Thursday, October 21, 2010

"You could deal with this, Or you could deal with that"

Post topic: A cross-sectional study of myself, ie whatever the hell is going through my head at this moment...

The 405 is the bane of my existence.  Just for reference this traffic train-wreck of a situation was Dante's 4th circle of hell, worse than the DMV.  See traffic scenes in Garden State or Office Space for more on my exact sentiments.
405 in West LA.  Photo from here.
I'm currently in the process of de-frying my brain, two midterms done, one to go.  Don't lose motivation, don't lose motivation, don't lose motivation...I heard positive thinking helps, I'm skeptical.  But I'll test it and let you know.

Veteran's Day is right now my favorite holiday...I can't wait for that Monday (November 11th) off! 21 days (6 off them on weekends, so they don't really count) and counting, woohoo!

Realistically, I'm more excited for HP 7 to come out than all of the holidays in the coming months combined though.  Oh, HP 7, it's just an acronym we in the "I'd give an appendage to go to Hogwarts" club use for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  
PS I'm on the I think it's awesome the movie is split in two, and don't care at all that the next one doesn't come out until mid-2011 side; and also the "I'd give an appendage to go to Hogwarts" club is accepting membership applications.

Finally, as with all things Sonic Youth, I'm currently obsessed with this cover of Diamond Sea by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs:

The original is GD good as well.  There's a twenty minute version that has got me through more horrible bus rides than I've counted.

Post-title shout-out to Noah, an advertising copy-writer and another random traveler in Spain.  I guess I'd rather deal with this.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Museum-ing at the Reina Sophia

Melissa in the background!


Geurnica.  Many people in the Basque region argue this painting should be at the Guggenheim in Bilbao

Multi-media at the museum

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Check out what I saw driving down Wilshire Blvd the other day:

towing this thing:

Wow!  They're "artcars" done by Harrod Blank, who is also responsible for the photos on this post, found originally at the link.  Turns out the "cameravan" as it's known, actually takes pictures.  I bet he got some pretty good ones in the 30 seconds or so during which he pulled up right next to the bus and lingered, as probably half the people on the bus whipped out their phones and started snapping away while the rest gawked shamelessly.