Tuesday, September 30, 2008

notes on time travel OR

Monday, September 29, 2008


when time layers upon itself, it thus becomes a spiral.

the path has finally drawn itself open

Today, I'll take help from anyone.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Guest Penz: Altar No. 2

"Me Give For"
-Eclipse: the Good Rev



What is this?

Night, from New York City

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Art Day 66, Twilight


Art Day 66, Twilight
The Conceptualist

Friday, September 26, 2008

floating candy #1

no show

i've no excuse either.

thinking on it. i found this, though:

It's from Symmetry Magazine.
Something Material about that.
(thanks 4 the directions. they're needed.)
I like it.

Thursday, September 25, 2008



Wednesday, September 24, 2008

It's lame, I know
I have no
reason to be a no-show
just wondering if the bailout will be a no go?



Mercury stations to go retrograde. We now enter a period of “re” words. Any word with a “re” you can and should do. It also is going to be a rocking and rolling Mercury retrograde as his ruler is in Scorpio pushing his insights and depths ever higher and deeper and further down and broader. Pay attention to the ghosts from your past that surface over the next few weeks while Mercury is retrograde. They are going to be BIG ghosts! Venus has an aspect of brilliance to Jupiter so act on that inspired idea that comes flying by your ear on the drive home or over dinner with someone you love. The hammer of Thor with the vision thing is banging away. So if your entire life is up for changes, what part would you want to hang on to? Vision it! Sun’s aspect to Chiron suggests you need to speak about what your truth is, hard as that may be. You will have the opportunity to speak your truth. Make sure to take it. And then, as Mercury IS stopped, have them repeat back to you what you said! Take no chances and double check communications. (from www.anneortelee.com)

Last Night

What we were not.

I can't believe it's Wednesday. Night was Saturday.
Night is today. Where have I been?
Night twinkles perplexed.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008



Monday, September 22, 2008


#5 ____________

new day

New Day! These guys are coming soon, and I am

Sunday, September 21, 2008

old timey

The smell

of airport coffee turns my stomach.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Art Day 64, Twilight

One two red blue

Art Day 64, Twilight
The Conceptualist

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Why can't i do Penz anymore?

I dont know whats up lately.....


#3 Equator Line

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Act like you're going to the corner store, not the one here, but the one around the corner close to the pizza place. You know which store I'm talking about? But don't go that way. You're gonna go towards the hair salon at the top of the hill. And we're gonna meet you down by the river. We'll get on the bus there for the airport.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sunshine on earth




Pomegranates near Twilight

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I like.

Very Noontime.

See more at Inspiraculum.

© Melinda Schwakhofer,
"fibre artist, photographer, gourmet cook, edge dancer and poet living in Devon, England."

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Ceci n'est pas une cigarette

Green Man says, "Kids: Don't Smoke"
This has been a pubic service announcement from Penz (it's pronounced
hacking cough).

Friday, September 12, 2008


"You never know what's lurking around the corner."
Night 65
-Linguist (assuming recently deceased movie trailer guy's voice)

Art Day 63, Twi-Night

Waiting for the Storm

I actually had the clay under my left hand. But somehow, I stood up, walked away from the clay and into bed. And just got up to-Night. Thanks Night for the visit.

Art Day 63, Twilight on Night
The Conceptualist

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I love this!

This lime is orange. It's organic. It's delicious. It's part of
tonight's dinner. It grew in the back yard.

How cool is that?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

another day, another parable

If I were a man ...

I'd probably look like this (pun, and bacon, intended. really. where's my damned bacon?):

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sometimes I wish I was a man

Perhaps my name would be Dirk.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Fresh Step

Night sings, "When I'm 64...!" and dances a li'l jig.
Question: edge of the world, precipice or sea?

Sunday, September 7, 2008


In Arabic, it's Iftar.
In Somali, it's Afur.
In English, it's time to break the Ramadan fast. (Do this at sundown, and not a moment before, unless you plan on rising before the sun!)

Breaking fast (singly).

When home, alone, breaking fast:
  • Make some injera.
  • Eat with honey.
  • Eat with dates.
  • Drink grapefruit juice.
  • Drink tea.
  • Refresh yourself.
  • Rest.
  • Above all: Pray.

Art Day 62, Twilight

And when you get to the edge of the world, what will you choose to do?

Art Day 62, Twilight
The Conceptualist

In psychology, Sigmund Freud defined hate as an ego state that wishes to destroy the source of its unhappiness.

The Parable

The parable

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Making Sambusi

Taking a cue from the Conceptualist, and being home over Ramadan, I've decided to post my otra-mama's recipe for Sambusi, which she's just taught me again for the last time (I've got it! I've finally got it!).

What's Sambusi? Eh. It's (a) one of my favorite things in the world; (b) a Somali appetizer/snack/staple; (c) kinda like Samosa, but usually with ground beef; (d) delicious!

m-m-m-my sambusi!

Somali Sambusi

So, the first thing you need to know is that most people make their dough from scratch. We've never been most people in this house though, so whatever is the best thing we can find in the Asian aisle will be fine with us (and prolly you).

Here's what you need:
  • 2+ lbs Halal Ground Beef (substitute potato or tofu if you must)
  • Jalapeño Peppers (or any hottish peppers -- esp. long, green, finger-like ones)
  • Onion (dice it small)
  • Garlic (diced)
  • Bell Peppers (dice it small)
  • Cumin Seed (roast it, then grind it in a mortar)
  • Limes (2 will be great)
  • Salt (eh, just a little bit -- think of your blood pressure!)
  • Tumeric Powder (here you can go as crazy as you like)
  • Egg Roll Wrappers (Nasoya makes a nice one)
  • Vegetable Oil (for fryin')

Here's what you wanna do:
  • Boil the beef in water until fully cooked. Stir frequently.
  • Once it's cooked (really brown, and the water is almost all boiled off), then add the salt.
  • Stir.
  • While this is all going down, roast and grind the Cumin Seed.
  • Stir.
  • Add 2 tsp of Tumeric to the beef.
  • Stir.
  • Add the lovely, yummy, aromatic ground cumin to the beef. (By now your whole house should smell delicious!)
  • Stir. Eh! Go ahead, add more tumeric.
  • Squeeze 2 limes into the beef.
  • Stir.
  • What? You want more Tumeric? Ga'head!
  • Stir.
  • Add the tiny little diced onions, garlic, and peppers to the meat.
  • Stir and stir away. Okay, maybe just a little more Tumeric. Then that's it!
  • Stir.
  • Need salt? Maybe put a teensy bit more.
  • Stir. You want that beef to be dry baby. Dry!
  • Keep stirring.

Note: If it is Ramadan and you've been fasting all day, it would be nice if right about now the sun went down. Yes. Nice. While this is happening, prepare for Iftar. Sit. Eat. Break fast. Rest. Then pray. Ready? Time to finish Sambusi!

Now here's what you wanna do to finish it:
  • Get your wrappers from the fridge.
  • Get a plate.
  • Get a small bowl of water.
  • Get a big spoon.
  • Get a sharp knife.
  • Cut one corner off of the wrapper. Don't ask why. Just do it.
  • Now, fold one corner in. Wet it, so it will stick.
  • Fold it in again. Make a little cone out of it.
  • Put the meat into the cone.
  • Wet the top corner and fold over.
  • Woo hoo!
  • Now do this about 20 more times.
  • Meanwhile, heat enough vegetable oil to cover the Sambusi. You want the oil hot, but not too hot to burn.
  • Put the Sambusi in the oil when it's ready. It only needs to cook for about 20 seconds each side. You want it to be a nice, deep tan. No darker.
  • Take it out of the oil as soon as it's done. Put it on paper towel. Pat the excess oil.
  • Eat. Enjoy. Rest. Above all: Pray.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Everywhere Everyday

Morning 63 (9?)
Some Casino in the D

Its that kinda afternoon

essentially empty, by Kaori Ukaji
graphite on paper, tracingpaper, 2007

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Guest Penz

Night in Flight
By Tanya Huang
Night 62

Flight into Night

Tied Up & Bejeweled; Somewhere Over the Great Lakes.
Night 62

3. Lychee

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Art Day 61, Twilight


Art Day 61, Twilight
The Conceptualist

Thinking about mobility

Lightness and Mobility interwoven in thoughts of Freedom.

Although this Orchadia piece is a lamp. Not freedom. But still.

Thinkin' on it.

2. Mango

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Dream Girls ... this is what I found


and this:

Am I Gay If I Dream About Girls?

Dreams are funny things. You wake up from a really freaky dream shuddering over images of making out with your math teacher or terrified that you're still trapped in the horrible corridors of Tomb Raider world. You reassure yourself that dreams don't really mean anything and drift off back to sleep.

But somehow that logic breaks down when you have a sweaty sex dream about your best girlfriend. You lay there, flushed and freaked, terrified that your same-sex dreams are trying to tell you something. And you might be right — some people say that you dream about what you know, what you fear, and what you desire. And sometimes what you fear is what you desire. True enough, you might be gay. We'll get to that in a minute...

1. Palm Tree

seeds must be saved

upon searching for my dream girl on google

i found these. Ugh.