Saturday, May 28, 2011

the pleasure of being robbed and the sorrow of being allergic to penicillin

quite recently i have found out that among the impressive quantity of medicine i am required to take, i am allergic to penicillin. terrible feelings. anywho while ignoring said terrible feelings, i watched a very lovely movie called "the pleasure of being robbed". it is very quiet and beautiful, has a wandering plot (i like wandering plot movies), has very great music and is the most perfect sick in bed/rainy day movie to watch in the history of ever. i took film stills because, well, graham just taught me how and why not.

i loved it.

Friday, May 27, 2011

quiet spiderish

i love this song very much. maybe even more than i love documentaries about shakers and the civil war.

Monday, May 16, 2011

fixing holes, getting stuff done, limited prints, saying hello

i've been fixing up an old quilt lately and it's been occupying a lot of my time. i have also been eating a lot of honydew melon and super amazing homemade tacos. i'll post the recipe for the "dirty rice" in a little bit at the bottom of this post. the trick is using aardvark hot sauce on the tacos, as it happens to be the best hot sauce in the universe. i do wish they made a milder version though so my loved ones (brothers aside, who could probably breathe fire at this point) can enjoy it too. i have later'd my tastebuds with my love of spicy things over the years so it doesn't effect me like other people. when i was a kid growing up i ate straight up chili powder. any mexican kids on here remember "lucas chili/limon powder" before it was banned by the FDA god help me, or those mango lollipops encrusted with hot powder? also there were years there where i would dump tapatio and lime juice on all my watermelon. yeah. sorry tastebuds.
anyway, i have been drawing a lot, and then i will be painting for an upcoming show in july.
by the way, i have some limited edition prints available at the hungry eyeball shop! you can get them here (quietly guiding me), here (demon hands), and here (wicked mountain).
the prints really turned out great and i am stoked!
now i am going to go back to lots of work and watching a lot of ghost shows that make me sleep with the light on.
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 teaspoon of cumin
1 heaping tablespoon fresh thyme
1/2 medium-large yellow onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups rice (i use brown rice)
3 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 can of black beans
1 lime
in a large pan or pot, pour in olive oil, cumin, thyme, and onion. saute for about 4 minutes on medium/high flame. pour in rice and stir around for about 30 seconds or so. pour in 3 cups of chicken broth and turn the flame down to medium. let simmer until the rice is soft and fluffy, this takes about 25-30 minutes or so and supervision every 8-10 minutes. when the rice is almost done, pour in can of black beans and stir around. let it simmer for a little bit more on a low flame for a few minutes.
when the rice is done squeeze a little lime on it, sprinkle a little salt, and serve.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

this is my mama!

happy mother's day mom!
i love you!
love, me