Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
aren't they just like tiny wearable sculptures? i am especially drawn to the fabric pieces, although she works in a wide variety of media...
Sunday, September 27, 2009
it's been busy around here, but my mom left this afternoon so tonight i have my little apartment to myself... and it feels a little strange, actually. i've had the tv on all evening because it felt so quiet (desperate housewives, anyone?).
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
clearly, some kids handle the waiting better than others. after the original experiment, the researchers followed the progress of each child into adolescence, and demonstrated that those with the ability to wait were better adjusted, more dependable, and scored an average of 210 points higher on the SAT.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
their music and social activism continue to inspire me.
"Give me my freedom for as long as I be.
All I ask of living is to have no chains on me.
All I ask of living is to have no chains on me,
And all I ask of dying is to go naturally.
And when I die,
When I'm dead, dead and gone,
There'll be one child born in our world to carry on,
There'll be one child born to carry on."
Thursday, September 17, 2009
ok. so, i might have made a whole bunch of finger puppets... instead of job-hunting or dish-doing. i made this one a while ago and she just really needed some friends. so you see, i couldn't help it.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Say my name, say my name, say my stupid name?
Its stupid how we always seem to do it again, oh.
You're so stupid and perfect and stupid and perfect.
I hate you, I want you, I hate you, I hate you, oh.
Again, again, again, again.
Monday, September 14, 2009
2. billy was in a pizza eating contest, and is now kind of famous in madison (although maybe not as famous as me, because of that one hilarious billboard thing that happened).
3. i have a newish plant/tree that needs to be named, and i'm really hoping that you have brilliant suggestions. here are pictures:
Sunday, September 13, 2009
there is no staircase or anything to get up to it, so you have to be creative and climb around a bit to get up there. and once you're up there, it's a little bit like, "hmm. imaybe i didn't think this through - i am now on this elevated path over the city and what if there is no way down?" and for a minute it seems like maybe there isn't, and maybe you have to live up there forever because there is no way down.
of course, eventually there was a precarious but doable route back to street level, which involved scaling about 12 feet of dirt and then wedging between a fence and a wall.
all of this made me feel like i was pretty brave and scrappy. also, when you're up there on the elevated track, you can see lots of stuff you might not otherwise see, like this puppy swimming in a kiddie pool.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
(many thanks to wyn for sending this my way.)
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
ok. look at these photos (from this article) of a dog who totally ADOPTED A TINY ABANDONED PIGLET as her own.
can you even stand it? look how TEENY and WRINKLY it is! and the big dog loves it! life is awesome.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
and rainbow kites:
and geometric kites:
and synchronized dueling kites:
and some nuns were there, too.
even more kite festival photos here.