Saturday, March 31, 2007

All we got

Band called Corporeal, from Libertyville, IL. 3 guys playing guitar... one guitar. The song is called "All We Got". Cool and all, but is there not something vaguely sexual about it? I know that shows my own dirty mind, still...

(Thanks Grace)

Friday, March 30, 2007

just like everyone else

funny stuff at


I think this is the best scrubs song ever. I understand why musical episodes suck in general, but specifically this song rocks. Besides, how many songs about the afterlife are there really? Check the Janitor's solo, I looooove the Janitor.

Panda Sneeze

mom panda has a pretty funny reaction

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Birds of Paradise doing their amazing mating dances-- you must must watch this.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

I win again!

(my photo, almost completely unrelated to the post)

HA! I did not know that yesterday, my new favorite blog ( are ya sensing yet that I go through new favorite blogs like tissues?) posted this most amazing of facts: October 5 is the most common birthday. Which means that the most common day of conception is New Years Eve. Which means, say it with me now:
More people are getting busy on My Birthday than on any other day.

oh yea.

Sunday, March 25, 2007



Distraction or Display?

At Mobot the other day there were friendly pairs of ducks. This little guy spent about 15 minutes flirting with Daniel and I. His lady must not have laid her eggs yet, because he was sticking right by her side. (interesting tidbit: mallard drakes have one of the highest percentages of homosexual activity among birds (Wiki).) After about 10 minutes of photos this duck stretched out his wing and put up one foot. It was supposed to put our attention on him, I'm sure, but I'm not sure if he was trying to distract us with the old 'look at my broken wing' trick or if it was some other kind of display. What do ya'll think? Distraction or Display?

Friday, March 23, 2007


Spent the morning at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Apparently I took something like 239 photos. I love to shoot flowers and I'd always prefer to shoot on an overcast day, so a fair number turned out well. I'll try and restrain myself from posting all 239.

The Roots

The Roots put on a pretty good show last night at the Pageant (STL) loved the intro through the balcony with ?uestlove leading a small brass band with a cow bell. He was really the star of the show. I'm not sure what was up with the sound, cause it was way way to loud. I guess that means I'm old. But whatever, I know I suffered permanent hearing loss last night-- no show is good enough to justify ruining a sense organ. It would have been better with ear-plugs. Since I'm so old now I might as well just vow never to attend another show without earplugs. The thing is, I think I said that the last time I went to a show at the Pageant.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Mosaic Hook Thingie

I made this the other night, not sure what it's going to hold yet... probably a plant. A small one.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Awesome fiddle remixes

Alex DePue, celtic fiddle player and reported winner of the California State Fiddle Championship playing Yes’s Owner of a Lonely Heart and Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Beatbox de la Nouvelle Star

Since I seem to be on a french musique tangent... here is a guy with incredible beat box skills on the French TV show Nouvelle Star

Friday, March 16, 2007

Music in the Métro

Naturally 7 live in the Paris Métro, found at fabulist

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

six weird things about me

1. I’ve been a vegetarian since I was seven. Yep, uh huh, seven. No, I'm not a vegan. That's usually the next question. Not really sure why that's always the next statement/question when I tell people I'm a vegetarian, but no, I'm not vegan.

2. I collect random bits of useless trivia. I'll give you a couple: The koala has fingerprints just like a human. The tips of shoelaces are called aglets. The movie "Rocky" is based on a true story.
(Chuck Wepner, the real Rocky.)

3. I’m a badge-wearing, card-carrying member of Society of Strange. It's a site for teenage girls, and I don't think I was ever a teenage girl, but I have always had a special place in my closet for emily.

4. I made a rule about 10 years ago to only live with black cats. I’ve found it has kept me from having to buy cat food and clean out litter-pans.

5. I can't stand the sound of cardboard ripping. Seriously, even thinking about it makes my teeth hurt.

6. The weirdest of weird things about me: there has been an encapsulated tick head in my neck since 1st grade. (Ya know how the tick warnings always say to make sure and remove the heads?) I remember having to take medicine. It's not noticeable, and I'm hardly ever aware of it but when I get sick it gets a little swollen like my glands.

le blog de nesk

I only have the faintest idea what le blog de nesk is saying, but I adore it nonetheless. I so want one of the shirts, but I'm not into converting dollars to pounds. I always end up loosing money that way.

Zoomquilt II

Zoomquilt II is a cool flash loop, check it out-- but beware....

Friday, March 09, 2007

It’s Done!

I finished my first afghan today. I like it a lot. The colors are richer in real life and therefore a little less ‘70s than they appear in the photos. I used a single crochet stitch throughout because it’s the only one I know and because I thought it would look really clean- and Daniel (who has been trying to convince me I've been making the afghan for him ) suggested it would make it warmer. I’m just so glad it’s done! I refuse to count stitches, so I’m very pleased to say I only missed one stitch the whole time and managed to fix it. The first thing I crocheted had edges that called to mind an amoeba, so this feels like quite an accomplishment to have a parallel edged blanket.
Special thanks to all the crafsters for their compliments, it just tickles me silly to be complimented so genuinely by strangers. :)
To answer some questions: I used Lion brand Jiffy Yarn in cocoa, avacado, paprika, baby blue, and a stripe each of grass green and apple green in the middle. I took about two and a half months and is only one of my first attempts at crocheting, but considering I've been working on a quilt for four years now it went pretty quickly.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Help tha Police

I don't know why this cracks me up... oh yes I do, it's because the swear words are more prominent when the dad removes them... or maybe its the contrast with NWA and an british family man...

"Searching my car, looking for the biscuits Thinking every chap is sellin bits of chocolate" ahahahhahaha

Sunday, March 04, 2007


"He-man Leads the French" by PJWdesign
One of the Worth1000 photoshop entries.

For all you Bostonites

fro Flickr user Rodbegbie, who put stickers up around Boston recently which read "Don't Panic! This is NOT A BOMB. Do not be afraid. Do not call the police. Stop letting the terrorists win."

Finding Nemo

Just getting ready for Kim's sushi party.
Found on mental-floss and apparently from the blog adfreak, although I couldn't find it there.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Linguistics is Sexy

I love this ad campaign from
but I found these at this site.

Sorcery and Cecelia, a book review

"Sorcery and Cecelia, or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot" by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer is the most fun book I've read in a long, long, long, long, long time. They started it as a letter game, each author taking one part. Wrede was Kate I believe and Stevermer Cecie, but it doesn't really matter-- I'm usually not a huge fan of letter-style fiction, but this one was awesome. I can't believe the authors didn't discuss the plot before or while writing it-- its so damn fun, and the plot is the best--
I should mention it is young adult fiction, so don't expect... well, I don't know I loved it.

paper art

Jen Stark has some awesome paper sculpture and work