Uszi Zefiryn (ooshie zepheeryn)

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Location: Białystok, Poland

Friday, March 31, 2006

more media about me

There is a very nice long article with pictures about me and my hatmaking business in a Polish magazine, the "Monitor." It is in the March issue available for free. The article (sans pictures) will be availble online soon. I will post the link as soon as it is up.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Venus magazine spring 2006

Featured in the fashion spread of Venus magazine on page 76 in the spring 2006 issue is a photo of an Uszi Zefiryn feather hairpiece.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Sometimes I wonder what I am doing at my part time job. The customers are so unfashionable and so clueless about fashion. I think I need a change in scenery.

Thursday, March 16, 2006


She was elusive. She was today. She was tomorrow. She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the flitting shadow of an elf owl. We did not know what to make of her. In our minds we tried to pin her to a corkboard like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew-Jerry Spinelli

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Thought is wonderful, but adventure is more wonderful still. --Oscar Wilde

So Little

I said so little.
Days were short.

Short days.
Short nights.
Short years.

I said so little.
I couldn't keep up.

My heart grew weary
From joy,

The jaws of Leviathan
Were closing upon me.

Naked, I lay on the shores
Of desert islands.

The white whale of the world
Hauled me down to its pit.

And now I don't know
What in all that was real.

Berkeley, 1969
Czeslaw Milosz
from "The Collected Poems 1931-1987", 1988
Transl. by Czeslaw Milosz and Lillian Vallee

Monday, March 13, 2006

The true perfection of man lies, not in what man has, but in what man is.-- Oscar Wilde

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Just wondering....

How much of love is intellectual and how much is physical?

When the result is beautiful, the method is justified. --Oscar Wilde

It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!!

I was going to paste in the video clip here from Family Guy, but I couldn't get the code to work. I like the line anyway. Just think of the song and dance in your head. I did eat some peanut butter today.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Nikon F100 for sale on ebay

I am selling my Nikon F100 on ebay along with 3 lenses, a flash, and a Nikon bag, plus a few other things:
If you're looking for a great SLR, this is a grest one that's barely used. If you know someone that may need one, please pass this along. Thanks.

I quit smoking

I quit smoking January 29 and have been smoke free ever since. What's weird is that I really haven't been craving like all the other times I tried to quit. Maybe my operation has something to do with it. I'm hoping that this it and I will never smoke a cigarette ever again in my life.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Once and for all….my beliefs:

Every once in a while, I get someone who tells me that I’m lying to myself when I say I don’t want to have children. They can’t believe that someone doesn’t want to leave something behind—to create life. But I really don’t. Who are we to think we are important enough, that our duty is to continue our life on this planet? We are just pieces of dust in a huge, beyond our comprehension universe.

I believe that having children is about raising good people, and not about just leaving something behind. We are animals, just like monkeys and dogs, but unlike them, we were created to have thought and judgment. We are here to take care of that/those that cannot take care of themselves. We owe it to the world and Earth to leave it better than we got here.

If the Earth is our mother, we are bad children. We have polluted, overpopulated, cut down too many forests, killed too many animals, etc, etc, etc. I don’t think that we HAVE to have children to be fulfilled. We’re intelligent thinking animals, and there are so many things that could give meaning to our lives—the betterment of this world, through thoughtful world centered actions, through kindness and goodness, and sometimes just a simple smile to someone we don’t know.

We have been so cruel to our mother Earth, that it is possible our children and theirs will not have such a beautiful place to live. Can you imagine a world without rainforests, mountains to hike, or oceans, lakes, and rivers to swim in? I cannot either, but that is where we are heading.

I know I may sound like some clichéd hippy in this rant of mine, but I am so sick of people being self-centered and not aware and concerned with the rest of the world. Maybe one day I will decide that I would like children (if 1. I feel financially capable of that decision and 2. I feel emotionally and intellectually ready for that decision), but you can trust that I will be trying to adopt an unwanted child somewhere, because believe me there are too many of them, and they deserve as much love (if not more) as children we bear. But no one will ever convince me to have my own, and anyone in their right mind shouldn’t either. We owe it to the world and planet to be responsible human beings.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

what I'm currently listening to...

La Ritournelee by Sebastien Tellier

(don't you just love his name? rolls off sooo smoothly in French)

here's a review from Film Zeus:(

Sebastien Tellier’s “La Ritournelle” makes a clear connection between the close relationship between modern jazz and electronica. Both jazz and electronica have the capacity to evoke the deepest of emotions with a single, perfect chord progression. A DJ could spin “La Ritournelle” at a rave, and the club kids would never know the difference; they’d be too busy dancing to the smooth, propulsive snare that almost sounds like a loop before swooning to the heartfelt strings. Tellier waits four minutes before killing you softly with his love lyrics. “I want to spend my life with you,” he sings. “Love is to share, mine is for you.” Tellier’s love can be felt in every beat, in every rising string, in every cascading piano chord, composed perfectly by someone who truly understands that the emotional pull of jazz and electronica aren’t so different.