Thursday, July 30, 2009

500 days of Bummer

Last night Steph and I saw 500 Days of Summer. It was either that or Bruno, which we both want to see, but I know Steph and I know she has proclivity for watching Zooey Deschanel movies. Can't blame her, she's easy on the eyes and she looks like you'd find her hanging out at Beauty Bar on a Thursday night. So, using my intuition I was able to determine that even though the film choice rested entirely in my hands I knew there was choice which would make Steph feel a little extra happy. So we opted for the Romantic Comedy,or the Roma-Com as I've decided to call them from here on out in an attempt to give them a hip Web 2.0 edge and so dudes will feel a little more comfortable when approaching the genre. Check this out.

"Hey bro!" "What up dude!?" ""I was just thinking we could go pick up some girls at the Metreon and see a Roma-Com with them!" "Dammmmnnn dude, they will totally want to make out with us in the back of the theater. Let's getter done!"

Or something like that....... Anyway, I don't care, bring on the Roma-Coms. I'm down to watch them. Being the total robot that I am usually the sentiment in these films is so thick it makes me barf. What's great is that Steph shares this love of barfing with me, and is also a total girly robot. I'm not kidding I think she's made of some crazy space metal. But I digress. We rarely actually deign to watch these things outside of the home.

Where was I? Oh yeah, we saw 500 Days of Summer and you know what? It was pretty well done. I loved how they were both Smiths fans and that dude wore no less than two different Joy Division shirts. A dude after my own heart. They also wore cool clothes and the soundtrack was great. Also, it wasn't very sappy. It ended on kind of a sad but happy note.

After the movie we were leaving and we spotted some coin-op rides for kids and Steph wanted to take some impromptu pics. We did so, and Steph was even going to do her "Asian import Model" impression in front of the one that looked like a Ferrari. I had to say it looked pretty hot to me. Just as I was about to snap away, a security guard came along and tossed us out. How lame is that? A. it's not as if we were trying to funnel quarters into these things and take a ride for fucks sake! We were just posing with them. I'm not exactly sure of what we were hurting. Also it's not as if we had to break into anything to gain access, they were right by the fucking exit in a well lit area. So stupid!

Anyway I go a couple snaps off with my iPhone, and then I ran it through the little Lomo-app to give it that "cool factor." There's also one of me trying to look like I'm hanging off a helicopter as it's in flight. I didn't pull it off too well.

Last but not least I snapped a gem of a picture of BiBi doing her thing. We love her.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Spice Odyssey: Exploring the Burning Tongues of Saturn.: A blurb about a blurb.

Spice Odyssey: Exploring the Burning Tongues of Saturn.: A blurb about a blurb.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I so need to the Spice Odyssey blog. I just noticed it's been since May. OMG I know I've had a spicy time since then. But in reality, maybe I just haven't had a noteworthy experience. In France and Italy I didn't, that's for sure.

Also since I've been consumed with screen printing the last couple of weeks I haven't been keeping up with much. Ok, this past week I was taking leisure time for myself. ALso Steph's Macbook is being mended in the shop (logic board replacement, for free!!!) so I've been letting her take over mine. It's fine though, I have my iPhone to browse and Tweet and such. But I will have to force something spicy down my gullet so that I have some new material.

I just realized I have a bunch of pics on the computer at my job. There is no relevance to any of these. I just think it's funny so let the rando pics begin!!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Must not Sleep!

It's been a minute since I've posted but it's been worth it. I've been helping Steph get her booth ready for the Renegade Craft Fair this past weekend. She's been working around the clock automaton-like in order to get ready. My job was to screen print her T-shirts for her, four of them to be exact. Ok, we nailed three of them but it was quite an experience non the less.

As I've mentioned I have a small little screen printing studio which I procured in order to develop my own line of t-shirts etc. We've worked on our line in an admittedly glacial fashion which suits us fine as we develop a brand. So this was an excellent challenge to see how much we could produce in a limited amount of time. We needed to test our limitations and this served as a perfect opportunity to do so. But the crux of the matter was that these were full blown multi color designs for an established brand. In other words they needed to be awesome. So one of my F.V. crime partners, Alex, agreed to work with me on this endeavor and work we did. For almost two weeks we met up after my day job and worked in the studio until like 1 or 2 in the morning. We experienced some ups and downs. Firstly we were breaking in new water based inks and brand new emulsion. This in and of itself caused us many issues and bouts of time sucking.

The first shirt we tried to tackle was a three color pretzel and the first couple prints looked great and then it all went haywire as the registration started falling off which caused us to fuck up a few shirts. This was not good considering every shirt that didn't make it to market meant less dough in Steph's coffers. Yeah, on this one we ended up fucking up an entire batch. OOPS! Well, actually the colors and alignment weren't bad it was more a question of the consistency of the prints. It just wasn't there. So she ordered an emergency batch of replacement shirts and killed those. However, they sent mens sizes instead of the girl fit. Yikes!

The next shirt we we tackled went flawlessly, it was an awesome burger shirt. I think everyone likes the burger the best. Plus she finished the shirts off with little green bow embellishments which served as lettuce. Nice job!

The 3rd shirt was called "Sweet Toof" and it involved a candy cane surrounded by, some teef. It was hard to keep the design aligned properly but we managed. That is until we broke a screen and that was it, just 6 shirts shy of finishing.

Also we screened her tags inside the collar of each shirt. The effect was awesome.

With shirts in hand we set up her booth at fort mason in a cavernous warehouse on a pier. It's a very cool space. She wanted her booth to look like a picnic, with a fridge. Yep I just said that. We laid out a huge sheet of astro turf and set up a picnic table with a bench to set items upon. The coup de gras was the vintage refrigerator that we picked up a couple of weeks ago. It was really heavy and awkward to move but so worth it. It looked amazing and her booth out-shined all the rest. The fridge was a hit with the crowds and drew so many comments and requests for photos. Anyway she worked her ass off to get shit done for this event and I was proud of her for nailing it without any sort of stress related breakdowns.