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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Life: CSA Box #2!

Yesterday I picked up my second CSA box. I couldn't wait to get home and assess my loot! I was happy to find a couple of new additions.

Life: CSA Box #2!
Veggies & hoops what more does a girl need?!

What I found:
Turnips
Parsley
Blue Kale
Red Kale
Swiss Chard
Rainbow Chard
Red Romaine Lettuce
Spinach
Carrots
Spring Onions
Collard Greens

After I put everything away I whipped up a smoothie:
Strawberries
Blueberries
Spinach
Almond Milk
Ginger
Walnuts

Super yummy! It was heavy on the ginger which I love. I also used some of the red romaine lettuce on our veggie burgers last night. Okay, on to researching turnip recipes now. So far this one sounds like a winner. Keeping it simple is key!

Music: Daedelus LA Nocturn by Eli Stonberg

Daedelus LA Nocturn by Eli Stonberg from Alfred Darlington on Vimeo.

I heart Daedelus!

Hoop Dance: Pop Slide Pop



[Thanks, Special Ops!]

Oh My! So much to learn...completely inspired!

Photos: Ojai, Oh!

Farilla's been itching to get up into the mountains. Fresh air, pine trees, lakes, trails...you get the heavenly picture! We were planning on heading to Big Bear last weekend until we saw the forecast. Unfortunately this California girl doesn't do well in temps below 65 degrees. Thankfully, Farilla wasn't down with the 40/50 degree temps up there either. So, plans changed and we went to Ojai. Yay, for spontaneity! The weather was amazing. The valley and rolling hills were absolutely gorgeous! And my GPS was loaded with caches.

Us...
Us!

Oh, yes we did...
Oh, Yes We Did!

Zooms...
Overlapping

Tiny cache...
Not Large

What Huell's been talking about...
What Huell's Been Talking About

For a few more snaps from this Shutterilla Grand Adventure click here.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Life: Hoop Dance Hands!

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We've been working on vertical isolations and stalls. As with the bruised hip bones and elbows (yes, elbows!) I suppose these will also become less of an issue over time. After all, it's such a small price to pay for all of the fun I'm having!

Art: Electric Company - Letterman



Whoa, this takes me back!

Hoop Dance: Flow Show


Bax at Flow Show - 4/24/09 from Hoopsie Daisy on Vimeo.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

Humor: Indexed - Or Certain Corners Of Ohio















[Indexed]

Art: This Makes Me Happy!

Things that make me happy!

Yes, please!

Running: We Did It!



Three treks to the gym this week. It feels great. As we were walking in this AM I was totally whining because I didn't want to be there. Farilla was encouraging and reminded me how great I'd feel after my run. Once again, he was right. Thanks, Love, for the support.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Life: Breakfast!

This is how we made sure nothing in my CSA box went to waste...

Breakfast This AM

I didn't purchase a box this week. Trying to coordinate meals which include those greens turned out to be a lot more work than I anticipated. A week long break from having to think that much about food will be a good thing. I must say that our morning juice was fantastically hard core! Duuuude!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Life: Animal Rights Demonstration @ UCLA!


Life: Animal Rights Demonstration @ UCLA!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

So this is the 'big' animal rights demonstration we've been reading about for the last week!? Oops, nevermind...

UCLA Demonstration 4.22.09:: Pro Animal Testing

Turns out there were quite a few more (as in hundreds) demonstrators in support of humane animal-involved testing/research than anti-animal testers.

Humor: Sideshow Freaks Rule!


Can the iPod shuffle be swallowed? from Gizmodo on Vimeo.

Learn how to suppress your own gag reflex here.

Running: Treadmill Madness



I heart Green Light mornings. It took exactly 5 minutes to get to the gym this AM. And despite a treadmill with a mind of its own I'm really happy with my workout. Such a nice way to kick off Earth Day!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Life: We're Multilingual, Like That!

Farilla (2:02:56 PM): Just hit 102!
See (2:07:21 PM): WOW! Where are you?
Farilla (2:34:45 PM): San Pedro!
See (2:37:02 PM): that's hot!
Farilla (2:38:23 PM): like a tamale!
See (2:38:30 PM): Oooh...yum!
Farilla(2:45:04 PM): 104!
Farilla (2:46:45 PM): Dude! Hace frick'n calor!
See (2:49:24 PM): Palabra!


Life: So Cal Temps!

Currently in San Pedro!

Running: Feeling Great!



I seriously feel great! This morning started off rough but I'm glad pushed through the tummy ache and made it to the gym. Feeling like I'm finally starting to hit my stride....again.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Life: Realization, 6 Months Later!


Life: Realization, 6 Months Later!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Oh, Commander!

Life: It's Been A While!

Life: It's Been A While!
Life: It's Been A While!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Life: Farilla Getting Aggro!


Life: Farilla Getting Aggro!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Rope swing along the Mandeville Canyon hike.

Life: That's One Big Hoop!


Life: That's One Big Hoop!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Yesterday we ventured up to the Topanga Earth Day Festival in Topanga Canyon. We had a blast despite the heat. Tons of fantastic vendors selling hemp, bamboo and organic cotton tribal'esque wearables. Yes, I was in heaven and even managed to walk away with a couple of new treasures. After lunching on a veggie sammich and a spinach and mushroom tamale (Mmmm, so good) we went down to Anah's (aka Hoopalicious) booth for some hooping. Farilla couldn't resist the the giganto hoop. Unfortunately, what I wasn't able to capture here were
the two little boys who began jumping over the long end of the hoop with each successful rotation.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Life: My CSA Box From South Central Farmers Cooperative

In case you've ever wondered what fourteen pounds of leafy winter green looks like... well, there you have it. On Wednesday I picked up my first CSA box from the South Central Farmers Cooperative filled with local, sustainable and organic produce. They have a drop-off location all of four blocks from my office. So convenient.

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Here's what $15.00 bought me:
Red Kale
Blue Kale
Black Kale
Red Romaine Lettuce
Butter Crunch Lettuce
Cilantro
Collard Greens
Mustard Greens
Bloomsdale Spinach
Red Beets
Rainbow Chard
Swiss Chard

Thank goodness for my blender and Tim & Tessa's juicer. Otherwise, I don't know how I'd get through all of this before it starts to wilt.

What I've made so far:
Wednesday night I sauteed up the three Kales & two Chards with garlic, lemon juice, chili pepper powder and olive oil. We ate this with some Quinoa. Admittedly it was just okay...too many competing flavors amongst the greens. Lesson learned. For lunch the next day I made a salad with the romaine, butter crunch, red onion, walnuts, tomatoes, n/f Feta with a Vinaigrette dressing. Yum City! And last night while researching green smoothies I threw together a very non-green beet, blueberry, kale, walnut, n/f plain yogurt, vanilla almond milk smoothie...double yum city. In fact, I'm sipping on one of these as I type.
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Between what we've already eaten and what I've given away I've still barely made a dent in the box. Yep, I foresee a major juicing extravaganza this weekend! Interweb, if you have any recipe suggestions feel free to leave 'em in the comments below!

Film: Enlighten Up - Opens TODAY!



SANTA MONICA
Laemmle’s Monica-4
1:00, 3:10, 5:20, 7:40, 10:00

PASADENA
Laemmle’s Playhouse-7
(11:00AM), 3:10, 5:25, 7:40

Thursday, April 16, 2009

LOST: Untangled - Some Like It Hoth

Music: Fever Ray - When I Grow Up



Sound familiar? Fever Ray = Karin Dreijer Andersson from The Knife.

Running: One To Go...



We've challenged ourselves to get to the gym at least 3 times this week.  Two down...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Running: 500K



I hit 500K this AM. Other than that it was biz as usual.

Monday, April 13, 2009

UPDATE: Music: Feist - The Water


OOPS!

Sorry if you missed this sneak preview.

It was only available online until 4/16.


[Pitchfork]

Broken Social Scene leader Kevin Drew directs Feist and actor Cillian Murphy in this 15-minute short film featuring Feist's title track. It's a haunting fairy tale that's as miraculous as it is unsettling.

Brrrrrrrrrrrr!

Life: Shade...The Movie!



Bunny smack down in full-effect!

Music: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Life: Seems Reasonable!


Life: Seems Reasonable!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Life: Saadhu...Killin' It!


Life: Saadhu...Killin' It!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Next Shade, May 30th. On the Beach!

Life: Shade!

Life: Shade!
Life: Shade!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Life: Shade!!!

Life: Shade!!!
Life: Shade!!!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

I spy a QUEST!  And Saadhu's on the decks! Oh my!

Friends: Surprise!


Friends: Surprise!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Last night the lovely ladies of the Slice threw a surprise 50th birthday dinner & party for Kheddarz. The gift(s) they had made for him are absolutely gorgeous and will make their debut adorning The Tower on the Playa this summer. Lauren picked up this delish lemon cake and Sandra constructed the mini Tower topper. Brava, Ladies! And Happy Birthday, Krz. It's like the celebration never ends!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Art: I'd Eat That!

Homesliced!

From BreadArtProject.com...
The Bread Art Project was created by the Grain Foods foundation to help increase awareness of the growing hunger problem in the United States. $1 goes to Feeding America for every piece of bread art you create.
Homeslice your very own piece of toast here!

Running: That OTHER Gym



I went to Farilla's gym this AM which is technically now my other gym. I love having him as a workout partner. Motivation factor X's 2 = Good Stuff! Not to mention the positive influence he'll have on my (non-existent) stretching regime.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Art: Get Excited & Make Things































by Matt Jones

Limited editions available in the following sizes:
8x10 = $20.00 SOLD OUT
11x14 = $50.00
16x20 = $200.00
24x26 = $1,000.00

For more information or to purchase click here.

I'm currently loving anything that mocks the totally played out 1939 British war propaganda poster Keep Calm & Carry On. Open any design blog these days and you'll no doubt see it on a wall in the background. Enough already!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Life: Circus Training!

Life: Circus Training!
Life: Circus Training!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio


It's official, I ran away and joined The Circus. The DWD Circus to be more precise. We had a our first photo shoot yesterday afternoon. The theme was Backstage Birdcage...I kid you not. The 'Stache was in full-effect. Pics to follow!

In prep for the circus I've been honing my hoop-dance skillz. I wish I could put into words what it's like to 'get' a move! All I can say for sure is that I now know what sheer brilliance feels like. Oh My! I'm completely addicted. HUGE thanks to Special Ops, my favorite FIRE hoop-dancing goddess! If it wasn't for all of your love, support and encouragement I'd still be just hooping around my waist. Yawn-city!

Photos: Farilla's Birfday Weekend!

A couple of weeks ago we celebrated Farilla's 37th twirl around the sun! Pi Day was spent soaking in mineral baths, playing in the mud and re-hydrating in The Grotto at Glenn Ivy Hot Springs. Who knew a full day of relaxation could be so exhausting. From there we pushed on to Yucca Valley/Joshua Tree where I treated Farilla to dinner at Crossroads Cafe & Tavern. I thought the Tavern filled with climbers fresh off the rocks would be a perfectly nostalgic setting for Farilla's (other) birthday dinner. Good times, good food and a good-long wait to get our food led to a nice conversation (and free bday beer) with the owner of the tavern.

The next morning we were on the hunt for a rental property in the area which I read about last year in Apartment Therapy. Just our luck, we ran into the architect. Robert was kind enough to spare a few minutes to give us a tour of his rental (pictured below) along with another rental he's currently working on...picture an infinity pool and jacuzzi just off of the living room. Yum! We've been thinking this might be a great setting to host a future Playa Surfers/Homeslice gathering-of-the-tribes. DJ's, dust off those decks! With a full kitchen, large jacuzzi, fire pit, full bath, BBQ and all-around righteous setting this space might just make a perfect location for a little desert glamping!

Isolation

View From The Jacuzzi

After our tour of the rentals we spent some time geocaching with my new(ish) handheld GPS.

My New'ish Toy!

Put 'er Back

SUCH A Beautiful Day!

We worked up an appetite finding a couple of caches so we made our way into The Park for a picnic lunch. We stumbled upon a familiar spot in Jumbo Rocks where we decided to feast on sammiches and enjoy the sunshine for a bit. Farilla was so inspired by the moment that he decided to break out the Buugeng.

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So much fun! I still can't believe how much we were able to squeeze into that weekend.  Thanks, Love, for being born!

For a few more snaps from our adventure click here.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Art: KMNDZ @ Hi-Fructose Overdose

Art: KMNDZ @ Hi-Fructose Overdose
Art: KMNDZ @ Hi-Fructose Overdose
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Complete righteousness!  Though, admittedly, at first glimpse I thought this was by Brian Despain.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Music: MGMT + Daft Punk = One More Time to Pretend (Immuzikation Blend)



With a splash of The Doors, to boot!

Life: Happy Grilled Cheese Month!

Pete's...YUM City!

In honor of all of this cheesy melty goodness Clementine is once again paying homage to the grilled cheese sammich by offering a special month-long menu dedicated to...you guessed it! Their menu, which changes weekly, will feature 5 different sandwiches each week. All of which can be prepared meatless! Yay, for veg-friendliness!

3AM Grilled Chez Deluxe

Also, taking place later this month with be the 1st 7th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational. I have yet to personally partake in this event but who knows....this year might be the winner! The location will be announced on the 20th. Until then mark your calendars for the big event on the 25th.

Art: If I Was A Robot

[via: Botropolis]