Monday, April 23, 2012

Duck Frayands

Some new friends I made while traveling through the hill country... my favorite part is around the 1:20 mark - I highly recommend it.

PS - do any of y'all feel weird when you hear yourself recorded.  I sound like such a loser/weirdo/robot.  Creeps me out.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Springtime in Texas

Last week, I went on a road trip around Texas to get back to my roots before I move to Taiwan next month - and this is what I saw!

Boots on a Fence

Flowers Fighting

Lazy Lily Pads on the Guadalupe

Hot Springs
More Boots!

Turtles Taking Sun

Old Roots, Man

Stonehenge II & Easter Island Moai - Obviously. 


The Texas hill country is a magical place... the Guadalupe river and driving forever down the vast twisty-turney, flower studded country roads.  Sneaking out at night to stare at the stars - caressed by the sweet, smokey air. 

So. Good. 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Meet MayMay

My best friend at her cousin's wedding reception at the Bayou Club last weekend.... SHE'S GOING VIRAL YALL.  

Check out the drummer's face.  Priceless. 

Feliz Pascua!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


My latest trip to Philadelphia and New York leaves me with Murals on the mind.  My love for this particular art form dates back to the summer of 2002, when I fell in love with Diego Rivera on a trip to Mexico City.  Later, I studied his murals and works at my university.  Murals can change history and the way people view it. They can completely change a broken city to one beautiful, surviving and vibrant.  

In South Philadelphia, in an alley strewn with crime, broken glass, and syringes, I find a beautiful lovers mosaic...  
and a South Philly Mermaid.

Mural on the Wall at the Carlyle Cafe Paints the Mood - NYC

Woody Allen Playing the Clarinet with the New Orleans Rag Time Band Didn't Hurt Either...
Another View of Carlyle Cafe Late Night

And my favorite...
Diego Rivera's 'Agrarian Leader Zapata' (1931)
Diego Rivera is at the MoMA right now.  If you can, check him out.

JR's TED Prize Wish: Use Art to Turn the World Inside Out
Interesting Video on How Art Can Save the World

Murals, Street Art, and Graffitti have all become a way today to express the view of the people, and when used in the right way can evoke beauty and create a positive outlook that can change the world!