Friday, June 29, 2007

Things I Saw in New York

1. conjoined twins walking down 42nd Street in Times Square
2. "musician" in the subway who was so bad he probably had just stolen the guitar he was playing
3. a black and white sign in the subway, hanging on an overhead beam, that said "So Tired"
4. 2 Pentecostal women walking down Mulberry Street in Little Italy
5. Dwayne's midget family
6. international gay pride parade

7. 2 different people at 2 different times playing the same kind of crazy Chinese instrument in the subway
8. the same conjoined twins the next day going the other direction on 42nd street
9. the world's largest Gothic cathedral
10. this crazy sculpture

11. man on the street with lots of feathers in his hat making bird calls and angrily flapping his "wings" as he crossed the 6th Avenue at 86th Street
12. boy in the subway with an albino Burmese python in a dog carrying case
13. the same crazy bird man in Bryant Park, making bird calls and angrily flapping his "wings"

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Guestlist: Words Learned from Mimi K & Pampa Charlie

by RJA, but I helped

> grips = luggage
> lessons = homework
> fronts = sunglasses
> cheaters = reading glasses
> stories = soap operas
> Coke-Cola = Coke
> B.M. = poop
> sugar = kiss or hug, as in 'gimme some sugar'

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

What is in the Auto Emergency Kit that my Husband Made for Me

1. jumper cables
2. set of tools
3. windshield shade
4. duct tape
5. bungee cords
6. rope
7. water
8. rags
9. a funnel
10. first aid kit
11. inflatable neck rest
12. puncture seal
13. emergency blanket
14. emergency ponchos
15. flares
16. a whistle

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Public Art Conference in Vegas, By the Numbers

1. Number of times I heard the word "performative": 3
2. Number of times I heard the word "banal": 3
3. Number of times Dave Hickey said "do you understand?" during his talk: 8
4. Number of times "Tilted Arc" was mentioned: 4
5. Number of people who looked at me like they were confused and I was crazy when I introduced myself to them: 5
6. Number of Year in Review projects that made me roll my eyes: 2
7. Number of Year in Review projects that were awesome: at least 10
8. Number of times Jaume Plensa used the words "obsessed" or "obsession" during his talk: 10
9. Number of times people jumped line in front of me while I was waiting patiently to meet presenters: 4
10. Number of pictures I took at the neon boneyard: a bazillion

11. Amount of money I gambled with: $1
12. Amount of money I won: $0