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Monday, February 2nd, 2009

EQlateral played the Good Shepherd Chapel on saturday night and as per usual when they fill a space with their delectable, ethereal sounds, there was much booty-shakin’!


Susan’s amazing voice gets me every time.

It was much fun. More pics here.

Ravens in the Library

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Go buy this amazing anthology!

It’s a benefit for my favorite traveling folksinger, SJ Tucker aka SOOJ. She’s in the hospital without insurance, facing horrifically ginormous medical bills.

My friend Satyr has pulled some mighty strings and rallied a mind-bogglingly exciting parade of amazing writers and artists(including big names like Neil Gaiman, Amy Brown, Charles de Lint, Catherynne M. Valente and Laurell K Hamilton-not too mention himself and my friend Ben Dobyns-woot!) to put together a truly stunning anthology of tales.

You can also help SOOJ by buying some of her awesome cds here.

And, if you’re really feeling the generosity, you can donate here and for donations of $100 or more, I will personally throw in one of my famous ‘Feed your Inner Dragon’ t-shirts. For $1000 or more, I’ll handcarve an SJ Tucker plaque.

You know you want it. :)

New Year’s Hotties

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Rita sent me some more cute pics from New Year’s Eve. Dig the gorgeous dress I gave her for xmas-did I call it perfectly, or what? Hawtness and class, all wrapped up in one smooth coppery package! :)


Could I possibly have cuter partners in crime? I think not.


A very foxy New Year’s Eve

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

I painted fireworks on Rita at the LRS New Year’s Eve party.


It was so FUN! Ben played with the band in the cafe space and The Nasty Habits played in the performance hall, where we did our bodypainting act.. Best New Year’s Eve ever!

The juggler, Cody, saw me paint Rita and asked me to paint him too, so I did a double header.


Then we all rocked out on the dance floor. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah… SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO needed to shake some bootie!

More pretty NYE pics here. Don’t miss me new xmas pirate sox! AAAARH! :)

Woohoooo! More Thanksgiving pictures!

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Atiron got her’s flickr’d.


Go, see the great pillow massacre, Me eating Delayne’s arm, Ben french-kissing a dragon and tons of other cool madness! :)


Goaty Thanksgiving

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

It was an awesome Turkey day! Sam, BB, Delayne and I farmsat on Whidbey Island and Rita and Ben came out friday evening for to cookandNOM!


Quite an eventful holiday.. The three goats(Merriment, Snow Princess and Chardonnay-or as the kids call them: Butt Goat, Nice Goat and Starved Goat) turned out to be quite skillful escape artists and so we spent quite a bit of time rounding them up and juryrigging the gate shut so that Merriment(Butt Goat) couldn’t eat ALL the hay.


Not to mention calming the hyper young german shepherd, Savannah(and cleaning up poop-not my favorite part). She spends much of her time locked in the laundry room, so she’s VERY ENTHUSIASTIC when let out. Luckily, our group included some avid dog fans, so she was well taken care of, even if she did still spend much of her time watching(~pantwhinepant~) the ladder for the poor cat which hardly ever comes downstairs, except to make a mad dash for the kitchen loft where her food is.

The kids had a great time feeding the chickens(Rowan practically adopted them) and ducks and we all enjoyed wrangling the goats and petting Velvet, the donkey, who seemed a bit depressed this time around.

It was lovely to get ‘lost’ in the forest, which is honeycombed with paths to yurts and cabins and farmsteads. We also took a day trip out the Double Bluff Beach and there was much sliding down bluffs,


log walking, admiring clay bastions, stacking rocks(on Delayne’s part) and I made a very odd cliff creature in the sand/clay/sandstone bluff. Most of the oddness due to the act that the head I was carving kept shifting and falling off. :) Oh well, it was fun.

Our feast was splendid and abundant. We had turkey, stuffing, mashed ‘taters, Rita’s amazing juiced orange sweet potatoes, cider…

(possibly a little too much cider?) :)

garden pumpkin and Ben’s delicious gravy(made at the risk of his life and to the detriment of his pants). :)


Dessert was a most delicious triple berry pie that Delayne and I found at a sweet bakery in Langley. He and I had a lovely little browse in an amazing import store there. They have gorgeous rugs, bizarrely cool hats, exquisite gemstone jewelry and these ginormous chairs carved from whole old growth tree trunks-all smooth oiled wood loveliness. I absolutely lOVE them. If I had a few extra thousand smackers, I’da brought one home for sure. As it was, I rang every bell in the place and brought three of the sweet little ones home. Amazing, hand beaten metal bells from India-they all have different tones and I chose the sweetest three of all the little ones.

Aaaaaaaaaah, such a marvelous time. More pics of farmy goodness and all our adventures here.

I’m so lucky to have such brizilliant friends and family.


The universe is not a perpetual motion machine. Neither is the fucking economy. So why are we treating it like it is one?

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

My friend Snybod wrote this awesome article on our tanking credit-happy economy.

My favorite quote:

‘Because when we ignore future consequences, we can make lots of money with the lie that giving money to the rich will improve everyone’s life. My little perpetual motion machine works great as long as you guys turn the handle, and you guys drop money in it, and you guys pour in natural resources, and you guys clean up the trail of sludge it leaves behind, and you guys bend the rules to allow it to get bigger, and you guys pocket some blood money, and I take the profits and run. Who in this scenario is guilty of short-term thinking? Every person participating who cares more about money than about the future. We are all guilty.’

Amen, Snybod!

And speaking of amen, did you happen to see his post on Christians worshipping the Golden Bull of Mammon?


Sublime weekend

Monday, November 17th, 2008

My new friend Maya lured me off to ‘A Night of Transformation’, a Toltec wisdom performance event saturday evening.

The ginormous beehive of the Nexus Hotel near the Northgate mall seemed quite an incongruous location for such an earthy, spiritual event, but it mattered not-it gave us enough space for transformation, enough space for the band to play, for the stories to blossom, for our spirits to rise!

So invigorating to see men of wisdom speak! Tell story, sing, share music and art. Don Jose Ruiz sitting there(smiling this huge smile like the sun shining on every single wildflower in a brilliant mountain meadow) and giving us his blessing through stories. I loved watching Eric painting, his firey artwork taking shape under the spell of the music and magic. The singers and musicians fueling our yearning and encouraging our spirits with their poignant, funny and tender songs.

I love Don Jose’s Abraham Lincoln quote: ‘When you do bad, you feel bad, when you do good, you feel good’. What a simple, easily graspable, explanation of karma! And his recounting of the joyous memory of hundreds of metalheads OMing at an Ozzy Ozborne concert, and the vision of humans, us, ordinary human beings, as angels, fully capable for change, of taking back our world.

Right here, right now, every day, we are the angels, we can take our world back. That makes my heart so happy, so happy.

And Maya, oh miss Maya, marvelous, dancin’, skippin’, tiny, soft, strong, dynamite papaya woman. So glad to welcome you to my tribe! Many thanks to Yoni for bringing you to my nest and to you for lifting my heart, hearing my poems, reveling in snuggles and chocolate, giant leaves and foggy worlds, for purple cauliflower, for giggles and rubbing my feet…


More pics here.

I love it when my family grows.


Saturday, November 8th, 2008


Cat let out his inner devil and took Sam along for the ride this Halloween. Luckily, our kitchen is round, so I cast a protective circle of chocolate chips to keep them at bay. It worked for Sam anyway-perhaps I should try kibbles next time as well..

Halloween weekend rocked too-Delayne came down and we partied like mad gypsy devils.


First, with Rachael on friday night at the Church of Bass and then with Rita and Ben at the Metaphorest.


AAAAIIEEEEEE! My eyes!!! They really tag teamed the Visual Assault costumes. :)

More halloweeny pics here.

To add to all the yumminess, Yoni popped up again, with his lovely new friend, Maya. We had the bestest time snuggling our sunday morning away and then bustin’ ass to help my momma move a desk.. Well, mostly Maya and I ‘helped’ by giggling, skipping and scoping out the boys as they moved the desk, but we did carry the top of it in, so I call assbustin’ props. :)

Then mom read tarot for Yoni and Maya read Yantra cards(her very own tarot deck!) for me.

A weekend of the very finest. Sigh, I have the most deliciousest of friends ever!


Swimming fishsticks and mcnugget chicks..

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

This is one hilariwacky pet store!

Link via Rachael-who just chatted me from NYC to tell me about the foot fetishest who accosted her on the street purportedly to ask for directions, only to try to pursuade her to let him give her a foot massage. Gah.

Creepy foot worshippers notwithstanding, she loves that city so much she’d move there in a heartbeat.

Sigh. Personally, I think it should be against the law for my friends to move to distant cities. >_<

Oh well, at least Sam and I could go visit and shop for some cute little wiggly salami babies.