Seabirds Food Truck

Posted in dessert, dinner, lunch, mexican, restaurants on July 24, 2012 by nosferatofu

The best vegan/vegetarian food truck in my area was at my work today for our health and fitness event.

I speed walked a 5k and then I enjoyed beer battered avocado tacos and a vegan nutella cupcake.

It was insanely delicious!

Upon a Midnight Dreary

Posted in clothing on July 14, 2012 by nosferatofu

They have featured Serpentine Clothing on their site.  Pretty cool!

http://uponamidnightdreary.com/wear/serpentine-clothing-on-etsy/15131

Serpentine Clothing is a business that my best friend started.  I’m a partner/collaborator – he designs the clothes, vends and handles the business, I do all the photography and web design.

I only wish they would have linked to the actual web site and not the Etsy site, but a pretty good chunk of sales comes from the Etsy site, about 40%.

Will be doing another photo shoot the last weekend of July.  I’d like to do another cemetery shoot, but this time without the relatives showing up while the model is laying on the grave!

Photo Gallery

Posted in events on July 11, 2012 by nosferatofu

My photos are up at the gallery coffee shop.  I guestimated how many would fit on their walls and I chose the perfect number of pictures to print, so I’m happy with that.  You can’t see all of the pictures in the photo above but you can see some of them at least.

And there will be a feature on the California State Parks Foundation blog as well.  Excited about that.

I had originally intended to have an art opening get together this coming weekend but but it’s coming too fast, so I’m going to shoot for Sunday July 22.  I’m kinda nervous about that though.  I’m just not a social butterfly.  I keep telling myself it’s for a good cause.

In other news, I am so freaking sleepy this morning and I don’t know why.  I went to bed at a decent hour; I shouldn’t have had such a problem waking up.  I am a morning person in many ways, except for the getting up early part.  My body must be so confused with me.

I have been enjoying this song lately (kinda NSFW)……

Vacation Fun

Posted in asian, dinner, events on July 9, 2012 by nosferatofu


David J from Bauhaus singing Bela Lugosi’s Dead

I took another vacation this past week because the one I took a few weeks ago just wasn’t long enough.  I do feel more rested now, kinda.

Or maybe just okay with going back to work because except for today, I’ve spent my whole vacation running around getting my photo prints ready for the art show.

Today was my planned day of relaxation, so I slept in, played WoW for a few hours, got lunch at Veggie Grill and then saw Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.

Last night I went with some friends to the Pioneers of Goth concert.

Before the show I took my friend Irene to Pho Veggie (Thuyen Vien) for her birthday dinner.  We had soy garlic chicken, banana wrap appetizer and lemon pepper fried tofu, and fried rice.  SO GOOD.

chillin on the couches before the show…..

New Boots

Posted in clothing on July 2, 2012 by nosferatofu

When I stopped wearing leather 5 years ago, I gave all of my boots to goodwill, except for the nylon 20 holes that are mostly made out of that seat belt material.  I immediately got a pair of non-leather Docs, which is what I wear day to day.

I especially miss my buckle boots though, so finally after all this time I decided to get a new pair of 20 holes, and I figured what the heck, why not get some 14 holes to replace my leather ones that I also gave away.

But let me tell you, finding decent non-leather boots is HARD.  There are plenty of cheap ass non-leather boots out there, but they all look really cheesy, with spikes and “punk” trim, and universally have a 2 inch sole for the stilt walker effect.  Blech.

After much searching, I found some boots that I really liked.  One is by a UK company that hand makes boots, so you can specify the material, and they offered synthetic leather as an option.  Score!

And the 14 holes I got are Demonia but they look to be pretty good quality and not uber cheesy. *update: they are REALLY comfortable and very nice quality material, good texture and feel*  My nylon 20 holes are also Demonia, and I got them for like $40 at Hot Topic about 10 years ago.  They have held up well, and I continue to wear them whenever I go out and feel like dressing up.

So the 14 holes I got at goodgoth.com which is a really awesome shop.  Nice to support small businesses too.

And I can’t really pronounce the name of the place I got the 20’s from…but it’s called pennangalan.com

I also got these New Rocks from pennangalan.com.  I was watching Alien Resurrection and they wear similar boots in that movie, and I finally gave in after  years of lusting after these boots.

Vegan Food and Fun

Posted in asian, dinner, events, restaurants on April 29, 2012 by nosferatofu

As an early Mother’s Day gift, on Friday I took my mom out to dinner at Au Lac, a popular Asian themed vegan restaurant in my area.  They specialize in raw, which is good, but not really my thing.  We got a soy beef steak with asparagus and brown rice, fried tofu with pepper, and kung pao chicken.  I don’t normally eat so much soy, but this was a special occasion :)

They were out of their awesome choconut xtacy dessert, so we tried a rainbow fruit type thing, and I got an avocado parfait.  It was seriously delicious.

My main reason for taking my mom out to dinner was to get her in the area of a particular Barnes & Noble where there was going to be a book signing by the vegan chef for Ellen DeGeneres.  My mom likes to watch the Ellen show, and earlier in the week he was on there talking about  his new cookbook, Vegan Cooking for Carnivores, that was coming out and I said I would get it for her for mother’s  day.  So when I was going to go to the bookstore to pick it up, I saw he was doing a book signing.  What a coincidence!

It was a lot of fun and the  chef is really nice.  I ended up meeting his wife and son, who were very nice as well.  The cookbook has some incredible recipes, and is now my favorite cookbook….and finally…..a vegan cookbook written by a guy!

Check it out, the recipes are seriously great.  All in all, it was a really nice Friday night.

Bacon Avocado

Posted in Uncategorized on April 5, 2012 by nosferatofu

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A coworker has a Bacon avocado tree, and she brings me a few each month.  They are the most delicious avocados I have ever had.

They are large, and the “meat” is a wonderfully creamy, buttery texture and flavor.  My favorite avocado by far.

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