eero saarinen is one of my favorite designers, for sure! dulles airport (before the renovation, especially) is a sight to behold...and check out my dining room table i inherited from the 'rents: super sweet, right? as a commercial designer, i saw his iconic office chair everywhere: from vintage to new, since it is still produced by knoll, but, not like this: all tricky-ed out like a space-invader-monster-type dude.
a lot...4,000 or so. looks like a lovely view from those so called 'resort beachs' in texas. i read the cruise ships that enter and exit new orleans do so at night so their passengers arent horrified by the industrial smell and look as they go in and out of port. but drill, baby, drill! profits are more important than anything in our country...or any country, clearly. and once the oil finishes spilling from the deep water mine, the gulf wont be fit for anything but drilling: brilliant bp, halliburton and mine and mineral officials (hello: please put down your porn for a second!)! in my neck of the woods, oil drilling off of the virginia coast appears to be stalled for a second while governor mcdonnell is forced to rethink his idea of mixing the big rigs with weapons testing...he is working without tools (again) because the pentagon says three-quarters of mcdonnell's proposed oil and gas lease sites are off limits to corporate greed due to military training, weapons testing, gunnery exercises and naval manuevers run mostly out of oceana. existing commercial shipping traffic in the tidewater and up the bay in baltimore also played a role in the minerals management service's postponement of hearings on the virginia lease sales. i wander if bob has the balls to decide between the d.o.d. remaining in virginia or his oily campaign contributers making record profits off of our waters. in the future, maybe voters will think about the future.
this past sunday i went to the drag strip with the mister...it was totally cool and i shot a lot of great photos of some awesome drag bikes. you can see them on my fake motorcycle blog, how to ride a motorcycle. i also met this lady racer: she was kind of awesome!
i went to the thrift store to see what i could see...i actually did have a purpose: i wanted some small and tiny cast iron pans for making individual servings of whatever. i only found two of them, but -check it out- i found lots of everything else! the vintage book section was amazing, and their was lots of jewelry i didnt have time to look through...i will be returning soon without the mister!
today my latest order from peapod arrived with everything i need for this week's menu. i am thankful i didn't have to go to the grocery store, but the 31+ plastic bags that came with my order are a cause for concern. i dont need all of these bags and i dont want all of these bags. i will take them back to the store for recycling, but the fact is: they were completely unnecessary and it takes a lot of energy and resources to both make the bags, return the bags and recycle the bags: cant i have a choice as to whether i provide reusable shopping bags or accept this toxic waste? there should be a ban on plastic bags!
it's live, people! the new taptilt magazine app is available in the apple iPhone app shop! why am i so excited? i authored the section on green thumb apps, completing work on my second app (master gardener was my first one). taptilt is a different type of app though: it is designed to take full advantage of the iPhone and iTouch's multimedia capabilities, and conveys information while exploring topics conventional magazines cant even conceive of. may is the first issue and in addition to my gardening section, baseball, painting app brushes as well as music and gaming are covered. read more about taptilt app for iPhone here, then go to the app store and buy a copy!
currently awaiting approval from apple is taptilt, the on-phone magazine for iPhone and iTouch...the premier issue-may- covers, baseball, art, gardening, and a lot more. i contributed the gardening section. please look for it soon!