Thursday, August 31, 2006

Up This Late, Why The Hell Not

The first pic here is of two good friends of mine that go wayyyy back. Casey, on the left, who now cuts my hair at Salon W (North 74th and May) I've partied since I was about fifteen or sixteen at punk rock shows. The same goes for the beautiful Kim next to her. Her now husband, Kevin, and her have shown me some great and often still laughed at times. The next pic is obviously of a rainbow I took while hanging at Border's (something I really enjoy doing) while reading and drinking some green tea. I just thought it was a nice pic and it shows that aesthetically pleasing things do not always have to be bought or found in a magazine or bar. Anyway, the rest of the pics are mostly pretty things that can be found in bars. Shout out to Benji and Chai, the two obviously not in a bar, who are some talented, down to Earth people. Alrighty, its bed time for me, ciao.

Some Undie Mondie and Drunken Night Pics

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Taylor in Drag and Other Fool's Pics

Here are some more pics, of course, and some of these include Taylor performing at a benefit for the Wind's House, which helps people living with H.I.V., at the Boom Boom Room. Awesome performance. The other pics include various things abd people, blah, blah, blah. Enjoy.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Potlucks, Confessions of a Foodie and Some More Pics

A potluck dinner (Australia: bring-a-plate) is a gathering of people where each participant is expected to bring a dish of food to be shared among everyone in the group. These gatherings are often organized by churches, mosques and other community groups since they simplify the meal planning and distribute the costs among the participants. Smaller, more informal get-togethers may also occur in the form of potlucks.
The only traditional rule for dishes is that they be large enough to be shared among a good portion (but not necessarily all) of the anticipated guests. The purpose and benefits of potlucks include fun, socializing, good food, and building a healthy community. Many feel that some of the most honest and meaningful communication can occur over a dinner table.

Besides sleeping today to try and get over my sickness, I spent today preparing some dishes for a potluck tomorrow at Dann's abode. This is the first such planned event with this group of people and hopefully all goes well. Growing up in Norman potluck dinners were a regular event for my friends and I. We would have no less than 2 or 3 a month and always made a whole evening of it. Most were thrown at my friend's Pat's house being that he had a spacious house with a large front porch and a screened in patio in the backyard (perfect when mosquitoes reigned supreme). Many a night was spent in his house filled with people and the latest Modest Mouse or Jonny Cash album playing, beer and wine flowed in every direction and their was always a generous helping of food. Each dish reflected the person who brought it. I always had a vegetarian (I did not eat fish at this time), usually Asian or Indian style cooking. The conversations ranged from someone's latest gripes of a class, to the new exhibit at Sam Noble, to the next night's live band, to the politics of young idealist progressives, or to planning the next road trip (which happened about as often as the dinners). Sometimes conversations turned to arguments, but nothing some alcohol or weed wouldn't amend. I would have to say that those were probably some of the best times of my life.
I believe some of the most important, interesting, and knowledgeable events that happen to us as humans occur around food. Food has the ability to bring people together (dinner parties, holidays) or push us apart (starving children and underdeveloped nations). Food can show a lot about a person and what kind of person they are. I believe the type of food you put into your body reflects what you think of yourself and what you think your worth is. Some might disagree, but I bet these are the same people that think a good meal can be had at a fast food joint or prefer fried food to other forms of cooking lest you actually see, taste, and partake in the experience of eating. So next the time you are out to eat, try something new, eat at a restaurant you have never been before or try that piece of fish grilled or baked instead of fried without all the sauces masking its true flavor, and you might be surprised at what you discover. Oh yeah, here are some more pics.

Some More Pics

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Monday, August 28, 2006

I'm Back. Kinda...

So I know it has been a while since my last posting and people actually were concerned. Not because I might be really busy or sick, but because they had not seen their pics yet!! Fuckers. Anyway I will be posting more pics and rantings regularly to catch up myself. Oh, just in case anyone was wondering my summer went well. I finished my paper and thusly completely graduated with my Women's Studies degree, which I am now working two jobs in the service industry (you know how America loves social science degrees). I was in a car wreck (bad) and sustained whiplash (worse), but I did get a new car (good) with air-conditioning (awesome!). I was threatened at one of my jobs by a crazy tweaked - out street hustler. That is the important stuff. Oh, if you are wondering why I am not working at undie mondies right now, I kinda have some nasty stomach flu. I was able to make it out of the house for about 20 mins today. I remember why I do not eat fried seafood, it does not allow you to actaully see the condition of the food before you ingest it, uuuggghhhh. Here are some pics and more to come. I promise.