Monday, July 27, 2009
The Dawning of the Age of I Don't Know What...
Its always been a little fantasy of mine (I have many) to be a part of some grossly incestuous artists' commune where everyone paints all over each other's naked bodies and smokes each other's weed. But I'm a little to self-conscious for that and plus that shit's expensive. But everybody's an artist in their own little way no?... at least that's how I see the people in my life. And even if you don't agree, I'd like to share with you some of their art... or whatever you want to call it. For the purposes of this particular post, here's a list of blogs, websites and what nots that represent the work of people in my life that I know or have known in real life, whatever that is anymore... sorry virtual buddies, I'll catch you on the next blog. And in no particular order...
I met Lissa in third period Spanish class on my first day of high school and I shit you not I went home to my mommy and told her I'd made a new friend. We didn't really talk after that until years later when I started dating one of her best friends, and we had the opportunity to get to know each other all over again. Or for the first time. Today I'd say I consider her family, and that friend of hers... Let's just say he's he's folding laundry in the living room as I write this.
Oh by the way Lissa and her amiga Milana have joint blog that I've been frequenting. Check it out.
When I studied abroad in Madrid, I lived with a whole cast of crazy characters. One of the sanest happened to be Andrea, but that's not saying much. No, she's as lovesick and crazy as I've always been. And though we connected over tapas and cañas in Spain, I think we can both agree that we really got to know each other over beer and burgers when she came and visited me here in Phoenix.
I was able to squeeze David (pronounced The Veed) onto this list because I really did meet him once or twice many years ago through my ex boyfriend Rudy. We only ever communicate these days the way many of us do, via anything not face to face, but this fool is funny and his art is pretty cool too.
Speaking of peeps I wanted to squeeze on this list, Uyen is a girl I only hung out with a few times in San Francisco. But we seemed to get each other's jokes (which is important) and I stumbled on to this funny ass joint blog of hers a little while ago, so I wanted to throw it in. I met her through my multi-talented friend Puto, whose real name is Young, but I call him Puto because that's what he is.
(If you are my boyfriend just skip the next paragraph)
On the boy front there's Mark, an artist I met on the MUNI in San Francisco. If you have a pet toy from Old Navy chances are he designed it. Probably one of the only boys from my past that I do not talk to any more is Julian, but I did discover his blog once on a google search of my own name and probably against my better judgement, thought it was appropriate to put on this list. Dario is a boy I fucked once and never heard from again.
(Ok you can start reading again babe.)
If you like beautiful photography check out Joshua's photo blog. He is a free lance photographer, and I don't know how he whittles down all the great shots he get's for this one blog. Looking for a tiny aquarium? Check out Chris's web site. He's an all around good guy who I'm happy to call a friend. Simon has like totally been one of my BFFs since the day we met at City College of San Francisco when we tutored other students on how to graduate faster than us. We fully plan on starting a joint blog, but I don't think we are ready for that much fame yet.
If you don't know by now I work for a lovely little restaurant called Lola Tapas that I happen to be ever loyal to (stalkers if you come in please be ready to have a glass of sangria and a good time). This great little hub is owned by my friend and boss Felicia and her blog leaves you privy to just some of the behind the scenes action, but we could probably fill blogs, books and movie scripts with the delicious chisme that never comes in small portions here. Just ask the head Chef Eric or Air-reek the Latinized pronunciation we've thrust upon him.
Anna is another Lola girl from way back, and someone who happens to appreciate the comedic value of unicorns. So is Kira, a girl whose Cher impression is as funny as her use of Spanish false cognates. Escuchameeee!! Then there's Charice, she runs a very important non-profit, and has some how mastered the art of balancing hipness with Do-Dooderdome. And new to the Lola team is Vida, she's an Art teacher who's quote of the century was uttered only nights ago when she was explaining to her downstairs neighbor that the drums sounding from her housewarming party were ok because "we're Latin, we mean well."
Well that's the short list. And I have to say I hope it grows. For those of you who's stuff I didn't post, hit me up. Show me what you've got. Let's put some flower's in our hair and bust out the body paint.