Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Pearl: Not at All Disturbing or Creepy

All these disturbing scenes were within about four blocks of each other in Portland's swanky Pearl District.

Headless Child/Conceited Boot-Wearing Chicken

Half-Eyed Woman

Headless Hat-Wearing Women

Hello, I am Like You.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Cat Not on a Hot Tin Roof

Day 140/366: Hanging on for Dear Life

Another cat post--two days in a row--because cat blogging is so wildly popular, I know.

Cats are always getting stuck in trees in cartoons and children's storybooks, but I've seldom seen a cat in a tree in real life. Today I did. Doesn't this remind you of the kind of photo that shows up on greeting cards? The kind of card with a lame-ass sentiment like "Hang in there!" I would deem the cheese factor on this photo to be very high if it was on a greeting card, but since I took the photo myself, I think it's fabulous. Plus, this is the perfect metaphor for the kind of day I had today.

In other news, the entire roof of our house was torn off today, and I found out I have a Vitamin D deficiency. It's always something.

Tear Off

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Sunday, May 18, 2008


Day 138/366: Is it the Heat?

It's Day 138 of Project 365, and I am finally desperate enough to resort to a photo of our cat, Rusty. It was so hot yesterday (mid-90s), I didn't get out to take my photo walk until about 8:00 PM, by which time it wasn't really light enough for photos. Earlier in the day, I'd snapped this shot of Rusty, all overheated and splayed out on the carpet under my desk (why he chose a carpet instead of the cooler wood floor I can't fathom). The photo was very underexposed, so I clicked the "Enhance" option on iPhoto (that's as much retouching as my lazy ass is willing to do), and for some reason it turned the carpet B&W and gave Rusty this sort of subdued antiquey colorized look. I quite like it!

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Ralph Fiennes: What Happened to You?

The drawing is more or less accurate. What has happened to Ralph Fiennes anyway? He used to be so handsome. Yeah, I know he's older now than he used to be (aren't we all?) but it's not that he's aged. It's that he's started to morph into an entirely different human. His head has elongated, his eyes have become squinty, and his teeth have multiplied and no longer fit neatly into his mouth--they're all jumbled and crooked. How and why has he done this? BTW: I do recommend In Bruges if you like very black humor (I do).



Saturday, May 03, 2008

Hail to the Kale

Day 124/366: First Day of the Farmers' Market

Today was the first day of the Hollywood District's Farmers' Market. My purchases: Oregon berry honey, lacinato kale (organic), and radishes (organic) as big (and bigger) than the honey bear's head.