I’ve got a pretty vicious cold that made me sweat through two layers of sheets the night before last. I hallucinated I was in a board game tournament, playing game after game, opponent after opponent – chutes n ladders, risk, pictionary, chess, LIFE – it wasn’t the fun it sounds.
I’m going to take the next few days to recoup. In the meanwhile, I’ll leave you with a story about a time when I got very very very sick!
I was in 8th grade and living in a duplex in Indianapolis, IN. It was winter and I got a nasty flu a terrible fever of about 103. I was trying to nap the flu away, not working, I awoke from my uncomfortable rest and saw the floor was on fire in my room! I panicked and leapt to my feet. I began working up a good bounce in the bed and jumped and rolled into the hallway judo-style to escape the fire. I thought everything was cool until I realized my hair was on fire, so I rushed to the bathroom and dunked my head in the toilet. My fever induced hallucination quickly subsided and I was left standing there with a self-served pseudo-swirlie. It felt a little strange. Moral: never dunk your head in the toilet, even if you are hallucinating.
If you have a good story, please add it!
I’m finally back after my bout with a very serious cold; I’m still feeling a bit ill though. In my hiatus, I had lots of time to draw; above is a example. This one goes out to Tracy of Staten Island – thanks for your purchase! You can purchase an 8″ x 5″ original signed drawing of your very own by visiting my new store front – click here !! Sure beats another poster of Jim Morrison.
I’ve also been working on some greeting cards; below is a example; you can purchase a set of 3 completely handmade unique cards for $ 15 at the store as well. Just trying to make some gas money in this dramatically inflated fossil fuel nation. Thanks for all you support and I hope you’re in good health!
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The National Dinner Tour lives on. I’m in the Southern California region still, so if you’re around please give a call, 510.872.7326. I’m going to try and have a group dinner on the beach.
I’m not sure where I’ll be heading next; the project is a bit tied up at the moment as I’m seeking funding and creative sources to make this continue.
Thanks for your support and a big round of applause to Tania Ketenjian for making the APM piece happen – check out her site, http://radiotania.org/
enjoy your weekend.
Note: For those who don’t get APM’s Weekend America in their area, I’m going to post an mp3 of the interview by tomorrow. Tis a shame the program doesn’t air in my hometown of SF, which I miss very dearly. I love you San Francisco!!!
For the slightly hi-tek, there is a podcast of the program – if you browse or search in your podcast software, the program airs on “APM’s Weekend America” (apm = american public media), or if you can insert a link it is http://weekendamerica.publicradio.org/rss/podcast/podcast.xml (copy and paste).
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If you’d like to listen to the whole second hour, please visit Weekend America’s Podcast page by clicking here.
Note: A very kind San Franciscan has corrected me – “Weekend America” is NOT an NPR show it is associated, produced, and distributed by American Public Media who shares the public air waves with NPR and the like. My apologies for this. I’m embarrassed, please don’t look at me right now.
I’ve always been totally fascinated with old school conversion van graphics. I’m very sure I’m not the only one out there – I’d even bet there is a cult following or some website devoted entirely to this sort of thing. I saw the above graphic in Los Feliz, CA. I would love to meet the individual who came up with this particular design – what were they thinking exactly?
Yeah, this’ll really make this van look like my spaceship which I still have – storing it in a warehouse back in Arizona. Did I tell ya that I’m from another planet? Everything is blue and white and we celebrate holidays like nobody’s business. I miss those years.
Be on the lookout this week for some van graphics. Snap some shots and send em to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll post a little collection! Can’t wait! I really want to see some Midwest van graphics – I remember those to be the best.
Get yourself a load of salami, get a plate, spiral the meat from the center out, then take the rest and build a meat tower in the middle. Cut an arrow out of cheese so people know to take meat from the top of the tower and work their way down and out. It’s like eating the tower of babble, only it’s salami and not quite as epic.
Freak out and notate certain things using other edible items. For example, if you are serving a three course meal, for course one, lay out the salad in a one or float little pieces of meat cut in the shape of ones in the soup; for the second course, serve up a mean jalapeno cornbread baked in the shape of a two; and for the third, serve a big three cake! Eating then feels more like a championship bout with Mike Tyson.
Another quick suggestion – using some of the scraps from the meal, make a centerpiece. I made this one in particular for Irvin Kershner using the top of a pineapple, a cutout from the newspaper, and some flowers, leaves, and sticks from his garden. When you’re done, set fire to it for a satisfactory feeling (not pictured and not entirely recommended).
The Adventures of Lavender and Cyclone!
lavender is a two-headed bat who owns and runs an ice cream truck and Cyclone is a Chinese remote controlled toy who landed a job as a night watchman at a local construction site. They meet at the ice cream truck one day and it all goes from there…
Tune in a couple of weeks for their first all out adventure!!!