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Bolivia

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Bolivia_La Paz Balcony

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Bolivia_Rurrenabaque

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Bolivia_Beni River

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Bolivia_Macaws

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Bolivia_Tuichi River_Madidi National Park

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Bolivia_Lake Titicaca

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Bolivia_Huari Beer

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Bolivia_Lake Titicaca 2

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Bolivia_Isla del Sol 3

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Bolivia_Isla del Sol 2

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Bolivia_Isla del Sol

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Bolivia_La Paz_Plaza San Francisco

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Bolivia_World's Most Dangerous Road

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Bolivia_Coroico_Monkey

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Bolivia_Coroico 2

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A little weensy taste of Bolivia for you, reader-poos.  This time last week I was biking down “The Word’s Most Dangerous Road.”  Now I’m sitting at my computer looking at peacoats on jcrew.com and ignoring a pile of work on my desk.  The adventure continues.

 

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August 31, 2009 at 11:14 am

Posted in travel

tri/fues day

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It doesn’t feel like Friday today.  Today feels like Tuesday.  At least for me, anyway.  And on Tuesdays in rarland, you can get away with late afternoon posts.  But on Fridays you can get away with just putting up a nice picture and saying happy weekend or something else short and boring.  So today, I give you both.  I call it Triday.  Or Fuesday.  I haven’t decided.   

Other things I do on Tri/Fuesday:

  • drink bottle of champagne solo and clean the entire apt.
  • drive car around the block every 2 hours to avoid parking tickets.
  • read magazines while watching bill moyers.
  • fall asleep at 3am.  Set the alarm for 8:30am.

Anywhatever – Happy Weekend!  Happy Fruesday.  Go play some badminton or something.

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August 28, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Posted in Randoms

rar returns!

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I’m back!  Here I am!  All in one piece, but digging and digging out of a giant email hole.  I’ll be fresh and ready to roll tomorrow; In the meantime please enjoy these pictures.  Not from my trip – not yet – but from O at Home.  That’s right.  Oprah. at Home.  Don’t laugh, I think this apartment is the shit.  As in, full of lots of amazing shit the owner found at Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc.  This never happens to me.  I suspect you really need to be some kind of Salvation Army troll to get the good stuff.  Of course some people are just lucky.  I hate those people.

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diy apt

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chippendale

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bookcase - o at home

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slipcovers

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Ok, reader-friends. That’s all for now.  Come back for more tomorrow.  Don’t forget about me.

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August 27, 2009 at 2:33 pm

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away she go

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Whew – rough week, y’all.  I’m outta here.  Miss me while I’m away!  I leave you with this picture of a llama.  And this link to where I’m staying in the Amazon! And this video of Dolly Parton singing my favorite song ever.  In a purple, polyester, bell-bottom jumpsuit no less!  Play it on repeat till I’m back on the 27th. 

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August 14, 2009 at 10:39 am

Posted in travel, videos

alien vs. predetor

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katherine hep

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ALIEN VS. PREDATOR

by Michael Robbins

Praise this world, Rilke says, the jerk.

We’d stay up all night. Every angel’s

berserk. Hell, if you slit monkeys

for a living, you’d pray to me, too.

I’m not so forgiving. I’m rubber, you’re glue.

 

That elk is such a dick. He’s a space tree

making a ski and a little foam chiropractor.

I set the controls, I pioneer

the seeding of the ionosphere.

I translate the Bible into velociraptor.

 

In front of Best Buy, the Tibetans are released,

but where’s the whale on stilts that we were promised?

I fight the comets, lick the moon,

pave its lonely streets.

The sandhill cranes make brains look easy.

 

I go by many names: Buju Banton,

Camel Light, the New York Times.

Point being, rickshaws in Scranton.

I have few legs. I sleep on meat.

I’d eat your bra—point being—in a heartbeat.

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The New Yorker, 1/12/09.

Yo Decorno, thanks for finding!  I never read the New Yorker poetry – guess I should start?

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August 13, 2009 at 10:12 am

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bar of the day

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I owe the city of San Francisco $600 in parking fines. Um, I know it’s the a.m., but I need a drink. And a new place to park my car. Oh, and F the DPT.

In mostly unrelated news – welcome to “bar of the day” a regularly recurring series in which I post pictures of bars – public and private – that this liquor loving rarface admires the most.

Bar the first (pictured above) belongs to Rebecca Singley of New Orleans and was featured in dearly departed Domino last fall. As you can see from the caption – this bar used to be a desk. Ah, for a desk like this. Shelves full of booze and silver and paper lanterns. And someones been hard at work here, most of these bottles are less than half full – that’s what I like to see! 

Well-stocked, well-loved, well-used, Ms. Singley’s home bar is warm and inviting and perfect.  Like a hug!  From an alcoholic.

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August 12, 2009 at 10:10 am

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poof…

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If you haven’t seen Anthony Bourdain’s “Disappearing Manhattan” episode of No Reservations, it’s a perfectly indulgent, nostalgic way to waste an hour of your time. A Continuous Lean has the entire episode posted in parts here.

Part 1 below

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Katz’s, Keens, feral dope fiends, etc. etc.

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August 11, 2009 at 10:52 am

Posted in food, videos, watch