January 31st, 2005

AMBER ALERT - CALIFORNIA

Amber Alert Issued for 6 Year Old California Girl
Posted: Monday January 31 2:28 AM CT

The Rialto Police Department and the California Highway Patrol issued the Amber Alert after the child was abducted during a car jacking on Sunday night.

Akira Hernandez , 6 yrs., Hispanic female, 3', 45 lbs. with black hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink hat, black/white scarf, multi colored striped sweater and blue jeans.

There is no suspect information at this time.

The vehicle is a white 99 Ford Escort station wagon with California tag 4 NCT 041.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Rialto Police Department at 909-820-2550 or dial 911.

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All I Wanted...

was to create today. I was inspired, I was happy to have my creative vision back. I was so hopeful that I could make something beautiful today, maybe even write something.

Now it's gone as quickly as it came, and I'm dead inside. All that is left is the swelling anger I've got exponentially filling my stomach, making me want to cry tears that I know just don't come any longer.

I don't know why I even fucking bother trying anymore.

I am haunted by this song and the accompanying video

I've never been that big on Sigur Rós, I tried twice before to listen to them and really absorb it, but to no avail. Then along comes batmoon this morning, in that special way of his, and posts about their video for the song viðrar vel til loftárása. [right click to download: MP3/Video]

The video is about the love that develops between two young boys (presumably in Iceland, where the band hails from), and absolutely stunned me when I watched it this morning. I asked Maggie to come watch it and we both sat there, completely stunned. It is hauntingly, achingly beautiful. I recommend downloading both the video and the song, they're both amazing.

You can also choose from lots of music and video downloads on their site. Fair warning though, it is intense and beautiful and just might break your heart. I adore it.

::cries::

Thank you! I so needed that today of all days, and I sincerely appreciate it. So from the bottom of my heart, I thank you again.

I've been thinking that I am losing touch with my sense of joy, which is invariably killing my muse. I tried some sample techniques from older composites and came up with a piece earlier, but I want to do more and it's just not coming.

On a lighter and funnier note, I almost had the front end of the BMW ripped off this afternoon by some random cunt that cut me off exiting the parking lot at Publix. She flew in front of me so fast I gripped the wheel with both hands whiteknuckled and yelled "MotherFUCK!!". She then started slowing down slightly and stared at me while she passed. I thought I was going to die for a second, then I focused on the car... A BMW 745Li. My dream car. I was almost taken out by 4,464 lbs of irony.