the little green hoodie. to join the little red rucksack in caper mischier adventures (redux)
have hazy memories of last night. how i got from the two-step shuffle to being dipped by A
to getting to work an hour late at 730am to snapping at a colleague ``why are you such a prick'' to
informing my boss i was still drunk to being told to go back home and sleep off the queen of all hangovers.
am off to cover a big event at the hilton.
with the green hoodie naturally. and some flip flops. hope they let me in...
31 March, 2006
30 March, 2006
29 March, 2006
an article by nick cave on The Guardian about Johnny cash
...And the mercy seat is waiting
And I think my head is burning
And in a way I'm yearning
To be done with all this measuring of truth.
An eye for an eye
And a tooth for a tooth
And anyway I told the truth
And I'm not afraid to die...
F-3 SUMMIT IN LAGOS
(land of the brave, the corrupt and random hostages, soon to include me)
If I know a song of Africa, of the giraffe and the African new moon lying on her back, of the plows in the fields and the
sweaty faces of the coffee pickers, does Africa know a song of me?
z's consistent retort:
there is no coffee here. hello? have you ever had a nigerian
blend at your local starbucks?
F's reaction: i'll have a CRACKuccino. then. since that is the going currency
P's reaction: THERE HAD BETTER BE COFFEE
YOU WOULDN'T LIKE ME WITHOUT MY COFFEE
yours revelling in superficiality
27 March, 2006
26 March, 2006
so. running a 5K anti-cancer marathon in May. with some pals
becky flash is heading a team to be composed of:
naps, michael and the little one.
we're thinking logos to emblazon across our chests. nip to nip
the brain-storming session resulted in a few ideas..
kick cancer in the tits
cancer is a cunt
erm....any other ideas?
i dreamt of broken teeth. horrible. apparently very common.
it could mean anything from losing friends. to being betrayed.
yours highly superstitiously.
it gets worse.
"In the Greek culture, when you dream about loose, rotten, or missing teeth, it indicates that a family member or close friend is very sick or even near death.''
am now in a slight state of panic. my teeth were CHIPPED.
am now morbidly obssessing about this.
25 March, 2006
From Publishers Weekly
DeWoskin moved to Beijing in 1989, shortly after the military squashed the democracy movement in Tiananmen Square, but just as China's younger population began embracing Western ideologies and commodities. This entertaining romp through her five-plus years in Beijing details her life as a PR consultant—and as the star of the wildly popular Chinese nighttime television drama Foreign Babes in Beijing. After getting the gig on a lark, DeWoskin became known, sometimes even in her real life, as the character Jiexi, an American who falls in love with a married Chinese man, in the 20-episode drama, which aired to an estimated 600 million viewers.
It's a Sloth, broth nation
--wireless connection, TICK. enabling blogging from the terrace, the floor, the toilet
-- loose change and money till pay day: 24 euros and 74 cents. TICK. enables, well, not much!
-- size of overdraft. the GDP of a small african nation. TICK. embrace the debt. and follow the cheese.
-- Fast Times at Ridgemont High (downloading. 17 days and counting) BOLLOX.
--Saving Face (2004) Downloaded. TICK. in freaking CHINESE. er.
--FOOD SUPPLIES. we abund in sticky rice and some...(delicious) dessicated dried fish
-- LA TIZ'S knack for waking me up at 7am with lengthy text messages LEO TOLSTOY could call his own? BOUNDLESS
24 March, 2006
my most prized possession (perhaps, tonight)
23 March, 2006
Chin2 (named after the original filename chin2.mpeg) is a humorous video that became a popular Internet phenomenon. The video features two shirtless Korean youths who dance and lip-sync along with a sped-up version of the Korean language song "Jung Hwa Ban Jeom" (중화반점 "Chinese Restaurant") by the Korean artist Louis.
The clip appeared around 2001 on Korean websites where the two performers gained the nickname, Chun Brothers (춘 브라더스), as they introduced themselves as Maeng Chun-sik (맹춘식) and Maeng Chun-sam (맹춘삼), which sound funny to Korean speakers. The two are actually close friends of the same age, (born in 1982), Choi Chang-guk (최창국) and Kim Jun-ho (김준호). The title of the clip probably comes from Chin-gu, the Korean word for friend.
Several imitators have since made copycat videos (e.g. Unchin2) with the same song, mimicking the original movements. The original pair also made similar videos, chin1.mpeg and chin3.mpeg, which are less well known. (Wikipedia -- the source of unsourced information)
22 March, 2006
House of Yes (1997)
Must be mine too!
Lesly: I don't think you're insane.
Jackie-O: You don't?
Jackie-O: You don't think I'm an eensie weensie bit insane?
Lesly: I don't think you're insane. I think you're just
Jackie-O: [exasperated] Oh please, if everyone around here is
going to start telling the truth, I'm going to bed.
21 March, 2006
well-versed in the art of pidgin
No money for pocket: Financially broke.
Afta much:Inebriated after much alcohol.
Leg no dey stay one place: Restless
Natin spoil: Hey, no worries.
Betta follow: Good fortune
Legedis Benz: Derived from Mercedes Benz. Denotes one without a car who 'legs it' everywhere
Bodi dey inside cloth: I am surviving
20 March, 2006
oats and sparkle, partners in caper mischief, in madrid.
fleeting moments. pickled livers and the 24 hour coma i have no recollection of. oh and skillfully avoided pig tripe.
here were some of the key players
josh you handsome rogue you...born on sept. 10, 1976. your fabulousness was written in the stars
author of a priceless metaphor equating drugs with cheese, was it? xxx
time gous by con loli. la terremoto de alcorcon, CLICK!!
a delightful taste for the grotesque.
david and inigo, professional madonnites.