Wednesday, October 31, 2012

My Blog Has a New Home...

Since I've long neglected this blog (and my name has changed), I've moved!

I'm now at pardonmyscience.blogspot.com and I just posted our awesome Halloween dinner! Check it out!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Superheadz Blue Ribbon Camera

I just came home from picking up a mountain of prints from my stack of neglected film. Most of the highlights from this first batch are from my Superheadz Blue Ribbon Wide Angle Camera


I love this little camera. It's simple, lightweight, and the pictures are amazing.

(Thrift store madness.)

(Brian, Bowling)

(Saving the best for last - Farmer Lindsay)



Friday, February 24, 2012

Flashback Friday (BJM)

Today at work, my ears' confusion led to a brief conversation about The Brian Jonestown Massacre, including our odd day with them on their last Orlando show. Later, I was trying to remember when that show was and 2007/2008 came into mind, when I realized it was 2004, 8 years ago. My, how time flies.

Amazed at the amount of time that's past since then, I did some digging. Since that was before the days of ubiquitous cell phone cameras (or good ones anyway) and YouTube, the only evidence I have of that day is the recording of their performance on WPRK and this beautiful LiveJournal post:


"so who are you officially?"
yesterday proved to be one of the most interesting (& fun) days i've had in a long while...

first there was work...
uninteresting. i left early to go to prk.

then there was prk...
mass confusion. i ended up doing a 4hr show (with musical selection assistance) during the middle of which brian jonestown massacre played live in the studio.

and later there was the beer shower that was the guided by voices/brian jonestown massacre show...
(first a small lesson in irony: six months of free shows for doing nothing but tagging along. a few weeks after i start actually helping out, i have to pay to see a band that i had just seen for free hours earlier & whose manager was helping me pick out cds.)
some highlights: being covered in beer to the point that i got erin wet by shaking my head. seeing guided by voices play in ponchos (& goggles). us getting free cds from "officially" travis (making up for having to pay to get in). having 5 ties in a row playing rockpaperscissors. my poor dirty glasses being licked and then cleaned off by "officially" travis. us being the last people in the social other than the bands & clean-up crew. being dragged in opposite directions down orange ave. by lindsay & "officially" travis. us taking a 2 block ride in the brian jonestown massacre's van with "officially" travis for no reason. ("officially" travis is a very nice man.)

i had to wash my hair twice to rid it of all of the beer. i don't think my glasses will ever be clean again...
'twas a damn good day.


And just now, through some careful Googling, I was able to find a MySpace photo album of pictures from that night's show. 

Weird flashbacks abound.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Benadryl Mind Melt

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Crafters Against SOPA

Chances are, if you've been surfing the internet today, you've stumbled upon sites or Flickr images that have gone dark in protest of SOPA and PIPA. If you haven't yet read up on what those acronyms mean, do it now! I'll wait...

Oh wait! You can't Wikipedia it! Thankfully, while Google has their own protest, they've kept information about the acts live, including information on how to share your opinion on the matter (and a fun infographic).

I'm not going to preach to you about how you should feel about SOPA and PIPA (hint: you should hate them), but as an internet user, you really should do your homework. And if you also hate them, make your voice known! Write to your representatives in Congress! Grab the "Crafters Against SOPA" button at Strumpet's Crumpets! I already got my senator to revoke his support (j/k - but I did write him).

If enough of us speak up, Congress will be forced to listen!



Monday, January 16, 2012

Bentos and Lunches To Go

While skimming my Google Reader on Friday, I came across a post on jesse.anne.o about bentos that piqued my interest. I used to be totally obsessed with Vegan Lunch Box and the fun looking food creations she came up with. Now I've got bento on the brain again.

Lucky for me, Jesse included links to the Vegetarian and Vegan Bento Flickr pools in her post. Look at all of this pretty, tasty goodness!









I guess it's time to bust out my copies of Vegan Lunch Box Around the World and Cute Yummy Time (and maybe ask for Yum-Yum Bento Box for my upcoming birthday?!?).



Saturday, December 17, 2011

Experiment 01: No Poo

Two weeks ago, I woke up and decided to start an experiment. I took the "no poo" plunge. "What is 'no poo'?", you ask. It's a movement to not use shampoo (or conditioner). A Re-Nest article on the subject stuck with me for months, so I decided to take the plunge. 

Why? 1. Shampoo is expensive. 2. (Traditional) Shampoo is not good for the planet. 3. Organic & natural shampoo is even more expensive. 4. My hair is insane & really fickle about hair products. 

For the record, the thought is to start the switch by "shampooing" with baking soda and "conditioning" with apple cider vinegar. Eventually, this is supposed to be needed less frequently (or not at all). I used 1 TBSP baking soda + 1 cup water for washing and 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar + 1 cup water for conditioning.

The first day, my hair looked (and felt) swell!


Third day was maybe a tad grimy, but all was well.


By this Thursday (almost two weeks in), my face had decided it was absolutely pro-poo, and had the oil slick and breakouts to prove it. Headband to the rescue!


And soon after that, I decided to give it up. There was not enough of a light at the end of the tunnel to justify permanent gross-face. And so, this morning, I washed my hair.


Overall, I'm glad I tried it. I think I could still alternate the baking soda/acv routine with normal shampoo. And I got Brian started on that routine already, which means less shampoo between us.

And it's gotten me into the experimental spirit. I've already got plans for experiments for the next two months. Stay tuned!