30 January 2010

don't cry for me....bobertinahhhh

awhile ago i fell hard and fast for someone who fell hard and fast for me. we were attached at the hip for a few months, and i knew it was going way too fast to have any chance of sustaining this furious pace. when we parted, it broke my heart in a zillion little pieces.

A Calculating Catterpillar

why do i talk about this now? well, bobertina, as he has been recently coined, was OBSESSED with pinball machines and 80s arcades. he had a few in his house and was constantly tinkering around with them trying to make them work.

1 comic

the other day i went to a bar with punchy. i was, for some reason, mesmerized with this spiderman pinball machine.

spidey pinball machine

it was pretty trippy.

spidey pinball machine

spidey pinball machine

spidey pinball machine

i would have been able to stare at it for hours, but i felt i was being rude to punchy. so i didn't.

and the growing part for me, was that i didn't make the bobertina connection until after i got home. but i do think i wouldn't be true to myself had i not at least acknowledged the connection.

but seriously, those lights are trippppy and fascinating.

24 January 2010

pizza making with lady bee

on MLK day i went over to my friend, lady bee's house. we looked over some work stuff, social justice work is never done. talked about it a bit, then noticed rumblerumble in our tummies.

she had had a pizza making party i couldn't attend, but she had some leftover dough. i brought some garlic, spinach and mushrooms. she had carmelized onion, roasted red pepper and artichoke hearts. nomnommy.

pizzahhh. homemade. nomnomnom.
pizzahhh. homemade.

dough re miiiiiiii
dough re miiiiiiii

tortillas? not quite.
tortillas? not quite.

slapslapslap it out
slapslapslap it out

almost nomnommy time
almost nomnommy time

pizza flats
pizza flats

saucy
saucy

veggie pizzas.
veggie pizzas

byebye. see you soon.
byebye. see you soon.

peel the pizza
peel the pizza

it's ready. it's perfect.
it's ready. it's perfect.

it was pretty yummy. i also don't normally drink soda, but lady bee said that soda and pizza is a good new york thing (lady bee was born and raised in nyc). i like beer with my pizza, but it was way too early for such things.

to good food making times with friends. one of my favorite things to do. :)

20 January 2010

my brother from another mother

tuna looney tunes was in SF for a few hours and graced us with his rare presence.

i miss him. i've known him since 2004. we've been pretty good buddies ever since :)

we've both got boos, we both live in other places, and i guess these things take up a lot of our time. but every time we get together, we can get as serious and talk about racial politics in california or issues in the law or how to take the bar OR we can get as silly and ridiculous as we both possibly can in front of another person.

he's got quite a way with words, even if english escapes him sometimes and he pulls out a crowd favorite quote: oh, please excuse me, english is my second language.

so, here's to my lil' bro from anotha mutha. a sequence from our short evening together with lady b. one quote of the year so far was: "how many times have we gotten drunk together? a lot, huh?"


Valen-huh?
oh hai, we're looking at something in the distance.

SVN hooligans
oh hai, i'm looking at shadows. tuna says, huh?

Me, Tee y Bee
lady b is like, enough already. gnight fooooos.

and with that, i must say good night. love you toones y lady bee! wheeee :)

18 January 2010

3 years in 3 minutes

through a friend and former classmate i've joined forces with a group of 4 (now 5) who are facilitating a series of workshops regarding anti-racist/anti-oppression. the group prior to me comprised of 4 guys. i'm the only female and the only latin@. i joined them because i thought that voice was missing and was needed for this group to have credibility. they agree, obviously, by asking me to be a part of it.

who is our audience? how did this group come about? the origins of this group stem from NLG, the national lawyer's guild. these few came together and devised this workshop for CLE credit for attorneys. given the success and positive feedback, they started thinking of tailoring this series for law students, namely students at boalt and at hastings for beginners.

today was our first meeting with just the 5 of us. the 2 times before i had met up with them, the first was to propose to boalt our outline for funding purposes. the 2nd time was to introduce ourselves to the boalt students and get familiar with the physical space we would be in for the 6 times we will meet.

tonight? well, it was pretty intense for all of us. we were modeling our first class, which is later this week, and we are starting off talking about our experiences in law school. giving our rather severe time constraint of less than one hour per session, we practiced timing ourselves. 3 minutes to talk about our experiences over three years.

yah, intense. i heard intense things from others. i, myself, cried in front of strangers, something i don't easily do. i said things in front of two white men i would never have said prior to this evening. while looking right at them too. i saw one of them get tears in his eyes, and lots of clearing throats and thanks for sharing.

what i had to say wasn't pretty, it wasn't comfortable, but i guess it was brimming right there and i blurted it out. i have no idea if i was coherent, but in a sense, i guess i was since i know i got my point (one of many) across.

and, i'm still thinking about it. i'm still emotional over it. but i have to just stop this here and say goodnight everyone. have a great night's sleep.

03 January 2010

two renegades in a photo booth


this was before christmas. sf regenade craft fair magnolia photo booth. fun with props. good thing the photos are in black and white. if it was in color, i think it would have exploded glitter and stickers.

02 January 2010

happy new year!!

almost time...

i'm more than ready to put the last decade behind me. i cannot wait to see what this one holds. if the past few months are any indication, i think it's going to be full of rich positive things. thank goodness.