Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Here we have the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, the chronicles of the Enchanted Forest. My fondest memories are of the first one, Dealing with Dragons; I checked it out of the elementary school library innumerable times (with much better cover art--here), and I think that explains a lot about me.
Dealing with Dragons is about Princess Cimorene, who would rather fence and do magic than curtsy and scream. So she runs off to become a dragon's princess. (It's a status symbol for a dragon to have a princess, you see.) She has a few adventures with some wizards and some fairy tale tropes and a very un-dragon-like dragon, and she doesn't really live happily ever after because her life keeps happening in the rest of the books, even as the protagonists are all different. But you'll find out at the end.
I love these books so much that I give them to people as gifts. It's all part of my evil plan to turn some of my friends' as yet un-twinkled children into book-readers.
Buy the box set through Barnes & Noble for $21.55.
Image via the same.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Well, I saw The Hunger Games without nail polish or mockingjay earrings or anything to indicate that I was there to see it because I enjoyed the books and not because I just felt like seeing a movie. Not that that's important. I'm not some kind of "I read the book before it was popular!" hipster. (I didn't. I read the book after hearing about it for a long time.)
Anyway, there's still a good chance that the movie will come to the local cheap theater where the popcorn is a dollar and tickets are five, and I know just what to wear when the time comes:
Okay, so it also showcases my love of goofy games. But pair it with some nail polish--however goofy you might look--and rock and roll.
Buy your very own Hungry Hungry Games t-shirt through Shirt.Woot for $15.00.
Image via the same.
May the odds be ever in your favor.
Monday, March 26, 2012
What are your six books? Could you live with so few?
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
So, they're releasing the first two episodes of The Legend of Korra online on Saturday--that is, weeks early. WEEKS.
Also, The Hunger Games is coming out.
Basically, I am overwhelmed by actually getting things I covet this week, and I just can't right now.
(Images via the Internet--probably Tumblr and LiveJournal.)
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Well, as spring rolls around, some folks are going to have some acting up allergies. And not all of those folks will be brightly-colored, bushy-tailed types who can get a snazzy patterned box of tissues from the store.
No, some people are more somber in their choices. That's where Tissue Noir comes in.
Yes. Black box, black tissues. Really dark gray tissues. Something like that. It's perfect for people like me who don't understand colors and who have black, black souls. And who don't pay attention to how much they're paying per tissue.
Buy through Archie McPhee for $3.50 per 50-count box.
Image via the same.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Just put the money in the bag, and you won't have to take that pretty skirt in for dry-cleaning.
I think I'll use my share to get another glass Tommy gun for $34.95 through Archie McPhee. It'll make a swell vase.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Two important symbols for young people today are the automobile and the house. The automobile, whether a pick-up truck or a compact car, represents freedom. With a motor vehicle and some fuel, you can go almost anywhere and do almost anything. A house, meanwhile, represents stability. Some might say that there is a point at which these two ideals can't really fit together. I would argue that, like superimposing the image of a crying eagle on the United States flag, putting these two symbols results in maximum effect.
Well, maybe. But I was thinking something more like this:
The Tumbleweed Tiny House Company sells both the plans for houses that you can build on a trailer and the houses themselves. Their smallest portable house is 65 square feet, and that goes up to 172 square feet. After that, the houses are merely "small houses" and stay put.
Part of the idea is downsizing. Reducing clutter and living a life free of Things. (Yes, why is this even here, right?) Also, to go green, as they say. A smaller house does less harm to the environment. I'm guessing once you get an electric dually you'll really be good to go. To go anywhere. Anywhere at all.
Buy your very own portable tiny house ready-made for $38,997-$53,997 through Tumbleweed Tiny House Company.