Rollin' with Rollins

Rollins in Victoria!
Henry Rollins, Victoria, BC, June 1, 2012

Dear Henry,

I love your political rants, travel anecdotes and memories of your Black Flag days. The way you find connections between all three of those seemingly unrelated topics, effortlessly switching back and forth between subjects - and decades - in a two hour spoken word performance is both inspired and inspiring. It's also fucking hilarious.

Stand still for a second though, would ya?

Much love,

Rollins in Victoria!
Henry Rollins, Victoria, BC, June 1, 2012

So yeah, guess who came to town again? Everyone's favorite spoken word artist, world traveller, writer, actor, punk-rock icon, and guy-who-can-rant-for-two-hours-without-taking-a-drink-of-water...Henry Rollins. Sadly, this time there were no posters that I could adorn with dinosaurs. We did pick up the DVD of the performance he did to celebrate his 50th birthday though!


Mr. Bean's Mini

Why I love my Mini, reason #571 why I love my Mini: Mr. Bean had one!


Month of Mail

Letter for Rebecca
Letter for my cousin Rebecca on fancy-pants super-cute stationary! (And a fancy-pants post-it-notes-address-cover-upper.)

Well, that didn't exactly go as planned. I only got a little over a week of letters/postcards done. But, I'm trying to think of this as a learning experience. (Gee, am I getting sick of those! How old do I have to be before I know everything?) I'm also doing my darnedest to focus on the positive, so here goes:
  • Those letters and postcards wouldn't have been written at all if it weren't for this challenge.
  • I picked up a bunch of postcards, and I've been putting that off for...wait,, how long have I lived here? Two years? Jeeze Louise!
  • I signed up for Postcrossing, which is also something I've been putting off for awhile. Not so much for the actual postcards though, but for the stamps. I like stamps.
  • I finally started using some of the stationary I've been collecting (hoarding).
  • Since my official Month of Mail ended I've written one more letter and one more postcard! That's two more that probably wouldn't have been written otherwise.

Letter for Rebecca
Here's the actual letter for Rebecca and the back of the envelope.

So...what have I been doing if it wasn't writing letters and actually finishing something that I started?

  • The Mister's cousin came for a surprise, last minute visit, so that was one weekend of driving and sightseeing.
  • The continuing job hunt, which finally ended this week! Woo hoo! No more cover letters!
  • Dinosaurs! I've actually been there twice now, and my pictures from the second visit came out much better than the first time! There are even a few decent ones of me, which hardly ever happens.
  • The never-ending cross stitching project. It's a Christmas gift for someone special and it's pretty big, so it's taking for-ever to do. I hope it's finished for Christmas anyway...
  • I've been doing a bit of other crafting of course, like some stuff for the Queen's Jubilee. I am 1/8 pure English after all, and that's not even counting the fact that Newfoundland was a British Dominion up until 1948. Really though, I just like making stuff.
  • Yard sales, yard sales, and more yard sales! With a sprinkling of thrift stores for good measure. Gosh, I sure do love other people's junk!

Letter for Aleisa
This one's going to Australia!


Happy birthday to me!

Yay! My birthday present from Mr. Zombie!

This is what was waiting for me by the all-ready-to-go coffee machine this morning (from the mister, of course). Yay, zombies! Yay, coffee!

Ah, I see you noticed the table cloth! My Grandmother stitched it and added the crocheted trim. I do iron it, I swear! We roll/fold/flick it out of the way when we sit down to eat so it doesn't get dirty but it wrinkles really easily. Since it's my birthday and stuff, I'm not doing any chores today.

And I'm also going to blather on about birds! (Not that I don't do that anyway but it's my birthday so I have an excuse.)

Fledgling Crows
Nap time for baby crows!

I spent about an hour this morning watching the cutest lil' fledgling crows! I knew there was a crow's nest in the tree outside our apartment but I thought it was vacant this year because didn't see any activity at all. I guess the parents were just being sneaky though, because omg-baby-crows! I counted four babies hopping around on the branches and saw one of them actually fly. The cutest thing was the nap time though, with their lil' baby heads tucked in. Squee!

Fledgling Crows
Three are lined up on one branch, and the fourth is sitting on one a bit lower.


Happy Belated Mother's Day!

Oh noes! I forgot to post the reveal of my secret cross stitching project. The secret part was that it was a Mother's Day card en route to my mom. She received it in time for Mother's Day, but I forgot all about blogging about it. So, here you go, a mommy koala with her lil' joey!

Mother's Day Koalas
Made from a free kit included with issue 249 of Cross Stitcher