Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I haven't written much lately. I have been a bit busy just out living my life but not enough of it to demand that I divest myself here. But I decided that maybe some pictures will make it look more interesting.
So here goes
I have spent a lot of time here with the boy. Johnno and I have developed a fondness for naps and cuddling and spooning among other things. And on the days he leaves the dollhouse for work I actually get out of bed and usually walk him out to his car. This is strange new territory.
I guess you could blame some of our napping on this
It's not the best wine but let's be honest--it is the only label I should be drinking on a regular basis. It comes in a white and a red and was randomly discovered at a BevMo! so it came home with me and the boy. It seems to be needed more and more.
It makes me feel creative which led this...
I call this thing of beauty a 'stashe on a stick'. It was created from a chopstick and a random fake moustache I had from a past Halloween--mostly due to the fact I did not have any way to attached said moustache to my face. Instead I ended up looking like this all night.
I think it comes off very Glenn Close in 'Dangerous Liasons' which seemed to amuse most people at Stevie's birthday party. It also led to the birth of 'Two out of two Rorys argee' as a verbal arguement against bad druken decisions--it is a loving tribute to "Kids in the Hall".
I think 50 Helens would agree that it was a lovely party as well. Whether or not Stevie had a good time is up to debate but I had to make an early escape with the boy to get home early enough to get to work on a hot little number.
It's a onesie that I designed by hand for Heath and Ruby's baby shower. And while I don't think the little one (or her parents) needs to ever know how tanked I was during the creation of said onesie--I think it's quite good. No butts about it.
But there will be more and better entries soon. I'm just stockpiling.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
"Someone along the way told you that you were a natural beauty. They lied to your face."
Hahahahaha--this is so true and funny for a handful of people in my life.
I found a column about house numerology from Apartment Therapy.com and was curious to see what type of energy the Dollhouse might have going for it. Because it is an apartment you do add up the street address (the energy of the building) and then the apartment number until it boils down to a single digit. Here's what I came up with.
House Number 8
This house resonates with Ambition and material benefits. If you are a hard-working individual who is ambitious then this is the house for you. Your focused business nature will best suit an eight house. For this is a solid house that aids in making your goals come to reality. Outdoor gardens filled with trees, plants and flowers ad to the ambiance of this house.
The natural environment of this house will aid to sooth extreme behaviors.
Positive Colour Suggestions: Green, Cream, Blues and Grays.
If you want to try--head over to this website to give it a shot.
I have a lot of blogging to catch up on but I have been a bit too busy living life and fixing up things to get much done. That being said--the next few days will be all about trying to get me back on board with this thing.
We shall see
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I don't know what to say. I could say that I was anxious all night long. I could have said that Johnno had to watch me be a hot mess because of my nerves. I could say that I was edgy and jumping because all i wanted was a cigarette. I could say that I didn't know how his friends and my friends would have meshed. I could have said I was worried about us getting a table for the game. I could have said I was restless and jumpy. I could have said that I have been feeling a bit of of sorts with getting things done--my things. I could have pointed out that I was all over the place because I don't know where my place is at the moment and the sudden weight of that came crashing down on me. I could have been honest and open and shared.
But I didn't.
I didn't because I didn't have the right words. I didn't because I felt like I was being ganged up on. I didn't because when certain people come after me I am at a loss because they are people who I trust and give so much more openess to and when they come at me--I don't know what to do. I Know that even now writing this could get me in trouble but i don't know where else to put my feelings. i could say so mcuh more.
But instead I will write the night off. I will put away what happened and file it under an unlucky turn of events. Under a night of bad behavior. Of bead decisions all on my part. But I will not keep it all bottle up.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friends can occupy the same room without robbing the space of solitude. They appreciate the difference between conversation and pointless noise. They don't snipe and bitch about other friends. They do their share of mundane tasks without prompting. They seldom whine, are secure in their own purpose and don't anchor themselves to an energy-sapping cloud of defeat and ready-made excuses when a challenging project presents itself.
I find this is very true and something I share with very few people.
Friday, April 10, 2009
From the AP
MINNEAPOLIS – Dave Arneson, one of the co-creators of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy game and a pioneer of role-playing entertainment, died after a two-year battle with cancer, his family said Thursday. He was 61.
Arneson's daughter, Malia Weinhagen of Maplewood, said her father died peacefully Tuesday in hospice care in St. Paul.
Arneson and Gary Gygax developed Dungeons & Dragons in 1974 using medieval characters and mythical creatures. The game known for its oddly shaped dice became a hit, particularly among teenage boys. It eventually was turned into video games, books and movies. Gygax died in March 2008.
"The biggest thing about my dad's world is he wanted people to have fun in life," Weinhagen said. "I think we get distracted by the everyday things you have to do in life and we forget to enjoy life and have fun.
"But my dad never did," she said. "He just wanted people to have fun."
Dungeons & Dragons players create fictional characters and carry out their adventures with the help of complicated rules. The quintessential geek pastime, it spawned copycat games and later inspired a whole genre of computer games that's still growing in popularity.
"(Arneson) developed many of the fundamental ideas of role-playing: that each player controls just one hero, that heroes gain power through adventures, and that personality is as important as combat prowess," according to a statement from Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. that produces Dungeons & Dragons.
Blackmoor, a game Arneson was developing before D&D, was the "first-ever role-playing campaign and the prototype for all (role-playing game) campaigns since," the company said.
Arneson and Gygax were dedicated tabletop wargamers who recreated historical battles with painted miniature armies and fleets. They met in 1969 at a convention, and their first collaboration, along with Mike Carr, was a set of rules for sailing-ship battles called "Don't Give Up the Ship!"
In later years, Dave published other role-playing games and started his own game-publishing company and computer game company. He also taught classes in game design. He was inducted into the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design Hall of Fame in 1984.
Weinhagen said her father enjoyed teaching game design at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Fla., in recent years, where he taught students to make a solid set of rules for their games.
"He said if you have a good foundation and a good set of rules, people would play the game again," Weinhagen said.
Arneson is survived by Weinhagen and two grandchildren. A public memorial service was planned April 20, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Bradshaw Funeral Home in St. Paul.
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
I know they have been out for awhile. They were written up on Perez Hilton multiple times and a darling of Myspace music but recently I have become really obsessed with the band Chester French. They make me think of what a lovechild of Weezer and Amy Winehouse would be like—except they have Harvard backgrounds and no accents. I am so into them that I managed to find a ton of unreleased songs of theirs for my music library.
This is their first video.
My favorite line ‘she craves affection so I use protection’.
This is another song of theirs but the video is just a still of the band.
This song does make me want to buy shoes. Just not those shoes.
Regardless though--something about their music just makes me scary happy. Which is reason enough to like any performer. At least I think so.
Timetables have always mattered to me. Whether it is my career, my friendships, my writing—all have had a set period of time and place to be down. But nowadays it seems that nothing matters and I don’t seem to care.
It doesn’t matter that I told Johnno I love him two months into our relationship. (This is something I didn’t do with Samuel or Fernando or even Dawson.) He has things that he leaves here, I always include in all of my plans even when I don’t think I should like girls’ trips and holiday celebrations. I called him my soul mate in a drunken haze, told Edie that if he gave a certain ultimatum that I would break my pattern, I hold his hand whenever I can and wherever we are. Normally it would take me forever to make certain moves and yet I am constantly doing them.
And so I wonder if I am on the edge of good or bad—if I am the edge of right and wrong. I guess I will just keeping tempting fate, pushing at the edges of what is reasonable until further notice.
If there is a picture that can sum up Edie in a thousand words—this just might be it.
I’m sure you can’t tell but these are all sequined and bedazzled bracelet that she bought downtown with Valeska, Ali and I this past weekend. There are 27 in total—on top of the ones she owned before we stumbled across them in the knock off stores downtown.
I think she is three away from a full on tranny.
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
I am obsessed with this song. Thanks so much Chloe