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Monday, September 28, 2009

PPP! (Pube Poll Post)

Here are the results of the "What do you do with your pubic hair?" Poll:

au naturel: 7 (28%)
trim it evenly all over: 6 (24%)
trim and shape it: 8 (32%)
landing strip: 1 (4%)
completely bald: 2 (8%)
other (please explain): 1 (4%)

I have to say, this post made me self-conscious. I'm going to be open and tell you I picked "landing strip" which I thought was completely common, but it turns out, I'm the only one. I'd like to think this poll is somewhat skewed because both men and women were voting and I think the chances of dudes sporting the landing strip is even rarer.

I was comforted with this comment from the one voter who picked "other"

In regards to my grooming...I chose other. My grooming depends on various factors. Questions I ask myself when deciding the immediate future of my hair are:

1. How much time do I have to do this?
2. Am I getting laid in the near future?
3. Do I really want to look pre-pubescent?
4. Am I ready to deal with the itchy growing back stage?

That being said, I mostly go with trimmed and a natural shape, or completely bald with occasional visits to the other categories.

[Image courtesy of roissycoffeeshop.]

Is the landing strip really so two-thousand-and-late?? I don't care. I'm not changing my style.

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Friday, September 18, 2009


My family is my family so I don't usually think anything of it, but when I see other adoptee's family photos I am always like WAAAH! What's going on here???

That is, if they're Asian or you know, a vastly different ethnicity than the rest of the family.

A few weeks ago we had a family reunion of sorts with picnicking at the park and photo shoots. Hope you enjoy!


cropped bridge mit michael

You're probably gonna have to click and look at these larger to really see everyone.

We do this every 3 years. I'll try to scan some of the old pictures so you can see my grow up and the fam expanding and stuff.

BTW I totally propose that anyone who reads this posts some pictures up of their family portraits! Haha, and FYI ... today's awkward family photo is pretty great!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pubic hair goes Public (NSFW)

I was talking to a friend the other day about pubic hair. I think it was in reference to our various experiences with nude models for life drawing classes. Anyway, I'm really curious to know what other people do with theirs. I think mostly women are the ones who shave and and wax and all that, but in this modern age, guys too are manscaping. I created a poll and I'd love it if you guys would participate.

Also, I found some great links to different pubic hair styles:

- - Answers some of the world's toughest questions about pubic hair such as "So why do my pubes look like they need ironing?"

-and a ridiculous article Cosmo did titled "What His Down-There Grooming Says"

Video of a pubic hair fashion show by Stefane Monzon. I highly recommend watching it. It will open up your eyes to the options you have available as to expressing yourself with your pubic hair.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009


My puppy wuppy. The quality's pretty awful, I took it with my phone.

ZJ burning off some energy! from Polygnome on Vimeo.

the 'Phonat' album pre-release listening post

by Phonat

Monday, September 14, 2009


One of my favorite performances that I've seen of Michael Jackson was the 1995 VMAs. The tribute show to him I thought was kinda tacky, and then when Janet came out and performed Scream "solo" I just about started to cry. It was that incredibly touching. Also, I'm a big Lady Gaga fan so seeing her performance was awesome. I'm planning on either being Lady Gaga for Halloween or convincing Michael to go as Michael Jackson and I'll be Janet Jackson from Scream. We'll see...

I also liked Beyonce's performance. As terrible as it is, I really kinda like "Single Ladies."

Breakdown of VMA winners:
Video Of The Year – Beyoncé – Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)
Best Female Video – Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me
Best Male Video – T.I. feat. Rihanna – Live Your Life’
Best New Artist – Lady Gaga – Poker Face yessss
Best Hip-Hop Video – Eminem – We Made You
Best Pop Video – Britney Spears – Womanizer
Best Rock Video – Green Day - 21 Guns
Breakthrough Video – Matt and Kim – Lessons Learned YAY! I love Matt + Kim and was so happy to hear they won.
Best Video (That Should Have Won A Moonman) - Beastie Boys – ‘Sabotage
Best Art Direction – Lady Gaga - Paparazzi
Best Choreography – Beyoncé – Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)
Best Cinematography – Green Day - 21 Guns
Best Direction – Green Day - 21 Guns
Best Editing - Beyoncé – Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)
Best Special Effects – Lady Gaga - Paparazzi

aaaand just because everybody's talking about it, Kanye poops on Taylor Swift:

aaaaaaaaaaand (not finished yet!) Viacom (MTV) poops on Youtube because everyone was looking for the video of Kanye being a DB.

how to explain my parents

The video below is an artist trying to explain to his art to his father. It's really good, I highly recommend watching it! There's a whole series of them, but this is the only one I've watched.

How to explain my parents from lernert Engelberts on Vimeo.

to do list:
(currently) spybot + destroying my computer
go through my books and get rid of more
re-organize my greeting card drawer
re-organize my fabric shelves

Sunday, September 13, 2009

another new moon trailer

If the above video doesn't work, click here to see the exclusive New Moon trailer from the VMA's. AMAZING!!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Cabbage Rorschach

Cabbage Rorshach III

Sometimes everyday things just really catch your eye. Tonight I was making a salad, cutting up this giant head of cabbage and I was completely mesmerized by it. I took some photos and began seeing different things in it, like when you stare at clouds and see different shapes.

Do you see anything going on in these cabbage pictures? If you click on the picture, it'll take you to my flickr page where I say what I see in it, but I don't want to write it here and sway your vision (;

Cabbage Rorshach II

Cabbage Rorshach V

Not enough cabbage for you? Check out my flickr for more.

And just for good measure, I'll include this picture I took earlier in the summer while tanning in the backyard. (:

Better photos of my boots + new etsy listing

Today I went outside to take some pictures in natural light. Here are those boots I talked about a few posts ago. Hot, huh?




And I just put some new crazy cool vintage pumps in my etsy shop.


Sunday, September 6, 2009

thrift store reads

Here are some pictures of some sweet books I've gotten recently at thrift stores/parking lot sales/etc. They combine my three fave H's: Heinous, horrible and hilarious. Actually some are just kinda cute (:

I've picked just a select sampling of images to share with you here on my blog. Check out my flickr for more.

1.) From Joe Kaufman's About the Big Sky About the High Hills About the Rich Earth ... And the Deep Sea


2.) Otto Otter for Safe Water coloring book


3.) AIDS Comic Book



4.) NBC Television's Concentration Puzzles from 1971. Can you solve the puzzle?


That AIDS one is especially ridiculous: Oh, that's just something white gay guys get. Isn't it?


I use condoms with my boyfriend as well as my tricks.

Uhhh... hmmm...

You can click on any images to see them bigger, btw. Hope you enjoyed!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

my nails did

I just did my nails. Style secret? I use bandaids as guides to do french tips. This is Zoya's Laurie (one of my three free nail polishes from them!) and China Glaze White on White with some kind of new top coat I got. The print is super tiny on the bottle but it might be called Sherani? It also says Tufcoat Plus. So far, I like it.



You can see the palm of my hand is red in the second picture because I've been hitting my cell phone due to it stopping working for no apparent reason. GRRR.

woooh front page goodness

I was checking my google analytics and thought to myself "wtf? how did i get over 400 views yesterday?" Sadly, my average views range from the 30-50 range.

For my fellow etsians, I hope you are familiar with, a great resource for finding out stats about your etsy shop. You can search the vault by entering in your username and see if you've been featured on the front page.

Also, check out Etsy Front Pagers on Flickr which is a community who archives screenshots of all the etsy front pages. Here's the one I was featured in! The Kelly Green Pumps are mine:

some cool things

I re-did the banner on my blog, what do you think?

Also, here are some cool things I found while trying to conquer my google reader which had 1000+ posts for me to catch up on. I gave up at around 400.

Hello Kitty Penis

USB Cassette MP3 Player

Yarn Skeleton & Viscera

Bacon Chicken Narwhal Recipe

Dexter Dining Room + other Dexter Commodities

Happy Weekend Everyone!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Vanilla Yoghurt Tasting


A few days ago, Peter and I did a yogurt taste testing of six varieties of vanilla yogurts. I now have a new favorite vanilla yogurt!

We rated each yogurt: Yami, Yoplait, Tillamook Vanilla Bean, Tillamook French Vanilla Bean, Darigold and Brown Cow on Texture, Taste, Style and Sustainability. Texture and taste are pretty obvious, but style referred to both the appearance of the yogurt as well as the packaging. Sustainability, for the purposes of our test, refers to how good the yogurt would be on a long term basis. In other words, is it a yogurt that is good for one bite? Or could you eat it day after day?

The number values on the chart below are a little arbitrary since I was not originally rating the yogurts on a numerical scale. Also, I had to kind of average Peter and my individual values, but it gives you a visual of our ratings I think. It was at least fun to make.

Chart made at Kids' Zone. lol.

Yami has a pleasantly rich custard-like texture. Despite its richness, it has only 3 grams of fat and has a subtle sweet vanilla flavor that does not overpower the yogurt flavor. Its color is natural looking and the packaging is cute. This was both of Peter and my favorite of the yogurts.

Yoplait was a fail. I have tried Yoplait's fruit flavored yogurts and thought they were okay, but the vanilla was just terrible. The consistency was gloopy and syrupy. Its flavor was "barely identifiable as yogurt." Too sweet and artificial tasting. I'm not a fan of Yoplait's "confusing" choice of shape for their containers. It is eco-unfriendly as animals can get their heads stuck inside the containers and starve/thirst to death. Additionally, "wide spoons don't fit."

Tillamook Vanilla Bean, originally my favorite vanilla flavored yogurt had a thick and smooth texture though not custardy. The flavor was very sweet and almost too good as in I imagine kids would love this yogurt. Its appearance was a nice white color with specks of vanilla beans. The classic Tillamook packaging made this yogurt approachable. "Oddly more sustainable than Yoplait, but more cloying."

Tillamook French Vanilla Bean. What is the difference between regular and French vanilla? After trying this yogurt I'm still not sure. The flavor was similar, but with a hint of alcohol like rum. It's a bit thicker than the regular TVB and has a nice finish. The crunch of the vanilla bean specks is noticeable in this yogurt. The appearance was darker and somehow more artificial looking.

Darigold was weird. My notes on its texture were gelatinous? watery? There was not a lot of vanilla flavor in this yogurt, so the yogurtiness really came through. To me it tasted too plain and had a bitter finish. The weird consistency lent itself to a cum-like appearance and there's a really ugly picture of a vanilla flower on the container.


Brown Cow (pictured above) rated surprisingly high considering its texture. In Peter's words, "Something is wrong here. It makes no sense, slightly lumpy, cum-like maybe." I described it as being like watered down spackle or glue. Despite it's ridiculously high viscosity, it had a pleasantly mild taste. "Tastes roughly like you'd imagine cooled, watered and ground gypsum would taste." (That's what Peter said, I don't even know what gypsum is.) Anyway, due to the "nasty" tastelessness of this yogurt, we both decided it was a yogurt we could eat frequently and therefore rated it high in the category of sustainability.

Overall, I'd rank the yogurts from best to worst:
1. Yami
2. Tillamook French Vanilla Bean
3. Brown Cow
4. Tillamook Vanilla Bean
5. Darigold
6. Yoplait

Peter's overall rankings were:
1. Yami
2. Darigold
3. Tillamook French Vanilla Bean
4. Brown Cow
5. Tillamook Vanilla Bean
6. Yoplait

*quoted phrases are Peter's words.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

and the winner is ....

So... the vlog thing didn't work out this time. Hopefully I can post a fun blog soon though to make up for it. However , using I determined the winner of the hello kitty giveaway is Mesha! Check out her awesome blog.

Congratulations to Mesha! DM me your mailing address on twitter or something so I can get your goodies sent to you!

I have lots of things to talk about since I haven't blogged in awhile. First of all I am planning a review/guide site with Michael. We'll be reviewing restaurants, stores, other points of interest and let me just say our website is going to be GOOD.

I did a review of six kinds of vanilla yogurt and will be posting that up soon with pictures, of course.

And I found some amazing boots at this crazy little mall in Tacoma called B&I. If you're not familiar, don't worry, it will be one of the establishments Michael and I review and we'll tell you all about it. Not sure what I'll wear 'em with but check out the pictures:



The lighting was dark, but they're a really pretty white manmade leather with antiqued gold/brass hardware. Amazing details. PEEP TOE. buckles. Straps. Zipper embellishments, cool stitching detail, inner zipper for easy on/off and a wonderful mix of textures including patent leather, regular leather and gold metallic. Maybe I'll do an outfit post once I figure out what I can wear with them.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

loose lips sink ships

AAhhhh, I promise the winner of the hello kitty giveaway WILL be announced asap. Couldn't figure out how to edit my video.

Moving on...

My friends and I like to play "category" games a lot where you pick a category and then take turns coming up with things that would fit into the category. Some categories are as plain as "makes of cars" or "neighborhoods of Seattle." Sometimes they get a little more silly. Such as: cliche phrases that when inappropriately used to refer to pooping are hilarious. Have been playing this with my friends with wonderfully hilarious results.

Examples include: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Stuck between a rock and a hard place.

and my favorite which I am proud to say I came up with: Loose lips sink ships.

Do you have any more ideas? They have to cliches that do not normally refer to pooping. It's a fun game.