Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sad Omelet, Happy Omelet

This was my breakfast until I decided that I needed to have a more positive outlook on life.

Friday, June 18, 2010

So Many Dinosaurs!

Last weekend, I went to the Portland Zoo with my friend Michelle. I've been to that zoo many times in the six years I lived there. What drew us this time was that they are hosting this animatronic dinosaur exhibition. Here are some highlights.

I love this guy's stupid head.

Michelle wanted to do an imitation.

In other dinosaur news. Remember this?

Which eventually became this?

So, what happened to that dinosaur? Since then, I have decided to emasculate the dinosaur by making it wear this apron I bought in Belgium whose purpose is to decorate wine bottles.

I wish my poster would have looked like these ones that were made for the aforementioned dinosaur zoo exhibition.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mix "Tapes"

One of the only things I do really well is make my friends and family mixed CDs (that and write fake, yet believable letters to the editor). I spend days going through iTunes and coming up with a theme and picking out the perfect typeface for the jackets that I make. Yep. I am that person.

Anyway, it was my friend Rebecca's birthday last week and I missed it because I was still in Oregon. So I spent way too much time yesterday working on these.

I entitled them "Dream Husband," "Dream Vacation," and "Dream Apartment." The songs on each mix are tangentially related to the theme.

Yes, that is Sarah Vowell talking to Ira Glass and yes, I do know that they aren't married to each other. It's a DREAM! They would both probably be grossed out to know that there is totally Hall & Oates on this mix.

Dream Vacation! In case you can't tell. That is a picture taken from a plane. Thanks! Flikr!

Dream Apartment! I sort of had a hard time finding songs that work. So I put things like "Electricity" By Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, "Made of Stone" by the Stone Roses, and "Date with Ikea" by Pavement (all pretty sweet songs in their own right).

Crazy Type!

Close up!