Monthly Archives: October 2014
Warning: Guaranteed Nightmares Ahead
Happy Halloween, all! Below is the scariest scene from “Pan’s Labyrinth,” the most terrifying thing I’ve ever seen, so if you’re not into being scared silly, DO NOT WATCH IT. Instead, click here. Continue reading
Etsomnia™ Volume XIV: Knit-Wits
Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.
New York sweater weather always inspires me to go hunting. Continue reading
Drones and Red Umbrellas
I thought we could all use a palate cleanser after yesterday’s heartfelt post about Hurricane Sandy Continue reading
Hurricane Sandy Opens a Can of Whoop-Ass on Broad Channel and Rockaway: A Tale Told Via FaceBook
Loss and Gratitude (And a Bonus Dose of Cute)
Instead of my usual (sort of) Wordless Wednesday post, I thought I would acknowledge the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Continue reading
Flowers in Concrete
“I like it when a flower grows through a crack in the concrete. It’s so heroic.” – George Carlin
All About That (Upright) Bass
I’m sure you’ve noticed that like Gotye’s “Somebody I Used To Know” before it, “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor is turning out to be the cover du jour. Continue reading
Anja Niemi likes to play peek-a-boo. Continue reading
Ebru is the traditional Turkish art form of painting on water and transferring the painting onto paper, also called marbling. Continue reading
Eye of the Beholder
“A Model Was Asked To Take Her Clothes Off So We Could Hear What Was Underneath” – Upworthy Continue reading
Etsomnia™ Volume XIII: Fancy Dress Party!!
et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. the surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered in one’s sleep.
Vocal Colors and Lush Musical Landscapes
Twin Cities composer Stephen Paulus passed away yesterday. Continue reading
Georgia on My Mind:
In western Georgia (the country, not the state), there is a stunning example of Art Nouveau architecture sinking into the rustic landscape. Continue reading
They Done Her In
I’ve been thinking about my mother a lot this week. Continue reading
Happy Birthday to Me!
Today, I turn An Age. Continue reading
Walls of Voodoo
I have long had a bias against wallpaper. Continue reading
Today is my darling departed Mom’s birthday, and she would have loved the heck out of the Pope’s top 10 list. Continue reading