Friday, March 30, 2007
Los Angeles is burning, Napoleon Dynamite was at boba...yup, it's another rousing episode of FCF!!
THE CITY IGNITES
Holy Crap SRD! Tthe city is on fire!
Getting our Friday boba fix, we chanced upon this guy in the parking lot.
look! he rides in the back!
*thanks SRD for the mad driving skills while I played paparazzi!
SO CUTE I NEARLY DIED.
OMG. tiny puppy toenails!! (squeal)
please, things should not be this wee or cute!!
* found in aisle 4 of STAPLES, West LA.
Posted by weetiny at 3:04 PM
How do we stop this vile behavior and still maintain our freedom? Our beloved country, land of moral quagmires...
I have no words for people so selfish, hateful and disturbed. To me, these folks are as crazy as any Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dahmer. It should be illegal to raise your children under the guise of religion, while teaching with the hand of hate. Fred Phelps, you should be ashamed.
The Story of The Phelps "Preachers of Hate" Family
* ps - a google search on FP is quite enlightening, and don't miss his connection to Al Gore buried in the wiki article.
Posted by weetiny at 9:34 AM
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Do not watch if epileptic (that's you Romeo Beckham). Otherwise enjoy!!
"15,100+ photos taken by a webcam mounted to the windshield of the Double-D America roadtrip car. The webcam captured an image every driving minute for 16,748 miles during the 45 day trip." - Double D America
The Roads of America, in 7 minutes!
Posted by weetiny at 11:16 AM
Living Green. It seems like this term is being given some serious lip service lately. We raze buildings of historical fascination and merit with an almost palpable glee in Los Angeles. Sadly last year saw the demolition of The Ambassador Hotel and the adjoining Cocoanut Grove Nightclub. For those non history buffs of my generation, this was the seminole spot to see and be seen back in the day, and the site of the Robert Kennedy assassination. By the time conservationists had drawn up petitions, the building was a crumbling mess and a preservation nightmare. Costing far more to renovate at current green standards than demolishing. How did we let such a place, fall into this state of oblivion?
Los Angeles however, is not alone in her blatant neglect. France is guilty on a world wide scale with the debacle that was the decommissioning of the Clemenceau and now the SS Blue Lady. "Floating Ecological Disasters", is the term most environmentalists use. These once majestic ships are now being beached in Bangladesh and hacked apart for scrap, poisoning the workers and the land. Rich with asbestos and a host of other toxins they are left to die in parts of the world with very lax environmental laws and even less enforcement. Often they are beached before any protests or environmental oversights can be started.
In a culture so apt to replace rather than fix, have we left history (and our green future) out in the cold?
the esteemed SS France/Norway/Blue Lady.
* update - March 2007
Posted by weetiny at 12:05 AM
Monday, March 26, 2007
Mad horoscope action!! Every Monday should be mandated to start this way!
It's challenging now to tell the past from the present as your emotions speak to you from the depths of your subconscious mind. You can transform your hidden feelings into constructive actions by first allowing yourself to sink into your fantasies. Then, if any one feels better than the rest, focus on it and gently nudge your life in that direction. Woo Hooo!
Posted by weetiny at 10:21 AM
Sunday, March 25, 2007
where's my cocktail?
alright, who picked up the birthday girl?!
rack 'em up!
look at the fabulous footwear we sported!!
clear the way, that man's got cocktails!!
what's this I spy?
Thanks my lovelies! What a great way to turn 28!!
* ps - to The Incredible RT and SRD, my camera is stalking you. no funny photos, a tragedy of epic proportions!!
* pps - what you watch all day the next day...
thanks J!! that thing is huge!
Posted by weetiny at 12:45 PM
Friday, March 23, 2007
Whew! Mid way through Birthday 2007 and going strong. Here are the highlights!
WTF?!!! I don't know this man...!
that card says weetiny! I love my public!!
best present, this is also a purse. we love the multi-function gear!
* bonus - the wee song from C and J!! and the phone call from Argentina with another birthday tune, go Mikey!! MORE PLEASE!!
Posted by weetiny at 11:51 AM
Oh yea!! This year's bonus? I was born on a Friday!!
Dave Barry on Birthdays: "There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to make a big deal about your birthday. That time is age eleven." Qwha?!
the look of things 27 years ago
23 is the mathematical number of chaos!
boxes from these guys at the office are always a good thing!
perfectly white dendrobium orchids!
On being a #7: You rely heavily on your experiences and your intuition, rather than accepting advice from someone. Your hunches usually prove to be very accurate, and knowing this, you follow the directions they seem to guide. Wooo Hoo!
On being born on the 23rd: you are a free-thinker who hates to be "boxed in" by a job or relationship. Charming but sometimes fickle, you have probably broken your share of hearts along the way. Just be up front with your romantic partners about your true needs. Also, avoid a tendency to lash out verbally when you're feeling harried! Don't call me out!
23 is the Royal Star of the Lion. A very fortunate birthday.
* can you tell someone loves their birthday?!!
Posted by weetiny at 12:53 AM
That's right, it's the wee birthday!!! I am here to share all you ever cared to know about March 23rd!!
March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (83rd in leap years). There are 283 days remaining.
The Roman Empire celebrated Tubilustrium with a feast in honor of Mars.
752 - Stephen is elected Pope. He died three days later, before being ordained bishop, and is not considered a legitimate pope.
1775 - American Revolutionary War: Patrick Henry delivers his famous speech -"give me liberty or give me death" at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia.
1801 - Tsar Paul I of Russia is struck with a sword, then strangled, and finally trampled to death in his bedroom at St. Michael's Castle.
1839 - First recorded use of "OK" as an abbreviation for "oll korrect" in the Boston Morning Post.
1857 - Elisha Otis's first elevator is installed at 488 Broadway, New York City.
1908 - Joan Crawford, American actress is born (d. 1977).
1919 - In Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini founds his Fascist political movement.
1933 - The Reichstag passes the Enabling act of 1933, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany.
1962 - NS Savannah, the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, was launched as a showcase for Dwight D. Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace initiative.
1972 - Cristóbal Balenciaga, Spanish fashion designer dies (b. 1895).
1983 - the Apatosaurus is made the official state dinosaur of Guam.
1986 - Orange County, California - Laura Small, age 5, was attacked by a mountain lion in the Ronald W. Caspars Wilderness Park. The female lion attacked her head and dragged her off. Laura suffered paralysis of her right side and was confined to a wheelchair for a period of time. She has had 11 operations. Now Laura has a steel plate in her skull. Her right leg is weak, her right arm is partially paralyzed and she is blind in her left eye.
* Laura was my childhood best bud. Very hard to comprehend when you are only 7 years old.
1989 - Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann announce cold fusion at the University of Utah.
1998 The movie Titanic" tied won 11 Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best song, to tie the record set by 1959's "Ben-Hur."
2006 - Desmond Doss, American soldier and first Conscientious objector Medal of Honor recipient dies(b. 1919).
Posted by weetiny at 12:51 AM
Thursday, March 22, 2007
The day before your big birthday you grab SRD and head out of the office early to catch the PreFab architecture panel at the wee MOCA gallery at the PDC!! Which of course turns into an impromptu dinner at your favorite little sushi place around the corner! As luck would have it, this is steps from the original Pinkberry, so you have to get some for the walk back to your wonderful little red car! More nights like this please!
Highlights of the panel included:
A chorus of frogs from someone's cell phone in the middle of a debate on the reality of large scale prefab communities.
"I'm mobile." Ed Moses on being the oldest panelist during the portion of the evening discussing how modern design works better for the young.
"In California you can't discriminate against a modular home."
IndyMac bank loves to finance prefabbers!
My question to the panel, "Do you see this as Plug'n'Play Housing for us young roving and restless designers/artists?" Based on my musing of being able to take your house with you when Malibu is just too damn far, but you adore your home.
it was packed!!
Louis spent some time in an Eames chair while we hammed it up
giant scallop (from Japan) with lemon and salt and ono with jalapeño sauce!
this photo inspired an explanation to a bystander, who apparently lives under a rock!
shhh, no photos allowed
except for bloggers!
success = plain yogurt with mochi and raspberries!!
Posted by weetiny at 11:16 PM