September 25, 2007


Most houses in the SLC don't have driveways. Instead there are these back alleys that people use to get to their parking. Walking around the neighborhood by way of these is a favorite past time. The front yard of most homes is what the home owners want the world to see, but the back yards are a better picture of what their like. Also, it feels like you are being rebellious, peeking in on people's private lives. The other great thing about the alley system is that the look of the neighborhood is very clean. Just house after house.

September 21, 2007


I know, I know...sunflowers are not funky or weird. But aren't they gorgeous? The sky was just so blue and the flowers just so yellow. Having grown up in LA where nature is not very prominent, things like this make Salt Lake great.

September 19, 2007


This is the screaming man of 600 east. I'm sure that this was just a splatter of paint on the sidewalk but I love that it just happens to look like a man. A man with a bow tie even.

September 18, 2007

Bone hand

I've seen this bit of graffiti around town. I wonder if it is some kind of underground symbol for some secret society. The Bone Hand society. Probably not but it would be cool if it was.

Recently there has been news media attention to the "graffiti problem" in the Salt Lake valley. But it was never news worthy until it showed up in a "nicer" part of town. Now there is even a graffiti info line where you can leave tips. Whatever. Yes there is tagging in Salt Lake but really it is very little for a city this size. Also, it is bullshit that until some of the more affluent neighborhoods get tagged it is not considered a problem.

September 16, 2007


I like it.

September 14, 2007


Ha ha ha ha ha. Love it. Strippers need our help. Those 6 inch bitch heels with the 3 inch see through platforms, don't buy themselves. I've only been to strip joints in Salt Lake so I don't know how they compare to other places. I'd think that most are about the same.

I do believe that strippers, or sorry exotic dancers, do need help in a couple of areas. First, if you are going to say that you are an exotic dancer then dance! For god sake, find the beat and follow it. Some of the women I've seen have no idea how to dance. These ladies are strippers, not dancers at all. Second, if you are going to have acrylic toe nails (which I think is gross to begin with) please have them painted. No one wants to see your toes glowing green under the black lights. Disgusting.

September 12, 2007


Anyone interested in owning funky furniture should go here. Elemente on Peirpont Ave on about 380 West. The owners are very nice and they even have a bargain basement. Just be careful on the stairs, they are a bit scary. Otherwise this store is full of wonderful surprises. Great mid-century furniture. Myself being of the poor persuasion haven't bought much. But I'm always tempted by their amazing collection. I mean who has to eat when you could have a fabulous new sofa in the perfect olive green color.

September 10, 2007

Dog van

You just have to love creative people. This cute pup just poked his head out of nowhere. Maybe the owner really misses a beloved pet. One of those great dogs that stick their head out of car windows and let the ears fly in the wind.

September 8, 2007

Cross-eyed Slut

I just realized that my posts make me out to be a hippie. Well, fear not friends, I am no hippie. I'm eclectic is all. These pics are from a friends gig. They are Cross-eyed Slut. Named after a cross-eyed slut seen in a porn by the lead singer. Very good metal. Check them out on Myspace. Unfortunately, really life has caught up with these sluts and they have taken a hiatus from playing. Oh well, I'll just have to enjoy the pics and Cross-eyed Slut panties, until they return like a bad case of herpes.

September 4, 2007

Beehive Tea Room

This is absolutely one of my most favorite places in Salt Lake. The Beehive Tea Room, on 15 west 300 south. Just west on Main St, downtown. It has this amazing feel to it. When I'm in there it is like I'm transported to another place. The tea is great even if a bit pricey. But I don't mind. I figure it as the price I pay to be surrounded with such ambiance.
And the music that they play is great bluesy, jazzy, loungy kind of music. It's the kind of place that makes for a great end to hard work week.
I've seen the place used for bridal and baby showers. I know that if you call in advance they will prepare a whole tea service. With those great tiny sandwiches and pastries. I do wish that they stayed open just a bit longer, they close at 7pm. But even a couple of hours there makes for a great escape.