Thursday, February 26, 2009

be back soon

We're heading to Maui for the weekend to celebrate R's birthday. I'll be back on Monday with more of the same. Huzzah!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

face your pockets

Here's an interesting project in which willing participants place the items found in their pockets or purse on a scanner, add themselves, and submit the resulting image. Details here.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

ala moana

last saturday.

home is where you make it

I just discovered (via taoist philosophy) and completely fell for these new works from Jolby, the creative collaboration of Josh Kenyon and Colby Nichols.

Jolby's first solo show, which can be seen at Subtext Gallery in San Diego now through March 22nd, "...takes us on the journey of a boy named William who, after suffering a great loss, leaves his familiar town of Seaside to discover what 'home' really means inside the depths of an aging forest."


Sunday, February 22, 2009

what the dickens

"...and what can be prettier than spangles? It may be objected that they are not adapted to the daylight, but everybody knows that they would glitter if there were lamps; and nothing can be clearer than that if people give fancy balls in the daytime, and the dresses do not show quite as well as they would by night, the fault lies solely with the people who give the fancy balls, and is in no wise chargeable on the spangles."

I'm re-reading The Pickwick Papers.
I had forgotten how funny it is.

52 weeks

52 weeks

two friends
an ocean apart
post one photo a week
with no rules or themes
and no idea what the other is up to.
in a year we'll see.

Full explanation is here.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

best sleeping bag ever

I want. I want. I need. I want.

by artist Eiko Ishizawa:
"You can dream there for your wish comfortably and feel being protected by the look of scary great bear."

(found via Hrrrthrrr)

Friday, February 20, 2009

the only way to make an announcement

This (amazing) video, based on one of the funniest conversations I've ever had about a shared dream of becoming part of a traveling street performing troupe which tours the world over and films their adventures as they go (don't pretend you haven't thought of doing this too), is how one of my dearest friends and her film making beau let me know they'd be headed into town next month. 

It's the best announcement I've ever received, and if this video is any indication, their visit will be a good time for everyone involved.

friday is a fine day

Likeke Falls:
unknown and allusive
down an abandoned road
under the highway
through the woods
another abandoned road
a set of stairs
hidden trails

at the falls:
met a tour guide
gave us a history
the falls are a sacred site
the water has healing powers
there are six flat rocks for council members,
and a view of the entire valley
warriors would stand guard at the trails

later today:
relaxing and resting
dinner at a local pizzeria
took in a show

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


recent favorites

a school carnival

a lost feather at byodo-in

at home

tangled balloons I had to pull over to see

Monday, February 16, 2009

52 weeks

52 weeks

two friends
an ocean apart
post one photo a week
with no rules or themes
and no idea what the other is up to.
in a year we'll see.

Full explanation is here.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

v-day update

I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day yesterday. I certainly did...I even got my pretzel. Hooray.

Okay, actually I got three.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

love letter

Dear Husband,

I know we're not big on v-day celebrations around here, but I thought there were a few things you needed to know:

I love you.
I love you more than milkshakes.
I love you more than Holden Caulfield.
I even love you more than Law & Order reruns
(and you know how I love Law & Order reruns).

What's more, I will continue loving you even if you don't surprise me with a pretzel from the mall. Though, it would be nice if you would.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

game of tag

Ages (like several months) ago I was tagged by the delightful and witty Elissa over at Spandex Pony to post a few of the reasons I love my state. Regardless of the impression given by my beyond tardy response, Hawaii is not a hard place to love. It was actually quite a chore whittling down my original list to a manageable size. So, without further ado, here are just a few of the things I'm loving about Hawaii right now:

1. smell: Oftentimes while walking around the middle of the city I catch a strong whiff of sea air. It smells salty, and beachy, the sea. For me, this is the smell of a vacation. So, my home smells like a vacation.

2. rainbows: There are an awful lot of these about.

3. malasadas & bubble tea: Delicious.
photo found here

4. mystery bagpipes: The acoustic makeup of our surroundings is such that even soft noises made at ground level can be heard almost perfectly from our windows eighteen stories up. A couple times a week a bagpipe band gets together somewhere in our neighborhood to practice. We can hear their playing perfectly (and a bit eerily) from home, but can't tell exactly where the sound is coming from. We've thought of trying to search them out, but once outside their sound is covered by all the other city noises. I really enjoy listening to the music, but I've come to enjoy it even more thanks to the mystery surrounding its origins.

5. hiking trails & waterfalls: There are so many beautiful hikes through lush terrain and rainforest here on the island, a great many of which end with a waterfall. It's our favorite day off activity.

6. fisherman's wharff: My favorite busted down abandoned restaurant right near the water by the marina is one of the best places to take photos.

7. thrift shops: The thrift stores here are rife with racks of muu'muus ripe for the plucking (and shortening).
Oct11 - is a saturday

8. lunch wagons: I've never seen so many restaurants on wheels in my life.
photo found here

9. pineapple with li hing mui powder: The most delicious snack ever created is pineapple chunks covered in a spicy/salty/sweet powder which I originally found at the Aloha Swap Meet but is supposedly also available online. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water.

10. vintage signage: There are plenty vintage signs left in tact on the buildings around town. This makes me happy.

11. stating the obvious: I live on a tropical island, and can't drive more than an hour in any direction without running into a beach. Could there possibly be anything better than that?

I'll tag:
freckle farm
i swan


More recently (as in at least a couple weeks ago) I was also tagged by Afton, the brains behind my new favorite inspirational and insightful blog, freckle farm. The rules for this one: go to your fourth photo file, find the fourth photo, post it and describe it. No cheating.

The results:
Anyone who's met my wee one knows she's not the type to sit still for long. I was mighty impressed when, after finding a collection of these little people at a local thrift shop last September, she continued to play contentedly on her own for the remainder of the afternoon.

I'll tag:
thrift candy
its ok to sweat

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

paul octavious

I've fallen hard for these (and all of the) images from the flickr photostream of Paul Octavious (screen name: Dunny). See more (you really must) here. His official site is here.