My boss Olle has been workign o this Cabin up by Sea Ranch- as the intern I was required to get totally shitfaced, eat BBQ, and play golf. Patrick was going to be my date but then I didn’t want him to miss the World Cup. Which I had to watch in replay later because I felt like my bosss was going to fire me if I didn’t play in the golf tournament.
It turned out to be really really fun. On my way out of the city, I Remembered AK lives a block from me, so I called to see if he was interested and like the party animal he is- he came down, plaid golf shorts and polo shirt and overnight bag in hand. It was a great getup/I think he normally dresses like that.
Sticking to leather seats like tongues to ice cubes
Olle and Chilli and Carne Getting into the 14 deep Cattle Watering Tank/ coolest swimming pool ever
“Look at this hand! it is a dirty nasty whorish hand!”
“Uhh. that’s disgusting.”
Griff, Jen and Francine and some big ass windows.
Yosemite Sam and Wife. (Wylie, lives in Berkeley and he’s hekka tight)
Intern, David, and Bob the pilot neighbor.
I got a new boyfriend. He’s still appended to his dad for the time being but in about…4 years… watch out
Jeff and Sara- Jeff is the grumpiest cool dude. Taught me how to drive a forklift.
Fucking Shit Man
Right around here is a five hour long golf match that I totally ruled.
back into the fog
The Mouth of the bay.
Wayne, a homey from the firm, now works for Distillery 209. Small local operation. So tight!
So I’m trying some new kinds of blogging because my friend Dean at truepanther.com/blog seems to have a good mix of pictures and words. So i’m going to do some wordsmithing because I’ve been thinking about things. In fact I think about things all the time and that should be shared just as much as all the hilarity and partying!
We are not just wannabe cobra snaking, we are photoblogging and culturally exprssing (hopefull.
I’ve been listening to This American Life non stop since I started work. (More than normal- usually it’s only once a week)
One of the ones from 2005 talked about Soldiers’ blogs.
Which reminded me of the stories ananya (my professor for Urban Studies) told us- in the last day of lecture.
She was talking about how there is no freedom without unfreedom. how utopias and dystopias may not be so different as violence is a vein that runs through both. Referring to Agamben’s theories about the camp:
“the camp has become the “nomos of the modern”. The camp, once constituted at the margins of the city as its exception, has now become the rule.”-The Camp- like refugee camp, concentration camp etc- is a place of extreme surveillance and violence.
Extreme forms of violence in the camp is where the idea of “bare life” comes to surface as “life for whose death there are no consequences.” The Camp exhibits the idea of expendible lives. In the context of the wars we are fighting overseas, it becomes more and more apparent that the concept of bare life is at home in America.
Blah Blah there are wars in our own backyards.(and gated communities ghettos and suburbs exurbs) You’ve heard that before- but what really struck me about these stories was how these specific wars America is waging in Afghanistan and Iraq- is brought home.
“The string of domestic homicides at Fort Bragg began on June 11 when Sgt. 1st Class Rigoberto Nieves shot and killed his wife Nancy, and then killed himself. Sgt. Nieves had been serving in Afghanistan, but returned home before the murder to