Thursday, September 27, 2007

The 1812

Back when I was drinking heavily and living in Louisiana,
I had acquired a pretty thick accent.
On my way up nawth one time to visit the relateds,
I stopped in a bar in South Carolina called "The 1812."
I got drunker than drunk and proceeded to
loudly inform everyone there that they were
all just a bunch of "d*mn southern yankees."

sapphoq on life

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


One time I lived in a flat on the bottom floor of an old rambling house. There was one room there which I found to be creepy and so I used it for storage.

The flat on the second floor and the flat on the third floor were mirrors of mine i.e. the layout of rooms was nearly identical.

Turns out a guy in the flat on the top floor in that room [before I lived in that house in my flat] had dropped some acid, painted the room red and black and then killed himself.

sapphoq on life

Colors in Nature

I took a collage class once that my friend Ernie was teaching.
He was an excellent teacher and I learned much from him.
Ernie made an interesting claim when we were talking about
the color wheel, that certain colors do not appear together in
nature like purple and yellow, orange and blue...these colors
were in opposition or non-complementary on the color wheel.
I couldn't leave that one alone. I went home and looked through
a ton of magazines and found flowers and insects where those
colors do indeed exist side by side. I cut them up and turned them
into a collage.
Ernie laughed and laughed.

sapphoq on life

Saturday, September 01, 2007

I remember the muppets

You Are Animal

A complete lunatic, you're operating on 100% animal instincts.
You thrive on uncontrolled energy, and you're downright scary.
But you sure can beat a good drum.
"Kill! Kill!"