My sister just sent this to me, because she knows what a giant, flaming sucker I was for all things Jem back when we were kids. Back before Jem had really had her revival, about ten years ago or so, a bunch of my costuming friends did a Jem-themed entry for Bay Con. Here’s a… Continue reading Truly truly outrageous!
This floated up to the top of my Facebook feed this morning, and I thought “Uh oh, here we go.” I knew before I finished reading the headline that someone had “uncovered” this “bizarre” aspect of this guy’s private life and was trying to use it to derail his campaign, and sure enough, I was… Continue reading Coming out about being a “freak”
Ok! My guilt over letting this blog languish for so long has finally overridden my inertia about doing anything about it. I am for real, for sure, for honest-to-goodness-reals updating everything I’ve been neglecting to update since May. All those outfits I took to France? Stay tuned! Costume College recap? Comin’ atcha! Gatsby photos? Prepare… Continue reading I’m alive!
I feel like I should make this into one of those cutesy tutorials you find on Pinterest and those better-than-thou lifestyle blogs. “Make your basement into a speakeasy in these simple steps!” Buy house with a basement large enough to accommodate tons of people; Make sure it has at least 7 foot ceilings, so said people can… Continue reading Basement Speakeasy, part the second
This weekend KILLED ME. We had the housewarming party on Saturday, so every day leading up to it for the previous week was all about cleaning everything, buying everything, putting everything together, so I already was pretty wiped out and frazzled by the time Saturday rolled around. The party, however, was AWESOME. For those who… Continue reading 1920s Housewarming Party, part the first
I just learned a few minutes ago that Marty Gear has passed away. Marty was our handler for the Eugenie entry at the Costume Con 26 Historical Masquerade. I had no idea who this guy was when we were introduced, aside from the fact that he was very tall and of a certain age, but… Continue reading I Haz A Sad
Last month, a good friend of mine, Laura, succumbed to a particularly horrible form of liver cancer. She was only 37. We, her friends and family, were sickened by the loss of someone so vibrant and alive. Right around the time of Laura’s memorial, Trystan discovered a lump in her breast. I was absolutely certain it wasn’t cancer,… Continue reading Fuck. Cancer.
I’m sure by now most everyone has seen that Dove “Real Beauty” ad with the forensic sketch artist and the women who describe themselves to him while he draws them, and then a stranger comes in and describes the same woman. And the two portraits are hung side by side and we all have a… Continue reading On the topic of “real beauty”
I think the comments are currently borked. If you are having trouble commenting, don’t worry, I’m trying to do something to figure it out! UPDATE: It’s fixed! You may all resume commenting!
I have gotten to the point where I think “haul posts” are tacky, so I’m not going to post/brag about all the stuff I got for the holidays. Let’s just go with “Santa was good to me” and leave it tastefully at that, shall we? 😉 (Oh, alright, I will mention that Mr. Sandy Claws… Continue reading Twenty-Twelve Recap