Sunday, May 17, 2009

Poetry Post of the Month

Here is a wonderful poem by the most wonderful Jorge Luis Borges.

You Learn

After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,

And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning
And company doesn't mean security.

And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts
And presents aren't promises,

And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,

And you learn to build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.

After a while you learn...
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.

So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure...

That you really are strong

And you really do have worth...

And you learn and learn...

With every good-bye you learn.

Things you can never be:

Too Skinny or Too Rich. See above. This is why I'm not going to Vegas this year. So I can get to the too rich part. JK!


So I purchased my ticket to vegas for film festival today. This year since Nicole is getting ready for the bar exam I am taking my dear friend Amber. I am excited to see everyone and play!!!! In remembrance of last year here are some pics.  Nicole dancing with Todd. By far the best night was when we danced till 4am at a non-sponsored festival venue. All of Nicole's sisters came out from LA. Renee, Tan, Tin, Michelle. Again this is the night of karaoke and rad interpretive dancing. 

This was the last night or I guess morning. There is a pic out there also of me, todd, nicole and christopher sleeping all heads on table. We were soon kicked out of the place. 
Morgan Spurlock before I punched him in the stomach at 4 am in a bowling alley.
Here is Nicole sober and not tired. I hope she takes a look at these and realizes the error in her ways. The law is truly being broken by letting me go alone. I don't know if Amber is ready. We will see!


All the food Nicole ate at my work. What a pig. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


One of the scariest things I have ever seen!

Lets recap. When I said go big or go home this is not what I mean at all.

Can she look any creepier?

Enough with the kitten!

These were my favorite designs from the NY Costume Institute Gala event titled "The Model as Muse". It seems that when you go to an event like this you should go big.....

P.s. LeBron is wrestling my arm as I type. Precious. 


Monday, May 4, 2009

Mr. LeBron

I will stop posting pics of my amazing new kitten when something more important happens....


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Let me introduce.....

LeBron James Frankenstein Crawford


Update names.....
Here are a few that were sent to me this morning.

1. Vern by Cousin Renee
2. Bon Ton by Kate Towers
3. Cuervo! Mendez! Something that makes it clear that Jose is his Godfather....! Or something else Spanish-y. Diego? Ponce? Pinche? Churro? Flaco? Taco? Queso
xoxo  by Cristina Linclau
4. Richard, Paul, Wolfgang, Serge, Stanley, Viktor by Kate Towers

Saturday, May 2, 2009

The 1st Cat post

So on the quest to find the perfect new name for my new buddy I texted a few friends to get their ideas. I got back around 45 responses so I decided to categorize.

Lets start with honorable mention. These are names that were good but not good enough.
1. biggie smalls by Nicole Warren
2. Lulu by Felipe Nunez
3. Brutus by Laura Millard
4. Pitcher by Zoey Luquette
5. Butch by Shirley Daniel

Echo Echo obvious people think alike(Alex you need to think big)
1. Tom by Phoebe Ebright and Tom Tom by Jennifer Szfranski
2. Boots by Ernesto Aguilar and Bootsie by Alex Kidd
3. Carl by Jesse Daniel and Carl by Alex Kidd
4. Charlie by Eric Tsou and Charlie Bronson by Amy Gallow
5. Lucifer by Joey Abalufe and Matt Kerley

The names I came up with
1. Beth Von
2. Harvey 
3. Britney Spears
4. Jamal Crawford
5. Chuck Morris
6. El Capitan or just Captain

Joeys own list as put in the text message: 
Besides Joey?
1. Bruce Wayne
3. Zelda
4. 007
5. Regina
6. Chico
7. Lucifer
8. Truck
9. Tanesha
10. GOD

Not unless I secretly hated the cat and always wanted to be pissed when I said his name. This category could also be called "why are we friends?"
1. Stinky by Elise Luquette
2. Jasper by Amber Wiltermood
3. Kerovac by Brett a guy who is friends with Adan Torres and I have never met.
4. Oscar by Chris Joseph (this doesn't really fit but it mildly annoys me.)
5.  Mickey Dora by Queztal Aguilar (i love when i type this name it's comes up as misspelled)

With explanations - Names with explanations 
1. Denny Crane by Mom- Some character from Boston Legal
2. Desiderious "Desi" by Sam Crawford- 16th century scholar and father of christian humanism
3. Charlie Can by Eric Tsou - Can cats respond to something with more than 2 syllables?
4. Salo by Carson Mell - It's a robot from a good book.
5. Jacques by Richard Morgan - "So does this mean your not moving to Portland?"
6. Messy Bruce by Rocky - Only if he has long fluffy hair
7. Kollin Letson by Kollin Letson - "I thought we discussed you and pets. BAD IDEA"
8. Tranny by Pablo Arando - If he is neutered

Funny but not gonna name my cat that.
1. Senator Johnson by Sean McCoy
2. Mister Steve by Erikson De Jesus
3. Day man by Destinee Scott
4. Night man by Destinee Scott
5. Lester by Destinee Scott
6. Stitches by Felipe Nunez
7. Lamar by Joe VonAppen
8. Chris by Mike Levitt
9. Rodney James Dio by Eric Lavine
10. Kleetus by Keith Feigin
11. Sietee Cat by Mom

Actual Possibilities 
1. Lebron James by Todd Luoto
2. Lunchbox by Jennifer Crawford
3. Wallace by Joe VonAppen
4. Frankenstein by Traci Flitcraft
5. Little Hitler by Nicole Warren

I would like to thank all of you for not just the names but the constant entertainment at work. I will update when I have met and named my new love.

word. believe