Monday, December 26, 2011

You're Welcome.

This comic illustrates what I would give to all my friends, if I had the keen holiday know-how.

I love you, Kate Beaton. Thank you for the latest Hark A Vagrant. Yea verily, thank you for ever single HAV comic (esp the Nancy Drew and the Edward Gorey book cover comics). It has filled my year with sarcastic literary and historical laughter. Dear friends, Romans, and countrymen... do yourself a favor and start worship this online comic immediately.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

And to all a good night.

Merry Christmas.

photo by Abby Powell
A Christmas Shopper, c. 1914 (via NYPL Digital Gallery)
photo by Abby Powell
 Photo by Diane Arbus
Norma Shearer under the mistletoe.

I love this holiday.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Things that I love: EYELINER

I think I am just meant to be a Drape.
I can't get over loving the Cat-Eye liner. It's ingrained.

I just found this EXTREMELY helpful Cat Eye how-to (and since I need a place to access it easily, voilà new favorite things post).

How to Be a Girl: Cat Eyes By Magic! from The Hairpin on Vimeo.

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Christmas Story.

I just watched this short film posted on my friend Meg's blog, from St Paul's Arts and Media. It has directly channeled me into the holiday spirit... which was precisely what my broken down, post-finals, pre-packing-for the-cross-country-travel, stressed filled self needed. A spearmint flavored breath of fresh holiday air. Christmas is almost here. We get to celebrate the birth of our Savior.

We have been so blessed. I am grateful to have had this reminder, at exactly the right time.

My favorite character is the star. The little hands flapping up and down were/are the most endearing gesture I have ever seen. But the entire cast made me clap my hands and bounce up and down in my seat, which I believe is the cuddly side to my Mother Bear instincts, which kick in whenever I'm around or see pictures of cute kids or baby animals.

Friday, December 9, 2011


Happy Endings is possibly the funniest show I ever just started watching 40 minutes ago.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Lace me up.

Every year, after winter/Christmas/holidays are over, I always have a feeling of slight regret. I never really gave myself a chance to enjoy that time of year. Forget skiing, sledding, drinking hot cocoa by a fire while listening to carols played by hammer dulcimer, making snow angels, and ice skating. I simply... got busy. I had to work. I never had the money. Etc. I completely got stuck in a pattern of being a "grown up". This is my vow, as the holidays are in full swing: I WILL ENJOY MY WINTER. Starting with the ice skating. As soon as this semester is over (DEC 9 = LAST DAY OF CLASSES. WOOT.) I am going to the Gallivan Center outdoor ice skating rink, and shooshing around till i can't feel my toes.
Who's with me?


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Photo booth darlings.

Confession: I haven't gone through any of my wedding photos yet. I'm just so terribly busy and important, and my life so colorful and thrilling AND BUSY AND IMPORTANT... didn't I ever mention how utterly absolutely fabulous I am? Well... I guess time has gotten away from me. I started the photo-looking process by going through all the photo booth photos. And voilà! New facebook album (you know... for the kids) and one belated wedding blog post à la Claire.
The winners of the "Blue Ribbon/State Semi-Finalist/Claire likes these photos a lot" Competition: