Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

and here comes the but

It's impossible for me to choose my favorite. Alex Holder and Ross Neil have managed to make the words no-one wants to hear into a tragically interesting and entertainingly profound project.

[ I Love You But ]


[ photos by recovering lazyholic ]

tell me about it

I think yet again someone is spying on my life and translating it into their own creation. I'm glad I'm so inspiring.

[ design by Jorge Cham ]

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

dollars and nonsense

In an attempt to outfox my shrinking wallet and a wounded national economy I thought it time to make friends with the bargain center known as Dollar General.

PROS: hair extensions, an array of white bras, my favorite toy the electronic chain saw, and a chance to become a millionaire

CONS: um DOLLAR GENERAL. Almost nothing costs a dollar, and where was the general?

View each photo individually here.

false advertising

dancing dog

This kind of makes me want to throw up but at the same time I can't resist the combo of wiener dog, 3-D effects and Square America. For the rest of "The Bar Mitzvah and Other Tales of Living in Stereo" series go here.

toast heals all

Didn't you know? Apply butter liberally before adhering.

[ Amazon via Swiss Miss ]

karaoke time warp

I took this photo the other night when I went to the Team Fabrication 6 event. There was Karaoke after the bands and fashion show. This girl was singing some song that I can't recall at this point. For some reason every time I go back and look at this image I feel like I'm looking at a time and place I wasn't a participant of, which probably sounds weird. I blame the "I wandered in from the 50's, high on muscle relaxers and vodka" brilliant fashion sense of this gal. I mean that in the best way possible.

If you want to see more photos from the night go here.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

recipe for a good day

(photos by recovering lazyholic)

START WITH: Boyfriend, day off, and car
ADD: Enchanted Rock
MIX WITH:: Brisk (i.e. near heart attack inducing) hike and amazing views
TOP OFF: Local brews and German morsels

Heat for 3 hours, then let rest. Enjoy.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

weekend recovery

(photo by recovering lazyholic)


Saturday- Team Fabrication 6 @ Mohawk
East Side Studio Tour (also Sunday)

Sunday- Empty Bowl Project @ Mexican American Cultural Center

**Note-- There are some other things but I ran out of time... will be more comprehensive in the future... hopefully.

instant gestation

One of my FAVORITE (it means more if in caps) photographers to watch these days is Keith Davis Young. He scores points by being a fellow Austinite (and I nice one at that) but his mix of Polaroid, 35mm, and graphic design always serves up winners. I am such a fan of his sparse compositions and natural lighting. Always sincere, always interesting. Go to his Flickr and give him some encouraging words.

photoshop loses the computer

Photoshop takes a technological step backwards but certainly does not lose it's luster in the process. What a great idea!

this is your life

Yesterday I posted an image of Danny Kaye, which is from a new Google feature definitely worth mentioning. Life Magazine has made much of it's immense photo archives available for free download and I simply couldn't be more thrilled. Search to your heart's delight here.

P.S. The cover above with women lounging on a "human Lazy Susan" is amazing. And if only I could read the contents of this issue, then I could find out all about my feet. The mystery will have to remain that.

me too

Some universal ideas. All but "I should be doing my homework" anyway. How about... "be working".

when bad things happen to good people

Two of the nicest people I know were robbed. Why do things like this happen? My thoughts are indeed with you.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

i take thee

(photo by Leah Ecklind)

If I could marry a photograph this would be it. How quiet and sweet and dark and tranquil.

e is for me

(photo cred Life Magazine)

Each Tuesday Upper Case Journal features "Type Tuesday", highlighting graphic examples and discussions about typography. Today E was one of the letters of the day. I have to say I'm pretty partial to the best of all vowels. Wonder why.

Is it me or does it look like Danny Kaye is wearing Teva's? What a trend setter.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

isn't that special

(photo by Chris Glass)

I am slightly addicted to T.V. intros of yesteryear. Looking at my YouTube favorites is proof of that. The CBS Special is at the top of my list. Aside from the eye catching graphics I think my affections are largely motivated by the music that went along with the 5 second word swirl. When I was a kid I just knew that the pseudo tribal click-clack sound was my cue to prepare for some fine, fine programming. In retrospect I have a hunch that meant television's gathering of an all-star cast in a 4 hour historic saga or murder mystery. Oooh! Where was I? Oh, I want this shirt.

Chris Glass, who is also I damn fine photographer and author of one of my favorite daily reads, The Last Ten Days, is the creator of this perfection.


(photo by recovering lazyholic)

Freckles are one of the greatest thing in the world. What a beautiful mess.

weight frighteners

These are just a handful of 1970's Weight Watchers recipe cards, as seen on Perhaps trends have changed in the last 30 years or nutritional ideas redefined, but for me the thought of eating any kind of log or jellied food would scare the weight right off of me. I think some people call it starvation.

The remaining cards in the collection are definitely worth a look, accompanying commentary included. It's clear that this diet program was concurrent with the age of disco biscuits and nose candy. Lucid thoughts were not necessarily flowing over.

Thanks again Bannister for another gem!

kitty pretties

(photo by Tim Walker)

If only I lived next door to a jungle full of pastel colored cats. Their scratches would probably feel like a tickle and their meows sound like sugar falling on cotton candy.

*Note: This is a great example of the humiliating lengths pet owners can go to and why someday there will be a revolution, most likely led by a very bitter Chihuahua wearing a tutu.

color theory

(photo by recovering lazyholic)

Stripes are one of my favorite things in the world. Naturally I was thrilled when JPG Mag launched a stripes theme. It was hard for me to choose a photo, and while the above is not necessarily the best I have to offer or a rival for other entries, I love it. Not in a bragging kind of way but in a "if feelings were color, my happiness is this electric" way. I don't even care if that makes sense to anyone else.

can't you read, what does the sign say

Can I hang this on the front door of my house when I'm having one of those lazy days? Eight other handy signs for the human condition are available here. Beware, folks may initially feel compelled to ask what your hours are.

Monday, November 17, 2008

sick days: things i learned

When the medicine kicked in I was coherent (and desperate) enough to watch some T.V, occupying my time with some syndicated friends. The cases are real, the people are real, and the judges make all the difference. If ever slapped with a law suit or in need of settling a dispute I thankfully now have a pretty good idea who to turn to.

Friday, November 14, 2008

sick days: things i had

• Fever
• Aching
• Tight Chest (i.e. breathing too deep may result in sharp cry aloud)
• Headache (i.e. skull too small for something that wanted to smash out of head)
• Cold Sweats (i.e. wet t-shirt contest, water bed, and constant pasty sheen)
• Swollen Eyelid (Minature Eyeliditus-- eye appears to be on backwards when closed, opens halfway when trying to see, limited visibility; look less like "bedroom eye" more like street brawler or Sloth)
• Muscle Pain
• Eczema (hi gross hand; also known as "insult to injury")
• Hair that morphed into Russell Brand's
• Coughing
• Grouchiness
• The Blues
• Bizarre Dreams
• Television Overexposure
• Fear of a myriad of possible undetermined/upcoming diseases as suggested by multiple viewings of The Doctors (vulnerable state of mind + with slight hypochondria = why the hell not go with worst case scenario); Damn you The Bachelor's Travis Stork
• Aging (sure, why not... one day in front of the other and there you go)

• Theraflu
• Excedrin
• Advil
• Herbal Tea
• Benadryl
• Nyquil
• Band-aids
• Chicken Noodle Soup
• Ice Cream
• Water
• My Boyfriend
• Good Friends
• Unicorns
• Eye of Newt
• Toe of Frog
• Dachshund Cuddling
• Wishful Thinking
• Shamrock Juice
• Snake Venom
• Barry Gibb's Chest Hair
Family Feud

*Note -- I have to say that I have not been this miserable or sick in a very long time and I hated almost every second of it. The bright side is that I am deeply thankful for the health that I do have and very respectfully admire folks that bravely deal with much greater illnesses . And in all seriousness my silly bout with the flu (and random extras) was a nice wake up call in more ways than one.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

getting on track

Yep, I have become pretty good at neglecting my blog. Soon it's going to start sassing me and acting out by getting weird piercings or cavorting with sites I would disapprove of like Sorry, sorry, it's been a busy couple of weeks; don't turn on me please. A camping trip, a holiday, birthdays, and of course some little 'ole election of some guy I think a few people may have heard of got in the way. Then follow that with a near week long sickness. But I think I'm just about around the bend in ending that and I hope to get back to business and be 100% very soon. This is one way to start.