Friday, November 20, 2009

Don't Diss Mrs. Freshleys

It's a good day today. I broke out of my cave to a beautiful blue sky after a night of pretty consistent rain. I'm happy for the zoo tour guide I met yesterday on the elevator. She has to work today. I made a wish for the day to be sunny for her sake, and boy did that wish come true. Altruism people: it works!

In other news, I'm seeing my mom today for lunch and it's Friday. It's a very good day and I'm looking forward to an equally sweet weekend, as good as last weekend I hope. Below are pictures from last Saturday.

I got to hang out with some friends. First I went shopping with Steph, then we went to see her fiance David practice with his band. Afterwards the band, Steph, I and Yuki enjoyed an evening of tasty ramen, plus drinks at the little gem Umi No. Below are some blurry pictures I took while we were waiting for David and the rest of the boys to finish up so we could go to dinnner.

Dave showing everyone how it's done

Steph and Yuki!

A Mrs. Freshley's carrot cake that's not so fresh anymore.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Creatures of the Forest, Save the Date!

You guys know I love my birthday, so it's no surprise that I'm thinking about how I'm going to celebrate it now. Laura and I thought up a trully amazing idea over Halloween and this past weekend I threw the idea out to some friends to see if it might work. Everyone I've told has been enthusiastic about it, so I have decided to go with my idea and do my best to nurture it to it's fullest potential.

My grand idea for this year's party is a costumed pub crawl. The theme is 'Creatures of the Forest.' Yes, it's time to take your creativity off the shelf and start thinking of an amazing costume. You don't have to stick to real animals. As long as it's a creature of the forest it's game, so let your imagination run wild. I am making a prized gift basket for best costume of the night.

This celebration will be Saturday, the 30th of January. Save the date! You have plenty of time to start brain storming. Tell your friends and to all of you guys not in NYC, consider coming up for the weekend. I can host at least a few people!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

BOAT, Laura, and a bicycle wheel

Last night was super sweet. Laura and I met up for some dumplings and then went to Union Hall. The first picture is next to the food coop in Park Slope. Laura mused that it would be a fun place to take a picture. What do you guys think of the result? I sort of look like a girlish version of the villain in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, don't you think?

The effect of the rain on my glasses made for some freaky looking eyes. Watch out! I might be an evil toon....blahhaahha. Below is lovely Laura, and I, waiting to see BOAT. I didn't know much about them before checking them out, but let me tell you it was a super duper fun show--there was a dancing apple with the Mets logo, Village Voice confetti and plastic whistle toys and the music was kick ass. You should really check BOAT out!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Diddly Doodle Do

Those are mostly my doodles. I took the picture with my phone, so I couldn't get a shot of the whole wall. The niffty Tim Burtony faces are drawn by Helena, my boss's daughter. Her dad's an artist. Looks like she may follow in his footsteps.

Ana Yolanda: Awesome

Esta semana tuve que traducir algunos documentos a español. Estaba un poco nerviosa, pero lo termine con suficiente tiempo y todos estaban contentos. Quiero agradecer a mi mamá por su paciencia. Ella escucho a mi traducción entera por el teléfono. Ese favor fue una gran ayuda. ¡Gracias Mami!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Faith 47, A Silent Nation

Eric, Lia's very cool brother has been learning about public art. He's pretty into it and found out about an artist, Faith 47. Her work is compelling. I've posted a shot of something she did. Anyway, she's trying to fight the man. Below Eric explains what exactly she's doing. Check it out if you get a chance.

Faith 47 is heading a petition effort to oppose new South African laws that would make all public art illegal. That would include graffiti that is vandalism, but also commissioned murals and welcomed artwork done by professional and reputable artists. I felt moved to sign the petition, because I know how important a lot of this public art is. There are surely better ways to eliminate vandalism. I welcome you to look into it. At the very least, do a Google search for "Faith 47 art" and see what I'm talking about. Or you can take my word for it and just sign the petition.

Monday, November 9, 2009

No Scrabble at Rosemary's Greenpoint Tavern

This weekend I met up with Beth for cheap drinks and some Scrabble. I suggested Rosemary's Tavern on Bedford because of their cheap and genormous styrafoam cups of Budwesir. For a while it was all good times. I was inching my way to victory sipping my beer when the proprietess of the establishment came to our table to inform us that games are not allowed at Rosemary's. This was sort of hillarious to us, but since we didn't want anyone else to get in trouble we tried to think up ways to keep others from committing our faux pas. Which do you like the best?

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Descending on to Earth

Yuki is a total climbing buff. Over the summer she took me to her climbing place where I tried out the easy wall. First time up I punked out about two thirds up the wall. Then I tried it again.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Check out The XX

My friend dog puppet has a recommendation. I'm not sure what his name is yet, but I am taking suggestions.

Forget honey bees, doggy bees are just as sweet!

This Halloween was pretty sweet. Like I mentioned earlier, plans fell through at the last minute, but it was still good times. The day started off with a trip to McGolrick Park for a doggy Halloween parade. Here is a picture of some doggy bees. They were super cute. There was a costume contest. My friends and I would have awarded a tiny dog in a top notch lizard/dragon costume, but poor pouch was robbed.

Will dance for food

So my friend Yuki was very awesome and made me a wonderful dinner a few weeks ago. We had chicken with potatoes and bacon. She also made broccoli. It was supper tasty. Below is some questionable dancing from yours truly.

Zombie's eat too

This year I was going to be the Easter bunny. After a lot of preliminary work, however, plans changed at the last minute and I was a zombie instead. Above is a picture of the results. I wish I had taken a picture at the end of the night. Some other zombies helped out with blood, giving me a truly awesome goriness. I looked like I'd had my fair share of brains. Brains.....yum.