Friday, August 17, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
I am mad for stripes! I especially love black and white stripes, but I have been branching out and trying to be less of a stripe snob and accept stripes in other combinations.
When can I get this?
I have an all black table very much like this. . Hmmmm
Striped rug and chest of drawers! Double Win!
Monday, June 25, 2012
Way back in the twentieth century—1969, to be precise—Michael Heizer had the idea for an artwork he’d call Levitated Mass. It would be a massive rock perched atop a long slot in the earth. He even got so far as to start creating the artwork in the Nevada desert: he had a 120-ton rock and he dug out the slot. Unfortunately, one of two cranes he was using to mount the rock buckled under the weight, and the project was not completed.
Read the rest HERE at LACMAS own blog!
Here is the rock arriving at it's new home!
I have not seen it in person yet, but we are sure to go before the year is out.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
In the mid 1970's, One summer whilst thumbing through some 'kids' magazine, I spotted this advertisement!
I was immediately enthralled. I HAD to get my hands on one of these. The cost was a bit less then. $9.95 was a fortune to a kid back then. I think with shipping (All the way from Transylvania no doubt) It was a little over $6.00. I saved up my allowance, and then gave it to my dad and had him write a check out for the coffin. Off it went in the mail, the kind with stamps, the only kind around in those days.
I can recall having to wait almost all summer, but then one day before school had resumed, it arrived! I knew it would. It's no gimmick, not a gag or a spoof ya know! (The Ad said so!)
Loved it on sight! But I only wore it on certain chosen nights. I didn't want to waste its obvious magic.
I still have it some 38 years later.
Actual, REAL, dirt from Dracula's castle. Probably contains REAL Vampire dust too!
And yes, I did wear it as I wrote this.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
In L.A. we drive EVERYWHERE! But you can strap a bike to your sports car to give the appearance that you ride it sometimes.
Cupcake ATM! The only bad thing, there are not enough and that means a line. We don't like lines in L.A. Lines mean being patient. Hello?
We LOVE Zombies here. But we keep them under control!
Everyone knows that these green tinted medicine bottles are for Medical Marijuana. Duhhh! Oh. . you didn't know? Obviously. . YOU are not from Los Angeles.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
While I don't agree with our President politically on most things, This is the sort of thing that I do like about him. A very touching, human moment.
Here is the article:
For decades at the White House, photographs of the president have hung throughout the West Wing, and each print soon gives way to a more recent shot. But one picture of President Obama remains after three years.
In the photo, Obama looks to be bowing to a 5-year-old boy, who stands beside the Oval Office desk, his arm raised to touch the president's hair -- to see if it feels like his. The image has struck so many aides and visitors that, by popular demand, it stays while others come and go.
Obama has avoided discussing race except in rare instances. Yet the photo is tangible evidence of what polls also show: Obama remains a potent symbol for blacks.
The boy is Jacob Philadelphia of Columbia, Md. Three years ago, his father, Carlton, was leaving the White House staff and, as departing staff members often do, he asked for a family photograph with Obama.
Philadelphia told Obama that his sons -- Jacob and Isaac, now 11 -- each had a question. Jacob spoke first. "I want to know if my hair is just like yours," he said so quietly that Obama asked him to ask again.
Jacob did, and Obama replied, "Why don't you touch it and see for yourself?" He brought his head level with Jacob, who hesitated. "Touch it, dude!" Obama said.
"So, what do you think?" Obama asked.
"Yes, it does feel the same," Jacob said.
Carlton Philadelphia, now with the State Department, said: "It's important for black children to see a black man as president. You can believe that any position is possible to achieve if you see a black person in it."
Jacob, now 8, said he indeed does want to be president. "Or a test pilot."
NEW YORK TIMES
Sunday, April 15, 2012
This is how I spent many long summer afternoons in the 1960's and early 70's. Part of the fun was using colorful sidewalk chalk to draw a super good hopscotch area.
Jacks. You could always pick up a new set for under a dollar at the local TG&Y or Thrifty.
Hours and hours of play made me quite the Jacks queen in my neighborhood. Onesies, Twosies- all the way up to Fifteensies!
Friday, April 13, 2012
This is the book I just started today. Recommended highly by Miz Liz.
Here are just a few of my recent reads. I usually have 2-3 books going at one time. I have both a Kindle and a Kindle Fire. It is so handy being able to carry around several books at once.
I LOVE books and have always been an avid reader. I still buy regular bound books when they are picture heavy, like my many cemetery photography books.
The trouble is that I have quite literally run out of space in my home for all the books I have. Most are in storage now, awaiting a time when I have room to have them on shelves where they belong.
This was recommended by Annie, along with The King in Yellow- which I am working my way through along with the original Sherlock Holmes.
Anne Rice is back! She has always been a favorite. I was saddened by her temporary venture into religious writing.
I adore Kate Chopin! I read her stories every few years.
Alice Hoffman is also an author that I will always read.
This was really good. Can't wait for the movie!
One of my goals is to read as many 'classics' as I can. This book is incredible! If you have not read it you should.
Very fun, and left open for a sequel!