26 April 2007

Tattoo Me!

Oh, yeah, start me up... The human's Narra tattoo is four weeks old today--and presumably fully healed. It looks and feels healed, anyway. The first drawing (which we posted) didn't quite meet our expectations, so the human called upon his own skills to create what we wanted. Afterall, we are talking about FOREVER (this is the closest our human may ever come to anything like a real commitment... haha).

So we are all very pleased with the new body adornment, courtesy tattoo artist Steve T at Olde City Tattoo in Philadelphia. Thank you, Steve! And we'll be back for more--the entire pack has still to be inscribed for posterity! Not to mention brothers Tsamba and Buddy who can't believe they're missing out on all the fun. :)

BTW, here's the drawing our human did. It conveys more of the comic book hero idea, but the cross-hatching just doesn't really translate into the tattoo vernacular. We're glad to have a tat that looks like a tat! Besides, Narra's pretty heroic regardless.

10 April 2007

Edge of the World

If we had the actual opportunity to experience art, maybe we'd write about it more. Generally, we find food and outdoor adventures more fun, but, every once in a while, the human sees art that he tells us about. So, last night, he attended this performance event at the Asian Arts Initiative in Philly. (We approve, btw; we're so bored with static objects--unless we can eviscerate them--give us something that does something!)

Artist/poet/spoken word "icon" Regie Cabico opened the event, sharing experiences as a queer Filipino from southern Maryland (yikes!). His "Filipino mother" sure sounded familiar (literally), kinda like home, except for the Streisand karaoke part... And are we glad we don't know anyone named Don because we'd never be able to look at him the same way again (that's a reference to something called a "one night stand"--apparently an experience not within our purview). The human vaguely recalls a story with a dog, too--how can he not remember that?

The main event was The Edge of the World, a series of "speed plays" conceived and directed by NYC Neo-Futurist Omar Telan (another Pinoy bro). Omar and the troupe (including buddy Gary) were trotting out the performance for the first time, in preparation for the first ever National Asian American Theater Festival to be held at La Mama in NYC in June. (We'll miss it because we'll be in Montana!) We like the idea of non-illusory theater; why do humans burden themselves with so much affectation and delusion? The direct representation of life makes more sense to us, that's how we live it anyway. Besides, with our sense of smell, we can pretty much "see" through most human illusions. We could probably be good artists, if we wanted to. :)

Our human, on the other hand, is not so good at sniffing out illusion/delusion/masquerade. Sometimes, he does need art to show him the way. While the performances may not have lit a path, they were a fun reminder to look more carefully. Amid streamers, blowing bubbles, and the "perfect match" game, split ends and doodled hands revealed stories for all of us. At least for humans. We did learn a lot about them, we suppose. Curtain.

09 April 2007

We are loved

Is it wrong to equate food with love? How about money and love? Either way, we are definitely loved. Tonight was supposed to be ground beef for dinner, but the human was distressed at the empty meat freezer at the grocery store. Rather than resort to something out of our freezer at home, he opted to spend $5/lb (sale price!) for fresh ground buffalo. (BTW, at 1lb for each of us, that's 3lbs total!) We love him, too. :) What a nice precursor to our upcoming summer sojourn--Montana, here we come! We leave exactly seven weeks from today...

04 April 2007

Wabbit du jour

Even though the human has declared a moratorium on our catching our own dinner, he does provide. Apparently, you can purchase wabbits weddy to eat! Our buddy Wally warned us about the canned kind, but someone named Aunt Jeni has prepared a raw variety--organic, too. Just our style!

If you're wondering why the food looks green, it's the veggies mixed in. Here's the full ingredient list:

muscle and heart meat; liver; finely ground, real, raw bones; pureed squash, leafy greens (collard and kale), celery, apples; whole eggs (including shells); ground organic flax seeds; raw, unpasteurized organic honey; unfiltered, unpasteurized organic apple cider vinegar; powdered organic alfalfa; powdered organic kelp; fresh garlic; fresh parsley; and Grapefruit Seed Extract.

Sounds delicious, doesn't it? It was!