Tuesday, May 20, 2008

This May has found me very busy with school, work, eating, drinking, yard work, listening to jams, and watching movies. nothing new right?

my 24th birthday this year was a huge success...or a small one. I went to work where we had a very extended staff meeting and then to a delicious b-day lunch with the gang + ness at The Great Cuisine of India. Then I went to school and ditched early to get back to my house where Ness, Caroline, and Cole were all waiting to eat some Pizza and some homemade strawberry rhubarb pie (the rhubarb came from Caroline's parents house and the strawberries were came from Cole's mind) that was highly delicious! We watched LAST ACTION HERO which is possibly the worst / greatest achievement of Arnold's career. There is the scene in the movie where Arnold's movie character Jack Slater is Hamlet....wait...I'll post it!

anyways, there are all these crazy dynamics to the movie that make it worth watching if you are an Arnold fan...however if you are not...it is complete trash. Cole got me the BATMAN soundtrack by Prince on cassette...and I can not believe I had never actually heard the whole thing.

here is a picture of some of the gifts I received:

I got 3 bars of Endangered Species Cranberry & Almonds from 3 different people!!! Also pictured is some super delicious blood orange sorbet!

Yesterday was Ness' b-day and she also turned 24! Unfortunately I had school and she had work so we just made breakfast for dinner and retired for the day. Tonight she made reservations at Portofino for 12. We're meeting up there in 2 hours for delicious times.

Benny P. came to visit (hence the photo in my previous post) and we jammed! It was rad and I should have recorded it. We saw IRONMAN (w/ C.J.R.D.) and it was not as cool as I had hoped for after spending almost 10 bucks but whatever.

here are some photo's I have recently taken:

Rodrigo Valenzuela's art opening at the Black Front Gallery

Notice Walter posing like his statue (click on the photograph to enlarge)

a "pPod" that sold for $15,000 at the Laramore Project

Jeremy waiting for Coffee Club

at Discovery Park with Chris, Caroline, & Ness

starting a fire with a blow dryer

I recently saw that movie I missed at the Olympia Film Fest called THE GUATEMALAN HANDSHAKE starring Will Oldham...I would say it's pretty good! I was not expecting it to be so well filmed and also have some surrealist elements to it...a little different that your usual indie movie.

I also would love to see GUMNAAM !:

the quote of the day comes from Jeremy Jay who was working on painting a fancy apartment in L.A. and was explaining to me how much money or "honey" these people had and how easy it was to make the "honey" and he said "you just gotta hustle your fuckin' muscle" .... ha!

so far (aside from the obvious classics) PILLOW TALK was the best movie I have seen in my 50's class (which is kind of sad). But it is kind of funny!

this was taken by Tyler Scott Keith in one of the funniest most unexplainable moments of my life thus far

Brent Meador and myself playin' w/ trains in Tulsa, OK

this was taken by my dad right
on the way to our farm just outside of Burleson, TX.
I am little, I am wearing a cowboy hat, and I am pooping.

I suppose I don't have a lot to say...I just worked all day and my brain is a little tired...but I was just sad I hadn't posted anything in a while...oh! my friend Brian Nicholson posted this amazing video on his blog!

Oh yea! last friday Caroline Rideout took us to her family's beach side property on the Case Inlet in the Puget Sound. It was so pretty, and it is also the only sandy beach in the whole Puget Sound! It was kind of surreal feeling to look at Mt. Rainier while making a drip castle. Then Chris & Catherine (Dad & Step-Mom) showed up and cooked us some salmon, asparagus, tomoto salad with little cheese balls, and some yummy potatoes.

AND! on Sunday...Ness & I BBQ-ed some burgers!!! BEST BURGERS OF 2008 - I want to make these for everyone (who eats meat).

I love everyone today, especially that waiter who has such an attitude at Mini Saigon! he gave me a free spring roll just cause I told him it was birthday a few days ago!


Anonymous said...

Belated birthday wishes to you and your lady-friend.

You're top notch.

Best, AP

benjamin said...

sounds like you're having a blast, joel. i wish you and ness would move to portland so we could hang out more often!