Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Truthfully I'd rather be with the animals than the cool people

After a few glasses of wine I'll be sobbing, "I love you Snowball, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!"
and Snowball will not give a single s--t about my emotions. And they say humans are cruel.
Also, I'm rarely invited to parties. I have no idea why not; "do we have to invite that weird chick who won't stop kissing the dog and cat?????"

Image by the incredibly talented genius illustrator Gemma Correll. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Meanwhile, back here on Planet Earth

A more accurate depiction of my terrain here on terra firma. Thankfully not ALL of them apply to me.
I won't tell you which do or don't though. From the talented illustrator Anne Emond. I really love her work. Her blog is fantastic too.

A little perspective.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Blogger's profile question and my answer

You've just inherited a manufacturing plant that specializes in plastics. What are you going to make?

A scientific invention consisting of a body-sized plastic tube that you stand in. Laser beams rain down just like on the Star Trek teleporter. The laser light removes all your excess fat instantly and painlessly. It's a good thing I inherited this manufacturing plant because I'm gonna need ALOT of plastic. This is going to be a HIT.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Twinkly things

I know everybody complains about the commercialization of Christmas, and to a large extent I agree.

But as much as I'm in deep, deep denial that the holidays are upon us, I do love seeing the shop decorations and pretty lights. I never get tired of that aspect of commercialization.

In all honesty, sometimes it's one of the few fun parts of the holidays. Sad to say, but true.

These are the store decorations for the boho chic store Free People in the Village Shopping Center. I love the color palette.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Glasses, who needs 'em?

The thing that bums me out the most is that I have all these darling 1920's cloche hats, but my Mom is right; once you have to wear glasses, hats lose their allure. Let's face it; the Queen doesn't look so great in her hats with her sensible spectacles. Mom is right. Damn my poor vision. But I did find the super cool website of Debby Burke with cute vintage-inspired glasses that may save me ( Fun Fashions- Vintage Inspired). I bet steampunk fans know all about this site. Mind you, I never actually wear my hats. I just think I'm going to. I love them, they do look darling, and I have ALOT of them, but once I stopped walking to work {my youthful days in Berkeley}, I kind of lost my hat-wearing opportunity.

Thank You Tumbled Euphoria for the photo

Unlike a coworker of mine, I don't think I can actually work in a hat all day. It's kind of hard to see. At least not wearing a cloche...and f'in reading glasses. Sigh. I'm so bummed out. Seriously. My sister walks to work wearing the cutest hats. They look fabulous on her. People stop her and bus drivers and taxi drivers fall in love with her. Oh well. Let me turn my attention away from hats to world hunger and see what I can better devote my middle-age time and attention to.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Oh my wild and crazy nights

Don't miss James Sturm's wonderful article at Slate.com that includes this brilliant cartoon.
I've had a bad cold for several weeks now. The only satisfaction to be had is knowing I'll never be a drug addict (not counting cocktails naturally) because I can't even handle the crazy NyQuil dreams each night.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I went walking

and what did I see?

some purple smoke billowing up 

a game of cat and mouse

the moon caught twinkling

a golden crown shining bright

an angel among us

 the sun at night shining bright as day

an owl guarding a cache of jewels

all in my own backyard.