cozy on the sill above the radiator...
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Sunday, February 26, 2006
Looking across toward NY from Ft. Lee Historic Park...
Friday, February 24, 2006
This is a piece of down that snuck out of my coat this morning. Its so light it floats and is drawn by even the slightest waft of air or static electricity. I put it on my desk and blew it into the air, and it floated for a second - looking like a tendriled anemone - then drifted back toward my coat on the chair about 3 feet away, where it landed delicately, as if longing for proximity to its brothers and sisters.
I wonder what the goose thinks.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Let it be known.
He gave us his business card, so I emailed him to say it was fun to talk to him.
Just a funny thing...
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Monday, February 20, 2006
Great article from today's Times...about a Lummi Indian woman out in Washington State who quickly went from poverty to "riches" by selling OxyContin. Article is kind of long, but worth it.
It mentions a couple whose baby died after eating an OxyContin pill off the carpet.
"The couple, Ms. Phair said, later tried to trade her the dead baby's clothes — a tiny down jacket, socks still on their Kmart plastic hangers and a batch of unused diapers in an open box, all of it stuffed into a black garbage bag — for OxyContin. She turned them down, she said."
Nice one, eh? But this woman did seem to have ethical boundaries. She also refused to smuggle drugs in religious articles.
The woman is out of jail now and struggling to make ends meet...makes just enough money to be ineligible for gov't assitance. She seems like a strong and smart woman. The times should do "where-are-they-now" articles. I'd read this one...truth is definitely more interesting than fiction.
Saturday, February 18, 2006
It made us want to dye our hair black and be all somber and shit and smoke too much and put the butts out on our palms, so we went and got some smokes and went to mullens and had some drinks.
Then we went to Bed, Bath & Beyond and bought some glasses, a kitchen rug, a set of four cheese knives, a strainer that fits in the sink, serving plates and a pound of pistachios.
So the transition to self-hosting is complete, thus the new url: thomasianbrown.com/blog. Had some glitches with posting stuff, but it all works now.
I do realize that this message is of no importance, but part of the fun of doing the blog for me is effing around with the technology.
We're havin' some folks over for drinks tomorrow night, since its a long weekend.
Friday, February 17, 2006
Looks odd, sounds gross, tastes FUCKING AWESOME...my dinner/late snack tonight:
4 Morningstar Farms breakfast patties topped with sour cream and Frank's hot sauce, perhaps the two greatest condiments of all time. Frank's is definitely #1.
No relation to photo below, which is of the dude Cheney shot...
I think I might have killed my bonsai when I didn't water it while I was in Spain...its all dry and crumbly now. I'll be sure to post health tracker updates...
Thursday, February 16, 2006
More U.S. Aid Will Be Sought for Louisiana
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
QUICK! Look right...I got it. It was the folder issue, for all those die-hard readers on the edges of their seats.
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
- Medium decaf hazelnut coffee with 3 Splendas and half & half (from coffee shop on corner before going up to work)
- Plain yogurt (not sure about fat content) with granola and sliced strawberries on top (with the coffee)
- One Marlboro Light (bought a pack at around 10am stressing about meeting scheduled for noon)
- Another Marlboro Light (immediately post noon meeting - starving, right before lunch)
- Turkey sandwich on a roll with swiss, mayo and lettuce (was gonna go healthy, didn't)
- Bag of Cool Ranch Doritos (accompaniment to turkey sando)
- Two small bags of Sun Chips (I didn't feel adequately sated by the Doritos)
- Another Marlboro Light (early mid-afternoon tweak indulgence)
- Bottle of Heineken (upon arrival back home)
- 3 more bottles of Heinken (these with dinner - went out with Andrea for V-day)
- Eggplant and mushroom cake with Chipotle sauce (appy)
- Tilapia filet, cup of brown rice, sauteed yellow and green squash and broccoli (entree)
- A Marlboro light 100 (left other pack at work, bought pack after dinner, bodega only had 100s)
- Makers Mark manhattan (went to bar near restaurant, having thrown it all out the window)
- One half square of semi-sweet baker's chocolate (box of chocolate found recently in the back of cupboard, have been snarfing half squares ever since)
- 3 Lorna Doone cookies (eaten with above chocolate - fucking DELISH)
Valentine's day rose at the bodega across the street...snapped during purchase of first heineken mentioned above...
Monday, February 13, 2006
U.S. Royalty Plan to Give Windfall to Oil Companies
Hotel Aid Ends, Sending Evacuees in Search of Shelter
Despite my belief that Gee-Dub is bad for the US and bad for the world, I'm usually not one for political statements. I just couldn't help but notice the flagrant disconnect apparent in the two headlines above.
I guess I forgot again...why do governments exist?
I still can't figure out how to get a screenshot of it saved as a jpeg...hrumf.
Sunday, February 12, 2006
This is a cool pic I got from the Library of Congress. I first found this pic back in like 1996 or 1997 when I worked in LA and was surfing around one day. I refound it recently after coming across a print of it I had made with the original URL on the bottom of the page.
If you haven't been to the Library of Congress website (American Memory section), you should go, its amazing...tons and tons of photos, movies and audio recording from long long ago.
This pic is of burlesque dancers at a fair in New Hampshire or Vermont in the 1940s. I want to make a nice print of it and frame it...
Look how spent I look. My right eye looks like its dead and starting to roll back into my head, and I have a hooligan haircut...
This is me right after I posted that last entry. I also posted a pic of me looking like I just rolled out of the grave, friggin scary.
BLIZZARD...Had more than two feet of snow here overnight, and its still coming down, if barely. This is looking out our livingroom window onto Pinehurst Ave.
A good day to do nothing. We got out of bed around 1030am. I went and got biscuick and we made pancakes for a late breakfast, then I read some - the Ben Franklin virtue book, and the Jacques Pepin cookbook Andrea got me. Inspired by the cookbook, I made the tomato and egg gratin from it. It was yummy. I went out and bought a baguette from Frank's and a couple beers and we had a yummy lunch. Now its 423pm and I'm sitting on my couch writing this.
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Thursday, February 09, 2006
That's how the waitress at the Outback Steakhouse in Norwood, Mass says it: roar...not raw.
Idea for a series of short films: multiple occasions of people saying "dynamite honey" in different contexts.
This occurred to me tonight at the Outback.
Waitress: "How are your steaks guys?"
Guys: "Dynamite, Honey." (No one actually said that, but I might have)
Cute litte girl: "Daddy, what are these red sticks?"
Daddy: "That's dynamite honey, put it down. Daddy told you not to look in there."
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
blog of one of Andrea's classmates...its a good one...lots of great pics of his family.
The rat scurried down towards our end, and all the girls screamed just like the girls on the other end had, then we all started laughing. Some people looked quite scared. One pale, middle-aged guy with glasses got on at 125th and took a seat, then hastily got up and headed for the other end of the car when someone told that there was a rat. Spotting the rat scurrying beneath the seats, everyone would laugh, and chatter a bit, some in Spanish.
The rat got off at 168th street, and the Dominicans on the train said: "Salió, ya salió."
Monday, February 06, 2006
Sunday, February 05, 2006
Andrea's Johnny Cash impersonation.
We went to Logan and Betsy's tonight to watch the superbowl. Logan and Betsy always put out a fab spread. It always makes me and Andrea feel like we need to have people over, because we always go over there.
I forget why Andrea was giving me the finger.