Monday, June 14, 2010

What I'm stoked on right now...

So, I had this great/terrible idea today and in a brief text convo with Connor, I have decided to try and make my own energy drink. I plan on using mostly oolong, strong black teas, some vitamins and a little sugar. I'm interested to see how long the caffeine concentrated effects my body. Also stoked on the only good thing about Summer, lots of shark stuff so I posted an amazing clip of the Goblin shark. more post later.
- Sketch


Friday, June 11, 2010

Watch (My Waistline) Sink...

Sitting here listening to Cold Cave (phenomenal electronic music by Wes Nightmare) with my cords pulled up over my belly button and I start thinking to how our perception of the location of a waistline on the human body has dropped significantly since the 1950's. I found a little information on types of waistlines if you're interested:
  • None: The princess seam style of dress needs no waistline at all, since it does its shaping without darts, by joining edges of different curvature. The resulting "princess seams" typically run vertically from the shoulder (or under the arm) over the bust point and down to the lower hem. This creates a long, slimming look, often seen in dresses with an "A-line" silhouette.
  • Diagonal: An asymmetrical waistline that runs across the body diagonally. Usually the highest point is below the natural waistline.
  • Drop waist: A low, horizontal waistline that usually falls near the level of the upper hips. Balances the upper and lower bodies, and adds to the visual impression of height by lengthening the torso.
  • Empire: A high waistline that cuts horizontally across the body, just below the bust. This waistline gives a long, slender look and excellent fabric drape in the skirt and allows for short, inconspicuous shaping darts. This waistline was popular in Jane Austen's time.
  • Raised: A horizontal waistline that falls significantly above (>1 in.) the natural waist.
  • Natural: A horizontal waistline that falls at the natural waist and tends to make the wearer seem shorter by visually dividing the figure in half.
  • V-shaped: A generally flattering waistline, especially for figures with notable curvature. Also known as the Basque waistline or the Antebellum waistline.
  • U-shaped: A softer, less pronounced version of the Basque waistline.
  • Inverted V-shaped: Starts high in the center and drops at the sides and can fall as high as the bustline (e.g., paired with a low V neckline to give a "bowtie" look), but usually found near the hips (e.g., extending Bolero curves in the bodice).
  • Inverted U-shaped: A softer, less pronounced version of the inverted-V waistline, usually gentle downwards curve.
Anywho, I kind of want to bring back the 50's/60's style of a raised waistline, get a little bit closer to the natural.
In other news, I'm stooooooooooked on my all night Resident Evil 5 fest with Puke!
This just in, Sketch is bummed we didn't get to see Scraps & Heart Attacks last night...though it was never really a feasible reality at any given point that we could go.
Oh and watch this

p.s. If anyone has a soldering gun, random toys that make noise, and/or a dremel tool they're trying to get rid of let me know....trying to get into circuit bending.


Well sketch and I went to dinner a few months ago and talked about doing a blog together...since we share everything else. After both avoiding it for some time, it took the two of us sitting on my bouch (bed couch....yes I sleep on a couch it is quite comfortable) with two laptops and nothing else to do for us to finally make this thing. So here it is! Prepare for lots of posts filled with barefoot running, gardening, and good restaurants. Who knows, you may learn a thing or two....but probably not. It ain't War & Peace but it's a first post.