Monday, August 31, 2009

vinyl or bust

elvis and i are spinning tonight @ the Pike in Long Beach.
1836 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA
all vinyl, all night.
see ya there!

Sunday, August 30, 2009


from one music lover to another, RESPECT. i may not have approved of your Serato ways but i know you didn't start out that way. :)
i hope you find your peace.
this serves as a reminder for me to love hard, practice moderation, and play loud.
RIP Adam Goldstein.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

get some balls this summer!

Milk and Honey Peanut Butter Balls
2-3 dozen balls, depending on size
1/2 cup natural unsweetened creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup honey or agave syrup
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut
1 cup malted milk powder
Mix all ingredients until they form a crumbly, sticky mass. Roll into balls. Try not to eat all at once.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

FRESNO roots

my snack today:
local figs from farmers market, greek plain yogurt, local honey and pistachios.
use the figs as dippers for the yogurt.
hot damn it was good!
for all the years (18 to be exact) i lived in the valley and had 5 fig trees in my own back yard, i NEVER ate any. they creeped me out. well life is cyclical and i take pride in the valley and it's produce now. up next, Fresno dancing raisins!

bob makes my day

thank you @districtweekly for writing about him.
and you can BET you'll see me sporting one of his t's.

life is a cabaret

i found this cool website today that sells some pretty hip art, prints mostly. here's a few of my favs:

Lord Admiral Hiratio Byrd following his true dream became a florist after the great war

This is a print of an original gouache painting by Portland artist Matte Stephens.
Printed on German Hahnemuhle photo rag 308gsm matte paper.
The print measures 8.5 inches X 11 inches.
Each print is hand signed and titled in pencil in the bottom border and shipped in a protective sleeve.
artist: Matte Stephens

Road Trip Art Print
hand made 4 color silkscreen print
poster measures 18 inches x 24 inches
signed & numbered edition of 100
artist: Delicious Design League

Agent Orange concert poster
at Grant and Green- San Francisco
Feb 3, 2005
hand made silkscreen poster on heavy stock
poster measures 19 inches x 25 inches
poster artist: Alan Hynes

Admiral Seymour Doughtridge was a stern man but always had a soft spot for sea lions.
original painting
original Gouache on panel
measuring approximately 12 inches x 16 inches
artist: Matte Stephens

Monsieur IV
archival giclee print
printed on 200gsm archival matte paper
print measures 8 inches x 11.5 inches (includes white border for framing)
hand signed by Blanca
artist: Blanca Gomez

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

::::the farm provides::::

Nicoise salad w/blue baby potatoes, green beans, leeks & wild AK salmon.
Corn w/ homemade chipotle mayo and green onions.

Coconut Bliss "ice cream" w/strawberries and pistachios....a Eugene, Or. delicacy.

all produce in tonight's dinner ala my local long beach farmers market.

LB summer luv

6:20pm. 89* in LB. dinner on the barbe, worms in the green composter, wetsuit drying from a day of fun in the sun. life is good.

strawberries keep pumping out more and more.

the little tomato that could (this plant DIED...or so i thought so i've been neglecting watering it. i came back from vacation and look what i found.)

best garden gloves i've had. thank you sambazon!

on the menu today...

Wednesdays, Local Harvest Farmers' Market
2 to 7 p.m., Long Beach
Located at Marina Vista Park near Marine Stadium (N/W end of Marine Stadium right inside the gate where the park is and the water starts). Cross streets: Appian Way and Nieto Ave.
Unique food vendors, selling barbecued, specialty, multicultural and other foods in addition to locally grown produce.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

dirty 30

we're monday, August the 31st and September the 30th. all vinyl. enough said.

Friday, August 21, 2009


my babe is doing yet another triathlon this sunday in san diego. nuts i do say but i'll be at the end, champagne in hand ready to PARTY. apparently doing races like this give you a real high. so while he's getting his the o-natural way, i'll be getting mine the ol' fashion way. pictures to come.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


one of the best documentaries i've seen in a long time. this film got me riled up.
fuck jan perry and fuck ralph horwitz.
rent this movie to see what i'm talking about.
at the least it will get you thinking.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

G-FREE cooking

me! gluten free?! yeah, it's true. and i haven't been too happy about it lately. i'm a die hard sf sourdough fan, love me some sweet baked treats, cereal, BEER, the gluten works. well i was recently diagnosed as being allergic to wheat (go figure!) which explains a lot on a digestive level. (i'll save you the details). so of course when you can't have something, you want it even more.

i made my first mistake of buying Food For Life Brown Rice Bread from trader joes. this lovely little item should only be used as a home security device if a robber breaks in. the weight and density will surely knock him out. or maybe as a replacement brick for that wall you've been meaning to fix. regardless, pass go and never come back! YUCK.

So after that little disaster buy, i had given up all hope (and $6.20!!) of ever having a sandwich or piece of toast again. then my lovely bf reminded me he has a bread maker! an old gf bought it for him as a "take me back" move. strange present for a guy that had never made bread in his life. luckily he ditched the girl and her gift has become my saving grace.

whole foods has an amazing selection (most stores) of g-free products. bread mixes in particular. you can get dizzy looking at all the options. i knew to be hesitant from my last purchase. i first experimented with Bob's Red Mill since it was a well known alternative flour brand.

it was good. better than that nasty rice bread, but not 100% legit either. i was just happy toast came back into my life. my first batch's texture was a bit off so i gave it one more try. much better texture round two. then i decided to try another flavor mixture of Bob's....

mummmm, cinnamon raisin bread. i used to love that stuff back in my G-BINGE days. the texture of this one came out on point. i was so proud of my 1.5lb loaf. i felt like a real baker (even though the machine did the hard part). flavor scale, 4 out of 5. not too shabby.

i found this sweet G-Free food reviews website that really got me hyped. no more guesswork. they do it for me. so today i ventured off back to my local wf's and bought two new bread mixes to sample. today's is:

Pamela's Gluten Free Bread Mix (like my table and nails? i thought so.) this loaf came out a little softer than Bob's. i let it cool and sliced that puppy open to see my work in depth.

nice air pockets. got some dense zones in there but how does it taste? at first un-adorned bite, it was good flavor wise. a little sweeter than Bob's and a little chewier that BRM. but how did it toast? oh sweet jesus!!! the best toast by far. who needs gluten bread when you have this?! i ate it so quick i couldn't snap a pic of the golden Buddha. but i did snap a pic of my late afternoon snack, G-free Sam Smith's Organic Cider and a slice of wheatless wonder.

more reviews to come as my adventures continue. cheers!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Shuggie does Ebay

we'll i did ebay to score me sum Shug. love this kitty kat.


i need a dentist like 10 days ago. fucks. any suggestions out there for a good LB doc that won't hack my mouth up so he has business in 6 months? HOLLER.

Friday, August 14, 2009

objects of desire

All electric, first mass produced plug-in street motorcycle that goes up to 50mph. check out these stats:
  • 45 minutes of drive time on a full battery
  • emitting 92% less overall carbon dioxide than an average car
Brammo Enertia $12,000 and it looks good too! (yeah, that's a grip of skrill but shiz, these are objects of desire...not reality.)

Minox's throwback Rolleiflex AF 5.0. it produces square-format images with resolution up to five million pixels. $449

this song makes me want to

get back into my psychedelic phase.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

are you fron texas?

shit no but i wear the local roadkill around mi neck. someone reminded me today of this little gem i picked up recently on from the uber talented PDX artist lovinganvil. armadillo you might say....and others have....YEAH. why? why not. conversation piece and all around cool lil handmade funk.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


so my stupid blogger counter is busted.
and i care.
it's stupid, i know.
but i hate looking at
1, 100.
it's been there for the past 6 months.
so vain me installed a counter of my own.
and this one doesn't lie.
so i feel better.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


old tortoise shells....our run was long and good but now you are set free.....

and welcome to the family baby blues. i think we'll have a bright future together.

Open a Banana Like A Monkey

and now i know....

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

clint the squint

while doing a little work today in whole foods westwood, who did i run into on isle 5? you guessed it, dirty harry. no entourage, no personal shopper, no security guard...DH doesn't need one. just clint and his cart. class act i must say, tall and kinda hot for being 79. he's still got that suave about him that leaves a person speachless. me, speachless! in 5 years of living in the LA area, this is my first star sighting and i was truly star struck. kinda made my day.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

@weekend dreaming@

Newly produced black walnut dining table based on a Danish mid century modern coffee table by Illum Wikkelso. Hand crafted and build by a local LA furniture maker. Solid walnut top is 3/4 inch with beveled edge. Seats 6 comfortably and can accommodate

Danish mid century modern original butterscotch leather love seat, with metal legs and tufted back and seat cushions.

Set of 4 solid teak Danish mid century modern dining chairs by Niels Ole Møller for J.L Møllers Møbelfabrik, 1954. They have been fully refinished and are upholstered in a vibrant yellow leather....i'd prefer a set of eames chairs for the dinning table above so these would work for my kitchen table. a girl can dream!

if you'd like to support my dreams, you can find these items for sale @ silica three in n. hollywood.