Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Black Buddha and More

Happy Lunar New Year! (A bit late, but still worth saying since festivities last all week long.)
2009 - Year of the Ox.

I'm going to miss the Big Chinese New Year Parade on Sunday, February 1st, 2009.
I missed it last year too. I guess that's just the way things work out.
But that's okay. I didn't miss the big Lunar New Year's Eve family dinner and New Year's Day dinner. I also didn't forgo the superstitious traditions of not washing your hair on New Year's Day. Hoorah!
On Sunday, I finally got to try out my brand spanking new SB-600 light (courtesy of AXH).
And I found out that I still have a lot of learning to do about composition and how to make the light work for me. It was bright here, not so much there, and not at all a few times.
I'll keep practicing in San Fran next week. Can't wait!
And here's black Buddha! (and more...from Sunday night's festivities.)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I normally don't like to post anything unless I have been doing things...but if I were strict on that then I would not have very much to post.
I was reading A.M. New York and I came across a health article about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). I guess this is basically seasonal depression characterized by sadness, lethargy, irritability, lost of interest, impaired concentration, and in several cases, oversleeping and overeating.
I was reading this, and I was making mental checks of all these symptoms!
I think I have just found my diagnosis.

Apparently some cures would be a Caribbean vacation, a mild antidepressant in the Prozac family, or long walks in the daylight.

What?!?! Dark Chocolate and Jalepeno chips should be on that list of "cures".

Anyhow, I just wanted to mention that little bit of information.
And Today is Inauguration Day! Happy New President Day!
I'm watching the inauguration as I write this. (Finally, the 2 computer screens at work come in handy.)
I have to pee so badly, but I can't pry myself away from the speeches and the beautiful instrumentals of YoYo Ma.
And Barack Obama is now officially president!
Hahaha. The dumb newscasters nitpicking. They say he "bollixed" the speech by saying "to" the people instead of "of" the people. or something silly like that.
Reporters need to find better hobbies.

I have to say the turn out in D.C. looks even more powerful than the crowds that gathered the night he was elected. Pretty amazing.

My current philosophy is, "Tomorrow will be a better day."
On winter days, I just love listening to Kirk Franklin.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Just Pathetic

January 15th. My first post of the new year.

Pro - Pay Day! Woot woot!
Con - No pay raise, so pay check is still as crappy as 2008. What happened to "out with the old, and in with the new"?

Pro - I'm updating.
Con - I have nothing to update about.

Pro - I've gotten past my Twilight madness and I'm reading "Running with Scissors" by Augusten Burroughs.
Con - I still think about Twilight. And I haven't been able to get myself to do anything else but eat, sleep and read for longer than 15 minutes.

Pro - I went to the James Jean Kindling Opening on Saturday, January 10th. AND I touched him and got my photo-op with him.
Con - I didn't bring my Fables Covers book for him to sign and I would have liked him to be wackier. (But I'm told artists are more reserved people. pffft. whatever.)

Some things from the Exhibit. Check it out.

Admiring from afar and upclose.

Some other wonderful things from the same building:
Tom Duncan: In Serach of Lost Time, 6th Floor.

Kim Foster Gallery, Various Artists. 1st Floor.

Getting over a cold now, so I have no more excuses to not do more this year.....except it's so damn cold out and there's a recession, so money's tight.....