Archive for September, 2005

one step ahead of the installation

Courtesy of the New York Times, this week’s entrant in the “best quote of 2005” competition:

So when Bob Henry, captain of the Rachel Marie, who is in charge of towing Smithson’s island, looked out across the East River Thursday afternoon and saw another piece of conceptual art gaining on him, he did not view the development kindly.

…not to mention an equally brilliant photo:

it is, apparently, genetic

Behold, the inevitable result of a summer full of excellent tomatoes at the local farmers market, plus a work schedule that kept me nailed to the computer at home through most of July and August:

a martha stewart kind of sky

The count so far: 36 cups of tomato sauce in assorted varieties, frozen in 2-cup bags (of which about a third pictured). 12 cups of assorted salsas ranging from “tingly” to “HI, HERE’S YOUR HEAD” — two jars filled, four jars actually full-on, god-help-me canned, and god do I need a bigger stockpot if I’m ever doing this again.

Oh yeah, and about 6 ounces of pesto, not pictured, because the greenmarket was selling enormous bunches of basil and hell, we’ve got a blender and some pine nuts.


(Hm, too late for strawberry preserves this years, but maybe pickles? Wait, fuck, I don’t have a basement…)

(p.s. thanks to for the salsa recipe. it rocks muchly.)

add it up, add it up.


The Red Cross is not being allowed into New Orleans:
  • Access to New Orleans is controlled by the National Guard and local authorities and while we are in constant contact with them, we simply cannot enter New Orleans against their orders.
  • The state Homeland Security Department had requested—and continues to request—that the American Red Cross not come back into New Orleans following the hurricane. Our presence would keep people from evacuating and encourage others to come into the city.

…plus one…
The National Guard is not allowing refugees to leave New Orleans.