Monday, July 28, 2008

Situation Busy as HECK

If you're wondering where I am right now it's cuz I'm working seriously hard. The only reason I have time to blog is because sh*t's taking FOREVER to download via my company's VPN and I'm too tired from running this evening and then NOT eating dinner to actually get up from my bed to fill this stinkin' drink glass. Yes, I've resorted to working in bed now.

I actually don't *have* to be working quite this way... But I think my life will get a lot easier after I finish building out this prototype and I would rather have the end of the week be more relaxing. So I'm front-loading my week.

Coming up this weekend is Boom Boom Woods - Part Deux (pronounced DUH). When I go up to the woods I want to feel good turning my brain to the completely off position and relaxing the HECK out of myself.

Here's a tip. If you're reading this blog wondering what the heck has happened to me cuz you haven't seen me in forever... You should call. Because if we don't hang out before German class starts up later in August... You can forget about it. I won't be coming up for air until 4 December when class is over.

'Nough Said.

Sunday in the City: Frida Kahlo Exhibit @ SF MOMA

Yesterday I went on a longer fabulous trail run in the Marin Headlands and it was fabulous! I experienced several minutes of runner nirvana whilst barrelling down the Miwok Trail through the clouds/wind/mist/fog almost completely unable to stop.

Then I headed over to meet a buddy @ SF MOMA to see the Frida Kahlo exhibit. It was fabulous! We both did love the MOMA-website-featured Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (Autorretrato con collar de espinas y colibrĂ­), 1940 but other things seriously caught my eye...

The look of fear/vulnerability in the picture she called Ugly Self-Portrait.... The racey/extraordinary/wonderful nature of the 1933 tone of the My Nurse and I, the way she potrayed her mother as the proud matriach... even down to the sleeves on her costume as she leered out from the painting @ you.

What kills me is the way she saw herself. She was strikingly beautiful... yet in all of her self potraits what we see is an ever-present hint of a moustache that almost didn't even exist in real laugh and super-exaggerated eye brows. And then we see her partner... Diego Rivera.

Diego who she most surely probably thought was quite attractive. I don't find him attractive in the slightest. But she most certainly must have thought he was. This man's extraordinary artistic talent transformed his physical appearance in her eyes... And her lack of respect for herself also transformed her version of her own physical appearance in the opposite manner.

Now *that's* deep.

I'll stop there in order to allow you to reflect on that. It's a brain full.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Boom Boom Woods: It's Alive... Mwahhahaha

What happens when you take a tremendous community of friends, a six-foot disc ball, a rad sound system, and a beautiful campsite out in the woods???!!! Why Boom Boom Woods, of course!!! Well, DUH PEOPLE!

And I finally got around to building out the photos/vids gallery @ Boom Boom Woods .org. You can enter the gallery here: Photos/Video Gallery

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Puh-leez :-)

My buddy is first generation italian born in America and he has this bottle of hot sauce in his house.... I'll let you be the judge:

Hello, This is Your Work Day Calling....

So I need to send out a hard copy of a pic to someone w/ a CD which has me going thru pics this AM. And on the plate for this weekend is about 15 - 20 hours worth of work on my website and others.

And my day job just got interesting again so I could end up doing 10 hrs worth of work/work.

And I need to make a couple more major plate purchses in the next two weekends. And I need to get to know these new plates backwards and forwards.

Fortunately my work is all creatively stimulating but I guess I'm not going to be seeing you guys very much for the next couple of weeks. EXCEPT for the Boat Party and tomorrow: 2nd Sunday anyone????!!!

Here's a pic from the KZSU Big Love Show on 11 Feb 2008 courtesy of Jandro (thanks Jandro!).

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Hello, I'm Happy

I just wanted to check in right now to say how happy I am!

Many thanks to the DC folks. I really enjoyed returning to my roots. I learned that undeniably I get myself fired about politics... Like a good little Washington, DC native.

I just had a great bonding session with my records.

I can't believe I'm going @ the pace I'm going right now but I seem to feel good.

I really *do* plan to finish up both a) the scuba pics and b) the boom boom woods pics/template/nontemplate this weekend.

Wish me luck @ my workday marathon tomorrow. I will need to work with serious precision. I must figure out what the rsync is having an issue with.

That is all. And may that **#(*$#(ing ntpd problem kiss my azz!

Monday, July 07, 2008

What's Radder than Rad????

Thanks for asking! I'll tell ya' what's radder than rad:

The Smithsonian American Art Musuem!!!

It's got SOOO many great pieces of art work! I took a ton of pictures.

I'll put up a full photo gallery upon my return to San Francisco later this afternoon. For now, feast your eyes on this piece of work:

From the card next to the painting:

Levee Farms
1998 oil on Canvas

Wayne Thieband

born Mesa, AZ 1920