Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Holidays?

I was recently laid off from my job, an ad agency that shall remain nameless due to Non disclosure agreements (damn it)After a fun filled weekend involving two funerals I walked into work on time no less to walk out shortly after pink slip in hand. FYI pink slip is not pink its white and is actually menacing paperwork that sums up what ever time you put into an organization. Completely burnable.They should just give out a piece of paper that states use sharpie to write these words, "Will work for Food", by the way thanks for all your hard work it was super duper to have you.



I sat around my house in my bathrobe for two days, watched weeds season 1 and 2 and ate Chinese takeout. I then received a massive anxiety attack and called my recruiter friend and thus far have been a temporary clockwatcher. I must say the anonymous temp job is a relief I don't have to produce anything of value. I can fuck off on the Internet and no one cares...I can write on my blog for hours upon hours. Does it sound as depressing as it feels? Geesh...



Have no fear I have decided to attend to my other talents besides clockwatching and writing bad blogs. I will write again soon on new developments and in the meantime revel in holiday spirit or something cheery including fruitcake or blow jobs whatever fits your fancy fuck it try both at the same time. I can not wait till 2008 is over...By the way the party is at SEA OF DREAMS SF concourse 8th and Brannan featuring Theivery Corp, its going to be amazing.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Random Photos of San Francisco

Grace Cathedral (not the best shot, I took it with my blackberry)
Random Mural on Market and Octavia: Zapitista woman with the word PEACE
Japanese Tea garden
Baker Beach
Christmas at Macy's
This guy was a dead ringer for Hitler minus he likes Pigeons apparantly...

Buddha in the Tea garden.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Stumbling on Happiness

This weekend was great I had the best time visiting my friends in Tahoe.
I had the best sleep. I slept next to my friend Brian and I have to say that I have never slept so soundly and with so much calmness and security surrounding me as I fell asleep next to him. He is for lack of better description my "big". We have known each other for years and honestly he is the only person Ive been able to sleep completely through the night in my life. I wish he was ready for someone like me in his life, for that matter I wish we both were ready for that. I have to say that really it is amazing to feel that level of security and feel that comfortable with someone. He would be my ultimate companion but, neither of us are ready for that. I left in the morning feeling as if I had stumbled upon happiness.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Lovefest 2008





These are some photos from lovefest 2008. We danced for about 12 hours to House and techno music. I have to say the street parties in San Francisco are incredible.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I just love mean girls: Here's some dialogue....Luv's it

Regina: Oh my God, I love your skirt! Where did you get it?
Lea Edwards: It was my mom's in the '80s.
Regina: Vintage, so adorable.
Lea Edwards: Thanks.
Regina: [after girl walks away] That is the ugliest fucking skirt I've ever seen.

Cady: Half the people in this room are mad at me, and the other half only like me because they think I pushed somebody in front a bus, so that's not good.

Regina: I know she's kind of socially retarded and weird, but she's my friend... so, just promise me you wont make fun of her!

Karen: If you're from Africa, why are you white?
Gretchen: Oh my God, Karen, you can't just ask people why they're white.

Regina: I gave him everything! I was half a virgin when I met him.
Karen: Do you wanna do something fun? Wanna go to taco bell?
Regina: I can't go to taco bell, I'm on an all-carb diet. GOD Karen you're so stupid!
[Regina leaves, Gretchen follows]
Gretchen: Wait, Regina! Talk to me!
Regina: No one understands me...
Gretchen: I understand you!
[Regina & Gretchen's voices fade out]
Cady: You're not stupid, Karen.
Karen: No, I am actually. I'm failing almost everything!
Cady: Well... there must be something you're good at.
Karen: I can stick my whole fist in my mouth! Wanna see?
Cady: No no no... Anything else?
Karen: Well... I'm kinda psychic. I have a fifth sense.
Cady: What do you mean?
Karen: It's like I have ESPN or something. My breasts can always tell when it's going to rain.
Cady: Really? That's amazing.
Karen: Well... they can tell when it's raining.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yes We Can!

I just want to thank my friends and family and all of those I don't know, who stood up and said no more! Its absolutely amazing, last night I watched as Obama slapped John McCain the people have spoken and we in the most nonviolent but effective way just told the current administration and that we will not go down without a fight. Obama kicked McCain's ass 349 to 149 says it all. It wasn't a win it was a revolution. It was our revolution.

Today is the first day of hope, The road ahead will be difficult it will not be easy to dig our country out of the trench of tyranny, corruption, and deceit that has plagued us this last eight years. As tears welled up in my eyes last night as I watched Obama accept his presidency for us and included us it was the most awe inspiring moment and the most amazing realization that we can change, that our country does care, and that people finally woke up and washed the apathy out of their eyes to see clearly for once. I was in tears talking to my friend Jaime I thought for the first time how I was no longer scared to bring children into this world. I teared up as she told me how amazing she felt rocking her baby to sleep and knowing that her daughter gets to be raised in a world that will no longer be held hostage by hate. Obama didn't just win the presidency he inspired a nation, he inspired us to HOPE.

Today I am so proud to be apart of this country. Thank you for voting!

Now I have to find something else to write about...I guess there is always Enews.

PS I still hate Sarah Palin and think she is the devil incarnate!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Face of Hope


I woke up this morning and I voted I waited in line in a cold auditorium I was crammed into a small 17x17" area to mark my ballot and voice my approvals and disapproval. I feel filled with hope that this man who has inspired so many Americans to get involved, to engage in the conversation seems to have a chance at winning this election and changing the frightening course that are country has taken.

I am so excited to watch him lead to be the man we have been waiting for to end the war to inspire and lead our country in the right direction. I voted Obama because I want to see the change he can bring to our country and because he is the first politician I have ever been inspired by. He is a true leader and most importantly he uses the tools of diplomacy and not the strong arm of the military to find solutions. He is bringing diplomacy back.

I hope you voted today, because now more than ever the world needs strong leadership that hesitates to use weapons.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Don't be a Douche Bag....VOTE!

I thought I would give some graphic motivators!



The last one is just for laughs...Remember tomorrow is a huge day for Change...Help make that change possible by voicing your opinion! Vote or be silenced as your opinion will not matter because you choose to be a douche bag!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Jaba Challah


One of my most treasured memories as a kid was helping my mother bake. She made Challah (pronounced: hall ah with a ick sound over the hall) and she also made piroshkis, this amazing cheesy bread, calzones, and bear claws for all the big holidays. I couldn't wait when these amazing items came hot and savory out of the oven.

This year for Yom Kippur which ended last night I attempted to mimic this tradition and made challah from scratch using my mothers recipe.

I neglected to get a grip on the amount of bread this recipe made and so created a bread turkey this challah was named jaba challah by everyone at our house for Yom. It was magnificent in its enormity, it nearly covered a sheet pan 11x17"and rose off the pan almost 6 inches tall. The shot above was taken mere minutes before it was pulled from the oven to be devoured. It was so good. I will be making French toast this Saturday with the leftovers.

It was so tasty, there is nothing more divine in this life than fresh homemade bread hot from the oven.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Homecoming 1993

My friend Monica we have known each other since Junior high. This is on my face book. Im the one with the Brooke Shields eyebrows....OMG

The Truth About Sarah Palin


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1) As mayor of Wasilla, Palin made rape victims pay for their own forensic evidence kits (VIDEO)

2) Palin is opposed to abortion in cases of rape and incest (even if victims are children)

3) Palin believes creationism should be taught in public schools

4) Palin believes that man coexisted with dinosaurs only 6,000 years ago

5) While mayor of Wasilla Palin tried to fire the librarian because she refused to censor books (VIDEO)

6) Palin has no international experience and only obtained her first passport in 2007 (VIDEO)

7) Palin supports the Alaskan Independence Party which seeks independence from the USA (VIDEO)

8) Palin is presently under investigation in Alaska for abuse of power

9) Palin offered a bounty of $150 for each left front leg of freshly killed wolves

10) Palin promotes aerial hunting of wolves even though Alaskans voted twice to ban it (VIDEO)

11) Palin used $400,000 of state money to fund a propaganda campaign in support of aerial hunting

12) Palin believes man-made global warming is a farce

13) Palin strongly supports drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

14) Palin is a champion for big oil and her campaign slogan has become "Drill, baby, drill!"

15) Palin is suing the federal government to prevent listing the polar bear as an endangered species

16) Palin is opposed to listing the unique Cook Inlet beluga whale as an endangered species

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We have no issue with subsistence hunting (eating what you kill). Our issue is with trophy and sport hunting.

Read the blog Alaskan Exposure to better understand Alaska

NEWS UPDATE (9/13/08): Huge anti-Palin rally draws 1,500 people in Alaska

(It's being called the biggest political rally in the history of Alaska)

Click here to read Palin: wrong woman, wrong message, a great op-ed piece by Gloria Steinem

Sarah Palin - Worse for the Planet Than Even Bush

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Sarah Palin proudly displaying a grizzly bear her father killed

Sarah Palin spent $400,000 of state money to "educate" Alaskans about aerial hunting of wolves and bears. State tax money was used to directly influence the outcome of proposition 2 which would have limited aerial shooting of predators. Since Alaskans had previously voted twice to ban aerial shooting of predators, Palin used state tax money to buy support for aerial shooting. Buying votes with tax money worked - proposition two was voted down on 8/26/08.

Read more about Governor Palin's "predator control" policies and the use of state money to slaughter bears and wolves. This year the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game will exterminate 1,400 bears out of a population of 2,000 in an area west of Anchorage. The Alaskan Board of Game even approved the hunting of black bear mothers and cubs with the goal of killing 60 percent of the black bear population. Although biologists have known since the 60's that predators actually keep prey populations healthy, Alaskan wolves and bears are being exterminated (using cruel practices such as baiting, trapping, and aerial shooting) to boost dwindling moose populations. Do we really want a vice president who doesn't believe in science?

Sarah Palin sues the federal government over listing polar bears as a threatened species. Why? Because it could restrict the oil industry that fills her pockets. This is the same reason she wants to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling. Read Governor Palin's ignorant op-ed piece here. Palin believes that global warming is a myth.

Sarah Palin's voting record supports development of the Pebble Mine - the largest open pit mine in North America. Pebble mine jeopardizes the entire Bristol bay ecosystem which contains the largest sockeye salmon run in the world. The mine could pollute an unprecedented number or rivers, lakes, and bays. Although Palin claims that the mine would create jobs for Alaskans, it may effectively destroy the commercial and sport fishing industry in Bristol Bay - the main source of income for Alaskans in Bristol bay. Pebble Mine's potential for pollution makes the Exxon Valdez oil spill look like a tiny grease stain. Click here to watch the NY Times video story about the environmental destruction this mine would create.

The Alaska Board of Game makes most wildlife decisions in Alaska. The board is comprised entirely of trophy hunters, and not a single wildlife biologist or scientist is a member. Also lacking is any representation from Alaska's wildlife viewing and tourism industry. The most important decisions about wildlife in Alaska are decided by ignorant hunters with a total disregard for science. Palin even appointed her former middle school basketball coach to the board.

Are there too many wolves in Alaska?

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No! Boosting the moose population is the official justification for aggressive predator control policies such as aerial shooting. However, in 2005 124 biologists contacted then Governor Murkowski expressing multiple concerns over predator control in Alaska, and that it was not based on sound science. These unscientific practices still continue under Governor Palin. There has never been a documented case of a wolf attacking a human in Alaska� ever. Alleged �large� numbers of wolves are never a threat to human safety. Click here to read wildlife biologist Dr. Steven Stringham's articles on why predator control is junk science.

THE ALASKAN GOVERNMENT SPENDS MILLIONS ON AIR CHARTERS TO SHOOT WOLVES

Sarah Palin claims that aerial hunting is necessary to help poor Alaskans who need to hunt moose for food. But it costs $500/hr. to charter a bush plane, and more than double that to charter a helicopter. Let's do the math - with over 800 wolves killed to date by aerial shooting, with an average of four hours to kill them (a very low estimate), times $500/hr. to charter a plane (another low estimate, since helicopters cost more), that's at least $1.6 MILLION dollars spent on air travel to kill wolves! Wouldn't it be easier to spend that money giving the poor food vouchers? Add the nearly half a million dollars that Palin spent to "educate" Alaskans about aerial hunting, and you could probably feed the whole state. I think it's obvious that aerial hunting of wolves is not about helping to feed the poor.

For more information about Sarah Palin and Alaska's wildlife policies visit the Alaska Wildlife Alliance

Sarah Palin Wants Grizzly Bears Dead

Read more about this grizzly bear mother Patricia

I think its obvious from the pictures on our website how Alaska Governor Sarah Palin feels about wildlife conservation. Like many Alaskans, Palin believes that bears � and all wildlife, exist for the sole purpose of human exploitation. Sarah Palin and the Alaska Board of Game whose members make decisions about most wildlife, are actively trying to cripple the bear viewing/eco-tourism industry in Alaska. Photographs of Palin with her bear rug were published in the Anchorage Daily News amidst great controversy over the hunting of habituated bears around Katmai National Park and the McNeil River Sanctuary. Several weeks before the controversial 2007 Katmai Preserve hunt (where bears habituated to bear viewers were shot) Palin posed deliberately next to a dead bear to a make a point � that she will do everything in her power to make sure bears and other wildlife are mercilessly shot for pleasure in Alaska. This is another example of how conservative Palin really is. Palin supports shooting habituated bears even though the majority of Alaskans (even sport hunters) are opposed to hunting them.

In the past two years, bears habituated to bear viewing have reportedly been shot at bear viewing sites around the state � as a statement to bear advocates that Alaska is about shooting animals, not understanding them. Palin supports mining and oil drilling as a way to create jobs in Alaska - yet she tries to destroy the bear viewing industry which generated $100,000,000 this year! Palin cares most about preserving an outdated way of life based on the consumption of the natural world.

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Photographers from all around the world travel to Alaska to photograph wild grizzly bears

This year the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game plans to exterminate 1,400 bears out of a population of 2,000 in an area west of Anchorage. The Alaskan government consistently ignores decades of scientific research that has proven that predators actually keep prey populations healthy. Alaska fish and game is wiping out entire populations of predators -using cruel practices such as baiting, trapping, and aerial shooting, in the name of boosting dwindling moose populations. This is just plain ignorant, since biologists have known since the 60�s that wolves and bears do not negatively impact prey species such as moose and caribou. Anyone who has taken ecology or biology 101 knows this is established fact. What is threatening moose and other prey species is over hunting by humans, and a large number of yearly road-kill fatalities. The impact of habitat destruction, climate change, and a decrease in predation also contributes. Limiting trophy hunting of moose, however, is never considered an alternative. Alaska is also the only state that prohibits wildlife rescue and rehabilitation (which would help boost moose numbers).

The majority of people who visit Alaska do not support sport hunting and the destruction of wildlife. Most tourists come to Alaska to view wildlife, not to slaughter it. Seeing a grizzly in the wild is the highlight of every tourist's trip! The best hope for Alaskan wildlife is for the tourists who fund the economy to make their wishes known loud and clear � that they do not support archaic policies which destroy the Alaskan ecosystem.

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This year thousands of Alaskan bears and wolves will be shot for pleasure in Alaska

Alaska is the last place in the U.S. where humans have not gobbled up and destroyed the natural world. This unique place on the planet needs to be protected, and not allowed to continue to be nothing but a place where animals are trapped, and shot and skinned, and stuffed, and hung on a wall, or used as a rug to wipe your dirty feet.

Watch graphic videos here showing the trophy hunting that Sarah Palin supports so strongly

Contact Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and tell her you oppose the slaughter of bears, wolves and other predators. Mention that you oppose the hunting of habituated grizzly bears in the Katmai Preserve. Tell her you support the abolishment of the Board of Game, which is comprised entirely of trophy hunters. These ignorant trophy hunters set most wildlife policies in Alaska.

Cubs, cubs, and more cubs!

Are grizzly bears really dangerous?

Do grizzly bears eat people?

Where can I safely view grizzly bears in Alaska?

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Bears have learned to trust humans, and vice versa, in places like Katmai National Park where sport hunting is banned.

Read more about this grizzly mother by clicking here.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Roshashana 2008 @ Kathmandu


Last night I spent the evening celebrating the Jewish New year with some much needed Nepalese food and fanfare! The roomies and I ate at Metro Kathmandu, we had Everest Momos: small dumplings filled with curry spices and ground buffalo....yummy! I ordered a Cabernet and received a glass of champagne...not what I ordered and somewhat odd. I love San Francisco!
I was given a hard time by the roomies for kissing an older guy (41) at a house party on Friday but, it was so not my fault! I was just talking and the next thing I knew guy kisses me open mouthed sans the tongue on the patio in front of my friends! I got made fun of the whole cab ride home that night, Thanks Erin BTW! But, I suppose it did give me that small boost of confidence that perhaps I could date someone...maybe not necessarily that guy but definitely someone...maybe. I think honestly, I'm still on the fence. Its safe on the fence.