Monday, October 30, 2006

Seattle for Halloween

My plane arrived super-late on Thursday night, and so I missed Spazz 360. Sorry, Freddy.
I did have some nice meetings yesterday, and so a return to the left coast might be the cards before too long.

Also, we decided to get motivated for Halloween this year:

I spent a decent amount of time on the Nancy costume, but everything Dave did while wearing it was hilarious. He picked a fight with Little Orphan Annie at The Bus Stop. He made Kim Jong Il uncomfortable at The Hideout. He also got our fries and dippin' sauces comped at Frites. Yes.

brought sexy back.

Monday, October 23, 2006

On Sunday, I visited EMc2, where I bought this T-shirt:

So, yea, I am a dork. But this is nothing new.

Upon my return home, I noticed the back:

I find Mr. Gunn as dreamy as the next mo, but does the autograph make it too much to wear?

AND the nieghbors have just finished wailing their way through Add it Up for the sixth time. In a row.
Maybe I should explain that it actaully has very little to do with luck, and much more to do with learning more than on song.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

I Bloomed Early

After Husky Helpers, but before Masters of the Universe (both thoroughly heterosexual,) my dream action figures were from the Fisher Price Adventure Series.

My friends were all obsessed with The Dukes of Hazzard, but at Casa Nelson, our 7" portable B&W set only recieved PBS.
Consequently, I was forced into more imaginative expressions of homoeroticism.

Meet Travis and Luke.

Travis (in the white shirt) was first, but he grew so lonely driving around in his Jeep that I insisted on a companion for him.
I believe it was the birth of a fondness for bearded dudes wearing boots and aviator glasses that continues to this day.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

I Light Up My Life

I spent close to a year looking at this nightmare of a light fixture as I fell asleep each night.
It was not good for my soul.

Dear boss gave me an old 5 light fixture, probably from the 20s.
The original polychrome paint job was lost under a few coats of gold spray paint.

I sandblasted it, and buffed it to a lovely shine:

And of course I put it on a dimmer. Life is good.

I busted out this bench for Mad Forest.

The inpsiration:

And for this, I have to turn down impossibley cool freelance work.
It's time to make a change.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Get Ready for Sexy!

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Oh, Halloween- I have not dressed up in quite a while, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy the costume choices of others. Some of my faves are the princess (tiara), the nerd (glasses), and the eternal cop out, the mime (white pancake,) but the best is the phenomenon of the sexy costumes.
You see, ANYTHING can be sexy, and everybody is MUCH sexier on Halloween.

Sexified outfits are great, because there is less of them and they can be usually be pulled together quickly. Or if actually go out and buy something, you can wear it year after year, because sexiness never goes out of style.

For example:

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This outfit is infinitley rewearable, and it wipes clean with a damp cloth.

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Far superior to regular, unsexy witches.

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Please, don't hit me, baby, one more time...

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I think one of these sexy, sexy maids has some preschool walls to clean.

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Extra HOT! This costume is code for 'easy' or 'fast.'

I am not chauvinistic (much) so here are some nauseating males dressing sexy and, yes, the gay will always be the creepiest:

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I if it's too small to make out, the man-baby is wearing a bib asking you to be his daddy. Blet.

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This nun is German. I'm not sure if she is pink because she is so sexy, or just foreign.

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No comment.

And my favorite, the sexy, sexy kitty.

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I have tons like this, and I'm starting to think that there is a serious weight problem among this nation's sexy cats.

I LOVE Halloween Girl
She is the beauty behind the first sexy cat and the one above in fishnets is her SISTER. Sexy sister-cat HEAVEN.
Visit her site, especially the link to the Spencer Gifts employee costume page. Seriously.

And a bonus:

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Sexy, sexy Mrs Claus.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

My new favorite lampshade covering is Tyvek.

It's not exactly fireproof, but Tyvek doesn't melt until it reaches 275˚F. So unless you wrap a halogen bulb in it, lamp shades are probably okay.
I never use anything higher than 60 watt bulbs because when a body has 6+ lamps in a room, the wattage of each must be dailed down. Most lamp dimmers are only rated for 60 watts, and dim lights make everyone appear sexier, anyway.

Tyvek, sans printing can be purchased at many art supply stores.
Buy some and play with it. Cutting and sewing are cinchy, and it looks as good crumpled as it does ironed.
It can be even be colored with alcohol markers.

More to come...