Thursday, April 26, 2007

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Thanks to Maury, Todd and Link for the cool glow in the dark eyes!

Total eyes for project: 18,625

Here’s another potential car name, this one from Hoyt. "From the Greek myth of Argus (sometimes spelled Argos) Panoptes — the hundred eyed giant. He was killed by Hermes while guarding Io from Zeus. So, it looks like you have a 'CArgos' or a 'CARgos.' You probably shouldn't park it next to a Mercury!"

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Your car is looking at me

I didn't get a lot done this weekend. It kept raining when I was trying to work.

Someone said "Your car is looking at me" but I can't remember the circumstances now.

Douglas Rushkoff was in Austin last week for a KLRU event at the Paramount. My car was parked in front of the theater so I could load up some of KLRU’s stuff to take back to the station. Rushkoff saw it and came over for a closer look. He told me not to be driving the car when I’m 70 because then I’d just be the crazy old lady with the eye car.

Monday, April 16, 2007

The Eyes of Texas

Thanks to theK for the birthday gift of 283 eyes. While theK, Beth and I were surveying the car before our Happy Hour, an older man came up and said "What is this? The eyes of Texas?"

Total eyes for project: 18,125

Also thanks to Vince for his donation. I bought glue with the birthday cash.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

I am programmed at 33 to perform childishly

Kurt Vonnegut died on my 33rd birthday. For all I know, he really died on April 11. But for me, Kurt Vonnegut left my world on April 12, 2007. My 33rd birthday.

For weeks, I had been trying to decide what to put on the hood of my car. I could just do random eyes like the rest of the car, but I thought the hood deserved more ... a design that meant something real to me. And about a week ago, I decided it would be the asshole drawing from Breakfast of Champions. For anyone unfamiliar with it, it looks like a giant asterisk so it’s family safe, but it’s something that symbolizes a lot more to me.

Last weekend, the weather was so bad I did not get out the glue. Instead I continued my rereading of Vonnegut’s work that began when I picked up Breakfast of Champions to make sure I got the number of lines right on the design.

I do not go to work on my birthday (if I can help it). I took today off with the hope that the weather would be clear so I could work on my car. This morning I woke up to beautiful weather. I was excited to get to work. Excited to celebrate my birthday doing something I love. Then I heard that Vonnegut had died. He died on the day I planned to put a large googly-eyed replica of his asshole drawing on the hood of my car.

So it goes.

Monday, April 9, 2007

rainy days

The bad weather prevented me from working on the car at all this weekend. Now the car is on a trip without me. I'm hoping for good weather once it gets back. It's so close to being done that I'm anxious to work on it again.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

The eyes have it

Another four hour day. Lots of chats with neighbors. Really bad sunburn even though I used a lot of sun screen. Special thanks to the self-proclaimed most amazing person in the world for going out and buying me glue when I ran out of it.

One of my neighbors rode up on her scooter and said "What are you going to call her? The eyes have it?"