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>Agave Suave

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>I went to Phipps’ Conservatory in Pittsburgh to see the Agave Plant in bloom, a plant that flowers only once in it’s entire lifetime. The plant itself is about 50 years old and will typically live to be about 100, but this is as beautiful as it will ever be.





I also went into the Orchid Room. They are definitely the gayest plant, if you ask me. Look at how bitchy some of them look! Sass factories!










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July 14, 2010 at 7:04 pm

>cowgirls and indians

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>I never thought in my life I would shoot a gun, but when my friend Dave offered to take me shooting 30 miles outside of Pittsburgh I couldn’t say no. It was seriously fucked up though and I don’t think I’ll do it again. We bought the ammo at a Wal-Mart and ear plugs at a gun shoppe. I still kind of feel fucked that this even happened.












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July 13, 2010 at 7:11 pm

>Meet Cookie

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>I met Cookie in the cemetary near my family’s house in Pittsburgh when I was going for a walk. I struck up a conversation with her because she had a big plastic bag full of artificial flowers and I love fake flowers. She told me she had them because she came to Homewood Cemetary once a month to tend to the graves of her family and friends. She called herself The Grave Cleaner. “I replace the plastic flowers and clean up all the garbage,” she said. I asked if I could take her picture and she was more than happy to let me. There was a really old woman in the passenger seat of Cookie’s car whom she did not introduce me to and who never said a word. I wish I had gotten more and better photos but at some point, I felt like I was intruding on something really weird and private. I guess I’m not a real photographer.










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July 10, 2010 at 6:31 pm

>Some of my mom’s sculptures

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July 10, 2010 at 4:13 pm

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>THE ONLY MAN I’LL EVER LOVE, MY DOG KODY

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May 22, 2010 at 4:19 pm

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>Food Fight

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>NO ONE CAN DECIDE whether Mineo’s is better than Aiello’s pizza. The two shops are a mere twenty feet from each other. A chef of Mineo’s quit in the late 1950’s to start the rival Aiello’s three storefronts from his original place. We did a taste test.

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December 30, 2009 at 12:47 am

>instructions on how to slice bread made from scratch with half whole wheat flour and half white flour

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>My mom pulled this recipe from an old friend at zen buddhist monastery called the Tassajara. We made it from scratch. It takes a whole day folks. But I’ll be doing it back in ole New York if any of ya wanna join.

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December 27, 2009 at 11:05 pm