Thursday, October 30, 2008

I took the day off... tomorrow is going to be a mess at work, because my sleep schedule is aaaaaaalll screwed up. I went to bed at 5:30am, and woke up at 3:45pm. Great. I think my best option is to dose myself with some Nyquil and pass out around 10-11 so that I can actually sleep and then wake up at a reasonable hour.

So anyway, Cyrena and I were talking on AIM... she's super into trying to find a way to print some of her cartoon designs onto totes and/or shirts. I'd clued her into etsy recently and she's gotten inspired, but the problem is neither of us know how she should go about this. I guess...learn screenprinting? I don't know how to though and I don't know what to tell her to do. But I think her stuff would do well! It's cute and fun little things.

Now the big problem of the afternoon is what to eat for..... breakfast? Can I really even get away with calling it that at 5pm? Bleh. Being sick is all kinds of lame.
When I don't sleep, thought provoking discussions such as this one on etsy is what happens.

What IS the next in animal? Inquiring minds want to know.

Maybe it's the titmouse, like the cute pic down below..... it's a funny name anyway.

Uh oh!!

I just realized I may well be too sick for Halloween!!!! Oh noes........

PS I'm still awake at 5:30am. This sucks.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Things I love tonight even tho I'm sick

I still love Charlie Brown; hot chocolate and the ol' Peanuts gang made me feel tons better tonight.


I love this plate from

Isn't that friggin cute? It'd be great for a photographer friend. If only I had one of those. Bah! I added this shop to my faves yesterday or so; they had some adorable owl salt & pepper shakers featured on the front page. Nice stuff <3


I also love anything fox-related. This necklace for instance, from the aptly named


Anything vintage. I can't even begin to link all the dresses and stuff I found thru the simplest searches on etsy. I do have to say I should really stop trying to buy on ebay; I hadnt thought of looking at the vintage stuff on etsy before tonight and there's a ton more stuff than I expected.

-- It's kind of lame in the movies categories but I'm thrilled to have a way to keep up with any episodes of 30 Rock or It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia that I have missed.
omg are you serious???

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is on tonight??? squeeeeeeee

I kick myself every year for missing it. It brought me extreeeeeme joy as a kid. My bro and I would dress up in our costumes and sit and watch it; it was the heralding of the Halloween Season. I didn't think I'd say this but what a great night to be sick. Owen scored points with me by bringing some godiva hot chocolate mix so I think ordering in some greasy dinner and drinking hot chocolate tonight is necessary. Can't wait to curl up and watch Linus and Charlie Brown.

Monday, October 27, 2008


I have a cold.....or an ear infection....can't tell. My right ear feels so full and achy! My head hurts...I'm sniffly...sneezing...

It's a gross night here in Manor Trin. Stella is keeping me good company tho. I'm just glad I have tomorrow off, I hate dealing when I'm sick. Customers and employees just suck when you feel off your game, you know?

Anyhow, here's some stuff..... speaking of webcomics, here's something I recently started getting into: Anders Loves Maria. As the "about" page warns, it's not for the casual reader. It's one of those things that you gotta dedicate time to, but the art is great, and the story's pretty great too... it's a pretty decent character study.


In Etsy news, here's someone from my favorites...

Cute, right? I really like finding originals for sale on etsy. I like prints and I like ACEOs (i have a collection starting to cover one whole wall) but something's super nice about an original painting or drawing. Also I like the titles of all these. Straight and to the point, eh?


I wonder what I'll do with myself tomorrow....if I feel too bad, the doctor. Plus sleep. But if I feel better I may see a movie. But what? I feel like there's something I really wanna see, but I also feel like nothing good is coming out until Thanksgiving. Maybe I'll just watch 'Iron Man' for the 50th time since we bought it.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

sleepy, michelemaule, xmas, etc

Whaaaaaaaaat am I doing awake right now.

Okay, true that it's almost 10am. That's as good a time as any to be awake. Except... I love to sleep in on my days off. And to top it off, I was up incredibly late last night. Cy decided dropping by at midnight with six tons of energy would be the greatest idea evar. And maybe it was! But I didn't hit the hay until almost 5am. So that's why I'm still so bleary eyed. Bah.

Anyways before she showed up I'd bookmarked an etsy shop I wanted to mention here... and here goes-- I found her pretty randomly the other day; I think I was checking someone else's favorites and then that person's favorites (that's an oftentimes tedious yet rewarding method of snooping for new shops that I like to do). I really like this girl's stuff...

Dude, they're so cute. I love the newsprint paired with the bright colors on the collage illustration.

And this titmouse is great. I love stuff like that, so simple.

I was also thinking last night that I really need to get around to Christmas/Hannukkah (i know like 80million ways to spell that word; 77 of them are probably wrong) shopping but I'm so terrible at narrowing ideas down. I may make my own gift guide and post it here in hopes of helping myself make up my own damn, fickle mind... :p

Oh man, I'm hungry. I don't think there's anything left in the apartment but oatmeal.. and my dog. I don't feel like eating the oatmeal... or the dog. Better go find some sustenance.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Etsy Awesomeness of the Day

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you... 'imadeyouabeard'.

Wow. Just... wow. This is incredible! I love it!!!

I love finding such off the wall, and ingenious shops.

And Steampunk is suddenly the word on everyone's lips and so perhaps that's why I spotted this shop today, thanks to etsy's front page.

'MadArtJewelry' has got some great pieces, at great prices. You can definitely find overpriced jewelry-type items on etsy but these are nothing to balk at.

I love the Time Lord Goggles:

How friggin sweet would I be wearing a knit beard AND those goggles???

Speaking of Webcomics

Have I mentioned Octopus Pie lately?

It's by Brooklyn artist Meredith Gran, and it's superb. I saw her books at Comic Con this past July and I was smitten.

It's so totally worth checking out; hilarious stories and great characters. I love her line work as well.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Oh, speaking of webcomics, this one tickled my fancy today...

Beatonna on LJ rulez

comics, webby ones

You know, actually, I'm totally getting into webcomics. I need to start compiling all the ones I've been checking out........... you know, one day.

Etsy Store o' the hour.

So, omg, this etsy store I just stumbled upon is excellent. I had been reading a friend's blog and she'd posted a pic of herself wearing a skeleton key necklace... And I was like "Crap, I need that" and promptly started searching etsy (instead of like, showering and getting ready to go meet my friend, like I ought to), and found RockLove's etsy store. It's awesome, full of awesome stuff.

I just love this:

Gorgeous stuff!

....Aaaand now I'm late.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Oh and Little Big Planet? I played the Beta. It. Rules.

If only I could bring myself to purchase a PS2. I know I'd never get anything done, never want to leave the house, leave the dog to starve, etc.

But it's seriously pretty sweet.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Roadtrip: Over

I'm not a prolific blogger so I guess I don't have much to say about the trip. That's not to say I haven't talked the ear off everyone I've seen in the last week and a half about it. Sept. 28-Oct. 4, Cy & Dee and I drove up to Portland. We saw some stuff. We visited some friends. It was excellent.

I think I may be in love with Portland. I fall in love with a lot of things though, so don't take me too seriously. I was in love with Ashlee Simpson this time last year, and Magners cider six months ago. I am fickle.