Mar 29, 2007

Pastafarian Pirate Protests Punishment

Hm. Maybe the ACLU should jump on this one: A North Carolina student who was suspended for wearing pirate garb to school is claiming that the punishment is in violation of his religion, Pastafarianism (otherwise known as the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster). I would just like to know what's wrong with wearing pirate regalia to school anyway. I mean, Pastafarianism or no Pastafarianism, dressing like a pirate is awesome. (Thanks Zack.)

From the New York Times Department of the Obvious

This Times article is moronic for so many reasons. Let me count the ways:

1. Some people will not want to date you because they hate some facet of your apartment. Fine. How is this noteworthy?
2. 70-year-old Albert Podell, a wealthy lawyer living in a rent-controlled apartment with decor that hasn't changed since 1973, is a freak.
3. “I don’t think I could ever like somebody who got their lighting wrong,” says freelance book editor Michele Slung. She "insists on pink light bulbs, her preferred shade being Dawn Pink." I hope your cats look lovely in Dawn Pink, lady, 'cause they will be your only companions if you insist on using lighting as a litmus test for potential dates.

Mar 27, 2007

Wisdom Teeth and Other Woes

Just had my top two wisdom teeth pulled. And four cavities filled. And I may have jury duty tomorrow.

On the plus side, there may be an answer to my lettuce-storing woes. Of course, my grandfather's been doing that for years. Why didn't I just pay attention to what he does? (Via Slashfood.)

Mar 23, 2007

A Toy Box of Weirdness

On a lighter note than my earlier post, please to be enjoying this awesome assortment of toys that should not exist. (Via, of all places, Cribcandy.)

One Sick Fuck (Continued)

Update: Apparently, a suspect has been arrested in the case I mentioned previously involving the beheading of a missing dog. The suspect is an ex-boyfriend of the teenage dog owner.

Mar 20, 2007

Help! Sugar Gliders Have Stolen My Heart!

Oh sweet jeebus in heaven. These are some of the cutest pictures of sugar gliders ever. Ever. Sugar gliders are so cute I could die. I practically melt into a little puddle of liquid awww every time I see photos this precious.
I know, I'm a total basket case.

Mar 19, 2007

A Magical Happy Forest Post

I am totally freaking enchanted by this little woodland-themed tableware set (click on "kids" and it's the thumbnail in the middle row). On a similar theme, this rug is expensive as hell, but forestliciously gorgeous. And my favorite bit of magical-wood home decor is undoubtedly the forest roll pictured below. (From Aguiniga Design.) Unfortunately, I've had my eye on it for a while but still don't know where to buy one (or what it'll cost me).

Mar 15, 2007

One Sick Fuck

This is one of the most fucked-up things I've heard in a long time: After weeks of looking for her missing dog, a 17-year-old girl found its head—gift-wrapped in a box—on her doorstep. That's fucking horrible: sick, sad, twisted, cruel. What sort of demented bastard would do that?

Mar 13, 2007


Me: hey, have you ever seen E.T.?
Afshin: yeah
Afshin: i can't remember much of it
Afshin: but i remember thinking i didn't really see the appeal
Afshin: the alien was dumb. the kid was an asshole
Afshin: the government was stupid
Me: you're a jerk.
Afshin: nazi.
Afshin: don't tell me when i have to feel "magic"
Afshin: and don't tell me that fucking roadkill "alien" was "cute"
Me: hey, i was E.T. for Halloween one year.
Me: i was adorable.
Me: my heart lit up, too.
Me: it was precious.

Mar 8, 2007

Very Vintage

Talk about lust! It's a damn good thing that most of the fabulous dresses on the Vintageous website have already been sold, because I want them all. Okay, that's an exaggeration. Most of them is more like it. Although I can't own them, just looking at the pictures makes for great inspiration. (Via Something Old, Something New.)

Mar 7, 2007

A Baby is Not a Weapon

What the fuck is wrong with some people? During a fight with her boyfriend, a woman named Chytoria Graham wielded her four-week-old baby like a bat, using the kid to hit her boyfriend. The baby suffered a fractured skull but is otherwise okay and now in the custody of his grandmother...who's also looking after Graham's four other children. Why do people like this have one child, let alone five?

Mar 6, 2007

On Faggotry

I haven't felt the need to post about the recent brouhaha in which Ann Coulter called John Edwards a faggot, primarily because I don't find anything fascist Barbie says particularly surprising anymore. Only by spewing bilious slander does she land in the news; hence, that's all she does. However, I wanted to share this excellent essay on the subject by Andrew Sullivan.

Rainbow Brite's Other Shoes

Just happened across these adorable shoes:

Unsurprisingly, I want them. (Which is likely further evidence of my regression.)

Update: I couldn't restrain myself. I bought them from Amazon (yay free shipping!).

Mar 5, 2007

Chandelier Mania

Check out the crazy chandeliers at Rock and Royal. Rather unconventional, to say the least. (Via NOTCOT.)

Also, just a heads-up: I shall probably be posting less frequently for a while, as I'm attempting to write for real real.

Mar 2, 2007

Shackled Chic

Okay, so I'm not sure how much warmth it'd provide, but this knit chain scarf is a great accessory anyway. Chainy enough for a man, yet knitty enough for a woman.