Missing You

First of all, I miss sleep as I did not see her last night do to some freelance. Second of all, I will be missing my permi-cucumber. It was my fault really. In a design-induced stupor I went to shut the window and it just happened; permi-cuc fell four stories to the icky ally. I mean, it was outside on the ledge and I was inside...I just don’t know...
To the point: I am going to be missing Georgia.

I leave today to see my brother graduate from college. The whole family will be there and it will probably be the last time we all meet in the sweet peach state. My parents are moving to Florida in a matter of months and my brother will head to Virginia in the fall. I guess I didn’t ever consider most of my family not living in my hometown. I mean, I certainly left without flinching *sigh* I do have a few friends in Atlanta and Athens that I will visit...

I will miss the cow pasture that runs right up to a McDonald’s. It’s right off of 124 about a quarter mile the YMCA where I had tennis camp, half a mile from my Montessori School and five miles from the spot where Larry Flint was shot. I already miss my college radio station Album 88, Movies Worth Seeing (an impeccable movie rental store with a knowledgeable and friendly staff, Eats (where you can get healthy portions of broccoli, a sweet potato and couscous for 3 bucks and change), the thrift stores, caribou coffee, the Earl(bar), Doc Chey’s OOH! and Criminal Record(again, extremely friendly and knowledge staff).
OK... take it away Willie


They're Alive!

I have successfully germinated seeds! Well, they have successfully germinated themselves in my apartment... I tried two different methods: 1.Dropping the seeds in potting soil at the correct depth and 2. folding the seeds up in a wet paper towel and sticking that into a plastic bag. The soil method worked the best, although the paper towel studies were transferred to soil this past weekend and seem to be doing well.

As you can see here the Bachelor Buttons are currently the most progressive while the Sweet Basil is just now starting to peek through the soil. // edit// Ha! I forgot to mention the Forget-me-nots. It was an accident, I swear.

The tomato sprouts are more sparse than the others. I forget what the seeds look like now. Wishing I would have recorded that step at this point. Note to self: record everything. Anyway, I think the tomato plant will need extra encouragement.



I was walking west on 26th past a playground this morning. The kids, tiny ones, were all chanting something but they're so young that I couldn't decipher what it was. But it was contagious to be sure. You saw the loners being drawn in by the wild call.
The collectively sounded some sort of water-related bird. Not sure if that would be fresh, sea or brackish...

Very Important

Do not eat NutterButters! No matter how good the idea seems at the time....they aren't good. I mean, they're good right after you give blood or when you're 5. *sigh*

This is also very important but I am not sure why.

What to do...

...chuckle or vomit...hmmmmmaybe a little of both.

"This news-making book is a fun way for parents to teach young children the valuable lessons of conservatism. Written in simple text, readers can follow along with Tommy and Lou as they open a lemonade stand to earn money for a swing set. But when liberals start demanding that Tommy and Lou pay half their money in taxes, take down their picture of Jesus, and serve broccoli with every glass of lemonade, the young brothers experience the downside to living in Liberaland." -Katharine DeBrecht
From the book:
"Democrats make sure we are nice to people who are different, just like Mommy does," explains one lesson. "Democrats make sure sick people are able to see a doctor, just like Mommy does,"

Reason Online has some keen observations of our troubled youth in Suffer the Little Children: Republocrat indoctrination is the mommy state's final insult to kids.
Overheard In New York gives us a glimpse at how today's youth is making decisions on their political stance in what, I feel like, is a perfectly rational method:

She's Bipartisan, But It's Just a Phase

Girl: Are you a conservative or a liberal?

Guy: I know all teenagers are supposed to be liberal, but I'm pretty conservative.

Girl: Oh my god, I know exactly what you mean. I was conservative until last week when I saw V for Vendetta. How hot is Natalie Portman?

--Bronx High School of Science

I hear you girl. It was Winona Ryder for me.

So, if this is your 4 yr. old literature (and I mean either), what are you reading at 12 or 20? I say you are on so many meds at 40 the warning labels keep you busy.


My Room Mates

The one in the box is Tosca. He is the oldest and clearly the fattest but has dropped some weight since this photo shoot. The second is Zoey, who only eats dry, cat food bits that he has paw-picked out of his bowl.
Thanks to Hugerash (gross) for the photos


Where dirt ends and art begins

I can't be sure but I think it has been there for the past month, maybe months and a half. It's the pile of dirt that sits on 24th St. inbetween 8th Ave and 9th Ave which is only a couple of avenue blocks away from the galleries. Now, about two weeks ago the dirt pile disappeared and I have to say that I was a little bummed until it was restored a few days later. Is that you Robert Smithson? Are you debating mirrors or no mirrors? Really, I think its finished....just let it be.

While we are on the subject, Tara Donovan has made some lanscapes out of plastic cups those and is showing them at Pace Wildenstein. Do you think these cups are used later?


Happy Makers

Ladies & Gentlemen, this month's happy makers are *substantial throat clearing* Jemma Hostetler featured piece & Built to Spill.....& the ampersand, cause who doesn't love to use it?!

On rotting and the end

Peter Greenaway's A Zed and Two Noughts visually deals with measuring decay by way of time lapse photography. The film arguably has a plot but its definitely beautiful. I could only find one still of decaying matter. I did however find cheats for the dvd; meaning if you follow these then you will get to see stills and storyboards of the time lapse photography of the decaying: prawns, snails, apples, zebras(yikes), etc...


Forgive Me

En route to work yesterday I saw a man that slowed time and sounded music in my head. He was tall, with dark eyes and an exceptionally trimmed beard. He wore all black except for a little square of white a the center of his neck...Yeah, that's right, I was checking out a priest. ...and as I gazed into his eyes and he blankly scanned my general vicinity while holding a, most likely a highly spiritual, convo on his cell, I think we both understood what he had to offer Chelsea



This morning on my way to work I noticed a new bird. It wasn't a sparrow and it was definitely no pigeon, but somewhere in between the two sizes. The feathers were dark, blueish, with the occasional iridescent streak. I think it may be Purple Martin which is a type of swallow. The Prongne subis subis doesn't seem to be a fan of a lot of foliage or organic clutter and relies on man-made environments for shelter (BK Holler!). While the little guy abstains from dining on mosquitoes (we all have preferences) he loves to eat all the other bugs. Hey Marty, hope you like roaches....

Has anyone seen this bird? Please let me know if you are better informed.

Huh? What's that you say? Oooooh! You want to know more about Spring Migration in New York? Me too!


Hi Ho Silver!

I am headed west for fun, friends and adventure! Well...my one high school friend in Oregon at least. If the snow melts then we will go mushroom hunting (no, not the psychedelic kind...gross), hiking and canoeing.
I am glad that you all have taken an interest in my resilient cucumber. So, instead of posting a photo, I am extending an open invitation (*at my new apt*) for viewing. You may also want to see the wrinklely tomato and red pepper in the Frigidaire ....colbs

Also a snippit from Robert Sapolsky's lecture on Stress and Coping: What Baboons Can Teach Us: "...we spend our time to making up idiotic social stressors and falling for it..."

For your viewing pleasure....