Missy and I are honored to be participating in the big FRIDA & DIEGO exhibition at THE HIGH MUSEUM this weekend! We will be repping for ICE ATLANTA during "COLLEGE NIGHT" festivities this coming saturday - we will be running a table where museum-goers can decorate and make their very own souvenir ONE INCH BUTTONS for free! We will have pre-printed designs that folks can color-in and draw on...or, if they choose, they can decorate blank templates with their own art and/or political messages...YEAH!
There will be other crafty activities hosted by ICE Atlanta along with salsa and tango lessons, body painting, a dance performance, live DJ's...not to mention the incredible art of FRIDA KAHLO and DIEGO RIVERA! If you're a college student, this is such a great deal...come on out to see some great art, mingle with other appreciative students, get some free swag, learn to dance...party the night away! Come stop by our table and say "HEY!" to me and Missy!
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
My friends Katie and Ben write the cutest blog, Chestnut Mocha. They are hosting a giveaway Shoppe Sugar Cookie! You can enter to win some amazing prizes, and also one of my Hedgie Wood Pins! Enter soon! Check out the giveaway right here.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Waaaaaaay back in December 2012, Missy, her brother Joe, and I, decided to take a CHRISTMAS DAY walk around their neighborhood and then make our way to the CEMETERY that sits across the ravine behind their house. On our way there, we stopped at the stop sign where they used to stand and wait for the SCHOOL BUS to come pick them up in the morning:
Everywhere, there were reminders that we were indeed in STEELERS COUNTRY:
Later that evening, we warmed up with MARGARITAS, HOT TODDIES, and SHOTS OF VODKA...
FAVORITE MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - I liked going to the antique and junk shops!
RAOUL - Grass Widow/Gold-Bears show at the Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta.
WORST MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Having to get the furnace fixed.
RAOUL - Had to endure a couple of really chilly nights until we got our furnace fixed.
FUNNIEST MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Putting on my rain boots and then stepping on a cat toy Nilla put in there!
RAOUL - When I was trying to talk with a mouth full of pills and then you mocked me.
WORD OR PHRASE OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - "Scone"
RAOUL - Oh, I dunno..."Burlap"
THREE THINGS ON YOUR TO DO LIST FOR THIS WEEK?
MISSY - Return the teapot, pack orders, clean the bunnies.
RAOUL - Punch out one-inch buttons for Gold-Bears, empty the vacuum, catch up on sleep.
PERSONAL SOUNDTRACK FOR THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Kishi Bashi, Fleet Foxes, Siouxsie & The Banshees
RAOUL - Sugarhill Gang, Grass Widow, Free Kitten, A Flock Of Seagulls, The B-52's, Duran Duran, Marine Girls, Melody Dog, Slumber Party, Gold-Bears, Brown Recluse, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Postcard Records compilation.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Not only is today Valentine's Day, but it also marks four years ago since we found our bunny in a parking lot in Atlanta. Each Valentine's Day I think about this, and sometimes Raoul and I wonder if Oreo was a Valentine gone wrong! I love our Oreo bunny!
I never thought I would be an owner of a pet rabbit. I really like having rabbits, though. Rabbits are so different than having a cat - they eat all the time, they sleep in the middle of the day, and they are so playful and affectionate. OUr rabbits are a part of our family, as much as our cat Nilla is.
After having Oreo for a while, we adopted Jumbles from the North Georgia House Rabbit Society. Not only did I never expect to be a rabbit owner, but now I am the owner of two rabbits! I love Jumbles, and he is a little more shy than Oreo, but he has really come a long way. He really loves Oreo, so that is nice.
Oreo and Jumbles are such a good pair. I love them both! Happy Oreo Day!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The band of the week is one of my favorites, the Music Tapes! I always enjoy seeing the Music tapes perform, but this time was especially special. The band had a custom circus tent made for their shows! The tent was there, and so were games, prizes, bells, and blindfolds.
The game where you had to ring the bell by tossing a penny while blindfolded was really difficult, but I did hear some people win this game!
We didn't get to the Flood game, cos the show was ready to start! We went into the tent and were treated to cartoons before the show began.
There were many different "acts" in the show, so there were songs, then mini performance pieces throughout, sort of like a vaudeville show. This was one of our favorites, a must see! I won't tell too much of what Robby is doing here, but it is so neat - you just have to see the Music Tapes for yourself!
Julian played the singing saw, which is really neat to see. The only other singing saw I saw (haha) at a concert was John from the Coctails!
The snowman portion of the show was especially exciting, too!
Here is the miniature version of the tent within the tent! This was another favorite part of the Music tapes show - when the miniature tent was revealed, and the inside of the miniature tent was shown, I was so excited. I love miniatures, so this was really adorable. I even imagined a miniature version of myself in the tent.
It was so much fun getting to hang out in the Music Tapes tent for a bit! I can't wait to see the Traveling Imaginary again!