I know I am constantly telling you all how amazing and hilarious my sister is. We didn’t always get along when we were young, but now she’s one of my best friends. We are constantly stalking each other through the internet, and now I have one more option: she has finally started a blog!
It’s called My Wildhood, and it is awesome. Not only is she hilarious, she’s full of all kind of useful information. She focuses more on nature and the outdoors, while I focus on crafting and sitting down. Enjoy stalking Beans as much as I do.
I’ve been spending a lot of time lately crafting for friends and family, like the cake topper and wedding favors for my sister, Beans. This post is going to show some of those gifts, and serve as an excuse for not doing many crafting posts.
For Jessica, I made a tiny gnome head magnet (which is part of an on-going weird joke between us), and a box of Cadbury creme eggs, of which I did not steal ONE.
This is a necklace for my sis, Beans, inspired by a recycle poster, which is why the tree is made of arrows.
UPDATE: I found the inspiration pic for this:
This is a monster baby. I made it out of some fabric by running it around the sewing machine with no real plan in mind.
He’s wearing a cape with SB on it, which stands for Super Baby. He’s playing super heroes, with his pet cow.
I named the cow Moothusela. This monster baby was made for Kathy Phan-tastic for her birthday.
Nuclear explosion? No problem! Super Baby to the rescue! (The background is part of a painting by my super-talented Hubby). So it just goes to show, being friends with me has its benefits. I love giving handmade gifts whenever I can.
Don’t forget to come see your favorite Clever Chick tomorrow at the Rockin’ Mama’s Day Celebration to benefit SafePlace! I don’t want to drop names or anything, but my dear friend KathyPhantastic will be there, too!
It’s gonna be sweet!
My friend, Liane, has been making gorgeous, delicious cakes forever, and apparently enough of us continually harassed her for her to actually turn it into a business! She has a blog showing all her amazing treats. I LOVE the Van Gogh Starry Night cupcake cake! Check it out:
Two Tokens is techincally a web comic, with a blog on it, but this is my blog, so I make the rules. Plus, I didn’t want to make another category on the tags. Two Tokens is run by two hilarious guys, who the main characters Black and Tan are based on. It is a haven of nerdliness, and oh wait, there seems to be a cameo here from…That Clever Chick!! My alias on their site is Oracle, but you’ll notice the gravatar image is the same.
Yep, a REAL ARTIST made a portrait of me! He did leave off my habitual snarky expression, but I think that was just to be nice.
The comic is hilarious, and geekerific, and all the blogs posts are funny as hell, not just mine. These guys even have tables at conventions periodically, so you little nerdlings could possible meet them in real life! Oh, the joy! Check them out at www.twotokens.com, and on the upper left under the “Archives” button you can read all the past blog posts. Have fun!
As you all should know by know, my computer, Carl, is out of commission. The poor little guy struggled against the virus as hard as he could, but he’s been put into a medical coma until a cure can be found. As a result, all my crafting pictures are completely unreachable for the forseeable future. I am also currently swamped with work and Christmas related madness, so today I’m foisting you off onto someone elses blog. Yes, it’s lame. We will be back to our regular programming shortly (hopefully?).
Anyway, hyperbole and a half is completely hysterical, so much so that I almost don’t want to send you all there. Please, don’t forget me!
Back in July, my dear friend and fellow blogger Kathyphantastic told me about this event at Mohawk called the Pixel Pop Party. I had no idea what was going to happen, but Kathy always finds cool stuff, so I was totally on board.
This was totally my kind of event! They had arts and crafts for sale, and make your own buttons, and t-shirts! I made an Indiana Jones button, and my awesome wrist band is recycled t-shirt, and iron-on fabric. Not to brag, but I cut that all out by hand.
They also had awesome photo booths set up for FREE. You know free is my best friend, so we jumped right in. The whole night was Super Hero themed, hence my “POW” bracelet above, and the gloves and capes below:
That’s me and Hubby looking totally wicked on the right. Thanks to Trevor Ray for making me look so badass. Annie Ray, the other photographer did an amazing job as well. Both of these people had booths set up in crowded areas, but Annie’s was right by the bar, and look at the results:
Super hot, right?? I mean damn! I want to hire her to follow me around all the time! That looks so good I forgot what else I was going to blog about. Oh right, FOOD.
After the party, Hubby and I followed Kathyphantastic and her man, Fire Hair several blocks to eat out of a trailer. In case you hadn’t heard, trailer food is all the rage here. Austin freakin’ loves a taco truck. This one was totally worth the hike.
You read that right: Korean Mexican fusion. Oh yes. I had the tofu taco. It was stunning. I didn’t take a picture because I INHALED it. It was a bit spicy, but it burns so good…
We also saw random creepy guys in body suits while driving around. Austin has its share of weirdos (“You’re kidding!” “Nope, totally serious”). And here are two of them:
You can barely see him, but there’s a guy in an orange body suit next to the green guy. The evening wouldn’t be complete without some freaks. Someday, when I think you’re ready, I’ll show you Leslie. He’s a local treasure! And yes, he has his own wikipedia page. This place is wild!
From the creator of cake wrecks, comes a new, nerd-tastic blog, Epbot. It has the same hilarity, but allows her to focus more on geekdom not in cake form. Enjoy while I’m still in the transition period of replacing our floors! My computer will be up and running soon, I swear!
Kathy Phantastic is one of my best friends on the planet, and I have never met anyone so creative and skilled. Her blog is full of the randomness that is Kathy’s brain, and I love it. She has been doing this much longer than I have, and my attempt is a pale shadow of what she manages to achieve. You can also follow her on twitter, and again, she totally kicks my ass in this arena, but I think we are too different brands of weird entertainment.
Kathy, Hubby and I recently went out to dinner for her birthday, although I forgot to bring her birthday gift, which is the only reason I have not blogged it yet. We went to Sunflower Vietnamese Restaurant, which was awesome, of course. I always try to have my Vietnamese friends tell me which places are good for Vietnamese food, so I can learn what it should really taste like, being an ignorant white person and all.
This place is off 183, near Mister Tramps (which I may blog about later). They don’t seem to have their own web page so I linked to yelp:http://www.yelp.com/biz/sunflower-restaurant-austin
At Kathy’s suggestion we got an appetizer, which was a giant vegetarian omelette. It was so freaking delicious! I’m mad now because I can’t remember the real name, but I highly recommend this to anyone who goes there. The way you eat it is tricky so let me spell it out: You cut a small piece off the omelette, and lay it on a lettuce leaf. Add a bit of the shredded, pickled carrot and radish on top, add a spring of mint (so that there is mint in every bite), then spoon some of the dipping sauce over the top. Roll it up and go to town. It is crunchy, fried, hot and cold, sweet and salty all in one. If we go back this will be all I order, and I am not sharing.
I got the tofu and vegetables, which was good. Kathy got the shaken tofu, which is basically breaded, fried tofu, that comes with a sweet chili sauce to dip it in. It was fantastic. Hubby got the clay pot seafood rice, which was also really good. The place is also surrounded by intriguing looking Chinese and I think other Vietnamese restaurants that I hope to explore further.
I haven’t been able to read through all of Kathy’s blog yet, but everything I read is fantastic. She has always had random things happen to her throughout our lives, and I am so happy that through the magic of the interwebs she can share her interesting and bizarre occurrences with the globe. Read hers on the days I’m too lazy to post.
I read a lot of blogs, and I have a lot of friends that blog. I decided I’d link to a few of my favorites, mostly cause I feel like it. Cake Wrecks is absolutely hysterical, and appropriate to show anyone, even grandma. Jen shows us the wonderful ways that PROFESSIONAL bakers screw up, and her commentary makes it perfection.