Thursday, January 31, 2013


I have no idea how we managed to move 31 days into the future. I am pretty positive New Year's eve just happened. I haven't even been able to do my Madnaloy Moment  Monday post on MONDAY like I should. This time slippin' into the future nonsense has got to stop. I bare got an opportunity to truly appreciate the fact that 2013 is here. This year started off with a flash flood in my apartment followed by 2 and a half weeks worth of construction. It was a much needed pipe restructuring and long overdue face lift but quite inconvenient nonetheless. Combine the maze that was my home, with work, side jobs, creative endeavors and a new romance and January didn't have any chance to be more than quicksilver days.

So far 2013 has been a blur.  It is unsettling to realize that a comment told to me in my youth, "As soon as you're finished picking up the pine needles from Christmas, it's time to start cleaning out the Easter grass." has finally become a reality to me. We saw red hearts the moment the baby New Year left the Party. I am sure that kid does double duty as Cupid. I've a feeling shamrocks are right around the corner. I'm pretty positive I've heard the strains of Hippety Hoppety Easter's on it's Way  in the distance.

I know I can't be alone in this bewildering time warp. Here's hoping that February won't be as fast and furious.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Keep the Dream Alive

We all have dreams. Some of us are fortunate enough to be living the dream,  others are still working towards their dreams and sadly there are those whose dreams have been lost and fear they will never be found again. Today we are seeing a dream come true as the first American black president is being inaugurated for the second time. What is making the event even more poignant is the fact that this inauguration is occurring on the holiday commemorating civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The crowds are numerous, the words stimulating, the dream of a King has taken reality.

May we all be fortunate enough to live our dreams. I am currently actively pursuing my artistic dreams. I am fortunate enough to have friends to support me on this journey. As we take time to observe and or participate in this moment in history remember to keep your dreams alive. Strive for the change for the better that we all know is possible.

On this day in history
It will be remembered significantly
A second inauguration of America's first Black President 

Already on this day

We commemorate the birthday of 
a man who showed true peace and love
the late civil rights lion Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

It's been 150 Years since the Emancipation Proclamation. 

America we are making progress 
But we still have far to go to continue to create a great nation

Monday, January 14, 2013

Shameless Self Promotion

Madnaloy is the artist in me and she gets to come out and play at the Bacon Social this Saturday! Join me for an evening to remember.

Bacon Social is a monthly celebration of art, food, music and culture held in burgeoning warehouse district of downtown LA. The event features the work of over 20 different local artists and photographers along with sets by awesome bands. Add in 50+ pounds of free bacon and a selection of adult beverages and tasty snacks and there you have it!

The next Bacon Social takes place Saturday, January 19th at 7pm at The Factory - 654 S Myers St. Los Angeles, CA 90023.

Cover is $6.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Bacon Social

SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bacon Social   Madnaloy check it out!