1. Kate dug this up.  It was song I wrote her for her 20th birthday?  My sister sang back up and did guitar.  It’s nonsense and inside jokes.  

  2. Most people know by now of my growing anxiety issues with climate change and in general, how I hate fending off the neo-malthusean population control rhetoric that comes along with it.  But guess what! We saw snow last week in new york!? How is that even possible? It has been like 50 degrees outside.  So in honor of all my shades of crazy, this photo makes me secretly really happy.
Happy 2012!

    Most people know by now of my growing anxiety issues with climate change and in general, how I hate fending off the neo-malthusean population control rhetoric that comes along with it.  But guess what! We saw snow last week in new york!? How is that even possible? It has been like 50 degrees outside.  So in honor of all my shades of crazy, this photo makes me secretly really happy.

    Happy 2012!

  3. veggie pot pie!



    mushrooms, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots
    goat cheese, feta, a little parmigiana
    w/ homemade crust.

    Boom.

    All I have to say is… boom.

  4. Next year after I get back from my summer placement, it’s this. Have to. By then, less top 40 popstars will have it, heh, and I’ll probably get tired of long hurr.
Kate Lanphear style.  Although I gotta say, Kelis did everything first.
Remind me, k?


.. ha, i have to wake up in 5.5 hrs for class.

    Next year after I get back from my summer placement, it’s this. Have to. By then, less top 40 popstars will have it, heh, and I’ll probably get tired of long hurr.

    Kate Lanphear style.  Although I gotta say, Kelis did everything first.

    Remind me, k?

    .. ha, i have to wake up in 5.5 hrs for class.


  5. My friend Juan made a salad that blew out my brains this summer.  So I re-did it today.  It’s a fresh spinach salad with feta, strawberries, walnuts and a honey-balsamic vinaigrette.  I added a good pinch of paprika.  I feel myself getting happier each bite. Haha.

    It’s a little cold in Atlanta.  The weather reminds me of New York.  I was walking in the sun when an Erkin Koray song (love them psychedelic riffs) comes on - I’m wearing my hair in a sloppy bun - smoking a cigarette - made me miss so much the days of walking to work on 34th street and chinatown, minding my own business, leaving campus, leaving home.  I do really well in mountains and forests, I do really well in cities.  I’m not in love with the South though, not any fault of its own.

  6. this is what i’ll look like after 40 years of working in development. minus hair. in environmentalism class right now.
my environ teacher is kind of a big deal. but he treats us like we’re 5, and does spongebob voices in class. he like coined resilience theory and panarchy in systems theory. but i get distracted by his impression of patrick.

    this is what i’ll look like after 40 years of working in development. minus hair. in environmentalism class right now.

    my environ teacher is kind of a big deal. but he treats us like we’re 5, and does spongebob voices in class. he like coined resilience theory and panarchy in systems theory. but i get distracted by his impression of patrick.

  7. this video makes me so happy. i effing love this band.

  8. random sentence from today’s reading:

    "Since the promulgation of the 1959 Law on Marriage and the Family, with which the Vietnamese State outlawed arranged and forced marriages and made voluntary love a requirement for marriage, Vietnamese couples have married for love."

    p122 from The Secret: Love, Marriage, and HIV

    Which by the way, is avaliable for free on scribd HERE!

    more:

    "Our notion of "the secret" is in some ways parallel to that presented by Michael Taussig as "the public secret": "that which is generally known by cannot be spoken" (1999:50).  The public secret, he argues, is a powerful form of social knowledge, taking shape quite differently from the way that Michel Foucault articulated sex as a topic whose hidden-ness is everywhere revealed and regulated through discourse."  blah blah blah, kind of an interesting read. 

  9. 5am booklist

    James Baldwin : The Collected Essays

    Rey Chow : The Protestant Ethnic and the Spirit of Capitalism

    Paulo Freire : Pedagogy of the Oppressed

    Raminder Kaur / John Hutnyk : Travel Worlds/Journeys into Contemporary Cultural Politics

    Vijay Prashad : Karma of Brown Folk

    …are the five books I would use if I could indoctrinate a whole generation of people through forced reading camps.  I just really enjoy reading and re-reading those.  &because I have a soul too, fiction I really loved:

    Milan Kundera : Unbearable Lightness of Being

    Lawrence Chua :  Gold by The Inch

    Hanif Kureshi : The Black Album

    Yukio Mishima : Spring Snow

    Sunil Gangopadhyay : Prothom Alo

    hmm.. that was hard. turns out i don’t have much of a soul. always had trouble with fiction. maybe that’s what i’m metaphysically fretting over and also why i can’t sleep right now.

  10. Yesterday was the death anniversary of Emmett Till.  Earlier this summer I saw a production of James Baldwin’s Blues For Mr.Charlie, his 64’ play partly based on Till’s murder.  I was shook up, again.  I was mostly shaken by the audience.  Emmett Till, Vincent Chin, Mathew Shepard are American as apple pie.  We need to have a relationship with horror.  Feeling especially thankful for my NYC fam who organizes, drinks, makes art, and loves in struggle with me.  Miss em.
Seriously though, what the fuck am i doing in grad school and in Atlanta.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0d8ajuc8WQ

    Yesterday was the death anniversary of Emmett Till.  Earlier this summer I saw a production of James Baldwin’s Blues For Mr.Charlie, his 64’ play partly based on Till’s murder.  I was shook up, again.  I was mostly shaken by the audience.  Emmett Till, Vincent Chin, Mathew Shepard are American as apple pie.  We need to have a relationship with horror.  Feeling especially thankful for my NYC fam who organizes, drinks, makes art, and loves in struggle with me.  Miss em.

    Seriously though, what the fuck am i doing in grad school and in Atlanta.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0d8ajuc8WQ

  11. Good job me.  Next time I’ll use honey instead of sugar.

    Good job me.  Next time I’ll use honey instead of sugar.

  12. yo dudes. i can’t handle it. i’m so excited to bake this challah bread. dang it looks good already.  freshly baked challah: randomest thing to bring to a party.
my babaganoush was a hit yesterday.  there’s some mean looking folks in the public health school, but it’s okay because they cleaned off my babaganoush.

    yo dudes. i can’t handle it. i’m so excited to bake this challah bread. dang it looks good already.  freshly baked challah: randomest thing to bring to a party.

    my babaganoush was a hit yesterday.  there’s some mean looking folks in the public health school, but it’s okay because they cleaned off my babaganoush.

  13. boohahaha. i have a habit of sending my parents stuff i cook. and i just made some bomb-butt babaganoush! tahini is so dang expensive at my grocery.  might just make my own next time.  life is okay!  I survived my first 20page grad school paper.  fell asleep for about 15 hours after finishing it.  so celebrating, by wearing lipstick and all the clothes that i’d normally wear in new york because i’m turnin 25 and whats the point if you’re not having fun while doing all the very very serious things you normally do in your life.
i swear, i’m going to start painting. i have the paint set next to me as i’m typing. swear.

    boohahaha. i have a habit of sending my parents stuff i cook. and i just made some bomb-butt babaganoush! tahini is so dang expensive at my grocery.  might just make my own next time.  life is okay!  I survived my first 20page grad school paper.  fell asleep for about 15 hours after finishing it.  so celebrating, by wearing lipstick and all the clothes that i’d normally wear in new york because i’m turnin 25 and whats the point if you’re not having fun while doing all the very very serious things you normally do in your life.

    i swear, i’m going to start painting. i have the paint set next to me as i’m typing. swear.

  14. My essay is looking good so far. My favorite subheading so far : “Funny Money and A Very Sober Debt Crisis" 

Also: “Fordism: After a War Machine Comes Washing Machines" .. maybe. 
Too much?  Might as well be a little entertaining.

    My essay is looking good so far. My favorite subheading so far : “Funny Money and A Very Sober Debt Crisis

    Also: “Fordism: After a War Machine Comes Washing Machines" .. maybe. 

    Too much?  Might as well be a little entertaining.

  15. art archive. scroll through.