Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Cooked Books: Apples

Cooked Books: Apples features a recipe for mac+cheese with an apple compote. i was just pointed to this blog by the NY Public Library's cookbook expert and I'm already in love!

how does email posting work?

here's a test email post of an old pic of me and Jim Jarmusch and Tiffany from AFI.


funny, just found this pic on my jumpdrive, and not sure why it's there. it's from x-mas. top left is elise giving jesse some kind of hot latin something, and kirsten who was sister-babyfocused at the time is top right, blown out-dave below - all at helens. juliana eats a sandwich somewhere in richmond.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

one breath away from mother oceania

hi! missed you at Bjork last night. an amazing show. she was wearing some ridiculous-amazing gold lame ruffley-flouncey dress and silver tights, barefoot, with the Icelandic Wonderbrass band, giant towers of fire, confetti and streamers, lasers and smoke machines. Her voice gives me goosebumps and has more emotion and joy than one usually encounters. She sang hyper-ballad, pagan poetry, cover me, i miss you, oceania and new stuff I haven't memorized yet. Our seats were mediocre, but we could see and hear.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Went home to this weekend and was happy to see that our community garden plot was overflowing with the tomatillo plant. Good to get into the garden and squeeze the papery husks trying to figure out what a ripe tomatillo might feel like, pick green-beans and see what our neighbor-growers have going.

With our bumper crop and two batches of Tomatillo-Lime Salsa under my belt, dave, jen & I made a tasty, citrusy Tomatillo Ratatioullie with 1 medium homegrown eggplant (stolen from a lazy harvester), a glut of tomatillos, 1 can diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, cheap white wine and wholepaycheck's 'sicilian spiced' green olives (with mustard seeds?). pretty tasty served with polenta and some Chimay hard cheese. a fine end to the last day of summer.

Dave finally found a suitable case for the theramin he's been working on all summer; so stand by for his photos & hopefully sounds of that... I love that so much is home-made here; somehow there is time & space & creativity to make all sorts of homebrews (including dave's recent endeavor with our bumpercrops - basil infused vodka). basil-lemon beer to follow? I miss the falling apartment, and I can't believe that the Chois (our bodega-running Korean landlords downstairs) are thrilled to see me and give me free bottled water on my depart. Dave & I are like their weirdo foreign kids. It only reminds that this is where i'd much rather be; if only the rest of DC were so inviting....xoro

more pictxts

bat girl
random dog
sad friend in the nighttime
youre very richmond if...

Mariachi Band on Subway

Ok, not a Mariachi band, since no brass section or Guitarron, but maybe a NorteƱo band. Matching black outfits & brown leather belts (lizard? croc?). 11am Friday. Manhattan-bound L train. Played half a song, made at least $15 on my car.

Monday, September 17, 2007

picture-texts i have received recently

Baloney + cheetos
cake truth

best dog and and knee.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

thanks maya!

make your own gummy icecream?! elvis peanut butter banana reeses cups?! crying whale buttons?! thank you USPS for not losing this package like i thought you did.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Art Parade

dsmooth pointed me to the Dietch Projects' Art Parade Saturday. went down with cee-rock and saw a lot of mayhem, nudity and amazing big-body costumes. These are from crappy cell phone, stand by for photoblaster & maybe a video of a half-dozen girls with hair braided all together. there were assorted marching bands (including Malcom X High), accordion and uke bands (why are these the instruments of artists?), Heartschallenger were there with Songs For Ice Cream Trucks giving out popsicles.

the voluptuous horror of karen black

Friends With You

the best naked folks were talkin on the phone

Thursday, September 06, 2007


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