Wednesday, January 30, 2013

For Your Listening Pleasure...

Inspired by lovelies Bri Emery and Katie Evans of Design Love Fest, I put together a Spotify playlist of songs, Workin Girl (Not that Kind), that I listen to whilst being creative. Put it in your ears. It's good. A sort of an ampy yet mellow (what?) mash-up of things that don't necessarily go together. Basically me, in music form.

I like, nay, NEED, background noise while I'm doing pretty much everything. Sometimes it's music. Sometimes it's television. Do you listen while you work? Share your playlist...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Nothing in Particular (Cept the Zombie Methocalypse, Girl)

You know how one or two things in life that you aren't particularly happy with can sometimes overshadow everything else? I'm in that place right now. That not particularly happy place. Which isn't particularly intelligent considering that I do have some particularly good things going. I can be particularly stupid sometimes. 

That ^^ is why I've been sporadic with the ole blog lately. Lame. I know. I have all these things I want to be writing about and illustrating and reading and creating. Instead, I have been watching a lot of television on DVD. The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Girls. None of these shows are particularly happy either. Maybe that's part of my problem. Maybe I need to lighten up. Maybe I just need to put my big girl panties on. Maybe I have seasonal affective disorder. Yes. That has to be it. Because nothing is ever just my fault. 

Who's with me on this mashup*? Would Hannah not have the ugliest, most ill-fitting gas mask ever?!?

*BDG Spoiler alert! In season one, Walter will kill absolutely everyone except Jesse, Daryl, Glenn and Maggie, just before a zombie eats him. Glenn and Maggie will busy themselves repopulating the earth with gorgeous little half-asian/half-white children while Jesse and Daryl cook a special meth that kills zombies until I wander in, playing myself, and we end up in a crazy love triangle. At some point Shoshanna walks out of the woods, having survived Walter's murder attempt with an eyes, feet, groin! maneuver and promptly gotten lost. I will consider killing her but ultimately decide to take her under my wing because I feel like she might actually be pretty cool if I teach her to be less annoying. 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Pretty Much The Best Compliment Ever

I had my annual lady parts swabbin' this week. Whilst checking my top half, my doctor said "your breasts are nice and easy to examine". To which I replied, "take a picture, it'll last longer". I remain pretty confident in the notion that my humor is lost on some people. 

My insurance company covers this annual women's wellness check and I aim to get their money's worth! I shall now use "you are nice and easy to examine" to pick up men. How many dates am I gonna have?!? So many.

Not my doctor.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Best of 2012

I’m pretty sure that if I don’t do a best of post, my blogger card will be revoked. This would normally make me feel both vain and lame, however, I just took a magic Indian diseased blanket dust bath (review coming soon) and it sucked all those toxic feelings right out of me. So. Without much ado about nothing…

Most Awesome Illustration of a Crab

Most Viewed
ThingsI’m Afraid To Tell You
Inspired by this post by Jess at Makeunder My Life, Ez at Creature Comforts challenged the blogging community: write a Things I'm Afraid To Tell You post. So I did.

Most Comments
Oh snap! 1/2 Blogiversary Giveaway

I know why this post has the most comments. I'm going to pretend it's because you like me anyway. 

The One With the Most Eggs
The Worst Egg Hunt Ever...
Zooey Deschanel convinces me that I will never have babies. And looks like a woodland creature. Obvy.

Open Letter Most Likely to Receive a Response From the More-Famous-Than-Me Blogger It Was Directed To (And it did!)
Open Letter to DJ Paris in Which I Quote Too Many Rap Lyrics
Pretty much the worst internet feud since that one between Kim Kardashian and everyone who isn't Kim Kardashian. Deej, once he realized that we should be b.f.f.s, agreed somewhere in his comments section to feud. Then I lost interest, as I am wont to do when things take effort and don't include food. (P.S. Spell check thinks you want to say "guardianship" when you type "Kardashian". Those are words no one gets confused, spell check.)

Most Likely to Embarrass My Sister
Dating a beef steak, ah yeah!

I dated a steak. I did it for all the women who are independent, throw your hands up at me. Sort of. Mostly I did it because I needed a stupid good prompt and I like proving myself right.

Most Amazing Photography
My two dads, Nathan Lane and Elijah Wood.
I discovered that I am the love child of Elijah Wood and Nathan Lane. The family photos are beautiful. 

Most Unlikely to Succeed As Well As It Did
Inspirational Words from Coworker X

Mini-posters of actual words spoken to me by my former co-workers. Actually one of my top viewed posts. Please feel free to print these babies and hang them in your work/living space for inspiration. Inspiration is supposed to be pretty similar to the rage virus, right?

Most Wrongester For This Blog
Thrift Score! or The wardrobe section of a homeless man's backpack.
This was an early Whitfield Awesome post. I was still confused about what the blog should be. I thought I wanted to do a DIY and fashion-y sort of thing but, even though I love those things, writing about them didn't come naturally. This post isn't very funny or very interesting. I didn't erase the early [bad] posts as they are an honest part of the growth process of a blog.