May 2008



Good news hero.

Filed under: General
Posted by: Shawna @ 3:48 pm

Hero of the day

Talk about beyond the call of duty: A Chinese policewoman helped save the lives of nine babies by breast-feeding them after they were orphaned or separated from their mothers as a result of the May 12 earthquake. In a very sweet way, she’s all humble and ‘eh, whatever’ about it, too:

“I am breast-feeding, so I can feed babies … This was a small thing, not worth mentioning.”

Right, except for the part where she kept nine babies alive in a plot twist that feels straight out of Steinbeck. The 29-year-old mother, Jiang Xiaojuan, has become a celebrity in China, and is being hailed as a hero on the papers’ front pages. As the death toll soars past 50,000, it’s nice to have a little good news to celebrate. You can remember Jiang next time someone complains about the evils of women popping out their boobs in public.

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Posted by: Shawna @ 1:06 pm

“Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air–explode softly –and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth–boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn’t go cheap, either–not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.?” -Robert Fulghum

How about we all buy a box of crayons today (you SO deserve 64 colors and don’t let anyone tell you different), or find the one we have hidden deep in the recesses ofthe place we call home, draw a 3″ square on a piece of paper, color it, perhaps even post it. What color is today? Tomorrow? We should be corny more often, perhaps. We should certainly use crayons more often.

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When in LA….

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Posted by: Shawna @ 12:08 pm

I hope that by teh time I am next in LA, they will still be holding Incandescence nights at Edison.

Details from


Incandescence \In`can*des”cence\, n.
A white heat, or the glowing or luminous whiteness of a body caused by intense heat.

The sprawling Edwardian power plant-turned-nightclub was filled to the gills with a strange soup of carnies, stilt-walkers and Entourage types, and Lucent was in top form, performing continuously in various rooms to the delight and wonderment of all.

The Absinthe Fairy! Photo by Zoetica.


Tickets: $10 before 8pm, $20 after 8pm. $15 when you pre-order at Edison’s web site.

The Edison
108 W 2nd Street
Los Angeles, California 90012 (
(213) 613-0000


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