Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Ugs Mission

As I may have mentioned Steph and I took off last weekend for a little Ugly Sweater meet up in L.A. at Disneyland. Needless to say we were the only two who made it. No problem, we were flossin' in our ugly Christmas sweaters on our own. It was super fun but Steph pretty much captured the magic here D-Land Trip!!!! With that being said while we were at D-land, on a sunny, crisp December day I noticed a lot of girls wearing Ugs. I don't exactly get Ugs and I don't know what to make of them. I suppose on an Inuit girl, sure they work just fine. My favorite is the Ugs with mni-skirt look. So I decided to undertake a clandestine mission. A mission to surreptitiously chronicle the many and various forms of Ugs on girls at Disneyland. This proved to be much harder than I had thought considering I usually had to hold the camera at odd angles so as not to not be too obvious. Many of the girls were with their dudes and understandably most dudes are not going to be cool with some strange guy taking pics of his lady, even for purely academic purposes such as this. I know I wouldn't. Also, there was an issue of catching Ugs on the move and not being able to properly focus the camera. Regardless I was able catch much of the action. Now this is only a small sampling of the Ugs on display at just one location in a city of millions on just one day. Imagine how many Ugs there are walking the streets at this very moment. The figures must be staggering. At the end of the night we were strolling through downtown Disney and we actually spotted the most epic exclamation point for a day of Skull-Uggery. A kiosk that provided a service which allows you to bling out your Ugs. I fucking kid you not. You could seriously purchase metallic and bejeweled accoutrement and have it attached at a fee to your Ugs in order to make them satnd out in a sea of Ugs. (Please note I consider any jeans tucked into a wintery boot to be an Ug incident though the boot may not be an actual Ug. I know, I get it)

On a Side note, I didn't bother to add captions because the the pics speak for themselves, but there was one pic that stands out in my mind and that is the second to last shot. The woman wearing these had a very Eastern-Euro look about her and her choice in footwear is almost a dead giveaway. I say that because you will know a Russian girl by her choice to wear white heels with a track suit. This woman's Ugs were not even actual boots but rather they were these furry ankle things that you pull on over your shoes and tuck your pants into, almost like leg warmers from the days of yore, but better. AWESOME!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Me n Steph

Me n Steph, originally uploaded by Mattsy, Holga Adventurer.

Ok I look really not so lovable here but she looks real good. I like the color of her hair here.

La Brea Tar Pits

I love this Pic.

Me n Steph

Me n Steph, originally uploaded by Mattsy, Holga Adventurer.

Hey Check out our trip to LA!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Spice Odyssey: Egads! Ajads! or My new Line of Pickles coming soon.

Spice Odyssey: Egads! Ajads! or My new Line of Pickles coming soon.

The Spice must flow....................Just not from our arses.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

New Radio Show up!!!

Ok, here it is already the 24th. I totally forgot that on the 21st the latest edition of my radio show went live. Go on over to and look up DJ Hanabi's Super Terrific Happy Hour.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Back so Soon?

Steph and I had a nice little sojourn to L.A. this weekend. We accomplished much and there are many photos with stories to come.

Stay Tuned.

Are you Korean

Are you Korean, originally uploaded by Mattsy, Holga Adventurer.

We're cray-ji for Kim Chee!

Screaming Blue Mimi

Quite a little mash up I've got going on here. I can say that I think the Blue filter is rather a nice filter, don't you think? Sometimes I forget if I've already taken a shot so I just have to wing it and take another photo. This is a prime example of this in action. Hmmm, Me, Steph, a book shelf, some KimChee bowls and our bed. Yep that's offbeat and witty of me.

Bibi and Girl

Bibi and Girl, originally uploaded by Mattsy, Holga Adventurer.

Just another one of my Rando Holga Pics. The Blue Filter really picks out the blue in everything, don't you think?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Spice Odyssey: Warm n Toasty

Spice Odyssey: Warm n Toasty

Busy Bee

Wow what a whirlwind weekend. On Friday we ventured to Belvedere across the Golden Gate to our friend Oliver's Mom's house to decorate Gingerbread Houses. Yep. I did that. Me of noted Bah-Humbuggery actually did a Christmas-y thing. In my family Christmas is waning in importance anymore. Boo Hoo. But, I had a good time and I quite enjoyed working with Steph to build a Gingerbread dream cottage. I was quite taken with the placement of snow on our house. I had to call upon several winter's worth of snow observations as a little boy in order to get it right. Also, I knew Oliver was Danish but I had no idea he could speak that Viking talk. Nice.

On Saturday we wanted to go to Indie Mart but unfortch, we didn't make it. But I got my Powerbook back from the computer Dr. and I ended up spending way less than I thought. Nice. Then later that night we caught Milk and although I thought it was pretty good I had to call bullshit because Sean Penn is totally using his I Am Sam voice. Look for yourself, the evidence is overwhelming.

Lastly on Sunday we hosted a "food that looks like other food" brunch and gift exchange. It was way fun and the funny was awesome. Steph made a cake made from meatloaf and mashed potatoes. She even went with grated Parmesan which ended up looking like grated coconut. Nice! I made a pizza, a sweet pizza. It was puff pastry with a strawberry sauce I made that looked like tomato sauce and icing sugar to look like mozzarella, I made pepperoni using melted white chocolate that I had dyed red and cut out using a round mold. The look was convincing but the taste was off because my icing sugar kept melting into the not quite cool puff pastry. Thus I had to keep applying icing until I could see white areas. It was way, way too sweet and gooey.

Lastly we come to the gift exchange. It was a white elephant style exchange and I wanted to get something epic. I think the picture says it all. Our friend Oliver ended up with it. He is lucky.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Spice Odyssey: Ode to fast foods that feature Jalapenos

Spice Odyssey: Ode to fast foods that feature Jalapenos

Monday, December 1, 2008

New Radio Show up!!!!!! And a brief hygiene and ettiqute lesson

Yo yo yo!!! The latest edition of the our radio show is up on BREAKTHRURADIO.COM. This weeks edition is a bit of a departure from our regularly scheduled program, a.k.a. The Super Terrific Happy Hour. This week we've produced our Cooking Show. This idea was basically "cooked up" (OMG! HORRID PUN.)by the BTR peeps. The idea is to list a recipe and a playlist to accompany the "cooking" of said recipe. I cook a lot so this idea did interest me. Also, the great thing was that we had free reign as far as our playlist goes. For the recipe, it's the Spam loaf I made for our Retro Brunch. I also skewed the playlist that accompanies each show accordingly. If you've listened to our shows, and read the playlist you probably know by now John and I have a pretty dry, cynical sense of humor. Very tongue in cheek if you will. Also, the playlist consists of tracks by John which we of course made up fake band names and song names for each. So go to BREAKTHRURADIO.COM and look up DJ Hanabi and listen to the Cooking Show. I would've included a direct link to to our page but, the peeps at BTR never seem to remember to send us our direct link for each show. Oh well.

The next thing I have to say is: Never, ever, ever take food or bev. into a restroom. Especially a PUBLIC RESTROOM! I witnessed this on Saturday night. We were at the movie theater on Saturday and a nameless peep in tow went to use the facilities and took a bag of popcorn along for the ride. WTF? Someone could have held on to that for you. That popcorn has been flagged! And yes, I hate, hate, hate public restrooms. It's not a full blown phobia because I will use them if need be and I have seen a few that were actually quite nice in my time. On a side note, my secret is to always duck into a hotel, preferably a fancy one, and use on of the lobby restrooms. I've told Steph the trick is to act like you're staying there, whatever that means. Seriously I walk into these hotels and in my mind I am telling myself that I am a guest of the hotel and that I just needed to pop back in for some reason. I think this makes it very convincing. Still never bring food into these restrooms.