little loca

a few days ago I decided to try to wear eye shadow. I know, it sounds kind of weird. I've been doing eye liner and mascara for over a year now and I decided to finally take the next step. but here's a little secret: I don't know anything about make-up. and honestly, if you've ever seen my skillz, you would know I don't have any skillz and that really it's no secret that I don't know what the heck I'm doing.
so anyway, in this world of technology I decided to google "how to put on eye shadow". from that I was directed to a youtube video - which I watched about 30 seconds of because it was so insanely stupid and boring. while it was running and I wasn't watching it I was perusing the related video links on the right side of the page. I saw a video about putting on eye liner and thought I would take a gander... and that's how I was introduced to the world of Little Loca.
Little Loca is the youtube personality of film maker Stevie Ryan...and she is freakin hysterical! I've been sitting here for a good hour mesmerized by her short film clips and video blogs. so if you're into what my husband would call tamo guna humor, then totally check her out. oh, have I mentioned that my husband, jayadeva dasa, has a blog now? you should check that out, too, while you're at it.


ph-log world.

are there such things as phlogs? photo blogs? I thought I would share part of my daily life via photos. so here are some images that give you a window into my daily work world: my office. enjoy.
crappy but new hp laptop; vangough for president; bamboo that is somehow still alive.

vangough and hello kitty, perfect together.
comfy slippers for when the heels become too much.

grading. grrr.
tazo zen green, frida kahlo, and my heart.
pensive posing.


getting back on the wagon

my friend devadeva of sabjimata jams keeps three active blogs. she writes almost every day. she's a mother, a jam maker, chef extraordanaire. point: she does have things to do other than writing. yet somehow, she still makes the time.
I think, really, I am just a bit lazy. I have always been that way about writing. this is pretty silly considering I have always identified myself first and foremost as a writer. but why dwell on it? why not just do it?

a few months ago I was in barnes and noble and I bought a copy of the magazine Yoga+. it is an attractive magazine - very nicely layed out, nice stock of paper, visually appealing, etc. I was especially drawn into an article about vastu...not because I am interested in vastu necessarily, but because the pictures were so beautiful. I would post them, except their website doesn't have the photos and I'm too lazy (ahem!) to go and take pictures of the pictures. the rooms were so serene and calming...and I felt that just from the pictures!
when I went back to work a few weeks ago I was greeted with a brand new laptop. this was exciting because I didn't have to use my slow dinosaur laptop any more, but it also meant I had to reload pictures for my screen-saver (yes, that was my first concern...). my old laptop had lots of different pictures of krishna that would flash and swirl about...but I thought maybe it was time for a change. so I went searching for serene interior decorating/architecture pictures. I wanted to be able to bring myself to another place - a happy, calm sanctuary.

and that's how I found Rang Decor. I love this blog. the author/decorator describes it as 'interior ideas predominately indian'. and it's just a cornucopia of goodies. exploring that blog brought me to a million other little sites with fabrics (drool!) and beautiful art. so please, do explore!
it also made me think of my favorite decorating in my own home. I really love this designer silk pillow I bought in delhi last year. I originally bought it for my daughter's room, but loved it so much that I decided to put it on my own bed. it goes so nicely, don't you think?

I think I'll go snuggle with it now.