Spring Made Me Do It

spring arrived
i swear she made me do it.

she urged me to
pick (steal) branches

from the limbs


my neighborhood

Now my neighbors have to come for coffee to see them.

-a spring scavenger


Uffizi from my couch

I got home from drinks with friends on Queen Anne tonight and decided to head on over to the Uffizi Gallery. Yes, the one in Florence.

The one I'd visit as a student. Usually after drinks with friends.

Entering the far west room, I caught a glimpse of "Martyrdom of Saint Justina," got distracted by the urge to see more of Veronese's northern-Italian works, and jaunted over to the Palace of Versailles. I peeked into the room holding "The Feast at the House of Simon." Just having written a paper about this very dinner party for school, I was captivated...

...from the comfort of my 425 sq/ft home.

They've compiled high resolution images from galleries around the world (MoMA, Freer, National Gallery of London, the Frick Collection, etc.). Similar to google earth, you can navigate your way through these institutions at your leisure. Without having to exchange any money. I'm loving it, and might be planning a trip to the Tate soon.

Anyone want to join me? No tasteless biscuits will be served.


Rabbits & Packers

9-course Chinese New Year's dinner
::: including home-cooked duck (marinated 3-days), pork belly and bean-curd pudding
::: decked out in authentic kimonos
::: $1's in red envelopes for the kids
::: much, much improved from last year's party

followed by
Packer-induced braut & cheddar fest
::: including home-cooked beer and cheddar soup and PBR
::: decked in authentic green and gold
::: a real Greenbay resident next to me on the couch
::: fabulous commercials