Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Drawings I made during another particularly long meeting, this one started at 8am this morning:

Do you know the muffin man? (There's a reward in it if you do.)


Monday, January 28, 2008

By request, here is a picture of the dress I bought yesterday, along with two shirts and a pair of shoes:

For some reason it looks really psychedelic in this picture, like I'm planning on wearing a Jefferson Airplane album cover or something. It doesn't look that bright in real life.

Here's a bonus picture of my gummy bear window diorama reacting to the 40mph GALE FORCE WINDS currently blowing through the city (and also, my mind):

Saturday, January 26, 2008

vaguely innappropriate ichat conversation tidbits

Jill: i love when people try to make things that are fundamentally un-fun into a party
Jill: like a "packing party"
Jill: or a "cleaning party"
Jal: or a "chemo party"

Jill: god these kids suck at violin
Jal: well, yeah, meryl streep's their teacher
Jill: if only it were a class on "holocaust accents" they would be golden

Friday, January 25, 2008

Here is what the Monte Carlo being on fire looks like from the office window:

Here are some other pictures, pictures that have nothing to do with that fire:

Thursday, January 24, 2008

I was just looking at my blog referrers page (which, in case you didn't know, shows how random people found your blog via google search or whatever) and saw that someone had found my blog by searching for the term "Kaylyssa and Kevin", which is pretty funny. Because that was, what, several lifetimes ago? Internet, are you kidding me? I think the internet is kidding me.

In slightly more current news, I saw "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" last night and it made my brain cry buckets. It reminded me of my French film theory class, where all ten of us piled into a giant theater and watched left bank beautifulness on a giant screen. It was a great way to spend a college class.

I keep accidentally on-purpose spelling "brain" as "brane". I like the way it looks like someone's last name:

"Michael Brane"

Monday, January 21, 2008

Here are some drawings that I did during a particularly long meeting/presentation this afternoon:

mt. fuji

a dinosaur sword-fighting a rubix cube during an electrical storm.

the electronics department

Ok, that's all for now. Carry on.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

I was searching for Ren Faire pictures a hot second ago and came across this little gem, which is only the BEST PICTURE EVER:

I think they are confused about time framing. See, that's the funny part. In other news: do you guys think that the pharmacists that work at CVS and the like are really pissed off that they sometimes have to ring up regular CVS merchandise as well as your prescription? This happened last night and I felt kind of bad for her. I guess you don't go to pharmacy school to be ringin' shit up.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Man, the Obama supporters at the caucus were so much more chill than the Hillary ones. This one Hillary woman was literally yelling for them to not let some people vote because they missed the cut off time by like ten seconds. Jesus, just let people vote already. And also, a lot of people in the room seemed to have no idea what was going on. This is because 80% of the people in the room were over the age of 70. Here's how our precinct broke down: 6 delagates to Hillary, 5 to Obama. I caucused for Obama, in case you were wondering.

I love that Ron Paul's coming in second over on the Republican side. That's so Nevada.

Friday, January 18, 2008


If you were absolutely forced to, which movie would you rather sit through: "Mad Money" or "27 Dresses"?

I'd go with "Mad Money", because even though it looks awful at least it has Diane "Annie Hall is my favorite movie ever" Keaton in it. (Who, admittedly, hasn't been in a good movie in quite some time.) Jal says "27 Dresses" because it kind of sounds like a conclusion to "12 Monkeys". I would tend to agree, unfortunately my hatred of Katherine Heigl knows no bounderies. There are a lot of bad movies opening this weekend, fortunately "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" is FINALLY here. And at the theater right by my apt. This is what I will be doing this weekend. Well, that and caucusing.

I love how "Yakety Sax" makes any situation wacky.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

I don't know why, but for the last week or so I've wanted to watch nothing but 80's movies starring or otherwise featuring James Spader. So last night I watched this movie called "Tuff Turf", which stars James Spader and Robert Downey Jr. as supposed high school misfits even though they look like they are in their early 30's (or at least spader does). Think "Less Than Zero" but without the inherent charm. Although it does have Jim Carroll in it, and I like that song that him/his band plays- the one about Sharon Tate or whatever, I have it on a KRS sample cd.
Anyways I was poking around the internet earlier for some sort of visual reference, and I come across this little gem of a website: A PAGE OF COMPUTER WALLPAPERS DEDICATED ENTIRELY TO TUFF TURF.

Why you would dedicate so much time to something so mediocre and random is beyond me. But I guess I just dedicated a whole blog entry to it. Hmm...

I'm waching "The New Kids" in a few days, I can only home someone has dedicated this much time and effort into internet love for that movie.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

If you haven't seen the video wherein Tom Cruise rambles on and on about scientology, then FIND IT and WATCH IT. I think it's still floating around on the internet somewhere. Every time I try to post it it gets yanked down pretty much immediately.

I've never heard something that sounds so much like english, and yet I can't really comprehend any of the sentences. I've been reading up on scientology these last few days ("reading up" = wikipedia), and it makes even less sense than the bible. Just barely, though. If the bible had aliens than it would make about the same amount of sense. Well, they have flying horsemen I guess. It's close.

Xenu is going to kick my ass you guys.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

I've been thinking a lot about moving back to Atlanta. As in, I kind of want to. I don't know where I'd work, though. It's a small ad industry there, it's filled with the same people over and over again. Is it too familiar? Too comfortable? But I like comfortable. I think jerking you out of your comfort zone is completely overrated. One of those concepts invented by an ad agency trying to capitalize on the ennui of generation x.
And also, making new friends is haaaaaaard. It takes so much eeeeeeenergy.

Oh hey, if you guys lived in Nevada, this is what the television landscape would be: Obama commercial, Hillary commercial, Harry Reid telling you to go out and caucus. Repead, ad nauseum. AD. NAUSEUM. Ok, I'm off to watch an awards show that doesn't actually exist. It's going to be metaphysical as all hell.

Today I bought two books: "Less than Zero" and "Katharine Hepburn's Me". It just felt right, to buy those two books at the same time.

Friday, January 11, 2008

The weather's crazy, everyone's sick, and because I got a request for it- here is a Wintry MixTape full of songs. A lot of them have handclaps in them. Because who doesn't like handclaps.

Download: "A Wintry Mix that Has Very Little To Do With Winter"


Pop Levi- Hades Lady
Cornershop feat. MIA- Topknot
Dappled Cities- Try Not to Breathe
Andrew Bird- A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left
T.I.- What You Know
Jay Z. vs Architecture in Helsinki- 99 Hearts
Miranda- Don
The Sounds- Tony the Beat
Final Fantasy- What Do You Think Will Happen Next
The Schema- Those Rules You Made
Death Vessel- Mandan Dink
Cadence Weapon- In Search of the Youth Crew
Cathy Dewey- Reuben
Shearwater- Seventy-Four, Seventy-Five
Hot Chip- Shake A Fist
The Hot Shots- Snoopy vs. The Red Baron
I Am Bones- Building Hospitals
Barry de Vorzon- Theme from "The Warriors"

Wednesday, January 09, 2008


-Call it "Super Fucking Tuesday"

-Replace "Tuesday" with "Bowl", replace "voting" with "football"

-Make sure Monday is just average.

-Place your "I Voted" sticker on a lamppost, just to worry people.

-Every time you say "Super Tuesday" you are required to follow it with "The S is for Super, the U is for Unique, the P is for Perfection and you know that we are freaks."

-Keep telling people that it feels more like a Super Wednesday and that it must be because you took last Super Friday off.


Tuesday, January 08, 2008

I have high hopes for 2008. Election years are generally good years for me. Well, relatively. So far I have a sore throat and more work than you can shake several mid-sized sticks at. So far it's been overcast and fairly ominous. So far I'm considering cutting my hair into an Anna Wintour bob. Thoughts? Y/N/M?

Monday, January 07, 2008


"Solid....Solid as Barack!"

Sunday, January 06, 2008

83% Mike Gravel
83% Barack Obama
82% Dennis Kucinich
81% John Edwards
78% Hillary Clinton
77% Bill Richardson
75% Chris Dodd
75% Joe Biden
46% Rudy Giuliani
36% John McCain
30% Mitt Romney
28% Mike Huckabee
24% Ron Paul
19% Tom Tancredo
17% Fred Thompson

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

If you haven't seen the Mike Gravel ads, look them up on youtube. They are something else, lemme tell ya. I've been wearing pyjamzz all day. It's giving me phantom depression pains, as though there must be a reason I haven't changed clothes beyond the fact that I just don't feel like messing up a pair of clothes when I have zero plans to leave the house. (there isn't)
Oh! And I've been watching The O.C. (don't call it that) all day. I had never seen it, so I'm still in season one via netflix. So much better than Gossip Girl. These are exciting times, my friends. Exciting times.

Friday, January 04, 2008

I think if my name were Felix I'd make everyone call me "Flex".

Thursday, January 03, 2008


Chromeo- Fancy Footwork
Patton Oswalt- Werewolves and Lollipops
The National- Boxer
Busdriver- Roadkillovercoat
Architecture In Helsinki- Places Like This (I think I'm the only one on this one, guys)
Tigercity- Pretend Not To Love
Of Montreal- Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? (even though I liked sunlandic better)
Battles- Mirrored
Iron and Wine- The Shepherd's Dog
Blonde Redhead- 23
Vampire Weekend- S/T (this might not officially be released for a few weeks, which i guess makes it from the future)
Andrew Bird- Armchair Apocrypha
Radiohead- In Rainbows
Pop Levi- Return to Form Black Magick Party
LCD Soundsystem- Sound of Silver

Those are only sort-of in order, and hastily thrown together.

I'm back in Vegas. Yep. Last night I took a fifty dollar cab ride from the airport to my house and immediately went to yoga and then whole foods because I am a big ol yuppie. And today my car is leaking coolant. Oh, life!
Atlanta was nice, I spent a lot of money shopping and also found out who's buying all those cheap looking condos sprouting up in the midtown (and also: everywhere else)- it's EVERYONE WHO WAS AT IKEA. I bought a shower curtain and a soda. They were a dollar. It was either raining or threatening to rain the entire time I was down there. I saw "Juno". It makes me want to write a movie. It also kind of makes me want a hamburger phone, but it's only a matter of time before Urban or Fredflare dot com manufactures and starts selling them for thirty bucks each, thereby sucking the fun out of it. That movie's destined for napoleondynamiteization. Here are some pictures that have little to do with anything:

in candler park. on new years day.


elsa looks huge in this picture for some reason. ah, puppies.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

"She doesn't mind that I play Dungeons and Dragons. But she does have herpes.'s a toss-up."

-as overheard at a NYE party.