Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Shoe of the Week: Fairground Fun

I'm imagining a vintage summer fair...something that really doesn't exist anymore outside of our imagination.  However, I could make a stand at Whack-A-Mole in these!

Here's the narrative that accompanies them:  "So much fun to be had in these. Especially at the fairground, hurling wooden balls at the coconut shy. Then dangle those legs from the Ferris Wheel for all to see."
Not sure what a "coconut shy" is, but hey, I'll go anywhere these TN29 shoes want to take me.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Too Funny. Too Familiar?

Go to Unhappy Hipster and see if there's any pang of recognition.
Samantha Contis; Dwell

Shake -n- Make In and Out of the Ring

Pardon the delay in debriefing you on Shake -n- Make's participation in the Main Event at Rodman Hall.  It was a crazy blast.  We're looking forward to next year's event already.

Here I am practicing my moves in the ring before showtime.  Recognize the shoes?

Don't be fooled by the squint, I'm working on my intimidation factor.
In addition to wrestling (and let me tell you - it went beyond polite thumb and leg wrestling), we set up a crafting station so participants could make their own medals.
It's amazing what you can do with Shrinky Dinks, felt, beads, and other dollar store embellishments. 
Shake -n- Make 2011

Shake -n- Make 2011

Shake -n- Make 2011
Thanks to everyone at Rodman Hall for inviting us.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Shoe of the Week: Can You Ever Go Back?

Oh, I've been toying with getting a new pair of Dr. Martens.  I had a pair, handed up to me from my son, but I let them go a few years ago.  However, these new options just seem like a great combination of hardcore and homey.  Tough to say which one is the best here.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Shoe Love - Suno's Erin Wedge

These shoes are just too, too much.  I feel a big love toward them even though I'm afraid I might find myself teetering a bit in them.  I'm sure, if given the chance, I'd figure it out.

I just discovered the Suno site, and it has some really great prints that speak to my desire to do a bit more pattern mixing/clashing.

What I'm Wearing to Teach Today: 21

Whoo-hoo!  Last day of classes for the term!

Dress:  Rue du Mail
Tights:  Wolford
Boots:  Siegerson Morrison

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

What I'm Wearing to Teach Today: 20

Skirt:  label missing but I think it's Maria Calderara
Shirt:  Theory
Sweater:  Valerie Stevens
Tights:  Wolford
Shoes:  La Canadienne

Monday, April 4, 2011

Shake-n-Make at the Main Event

Come join Shake-n-Make at The Main Event.  We'll be at Rodman Hall on the campus of (part of Brock University) this Friday!  A domestic partnership made in heaven - wrestling and art!  I will be thumb-wrestling while Liss will be leg wrestling, and we'll have a station where you can make your own fancy-pants medal.   But don't worry, there's bound to be some smackdown, throwdown action as well - a la a bunch of artists, of course.  Who knows what mayhem will occur, but it'll sure to be creative!

For more info, check out the link to The Main Event above.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Cashmere Challenge - Update

So, the 31st came and went without a completed project, but Celine has successfully used one of her skeins already, so I feel shamed (by no one other than myself) into showing my (ahem) progress.

I swear, I remember this being further along than it evidently is.  Do I get points for the fact that I'm making it up as I go along?  If this matches what I have in mind, I'm going to be very excited.  But I'm not giving any more spoilers.  Instead, I'll reapply myself to finishing it.  Maybe I can get it done before Celine finishes her second skein project.

Friday, April 1, 2011

How I Have Spent My Sick Days

My three main activities over the last five days (oh my god!) have been sleeping, reading, and, to a far more limited extent, eating.  Mainly I've been sampling chicken soups.  Unfortunately, I didn't have any homemade in stock (believe the last family illness wiped out our supplies), so I had to rely on commercial products.
Wolfgang Puck soups are perfectly serviceable.  I had both the Chicken with Egg Noodles and the Chicken with White and Wild Rice varieties.  My main comment is that when they're not piping hot, I find they take on a more viscous texture.  I like mine a little clearer.

I wasn't quite sure how I'd feel about Imagine Organic Creamy Chicken Soup because, well - it was just a dairy-free creamy soup with no chunks of anything in it.  However, I was pleasantly surprised.  I found it quite tasty and didn't miss the chunks, but that also may have to do with the fact that I was often sipping it out of a coffee mug.

What I really wish I had was some good matzoh ball soup.  Not some tired grocery store variety, but something that came from Ratner's or the Ratner's cart that I used to go to when I worked on Wall Street.  Yes, it's true.  I worked on Wall Street and got matzoh ball soup from a cart.