Tuesday, June 01, 2004

I am here in front of my computer thinkin' 'bout smells. Good smells mind you. I just bought a new perfume today and I feel rather fancy. I spent an hour in the new Sephora downtown looking for a new scent...my old perfume, "Sheisedo's Energy", is lovely but too...old...in that it reminds me of me 3 years ago and the things that were happening then. As we all know scent is highly evocative. "Magi Noir" brings me right back to 9th grade (when I wasn't supposed to be wearing perfume but a sympathetic saleslady loaded me up on samples)...I adore "Paris" but it reminds me too much of the time when I first moved out of the house and lived on my own in the less than greatest situation. It also reminds me of the dreams I had then- the fantasy of a fashionable and glamourous Audrey Hepburn life in...well, Paris of course! I then had a stint with rose and vanilla oils when I worked in the Pike Place Market-trying to disguise the stench of pastrami I'd nevertheless reek of after I left the sandwich place I worked at. The Body's Shop "Nut" lotion smells edible and reminds me of when Kenny and I first met so that's ok. I wonder what this new perfume will make me think of in a few years...

Me and K...we look like we are getting ready to go kick someone's ass...
I was just talking to a guy from Mutato who told me that a gallery in San Francisco just closed after the owner got spit on, death threats, and a sock in the eye for having a piece of controversial art in her window that featured images from the Abu Garaib prison scandal. Can you f-ing believe that? This was in San Francisco of all places. I can't believe this. Well- actually- I guess I can.
In preparation for the Billy Name show I've been re-reading "Edie" by Jean Stein. Crazy-ness. Pretty much the moral is Drugs Are Bad, Mkay....But this picture is delicious!