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Monday, October 25, 2010

Quick Trip to The Island

As you may have guessed, I took Bikini with me, and so follows a few dog portraits.

While on our ferry trip over, we discovered that dogs arn't allowed on the passanger deck. That's fine I suppose, although the loading on and off with the car traffic could and should be avoided. 
We sat for the full hour and a half in a small, unlit dungeon quaintly designated the "pet area". Lucky for me, it was positioned against what I considered to be some sort of engine room. The constant clanking, and turning of machinery was somewhat hypnotic, but the real bonus was that it kept the far wall oddly warm. I huddled up to that thing like a lizard on a rock. With my good buddy to my right, my guidebook to Asia, and her comfy dog bed... things weren't all that bad. I didn't have to talk to anyone. Didn't spend money on a burger. Just sat peacefully, drinking a beer with my dog. 


We took a walk through some trails full of garbage and obvious human disgrace. There were arbutus trees though, and damn, I love those arbutus trees. In between shots of beautiful mossy rocks, and ferns there'd be litter, or a broken bottle or three.

Bikini can be seen here, putting up with mom taking pictures. She looks like a gargoyle, or troll or something....

She loves music

And napping

Monday, October 18, 2010

Before and After

Granted the canvases on the before were easy to transform, but with a little help from Mandy (at the OC Spa) we had a chance to transform their hair, do their makeup, and light their pretty faces into the afters. 

The Before

Julie came in saying "do what you want". She was pretty open to Mandy doing anything.

Krista's hair was long, uncolored and needed a cut

Katie's hair was a little processed, but she needed a cut, and a color. Mandy went a little darker, but kept the cut pretty similar. 

The After



Mandy does hair and makeup services through the OC spa. They can be reached at 
Services are listed, along with any prices, contact info and address.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Tingo Talango Live @ Malones

Tingo Talango Live @ Malones

 An eclectic band, Tingo Talango was a definite crowd pleaser at Malone's pub on Seymour Street. Drawing a larger crowd than the head liner, they play for fun and to raise awareness for the deportation of immigrants from France.
Check them out Sunday, the 10th at the Anza Club on Broadway.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Importance of Journal

Today I took it upon myself to reflect upon some of my writings. I've always written, although sometimes poetically, throughout my life. I came across one that I wrote before the age of seventeen that was talking about perception. Even then I realized how important it was to write in the now, in order to reflect upon it later. It came to me that our personal history is often so skewed by perceptions of who we thought we were, or who we like to think we were. Reflecting upon realities, rather than relying on memory alone really defines who you are, were and could become.

Just a thought. Keep it real, keep a journal.