I am finally learning to use HTML. It isn’t as hard as I thought, but I wish I’d learned it a long time ago.
I should have joined the computer club in high school, but it was all boys.
In college, the computer science lab smelled and was always strewn with gross food. Maybe if I had met Joe and Wes earlier, I could have learned to breathe through my mouth.
Did nerdy boys prevent me from learning? I don’t think they really did.
I can create links too. Here is a photo of me eating a McFlurry at a really fancy McDonald’s in London. They aren’t more civilized than Americans, but their fast food restaurants are way prettier.
Melky is the love of my life.
This is an iconic SF Giants photo of Buster and Brian. This was back in the day when Brian still played and wasn’t recovering.
|Things I love
||Things I hate
||People who don’t listen
|Law and Order:SVU
||That Eliot Stabler is gone
|Dancing with my friends
||When people dance with me and don’t ask
|The San Francisco Giants
||The New York Yankees
||The Civic Center
|Chatting online with friends
||Playing video games
||How I Met Your Mother
||Cleaning up after my roommates
I love to make lists. I like making lists more than I like most people. Now I can make them in HTML. It’s, like, the most legit way to make them.
- The Gold Rush
- -something I learned too much about as a kid.
- Live Oak School
- -my first school. Only 20 kids a grade.
- Contact Improv
- -the worst class I took in college.
- -something I like way more in theory than up close.
- Speaker toys
- -a new collection that adds to people maybe mistaking me for kid.
- -a state where I lived for 4 year. I mostly miss its leaves and trees.
- Ann Arbor
- -my whole family went to school here, except me. I think that’s okay.
- Mice and rats
- -my least favorite animals. The only thing that I have nightmares about.
A really cool form I made that to help a UCSF lab with a study they are working on. Please help the scientific community.
Behold, Donald Mittens, Mike’s monkey from class last week. His monkey is named after Donald Glover on Community, but since I don’t watch it, I’m at a loss.
Donald Mittens has a heart on his hand and a lovely red scarf.
Congrats to Mike on finishing his first monkey! I love it!
Mike's monkey is Don Draper falling like in the opening credits.
I got new "vintage" buttons at the 5 & Dime at Laurel Village. Neato.
Ted becoming a monkey.
Courtney w/ the monkey that we collaborated on. I don't know why she isn't thrilled.
Chelsea and Jono being very focused.
Michael w/ his monkey that he made very fast!
I held my 7th monkey class this week. We ate m&m’s and made monkeys. Chelsea, a new student, was also an SF native, and said she had made a lot of dolls out of cloth when she was in high school. I wish she’d brought them. Jono and Teddy, returning students, almost completed their monkeys. They are very dedicated monkey men.
My mom’s monkey is in the process of getting a wardrobe makeover. She is thinking of making him pants so he doesn’t look so indecent.
This rain is making everyone cranky. I decided to upload photos from this weekend’s succulent terrarium making workshop I taught. It was sunny and warm that day! No rain in sight. I even wore a dress. I think I wear a dress about 1% of the time. It was a day of celebration. Plants, new friends, and cookies. All good things. Diane was awesome enough to host us at her apt right near the big rainbow flag in the Castro. A very iconic Skillshare class indeed.
Class pictures are for adults too
My mom finally finished her sock monkey. It is, of course, one of the prettiest ones. She is super crafty even though she pretends like she’s not. She’s the secret artist.
My mom's really colorful monkey.
Last night 14 terrarium makers embarked on an incredible Skillshare journey at the Hub SOMA! They made terrariums with rocks, soil, creatures, and succulent plants. Everyone’s terrarium was unique and beautiful. I was super impressed with my first class of students and I hope to teach it again! I might also be teaching a living wall class soon, too!
Recently I have become obsessed with succulent plants. To share my love, I am (**GASP**) branching out from monkey-making and I’m going to teach a succulent terrarium making class. Students will plant the succulents and design habitats for gardens gnomes, deer, and other creatures (plastic). I’ll provide all materials, all you have to do is come and dig in the dirt, or so to speak!
SIGN UP HERE!
This class is part of Skillshare Night, the joint venture between Skillshare & Hub Bay Area. Skillshare Night brings Skillshare’s thriving community together in one of the most unique physical spaces in San Francisco – the co-working space Hub Soma – to share not only skills but also conversation. Skillshare Night runs from 7 PM to 9:30 PM, with classes from 7 PM to 9 PM and an amazing post-class “mixer” from 9 PM to 9:30 PM. During the latter, drinks & light bites will be provided and conversation around the Night’s learnings is (of course) highly encouraged!
Year of the dragon, but also maybe a year of the sock monkey?
Check out my student Alda’s amazing Chinese New Year sock monkey display. Cute heart patch on the monkey too!
Students Amal, Jack, Alda, and Anuja made monkeys while the rest of the city watched the 49ers! We had a lot of fun and enjoyed the really sunny weather. My last class at the Summit SF before they relocate was amazing. Big up to Summit SF staffer Tiger for saving us a table!
I’m teaching my monkey making class this weekend on Saturday, Jan 14 at 1pm at the Summit SF! It’s gonna be my last one at the Summit because they’re relocating. I’m so grateful to them for letting me have classes there, and I hope you all keep going there until January 28.
I’ve got plans to teach a succulent terrarium class soon, so let me know if you or your pals are interested.
Monkey makers with their works in progress!
Monkey enjoying a latte at the Summit
The next class is January 14!