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Thursday, March 29th, 2007
9:09 pm
that's right! to st. petersburg, florida. this may! I cant wait!! who wants to come sit on the beach with me? you know you want to visit... :)

Friday, December 22nd, 2006
12:11 pm
days at work (this is a downer, folks)
she came to us wednesday, curled up in a red, wicker basket the size of a soccer ball. her whole body was cold, rigid and wet. the bones and ligaments of her back left leg were bare, and there was barely a drop of blood left in her body to keep the color in her torn musculature. she smelled vaguely of infection and urine. closer inspection revealed white gums and fully dilated pupils, she only mewed once, but never moved, just curled herself tighter in pain.
the three children who brought her in ranged in age from about four to twelve. they told me they wanted to keep her, but couldnt afford her care. their grandma had the car engine running outside, and when the kids went out to ask her for money, she coaxed them back in the car and the group ended up speeding out of the parking lot. kitty was left behind, not uncommon around here.
thursday morning veronica came in, the pastor of the church the children's family attends. she said the kids had come to her with tears in their eyes asking her to help them. their neighbors were evil, they said. they had fighting dogs fenced up in small cages in their backyard. the kids had watched them throw a cat into one of the cages and let the dogs maul it for fun. they had snuck in later to rescue her, then brought her to us. they were upset they'd left her behind and they offered their christmas money for her care. the pastor came to make a donation on their behalf.
kitty had died shortly after they'd left wednesday. there wasnt much that could have saved her.
the pastor asked if those people could go to jail for what they'd done to the cat, but unfortunately, the laws arent that stringent. no one has the resources to handle animal cruelty cases. she's collecting as much information as she can so I can report it for her, but it will likely go unpunished.
some weeks back a woman came running into the clinic. a dog had just been thrown from a moving vehicle into the road out front. I grabbed a stretcher and ran outside. it was a female pit bull, standing on what appeared to be two completely broken front legs, bent backwards halfway up. she stood their quietly. she didnt snarl or whine when I touched her. she let me lift her up to the stretcher and wheel her inside, stoic, obviously hurting and scared.
we came to find that the legs were not freshly broken. they appeared to have been deliberately snapped and allowed to heal. she'd been crippled and probably used as a breeder. she'd clearly been nursing a litter recently, her milk hadnt dried up yet. she had scars all over her face and body, blood oozing from small wounds and her back end. she stared back at me, distinctly heartbroken. I stayed with her as long as I could, but the damage done to her was so crippling and extensive, she had to be euthanized.

this happens too often.
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006
2:30 pm
so hooray for all capital letters! I'm using the name Fiver, for the sake of keeping my real name out of things. this is the press release!

"Go.:San Francisco's Only Revolving Collaborative Monthly Arts Event Series"

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Go. – a monthly, curated, cross-media collaboration series – returns to Varnish Fine Art Gallery this month on Friday, May 5th at 6 PM. Go. focuses on bringing together a visual artist, writer, and audio artist and charges them to come up with something completely new. Go. participants only have a theme and a very short timeline to guide them, and the entire exhibition is up for one night only.

This month's theme is "The Blessed and the Forgotten," and features the combined talents of Renaissance siblings Nicholas and Miranda Culp of The Culprits (www.bandofculprits.com); the vibrant and observant prose stylist Ana Maria Ventura; and the found object neo-folk artist Fiver. Go. is curated every month by Oakland-based artist Michael Braithwaite and her partner, the writer Page McBee.

Adventurous types who don't need to know exactly what to expect are welcome to attend the newest installment of this monthly "First Friday" event. This month's three artists have created a unique and haunting meld of music and story in a warehouse-excavated motif. However, whether it be a one-night installation art exhibition or a multi-media narrative-based performance, Go. will feature new, fresh ideas every month.

Go.'s primary focus is to bring together artists across lines of culture, gender, sexuality, race, and generation, to create an experience that truly blends issues of identity and medium. The first Friday of every month, three Bay Area artists will work together to transcend categorization. The organizers of Go. will be taking June off, so expect to be extra excited for the July 7th event.

Go. is San Francisco's only revolving collaborative monthly arts event series. The sixth installment of this new and innovative series will take place on May 5th at 6 PM at Varnish Fine Art gallery, and will feature Nicholas and Miranda Culp of The Culprits, Ana Maria Ventura, and Fiver, who will explore the theme, "The Blessed and the Forgotten."



Varnish Fine Art
77 Natoma Street, San Francisco

$3 Suggested Donation

Go. The possibilities are endless.
Thursday, March 23rd, 2006
5:04 pm
this has already come in handy twice today... something tells me this must have been created for totally unhip white folk like me..
Thursday, January 26th, 2006
7:04 pm
help help! need info!
so, were in the middle of moving to a new apartment and just discovered that a bunch of mice made a home in one of my suitcases. there's a whole bunch of babies. I cant leave the suitcase here, but I dont want to just dump them out and let them die. I dont know what to do. some of the babies are probably a few days old and some are a bit older, but none of them have their eyes open. if need be, I may take them with me and try to take care of them, not sure what else to do. does anyone have any info on raising very young, abandoned rodents? absolutely any info or ideas would be immensely appreciated. I really dont want to let them die.
thanks much in advance...
Sunday, November 6th, 2005
10:52 am
I'm sorry, I dont know where I found the link to this, but:


Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005
9:20 pm
Tuesday, November 1st, 2005
10:04 pm
lawsuit countdown


I found these last week at the walgreens near my work... in passing, they really look like the ipod minis. sad to say, I bought one for the novelty.
yes, there's a sucker born every minute.
7:09 pm
Tuesday, October 4th, 2005
10:58 pm

sometimes I'm scary.
Sunday, July 10th, 2005
7:58 pm

Thursday, May 12th, 2005
9:42 pm
this was such a fantastic day..

and ooooh! I quit my job and today was my last day! I'm SO SO happy! :)
Monday, May 2nd, 2005
12:29 pm
Monday, April 18th, 2005
9:13 pm
5:33 pm

I <3 <3 <3 babyland
Sunday, April 17th, 2005
6:00 pm
Wednesday, April 6th, 2005
11:16 pm

(this picture and the previous one were both taken by christina diane for her portfolio. weee!)
7:39 pm
Saturday, April 2nd, 2005
10:56 pm
dreamt I died over a canal outside beijing
Saturday, February 26th, 2005
2:24 am
GAAACK! it's my birthday!! I'm 25!!! AUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGH!!!!!
ps partay tonight... band called my revolver... should be fun fun fun!
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