A few Days in Sardinia - Part 4 (+UK)

This post is basically us leaving Sardinia by ferry, taking an overnight train from Rome to Paris, then taking the Eurostar train under the English Channel to London. All of this in Skeletal form...
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The ferry cabin had a sort of mirrored ceiling. Last time I had a mirrored ceiling was back in 1988 or so, in Lomita, California at some crappy hotel near Jeremy Klein's house.
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More like a fun-house mirror.
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We got up so early that we had to resist falling back asleep. Sleep on a ferry over the Mediterranean? No way.
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Our last view of Sardegna...
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The Rome train station, Roma Termini.
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Of course the motherfucking train to Paris was late, starting a chain of fucked up events. I found a tub of soya gelato to drown my sorrows in.
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We had to wait over an hour on top of the two hours we were already there for our train to arrive. Every 5 minutes a new homeless person would come by the phones behind us and check every single coin return slot like an OCD. Nothing is ever there because nobody uses the phones. So I stocked each coin slot with some spare change and waited for the next person to come by. I was hoping for the really crazy lady who came by every 10 minutes, I liked her. But it was some other guy. He was so amped. He saw me looking at him get my money from the phones and came over to show it all to me. "All this from these phones!" He gestured. I made an amazed face and gave him a thumbs up. He walked right over the the store and bought a drink and a snack.
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These things, Organic Chili Soft Balls, are sorta gross, and give you smelly farts.
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Finally we got settled into our overnight compartment.
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Come to my Museum Talk tomorrow...
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Another mirrored roof? The Italians like to watch themselves.
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Fast forward to London. An Alex Katz installation from the 60's. Best thing I've seen from this artist. At the National Portrait gallery on Trafalgar Square.
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London. Every phone booth is stocked with sweet full color advertisments.
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Sect Sock showing up big-time in Westminster, London.

EVENT TODAY!
ED TEMPLETON IN CONVERSATION WITH GREG ESCALANTE, CRAIG STECYK, & MORE
Event date: Thursday, August 12, 2010
Location: Orange County Museum of Art
Time: 6-8 pm (6 pm Galleries open, mingling, food; 7 pm panel followed by Q&A and film clip by director Kevin Barnett)

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The film shot on this trip. Guess who was on our plane home? When we stopped in LA, the pilot got on the PA and said we have to wait while US customs comes aboard to take care of some business. Then while all of us were sitting a family was getting off the plane. A young woman getting off looked over at me, her face was unforgettable. Watch a video of the photo session.

Hot Links:
My current shows:
In Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy: Il Cimitero della Ragione (Cemetery of Reason) at the MAN - Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro.

In Los Angeles: "Come as You Are" at Prism Gallery.
In New York City: At the ICP
. (Perspectives)
In Orange County: At the Orange County Museum of Art
(New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions)
In Mexico City, Mexico: Dracula Effect, at the Museo Universitario del Chopo.
In Penrith,
(near Sydney) Australia: Disorder-Disorder at the Penrith Regional Gallery.

Deanna's current shows:

In Heerlen, Netherlands: At the
Schunck*

In Los Angeles: "Come as You Are" at Prism Gallery.
Deanna's in the current Juxtapoz - !!!

6 Video Interviews From Italy <--------------
Good review of my part of the ICP Show <------
(As opposed to the bad one in the NY Times)
Order The Seconds Pass book
Buy the Drinking the Kool-Aid book
Drinking the Kool Aid Review at Photo-Eye Blog
Deanna's Blog
Dennis McGrath's Blog
Tiny Vices Portfolio
Ed and Deanna's Food Blog
Toy Machine Sock-Team
Kevin Barnett's Photo Portfolio
Grant Hatfield's Blog
Photos of the skate jam and opening in Nuoro.

Posted August 12th, 2010 by well I wonder what it's like to have true focus in life
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Posted By: Devin on August 12th, 2010 at 12:13AM PST
you bought a hasselblad or mamiya ed?
Posted By: nick on August 12th, 2010 at 01:22AM PST
the sect sock is a world traveler.

try playing ping pong on that alex katz installation.

you know how they have those rumors that you shouldnt stick your fingers in those coin slots because homeless people and junkies put old needles in there, so that you prick yourself and get all their diseases. well, you were like one of those guys, but in reverse--a paradox, if you will
Posted By: vinny on August 12th, 2010 at 03:02AM PST
You found gelato, or bought some. That would be gross if you found it, but I can see it happening.

Those mirrors must be great for sex.
Posted By: john on August 12th, 2010 at 08:32AM PST
You found gelato, or bought some. That would be gross if you found it, but I can see it happening.

Those mirrors must be great for sex.
Posted By: john on August 12th, 2010 at 08:35AM PST
For the first time in awhile as I was reading and looking at these posts I felt like: "alright, everything is alright" I dont know why. Maybe it was the intimacy of the sleeping cabs and in my mind pretending I was taking a trip in some strange country with mirrored ceilings... it was weird. But the post invoked a good feeling inside.

Also- I think it has something to do with Ed putting the change in the coin slots. I think that is so freakin cool of you Ed. Seriously. It reminds me of those quirky foreign films like Amelie where the characters do strange things in a round about way to get good outcomes in their lives. Like instead of just giving the beggars money; you made their day AND gave them money. And all with a hearty Tempster thumbs up! haha

I hate stinky farts. Not the ones other people think are stinky; But like when you fart and you are literally like "damn that really stinks" and you have to get rid of the stink. You know they are bad when that happens.

Up until now I have never heard that rumor but it makes sense about people putting hypodermic needles in the coin slots. I'll keep that in mind.
Posted By: d1ggitydan on August 12th, 2010 at 09:09AM PST
thanks for reminding me how awesome alex katz is, i had forgot
Posted By: dave kleiser on August 12th, 2010 at 10:31AM PST
damn thats fucked up what they did to that afgan woman.
Posted By: josiah on August 12th, 2010 at 12:14PM PST
It'll suck if you're obese and you get really hot so you get naked then are forced to stare at your own fatass then you get all self conscious.

D1ggity, how about those farts where you'll let one rip in bed, then the stench comes up through the blanket opening near your face and you're like "fuck, this is really bad"
Posted By: Jgonzalez on August 12th, 2010 at 01:56PM PST
Guys, I am actually worried about my farts...
My boss told me I have to stop farting at work, or stop eating before work because my farts are so bad. He mentioned an ulcer he had that made his farts smell like mine... Now, they smell like a salami factory near a sewage plant. Gagging awful.

I\'m pretty sure masturbation would suck, or could be radical under those mirrors. Who knows.

You should buy a gelato making machine.

TONIGHT: METEOR SHOWER.
Sundown - 10 pm; The show begins at sundown when Venus, Saturn, Mars and the crescent Moon pop out of the western twilight in tight conjunction. All four objects will fit within a circle about 10 degrees in diameter, beaming together through the dusky colors of sunset. No telescope is required to dig this naked-eye event. At 10 pm, shit\'s supposed to be epic, like \"fireworks in the sky\".. Pacific time, that is.

Don\'t miss it.
Posted By: Jacob on August 12th, 2010 at 04:37PM PST
That story about the Afghan girl is terrible.
I'm disgusted, not with her, but with her culture.
Posted By: Jacob on August 12th, 2010 at 04:41PM PST
I just read that story, she's still very good looking.

I guess the same is with North Koreans and stuff, the grass is always greener somewhere else. People here bitch about America all day when shit like this happens in other places. Nothing is never good enough for anyone...that sounds like some Modest Mouse title.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on August 12th, 2010 at 05:26PM PST
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