Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Like scrapbooking, but less dorky.

While I don't usually flip through fashion mags for crafty lifestyle tips, I found a lovely little gem in British Vogue.
...since high school, I've always kept a "date book". I put everything in it - pictures, plane tickets, concert and movie tickets. It's like a visual map of my life. - Charlotte Ronson, designer
I love this idea! I'm still an old school devotee of the calendar book and I shove everything in there. I've never thought to keep fun souvenirs permanently attached, though. I do have an almost pathological fondness for color coding. I can't wait to see what it looks like to add in more color and texture and memory! It reminds me of one of my favorite books of all time. The Journey Is The Destination: The Journals of Dan Eldon is the journal of a young man who was killed in the early 90's while working as a photographer/stringer in Somalia. His mother published his journal after his death. He collected pictures and all kinds of random things, pasted them in his journal and then painted over them. It's beautiful and creative and his life was fascinating.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Chicken Fried Sushi

I've never been a fan of my blog name. Actually, I always thought That Obscure Object of Desire was a hella cool blog name. Not having actually ever seen That Obscure Object of Desire was pretty lame, however. When Jen Picks Up A Pen was a quick fix when I just had to make a change. Also, pretty lame. With about three years of blog under my belt and approximately zero decent names to show for it, I enlisted the help of a dear friend with serious naming skeelz. And she totally came through! I love my new name! As a Japanese girl from Hawaii transplanted to the Dirty Souf with a foot in the poultry business, I AM Chicken Fried Sushi, y'all! Now, I just need to find a template. Sifting through the pile of awesome names from Lea, searching for a picture of fried sushi and writing this have pretty much tapped me out for now. Maybe tomorrow... P.S. The juxtaposition of Chicken Fried Sushi with the preachy, diet post below is cracking. me. up.