Aha! After I made the Parrot post yesterday I went back to work and Marcy was working converting all the photos from RAW to usable CMYK tif files. While she was at it I snagged these shots taken by Archie.
The young lady in the picture is NOT McKenzie, but an imposer. Although McKenzie and I have been summer regulars at the Parrot (end of the bar, two black coffees and the ice cream of the day in a dish, two spoons) anyone with half a mind should be able to see right through the artifice of this photo. You see, there is a blaring misstep in the mise en scene: the Parrot serves beef chili and I am a vegetarian. No vegetarian would ever knowingly order BEEF chili.
See the new Parrot ads in the IR in coming weeks.
Navana and I appear to be on a date, we are faking.
Marcy and AJ shot some ad photos for the new owners of the Parrot on Monday. I got to skip out on work and drink a grape phosphate and fake-eat some beef chili to stand in as a customer. Unfortunately some real customers came in and stole my thunder.
These two taggers have been active around town in the past few months. The BL/Gloop tag is from mid-November (See: Elsewhere) and the Mπ—I think—is from this summer.
Mπ makes some other, more clever stencils including a sidewalk stencil of some shriveled up wicked witch feet under the Allegra building and a funny Civic Center image with a paintbrush for a minaret. (The Civic Center thing is a wheat paste poster.) After they appeared this summer I had hoped to see more over the weeks but I think it must have been a weekend project, because nothing new has appeared.
BL/Gloop is all over, mostly with the same purple paint marker but with a rattle can in a few hidden away places. All tags.
I’d be interested to hear of other places where new tags have shown up.
from Davar Ardalan/NPR
The martinis my dad made for us at Christmas were inspired by a recipe he heard on NPR. For the curious, here it is
- 1 ounce fresh-squeezed ginger juice
- 1 ounce triple sec
- 3 ounces Grey Goose vodka
- 1 ounce pineapple juice
- 1 ounce Rose’s lime juice
You can find the original story on the NPR website.
After an afternoon of visiting with McK’s parents, looking after the house sitting, and sharing a sublime Christmas dinner—it was great Mom!—we all warmed up to conversation and cocktails.
After-dinner cocktails with McK, Jeep, and the Caseys.
Dad made several rounds of ginger martinis, a perfrect after dinner drink.
Little Bannack faught sleep to keep up with us all.
McK posted herself in front of the fire for most of the night.
This year’s Christmas was particularly special, as it was my nephew Bannack’s first. He got many beautiful gifts and was cheerful all day long. It is a Christmas to remember.
A Beautiful Boy With his Mom and Great Grandma
Far left is Bannack's new stocking that his Grandma Casey made for him.
Chris and Sara got him an heirloom gift: a New Zealand sheepskin.
Mom made her Grandson a whole outfit. Naked babies need clothes.
Grandma Irene joined her great great grandson on Christmas.
Mom reads to us all from Snipp, Snapp, Snurr and the Yellow Sled.