Saturday, December 22, 2012

mejillones en escabeche from conservas ria de arosa

rainy-day-can't-be-bothered-to-go-out food. got this from a grocery in hayes valley selling food from spain.


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Thursday, November 08, 2012

'house of trixxx' first draft is done!

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yay! first draft of "house of trixxx" is done. thanks to wil and charles for their crits. I read somewhere that once the first draft is done I'm supposed to put it away and step back for some time, and that's exactly what i'm gonna do. now off to scout locations. XXX

Sunday, August 05, 2012

squash blossoms

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saw some squash blossoms at the produce market and decided to stuff it with shiitake mushrooms, ricotta cheese, and parsley.

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dipped in batter (flour, cornstarch, beer) then deepfried. yum.

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Thursday, August 02, 2012

aim high

aim high by david shrigley
Print by David Shrigley

bought this print by david shrigley from his ybca exhibit called "brain activity".  it's kinda moronic in its simplicity and crudity (as most of his works are). i just like it because it says if you aim too high you're likely to miss the point entirely.

anyhoo.  the print is called "aim high" and according to the ybca site:
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is proud to announce a new limited edition woodblock print by David Shrigley. The print is 22 1/2" x 16 1/2" on Hahnemühle Copperplate 300gr paper, printed at Kala Art Institute in an edition of 250 signed and numbered by the artist.

was surprised to find out that it costs more to have it framed in the simplest possible type (am guessing my choice to make the framing of the "archival" type made it more so).  maybe i've just gotten too used to disposable ikea frames.


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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

the house of trixxx


my san francisco public library card
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i have been both very busy and very lazy at the same time. busy because i've been banging like a madman on my keyboard, working on a full-feature-length screenplay. very lazy because in doing research, i've been spending a lot of time on my ass watching movies, tv episodes, and documentaries on the subject of the screenplay via netflix. i've also been reading books and watching dvd's i borrowed from san francisco public library (photo above is my library card).

no, it's not a paid gig, i'm doing it on my own and for myself.  keeping myself occupied. 

the status:  i am temporarily calling it "the house of trixxx".  yes, it's about what it sounds like it's about.
it is now completely outlined and i've fleshed out almost half of it. 

the plan:  i'd probably want to do a an amateur no-budget movie out of this.  or more likely, a web series.  i'd probably post a kickstarter fundraiser for this project end of this year or early next. 

the why:  because!!!  and why am i telling you this?  because if i didn't, i'd be too chicken to make anything of this when i'm done writing it (or worse, i might not finish writing it).  so there.


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Friday, June 15, 2012

beware of the company you keep

American Idiot at the Orpheum Theatre

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the music (and the conductor doing his thing at the corner of the stage as part of the performance) - it got too loud at some point, but that only served to heighten the effect of the quieter numbers;  van hughes as johnny (he was understandably miffed when he saw that not everybody gave him standing ovation at the end of the show, he seemed to have given it his all); the staging 

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the gratuitous wire number (i swear if i ever see another production number in any show with cast dangling on wires i'll heckle and boo the whole thing); the performance of the rest of the cast and company (st. jimmy choked a couple of times, whatshername was all athleticism and no grace, the guy who opened the show with the first few lines of the title song seemed to have been a cast-off from "the big gay musical", and the rest of the ensemble was bleh)

judging from the number of times the boy with the bieber-mop hair who sat next to me flipped his head, cued by punctuations from the show, it was a success with even the youngest members of the crowd.  That the parents accompanying him seemed to have given him the "i'll explain later" look whenever there was swearing and simulated sex in the performance (there was a lot of both) gave me the impression that it was more embarrassing than entertaining for them.


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Friday, June 01, 2012

strawberry mochi

strawberry traditional mochi from benkyodo company
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mochi with strawberry filling (much better than the ones with ice cream filling) from sf japantown's benkyodo company

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

presidio hike

pics from today's hike, led by steve
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entrance @ arguello

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sculpture by andy goldsworthy
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sf hiking club
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strawberries @ organic garden
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gnome
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graveyard
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golden gate bridge
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bob, keith, ingrid, robert, jenna, steve, john2, john1, alan
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hawk
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picnic site
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a really crappy iphone photo of golden gate bridge with memorial cemetery in the foreground
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

peonies

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got these today from trader joe's. set it right next to my desk. after a few hours i heard a soft rustling sound and when i looked the biggest one fully opened right before my eyes. was awesome.

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Monday, May 28, 2012

dinner with marco and gau


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random pic time again - this one with marco and gau @ superfabulous champagne room @ the manila hotel.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

filipino food truck at the 'how weird' street festival in san francisco


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tried the tacos with sisig-style adobo filling ($6 for 2). was yummy.

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