Wednesday, December 23, 2009

South of Beale

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Sunday, December 20, 2009


This is a typical "before and after" when Tony is talking to Rister.

Tony in repose

Quizzical Tony

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Best Book Covers 2009! Vote Now!

There's still time to vote for the Best Book Covers of 2009 on Amazon and get a chance to win the winning books! Go! Now!

Here are my votes.

2009 best book covers amazon

Bad Decisions

This is a quote from Wedding Crashers performed by Vince Vaughn:

Janice, I apologize to you if I don't seem real eager to jump into a forced awkward intimate situation that people like to call dating. I don't like the feeling. You're sitting there, you're wondering do I have food on my face, am I eating, am I talking too much, are they talking enough, am I interested I'm not really interested, should I play like I'm interested but I'm not that interested but I think she might be interested but do I want to be interested but now she's not interested? So all of a sudden I'm getting, I'm starting to get interested...And when am I supposed to kiss her? Do I have to wait for the door cause then it's awkward, it's like well goodnight. Do you do like that ass-out hug? Where you like, you hug each other like this and your ass sticks out cause you're trying not to get too close or do you just go right in and kiss them on the lips or don't kiss them at all? It's very difficult trying to read the situation. And all the while you're just really wondering are we gonna get hopped up enough to make some bad decisions? Perhaps play a little game called "just the tip." Just for a second, just to see how it feels. Or, ouch, ouch, you're on my hair.

This may seem like a bizarre topic switch you probably know, there are a zillion cutesy handmade things on Etsy - many of which I would love to purchase. Here is a sampling:

Let's Get Drunk and Eat Waffles blank card.

Wiley Valentine's envelope grab bag.

I might make it to the shopping cart but usually bail at the "Place Order" stage. At that moment in time, I'm feeling just hopped up enough to make an Etsy Bad Decision. Just for a second. Just to see how it feels. Then I cancel the order, shut down my computer, and walk away. Quickly.

All but once.

Behold Katie's ultimate Etsy Bad Decision: a book necklace. Even as I write this, I have to recognize the craftsmanship of this piece and that it is - on paper - a clever idea. I didn't realize my horrible mistake until it arrived.

Book Necklace
photo by Black Spot Books

Don't get me wrong, I still love it. But what outfit goes with a book around your neck???

In related news, there is a hilarious site that a friend of mine directed me to called Regretsy. I'm betting you can guess their intentions by the name of the site. If you think Etsy is a time killer, check this one out.

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