Monday, August 08, 2005
Did you know that Hooters has its own airline? Hooters Air, no joke! I saw a plane while I was leavig Atlanta, it was crazy, I thought it was a weird dream, or maybe it was a corporate jet. But a little research showed both theories incorrect.
“The same great flight crews plus two Hooters Girls on every flight!”
Not a fan of Hooters, but a creepy fascination has overcome me and I have to experience this firsthand. So my next travel gig will be required to send me Hooters Air if possible. The jets look nice, speaking of which I’m a new fan of Delta. And I love their Boeing 777. Very comfy, and lots of perks
So I’ve got new shoes.. Blackspot V.2. That’s a weird transition; airlines to anti-corporate shoes. I’ve avoided Nike and many of the large shoe comps because of their bad labor policies, but honestly those big companies have been easy to avoid, they have those ugly ass logos on them and they aren’t super cheap. So that means I buy great looking shoes here in the mission. Of course the price is good, and the shoes are unique, but I just doubt that they have great labor practices either. So I’m glad to support a shoe from manufacturers I can trust, and it’s got all this good stuff about it too, like the recycled tire soles, and hemp fabric. Not to mention Blackspots have a good lifespan. Also got a share in the company and I’ve taken part in a few of the votes.
I’ve been ripping off the logos from my clothes, I think I’m gonna put them all on one tshirt, that’d be neat. Seam ripping is annoying and hard work. I’ve been working on this track jacket, I embroidered this cool image onto the back, and ripped off the Addidas embroidery on the front (that took longer than the sewing did).
Got a lot of cool shirts, hats, and patches at the world yo-yo contest. Matter of fact, I didn’t buy a single yo-yo. It was more like going to a DIY event, than a yo-yo contest. Whip and Titi (my brazilian art heroes) had these killer hoodies and shirts, no two were alike. Whip also had this little handmade doll of one of his characters. I only had a few shirts that I brought to trade.
I hope I can get some pictures of all this new stuff. Right now I’m working on a tribute video for a friend o’ mine in the midwest. Already got the song recorded, and should have a video and some art within a day or two.
Oh yeah, I went to a DIY thing this weekend here in SF. It was okay, too many purses (c’mon, those are easy to make, do something different if your gonna sell it). My loser ass got it in my head that I was gonna meet the girl of my dreams at this thing, so I embroidered some business cards the night before. They look slick, and I’m sure had my dream girl bothered to show up to the event, and if I had had the courage to approach here with said art card, she would have been impressed (if not a little creeped out).
The day before I celebrated Merideth’s birthday with some fancy din-din. Her pa had a tab for us at some fancy ass restaurant in the inner richmond. $100 bucks each. Of course I had escargot, martinis, whiskey, and some damn fine sherry, I also had the most expensive entry on the menu (the daily special, Halibut, it was .50 more expensive than the ribeye). It was the best time I’ve ever spent with Merideth, and all our friends, and it made me think about how we randomly bumped into each other 6 years ago and now are such good friends with so many (alright one) common interests.