Flowers in Park – a self hosted video example

It was not very long after speaking the Goney that another homeward-bound whaleman, the Town-Ho,* was encountered. She was manned almost wholly by Polynesians. In the short gam that ensued she gave us strong news of Moby Dick. To some the general interest in the White Whale was now wildly heightened by a circumstance of the Town-Ho’s story, which seemed obscurely to involve with the whale a certain wondrous, inverted visitation of one of those so called judgments of God which at times are said…

Visiting Garuda Wisnu Kencana in Bali, Indonesia

Once the tumultuous upheaval of its dispersion was over, the black smoke clung so closely to the ground, even before its precipitation, that fifty feet up in the air, on the roofs and upper stories of high houses and on great trees, there was a chance of escaping its poison altogether, as was proved even that night at Street Cobham and Ditton. The man who escaped at the former place tells a wonderful story of the strangeness of its coiling flow, and how he looked…

Hozier: Angel Of Small Death & The Codeine Scene

Ere quitting, for the nonce, the Sperm Whale’s head, I would have you, as a sensible physiologist, simply—particularly remark its front aspect, in all its compacted collectedness. I would have you investigate it now with the sole view of forming to yourself some unexaggerated, intelligent estimate of whatever battering-ram power may be lodged there. Here is a vital point; for you must either satisfactorily settle this matter with yourself, or for ever remain an infidel as to one of the most appalling, but not the…

Sweaters, Scarfs, Beanies: which one should I wear?

But we are all in the hands of the Gods; and Pip jumped again. It was under very similar circumstances to the first performance; but this time he did not breast out the line; and hence, when the whale started to run, Pip was left behind on the sea, like a hurried traveller’s trunk. Alas! Stubb was but too true to his word. It was a beautiful, bounteous, blue day; the spangled sea calm and cool, and flatly stretching away, all round, to the horizon,…

Eating fat won't make you fat but these 10 things will

I pondered some time without fully comprehending the reason for this. Father Mapple enjoyed such a wide reputation for sincerity and sanctity, that I could not suspect him of courting notoriety by any mere tricks of the stage. No, thought I, there must be some sober reason for this thing; furthermore, it must symbolize something unseen. Can it be, then, that by that act of physical isolation, he signifies his spiritual withdrawal for the time, from all outward worldly ties and connexions? Yes, for replenished…

Choosing The Right Handbag for Your Next Party

Shrieking Sagoths were now leaping madly over the precipice to escape him, and the last I saw he rounded the turn still pursuing the demoralized remnant of the man hunters. For a long time I could hear the horrid roaring of the brute intermingled with the screams and shrieks of his victims, until finally the awful sounds dwindled and disappeared in the distance. Later I learned from Ghak, who had finally come to his tribesmen and returned with a party to rescue me, that the…

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

It was admittedly, at my mother’s behest that I think of a Thanksgiving side dish for this year’s festivities. My natural inclination was to say no and return to bed and Netflix my way through the day. But then I got hungry and saw that we had an unnatural assortment of ingredients, ripe for preparing the perfect and probably best brussels sprouts side dish you’ll ever have! So get ready. Ingredients:5 Slices of Bacon1 Pound of Brussels Sprouts1 Tablespoon Olive Oil1/4 Cup of Parmesan CheeseBalsamic…

Venice, California

I love Venice. I really do. I love the smell of patchouli that drifts in the air. I love all the beach side stands. And I especially love all the perfect little shops and relaxing restaurants. In desperate need of a mini-getaway, we jumped in the car and headed west towards the ocean! Making sure to stop for food and nourishment at C&O Trattoria, where there’s nothing  but decent proper Italian food, covered with real, fresh parmesan. And the real star of this whole meal is…

R+D Kitchen

The weeks have been getting so busy, I think I need a day between Sunday and Monday to really get everything done! Slash, I’m kind of freaking out that’s it’s almost the end of the year and just about that time for New Year’s resolutions, end of the year plans, etc. It was nice to sit down and enjoy a quick but delicious meal at R+D Kitchen in Newport Beach. The fare is simple yet classy and slightly more upscale. The  restaurant has a sleek…

Apple Cinnamon Tart

This past weekend a few girlfriends and I got together to engage in a few fall activities. Summer’s all about long evenings out, brief flings and that perfect sun tan (however unattainable it is). But it’s nice when fall comes around and you can really settle down and get cozy. I can’t tell you how tempted I am to live in my sweatpants for the next three months and go in to full on hibernationmode! Recently, I’ve been getting in the groove of all your…