My best friend’s face get savagely mauled

For those of you that know me well, you know that I have an obsession with monkeys. And it all started with the very first monkey I have had. He was my first toy when I was born. He had a tail that got ripped off some time when I was a toddler. My mom stitched his butt back up. I scratched at his eye balls when I realized at 5 or 6 that the cornea was just painted on a white button. He smiled his wide, red, yarn smile at me his entire life and my entire life.

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New Obsession – Adele “Rolling in the Deep” video

So I’ve been obsessing about this song since I heard it a couple weeks ago. It falls right in line with this kind of grassroot sounding / chain gang call and response that I love so much that’s notable in Cold War Kid’s “Saint John” and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero’s “Home.” This one brings a more gospel feel to it...

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Priscilla Ahn covers La Vie En Rose

ok.  Now that Natalie Portman has become a homewrecker and then creeped me out in the amazing “Black Swan,” it’s time for another girl crush.  This spot has now been replaced by the adorable Priscilla Ahn.  Particularly just because of this one clip.  It’s just a simple hand held camera.  A couple musicians dicking around.  But what it so...

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American Male Flavored Self Marketing

Lately I’ve come across a phenomenon of self marketing that I just LOVE. It makes me want to say, “You’re hired….and can I be your friend?!!” This new style employs something I, honestly to god, think only American men possess. First and foremost, you need to have to been incubated in a society that teaches you that you are special. That you...

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Burning children

This logo makes me laugh on so many levels.  On one hand, Scandinavia is known to be cutting edge in design.  And then on the other hand there’s all these old school markers left over from more austere days of yore.  Let’s look at this for a second.  What IS it?  Well, the product is matches sticks.  So of COURSE logic would behoove us to use a child...

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Optically Challenged Me

So for those of you that know me, I’m blind as a bat.  I almost feel like I’m legally blind but maybe not since I’m still allowed to operate a moving vehicle in the state of California and at least for another 9 months here in Sweden.  This is a rough breakdown of my optical history. 7 years old – diagnosed with myopia and prescribed glasses....

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The new ME!

Special thanks to the Larsson och Lange’s Salong.  Yes, that’s salon with a g at the end cuz that’s how the crazy Swedes spell it. So sometime in September, my friend Kate (we befriended each other at an AWC meeting through our mutual desperation for friendship having moved to a strange land for love and no other purpose) were out getting (lost)...

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I’ve seen the face of real crazy!

What you consider crazy is not so crazy. I’ve seen the face of real crazy and it’s scary.  Maybe you’ve got more of the fun crazy instead of the scary crazy in you. – Gil Lazcano Which basically means one man’s crazy is another man’s tame.  There’s a gradient of crazy that’s all relative depending on your life...

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Relationships are a gamble…

My friends say the best things.  They are a witty, clever, charming group of people that have been there through all my ups and downs.  So I wanted to start a series of posts based on wonderful things my friends have said to me over the years. I will start the series with something my amazing friend Kari’s silver tongue imparted to me...

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Girl-Toy

Christian and I went shopping this Saturday.  Well. . . Christian went shopping.  My shopping (habits) are on a freeze till I get a full time job.  We came across this front window installation.  Pretty neat huh?  Look ma!  I got myself a girl...

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2marshmallow

So why 2marshallow?  Well, the domain name 2marshmallows.com (plural) was taken.  But it’s ok.  And here’s why.  I came across the Marshamallow Test while listening to TED talks one day.  TED talks, for those of you that don’t know, is a yearly conference that occurs in Monterey Bay where the brightest minds in technology, entertainment and design...

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