Monday, November 26, 2012


I've been looking for ways to better myself recently, challenge myself outside of the office and get cultured. I was finally inspired by a doppleganger. No, not my doppleganger... my cat's.

As I went about my day doing what I usually - falling into an internet cat black hole - I rediscovered the Clinton's cat, Socks.  Lil Boo to Cat Island, to Cat lovers (lovers that are cats) and somehow to Socks - this image in particular.

Socks Clinton really had quite the presence and more importantly Rabbit is a dead ringer for Socks.We really missed out on all the dough to be made as a celebrity look-a-like.

                           Rabbit                                                                                                                                 Socks

Since I couldn't get my cat his deserved fifteen minutes of fame, I was inspired by Socks to do something else, train my cat to sit on my shoulder. I don't think Ill look quite as endearingly authoritative as Bill here, but I'll at least be the most original pirate in the land.

So naturally, I started to Google how to train a cat to do this... the most interesting one made it look like a cat does this to poop in your ear and said you had to start young. So forget them. I think we can manage this by Easter.

LOOK! Rabbit already has a natural curve.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Manicure Shmanicure

So, I am going to ease back into this, real gentle-like. Let's not talk about my Rabbit (the name of my cat) or the various apartment changes. And sadly, I am not starting again with a beautiful batch of cupcakes, but a few terrible redoes of some nail art.

Living alone now I find it a lot easier to do things like finish bottles of wine by myself and spend 8 hours painting my nails. In an effort to reclaim some of my creativity, I wanted a little project. What with Pinterest and my addiction to I feel like I see so many adorable ideas for manicures.

Here are some of my faves:

Source: via Kerrianne on Pinterest
                                                                                          Source: via Kerrianne on Pinterest

Or you can check them on my "The Beauty" board on Pinterest

When I was younger we would do outrageous nails, like for the 4th of July - american flags, fireworks - but this did not go as smoothly as I remembered. It looks like I have a palsy that resulted something more like nail farts than nail art. But pretty, colorful farts. At least round one. Round two looks like I casually swiped yellow on the tips of my nails. And when I say casual, I mean real casual, like I wasn't even looking. Just finished round three, which turned into a confused barbie that wants to glow in black light. Sometimes you have to let go of your dreams, you know. I can just accept one color of nail polish.

Take 1

 Take 2

Take 3