Tuttle88 asks: why is my plane running late. That’s all I want to know
A lot of people don’t know this, but planes suffer from workplace stress just like anybody else. Every single day, dragged out of the hanger, or across the tarmac after a bitterly cold night spent racing along the clouds across Serbia, Russia, the Arctic and Canada, only to be stuffed with people, germs and crying babies and flown back across the planet over and over with no respite can make a plane want to blow a gasket. So sometimes they do. And then you have to wait for another plane to take your original plane’s place. Because everybody knows you can’t fly with a broken gasket.
Then ApparentlyMary asked for “more ‘what you wore’ stuff!”
Since I’m at work, I don’t have access to a camera, but I have been contemplating restarting the What I Wore section of the blog. Especially since the weather is changing so my wardrobe is changing to match that.
Anyway, I just was looking through flickr and found a set I don’t think I put up before, so here for your viewing pleasure, is the lost outfit post. As a bonus, you can totally see some of our totally messy house in the background for these
Maroon shirt: Target
Green long sleeved v-neck: The Gap
Blue pinstripe skirt: Target
Maroon underskirt: 2nd Tibetan Shop in Old Town Pasadena
Shoes: PF Flyers
Necklaces: Handmade by me
Batman Watch: Christmas Gift
Do you have bare walls?
Are you at a point in your life where the posters and papers that you taped on your walls as a teen just aren’t cutting it anymore?
Are you too broke and/or cheap to get something professionally framed?
Here’s the answer, at a low low price.
Go to the thrift store, preferably one with a sizable home goods or furniture section, because that’s where you’ll find perfectly good, if a little worn or out of date frames for sale. Depending on their size, expect to pay about $3 a pop.
Find something to frame. I chose this drawing I made for Ben in college.
Cut the side out of a paper bag and trim it down to the size of the frame’s backing. I traced around the backing and then cut just inside the lines in order to assure a snug fit.
Put some glue on the blank side of the bag so your artwork will stick there. Don’t put too much unless you’re okay with the idea of it never coming off.
Place your newly matted art face down on the glass, and slide the back of the frame over it, careful not to jam or wrinkle your new decor.
Hang and enjoy your new cheap-o masterpiece.
I tried another picture that I found in the same pile of forgotten sketches, but this time instead of a paper bag I used some leftover wrapping paper I made for a wedding gift we gave to some friends of ours. This one didn’t turn out so good because you can see the wrapping paper pattern show through the back of the picture. But here it is anyway, maybe it would be better if I had a less opaque sketch.