She’s Sew Fine

I’ve been cheating on knitting with sewing. It feels dirty, but the instant gratification of sewing is orgasmic. Don’t even get me started on the fantastic funky, fun, fabrics out there. It gets me hot just thinking about it.

I bought a cheap, little Kenmore sewing machine from Sears about a year ago and I’m definitely getting my moneys worth out of it.

Link to photos of projects here

Published in: on April 17, 2009 at 1:40 pm  Leave a Comment  

Wherefore art thou, magazines?

In the last 3 months, four magazines that I subscribe to have gone under and are no longer being published. FOUR! Damn you, recession!

I will no longer be getting Country Home, Cottage Living, Domino, and Radar Magazine as little gifts to me in the mailbox every month. Magazines are my guilty pleasure and this is going to be a small hardship for me.

It’s not just upsetting that they are taking away my reading pleasure, but they are replacing the subscriptions with highly questionable substitutions.

Case in point:

Radar Magazine (a smart, cool, hip, pop-culture/political/current event magazine) is being replaced by Star (the supermarket tabloid that is one step up from the National Enquirer). Huh?

Cottage Living (a cottage/bungalow/small house themed home style magazine) is being replaced with Southern Living (Paula Dean hell). I don’t even live in the south, so why the hell would I want Southern Living.

I haven’t yet heard from Country Home or Domino (a trendy home fashion magazine). Perhaps they’ll replace my subscription with something like Cat Fancy or Billiards Gazette. Great.

When I told one of my workstudy students about my magazine dilemma, he mentioned that perhaps recession-themed magazines would fare much better for the publishers such as Welfare Today* or Foreclosure Monthly*. Advertisers would probably flock to these.

*not real magazines (yet).

Published in: on February 3, 2009 at 11:53 pm  Leave a Comment  

Fugly Shoe-Boot Trend

I received an e-mail today from amazon.com announcing a boot sale at endless.com. This is one of the boots on sale:

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Not only are they fugly, but they’re totally impractical. Who needs/wants an open-toed or high/heeled lace-up boot?

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I’ve noticed this trend on many stars and on the runway lately and I hope this trend goes away soon. I especially dislike when these types of shoes are worn on the red carpet with fancy evening gowns. They just seem so clunky and unattractive to me.

I don’t think these shoes flatter even the most petite feet, so how would they look on my size 10 puppies?

Published in: on January 15, 2009 at 2:39 pm  Leave a Comment  

Allotta

That’s allota Christmas cards…

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All done for this year.

Published in: on December 22, 2008 at 1:16 am  Leave a Comment  

It’s time to vote!

Yay, the big day is finally here! It has been a long time coming and I must say that I was a little disappointed that there were no lines at my polling location when I got there. I kind of feel like I missed out on the authentic voting experience. I had even downloaded Sara Bareille’s new live CD on my iPod last night and was hoping to enjoy some music while in line to vote (The CD is fantastic, by the way, and I can’t wait to see her at The Webster tomorrow night – yahoo!) Oh well, the lack of lines allowed me an extra hour at home this morning which brought me to a funny story…

I was watching the Today Show and at approx. 8:30am EST and they were broadcasting live video from Chicago where Obama and his family were voting. It seemed to take a long time for Obama to finish voting and Meredith Vierra said “Why is it taking so long for him to vote?” to which Al Roker said something to the effect of “Well, there are a lot of ballot initiatives this year, like gay sex marriage, er same sex marriage.” I didn’t know that gay sex was a ballot initiative in Chicago this year. That’s a progressive city, huh? Yes, it’s quite juvenile, but I thought that it was the funniest thing when Al said on live TV this morning “Gay Sex Marriage” instead of “Same Sex Marriage” or “Gay Marriage”. I wonder what was on Al’s mind this morning?
Maybe he has the same feelings for Matt Lauer as I do!

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Anywho…What’s worse than a sinus/throat infection that won’t go away? Locking your keys in your car while filling up with gas on your way to getting sore throat lozenges and pizza when you feel like absolute crap. Yep, that was my exciting Saturday night. After a long day on the couch, I decided that I should get some dinner and I needed something for my throat (around 9pm at night). Since I really needed gas, I figured I’d stop at the gas station which is a stones throw away from the pizza place. I just filled up the tank (much cheaper these days thankyouverymuch OPEC), when I realized that I had locked my keys in my car (along with my purse and cell phone). After spending about 15 minutes trying to get an 800# for my roadside assistance, I remembered that I had a pizza waiting. I called the pizza place and explained to them that I may be up to an hour late picking it up because I had to wait for roadside assistance. They told me that they would be closed by then so I offered to come in the next day to pay them. Then they offered to bring the pizza to me. What lovely ambience it is eating dinner by florescent light at the Mobil station. That’s a Saturday night memory I never want to forget!

Published in: on November 4, 2008 at 8:36 pm  Leave a Comment