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Constitution Day mofos!  Bet ‘ya didn’t know that, eh?  Celebrate in style, like our founding fathers did (methinks anyway), with good booze and good friends…


Though we live no where near NYC or the Pentagon and though we are raging liberals in this house, we still remember 9/11.  It happened to every American, not just those on the other end of the political spectrum or those in zip codes like 10162 or11359.

{Photo courtesy of Bonzo McGrue}

I realize that patriotism is not enough.  I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.

— Edith Cavell

Evening bitches. After a long hard day at work that was further complicated by shipping issues (how does one pack 27 pieces of Princess House crystal anyway?!) and the fact that due to the rain we’re having here my brain was playing dead, I was so so SO happy to come home and discover that the lovely lovely Erin has put out the newest issue of Mankind Mag.

See that little tidbit up there, the one that states you can SEE ME IN MANKIND MAG?! Yeah, totally not a lie. You can…and you should. I was so excited when Erin contacted me and asked for some of my hand drawn type that I peed myself but that’s another story. What’s important is that I’m in there and now, on top of being a published designer in “A is for Aprons” I can also, at least semi-sorta, call myself published in a magazine as well. Checking another life goal off my list right now…

Thanks go to Erin for even thinking to include little ol’ me in such a wonderful issue. It really is chock full of greatness and I’m still gasping that I’m including in one of those little thought bubbles next to people who’s work I so admire (uh, Chris Piascik anyone?). It was really the much needed happy topper on an otherwise lame day.

I get obsessed with shit on a regular basis.  And it changes all the time.  But lately…

It’s called Pyrexia — an obsession with all things vintage Pyrex related. It’s an expensive obsession and a pain in my ass…but I can’t help myself.

Hmm, should we call this DoodleMania?  A serious Type Addiction?  Is there a pill for it?  My hand hurts :)…

{As always, click the pic for more info on where the goods are coming from.}

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