Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
I have always been a huge Leonard Cohen fan, so I was thrilled when Mr Ratburn brought home the Im Your Man DVD. In case you don't know, I'm Your Man is a live tribute to Leonard Cohen, with performers such as Rufus Wainwright, Antony, The MacGarrigle Sisters, Nick Cave and more...
But this one is my favorite. I had never heard of Antony before I saw this film, and wow, this performance of If It Be Your Will really takes my breath away.
I learned that Antony has a band called Antony and the Johnsons (giggle) If you know anything about this guy, I'd love to hear about it!
UPDATE**http://www.antonyandthejohnsons.com/press/press.html this is a fantastic site, but I pasted this video and other stuff into here by HTML code cuz blogger and Youtube are having issues...(surprised?)...so you will have to type in the "EARL" that's URL to the rest of you.....sorry bout that...if you wanna learn more..wowee, this guy is a trip.
I hope you will watch this video, it's just lovely...
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Well, what I meant was, you know, your shop is all trashed and dirty and in need of repair and paint, but by golly, you'd better be sure you've got your wheels all spiffed out! Right Logo? I was also referring to the fact that I was sorting out my priorities for the weekend...blogging wasn't one of them.
See, now that wasn't so confusing, was it? And yes, G-man, I always spike the darjeeling!
Pretending I'm a tough biker chickie like someone I know! :P
Friday, February 23, 2007
In India toe rings mean marriage.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Sometimes it's easier to share skeletons in the closet when someone else goes first. I want to thank Lime for admitting to being a....a...tie....tie d......Just say it! A tie dyer! And now, I must confess, I was a tie dyer too!
When Mr Ratburn and I lived in Venice Beach, we used to make lots of shirts and stuff to sell at Grateful Dead shows. We made so much money that it supported our Dead Show habit AND paid the rent! Eventually, we were hired by some garment manufacturers in downtown LA, and before we knew it, we were making 500-1000 pieces a week, sometimes even more!
It's a dirty job, but someones gotta do it! (Who am I trying to kid? That job rocked! Can't beat doing art for $$, right Lime?)
Yep, we sure did make tie dyed boxers!
Happy HNT Everyone!
Monday, February 19, 2007
Hi everybody! I know I have been a lame ass lately about visiting blogs and commenting and stuff like that...it seems that I have a life! So I am going to announce right now that I am not making any promises about regular postings from this point on. My two favorites, HNT and 55 Flash Fiction Friday give me a little pain because they are so close together...so I have decided from now on, 55 Flash Fiction will be whenever we get around to it. Maybe Friday, perhaps Saturday, Sunday or Monday if you are lucky! Do it whenever you feel like it as well! I love rebels.
I'll bet you can all figure out what I think about 89% of my day! Yes, India, Indian textiles, Indian food, Indian people, and going back again this year. So now I have to focus on making some money and selling my textiles, making clothing and stuff like that... I do have a store ya know! (Oh, you don't know about my store? That's another post...)
Heh! I'll bet you all just thought all I did was lie around all day on indian cushions eating chapatis!
Have a lovely week!
I took these three photos at about 6:30 am in Hampi.
Friday, February 16, 2007
Let me know if you wrote a 55 and have a great weekend!
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
...even though we have been married for nearly 19 years.
...even though Mr Ratburn never forgets to bring me roses and stuff.
I KNOW, I KNOW!
photo by Little Rita, who also loves Ikea!
I Love you IKEA!
Happy HNT everyone and happy UnValentine's Day to you all!
Monday, February 12, 2007
If you are bothered, make it a drinking game. Although, if you die of alcohol poisoning I will claim no responsibility.
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Ok, now I know you are dying to meet him! This is a first time seen on the internet sighting of the two lovebirds, spotted on the Delhi-Agra Highway! So now, I present to you, and please, distract Mr Ratburn so he does not see this photo......
photo by Karen Burke
..and who knew they had McDonalds in India! And, NO I didnt eat there, never do I eat there...I just used the bathroom because I will tell you what...you want a clean bathroom while on the road, it'll be a McD's bathroom...impeccably clean, even in Delhi, thankyou!
Happy HNT Everyone!
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
(I want to make one of these, so if anyone knows how, please let me know!)
Khadi Bandar, Bangalore
Checking out the stacks and stacks of textiles that Ramesh has to offer.
Hanging out in Goa reading House Of Sand And Fog
(Notice GREEN Tshirt, not at all red!)
Monday, February 05, 2007
We also have a really beat up looking trampoline in our yard. The safety net is all green and moldy, and is hanging off its supports in a few places. Little Rita takes toys and stuff out there when she jumps, and leaves 'em. So, I couldn't help but notice the neighbors peering through their curtains as we cleaned up around there, and I knew they were hoping that the entire trampoline would come down and the ugly thing wiped from their landscape!
So anyway, not very exciting...but Little Rita is feeling much better, and now to get through Monday with a bored child who has watched wayyyyy tooooo much TV this weekend. Quite a feat for a family with a TV that gets 2 channels......
Friday, February 02, 2007
Thursday, February 01, 2007
And: What the Hell Happened to Your Hair?
Ok but lookit here, I am an American woman, and I would not stand for that sort of harrassing such as they have in Farukahbad, and I like my hair, and I dont wanna cover it, OK? So here's what I have to say to all you Farukahbad men. "Look what you have done to my hair! This is all your fault!"
Happy HNT Everyone!
**UPDATE**I have been captured by Newblogger. They made me change my password, and now they keep telling me that my password(s) incorrect! So...until that gets sorted out, no comments from me til then! Sorry! As my mom would say, "they just couldnt leave well enough alone, could they?"
Go see what Mister Ratburn is up to!