Monday, November 29, 2010

Check your Happy at the door, because this is going to make you overload.

Someone find me Matthew Ranzetta and help me get him to Vegas. 'Cause we'z gettin' married.

Found (as usual) through The Official Star Wars Blog, these babies are just what I need. Awesome covered in awesome with a side of AWESOME!

By Australian graphic designer Matt Ranzetta. He, for some reason unknown to me, apparently didn't realize how awesome these are and is unprepared to sell print, but.. oh well I'll just tell you what he said:
"I never anticipated people would show so much interest, let alone want them hanging on their own bedroom walls. So at the moment, I'm looking into the possibility of selling prints individually and as a set.

For now, if you are interested either keep checking back here for updates or simply email me - with 'star wars prints' in the subject. I'll start a little mailing list and keep everyone updated."

So, there you have it. A reason to be happy.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The 'Am I Old' Test

Want to know how to tell if you're old?

Ask yourself this. "By the standards of the place in which I live (or grew up) could I legitimately be someone's grandmother?"

For New Richmond the answer is a resounding yes. It was a stretch last year, but this year is entirely more possible. I have a feeling it gets more and more logistically sound from here on out.

Happy Birthday me!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I have power!

I have the power to buy books! 

Ok, that might be an slight exaggeration.

I have the power to suggest purchases!
Look at the books the system is getting because I asked so nicely!

Night of the living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall

The Word Made Flesh : Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide

Cooking for geeks : real science, great hacks, and good food by Jeff Potter.

The Geometry of Past by Caz Hildebrand and Jacob Kenedy

Sunday, November 7, 2010


The key to happy is singing boys! As long as there are all-male acapella glee clubs out there, I'll never be TRULY unhappy. Straight No Chaser is going to be in town this week. ON MY BIRTHDAY. Who wants to buy me tickets?

My favorite acapella song? Do you really have to ask?

Sunday is for Deep Thinking

Or it might be for hangovers. I haven't quite decided yet.

But I wanted to start a new weekly blog post, so here's your deep thinking question:

Where do you draw the line between low self-esteem and pragmatism?

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Internet-based Awesome Has Been Stacking Up

I'm a few weeks behind on my attempts to be happy. There has been lots of cool stuff, but no initiative or oomph. Here goes:

1. These SWEET Star Wars pancake molds from Williams-Sonoma.

2. I googled 'awesome font' during a conversation with Deno, and found these two AWESOME head based fonts: The Beard font (which has been making the blog circuit apparently, but no one knows who made it :( ) And the Skullphabet designed by Mark Conahan.
Awesome, Right?

3. This cute birdhouse from Daily Danny, which is awesome in and of itself, not just because I used to have that exact same Fox and Hound  Little Golden Book. Library craft anyone?

4. From way back at Halloween- this awesome Banksey look-a-like costume from a fella named George Schnakenberg.

5. Snickers Salad. Yes I said it. Apparelty it counts as a salad. Apparently I'm the only one on the planet who hasn't heard of it. Dana from MADE fixed that. I'm going to make it for staff meeting.

6. I found this on The Brothers Brick page, but I guess it was originally by Dave Kaleta whom I might just start stalking now. It's just one of many LEGO pics I have saved up for the next few weeks.

Remember, this is Copyrighted to Dave Kaleta
 7. This giant clothespin sculpture by Turkish artist Mehmet Ali Uysal appears in Park Chaudfontaine in Belgium. It was hand delivered to my reader list by MAKE.

8. I made them order this book for me at work. I'm pretty stoked that they actually listened to me. The Word Made Flesh by Eva Talmadge and Justin Taylor

The Word Made Flesh - book trailer from Tattoolit on Vimeo.

9. Amy sent me this totally awesome Mexican Day of the Star Wars Dead print that she found on Neatorama, originally by California-based artist José Pulido. There is a whole series here.

10. And finally from Nature comes this amazing video of an CT scan of a barnacle-encrusted lump from a 17th century shipwreck. See if you can guess what it is.