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Jan. 14, 2009 at 11:34am

Scout's Economic Stimulus Plan

Facilitate Short-term Economic Relief in T-Town

All Americans are feeling the economic pinch, trickle down effect, and fall-out of the economic miasma created by Freddie Joe and Fannie Jean (or fill in one of various Ponzi schemes or fraudulent practices committed by the bank industry and financial markets being laid at the feet of the American taxpayer). You, Joe or Josephine Six-Pack, Feed Tacoma Blogger Extraordinaire, can do your part to help improve the local economy in a small but most significant way.

Step up today only and participate in Scout's Economic Stimulus Plan. Here's how it works:

Tonight there is a social "Love Tacoma" event at Maxwell's. There has been a recent flurry of blogging, mathematical calculations, and programming using ancient code to entice everyone of any age to come to the event - the emphasis being "you're only as old as you feel". Old people like Scout have been warmly encouraged on Exit133 to come tonight.

Scout would love to go to Maxwell's tonight but the weakened economy has directly affected her. The spa tenants in her building broke an iron clad lease without warning and set up a new business two miles up the street under a new name 'cause they got cheaper rent (read WEASELS), which slashed her monthly income by more than $3,000 a month. Unfortunately the bank still expects her to pay the mortgage on her building. Therefore her social funds have been drastically reduced.

Here's where you can do your part: Sign up here and you can make a direct impact on Scout's economic and social world and lift her dragging spirit by agreeing to buy her one glass of wine tonight at Maxwell's.

You may ask what's in it for me? Besides obviously helping the poor economy, you will insure Scout's appearance at Maxwell's where you can enjoy her company!

P.S. Scout will be the attractive ?????-something woman without a wallet or purse.









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Jan. 9, 2009 at 11:44am

Tacoma NOT Too Serious Game

Funzo Bunzo Time in T-Town

The talk of the blog is that Tacomans might be a little too serious. I suggest a new and fun game:






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Jan. 2, 2009 at 4:12pm

(Cat) Tails of Tacoma Artist and a Cat Who Loves Her

2009 New Year's Photo Shoot Takes 1 - 5

Devil Cat Series 

"I'm Gonna Be in Pictures" Series

Under-the-Influence Series 

Pensive/Aprehensive Series 

Fez-Wearing Portrait Series 


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Jan. 2, 2009 at 4:35am

2009 - Time for Hope & Change

With Love from Me and My Cat


Happy New Year!


Thanks to everyone who was part of Feed Tacoma in 2008 and special thanks to those who braved the ferocious weather to come to my Elf Party - the food was yummy and the company great.

As 2009 opens and a new president is inaugurated, the country is focused on hope for the future.

I hope that you have a healthy, happy, and prosperous year.

I hope that you treat the people that you care with loving actions and words whenever possible.

I hope that you make time for yourself.

I hope you are true to yourself in working and playing at what is most meaningful to you as an individual.

And in closing.......

My Cat says that he hopes that in 2009 he will finally get a one-on-one with Mofo's 300-pound canary. And if that's not possible, he hopes to get his paws on that cute little morsel perched on his head!

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Dec. 22, 2008 at 12:04am

Cosmic Snow Day








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Dec. 18, 2008 at 1:57pm

Brick and Mortar Art Love-In

It's Official - It's a Party

ARTWALK DECEMBER 18 - Brick & Mortar Art Love-In


Tonight everyone is invited to brave the December treachery to celebrate art, artists, Chalkies, cartoonists, News Tribune editorialists that have held jobs for forty years, those just laid off from jobs, and especially those who find themselves in the country's current Kamikaze economic death spiral. 

Come dressed up as a theme elf e.g. "Party Elf", "Bad Economy Elf" etc. for extra attention and fun. You won't be let in unless you CARE and SHARE - Care about Tacoma and art; Share yourself and some food (to scarf) with others. Here are the details:

WhatBrick & Mortar Art Love-In & Elf Shrine competition

Where: 811 Pacific Ave

When: 5 pm

Featured Evening Highlight:

Elf Shrine Competition with special mystery prize to be awarded to the shrine winning the most votes by people in attendance. Shrines will be proudly displayed and can be left for exhibit, or traded, gifted, or sold at the party.

- Bring a (potluck style) dish and a bottle of wine or beer. Brick and Mortar will provide the art, artists, venue space, and event liquor permit.

This event will serve the following purposes:

Give all the losers that didn't show up to Laura Hanan's recent art opening a chance to redeem themselves,

Give Tacomans a chance to show art and artists the love that they are constantly yammering about,

Give Tacomans a community building opportunity in a festive holiday environment, and

Give hipsters, the cool crowd, and all wannabes the chance to party.

Remember, according to Wikipedia:

"An elf is a creature of Germanic mythology. The elves were originally thought of as a race of minor nature and fertility gods, who are often pictured as youthful-seeming men and women of great beauty living in forests and underground places and caves, or in wells and springs. They have been portrayed to be long-lived or immortal and as beings of magical powers."

Elves are actually ancient artists!



Scout - the Elusive Cigar-Smoking Elf


"Disturbia Elf"


.....And now for some really bad seasonal elf humor:

Who sings "Blue Christmas" and makes toy guitars?

Elfis!

Who lives at the North Pole, makes toys and rides around in a pumpkin?

Cinder-"elf"-a!


Specialty Elves


"Santa Elf"



"Timberwatch Elf"


"Pixelated Muscle Elf"


"Planter-Head Elf"



"Evil Weiner Elf"



"Harvard Elf"


"The I Wanna Be Your Special Elf, Elf"



"The Keep Away From Little Boy's Elf"


...and last but not least, everyone's family holiday favorite:



"The Welcoming Gramma Elf"


Remember this event came dangerously close to being cancelled if not for Dysphoric Elf's call to arms





"Dysphoric Elf"


Poem of Elf Despair


I came upon a doleful elf

Consumed with deep despair,

A sullen, sadling City elf

Whose heart was laid out bare


He cried to me with pounding fists

His tiny elf legs shaking,

"I was headed for the Love-in,

I even did some baking,"


He said he heard it might not be

This wondrous art affair,

"Where are the T-town hipsters

The artists that do care?"


Then suddenly that elegiac elf

Got a look I thought was gas,

And to the world he proudly shouted,

"Be at the Love-In tomorrow night or I'm gonna kick your ass!"




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Dec. 18, 2008 at 11:01am

ARTWALK Tonight - It's Official - It's a Party!

Brick & Mortar Art Love-In and Elf Shrine Competition


Tonight everyone is invited to brave the December treachery to celebrate art, artists, Chalkies, cartoonists, News Tribune editorialists that have held jobs for forty years, those just laid off from jobs, and especially those who find themselves in the country's current Kamikaze economic death spiral. 

Come dressed up as a theme elf e.g. "Party Elf", "Bad Economy Elf" etc. for extra attention and fun. You won't be let in unless you CARE and SHARE - Care about Tacoma and art; Share yourself and some food (to scarf) with others. Here are the details:

WhatBrick & Mortar Art Love-In & Elf Shrine competition

Where: 811 Pacific Ave

When: 5 pm

Featured Evening Highlight:

Elf Shrine Competition with special mystery prize to be awarded to the shrine winning the most votes by people in attendance. Shrines will be proudly displayed and can be left for exhibit, or traded, gifted, or sold at the party.

- Bring a (potluck style) dish and a bottle of wine or beer. Brick and Mortar will provide the art, artists, venue space, and event liquor permit.

This event will serve the following purposes:

-Give all the losers that didn't show up to Laura Hanan's recent art opening a chance to redeem themselves,

-Give Tacomans a chance to show art and artists the love that they are constantly yammering about,

-Give Tacomans a community building opportunity in a festive holiday environment, and

-Give hipsters, the cool crowd, and all wannabes the chance to party.

Remember, according to Wikipedia:

"An elf is a creature of Germanic mythology. The elves were originally thought of as a race of minor nature and fertility gods, who are often pictured as youthful-seeming men and women of great beauty living in forests and underground places and caves, or in wells and springs. They have been portrayed to be long-lived or immortal and as beings of magical powers."

Elves are actually ancient artists!



Scout - the Elusive Cigar-Smoking Elf


"Disturbia Elf"


.....And now for some really bad seasonal elf humor:

Who sings "Blue Christmas" and makes toy guitars?

Elfis!

Who lives at the North Pole, makes toys and rides around in a pumpkin?

Cinder-"elf"-a!


Specialty Elves


"Santa Elf"



"Timberwatch Elf"


"Pixelated Muscle Elf"


"Planter-Head Elf"



"Evil Weiner Elf"



"Harvard Elf"


"The I Wanna Be Your Special Elf, Elf"



"The Keep Away From Little Boy's Elf"


...and last but not least, everyone's family holiday favorite:



"The Welcoming Gramma Elf"


Remember this event came dangerously close to being cancelled if not for Dysphoric Elf's call to arms





"Dysphoric Elf"


Poem of Elf Despair

 

I came upon a doleful elf

Consumed with deep despair,

A sullen, sadling City elf

Whose heart was laid out bare

 

He cried to me with pounding fists

His tiny elf legs shaking,

"I was headed for the Love-in,

I even did some baking,"

 

He said he heard it might not be

This wondrous art affair,

"Where are the T-towN hipsters

The artists that do care?"

 

Then suddenly that elegiac elf

Got a look I thought was gas,

And to the world he proudly shouted,

"Be at the Love-In tomorrow night or I'm gonna kick your ass!"

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Dec. 17, 2008 at 4:29pm

Brick & Mortar Art Love-In (& Elf Shrine Competition) FINAL Update

We Need Four More People or NO GO!

Okay Tacoma, this is it - the final update and shout-out for a pretty spiffy event http://i.feedtacoma.com/scout/brick-mortar-art-love/ that without four more people will slip through your icy fingers. The mind-blowing, groovy happenin' Art Love-In currently scheduled for tomorrow night might not happen if four more people don't RSVP. The hep event (yes, HEP - a '60s slang synonym for hip) with Elf Shrine Competition http://i.feedtacoma.com/scout/art-love-elf-shrines-art/ and enticing mystery prize is dangerously close to being cancelled. This would be a bummer, a really bad trip - such a downer that I'm reminded of a depressing thing that happened to me today that I will share with you:





"Dysphoric Elf"



Scout's Poem of Elf Despair


I came upon a doleful elf

Consumed with deep despair,

A sullen, sadling City elf

Whose heart was laid out bare


He cried to me with pounding fists

His tiny elf legs shaking,

"I was headed for the Love-in,

I even did some baking,"


He said he heard it might not be

This wondrous art affair,

"Where are the T-town hipsters

The artists that do care?"


Then suddenly that elegiac elf

Got a look I thought was gas,

And to the world he proudly shouted,

"Be at the Love-In tomorrow night or I'm gonna kick your ass!"



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Dec. 11, 2008 at 12:41pm

Brick & Mortar Art Love-In (& Elf Shrine Competition) Update

Next Thursday - RSVP now!

EVENT UPDATE 12/11/08



"Disturbia Elf"



Only a week to go until the anxiously awaited premier holiday event of the year - the Brick & Mortar first annual Art Love-In http://i.feedtacoma.com/scout/brick-mortar-art-love/#16535 and Elf Shrine Competition.

Join us as we celebrate Tacoma art and artists in a festive atmosphere of joyous, joyful, JOY! Come dressed as your favorite Elf Self and bring a hand made Elf Shrine to enter the competition to win a spectacular mystery prize http://i.feedtacoma.com/scout/art-love-elf-shrines-art/

We now have 15 people that have RSVP'd to attend. We need ten more people to reach the 25-person threshold that insures that we can get this party started!

If you are coming, please email Scout at artsyfartsy@brickandmortar.org to let her know the food dish you are bringing so we can plan for a well-balanced scarf-out.


.....And now for some really bad seasonal elf humor:


Who sings "Blue Christmas" and makes toy guitars?

Elfis!

Who lives at the North Pole, makes toys and rides around in a pumpkin?

Cinder-"elf"-a!


In closing I am posting some Scary Elf images I found on the internet to prime your creative pump for elf outfits and shrines. I named my personal favorite "Evil Weiner Elf"


"Santa Elf"



"Timberwatch Elf"


"Pixelated Muscle Elf"


"Planter-Head Elf"



"Evil Weiner Elf"



"Harvard Elf"


Specialty Elves


"The I Wanna Be Your Special Elf, Elf"



"The Keep Away From Little Boy's Elf"


...and last but not least, everyone's family holiday favorite:



"The Welcoming Gramma Elf"


FINAL UPDATE - DECEMBER 17, 2008


Okay Tacoma, this is it - the final update and shout-out for a pretty spiffy eventhttp://i.feedtacoma.com/scout/brick-mortar-art-love/ that without four more people will slip through your icy fingers. The mind-blowing, groovy happenin' Art Love-In currently scheduled for tomorrow night might not happen if four more people don't RSVP. The hep event (yes, HEP - a '60s slang synonym for hip) with Elf Shrine Competition http://i.feedtacoma.com/scout/art-love-elf-shrines-art/  and enticing mystery prize is dangerously close to being cancelled. This would be a bummer, a really bad trip - such a downer that I'm reminded of a depressing thing that happened to me today that I will share with you:





"Dysphoric Elf"


Scout's Poem of Elf Despair


I came upon a doleful elf

Consumed with deep despair,

A sullen, sadling City elf

Whose heart was laid out bare


He cried to me with pounding fists

His tiny elf legs shaking,

"I was headed for the Love-in,

I even did some baking,"


He said he heard it might not be

This wondrous art affair,

"Where are the T-towN hipsters

The artists that do care?"


Then suddenly that elegiac elf

Got a look I thought was gas,

And to the world he proudly shouted,

"Be at the Love-In tomorrow night or I'm gonna kick your ass!"

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Dec. 7, 2008 at 11:43pm

Art Love-In Elf Shrines

Art Walk Potluck at Brick & Mortar

The Brick & Mortar Art Love-in http://i.feedtacoma.com/scout/brick-mortar-art-love/#commentspaying homage to Tacoma's great art and artists will feature an Elf Shrine competition featuring a mystery prize for the Elf Shrine voted best by those in attendance. Pictured below is a sample Elf Shrine:

Scout, the Elusive Cigar Smoking Elf
All Elf Shrines will be displayed at the Art Love-In and can be traded, sold, or left on exhibit. Remember to RSVP for this exciting event athttp://i.feedtacoma.com/scout/brick-mortar-art-love/#comments


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