There was a terrible explosion in Marrakech today, with most reports I’ve read indicating that it was likely the work of a suicide bomber. At least fifteen people have been killed, with about twenty more injured… according to the news.
I visited Marrakech in 2008. I found it a lovely city and definitely a breath-taking experience.
There’s something that causes a bit of an out-of-body experience looking at photographs of a place you remember vividly from your travels… but it lies in ruins. I’m a little choked up, not going to lie.
I don’t really know what to say about this, or what lessons might be learned; perhaps there aren’t any.
The 2011 ART OF ZINES exhibition will run for four weeks at the Anno Domini gallery in the SoFA District of San Jose, California. Quoth Anno Domini: “Zines are one of the last frontiers for freedom of speech and creative self expression and we need it now more than ever.” This year’s zine exhibition will run in concert with the SubZERO Festival, a celebration of subculture artists, performers and musicians that begins June 3, 2011.
So, if you’re in San Jose this June, be sure to check out the gallery and my little precious artifacts of precociousness:
How can a week not be fun when I get to wear this rockin’ get-up:
On the work front, things are always interesting. And by “interesting,” I mean: with each week that passes, I am more and more convinced that Mike Judge is a freakin’ genius because Office Space seriously nails it.
I’ve compiled the last month into a few favourite overheard quotes. These are the top five:
5. “The cops are shooting everybody!”
4. “I’m going in for a hot dog!”
3. “I’ve heard that Saskatoon is the Little Paris of the Prairies.” (Of course, we all know that.)
2. “Sir, sir, you’re cutting out. Sir, your phone is cutting out. YOU ARE CUTTING OUT. Sir– *click* Good afternoon, City of Surrey!”
1. “So… what do you… uh, DO here?” (FYI, this one was addressed to my face. It has since been proclaimed Quote of the Year.)
So, naturally, when I was offered a contract this week, I signed up. That’s right. I’m no longer considered an auxiliary “Summer Student.” Never mind that I graduated university in 2007. Now I get benefits and everything. No more conspiring with my mom to bribe/blackmail various dentists she knows into getting me deals on flouride.
I feel like a real person now. It’s refreshing.
How shall I celebrate?
New glasses, naturally:
To top off this parade of joy, I’ve also been asked to contribute some of my personal zines to an art exhibit at the Anno Domini gallery in San Jose, California. Details to follow. Rock and/or Roll!
Only one way left to turn this party train up to eleven: