A peak at the office

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

We've been in our new home for a few months now, but it hasn't been until recently that we're made those final tweaks to really make it feel like our home. I'm really happy with how my office is turning out, which is what I want to share with you today.


I've had this 16 cube Expedit shelf for quite some time now, and it's been a bit of a struggle to find the right way to fill it up. I ended up going with 8 cube containers in the middle and putting the books on the sides to make it feel like two bookcases with storage in the middle. I love the plastic containers because you can write on them with a dry erase marker. The books on the left are (most) of my knitting/crochet/craft books. Books on the right are school and language books, and the top shelf is origami and cross stitch. I tried to mix up angles and heights of books to make it more interesting. Also, toys, because I'm me.

Featured from left to right across the top:
- Futurama DVD collection in a Bender head
- Big Barda, Mister Miracle, and Orion figures
- Futurama Monopoly
- Geisha Spock (don't question, just enjoy)
- Marquee arrow light from Target

Hung off to the left is a signed Futurama script-cover. Who signed it? Some guy named Craig Ferguson, maybe you've heard of him.

The posters above the shelf are three different Ript designs, all Adventure Time riffs. Just wait until you see the whole office; there is Adventure Time stuff pretty much everywhere.

My desk area makes me really happy too.


A mix of band posters and nerdy stuff (the picture to the right under The Bravery is Aquaman flying the Invisible Jet and looking pouty while Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman dance in the main cabin). The screensaver is the fliqlo clock, which is my favorite screensaver ever. And yes, that is a MacBook Air sitting on a MacBook pro next to an iMac. Have I not established that I'm a Mac person yet? The E mug is from Anthropologie, Buddha head from Target, and other things from other places. The Chicago screen print art is by my friend Q of Screamin Monkey Circus on Etsy. The frog print is from SXSW Comedy 2013. I'm a lady of many interests.

I am very much loving my office, including my Doctor Who shelf, Futurama toy collection, coffee cart, Adventure Time shelf… a fold-up bed is coming soon for seating/guests, and once that happens the office will be complete! And maybe by then I can afford a nicer camera to take better pictures.

Music Monday :: Alkaline Trio, Warbrain

Monday, September 1, 2014

This past week at work we had a "Back to School Daze" themed HR thing, where people were encouraged to dress up like they did in grade school/high school submit their grade school pictures in a big guessing game. They also served PB&J sandwiches for lunch and stuff like that.

So I suited up in my standard high school (and college, honestly) outfit: band shirt, hoodie, jeans, Chucks. And I couldn't help but blast Alkaline Trio in the car on my way to and from work that day too.

Charlie always says that Remains is his favorite Alkaline Trio album, which always seems a bit funny to me because it's just a bunch of b-sides and one-offs. But it does have some of their best songs on it, like "Warbrain."



Interesting how one of their best songs came from a Rock Against Bush compilation. Ah, those were the days.


Caturday :: Dissertation Honey

Saturday, August 30, 2014

As we all know, Saturday is Caturday. I went into work the morning to do some training in our Network Operations Center, and after that came home to get some writing done on the dissertation. But apparently I don't need my notes, or the book I was taking notes on…


Kitties know best, I suppose. I guess I'll just watch some college football instead.


Fave Friday

Friday, August 29, 2014

Charlie and I hit up South Congress last week and stumbled upon these amazing dino-succulent-planters:


I didn't get one and kind of regret it now. But seeing the other colors and options… I'm seriously debating the wholesale lot and putting them all over my apartment…

I stumbled upon this cowl on Pinterest and was quickly intrigued by the odd construction and striking design:




Apparently this is from one of the Hunger Games movies. The extent of my Hunger Games knowledge is that it's a thing that exists, kind of like Harry Potter. (Just not my scene, y'all, sorry.) But dang it all if I don't like that cowl. I definitely have some yarn that could be turned into this.

I saw these earrings and love their vibe:


Though it's nowhere near and dear to my heart as this necklace:


I am enamored by this corner shelf.


And really, all the other shelves by The807 on Etsy.

While I'm being a catlady, this Kiki's Delivery Service cross stitch pattern is the cutest:


Jack Kirby Day

Thursday, August 28, 2014

I saw a rather distressing photo today of what Doctor Doom is join got look like in the new Fantastic Four film coming out this year. Rather than dwell on how horrible that film is going to be, I think it's time to celebrate one of the most iconic Fantastic Four artists of all time: Jack Kirby.

His art shaped the look of both Marvel and DC properties in ways no other artist ever has or will. The way we think of great heroes like Captain America, the New Gods, Black Panther, the Fantastic Four, Thor, the Avengers, Superman, Kamandi, and so many more, are all because of him. Yet his contributions go mostly unsung, with the exception of collectors and obsessed comic book nerds.


To celebrate Jack Kirby, I've cobbled together some of his art from my favorite Jack Kirby panels and covers from various properties he's had a hand in over time. I'm sure my boyfriend Charlie will have something more meaningful over on his blog, but in the meantime…


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