Lost Winter

Being from Minnesota I have a quiet appreciation for a cold winter. Well, a quiet appreciation that lasts about a month and then after New Years I am pretty sick of being cold. Living in D.C. now, we didn’t get much of a winter this year. In fact it was an unusually warm winter across the board in America. Tony was particularly upset because I promised we would see some snow here in D.C. but none ever came. In tribute to missing winter (and rather than getting up in arms about climate change like I usually would because that is not what this blog is for) I am going to post some of the winter fashion inspirations that I had but never got to fully execute.

Tony and I love Twin Peaks. We are re-watching the whole show right now and we own the prequel on DVD (this is the only DVD we actually have in the apartment). In addition to the impeccable characters and  plot, I think that the aesthetic of the show is wonderful. After attending Lewis & Clark Tony and I both have a deep appreciation for the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. The landscape and scenery in the show brings me right back to Tryon Creek National Park and the Lewis & Clark Campus. The cast members are also dressed in a great late 80s early 90s small-logging-town-chic (a combination of words I thought I would never make).


Bringing That Beat Back in the Saddle Part II

I made such a big deal of coming back to the blog and writing a post everyday in my last post you would have thought I would have actually stuck with it. Turns out not. But this time I mean it, darnit. After working a full-time job at one of the worst companies ever formed and moving to the Nation’s capital I’ve decided to get back into the saddle before beginning my job as an SAT tutor (I know right?) and one of two internships.

Now back to the world’s worst company, I won’t mention their name because I’d likely get sued, or at least chewed out by the asshole owner, and I don’t have the funds to deal with that right now. One of the perks of this awful job–other than cleaning up a junkie’s flop-house complete with hypodermic needles, drapes saturated with cat piss and shit (as well as the wall-to-wall carpeting), paranoid junkie scrawlings, and rotting food covered in maggots–I got to sift through a lot of less-soiled, cool stuff (read: lots of Hollywood bed frames and useless shit). I was lucky enough to find an original Nintendo (with Duck Hunt!) a quarter bottle of wine, and only the two coolest books ever!

Now, I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but the books I found are going to be subject of my blogging opus, which, after working up to with some run-of-the-mill blog posts will get to composing shortly. Stay tuned y’all. It’s going to be a scorcher.




Keeping with the theme of great comics I want to single out one of the greatest comics one can find in the papers. Sally Forth. I used to dislike Sally Forth I’ll admit but damn has it grown on me. Ted stands out as one of the greatest characters of all time, his dry wit, animosity to losing, and my personal favorite and the characteristic I most identify with, his difficulty finding a job. What a guy. Of course Sally, Hillary, and Faye are all great too, but damn, Ted, his highs and his lows  take us on a veritable roller coaster of emotion through pain, envy, terrible softball losses, and most recently, softball wins. I’m hoping Hillary can knock this one out of the park, for you Ted. For you. Here’s todays comic if y’all aren’t following it.


Back in the Saddle

So I’m going to ease back in the blogging scene. One cannot simply beginning blogging again. It takes help hotlinks, youtube, and any other multimedia tricks one can use to intrigue and amuse with. So I want to get back into it with a sweet youtube video.

Tintin is the coolest/best comic ever written/drawn. That’s a fact, yes sometimes it’s a little racist, and oddly bereft of women (is Tintin gay?), but it still rocks. That is why I rock a Captain Haddock tattoo, the hot-headed, perpetually sweating, alcoholic, and accident-prone captain who lightens the mood of the Tintin comics.

But anyway, I digress, the point of this post is to highlight the new Tintin trailer, brought to you by Steven Spielberg/Peter Jackson powerhouse dream team. Check the rhyme, it’s fly.


We love love love Ikea. According to Tony, Ikea is the greatest store. Unlike our previous post on furniture, Ikea has sleek looking pieces at reasonable prices (I advise to avoid purchasing the Ikea dressers if you intend to fill the drawers to the brim). In addition, Ikea furniture all requires self assembly, which can be aggravating or be a rare opportunity to bring out ones natural carpentry skills.

Naturally I was thrilled when I saw MyKea. MyKea is a online store that sells custom prints to apply to any kind of Ikea furniture. They have a variety of creative designs from several artists. I encourage anyone who is interested in spicing up their Ikea furniture to check out this site.