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Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Park Use and Paris is Burning

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OK, trying to relate this to a design blog is a stretch (Piedmont Park is an awesome F.L.O. Sr.-designed park in the middle of midtown Atlanta – it even has a Noguchi playground in it), but I received the following police report from my safety-conscious neighbor and I had to share it with SOMEONE – it just gets more and more bizarre with each paragraph, especially paragraph three. I’m off to rent “Paris is Burning” and forward this to Creative Loafing

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Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

San Diego Advice?

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http://www.balboapark.org/I’m going to San Diego on Friday and will have a whole day to shop around on Saturday while my best friend Liz is stuck going to a wedding that starts at 11 a.m.  I want to do something besides the zoo or Sea World.  Do you know of any shopping destinations I can’t miss while I’m there?  Architecture I should see?  I’m a fan of thrifting and flea markets as well as checking out how the other half lives.  Thanks!

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Sunday, April 1st, 2007

TV Sunday – The Amazing Race

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picture-3.pngSo on Sunday I am usually a big TV-watching bum and the only things I accomplish most Sundays are taking a shower and doing the NYTimes Crossword. I know this is not a TV blog, but I need someone to answer a question for me about The Amazing Race. Well really I just need to vent. WHY does Mirna talks like such an idiot when she is asking a question of someone for whom English is not their first language? She adds this bizarre faux accent (is it supposed to be French? Spanish? Polish? Ugandan?) and spits on the person as she speaks. What the hell is wrong with her? Why does she think this is a good idea? Does she yell at the hearing impaired?

By the way, for those of you who grew up during the Cold War, how odd is it to see that they have an Escada store in Warsaw? I grew up with images in my head of people waiting in three hour lines for toilet paper and paying big bucks for smuggled Levis. Now they can get a dress for the Oscars where the TP line used to be.

Has anyone caught The Riches on FX? I keep trying to find a picture of their cheesy gated community for a post, but their website is a total pain in the keister, and it plays that totally annoying music they used to promote the show for eight million months before it aired. Anyway, it’s really good so far. Before this show aired, all I knew about travelers I learned from an episode of Law and Order: Criminal Intent.

photo of Mirna and Schmirna from cbs.com

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Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Becky

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http://www.usps.com/communications/newsroom/2007stamps/welcome.htm?from=bannercommunications&page=07comstamps

Move over Robert Indiana, there’s a new Love stamp in town. USPS has released a great new Love stamp that will set off Hershey cravings. Here’s what USPS has to say about the new design:

With Love and Kisses
Evoking images of sweet and ardent affection, the stamp features a Hershey’s Kisses chocolate and a red heart that form mirror images
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Monday, September 18th, 2006

Burning Man, Burning Bush Thing, How Long Are We All Here?

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image.jpgSo, how permanent are all of our built works?  How long should their lives be in order for them to make a lasting impact?  How important are codes at certain events?  How much do said codes impair our creativity?  Which drugs should one possibly do in order to fully appreciate such a spectacle, or are none required at all?  When I read about this, all I could think about were the fallas (SP?  It’s Spanish for having a parade where the floats are set up around the town instead of actually parading, then setting them on fire, then going crazy and yelling disgusting profanities at the firemen and then running across the hot ashes, or at least that is all I remember, I was only 19 and very impressionable…) in Spain when I lived there – the most amazing thing I had ever seen, and at the time, I knew it could never happen in America, except perhaps in New Orleans, which is like its own country (though still in dire straights – don’t forget to keep donating since there has not been a whole lot of help given to our friends in Louisiana).  However, this is before I knew about Burning Man.  

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