Friday, October 31, 2008

OMG!!! - totally offensive!

Someone sent me this video. I can not believe it. This is out of control. This is preposterous. And very funny.

Hollow & Empty

I did a long meditation today; hollow and empty. Profound. Cleansing. Rejuvenating. Life giving. It basically used my breath to hollow and empty the body. It is beyond words. out.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Headed to Houston tomorrow, nope we ain't got a problem. Bringing camera and involved in several sessions. More late.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Love this Shot

Bike, originally uploaded by lmpicard.

From Amsterdam

Amsterdam Spaces

I really enjoyed the new public architecture and investment in public spaces that Amsterdam has made and is making in its waterfront. Two new buildings here in this image (background of my ORANGE bike) are the library and (music) conservatory. The Conservatorium van Amsterdam - which in April 2008 opened is on Oosterdokskade (just behind the Centraal Station) is totally worth a visit - wow.

The architect, contemporary Dutchman Frits van Dongen of CIE, is said to employ a bit of a Japanese aesthetic noting how the hallways are on the exterior of the building (to shield spaces from noise), while the classrooms, practice rooms and performing spaces are on the interior. There is a BUS underground parking and access to prevent clutter of the architecture - really nice touch. I also explored another amazing residential building by this architect Het Funen Park.

The library (on the Left in second image) was also very amazing. It reminding me of the care of Rem's building in Seattle in that the emphasis is on the books, but this building inside felt more approachable. The architect for the Library, Jo Coenen is sorta the "state" architect and has a beautiful portfolio.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I'm Home

Just getting my sleep together...
Getting onto some new good routines. Took lots of GREAT pictures in Iseo, Milan and Amsterdam. Will share more later. Here is one of me in my Milan Apartment with my wacky 14mm lens. Ciao.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Out of Country

I'm frantically getting ready to get out of country. Yes, I'm headed for Europe again, but without my bike. What? That's right. SO many of you have asked..."what say you Lisa?" Well... my yoga teacher has convinced me to go to the lakes region for "pony yoga". That's right, can you see a little downward dog on equine? Me neither. We are studying with Dona Holleman and we learn centeredness on the mat, then reinforce our centered energy on the horse.

I complete the trip of loft investigations in Milan and Amsterdam with my new camera. To track this fun (which starts on Saturday), look here. I will be making all further posts until the 21st of October here.

Oh and my brother sent me this video for my birthday... some of the images I've never, ever seen before. Very cool. You can check it out here.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

ID Photo Shoot

ID, originally uploaded by lmpicard.

My buddy murph and I did a walking photo shoot um up on Sunday of the ID in Seattle. You can check out my photostream in flicker by clicking on the image above. We discovered parts of our fine city neither of us has seen. The Panama Hotel tea cafe being one. It was gorgeous, warm and a great place to hang for an hour or two.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Sick, $700B Sick

$700B. I'm disgusted. I actually wrote all my congressional reps (and I can't say I've ever done that before). Its an irrational, knee jerk, grab a cement truck because we "think" there is a crack in the levy approach. This is no different than the authority to bomb the crap out of Iraq (i.e. no plan). How much have we spent on that? Futures! Futures I tell you.

Why can't we be like Warren Buffet, hell he invests rather than "bails out" freaking companies. Why can't the american tax payer be an investor for once? So we need to act, yeah... I get it. The stock market went down 700 pts upon the failure to approve by the house. Then the market rose 400 the next day. Why did the market decline another 140 pts after the house signed? Because the bill doesn't freakin matter. Look - Paulson came from Wall Street. His buddies are hurting. Got it?

What matters in our current economic constraints is that we make capital available to companies, agencies and individuals that need it (as a loan not as a corporate hand out). Why can't we take equity in those companies and share in the rise of value rather than "bail out" companies that benefited from the "free market". Funny how free market proponents like free markets until it needs to "pluck" them from the gene pool. We need those gordon geckos to finally leave our collective gene pool. My solution now? With the $'s allocation...I say we fire Paulson and hire Economic Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz to run the "fund". His plan is really similar to what european countries have done in tough credit crunches and what any investor would expect. So we get Joe to decide where the $700B goes (oh wait I think its $1T after the senate got its way). Read it HERE

Needed my brakes today!

Zero G, originally uploaded by lmpicard.

Sile and I went for a 70 mile ride in the blistering wind and pouring rain. It actually was a magical ride. When its 60 and raining, with beautiful fall color and you have all this wonderful moisture hitting your face... it is quite nice.

Sile was a buzz. She was giddy at how she was facing the elements and getting 70 miles under her belt when all others failed to get outside today. I think she is a little competitive.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Air Space

I played this tonight.

I didn't win. But I'm not sure if anyone else did either. Hmmmm.