Thursday, October 30, 2008


In general, I dislike Halloween.

Halloween, St Patricks Day, New Years Eve.... Basically, those holidays where everyone feels like they need to have the best night ever.

Usually though, I'll get sucked into some sort of bar-dress up-party activity, and I'll go because I feel guilty staying home. After ten minutes at said bar/party/etc I'll realize that I'm miserable and never shoulda gone.

And once again this year, I'm going through the same Halloween guilt. Last night, the 29th Street crew engaged in some beer drinking and pumpkin carving.

Mikey D gave his costume a test run:

Then today, Lil C's and I trolled around Union Square looking for the right accessories for his costume:

So now, after two nights of Halloween prep, I'm feeling the pressure once again. The emails are already flying: parties, the infamous Halloween parade, bars.....

Will I ass out and spend the evening being anti-social? Will I drag my ass downtown and sulk my way through the evening? Or will i actually have a fun night? To be continued....

Monday, October 20, 2008

A love letter to Austin, TX

It's been entirely too long since I've posted. Feeling a little guilty for neglecting the blog! I just got back from Austin, Texas, where Elsie Q and I were vendors at the MAKER FAIRE! It was such a wild, wonderful weekend.

Maker Faire was this crazy hodge-podge of... creations? How can i better describe it? I don't think I can, except with a few pics:

In the midst of all the madness, we met tons of ridiculously nice Texans, and lots of amazingly talented artists.

Elsie Q quickly became obsessed with the furry bear hoods being sold by Foxy Monster, and soon became the proud owner of one:

We also were loving A Punkin Card Company, Harrilu, and Tara to the T (I am now the proud owner of a fabulous feather headband!)

We worked our butts off at Maker Faire, but we still had time for cotton candy, hiking at McKinney Falls, wandering the boutiques of South Congress, and catching two of my favorite musicians, Ryan Montbleau and Martin Sexton at Antone's. What an amazing show!

Safe to say, we are totally in love with Austin!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Good News (At last!)

This article is the cherry on an entirely gorgeous Friday.

"Connecticut Ruling Overturns Ban on Same-Sex Marriage"
-- Awesomeness.

NY really needs to step up their game.... I appreciate that NY governor Paterson is directing state agencies to recognize same sex marriages from other states, but that's really only the tip of the iceberg.

Anyways, there is one part of this article (from the NY Times) that got me really heated:

“It’s an outrage, but it’s not unexpected,” said Peter Wolfgang, the executive director of the Family Institute of Connecticut. “We thought all along that the court would usurp the democratic process and force same-sex marriage on Connecticut.”

How can legalizing something that directly affects only a small minority of the population be considering FORCING it upon an entire state?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

1 E +3

Ugh. I've been sick for the past few days.
Feeling better today, though.

Spent last Saturday selling at Artists & Fleas again, this time with Elsie Q. It was a great day -- lots of sales and an awesomely delish lunch of Thai food from SEA.

Hey, guess what? I hit 1000 sales on Etsy a couple days ago! Woo hoo!

So, i know this is an Oliver Stone film, and he usually has intelligent things to say, but this movie just looks stupid:

And I don't need a documentary to tell me that GW is a dolt.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


So what was waiting in my inbox Sunday morning?
An acceptance letter from Urban Craft Uprising!
20 minutes later, my flight to Seattle was booked. My first time ever in the American Northwest. Can't wait to get this view:

Wow. I'm living in a bubble of craziness right now, and loving it!

Spent the weekend with the fam; it was a riot. We ate some amazing Thai food in Woodside (Queens) then headed out to see Assembly of Dust. I thought my dad would hang towards the back of the Bowery Ballroom, looking unhappy (he's not a rock-band-seeing kinda guy). But instead he stood his ground right in the middle of the pot-smoking, dancing, screaming crowd. The show was SO fantastic.

We also trekked over to Hoboken for the Arts and Music Festival. Saw lots of amazing artists there, but this jewelry designer was head-and-shoulders above the rest. Stunning.


Oh, here is a new pair of earrings -- my first design to ever use posts instead of ear wires. What do you think?