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Bail Out Over Franklinville

Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 24 May 2006 12:35
Sketch Third Tuesdays, a weekend of warm weather, spin the bottle, and the booze with video! Everyone is out of hibernation and the city is alive and too many people are staying out till dawn. Well, I'm staying out till dawn too many times... It's times like these that I almost wish that I had some sort of manual labor job lifting boxes or some shit, 'cause this computer/ thinking is a bit of a challenge after a weekend like that one.

My blog life is slipping. I think I got a hang of this warm weather thing and have relaxed some. I'm able to sit here and do shit like this instead of jumping on my bike and heading down to the beach.

Last Tuesday I went and checked out the very first Sketch Third Tuesdays down there at 111 Minna. Every month will be a new group of artists. This round featured Brad K. Alder, Paz de la Calzada, Chela Fielding, Rene Fressola, Alexis Mackenzie, Kottie Paloma, Ferris Plock, and Kelly Tunstall... You can buy some work fresh from the paint brush. Ms. Kelly Tunstall had an army of dudes around her waiting for her to finish a piece so they could snatch it up.

Some Ferris Plock and some Porous Walker

I loved these, but right now I'm spaced and cant remember who did them. Anyone know? She gave me a flier for her website but I can't find that thing in the mess that's my "office".

Kelly Tunstall

Jay Howell on the wheels of steel.

Mr Ferris Plock

Isaac was there.

Issac and Porous

Maria, Kelly, and Ferris

Thanks, Porous. I cherish it.

and then followed Mr. Howell and others to Pops.

We were having more fun than she make it seem here.

Andreas and Jay

Vannesa and Meagan

Ran into Jonathan and David from the Woodward Flats days.


no checks at the Peacock lounge

Got an email from Ryan who's in this band called Music For Animals to let me know he added me to the guest list. Sweet. Close and free.

They were pretty good, but I couldn't stop looking at this girl's hair.

Richard and Breezy

Then Andrew showed up and the dance party started... So much dance dance this weekend.

Aaaaaa, they pour large shots of whiskey at the Peacock that make you dance when they turn the lights on.

This is where things start getting blurry... ended up in the park much too late.


nice butt, Ashley

Sorry, Jessie. We stole your wine.

No, not again! Hello Saturday morning... Worked all day then went to check out Yikes, The Mall and such at El Rio. Clicky.

Like an idiot I went out again on Sunday to Yuko's B-Day party... Or I should say that I stayed too long at the party... Check out the sweet rings I got Yuko. She's really big into raving.

Everything started out fine.

watching The Sopranos

Go outside. Take a photo of Franklin's new ear ring.

Still on course.

Even though there were moments of hysterics earlier, we're good.

and then maybe around here I took a few drags off the weed. If you know me, you know I don't smoke weed and when I have... well, it effects me pretty good.

and then spin the bottle started

Some of my best filmmaking.

Mind you a lot of people had done the Bay to the Breakers thing all morning and afternoon, so really it was just half time during the Sopranos. A little whiskey would kick start things.

I feel ya

Crash and burn

That looks not good

This is probably the safest photo from the no shirt dance party fun fun.

And as much as it may seem at the time, the smack me as hard as you can game never ends well.

Back to work. Softball Sunday next Sunday. I don't think the rain works well for us.

Hey, New York people, does Kyle still look like this? {moscomment}

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