TODAY:

a pseudo-dairy, without the feelings

I found some things I've been looking for! (Especially the first one) →

*rana june: Words That Don’t Exist in the English Language

Gheegle: (Filipino) The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute.

Cualacino: (Italian) The mark left on a table by a cold glass.

Sgriob: (Gaelic) The itchiness that overcomes the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky

L’esprit de escalier: (French) The feeling you…

— 2 years ago with 4988 notes
I make amends for forgetting yesterday.

Sunday I hung out in the Mission with Mike and his sister, ostensibly searching for a chair for his new place but really trying to soak up as much SF sun as waking up at 1:30pm, wickedly hungover would allow. Although I’m a fan of cheap stuff and the gems that Goodwill doth hold, the trendier home furniture and design stores up and down Valencia are baller. Some many amazing Danish chairs, beautiful little things, and a lamp along the same lines of this one that I now want to make myself ($hundredsofdollars, yeah right)

The one I saw was on a black boxy stand and was so out of date, much like the globe I have at home. Project!

— 2 years ago

I heard a new band I would like to follow.

nightfogreader:

“Jungle” is the new single off the Ganglians forthcoming LP Still Living (Lefse Records) due 8/23/11. The sound is still psych-pop, but perhaps with a more refined weirdness. Still Living was recorded with Robby Moncrieff (who recorded Dirty Projectors’ Bitte Orca) at The Hanger Studios in Sacramento. Singer/guitarist Ryan Grubbs is now a resident of San Francisco, so it’s likely you’ll be hearing more from the Ganglians.

First 50 orders receive a limited cassette of the album, so pre-order this pup.

-Pedro

— 2 years ago with 5 notes
Was a day of ideas I want to try harder with.

I totally thought of this in some iteration before going to Venice!

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Water for Elephants reminded me I could go back to my thesis. And Carnivale!

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Most important new goal: wear a maxi skirt. Preferably with heels.

— 2 years ago
I played tennis.

By myself but it was a good round. This is my favorite tennis-related artwork:

But this non-famous, non-Revolutionary image is more to the tangential point.

This is a game of jeu de paume, the 16th-century French precursor to tennis. This engraving may or may not depict a match at the Jeu de Paume, a court in the Tuileries gardens of Paris that is now a national art gallery of the same name where I cried at an André Kértesz exhibition in December.

— 2 years ago
I created this blog.

Things have been building to this:

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— 2 years ago