Thursday, February 25, 2010

lousy day...

Oh lousy day.
I'm having an awfully bad day today so I decided instead of taking things out on ritas or worse,
I'd have a quick look at some old photos and things that always make me smile.
the prettiest carousel I have ever seen.
funny friends to be funny with.

sandy hands and cold coconut drinks.

sunny breakfasts.

making and eating homemade christmas cookies.

lunches at luby's with my great aunt connie. she was mostly blind, but somehow would always catch me "saltin' my salt".
and most of all, my lovely friends. Couldn't live without you guys.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

young me, now me...

So fun!

I'm going to flip through some albums and find mine tonight.

source: swiss miss

Monday, February 22, 2010

west fest repost...

sign the petition! spread the word!

-the article below was posted by Joe Mathlete via

The Westheimer Art Festival / Westheimer Street Festival / WestFest / “That thing in Montrose with all the bands and art stuff” has been around in one form or another since the late ‘70s, changing and evolving and eventually growing into this past November’s two-day Westheimer Block Party. Free Press Houston has been shepherding the event’s current incarnation in recent years, but the logistics of running an ever-ballooning music and arts festival in the middle of Montrose without city cooperation became insurmountable, and FPH editor Omar Afra announced that WestFest would not be returning unless the City of Houston agreed to shut down the streets.

That’s where you, the local music and art-loving proletariat of Houston, come in. Afra got then-mayoral candidate Annise Parker to pledge her support on video, but recognizing the road to blocking the roads is a bit more involved than securing a campaign promise, the Free Press has set up this petition. Parker’s backing was contingent on a “demonstrated support from within the community,” so if you’re interested in the return of a genuine Houston cultural institution and you have forty seconds, feel free to demonstrate some support. ----

As I was searching google images from west fests past, this one of myself came up on the first page. I'll never forget manning the dunking booth with my best buddie Brooklynn Hood. These two crazy kids kept coming back for more dunking damage-and that was some scary water. So funny.

happy west fest 2007 - photo by deney terrio

here's a few more taken with my camera...

my booth buddies chris beekman, & matt messinger

my support team: jarod, brook, & steph.

& my bellini break with messinger.

Fun times had by all.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Good morning LOVELIES!
(-haha, that was for you Becca.)

I am so excited for tonight, that I couldn't sleep in. Really wish I would of, but here I am on my 3rd cup of coffee and having my second cookie of the day. Here to share some sweet Kate Micucci videos that have been keeping me company this morning...


Thursday, February 18, 2010

lady gaga and...


lady gaga and minnie!

lady gaga and charlie brown...

lady gaga and judy jetson

and just for fun...

Lindsey Lohan and a skeleton.
image source:google images

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

be there or be square...

Dear 7 faithful followers,

This message is in reference to my art show at Boheme on Friday night.
It will be oh so nice to have most of my closest there.

I sincerely hope you can make it.

Monday, February 15, 2010

dirt cheap diy art...


Kind of looks like a smaller scale installation a la anthropologie, right?


Toilet Paper rolls
White glue
Paint + brushes
Laundry pins


1. Crush paper roll

2. Cut into approximately 5 equal parts don’t have to be exact

3. Place the rolls on a flat surface creating a desired pattern. spend time trying different compositions and patterns.

4. Glue where rolls are touching, hold with laundry pins to dry. You may use a stapler as an alternative, what ever is easier.

5. You may paint and add sparkles. Sprinkle the glitter on the wet paint, this way it will sticks and you wont need any glue.

6. You may expend the pattern in to an organic cell growth. The challenge is when to say STOP.

I'm going to make mine huuuuge!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

mardi gras...

“Who got da baby?”

This weekend, we're taking off to Galveston to see lots of revelers and throw lots of beads. Saturday night, we'll peel ourselves off the streets to get cleaned up for the annual
at the Tremont-where I plan on eating and drinking and dancing allll night long.
Hopefully our cameras survive the festivities!

Below are a few vintage photos of Mardi Gras past....

some things never change.

img src:flickr

endless melodic entertainment...

click here for the fun.

click here and here
to hear what other people have come up with.


image src:the black apple

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

vulgur valentines ideas...

for the boy!

ribcage valentine.

dirty diy plushies.

morgue chocolates.

or you could just take him out for a McGangBang.

Monday, February 8, 2010

polaroid porter...

The Porter Hovey Polaroid Project

tile floor, pastis, little west 12th street + 9th ave, meat packing district, new york

water buffalo, darr, atlantic ave. + hoyt street, boreum hill, brooklyn

sardines under an umbrella, ortaköy, istantabul, turkey

public restroom sink, bedford ave. + south 10th, south williamsburg, brooklyn

marlow + sons, broadway + berry, williamsburg, brooklyn

rarrrrr, darr, boreum hill, brooklyn

dream, hope street, williamsburg, brooklyn

doll, darr, atlantic ave + hoyt street, boreum hill, brooklyn

see the rest of the project here

see more of her work here.

what to bake, what to bake...

bleeding heart cupcakes!

I was planning on baking some heart shaped cookies for valentine's day, but these bittersweet sweets just looked like way more fun. Here's hoping they taste good too.

bleeding heart recipe:

20 glass marbles or small balls of tinfoil
1 recipe batter for White Cupcakes
2 to 3 cups of red jelly/jam of choice (I'm going with raspberry)
1 recipe Vanilla Butter Cream Frosting
red and blue food coloring
pastry bag and medium round tip (optional)

1. Line cupcake tins with paper liners. Fill the liners two-thirds full with the batter. Place 1 marble or tinfoil ball between each liner and the tin. This will make a dent in your cupcake when it bakes to make it heart-shaped. Bake the cupcakes as directed in the recipe . If you are using marbles, be careful when removing the cupcakes from the tins because the marbles will be very hot.

2. With a small paring knife, cut out a circle about the size of a dime in the center of each cupcake, going about two thirds of the way in. Pull the little plug of cake out. Cut off the top of this piece (about 1/2 inch thick) and eat or discard the bottom. Use a teaspoon or a squeeze bottle to fill the hole partway with the strawberry jelly "blood." Put the little cake plug back in. Continue with the rest of the hearts.

3. Put one third of the frosting into two separate bowls. Color one bowl of frosting with the red food coloring. Tint the other bowl of the frosting blue. Tint the remaining two thirds pink.

4. Frost the cupcakes with the pink frosting. Make it super smooth by dipping a butter or frosting/palette knife in a bowl of hot water and smoothing it over the top. With the pastry bag or a knife, use the red and blue frosting to make veins on the hearts.

xoxo yeah!

recipe via Hey There, Cupcake!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

direct to dvd GOLD...

Brittany Murphy in The Ramen Girl

tagline: In food as in life, sometimes the missing ingredient is love.

Yes! How have I not seeeeeeeeen this?! It's like the bastard child of The Karate Kid/Julia & Julia...
and starring Brittany Murphy!!!

I'm guessing Amazon will be the only place to obtain this direct to dvd gem.

I just thought Ms. Murphy was such a doll-and not to mention, a true thespian.

That being said, I'll pretty much watch anything with her in it...even a romantic/comedy/drama about mastering a bowl of noodles.

Below: a few beautiful photos of our beloved Brittany...

rest in peace bb.

update: you can rent The Ramen Girl here.

image source:google images

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