Saturday, June 20, 2009

Very Interesting Find...

So, I live in the desert where we don't get a lot of things growing naturally except for the obvious desert vegetation, you know, sage brush, joshua trees, wildflowers. These things are all lovely, however, the other day a strange new thing popped up out side of our house. These weird mushrooms. They are about a foot tall and just arrived, unannounced a few days ago. I don't know why or how they came to be, but of course, I have my own theory...

In the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers, weird spores grew on plants that grew into huge pods that overtook bodies and duplicated them into a passive, mundane people so they could control the human race. It happens very fast and you don't even see it coming....

I don't know where these mushrooms came from, but I'm just careful out there and if I ever show up without that usual gleam in my eye, then you know what happened:

Saturday, June 13, 2009

No Soliciting....

Or Yes Soliciting? We came across this fine young man sitting at a rest stop while we were moving from Oregon. It's probably obvious why this guy is totally rad, but just in case you need help here are the 3 reasons I think he's awesome:

Reason #1: He's a bad ass. He doesn't care that he's not allowed to solicit at this public rest stop. He will boldly take his sign asking for money and sit purposely and aggressively under a NO SOLICITING sign all the while giving a nonverbal "F You" to the Man. Rebellion at its best.

Reason #2: He's got a cat. Homeless guy plus dog is so cliche. Want another way to be awesome? get a cat...and by the looks of things, I bet him and his cat are going to rule the world one day.

And finally,

Reason #3: He caught me taking a picture of him. I was slyly trying to take his pic, without him noticing, but as soon as I clicked my camera and sped away, I looked at the picture and noticed he was looking right at me, unashamed and committed. Just another reason why he might just be the most awesome man holding a cat that I have ever taken a picture of at a rest stop.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Idle Hands.....

So, Adam's brother brought over a new video game and like any true gamer, they HAD to spend a few hours creating a player for Adam. (And yes, it's as dorky as it sounds). They tweaked all sorts of details about him including every single facial detail you could possibly imagine. I personally would have become completely bored and just chose which ever character looked somewhat like me, but no, these two spent so much time and energy on this that I don't even know if they actually played a game. But alas, below is fruit of their labor:

This is the real Adam, looking all sorts of subtle:

And Holy Crap, here is the game version of Adam:

I have to say I was completely impressed with how much it looks like him. So impressed in fact that I had to blog about it. I guess this is what happens when grown men spend hours on minute details...they come up with a completely useless video game version of themselves. If only this much effort was put into, oh I don't know, folding the laundry....

Monday, June 1, 2009

Found Handmade Feature!

Yay!! I am currently featured on Found Handmade's Blog! Hooray! Check it out, My hand painted flower earrings are being featured:

Totally cool! Thanks Found Handmade!

Below are pics of the earrings that are currently for sale in my etsy shop: