July, 2012

This is the Hold Up

I haven’t been posting much lately for the following reasons:

1. I have been working pretty much 15 hour days.

This is my car.  Last in the parking lot in the middle of the night. Again.

2. My iPhone smashed one day at lunch while I was running around trying to get shit done.

This is my iPhone, all smashed up.  It was devastating.

3. My dog got a wicked case of mystery hives.

This is my dog, with elephant-man hives all over her face. 

Not that bad, you say?  WELL HOW ABOUT THIS:

Yeah, it sucked shit.

Anyways, I’m back in the saddle.

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July 31, 2012

After my fancy business meeting yesterday, I was itching to wear something a bit more laid back, so I threw on this midi-dress with like, eyelet cut-outs all over it.

Incidentally, this dress came with a slip that I chose to not wear.  I am now paranoid that everyone can see my granny-panties.

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July 30, 2012

Fancy-business-person-meeting today where I have to look serious but not too serious but mostly serious.  I believe I acheived that objective.

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Best spam comment in a while.

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Friday Creepiness

My buddy Tom pointed me over to these a while ago after he realized I had a strange/morbid/creepy fascination with mugshots and crime photos.  A site from Australia posted a bunch of police pics a little while ago, and they are beautiful/creepy/fascinating all at once.  ANYWAYS.  Happy creepy Friday!


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Outdoor Movie Night

Last Friday was the inaugural Outdoor Movie Night on my deck – an amazing idea from Tami who is full of amazing ideas all the time.  We decided to watch Fantastic Mr. Fox, which I had never seen before and which I now love with all my bosom.

Despite the fact that it was HOT AS SWEATY BALLS outside… and the projector was emitting a blinding yellow glow… and I forgot to buy speakers…

Fun was had by all I think.

Next time we’ll be able to shake out the kinks faster.

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July 19, 2012

Did I mention I’m obsessed with rust-coloured things lately?  Yes?  Well frigg off because I’m telling you again.

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Dirndl Debate

So, as mentioned previously, I’m heading to Europe at the end of September and I’m starting to get preeeetty excited.  Here is the schedule:

  • 4 days in Munich during Oktoberfest
  • 2 days in Vienna bein’ bad-ass
  • 6 days in Prague  ballin’ large

Being in Munich during Oktoberfest is going to be figgin’ amazing, not just because I’ll get to be part of such an iconic event, but also because me and the four other girls on our “travel squad” have decided to be one with the locals and buy “Dirndls” (i.e. German Wench Dress Thing) so that we can get drunk in costume, which is infinitely better than getting drunk in your regular-person clothes. 

SO.  With that in mind, please help me pick my amazing German Dirndl (PLEASE NOTE that I will not be wearing a circa 1999 steam-punk choker with stars and suns hanging from it as shown in the photo):

Which Dirndl should I purchase for Oktoberfest debauchery?

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Option 1: Red

Option 2: Light Blue

Option 3: Dark Blue

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July 18, 2012


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DIY Floor Pouf

As mentioned previously, I had someone doing a shoot of my apartment this weekend (HA HA HA I am so fancy.  I have people “doing shoots” of things in my life.), and I felt the need to complete a few last minute unecessary crafty things to make my place look more interesting than it is.

My loft space has that huge, blindingly bright Turkish Kilim Rug, and although I LOVE it, it’s really really hard to design around because it’s like, overwhelming and basically attacks your eyeballs.

On an unrelated-but-related note, I have been thinking about making a floor “pouf” for some time.  First, because it’s always good to have extra seating, second, because there was this extra space at one side of the loft, and last because I like to say “pouf”, over and over and over.  POUF!

I saw these at West Elm.  And they are beautiful.  And I thought that the crazy same-but-not-the-same kilim fabric would compliment the craziness of my rug.


Like, seriously?  Come on.  FINE.  I get that they are like, “one of a kind” and someshit like that, but you clearly just took old rugs that couldn’t be sold as rugs because they were defective and cut them up and sewed them into fucking squares.


So I went to designer fabrics and found me some “kilim-esque” fabric.  25 bucks a yard.  Bought a yard and a half.

Molly approves.


Then I cut it into two squares and four long rectangles.  It’s not fucking brain surgery.  Here are your instructions:

Then you stuff the box with shit.  I literally filled it with a bunch of old blankets and some old gross pillow or something, then I tore apart the stuffing from some other pillow I didn’t want any more and filled that shizz up.  A note – you will need WAY more stuffing than you think you will.

Molly approves.

Then you top-stitch around the seams at the top and bottom of the box. That is all you need to do.

I’ve just saved you $280.00.  You are welcome.  Buy me a present.

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