Saturday, September 26, 2009

Snuggie Love (Updated)


I must profess my undying love for Snuggie. What's tragic is that I don't even have one. This blanket was made for me. Tonight I'm going to see if Target has the leopard print one for me in their "As Seen on TV" aisle.

Apparently, Snuggie had a fashion show during New York Fashion Week a couple weeks ago. I just have to say, the photo above of me and the zebra version at Target was taken in July. Clearly, I am ahead of the times. You know how lots of fashion bloggers these days get sponsored trips to fashion week by big companies, or get free stuff from awesome clothing stores or brands? Or how I got 30% discounts that I ended up never using at for posting about getting the Jeffrey Campbell's MEL from them? (Google the shoes and you'll see that post on the first page. Can't beat Nitrolicious, but that's as good as it'll get.) Yeah, Snuggie needs to hook it up here. No other city girl in her 20's is going to write sincerely on the Internet about their love for the leopard print Snuggie like Keipopnation.

So maybe there are others who are madly in love with Snuggies. Whatever. Anyway, Target does not have the "Wild Side" Snuggies. They're available online, apparently. Unless Snuggie comes to and realizes that they can advertise for free on my blog (and slide some samples this way), I may have to resort to the webs. Also, slightly related, not only can one get sent to New York for fashion week and all that, but one can become some sort of internet spokesperson for Chanel's new line of their sporty, poofy bags. I have no qualms about this because Alix and Betty are absolutely appropriate for this line; it's just that I'm seeing things taken to a new level. SNUGGIE, ARE YOU READING? We can take things to a whole notha level too! Did I mention that Carleton could rock the Snuggie too?

Thursday, September 24, 2009



I made chocolate chip cookies since they're so easy to make with the mixer. But I added 1/4 cup too much sugar. I thought Eh, whatever. I think they taste kind of odd, and they came out of the oven flatter than usual. Since Mordecai is nice, he will probably convince himself and say to me that he can't taste the problem, and then eat them all.

Last night, I tried to change the colors of this blog. Ever since coming across Pantone products at the Art Institute's gift shop, I've been very curious about Pantone. I wanted to get their iPhone app, but it's $9.99 and probably for professional graphic designers, not "curious" people who have nothing to do with and know nothing about design and printing colors. Anyway, I like 337 C, which is the color of my mug from the AIC gift shop. The color may or may not actually exist since I can never find it on their website. The green on this blog is the closest, something like 3375 C. I was going to make the text black and make the background this 3375 C, but it just looked too weird when I previewed it. So black remains in the back, and the colors will slightly change a bit. It looks like pink is being phased out of my life. Sorry, but you can live on in purple.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009


School has started again, piano will start again, the end of baseball season is approaching, and football season is on its way. I heard from Sean who heard from his brother that the Farmer's Almanac is predicting a bad winter for the Great Lakes area. Even without that prediction, I'd still be scared of the winter, and I'm preparing for the worst anyway. My plan is to avoid winter blues by paying attention to football, baking, cleaning (!), and keeping color around me. As a result, I've been thinking about changing the background of this blog to white, or some other pastel-y color. Stay tuned. I'm also thinking about highlighting my hair some more. Stay tuned.


For Labor Day weekend, we dog-sat this superdawg named Jackson. He's easy to take care of because he never barks, doesn't eat or beg for people food, doesn't destroy things, and is well-behaved. Well, he does stick his head in your crotch and kind of nuzzles around. Some people find that offensive, and others like myself find it endearing.

I've also gone through three football drafts this past weekend. I have no idea who anyone is, and I've once again upset Joe by taking his preferred players without knowledge of who they are, what position they play, or what team they play for. All I knew was that Andre Johnson was my first auto-pick in Matt's Fleaflicker league, and that some guy named Cole or Coles was bald, and I thought it'd be nice to have a bald man on my team. Where ignorance is bliss for some, it is apparently hell for others.

Sonia Kashuk for Target eyeshadow brush, Shu Uemura lip/eye brush, MAC 187 I-guess-anything-for-face brush

Also, I'm becoming obsessed with makeup. I don't know much, and there are few resources for true-blue monolids and Anpanman faces. Not that I'm complaining about these features. Makeup is so much fun! I never thought this day would come, but here it is. Makeup and football.