You should all visit [ profile] corruptviridian tomorrow at The Printing Office of Edes & Gill, where she will be printing in the colonial fashion on a fantastic and sexy printing press, dressed in colonial garb. 11am - 5:30pm. It's right next to the Old North Church. She will there every Wednesday through the end of the month. If you can't make Wednesday other people print on other days - Gary, the guy who runs the shop - is very entertaining. It closes for the season at the end of October.

Yay! Printing!
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( Apr. 18th, 2012 07:19 pm)
Hello from Salt Lake City! I am here visiting the most excellent and amazing [ profile] theamusedone. His cats are adorable, and we are going to watch some Avatar:The Last Airbender now because I have never seen it and it's all anyone is talking about these days, when they aren't talking about The Avengers.
What: The Stove Factory Gallery & Studio Space Open Studios

When: December 3rd & 4th, 10am-5pm

Where: 523 Medford St., Charlestown, MA, 2nd floor

Why: Because you love me and want to see amazing art! Also, there are many other talented artists in the building. Plus, I love my studio space and you should all come see it!

The Artists Group of Charleston (which is headquartered on the 1st floor of The Stove Factory) is sponsoring The Stove Factory's participation in Charlestown Open Studios on December 3rd and 4th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

I share studio space with several really talented artists and craftsmen (including [ profile] corruptviridian) at The Stove Factory. It's very close to Sullivan Station and the Schrafft's Building.

We are located at 523 Medford St., Charlestown, MA. There will be parking available, but it is also fairly easy to get to The Stove Factory by public transportation, either by taking the bus or by taking the Orange Line. As a pedestrian, walk towards the Schrafft's building (it's hard to miss). Take care when navigating the cross walks at the rotary and you'll be fine. Once you are standing across from the Schrafft's building take a right on Main Street, keeping the Teamsters Local 25 building on your right. Cross the old train tracks, cross Main Street towards the Fire Station, and then walk up Medford Street. You will be able to see the sign for The Stove Factory on the side of the brick building. There will probably be other signs as well.

(I live in Ball Sq and take the 89 to Sullivan, which is about a 20 minute ride, and then walk to my studio. But depending on where you are coming from, taking the T might be easier, especially on the weekends.)

In case these directions make no sense:

If you have any questions please leave a comment here and I will try to answer them. I mean, I would hope they would be relevant questions, but whatever.
I was able to read an uncorrected proof of Aloha from Hell, the new Sandman Slim novel by Richard Kadrey, and it was amazing. Amazing x 10000000000. Actually, [ profile] corrupviridian, who got ahold of said Important Document, said it best in the following text:

"richard kadrey has jumped the shark with a robot-powered velociraptor* for values of shark-jumping that are AWESOME."

So...when this book comes out in October you should all buy it in hardcover. Because it is a really, really excellent book. And because these hardcovers are the small, easy-to-hold, adorable kind of hardcover. They have a very pleasing shape, okay? And if by some chance you have not read the first two Sandman Slim books (Sandman Slim and Kill the Dead) you should go out and buy them and read them. They are also amazing. The paperbacks are not as satisfying to hold, but they are still filled with the same amount of awesome. You could also borrow them from your local library. That would also be awesome.

The entire series fills me with glee! Unholy glee! And there will be more! I am pleased by this. The series is violent, over the top, hilariously funny, and filled with profanities of all sorts. There's sex and death and un-death and Czech porn stars and angles and demons and monsters and LA and magic and Hell and zombies and vampires and Lucifer and it's totally disgusting and amazing. The main character is an asshole and also a pretty good guy. His backing band are also excellent. I love them all!!! I adore these books and never want them to end. I made my dad read the first book and he kept saying:

farwing's dad: "This book is really weird."
farwing: "But you're enjoying it, right?"
farwing's dad: "Yes, but it's really weird."

I love my dad a lot and he's pretty weird himself (but it different ways). (I come by my weird honestly.) He read and enjoyed the second book too.

So...if that's your kind of thing then you might want to check these books out.

I am going to eat lunch now. I might be slightly low-blood/sugar-crazy. But I stand by this post! Also I got something like 9 hours of sleep last night so I'm sort of...distressingly well rested. It's rather odd.

*how is "Velociraptor" not in Dreamwidth's dictionary? It's a very important word!
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( May. 30th, 2011 08:38 am)
Oh my god you guys first off I saw Kinky Boots last night and how had I not seen that before, especially as I am now an International Shoe Whore? Anyway, tons of fun.

Second! I just got a little post card from the wonderful Commonwealth of Massachusetts and it turns out my jury duty on the 9th has been cancelled which is awesome because [ profile] taliaferro and [ profile] rwatsoff will be in town from the other Cambridge and they have a free day on the 9th and I am so so so happy!!!!!!

Now I need to go take shower, get dressed, have breakfast, and walk to the studio before it gets too beastly awful hot out there.
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( Apr. 3rd, 2010 07:58 am)
So...last night instead of going immediately home and going to sleep as would have been sensible, I walked down to The Garment District (which is a used clothing store in Cambridge and not, in fact, a district at all) and got two pairs of jeans and a nice skirt and a silly shirt and then I thought to myself, eh, I'll just pop into the used shoe section to see if anything amuses me.

I found a pair of essentially unworn brown vintage Fluevog angels in my size for $40. I just checked the Fluevog website and based on the heel (which is chunkier and looks a lot different than the other angels I have) I would say they were from around 1989, which is when Mr. Fluevog started making angels. Holy shit. I guess someone kept these cute little boots in the back if their closet for twenty years?

So that's possibly all of my used clothes shopping luck for the entire year right there and I'm okay with that.
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( Oct. 31st, 2009 12:34 pm)
I'm very glad I keep one window free of plastic (I put a foam block in the window to keep out the cold) because it is ridiculously nice out today. OMG, I want it to be this awesomely windy and warm for at least a week. Warm and windy is my favorite. Also thunder storms and snow storms. Anything with wind is my favorite, I guess. Yay, weather!

Last night I found "Just Like Blood" (yay!TomMcRae!) used at Newbury Comics, which just about made my life. It turns out that if I am lazy enough that I don't actually bother to order things used from Amazon I end up finding them used in person. Yes, I am too lazy to order things from the internet. This saves me a lot of money, I figure.

I need to go paint things while listening to Tom McRae now. And then maybe I will go for another walk.


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