Happy New Year!

January 01, 2018

Happy New Year!
Thought I'd share some work by this artist.  Who is this artist?  I have no idea.  I found his paintings in a book in my parents' house (written in Chinese; I can't read any of it) while doing a massive 5-day-and-night spring cleaning of the disaster that is their home.  But isn't he amazing?

Me When I See Pasta

November 19, 2017

Me When I See Pasta

Buckwheat

November 18, 2017

Buckwheat

For dinner, I cooked buckwheat noodles to pair with spinach and broth.  Chupa found the noodles in the sink and began eating them out of the colander.

“Mmmm,” he said.

“Do you like them?”

“Mmmm, warm rubber bands,” he replied. 


Game

November 17, 2017

Game

“Want to play a game?” Mom would ask.

The game turned out to be us pinching and pulling the skin on the tops of our hands in a perpetual dog pile of claw hands.  She’d pull/pinch the skin on the top of my right hand with her right hand.  While she held the pinch, I put my left hand over her right hand to pinch her skin and hold it while she put her left hand over my left hand and pinched hard.  I’d take my right hand from the bottom, and put it over her left hand to pinch, and so on.  This game never lasted long, as Mom, smiling, would speed up the process until we ended with a big collapsed hand pile.

This game was NOT FUN!  It was painful.  Mom enjoyed it, though.  She probably had some nostalgic attachment to it. 


Fruit

November 16, 2017

Fruit

Chupa loves to buy Bartlett pears that sit in the fridge until they rot. 


Bluebirds

November 15, 2017

Bluebirds

Tom and Petra had a night nanny who held the twins tucked under her arms like footballs.


Dan

November 14, 2017

Dan
My college floormate, who looked like Shaggy from Scooby-Doo, always shared his stash with me.  It never did anything for me.  One Saturday night, a group of us popped by a midnight reading of Dante's Inferno at The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine and luxuriated in a row of ornate Gothic wooden thrones while the pipe organ thundered around us.  I still didn't feel anything.

Loud Gushing Water

October 14, 2017

Loud Gushing Water
. . . in my dream turned out to be a flood in our house.  A flood in your house doubles as a pain in your butt.

In the Kitchen

October 11, 2017

In the Kitchen

"What are you doing?"  Mom asked.

"Invading your space." 

"Oh gee," she said.  "I don't mind."


Beverages

September 27, 2017

Beverages

Mom loves beverages.  For fun, she adds orange juice to oolong tea, along with leftover coffee (from Marshalls) and week-old wine.  Part of me thinks she makes this drink because it disturbs me.

 


Laundry

September 09, 2017

Laundry

Mom opened my door and threw several socks at my head.  

"I found some orphan.  Nobody want," she announced.  

She closed the door on her way out.


Taiwanese Bakery

August 07, 2017

Taiwanese Bakery
Yum!


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