Sunday, February 28, 2010

salvation mountain

i came

i saw

i conquered

how do you find salvation? by following the yellow brick road of course.

the whole thing was actually really cool. leonard knight, the artist, has lived here for 30 years while building his tribute to God. that's his cat george.

leonard uses items he finds in the desert, like branches, tires, cars, car doors etc

the core structure is adobe and the building tools he needs are mainly donated by visitors.

it's vibrant and cool. you should go.

and always remember Cod Is Love
we also stopped by the salton sea

don't go. it smells.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


sad news. my sister's dog Bosstone (aka Bubba) died last night. i'm sad. she was such a great dog. i got her for my sister 13 years ago, a friend had gotten her as a puppy (then named miss piggy. she was a boston terrier, they snort a lot) and could no longer take care of her.

there are so many things i want to say about Bubba but it just makes me too sad.

anyway, this video is all over the music blogs today and i thought it was kind of fitting. especially since one of my sister's nicknames is jj.

i'm a little worried that the video is too "graphic" or that the actual message of the song is horribly inappropriate but it's resonating with me so i'm posting it. i'm assuming the song is about "letting go" but i have no idea. discerning songs is NOT a skill of mine but that's ok, it's something a lot of people struggle with...sigh...i'm in need of an afternoon delight.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

your order has shipped!!!

i have been experiencing a strong desire to "get out of dodge" for about three weeks now. it hit full force this past friday, so as soon as i got home from work i began researching where to go.

my answer: Salvation Mountain.  strange and kooky? PERFECT.

i didn't go. i ended up having a lot of fun friday night and thus went to bed way later than expected. got up late the next morning to a GORGEOUS day and went for a 7 mile run...i now have a new favorite run. by the time i was done it was too late in the day to start my 3 hour journey. i will be going there. very soon. let me know if you want to join.

ANYWAY doing this research got me to thinkin', "I need a guide book for CA." so i bought one.

 i am very excited and can't wait to get my book. just think of all the adventures that await me!! it was a lonely planet, after all, that shared with me the secret of the thai woman's prison that gives massages. it was fantastic! even if they stole my's possible that i forgot them but them being stolen makes for a much better story.

i got the email today saying my order has shipped! oh the anxious anticipation of seeing what wonderful gems my lonely planet will hold!!!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010


if you google "lee pace tiffany" my blog comes up first.

it is meant to be lee. it is meant to be.

Friday, February 19, 2010

this brought happy to my day

DanseDance from Julien Vallée on Vimeo.

"Each day, we are surrounded by seemingly insignificant objects, taking them from one place to the other, or leaving them on a table for weeks, without paying any attention to them. We ignore or forget them, using things only when we need to, making sure they don’t interfere or inhabit our space. But what if they were not so stable and subservient? What if they could swivel, bounce or even fly. And what if they did so all at the same time?"

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

if i'd only known

I have a personal goal for February to only eat 16 grams of sugar (from sweets) per day. I'm perfect so far and can guarantee it will remain that way BUT if I'd only done a little research I'd never have made this goal. If only I'd known I'd have set my goal to increase my intake by 20 kilos/day.

The bottom right reads:
Note to mothers: Exhaustion may be dangerous - especially to children who haven't learned to avoid it by pacing themselves. Exhaustion opens the door a little wider to the bugs and ailments that are always lying in wait. Sugar puts back energy fast - offsets exhaustion. Synthetic sweeteners put back nothing. Energy is the first requirement of life. Pay safe with your young ones - make sure they get sugar every day.

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