Saturday, February 27, 2010

Do something good.

I know most of us are broke (myself included.) But here is an easy way to do a good thing. My sister is putting in a lot of time and effort to do something good in the world... cancer has taken some important people from all our lives and we need to stop it. Why not help her out with 5 bucks? Skip Starbucks today. You won't even miss it.

Ellen's Fundraising Progress Page

Really proud of you, Ellen.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

We listen to your mix cd's together.

And the funny thing is, I actually have really great tits.

Monday, February 15, 2010


When you cremate someone and scatter their ashes, there isn't really a grave-site where you can go to reflect, mourn, or remember. The person becomes a part of the earth again. This is a nice thought, especially because then you know that the person you miss is all around you. They have become the earth you walk on and the air you breathe.
It's been 6 years since my mother died, and 6 years since we spread her ashes in her favorite places. In our little pet cemetery next to our house, into Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe, off the coast of Santa Clara where she grew up. The place that had the most impact on me, though was the Golden Gate bridge. We drove down the coast until we came upon the fort directly underneath the bridge, where the icy waves crash up onto big black boulders and the cold water evaporates in the warm air into fog that blankets it. I sat on those boulders, my dad and sister behind me, and held the last remains of my gorgeous, wonderful mother in a plastic bag on my lap. I knew that this was what she wanted, she wanted to be given back. And as I opened the bag to the sea, the wind caught her and she seemed to become a part of the fog that wrapped around us.
I've been back to San Francisco several times since, but I never visited that place again until yesterday.
The Golden Gate Bridge is a gorgeous place. Millions of people probably see it every day, and it probably means something different and special to each one of them. To me, it's a reminder, a headstone, a tribute, and a place of pilgrimage. It is the memory of a spectacular person who could not have been delivered back to any place less beautiful.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lovely sounds.

One day a couple years ago while logging onto myspace, one of those ads for a myspace artist that they're trying to hype (usually some TRL garbage or 3oh3) caught my eye. Maybe it was the name of the band, more likely the profile picture. At any rate, it's the one band that myspace has successfully introduced me to that I wouldn't otherwise have heard about. It makes me wonder what else there is left to discover.

I'm in love with this. Completely captivated.

The Moscow Coup Attempt - "Insomnia" Trailer

The Moscow Coup Attempt | MySpace Music Videos

The Moscow Coup Attempt - "Vultures" video

The Moscow Coup Attempt | MySpace Music Videos

The Moscow Coup Attempt - "Sprout and the Bean" video

The Moscow Coup Attempt | MySpace Music Videos

more here.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

This is what I'm doing.

I'm about a week into my one month late new years resolution to take and post one photograph every day. I've actually not been so inspired, motivated, or excited for something like I am for this project for a long time. Check it out, and then join me and make your own!