so many weird dreams

I had so many weird dreams last night. One after the other. In the last one, I was reading my weblog in the future. I was a successful software developer. I seemed happy and seemed to have lots of friends but there didn’t appear to be any art in my life. I was reading about […]

good girl

I was a very good girl today. I was really cranky and didn’t want to do some things that I need to do but aren’t very fun. I enjoyed some napping time with Tom which made the icky stuff seem a lot better. I finished a simplified version of Carol’s site so I can teach […]

spam craigslist, go to jail

Spammers who take advantage of people posting on Craigslist make me soooo mad. I just responded to a spammer with this email: I specifically checked a box on my ad that it is NOT OK to contact me about other offers. This means YOU!!! You aren’t going to make any friends by responding to ads […]

Friday iPod Rotation

I’ve got some great music on my iPod Today. I’ve just got it on shuffle. “Alanna radio” is what I like to call it. I’ve been listening to lots of Long Winters, M. Ward, Neutral Milk Hotel, Decemberists, Lambchop, Jon Vanderslice, Jayhawks, and some old jazz organ with Brother Jack Mc Duff. It’s so nice […]

possible art show and 2nd day of painting class

There was a call for artists for a show that might be promising. It’s sponsored by Cartoon Network and Adult swim. It could be perfect for me. I don’t have enough encaustic paintings. It makes me want to paint more of them, quick-like. Maybe Sunday I can get some work done. Yesterday’s painting class was […]

can’t stop

Um, I can’t stop posting to my new weblog. It’s just too exciting. I feel like I have access to the outside world again from my little, issolated desk. And I can’t stop. I’m totally out of control. When I’m not posting to my weblog, I’m thinking about features to add to it. You know […]

painting 140b

I started my painting class yesterday with Glenn Moriwaki at SF City College. I’m so excited. I think it’s going to be a really great class. We are going to end up with 10 paintings this semester. That is a whole lot of paintings. It’s going to be hard work but I’m sure I will […]

scooter ouch

After just three hours of work yesterday, I went outside and found someone had backed into my scooter, badly denting the engine cover. I make sure I park in spaces that leave plenty of room for other cars to get in and out. There was no reason for them to hit my scooter. They didn’t […]


I was looking for help on an annoying javascript problem when I came across something called dartitis. It sounds very confusing. What worries me is how serious these people are. dartitis faq

fire truck bell

I have a pretty good view from my window at work. I’m starting to recognize the same people every day. There is a girl who walks her little daschund in the late afternoon. They are my favorite regulars. The dogs ears flop around when he runs. In the mornings there are three large carts of […]

The Turk Express

I work on Embarcadero and Folsom. Usually I scoot home down Howard to 9th to Fell. On the way home tonight I was day dreaming. I turned down 6th instead of 9th. I ended up taking Harrison to 6th to Turk to Stanyan. It was so fast and there were so few cars. I hit […]

displaytag message board

I’ve been struggling with displaytag and I just found this very useful mail archive: Displaytag-devel. There aren’t a whole lot of resources out there so every little bit helps.

sending html email with php

Note to self: Look at this later. Maybe I can set a spam cannon up so I can send art spam from a better emaill address. How to send an HTML e-mail from a PHP script and if I get too lazy, case I could just pay to use:

Canvases ready

This week is the beginning of the spring semester. I have several canvases primed and ready. I wonder what the semester has in store for me.

Howdy Word Press

I thought it might be time for me to switch over to the world of database driven weblogs. I’ve been doing stuff strictly old school and it might be time for a change. I’m afraid to give up my old ways. But I will be brave.