Sunday, December 11, 2005


Can anything say "Happy Holidays" better than this?

Check out all the great photos in the Scared of Santa Gallery. I laughed so hard I snorted a candy cane out my nose!

This weekend, I've basically been boycotting the mall, Christmas carols, red and green fuzzy sweaters, outdoor lights.... basically everything but the hot cocoa.

Instead, the Tickgirl, Carlos the Puerto Rican with a Twist and I toddled on over to Covivant Gallery's 313 vs. 81s show, which featured work by artists in both Detroit (7teen, Kurt Frederiksen, and Anna Cangialosi) and Tampa (BASK, Diran Lyons, Josh Taylor, Ryan Prado). However, the chill seemed to have chased away much of the regular crowd, and many were AWOL.

So the three of us discussed man problems, the fact that many married men seem to fool around with other men, the complications dealing with men, why men are the way they are, sex, the good looking men we've seen, and men.

Afterwards the Tickgirl and I popped on over to the Blue Martini (she in slinky black dress and I in terribly sassy thigh high boots and British schoolgirl outfit). She, being leggy, immediately picked up the tallest man in the place (6'9"), and I chatted with his friend while they ogled each other. Discussion ranged from the difficulty of sending ice cream to Denmark, animation and kung fu movies to racism, wild clothing, and broken engagements.

To-day I am loitering irresponsibly and munching on fresh apricot bread that I just pulled out of the oven.

Also puttering around with a bit of collage work, but I can't scan the ones I've done so far, as they seem to have too many dangly bits.

signing off


Anonymous Professor Twain said...

"the fact that many married men seem to fool around with other men"

Now THAT sounds like a pretty bizarre fact!

I wondered if you saw the NY Times article today about vblogs? Can we expect to see LaineyCam anytime soon?

Fresh apricot bread? Yummy.

11:00 PM  
Blogger roselle said...

i can't seem to want to get into the merry ho ho and happy jingle jingle mood either!!!

thigh high boots? where can one purchase such fantastic inventions?!?! brilliant! positively brilliant!

10:18 AM  
Blogger Larry Jones said...

L, you grow ever more charming. Also, did you say something after "...sassy thigh high boots and British schoolgirl outfit."? Sorry, I didn't notice.

2:06 AM  
Blogger L said...

My Dear Professor: it does seem to be true. No LCam anytime soon, as I'm afraid that I would just want to start making faces and such. Of course, I could show a world-wide audience how I am able to write with my toes. And wiggle my ears.

Atractiva: yes, I think Christmas has been getting WAY out of hand during the past decade. And the thigh high boots are way sassy-- so sasssssy that I must wear them with things that are a tad conservative. I forget where I bought them though (six years ago or so)

Larry: thank you, my good man. I'm so sorry that you've been having problems with attention deficit disorder. Is it terribly debilitating? :)

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

That scared of Santa photo contest link was hilarious. The best one was the one titled "His cheeks are like roses his face like paper mache`".I would have screamed at him too if I were her.

11:24 PM  
Anonymous mr. anigans said...

some movie recommendations:

asian cinemawise, look for Crying Fist. Tough one to find but very good. Did I mention Old Boy?

also I just picked up this russian flick called The Return. I recommend that as well. If you haven't seen Russian Ark, it's visually amazing and the movie is done in one camera shot.

more later.

11:24 PM  
Anonymous rainypete said...

Those kids are priceless. What a perfect gallery for the season.

11:24 PM  
Anonymous -c said...

Yeah, the Santa photos were great! Gets me thinking... I'd love to see a similar photo project of kids' reactions to Christ on the cross. -"Mommy, why's he bleeding?!" - "Timmy, he's bleeding for you." - "Aaaahhh!!"

I know the men-men-men conversations well.. Good stuff!

11:24 PM  
Anonymous happy and blue said...

I also liked the Scared of Santa site. The drunk/drugged Santas were best.
I was happy to learn that it is difficult to send ice cream to Denmark from the U.S.. I thought it was a Canada only problem..

11:24 PM  
Anonymous kosh said...

I loved that site. The paper mache Santa looks like evil incarnate.
Hope you are feeling better.

11:24 PM  
Anonymous Brenda Love said...

L -
I left you a comment yesterday but I guess it didn't make it through.

My comment was:
He was hot....but not hot enough to EARN A DEGREE for!

You're the best, L!

11:25 PM  
Anonymous tickgirl said...

Was I really ogling?

I'm still trying to decide if it is a good or bad sign that I didn't even think to Google him until 48 hours after we met.

11:25 PM  
Anonymous Chickie said...

The Santa Gallery was a hoot!

There is just something odd about an old fat man, dressed in pajamas who wants children to sit on his lap.

11:25 PM  
Blogger L said...

Lisa: I am definitely in love with that link- it's one of the funniest things I've ever seen. And I posted my absolute favorite one

Mr. (Shen) Anigans: thanks! I am always looking for more flicks... do you belong to Netflix too? If you do, send me an Friend invite (easier to give and receive recommendations that way)

rainypete: I thought it was a brilliant idea

-c: ha ha ha ha ha!

Happy&Blue: yes, I too thought only Canadians suffered with that difficulty

Kosh: still have a sore throat, but Britta braved my presence for about an hour....

Brenda: thank you! It was still a very difficult thing to do, however.

tickgirl: the ogling occurred on both sides, I would say. And it's a good sign. Also a good sign that he didn't run away screaming when he learned you're a research biologist.

Chickie: yeah-- "Santa-- just another man who wants to get in your stockings!"

11:25 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

That one is pretty precious on second look. It's a chain reaction of emotions: The younger girl freaking out at..(?,not sure) the camera flash? Then, the brother's routine expression of embarrassment - a learned response. Meanwhile, the older sister is like a rock of composure, but she's the one who's really loosing it, desperately trying to look calm and present a good example for the others, ...and this is probably the fifth or sixth time they've tried to get the shot.
They're a Greek chorus of expression. :D

11:25 PM  
Blogger L said...

Lisa: that's why it's my favorite :)

11:26 PM  
Anonymous Mark said...

having played Santa many times at our local MHMR center, I know the way Santa terrorizes many youngsters. What gets me is the parent demanding the screaming child get their picture anyway. Sure, let's traumatize the child in the spirit of Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men (I'm thinking that doesn't include good will to screaming children.)

11:26 PM  
Blogger L said...

yeah, it always seems to traumatize someone!

11:26 PM  

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