Monthly Archives: February 2007

Happy Year of the Pig from Crafty Monkey!

Happy New Year!

Sun. 02.18.07 – Today is the second New Moon of 2007, which means it is the first day of the Year of the Pig. May you have a delightful year full of good juicy pork and lots of laughter.

Above photo taken with Ms. Jen’s Casio Exlim Z40 on Jan. 29, 2006 during the Chinese New Year celebrations in Dublin, Ireland.

Katamari Damacy!

Katamari Damacy!

Ha! It is all Hugh Reynolds from last year’s game class’s fault… I am now official addicted to Katamari! I called a bunch of game stores this morning looking for one that had Katamari Damacy in stock and only found one in Santa Ana. After my purchase, I came to the conclusion that Game Store Clerks are the New Record Store Clerks. Nice, geeky, willing to chat and very knowledgable. I miss Bionic.
After dinner with my mom at 320 Main in Seal Beach, I took the newly acquired Katamari Damacy, plus some wine, over to Lucky and Greg’s house. Wine opened, Play Station 2 console pluged in, one call to Greg at work to figure out what channel was needed on the TV, a bowl of fresh popped popcorn, and off we rolled. Our biggest Katamari was 74cm. Wahoo!
Katamari, we love you!

Wow!

Wow!

My brother Joe decided it was time to get the garden cleaned up. He asked his gardener to come back today and take everything, todo, out of the front planter except the cactus and the two rose bushes that I planted in 1999. All done. Very naked.

Santa Ana River from the Hamilton Street Bridge

Santa Ana River from the Hamilton Street Bridge

For various reasons* that I will blog about more when I am not tired, I am currently researching and soon to implement a moblogging solution that will send photos directly from my Nokia N80 to my Movable Type installation. In the meantime, I am reducing my use of Flickr to moblog my photos to this blog and using Lifeblog on my phone to send the photos to my Typepad account and then reblogging them here and adding Lightbox for fun effects.

* A post on Ms. Jen’s 2nd** Law of the internet*** is coming soon.
** The Ms. Jen’s 1st Law of the Internet is the KISS principle (Keep it simple, stupid)
or to quote Coco Chanel – “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”
*** Own Your Own Stuff.

A Few Details From Ryan Callis’ MFA Show

The grand glory of Ryan Callis’ MFA painting show was in the details and in the borders / transitions within his paintings. Ryan presented 10 – 12 large mostly non-objective geometric abstraction paintings with a few surprise figures or organic dioramas popping out of or under the geometric and field parts of the paintings. Good stuff from Mr. Callis.
All Photos taken by Jen Hanen with her Nokia N80 on Tue. Feb. 13, 2007.