Friday, July 30, 2010

Mine: My New Favorite Art Print

I don't know why I love this so much but I do!

Long-Neck Bird Reaches The End
by Leontine Greenberg
Signed & Numbered Limited Edition
Available @ Gallery 1988

DIY: My Dad Is A Robot Mechanic

My Dad Is A Robot Mechanic

I knew all of those Make Magazine gift subscriptions for my Father would finally pay off.  He made a Robot (Make Magazine Volume 21) for me which was unveiled last night via Skype! As soon as I get tired of cuddling with it it's going on our fireplace mantel.  I have a request in for a dozen more.  Two words: ROBOT ARMY!  Did I mention that the arms move?  Righteous!  Thanks, Dad!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Photos: MoonBounce Birthday!

This is how we spent Sunday afternoon.  Happy BirthWEEK Tony!  I wish we could celebrate your birthday everyday!  Wall-E MoonBounce forevah!

Big Kids only.....

Bringing down the house...

Recovery team...

Tony's B-day gift...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Life: End Of July Garden Update...

We (still) have a ton of ripening tomatoes.

I harvested our first three Beefsteaks! Although, as you can see, they're not very beefy.

Yellow Peppers are finally starting to yellow. I was convinced they would never turn.

One of our Swiss Chard plants is still going strong as is our Kale. Lettuces and Spinach are all done. Our two hot pepper plants are producing like crazy! If you want some let me know. Corn is still not doing much since the incident.  Eggplant has a bunch of flowers so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.  Cantaloupe has a few flowers...again, fingers crossed.  Zucchini is doing well and producing a few zukes right now. Most of the herbs are flourishing.  And we're getting another round of strawberries!  Hopefully we'll get to them before the critters this time.  I think it's time to start plotting out our Fall garden plantings.  I'm thinking we need to do another round of onions, some broccoli and more tomatoes.  We'll see!

Music: Chemical Brothers - Another World


Monday, July 26, 2010

Life: My New Talisman

Last Saturday Mission Control hosted The Day Out of Time: Burner Bazaar & Craft Day. It was so much fun. We ran into a ton of friends. All of the designers were so incredibly talented. It took a lot of restraint to keep from spending too much money.  That said, I am very pleased with my one purchase. Meet my new talisman...
Life: My New Talisman!

Photos: Things Seen In Our Hood....

Life: Mr. Meowsenstein (aka Sammy)

Life: Mr. Meowsenstein (aka Sammy)
Life: Mr. Meowsenstein (aka Sammy)
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

He has fleas so he can't come inside.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Life: Yes He Does!

Life: Yes He Does!
Life: Yes He Does!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Food: Baby Bella Sliders w/ Herbed Goat Cheese

Food: Baby Bella Sliders w/ Herbed Goat Cheese
Food: Baby Bella Sliders w/ Herbed Goat Cheese
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

A few of my favorite burger joints serve Sliders but I have yet to find a place that offers a vegetarian option. So last night I decided to make my own. I kid you not when I say that these mini burgers are one of the yummiest things my taste buds have ever experienced. I marinated the baby portobella mushrooms in a homemade vinaigrette dressing for about 45 minutes before popping them on the grill.  Farilla spread a little herbed goat cheese (made with herbs from our garden) on the burger buns...and voilá...mouthwatering deliciousness!

Humor: Your Oil Spill Cost Me My Job

ModMan strikes again!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Life: Black Bean & Spinach Enchiladas

Life: Black Bean & Spinach Enchiladas
Life: Black Bean & Spinach Enchiladas
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Farilla made his first enchiladas last night. I told him this makes him practically Mexican.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Life: Straight Off Of Our Apple Tree

Life: Straight Off Of Our Apple Tree
Life: Straight Off Of Our Apple Tree
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

First apple of the season! Apparently this tree has never produced edible fruit before. Lucky us!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

LIfe: Mid-July Garden Update

First, the bad news: City workers trampled our garden a few weeks ago while trimming back our Eucalyptus tree which had intertwined itself in the power lines that run down the back of the property lines on our block.  Boo!  Artichoke was squashed but seems to be recovering.  Tomato plants lost a few branches.  I found the one hot pepper we had growing at the time lying in the dirt next to the pepper plant.  And our Corn.....*sigh*...well, the corn received the worst of it....

Our lovely little stalks were mangled. The tall center stalks were even missing on a couple of the plants. We've tried to stake some of them back up and we've continued to water and care for them but they seem to be stunted. Little to no growth has occurred since that afternoon. I couldn't be more disappointed.

The good news:

We have tomatoes! They FINALLY started turning red last week. Our five tomato plants are as tall as I am and they're FULL of fruit. This almost makes up for our crushed corn.

Tomatoes v. Corn:

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Life: LA Hoopers HoopJam

Life: LA Hoopers HoopJam
Life: LA Hoopers HoopJam
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Venice Beach, CA

Just another fantastic day in Soul Cal. Thank you sunshine for gracing us with your presence for a couple hours this afternoon. This June gloom carryover we've been experiencing is for suckas.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Music: The National - Lemonworld

High Violet

Photos: Yosemite 6/2010

Hi Internet!  I know it's been a while.  The last couple 'o months have been crazy-busy.  So much so that I just realized I never posted my Maker Faire Photos.  Stand by....I'll get on that soon.  Until then enjoy a few snaps from our recent Yosemite adventure. 

We shot up north to Yosemite National Park a couple of weekends ago for the much anticipated TnT wedding event.  KABOOM!  The weekend went a little something like this...

Friday Night Open House:
Photo courtesy of Yeva & Alex

Saturday Morning Rafting Trip...
Photo courtesy of Yeva & Alex

Tunnel View Saturday Day...
Tunnel View

Tunnel View Saturday Night (Full Moon)
Tunnel View...Full Moon'd

Upper Yosemite Falls Illuminated by The Full Moon...
Upper Yosemite...Full Moon'd

Sunday Morning Bridal Prep...

Sunday Ceremony on Glacier Point...
Photo courtesy of Yeva & Alex

Monday Hike To Vernal Falls...
Photo courtesy of Yeva & Alex

Congrats, again, to TnT! And a huge thanks to Yeva & Alex...Team Adventure! The rest of my photos from our Yosemite weekend can be viewed here.

Music: Jónsi - Around Us

We all want to grow with the seeds we will sow
We all want to go with the breeze we will blow
We all want to know when we're all meant to go
To a place you and I...Will Call Home.


Monday, July 5, 2010

Art: Blu - Big Bang Big Boom

Brilliant, once again.  I only have two questions...

How much paint?
How much time?

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Life: You Know It's A Good Day When....

Life: You Know It's A Good Day When....
Life: You Know It's A Good Day When....
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

...you get to play dress up with one hundred or so of the most
fantastic people in your world!