Friday, March 31, 2006
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Saturday, March 25, 2006
Last night I met my friend Yvette at Duke's Restaurant at Malibu. The reception area is full of Hawaiian kitsch like this doll.
My mother used to collect dolls in national dress; she didn't have a Hawaiian one, though she had little plastic Fijian dolls. As an adult, I started making dolls as gifts for Mum, which eventually led me to joining a local doll club, which is where I met Yvette.
The last doll I made was Bruce. I lost interest in dollmaking after that ... but Yvette and I have stayed good friends. Thanks for a nice evening Evie. I'm sorry I was a bit grumpy at the start, and I'm also sorry I didn't pick up your valet tab. What was I thinking??
Posted by Hashi at 11:20 PM
Friday, March 24, 2006
My workplace held a "team-building" afternoon at The Getty Center today. It was a warm spring day, so after lunch and the architecture tour, I found myself a spot in the garden to write to my daughter, and sketch. I should probably have been hanging with the team, but I couldn't resist the lure of some quiet time.
Posted by Hashi at 6:59 PM
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Monday, March 20, 2006
Down the road from my house is "antique row" in Canoga Park. It's an odd little section of town, a mix of the skanky and the genteel. Sex shops, head shops and tattoo parlours intersperse the antique stores. There's a shiny clean, well-patronized community theatre, and really grotty junk shops. A vegetarian restaurant and grocery store, and several sleazy bars. It's like this little microcosm of the city. The other day, in an attempt to lift my mood, I gave myself a $10 budget and went exploring. By the time I'd spent $7.75, I was feeling (a) a little better and (b) in desperate need of some hand sanitizer, so I called it a day.
Posted by Hashi at 9:25 AM
Sunday, March 19, 2006
Saturday, March 18, 2006
Friday, March 17, 2006
Sunday, March 12, 2006
two years of laughter
two years of compromise and melding
two years of exploring the world, new ideas, and each other
two years of learning what it feels like to truly be loved
two years of letting go and trusting
two years of thick, thin, and everything in between
and many, many more to come
Posted by Hashi at 3:49 PM
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Another sketchcrawl, and this time the famous Danny Gregory joined us. We crawled around Union Station and Olvera Street, then shared our sketchbooks over lunch at Philippe the Original. Bad weather was forecast, but we actually had some sunshine. What a lovely way to spend half a day.
Posted by Hashi at 5:16 PM
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
I stopped eating meat a few months ago, and now I think I'm protein-deprived. I have a headache nearly every day, and I'm very often hungry. I need to examine my diet and make sure I'm getting enough types and quantities of the nutrition my body needs. Because something's not going right.
Posted by Hashi at 9:25 PM