Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Worst quality post ever.

I have not abandoned ship.  I will come back soon.  I'm just pretty busy for the moment.

Boyfriend came back from the land of the souk, bearing superfine-ground coffee, special soaps and teas.   That, and gastrointestinal upset that had him RUNNING like Usain Bolt at times for the nearest restroom.  It was funny, except the one time I really was worried that he might dirty his pants in the car.  (He didn't.)

More thinking and talking about real life and adult things has been happening.  This is a good thing I think.  If everything that I was thinking about before could have been described as formless ether, now it's like a foggy day where you see something coming out of the fog at you, but it's not fully defined yet.  Kind of a smudgy blob slowly approaching.  It looks friendly though.

Ah yes.  Anyone who wants a brief primer on Belgium and just a few of it's "eccentricities", click here.  I showed it to boyfriend last night and he laughed.  I wasn't sure he'd laugh, given he's Belgian and spends a lot of his time trying to defend his country remind me that I should try to be more open-minded.  But he laughed and I like to think that it's because most of what's in this video is both ridiculous, and true.

Annnd now I'm back to being busy.  Oh, wait - I bought new running shoes, did a 16k run one day, and am off to Paris this weekend.  Didn't know how else to squish that in there but these are all things I'm glad about.  Now I'm done.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Re:working: creativity

If you hate art, music, tv, and culture in general, move along.  Otherwise...

Most of you probably don't have 24 minutes to spare right now, but you really should click this link, bookmark it, and watch it when you do find yourself with that much time to spare.  It is a great piece of film regarding how art is a dialogue, and how a huge part of the creative process is the act of referencing, in order to push that dialogue further.  Food and fashion have known this for years... that it's not really about who does it first, rather who does it best, and that nothing gets anywhere very quickly if everyone is spending more time concerned with copyrights than creating.  Here we have not only visual and musical artists but also lawyers and academics saying something similar.  High time.  Who controls creativity anyway?  Nobody and everyone.  It's not predictable or controllable and that's why it's beautiful, because it's one of the only really free things left in the modern world, isn't it?

Alright, who put this soapbox appear under me then?

Right.  I'm supposed to be working on something else today, but I couldn't resist sharing this with the other creative and/or culture-interested peeps out there.  Hope you enjoy!

Love this video.

I love that Google makes efforts to run on clean/cleaner energy sources.
I posted this to my facebook ... I'm wondering if it'll get censored there.

Without further ado, I give you the 2 minute long
"Facebook: Unfriend coal."

Go on, you've got 2 minutes, and it's not only informative, it's adorable.

Friday, September 17, 2010


Today Boyfriend left on a work-trip to a (kind of) scary country.  No, no, it's not Luxembourg this time.  It's the kind of country where you take vaccinations before going, and try to avoid malarial mosquitos, and try not to think about being next door to Iraq.

He was already gone by the time I got home, but I've been finding these around the house:

Placed right where I normally leave my keys.

Taped up in the bathroom.

Atop the laptop.  (Whatever could have given him the idea I'd see it here?)

My acid-green pillow.  I did not buy these sheets.

I'm not sure if I'll find others, but I'm going to let these guys hang around with me until he gets back.

I miss him already.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Chocolate porn, as promised.

The alcove and I have spent faarrr too much time together recently, and just looking at these photos gives me uncomfortable sugar-coma like feelings and flashbacks.

Boxes of 8 waiting for closure and ribbons

Amaretto with toasted pine-nut garnish

"Apricette" (apricot stuffed with candied orange peel.)


Garden Mint


Fleur de sel Caramel

Roasted Hazlenut Solid

Believe it or not, there is more.  But I just can't go any further today with... this.
And now, I need to go lie down.