Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
What a fulfilling evening I had last night. I spent two hours making this quiz on facebook. It would have taken an hour but fb had technical issues and I had to do it again (again). If you're a fan, you should get at least a C. There are some trick questions and this will test your online research skills.
But if you're a true Owley Patrol devotee, a perfect score will be a breeze and you will be rewarded with a very special gift from me. x
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW OWLEY PATROL?
1) Where does the title Owley Patrol come from?
a) An Asian girl blog dog.
b) An Asian girl with oversized glasses.
c) An Asian girl who likes to climb trees.
d) An Asian girl who likes reality TV.
e) An Asian girl bird watcher.
2) Which is not a nickname that appears on Owley Patrol?
b) Mr. Bickerson
c) Yorkshire Pudding
d) Daddy D
3) Which French chanteuse has not appeared on Owley Patrol?
a) Jane Birkin
b) France Gall
c) Brigitte Fontaine
d) Claudine Longet
e) Anna Karina
4) Which animal has Owley Patrol never eaten?
5) Who is the author of "Seasonal Blues," a favorite on Owley Patrol?
a) Yoko Ono
b) Linda Thompson
c) Jackie DeShannon
d) Dory Previn
e) Laurie Styvers
6) What does FFC stand for on Owley Patrol?
a) Fulham Football Club
b) Failure to Fully Comply
c) Fat Fucking Cunts
d) Fall Fitness Cat
e) None of the Above
7) Which museum has Owley Patrol never visited?
a) The Cold War Museum, Washington DC
b) Imperial War Museum, London
c) War Crimes Museum, Saigon
d) Anti-War Museum, Berlin
e) Musee de l'Armee, Paris
8) Which sporting event has Owley Patrol never attended?
d) Barclays Premier League
9) What word is used the most on Owley Patrol?
10) Which best describes Owley Patrol?
e) All of the Above
Posted by Owley Patrol at 5/19/2009 09:09:00 AM
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Someone told me yesterday that I act like an 8th grader when I'm with my girlfriends. Well, that's debatable but since it was my birthday week, I was thinking it was acceptable to act as troublesome and adorable more than ever. Afterall, I'm at a tender age now. I didn't have any plans this year; I was just too busy playing with my new toy* to bother. But as it turned out, it was rather awesome. I would rate this week a 9.75 out of 10. (Striving for perfection is motivating, not demoralizing).
There were so many amazing things that made it almost perfect: having the pleasure of working all week with a fellow NY LOS; having another fellow NY LOS surprise me with her elegant presence; gorging on the delicious cakes and cupcakes; the massive golden letter balloons spelling out my name; and dancing with other 8th graders.
This was my week.
There were the last few rehearsals with the band before the show with those Scots.
My beloved Wurly. One of its legs broke. It's been too settled at home these past couple of years and has lost its strength (but not its muscle tone). All fixed (for now).
C'est moi. Roland, the preferred sound for my instruments.
Pre-show Shambhala mediation led by Tsering Rangjung. The only follower: Mr. Bickerson.
His expression, "oy vey."
And THE GIFT. The best gift that could of happened right now.
His show was the same night as mine. I have come to accept that I will never get to see Destroyer live. But by some random chance, there was this most special encounter with this lyrical genius. Mr. Bickerson was there too! He said to him that he was partly responsible for our divorce. I continued with the fan attack by adding that we had listened to Destroyer's Rubies every day on that Last Tour. Then when we got home, we broke up. He was impressed. I spasmodically announced that I would come out of retirement only if his band and mine are to do an European only tour. He agreed. So there you have it. And now I'm listening to Strawberry Wine for the 131st time.
And the festivities ended with a trio birthday POTluck dinner party avec Hannah + Alex...
From the one who inspired this blog. Third year in a row. The best arrangement so far. I hope it never ends.
*All these pics are taken from my new Leica D-Lux 4 camera which my dear sister and lovely friends generously gave me. What a wonderful gift, what a perfect gift. I guess they really want my blog to improve...
Posted by Owley Patrol at 5/13/2009 11:59:00 PM
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Thursday, May 07, 2009
I had a rather amazing morning a couple of Sundays ago until it all went shit in the afternoon due to the band. But let's reminisce only about the good things in life:
First things first, Intelligentsia au lait was to be had.
Then right to the highlight of the day, R4TH's yard sale. At his last one, I scored the perfect wool navy coat by APC. Now I have three fine things from him. Il a le goût sublime. Merci beaucoup.
This is the second. Made in Norway. The record caddy made by the much coveted Bruksbo.
And the third, the perfect yellow stripe men's silk shirt. As he describes it, "beach clown lemone."
Do I need anymore vintage Ray-bans?
The undeniable spools of California color.
From the Farmers Market to...
... my house.
Posted by Owley Patrol at 5/07/2009 12:12:00 AM
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Men are swine.
Swine is flu.
Flu is sick.
Sick is bad.
Which leads to bad hair days.
And bad hair days are completely avoidable.
Circe, the daughter of Helius and Perseis, Sorceress on the island of Aeaea.
Circe is best known for her habit of turning men into swine.
Posted by Owley Patrol at 5/05/2009 12:12:00 AM