Tuesday, April 26, 2011

note to self:

no boots 
are worth wearing
(no matter how much you love them)
if it means getting your toenail
ripped off.
next time,
if they don't have your size
just forget it.
hasta la vista toenail,
see you in a year.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

this month's beverage of choice

i've recently 
taken a liking
to gatorade.
the one critique
i have about it
is that it has calories
(diet coke has spoiled me).
well today i discovered
that none other than
the always wonderful Maverik
has a low-calorie Gatorade
in their fountain machine.
the best part?
it tastes like a squeeze-it.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ai Weiwei

On May 12, 2008 an earthquake with the magnitude of eight on the Richter scale occurred in the Chinese province of Sichuan. Among the circa 80,000 victims were several thousand children, who were buried underneath the rubble of collapsed schools. Because the buildings around the schools remained conspicuously unharmed, accusations were made of botched building work; these, however, were rejected by the government. Together with a team of about 30 volunteers, Ai Weiwei researched the names of the victims – in opposition to the government, which did not officially provide information on the actual number of the dead, and which threatened parents with reprisals if they provided their dead children’s names. Nonetheless, Ai Weiwei was able to publish more than 4,000 names on his blog. 

"Remembering" is designed for the Haus der Kunst’s façade consisting of 9,000 backpacks made specifically for this purpose. With this installation Ai Weiwei recalls the earthquake in Sichuan since many backpacks of the buried children were found under the collapsed schools. The backpacks on the façade are in one of five colors and arranged to spell out the sentence "She lived happily for seven years in this world" in Chinese characters. These words stem from the mother of one of the earthquake victims commemorating her daughter. The pixel-like effect of the large image stretches across the entire façade. It is 100 meters long and ten meters high, and attached to the columns in front of the building with a steel structure. 
this is a longer post than normal,
but i just think this artist is awesome.

Friday, April 1, 2011

in the past week.

in the past week
i turned 22,
went on my last spring break ever,
picked up my cap&gown for graduation
(weird weird weird),
and realized there's only 
4 more months
until i get hitched.
life's changing
but i love it.

and ps...
today i decided it's okay 
to listen to bieber
with my windows down.
it's fine.