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Saturday, January 5th, 2008
3:23 pm
Scott spoiled me last night with my favorite things. A good dinner and a good movie. Campanile for one of the best meals I've had in LA. I had the friday night flight and the best poached egg ever. Then a run in the rain to There Will Be Blood. Which was definitely a dick flick and though I did like it, it made me very happy not to be a man and all that comes along with it. After we hit Footsies where I drank to much and today I'm having a hard time remembering anything after the movie.

Today I'm making a mushroom barley soup and organizing. I'm 2 months behind in invoices (taxes are going to be murder this year). I bought a new project planner and am so ready to catch up and be done with '07. My goal is by year of the rat to be organized and projects from '07 completed.
Tuesday, December 18th, 2007
10:25 am
It's finally feeling like christmas. Walking into work today I watched my breath form in the air and felt the mist of damp on my face. mmmm...feels like christmas. Irene will be coming home soon for New Years and I'm going to make christmas cookies with broken candy canes this weekend. So far I've gotten 2 great presents, Jutine's mom made a beautiful christmas sign that says the stegenga's. I love it. And today I recieved a electronic dart board. Its so rad and perfect since my house is turning into a pub.

I used my goco for this years holiday cards. Since I print for living I figured I could start at expert level. I ruined 2 screens but in the end I was able to do what I wanted. I drew them 1960's japanese children graphic style, complete with baby reindeers.

Thursday were going to disneyland to ride its a small world before it goes under repair. The fattening of america. Also want to see the christmas decorations and enjoy fake snow fall. But not a full day of fake fun since we have the annual christmas beer dinner that night, Morton is coming this year. He says in Denmark they make beers for every holiday. Thats celebrating. Hopefully my dad we'll be able to attend, he's having surgery tomorrow. He's been getting sick again the past few months. They think its his circulation (heart) or his lymphnoids, but his left arm is so swollen you can't see his elbow and its looks something like Joseph Merrick.
Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
5:14 pm
I think I'm turning Japanese

This weekend is the opening of Murakami at MOCA. I'm sooooooooooooooooooo excited. I've see his work there before but not at this level! And same day earlier is the Japanese Food Festival at the New Otani. I wait all year for this event. The best sushi from all the local sushi joints. But the topper is petting your own Sea Urchin, watching it flex and then they split it in two, scoop it out and serve it on a cracker. YUMMMMMY HEAVEN!

Tonight I'm willing in a change of weather with schezuan cooking recipes after cutCollapse )
9:18 am
urth and the new sun
Since my work schedule has been very flexible lately I decided to work from my folks house in Long Beach the past few days. They have a condo that faces the south west of the beach. I usually can't work on the patio in the morning since the glare is to much. But since the fires its like a new sun. The sun looks like a golden speck in the sky, no rays, no clouds, no azure, just smoke. And against the water it reflects the colors of a tiny sunset but in the center of the water not on its edge. Like June gloom colorized. The ash is still falling too, I wonder if its from the north or the south. It's all very creepy and beautiful.
Thursday, August 16th, 2007
1:35 pm
I was browsing notcot one of my daily website addictions and they had a post on Lancome nail polish that has magnets in it and when placed under the magnet attached to the bottle a starburst appears...

I bought some today and tried it and its really quite pretty. It looks like I have a hologram of a sunburst on my nails. It's pricey $17, but I really like it. When I bought it today the lady only had 2 left and she said its seasonal and once its sold out its gone forever.
Sunday, August 12th, 2007
12:10 pm
The stomach is slightly better. I think it was a combination of things and I'm trying to eat better and stay positive and as stress free as possible.

Missy has been scratching her neck for the past 2 days and a found a flea this morning. I'm going to try to bathe her myself since its early stages. =(

We hit Philppe's for a homemade breakfast this morning. And I'm going to start on the Echo Park 13 toys today. 13 toys based on 13 people in my life here in the EP. My goal is to be done before the big camping trip early September.

Also Echo Park is turning into Little Italy....
-Returning from our trip in Chicago we noticed the Burrito King/Pupuseria (next to house of spirits) on Echo Park Ave. was repainted brown and the windows covered. Upon investigation its going to be a full bar/italian bistro called 15 and it opens tomorrow.....
We're going to hit for Rock N Roll round 1 tomorrow if anyone is interested

-The owners of the Echo have bought out the store next door and are turning it into a pizza parlor.....New Orleans cooking with pizza and beer in a funky, family-friendly environment, TWO BOOTS (the boots representing the geographical shapes of Italy and Louisiana)...
Tuesday, July 10th, 2007
10:11 pm
last call
Scott is in Dallas tonight and sending me the most adorable messages. It's been over a year and I still miss him after a day. I guess thats good or dorky or whatever. I'm having the most fun working from home and planning his birthday this weekend. We've made tables and benches and he's visited chicago people this week that have moved west and I think its going to be the best party yet, if nothing else the best friday the 13th party this year....
Thursday, July 5th, 2007
6:41 pm
back in the Heights
I have lots to update on for this summer is turning into a nonstop adventure. But my camera broke last night at Damien's and I will have to update on all that later.

Today and tomorrow I'm staying at the folks. Taught tennis with my mom for her summer classes today and tomorrow I'm working from home while sitting with my grandmother.

And for the locals the Los Angeles Times Calendar section today covers two extremely (to me) interesting things. The cold war of frozen yogurt. Listing all the pinkberry's, the impostors and some of LA's greatest cold sweet shops. Though I was sad not to find Fosselman's in the long list. They also cover East San Gabriel Valley clubs. Where I grew up and am staying tonight. City of Industry, Diamond Bar, Rowland Heights and and Hacienda Heights. Majority of the clubs are Taiwanese and some if not all are bars not real clubs and one even serves beer in golden teapots. Hopefully when Irene and Alfredo comes back we can all have golden beer. Below are the articles if your interested....

East San Gabriel Asian Bars
Pinkberry War
Monday, November 20th, 2006
5:51 am
breathing easy
Just got home from UCLA hospital. My mom called at 9:30 this morning...my dad was going to have the lung transplant today. Scott and I rushed over to the hospital and arrived a few minutes after my dad went into surgery. He had the left lung replaced and they had to crack him open and move the heart to place it in. He came out of surgery around 7 tonight and everything is looking good. Around 9 we were able to go in and see him in ICU. He'll be sedated and in ICU for a few days but he looked good, with red rosy cheeks. Its still wait and see for signs of rejection and everything else. But still its been a really long but good day.
Friday, January 20th, 2006
10:38 am
" Put your dancing shoes on! Our new lp/ cd "discotheque" comes out (on Disko B) 20th january 2006, with new disco songs and special disco remixes from Stereo Total, Thieves like us, Vredus, Justus Köhncke, Echokrank, Munk and four crazy "Das erste Mal" dub-remixes from Mad Professor!"

And in honor of Stereo Total, tonight NOUS NON PLUS at El Cid. I promise girls dressed like french candy.

“Spinoff of New York's faux-French frogpop band, Les Sans Culottes, displaying greater musical depth and variety, ranging from breathy, Francoise Hardy-esque ballads to nervy '77-style punk, jittery technobleepery a la StereoTotal, steamy Roxy Music-ish synthpop and New Wave, dreamy modern indie stuff...” Slipcue.com

I know I haven't updated lately. But its not been from lack of love. Honestly I love love love but I lack time. Soon I promise.

Today is lunch at Genmai Sushi. Genmai translated means brown rice. Its LA's Vegatarian Macrobiotic sushi bar. So LA.
Friday, October 21st, 2005
11:20 am
Saturday October 22
WHERE: Copro Nason Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. T5., Santa Monica, Ca. 90404
DATE: October 22, 2005 through October 29 opening reception & party October 22, 8-11:30 p.m.
CONTACT: Gary Pressman, Copro/Nason Gallery

Copro/Nason gallery celebrates Autumn with “Samhain party”, a group art exhibition that guarantees black magic, ghosts, witches, bats, black cats, goblins, demons and dark art. Ancient Celts new year began with the winter season of Samhain on November 1. Just as shorter days signified the start of the new year, sundown also meant the start of a new day; therefore the harvest festival began every year on the night of October 31. They would light fires and offer sacrifices of crops, animals and sometimes humans, and as they danced around the fires, the season of the sun would pass and the season of darkness would begin. Soon the festival in November became All Hallows Day on November 1 followed by All Soul’s day on November 2, after which the night of October 31 was called All Hallow's Eve, and the remnants festival dedicated to the dead eventually morphed into Halloween. Neopagans still celebrate the sabbat of Samhain on Halloween.

Candy corn, cider and pumpkin seeds will be served along with live scary music into the late hours of the night. Paintings and sculptures celebrating the season of darkness will illuminate the walls and good fun should be had by all.

The eclectic blend of Artists include Shag, Charles Wish, Chet Zar, Dan Quintana, Luke Chueh, Isabel Samaras, Andrew Brandou, Audrey Kawasaki, , Vince Locke , Brian Viveros, Esao Andrews, Korin Faught, Naoto Hattori, Natalia Fabia, Pamela Jaeger, Thomas Han, Ver Mar, Joe Ledbetter, Joe Vaux, Kevin Peterson, Matthew Bone, Sean Christopher, Joe Chiodo and many more
Monday, October 10th, 2005
1:46 pm
Avocado festival saturday was small and low key. (pictures to be added later.) We had guacamole, roasted sweet corn with avocado oil and avocado ice cream. It was so small we walked it in an hour and then spent the rest of the day on the beach. Nice and sleepy day. BRMC saturday night was excellent. Mark Gardner opened and if anyone is intrested tonight he's playing at the viper room.
Thursday, July 14th, 2005
3:59 pm
Friday July 15
Brian and Scott’s Birthday Celebration

We’ll hit Timmy Nolan’s 10111 Riverside Drive in Burbank (English pub) for dinner at 9. Please arrive between 8:30-9. We’re not making reservations just who ever is there at 9 can eat together.
10:30 to ??? is NoBar 10622 Magnolia Blvd, just up the street from Timmy Nolan’s.
Wednesday, July 13th, 2005
11:00 pm


Friday birthday party plans will be posted tomorrow
Thursday, June 2nd, 2005
12:16 pm
LAs first Art festival
This weekend is Los Angeles first annual art festival. Its 2 days.
If anyone is intrested the link is below......

12:11 pm
2d on friday
Mark Atomos Pilon
June 3-26, 2005
Reception 8-11 pm. June 3rd

La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 9002
"Mark Atomos Pilon was born in Northern Canada in 1967. While growing up under theglow of the aurora borealis his painting and drawing was always a natural pursuit during long winter months. In the mid eighties he traveled from his frozen home towards Canada’s warmer west coast. There he attended Emily Carr College of Art & Design to pursue his dream as a painter and illustrator. On a suggestion from Seattle artist Art Chantry, he changed career directions and began art directing a Vancouver music magazine where he was able to hone his skills as an artist and graphic designer and began developing the style he is known for today.
His paintings were a natural transition from his editorial illustration as every aspect of his art is carefully synthetically sketched and then meticulously painted in multi acrylic layers. His subjects are mostly drawn from his passion for underground comics, space-age record jackets, scooter culture, and moog music. His latest work reflects a post-pop conviction with a hint of science fiction and surrealism.
This exhibition of new painting’s entitled “Metropolitron” breathes life into a cast of characters in their multi-colored worlds of ports and portals in time and space. You fall into a strange world that’s merely veiled by thin layers of atoms and abstractions. They cast aside logic to reveal slices of modern images that are projected from dark holes. The occupants of this imaginary world pop in and out of view and defy both gravity and reality.
Currently Mark works from his tiny capsule-like studio in Vancouver’s Chinatown. He is also the in-house illustrator at the Georgia Straight Magazine and regularly illustrates for magazines around the world. When not painting and working he can regularly be seen buzzing through cobblestone alleys on his Vespa or enjoying a stiff drink in anti-gravity."

Monday, May 16th, 2005
8:52 pm
fresher than the sweetness of water
Last weekend we went to the LA zoo. May is baby month and they give you a map to see all the babies. When we got there I was surprised the front construction of the zoo was done allready. Now it looks like a metro stop and the walkway is larger. I was expecting something grander, more educational or murals. Oh well, by this time next year the gorilla and elephant exhibits will be done and thats what counts. Here are pics of 2 of the babies, my favorite the baby girl red ape Briante? and Scott's favorite the baby giraffe.

Friday, May 13th, 2005
2:19 pm
11:39 am
May 14
For the Love of Toby
new work by Gary Baseman
Exhibition: May 14 - June 18, 2005
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 14th 7 to 10 pm

Billy Shire Fine Arts
5790 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
phone: 323-297-0600
Monday, May 9th, 2005
3:44 pm
May 9
I think I still can't post in RnR community. Whatever. But tonight may I suggest a new bar. It has no sign and is only known as the "match" on Lankershim and Kling. There is a lightbulb above the bar door that when is bright means open. It opened 2 weeks ago and I've heard is a very cool though "hipster" bar. AKA lots of couches and indie music. This is the only info I can find about it. http://www.la.com/nightlife/barspubslounges/match/38538

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