12.30.2009

hello.goodbye.

horay.  it's the day before new year's eve!  excitement abounds. 

this is my favorite time of year because it's an excuse to dress up, drink champagne and celebrate the end of the year.  you have no excuse to not participate.  i will be spending tomorrow evening with folks at the someday lounge to catch PPP and it will be magicalness.  guaranteed.

after work i plan to go buy some delicious champagne.  and I have tomorrow off, which makes tomorrow even more fabulous.  i plan on squeezing one more trip to the thrift store in honor of 2009.  and also cuz the jacket i've been eyeballing at the stupid downtown goodwill turned out to cost 75 bux.  seriously.  this is not ebay, goodwill.  jesus christ.  anyway, they smashed my dreams of a cute wool coat for tomorrow nite.  haters. 

2009 was stupid.  good riddance.  hello 2010. 

i really wanted to make a list of favorite things from this year, but this week has been super lame at work so i have had the time to do much about that. who cares. 

so here is a list of stuff i like at the moment.  hasn't changed much i'm sure since my last favorite list.

1. tanuki
2. charles shaw
3. dinosaurs
4. outerspace
5. waffles
6. pizza
7. summertime (cuz i miss it)
8. sparkles
9. goodwill

i can't think of ten right now.  maybe cuz i need some coffee.  mmmm ... coffee.

10. coffee.

alright kids.  meet me at my house tomorrow evening for delicious champagne and possible trader joe's deliciousness.  fatty is going to the store right now in his furry pants and snow boots. 

12.28.2009

wakey wakey, eggs and bakey!

oh my goodness, people? what's new?  what did you eat for lunch today? i just ate a delicious tiny avocado sando.  it was pretty good. 

what a long weekend.  i think it would have been better if someone didn't steal my goddamn duvet cover from the laundry room.  who does that? i live in the same damn building. people irritate me.  this was made even more obvious by the fact that someone stole from me where i live.  shitheads. 

then this morning i was up for no reason at all at 3:30.  at first i thought it was the return of t-rex, but then i realized it was just a nightmare that he did return.  where is that guy anyway?  who cares. as long as i can live without him for a couple days, i'm a-okay.  oh.  back to my original gripe.  when you have to get up very early ... in fact, when it is too early to be alive one must compromise with the elements.  a while back good ol' anna sent me a link to someone's fun website with all sorts of fun stuff on it that i neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed.  one of which was a damn bacon alarm clock!  it sent my heart aflutter.  it really did. 

so basically you wake up when you don't want to, but wait!  there's a surprise!  delicious bacon waiting for you! how sweet. wake n' bacon!!

this is me at the crack of dawn:



 ... what's this?  what's going on over thar?



oh! hello.  there it is.  the bacon surprise.  how sweet.



here's why the clock was made!  it's quite touching, actually:

"No one likes to wake up, especially by an alarm. This clock gently wakes you up with the mouthwatering aroma of bacon, just like waking up on a Sunday morning to the smell of Mom cooking breakfast. Unless you're Jewish."

true story!  i've never seen any jewish people eat bacon.  well, actually i did but they shall remain nameless ...

now, as a side note: when you write 'wakey wakey, eggs and bakey' is that how you spell it? i've always been curious about that.  it's really the type of thing you have to say out loud to get.

also, i want to note that when i first saw this curious feat of alarm clock/breakfast machine it made me happy.  it must have gotten very popular in the last month cuz it was featured on a bunch of websites.  holla!  those boys is s.m.a.r.t.

oooh.  you know what's also exciting?  new year's eve!  horay!  PPP is joining us from detroit at the fix!  i might fall over and die from excitement.  i've been looking forward to this nite for a very, very long time.  plus lifesavas are opening.  it's going to be so live!

12.23.2009

today is wednesday.

i'm looking forward immensely to 4pm pacific time.  i will be released from the cold, lifeless clutches of work and into the loving arms of a long muthafuckin weekend.  holla! 

apparently this week is all about books.  i'm okay with that.  i really am. 

i saw this a couple places this week because it is awesome.  this is from the good old soviet olden days of the 80s; a children's book called hello, i'm a robot by stanislav zigunenko.  the drawings are done by e. benyaminson.  the book was made like twenty years or something. look how amazing these illustrations are!  fantasticalness.



                                       





so amazing and magical. 

happy festivus, people!

12.22.2009

sun break!

i wish the glorious sun would heighten my mood right now.  this morning i woke up to the most disgusting cat fart ever.  it was horrible!  plus fatty was just sitting there purring like he didn't do anything.  but i know better.  plus it was 4:15 in the morning. for chrissake, who does that??? anyway, today is not faring well at all.  i am thinking thoughts of the long weekend ahead and drinking a lot of water today. 

over the weekend i hung out of powell's in the pearl room because there's hardly ever anyone up there. plus it's where the good stuff is.  after about three hundred years of weaving my way around annoying christmas shoppers and screaming children i made it upstairs and found the best thing evar.  taschen has a new book out called los angeles, portrait of a city

i'm really obsessed with this city i am from because it is a magical place. some people hate it with the same amount of passion i have for loving it.  it's okay.  but one thing i love about los angeles is the history behind it.  i think it's really intriguing to see the pictures of the land that los angeles used to be and then see what is currently on the land.  literally, the development of that city has occured most prominently within the last one hundred years.  barely even one hundred years.  beverly hills wasn't even really around until the 20's.  it's so crazy how much development, deterioration, crime and history has been built up in this short time.

 there are quite a few books on the subject of los angeles and its history in picture form and they are always different. i never see the same perspectives or pictures.  this book is the shit.  there are also a lot of photos by one of my favorites cc pierce.  he's cool.  it's like four inches thick and has a bazillion photos.  one picture that was totally crazy to me was undeveloped laurel canyon which is now thick with homes and pavement.  and even the site where graumans is now.  there used to be a little tiny shack that sold oranges or something.  it was insane!  i need to get that book because it's the most comprehensive i've ever seen of the city and has a lot of great stories in it (english, french and german!). 

there are also a lot of things in the book that i wish still existed.  like d.w. griffith's epic set of intolerance at hollywood and sunset, the googie architecture, oh and the natural landscape.

one of the old school drive ins that dotted the city back in the day. 



making a film in downtown during the heyday of hollywood. 




the old hollywoodland sign.  what's great about this picture is the absence of the concrete valley in the background. 



speaking of l.a. ... it is a sad day today also cuz i learned the root down at the little temple is no more after last thursday.  what a bumout.  i loved going to that when i would be back home.  hopefully it is just a hiatus.  the rootdown began twelve years ago and was always destined to be the best.  r.i.p. dj dusk.

12.21.2009

oh my goodness.

today sucks.  i officially want to crawl into a hole and die. 

and it also sucks even more cuz the stuff i wanted from the rodarte line is sold out online! i refuse to do target during this time of year.  refuuuuuuuuse to go there.  i know i said i would, but now i refuse.  all those christmas shoppers make me want to gouge my eyes out.  to make a long story short, they've killed my desire for any rodarte clothing.  after all, it's just clothing, right?  i'm rolling my eyes right meow.  dammit!

i have two more holiday functions to do this week and i don't think i'm going to make it.  i never want to see a glass of mulled wine after saturday.  no mas. 

delicious vinyl came out with some sweet gear for girls.  record companies never cater to my need for representing.  i'm not joking.  it's usually a no likey situation. 



here's a closeup of the other style available.  i wants it! it's at karmaloop



I haven't really been digging stuff as much at karmaloop because i hate looking at their models!  some of them are way too corny and ruin the whole idea of shopping online altogether.  i'm sure you understand. 

check out these cute little mitten friends from deLux!  aw man.  they are so adorable.   

   


at this point in my life i am more likely to not wear the coon gloves on account of the fact that i will probably lose one and will be very, very sad.  so ima just stick with the delicious vinyl sweater. and i'm totally ordering the glorious, fabulous, wonderful  hot dog coin purse.  i can't wait.

12.18.2009

browsing.

just browsing through tiny town and look what i found! 

what i want to know is how franck allais does the small people thing.










magnificent.

ya ever hear those tracks that are so magical that make all time stop and brings a tear to your little eye? well, i hear them on occasion and last nite was definitely no exception.  dan played this joint off of a jazzy jeff ep that came out a looooooong time ago. the track is 'are you ready?' featuring slum village, produced by j. dilla himself.  what an earthly delight. the song only came out on the ep that jazzy jeff put out, which means i have to search the internet high and low for it.  at least it will give me something to do today. 

12.17.2009

fugees.

aw, you guys.  i miss the fugees!  somehow, i wish they'd come back to me.  at least lauryn.  what a bumout.

i took a walk down memory lane with their bootleg album last nite.  this made me happy. 

12.16.2009

it was the best of times. it was the blurst of times.

tanuki time tonite!   again.  i can't wait.  last time i went i had both a thrilling time and a sad realization.  numero uno was  bacon kimchi chigae!   hello.  it was quite astounding and i had it with this salted plum sake and it made me go into kimchi/sake coma for a little while.  oh yes! numero dos was that our favorite sake pourer is leaving to work for her friends pizza company.  lamezo.  her replacement better be awesome. or hot.  i don't care.  hopefully both. 

in other news, why is this week practically killing me? god. the seconds are lasting hours. actually, years.

a while back i posted a thing about this guys mark weaver who i am totally in loooooove with.  he does this thing where he makes something awesome every day.  well, i check in on his site and he's still doing the awesome thing.  horay! here are some juicy tidbits from his behance.  jkjk!  i never posted something about mark weaver.  i meant to.  previously i posted about brock davis.  my bad. whatevs.










I found other neat things on the internets yesterday, but now i'm too lazy to post.  plus, i have tanuki on the brain and that pretty much is debilitating, ya heard?


12.15.2009

brighter days.

i am running on empty, kids. in the past two days only eight measley hours of sleep!  how stupid. it's my fault.  plus i could not miss out on ben's funtimes birthday at the red fox.  we ate cupcakes and i drank many wines.  horay. 

the highlight of yesterday was not only walking approximately eight million miles in the rain in really tall heels with no umbrella, but the fact that i made it to everyday music in one piece. this rain is shit, but i was determined to get my paws on that blakroc.  after procuring this album and some delicious bread from the store i went home and listened to it around eleventy times before leaving the house.  i feel like it definitely is one of the most legitmate albums i've bought this year.  top five even.  it's so good.  and nicole wray.  nicole wray!  i have a major girl crush on her cuz she's simply amazing.  one of my favorite tracks on the album is why can't i forget him.

 i really suggest this album. like really suggest it.  if you're open minded, that is.  i can see some people who are very fundamental about their 'types' of music being snobs about this kind of crossover but in my opinion they can eat a deck.  ya heard!?  two paws up!  this week has been that kind of week for sure.  and today i'm having a great hair day which is totally the best ever. 



tomorrow i am going to be caught up on sleep and come to work with even better hair than today.  maybe i'll be able to motivate myself and tell you guys about all the wonderful things i've found on the internets today. 

who's in the mood for latkes?  i know i am!

12.14.2009

hello, world.

today is monday and this baby is super duper tired.  i find it completely unfair and unreasonable that i must be at work today when i could be sleeping in my bed right meow.

friday my champagne wishes and caviar dreams came true!  i was able to purchase dam-funk's toeachizown.  let' me tell you, i was not disappointed.  it was funky and it made me quite happy.  plus it's two discs long, or five vinyl, and it is a magical experience.

and even more magicalness will happen this week when i get new blakroc.  oh happy day. 

hey guess what?  this thursday is going to be so good.  i cannot wait. i may just sleep until then so i'll be extra excited.  maseo at the fix.  holla!

this is the cut for real.  this song kills it every time i hear it! two paws up, son.

12.09.2009

party season.

i honestly hate the holidays. everyone flipping their lids about buying presents and crap.  who cares? not me, that's who.  i am buying someone a present and that's me.  plus, the only fun thing about the holiday season is party season, i know you feel me on this. 

i am seriously full of excitement over rodarte's new line for target.  i have slept on the countless amounts of times they've brought in fabulous designers, like alexander mcqueen, and i refuse to do that this time around.  rodarte are amazing girls and i love them a lot.  the stuff they're cranking out is so nice and sweet that i want it all.  so, for this holiday season i plan to buy something nice for me. horay! 

their whole look book can be seen on ny mag. and it's going to be in stores december 20.  be still my heart.

 i want this outfit.  mustard yellow.  i likey.



ooh. actually, i want this one.  yes.




however, if you feel you absolutely must buy me a present i will not protest.  let me remind you that i still do not have my favorite wallet on toddland.  hamburger deliciousness!  this is a must have accessory for me for 2010.  i will not be able to live without one.  meat accessories need to happen.  they even have a happy hot dog coin purse!  why aren't they mine yet?  why!?




oh shit.  i'm an asshole.  it's muthafucking sold out.  again!  well, that'll give you time to contemplate whether you want to buy me the hot dog or the hamburger.  they're both equally as cute.  well,  i am quite partial to hamburgers.  i'm drawn to those little sesame seeds, ya know?
 


12.08.2009

blakroc.

me likey.  i plan on making this album purchase on the 15th.



someone come bring me some coffees.  stat! 

i can't wait for free food this evening.  oh yes. and free food tomorrow too!  i'm totally scoring this week.  too bad for tomorrow though, cuz in order to get free food i have to socialize with jerks from this office.  bammer.  at least it's at the portland art museum, right? 

12.07.2009

beards today.

i honestly wish today that i had a beard. or more hair so i could wrap it around my face.  this morning on the way to work i almost fell over and died.  I'm not even playing.  plus, yesterday i went to eat food with erin and the wind was so biting and strong that i couldn't even make it up the damn hill on my bike.  i had to get off like a totally baby and walk up the hill to williams.  so embarassing.  anyway, it was coldy cold cold and my face hurt from the wind and this was because i do not have a beard! on the upside of not having a beard it's having beard related thing that i can buy on the internets. 

i think karen and i are going to buy some lovely ski masks with mustaches on them. OR buy actual beards from this girl erin dollar on her etsy site.  she's really quite amazing, if you ask me.  i like the shag rug beard especially.  she has a blog that is really neat.  it's all beard related!  like how i'm obsessed with bacon and cats, she's obsessed with facial hair.  there's a large market for beards these days, apparently.  wait, i just realized she's from portland.  typical. i'm just saying, dang. I think once you move to the northwest you have no choice but to be all about beards. and bacon.




but i still want the ski mask. 



12.04.2009

hep cat.

this is such a classic looney toons cartoon!  some weird dialogue as well :] 

once more, with feeling.

goddammit.  i had funny things to say that i thought of when i was walking in the freezing cold last nite.  now i can't remember shit.  so typical.  in one ear and out the other or whatever. that don't even make sense.  gooooooooo.

SO!  what's new, guys?  anything fun and/or exciting this weekend?  i'm in the mood for my blue blanket and a bottle of wine.  i got this blanket at good will over the summer and it totally rules the world.  i even saw fatty making a biscuit on it the other day. what a rascal!  can you blame him?  i know i can't. 

so today i'm totally obsessed with two things.

number one:  school is ova today.  officially.  yesterday was unofficial cuz i forgot about the test i have to take.  good thing i didn't study.  yay me!

number two is this collage thing done by studio lindfors.  so fun!  they did collages of various cities completely submerged by sea water.  i think it's rather romantic, no?  puppies playing in the water.  fishing.  swimming. boating.  the regular ol' hum drum of hanging out in a flooded city.  doesn't make much sense, but who cares.  just cuz you know, when stuff gets flooded it gets mostly disgusting.  at any rate.  this is neat.








12.03.2009

cock waaaaffle.

this is totally major.  me and the dudes are having a holiday get together in january cuz all those bitches are leaving me at the end of december.  pretty rude if you ask me.  anyway!  we were at ben's house dranking delicious whiskey on friday nite discussing this.  a couple things are definitive.  number one: holiday.ham.  that's right!  very exciting.  number dos:  cock waffles.  what are cock waffles you say?  well ... i'll tell you (please don't be jealous).  waffles in the shape of penises.  or could it be penii?  I prefer to call them penii.  it's more fun.  I plan on putting bacon in some of them.  i mean, why not?  sounds good to me.  

has anyone noticed lately that it is ass chapping cold outside? me no likey.  except i like it when I layer around this time of year cuz then i don't get all sweaty. ga-ross!! back to my original story, it's muthafuckin cold as shit outside.  but you know what? WHO CARES.  i'm sick of talking about the weather.  i will mention though that it's only 4 more months until springtime and my birthday! 

for my birthday please remember:  planet earth.  want want want want want. 

i was off the internets for so many days this last week that i feel i hardly know what to do or where to go.  it's a sad state of affairs, let me tell you what.  well, after school is over aka tonite!  I will be free to roam the internets at my leisure and post crap about bacon!  wait, i already do dat.  well, you get the idea. 

blah blah. i'm boring myself.  i'm going to watch spaghetti cat.  yayyy!

oh wait, i had one more thing to say.  the sartorialist.  he apparently went babe spotting in milan because check out this slightly foxy hipster he found.  toms: check.  skinny jeans that are slightly rolled showing zee ankle: check.  casual tee: check.  nice hair: check.  hipsters over thar do it so much better. plus, they don't ride no dang fixed gears.  ya feel me?


12.02.2009

crossword wednesdays.

i finished a new york magazine crossword this morning.  it was very exciting.  legalese.

the last one i got didn't make sense to me at first though.  maybe cuz i'm dumb.  the clue was 'wrong time to interrupt a judge's meal?' the answer was 'when his honor is at steak'  not funny. seriously, it's stupid. but i do enjoy steak, so i can understand why they put that in there. 

this long weekend, i learned a very import detail about the human being:

     the innate ability of modern human beings to disconnect completely with the world around them. 

people can sever themselves from reality in situations even when others are in danger.  but who cares?  no one really does.  just because someone is a stranger doesn't make them less vulnerable and human than you are.

i'm really glad december finally decided to roll through. it took long enough.  i think, i hope, it will bring better days and happier thoughts.  and more makers.  lord knows i need summa dat.