Tuesday, July 29, 2008

fight the fatties!

MSNBC reported that there LA okayed a one year moratorium on building new fast food restaurants in low-income neighborhoods to fight obesity. An interesting solution to a growing problem, and the first of its kind. Read more here.


am waiting for andy to get off work so i can go eat wings with him and then come back to move my couch/bike/table/chair to flza and annie's new digs and then move my bed/dresser to ashton's house and then collapse and die with exhaustion but i am reading about malcolm x on wikipedia and he is an interesting dude and today was a productive day and we figured out how to move stuff from richmond to san diego on the train and i want to get rid of almost all my earthly possessions and it's going well so far but i still have a ways to go and that's about it in a nutshell.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


It's perfect timing. I graduated, I want a real job, I want out of Richmond, and I have someone awesome to move with. Come October, Ashton and I will be WEST COASTERS. It's been something I've been planning on doing for years now, returning to my "homeland" of sorts. It was interesting, yesterday my mom brought up the point that we/I am very uncharacteristic looking for Southern California, with brown hair, broad shoulders, a towering body type, and tattoos. I thought about it for a second and realized that is definitely one of the reasons I'd put off moving out there for college and other reasons. I used to be sensitive about my more "unique" body type, but now I think I put up with enough shit when I was younger to truly TRULY love the way I am and not give a crap about anyone who says otherwise. Basically I can honestly look at myself and love who I am and it took a long time to get here, so if anyone doesn't like me or want to give me a chance because of who I am and what I look like, I don't get mad. I just don't give them the opportunity to MAKE me mad. It's doesn't matter. And that feels good. I know who I am and I don't think a lot of other people know who they are. It's a long hard road to get here, but once you arrive it's the best feeling in the world.

Friday, July 25, 2008


is wonderful.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


hooray! california was fun, as always. got to see some family, eat some good eats, catch up with some friends, and spend time with my boo. (pictured below with me in santa cruz)

we also saw some sea lions in santa cruz and went through the john muir redwood forest, which was sweet. here's pics!

Sunday, July 20, 2008


I just got back from a week in San Jose/San Francisco, and I am less than pleased to be back in the humidity of Richmond! I'll have some picky pixxx soon, but for now it's almost time to go to work! Soon!

Friday, July 4, 2008


yesterday i decided to get off my ass and create something! i'm not much for crafts, so every "thing" i try to make is very trial and error. i don't really know how to sew, but i figured this would be okay. i wanted to make a cactus flower creature, but i didn't really know how to cut the felt, so it turned into a psuedo orange fruit puppet with a yellow flower hat. i asked ashton what i should call it and he said "ashton", but i thought he said "pasta", so that's the name. Pasta the Happy Orange Puppet.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


My grandpa is guilty of sending out wayyyy too many spam emails, but this one was actually pretty amazing. it's a giant mural, with each tiny panel painted by a different artist. click on the small boxes to see what the image is comprised of. i would really like to know more about the story behind it, so if anyone knows what this project is, let me know.

i love seeing people collaborating on major works such as this. art is great.

Hooray for art.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Cole Gerst

I'm trying to cut down on emails I get, so sometimes without thinking I take myself off of lists THAT I ACTUALLY LIKE. This is the accidental case of Tiny Showcase, an absolutely magnificent website for print collectors such as myself. The latest one is by Cole Gerst, whose website is a gem amongst websites. He has designed tons of band posters, apparel, comics, prints, etc. What a madman. Love it. Here's a few examples of his work that caught my eye:


today while ashton was getting tattooed, i went to maymont to see da bears and the japanese garden with mike. these are the two things that i really like there. vultures and old houses don't really do it as much for me. sadly, today the bears were playing peek-a-boo with us, with no peek and mostly boo. nowhere to be seen. but i like nature so here are some pictures from today


The sprinkler got me during this photo. I survived okay though.

turtle in the bear cage! no bears though.

cactii flower

a neat tree.

japanese garden- one of my favorite places ever.

I always think people carving on trees is interesting. Most of these people are lame teenagers probably, but I wonder what all the stories are, and when they were made, and how they are now.

This is the Children's Farm. It's where they grow children.