Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Egg me on

R came home with these babies the other day:
As delicious as they are beautiful. 
Plan on making nests for them soon!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Inspiration, Doggy Style

Buck up! This little fella isn't letting anything get him down.


Fear less, hope more; 
Eat less, chew more; 
Whine less, breathe more; 
Talk less, say more; 
Love more, 
and all good things 
will be yours.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mad Libs


Want to play a game? How 'bout poor man's mad libs? Comment below with your answers, if you feel so inclined.

  1. When I woke up this morning, I knew today would be __________________.
  2. __________________ me.
  3. If I could be anywhere in the world right now, I'd be __________________.
  4. __________________ is my favorite __________________.
  5. I can't get __________________ out of my head.
  6. If __________________, then __________________.
  7. You should __________________ and __________________ me.
  8. Fuck __________________.
  9. I __________________ you were __________________.
  10. Sometimes, I can't __________________.
  11. If only I  __________________.
  12. Last time we __________________, I __________________.
  13. __________________ is the last thing I do before I go to bed.
I ♥ you

Monday, March 22, 2010

File Under:


Phrases I never want to utter again:
"Can you come here for a second? Is that poop??"


What phrases could you nix?

photo via gnarlitude

Saturday, March 20, 2010

WOOF

Désolé


Here's a list of things that make me happy:
  • Chelsea's pigtails
  • Re-watching Arrested Development DVDs. Realizing that my brother = Buster Bluth
  • Debbie Gibson
  • Crossing shit off my bucket listGo to the Dairy Queen that looks like a barn on Scottsdale Rd.
  • ...eating ice cream with my honey
  • Clean sheets
  • New red lipstick called "Lover"
  • Having hair long enough for a high swingy ponytail
  • R's favorite uncle's greeting: "Hey, good lookin'..."
  • Being in the same building as Tim Gunn
  • Holy fuck! Acquiring the biggest stamp ever!

photos, yours truly

Friday, March 19, 2010

Bone, bone, bone, bone, bone, bone, bone, bone

A mountain of bison skulls is heaped at trackside in Detroit, ready to be hauled away to the Michigan Carbon Works. Circa 1870.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

On bended knee

If I were to ask me melodia to marry me...


some of the coolest rings i ever did see here
though i couldn't find that antler ring 
that i died a million times over. 
help, s?

pps. woah, fuck- didn't even see akon there ^

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

U.F.: Shakey Shakersons Edition



Shaking hands is such a precarious exchange. Outcomes are so uncertain. And less than stellar outcomes are so unnerving. It's no wonder that Howie Mandell and the Japanese do not like to shake hands. They really know what's up.

I must admit, when it's good, it's good. There ain't nothin' like a solid hand shake. This one time, I shook an old man's hand that felt like a big, warm, fluffy pillow. I wanted to curl up and take a nap in his palm (and use his long white beard as a blanket, but that's another story--this is about hands!). 

With that said, so much can go so wrong, so fast! Your shakee could have dead fish hand. Worse, painful kung fu grip. Worser, try something ~*funky*~. Worsest, cough or give the appearance of malaise. YIKES! 

Today I shook someone's hand (twice!) and it felt like it was going to snap off at the joint, leaving me standing with a hand in hand, blood everywhere. Very, very disconcerting.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

FFWD


My blood pressure has been up lately. Rising, sloshing, boiling. It's safe to say that one can't operate on mere fumes for a sustained period of time. Desperately needing a reprise from the churn, but can't seem to see any end in sight. 

Work/school balance has left little ration for life. I keep saying that I'll start living next year. That both depresses and excites me. I'll be a better everything next year. A better friend, better wife, better writer, better reader, better penpal...and on and on and on. 

I wish I had one of those Adam Sandler fast forward life remotes. Of course, I didn't see the movie so I never learned the morals/repercussions of ffwding one's life. If not the remote, then can I get a little Christopher Walken?

Thinking about each and every one of you often,
G.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Pillars of Eagle Castle // Natasha Poly



Hi! Here we are... the one year anniversary of the NASA/Jak&Jil series! Wee! Thanks for commenting & liking (I'm being presumptuous here).

Tell me which ones you've liked the best and I'll send you an official NASA sticker and a letter (supplies are limited).

UPDATE: Supplies are out

Saturday, March 13, 2010

An Open Letter to Jared Leto


Dear Jared,

PLEASE. STOP. You're pushing forty. 

Yours ever,
Gracie

"Good tiiiimes!"

Are y'all ready to see the best thing I've ever seen on the internets? Mindblowingly good.

Hold on to you hats, here goes...




BRAVO, CAT PARTY, BRAH-VOH!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Girls, Girls, Girls


Why Mouse loves being a girlmouse/girls in general: 
multiple orgasms
girls still have to fight every minute for lots of the things given to boys offhand, and we nevertheless achieve awesomeness over and over. go girls.
Why Elissa loves being a girl/girls in general:
They can be the most wonderfully sarcastic of creatures. They are always fighting against adversity. Also, although I am straight, I appreciate a nice pair of boobs (in an aesthetic sense, not a sexual sense. Boobs of all shapes and sizes).

I get to say "cunt" without sounding like a douchebag; I get to have relations with boys without having to take it up the back way; I can embrace the pretty and the cute when I want. 


TRUE DAT. Thanks for playing along!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Homecomings


So sweet. Even after only one day. Off to it!

Monday, March 08, 2010

GIRLS Giveaway


In commemoration of International Women's Day, I'm giving away 2 free downloads of the GIRLS album entitled Album. They're super groovy & make for great blogging music. Leave a comment telling us why you love a) being a girl b) why you love girls (the female of the species, not the band) c) your email address. Selected comments will be posted later this week!


From 1971, a powerfully succinct letter from Nancy Spero to Lucy Lippard; two highly influential women whose paths crossed numerous times; Spero as a feminist artist, Lippard as a feminist art critic, historian and curator.

Happy International Women's Day, you cunts!
xoxoxoxo

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Lalalanvin


I'ven't been keeping up with fashion week(s) lately. But the Lanvin collection blew my mind and stirred my soul. It also almost made me reach for scissors and surrender the year long, hard fought, blunt bang grow out battle.

I lalalove pretty much every single piece...
...except for this one...
...which reminds me of this...
More goodness here!

Bucket List

No. 11
  1. Discover my dream career path & get the fuck on it already
  2. Play in a band
  3. Go to the Dairy Queen that looks like a barn on Scottsdale Rd.
  4. Learn how to read & write Chinese 學會閱讀和書寫中文
  5. Write a book
  6. Get a photo or drawing reblogged on Tumblr
  7. Live in a big city 
  8. Learn how to cook
  9. Ride a train in a foreign country Darjeeling Ltd style
  10. Make "fuck you" money
  11. Fill this noggin with some gold teef
  12. Visit a fjord
  13. Mentor someone, a child? Wait... not sure that's such a good idear...
  14. Go back to school for fun & the sake of learning
  15. See the Northern Lights
  16. Drive cross country
  17. Swim in the Dead Sea
  18. Obtain a fancy camera and use it
  19. Volunteer for Meals on Wheels (I ♥ shut ins)
  20. Nap in a grassy field
No. 2

Friday, March 05, 2010

Energy Vampires


Some People are Toxic, Avoid Them
“There was in the sixties a man named Fritz Perls who was a gestalt therapist.  Gestalt therapy derives from art history, it proposes you must understand the ‘whole’ before you can understand the details.  What you have to look at is the entire culture, the entire family and community and so on.
Perls proposed that in all relationships people could be either toxic or nourishing towards one another.  It is not necessarily true that the same person will be toxic or nourishing in every relationship, but the combination of any two people in a relationship produces toxic or nourishing consequences. And the important thing that I can tell you is that there is a test to determine whether someone is toxic or nourishing in your relationship with them.
Here is the test: You have spent some time with this person, either you have a drink or go for dinner or you go to a ball game. It doesn’t matter very much but at the end of that time you observe whether you are more energised or less energised. Whether you are tired or whether you are exhilarated.
If you are more tired then you have been poisoned.  If you have more energy you have been nourished.  The test is almost infallible and I suggest that you use it for the rest of your life.”
Milton Glaser, Graphic Designer, best known for his iconic “I ♥ NY” Logo.
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Shit. One of the best things about getting older is developing the skill to cut off relationships that provide little or no return. I mean, even Ol' Milt says so. Who wouldn't want to take advice from the I ♥ NY guy?

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Dressing room woes


Got fucking stuck in
a Margiela kimono
dress last night, scary!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

LAMBPHEAR


A quick tally of gratitudes:
  1. Celebrating my dad's 71st birthday with cake, crab, & fancy blended whiskey (despite the fact that I couldn't help thinking it would probably be the last)
  2. Spending quality girl time with M, in the rain
  3. Having last week off from school & earning an "A" in the course
  4. Tina Fey on the cover of this month's Vogue
  5. The fact that you still visit me even though cat's got my tongue
  6. Mochi 

I want to go to there


This house is located on an island called Elliðaey near Vestmannaeyjar, a small archipelago off the south coast of Iceland. The house was given to singer, Bjork from her motherland as a “Thank You” for putting Iceland on the international map.

Never have I wanted to punch a photographer and don a swan dress so badly.

Monday, March 01, 2010

FML