Sunday, December 27, 2009
For weeks before Xmas vacation, I joked that I was going to take my parents to see "It's Complicated" on Xmas Day, and it turned out to be not so much of a joke because my cousin Lindsy Donahue (the reason I started going by my middle name) also wanted to see it, and so she, my mom, and I went to the 11 am showing of the movie and it was HILARIOUS. I was extra glad that the sex scenes were all Implied and not too much time was spent on Alec Baldwin's hairy 50+ body, and most of their nudity is like, covered in blankets or from the shoulders up, etc. No awkwardness of watching retirement aged folks doin it with mom sittin next to me, PHEW!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
of cool, if I didn't take as many iPhone pics as I do. :( it's already
cramping my style, I'm
2) just finished waiting for my brother in his girlfriend's apartment
complex, pictured, sort of. It's by the community college I went to
(go Orange Coast College Pirates!) and it's bigger than my university
by farrrrr (but I can't say I miss the class sizes or how hard it is
to add a class thats popular (got a funny story about that, I'll tell
it later, it'll be better when I'm not typing with my thumbs) which in
a way bums me out, but at least I'll graduate with more than an
associate's degree this way. Also, brother's gf totally works at
American apparel (score!) so thats super rad! Her name is LeeAr and I
already made that joke (not to her yet) from the great Steve Martin
movie "LA Story" where he gets Sarah Jessica Parker's number and she
writes how to spell her name on his hand: "big S, little a, big N, big
D, little e, big E and then there's a star at the end." I hope she's
seen that movie.
3) I'm in a restaurant with a lot of funny signs and I'm totally
bummin about my cameraphone now.
4) I'm almost guilty that I'm enjoying such nice weather. All these
pussies last night that were trying to spit game at me (new slang
learned from my brother's friends) were bitching about how "cold" it
is and they totally got why I was laughing at them, and it wasn't from
their dr phil impression.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
There we all are drinking a beer in the parking lot:
He followed suit and I totally ran into a bunch of people that were in my bowling class in high school. One of them invited me to "jam" at the recording studios that he works at in Anaheim and when I told him I do not play guitar, he didn't really seem to care. He also told me that his older sister got he and a few of our other friends from bowling class into Heroin and then he went to prison for it (I can't remember if it was 9 months or 18 months, either way it was long enough to be a significant stay) and then I was like, "Did you have the nicest teeth there?" and he answered, "YEAH-How'd you know??!"
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
[RFT wrote about it better than I have time to HERE]
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
But my brother went to high school at Newport Harbor High School, of the MTV reality series...he was only a few years older than the kids on the show so he knew of all of them and my mom said whenever it was running that he'd be all pissed watching it and say stuff like "man, those two people would never go out with one another in real life, this is so fake!" (I read a blog entry where someone agrees with him too) which I think would be funny to see. I just remembered that I also went there for summer school when I was 15. Fancy that.
What made me think of it was that I was looking at this screen shot I took of the area on google maps and noticed that Newport Harbor High wasn't listed as such, and then I figured out why...oh yeah, because they don't want random creeps turning up on a school's campus just because some kids that went there were on MTV...duh.
I saw the first episode but it was boring so I never watched it again. This is the sort of thing that's making me a little anxious to be in the OC for two weeks starting one week from today.
The scariest part about this picture is that I'm most embarrassed that they happened to spring for the fancy poster sized picture while I still skiied and had a perm, while my brother gets to permanently look awesome with his snowboard with graphics of a hangman game on yellow ruled legal pad. :( At least I know how to do both.
Anyways, moving on-- below is what I'm talking about with this awkward interacting with statues of people...I mean, did they tell us to pretend like I was in love with these creepy old man statues? I'm hugging them!
Also, the first picture is an understandable photo op...it's at Knott's Berry Farm, an amusement park (with excellent chicken dinner with strawberry rhubarb soup and biscuits and boysenberry jam mmmmmm I'm not joking, people wait in longer lines for the restaurant than you do for the rollercoasters) but in the second one we are randomly posing with a sign directing us to more shops that are open! I mean, it's most likely at a touristy destination, but I'm guessing we weren't on vacation.
I've never been arrested, but if I ever am, I don't think I'll be as happy as I am in Mickey's Toon Town Jail complete with rubber bars and matching fanny packs!
I guess my brother and I walked away thinking it was still funny to do this unprompted by cheesy parents, because here we are on Hawaiian vacation, ages 12 and 14, our parents out on a romantic day date, and left to our own devices we still choose to pose with the gecko mannequins. I specifically remember that when these pictures were taken, we kept referring to the respective masculine/feminine anthropomorphized gecko mannequins as our "dates"....We'll never learn.
This is his super rad video that's in our current exhibition:
I really like his work, it sits so comfortably between music video and video art and entertaining, that I want to fall asleep in its hand like a kitten. I'm really excited to meet him, but also a little nervous that I have my last final that night, which we've all been emailed that we "don't have to stay for" so I guess I am going to email back that I'm gonna turn in my stuff and book it back to the gallery, and anyone who wants to come is welcome to.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
All I can say is I don't think I've watched any short video ever where my jaw was dropped the whole time and eyes were bugging out of my head totally baffled and I can't even count how many times I said "What the fuck?" during this. I'm sorry in advance for posting this.
this one makes me uncomfortable on a whole separate level altogether.
There are totally more videos but I'm gonna let you guys do that on your own, I'm not into it. See ya!
I have kind of a fear/fascination relationship with the concept of large breasts, mostly because I don't have them, so I guess I find them curious, but I recently came across a few articles about this woman who is famous for having heavy knockers, appearing on America's Got Talent to crush cans with her breasts because they weigh a lot, but what I thought was of interest is that in Belleville, IL, just across the river from here, some guy filed a suit against PT's or some other strip club in the area because he got bruises from her breasts slamming into his neck!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
to add shoes and the right bag to that order as well.
Bowling against the team of friends that my team keeps switching off
first and second place with, on top of forgetting my team shirt is
making me surprisingly neurotic...defense mechanism to get drunk
faster is quickly kicking In.
Quoted from my friend Jake:
Highway 40 / Interstate 64 officially reopens Monday, December 7...which means this Sunday, December 6 is your last chance (with a much much lower probability of death) to ride your bike on the interstate...or walk, but walking is retarded.
Eastbound lanes will be for bicyclists only from 12-4pm between Hanley & Kingshighway...you can apparently jump on at any interchange in between.
[DOWNLOAD THE PDF WITH DEETS]
I did a post when I got my picture (by Ali on my iPhone) taken during the shoot while inverted...[HERE] And now the show is finally here, it's gonna be a fun party with DJ and fun extras, and it's likely that if you go you'll see pictures of several other people you know too:
Announcing the Upside Downy Face show opening!
Friday, December 4, 2009
Tin Can Tavern: Downtown (1909 Locust St.)
12 Upside Downy Images by Brandon Voges of Bruton Stroube Studios
Food, music, exquisite canned beverages, AND...
...The premiere of the full-length behind the scenes video.
for more information: www.brutonstroube.com/blog
SO, will you be there?