Sunday, 20 April 2014

April Links 3 (smaller and more frequent, as per your preferences)



 Thank you

Friday, 18 April 2014

what the f*** is a long weekend?

It was amazing the number of people who wished me a "happy long weekend" while I was working in the college bookstore yesterday. I said thank you but on the inside I was all "actually my weekend is on Tuesday and Wednesday and it's a regular length and I don't care about easter so...shut up"

But seriously if you're into that kind of thing and have three days off in a row and are getting paid for one of them, congratulations and have a great weekend. Or whatever.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

April links 2

Big cats like boxes too.


Alycia - Nubby - Kellie - Courtney - Alicia -Sarah Von - Kellie
Caitlin - Book Riot - Catherine -Diana


 QUESTION FOR YOU LINKS POST READERS: do you prefer super epically long links posts or would you like them more often and smaller like this one? I'm worried about overwhelming you with the big ones or clogging your reader feed with the small ones. So let me know either way mmkay?

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Reading in 2014 - Books Five, Six and Seven - The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman

So over the past couple months I've been reading the "His Dark Materials" trilogy by Phillip Pullman. Wow. You guys, wow. I mean. How do I even begin to talk about these books? I was expecting some tra la la tween bullshit adventure novels but these were SOOOOO GOOOOOOOD.

In brief, the books follow the adventures of Lyra (and later on a boy named Will) ... but "adventures" sounds so cheesy. The reader follows them as their worlds are torn apart and they embark on a quest to actually save lives and to find out what "dust" is, and travel between physical worlds or alternate's really hard to explain in a few sentences.

This is not your typical children's book. There is theoretical physics and some religion bashing, characters die and are tortured and the reader is dragged through every emotion. I felt challenged even as a medium-sophisticated adult reader. And I grew to love all the characters.

It's a shame they tried (and failed) to make a movie of these books, if you've seen the movie please disregard it entirely and read them.

“I'll be looking for you, Will, every moment, every single moment. And when we do find each other again, we'll cling together so tight that nothing and no one'll ever tear us apart. Every atom of me and every atom of you... We'll live in birds and flowers and dragonflies and pine trees and in clouds and in those little specks of light you see floating in sunbeams... And when they use our atoms to make new lives, they wont' just be able to take one, they'll have to take two, one of you and one of me, we'll be joined so tight...” 
-Phillip Pullman, a quote from The Amber Spyglass.


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

instagrams of late, aka "check out my cool life"

 Yes, there's a new and improved stencil wall in the new shop's bathroom for those who were upset we are leaving the old one behind.

 I wore some pretty short shorts onto the bus and downtown yesterday. Nobody else was wearing shorts and everybody was flat-out staring and openly talking about my legs. It was really awkward. Won't be doing that again until the weather is too hot to handle full pants.

A night in, watching The Simpsons and trying to fill the notebook Ryan got me for Christmas with paintings.

 These are Tank's best begging moves.

 My day off looks a lot like my night in. Sweatpants, paints and The Simpsons. Oh and I watched the movie Suburbia, what a nightmare. Terrible acting with an undercurrent of homophobia, racism and sexism!

 Saw this while walking through a McDonald's parking lot.

 A German friend visiting from Switzerland and a guy I work with having a little tattoo party. These were the first tattoos done in the new shop!

Setting up, hanging a billion paintings and flash. Still unpacking boxes. We open tomorrow!

signpainters are incredible

Sunday, 13 April 2014

tattoo shop moving day in photos

We are an awesome team!!There's still a lot of little picky stuff to do but we basically packed up, moved and unpacked an entire shop in 3 days. Bam. 

Look at this gang of misfits. I like these guys.