Posts Tagged ‘purple’

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Em’rald City: the spring break edition

March 23, 2010

I’m in Seattle, visiting my dear sister and partaking of the most adorable things to be had in the city. Among them are:

1. The Balagan‘s production of The Jammer, which is described as the “King Lear of roller derby plays.” Not an inaccurate description! This is why I love tiny hole-in-the-wall we-don’t-need-no-stinkin’-budget theaters: the production was so resourceful, so spirited, so darn enthusiastic, that it wasn’t even a case of forgiving or ignoring the cardboard-cutout (literally) ensemble. No, it was to the point where the cardboard was endearing, when the characters could directly interact with cardboard, acknowledge it as cardboard, and still have an emotional confrontation with it. That’s theater at its finest, most pure, most goddamn adorable. I’m definitely going to patronize the Balagan next time I’m in Seattle, just because of that.

(The Jammer also introduced me to an awesome idea: all emotional relationship-related conversations should happen on rollercoasters. It’s so ridiculously appropriate.)

2. Cupcakes! I continue to love and adore Cupcake Royale, the closest to my sister’s apartment and also my heart. I got my “Legalize Gay Cupcakes” teeshirt there last time I was in town, and this time I got a delicious lavender cupcake and also the cutest goddamn teacup on the planet.

3. Puppies!

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That is Batman, an 8-week-old English/American bulldog mix, the newest addition to my sister’s family. He’s awesome and falls asleep on me a lot.

More later; I’m off to have more adventures!

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Weeding, Repurpling, and Aggravating the Carpal-Tunnel Syndrome

March 29, 2009

The grapes impend! It was gorgeous out today, so we all took the opportunity to attack the backyard. The grapes my dad planted three or four years ago are really on a roll, and the raspberries look to be catching up. We weeded the clouds of sour-flowers around them, repotted all the surviving herbs from last year (thyme and rosemary tend to do well with us), potted the tomatoes, provided the baby lemon tree lots of verbal encouragement, and found where all the gardening tools had gotten to over the winter.

I’ve also been crocheting lots of little nets for hanging potted plants. I’m using that really cheap, bright cotton yarn, Sugar and Cream (I have a pound-skein of it for some reason, in addition to dozens of stray smaller balls kicking around the house), and the nets work up really fast. Crochet is awful for my wrists, though, because I hold my right pinky against the work while I’m pulling the hook in the opposite direction, and it just makes for really weird angles. But the nets look fantastic, and there’s really only one or two more that our back porch can accommodate anyways, so it shan’t be too great a burden!

In completely unrelated news, I finally re-dyed my hair yesterday. Also most of my skin and the bathtub, due to rinsing mishap, but luckily those fade faster than my hair does. I’ve already gotten a lot of compliments on it, as tends to happen when it’s freshly-dyed and sunny out; something about direct sunlight really lights up the violetness.

Today being my last real day of spring break, I’m also thinking about classes. I’m taking Phonology, Semantics II, and Latin Literature for spring quarter, all of which will be challenging for me. I did get my grades back from winter quarter already– an A- and two Bs– and I’m hoping to improve on that for spring. It’s that everything-being-reborn attitude, you know? From the ashes of the B+ rises… something!

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While Kirby Waits for Dye to Set

February 17, 2009

Yo dawg I herd u like:

so I put a [play/cupcake] (in/on) yo [play/cupcake] so u can [watch a play/eat a cupcake] while u [watch a play/eat a cupcake].

After that, you must find out what memetic category suits you best! (Cathy U. and I wrote this by hand. Please be impressed.)

In other news, I have named the wrinkle (my first, have I mentioned this) by my mouth Tiny Tim. I feel this is eminently appropriate.