Archive for May, 2008

RIP, Mayor Junior

Thursday, May 29th, 2008 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

The dog mayor of Rabbit Hash, KY has passed on.

Thanks to Tizzie for the news update, sad as it is.

On behalf of horses everywhere

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 | Uncategorized | 6 Comments

I beg of you, do not ever make them wear these. I believe it constitutes animal cruelty.

If you do decide to put one on a horse, though, don’t be surprised when no one around will try to stop the horse from stomping you to death after his horsie friends have gotten a look at him or he’s passed a mirror. He’s well within his rights.

Make sure you click on “color chart” to see all the blinding styles available. (Also: zebra! Ha ha hahahahaha ha ha. Oh, that’s a good one.)

(via Copywriter Jon, who ran across this while doing research today)

I need to find more walls

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 | Uncategorized | No Comments

I’ve got too many posters and photos to hang on my available wall space already, and I’ve just found Leia Bell’s fabulous art. I should never have clicked the “Art Prints” link on her site. So many goodies in there.

(via OMG Posters!)

Fun with brands

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 | Uncategorized | No Comments

A visual representation of a day, told in brand logos:

Brand Timeline Portraits

(via The Morning News)

Since everyone keeps asking

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008 | Uncategorized | No Comments

I haven’t been anywhere near DC this week.

Sometimes Kennedys just get sick on their own.

Pokey, but getting to it.

Sunday, May 18th, 2008 | Uncategorized | 3 Comments

I finally put up the photos from my sleep study. Still no word on results. I’ll find those out when I see my doc in June.

Things I learned at rummage sales this morning

Friday, May 16th, 2008 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Today I found out that yard sales, like real estate, have their own euphemisms for things. I know the real estate codes — cozy = small, etc. — but the yard sale ones are new to me. (And shame on me for that. I work in advertising. I should have guessed at some of these.) Here’s what I learned:

  • “Huge, multi-family sale”: Two families, at opposite ends of the block. Four tables of crap each.
  • “Many collectibles”: This one has two meanings, apparently. One is “faded, scratched-up Thermos bottles from 1980s lunchboxes that we think we can sell for $10-$20 each.” The other is “crap we found in a box in the basement, covered in 40 years of dust (which we didn’t bother to clean off) that used to sit on Grandma’s shelf. She may have gotten them with S&H green stamps.”
  • “Artwork”: “Historical” maps, which are just pages from an old atlas, and string art of Hummels.
  • “Collectible plates”: Things people gave us Christmas cookies on. You like Santa, right?
  • “Antique”: Rusty

I also learned that people think crappy, silvertone 4×6″ frames are worth $6, despite them being cheaper than that brand new at Target. And I’m sorry, guy at the first sale I went to today, but even though I find a game from the 1950s or 60s called “Donkey Party” to be wildly amusing, I’m not paying $10 for it. It’s “pin the tail on the donkey” and somehow a paper donkey picture that’s punched full of holes from multiple uses doesn’t merit that kind of spending. (Still: “donkey party.” Heh.)

Ah, well. At least it’s a gorgeous day outside and I’m not at work. Gonna stop at one more sale on the way up to Mom’s later. Maybe I’ll find something really cool. I’m not holding my breath, though. All is not lost, though. Mom’s got some nice little groundcover plants for me so the back yard here in Czeltistan will finally have something besides patchy grass and dirt. (Nearly complete shade: yards love it!)

Overheard at Beans & Barley

Friday, May 16th, 2008 | General | No Comments

“It’s an awkward kind of funeral to be at.”

Oh, the possibilities…

Little works of art

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

I’m a fan of all things books, but I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for bookplates. Looks like I’m not the only one. I found this charming blog while I was searching for some new bookplates. Enjoy.

Confessions of a Bookplate Junkie