I’ve never been a big fan of Thanksgiving. Growing up, it was always slightly painful to see my immediate family. One of my aunt’s would talk incessantly about all the amazing things my cousins were doing, while I was “being normal”, playing video games and reading comic books. The best part of the day was always the food, even though I would fall asleep after dinner, every time.
Nowadays, though, things are quite different. I have a great job, great friends, a blog that I couldn’t be more proud of, a wonderful boyfriend, and a mother and grandmother who love me more than anything you can imagine. At 25, I wasn’t ever sure what I was going to be doing, just “something artistic”. I think I’m doing pretty well, but more importantly, I’m having a great time, and that’s what really matters.
I hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving has a wonderful day, and for everyone who doesn’t, sit back and think of all the great things you have in your life.
P.S. I really want to make Kitsune Noir Turkey T-shirts based around the stencil you see up there. How rad would that be? It could make turkeys the cool new thing, like deers were a couple years back.
I just wanted to write a quick note that the blog is enduring some serious traffic right now. My Beard Cap post garnered a whole lot of attention, and now I have half the blog-o-sphere hanging out on here. Thankfully, my host/friend Adam is doing an amazing job of keeping things going, but I’ve had to make some slight tweaks to keep things running smoothly.
For the time being, there are only 3 posts per page, as opposed to the 20 I had before, and RSS feeds are down to 20 per page. These are all only temporary changes to keep things going, and as soon as the Beard Cap post drops off Boing Boing, things will be back to normal.
And let me just finish this note up with saying thank you to all the sites that have linked up to me. This post is in no way, shape, or form meant to sound like I’m complaining, and in fact it’s the exact opposite. I’m so excited to be getting this level of traffic, it’s the day that I’ve been dreaming of for about 8 months now. As of writing this, the blog has recieved 10,200 hits, and it’s only 2pm on the west coast. It’s so mind blowing to think about, and in all honesty, I’m totally freaking out.
So once again, thanks to everyone for making this such an awesome couple days.
I’m really digging this TIWE concept watch by Lv Zhongfang, a 27 year old industrial designer from China.
The watch has tiny white dots that rotate around the face, which was inspired by the painting Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. When you shake it or give the watch a slight tap, the dots come together to tell you the time. I think this would be such a cool watch to have. It reminds me of something Philippe Starck might make for Fossil.
Hopefully someone picks up this awesome concept and makes it a reality.
Found through electro^plankton
I’m not as big of a comic book fan as I used to be, but when I read Astonishing X-Men, I get that loving feel again. The series is written by Joss Whedon, who most people will know as the writer and creator of the Buffy TV show. Also, it’s drawn by the amazing John Cassaday, who is definitely the best artist in comic books, these days. His style is pretty realistic and and gritty at times. Together, the book is completely realistic feeling, with Joss bringing his witty and clever writing style to comics and John’s art really making you believe it.
Sadly, their series is coming to and end, with the upcoming Giant Size Astonishing X-Men #1, which looks like it’s going to feature the Avengers and the Fantastic Four. And I guess that one of the X-Men is going to die? It better not the be the new girl, Shield. She’s a rad, new, Kitty Pryde or Jubilee for Wolverine. It’s going to such a bummer to not have this to look forward too!
Last night, Jeff and I went by Shaw’s, one of the local grocery stores out here, and I was pretty excited when I saw that they had the new POM flavored teas. I’ve been drinking these for a few months now, and I’m obsessed with the Lychee Green Tea and Peach Passion White Tea flavors. We bought one of each of them, and then headed over to Jeff’s friend’s Matt’s house.
Well, I was quite surprised to find that my Lychee Green Tea had some extra flavoring in it! Turns out to be what I think is… cardboard. One big chunk, larger than a quarter, and one smaller piece. While this isn’t the worst thing in the world I could find in there, I certainly wasn’t excited to see it in there, either. I’m going to let it dry out and see if I can tell exactly what it is, maybe I can get Jeff to throw it under a microscope here at MIT and we can scientifically diagnose it… er, something.
But no matter what, I’m definitely going to look a lot more carefully the next time I’m drinking a POM.