Wednesday, March 18, 2009

on the shamrocks.

so it's finals week and things are winding down with a bam.

i'm working on my FCD and, of course, finishing my bumble bee. i have been extremely unmotivated and am finding it hard to concentrate on the things i need to do. the problem? i think i really want a shamrock shake! i have no idea if they have them at the McD's on campus or not; i no longer own a car and neither choice of walking in the dark to 18th or trying to transport a shake on my bicycle seem appealing. but mmm, the minty goodness of the legendary Shamrock Shake!

i haven't eaten McDonalds in 2009, something i am kind of proud of, but i'd be willing to make an exception for that fine chunk of high fructose corn syrup, lactose, and artificial mint flavoring. i can already feel the stomachache (i'm lactose intolerant) but i don't even care if it means shamrocky-goodness.

to further distract myself, here is my top 20 iTunes song list:

1. The Features - Me & The Skirts - 33
2. Spoon - I Turn My Camera On - 29
3. The Features - Whatever Gets You By - 28
4. The Features - The Drawing Board - 25
5. Van Morrison - Wild Night - 25
6. The Features - Blow It Out - 24
7. Girl Talk - Still Here - 20
8. The Kinks - This Time Tomorrow - 20
9. MGMT - Electric Feel - 20
10. The Police - So Lonely - 20
11. Stars - Take Me To The Riot - 20
12. The Bravery - Time Won't Let Me Go - 19
13. My Morning Jacket - One Big Holiday - 19
14. The Features - There's A Million Ways To Sing The Blues - 18
15. Girl Talk - Shut The Club Down - 18
16. Justin Timberlake - What Goes Around.../... Comes Around - 18
17. Of Montreal - Bunny Ain't No Kind of Rider - 18
18. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Soul To Squeeze - 18
19. The Whigs - Like A Vibration - 18
20. Girl Talk - Set It Off - 17
i listen to the Features/Girl Talk a LOT!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

crast goes GOBA.

so i don't know how many people know this, but i love riding my bicycle! my current ride is a '78 Schwinn Le Tour III that i bought from some dude over the summer. previously i had a very old, rusted out Schwinn Varsity that weighed about a million pounds and that someone (cough) wrecked while i was gone. i also have a cruiser with big fat whitewall tires, but i keep that at my mom's house. anyway, here's what my bike looks like:

it's the blue one. and i am excited to say that i will be riding my bike from June 20-28 on a trip through Ohio on GOBA, or Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure. this is the route map:

i plan on going with my roommate Logan and my former roommate Kendyl. it's going to be so much fun and i'm excited!

Sunday, March 1, 2009


we are designing toys for 252. i'm currently debating a bumble bee / lady bug transformers kind of toy. or an anteater with a magnetic ant-eating tongue. i don't know.

i had a fun conversation with Chris Clemmer of Sprig Toys on Monday. Sprig is an eco-toy company based in Fort Collins, Colorado. their toys are made of a mixture of reclaimed wood particles and recycled plastic, called Sprigwood. they don't have any batteries, and they are really, really cute. check it out:

they even light up and make sounds!

i am really excited to make some cool toys, and i might even bring my young sister in for testing day. she likes toys, i like toys, sounds good to me!

i have started working on my final course document. i was thinking about incorporating this chandelier/lamp theme, but Lo said it is very Urban Outfitters. it's very possible. if anyone has any thoughts about this, please let me know in the comments.

also, i had a cupcake from Gingham Bakery yesterday... it was SO GOOD. go check them out on Thurman Avenue in German Village! they have so many kinds of cupcakes and their store is very, very cute. like pink walls cute. and i know we all love supporting local businesses :)