Mar 28, 2012

nice package

I like things and buying things. I also like not things and not buying things. But I will especially buy your things if you have nice packaging. Some of the things pictured above are from things not bought past and no longer can be bought, but I wish I had.

If I'm gonna throw out my big dough to buy a thing, I want it to be pretty. Or have a cat on it. All's I'm saying is, if I'm a gonna throw out big dough, that big dough best be going, at least a lil bit, to the packaging and design of the product being purchased.

I don't think it's asking for much for a thing I'm shelling out hard-won clams for to be lovely to look at, stunning to behold, and simply divine to the touch. Simply divine!

Mar 21, 2012

arts/farts/crafts: triangular envelopes

I wanted to make a triangular envelope and so I did! You can hang them up, bunting style, or send them through the mail or any old thang.

Mar 19, 2012

work/eat SF

Things are about to get unpopular. Because I'm gonna say it: I hate San Francisco. I lived there for a few months and it's just not the place for me. I'll go into detail at a later date about exactly why I hate that city. But where there is hate, there is love. And one thing I loved was the food.

I happened to work in the Ferry Building, which was wonderful and more wonderful when it wasn't a weekend or a holiday when people jam-packed the place. There were delicious restaurants and snack places and ice creams and baked goods and markets - food galore! Out the wazoo. I especially loved the outpost of Miette. I also loved the Frog Hollow tasties and the Mexican place, which I can't remember the name of, but where I ate lunch constantly.

One day I bought the Miette cookbook, which had just come out. And I baked a cake out of it and it was DELICIOUS. Then a few days ago I baked the chocolate sables, which were delicious, but not at all looking-like they do in the book. And I had to add stuff to the recipe to make it work. But I probably did something wrong with their recipe, but my tweaks still resulted in DELICIOUSNESS.

So, I guess what I'm really trying to say, is that despite all the deliciousness, I still hate San Francisco. Why anyone would live there as opposed to New York boggles my mind. I can see sort of why they wouldn't want to live in the far superior city of Los Angeles - because they're plum dummies. But why on earth people I know who've lived in NY who say how they love SF even more just make my robot brain explode with confusion. But to each his or her own. And to my own, I say I LOVE FOOD!

Mar 15, 2012

sneak peek - arts 'n' farts 'n' crafts!

Working on a craft video. Wait and see what happens to the paper! To the glitter! To the SHAPES!

Stay tuned.

Mar 14, 2012

rabbits get it right

Sometime I wish I were a rabbit. They get to eat carrots, live in pretty gardens, and wear blue cardigans. Just look at Peter Rabbit. Or Rabbit from Winnie the Pooh. Sure, Pooh Rabbit was a bit uptight, but I think you'd have to be to maintain a stellar garden patch. Also, if I were a rabbit I'd need to peel my carrots before eating them.

And possibly bake them into cakes. With no raisins. Because raisins in cakes are disgusting. There. I said it.

Mar 13, 2012

look at these books and eat some stones

I've been cleaning up and out some old things lately and came across some of these books. These are not books to go out. These are books to keep forever. Because the stories are awesome! And the illustrations are classic. CLASSIC!

I always wanted to eat stone soup. And make magic spaghetti. And get my dog so dirty we wouldn't recognize him. I guess a gal can dream.

Mar 8, 2012

their mother is a boat

Large birds generally scare me in person. It all stems from an incident in which I was chased by a bunch of ducks. I hated ducks for a long time. Now I love ducks. Swans are still scary, but less so when they're just necklaces.

Also, baby swans are adorable and use their mother as a boat.

Mar 7, 2012

when i grow up can i be amy poehler

Amy Poehler is super cool. She kisses cardboard cut-outs, she wears lots of pink in movies, and gets to have fun almost always. Last night I saw her talk in person. And it was super cool.

When I grow up I want to be just like her. Only me. And I might also add she hasn't yet done a dumb hair commercial like the poor, confused Tina Fey. She did those GAP ads, but whatever. She was having fun. With her husband.
Like ALWAYS! I bet if she did a hair commercial it would be sassy and blonde. Not all boring and grandfather's shoe-y. Yeah, shoe-y. I said it.

Mar 6, 2012

time for some pie chat

Pushing Daisies: The Complete First and Second Seasons, $47.49. The Lost Art of Pie Making Made Easy, $5.95. Norpro Ceramic Pie Bird, $3.71. 

So this weekend I went to a pie auction. I ate lots of pie. I did not get to try the pie I made because it was bought and immediately wrapped up to take home. What the hey. Everyone was all sharing pies and junk, except basically for that one. Now I'll never know. 

Anyway. I love pie. I love thinking about it, baking it, and eating it. I love watching shows based around pie. Pie was probably a big part of why I loved Pushing Daisies so much. I wish the Pie Hole was a real place - I mean, there apparently is a Pie Hole in LA but I haven't been there. I don't think it's shaped like a giant pie. Plus, their pies start at about $30 according to their website. Which sounds crazy. I do enjoy the tiny pies at Simplethings on 3rd street here in LA. They are really cute tiny pies, as any tiny pie would be. And they have medium pies. And big pies! Pies of all size! Their normal-sized pies are $20. Much more agreeable.

I mean can make an amazing pie at home for basically next to nothing and then you're house smells like pie for a long time, which is the best. I really want to try making a pie from this Lost Art of Pie Making book, but mostly just want the book since it says it includes pie insults. 

I need to know more pie insults. I think we all do.

Mar 1, 2012

lousy smarch weather

It's so cold. I want to frolic outside with exposed toes. But it ain't gonna happen. Because two of my toes go numb in cold weather. Dumb Smarch. It's making the dog do crazy things like going and standing in the closet for no reason! It's making me want to take those showers you never want to leave because it's so nice and warm! It's making me seriously considering buying a Forever Lazy!

I guess I do get to drink hot chocolate and sit in my bed and watch movies. And soon my legs will get so pale soon they will be translucent! And I will have finally achieved my dream of being bottom-invisible.

Okay, so it's not cold. I am cold. 

Wait. On the TV. Shannon Doherty went to online college and is doing a commercial for it? What is this world coming to?!