Archive for April, 2012


Thursday, April 19th, 2012

charlie chaplin lives

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

…and he rides the Hollywood Metro line (tough times…)

Yesterday was a magical day.  It wasn’t particularly a good mood sort of day, but at least I can boast that I kept myself open to the little amazing pleasures the day can bring around here.

As it turned out, my 20th century history professor had surgery  a few of days ago and decided to come teach anyway.  It could fall under the category of “Amazing.”  Let’s just say there were a lot of F bombs dropped, eye rolls and words invented.

It was amazing.

I had on one of my (current) very favorite sun dresses on…even if the “boho” trend dies, let’s just say I’ll wear it anyway. It has one of those flowy layered skirts that catches the wind and make me look more ethereal than I actually am (*note, actually means not really ethereal at all). Plus, it has a hugging plunging neckline that only works on the smaller chested ladies and reminds me why I’m A-okay with the “classy ‘nice collarbone’ neckline.”  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you’re either (A) a guy or (B) one of those women with huge breasts (either purchased or real and you think it’s your only positive attribute so you display them to to an …unnecessary degree…)  It gives the gift of: even on your frumpiest feeling day you put it on and feel …pretty.  That’s a pretty amazing dress (watch me step on the end in the midst of a gratuitous twirl and tear it …or something way more positive than that …but let’s face it, I tear and/or stain most textiles I own).

So the “twirly” dress made the day better (or at least my outlook), as did my eccentric history lesson …then I see what you see above: Charlie Chaplin (ish) on my red line.  I couldn’t stop smiling at the sight.  Yes, I know he was probably on his way home from a day of working the tourists outside of the Chinese Theater (nothing wrong with that …that has to be a hard day’s work). He didn’t say anything, but he did tip hit little hat at his stop and walked off along his way.

That was amazing.

Okay, maybe not as amazing as seeing the real deal …but since that’s not an option, this was just great.  It’s not something I’d see living in most other places.  Whenever I get stir crazy, it’s nice to be reminded of the little wonders in my current back yard.

biggest idiot dog owner award goes to…

Friday, April 13th, 2012

“I wonder if I can maul the people who did this to me like a tiger…”

Why?  Just …WHY?!  I don’t even know how I came across this.  Funny things come up when browsing images that might have nothing to do with what you get.  It’s amazing really.  There’s not much to say about this.  It speaks for itself.  There are worse things people can do to a dog.  This dog looks fed and cared for …too groomed, that’s for sure.  So I wouldn’t say “worst” dog owner or “cruelest” dog owner …though this is just cruel in it’s own way.  I’ll just leave it at “idiot” dog owner.

Dogs:  The most inherently good natured creatures I know of.  If they love you, they’ll go along with anything and just deal.

an Ariel original

Friday, April 13th, 2012

hello my name is Ariel…and I like to do drawerings…

I’ve been working on becoming better at drawing this past year.  One form of practice has been drawing a couple things for Frankie Marathon show posters…sure, it’s from a couple months ago, but I like it so I’ll share anyway!  I fully expect them to get better and better.  I’m taking classes now to  help hone in on whatever raw ability is there.  I used to beat myself up over the fact my drawings always looked cartoonish, but after my two dimensional design class, my professor (who has an opinion I value) pointed out it’s a “distinct style” and that I should just work on developing it.

Will do! Comic books are the coolest, why look at that style as a bad thing?!

possibly the best chocolate treat in the world …ever

Friday, April 13th, 2012


This doesn’t exactly need a write up …read the description!  As much as I hate the company itself, I’ll keep giving Trader Joe’s  money with that in their store (and some shrimp gyozas…and ends and pieces…and their hummus…for whatever reason it’s just better than all other brands…damn you TJs!)

The dark chocolate truffle bar is my other suggestion if you want something utterly rich but more stripped down from the bells and whistles of the caramel and black sea salt …I personally keep mine in the butter compartment of the fridge (easier to forget it’s there) and a square or two is enough to satisfy.

So go try it if you haven’t already …it’s a close your eyes and smile experience.