Wednesday, October 31, 2007

~Didn't sleep last night. Aww hell.
~Bar stuff & morning.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

~DC. Weekly. Weakly. Kamrafone. Duh.
~Another 10.5 hour gallery day.
~Mustering energy for Go! Team's 11pm set.

Monday, October 29, 2007

~Yes, I finished the Marine Corps Marathon. Yes, it was awesome. Yes, it really hurt after the first half. Yes, my legs were knots of cramps from mile 17 on. Yes, I walked a whole hell of a lot. Yes, it was a gorgeous day for a run. Yes, my one-lunged Polish brother Rafal whooped my ass by nearly half an hour. Yes, when I run my next marathon I will probably train for it. Yes, I'll probably cut out alcohol for at least a few days ahead of the next one. But beer the night before a marathon tastes better than usual.
~Anyway, here are my results.
~Went to an amazing Halloween party last night after I finished a gift for the hostess with the mostest: the biggest Coptic bound book I've ever made.
~Stayed a few hours late at work trying to get the painting done today, but G3 will need a 3rd coat of Super White in the morning, & then I've got to do the baseboards in two galleries.
~Oh, by the way... WHOOOOOOOO!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

~Left work a little early & the light was so fucking yummy outside (a lot like April) I almost pissed in my pants.
~Check out the piano key shadows on the bottom course of bricks.
~Pasta time. Then figure out marathon stuff, when to get up, what color lipstick to wear... then finish constructing my big book.

Friday, October 26, 2007

~I was in a horrid mood for most of the week as I chased my tail since I had too much free time due to not working. Sheesh. So, even for Rafal's nameday party, I was in partypooper mode. Shot a few digipix before napping for a few hours & then internally debated back & forth the merits of visiting my bar while in such a crappy mood. I eventually went to bed again, finally going to sleep by 4am. Was so effing bored this week! Wow.
~Max tagged along when Rafal & I picked up our Marathon raceday packets at the Armory Thursday afternoon. Ready for Sunday pain.
~I rearranged, organized, & made functional again the bookshelf I inherited from Behnam when he moved to Berkeley last summer.
~Made most of a big scrapbook last night. Not how I envisioned it, but I didn't have the appropriate paper, so it'll have to do, & if the person for whom it is destined sticks around, then I'll make a better one. It's not bad, just not perfect.
~Didn't make it to UVA for WAC's opening... bummed. Now I'm tired & it's too rainy to drive to Lyt's band's gig in Culpeper & then hit his Blue Moon Crew Work Weekend gathering back at his house.
~The 1515 ARTS BLDG is so damn leaky. Rain is nice.
~Enjoyed talking with Mr. C. Walker last night at Raf's.
~When I get time to hit the post office I'm sending a care package to our favorite misadventurer currently lost in the Great North Woods.
~Wanna see The Go! Team's 10pm Tuesday show at 9:30 Club?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

~Went on my first lengthy run in a while today. Walked to Embassy Row, ran Mass Ave to the gravel trail through the woods by the Italian Embassy, hit the paved Rock Creek trail at the footbridge, meandered on down to the Lincoln Monument, ran by the reflecting pool, 2nd WW Memorial, & Washington Monument to the Mall, did a lap & walked home. Haven't had good rhythm in a while because I haven't been running significant distances. Eventually found it today. Only a handful of days remain until Raf & I run (or at least begin... hehehe) the Marine Corps Marathon.
~Got stupid drunk & had bad experiences Saturday & Sunday. Moderation required. My inner judge lambasted me. Correctly.
~Thinking I'm supposed to be single. Life seems to have a point for me that I'm missing. (I know I'm retarded, so that's not it.)
~Tomorrow's my little sister Margaret's 28th birthday.
~Tomorrow's Rafal's nameday.
~Finally gave Pro Photo the go-ahead to fix my Mamiya.
~Airlie with Lyt tomorrow. *Rain canceled.
~Saturday's the last day of Renee Stout's Hemphill show.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

~MuteMath was great, but I forgot how short the stage is at Satellite Ballroom. Still... had a pretty damn good time with Raf & Elizabeth. Drank good beer (Rochefort 10, a 75cl Chimay Red, a pumpkin ale, & some Dos Equis) but sweat out most of it jumping around in the humidity produced by the sold out crowd.

Friday, October 19, 2007

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1: VA: raced up 250 while Dim kept the beat.
2: Cortona: puked in the sink while the illustrious C.P. Webb reclined at an angle unsuitable for recording the "action"; caution: rampant unintelligible slurred mumbling.
3: DC: walked home on Church St between 14th & 15th.
~more later...

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~Nod to the past, & Mike...
1: in a January snowstorm Jabari came to town to participate in a reading at Meat Market Gallery, Mike & I hosted & entertained him at Demon House.
2: at a June Nat's game, Mike's inner rhythm came out.
3: before the game we spotted Crawford biking home from Archival Art Services, so Mike jumped him.
4: October '06, outside of Goldie's Italian, & Swing's (of course), a seriously hungover Mike did not puke for his amused audience--despite the plethora of cameras trained on him.
5: a July '06 outing on 14th with (rockstar shades) Mike & AJ.

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~A lazy (semi-productive) Thursday off concluded as many days do 'round deez parts: drinking beer with Raf--Couba even came out!
~Screw the Red Sox Nation.
~Joe's so quick he's like a ghost.
~To bed at 2, up at 6 to run in ye olde cloudy dark of morn that sometimes brings to mind, hearkens back if ye will, the good olde days in the olde country (the one of olde, yore, & lore).

Thursday, October 18, 2007

~also... The 20th Annual Virginia Film Festival runs November 1-4 in Charlottesville. Schedule doesn't show a lot of films I want to see, but Sidney Lumet's new one, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, looks pretty solid, with a damn good cast.
~Screw color-balancing. Did I mention I hate Photoshop?
~Spent a night at home for the first time in a while. It's fun to see how cluttered it gets between visits. Also frightening since the difference can be a measure of mental illness. She's not that crazy--she just likes stuff, lots of it's cool stuff, plus now that it's just the old fogies at home there's room for junk to sprawl. I love my old momma. :) Even if I don't much like talking to her anymore. I spent the first 24 years of my life living at home. Forgive me if my method of removing myself from my family's grasp, creating room for growth in my life, is like clearing space around a tree to allow it to catch sunlight to leap through the understory into the upper canopy of big trees. Coz, goddammit, I'm a big fucking tree. Hear my bark? (Hunh?)
~Finally got my '06 taxes done with my dad's CPA--byebye savings!
~Travel-time coming up: C'ville Saturday for MuteMath; C'ville next Friday for Christenberry's UVA opening; plus tree work next week.

Monday, October 15, 2007

~: I should be asleep, but I'm silly, giddy, & happy.
*: My life is weird.
!: Feels like I'm getting a cold.
#: Off to VA for 2-3 days.
(Every time I've been to Target has been with a girl.)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

~The gallery hosted a special event Thursday night put on by Peace X Piece. After the floors were covered with gorgeous handmade rugs, & intricately detailed tablecloths were hanging from the walls, 35-45 well-heeled women & men, many with firsthand knowledge of, & experience in, Afghanistan arrived for a cozy salon-style discussion, brainstorming session, & fundraiser for PXP. We were all fed a deliciously delightful dinner of Afghan food, followed by a dessert of tea & pudding. I went home stuffed, happy, & sleepy. PXP was founded by Patricia Smith Melton, who is married to Bill Melton, the founder of VeriFone, together they run The Melton Foundation. It was an interesting evening.
~I got home after 10pm, & despite having been awake for around 40 hours, decided to grab a beer from Rafal. That turned into a late-night trip... closed out my neighborhood bar & didn't go to sleep until a little after 3am. Was tired! My god.
~Friday was a boring gallery day.
~Spent Saturday working in the kitchen & never had a chance to sit down it was so busy. Jorge is so cool. I wish I spoke Spanish.
~Slept last night & feel lots better. Three days off this week! Whooo! Gonna have fun & get stuff done. Making money. Time to spend it.
~The cool Afghan dude who brought many of the rugs & was a coordinator for the gallery event told me about The Helmand, an Afghan restaurant in Baltimore that's even better than The Afghan Restaurant on Rte. 1 in Alexandria. So I'm thinking about heading there someday soon.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

~I hate Photoshop. Can't use that shit. Blah.
~In honor of Mike's collages: More days with Lyt.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Wandered around the Mall with my buddy Alissa today. Holiday weekend = packed museums. Good fun. Worked yesterday otherwise would've wandered around a bit with my dad & older sister when they came up for some art too. Hit the Turner exhibit at NGA on Monday with another friend. That is all.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

~October. More than enough sun to add to my farmer's tan. Scenery to rival anywhere. Good trees to climb. Oh, Virginia.
~Monday was fabulous. Up super early, ran early, lots of Demon coffee. After that the day only got better! Very, very, very cool.

Monday, October 01, 2007

I was introduced to at work on Saturday. Their About Blackle page will tell you what's up.