Friday, April 30, 2010

I made it onto the Etsy blog!

I am so excited! I was one of the shops featured in the Etsy Finds: Opening Acts blog post today. Thanks Etsy! The positive response has really made my day. Now I am really motivated to get making! Look for an update super soon...

Monday, April 26, 2010

Shop Update

Well it has been awhile since I have gotten anything into the shop! Regardless I am now pleased to present some of my newest crochet necklaces. They are still in the soft white and slate gray of some of my former pieces. I just can't get over how much I love these yarns though! Eventually I will run out and when that happens I will probably spice things up with some more color.

You can check everything out at my etsy shop!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Hit Girl is my hero and I have a crush on a boy named Kick-Ass

OMFG! I really really liked 'Kick-Ass'! I was a bit nervous because of some of the reviews I had been hearing but I was so very pleasantly surprised when I saw it.

The best part of the movie is easily Hit Girl. She is eleven and she is awesome. Some parents out there were upset with some of the violence and language this half-pint throws out but frankly this isn't a movie for kids so get over it. I could only wish to have been so bad-ass at such a young age. She is officially on my short-list for Halloween costumes this year and if I can get a few other friends to go as Kick-Ass, Red Mist, and Big Daddy I am pretty sure we would win some costume contests.

Also during the course of this movie I developed quite the crush on little Aaron Johnson (aka Kick-Ass). The whole time I was thinking how creepy I was for crushing on a 16 year old- lucky for me I was informed shortly after the film that he is 19. YESSSS! FAIR GAME! I was then informed that he was already ENGAGED to an older woman, a Ms. Sam Taylor Wood who directed Johnson in 'Nowhere Boy'. She is 43. They are also expecting their first child together. 5 years older no longer seems so creepy eh? But seriously I wish them all the happiness in the world and I am mostly bummed that I didn't meet him first.

P.S. My friend and I agreed that his attractiveness went up as he became more beat up- is that a bad sign?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Picnic Time

Well of course I have been in the mood for a good old fashioned picnic for some time now. That is just what good weather does to a person. It was so beautiful this weekend! Sunny and gorgeous I would have spent it outside but...I was working. Boo hoo I know. But now that I have a day it is gloriously cloudy outside. Oh well another day.

On a MUCH brighter note I have a shout out to my friend Mel who just got engaged! Congratulations Mel! I miss you.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

i heart the circus

Photo by Wendy Bevan for Marie Claire Italia

I am a little obssessed with back-in-the day circuses. This picture is from a lovely photo shoot Le Cirque from Marie Claire Italia. I found it via Haute Macabre. Check it out to see the rest of the amazing photos but this one was just my favorite. Probably has something to do with the lady in the red heels and sweet back tattoo ; )

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Picture from last year's Soundset festival. So excited!

To All My Single Ladies...

So I am a little obsessed with Gala Darling and her amazing blog. I pretty much wish I could be her. Or at least one of her friends. You know how some people are just so cool it hurts? Yeah that would be a good description for her. Now she has taken things to a whole new level with Date My Friend! Basically she has super cute and awesome single friends all over the world and she is giving us the hooks up! Read the post to find out about these two cuties from London and Minneapolis, MN! As a Rochester, MN girl I got a little too excited about the prospect of a highly recommended single boy so close to home...but I am also a huge chicken and emailing strangers is totally not my style. But if it is your style I suggest you get on that! Let me know how it goes. Also I will hopefully be stalking/ casually running into the cute boys/Gala herself at Soundset 2010. Speaking of Soundset, who wants to go with me?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Finally had the guts to get my new tattoo.

So three weeks ago I finally had the guts to get my new tattoo. This is the tattoo I have been waiting for my whole life and I feel like it has brought me full circle. But let me back up a bit...

I started playing violin in 5th grade. They literally sat us down in a room, put a list of instruments in front of us and told us to choose. I picked the violin for one simple reason- Sherlock Holmes played the violin- and since he was my favorite literary character at the time I thought that was good enough choice as any.

In middle school my dad introduced me to Apocalyptica. They were cello players who played metal music. I fell in love. They have been my favorite band ever since. I own all their Cd's (the first two stolen from my dad's collection) and I have seen them live TWICE!!! The first time I saw them live I was a sophomore in college and it was one of the best nights of my life.

Cover art from Apocalyptica's Reflections

In high school I watched the Red Violin. Although I wouldn't say it is one of the best films ever made I really really really liked it. The music was gorgeous and I loved the main idea of the film. If you haven't seen it I would highly recommend it.

My senior year in high school I painted a canvas of just the woman from The Red Violin poster.

I knew someday I would get the 'f holes' tattooed on my back but I just wasn't sure when. For my first tattoo I went with something a little less daunting. Then for a long time I played the game "I will get the tattoo when I lose 10 lbs". Stupid stuff like that. Finally I said screw it! I am getting this tattoo!

I made an appointment with Matt from Twilight Tattoo almost a month in advance (he was going to be out of town then I was etc etc). I had met Matt once or twice when I was in high school. He was friends with my dad and played upright base. Then just a few months ago I was admiring the tattoos of the new girl at work and she said she had got them done by Matt. I was like "No way! I think I know who that is!". She gave me his card and I felt like it was all meant to be. My really good friend Krista came with for moral support as did my little sister.

I have finally gotten the tattoo I have always wanted. Now I can start on my list of other tattoos that I want. Hmm. So many decisions!

Little treat... check out this video for Apocalyptica's 'I Don't Care' If you skip to 1:56ish it gets really good. Be jealous of the three girls who get to be "played". Omg hot. That is all I have to say!