Sunday, July 19, 2009

STEVIE WONDER'S A MUSICAL GENIUS

My sister, my fiance and I have been laughing about this for weeks now, so I thought I would share this hilarious clip with all of you out there in kyberspace. This also continues the Eddie Murphy series that was inaugurated with the Ice Cream Man post. If you are watching this at the office, be sure to use headphones... the language is definitely not suitable for work!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

the cat's out of the bag

Ok, so there's something I haven't told you... of course, you could have noticed or found out on your own, but only if you ever looked at my profile, which I doubt you have...

I started a wedding blog.

I told my sister last night.

Oy. I know, I know, I'm a bandwagon-jumper, but frankly this is a good way to keep Jon and my sister and heterolifemate from getting assaulted with weddingy crap a fair amount of the time. It's a good outlet, for my sanity and yours! I started it a couple of weeks ago because, as I mentioned, I don't want this to become an obnoxious wedding-obsessed blog. I'll keep posting about whatever I feel like here, and all to do with weddings shall henceforth be filed away under a different url. Anyway, if you're so inclined, check me out at aweddingrunsthroughit.blogspot.com (apologies to Norman Maclean).

(photo by, who else, Our Labor of Love)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Fun with heavy machinery!

So, as I posted before I have enrolled myself in a letterpress class so as to be able to print my own excellent wedding invitations (and much, much more) for a reasonable price. Turns out it's not that difficult! I am by no means a master, but the fact is that it's a pretty simple process, and the name, broken down into its parts -- letter, press -- sorta says it all.

Now halfway through the class, I'm happy to say that I have picked up steam and am operating much more quickly with the presses and even with hunting for type. Assignment no. 2 was to create an announcement of sorts. Since I'm moving apartments this weekend, I decided to print some postcards to mail out with my new address on them. The added challenge of this assignment was to use two colors, which means you're running each piece of paper through the press twice. Here's the finished product:


Am I a badass or what? This is awesome.

[p.s. there is actually a street name printed, but in case I have any stalkers out there I didn't want to post it... stay away, stalkers!]