Crozzled state of mind.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sandrich Being Sour

"Apparently Ginger used to bombard Newman with all sorts of crazy ideas for dresses, including a bizarre ‘granite’ costume and even a gown made of mirrors – to which RKO director Mark Sandrich apparently remarked, ‘Ginger, we can’t use it. You can see the camera reflected in your tits’. It is said she stormed off set after that, and quite right too."

This is from Clothes on Film, so take a look at the whole post if you are interested in A) Clothes, B) Film, C) Ginger's dress in Pick Yourself Up.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Things That Smell Good!

I call it a "Things That Smell Good" post. The perfume bottle is Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf Eau de Parfum, the soap (which is what has been making my room smell so good, and it's sitting unopened on my table) is Mistral Lychee and Rose soap. The hand cream is Caswell-Massey Dr. Hunter Hand Creme with rosewater and glycerine. I love rosewater! At one of my friend's parties over the summer, we ate at I think and Indian restaurant and they had warm rosewater to wash our hands with and it smelled so good. I want to take a bath in it. Maybe you can tell, but I like flowery fragrances.

Oh and PS: this will definitely be my last post before Christmas, so Merry Christmas everyone, or happy holidays, and Happy New Year if I don't post again before then!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

More Photos (Old)

I'm finally getting some more of this stuff uploaded. These are all from high school.

I printed this once, and there was a fix stain on the print, and then the print got lost...

Friday, December 18, 2009

Other Photos

So I finally got around to posting items of photo-like substance on here. I edited these digitally since I don't have access to a lab right now. I don't usually do much on the computer leave rudimentary tasks, so these could probably be better.
As always, click for a bigger image.

And here's a Halloween photo for good measure. (Yes, I just got them last week.)

Shoe Post

I found these 1930s shoes while on vacation, and upon trying them on, I was more than thrilled to discover that they have arch support. This is monumental, namely because I haven't had arch support in a shoe since maybe 6th grade. And since my mother threw out my arch inserts (that my aunt gave me to try) because they were still in the shoes she hated so much she tossed without looking, there went that. But anyway, the shoes have some solid arch support! Is that normal?

Click for larger image.

And so I was messing around on Photoshop so I could stick all the pictures together. The upper right corner looked disgustingly barren, so I thought of putting my name there. But I really needed something square, so I stuck a picture in lieu of name. It really has nothing to do with the shoes, it was more of an aesthetic choice. Which segues perfectly into my next post, which I was inspired to work on. Why now, I don't know, since I have so much to do tomorrow, but there are just some things that cannot be explained.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Birthday Essence

1. Almost set off fire alarm with inextinguishable candles that took pleasure in spitting sparks out at people.
2. Friend scuttling backwards out the door, cake in tow - wide-eyed at the aggressive candles.
3. Setting off door alarms, amongst other chaos.
4. Warning for misconduct in the dorms.
5. Calming friends down while putting out those candles from your cake by grinding them into the concrete outside while the RA stares at us menacingly.
6. The cake was delicious.

"Now we'll never forget Lauren's 19th birthday."

*Another note is that people seem to enjoy making my birthday this week-long celebration. It must just be the holiday spirit in the air, because I'm not the only one getting excited about my birthday post-Thanksgiving. My presents are generally spread out evenly over four days. I really have no idea why, but that's how things seem to operate. Anything to get people in the gift-giving mood, I suppose. ;)
Anyway THANK YOU to the people who thought about my birthday (which is actually on 4 December)!

My younger sister's birthday is today, so I'm constructing her present at the moment. I thought I wasn't going to see her until winter break, but I found out today that she is coming by to see me tomorrow, so now I really gotta hustle!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Upon request of jwalker, I'm posting the box I made:

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First of all, the turquoise beads were just a quick sprinkle job because I was taking way too long to make this. Staying up 'til 6am three nights in a row when class is at 8? I had to hurry in the end. Actually, the 'first of all' should be the fact that I've never made a box before. I don't know if I've even cut wood before. Either way, it was pretty shoddy construction, so I tried to mask that by covering the entire thing in beads, which is a bit shoddy itself. The one thing I am proud of is the silver and gold design on the box. That's the part that really took forever anyway. My photos aren't the best because the lighting wasn't working with me (please note my Bruin blue nails :) ).

What Mr. jwalker was doing last Friday:

Also, thank you Gingerella for the award! I will tack it up somewhere soon.