A Much needed break.


So Jennifer and I went to Chicago for a much needed one day mini vacation.

We had a great time. We travel well. Maybe it’s because we are easy, lol. We got there in time for breakfast so we went to Cafe Sel Marie. It’s a great place for breakfast and lunch in Lincoln Square.

Then we went to one of my favorite store Merz Apothecary. The wonderful smells tickle your brain as you walk into this old place. The floor to ceiling shelves are full of all sorts of products you would ever need for your hair, skin, teeth and even stomach. Yeah, I had to take a digestive tonic. I ate too much. It tasted like Jaegermeister

We drove to Millenium Park and went to the Shedd Aquarium. We spent a few hours there. It was like another world, an underworld of strange and beautiful creatures. Jenn even touched a huge fish. He seemed to like it. The dolphins were fun to watch. I don’t know if the other guests realized they were trying to mate. It would be nice to have a retractable penis. Hmm, I guess we do, but I mean a fully retractable one where the whole package would slide back in. My favorite were the Beluga whales.

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After we checked in the River hotel, we walked to the Christkindl¬†Market to drink some yummy Gluewein. It’s this hot spicy sweet red wine they serve you in this collector’s mini mug. We wormed our way to a tall table where some guy joined us with a plate of beignet looking funnel cakes. It looked so good I had to ask him if I could taste one. He said go ahead. That made Jenn laugh. ūüôā

We then made our way to a Thai place when Jenn almost choked to death after eating some  extremely spicy sauce.

Yadiyadiyada (sex was awesome), the next day we walked to the best breakfast we’ve ever had. This place is called Wildberry and pancake cafe. The food was amazing. Everything was made with the freshest ingredients.

We decided we had to walk through Millenium park to digest a bit. We took some pics at Cloud Gate of course.

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This was a great mini vacation indeed.

 

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My show in Carlsbad!!!


I guess I have to back up a little. It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here.
I went to Carlsbad California to an artfair. I really enjoyed myself and met some really cool people. If I hadn’t done so many drugs when I was younger I’d remember their names. I do however remember Judy Jewel. I really liked her work.
Ok, so here are some pics of my time there.

My work and I
My work and I
My little boxes
My little boxes
A day at the fair
A day at the fair

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Ok, so I had a good Thanksgiving with my really good friend Latchi. I love her dearly. I ate too much, of course and also drank too much and I had a lot of fun. I really enjoy this Bulgarian family. The next day, I decided to quit drinking alcohol, eating meat, eating bread, eating butter, eating sugar and drinking coffee. I feel great! I started meditating again and I looking a safe Yoga routine that’s easy for my back. I’ve deciced not to do a show in December. I’ll just let the pieces decide when the show will be. Maybe I’ll just have a show in Barcelona or Berlin. That would be great.

Anyway, I enjoy my cats and all is well.

The Zen of Sarcasm


 01. Do not walk behind  me, for I may not lead.
         Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow.
         Do not  walk beside me either.
         Just pretty much leave me alone.

02.  The journey of a  thousand miles begins
         with a broken fan belt and leaky tire.

03. It’s always¬†darkest ¬†before dawn.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†So if you’re going to steal your neighbor’s newspaper, that’s the ¬†time to do it.
  
¬†04. ¬†Don’t be ¬†irreplaceable.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†If you can’t be ¬†replaced, you can’t be promoted.

05. ¬†Always remember that ¬†you’re unique.¬†
         Just like everyone else.

06. Never test the depth  of the water with both feet.

07. If you think nobody ¬†cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

08. Before you criticize  someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†That way, when you criticize ¬†them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes.

09. If at first you ¬†don’t succeed, skydiving is probably not for you.

10. Give a man a fish  and he will eat for a day.
         Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat  and drink beer all day.

11. If you lend someone  $20 and never see that person again,
          it was probably a wise  investment.

12. If you tell the ¬†truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

13. Some days you’re the ¬†bug; some days you’re the windshield.

14. Everyone seems  normal until you get to know them.

15. The quickest way to  double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your  pocket.

16. A closed mouth  gathers no foot.

17.¬†Duct tape¬†is like ¬†‘The Force’. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe ¬†together.

18. There are two  theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.

19. Generally speaking, ¬†you aren’t learning much when your lips are moving.

20. ¬†Experience¬†is ¬†something you don’t get until just after you need it.

21. Never miss a good  chance to shut up.
         AND 
 22. Never, under any  circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same  night.

New years eve


It was great!
I didn’t want to plan anything.
I hate planning. I told Tory and Latchi that I would make it to their party weeks before, and I felt obligated to go.
I hate that, but I had fun.
First, Do and I went to 609, in the Loop, to smoke a hookah. I asked to bartender to add a shot of Sambuca in the water.
They didn’t have coffee drinks, so he brought us 2 french press coffee with a 2 shots of Bailey’s Irish Cream and Kahlua.
I mixed it up, it was delicious!
This was at 6pm, at 7 we went to Tory’s but the door was locked. We rang and he came out of the basement sweating and wearing military pants and a Giraffe mask. They were, undoubtedly having sex.
The party didn’t start until 8pm, he informed us, we left.
We drove to the Boy’s house and chatted for an hour and went back to Tory’s.
We stayed there for about an hour and then proceded to our next stop: Latchi’s.
Her condo is way out there but I’m glad we went.
I love Latchi, and it was great seeing her and her new place.
It was nice seeing everyone else.
It was interesting seeing the horror in Susie eyes when Do tried to shake her hand, but that’s another story.
We left an hour later to go to Perry’s Jacuzzi. No one was there. It was amazing. We chilled outside in the tub for an hour.
I’ll skip the details of what happened there…
We ended up home at 11:58, just enough time to mix the champagne and pineapple juice and climb on the roof to see all the fireworks from downtown, clayton and webster.

2006, here we come.

Interesting and funny tidbits


Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled “Gentlemen Only…Ladies Forbidden”…and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.

> > In the 1400’s a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have “the rule of thumb”

> > The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

> > Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.

> > Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

> > Coca-Cola was originally green.

> > It is impossible to lick your elbow.

> > The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

> > The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this…)

> > The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

> > The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400

> > The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

> > Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

> > The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

> > The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

> > Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
> > Spades – King David

> > Hearts – Charlemagne

> > Clubs -Alexander, the Great

> > Diamonds – Julius Caesar

> > 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

> > If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

> > Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn’t added until 5 years later.

> > Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?

> > A. Their birthplace

> > Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?
> > A. Obsession

> > Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter “A”?
> > A. One thousand

> > Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
> > A. All invented by women.

> > Q. What is the only food that doesn’t spoil?
> > A. Honey

> > Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?
> > A. Father’s Day

> > In Shakespeare’s time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes.When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase……… “goodnight, sleep tight.”

> > It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month . which we know today as the honeymoon.

> > In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts… So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them “Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down.”
> > That’s where we get the phrase “mind your P’s and Q’s”

> > Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. “Wet your whistle” is the phrase inspired by this practice.

> > ~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~

> > At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

Festival of Nations


So tomorrow, Sunday, I’ll be playing drums representing the island of Guadeloupe at the Festival of Nations in Tower Grove Park at 4:00pm.
If you can, you should stop by.
One thing I notice about St. Louis is that it’s so easy to miss events because there are no huge banners in all the street to promote it. Only the usuals remember.
In other cities, when something’s happening, you can’t help knowing about it. The ads are everywhere.
Anyway, enough of that.
I had to tighten my drum today. I’m going to have to tape my finger because some of the skin peeled of as I was streching canvas.