Friday, May 30, 2014

green thoughts

lots of greenery arrived in the mail this week. fern stamps

and prepackaged herbs.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

what's new?

i'm sure that if you nose around this corner of the internet you're already aware that what's new is not anything that i can discuss in public. ah, too bad. (it's all good stuff though.) 

not good stuff, this sad little excuse of a cake. blargh.

packed up the oils yesterday. i'm not sure if it's any harder to be green than any other color but i do know that i have several tubes of the stuff.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

more scenes from the land of bday eve

a birthday g&t

and, the pielight of the evening, key lime pie.

7-11 birthday eve

yeah, those are my birthday eve takis. (no hot cheetos to accompany them, sadly.)

and this is the rockin' road snickers that leff and i split. it was...perhaps not the greatest candy bar ever invented. (the white stuff at the bottom is marshmallow fluff and not nougat. :/)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

ancient egyptian bday

ha! leff is such a sneak! he'd noticed how many of john romer's documentaries i'd been watching so he bought me a copy of people of the nile and a toob full of egyptian toys. XD

it's all too perfect and so silly at the same time. THANK YOU LEFF!!!

(i still can't believe that we saw nefertiti in berlin only three months ago! maybe we can make it to cairo and say hi hey hello to tut one day too.)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

book stack

the most exciting thing that i am at liberty to discuss in public is this book stack. it has grown since i last wrote at you by exactly one (1) copy of roger ebert's (and daniel curley's) the perfect london walk

when ebert died last year, copies of this (out of print) book were outrageously overpriced.  thankfully, that is no longer the case. happy (early) birthday to me!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

even more angsty waiting

a cocktail of grapefruit juice and club soda is what i imagine an instagram filter would taste like. like smog. like soured false memories.

i am running out of patience these days. so much that needs to happen is out of my control. so i watch john romer's "ancient lives", i laugh at the cat

and wonder if i'm ever going to be able to leave this place. (oh, i fucking will. DO NOT worry about that.)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

not much

the weather outside is pretending to be summery which is making me drowsy. i wish that i were able to nap as happily as fuji.

instead i am reading my new h.v. morton book (with appropriate bookmark).

new rabbit holes:  flinders petrie, niagara mowhawk building, "the third man" film locations, nellie bly.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

early bday presents

padre and my stepmom sent me some early bday presents yesterday. season 5 of "mad men"! the new nellie bly book!! a pair of ridiculous sunglasses for my collection of ridiculous sunglasses!!!

yes, they are fucking incredible.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

what stays and what fades away

having tackled the books and stacks of old drawings, today i started purging vinyl. this particular lp is staying. i never EVER get rid of sound effect records. 

this, however, is being donated.

i have a rule of thumb when it comes to downsizing. if something makes me feel dread/nausea/guilt/rage then it is OUTA HERE. i have no time for that bullshit. that is why i started shredding photos today.

honestly, i prefer them in their reconstructed form.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

and etc...

the great purge continues. i am shredding/shedding as much of my pnw life as possible. thankfully, i enjoy this process.

i'm also finding out a few things. turns out, the answer to the question below is a resounding "no".

and in today's round of "what the fuck's in that book?" it's a paper crane in a narnia volume.

Monday, May 05, 2014

let's play "what i found in some books today"

could you imagine what a horrible game show the title of this post would make? dreadful.

i did find some kinda weird stuff while sorting through my books today. two examples-- a picture of a funerary star shaped spray in a colette biography.

and a ginko leaf inside of the first rumpole omnibus.

pretty sure none of these objects have any direct correlation with their respective books. still, who's to say what i was thinking. (probably nothing.)

Sunday, May 04, 2014

oh, hi there.

i am busy. you don't need to know the details. (not at the moment anyway)

on the kindle:  who i am and what i want (which you can kinda' watch here)

in an old sketchbook:  some drawing of an engraving about precolumbian art.

in the oven:  not quite a coven, just kiki. i had thought about making an entire batch of witch cookies but then i thought, fuck it. i am too tired to care.

see you again soon.