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a rant about brick walls and entertainment systems

So I have a friend who has a beautiful brick wall in his living room, and I am mad at him. Out of jealously that he has a brick wall in his living room? Partly ha ha, but mostly because he’s COVERING IT UP WITH A BUILT IN ENTERTAINMENT¬†SYSTEM!!! Such beautiful brick could be the backdrop to many a painting . . . ūüė¶ how sad.

You see, I’m all for modern, in fact I embrace my¬†electronics¬†wholeheartedly but! I feel that in todays society in an attempt to stay modern, all to often the awesomeness of vintage beauty is overlooked. Thus houses are built cheaply, cars are tin cans, we shop at Wal-mart, and brick walls are being covered up by entertainment systems. . .

ps this is not “the” brick wall, this was at an underground art show in Younstown

this is genius

“take a bath hippie!”

so!!!!! French people smell. At least thats what most Americans say, This¬†stereotype¬†has been built over time, (among otheres) in my opinion because of a fear of the unkown and the possibly that there might b a ¬†more sophisticated culture out there than the one that exists in the place that we call home. . ¬†.however! thats a rant for another time lol. Another reason for this stereotype is because of the¬†prevalent¬†rejection of anti-perspirants and¬†deodorants¬†in the area due to their cancerous properties! ¬†Being aware of this for awhile I was curious of the alternatives cuz lets face it there’s no way I’m letting my underarms go solo in the climate that I live in ha ha. . . so! recently I heard about the common use of mineral salt stone! The method? u wet it, apply it just like¬†deodorant. Its¬†chemical-less, odorless, non-staining, instantly dries, and lasts forever!

so . . . ¬†I went to whole foods market and asked the guy about it and he swore by it. . . telling me to personally bring it back to him for a refund if it didn’t work. Therefore! what can I say, I’m a sucker, so I bought one and am now 2 days into an experiment. Will a hunk of salt really withstand the El Paso heat, or will my family, friends, and co-workers beg me to “take a bath hippie.” So far. . . SO GOOD! On my break I walked from utep to downtown and back and although I sweated profusely ”

that ain’t gonna change” My friend with me didn’t pass out! And! I will admit to standing on a street corner, lifting up my arm to¬†deliberately¬†and shamelessly sniff my armpit in front of traffic. . . the result! nothing stinky! In fact, even though it may have looked funny. . . if not weird, and despite the probable¬†embarrassment¬†that my friend felt, it was actually a pleasant experience to my¬†nostrils. . . . Mind u! Its too early to tell if this will in fact take conventional¬†deodorant¬†out of my life, therefore I will keep u updated on this experiment, as I’m sure u wouldn’t know what to do with your life if I didn’t lol