i’m totally stoked that the day ended up as well as it did, i was worried when i woke up to the sound of rain pounding against my window. mind you, rain does not bother me at all; but when my day off revolves around outside activities, i’m bound to become a tad bit nervous.
today was supposed to be an excursion to the Albany Bulb with Dev (i’m not sure what it is and i promised her i would not look it up on wikipedia), but because of the rain we needed to devise another plan. so, we ended up in Berkeley. unbeknownst to us, there is an amazing hat store in Berkeley. i love hats. a lot. fancy hats. fadoras and such. Dev also has a passion for fancy hats, but her attraction is directed more towards church lady hats. the ones with crazy pertrubances and giant feather.
this was not a smart stop for either of us because we were both making excuses for eachother on why it was alright to spend a decent amount of money on a hat. ie:it’ll last a lifetime, it’s a special occasions hat, if you buy a hat than i should also buy a hat, think of all the fancy hat gatherings we can go to now, etc.
so, we both left: my hat on my head and hers in a fancy hat box. it was still rainy / misty and mine is water resistant.
well, now we had to be frugal for the rest of the outting. this was our first stop. so, a trip to the East Bay Vivarium was in order. the biggest reptile/amphibian store in the nation? do you know me at all? and the best part was this was completely Dev’s idea, i didn’t even know the place existed.
there are so many sweet areas, especially industrial areas, that i’ve noticed from the BART on my commute into the City. today, we managed to track down a storage container that i’ve been eyeing since day one:
Dev noticed that there were rhinestones all over the opposing image. genius!:
it looked like the stencil had been BeDazzled!
tonight was my turn to cook for family night / fancy hat night. i whipped up a tasty dish from Martha Stewart’s website. Swiss Chard Ravioli. it’s really really simple and quick. and one can make it while donning a fancy hat:
the key is to eat it while wearing a fancy hat. while it seems as though Mae is not supporting the idea of a fancy hat night, her application of a plastic spider into her hair allowed her to participate purely on points for creativitity.
so tomorrow, it’s back to the grind on literally the busiest day of the year. Litquake is happening. here’s to hoping i can make it out alive or at least at the time i’m scheduled.
i also have been experimenting with a new surface, i’ll putting a picture up at Ant Farm Press.