legs don't look so hot because my screen kept getting clogged. oh well, nobody's perfect.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

all cupcakes, all the time

holy crap! this is my new favorite site! all cupcakes, all the time!

(found via not martha)

the big sleep

i've been a bit concerned about how all of the extended naps that i've been taking lately have been cutting into my productivity. apparently more concerned than i had realized. last night i dreamt about knitting, just the basic beginning stuff. pretty much just teaching myself in my sleep. and then i had this dream about learning to use chopsticks. (no, i can't use them. it's pathetic.) they were both in first person mode with me watching my hands.

at least subconsciously i'm being productive.

green tea muffins!

as always, mariko from super eggplant has had a wonderful idea. this time it's a recipe for green tea muffins!

i only have regular green tea and not matcha. i'm going to try to substitute the plain old green tea and see what happens! i'll post the results later!

well, the results are in and these didn't turn out exactly the way they were supposed to.

green tea muffins

you'll notice that mine aren't green. i'm thinking this is because i didn't use matcha. but it's ok. they still taste like green tea and that's the most important part!

Monday, February 07, 2005

february queries

whatever happened to jesse camp, that annoyingly ditzy mtv vj? and why do i suddenly care this morning?

one ring zero is playing at the jay etkin gallery on wed. will i give half a flying f### later on this week?

is today laura ingalls wilder's birthday? that would certainly explain the "little house on the prarie" marathon that i kept flipping past this weekend...

speaking of birthdays, sat is lincoln's. will i have my robotic lincoln sketches finished enough to post? does it really matter? (i'll answer that one for

could i have blogged a more banal entry? yes, yes i could have. but you should be glad that i didn't.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

i need an intervention...

sign number 871 that you're addicted to flickr:

when you have this conversation with yourself-- *cough**hack**cough* why the hell am i *cough*ing so much? i took some 'tussin...(*looks at clock*)...SIX HOURS AGO?!?!? aaah!! f-ing *cough!!* flickr! *COUGH!!*HACK!!!*#@#@$

(we won't go into the talking to myself part...)

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

apron fool!

that's what i am about this little craft from mariko of super eggplant!! she's made the cutest dishwashing soap apron!!

something this sassy might help me bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan and wash up the damn thing when i'm finished instead of just leaving it to soak!