Jul 31, 2006

Crystal Crazy

This may just be the answer for those of us who simply adore chandeliers but hardly have the room or funds necessary to bedeck the house. Wear some vintage crystal jewelry instead.

Hm. I wonder where my grandmother's old chandelier has gone?

Click Your Heels and Sparkle

Have I mentioned my enduring love of glittery shoes? This time, they're pink.

Jul 28, 2006

Time to Hassel the Hoff

Allow me to share with you David Hasselhoff's new music video, "Jump in My Car." He's getting very Shatneresque, no? Incidentally, does anyone else find it creepy that the chicks he's hitting on in this video are surely young enough to be his daughters? Ewwww....

Oh, and, just in case you live under a rock, here's his classic version of "Hooked on a Feeling."

Hm. Can You Get Your Internet Tubes Tied?

In case anyone didn't already know, the Internet is a series of tubes. Here's the most entertaining wearable take on that sentiment I've seen yet.

Jul 27, 2006

The iNnovative iBar

'Cause everything cool and technologically advanced needs an i preceding its name, here's the iBar. Yes, it's a terribly formulaic name, but the product itself is pretty rad. It's an interactive illuminated bar. Imagine playing drunken Pong on it!

Jul 26, 2006

Pathetic But True

While well written, this Salon article makes me depressed to be a copy editor. (I know the article's about proofreading, but that's very similar to copy editing.) Of course, there are the memorable highlights of the job, too: Just yesterday, I participated in an in-depth debate about the proper spellings of Slushee, Slushie, slushy, Slurpee, and Squishee.

Jul 25, 2006

One Dress, Four Variations

After I 1) lose some weight and 2) save up some kizash, I'm going to have to get one of these dresses; I prefer the white and red and the red and cream (which looks yellow, not cream) versions to the white and brown and the burgundy and white versions. But they're all pretty darn cute.

Jul 24, 2006

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a Cursor...No, It's a Kite!

I know, I know: Like me, you've probably seen this kite all over the internets lately. Just in case you haven't, though, check it out. Awesomeness and double-takes guaranteed.

Heaven Forbid! Not Looking!

Could this complaint be for real? If so, it is positively the most retarded thing I've ever heard. And I don't mean retarded in the Sarah Silverman, "can do anything" sense.

Jul 23, 2006

Dorothy Ain't Got Nothing on Me

I am such a sucker for sparkly shoes. This Topshop pair is adorable (albeit expensive, at £85), but I think I like this Faith pair even better. And they're cheaper, too. Though £35 is somewhat costly, too. That's 65 bucks. Khrap. This glittery shoe habit just might get expensive....

Jul 22, 2006

Taking Plushies to the Next Level

Teddy Babes: Plush girlfriends for boys too BIG for teddy bears.

Need I say more?

Actually, yes, I must. Only two words, though: pussy velour.

Jul 21, 2006

CTY Represent!

As soon as I read the words Mandatory Fun, I knew Meghan O'Rourke's article was about CTY. Despite the whole "nerd camp" stigma, CTY was an awesome experience or, rather, two awesome experiences, as I attended two summers in a row. I think, if it's still around, I want to send my kids there. Though it was pretty regimented (O'Rourke's not kidding when she calls it Mandatory Fun), it was both intellectually and socially stimulating. During my time at CTY in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, I caught tons of fireflies, got a crash course in living with a roommate, participated in a horribly awkward flirtation, and wrote much of an impractical film script. (I also began to explore the challenging world of bare midriffs.) Dear lord, I hope my children aren't as socially awkward as I was.

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Cupcakes

Well, this baking tin combines the appearance of cupcakes and ice cream. If only there were a way to combine the tastes as well. Thinking....

Jul 20, 2006


Godammit. I have an anchovy bone stuck in my throat.

Jul 19, 2006

Fuzzy and Fruity

This particular Cat and Girl comic may just contain the most accurate description of a kiwi that I've ever heard: A kiwi is like if a hamster was a fruit. Pretty damn perceptive.

Jul 17, 2006

Jacket and Tie Required? No Problem.

I do like these cheeky little tie necklaces, though I rather doubt I'd pay $80 for one. Quite a clever concept, though.

Pinup Wants a Cocktail

As long as I'm on the cocktail theme, allow me to say that this shirt is fab.

Jul 15, 2006

Ice Ice Baby

Oy, it's been a busy, busy week. Hm. Sound like time to kick back with a nice, cool, refreshing cocktail. To that end, one might need ice. And, when one needs ice, one might want a kick-ass ice bucket, no? This stylish spherical one and this quirky ice block–shaped one are my current two favorite choices.

Jul 12, 2006

Snake on a Plane

For real real. Not just for play play. (Thanks, Zack.)

Jul 11, 2006

More Japanese Wackiness

This Japanese potty training video is nuts. Craptacular, if you will.

Jul 7, 2006

Night of the Living Bouillabaisse

Sometimes, just sometimes, the Times contains such snippets of brilliance and hilarity that I'm floored. One such moment occurred while I was reading A.O. Scott's review of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, in which he labeled the undead human-sea creature hybrid pirates "Night of the Living Bouillabaisse." An unmitigated gem, that one.

Jul 6, 2006

Springtime for Kitler

Had a nice long weekend, full of picnicking and Simpsons-watching and...er, cramps. Forgot to link to these ridiculous kitlers before. There's something inherently preposterous about cats that look like Hitler. Poor kitties. I hope they've all developed very sweet personalities to compensate for their rather cranky (if not downright foreboding) visages.