Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
The best drawings from these sessions were shown at a Ghettogloss group show curated by Flavorpill's Shana Nys Dambrot.
- When somebody burps and acts like they are just clearing their throat. We all know this trick. Find a new one.
- Stealth farters.
- Having to go #2 anywhere but when I am home alone.
- Comments like: "You are a BIG girl!" What the hell am I supposed to say to that?
- Prius drivers. I swear, they all drive like idiots. If this comment pisses you off, just let me know how Honda drivers are all morons, because I drive a Honda.
- Repeated punchlines. If I didn't laugh the first time it wasn't because I didn't hear you, it was because it wasn't funny.
- Phone calls. PHONE CALLS. I hate phone calls. This primarily pertains to work, but I don't like phone calls at home either.
- People who respond to emails with PHONE CALLS.
- Unjustified text.
- Superiority complexes.
- People that swing wide to the right to make a left hand turn. MORONS.
- LA traffic. My 11-mile commute to work takes 60 minutes. The drive home is even worse.
- When the mailman says, "You sure get a LOT of packages from Ebay and Amazon -- Hyuh Hyuh!" AND?????????????????
- People that play dumb. This happens at work A LOT. Give me a break. I will call you out on this shit.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
She takes found objects and covers them with wool, yarn and felt. I love the look she has created!
Felt Chairs. Hand-felted found chairs. 39"h x 17"w x 18"d
See more of her work at Aguiñiga Design
Chowdah time! This looks pretty tasty and easy, and sure sounds good on a chilly day.
6 cups frozen sweet corn, defrosted
3 scallions, trimmed and halved
1 clove of garlic, peeled
1/4 cup semolina
6 cups hot vegetable stock made from concentrate or bouillon cubes
1 package (about 14 ounces) lightly salted tortilla chips
2 cups grated cheese (Cheddar is good)
2 long red chiles, deseeded and finely chopped (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Drain the corn and put into a food processor with the scallions, garlic and semolina. Blitz to a speckled primrose mush; unless you ahve a big processor you have have to do this in two batches.
3. Tip this mixture into a large saucepan, add the hot vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Then turn down the heat and let the chowder simmer, partially covered, for 10 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, spread the tortilla chips on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle these with cheese. Warm in the hot oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese melts.
5. Ladle the soup into bowls and put a small mound of cheese-molten chips into the middle of each bowl. Top with some of the red chile [optional]. Serve.
Recipe courtesy of Nigella Lawson on NPR
Monday, January 26, 2009
I decided it would be safest, fastest and easiest to check out the store on line. And in the interest of watching my budget, I clicked on the clearance section to start. Boy, they have some doozies on sale:
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Sadly I was told my membership had lapsed, so I had to spring for a new membership. Gulp. Oh well. It was worth it to fork over the $68 to support the arts, and the exhibition was simply incredible.
Sadly those sculptures were not present at MOCA, but these beauties were:
These images don't really do the work justice. If you are ever able to see her work in person, it is definitely worth it! Or, spring for the exhibition catalogue. I did, and I can't wait to dig in and read more about her.