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2013, I’ma kick yo ass.

7 Jan

Hey dudes, we are a whole week into 2013! And I’m 8 entire days into being 28! And I haven’t broken any hips yet! I think this warrants some form of cake-celebration.

Every year for my birthday, I like to do a goals list. I’ve never particularly liked making New Year’s resolutions (so much pressure!), but the idea of multiple goals is really appealing. It allows for a more well-rounded approach to the new year, and for anyone whose birthday isn’t at the end of the year, it also provides a more personal resolution schedule.

Spoiler alert: One of my 2013 goals is to be this awesome, all the time.

Spoiler alert: One of my 2013 goals is to be this awesome, all the time.

To help me actually stick to my year 28 goals, I’m going to post every single one of them on here, starting tomorrow. This is super-terrifying! Partially because of the opportunity for you, dear reader, to get real judgey, and partially because I might have to actually try to stick to my goals this year! Ugh.

Bear with me folks, 2013 is going to be…entertaining.

Kate Leth, you make my little heart get all skippity.

7 Jan

Hey dudes! It’s Monday, and Mondays are stupid. I had a pretty rockin’ weekend, and now have absolutely zero desire to do actual work. Pfft. Work. So here’s an awesome comic lady that I’ve recently become way obsessed with:


Just you try and tell me this isn’t completely adorable.

Apparently I have a thing for Canadian comic ladies. I am completely okay with this.

Happy Monday!

Oh, you pretty things.

18 Jan

Can you believe it’s already January 18th? The year’s flying by and, for the first time ever, I’m not having a hard time remembering to write “2011” instead of “2010”. Maybe this means I’m turning into a grown-up? Probably not.

In other news, I fucking hate this time of year. January and February will put me into a perpetually crappy mood if I let them, mostly due to the fact that they are fucking horrible months (apologies to any of my readers with January/February birthdays, but seriously, what were you thinking?). It’s too cold/slushy for bike rides, I’m sick of my winter wardrobe by now, and I miss wearing sunglasses.

As much as I would love to just hibernate after glutting myself during the holidays, I’m apparently not a woodland creature, and I have a job and responsibilities and my digestive system doesn’t work like that, blah blah blah.

So, to keep myself from pouting for the next month and a half, here are some internet delights that have been floating my boat.

This makes me want to cry a little. If you don’t already have The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions, I highly recommend getting it. It has all of Seu Jorge’s amazing David Bowie covers that were featured in the movie but not the soundtrack.

You. Need. To. See. This. From Rian Johnson, acclaimed writer/director of Brick, comes a story about con artists, explosions, pinhole cameras and the nature of storytelling. With a little smooching thrown in. Even better if you have someone cute to share popcorn with.

Color me impressed. I’ve been absolutely fascinated with the idea of yarn-bombing lately, but was definitely planning on saving my first attempts for warmer weather.

I don’t know why I find this so entertaining, but I do.

How are you keeping away the seasonal doldrums?


There’s no such thing as “too old to build a fort in your living room”.

12 Jan

Brrrrr! I don’t know about the rest of you, but here in Spokane it’s cold and, yet again, snowy. One of my favorite things to do when the weather’s like this, juvenile as it might sound, is to curl up in a blanket fort with a hot drink, a movie, and, if I have one on hand, a cute boy (as I’m usually out of cute boys, the dog is also an acceptable cuddle partner).

I have an awesome set of jersey-knit cowboy sheets that I like to use for my forays into living room-architecture.

These could be getting put to better use.

And check out these awesome samplings from Fuck Yeah! Forts


The harem girls are just out of frame
Holy shit, I want a circus in my living room.

Okay, so not actually a blanket fort, but still.


Someday, my books will be like this.

This one’s a traveling, fully-operational restaurant in Berlin, manned (?) by drag queens.


Best. Tree house. Ever.

And while this one isn’t particularly pretty, it does score points for the sign.


Sometimes it just needs to be said.

Hope that gives everyone some ideas for repelling the dreaded seasonal affective disorder. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some blueprints to draw up.



UPDATE: My neighbors are currently building a snow fort, complete with fire pit, in our backyard/parking area. Words cannot convey my excitement.

Cuteness lives downstairs

4 Jan

My hyper-adorable downstairs neighbor Lexi just started a craft blog! Lots of pictures, lots of projects, lots of pretties.

Lexi recently also helped a certain letter find its way to me:

Hogwarts finally sent me my acceptance letter!

And look who delivered it!

I'm accepting suggestions for names.

Hands-down the most inventive Christmas present I got this year. My neighbors fucking rule.