***BE THE CHANGE***

Thursday, February 26, 2009

iCandy: Hello Kitty Collab With MAC Cosmetics



Now that's what I call iCandy!

Life: 16 Days And Counting...

Pi Day Countdown

Running: Tell Me Your Politik



My focus this AM was on pace rather than distance. Politik from Coldplay (surprisingly) became my power song. I replayed it three times because I was able to keep pace perfectly with the kick drum. So well, in fact, that at one point I thought I could hear my feet pounding on the treadmill over the volume of the song.  Not the case, fortunately, considering what a huge pet peeve that is for me.  Anyway, I'm rambling...

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Life: One-stop Shopping


Life: One-stop Shopping
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

I needed a rug and he needed a trim. We're efficient like that!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

DIY: Cereal Box Gift Bag


DIY: Cereal Box Gift Bag
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Reduce, reuse, recycle...but don't EVER get caught re-gifting!

Art: DIRTY HANDS - The Art And Crimes Of David Choe



Dave Choe (bad ass artist and creator of my beloved Choegal) will be up in SF screening his documentary next month. If you're in the hood this is not to be missed!

From Dave's blog...

DIRTY HANDS will screen twice:

1. Saturday, March 14, 2009
9:30pm, Castro Theatre, San Francisco (1400 seats)

2. Tuesday, March 17, 2009
4:30pm, Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, San Francisco (169 seats)

Art: Geek Graff

Thanks to J-9 I can't stop Wordle'ing!!! I call this Ode To Pi...

Art: Geek Graff - Ode To Pi

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wish List: WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT!


















Does it get any more beautiful that this?

The Exchange
by Brain Despain
7 available @ Roq La Rue
$300

Green: FUEL - Change Your Fuel, Change The World



























By Sunday both of our wonderful communities were abuzz with info about Josh Tickell's film FUEL. Farilla contacted Rebecca Harrell for free tix to Sunday evening's screening in Santa Monica. It felt really good to support such a positive film about solutions to America's oil addiction.

Synopsis:
FUEL is an insightful portrait of America’s addiction to oil and an uplifting testament to the immediacy of new energy solutions. Director, Josh Tickell, a young activist, shuttles us on a whirlwind journey to track the rising domination of the petrochemical industry—from Rockefeller’s strategy to halt Ford’s first ethanol cars to Vice President Cheney's petrochemical company sponsored energy legislation — and reveals a gamut of available solutions to "repower America" —from vertical farms that occupy skyscrapers to algae facilities that turn wastewater into fuel. Tickell and a surprising array of environmentalists, policy makers, and entertainment notables take us through America’s complicated, often ignominious energy past and illuminate a hopeful, achievable future, where decentralized, sustainable living is not only possible, it’s imperative.




FUEL screenings have been extended another week in Santa Monica due to grassroots efforts. w00t!!! And even more screenings will be opening across the country in the next few days. The film needs 2,000 viewers here in LA in order to get national distribution. Please support this documentary by watching it and helping to get the word out.

For FREE tickets to see FUEL
this Friday (2/20) @ 7pm in Los Angeles/Santa Monica send and email entitled "ABUNDANCE 2" to rebecca@thefuelfilm.com.

Change Your Fuel, Change The World!

Art: Coraline - Handmade Craftiness In 3D



I have a new appreciation for cinema-filled rainy day weekends. Farilla took me to see Coraline in 3D on Saturday evening....absolutely visually stunning! Despite feeling like there were a couple of weak spots in the story-line this didn't in anyway detract from my overall enjoyment of the film. I was too busy studying all of the handmade delighfulness bursting from every scene! Ahhh, I LOVE me some stop motion!

And I'm especially loving all of the crafty creativeness inspired by this film. Thanks to Tikabelle you can get the knitting pattern for your very own Coraline gloves here AND her star spangled sweater here.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Travel: Dubai Is For Suckas!



[Boing Boing]
People are literally fleeing this place, to date leaving 3000 cars stranded at the airport with keys still in the ignition. And the reason for this is that if you default on your Dubai mortgage, you can end up in a debtors prison.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Life: Happy Day Of LOVE!

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I'm pretty sure it was fate...
A year ago I posted the Ultimate Valentine.  
Farilla's birthday is on 3/14.
My birthday is on 1/23.

And just like that...
3/14 + 1/23 = Pi(e)

Love!

DIY: Homemade Valentine For My Valentine


DIY: Homemade Valentine For My Valentine
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Spirograph-tastic!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Music: Spinnerette - Sex Bomb (Remixed By Adam Freeland)



Number one isn't a bad place to be! Bravo all around!

Running: A 5 Mile Morning



That's the last time I set a goal for myself so publicly...Wednesday morning I had the audacity to say "Next time...5 miles". This morning I EASILY could have stopped at 3...yawn! Then I thought I'd push on and at least match my last run. At the 4.5 mile mark I figured another half mile wouldn't kill me. Who knew running could be such a mental game!

For your entertainment here's my Nike+Mini:

Thursday, February 12, 2009

LOST: LOST Untangled - 505



If you haven't already done so be sure to check out Jeff Jensen's SUPER INSIGHTFUL six page rundown of last night's show over at EW.com. Damn he's good....

Humor: Joaquin Phoenix on Letterman



"Joaquin, I'm sorry you couldn't be here tonight."- DL

This seriously made me laugh out loud?! Poor Dave...yes I said it, POOR DAVE!

Life: Happy 200th Birthday, Chuck!

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin! w00t! I suspect the Father of Evolution would have smiled for this photo had he seen the Finch-tastic banner Google has up today! Mad propz for all of your hard work, Chuck. I'm doing a little celebratory birfday shuffle in your honor right now (to the new Gui Boratto tune I just downloaded). I only wish we were all evolving at the same rate....if that were the case this major mistake may never have happened.

Life: Oops, Almost Forgot!


Life: Oops, Almost Forgot!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio
I nearly forgot to post this lovely little gem I peeped yesterday around sunset'ish. It's the little things that make me smile!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Burning Man: It's So Pretty!

Humor: Indexed - Thanks For That!















Smiling at strangers is one of my favorite sports....I just can't help myself! It's one of the easiest things we can do to evoke a positive emotional reaction out of another person. The power behind this small gesture never ceases to amaze me! Smile!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Running: Thanks, Guilt!

Good run this AM.  Glad I made it out of the house.  It was cold and dark when I left...two of the main reasons I can't seem to get my ass out of bed more regularly in the mornings.  After waking up yesterday at 5:30 and never getting to the gym the guilt set in...YAY, guilt!  This seems to be my biggest motivator these days.  

For Amy:  I NEARLY achieved a post runners high this AM.  And by nearly I mean that I didn't get to that super euphoric state but I was almost there....everything just felt REALLY good.  Every breath I took was stellar and I didn't notice any aches, pains or muscle twitches like my last few runs.  I suspect if I run a bit harder next time I'll get there.  

Oh and I think it's worth noting that this was my first run in months where I didn't feel pain in rib muscles on the right side (an old post surgery injury)...SUCH a good sign!  Things are loosening up!

  

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Humor: David After A Visit To The Dentist



[Thanks DaBomb]

This is my 7 year old son who had an extra tooth removed last summer, 2008. I had the camera because he was so nervous before I wanted him to see before and after.

He was so out of it after, I had to carry him out of the office. The staff was laughing and I had tears it was so funny.


Seriously funny, (poor little guy)! I've seen this exact same reaction in grown men out on the Playa...only mushrooms were involved.

Humor: Indexed - So True!