Friday, August 31, 2007


i know some of you have plush-eating dogs. apparently, this crafter does, too, and is sweet enough to post pics on flikr. if i had a dog, and some carpet thread, a needle and some broken toys, i'd make one for the dog. because it'd be cute.

Thursday, August 30, 2007


Hi! Our friends at ToolBox DC have a clip of their film about worldwide landmines up on you tube. it was recently aired on AlJazeera English! congrats! so, check it out, vote! and spread it around. Part 1 is here, and you can see part 2 by clicking the link in the youtube page. I saw this doc in it's full length a year or so ago and it's an important subject, great access and footage, well-made and with a great soundtrack by ex-fugazi brendan canty.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

10am Tuesday, at the 23rd Street C train station, I was walking up stairs, a stranger, walking downstairs, said, loudly and clearly, "Hi Rose!" Was it you? Identify yourself.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Summer's Days are Numbered Mix

Here is the new mix tape from the current issue of RVA Magazine. Just click the Play button to play it right from this BLOG for FREE!
You can download the new issue of RVA here:

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Poetry is Nifty!

I'm signed up for a daily poetry email that is sent by a local Maryland English teacher, Tex Tourais. The poems are super accessible and make me feel sophisticated when I've had too much of the myspace skank.

If you wanna get the poems send a note to: poemaday AT - be sure to tell 'em jenhitt sent you.

Here's a sample:

No Time for Poetry by Julia Fields

Midnight is no time for Poetry.
The heart is much too calm
The spirit too lagging and dull.

But the morning!
With the sunshine in one's eyes and breath.
And all the pink clouds
Like chiffon in a dressing gown
And the orange-white mists
That leap and furl.

Ah, I should greet the morning
As though I never saw a morning before
And only heard that it
was this or that,
Gossip that was good either way,
There being nothing derogatory to say.

And in that strange-white mist
I'd be content to go upon the paths
with neither shoes nor hat
winding my way away from home
much like a
cornerless cat
Holding vibrations of laughter in my
That floated from who knows where
and goes who-less-could-care.

There are no orange-white mists
at midnight
They are a world away
And so
Midnight is not time for Poetry

©1974 American Negro Poetry: An Anthology

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

dear bg-ers: i got you this: (ny has everything)

xo rose

Monday, August 13, 2007

size doesn't matter

I'm fascinated that Virginia Samsel (Aaron's sister) has created this miniature art gallery in a locker at VCU, and it has been there for 5 years. I've never heard of it. Well, it was written up in last week's BRICK Weekly (the RT-D's sometimes lame stab at an alternative paper), so I learned that Locker 50b has a website here (where there are even do-it-your-self instructions!) and a My Space page. It was also written up in the Washington Post. Nice. anyone have any teeny-tiny art they want to display in my dollhouse?

Shift Happens

Hi-- this is an interesting little bit from YouTube that may be of interest to current or potential creators of content for the web, as well as educators, parents, and citizens of the world. As they say, "Shift happens" !

Friday, August 10, 2007

RCR tears it up! and some guy says something about it.

Booty Queen (River City Rollergirls) Punches Y101 Morning Sludge Sidekick in the face:

A toothless wonder comments about it in his YouTube Blog:

Monday, August 06, 2007

great idea!

I might have to start eating bagle sandwiches or pizza more often.


1 bagel
2 tbsp. pizza sauce
8 slices pepperoni
2 tbsp. shredded Mozzarella cheese

Cut bagel in half. Place cut-side-up on microwave-safe serving plate. Spread each half with 1 tablespoon pizza sauce. Top each with 4 slices pepperoni and 1 tablespoon cheese. Microwave on high, uncovered, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until cheese begins to melt, rotating plate once.
NOTE: If heating only one of the halves, reduce time to 35 to 45 seconds.


OCTOPI are incredible!