Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Food Stuff Consumption And Miscellany

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

6-7 lg mugs of black coffee
sm cup of tea
2 med-lg servings of green veg/beans/cheese/noodle/spaghetti casserole
1 sm pkg of Entenmann's "Little Bites" brownies (100 calorie packs)
box of HiC "Frightening" Fruit Punch (6.75 fl. oz.)
1 bologna on white bread sandwich
1 pkg of Cheez-It baked snack crackers (net wt. 1.5 oz.)
1 pkg of Famous Amos peanut butter cookies (net wt. 2 oz.)
1/2 pack of cigarettes

note to self:currently owe the coffee vendor for 13-14 lg coffees ($1 apiece) and 4 pretzels ($0.40 apiece). pay asap. gave vendor a ten spot this a.m. will pay remainder tomorrow.

Thing to do this weekend:

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Sunday (pay what you want)


Notations: Kiefer, Polke, Richter

July 21, 2007 - November 25, 2007

Anselm Kiefer, Sigmar Polke, and Gerhard Richter are undoubtedly three of the most important European contemporary painters. Working in Germany after World War II—a historical moment characterized by philosopher Theodor Adorno as marking the death of poetry after the atrocities of Auschwitz—these artists proposed a vigorous reconsideration of the possibilities of pictorial practice. Through dynamically distinctive approaches, they each question the relevance of history painting, examine the relationship between painting and photography, and pursue experimentation to redefine the technical potential of painting. Kiefer, Polke, and Richter have restored a profound significance to the act of painting as a means for individual artists to unearth and transform the collective consciousness.

By tackling the subjects of history and mythology, Anselm Kiefer (born 1945) creates works of imposing fragility that are extraordinary testimonies to the possibilities of lyricism in a European landscape scarred by genocide and war. Sigmar Polke (born 1941) re-actualizes the experimental impulse—the backbone of artistic practice in the early modern period—revisiting and reinventing the explorations of Dadaists and Surrealists like Francis Picabia (French, 1879–1953) and Max Ernst (German, 1891–1976). Gerhard Richter (born 1932), who left East Germany in 1961 for a career in the West, systematically explores painting’s relevance in a cultural landscape seemingly dominated by products of popular culture and the photographic image.

more budget living:

Wake Up Wednesday...

Add a free shot of espresso to any drink!

coffee - $1.50 (16 oz. or 20 oz.)

free computer time

ING Direct Cafe

also, pick up a coffee "credit" card

every 5th coffee free

Daily Provocation:

"Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it."

Cullen Hightower

via Philadelphia Evening Bulletin frontpage (still $0.25)

note: though a conservative newspaper, culture and arts section very good. also interesting to read the editorial page; gives a good overview of what neo-conservatives believe, a viewpoint very different from mine.

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