Jimmy Eats World will not be denied.
Jimmy Eats World will not be denied.
My favorite moment from a recent trip home:
Knowing my love of lemon curd, Andrea brought me a jar of it recently, and two bonus jars of orange and ginger curd. Careless twit that I am, I immediately left the jars at Cecilia’s house and forgot all about them.
Thus, this week, Cecilia texted me to say “Hey! I found a bunch of curds in my cabinet which I believe belong to you!” Of course I misread that as kurds, and then felt compelled to send her the following:
In January I decided to take on the project of our garden. Many many many hours were spent eyeball-deep in books and websites and spreadsheets, and the following diagram was created by combining the assets of MS Paint and Excel (not sure why you can’t see the big squares in the grid in this format, but ah well):
And then we learned that our garden is heavily contaminated with lead and we’re not allowed to plant back there. Sigh.
Every time I try to write “monies,” I write “monkies” instead.
P.S. I’ve just learned that this is apparently a thing:
Created by Mum, with the email subject line “No species discrimination”
KJ: I like her rakish bandana
Mum: She said it was necessary
Mum: She tried on various hats, but none of them flattered her beak
If the only thing anyone ever takes away from this blog is that my mother is the best ever, that would be just fine.
Last year, Christine and I discussed what she should wear for Halloween…
I told the one person that would get it about my brilliant Bat Out of Hell costume idea and he had a good laugh. I’m so tempted by the idea, but I don’t want to have to explain it all night long.
Anyway, there you have it.
For Halloween (or maybe just in general) I think you should knit a shirt where each of your arms is the trunk of an elephant (two elephants total) and then you should hang a sign around each of their “necks” saying Gerald, and then you could be Elephants Gerald all night.
(This is a punchline both Mark and Evan came up with independently)
I have illustrated the concept:
That is pretty freaking funny. I don’t know that I have the time to knit an entire elephant sweater before halloween, but I could probably come up with something. I do have a grey long sleeve shirt I almost never wear anymore… What else do you have?
I am pretty sure that I would never ever have come up with that ever, and yet you know two other people that did independently. Weird.
Carry a spear. Shake it at people.
“I’m Shakes spear.”
Wear a bathing suit, with a sign around your neck saying “one last time!”
“Once more unto the beach, my friends!”
Carry an oar and a dagger.
"Murder, she rowed."
Dress as a lizard, but your tail has fallen off and you’re holding it in your hand. “Reptile dysfunction.”
Oh man those are all so good! I like them all so much! The swimsuit one is good, I may have to wear it over my clothes though…
What about an elaborate shiny rock costume with dreadlocks. “Dread Pyrite Roberts.”
Dress as a gnome who is wearing an impeccable new suit and man purse, and incidentally keeps excellent time. Metro-gnome.
hahaha. incidentally keeps excellent time. hahahaha. i could put my metronome in my pocket and just beep all evening in perfect time. i love it.
I can bring my computer into meetings now.
I’ve been experimenting with fabric design over at Spoonflower.com, using Paint of course. If you know how fun it is designing anything in Paint, just think how fun it is trying to create a repeating pattern!
Here’s a few, created for the contests they hold every week:
"Swirl of Chicks"
(based on this original)
"Where do Pysansky Eggs Come From?"
"A Buncha Budgies"
Spoonflower has an entertaining function where they show what your stuff would look like as wallpaper:
Friend Adam P, who is also into MS Paint, sent out a party invite today ending with:
Bring: Your party pants. And some booze.
Hope to see you all there - if you have friends, relatives or dogs that you want to invite, please forward this e-mail to them. All are welcomed (except cats).
The following ensued:
this is amazing!!!!!
he can come.
This jerk is NOT allowed!!!
He’ll eat all the cheese and scare all of the children!!
I hate him.
oh no! he should have quit while he was ahead
If we allow the cats to show up, this is what I’m assuming will happen.
Touché, touché. You win this round, Adam! And every round, because you are amazing.
My maternal unit has accused me—me!—of not posting enough. And since my mother is always right about everything, I will attempt to rectify this issue. I’m still snowed under at work, but surely there must be some prolixity to consolidate?
Yes indeed. To start with, Aemon and I have been beavering (space-beavering??) away on spaceoters.tumblr.com. Here are the posts that have gone live since my last round-up:
Pyrithian Moon Hawk
Bardakian pronghorn moose
Pyrithian Moon Hawk is probably my favorite so far, but I pretty much love all of them. It has been great fun working on a project with such an enthusiastic and talented partner!
In the MS Paint category, here is a banner I made for the blog:
Obviously the image is Aemon’s, but the bottom maroon bar and lettering: that’s all MS paint, baby!
Haven’t been MSPainting much lately, but here’s one for the ol’ portfolio:
Based on a conversation Evan heard in his office:
Evan: “april is the month that we’re REALLY just going to be focusing on cats, and really any kind of cat content.”
Evan: delivered in 100% serious business tones.
Evan: earlier, “yes, of course, i love the idea of cat videos.”
Evan: another bit i overheard from her a few weeks ago concerned a “cat portal.”
me: that’s how i imagine the internet talking to itself.
In his new role as young entrepreneur, Mark sometimes goes off to see “the Small Business lady.” This is what I picture, each and every time: