20 January 2009

stairway to food stamps

i sold my books and cd's for bus fare. the other day at the market i thought about getting white rice avocado rolls instead of brown rice to save $0.50. others than the black peacoat my dad sponsored for me b/c my old one belonged to a dead woman, i haven't purchased new or old clothing for 6 months. i've been cutting my own hair with an apron and hand-held mirror in the garage. i thought about pawning off my gym membership. i even thought about cancelling my netflix subscription.

the ultimate indication of complete self-negligence due to extreme poverty: i stopped going to the farmer's market and i now buy groceries from the chinese store for $0.69/lb. this may not seem extreme to you but i'd give up shelter first before good food.

09 January 2009

laura circa 1986

nice shave

avec Mr. Coppola
(not Madonna)

she gets with Kyle McLaughlan and Isabella Rosellini flies out like a bat naked on prom night

06 January 2009

bill's magical garden

casey, joey, co and i took a field trip to bill's garden at the elementary school during the spring. we passed by some charcoal-colored mountains along the way. when we saw bill working in his delightful garden, it was like his life had frozen just when it'd reached a nice balance. i felt the slow calmness i always felt in sb and nowhere else. i saw bill at the co-op the other day and he'd gotten rid of his suspenders+sweatpants combo.

chillest dude with the best job


hot compost

elementary skool kidz' mural

very healthy vermicompost bin

a small bunny dines around here

02 January 2009

my favorite dining spots in los angeles

- father nature on delaney and union has great falafel/tabouli/radish combos. workers are a bit shitty though but that's probs b/c they're a fam. and it's like a steamroom during summer. but you can just grab your wrap and sit in smith alley and bake outside.

- il fornaio in olde town is great. i get a cup of tea for 3 bucks and sit in the alley with sunglasses and watch people come out from the corner of my eye. it's a bit harder to look into ppl actually inside il fornaio but there were these uber fine workers - a waiter who was like fabio meets don juan and this bartender who looked like the petit prince - i'm not sure who's working there now.

- there's a new chinese veggie restaurant on valley and del mar. nice environment and cheap lotion in the toilet. food's great but for chinese veggie places in general stay away from fried chicken/rib balls. i always get steamed tofu fish and seaweed. my ex-friend and i got lunch there once for only $12 total. and i enjoy going back to see the owner in a different faƧonnable shirt each time. his most recent one was cheesy - it had a french flag on the breast pocket.

- there's a good place on las tunas - i forgot exact place but there's a custodian supply shop across. the joint is called fine garden chinese veggie. their food/plates aren't as swanky as the valley one, but they've larger portions. there's this small fountain that continuously runs water next to the toilet you'll enjoy seeing. plus free buddhism books.