I picked up an amazing book the other day, Une semaine de bonté by Max Ernst. He takes pieces of Victorian engravings which all have a similar look and reassembles them into surreal images. It's split into several sections, and each has a loose theme. Before each section are a few quotes from other surrealists. This is my favorite: "Enter he said and there was light no one had knocked." - Tristan Tzara.
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skp: you should redesign your site.
pb: why? you don't like it?
skp: well, you could give it a new, sleek look.
pb: it isn't sleek now?
skp: isn't it more old school?
pb: what do you mean by old school?
skp: well, it's been like that for a long time.
"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in." - Leonard Cohen
I've been walking a lot lately. On Friday I went to Armstrong Woods. I felt like I had the whole forest to myself. I didn't see another person on the trail all afternoon. Yesterday, skp and I walked from Shell beach near Jenner to Wright's beach (and back). We caught the sunset about halfway back to Shell beach, but we weren't quite expecting it so soon. We had to move quickly to make it back before the light completely vanished.
Hey cool, looks like I won an anti-bloggie for best FOJM photo. Out of all the categories, blurriest photo seems to fit me well since, well, all of the photos used in this design are blurry. I didn't expect this one at all because there are so many great photos at FOJM. Many thanks to the anti-bloggie folks for picking it! FOJM is a fantastic project. So this anti-bloggie should be shared with Heather for providing the space and inspiration. Where do I go from here? :)
Sometimes when I'm stressed out at work, I'll have a dream about a SQL statement that keeps returning data. It just endlessly loops through rows and rows of database records and there's no way to stop it. I had a similar dream last night; instead of a database, my mind was looping through various scenes. The most vivid scene involved a man setting up an old-fashioned silver film projector. He would then turn it on and project a 35mm film against a wall. The film was him setting up the projector a few minutes before. In another scene, I was in a brick warehouse that had been converted into a record store. I was looking at a huge advertisement hanging from the ceiling. The poster was showing a new comic book that pitted Superman against Dr. Doom. But as you may or may not know, Superman is a DC character while Dr. Doom is a Marvel character. So you can see the despair inherent in this image. There were a few other scenes that I don't quite remember now. Like a good techno song, my dreams kept oscillating between these events...forming a larger loop. Finally, I was able to break the loop by waking up. And I didn't get back to sleep for quite a while.