they like experimenting with peanut butter
Monday, March 31, 2008
i am going tomorrow afternoon to pick up the keys to my new place. it is half the size of this place, i am going to measure to see what will fit. it is fenced on one side, i might try to fence the other three. it doesn't have a washer or dryer, i might get a compact washer & clothesline for summer at least.
i am not moving my furniture for a couple weeks, i have both places til the end of april, i can't believe it's been over a year since i moved to asheville, i'm very glad i did.
i have been doing a lot of research and development and experimenting with the peanut butter jar safes, finally getting down to a set process and procedure and tools and method that are the easiest and make the best hidden jar safes most efficiently. it's still an art not a science yet. i thought of a slogan - your safe is secret with me.
here's the laboratory under the watchful eye of a city councilman who thinks the place smells like an amsterdam hash bar.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
it was july 2000 (australian winter), i was there for 5 weeks to study health law & professional responsibility with about 30 other american law students.
it was sausage links from the dining room attached with vegemite & it was small & tasteful and said "EXTRAORDINARY" (any photos have been tragically lost in a disposable camera neglect accident.)
the room's occupant sent an email to everybody in the group the next day titled 'petty vandals,' and it was extraordinary, recounting when the maid, emerelda, found it, thinking it was human fecal matter, yelled at him: "WHY DO THIS?!?!"
the reason we did this was the room's occupant was perceived to be haughty & pretentious, and took himself extremely seriously, not unlike many law students, using 50 cent words such as 'extraordinary' during class for no reason. and rather than be caring compassionate people and ignore this, his door was hit.
8 years later i'm not really that sorry. is this a character flaw? righteousness? playground bullying? the maid had to clean the same amount as wiping a plate, and while in reality it only caused him to take himself more seriously, it made sense at the time. and i'm pretty sure pretentiousness is a force worth fighting.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
it is also the day of modelfest, where kindly people come over, take their shirts off, put on shirts that other people have thrown away, have their photo taken, and do it again.
it is always a good time, and always a lot of work.
here are a couple gems of the past:
in the next few weeks, these shirts will find their way to the top shelf or eBay. some of them are unconscionably expensive, but the code 'skippyhaha' gets 40% off, and they really are the coolest shirts of all time.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
the bottom of each of these cans unscrews, revealing a secret jar inside perfect for stashing money, jewels, whatever valuables you may have.
*also, anybody who would like to donate their cans and jars to me for this ongoing project, i would be eternally grateful. reduce, reuse, recycle. i'm looking for (1) wide-mouth glass jars with lids and no onion smells, (2) cans with the bottom cut off - *and cut along the height of the cylinder, not around the inside circle of the top* and labels intact and their cut-off bottoms, and (3) plastic peanut butter jars with tops and labels.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Raining bunny's + bears in Rhode Island
One day on April 30th 1967 at 11 thirdy P.M. it started raining bunnys + bears everyone looked out their windows and my mom caught a bunny. it was white with pink ears and a stubby tan tail. I kept him in my room. But when it stopped 2 hours later there was bunny's + bear's every where! In the morning My mom + dad and I tried to get to McDonalds but we squished to many bears + bunny's.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
i've been reading a couple of joseph campbell's books & a biography lately and came across this quote of his yesterday in "The Hero's Journey" a kind of autobiographical conversation book Campbell did during the last years of his life where he went over the main points of his lectures and life's work that he'd done on mythology, symbols, dreams, etc. which is all summed up nicely in this book & PBS series, The Power of Myth.
"The next great, proud moment was when Mickey Hart and Bob Weir come along and tell me I've helped them. Well, I never -- the rock music never appealed to me at all. It was largely monotonous, it seemed to me. Then they invited Jean [his wife] and me to an event in Oakland that just became a dance revelation. I got something there that made me note that this is magic. And it's magic for the future...
They hit a level of humanity that makes everybody at one with each other. It doesn't matter about this race thing, this age thing, I mean, everything else dropped out. The wonderful thing was, compared to the Hitler rallies that you see in the film that were used to a political purpose, here it was just the experience of the identity of everybody with everybody else.
I was carried away in a rapture. And so I am a Deadhead now..."
In February of 1985, Campbell had attended a Grateful Dead concert and below are his comments from that experience.
Joseph Campbell :
"The Deadheads are doing the dance of life and this I would say, is the answer to the atom bomb."
"I had a marvelous experience two nights ago. I was invited to a rock concert. ( laughter in the audience) I'd never seen one. This was a big hall in Berkeley and the rock group were the Grateful Dead, whose name, by the way, is from the Egyptian Book of the Dead. And these are very sophisticated boys. This was news to me.
Rock Music has never seemed that interesting to me. It's very simple and the beat is the same old thing. But when you see a room with 8000 young people for five hours going through it to the beat of these boys ... The genius of these musicians- these three guitars and two wild drummers in the back... The central guitar, Bob Weir, just controls this crowd and when you see 8000 kids all going up in the air together... Listen, this is powerful stuff! And what is it? The first thing I thought of was the Dionysian festivals, of course. This energy and these terrific instruments with electric things that zoom in... This is more than music. It turns something on in here (the heart?). And what it turns on is life energy. This is Dionysus talking through these kids. Now I've seen similar manifestations, but nothing as innocent as what I saw with this bunch. This was sheer innocence. And when the great beam of light would go over the crowd you' d see these marvelous young faces in sheer rapture- for five hours! Packed together like sardines! Eight thousand of them! Then there was an opening in the back with a series of panel windows and you look out and there's a whole bunch in another hall, dancing crazy. This is a wonderful fervent loss of self in the larger self of a homogeneous community. This is what it is all about!
It reminded me of Russian Easter. Down in New York we have a big Russian Cathedral. You go there on Russian Easter at midnight and you hear Kristos anesti! Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen! It's almost as good as a rock concert. (laughter) It has the same kind of life feel. When I was in Mexico City at the Cathedral of the Virgin of Guadeloupe, there it was again. In India, in Puri, at the temple of the Jagannath- that means the lord of the Moving World- the same damn thing again. It doesn't matter what the name of the God is, or whether its a rock group or a clergy. It's somehow hitting that chord of realization of the unity of God in you all, that's a terrific thing and it just blows the rest away."
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Monday, March 03, 2008
Sunday, March 02, 2008
i was having some tea, thinking about how great it will be to see a few tea leaf green shows in their upcoming southeast tour, while they have steve adams from ALO sitting in on bass, and what to my wondering eyes should appear but ALO reflected in my teacup.
tea leaf green dates
how the photo came about