Thursday, May 28, 2009


Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Yup.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Mom and Dad are Really Smart

The Ballets Russes: Celebrating the Centennial at the Wadsworth Atheneum. This was a study by Alexandre Benois for a costume for the role of Les Deux Mandarins Rouges from the ballet Le Rossignol. It's a great museum. You should go. And you should take my parents. For two reasons: first, they are really smart and know a TON about art. Second, here are some excerpts of some texts I sent to Noesha on the ride home:

3:20pm: We're speeding at 55mph...speed limit? 65.
3:26: i am currently listening to chatenooga choo choo on tape. AND, tho it isn't raining,
the windsheild wipers are on and scraping.
3:27 and did i mention...only anoth 1.5 hours to go
3:31 i'm considering walking home. its only 90 more miles.
3:33 alert alert dad decided to experiment...driving w/o his glasses. imagine in your min'd ear the supersonic screetch of "R put those back on"

Oh yes, you should go to the Wadsworth Atheneum with my parents.

Friday, May 22, 2009

One of Those Days

Ever just have one of those days where you feel...content? Happy enough, where the sad is a very distant, echo-y memory? I'll take it.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

There's No Crying in Karate

Sensei Kenny is the only person who I have ever really forgiven for making me cry. Which is a good thing, since it happens all the time in the middle of class. 86 trillion jumping jacks? Hold plank position for an hour? Satanic sit ups? You get the picture. This is what I believe about Sensei Kenny: he genuinely wants each person to learn and grow as a martial artist. Whatever he believes privately about any particular individual, he tries to push you forward with straight-on, unadulterated encouragement.

To repay his excellence as a teacher, a bunch of us wore these shirts at menjo ceremony. Os!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Heart Broken

Today is A-Mem's last day in New York and I am sad, sad, sad. A-Mem, you have been a good friend, always up for rooster-hunting, pupusas, and gluten-free pizza. I will miss you. Good luck and best of everything.....

Friday, May 15, 2009

Weave Got Hair

If you need hair, Yonkers is the place to go. Broadway is chock full of places to buy hair and hair accessories. Need a weave? A chunk of a weave? Sheep placenta? WHAT? Yup...look below. That is sheep placenta. And I thought gefilte fish was bad.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


...that daily chanting has not reduced my ego.

As you know, (because there are only 3 of you who read this blog), I practice karate. As you also know, I use la lavandaria (laundromat, but really, it is la lavandaria.)

As a female martial artist, there are certain anatomical issues to be addressed, such as how to throw a kick (think side kick to the head) without one's undies traveling north...northeast and northwest. {And please don't get me started on the boobies issue.} So to accommodate, I wear guy's briefs (boxer briefs?) But because I am an un-evolved ego monster, I don't want anyone in la lavandaria to think that I am doing someone else's laundry (or more to the point, that it isn't me wearing the karate uniforms) I dyed my undies pink.

Om Om Om Om Om Om Om

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Whinin' Dinans

And how was your Mother's Day?

Friday, May 8, 2009

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

On Sunday, May 3, 2009, I had the honor of going to see a conversation between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Mary Robinson, moderated by Pico Iyer. Thanks to L for this wonderful gift.
A highlight of the day was time spent with Noesha. She is good.

One day, a long time ago, Noesha and I were discussing my loyalty to her. I told her that, if necessary, I would give her body parts. So I did. I made her earrings out of my old wisdom teeth and she wore them to the dentist. (And in an elevator with Andy Spano.)

Does His Holiness have wisdom teeth? I would think that he either should have grown them in very, very young or never needed them at all. Or are all his teeth wisdom teeth? As HH (and Noesha) would say...I don't know.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

...And Pass the Macaroni

A-Mem spotted this still life after a long, fun day at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Sakura Matsuri. I live at the other end of the cool spectrum, but I gotta say, hipster's gone really far afield.