Monday, January 31, 2011

Light My Fire

photo by Chuck Anderson.

A Poem

We who are
your closest friends
feel the time
has come to tell you
that every Thursday
we have been meeting
as a group,
to devise ways
to keep you
in perpetual uncertainty
discontent and
by neither loving you
as much as you want
nor cutting you adrift.
Your analyst is
in on it,
plus your boyfriend
and your ex-husband;
and we have pledged
to disappoint you
as long as you need us.
In announcing our
we realize we have
placed in your hands
a possible antidote
against uncertainty
indeed against ourselves.
But since our Thursday nights
have brought us
to a community
of purpose
rare in itself
with you as a natural center,
we feel hopeful you
will continue to make unreasonable
demands for affection
if not as a consequence
of your disastrous personality
then for the good of the collective.

Phillip Lopate

This poem made me laugh out loud. It also made me wish I could read it to some people in my life I just can't get rid of.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Real Version

Chutes and Ladders was a hoot when I was a child and playing it on a board, not so much as an adult where the playing field is my life.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

More James

Just in case the video isn't enough (and it isn't!) some stills...yum! Let's rub moustaches!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Santiago City

Riding in the Sunset

Ally McBeal

Who didn't at some point watch the silly exploits of this waify lawyer? The dancing baby, Al Green, the hallucinations, the singing, dancing and that unisex bathroom!

Sadly, the series went down hill and lost it's way after Robert Downey Jr. left in the 4th season. But the rest of it was pure fun.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Blackthorne

Owning a house is something far off in the distance for me, eventually it would be nice but what money I have I would rather use to travel. Perhaps I could make an exception and dream about owning this gorgeous former B&B in Point Reyes. I was lucky enough to stay here for a long weekend. Cozy, with fireplaces, a hot tub, big kitchen, comfortable living room, 5 stories, it was very hard to leave.
Until next time dear Blackthorne...


Oh James! Could you be any hotter?! I can't imagine how...

Kevin Dart

Thanks to my friend Amanda's sweet new blog, The Peony Project, I found some new art for my room. This new Kevin Dart print just arrived in the mail.

Oh San Francisco, it's been 6 years together and we're still going strong!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

...More Please

I'm a sucker for quirky indie dramas about people trying to find themselves. This one looks promising. The trailer alone has several quotable one liners.

"Let's meet people who deserve to be loved, who are worthy. Go get yourself loved."
Sounda like a good new year's resolution to me...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ryan and Michelle

Finally! After months of anticipation I finally saw Blue Valentine. The wait was worth it. The film was every bit as arresting, beautiful, ugly and heartbreaking as I hoped it would be. The first must-see of the year!