Thursday, July 31, 2008

Bob Marley's Message

Don't worry about a thing
Cause every little thing is gonna be alright
Don't worry about a thing
Every little thing is gonna be alright
Rise up this morning
Smiled with the rising sun
Three little birds
Pitch by my door step
Singing sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true
Saying, this is my message to you:

Don't worry about a thing...
I've driven by this spot numerous times on the way to San Diego and but never took the time to stop and take in the view. Today, this last day of July, I did and was lucky enough to have my camera handy when these three little birds landed in front of me as I watched the waters of the Pacific. Maybe Bob Marley is sending me this simple message that every little thing is gonna be alright.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Now Family Calling Starts At 7pm

I did this assemblage back in 2006 as this nutcase John Hagee was making a lot of noise about the end of the world. It was also the height of tensions in the Middle East and I can't help but notice the advertising at the bottom of the LA Times article for a cell phone plan. It reads "Now Family Calling Starts At 7pm". Is this a subconscious attempt to convince these religious apocalypse groups that their time is coming soon? These Christian warriors believe in blood and oil spilling in order to facilitate things along.
Hagee made the news cycle again this year when John McCain hesitated to label him a certifiable looney.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Edamame Shots

A crowded Japanese restaurant is fertile ground for creativity due to boredom while waiting for the main dish. A couple weeks ago, JJ and I decided to invent a game of edamame shots. Basically, all participants need to order a bowl of miso soup and a plate of edamame (in shells) for the entire table.
Basic Game: The object of the game is to propel the edamame seed across the table into the opposing players miso soup bowl. First player to "pinch" 3 seeds into the miso bowl from across the table wins the round. Play as many rounds as needed until the food arrives. Miso can also be consumed and just use empty bowl.
Variant: For each round, player who loses buys a round of sake for all participants. (Can't play this variant with my 8-yr old, JJ. Yet.)

Gaff's Origami Link