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Spin and Tonic

by @ Wednesday, October 12th, 2011. Filed under Music, note to readers

So far behind on updates.  This is the last one for tonight.

M is co-hosting Spin and Tonic at the North Door tomorrow night. Gin cocktails and brilliant music.


You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take

by @ Wednesday, October 12th, 2011. Filed under employment, note to readers

I accepted an in store seamstress gig at Frock On Vintage.   It’s a big leap being out there in retail land.  I am used to sewing in the comfort and isolation of my work room. The drawback is that I don’t meet new people and my art has a limited audience.  Come check out the space during the Grand Opening Party.  If you can’t make it then, I will be at the shop on Fridays and Saturdays.


Frock On Vintage will be teaming up with Slacker magazine, Arr Squeeze and KVRX to bring you food, drinks and music!

Complimentary alcoholic beverages will be provided for the 21 and up crowd compliments of Treaty Oak Rum. There will also be tasty bites, a photo booth and discounts and giveaways to boot! You will also have a chance to win one of four $50 gift cards from yours truly just for “liking” the event on Do512.

The party will go from 11am-7pm with music starting at two. Grab a drink and look through some clothes while rocking out to Guache, Starma, Young Girls, She Sir or The Ugly Beats with DJ Czech One on the 1s and 2s between sets. How fun does that sound? Don’t forget to “like” Frock On Vintage on Facebook for updates and discounts.

You can check out the stuff I am working on for the store on my Flickr.  I know you are dying to see what I did with this dress.




What happened to domestic arts?

by @ Wednesday, October 12th, 2011. Filed under home ec, note to readers

In the last year I have toyed with the idea of returning to teaching.  Not just sewing, but domestic arts or home economics.  As someone who cooks, sews, and can tackle most basic home repair situations I am a freak of nature among many of my friends.

So, over the next few months I plan on doing some serious research on this topic.  In times of economic crisis people are going to have to buckle down and do for themselves (well at least the little things).  These days people can barely sew on a button let alone cook a pot of rice.

I admit, I did have a bit of an advantage. My mom was (and still is) an amazing stay-at-home mom.  My dad wasn’t around much so we fended for ourselves quite a bit.  Mom’s best lesson was that if you can read, you can do just about anything (cooking, sewing, plumbing, electrical work, etc…).  Not everyone gets this lesson.  Instead of trying and possibly failing people would rather have someone else do it.

My question for you readers, can you do for yourself or do you have others do it for you?  What’s holding you back from doing it yourself?  It is time?  Is it skill?  Is it fear of failure?



The early bird- Fun^3 flys again

by @ Saturday, September 11th, 2010. Filed under 17dates, boys, concerts, fun^3 fest, Music, note to readers, random musings, sxsw

Life has been way less organized these last few months little readers. I feel bad because M and I are growing our little ticket farm and we have neglected to remind you of the following:

And now it’s time to get to business…

Fun^3 Fest M and I are early birds once again.  But due to an odd shift in the cosmos, we did not win the lottery to purchase said early bird tickets.  The Jew and 2.0 were some how chosen instead of us.  WTF?!   How did this happen?  We told them about the lottery. I suppose we can’t complain.  We weren’t exactly rolling in dough at the time.  I suppose we should commend ourselves for selling the festival to two dudes based on previous experiences.

Now that the full line up and schedule have been completed, it is GOOGLE SPREADSHEET TIME!  You know that M and I are huge nerds when it comes to cramming as much festival goodness in as possible.

Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the show.  My plan for the weekend is to catch up on writing and sleep.


Seriously in need of Vacay

by @ Saturday, July 25th, 2009. Filed under concerts, note to readers, vacation

Thursday I had the opportunity to spend 11 hours in planes and airports to go to a meeting and come right back home.  I left the house at 5:25am and was back around 9pm.  This is pretty standard when work sends me on a trip via airplane.  I can’t complain.  I would have spent 14 hours driving myself to the meeting and back.  Instead I read two books and had nap time.

Anyways, I was a little jealous when I hit DFW.  The last time I went on vacation was in 2005.   I had planned to go on a 2 week drive to Seattle in August.  Due to extreme scheduling complications, the trip cannot happen until September at the earliest. In the meantime I have a week of vacation that has entered use-it-or-lose-it status.

I have a mini vacay scheduled with M to go to the Free Press Summer Fest in Houston.  But that is only a weekend event.  I have a crap ton of work to accomplish along with getting my PMP certification (my class has been rescheduled 3 times now and I have the privilege of taking the class in Frisco, TX now).

If anyone can think of a good place to escape to between August 26 (after my test ends at 5) and September 1, let me know.  So far the only offer is to drive 13 hours to help friends unpack the boxes that I packed a week ago.



by @ Tuesday, July 14th, 2009. Filed under note to readers

Sit visitors since January 2009

Periodically I check what you have been reading on the blog (thanks to Stat Traq).  Will I change the content based on what you like? Nope.  Because it appears to be totally random and some subject lines are more likely to be googled than others.

Looking back at 2009 so far, here are the top hit recipients:

Jan – It’s been awhile 373

Feb – I want this 476

March – Persepolis 139

April – Who needs tv 312

May – PC to TV converter 241

June – Manners 780

July – Little Joy – Fabrizio + Coldplay = FUN! 497 (this post is also on the top of the list for the year)

From looking though search terms and referrers, it seems like most of you know us by name.  Either that or there is a porn site that people are looking for about climbing in skirts (our #1 search term).

Thanks Readers.

Now i will get back to my usual informative/angst filled posting.


Explosions in the Sky on July 4th

by @ Saturday, June 20th, 2009. Filed under concerts, Music, note to readers
Fireworks ATX

Austin, Texas July 4th 08' Fireworks by Motleypixel

I bought tickets for the show at Stubb’s ages ago.  I purchased two because you never know when a show is going to sell out  (which it did) and who knows,  I may have actually met someone that would be interested in going.

Well, I have yet to meet someone and I am torn as to  what I should do.  I could sell the ticket and be M and 10hdg’s third wheel (aka, the usual). Option 2, would be to pimp myself out and find myself a date for the show. Option 3, sell the pair of tickets and find new plans for the 4th.  The issue will not be related to offloading the ticket (the show sold out, CL will be full of people wanting those tickets in the next few weeks), the issue is whether or not I will have an enjoyable evening.

Last year’s 4th was pretty awesomeMaybe not for M, but it was for me.  I went on a date.  We had a late lunch and saw Wall-e.  Then we went out for drinks and then watched fireworks from his window.   Maybe I should make an attempt to top that one.

Here is the hitch with option 2 (which M is in favor of). (more…)


Smittenness – an F-ing epidemic I tell you

by @ Sunday, December 14th, 2008. Filed under note to readers, rants

Remember that scene in Bambi when it’s spring and all the little woodland creatures are in heat twitterpated?  That’s all I have seen lately.  Maybe it’s the cold weather?  Maybe it’s the holiday season that makes people not want to be alone?  Maybe it is the holiday xmas party open bar.  I don’t know.

The other day on facebook a friend posted this, “XXX is covered head to toe in smitten.”  I promptly replied, “You should see a doctor about that.  They can probably perscribe some sort of topical ointment to clear that up.”

Since it is so cold, why don’t all of you smitten people bunker down for winter and just get with the baby-making.   That way I will get a nice parking space downtown when I go out drinking.


Laughter is the best medicine

by @ Sunday, December 7th, 2008. Filed under growing up, note to readers

Yep.  I don’t really think this is the best medium to describe the exact situation, but suffice it to say that I had a very awkward moment this afternoon.  I ran into some people that are no longer part of my life but did affect me in the past.

I was out with someone else, and didn’t expect to run into them, but you know, it’s OK.  I think I felt a little awkward in the moment, alright a lot awkward.  But then next thing I know, I’m laughing. If you can’t find any humor in the situation then it’s all over.  And to be totally honest, this wasn’t a spiteful humor, I don’t feel that I need or do have any ill will.  It’s just the reliving of the shenanigans that are my life.

There’s a part of me that now thinks that I should be grateful even for those people.  If things hadn’t transpired the way they did then I would not be where I am.  I have no regrets, I look back on the choices I’ve made, and I do have the courage of my convictions.  Every day just keeps getting better.

Just wanted to let you guys know, that if you ever feel awkward, angry, or just plain uncomfortable it may be a good time to take a step back and have a laugh.


Bag Lady

by @ Saturday, November 29th, 2008. Filed under Music, note to readers

I’ve written about baggage in the past.  This song says it all.

I listen to it every time I fear that I am about to end up with the 23 peice luggage set from Darjeeling Limited.  Or like the Trash Lady in Labyrinth.

Pack light, pack smart little ones.

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