Archive for August, 2010

I need some wedding reception tracks….

August 30, 2010

I refuse to hire a DJ and I am making my own playlist.  However, I’m overwhelmed by what to play.  Any suggestions????  The next couple of weeks I’m going to be focusing on music that’s fun to dance to or is sappy as hell that will fit in with a Tapas bar.

Suggestions please!!!!

Girl Smoking a Cigarette

August 29, 2010

By Heidi Hehnly
I did this painting in Graduate School. It’s mixed media on some wood from an old barn in upstate NY that my dad put together for me.  I miss it.

Seashine

August 17, 2010

By the band Air Formation off of their self titled EP released in 2000.

Shameless Self Promotion

August 16, 2010

I’m pretty proud of this picture and its my first cover in a scientific journal. If you are into MT-based transport, which if you read my blog you probably aren’t, but if you are I’ve also included the link to the paper.

Hehnly et al. Traffic 2010

I’ll leave you with a little ditty too…

Dandy Warhols, I am a Scientist- its off of Welcome to the Monkeyhouse

Trash

August 8, 2010

Cornelius Völker
2006 • “Trash” • oil on canvas • Galerie Martina Detterer @ Art Chicago

I pulled this off of the Flickr site Art or Idiocy?

Strangers

August 6, 2010

Those who know me know I love the Kinks… So here is one of my favorite tracks by my favorite band.
Strangers was released in November of 1970 as part of The Kinks’ LP Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, which is best known for producing the hit single “Lola”. However, even though I do love Lola, this is the track I could listen to over and over.

Here’s Tweedy and PJ..

Kissing PJ

August 3, 2010

I made it onto Best Kisses. The website is pretty adorable.
I got featured smooching my puppy (shown below.)
Yay for PJ being so damn cute!

The Gospel According to Coco Chanel

August 2, 2010

Thanks to my friend Nemisha I got to read the book The Gospel According to Coco Chanel by Karen Karbo.

At the end of the book there was a quote by Coco that I wanted to share with everyone that I think is very empowering to women and recharged the way I think about women and culture. Actually there were many quotes throughout the book that got me thinking. The book made me think about my self as feminine and beautiful, but also that I should never compromise my self and comfort level to be attractive. Here is one of the quotes that stood out the most to me that was originally featured in the New Yorker:

I must tell you something of significance. Fashion is always of the time in which you live. It is not something standing alone. But the grand problem, the most important problem, is to rejuvenate women. To make women look young. Then outlook on life changes. They feel more joyous.
Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants. Women must tell men always that they are the strong ones. They are the big, the strong, the wonderful. In truth, women are the strong ones. It is just my opinion. I am not a professor. I speak my opinions gently. It is the truth for me. I am not young, but I feel young. The day I feel old, I will go to bed and stay there. J’aime la vie! I feel that to live is a wonderful thing.
~Coco Chanel