Well that was a lot of fun today.
First off, I totally Yorl’ed out and got a leather duster – it was a Christmas present but I never ordered it, instead opting to buy after trying it on again. Glad I did. I needed an extra inch in the shoulders plus some room to put on flannel or other shirt to stay warm in Michigan winters. The duster comes to just above my ankles and that is exactly what I hoped for – something to keep the winter wind away from my body – it can be awful windchill suckiness at times.
Would you believe Cruel Wife pretty much insisted that I get it?
Later… Good news. I was able to contact the artisan directly and correct a misunderstanding on my part – damn my bad hearing (you won’t find me saying that often). I was trying to talk to two sales reps and hear what they were saying, listen to Cruel Wife, stare at passers-by, and read lips – all over the noise of the crowd. I had thought that the mantle was removable but found I was mistaken. So after a quick couple of e:mails the lady who makes this stuff said she’d make it removable at no extra cost. Awesome.
Here is what it will mostly look like except mine will have the removable mantle.
Here is Phil Foglio and his staff. Opted to protect his identity but he’s easily recognizable from his self-portraited cartoon in the Girl Genius series. Funny fella to listen to giving a talk. Here he was taking a serious break.
We went to a “Steampunking your Home” thing (or something to that effect). The guy from ModVic and SteamPuffin (http://www.facebook.com/ModVic) gave a talk about finding the raw materials and inspiration for Steampunk creation. Absolutely fascinating talk – an hour flew by and it was easily the best part of the whole day.
This lamp was my favorite piece in the whole place besides a projector that had been repurposed – it was the old lamp/wick style projector. Why no pic? Because it wouldn’t have done it justice, that’s why. I didn’t even bother.
Somebody really cares a great deal for a friend or family member. Look at all the work that must’ve gone into making this wheelchair. I really apologize for the nasty orange wood color and the overexposure – but I don’t want to spend the effort to fix it because that post right behind it is going to make it look nasty unless I spend time addressing it directly. Ugh. I expected better from the Hyatt, but oh well.
Scroll down to the “Gelatin filled Christmas Ornament (on keyboard)… wicked awesomeness.
Ha! I KNEW IT!!! Thank you, Fark, for shedding light on the matter.
Take sentences out of the article out of context is absolutely frightening…
Those who inflated their partner’s assets also reported being more happily married.
Is that anything like “Pumping his junk”?
If the couple is happily married, it could be that the better half of the couple has an idealistic vision of the lesser half.
Which might explain why Cruel Wife puts up with my bullsh*t.
I’ve always said she was delusional.