Thursday, January 31, 2008

Fashion Synchronicity

Do you believe in synchronicity? (c.g jung, not the police) I was just thinking how i really want to make a cool verison of those Ts i made as a girl where you cut the sleeves into strips of fringe then string on the plastic pony beads....later that day, Agathe over at stylebytes did just that. She beat me to my brilliant idea....if i haven't mentioned it before, laziness is my biggest downfall.
I'd love to think of myself as ahead of the trends, but this is not synchronicity at all....this ethnic meets boho meets whatever has been around for quite some time (boho tech as topshop is calling their take on this trend) and I am absolutely loving it. While browsing I adored the dress Kate Hudson wore to the SAG awards. I've never really paid attention to Balmain, but loved the way they mixed soft floral prints with native american motifs, as in the beaded eagle dress worn by KH.
Since I can't afford a fringed miu-miu bag, anything Balmain, or the shipping charge from the UK, I may just have to commit to making that T shirt or splurging on these beaded earrings from ebay (by way of stylebytes)

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Dexter Eggs


first of all, I have decided not to sell my eggs. there is a slight risk of death do to all of the crazy hormones and medical stuff you have to do. amazingly, I still am not deterred by the fact that could have been a smaller version of myself running around this crazy world. Anyway, speaking of eggs, Scott and I are OBSESSED with the Showtime series, Dexter. We started watching Season 2 when I moved in with my sister who isn't too cheap to pay for cable. Needless to say, I am that cheap and completely missed out on Season1 of Dexter. Now, I am backtracking and downloading the first 12 episodes from itunes. I have to limit myself to 2 episodes a night, otherwise I know I'd get too overzealous and watch the entire season in one night, not knowing what to do for entertainment the next day because of the writers strike.
Anyway, back to the eggs. I love the opening credits, which inadvertently has inspired my everyday breakfast- fried eggs on an english muffin with heaps of Frank's Buffalo sauce; "dexter eggs" as I call them- in the credits the eggs with hot sauce is supposed to make you think of blood, but i just get hungry. Then again, I started eating McDonalds again after 2 years of abstinence because of reading Fast Food Nation...

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Harvest Moon

Even though I am in some major credit card debt from my last trip with Skottles, we really want to take a trip on the trans siberian railroad in August. I have no idea how i am going to pay down this debt and save some cash at the same time. I am seriously considering harvesting my eggs. It would pay down my debt in one fell crane's swoop, but it requires five weeks of injecting myself with hormones and some minor surgery. I really really want to take this trip in August, and it makes me think how there is probably a loving couple out there who really really wants a baby....I really feel for them. I can't tell if i am just so money hungry right now that I am overlooking the weird fact that there could be several mini-mes crawling around. Or is it really not that big of a deal?

Sunday, January 20, 2008

lost wax casting

scott bought me erica weiner's porcupine quill necklace which I am in love with, but I am equally as intriqued by her cast animal bones such as this snake vertebrae. Anyway, between her items and pyrhha's cast wax stamps, I have been really itching to learn how to cast things all by myself. So, I searched Tyler School of Art's site and found a continuing ed class for this spring on Lost Wax casting...I don't know much about the process, but it looks like I'll learn how to make some jewelry and I am super excited. Now, if only I could figure out how to download the registration form as its due in about three days.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

what i want to buy today

while web surfing for some info on candles today at work, I came across the website for one of my favorite stores in New Hope, PA, called Strawberry Jam. I've always loved their jewelry selection and in fact my sister bought me a ring there over 10 years ago and I still wear it. Anyway, I loved the line of jewelry by Pyrrha design studios. The "seals" serious are peices cast from antique wax seals. I love the anchor, but they also have a bee i wouldn't mind owning since my name starts with a "B"

party on

this kids an asshole, but somehow i think the interviewer is an even bigger one....anyway, it made my day so i thought i'd share

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Thai Idol

tonight is the season premiere of american idol. No, i am not desperate to find something on TV due to the writer's strike....its just a guilty pleasure. A couple of years ago, my then roommate and I would have a tradition of eating Herr's sour cream and onion chips during. Even though we don't live together anymore, we still get together for the premier and the finale. I had off today so I prepared some thai food for a little get together. I found a recipe for mango summer rolls here and curry meatballs here and also whipped up some peanut sauce to go along. Then I followed the direction on a box of pad thai. I am also making some key lime martinis to go with. And of course I remembered to make Herr's mine with a big ol' family sized bag of sour cream and onion.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

White Elephant

I want this necklace from Jcrew, but I just bought a pair of harness boots, a pair of clogs, two 3.1 Phillip Lim tops, found Odeur 53 and bought that too, and went on a road trip with Scott so I probably shouldn't buy it even though it looks well worth the $55....and brings good luck, which means it could help me to win the lottery

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Same Shit. Different Year.

Happy New Year.
Scott and I are off to New England for a short road trip. We will hit NYC, Providence, and Boston. We don't really know what we're doing there yet. I'll let all of you imaginary readers know next week