Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

busby berkeley

Busby Berkeley (November 29, 1895 – March 14, 1976), born William Berkeley Enos.

Monday, March 29, 2010

sunday in the park with santos

My friend Santos.
What a handsome devil.

photos by Catherine J.

Friday, March 26, 2010

happy friday


via lisa via


I am reading this book and the characters play cricket.
I've never seen the game played and I know nothing about it.

It looks like this:

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

asparagus and rhubarb

Spring has sprung in San Francisco and the Farmer's Markets are full of treasures!
Eat locally and seasonally.
Here are some of my spring favorites.

I have never cooked with rhubarb before, but I will this spring!
It is so beautiful!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

team bang-- aids ride-- art auction

Click on the above link to see all the artwork for auction.
My sister and I donated pieces for this marvelous event!

This is my painting.
Mixed media on canvas.
by Sandy Wood 2010.

This is my sister's piece,
"Caterpillar Reading to Ant."
By Lisa Wood

Photos by Sang An.

Monday, March 22, 2010

i will not cough, i will not cough

Keith Jarrett Friday night at Davies Symphony Hall!
Wow!  What a genius and he got mad at the audience for coughing! Classic!

Jarrett is notoriously intolerant of audience noise, including coughing and other involuntary sounds, especially during solo improvised performances. He feels that extraneous noise affects his musical inspiration. As a result, cough drops are routinely supplied to Jarrett's audiences in cold weather, and he has even been known to stop playing and lead the crowd in a group cough. This intolerance was made clear during a concert on October 31, 2006, at the restored Salle Pleyel in Paris. After making an impassioned plea to the audience to stop coughing, Jarrett walked out of the concert during the first half, refusing at first to continue, although he did subsequently return to the stage to finish the first half, and also the second. A further solo concert three days later went undisturbed, following an official announcement beforehand urging the audience to minimize extraneous noise. ... In 2007, in concert in Perugia during the Umbria Jazz Festival, angered by photographers Jarrett implored the audience: "I do not speak Italian, so someone who speaks English can tell all these assholes with cameras to turn them fucking off right now. Right now! No more photographs, including that red light right there. If we see any more lights, I reserve the right (and I think the privilege is yours to hear us), but I reserve the right and Jack and Gary reserve the right to stop playing and leave the goddamn city!" This caused the organizers of the Festival to declare that they will never invite him again. (via wikipedia)

Friday, March 19, 2010

edith head

Edith Head
1897 - 1981

Edith Head was a fashion legend in her own time. She is probably the most famous costume designer in Hollywood history. She was mostly famous for her work on costumes for movies. Edith was the first woman to be in charge head of a motion picture studio costume department. Edith Posener was born on October 28, 1897 in San Bernadino, California. She went to Los Angeles High School. She graduated from University of California at Berkley and then she got a master's degree in French from Stanford University in California. In 1923 she started teaching French and art at the Hollywood School for Girls. She met and married Charles Head while she studied art. She got a job in the costume department at Paramount Studio. Edith and Charles divorced in 1938, the same she became head of the costume department at Paramount. Edith's career was more than 60 years long. In that time she earned 8 Oscars and 35 Oscar nominations. Edith Head worked on over 1,100 films! In 1940 she married Bill Ihnen. They lived in the San Fernando Valley in California. Edith designed costumes for some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Edith Head died on October 24, 1981.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

jade burial suits

A ceremonial suit made of pieces of jade in which royal members in
 Han Dynasty China were buried.
 The Chinese believed that jade had magical properties and
 would prevent the decay of the body.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

tooth tattoos

Ok, if someone were pointing a gun to my head, I would 
put Abraham Lincoln on my front tooth.

Monday, March 15, 2010