Thursday, March 27, 2008

We won the birfday for shorz!

Going to San Francisco for the weekend. Don't do anything funny until I get back.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

"Then the question is,

what is bigger than David Bowie's area?"

"Nothing. Nothing is bigger. It is all encompassing. Like a plague."

Friday, March 21, 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Rainbow Round my Shoulders

"You don't say 'I have no ideas.' You begin. You go into the studio and begin."

Today I attended a master class at SMC taught by one the best choreographers alive today; Donald McKayle. He began dancing in the 1940's after watching Pearl Primus in New York. He looked at that woman on stage and said "I want to do that!" His friend told him not to talk during the concert. Shortly thereafter he attended an audition, with no training. He said if there had been a hole in the ground he could have sunk right into it, but afterwards he went up and said "Thank you." That was how he was raised. The next day his name was on the company list.

Ever since 1947 he has only been out of work for a single week. He came to dance innocent, and wanted to try every technique and style he saw. He has worked with Alvin Ailey, Arthur Mitchell, Martha Graham; the list is pretty endless.

What a marvelous experience. I even got picked on a little. In 90 minutes I learned things that will stick with me for the rest of my life. *sigh* MARVELOUS!

(To see more excerpts, search Rainbow Round my Shoulders by Donald McKayle at

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Sara's Dictionary of Totally New Words

Language is often created out of necessity. Sometimes it is created for fun. I have decided to start compiling my own dictionary of terms that can be put to good use.

porgnash: both a noun and a verb. Porgnash is negative serendipity. Like when you get pulled over by the cops for a busted taillight, and in the process they stumble upon your drugs, gun, or dead hooker. You totally just got porgnashed.

grargle: verb. The word that describes the action of exclaiming words such as argh, ugh, ergh, and blargh. Emily and I realized that to say you "growled in frustration" was not specific enough for our liking, so now it is described as "grargling." It can also be said that you "grargled your blargh."

Time to google myself again!

So said I over some Tacos Por Favor Emily and I picked up before respectively editing really bad sci fi and writing a screenplay (that would be really bad sci fi were it not for Emily's words of shimmering gold concealing the director's really goofy premise.)

My blog has finally made it to the first page of google. My now defunct column for IGMS used to be on the first page, but has since waned to the second. But now this blog is the fifth site listed. That's more than fine, that's super fine!

Take that, lobster lady and mountain bike racer girl. So who beats us all out for number one? A woman that runs a blog dedicated to scrapbooking.

Really? Really?

(Artwork by Dave Mckean from Coraline, by Neil Gaimen.)

Anyone know a time-traveling marine biologist?

Because I'm pretty sure he's my True. As in love. As in my dream man. As in he shows up in my dreams, years apart, and at different ages. And I never know his name! Does this make me officially a crazy person? Sharing it surely does.
Godspeed, you good looking black irish man with freckles, fair eyes, and an extensive knowledge of fish.

Maybe then I could finally ask you... Who wins, the dolphin or the unicorn?

(I found this image on deviant art. I don't know who to credit it to, other than a genius, obviously. edit: ~basehead.)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Especially Heinous

In the criminal justice system, sexually based offences are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories.

OMIGOSH I can't stop watching Law&Order:SVU. Can. Not. Stop.

I don't like rapists. I don't like pedophiles, serial killers, kidnappers, or sadists. But i love watching the good guys hunt them down and serve them justice. And maybe fly into a rage and slam them up against a wall in the process.

Catch those perps, Benson! Throw 'em to the ground and cuff 'em, Stabler!

I would appreciate being thrown to the ground (or slammed up against a wall) by Elliot Stabler. However, spending my days delivering lispy one-liners in the vein of Detective Odafin Tutuola as played by Ice-T comes in a close second.

I was deeply tempted to post cheesecakey pictures of actor Chris Meloni, but there's just no street cred in that. So, for the sake of my reputation, here is a weird picture of David Bowie.