Thursday, October 30, 2003

found items

Someone at work looked at my thermos and asked, "You like Starbucks?"

I looked at the logo on my thermos, thought a moment and said, "Oh, someone gave that to me."

I didn't feel like telling the truth which was that I found it on the sidewalk. I was really wishing for a good thermos to take my tea to work and one day, on my lunch break while walking up the hill on Castro up to to 20th Street, there was the thermos of my dreams. It still even had the price tag on the bottom. It cost something like 28 bucks brand new. I knew that it was okay to pick up because it was purposely sitting right outside someone's house alongside a coffeemaker as if someone just decided to quit his/her coffee habit. The Castro is a pretty darn clean neighborhood too; I wasn't getting any cootie vibes from it, so I took it home, washed it, and have been using it ever since.

But anyways, I just don't think that Los Angeleans get the whole if-you-don't-want-it-then -just-put-it-on-the-street-for-someone-else-who-can-use-it mentality. People here may think I'm crazy if I told them the truth. Actually, some San Franciscans may think so too.

All I have to say is that I've put together some pretty cute outfits from some clothes that I've found while out and and about in SF. Every single one of my found items have received a compliment!

Sunday, October 26, 2003


The SoCal fires are out of control. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed and lives have been lost.

Last night in Huntington Beach there was a surreal snow of ash falling from the sky. The 2am air was warm with the smell of fire.

I really hope that the fires are contained soon.

Friday, October 24, 2003

Sarah Perry

I've fallen in love. Her name is Sarah Perry and she is an amazing sculptor who uses found objects. I walked into the gallery and my blood pressure rose as my heart quickened. I even went back in the evening to hear her speak. She is passionate, spiritual, and down to earth.

Wednesday, October 22, 2003


I'm very intimidated by the LA traffic and the noncommunal feel of this city. I guess I'll get used to it eventually.

Thursday, October 9, 2003

Lost :-(

I lost my light meter ! I went to the beach with Noel to get a few last Ocean Beach photos for my series and I dropped it somewhere. Barely 5 minutes went by from the time I had it in my hand to when I noticed it was gone.

We combed that beach for about 45 minutes. Two sets of eyes and we found nothing. Someone must've picked it up even though there was hardly anyone around at all. I was devastated. I waited and saved for a long time for that tool knowing that it would open a world of photo possibilities. And now that door has shut itself on me again.

$250!!! That's what it cost. Maybe that's chump change to some, but to someone who only makes about $13,000 per year, that's a lot of money. Now I am moving with no job and no savings, and I have to get another light meter. It is my key to creativity and sanity.


Grrr, sometimes my absentmindedness can really piss me off!
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