The kids were playing — a smattering of Smurfs! This formation infers that the Smurfs were perhaps a polygamist or cloning society originally. Until the meteors hit. … [Read more...] about Smurfhenge
I saw this little guy in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Tatooine — oops, I mean Eagle Rock. Funny because I saw it as I was walking around, waiting to go babysit, having gotten there early, and it was right near the Rose Bowl Motel where I'd stayed a couple nights the week before. The Tusken Raiders, who live on the planet Tatooine, are a warrior nomadic race. I am quite the nomad currently. I'm … [Read more...] about Introducing: The Star Wars Tusken Raider Fire Hydrant
As noted in my previous blog post, my first 7-inch record was Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" and my gramma — who just turned 94 — said to me at the time about the cover art: "Why do we have to see her underwear?" (even though we can't see her underwear), and I talk about how I would make up rad dance moves to the song as an 8-year-old.Anyhoo, my friend Sara posted … [Read more...] about Whitney Houston’s 90-Year-Old Fan Has Mad Dance Moves
I can't remember who bought it for me, maybe it was my mom — I have memories of her dancing around our first house, belting out the lyrics to "Cecilia" by Simon & Garfunkel, as it played on our record player. Looking back, I did the same thing with this record. I played "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" over and over again, dancing around the house, making up my own moves, sliding … [Read more...] about My First 7″ Record? Yes, It Was Whitney Houston.
All of the above, that is correct. Spotted this gem in the window of the vintage-y Luxe de Ville boutique in Echo Park, which never seems open, but looks pretty amazing from my drool-soaked sidewalk encampment. … [Read more...] about Picture Frame? Necklace? Secret Ninja Weapon?