Monday, November 30, 2009

thanksgiving lessons

11 year old stefani taught me allll about coraline:

its her fave. (and now mine too)


3 year old nina taught me alllll about yo gabba gabba

its her fave. (and now mine too)


i love that my neices have an eye and an ear for whats good.

they're just so cool.


it goes:

account for taxes

account for traveling

account for malandrino.

...i really don't get too much more refined than this.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

part two. (my scriptures of the day)

humor is a release

habitual contempt doesn't reflect a finer sensibility

good deeds eventually are rewarded

going with the flow is soothing but risky

go all out in romance and let the chips fall where they may

giving free rein to your emotions is an honest way to live

freedom is a luxury not a necessity

fake or real indifference is a powerful personal weapon

faithfulness is a social not a biological law

extreme self-consciousness leads to perversion

expiring for love is beautiful but stupid

exceptional people deserve special concessions

everyone's work is equally important

every achievement requires a sacrifice

emotional responses ar as valuable as intellectual responses

dying and coming back gives you considerable perspective

drama often obscures the real issues

disgust is the appropriate response to most situations

dependence can be a meal ticket

children are the hope of the future

being sure of yourself means you're a fool

being alone with yourself is increasingly unpopular

at times your unconsciousness is truer than your conscious mind

ambivalence can ruin your life

ambition is just as dangerous as complacency

all things are delicately interconnected

action causes more trouble than thought

absolute submission can be a form of freedom

a sincere effort is all you can ask

a sense of timing is the mark of genius

a relaxed man is not necessarily a better man

a lot of professionals are crackpots

a little knowledge can go a long way

...jenny holzer...again.


Friday, November 20, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

gotta write it down. gotta remember.

i am closely tied to what i produce.
i cringe when i am not 100% satisfied with
the end result, and know that outside eyes
are looking at what i feel is incomplete imagery.

...but what happens when those very same outside eyes love
the end result?

which matters more?
their feeling inspired or my discomfort.

so then the question is posed:
who is this for?
who are you working for?
who are you aiming to service?


client list:
donna karan
new york presbyterian hospital
russian standard
new york moves

fulfillment list:
real people
real people
donna karan
everyday people
new york presbyterian hospital
me again
russian standard
new york moves

it all matters.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

what looks like crazy on an ordinary day

set location: the bathtub


nina: hey mom. after this, i can go pick out my clothes for tomorrow.

robin: nina, no. you are only 3 years old, and you will not be picking out your clothes
everyday. it takes too long, and you don't know what you need to wear. i am your
mom, and i know what you need to wear on a cold day, or a hot day.

nina: ((begins to whimper))

robin: no nina! you are still little, and need help. we can't do that every morning.
and don't you dare have an accident on purpose at school thinking that you can
change clothes...because i will pack clothes in your bag that i know you don't
like to wear! no more accidents just so you can change clothes nina!
you gotta stop that.

nina: ((wails))

robin: but remember that you get to dress yourself on the weekends...and thats fun.
i let you pick out and wear whatever you want, so that's the balance. you understand?

nina: ((murmured through sobbing)) yes mam

Thursday, November 05, 2009

my mother's swag

"oh pam...that's rita moreno...don't you remember her from
the electric company?"

oh pam:

look at her

i love her hair cut

she's so beautiful

look at her dress

such pretty colors

she is 79.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

am i the only one that was unaware?


i never. ever. knew
part deux
hangin with my mama teaches me so much.