Monday, December 22, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Breaking up is hard to do. I’ve had a yahoo email address since the 90s. At this point it functions as a relay so I rarely actually have to check it. I keep it despite a long held view that Yahoo is growing increasingly, laughably irrelevant- well, to me at least. And I can be quite prickly. I find the Yahoo homepage more saccharine train wreck than informative. It's pop, safe, dumb and irritating. Actually going to yahoo.com is cringe inducing, but then again, I do learn a lot: what kind of shoe are you?, Dude-approved holiday presents… something with 'booty' .... Help.
Yahoo being huge, lord knows why, gives it a type of search engine juice. Lately Yahoo Answers has come up in my searches. It is invariably unrelated to what I was actually searching for, I love that. The uninformed and undecided apparently flock to YA. Haven’t had the pleasure of Yahoo Answers- take a gander.
C'mon people. k
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Obviously, we are all hesitant to post anything and thus bump down that rad picture of A with B from the top. Maybe we should work it into a masthead logo?
Here's a little picture from xmas past to get us all into the spirit of not buying gifts this season. Of course, it's really just me that needs to be reminded that it's December. There was a high of 72 today here. I wonder if I will ever get used to the seasons in LA. There are seasons, actually, despite what people might tell you. It's just that there's only two of them.
Please note the handwritten label on the bottle above, indicating that its contents are not, in fact, Absolut Vodka, but rather some homemade liquor of Ylva's father's making. Skål!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
From NYT: At 3:30 a.m., store employees called the Nassau police to report that the crowd was growing quickly, the police said. Officers came by to try to organize the line, but were called away to a Circuit City, a Best Buy and a B.J.’s Wholesale Club nearby, to deal with crowds there. .
A young man is dead. Jesus people, it's just shopping. *k
Photo Fox News
Photo just before stampede from NYPost.com
Friday, November 21, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Dork alert. I love Scrabble. Most games actually. I went first and had a double word score, so an instant unearned double. I think this was my highest score ever- 291.
* The board above is a small, zipout travel board smaller in scale than a regular board.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
My post-cultural-studies mind can't even handle what I got in the mail from Sarah. Plush Wiener Schnitzel and french fries of felt. Simulacrum of food have fascinated me for a while, from the immediate post-undergrad days when I bought Julie a fake doughnut "sculpture" that she kept on her desk and which confounded her co-workers for months at a time. But this confounds me. What should I do with it? Leave it on the dining room table for a while? As a non-meat-eater, it has a particularly strong something for me. One would never confuse this with real food, but somehow it feels like it's veering into the territory of the Unheimlich, in being a useless, permanent representation of something fundamentally useful and impermanent. And I do love french fries. *L
p.s. It was made in Germany, not America, so take that, Eco & Baudrillard.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
p.s. do I need to say that there was a plastic bottle with not apple juice; and some lucky lady found teeth.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
And J, no worries- we'll be composting. Can't decide on worms or a small self contained unit. I'll likely make something in the next couple of weeks. I don't plan on insinkerating too much, valuing appendages and all.....
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I got a digital camera for my birthday (my first & only)... and I also got a scanner, with which I've digitized a number of my old film prints. Funny how the memories I associate with these film prints seem sharper now that I've digitized them. I think it's due pretty much to seeing them in a newer forum (my flickr site) and the contrast that creates. But still, it's made wonder about images & memory in general. And should I print out my digital photos now? I never really considered it. *L
Friday, August 22, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
This is your town, k. Best make sure this kind of rage doesn't translate to scooter riding.
Thanks to the Economist, I finally have a tiny bit of faith in the innocent bystander. I support more vigilante justice.:
"Bicycle-boosters are thrilled with the sudden popularity of their humble machine. “Ridership is just skyrocketing,” says Elizabeth Preston of the League of American Bicyclists, a Washington, DC, advocacy group (even cyclists have lobbyists these days). Performance Bicycles, a retailer with shops in 15 states, says bicycle sales in June were the highest ever recorded.
But cycling’s popularity has a downside. The people of Portland, for instance, have been entertained over the past few days by a series of altercations between bicyclists and motorists. In one, a motorist and cyclist came to blows after the motorist berated the pedal-pusher for ignoring a stop sign. The enraged cyclist used his bike to batter the motorist’s car until a bystander punched him."
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I was in Cloquet, MN and took these pictures the day before the 50th anniversary of the Lindholm service station designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
The station is still operable and can accommodate four cars in the garage area for repairs under natural skylights. :: k
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
The Spanish men's and women's basketball teams posed pre-Olympics in a mock eastern eye fashion. The photos include the Gasol twins both of whom play for the NBA. Hello?
Certainly not the most sensitive or smartest thing the players have done. An International Olympic Committee spokeswoman stated via email: “We understand that the Spanish team intended no offense and has apologized. The matter rests there as far as the I.O.C. is concerned.”
Perhaps the players picked up a thing or two from Spanish sports fans.
Because as we all know image is very important. :: k
Thursday, August 7, 2008
After that odd John McCain-sponsored ad that showed how awesome Obama is and how people all over the world love him, I saw this. Now, either LA is getting to me, or this is actually pretty funny. You be the judge.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
This is how the management of my soon to be former apartment building facilitates spring cleaning. Last week of July they put signs on all of the doors asking folks to move their sweet rides for a little spring cleaning . It's good to be on top of things. I am sure gonna miss that place. *k