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May 19th, 2008

08:25 pm
The Dresden Dolls show last night at the Fillmore was amazing!!!! They played a newish song called Astronaut that is still bouncing around my brain today and East Bay Ray from the DK's and Zoe Keating (Rasputina) also joined in for a few songs. Despite feeling like I was underwater (due to a pissy virus that won't go away) I managed to bob and sway and would have danced my ass off if I'd felt a little more energetic.
New album out tomorrow . . . . squeeee

Current Mood: sicksick

(3 voices | whisper in my ear)

May 15th, 2008

01:12 pm - Well it's about time . . .
California overturned the gay marriage ban!!!

I spent almost an hour wading through the first 18 pages or so of the opinion document before I could let myself believe that they had overturned the gay marriage ban. I know it will be challenged, but right now my heart is soaring . . .
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Current Music: Phoenix - the Cult

(2 voices | whisper in my ear)

May 1st, 2008

12:46 pm - Gathe Ye Rosebuds While Ye May . . .
Happy Beltane
to all the pagans amongst us
or May Day for those of you a wee bit more secular.
I am off to gather posies
 indulge in pleasure gardens and tea
though sadly
no Maypole ritual to be found in our fair city by the bay

I shall do my best to celebrate anyways
with Rose flavored treats
tiny Alpine Strawberries to nibble daintily
Elderflower nectar to tickle my tongue
Lavender scented sheets to roll around on
with my love
when he returns

So go and make merry and muse upon these lovely lines:

The Humours of May Day

What Frolicks are here

So droll and so queer

How joyful appeareth the day

E'en Bunter and Bawd

Unite to applaud

And celebrate first of the May

-1770 (Anon.)

Current Mood: jubilantjubilant
Current Music: Maypole - Magnet (from the WickerMan Soundtrack)

(whisper in my ear)

February 12th, 2008

12:33 pm - yummy
The bulk roasted hazelnut-almond butter at Rainbow grocery is sheer bliss on a spoon.
That is all . . .
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: birds chirping, dogs barking

(whisper in my ear)

February 3rd, 2008

11:20 pm
Tired after a lovely day spent in and out of rain showers with a delightful double rainbow visitation.
Drove into Petaluma where everything is lush and green and seemingly sparkling, where the moo cows wander rather freely and the oak trees are old and strong.

We wandered into antique shops and I left with two silver teaspoons from 1908, a precious green and pink saucer to add to my mismatched tea collection, and a vintage apple corer (?) with a weathered blue and white handle.  Little things for my kitchen . . .

Spent the last hour or so catching up on the virtual world and sourcing vegetarian recipes for creole food (not so easy, but accomplished) to celebrate Mardi Gras.  I shall make Gumbo Z'herbes, some hushpuppies, a Brandy-Herbsaint milk punch or perhaps Café Brulot, and a King Cake.  I wish I could be in New Orleans, but alas the finances do not allow any travel at the moment.  Soon though . . .
Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: For the price of a cup of tea - Belle and Sebastian

(whisper in my ear)

January 29th, 2008

08:21 pm - absence makes the heart grow fonder??
Well at least it makes me feel like I've been missing out on all the wonderfulness that surfaces here.
I have resolved to check in more often, communicate, leave a trail of breadcrumbs through my life so that I can trace my way back (or perhaps others of like minds may find me :)

This year has already been one of great changes.  Just landed in Oakland again and it feels fresh, new, open to possibility in a way that it didn't 7 years ago.  I am staring out the window as the rain pitter patters and allowing myself the space to dream big dreams.
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Kate Bush - Jig of Life

(whisper in my ear)

March 17th, 2006

08:04 am - daydreaming
the sorts of things running through my head this morning:

visiting scotland and ireland with Jeff
visiting toronto and tripping around http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com/
learning how to knit
all the yummy recipes I want to try in my new cookbook, Vegan with a Vengeance

will be celebrating st. patricks day with a lot of guiness and some homemade colcannon.
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: the pogues

(2 voices | whisper in my ear)

February 27th, 2006

06:27 pm - on inspiration . . .
In answer to my love who thinks he is not among those blessed with creative talent-

From the 1996 Nobel prize lecture of the Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska:

But my answer is this: inspiration is not the exclusive privilege of poets or artists generally. There is, has been, and will always be a certain group of people whom inspiration visits. It’s made up of all those who’ve consciously chosen their calling and do their job with love and imagination. It may include doctors, teachers, gardeners - and I could list a hundred more professions. Their work becomes one continuous adventure as long as they manage to keep discovering new challenges in it. Difficulties and setbacks never quell their curiosity. A swarm of new questions emerges from every problem they solve. Whatever inspiration is, it’s born from a continuous “I don’t know.”
Current Mood: gratefulgrateful
Current Music: Blacklight Sleaze - Peace Division w/Pleasant Gehman

(whisper in my ear)

February 23rd, 2006

09:44 am - motto for the day
"Absorb that which is useful, discard the rest."
-Bruce Lee
Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: Perfect Drug - NIN

(whisper in my ear)

February 17th, 2006

10:25 pm
Yawn. Between the rain drumming gently on the roof and the hangover from too much red wine and vodka last night, today has been as lazy as can be.
Watched the Brothers Grimm. Not Mr. Gilliam's best by a long shot, but there was a few scenes that had me laughing anyways. I think I'm off to make cheese popcorn and perhaps read a bit before J and I watch the Mayor of Sunset Strip.
Tomorrow morning dance class and then we'll hopefully catch the Ecstasy exhibit at the MOCA, ending up in Little Tokyo for a big bowl of ramen if I'm lucky ;)

night then.
Current Mood: awakeawake
Current Music: Downed - Cheap Trick

(whisper in my ear)

February 16th, 2006

06:35 pm
i love sarah!!!!

(1 voice | whisper in my ear)

November 9th, 2005

04:26 pm
I am marching down to amoeba to get the new Kate Bush album!!!

Then hot cocoa and Kate while I unpack boxes and stare dreamily out the window . . .
Current Mood: anticipation
Current Music: raindrops on my windowsill

(2 voices | whisper in my ear)

November 2nd, 2005

06:04 pm
picked up the keys to my new apartment!!!!
for the next week or so I guess I'm in nesting mode. getting settled in, making things as comfy as possible.
i was depressed right after signing the lease because i thought the neighborhood was quite ugly on the whole, not what i'm used to.
today i noticed that i have a view of the griffith park observatory and birds of paradise in the garden.
not so bad at all :)
Current Mood: indescribableindescribable
Current Music: Pretty in Pink - Psychedelic Furs

(5 voices | whisper in my ear)

November 1st, 2005

11:45 pm - lemon kitten am i . . .
purrrrrrrrr . . .

You scored as Danielle Dax. You are Danielle Dax! Considered obscure perhaps in the States, you nevertheless left your mark in Jolly Olde England, with your wild stage sets, outrageous makeup, and amazing musicianship. Lucky Stateside girls consider you a precious secret. You deftly combine several musical styles to produce soulful, wily, wild music that can only be described as Industrial Bhangra Cowgirl Spiritual Slutrock.


Danielle Dax


Diamanda Galas


Liz Fraser


Kate Bush


Lisa Gerrard


What goth-rock goddess are you?
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Current Mood: psyched
Current Music: Nothing Changes - Death in June

(whisper in my ear)

October 28th, 2005

10:49 pm - this n that
friday night. spent an hour eating pizza and reading stories to my (almost) 4 year old nephew.
I hadn't seen him for 5 months and he has gotten big and very verbose.

feeling melancholy, moody, almost hypersensitive.
i have much to be grateful for, happy about even, and yet keep feeling about to burst into tears.
sipping hot tea, taking a hot bath and listening to music to soothe myself.

last night hung out with j and sarah and met jake. saw some cool halloween houses, one cutesy with a great treehouse
(hellllllp meeeeeee saraaaaaaah, help meeeeee kill the organ player, hellllp meeee find my copy of charlottes web!!)
the second one spookier with great effects, kinda like disney's haunted mansion but smaller.
capped it off with desert at bob's big boy, yum.

sadly, realized its the end of the month and i haven't gotten a pumpkin yet. maybe jeff will carve one with me on sunday.
i want to make roasted pumpkin seeds and pie. this is always my favorite time of the year and i feel i've missed out on much of the month due
to stress, moving, drama, etc. i'm determined to savor the last few days . . .

tomorrow night dia de los muertos at hollywood forever cemetery!!!!!!
come on out everybody :)
churros and hot chocolate spiked with brandy, yum! hide and seek behind the tombstones. banda music and beautiful candle lit altars
afterwords catch the camille rose garcia reception and maybe a midnight viewing of nightmare before christmas-
sounds purrrfect.
Current Mood: moodymoody
Current Music: Paul Westerberg - No Place for You

(1 voice | whisper in my ear)

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