Thursday, November 29, 2007

Nice clothes

These are really nice. found via Creature Comforts.

Things of the Week

Here are a few things I'm loving lately:

1) Sci fi revival: This isn't a revival in any broader social sense, but I personally have rediscovered scifi--the good and the bad. I've actually been on a Roswell kick for some time, but now Stephan and I have finally started watching Battlestar Gallactica, which is awesome.

2) Knitting. I learned how to knit in the round. Yay! I literally have NO desire to knit when it's warm, but the second it's cold I pick it up again. Last time I was knitting, my jerk friend quoted that line from 30 Rock where Alec Baldwin says to Tina Fey upon meeting her: "Sure, I gotcha. New York, third-wave feminist, college-educated, single and pretending to be happy about it, overscheduled, undersexed . . . You buy any magazine that says 'healthy body image' on the cover, and every two years you take up knitting for a week."

3) Brandy with apple cider. Ummm, I have very low tolerance for alcohol, and this definitely knocks me on my butt, but other than looking forward to wearing my new downy hat from Target, it's the only reason I'm glad it's winter.

4) Ricky Gervais podcast returns. Uhh, these are hilarious. Carl is a mad fucking genius.

5) The Girl Scouts. I've really been wanting to get back involved with the Girl Scouts recently. I was in a troop for 8 or 9 years and loved it. And I appreciate that they're inclusive and progressive in a way that the Boy Scouts are not. If I have a less hectic schedule next year, I hope to return to that world in some capacity or another.

6) Going to the movies. When don't I love this? But over Thanksgiving, I went to three movies, which was decadent and fun and made me miss the big screen a lot. It helped that the one not-so-good movie had Stephan's name in the credits and the other two were I'm Not There and No Country for Old Men. I loved I'm Not There; it was amazing, full of great little pieces strung together into the funniest most profound deliberately evocative of Behind the Music episode ever. It just makes me look forward all the more to several movies coming out soon including, I Am Legend, the Golden Compass, Juno, and There Will Be Blood since it reminds me that movies can be so good.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

If Nazis Were in Star Wars

I found this image via, and it's some damn clever photoshopping from Star Wars stills. I think, anyway. Many on the internet seem to think this is real and at this point, who cares? Either way, it's just fucking insane. Made by the most talented nerd ever. The Imperial Walkers are 'described' here:

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

By the time I get back . . .

it will be Xmas season. So in anticipation, here are my favorite holiday images of the season so far. The first is from the blog aka animation backgrounds at blogspot. This blog is really nice. It takes classic animation and removes the characters from the foreground. The backgrounds are surprising beautiful. This particular image is from 101 Dalmations. The second is from the blog rosylittlethings. The little ladies were sold as a St. Lucia's set but are now sold out. (St. Lucia's always reminds me of the American Girl set of books. Well, specifically "Kirsten's Surprise." That was a good one). Anyway, it turns out I like little wooden people almost as much as my mom. Hope everyone's Turkey day is nice!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Go Fug Yourself has it all wrong

Normally, I am quite fond of Go Fug Yourself. Intern George is funny. They're usually right about outfits. I really like that post about Meryl Streep and Lindsey Lohan. And a friend of mine is friends with one of them. That said, they've gotten it totally wrong with these two images. How can you talk about the outfits WITHOUT mentioning the fucking gorgeous textiles behind these ladies. In fact, how can you even see these ladies? There are insanely amazing tapestries on the wall. I can only see a small smear of textile and I want to leap into the photo to see them. GFY girls don't mention it, but I'm kind of assuming MK and Liv Tyler are at the THE MET: ‘TAPESTRY IN THE BAROQUE: THREADS OF SPLENDOR,’ exhibit, reviewed here in the New York Times:

I really hope that exhibit comes here. Look how gorgeous that is. Image courtesy of NYT.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Family 2: Witches

One of my new favorite family stories: Apparently when my mom misbehaved as a kid, my grandma would tell her that her real mother was Hattie the Witch, a character from the Uncle Al Show. As you can see, Hattie (all the way to the right) was pretty scary. My grandma was awesome. I would feel a little bad for my mom, except that from what I hear, my mom was not much swayed by this.

Plus my mom loved/loves witches, something I've definitely inherited. One of the most famous fights my parents ever had was when my dad threw away a list my mom had made of all the witches in Samantha Stephen's family. For those of you not in the know, Samantha Stevens from Bewitched. It was a genealogy of witches, warlocks, etc. That, there, is my mom in a nutshell. My mom is also awesome. (I should note this is not like my dad; he's usually saintly indulgent with my mom regarding her incredibly bizarre quirks. And awesome).

Image courtesy of

Other posts about witches:
Top Ten Witches:
Witches as Art:
The last time I talked about witches:
The time before that I talked about witches (in my favorite kid's books):
Eva Green as a witch:

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


In France, even the nukes are beautiful. 1968.

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