Friday, June 30, 2006


I finally took pictures of my new bike! My Mom, Mark, Denise, Joey, and Ross all worked together to get me this beaut. I love it. I got a lot of things for gradmation. Money, books, art, a ring, herb garden, etc etc etc.
An old man said "that's a nice looking bike" I think he wanted to either mug me, or expected me to hand it over. Can't trust the elders sometimes. What is this world coming to.

This other picture, is the skin of Ross's tarantula, Bill. apparently, he or she wasn't eating because he or she was molting. We now think it's a girl, which means that she will live for like forty years. I will post a different picture later, of her new skin color. Black with brown hairs.

It's pretty crazy!

A note about my day? Why yes. I was fortunate enough to listen to a wonderful conversation between several local morons. Sitting in the humble coffee shop across the street from the humble de anza college where a humble coffee shop worker sang a humble song regarding "punani", I overheard the humble conversation between another humble coffee shop worker, and what seemed to be some entrepeneurs of some kind. Basically the gent from the coffee shop was saying how popular his band is now all due to Myspace. "Myspace is totally great you know, I mean, we have a following now" and the older men just thought this was spectacular. I, thought otherwise, being cynical at that moment since it was only ten A.M.

I thought, yea right, these people all just add to whoever they have even the slightest common interest with in hopes that they themselves will have higher friend count, or "following". It's all one big popularity game, with your "friends" as the trading cards. More so, a site for advertising, as this humble young man explained. Myspace was originally for friends, and posting to eachother, but it became something where we listed our interests so that advertisers could reach us easier, and there is no getting away from it. I'm not entirely opposed to being informed of new bands, but, don't you think that should go on another site, that I could choose to belong to? the example of "bay raves" was that it was a website with the ability to post. So you go there specifically to chat about music and parties, get new music, go to new parties, or look at the listings of new or favorite albums, etc. Netflix is another example, you go there FOR movies and it tells you about more you might like. Perfectly acceptable, since i voluntarily went there with the intentions of finding a movie. But when I'm posting back to someone who posted to me because they saw me driving or something, and I am flooded with ads, mostly half-naked, of things that I don't even want, or want to look at? Lame.... I'll just email the person.

Guess that all just fell out. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, June 28, 2006


Last night I cracked open my acrylic paint pens that I used to use at storables. I had gotten some new ones since after all, that was like 7 years ago....

7 years....

holy shit.

maybe 6.

I don't know.

Anyway, So these pictures show the before and after of the tea set. I didn't show the before of the clock because I didn't take a picture. It was just black.

Now, what do i do with these recently turned around items. I originally didn't like the tea set. I really liked the idea of it being all geometric shapes, but... once i colored it, i wasn't sure anymore.

But this morning it is looking better. I think its growing on me.

Love, applecart
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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

It came out of the closet...

All kinds of junk came out of this beast. This is a good sized closet that we are going to use not only for storage, but cleverly hide the storage so that it can mainly be a phone room. There will be all kinds of entertaining things on the walls, a nice light, a comfortable chair, paper, pens, you could write letters...etc. Unless I hear any better ideas. Fish theater is still pending, but will be an easy addition later on. replace some of the milk crates (on the left, can't see here) with a fish tank. bam. done.

But now, I have to find homes for some of this other stuff. . . This is how it looks AFTER i cleaned out a lot. before, you couldn't walk in like you can now.... Posted by Picasa

Sunday, June 25, 2006

A Raver's Dream...

Well, My mom showed me these ferris wheels in a magazine, and I started to look them up online rather than scan all the pictures in. Well, the site has a picture copying protection deal, so if you save them off their it gives you a cropped image... like thi is one... so i still took the photos. Anyway, it's photos with long exposure time, and I think it's really beautiful. I think if the fair comes round here, I'll try it out with my camera. The link "Ferris wheels" will take you to more. Posted by Picasa

Friday, June 23, 2006


So ross helped me wire up the chandellier, my first time wiring, and it came out much better than if i had done it alone. We took the whole thing apart and sent the wire up the middle... It looks really good this way. more consistent. So, these are pictures of what each arm will look like, after i string up the other 8 bead strands... I got these crystals at the hardware store for it. I have to find really low wattage bulbs, because I want to be able to see the fillament in the bulb n stuff, Ross suggested Flicker bulbs. I will take it into consideration, right now my heart is set on this bulb but lower watts... Posted by Picasa

Chandellier Update

I really don't know how to spell that.. chandellier...
anyway, how exciting.. (lol) an update. I have to finish this damn thing.

Then after? I don't know, enjoy it for a minute then give it away.

So these are the beads that will be stringing from the center, out to the lights, 2 per arm. maybe 3. not sure yet.

They will have those big crystals at the end as well, sparkle sparkle! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Fun Times......

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Sunday, June 18, 2006

Everything was free...

First of all I want to say that this morning I woke up, and told Ross that I can't get up just yet, because in my dream I was at a Garage sale where everything was free. They had great stuff, but I finally decided to wake up when I realized a few of the things were actually mine, and then it became very unenjoyable as I tried to recover my belongings from this mess.


This is an update on the chandellier, if anyone cares.
Well I dont care if anyone cares. It's for me 'dammit'.

So i primered it, that white pic there, and then chose a dark chocolate brown that i luckily had on hand. These spikes were from an old article of clothing where I put the screw in spikes around the hood or something, so when i got rid of it I took the spikes back for some other project. I doubt I would wear them again, so they are now part of my pseudo chandellier.

I have 4 left if i ever DO want to wear them again.

My coffee is ready.
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Friday, June 16, 2006

My latest project

So I have this five dollar garage sale chandellir, if that's how you spell it, and I just love it. the light bulbs face down, and it used to have big glass balls on it. Five of those mothas. Those, will be turned into other various lamps.. none will go to waste. But THIS! I just painted white, just now, as a primer, and I plan to fix it up to be a lot of dark metals, hematite, copper, some glass on there, etc, and be a really dark chandellier. not all frou frou and pretty bitty.
But it will be nice, and I hope to hang it in the middle of my living room, assuming that I get this new wiring thing down.
Gotta go, out of painters tape.
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"The Tetris effect refers to the ability of any activity to which people devote sufficient time and attention to begin to dominate their thoughts, images, and dreams. It is named after the computer game Tetris, in which users have to rotate different shapes as they fall down the computer screen to fit together in a neat pile at the bottom. People who play Tetris a lot may be involuntarily prompted to think about ways different shapes in the real world can fit together, such as on seeing boxes on supermarket shelves. They may also see images of falling Tetris shapes in dark parts of the visual scene or when they close their eyes. They may also dream about falling Tetris shapes when drifting off to sleep (Stickgold, Malia, Maguire, Roddenberry, & O'Connor, 2000).

The Tetris effect can occur with other computer games, with any prolonged visual task (such as classifying cells on microscope slides, weeding, picking fruit) and can also occur in other sensory modalities. For example, in audition there is the tendency for a catchy tune to play out unbidden in one's mind (an ear worm), and in kinesthesis there is the tendency for the rocking motion of a ship or boat to play out unbidden on dry land (sea legs or mal de debarquement). It has been known for players of first-person shooter games to panic briefly upon noticing the lack of a crosshair in the centre of their real-world field of vision. Some players of Dance Dance Revolution also report seeing arrows moving upwards when closing their eyes after intense play.

Stickgold et al. (2000) have proposed that the Tetris effect is a separate form of memory. This is from their research in which they showed that people with anterograde amnesia , unable to form new memories, reported dreaming of falling shapes after playing Tetris during the day, despite not being able to remember playing the game at all."

So, I can verify this effect. It's true, but it's not permanent. I used to play tetris so much, and I think i will start again. Though I can't think of any reason this effect would come in handy...

well wait, it really helped in the move. So, one should play tetris for a week before beginning packing to move. That way, you'll get the most out of your space.

Monday, June 12, 2006


This is quite possibly one of the most amusing sites I have stumbled on in a while. It's basically about this fella Frahm, who used to paint pin up girls back in the day. Apparently he had some fetish with underoos dropping in public to women who were buying groceries and hats. well, the site has lots of funny critiques and it's damn amusing.
It's in the links on the side as "panties" if you want to see the rest. ah screw it, here:
and hit the "next" button. Funny shiznit! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Designer glasses

These pictures were taken in April of 2006, on a scavenger hunt for Kerry's birthday. Obviously, our favorite part of the damn hunt was these ridiculous glasses. I love them, and in return, they have given me joy. so much laughter. I think it makes people look like a muppet, I'm not sure what is so funny about them. But, i think they are funnier when in motion. If you could only see Brittany and Ross interact with them on....


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Friday, June 09, 2006

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

July 22, 2006

Bbq for the masses. This is the little beach where we want to have the july 22 bbq for everyone we know, everyone they know, and everyone THEY know.
This is a map!

Bbq's everywhere.
Fires everywhere.
booze everywhere.

Hussies everywhere.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

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Movie Review

Though it took me 968,677 tries to get this picture up for some reason, it's to talk about the move


and how much i loved this movie. It's a french movie, but barely any talking. I think there were 3 lines, it's all animated, and it's a good story with lots of neat visuals. I highly recomend this film.

lots of fun music too Posted by Picasa

Monday, June 05, 2006

These are the Beta Fish that live at my house

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Saturday, June 03, 2006

Well, the last few nights ive been eating like a fatty bo batty, i dont know why... Just really been enjoyin the meals. But I guess i need to stop, being so full you can't move is a bad sign. haha, so this picture is a close up of the remnants of this great peach cobbler ross made. It was so good.
Last night we had my m mom, mark, and denise over. Joey would have come but he is on a mega cleanse right now, where he can only eat/drink water, a lil honey, lemons, and cayenne pepper for ten days. to clean out all the crap in the body. Pretty interesting, hope it works. I dont' know if i could ever do it for TEN days, otherwise its intruiging (spelling?). So we had a lot of beer, and hto dogs and taco salad. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, June 01, 2006


These are the ducks and geese at my house. The geese sound like dinosaurs, velociraptors almost, and it makes me see even more how they used to be dinosaurs....way back... way way back. Posted by Picasa