Wednesday, February 28, 2007

alfred w. fielding

trying to make plastic wallpaper with paper backing didn't work, but from that failure came - bubblewrap!

(read the article)

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

fed ex arrow

i looked at the fed ex logo hundreds of times before i saw the white arrow pointing right between the e & the x. keep looking til it pops out like a schooner.

Monday, February 26, 2007

santa barbara rocks

i went up to santa barbara this weekend with mappy & hippie & sparkplug for the solutions for dreamers - heal the ocean - ALO - Michael Franti - fest with a guadalajara joe cherry on top & SB has to be the most trippyfun place on the west coast or at least the world.

i did a terrible job of picture-taking but here are a few -

holden in hillcrest - kelsey & magic gnaw bones -

guadalajara joe @ green room + smoke machine

mappy camper leads us in underwater happy birthday!

we're funky & proud!

adios sb

super-rickety san clemente pier

total fun

Friday, February 23, 2007

happy birthday mappy camper!

you're a superstar! so glad i get to celebrate with you this weekend!

Thursday, February 22, 2007


i can't be the only one who needs elbow patches on hoodies

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

ultimate frisbee

i went to watch a couple ultimate frisbee games this weekend, ultimate james was coaching a tournament at UCSD. He coaches UC Santa Barbara Black Tide - they played 8 games and won 8 games.

i love college sports.

Monday, February 19, 2007

see you there!

not longing haiku 70-76

she'll do anything
for kings & nothing for those
who need it the most

i want credit for
all the things i've done that you
pretended were yours

he is so low on
my list of priorities
his cries are not heard

you will suck me dry
you of razor sharp teeth &
the infinite maw

i may be laid back
but i'm not a pushover
give me what i'm due

my patience ran thru
i snapped & i stung you &
it's all a big welt

she is your twin and
you hate her more for it and
want her to be gone

Saturday, February 17, 2007

hillcrest san diego 2-17-07

a man in a dress with a purse and pink hi tops and everything is dandy

Thursday, February 15, 2007

strong recommend

Barry Cooper's drive with weed in your car marijuana cannabis cops can't catch you

double shutout!

continuing their run of utter domination, the shickablooz won both championship games last night, held both teams of feisty & talented opponents scoreless, made kickball history and earned the coveted bobblehead trophy!

shickablooz aren't like bagels!
bagels have holes
shickablooz aren't like donuts!
donuts have holes
shickablooz ARE like waffles
no f'n holes!
say what
no f'n holes!
can't hear you

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

shickablooz championship tournament

The undefeated Shickablooz (8-0) play for the trophy tonight - our first game is 6:30, once we win that, we'll play the finals at 8:30.

bobblehead, here we come!

happy valentine's day too!

Monday, February 12, 2007

old ladies are great

if it's drizzling when you leave the supermarket, why not put a fruit & vegetable bag on your head?

Sunday, February 11, 2007

balboa park february

"Dedicated to Ken Adelman
For his insatiable quest for learning
and his devotion to teaching
by Nancy & Alan Spector & family
'I say there is no darkness
but ignorance' 8/29/01 Twelfth Night"

(sign stuck in ground next to my bench in front of lowell davies festival theatre balboa park san diego)

two owners of two boxer dogs, dogs pull leashes
owners extend hands to dogs
not each other

magician had a crowd of 5 then a
crowd of 40 a few minutes later
doing tricks with big silver hoop rings
the children squeal & rock back on their
thick rubber soled tennis shoes

old old old people one with a walker
with two legs of the walker topped
with tennis balls to ease the skid
they must've been together
70 years by now what's left to say
sunday at the zoo go home take your
pills sleep dream of antelope & owls

older people still get dressed up
still wear "nice clothes" out in public
to museums & theaters
it must pain them to see the rest of us
maybe it makes them feel prouder

families everywhere huge bald headed
babies in strollers on laps on the grass
passed from arms to arms
if you catch their eye they see to
the bottom of you & look away

eighty degrees winter in san diego
please leave me be swingin grandpa with
kid in stroller i'm not interested in
conversation i'm just waiting for
a show to start

Saturday, February 10, 2007

need a lot of room & hate to be chained up

i found a place to live in asheville! holden & nacho are excited to run around the yard & i'm excited to be in the south for the spring.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

the renegade lemon

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

hot water sounds different

when i run the faucet waiting for the water to heat up, the sound changes once the hot water gets there. any idea why?

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

moon clouds

Monday, February 05, 2007

i learned it by watching you

i learned it by watching you
what the kid screamed at the dad who wanted to know
where he got his drugs in the 80's just say no commercial

i learned it by watching you
puts all the blame back on the dad
guilt regret pain punish

i learned it by watching you
can be the highest compliment paid a person
if what they learned is useful

set an example

Sunday, February 04, 2007

happy birthday aunt jo-ran!

i hope your birthday is better than a football game!

Friday, February 02, 2007

snow day?

middle of the night
nose pressed to the cold glass pane
smells like windex & paint & dust
every exhale fogs up higher
how fast is it falling
how big are they
everything washed in light brown golden pink
like olden days pictures
can't see to the street it's so thick
hear plows go by leaving fat diagonal hatch footprints
so the commuters can get out
didn't do my homework
looks like it won't matter
snow on boots rubber will squeak through halls for weeks
i'm turning off the alarm

Thursday, February 01, 2007


AB, CD Elephants?

MNO Elephants.


i think this was taught to me by 8th grade earth sciences teacher, Mr. Boyd. it's hard to look at scantron bubble sheets the same way again, without seeing thousands of rows of ABCDElephants. here was Mr. Boyd doing an experiment in the Stimson yearbook.

and here's what he signed in my yearbook -

he was the only teacher i had sign that yearbook. the rabbit he made is re: our 8th grade science project - Erin and I did one on PETA and testing bunnies, mainly so we could bring our rabbits (hers = Smokey, mine = Barney) into school, where they ran around crapping all over Mr. Fullam's english classroom.