Tuesday, January 27, 2009

This is one for you and for me

I found this thread on Etsy and I absolutely think that the CPSIA is an outrage! I know it's a lot to read, but please please do it.

The CPSIA stands for Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, a new set of laws that will come into effect on 10 February, 2009 and will impact many, many people in a negative way. Make no mistake, this is very real. View it for yourself. If Forbes, the American Library Association and numerous other media are paying attention, perhaps you should too.

How will these new laws affect you? Well, here are a few examples:

To the Parents of Young Students:
Due to the new law, expect to see the cost of school supplies sky rocket. While those paper clips weren't originally intended for your student to use, they will need to be tested now that your 11-year-old needs them for his school project. This law applies to any and all school supplies (textbooks, pencils, crayons, paper, etc.) being used by children under 12.

To the Avid Reader:
Due to the new law, all children's books will be pulled from library and school shelves, as there is no exemption for them. That’s okay though, there's always television. Our children don’t need to learn the love of reading after all.
Article from the American Library Association http://www.wo.ala.org/districtdispatch/? p=1322

To the Lover of All Things Handmade:
Due to the new law, you will now be given a cotton ball and an instruction manual so you can make it yourself since that blanket you originally had your eye on for $50 will now cost you around $1,000 after it's passed testing. It won't even be the one-of-a-kind blanket you were hoping for. Items are destroyed in the testing process making one-of-a-kind items virtually impossible. So that gorgeous hand-knit hat you bought your child this past winter won’t be available next winter.

To the Environmentalist:
Due to the new law, all items in non-compliance will now be dumped into our already overflowing landfills. Imagine not just products from the small business owners, but the Big Box Stores as well. You can't sell it so you must toss it. Or be potentially sued for selling it. You can't even give them away. If you are caught, it is still a violation.

To the Second-Hand Shopper:
Due to the new law, you will now need to spend $20 for that brand new pair of jeans for your 2-year old, rather than shop at the Goodwill for second hand. Many resale shops are eliminating children's items all together to avoid future lawsuits.

To the Entrepreneur:
Due to this new law, you will be forced to adhere to strict testing of your unique products or discontinue to make and/or sell them. Small businesses will be likely to be unable to afford the cost of testing and be forced to close up shop. Due to the current economic state, you'll have to hope for the best when it comes to finding a new job in Corporate America.

To the Antique Toy Collector:
Due to the new law, you'd better start buying now because it's all going to private collection and will no longer be available to purchase. “Because the new rules apply retroactively, toys and clothes already on the shelf will have to be thrown out if they aren't certified as safe.” http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123189645948879745.html

To the American Economy:
Already struggling under an economy that hasn’t been this weak in decades, the American economy will be hit harder with the inevitable loss of jobs and revenues from suppliers, small businesses and consumers. The required testing is far too costly and restrictive for small businesses or individuals to undertake.

To the Worldwide Economy:
Due to this new law, many foreign manufacturers have already pulled out of the US market. You can imagine the impact of this on their businesses.

If you think this is exaggerating, here is a recent article from Forbes

And for those of you prepared to be stupefied and boggled, The New Law

Did you know? If this upsets or alarms you, please react.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

When you kill a man you fall down, fall from the grace of god

This sweater

is probably the best thing that's ever happened to me

and it only cost $1.98.


p.s. I'll try to think of more creative posts again sometime soon. LOVES!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Hell. Fucking. Yes.
I made this shirt in honor of his inauguration.

THEN I took lots of angryballz photos of me in it, only I am not angry AT ALL today, just excited and happy.

I'm also wearing jeans. WHENTHEFUCK does that happen??!? Never. Never. BUT I wore them yesterday too: 


ALSO I love you guys to the maximum amount allowed, and AM REALLY TRULY SORRY that I have not been around much/commenting/telling you how much I fucking LOVE you all. Boys and gin and beer and work and friends and art are taking up all of my time. 


Sunday, January 18, 2009


"I wouldn't call your tights slutty...more like trashy" 
-my best friend when discussing my outfit

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I feel like lovecraft in Brooklyn

I feel like I'm on the brink of something.

I feel like something is going to come gushing out of me any second, 
but when I try to make it come it recedes. 

This feeling is driving me crazy.

It's like all of my creativity and inspiration and spontaneity and verve are a fiery ball in the middle of me, 
but I can't seem to harness it, 
I can't seem to make it mine.

It's like I have no focus. 

I can't decide what to unleash the fiery ball inside of me onto, into.

Alternately, I feel empty. 

I feel like crying,
like sobbing,
but there's nothing to cry about
nothing to sob with.

I feel like all of the tears that I want to cry don't exist, my tear ducts closed and dry. 

All I want is to get this all out.

(all photos from here, other than the second to last, which is from here, and the last, which is mine)

Monday, January 12, 2009


Sometimes I wonder about what thoughts are made out of.

Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to be in love right this second.

Sometimes I think I am in love right this second.

(I'm sorry, I've forgotten where I found this one...)

Sometimes I have very morbid thoughts.

Sometimes I think I believe in reincarnation, and in those sometimes I think that I was Marie Antoinette in a past life.

Sometimes I wonder if passion can be unhealthy.

Sometimes (actually, all of the time) I wonder how people can worship a god who wants them to be weak and broken all of the time.

Sometimes I spend far too much money on shoes.

Sometimes I wonder what it is to be of the universe.

Sometimes I feel like crying for absolutely no reason.

Sometimes I wonder why it's ok for people to laugh out loud, outside, in public, but it's not ok for people to cry out loud, outside, in public.

Sometimes I wish I could live all the lives I could live, and not have to choose any one of them.

Sometimes I feel like a jumble of nonsensical letters and punctuation marks.

That's all.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

There's a million of you and only a half of me

What if all of the sudden I forgot all of the names of all of the people I'd ever met?

How long can one survive on only Vonnegut and cherries?

What if all of your facial expressions got translated to your feet?


How many emotions can a body physically hold before it explodes or becomes more than one body?

Can a person fall in love with someone they don't know exists?

If I always lived above the clouds do you think that spf 50 would keep me from getting sunburnt?


If the internet didn't exist would everyone be less lonely?

If everyone in the world only wore flowers would anyone be allergic to them?

Wouldn't life be so much more fair if people loved beautiful people less easily?

If snow was actually popcorn would anyone have as much fun skiing? 


If time could stand still where would you want to be when it did that?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

So damn slow

Hi my loves.
I'm uninspired.
I even can't think of anything to blog about, which is sad.
Maybe something big will break out of this period of bland nothingness inspiration and creation wise.
But until then I will be scarce around here.
I love you all.

...if only I had ideas growing out of my head like flowers...

(all photos from here)