Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tuesday, and a Word About Excess

cigarettes and chocolate milk
these are just a couple of my cravings
everything it seems i like's a little bit stronger
a little bit thicker
a little bit harmful for me
if i should buy jellybeans
have to eat them all in just one sitting
everything it seems i like's a little bit sweeter
a little bit fatter
a little bit harmful for me
and then there's those other things
which for several reasons we won't mention
everything about them is a little bit stranger
a little bit harder a little bit deadly
it isn't very smart
tends to make one part so broken-hearted
sitting here remembering me
always been a shoe made for the city
go ahead, accuse me of just singing about places
with scrappy boys faces
have general run of the town
playing with prodigal sons
takes a lot of sentimental valiums
can't expect the world to be your raggedy andy
while running on empty
you little old doll with a frown
you got to keep in the game
maintaining mystique while facing forward
i suggest a reading of 'a lesson in tightropes'
or 'surfing your high hopes'
or 'adios kansas'
it isn't very smart
tends to make one part so broken-hearted
still there's not a show on my back
holes or a friendly intervention
i'm just a little bit heiress, a little bit irish
a little bit tower of pisa
whenever i see you
so please be kind if i'm a mess
cigarettes and chocolate milk

Tell it, Rufus....
Since I am too late for Musical Monday, this oughta do it!
I'm back, and boy oh boy, my liver needs a break!
More later....

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Thursday Portrait

Look at this most fabulous pair of socks that I got on ETSY! They are handmade wool and come all the way from Finland. The makers shop is called Suburban Goddess, go check her out! These socks are just perfect for me because I cannot stand my toes to be warm.
I am wearing them right now, and they feel so cozy and fabulous! Thank you Miia from Finland!
I am also waiting for another ETSY purchase from 2 weeks ago, which is my favorite lavender scented bubble bath. The maker of this bubble bath is pretty slow to ship, however. You know, like EBAY, you have a rating for your customer service etc....it's really just not cool to give someone negative or neutral feedback even, but if I don't get my bubble bath soon........what?
A girl needs her bubble bath, dammit!
Speaking of ETSY, I did so well in the month of April, and there is still almost a week left! My best month ever. I love you, ETSY.
Now kiddies, if you need a gift, get on over to ETSY, forget the mall. You will not believe the awesome stuff you will find, at really reasonable prices, and most of it handmade. Most of it? What's that, you say?
Well, what you might not know is that ETSY also has a lot of arts and craft supplies such as fabrics, beads, jewelry findings, patterns, and a fricking ton of vintage clothing and kitchy stuff as well. Although the vintage stuff isn't handmade and has no business clogging up tags and categories, dammit!, it supports the reduce, reuse and recycling thing, and that is why I can barely fucking tolerate it it belongs on ETSY.
I am out of town until Tuesday.
Have a lovely week!


Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Sometimes, late at night, I get to thinkin' and drinkin'.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Musical Monday, Yaar!

This is one of my favorite songs from Monsoon Wedding. I would have liked to show you the part where PK is dancing in the rain with his new bride Alice, to this song, but I couldnt find it. So instead we have Bally Sagoo performing in this colorful weird video of Aaja Nachle, which means Come Dance With Me or Come On Dance (depending who you ask)!

I have never seen grass that green in India, yaar, isn't it?

And then, I felt like posting this video again of my friend Abdul, playing his own handmade drum. If you are ever in Hampi, be sure to look for Abdul and check out his awesome music shop and jam with him too.

Have a lovely Monday!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

This film sucked.

Friday, April 18, 2008

55Flash Fiction Friday

Gustav Klimt ~ The Blood Of Fish

Oh deep river
vast and wide
Please carry me to the other side
Wash my worries out to sea
Carry me, oh carry me
I close my eyes and I am washed away
Will I be swallowed by a fish today
When a quiet hot bath is all I wanted
Calgon, please
take me away!!!
Gustav Klimt has been my favorite artist for as long as I can remember. Tonight we started watching KLIMT, a film about the artist, starring John Malkovich. Little Rita wanted to watch with us. Well, I knew there would be some nudity, given Gutavs subject matter and his huge libidoreputation, but I didnt expect a full on sex scene as the opener! Both Gary and I slapped our hands over Little Ritas eyes, we all started laughing, and I guess we will watch that movie later, when LR is asleep!

Have an awesome Friday, be sure to try to get over to read each others 55's, and of course, you can all now report to G~mans blog to post your IM UP thing.

Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Thursday Portrait (I KNOW its TuesdayWednesday, so what?)

Annual haircut. Ta Daaaa!
Have a lovely day, bloggy peeps!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Musical Monday

Its not easy getting a good video of Joan Wasser. This is an awesome song that she performs on her album, with Antony from Antony and the Johnsons, but he is not, unfortunately in this performance. It's obviously taken from someone's cell phone.

Have a lovely Monday.

I Defy

by Joan Wasser

....and then, I had to show you this video of Rufus! It's from a terrible film made in the 80's in Canada...I saw the film....mostly a waste of time. This is the best part, of course, because it has little 13 year old Rufus singing! So cute.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

If You Feel Like Lovin Me, and You Got The Notion....

20 years o' wedded bliss. Who knew?

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Go Go Golden Gate!

I just love my city!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Good Enough For Reruns!

I've posted this picture before. It is one of my favorites.
Karenji took it last year in Mysore on Chamundi Hills.

Karenji also took this picture and of course it's hilarious because it looks like..well, see for yourself!

No, he was NOT going to hit her on the head with a coconut. He was throwing the coconut to the ground to crack it open!

And finally, another one by Karenji and also one of my favorites. School pen, madam?

No Longer In Hell

I'm better now.
I'm certain it was all the hugs!
Thanks, Mina, Soli, G~man, Bryan, RennyBA and Snavbean!

Friday, April 04, 2008

....i'm having a day from hell.....
is that enough words?

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Thursday Portrait

Being a fashion designer and all, I like to always look my best...

You might also notice that I haven't had too much trouble fattening up since I came home from India, and that I still have the pink slippers, but dont tell Polt!
**UPDATE** I didnt say I was FAT, I said I did a good job fattening up after India. There's a difference! I lost 15 pounds in India, I got it ALL back! Oh Never mind! LOL!
Have a lovely day, everyone!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Dont forget to Wash Your Hands!

In many restaurants in India, there is just one sink out in the main area of the restaurant for people to wash hands. The separate men and ladies loo's do not have sinks at all, so all must share one sink. (Most of the time) Uh, ew.
I noticed the shadow on this pic after I posted it and then I remembered, this was an outdoor restaurant.
So there I am, washing my hands in Bangalore! Woo hoo!
So I kind of feel like it's back to blogging the old way. Back to when I had 5 faithful readers. And best of all, back to NO commitments! No schedules, no HNT, no 55 unless I want to, no Musical Monday unless I want to. Just random posts a la Lo style! Now, that's for me.
This would be me in some wierd restaurant in Bangalore where you smoke hookahs full of...flavoured smoke! I just had to try it. It was horrible, I got really nauseous, and I just do not see the point in inhaling chocolate, strawberry, coconut or mango chutney flavoured smoke! I chose the mint with some other flavour and ickkkkk!
This week I finally got my taxes in order. I have been working hard and, hey WDKY, I really DID make more money this year, WHOA! I'll bet you all think I am a millionaire by now!
As all my 3 American readers know, the economy is just making it pretty tough all over. Gas, food prices, utilities. Unbelievable. SO you won't be seeing me driving all over town in a Mercedes any time soon just cuz I made more money this year.
Speaking of gas, even with gas at 3.67 a gallon here for regular, I still only spent $32. on gas last month! That's not even ONE tank! I must be in my hermit phase again, not leaving the house, not leaving town.
BTW I checked out some other Proclaimers tunes on Youtube. (I would walk 500 miles.....)Let me just say, there is a reason some bands are just one hit wonders.
So what is this post about?
I dont know.
But finally we have Mr Ratburn in a rickshaw on his first day in India!
Have a wonderful day.