Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Up-Cycle Pen Pal Project

I want to make things. I crave making things.
I cannot afford to make things anymore. : (
So, I had this Idea. Yes, Idea with a capital I.

Every few months, I will send out a supply list. If you send me the things on it, I will make you your very own surprise. And everything on the list is something you already have around the house! You send me junk, I'll send you something awesome.

You guys in?
Our first project requires tee-shirts. Actually it's two projects, you can choose A, or B.

For Project A: Please send me a colored tee-shirt, one that fits well because it's about to become your favorite ever. It doesn't have to be new, just something that you have laying around that you think you could maybe part with in exchange for something awesome. It has to be colored. It has to fit.
Examples... look how nice they fit.

For Project B: Please send me a tee-shirt with a printed design that you don't wear anymore. Maybe it was the graphic tee from your favorite band that got that horrible hole in the side... or the one from college that has the really bad pit stains... you know you have them. you know you love them... you know you shouldn't wear them anymore. It has to be printed with some sort of design/logo/picture/thingy.
Examples... awesome, I know.

That's it. Send them to me, and after a small but exciting wait, you'll get a surprise present. Isn't this the best win, win you've ever had?

Friday, July 16, 2010

Clearly, I'm into links this week.

Even better, check out these 10 children's book heroines in need of a Sassy Gay Friend

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Bulwer Lytton Fiction Contest

Amy literally just ran screaming out of her office, demanding that I share this link with you, dear readers.

Yes. It is that awesome.

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Fiction Contest

According to their website, "Since 1982 the English Department at San Jose State University has sponsored the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, a whimsical literary competition that challenges entrants to compose the opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels."

Some of my favorites from this year:
"Through the verdant plains of North Umbria walked Waylon Ogglethorpe and, as he walked, the clouds whispered his name, the birds of the air sang his praises, and the beasts of the fields from smallest to greatest said, "There goes the most noble among men" -- in other words, a typical stroll for a schizophrenic ventriloquist with delusions of grandeur."
Tom Wallace
Columbia, SC 

"The wood nymph fairies blissfully pranced in the morning light past the glistening dewdrops on the meadow thistles by the Old Mill, ignorant of the daily slaughter that occurred just behind its lichen-encrusted walls, twin 20-ton mill stones savagely ripping apart the husks of wheat seed, gleefully smearing the starchy entrails across their dour granite faces in unspeakable botanical horror and carnage – but that’s not our story; ours is about fairies!"
Rick Cheeseman
Waconia, MN

"The dark, drafty old house was lopsided and decrepit, leaning in on itself, the way an aging possum carrying a very heavy, overcooked drumstick in his mouth might list to one side if he were also favoring a torn Achilles tendon, assuming possums have them."
Scott Davis Jones
Valley Village, CA

Thursday, July 1, 2010


I win! Or at least if the world was fair I would win.