18 posts from August 2009
Saturday Morning Pancake Breakfast: I Have a Stick!
Aug 29, 2009
This Week In Internet: Marky Mark, IKEA, and the Babysitter's Club
Aug 28, 2009
Vintage Marky Mark. Not as good as vintage Keanu Reeves, but it'll do in a pinch.
Sorry, forgot the attachment.
An IKEA catalog from 1965. Looks very Mad Men.
Legos + stop motion = awesome
Think you had a bad week? Try traveling 130 miles across Germany in your wheelchair to propose to your girlfriend, getting shot down, then hitting a rut and bouncing out of your wheelchair on the way home and needing police assistance to get back on it. That is a bad week.
100 Totally Fun and Weird College Courses You Can Take for Free
Why do flamingos stand on one leg?
Babysitter's Club, the College Years.
Balloon animals of a very boring clown.
Have a good weekend!
Periodic Nephew Update
Aug 26, 2009
My nephew is now 18 months old, which means he is getting smart. I am going to have to start thinking really seriously about how best to position myself as favorite aunt. Some ideas include:
- Always having Tic Tacs
- Teaching him bad words when my sister isn't listening
- Spreading rumors that Aunt Kate is a witch and eats baby toes
- Buying his love with quarters
If you have experience in the area of Convincing a Toddler to Love You the Most, please leave some pointers. I may run out of quarters pretty fast.
One Picture, Two Ways
Aug 25, 2009
What We Do When We Aren't Attending Cutco Demonstrations
Aug 24, 2009
Over the weekend my friends Cassie, Carolyn and I went to a party where you were supposed to dress up like a high school cliche. We decided to go as two goths and a prep.
I don't think there were any actual goths at my high school, unless they were really exceptional goths who did a remarkable job of being withdrawn. This is entirely possible, because it was a magnet school, so it would make sense that the goths would have overachieved at goth-ness.
Anyway, here are some things I learned about being a goth.
First off, it is physically impossible to make this face for more than 1.5 seconds at a time.
After that, you have to laugh at yourself.
Additionally, if you are planning on going anywhere as a goth anytime soon, you should know that black lipstick requires constant reapplication. It also leaves a rather diseased-looking black imprint on whatever cup you are drinking out of.
Finally, if you need goth accoutrements in a hurry, I highly recommend hitting up your nearest Party City. Mine had an entire goth section, and let me just say it was hard to stop at buying only these socks and nothing else.
At least they are something I can wear over and over again.
Sunday Morning Pancake Breakfast: It Wasn't Me
Aug 16, 2009
Pancake has no idea what happened to this toy.
Teen Choice Awards Fashion Recap
Aug 13, 2009
I Hope There Is a Textbook for This Class
Aug 12, 2009
Found while reading the Rockville rec catalogue last night:
The class is two. hours. long.
(And yes, I posted this to Twitter yesterday, but I'm re-posting it here because GUESS WHAT? It's my blog and I make the rules.)
I Can't Wait to Start Using the Word "Bearsness" in Meetings
Aug 12, 2009
I have no idea what this is, why it exists, or why Keanu Reeves is involved. I just know it is the best thing ever.
I am having trouble deciding what is the best moment of the entire clip, though. Is it:
a.) When the little boy says, "Look at this bear! He's so soft and cute!"
b.) When Keanu Reeves fake attacks himself with said bear
c.) When Keanu Reeves, wearing white plastic sunglasses, makes a pun about talking "bearsness"
Also, thx to Emily for ensuring that my life involved seeing this.