Wednesday, March 29, 2006


For some unimaginable reason, I have been thinking of the ursonate lately. It just popped into my head out of nowhere. Really.
Anyhow, the point is not why I'm writing this post at this very moment. The point is that this is one insane human creative production. First, check out the 'poem' that was written by Kurt Schwitters, the Ursonate. This, on it's own is rather crazy.
But perhaps crazier, well, certainly crazier actually, is the performance of the piece. It's long, but I would encourage people, if they have the time, to listen and read along and revel in the insanity of the human mind in creating such a work, as well as in the wonder of the human mind and mouth to combine to perform such a piece!

Saturday, March 25, 2006


Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Joyous Spring Equinox!

The first day of spring is officially here. May it bring new beginnings with the new life, green shoots and pink blossoms. Tonight we celebrate: eat drink and be merry!

Monday, March 20, 2006

Cell Phone Etiquette

Cell phones are a wonderful their own time and place. I am so tired of people not knowing the proper etiquette for cell phone use, to here is a short and easy set of rules to follow so that you don't end up being the jack-ass I hate:
1)Turn off your ringer, or if you find yourself unable to part with your catchy jingle completely, turn it down to a level that you and the person next to you alone will be able to hear. I am totally astounded at the number of numb-skulls who leave their volume up at full force while they are sitting in class, in the library, in a restaurant, or while roommates are trying to sleep. When you enter a quiet space, be sure to turn off your ringer!
2)If you are in any sort of eating establishment that is above the level of fast food, see rule number one, and then, if your phone rings, do not answer it unless you ABSOLUTELY must! It's a good idea to step outside if you absolutely must talk to the person that very minute, none of the other patrons will mind, and your dining partner(s) will likely appreciate avoiding the embarassment of being the one who is sitting with the jackass on his cellphone. If you find that you have no choice but to answer your phone while in the restaurant, be sure to talk quietly: no one else in the place wants to have their meal disrupted or ruined by having to listen you to bark into your phone!
That's it! It's so easy!
If you're still having trouble, just remember that cell phones are a luxury and NOT a necessity. You do not NEED to answer all phone calls the come it and it is okay to turn your phone off or leave it behind. You will not die without your cellphone, nor will the people whose phone calls you might miss.
More importantly, realize that your actions do have an effect on other people and that you do not opperate in a bubble. Please exercise common courtesy and think about how you might be affecting other people in the things that you do, or do not do, and the world will be a happier place!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Texture Bark Bonanza

Thursday, March 16, 2006

About Face

It was a joint effort from the computer, the printer, and the phones. They collaborated and pushed me over the edge. All of the mundane things- they really add up. And I'm a collecter- I stash them away, tuck them away, neat and tidy in a bottle. All the annoyances, the grievances, the stresses. Crammed inside. But the bottle is finite in space, and eventually it gets a little full, perhaps excessively full. The pressure builds, most of the time relatively unnoticed, until the simplest thing causes the hold system to explode. Complete meltdown.
Accustomed to the lurching waves, like seasoned rollercoaster riders, I vehemently clutch the crushing weight of the sadness and the anger and plummet headlong to the bottom. Gathering enough force, I bounce off and begin the drift back up to brighter places.
And yesterday I climbed. Through the dripping wet forest, admiring the smells and the sounds and the sights, up to that good old rock that has helped me heal once before. Breathing in great gulps of air, filling my lungs to the point of pain, and exhaling all the dirt and pollution of the city- the noise, the exhast, the drones. Getting high on the sweet earthy air. Ahh.

There was so much more.
There was rain falling on my face and wind playing with my hair. There was rain and sun at the same time. But best of all, there was the jeep waiting in my drive way when i got home, and that made me cry anew, but for better reasons. There was a hug and a cuddle that made me feel safe and protected and supported. There was someone there for me, and I can't express enough gratitude and love for you.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

the first of spring

Wednesday, March 01, 2006


I feel like I should write something. So many thoughts, ideas, feelings, experiences. So much intensity, it's crushing my chest. But no words.