I’ve really let blogging slide on my to-do list, but I’m asking that everyone who happens to see this please consider donating even just a couple of dollars to this family that is trying to save their grandmother’s house from foreclosure in Philadelphia. They need $32,000 USD by February 2nd to make this happen. Please remember the importance of community, family, and helping fellow humans and have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, a Happy Solstice, or just a Fantastic Winter :D
I’m sitting at the dining room table making a gift for me brother for christmas and I’m playing music on blip.fm and I was trying to remember a band I like so I could look it up and I stumbled upon a jack kerouac quote that always hits me hard because it means alot, not because its clever, but because its true and awesome and while we can all agree with it if we like, who is going to stick themselves out to be like that? We all should, because there are too many round people making themselves square so they can fit into holes like pegs. Right? I don’t want to worry about what other people think about me, except for the people I care about and I don’t want my shoes or socks to match and I never have cared, but once in awhile a part of me thinks I should. but I don’t. I don’t. Why should I be embarrassed when I misspell something or if my grammar isn’t perfect or if I sing outloud when I’m at the grocery or if my jeans are ripped or if I don’t like fish or if I don’t believe in god. This is it, I believe in nothing, so maybe everything. I’m having a good day right now and I don’t make much money and I’m a burden financially on the people I love and I will try my best to stop it, but let’s all be happy damnit! Everyone I know deserves to be happy and there is nothing, NOTHING, that stops that. IF something is bad, ignore it and be happy.
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”- Jack Kerouac
I haven’t posted any music lately. Been waiting for something to really hit me. Something I really want to share. Doesn’t help that the pre-Christmas madness has commenced. So many things to make and so little time. Anyway, I heard this song by Fitz and the Tantrums on xpn last night and it stuck to me. I couldn’t get it out of my head, so I texted Mike about it so I wouldn’t forget to look them up! Check out their myspace page for a free download of this song.I already did, because frankly I’m obsessed with it now.
EDIT: Okay, so the video apparently can’t be viewed here so just click through to see it on Youtube because it’s super awesome. I heard it again on xpn, so get thee to the video!
I’m one of those people. You know the ones I mean. The people that start thinking about Christmas as soon as Halloween is over. I’m one of them. In my defense, I make most gifts I give by hand. So you see, I need all this time for production. I try to make things that are functional. Scarves, microwavable rice bags, draft blockers, that kind of thing. I’ll probably make a few of these things this year for certain individuals, but I’m leaning towards food gifts. I like, no…I love to bake. The problem is that I already have some unwanted weight, so I can’t bake alot or else I’ll eat it all and then BAM my jean no fit. Le sad.So when Christmas comes around this year I can bake my little heart out and not have to eat it all by myself.
There are a few different baked goods I’m considering, but I’m leaning towards several Scottish cakes like this or this. The first I made for my birthday and is delicious, but the second one looks fun too! I might make some stacks of cookies as well, just so I’m not giving everyone the same exact thing. Come on, what better than a delicious treat to share with friends and family at Christmas that you don’t have to make yourself? Gifts that you eat and then they are done cluttering your house.
With that said, I just started stocking my shop for the holiday season. I’ve been dragging my feet with it because I was waiting to get some super sweet shots up featuring my model (and Greg’s girlfriend) Katie! She did a great job and I love the photos. So, I’m asking that you pop over there and tell me what you think!