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December 21, 2005

A Clarification

Apparently there was confusion...then the highlighter pen stepped in to clear things up:

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* Women's Bathroom in El Rey Del Sol on 14th St.

December 20, 2005

The Strike is On~ The Strike is O~On

You can give this old guy a rest today!

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Kid Cam Network

Disturbing could only begin to describe this.

Way to finally play a part in your son's life, Dad! Go Dad!

December 19, 2005

Dog Abuse Video

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Watch carefully, you'll see the poor poocher in the bottom right corner...looking like he wants to commit suicide but hasn't gotten around to it yet.

Bizarre Sushi Video

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Thanks to Chris Liptak for the link!

Greatest Bestiality Movie Of All Time.

As a result of having low expectations of most movies and being a sucker for love stories, I enjoyed King Kong...I cried and continue to cry when recalling King Kong's plight.

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Jonah said it was 1/3 Titanic, 1/3 Jurassic Park and 1/3 The Hulk...and that it's totally racist. Oopsies!

December 16, 2005

Treo from Snickers!

I now have a Treo 600 thanks to little Snickers!!!

He nudged me and nudged me, "Just take it...I told you I'm now a sidekick guy..."

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A million, treollion (sorry, couldn't resist) thanks to Snickers and his companion Jenna Gates!

December 15, 2005

En Route to Jersey

As I sit here on the New Jersey Transit en route to Princeton I can't help but think, "It's not true what they say about Jersey! There are pretty things about New Jersey...like the trees...and the town names like Jersey Avenue and Metuchen."

Somewhat interesting convo on Brian Lehrer right now...

with Douglas Rushkoff.

EVERYBODY’S AN EXPERT: Putting predictions to the test by Louis Menand

I thoroughly enjoyed this article - maybe you will too!

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Cuteness Junkie.

It's what I am. I fiend for cuteness, love the cuteness and need the cuteness so bad but then I can never get enough so I weep.

My favorite site on the Internets.

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Thanks to Jamie Rollins for for feeding my habit and for putting before me the kindest, most potent junk.

December 14, 2005

Food for Thought

I thought that maybe drawing food while hungry would be like cooking while hungry in that when I was done drawing/cooking, I wouldn't be so hungry anymore but nooo.

Quiz that won't make sense to most of you:

Is this a drawing of

a) Negi Ra~men
b) Nyorou Tang Myen
c) Tonkotsu Ra~men
d) Tan Tan Men
e) Oyako Donnburi

??? Highly anticipated answer to follow.

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December 13, 2005

Thesis Defense Attire

I am nervous! This Thursday I'm going to my dear friend Celeste Peterson's thesis defense at Princeton. She's nervous, sure, but I'm really nervous. What do I wear?!

It's in the subject area of Molecular Biology. Repeat after me - Mole Ecu Lar Bi O Lo Gy. The study of the biology of moles.

I'm considering these seven looks.

1) The obvious choice might be good in terms of showing solidarity like Yeah, I'm a scientist too! Chemistry set!

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2) Or I could be hard core but instead of fag I'd write SCIENCE (I'd keep the framing of the word the same).

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3) How about an inspirational vision of purple/Prince so when she looks over I can throw her the 'I Would Die 4 U' signs at her?

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4) Potentially too racy but could get the blood flowing in the room and have the judges (whom I'm certainly will be mostly male) to remember me, and hence Celeste, fondly.

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5) Or I could just be professorial and ooze judgement...but show my softer more fallible side by making the mistake of wearing a beret.

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6) Celeste and I got married within 2 weeks of each other so I thought as a way of remembering that sweet time I could wear my wedding dress?

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7) Or I could just try to blend in:

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Which should it be?? I'm stuck between 1 through 7.

December 12, 2005

Pencil Carving Gallery

Check out these awesome Japanese creations!*

Faves:

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Thanks to my Mother in Law Della Peretti for the link!

I have to pee...well, I had to pee.

I want to give a shout out to my buddy Zee Myers for being the coolest, most inspirational teacher of Illustrator!

Arigatou! and here's my present to you Zee chan! It's appropriate isn't it considering your little problem...ssshhh...

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Psychiatry Ponders Whether Extreme Bias Can Be an Illness

It's a fine line how much to aquiesce to the times and how much to retain what you feel are your principles however I think extreme bias is something that should be evolved out of us. Of course it never will be but this little cynic can dream a little dream right?

December 10, 2005

Medger Evers' house

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If you haven't seen this movie you really should:

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* Southern Documentary Trip with Sally Rumble - Jackson, Mississippi 11.05

December 9, 2005

Toilet Seat Warmers

To all the people who read this post and have since emailed me (and future emailers too!) asking me where they can purchase toilet seat warmers, I'm sorry, I do not know. I don't have any more information on them or how to acquire them than you do. All I know is that I grew up sitting on them and love that in Japan they have great ones.

Sorry and thanks for reaching out,
Andrea

December 8, 2005

A Man's Right to (Help) Choose?

Here's the original op-ed piece by Dalton Conley and here's the follow up.

There's a lot to ponder here and I think it's worthwhile to give it some serious thought.

While I chew on it, what do you think?

It's a Sad Day: John Lennon was shot 25 years ago today.

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Any sidekicks, blackberries, treos floating around???

Great! I'll take it off your hands!!

I know you're thinking, why doesn't she just buy a new one and not be so beggy and annoying and all I have to say to that is I'm feeling strapped for cash and I'm sorry for being exactly as I'm coming across.

Anyone?? Anyone??

Thanks for your love.

December 7, 2005

Honky

This is a FANTASTIC book.

If you like good writing, smart insights and strong observations this memoir is for you. I read it in 3 hours. I'm sure you can read it in 4-5.

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December 6, 2005

Just in from LA correspondent...the cutest ugly cat found!!

I was 110% in love at this point:

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And well now I've been reduced to 100% in love but that's still great!

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Nice work, Katy Oliver! Always looking in nooks and crannies and under bed sheets for treasures!

"Hi, it's the nude guy"

He's called us at EYEBEAM a number of times to ask when he can come, take off all his clothes except socks and shoes in the bathroom and then check out the art.

Quotes by the nude guy:

"Am I making you uncomfortable?"

"Think there are people here who are awfully clothes-minded", he said as he leaned in to drop the pun of all puns.

The sad thing is that I think he's a little loco in the cabesa and is rumored to have a disturbing thing going on in his nether regions...elephantitis comes to mind.

Hey, of all the craziness out there, it could be worse!

Hamburgler

Maybe it's because I grew up in Japan. Maybe it's because I'm little so little things feel akin to me. Anyway, I love little things...especially little burgers!!!

Little, cute, gorgeous meal, right folks?!

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Beautious side shot:

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Hamburgler Jonah was on the scene. P.S. I didn't trust that smile.

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He wasn't fooling me...I saw his hand moving in closer...

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But what was he gonna do?? He couldn't, he wouldn't...

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Oh no, he didn't!!

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And there went the third burger...and our marriage...

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P.P.S. Hamburgler and I have since made up and we've now teamed up as a Hamburgler team...WATCH OUT.

First snow in Manhattan

And now we're snow covered - Yippeeeeee!!!!!!

From my living room:

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SAFE @ MOMA

On Sunday we went to MOMA and it was spectacularly awesome. We checked out the first floor (Charles Ray's Family Romance and James Turrell's A Frontal Passage stuck in my mind) then headed up to the sixth floor for the SAFE: Design Takes On Risk exhibition. It was delightful. We spent a long time in there checking out things that have been designed as conceptual art pieces or as functional consumer objects for these modern, perilous times. If you haven't already I highly recommend this exhibit.

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December 5, 2005

Guess what I did this weekend?

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Now, the following buttons don't work:

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And there's no more backlight...just natural light during the day and natural darkness at night.

Favorite part of Thanksgiving

Every Thanksgiving, I hope and pray and throw temper tantrums to get put on turkey cavity duty however I did something in '01 that resulted in me being deemed unfit for duty in '02, '03 and '04. In '05 I was back on, a little better behaved and all up in it!!

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December 2, 2005

Panda Pooch

looks like:

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Thanks to Chelsea for sharing this picture of her pooch.

On Brian Lehrer now...

interesting show on the increasing trend of raising kids in Manhattan as opposed to the suburbs...

and now, the show is about whether cable companies should have to offer viewers a la carte options as opposed to packages as they are now...

and NOW, after talking having guests on about the foster care system in NYC, he's discussing the Op-Ed piece from yesterday's New York Times by a friend of ours, Dalton Conley and boy is Brian giving Dalton a beating...what do you guys think??

I LOVE the Brian Lehrer Show. I also love when Brian gets a little snippy once every few months...it's like a special awkward and uncomfortable moment - it's funny!

Love your job

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Thanks to Sally Rumble for spreading the cheer!

Glamour Puss Shot

Isn't this the sweetest, most sensual thing you've ever seen?

They are two little kitties I found behind a trashcan in an alley, rescued, posed for this sexy, sweet glamour shot and then let back into "nature".

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Thanks for the pic Jodi!

December 1, 2005

why is this appearing in my google ads????!!!

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Tupac-Resurrection

Saw this while in LA. It's narrated by Tupac thanks to his innumerable interviews and writings. It's good and definitely worth seeing:

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Darwin exhibit @ American Museum of Natural History

We went to the Darwin exhibit this weekend and it was great. Of course we got there at 3:30 and all tickets until the 7:30 showing were sold out...very New York experience that I complained and complained about in typically bad attitude fashion until I realized it wasn't so bad to get coffee, get an attitude readjustment and walk around the rest of the musuem until 7:30 even thought it *was* a full four hours later.

Did you know that on Darwin's five year voyage around the world he discovered penguins in the tropics that had evolved to hold out their wings/fins over their feet in order keep their little feeties from getting sunburned??????!!!!!!!

Too cute. I love penguins and I *know* that everyone's riding that bandwagon after March of the Penguins but I really do love them ok??!! Leave me alone.

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An External Hard Drive is a girl's best friend.

Just bought this 300 giger yesterday and am gleeful:

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Best makeup products: girliest post ever.

Apologies. I'm really going to bore some of you.

Everyone else...let's talk MAKEUP!!

As many of you ladies out there know it takes a *lifetime* to find makeup products that work for you. Not only are we overwhelmed by choice but we also have to figure out what our makeup threshold is. For example, I'm just not that girl that spends hours putting on her face in the morning. Not only is that a heinous look but I just won't spend that much time on makeup because I'd rather be doing other things. Also, I don't wear foundation nor powder (you're really not fooling anyone...you can see it) so here's a short list of what I use and frankly, it's true: Less is more.

In order of application:

Post moisturizer primer-I love this stuff: Laura Mercier Foundation Primer.

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Best undereye concealer: Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit - I don't use the powder but the concealer really is creamy and sits well when applied by dab dab dabbing your finger.

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Best redness concealer - I love the color red but not on skin: BenFit You're Bluffing.

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Best eyeliner: Estee Lauder Artist's Eye Pencil in SoftSmudge Black.

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Best eyelash curler: Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler.

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Best mascara for fine, almost non-existant lashes like mine and it won't make you look like a whore although it's possible I do and no one's bothered telling me: Lancome Hypnose Mascara in Black.

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Best mascara if you have normal lashes: Maybeline Great Lash.

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Best blush - I'm all about sheer, sheer, sheer!: Tarte Cheek Stain in Tickled.

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Best blush with staying power for dancing until dawn: Mac powder blushes - they last *forever* - I've had mine since fifth grade.

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Best inexpensive lipgloss - it's that perfect, almost natural lipcolor red and it feels gooooood: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Cherries in the Glow.

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Best for that pretty peach color - super soft and great consistency: Chanel Glossimer in Sirop.

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Best way to maintain lip color during a long ceremony where you don't want to reapply like your wedding - wear this on its own or add gloss or whatever on top: BeneFit's Benetint.

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Best cream eyeshadow that will last the entire day and night without creasing or disappearing (I used this and the two items above at my wedding): Mac Paints in Stilife.

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Any thoughts? Anything I should try?? Ladies, let's not hate, let's share!

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