Sunday, November 30, 2008

Edie the Enchanted Doll

I miss Tanta. RIP.
100 pieces. Limited Edition Nude

Porcelain, Ball-jointed.13.5” tall. China-paint and body blush. Natural Mohair/Silk. Steel springs. Leather joint lining.
$2,185 CND
via Sexoteric

Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Fishnet Friday!

We survived Thanksgiving! Woohoo!


The Lady is a Witch, 1950

Here are some cute pictures my stepdad took of Akubi and their new puppy, Amelie...
I haven't had a chance to download mine, but there are tons of other pictures.
It was a surprisingly nice day at the beach today which meant tons of other dogs were there. More than one other Pomeranian owner I encountered mentioned "what a thick coat" Akubi has. I'm sure when they walked away they were thinking "what a fat Pomeranian". Tanuki loves wearing one of his sequined Liberace shirts he sports on holidays – so other dog owners I encountered assumed he was female.
While others pointed and laughed at the goofy little dog, Tanuki strutted right past a big Doberman who tried to take his ball; nonetheless he was ambushed by a Cocker Spaniel (?) puppy who ran out the water while we were sitting on a log, shook himself off in front of us (covering me with lots of water and sand) and stole the ball. He kept running with it until he found a guy several yards away to throw it for him and continued this process of convincing others to throw the ball for him as it went further and further away while his owners kept trying to chase him and the ball to return it to Tanuki. It was rather amusing. I love dogs.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Shortchanging the Muse by ~RedSparr0w

Thanks for all of the kind comments and emails. Due to technical difficulties and the holiday, I probably won’t be online much until this weekend, but I do have a W.S. Burroughs Thanksgiving Prayer for your viewing pleasure...

For the most part, I’m doing OK considering – mainly losing myself in books. Eating has been troublesome and somewhat nauseating, but I wouldn’t mind losing a couple of pounds before the holidays. The hardest part has actually been the little quirky things that come up that I’d like to share with him, but cannot any longer.

Anyway, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’m trying to be thankful for what I have. In many ways I’m very lucky and it is rather pathetic to wallow in self pity.

No! via this isn't happiness

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Disasters of War

Gottfried Helnwein's The Disasters of War 13 2007
mixed media (oil and acrylic on canvas)
In memory of Francisco de Goya

via Define Irony?

Yesterday I was so happy to have a full week of vacation and many plans ahead of me, but then my life took a U turn to Hell. I’m still processing the damage. I broke up with my bf and wish I could reverse it all, but it appears I cannot. There go my Thanksgiving traveling plans. He made me so happy, but somehow I managed to ruin it all. Perhaps there are some people who are meant to spend their lives alone. After so many failed relationships, I think I might just be defective. Perhaps I should just give up on them altogether and get back into painting or something instead. Currently I'm simply in shock from the loss.
Adding insult to injury, I accidentally dropped my non-Vista laptop on the coffee table and the glass shattered as did the laptop. I can’t stop crying.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Fishnet Friday!

Disco inferno via this isn't happiness

Is this not the cutest little girl in the world?

Untitled from Tavi G on Vimeo.

I'm not much of a kid person, but I would love to have one as cute, smart and creative as Tavi. K, she kind of reminds me of me at that age when I had enthusiasm - and she's short and sports a bob too - and all I had then was ELIZA.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happy Philosophy Day!

Now that we're back where we were in f-ing 1997, one can't help but feel philosophical over the lost decade. Here are some tentacles, pulp fiction art and Schoolhouse Rock to cheer you up.

Thomas Allen’s Book Art Photography

If Schoolhouse Rock were to explain bonds...

Blonde Zombies and the Egg Lady!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

LIFE Finds

Misc. images from Google's LIFE archive...
Greta Garbo
Reclusive film star Greta Garbo clad in knit cap, long dark coat & clunky high-topped shoes, clutching a large handbag to her chest as she walks across intersection in front of several taxis waiting for the light on an East Side Street.

Actress Brigitte Bardot on set of film "Vie Privee."

Alfred Hitchcock
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, his wife Alma and daughter Patricia take a morning stroll with their dogs, Edward IX and Mr. Jenkins near their apartment at the Wilshire Palms.

Greenwich Village Party.
Writer Dorothy Parker w. husband Alan Campbell at Webster Hall New Year's Party

Paris Nightclubs
Showgirl holding small dog (possibly Pomeranian) in dressing room backstage at the Lido club.

Marilyn Monroe
Playwright Arthur Miller and actress wife Marilyn Monroe attending the April in Paris Ball at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

Family album snapshot of American novelist Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896-1940) and wife Zelda sitting outside on lawn at her mother's home.

(L to R) Princess Lee Radziwill, Author Truman Capote, and Jane Howard walking arm in arm while leaving the Ivanhoe Theater, where Radziwill is currently performing.

Very small (Pomeranian-type) dog being held up by one hand.

In other news, how about adopting a turkey for Thanksgiving?

Monday, November 17, 2008

Kore de ii no da™

“It’s all good.” (kore de ii no da - これでいいのだ) is currently quite a popular phrase in Japan: “Your liberating ideas helped us accept and affirm the way things really are. That is, you taught us, ‘It’s all good.’”
If Casey is ever big in Japan maybe kore de ii no da will become koredeiinoda™. Itsallgood™.
Koi attack duck!

I had no idea Deyrolle burned earlier this year. I loved that place. At least they seem to be putting things back together.

This video reminds me so much of Pac Man and Space Invaders as a kid. Yes, I am an old fart who had a childhood addiction to those stupid old games.
P.S. Why is the Bible so boring (they're going on about the Covenant on PBS and I remember banging my head against a wall in an attempt to write something Biblically relevant about the f-ing Covenant). Let's just say I did much better in Greek and French history classes.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Salmonella Men on Planet Porno

Over brunch I came across a review of Salmonella Men on Planet Porno and I could not believe I was unaware of Tsutsui – especially if the stories were written in the 1970’s!
K, maybe the fact that he has just recently been translated to English has something to do with.

In the Kafkaesque "Rumours About Me," an ordinary office worker finds himself the subject of 24/7 media coverage, his face on every screen and in every morning paper, his every act streamed on the airwaves. Is someone playing a practical joke? Is it a conspiracy to drive him mad? Is he mad? As the protagonist's sedative-gulping doctor explains, "If your environment is abnormal, then you must be abnormal too. ... If you persist in asserting your own sanity, it proves, conversely, that your environment is in fact normal but that you alone are abnormal. If you consider your environment to be abnormal, then by all means lose your mind!"

Oh, BTW, I may have a sweet porn opportunity (connection), but can't imagine leaving my Kafkaesque life behind.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

this is NOT happiness

V52 via this is not happiness

As I age I wonder if I should revisit this concept....
Our Horrible Mistake.

"No,” said Eisman. “It’s a zero. There is zero probability that your default rate will be 5 percent.” The losses on subprime loans would be much, much greater. Before the guy could reply, Eisman’s cell phone rang. Instead of shutting it off, Eisman reached into his pocket and answered it. “Excuse me,” he said, standing up. “But I need to take this call.” And with that, he walked out.

P.S. Hi Mom!
I love you and hope you don't think I'm really nuts now that you've found my blogs.
I need an outlet for my anal-retentive life that is boring as hell - perhaps that's why I have such vivid dreams and hate waking up in the morning.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New Puppy Needing a Name!

Akubi and Tanuki met their aunt for the first time yesterday and Akubi was aloof, but Tanuki seemed to bond a bit with her as you can see in this photo (more to come).