Monday, December 29, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Shnazzy holiday songs!

a hilarious site for all of your christmas song caroling needs...

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Longest Night...

Winter Solstice full of light and love and a very happy black lab, jalapeno peppers and cats... pumpkin chocolate brownies and sweet potato-ginger in the woodstove and a glass of Caramel Porter...candy cane cupcakes and Frankenstein Latkes...
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Saturday, December 20, 2008

ramble o'woe...

awaken anxiety ridden from my personal failings which largely involve money & laziness...i spent $15 on cupcakes & coffee at 'Cupcake Heaven' yesterday (but wait! cupcakes are a thing of beauty, are they not?), and $48 on dinner at the 'Outback' (Melian & i were hungry and needed a boost after a disappointing show) ...i only got two things done (finished reading 'The Pornography of Power' and got the jalapeno christmas lights down from the attic) from my list of stuff to do on my day off...i'm going to have a cuppa joe and try to soothe my sorrow in front of the fire...then i have to get ready for now i have partaken of some hydrotherapy, and gotten my mind rebooted by a short walk around outside in the yard...i can do this...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

poem 12/15/08...or: "Just Forget About the Coffee Pot"

i can't wash dishes after
i've dropped acid the dishes
get clean enough
scrub in between the tines of the forks and
try to let the rainbow sheen

Friday, December 12, 2008

dreamie - dream...

i am driving out of the town i have been visiting...going through the downtown area...i pass under a pedestrian bridge, watching the people walk i am on the other side, i am really noticing the people there, most of them are tourists...(soon i am walking, not driving anymore)...i notice that almost all of the many people there are older...they are shopping...there are many, many stores & stalls & kiosks filled with touristy stuff and junk, like at an oceanfront boardwalk...i am wondering what part of town the "cool" people frequent, (where are the "hipsters", in other words!) would that be the mall??? i laugh to myself...i notice that there are a lot of very happy and snappy old people walking around, looking at all the woman in particular stands out in my mind as she walks up to, and then passes by me: she is a short white woman wearing a lacy top, blue glass bead & silver jewelry and a snazzy light thread crochet cloche with glitter; she is dancing and smiling as she walks, she makes me smile and feel good...

yesterday's dream segment...

i go into a hair salon to get my hair cut, and i decide to get my hair dyed also...i tell the stylist that i want my hair to be red auburn...she chooses a box of color and dyes my hair has gotten longer, and it is quite full and curly...we talk about that and decide to not cut it...i sit in one of the styling chairs afterward and talk to another woman there...

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Childhood Dream Memory: Early 1960's...

i am in my room, i look out the window and see a white horse, i go outside and more white horses are coming up the driveway and milling about in the yard, i am patting them and it is wonderful...they are beautiful, and i am happy...

Monday, December 08, 2008

dream segment...

i am in an older townhouse community; the streets are nice, many trees and sidewalks in good repair...i have a electric grill-type thing that i am going to make sandwiches with, but i am concerned about sparking, as the appliance is somewhat old...but i walk around the block to the place where i am going to plug it in...i do so, and walk back to the other place as the grill warms up...i am thinking about the panini as i walk...i get a metal tray to use and then it begins to rain lightly at first, then more heavily...i am smiling as i walk back, walking in this rain...

Friday, December 05, 2008

Ben Floeter...

Check out Ben's reggae artist paintings. Beautiful stuff. This one is of Bongo Sylly, on a suitcase with various media. Floeter has a show which opened 11/22/08 at "Art Whino" in D.C.

see this Washington Post article...

Thursday, December 04, 2008


If you have not already done so, my fine brew-loving public, hie thee quickly to your nearest purveyor of said fine brews and purchase THIS! Samuel Adams "Chocolate Bock". It's a rich sipping beer not to be missed.

Also in beer news: Red Hook is making their "Double Black" again! This is cause for celebration, without a doubt. Imperial stout with coffee and dark malt. Yeah, baby...
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a study in dichotomy...

Gwynne's recycle bin doth contain some interesting finds.
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"Films Viewed" update...

The Road to Perdition (Sam Mendez), 2002
The Cinderella Man (Ron Howard), 2005
SherryBaby (Laurie Collier), 2006
Sweeney Todd (Tim Burton), 2007
Romance & Cigarettes (John Turturro), 2007
The Ladykillers (Ethan Coen), 2004
Juno (Jason Reitman), 2007
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Elections
Charlie Wilson's War (Mike Nichols), 2007
The Missing (Ron Howard), 2003
The Talented Mr. Ripley (Anthony Minghella), 1999
Chasing Amy (Kevin Smith), 1997
The Weight of Water (Kathryn Bigelow), 2001
Fur (Stephen Shainberg), 2006
The Dark Knight, 2008 (in the theatre)
In the Valley of Elah (Paul Haggis), 2006
The Good German (Stephen Soderbergh), 2006
21 (Robert Luketic), 2008
Don't Need You: The Herstory of Riot Grrl , 2006
Brick (Rian Johnson), 2005
Amores Perros (Alejandro Inarritu), 2000
Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright), 2007
The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams, 2005
Amazing Grace (Michael Apted), 2006
Trade (Marco Kreuzpaintner), 2007
Who Killed the Electric Car? (Chris Paine), 2006
The Man From Plains: Jimmy Carter (Jonathan Demme), 2007
Bush's War ( Frontline documentary), 2008
Factory Girl (George Hickenlooper), 2006
The Weather Underground (Bill Siegel & Sam Green), 2002
Constantine's Sword (Oren Jacoby), 2007

Monday, December 01, 2008

What I've Been Reading: Literary Ingesta...

  • Diane Arbus a biography by Patricia Bosworth, 1984
  • Lonely Werewolf Girl by Martin Millar, 2007
  • Come Hell Or HIgh Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster by Michael Eric Dyson, 2006
  • The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder by Vincent Bugliosi, 2008
  • Fooled Again by Mark Crispin Miller, 2005
  • The Green Collar Economy by Van Jones, 2008
  • American Made by Nick Taylor, 2008 "The Enduring Legacy of the WPA"
  • Bushworld by Maureen Dowd, 2004
  • American Theocracy by Kevin Phillips, 2006