Thursday, July 28, 2005
Inspired by my New Reader, Happenings Today
Also, Xian, the Princeton buddy who introduced me to blogging, has sent me an interesting link to a list of futuristic implants, including one that substitutes lymph for butter. Just seeing the word "lymph" in a context that makes people think makes me happy, because lymph is seldom spoken about, anywhere.
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Drink a Ladybug?!?
"I could live on those Ladybugs alone, a kind of sunset-pink granita/slush
made from pureed frozen watermelon chunks, vodka, lime rind, lime juice, and
sugar. The key is the frozen watermelon, which gives the drink a marvelous
sorbet-ish consistency. And of course, you could leave out the vodka and just
slush around in it all day long."
Children, my niece Lucía for sure, may have fun fixing their own Ladybugs -- without vodka, of course.
Princeton's Pocho Joe in NYC
Waddup, Alumni! WOW! If I knew that this discussion group existed, I would've joined a long time ago. I'll be bringing my solo show to NYC for a limited run in August. It is a SHOW THAT YOU CANNOT MISS. You'll understand it on a level that others won't. I talk about being a Polish-Mexican-American from Chicago who doesn't fit in ANYWHERE. I talk about showing up at my first Chicano Caucus meeting, my first Chicano birthday party and my overall struggle with my ethnic identity.YOU CANNOT MISS THIS. I look forward to seeing you there. This is the most personal work I've ever developed for the stage and I KNOW that you'll love it.
Joe Hernandez-Kolski '96
Show Dates & Times:
Five shows only!
Saturday, August 20th at 5pm; Sunday, August 21st at 7:30pm;
Wednesday, August 24th at 4pm; Friday, August 26th at 7pm; and Saturday, August 27th at 2:45pm
Ace of Clubs(www.aceofclubsnyc.com)9 Great Jones Street (3rd St. betw. Broadway & Lafayette)NYC, NY 10012
Feeding Dormant Y! 360 Pages
Bravenet's Map of Friends
Saturday, July 23, 2005
Carmencita's Abstraction in Pink & White
Monday, July 18, 2005
Lucía, my niece, in Indianapolis
If you are wondering how many four year-old nieces I have, only two, born nine days apart: Lucía and Carmencita, my brother's daughter.
Exhaustion, Defiance or Nonchalance?
Bloggin' to Reform the PatAct
P.S.: There is a link trap, if you want to follow the PatAct link above, you may or may not be surprised where you wind up. Wink! ... no, this has nothing to do with the love I feel for my readers.
Thursday, July 14, 2005
"Urban Outfitter's Outrage"
Here's an important message from a fellow member of Brown-Ivy (Latino alumni of all Ivy League schools: Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Brown, Dartmouth, the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia):
If you are offended by the t-shirt: “New Mexico, Cleaner Than Regular Mexico,” currently sold in Urban Outfitters stores nationwide, you can take action right this very minute.
1) Sign the Urban Outfitters Outrage petition at http://www.PetitionOnline.com/urbout05/petition.html
2) Boycott Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie stores (yup, they own
3) Sell all of their stock (NASDAQ: URBN) if you own it and invest
your money in a company with some ethics
4) Call their Corporate Headquarters in Philadelphia at 215-564-2313 to
demand the removal of the t-shirt from their stores and web site, as well as a
5) Write to their President and Chairman of the Board, Richard Hayne and give him a piece of your mind
6) Call any reporters or media you know and tell them how enraged
and sickened you are. Negative publicity will hurt sales and their company
share price, and you know those fat boys are hurt most by an empty
7) Spread the word!!!!You can see this blood-boiling t-shirt at
urbanoutfitters.com, men’s apparel, short sleeved tees, fifth page.
This is not about political correctness or censorship. This is about basic
respect and tolerance. If they want to blatantly disrespect the Hispanic
community and our $700 billion in purchasing power, they can do so at their own
risk. By the way, they’ve pulled stunts like this before with the Asian
and Jewish communities. They think tasteless is funny. They’ll do it again if we
let this slide, so let’s go out there and make them live to regret this
Thanks for your help, everyone.
Me, I've taken steps #1 (signed the petition) and #7: spreading the word. #2, the boycott, I'm starting now!
Three Simple Personality Indicators
"I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she
handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree
Sunday, July 10, 2005
Xian's Bedtime Story for His Nephews
Now we need illustrations.
Once upon the time there were two little boys named Elmo. They were so tired that they kept yawning. Elmo wanted to get up and play some more but Elmo was tired so he closed his eyes. Then Elmo decided he was tired too, so they both went to sleep. The end.
For Cell Invaders, Size Matters
Circles & Shadows
Dan on His Way to the MOMA and/or Guggenheim
You've heard it before, today Daniel Scally of Construct proves it again: photography is his museum-caliber art.
Saturday, July 09, 2005
Snacks from Abroad Zero HFCS
Today it hit me again as I pushed my grocery cart down the aisles that inspired Supermarket Schlock Shock before. My habitual readers must wonder what in Morgan Spurlock's name was I doing @ that market again, the truth my local health/vegetarian food market was closed, my tiny neighborhood market is going downhill rapidly and my husband wanted yogurt for his fresh blueberries. Oh, and bottled water.
My bravery paid off, I found in the shelves, among the nightmarish fare offered by the likes of Kellogg's and Nabisco, a Colombian whole wheat and oat cookie without a trace of High Fructose Corn Syrup as well as Polish MultiVitamin juice and a Spanish OJ that are HFCS-free. Sigh! What will become of American children whose parents are not down with the dangers of HFCS? A cursory look @ all the mothers-with-kids-present carts @ the market tonight, gave me anxious chest pain: boxes of Capri Sun, radioactive-looking cereal boxes and other junk that I would give only to my worst enemy.
Friday, July 08, 2005
"Rich People Ghetto" by Gaby de Wilde
Another possible title: "Almost a Cloud for Each Boat"
Gaby and I were joking around in Yahoo! 360, but he did take me up on my request to have the print for a poster. Very nice! Vele dank, het mooie werk, Gaby!
Thursday, July 07, 2005
Simplest Dinner on Earth Tonight
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Kill-Me Signal Issued by DNA-Damaged Cells
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Sucralose in Pita Bread
Monday, July 04, 2005
Call for Help from Brooklyn
DATE: 7/4/2005 3:28:00 PM
Sorry for the cross-posting. My sister, Anna Lewis, is running for Civil Court Judge in Brooklyn. She needs to collect 4,000 signatures of registered Democrats from Brooklyn in the next week. She will hand-deliver or fax the petitions to anyone who might be able to collect signatures. If you can help or have any ideas of how to expedite the process, please call her at (917) 213-4144. She is on the Board of the Mitchell-Lama Residents Coalition. She is also on the Board of the NAACP and has 21 years of legal and community experience. She currently works for an Appellate Term judge. Thank you so much!