It's a wavy sort of world full of animals. It's the poet's life. It's the cockamamie author page of SHARON SUZUKI-MARTINEZ.

Today is a good day to learn Spanish and improvise a view.
And then, write about it.
haha.

Today is a good day to learn Spanish and improvise a view.

And then, write about it.

haha.

I won two tickets to the Austin City Limits taping for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. I wasn’t expecting it to be the best concert I ever went to, but it was. It was also a reminder to never have definite expectations because that always sets you up for disappointment. Damn, I hate disappointment! 
(Here’s me and my husband in the risers at the Moody Theater. Photo by Scott Newton, blue arrow by me.)

I won two tickets to the Austin City Limits taping for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. I wasn’t expecting it to be the best concert I ever went to, but it was. It was also a reminder to never have definite expectations because that always sets you up for disappointment. Damn, I hate disappointment! 

(Here’s me and my husband in the risers at the Moody Theater. Photo by Scott Newton, blue arrow by me.)

Crow sings beyond the genius of the sea. 
I never knew crows went to the beach (or knew Wallace Stevens) before I went to Monterey. But I did know Crow is a trickster and possesses freaky near-human intelligence.

Crow sings beyond the genius of the sea.

I never knew crows went to the beach (or knew Wallace Stevens) before I went to Monterey. But I did know Crow is a trickster and possesses freaky near-human intelligence.

The horror of the unamused orca.
(photo by S Suzuki-Martinez)

The horror of the unamused orca.

(photo by S Suzuki-Martinez)

A blissful blorp of wild sea lion, Monterey Bay. It’s impossible not to relax gazing upon this guy.
(photo by S Suzuki-Martinez)

A blissful blorp of wild sea lion, Monterey Bay. It’s impossible not to relax gazing upon this guy.

(photo by S Suzuki-Martinez)

The Convenient Death Arches of Monterey
Monterey has the only McDonald’s in the world with black arches and elegant mission-style architecture. It is one of the few restaurants there with affordable food for the poet on a writing retreat.

The Convenient Death Arches of Monterey

Monterey has the only McDonald’s in the world with black arches and elegant mission-style architecture. It is one of the few restaurants there with affordable food for the poet on a writing retreat.

Female blue-tailed damselfly in Monterey, California. She calmly allowed me to take this hand selfie with her. Monterey is teeming with friendly wildlife which made it a magically inspiring place for a writing retreat.
(photo by S Suzuki-Martinez)

Female blue-tailed damselfly in Monterey, California. She calmly allowed me to take this hand selfie with her. Monterey is teeming with friendly wildlife which made it a magically inspiring place for a writing retreat.

(photo by S Suzuki-Martinez)

Unexpected jellyfish and “the Power of the Possible.”

Cool video. Click the link below to get an infusion of wonder into your life.

archiemcphee:

Something awesome, surreal and possibly even a little bit magical is happening on a quiet street in the Toxteth district of Liverpool, England. Every night, when the clock strikes 10:00pm, the sliding storefront shutter on a derelict building opens to reveal a radiant blue tank of water filled with live, luminous jellyfish silently swimming around the space.

This dreamlike scene is a site-specific art installation created by artistic duo Walter Hugo & Zoniel for the Liverpool Biennial. Entitled The Physical Possibility of Inspiring Imagination in the Mind of Someone Living, the piece was not promoted in advance in any way. Instead it simply started happening and will continue making its punctual 10pm appearance until July 27, 2014.

If you can’t make it to Liverpool before the end of the month, you can click here to watch some video footage of the installation, which was shared by Neal Bryant.

[via designboom]

Feast your eyeballs on this gorgeous gigantic banana nut pancake made in a Japanese rice cooker!

Very easy and yummy. I halved the “melt-in-your-mouth pancakes” recipe from the back of a Bisquick box, mixed it together in the rice cooker itself, stirred in a sliced banana and chopped walnuts. You cook it just like rice, so it’s ready in about 50 minutes and pops right out of the pot.

I have no idea what is going on here but I love it.

I have no idea what is going on here but I love it.