Wednesday, November 30, 2005

An Object

This thing, that hath a code and not a core,
Hath set acquaintance where might be affections,
And nothing now
Disturbeth his reflections.

-Ezra Pound

Monday, November 28, 2005

Sunday, November 27, 2005

chattanooga fire department

042005 028-11
Originally uploaded by bobby toe.

my first visit to my little brother's work. he drove that truck that morning. they were putting out a brush fire. the truck holds 10,000 gallons of water.

Thursday, November 24, 2005


"The point is that tidal power kicks wind power's a**."
Antonio Sant'Elia, via BLDGBLOG

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Saturday, November 19, 2005

nov 18 2005/ wall ave knoxville tn

nov 18 2005/ wall ave knoxville tn
Originally uploaded by bobby toe.

thanks to all yall that came over last night

nov 17 2005/ knoxville tn, originally uploaded by bobby toe.

I had much fun.

Friday, November 18, 2005

gorgeous. via flickr.

, originally uploaded by soulsister.

Paula Scher's Atlas of the World | Metropolis Magazine

"'Paula Scher: The Maps'--on view at New York's Maya Stendhal Gallery until December 17 .... The exhibition presents twelve painstakingly detailed map paintings--of the United States, South America, Africa, Japan, and the world--spanning five to twelve feet in width and teeming with the neatly lettered names of countries, cities, and landmarks."

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

making creme brulee

making creme brulee, originally uploaded by bobby toe.

Creme Brulee

I used to make creme brulees when I worked at the Back Inn Cafe, which I stopped doing more than two years ago. Since then, I've made em once, about a year ago, and did it from memory, which led to disaster, though in the end was successful. I'm trying again tonight, since I'm having people over on Thursday night.

I've advertised halibut and sushi, which aren't hard, especially regarding the halibut, since I have a lot I caught while in Alaska. Creme brulee, though, even when I was making em regularly, would go wrong for no reason at all.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

good thread re: defense

dave baldwin ultimate tournament today in knoxville, tennessee

042005 15801, originally uploaded by bobby toe.

first game, lost to davidson. second game, beat UT.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

dave baldwin ultimate tournament today in knoxville, tennessee

042005 1221, originally uploaded by bobby toe.

dave baldwin ultimate tournament today in knoxville, tennessee

042005 0971, originally uploaded by bobby toe.

Friday, November 11, 2005

finished recently

042005 00911, originally uploaded by bobby toe.

Knoxville Museum of Art

The KMA is a five minute walk from my apartment, and admission is free on Tuesdays between five and eight p.m. So, I went on Tuesday.

There are a few things there now that I like, like: paintings by Clare Rojas. An example:


Also now at the KMA is a roomful of dresses by Liz Collins. Her stuff there is I guess mostly, um, fuller than what's at her site, but, here's an example from her site:

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Mr. Kaine's Victory (Washington Post article)

"LT. GOV. TIMOTHY M. Kaine's triumph in Virginia's gubernatorial race is a watershed -- the victory of a Southern Democrat who prevailed despite his principled opposition to the death penalty and his refusal to rule out new taxes." ...

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

UT downtown gallery

After taking the MPRE (ethics test, mandatory, like the bar exam) on Saturday, I walked downtown. Found the University's gallery on Gay Street was open. It's a small place, appropriately (I guess) spare, and well-lit. Didn't know it then, but was the last day for an exhibition by Eleanor Dickson. Some good drawings and a great photo of a snake-handler. Would post pictures but there don't seem to be any on-line. At least, a brief search didn't turn up anything, and I don't have an hour to look around.

The post title links to the gallery's somewhat frustrating site. Their hours are:
Wednesday-Friday 11:00am-6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm

and their address is buried in their site, but it is:
106 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN

Friday, November 04, 2005


-Katie Rumble

Yesterday, went for a walk through Market Square, on my way to study somewhere other than my apartment. Stopped by this store, "bliss," and got, uh, snapped, so to speak. No pics at their site of what I saw at their store. Lots of gorgeous paintings.

What I saw reminded me of the "obsessive drawing" show going on now at the folk art museum in NYC, regarding which I posted earlier at here and here. But with the NYC show, I thought, when I saw that, OK, that's much more precise than what I do (for example), so I can aspire to that, and that's good because it's good to aspire to things.

But when I walked into this bliss store, I saw some stuff, made me think, like, whoa, someone's way ahead of me, being really good without being so precise about this um stuff. So I asked the people running the store, what's up with this. They said the people painted these things, they're from Australia, and they used to make these drawings in sand, but some do-gooder gave them some canvas and acrylic paint. Anyway- (and these images are from the Mbantua Gallery, which has many more pictures)-

-Katie Kemarre

Thursday, November 03, 2005

The O.C.

gives me language I can use!: "I'm not destitute, I'm discerning."

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Today's forecast for Knoxville, Tennessee: low of 40, high of 72.
Today's forecast for Palmer, Alaska: low of 9, high of 19.
Knoxville wins.