nonsense for the web
finally made it out to the sf zoo. the lemurs were worth it. liz and i got there late afternoon. they have 5 species hanging about. two orange ruff guys were bouncing around like mad chasing each other, at one point hanging upside down from a net, banging away at each other.
saw Two Towers again over the weekend. A good friend had a friend at a Movie Studio who sent him a copy before it was publicly available. good stuff, though he definitely needs a bigger TV. my eyes a little too fixed in a tiny space for 3 hours. the preview for return of the king was a dissappointment, but i am excited about the extended version of two towers. The preview for that looked great.
beautiful flash peice a well execute mix somewhere between yukyuk.com and the Myst series.
weird dream this morning, in between alarm snoozes.
holy mother of environmental crimes. marshes larger than the everglades drained and turned into salt flats. they were apparently big hideouts for anyone trying to escape the regime. someone referred to them as the "statue of liberty" for iraqis. now there is a chance for them again. but it will be an uphill struggle against oil interests, agriculture, and turkish control over a good portion of both the tigris and euphrates headwaters.
was thinking that there is something about flash mobs that is good -- this world needs a little fricking levity not to mention silliness that is not organized by some corporate conglomerate, and not requiring a bribe of the possibility of millions of dollars (aka reality tv) and shakes things up on the street a little bit.
Today at 6:23 I walked out of Left O'Douls with a pile of other people, and then walked over an piked into the Westin Saint Francis.
"I would sooner be honestly damned than hypocritically immortalized"
a couple weeks ago two friends of mine organized a brilliant scavenger hunt -- in honor of another friend's birthday. It was a four hour traipse through the Mission District and attuned us to the streets and buildings that many of us walk by every day and never notice. I'm so attuned now that I now walk around neighborhoods and imagine how signs, street names, buildings, whatever could be turned into an insidiously clever clue.
harry potter and the order of phoenix
Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets
Top 10 inventions in Money Technology -- an interesting list. Apparently the first ATM was invented in 1939!
yes I'm very proud of it. first time I've done any celtic stuff in a while. the birds, and t&l are my own, the b and g on the sides are adaptations of this book on constructing celtic designs i have.
yesterday, i was so wiped from my trip to New York that I slept for 12 hours straight. if the red-eye weren't enough on friday, i went out with my sister after the wedding, and ended up at a karaoke bar at 3am, singing They Might Be Giants, to a crowd of her friends, including 2 Irishman and an Australian -- lots of bad liquor in shot form.