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Why do I love DC? Because of events like Artomatic. Very impressive - as the website breathlessly exclaims, "1,000 artists - 10 floors - Artomatic 2008 is here!" MoBob and I are way far from being artsy alternative, so it was a treat to join the tattooed crowd past 10pm last night. (I imagine that all these folks are suit-clad bureaucrats during the day.) We came for the DCTribal Hafla (see previous entry) and stayed to look around a bit.



During the Belly-Dancing 101 lesson before the performances. I had to dig around the basement to find my gear. I'm wearing a belt I purchased at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.
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At heart I am a belly-dancing traditionalist. This was the first time I'd seen tribal fusion. It was a little strange for me to see belly-dancers performing traditional moves to Arab techno pop and wearing sports bras and disco pants. No thank you. But at least I got an idea of the community.


Two of the exhibits - we only explored two floors. On the 12th floor we hung out on the furniture display from West Elm and admired the nightscape.
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Our favorite exhibit - the Peeps! Check out the photo gallery: See the Dioramas in the Marshmallowy Flesh
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WaPo: Artomatic: A Universe Unto Itself
National Geographic: Art for Us, by Us at DC's Artomatic


The apple pie I baked Friday afternoon:
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On May 31st, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC), jandjsalmon commented:
HEEE! I love how MoBob is pointing too. SUPER funny!

And your PIE! IT LOOKS SOO YUMMY!!!
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On May 31st, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Thanks! I don't know how they kept kids away from the peeps because I was tempted to pick one up and eat it. As for the pie, I couldn't find the glass pie plate, so I used a regular cake pan instead, and it turned out less runny. Weird.
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On May 31st, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC), jandjsalmon replied:
oooh so it's something I should try perhaps. ;)
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On June 1st, 2008 11:28 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Cheers!
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On June 2nd, 2008 07:36 am (UTC), hatter_anon commented:
Yum. Looks good!
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On June 2nd, 2008 01:12 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I think the pie is more popular than my belly-dancing!
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On June 4th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC), hatter_anon replied:
Oh that looks good too! Something I want to try one day ...
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On June 4th, 2008 12:24 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I definitely recommend it - it is quite a workout!
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