Sunday, January 31, 2010

Whatever you do— don't stop!

This song is just too happy. Pay no attention to the fact that I discovered it by way of a Laughing Cow cheese commercial.

Hey, lady! You call him Dr. Jones!

Black thug #1, holding Indiana Jones dvd: Damn, son, look how young and fly and hip that nigga Harrison Ford was. That shit made his career, son!
Black thug #2: I dunno, man. I don't like a white dude with a whip.

via overheard in ny

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snowed in = cooking fest

Me: (via twitter) Pork chops with brown butter mushroom sauce, basil mashed potatoes & some kind of apple dessert. Come over!
Bates: (via text) I'm snowed in!!
Me: That's your misfortune.

photos after.

You again? I thought I told you to gtfo.

photo from the thinking tank

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I wish I could accent it up like Amy Walker

You keep giving me one word answers. I don't know if I like it.

1. Where is your cell phone? here
2. Your hair? black
3. Your mother? Ammala
4. Your father? John
5. Your favorite food? homemade
6. Your dream last night? lovely
7. Your favorite drink? water
8. Your dream/goal? travel
9. What room are you in? living
10. Your hobby?cook
11. Your fear? ghosts
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? plane
13. Where were you last night? bed
14. Something you aren't? mathematician
15. Muffins? apple
16. Wish list item? ticket
17. Where did you grow up? Virginia
18. Last thing you did? tea
19. What are you wearing? dress
20. Your TV? ugly
21. Your pets? cute
22. Your friends? wonderful
23. Your life? good
25. Missing someone? Sacha
26. Vehicle? messy
27. Something you're not wearing? socks
28. Your favorite store? thrift
29. Your favorite color? varies
30. When was the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? upset
32. Your best friend? funny
33. One place that I go over and over? gym
34. One person who emails me regularly?avt
35. Favorite place to eat?outdoors

Friday, January 22, 2010

Seven-year-old to another, after comment: That's what she said!
Mom, yelling: Who is this girl? And why do you both always know what she said!?

--86th St & Madison

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I want a haircutting robot!

On saturday I will be:

- demonstrating basic printmaking techniques at the National Portrait Gallery. You should come if you want to learn how to make monoprints or basic etching plates. 11ish to 3 pm.

- gallivanting around dc with ms. liz e. looking at art and all that jazz. falafeling it up at amsterdam falafel in adams morgan.

- showing some of my art (and iron shannon's! and daniel dean's!) at the Lamont Street Collective. I'm not sure what time I'll be there. Give me a ring if you'd like to meet up for art or falafel.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What always happens. Life.

“Never looking down I’m just in awe of what’s in front of me”
Walking on a Dream | Empire of the Sun


My computer has not been in working order since last friday. Poor baby has some kind of virus and I have to repair the os. It tires me just to think about it so I've put it off and will probably continue to do so until some time this weekend. It's not that I don't have access to other computers, I do. I miss mine. I miss all of my bookmarks. I miss my photos. I miss my music. I miss my art files. Heads will roll if I don't get all of those back. I'm just saying.

Anyway, spring semester started. We're only two days in but I'm quite happy so far. Digital photography will be fun. Graphic design methods (hopefully) will be fun. I'm feeling good about this semester though I'm oh so sad I didn't get to start it with a new playlist (fuck you, technology mishaps). In the interest of a good parking spot, I'm on campus by eight or eight thirty. I don't have class until ten (or twelve on tuesdays & thursdays). Morning gym time! OR Catch up on projects time! OR Sleep in my car time! OR Catch up on my google reader in the print studio computer room!

It also occurred to me that I didn't tell you my new year's resolutions. I want to crank up the volume and do more of everything. I want to take more photos. I want to make more art. I want to travel more (by plane at least once this year). I want to cook more, try new recipes (bee tee dubs, so much to come & peas are sweet: we should have a dinner night sometime!). I want to see the AVT crew more often. I want to spend much more time outside. This winter has been rough. I'm over it. Bring on the spring weather and not having to wear tights with my dresses. Speaking of dresses, I'd like to make my own.  I barely enjoy hemming garments now so, hah, we'll see.
I want to ride my bicycle at the beach. I don't even care which one.

Speaking of bicycles and artsy fartsy things, I bought a new one, err..a new old one. This one's for my sister. I can't wait for warmer weather so I can repair and paint it. Zebra print bicycle buddies, baby. I know what I'm going to do for this year's Valentine's Day cards. I'm so excited to send them out. Let me know if you'd like one. Oh, and letters! I'm eager to get back into penpalling about with you lot. Rekindle the letter romances (*ahem, sohe).

This is more than I've written in awhile. I've been lazy, sorry. No worries, we'll return to "hey guys, I like this video/photo/website/dress/song/recipe" in no time.

Miss you. Luff you.
I may or may not be referring only to my computer.
Just kidding.
Sort of.

coming soon: what the hell do I want to do for spring break? Wanderlusting like a biiiiiiiiiitch lately.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Girl #1: Some of the things you say are really mean.
Girl #2: Some of the things you do are really annoying.
Girl #1: Touché.

overheard in new york

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

“She pours a daydream in a cup, a spoon of sugar sweetens up”
Her Morning Elegance | Oren Lavie

I really love the shadows the sun casts as it sets. So pretty. Well...except when I'm driving home and that mess is in my eyes. Then not so much.
Happy Tuesday, y'all.

Monday, January 11, 2010

How to be a cool aunt to a five year old

Steph: I taught Vincent how to say "party foul".

Life lessons from Sohe K.

Sohe: I will never be caught throwing up naked. Your body all convulsing and stuff? It's not a good look.
me: hahahahhaha. only you would think about something like that.
Sohe: because you're all convulsing and thus making ripples in your stomach.
what if you started dating a guy
and you guys got WASTED
and you were sleeping over
and you guys boom boomed
and then you had to go vom
and you were naked
and he rushed in to help you
you gotta think about things like that.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bells will ring. The sun will shine. I'll be his and he'll be mine.

the updated AVTcrew list of the order in which we'll all be married.Yathrib & Joe have been bumped up since, after all, they are newly engaged. Thankfully I am still somewhere in the middle. 

“Now listen to the beat. Kinda pat your feet. You got soul. Everybody knows that it's alright. Whoa, it's alright.”
 It's Alright (Curtis Mayfield cover) | Seal

CustomInk's 10th anniversary/holiday party | more photos here

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

12:56 AM
Stephanie: don't you hate it when you stay up so late that you get hungry?

me: I just got a snack.

oh, NPH. You make me giggle.

“My first tweet, peeps. I apologize in advance for my slow learning curve. Nice to (sort of) meet you. It's amazing how quickly 140 charac”

Saturday, January 2, 2010

2009: How did I remember things before Twitter?

“Now we're there and we've only just begun. This will be our year, took a long time to come.”

This Will Be Our Year | The Zombies

Hello, (to quote Sofia), loyal five or six readers. Happy New Year! Here's a not-so-quick review of my 2009 via favorite tweets and photos. Yayyyy twenty ten!

“Stephanie T. : It's all fun and bestiality until someone gets killed.” (on TGK's Soothsayer vid)
“I want my own Algernon Moncrieff.” (still stands)
“Fiery patriotism makes me happy verklempt. OBAMA!!”
“Hallam Foe, why are you such a creeper?”
“successfully avoided swerving into a parked car. Was congratulating myself on the close call when another car hit me. Driving in snow sucks.” (I'm still paranoid about driving in snow.)

“El Guincho's Antillas. Makes me want to drink caipirinhas and wear loud colors.”
“My sister bought me Lars and the Real Girl for Valentine's day! What's better to watch on vday than a film about mannequin love?”
“Brunch from 10:30 AM to 6 PM. I love the AVTers.” (Waffle madness and group naps)
“Babysitting the boys in f'burg. What kind of three year old knows what tongs are? I probably didn't know my own name.”
“Hey remember that time you missed the Artsbus?” (Good job, Boek)

“Two turntables and a froggggg.” (Conversation with Fasick in front of the Met)
“The Bird and the Bee tonight!”
“Show was awesome! Raquel's car won't start. Twenty degrees out. Womp Womp.”
“Macaroni Grill with Steph. Odd staring hostess. No, we're not twins. Yes, I'll have the rigatoni.”
“Rude Buddha and Ballyhooooo”
“Singaporean Curry and Coconut Macaroons.”
“Mikhail Gorbachev is on campus!”
“Late night taxicabs creep me out, Tales from the Crypt style.”

Also, March marked the birth of Lemonade Lists. Aww. 

“I didn't realize my lunch schedule was under such close observation.” (Daniel D. once said that he could always knew when it was eleven thirty because that's when I'd eat my lunch.)
“The new FAB is just plain sexy.” (This is when SOA was nothing but a hollow shell.)
“Gorgeous weather. Spent some time next to the Container Space and avoided the print studio drama. Cleaned some glass and scraped my wrist” (That was this day.)
“I LOVE the agriART show.”
“Thems the breaks!” (80s slang win!)

“printed a shirt with Burgos's face on it and talked a bunch of people into going to DC9 on thursday. Winners!!!!!”
“DC9 with the crew. GK and Spirit Animal aka Curtis. Illinois. Banjo like you mean it!”
“Drug bust on campus. Sucks to you, guy. I'm totally not staring.”
“Ikea with Ludeke.” which was shortly followed by “I'm reminded why I hate Ikea on the weekends.”
“Best dream ever. It all took place on a bus. I laughed, I cried, I fell in love.” (I wish I remember the details of that dream.)
“Warrenton-bound, aka the middle of nowhere.” which resulted in “I left my water bottle in Warrenton. First time forgetting it anywhere. Sad face.” (First time I met the Warrenton folk!)
“Hummus and margaritas. Ludeke is going to cook salmon. We'll see how that goes.” and then  “Note to you non-cooks: do not attempt to cook salmon in a springform pan.”
“Remember when it took us forty minutes to decide b/t falafels, jumbo slice and soul food?” (The night that Liz, Richard, Bates and I paid it forward with fries. We are, according to the people we gave them to, "the best strangers ever." No, we did not roofie the fries.)

“Free money cleansing by the FLC at the Handmade Art Festival in Silver Spring tomorrow!”
“Some guy hollered at me in my red jumpsuit hahahah.”

“Running in the rain always makes me feel like I'm starring in my own Adidas commercial.”
“Hello, havarti? I'm gouda! Happy National Cheese Day. Please brie it on otherwise I camembert it.”
“Baklava Balaclava.”
“I just bought a new old bike!” (I really love that bicycle, my red zebra baby.)
“Stephanie and Vina's Good Old-Fashioned Painting Party.” (me and my bicycle, her and her chairs)
“O. Henry stories are like old school FML.”
“Alice Waters. I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor its coming with all of my heart.”
“Dad: There's Pa! I recognize her shoes!” (when Pa graduated from hs)
“I'm sure they're thinking 'who is this random girl in our kitchen?'”
“New cousin! Congrats, Steph and Oura!” (Maxxxxxx!!)
“I just chugged a quart of milk. It expires today. Don't judge me.”
“got a summer position as teacher's assistant in Arlington!”
“Roadtrip with Iron to the En-why-See at noon. Come to the FLC opening. 475 Tenth Avenue. Fourteenth floor. 6-8 pm.” (oh god, never again. What the hell were we thinking? We both had to be up and about by seven the next morning.)
“Iron chef was fun. Cooked like I meant it. Hen party catch-up afterward with the G and the Lis. I have to be up in four hours.”

“EEEEEEEE he got his fifteen!!!” (Federer's fifteenth grand slam. Intense.)
“so I may or may not have latent tuberculosis. this is what happens when places are closed for federal holidays.” (FYI, I don't have tuberculosis, guys.)
“Remember that time I got an oil change, drove around for four days and then found out that Exxon forgot the oil cap?”
“Affogato the rolls in the oven! I used nine affogato in the guac.”
“500 Days of Summer!!!”
“I got someone to tell me that he loves me after a week. Too bad he's only six years old.”
“I hate the thrillseeking birds that swoop at your car. I'm going to hit you one day, mothereffer, just wait.”
“I was wondering why some lady kept yammering about a sassy lemon until i realized she meant size eleven.”

“That guy's license plate says "BEIGNET"! I want to be his friend.”
“John Hughes. Don't you....forget about him.”
“Hell! How awesome would it be if I met and married someone named Al Fresco?”
“Anxious for autumn.”
“Liz: I think this is the first time I've seen you not wear a dress.”
“The lady in the car next to me is driving and eating peanut butter from the jar. I want to be her friend.”
“Sitting in the sand & watching the waves. ‘It's a pity you're not a guy, Bates.’”
“When the ocean is a-knockin’, the pier is a-rockin’.”

“Where can I find an open swimming pool? Moustache spoon. Vests and suspenders are le sexy. This is my Sunday.”
“Four things I like falling asleep to: waves, French oldies, rain and TCM.”
“Umbrella hats, as well as their cousin the fanny pack, should be banned.”

“Locker rooms. Socially-acceptable public nudity.”
“Manhattan clam chowder is not chowder. Manhattan clam chowder happened when some clams took a walk and fell into a pot of minestrone.”
“I have a strange instinct for checking the time right before the alarm goes off.”
“Why do ghosts only haunt you at night? I mean, be a man about it!”
“Bernard. Blue bicycle with a basket. Beret and a beard. Bocce ball w/Basil, Bartleby, & Betty. Baguette, brie & blueberries.” (typography project, design a typeface for a fictional character)
“William Wiley. If it wasn't for the mistakes then art wouldn't have a soul.”
“Artists love to draw attention.”

“My last name is like banana, you never know how many na’s you need.”
“TJ deleted his twitter. This makes me sad. You know who won’t be responding to this tweet via text? TJ.”
“Side notes are my favorite.”
“Having the wind at your back is pleasant...unless you’re wearing a dress in public and have your arms full.”
“The heart is the master, the head is the servant.”
“Things to see, people to do. Wait.”
“Happiness is driving home on an impossibly beautiful day, birthday mixed cd playing and peach juice running down your arm.”
“That's a beautiful tree...oh, nice spoon.” (on my future tree tattoo and when I was debating on a free moustache spoon tattoo.)
“B just woke up and the first thing out of his mouth was "I need coffee, STAT.” (Boek's sunny disposition on the bus to NYC.)
“Finding it incredibly difficult to sleep when there is Buena Vista Social Club blasting right above me.”
“I have never felt warm in this building. Ever.” (I should keep an extra sweater for the icebox aka SOA.)
“if only you were a feature on my ipod”
“Prince Charming was a total necrophiliac. This corpse is hotttttt.”
“just learned that my last name means victory which meansssss (drum roll) my name is alliterated. WIN!!!”

“Lumpia and bloodsport, oh yes.”
“Apple cupcakes, cheese conversations with Swedes, batshit vs. gadgets and being force fed the New Moon trailer.”
“‘you know when people say ‘i love you’? you’re either like ‘yesss’ or ‘oh, crap.’”
“a. we have a family crest?! b. it's a tree?!”
“I'm going to open a moustache-themed restaurant called Crumb Catcher!!!!!!” (I totally would.)
“Pirate Radio & noodles. Great way to start the day.” (It was a good day. Celebrity ghost stories! Random visits to petco!)
“Bacon. Tequila for babies.”

“International drama, pancakes, and happy times chuckles; social engagements await.”
“Black ice vs. white snow. Why is one favored over the other? That's just racist.”
“The astroturf. I'm in love. I don't even take elevators.”
“Mariam: did you know you can sing whenever you want? That's just so powerful.”
“The greatest thing about being in the building with nobody else around is being able to do laps on my bicycle through the hallways.”
“Twitter-happy is the new trigger-happy.”
“Mongolian boob conflict.”