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Saturday, May 01, 2004

needles and pins, pins and needles

Oh, and I've been trying to keep all the sewing blather off here, but if you want the gritty details, you can check out the sewing journal here. [update - there are photos of my COMPLETED skirt and the Hulk Petticoat]
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pimp my ride

I'm finally noticing that the bug needs some serious work, and now I need to figure out how to make that happen given my current Utterly And Completely Freaked Out state.

My cute little green beetle needs a new windshield (thank you, big open-topped truck full of whatever smacked into my windshield on 880), a new headlight bulb so it will stop being called Winky by the other bugs, and some quantity of brake work, including replacing the fuse or switch dealie that makes the car realize that the brake is down and it's ok to shift out of Park. Apparently this was the subject of a recall at one point, before I had the car, so I'm wondering if the work was ever done. Considering the number of Hello Kitty decals I found inside the trunk and glove compartment when I bought the car, I have my doubts about the previous driver.

You know, whereas I have big daisies in the dashboard vase and a Jesus on a Spring on the dashboard and a 10" crack in the windshield in front of the passenger seat and a burned-out headlight because I'm a big grownup.
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Wednesday, April 28, 2004

in case you were wondering

There is a reason why Ryan is the official coolest person on the planet. Exhibit A:

The Bridezilla Cake. It breathed fire, via a shot of rum in its mouth which was ignited. Look at the pink claws! The glint in its eye which says, "this was NOT on my registry!" The royal icing lace on its veil! And it was chocolate with cherry filling and was extremely tasty!

She made this for a really great party she and Jon threw for us on Sunday. Jon's sister, Sarah, the braisin' hussy, made some fabulous treats, too, including the delightful (Erika) Strata. And the little twice-baked potatoes, which were a pain in the ass to make but soooo tasty.

There was a craft at WeddingFest, because there is always a craft at a fest. We worked on the wedding favors, which are windup monkey brides. Here they are, in progress:

They don't have their tiaras yet here.

I'm staying home from work today to sew. I'm having a little time out right now because I just screwed up and am having a small tantrum.
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Monday, April 26, 2004

more fun with the computers

Installing all of the stuff I bought on Friday actually took less time than it did to buy it at Fry's. I apologize to those who don't live in the SF Bay area, where ragging on Fry's Electronics is an art form.

I had to pay with a St. Ned's check, because they [dramatic pause] don't take American Express, which is what I carry for church business. Were I not three weeks out from the wedding and therefore hemorrhaging cash, I would have paid for it with my own Visa and gotten reimbursed, but that seemed ill-advised under the circumstances.

So, I was at Fry's, writing a check. People with Fry's experience are already guffawing loudly. Paying for my mound of computer bits with a check took 20 minutes, multiple phone calls, and the efforts of three employees. But, eventually, I was allowed to leave with my shiny new objects.

I only got the power supply installed on Friday, thanks to the extended remix shopping trip, and when I came back on Saturday to do the rest, I had the happy surprise of finding that the software had arrived. So I set the whole thing up and it's fabulous. I'm looking forward to playing with it.

I need to see if I can do a second audio track, because I want there to be a Director's Commentary option on the wedding video DVD.

"I have no idea what's up with my hair here."
"Well, that seemed like a good idea."
"We were going for kind of a Coen brothers thing with that shot, but it didn't work."
"If you look closely here, you can see that the thing on the left is about to fall over. Oh! There it goes. Those stains did come out later."
"I thought this was going to get edited out."
"That was supposed to be waterproof mascara."
"The bees really liked that corsage, as it turned out. I had no idea my mom could run that fast."
"We really should have moved that candle."
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your daily weirdness

Evangelist Squirrel

I guess the squirrels repented after the weeeee! video.
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