Monday, January 14, 2008

Food Stuff Consumption And Miscellany

Sunday, January 13, 2008

2 med coffees (light/sweet)
lg cup of chicken/noodle/dumplings/corn stew
lg wheat Italian bread (net wt. 10 oz.)
bottle of water (16.9 fl. oz.)
1/4 pack of cigarettes

Saturday, January 12, 2008

2 lg coffees (light/sweet)
1 sausage/egg/cheese on longroll breakfast sandwich
16 oz. can of beer (brown-bagged)
1 lg french bread
2 mugs of lager
sm-med amount of wheat Italian bread (net wt. 4 oz. - guesstimate)
bottle of water (16.9 fl. oz.)
3/4 pack of cigarettes

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Food Stuff Consumption And Miscellany

Friday, January 11, 2007

lg coffee (light/sweet) 24 fl. oz.
1 cheese bratwurst dog (mustard)
1 breakfast sausage dog (mustard)
1 "Bon Appetit" berries & cream danish (net wt. 5 oz.)
bottle of orange/mango nectar (17.5 fl. oz.)
lg coffee (light) 20 fl. oz.
1 slice of bbq chicken pizza
2 pints of lager
sm bag of salted peanuts (net wt. 1 oz.)
2 pints of lager (same location)
slightly less than a pack of cigarettes

Personal History, Captured in Plastic

Friday, January 11, 2008

Food Stuff Consumption And Miscellany

Thursday, January 10, 2008

lg coffee (light/sweet) 24 fl. oz.
1 berries & cream danish (net wt. 5 oz.)
1 "bear claw" danish (net wt. 5 oz.)
1 med coffee (light/sweet)
1 pretzel (plain)
1 pkg of M&M's milk chocolate (net wt. 1.69 oz.)
3 pints of lager
bottle of water (16.9 fl. oz.)
3/4 pack of cigarettes

Six Movies That Make Stalkers Look Like Hopeless Romantics

bonus round:

"Watching 'The Professor Brothers,' created by Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts grad Brad Neely, is like sitting through a graduate level history course if it were taught by a drunken hobo who spoke in stream-of-consciousness non sequiters, with crudely drawn visuals."

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Food Stuff Consumption And Miscellany

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

lg coffee (light/sweet) 24 fl. oz.
1 breakfast sausage dog (mustard)
1 blueberry cream danish (net wt. 5 oz.)
med coffee (light/sweet)
1 garlic bagel (plain)
2 pints of lager (*)
1 cup of chicken/rice soup
BLT on toasted white bread sandwich (mayonaise)
med order of french fries (ketchup)
3/4 pack of cigarettes

(*) plus additional pint of lager

Art & Literature

Quick Picks:

No one belongs here more than you by Miranda July.

Award-winning filmmaker Miranda July's collection of short stories is quirky and candid. With the unique voice of an outsider, July constructs a narrative continuum of surreal romanticism throughout the pages of her literary debut. Making Love in 2003, previously featured in The Paris Review, proves July's sensitivity and authorial expertise with its intimate retelling of a fictional affair with the universe. Provocative and personal, Something That Needs Nothing, paints the tangled landscape of love and admiration and where it can lead. July's short stories are dazzling and familiar like the highs of false hope or the dull ache of self doubt. No one belongs here more than you is the perfect companion to July's film Me and You and Everyone We Know. Scribner, 2007. -Dianca Potts

I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, by Amy Sedaris.

The arrival of noisy hordes of master chefs and subsequent conversion of all crooks and nannies into restaurateurs has led to a dearth of what was once a unique American staple, the guide to entertaining at home. More than a cookbook, somewhat less than a fire-code-safe crafts book, and holding its own as an etiquette book, Ms. Sedaris uses her years of home entertaining experience to recapture the lost arts of cheese balls, chintz, and the cha-cha, as she covers all manner of social occasion, including how to get guests to leave. From the intimate style of her writing it becomes clear quickly that Amy Sedaris does, very probably, like you, perhaps a little too much if you get claustrophobic easily. Her section on entertaining the elderly is extremely helpful, though the polite thing to do would be to laugh freely and pretend it is scandalously unfair. Lovingly illustrated, if you don't have time to read, with thoroughly dangerous woodworking instructions from Paul Dinello. Warner Books, 2006. - Walt Maguire

Another Bullshit Night in Suck City: a Memoir, by Nick Flynn.

Growing up with a hard-working single mother in the suburbs of Boston, Flynn, understandably, had no desire to become acquainted with his chronically drunk and delusional father. Then one day, his father showed up at the homeless shelter where Flynn worked and that began an unlikely saga of redemption for both men. Written beautifully in riffs and starts, scenes, and lists-a hybrid form with perfect pitch-this work allows us to discover, with the author, an unfolding relationship that defies the odds. W W Norton, NY 2004-Janice Wilson Stridick

Institute of Contemporary Art

winter exhibitions:

The Puppet Show
Walkthrough with curators Carin Kuoni and Ingrid Schaffner, and artist Terence Gower

"The Puppet Show" is a group exhibition that looks at the imagery of puppets in contemporary art. Concentrating on sculpture, video and photography, some of the works involve actual puppets and artists as puppeteers. Other images evoke topics associated with puppetry. Collectively these works show puppets to be a provocative and relevant imageryone that moves deep into social, political and psychological terrains. The installation is designed by artist Terence Gower with reference to the uncanny and theatrical displacements of scale. "The Puppet Show" premiers at ICA before traveling to Santa Monica, Honolulu, Houston, and Seattle.

Trisha Donnelly
Walkthrough with artist Trisha Donnelly and curator Jenelle Porter

Using sculpture, drawing, photographs, text, sound, video, and painting, Trisha Donnelly will compose an installation, her first U.S. solo museum exhibition, from works originally made between 1998 and 2007. Donnelly's ineffable body of work resists simple characterization. A lexicon of imagery and action relies on the power of suggestion. What unite her work in various media are gestures of altered time, shifters, dimensional explorations, evocation, perception, and belief structures. On display for an extended period through August 3, the show will transform with works rotating on and off display.

Carlos Motta: The Good Life
Walkthrough with artist Carlos Motta and curator Stamatina Gregory

"The Good Life," a long-term, in-progress, experimental documentary project, is a relevant examination of the regional history, perception and effects of U.S. interventionist policies in Latin America, at a time of global critical awareness of those politics. In this iteration, created for the Project Space, Motta's interviews with persons in Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Managua, Mexico City, Santiago and Tegucigalpa serve as both a conceptual and formal framework.

Ramp Project: Beyond Kiosk
Walkthrough with Christoph Keller and Conny Purtill

Over six-hundred independent publication projects turn the transitional space of ICA's ramp into a volume of volumes. Viewers are encouraged to pull material and peruse it along the way—picture the book stalls of Paris—or stop and read in the window seat and lounge staged half-way up the ramp. Selected by Christoph Keller, in an installation designed by Conny Purtill, the exhibition takes an exemplary swath from the Kiosk archive which Keller founded in 2001. Included are selections from Philadelphia's strong community of independent publishers.

Opening Reception · thurs jan 17 @ 6-8pm · free and open to the public
Exhibition Walkthroughs · thurs jan 17 @ 5pm · members only · join on-site

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Food Stuff Consumption And Miscellany

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

lg coffee (light/sweet) 24 fl. oz.
1 cheese & berries danish (net wt. 5 oz.)
1 apple danish (net wt. 5 oz.)
lg coffee (light/sweet)
1 pretzel (plain)
med coffee (light/sweet)
1 slice of bbq pizza
2 pints of lager (*)
1 can of tea (12 fl. oz.)
1 sesame chicken/pork fried rice combination plate
sm amount of broccoli
1 eggroll (orange duck sauce)
1 fortune cookie
1 can of orange soda (12 fl. oz.)
1/2-3/4 pack of cigarettes

(*) plus additional pint of lager

When Superconductivity Became Clear (to Some)

Quote of the Day:

"It means a large proportion of the population really could feel health benefits through moderate changes."

University of Cambridge Professor, on research showing that regular exercise, moderate drinking, no smoking, and a diet heavy in fruits and vegetables can add as much as 14 years to your life

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Food Stuff Consumption And Miscellany

Monday, January 7, 2008

mug of lager
2 lg cups of coffee (cream)
2 pints of lager (same location)
2 pints of lager (diff. location)
3/4 of a "philly soft pretzel"
sm amount of popcorn
med coffee (light/sweet)
pint of lager (diff. location)
pint of lager (diff. location)
slice of bbq chicken pizza
lg coffee (light/sweet) 24 fl. oz.
2 double cheeseburgers (McDonalds)
pint of lager (original location)
can of tea (12 fl. oz.)
bottle of water (16.9 fl. oz.)
slightly more than a pack of cigarettes

Hatemail: I can't get nothing I want!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Food Stuff Consumption And Miscellany

Sunday, January 6, 2008

lg coffee (light/sweet) 24 fl. oz.
1 lg cuban bread (net wt. 10 oz.)
med coffee (light/sweet)
1 Checkers fish sandwich (lettuce/tartar sauce)
1 Checkers hamburger (lettuce/tomato/pickles/mayonaise/ketchup)
1 Checkers chili-cheese burger
lg cappuccino (24 fl. oz.)
2 pints of lager
med plastic cup of fountain coke (same location)
slightly less than a pack of cigarettes

Books Cont.

recently acquired freebies:

The Art of Plain Talk by Rudolf Flesch
duplex Apartment - David Greenberger
Essays of Francis Bacon
Galapagos - Kurt Vonnegut
Gods Behaving Badly - Marie Phillips
I'm a Stranger Here Myself - Bill Bryson
Life Itself (Its Origin And Nature) - Francis Crick
Louder Than Words (Anthology) edited by William Shore
Nature, Man & Woman - Alan W. Watts
The Orators - W.H. Auden
Snow Country - Yasunari Kawabata
Three Who Dared - Tom Cohen
The Universe and Dr. Einstein - Lincoln Barnett
We Think The World of You - J. R. Ackerley
Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert M. Pirsig