Friday, 31 December 2010

heroes in a half shell!

roc bank. underwater viewing area.
was so so much better in real life (is pretty awesome in this pic only, photo by divya avec instagram) the leaves and dust and things were swirling about in super slow mo HD way...national geographic meets gus van sant. plus they looked positively glowy and golden...and just before this the croc was facing the opp way...and turned slowly to directly face us with it's teeth bared. and then turned away. and super adventurous turtes decided to walk right by it. like they were on a dare. or dancing.

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

dream: prancing cera

me and divya were in this awesome shiny white old of those chrome jobs. like so:
it was night and divya was driving down this dark road sort of like last highway but less creepy and with more traffic. think it was meant to be LA. and there's this pedestrian running down the road right in front of our car like it's perfectly normal. and it's michael cera! in a black hoodie/tee and grey/khakhi running shorts. and i roll down the windscreen and say hello. we're stopped in traffic so he reaches through and hugs me and divya and does the whole so nice to meet you thing. but like he's genuinely made new friends. he's a good hugger. we ditch the car and decide to walk to the concert which coincidentally he's also going to. many ppl playing at the pyramid hall. i think we were going for freelance whales but coldplay was also playing...anyhoo he knows his way around and shows us in...but we cant get seats all together and he has to go do famous people stuff. and im sitting by this middle aged indian lady (35?) and her many relatives come by and say hi to me...and im a bit disgruntled because of the change in mood. i look up and altho we're in a medium sized room shaped like this:
the roof is a glass pyramid lit up pretty.

cera's making an announcement of some sort and calls us up on stage...and then somehow the place floods and then it's just the two of us (me and michael) trying to use the wooden stage as a giant raft. bickering like we're on the amazing race :) it's day and there are trees and things..

Saturday, 25 December 2010

a very youtube christmas

tv was disappointing! where have all the good christmas movies gone? the classic fare! woe! woe is us! thank santa for youtube!
  1. oscar hates christmas #sesamestreet
  2. a very zombie holiday #childrenyouregoingtohavetoshootgrandma
  3. twelve interesting amendments #melanie griffith #bornyesterday
  4. wikileaks christmas song 2o10 #DanAndDan #leakingallthecrackerjokes
  5. white christmas #asongfromJedandMoWhedon
  6. christmas time #timeforalittlenostalgia #backstreetboys
  7. baby it's cold outside #glee #klaine
  8. the little drummer boy/peace on earth #bingandbowie
  9. mull of kintyre #macca
  10. the nanny/mad tv stop motion/alvin and the chipmunks #traditionaltoonage
  11. all i want for christmas is you #mariah!
  12. grape jelly #thegrandfinale #mixed nuts

Monday, 6 December 2010

Sunday, 5 December 2010


i watch a lot more videos of people playing uke/guitar now that i have a uke. i think the thing i've got to sort out in my own playing is more to do with my brain than my hands. I've got to let one hand do it's own thing while letting the other do another thing. chords vs. strumming. they are kind of independent of each an extent. one goes on. one changes. got to get my left brain sorted out. got to get it to stop thinking so much.

i have way less trouble with picking. which makes sense. have to think about both hands at the same time. synching things up. makes more sense to my brain than the staying out of each other's way sort of thinking.

hee it's like that movie - i think it was called idle hands - with the excellent trailer "the story of a boy ...and his hand" LOL.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

you know i wants them shades!

truly lazy saturday. spent most of the day in bed with youtube and a very potter musical (done with act 1). it was loading uber slowly so inbetween that i googled/tumblr'd darren criss (he's dreamy, acts, plays 6 instruments, sings, writes songs and is funny...supermegafoxyawesomehot!). it was one of those get obsessed with something...get to know the cast..find them on twitter and see what else they do on youtube days...and these guys have shit loads of videos up. i probably havent made a dent. so yeah the video i just watched was a documentary style youtube vid about brian rosenthal. now yesterday i didnt know brian rosenthal.. or about his (quirrell's) bromance with voldemort aka. joe walker. or that joey richter was/is his flatmate. more names.

this is brian:

this is so stalkerly. but then i am a stalker by nature. often i wish i could participate in real life stakeouts of random people. like a picnic in a car with binoculars and notemaking! timed intricate notes in a detecting notebook. like veronica mars meets tmz and harriet the spy. id use my dictaphone too..if only the sound of my recorded voice didnt piss me off so much.

annnd now im thinking back to sillier times. good times. they happened and that is awesome. or should i say totally awesome.

also this:
‎"I can't go to Pigfarts, it's on Mars. You need a rocket ship. Do you have a rocket ship Potter? I bet you do. You know not all of us inherited enough money to buy out NASA when our parents died. Look at this! Look at this! Look at rocket ship Potter. Starkid Potter. Moonshoes Potter. Traversing the galaxy for intergalactic travels to Pigfarts!"
a gif.

Friday, 3 December 2010

ok-go gymming

i was at the gym listening to the overthinkingit podcast and thinking on how i should have more friends in the city and then all of a sudden discovered how to make the treadmill fun. the podcast got over and i switched to listening to modest mouse etc. and there was only one lady there and i started doing this half jog-half dance thing. proper workout and awesomely fun! and when she left i cut loose with some ok-go. :D best best idea! the place was super empty there i was with this loovely view of the pool and outside and ...did a little improvised dance all over the room! god how do people walk/run on the treadmill when this is so much better! total high. got that all's right with the world feeling after ..and why georgia came on the radio (best car song ever!) w00t :) i even had myself a little (500) days of summer moment with that hall and oats song... yeah i hope the club doesnt have cctv XD