Posts Tagged ‘fun’

Cutesaurus (IRL)

March 25, 2010

At last we meet.

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Outside a shoe store in the Haight (Her back says “Please don’t sit on me”)

Leaving the beach we came upon an apartment building. But not just ANY apartment building.

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OH MY GOD. It’s Cutesaurus as a building!! (Hey EJ.. show us yer tits…!)

In the morning we first went to the SF Botanical Gardens at Golden Gate Park. Exciting flora to be seen.

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Nature is most tranquil.

The next day, we went to the Fillmore square farmer’s market, which had funky jazz accompaniment by a cool band (sick bass!) and was attended by an amusing cross-slice of city denizens.

I queued up at the most popular vegetable vendor and was making my selections, rummaging through the beets and rainbow chard. I wanted to try something new… like a celery root, but I wasn’t sure about the celery root since I’ve never cooked it myself before… but I looked in the line and almost everyone was holding a celery root! So I was like wow there must be something to this celery root business. So I got a celery root too.

I know you’re probably thinking, HEY, if everyone jumped off a cliff with their celery root, would you do the same thing? And I answer you: probably.

Plus, what the heck is up with salted duck eggs??

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Looks like a party, right?

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The Beach in the City: Nice.

March 24, 2010

The beach on the coast of San Francisco.

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The water was of course fffreezing, but it was actually much sunnier and warmer than I expected. I totally did not wear or bring anything remotely like beach-attire, but whatever. I still had fun:

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We walked down the beach for some time and saw some amusing things. Like this:

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Haha, she was just like, faceplanted in the sand (sunbathing, presumably…) The fellow in the distance was previously hard at work on the sand sculpture.

I found a crab body shell and decided to give Crabby a new life.

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Go back to the sea, Crabby! Be free! …Go on, GIT!

Neon Glow Ice Skating

February 9, 2010

Skating in Union Square in SF (I posted about that day here). I love the neon glow, Out There on the Ice.

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Disco skate posing… that’s me 😉

New dinos

November 9, 2009

Continuing the vein of awesome bargain purchases, I also got these plastic dinos at Target in their ultra-cheap $1-$3 section, which can sometimes yield very good things. For a total of $10 I got these 4 plastic dinos pictured in the middle here.

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I already owned the pictured bronto skeleton model, and I have a wooden plesiosaur skeleton model I still need to hang from the ceiling here, so I was delighted to add these 4 new friends to the mantel tableau.

Also, from the right, the Santa Maria is pulling up on some crazyass shit.

Young Brontosaurus confronts the specter of his own mortality.

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Meanwhile, an awkward teen T-Rex asks to have this dance. “I’d be delighted!” shrieks Deinonychus (a little bit taller than he since girls mature faster than boys).

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Stegosaurus remains mysterious and we have as yet been unable to capture this elusive species on film. Except in the further-away picture above. (i.e. I didn’t take a close-up of it)

Well, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that was the best $10 I spent all week.

Awesome Berkeley bargains and freebies thus far…

November 9, 2009

Berkeley is a pretty hip place, and a great place for thrifting, consignment, garage sales, etc etc. Sometimes people even leave boxes/bags of stuff out in front of their house for the taking, some of which is actually good!

I got these two books out of a free bag…

henrypoodleLike new hardcover Harry Potter 7 (a $35 book!) and a poodle care manual with a hilarious cover portrait. I don’t intend to keep this for much longer (honest), but rather to leave it somewhere funny for an unsuspecting stranger to find.

The other day I got two more tiny delights from a box on top of someone’s recycle bin.

raphnmeLego Ninja Turtle (Raphael, my childhood favorite. Red is the closest color to pink, you see) and a plastic R (for my name and also Raphael, haha). Sara got Donatello and a few other little Lego people. Thanks, mysterious Berkeley strangers!

Moving on to items that actually cost money, albeit a small amount, I got this neon red bodysuit/leotard in nice condition from a garage sale for $1.

neonredbodysuitBallet rave. Need 2 find neon 22 now haaaah

I also went to Target and got some nice sale items for very cheap. Braided green belt for $3.70!

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And this big bright blue sweater dress thingie for $7. I love it! It’s so cozy and nothing like anything else I own. I like wearing it with belts so it doesn’t look like a tent 😉

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In other news, I put my new R on a chain and made a necklace.

mynameisr1 Ahhhh I love this so much it’s kind of silly, haha. I think it’s because I found the R (well, actually Sara found it cause she was the one who started going through the box.. credit where credit is due) and I normally don’t like yellow but in this case I will make an exception.

More Halloween pictures

November 3, 2009

Continued adventures in future costume in San Fran. This was actually on Friday, Oct 30. On real Halloween, we went to Davis for the free Art Brut show (read more about it in my music blog here).

My companions were:

‘Super’ Sara as Scissors:

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Suuuper indeed. Very cute, creative, and easy idea. She got both items at American Apparel because of last-minute time crunch, so it ended up being kind of pricey, but could be duplicated with less $$ items 😉

EJ as Han Solo:

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A valiant last-minute effort as well.. costume could still use a blaster (as could mine, haha.. I learned I need to shop for potential blasters all year round) and some boots. Who’s scruffy lookin’?!

Interestingly, EJ would go on the dress up as Princess Leia the very next day… (see previous post) What does this say about my man, I wonder?

I think we made a pretty cool looking bunch:

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We encountered many strange folk and some good costumes, and some that were frightening.

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Clearly, I was very perturbed.

Sara, however, was not.

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(Incidentally, I think we may be going to one or both of the shows advertised on the posters in this picture! The other one is Neon Indian.. yessss)

The Dia De Los Muertos face makeup mask costume seems to be gaining in popularity. These dudes wore it well.

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After a long night out, we encountered someone Sara knew on the long train ride home at about 2 am.

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I love everything about this picture. Check out the reflection of the clearly very delighted me and EJ.

Well, I think that does it for my Halloween photos to post, finally. What a good holiday 😀