Tuesday, August 31, 2010

what is it with me and wigs?


do not know what is with me and wigs!
 wig shop window displays are visual candy: strange, hairy candy, but sweet nonetheless!
(see patty hearst up there?)
these icons of old inner city life are probably busiest during halloween and other wig-centric events.
but you see wig window displays less and less these days as shoppers head to the mall or online.
maybe it's the hats that catch my eye. 
or the ladies' painfully blank stares.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

tea party with raviolis


what a lovely day it was here in the nation's capital: upper 80's...bright turquoise skies with puffy white clouds...hoardes of tea party-ers.well, that part sucked cuz they all came in their mini vans with their "bush is starting to look good!" bumper stickers and "dont tread on me!" american flag t-shirts to tie up traffic far and wide in the megapolis...i still managed to take the dog on a sweet hike through rock creek park and pick up six different types of raviolis and two types of cheese at eastern market. 
i said hi to mann made, shoba and cherie lester and gave john wye a peck on the cheek since i hadnt seen him in a while...came home through thick, confused traffic and grilled amazing drumsticks...ate them with a chopped savoy salad with green onions and a blue cheese vinegrette for dinner...currently enjoying a martini...

Friday, August 27, 2010

poetry in the park

head to carter barron amphitheatre  tonight at 7:30 for their annual outdoor poetry festival with an evening of readings by local and national poets, including major social commentary from the cornel west theory and the last poets...
admission is free...see you there!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

crape myrtles

crape myrtles are the iconic late summer flower, bringing bright blooms of color to otherwise desolate urban landscapes. later on, some produce little seed heads shaped like tiny bells which i cast in sterling silver, and make jewelry from.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

mid atlantic flood alert



yeah...we got too much rain again: that's the road between the wooden barricades...this extreme weather is becoming a pain: too much snow...too much heat...too much rain...wtf?

Monday, August 16, 2010

county fair

montgomery county fair,county fair,summer fair,summer events
the county fair started last friday and runs through sunday...i try not to miss it! i love checking out the animals, especially the piglet races. the baked goods vying for blue ribbons are usually melted by the time i get there... the children's art barn is always inspiring as is the master gardener's demo garden...the midway makes for great photos at night, but watch out for the gang bangers (seriously).

Sunday, August 8, 2010

synch or swim?

you can get spiked at the capitol skyline hotel pool all afternoon today, but stick around for the washington project for the arts synchroswim 2010 synchronized swimming competition for artists and other like-minded individuals...creative attire recommended.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

meylin's taco and pupusa truck

i thought i had died and gone to culinary heaven when tacos el gringo showed up...but in conjunction with virginia's recent shift into the center of the national immigration debate, tacos el gringo has disappeared: i feel nothing but anger...and hunger. thankfully, through my tears i saw a shining beacon of hope: meylin's taco and pupusa truck.
muy delicioso!
actually, the tacos are so f-ing good, they are all i think about now. meylin's spankin' new mobile kitchen is located at the corner of veirs mill and university boulevard in wheaton ...she's open late...

Friday, August 6, 2010

dog days in dc sale


it is predicted to be only in the upper 80's on saturday-not 100°-so go enjoy the city...after i buy raviolis at eastern market, i might pick up a birthday present for myself, then head over to the dog days sale in midcity: used to be the red light district and stop-and-cop when i worked on some presidential campaign back in the day...