Monday, October 22, 2007

zombies have rights too

They just want some brains. Is that so wrong? Yesterday Austin zombies united to march down Congress up to the capital. No-one was harmed as they picketed their way down the street. Who can really make time for a slow-paced killing spree when you have a message that needs to be heard. You can't say they don't have their priorities in order.

The Zombie Walk enlisted about 150 blood-loving attention hounds and kicked off the Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek's Dismember the Alamo Zombie film fest, which starts tomorrow. Tickets are still on sale (and only $5 a film... a great deal considering the line-up). Buy tickets here and check out more photos from the Sunday afternoon foot dragging festivities here.

P.S. Little known fact... zombies are very mindful of traffic signals and crosswalks. I bet you can all sleep easier now.

smarties and crafties

This past weekend Make magazine (and its sister publication Craft magazine) hosted their second annual Maker Faire. Previously held in San Mateo, Austin had the honors this year.

The two day fest was the weekend home to tons of crafters, creative types, and MacGyver-esque people that can build/make/shape/show a range of nifty devices and artsy artifacts. From robots to fire starters to gore experts to crocheted animals, the list goes on and on. Someone would be hard pressed not to find something that appealed to them, whether it was via a learning workshop, a shopping spree, repurposed bike rides, or suped up cars.

I was humbled and inspired by the wealth of talent and knowledge... although I have to come clean; I left pretty much as I came, with DIY dreams and teetering motivation. Not a heck of a lot smarter or craftier necessarily. There's still hope for me though and with events like this to remind me of the possibilities I may someday be a real live "maker". Photos can be seen here. Also go to Make's website for a streaming slide show courtesy of everyone that posted to flickr or simply check it out for a little creative spark.

Friday, October 19, 2007

task master

Focus is a big problem for me. Now, FINALLY, someone has come up with the perfect solution to help me stay on task. Gone are the days of the wandering eye, or wandering thoughts. Not only will the varying collar styles help with an array of projects, the many choices will help jazz up my wardrobe in countless ways. They might also keep me from biting my stitches. Check out which one works best for you here.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

lazyholic start line

The fact that I not only recognize the names, BUT vividly remember at least one episode of every show List Universe recounts in "30 TV Memories of the 80s", is a very strong indicator that I watched a lot (some may say too much) T.V. as a child. The road to laziness may not be paved with network television, but it was an excellent gateway.

Monday, October 15, 2007

welcome to the neighborhood

biggie meets biggie

Yay! I finally got my mitts on the painting I bought a month ago. Hot Pink Pistol (aka Hope Perkins) recently showcased some of her "Dead Rappers" series at Method Hair Salon. In addition to paintings this local artist also turns out some mean t-shirts and bags. One thing at a time though. For now I am content in relishing my first official piece of purchased art... and figuring out where the heck to hang it.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

all it takes

Swinging soiree? Forget the cocktails & horderves, party favors, and casual conversation. And really, let's be honest, who cares about everyone else. You should be concentrating on being the center of attention. Problem solved with a 60's vinyl relic. The title says it all; read no further than that. Illusions of group revelry be gone. Party on.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

relapse risk

Here's a good one. Getting a new bed (i.e. real bed) will enhance your life. It will also set you back when you are a recovering lazyholic. Never has it felt so wonderful to go to bed early. Those to-do lists and boxes I still need to unpack are gathering dust in the process. How could something so right feel so wrong?