Monday, September 13, 2010

My Logo-time at Elliott Bay Cafe was just interrupted by this, via text message. Enjoy.

Lara: Gossip Girl premieres tonight! I had no idea -- I guess reading the newspaper pays off sometimes

Me: HA Chuck got shot right? Are the golden children (Serena & Nate) still together?

Lara: Idk I haven't seen the season finale!! Ahh! I hope the golden retrievers are still together

Me: Ok all I know is Chuck swiped Little J's V-card and Blair found out and Chuck got shotted. P.S. Ben has season 2, I am rejoicing.

Lara: Holy shit, I must watch the finale!!!!! Also, season 2 DVDs, big score!

Me: Riiiight? The "oh my effing gawd" episode

Lara: Ahaha so great. I am a fan of the Bart Bass death, too.

Me: Poor orphaned, fatally wounded Chuck.

Lara: I wonder if he bleeds human blood; I feel like he's not as weak as the rest of us. Maybe he bleeds liquid diamonds.

Me: Good point. He knows something we don't. His maker probably gave him unobtainium blood or something.

Lara: Totally unobtainium. Agreed.

Me: I think I might blog this convo because I really enjoyed it.

Lara: I think others need to read our genius and witty GG thoughts; blog away.

the end.

Also my review of I Am Love is forthcoming. I'm working on an appropriate animated gif to include, so, patience Young Frodo.


Monday, June 21, 2010

Ok you guys, I am officially dying to see this.


Wanna be my date?

Saturday, June 19, 2010

I'm not really sure what to do with this...

Matthew Morrison & Lea Michele performed at the Tony's this year,
both of whom have spent the last year considerably OFF Broadway.
Now, I love Glee. And I love the Tony's. But I don't know what to make
of this. At about minute 4:15 it really starts to blow my mind.

Hours and hours of study could go into deciphering the look Beyonce
gives Lea Michele. It's not exactly a "Bitch plz" but it's more than a
simple "Gurl, are u ferrreal??".


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Currently reading

I just hit the point where you get really obsessed with what you're reading. That is, Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore.

This is how it usually happens with me & Murakami: I'm reading along and everything's fine. I'm enjoying myself quite a bit, jotting down quotes here and there. And then fish start falling from the sky or a boy falls in love with a ghost and I sort of smirk to myself as I read on and I know I'm hooked.

Here's another version of the cover I found. I'm not sure what language it is in, but it's pretty baddass. Having said this, all of his covers are pretty baddass.

Having read two of his other books (The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle & Sputnik Sweetheart), I feel like I can say this some sense of certainty. Part of what I love about Murakami and, I guess, what keeps me coming back for more, is his ability to first create and then fill the hollow space within his characters. Toru Okada sits on a street corner day after day ... and is approached by Nutmeg. After Sumire disappears, one night "K" receives a phone call. And Kafka listens to a song and falls in love with a ghost. It's so great.

And the fish. Of course, the fish.

And the cats.

And the dreams.

"I get out of bed, go over to the window, and look at the night sky. And think about time that can never be regained. I think of rivers, of tides. Forests and water gushing out. Rain and lightening. Rocks and shadows. All of these are in me."

I order you to get in bed and read this book,

Sunday, April 18, 2010


I wasn't actually there but DAMNIT I should've been.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Siena Book Show!

So we had the Siena Book Arts show last Friday night! Perhaps you recall the very reason for this blog? That is, my learnings of book making in Siena, Italy this past summer? Well, I am proud to say that my first official arty show was a success! Here are some photos of the evening, courtesy of Sonya.

Naomi. Small Japanese lady in the background. Professor/book master. Stressed, but still talkative.

Bowie and Alexa poking around.

Megan and her calloused fingers.

David and his accordion book.

Close up of one of my altered-books.

My three submissions were all my own tributes to Haruki Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. This one depicts a scene between May Kasahara and the Narrator by the well.

Close up of my second book.

This one interprets the quote "Kumiko and I felt something for each other from the very beginning" and is an altered book of hymns I found at Value Village.

My third book.

It's a 5ft. long accordion book and reflects May Kasahara's letter to the Narrator that begins, "(Hint) You can figure out where I am if you think about it really, really hard."

Also, a BIG shoutout to one Mr. Otto Semet for driving me up to Seattle at the crack of dawn to turn them in. (Whoops, m'bad). And my mom, because this was a great stress on the household.

Come see the show if you haven't already!


Saturday, November 28, 2009

My soft spot for lesbian comics.

I stumbled upon this little gem on my most recent visit to Powell's. DAR: A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary by Erika Moen. As I discovered through reading, she's a working comic living in Portland and just, rad and funny as shit.

She has entire strips about being poor and making toast.

And then others devoted to living happily ever after with her boobs.

She's pretty fabulous. Check out her website

Here's another lesbian comic with whom I've been obsessed for the past two years:

Alison Bechdel.

I read her graphic novel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic my freshman year and fell in love. Eventually made my backwards way to her full-time comic Dykes to Watch Out For.

They're both snarky and tender and well, that's exactly what I'm looking for.