Friday, November 28, 2008

The Grotesque Holiday Decoration That's Sweeping The Nation!

Well, Thanksgiving is over, which means two things:

1) Pie for breakfast

2) The Christmas season has begun!

With Number 2 in mind, I give you the holiday garland that will revolutionize holiday decorating:


I don't yet know what one is supposed to do under them, but I have no doubt it's something disturbing. And yet my house will soon be festooned with them. Get ready.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Why I Love Trader Joe's

While getting carded as I went to purchase a bottle of wine (and a cartload of awesome Trader Joe's snackity-snacks) a couple days after my birthday, the cashier noticed the date on my driver's license, wished me a happy birthday, and plopped this bouquet on top of my groceries. Totally brightened my day, which was subsequently darkened when I locked my keys inside my car (a car which, I must say, is probably entirely deserving of its own post, and which will probably receive it).

And yes, the flowers are being displayed in Tupperware. I do not own a vase. Shut up.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

My Roommates Can Beat Up Your Roommates

My roommates and I made a chalk mural! What you cannot tell from the picture is that this is, in fact, a work in 3-D CHALK (yes, it exists!). So the reds come toward you and the blues fall back. Which makes all the blood flying everywhere super-duper exciting, as you may well imagine. Consider me responsible for the pterodactyl, the sharkity-shark, the artichoke, and one of the hot air balloons. The rest is the work of my collaborators.

I feel privileged to live with such people.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

This Is My New Motto

I would buy everything in this store.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Mirror Mirror

I made a mirror out of aluminum foil and put in on my door, which was supposed to be an act of self-mockery (those who know me are aware that I rarely pass a reflective surface without taking a glance), but the fact that I catch myself about to check my hair in a fake mirror a little too often has made it something of an embarrassment.

I'm not going to take it down though.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I've Got An Idea!

What the ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex lacked in arm bulk, it made up for in great plans about sandwiches. It is also my favorite dinosaur.

And can I just say that the "Fun With Dinosaur Stencils" booklet that I purchased this summer may never be accused of having a misleading title?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Be Forewarned

The life of a dinosaur is not all glamour and excitement. Sometimes it's just abject frustration at being purple and having to wait for apples to fall from the tree.

It's very similar to my frustration at being left-handed and the resulting marker smudges. Which is to say, sorry for the marker smudges.