halloween bust

Posted: October 31st, 2018 | No Comments »

ok, let’s be real, this halloween was a total bust, though a fun bust. had too many school assignments to really do something (i have 15 book reviews due sunday; have done 2ish, i’m scared/not scared) (ok  v. scared), though i did volunteer for the library at their annual costume contest. i dressed up as norma rae, which was a COMPLETE DUD, mostly because no one under age 100 knows the norma rae movie, though truth be told, i couldn’t get my hair right and didn’t have all details exact (though i did have  the UNION sign, which was quite perfectly replicated, tbh) (but i couldn’t carry it as i was manning the “knock down cans” game) (was disappointed to see that boys were quite fierce at throwing the beanbags, while the girls gently tossed them; is this nature gender stuff in real life?). ANYWAY, as norma rae — i just looked like myself with some ear plugs and a union pin. BASICALLY STUPID. got home late and had zero trick or treaters, so now ross is binge-watching the deuce,  i’m slowly writing book review(s) and drinking 1.75 glasses of rosé, and making marcella hazan’s tomato sauce, and watching the shining in the background.


this video is pretty fascinating

Posted: October 29th, 2018 | No Comments »

 


another john zabawa post

Posted: October 29th, 2018 | No Comments »

John Zabawa World Section, 2018 Ink on Paper 8.5in x 11in

John Zabawa
World Section, 2018
Ink on Paper
8.5in x 11in

(also check out those allah las posters)


people who drag me into that sort of place where comparison and trendiness rule the roost

Posted: October 29th, 2018 | No Comments »
courtesy of saipua

courtesy of saipua

i’ve been a fan of saipua for so long — somehow i even got ballroom to hire them for flowers for the 2016 gala (insane if you think about it), which was so awesome (for me), not sure if it was awesome for them. anyway i love what sarah is reaching for and i’d like to think i’m reaching for something similar in my library journey. access and beauty for all (with humanity, realness, no posturing, minimum of bullshit).

some beautiful moments in her latest posts — from here and here:

Aspiration keeps us engaged to some extent, keeps us dreaming.

I clean my office out because in this experiment I can’t afford the distraction of clutter, watered down books, instagram, or people who drag me into that sort of place where comparison and trendiness rule the roost.


that is…island

Posted: October 28th, 2018 | No Comments »

mpact island beverages

mouthful origin story from the mpact beverage co.


always the best for the sunshine guest

Posted: October 28th, 2018 | No Comments »

John Zabawa 8 Red Stripes, 2018 Ink on Hotel Letterhead 9x12

John Zabawa
8 Red Stripes, 2018
Ink on Hotel Letterhead
9×12


it’s real

Posted: October 28th, 2018 | No Comments »

work by dan chamberlin
work by dan chamberlin


no surprise to anyone

Posted: October 26th, 2018 | No Comments »

last night i took a break and avoided all pressing grad school work and made vermont spice pumpkin cake and drank the best/worst chardonnay while watching the shining. very irresponsible, very awesome, new halloween tradition, though i did have to eventually turn off the movie and go back to grad school work. no duh but just a reminder about how incredible the shining is, the soundtrack and the titles INSANE, jack nicholson is great, shelley duvall, great, that kid, great, the costumes, great, every detail: terrifying.

THE SHINING title sequence. Via Art of the Title.

 

THE SHINING title card. Via No Film School.

in other news, i started to read that article about the dude who committed suicide in his car because he couldn’t find a job as a middle-aged person and i had to stop reading because i was like, oh my god this may be me in 3 years (or now).


whoever made this is very good

Posted: October 25th, 2018 | No Comments »

all the ICE we need

spotted in LA, courtesy of courtney


chipped my front tooth from stress night grinding

Posted: October 24th, 2018 | No Comments »

VERY COOL!!!! NBD!!!! but now — this

a fun future of night guards