Have a Beautiful Easter Weekend!

Got this image from the gals at Ecojot on my mail and wanted to share it because it's sooo beautiful. I love their designs! Easter, Passover, or whatever you contemplate — enjoy your weekend!
Beautiful image by Carolyn Gavin of Ecojot


Le Poo Poo Ironique

Obviously, the Japanese company who makes these sweatshirts with my initials knows what's up...

I've always felt awkward signing my initials, and have had a hard time making a logo or anything with them. Because the irony is that I'm the healthiest person I know. I rarely catch colds or anything from other people. The Bay Area's bipolar weather, allergen-full scenic trails, and the poo poo fertilized organic produce from the multitude of local Farmer's Markets has made my immune system très robuste against any illness and/or even idiots. Yeah, that's right, the insignificance of idiots passes right by me and I poo poo it. I've become such a health nut in so many levels. Besides my current work my main hobbies for a while have been learning about sustainable food, physiology, traditional diets, and nutrition. And after a long time of autodidactism on these, this year my side hobby is preparing for my Nutritionist Certification!

But being healthy means so many things. Like accepting and embracing all of you, because that that you have, even the silly stuff, others wish for. Remember, one chicken's poo is a pretty flower's fertilizer. It also means being centered, feeling grounded and protected by your own divine energy; not believing unfounded crap from uneducated ignorant people who may be jealous, or want your attention and time to feel better about themselves, or want something from you. Believe in and love yourself. Being healthy could also mean not letting bully ex boyfriends, acquaintances, or even family members and/or their idiot allies with no minds of their own string you along like they are strung themselves, making you think you are not good enough. In Miranda July's words, "Nobody Belongs Here More Than You." The very thought of your being is so amazing! So, just like I've embraced so many little things of my individuality, I've also embraced my unique name and ridiculous initials, which btw it just came to me are the abbreviation of the state of Illinois (the coolest people there know what's up too). And not to forget, the Beasty Boys also recognized how cool my initials were since a long time ago (you fans of their music know what I'm talking about). So to put an end to this passé ridiculous tiny complex, I've traded my past view on my initials to the ones on the urban dictionary:

ILL Adj. 1. Having great skills or skills with respect to a particular endeavor. "Darn, you are ill at that!" 2. Cool, tight, sweet. "that chess move was ill!" 3. Dope, cool, tight, raw, phat. "yo that recipe was so ill! 4. OFF DA' HOOK "Dat lay-out iz ILL" 5. Sweet, cool or sick "Oh my God man that design is so ill!!!"

That's right. HA!

Now some cutesy chicken designs with my initials...

Au Revour!
"I believe that health is more than merely the absence of disease. It is a total state of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social well-being." - Dr. Frank Lipman

Carl Jung - Face to Face [BBC - 1959]

Interview of Carl Jung in 1959 on BBC.



Bear Trip


The Art of Animation and Motion Graphics

Found a great little info video on The Art of Animation and Motion Graphics from PBS Off Book...




Yo La Tengo @ Amoeba

Hi, hi! This blog is sooo long overdue, but I'm a busy bee!

In retrospective, January 19 was one of those days that there were tons of things going on at once in the city: lots of sales at my favorite independent boutiques at the Mission district, one of my favorite undergrad years (or should I say dark ages) bands was playing, and I was having major cravings of Parada 22's tostones, so I just went on a nice city day out.  On this post I'll share some photos I took at Yo La Tengo's in-store performance at San Francisco's Amoeba. It was such a fun performance! Hundreds of fans showed-up. I'll update this post with more later. Lots to say!  

Update 3-04-13: Since it's 4:49AM this Monday and for some odd reason I woke up and can't go back to sleep, I'll take this empty moment to remind all of you readers out there that we grow. Yes, we grow like trees but definitely not steady! These past few months I've been communicating with two people from my past whom when they think of me they think of Yo La Tengo. I guess they last hung out with me while I was listening a lot to one of their albums. One even sang the specific song that reminds him of me. Their cover of country singer Connie Smith My Little Corner of the World. Although I don't particularly consider them my favorite band. I have an eclectic taste in music and don't know I could have just one favorite type of music, as music goes hand by hand with mood, time, and place to me. It's like the soundtrack to my here and now. But from time to time, again and again, their music makes my playlists because a lot of their songs are timeless and of broad universal appeal: sweet, yet current, with a touch of gentle noisy details, and most lyrics seem to be about the daily struggles of love.

They started as husband/wife duo Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley in 1984, but throughout the years have had different collaborators. For years now their third member has steadily been James McNew... ok, I'm finally getting sleepy again now, but I'm going somewhere with this, I promise....

Oh, how beautiful is this psychic city!

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