Saturday, November 29, 2008

Wish List


Someone should get me this for Christmas. Please...it's the only thing on my list...

Friday, November 28, 2008

What the Pho?

Yummy Pho.
Hooptie vans.

Awesome tattoos.

What's not to love here?

LACMA: Vanity Fair



Awesome show at LACMA right now. Vanity Fair has photos from the turn of the last century, who knew?!?

Venice Beach



I love this drawn American outline. The alleys here are lively and populated. The homeless people look like vampive zombies from a theater production, kind of like the clown on the building above...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Recovery: Thumb Surgery

Day 11- Stitches come out. Sweet.

Day 3

Day After


View Part 1
And more related HERE.

Trigger Thumb Surgery

2 weeks ago Dr. Harris at Northwestern did surgery to release my right trigger thumb.
Here is a tip: always bring someone to the hospital with you. No matter what they tell you.



View Part 2 - recovery and stitches removal
and Foreshadowing HERE.

Hold Steady at the Riv

The Hold Steady played a show at the Riviera in Chicago last Friday. Awesome show, though I like their last album a little better. I think they are remodeling/restoring the Riv, either that or they just gave up and they are letting it fall apart in front of our eyes....

The Drive by Truckers joined them on stage for the encore and it was AWESOME. They played "Burnin' for You" by the Blue Oyster Cult and should have stopped the show there.
Alas, they played 2 more songs for a two hour set. It was pretty sweet.

Halloween Round Up

There were soooo many great costumes at the wedding. Here are a few more.
Ms. Lakeside with the Joker (all of the Lakeside employees who were helping at the wedding were dressed in beauty pageant sashes and tiaras. They were great!
Soft Serve.
Alien!

Amy Winehouse, The Three Amigos, Yanni
Not shown, the Breakfast Club (4 party group costume), dead General Lee and his wife, bearded Bartman, and a Ghostbuster to name a few.
Also see HereHere, Here and Here.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Oh Palin, How We Love to Mock You

Here is jess, dresses as Tina Fay as Sarah Palin. Complete with Neiman Marcus price tag (not shown).
This is shot of her little cousin dressed as Palin, while her horse plays McCain. Love it!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Getting Ready for a Good Time

Jason went as the Joker as the nurse (played by Heath Ledger).
I was the Anarchy Cheerleader from Nirvana's 1991 breakout video "Smells Like Teen Spirit".

wiki -
the video featured the band playing at a pep rally in a high school gym to an audience of apathetic students on bleachers, and cheerleaders wearing black dresses with the Circle-A anarchist symbol. The video ends with the assembled students destroying the set and the band's gear.

Black pom-poms not shown.

See the video HERE. You forgot how good it is.


J stayed in character all night adding to his completely creepy get up.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Congratulations Shirley and Jeremy!


The weather was perfect, it was a beautiful day. I almost cried:)

Halloween 2008!

I had a big date with Shirley and Jeremy, who got married at the haunted and spooky Lakeside Inn in Michigan.
With Jay as my cohort we tried to scare other drivers.
Then I read the map wrong and we ended up on this Beautiful country road. So worth getting a bit lost for.

Spooky Doorway - Berlin

This pic is a nice transition to some spooky Halloween Wedding pics.....

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Helmut Newton Museum - Berlin



Berlin- Trains and Monuments





Donner Love (¨ over the O)

Much of our time in Germany was spent on the lookout for Donners, which have an ¨ over the o, but I can't figure out how to write that. Donners, according to my sister, are the best food ever - and only sold in Germany. In fact, she tells a story about her friend who planned a trip home to India with a long enough layover in Berlin to go out and get one. That is how good they are! When pressed she calls it "mystery meat" and "amazing".

To her dismay in 2 1/2 days we only had 2 Donners. Above, she can be seen ordering in the background. Below, enjoying a Donner.