Thursday, November 29, 2007

Stephen Kellogg Must Be Really Good at Guitar Hero


Last night was

I've been looking forward to the Stephen Kellogg & the 6ers show at 8x10 since I first saw it on the band website, and was even prepared to go by myself. So I was pumped when Sarah wanted to come with.

But it only got better when we realized it was also Maggie's birthday! Sarah & I took her out to dinner at Blue Agave for fancy Mexican food and amazing margaritas (nom nom nom).

The show was fantastic. Stephen & the boys played great and kept the energy up. It wasnt too crowded and I was literally front row right in front of Stephen.
anddddd, it was his birthday too.

The most disappointing part of the night was when the rest of the crowd didn't join into the "Happy Birthday" that Sarah, Maggie & I tried to get started...

This Is How Close I Was

After the show we talked to the guys from the Alternate Routes (who opened)...
I mentioned having seen them open for Howie Day at Fairfield U in '03, and I think they were seriously impressed with the obscurity. Plus, they gave us 2 free CDs! wooo

I also scored a setlist off the drum kit (I always ask the roadie first... and he thanked me for asking)and all the guys signed it :D

SK6ers 8x10 Setlist

On the bottom of the set list is a tiny list of songs for the 2nd encore, which I guess they decide in the moment. I asked Stephen why I've never seen them play "Pedal Steel," one of my favorite songs of theirs. He explained that he only plays it at shows where people aren't really talking or milling about, which I understand...its definitely a pretty intense and emotional song.

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Me with the birthday kids

So I got to bed at 12:30 last night and woke up for work at 6:15 feeling quite dehydrated from all the booze...but it was completely worth it. Maggie said it was one of her best birthdays ever & it was definitely one of the most fun nights I've had since moving down here ^_^

&& in case you really wanted, here's a video I took with my Elph of my absolute favorite SK6ers song, "My Sweet Charade"...

Monday, November 26, 2007

Shock & Awe

So my Eagles didn't do as badly as everyone had assumed they would...

Considering that the Eagles were 5w-5l & the Patriots were 10w-0l at the start of Sunday Night Football, it was kind of expected that there would be a Pats blowout.

But the Philly birds gave them a fair run for their money! If there is such a thing as a "good" loss, this would qualify. So I'm about as happy as I could be without a win :D

Final score: Philly 28, New England 31

I'm also really, really proud of AJ Feeley.

AJ Feeley 11-25-07 vs NE
[picture from Photos]

More details here.

Even better,

Delaware beat Delaware State in their first-ever meeting & the first playoff game of the season for the Blue Hens.

Next up, University of Northern Iowa (&& would you believe I actually know someone who went there?)

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Shoe Twins

I frequent NotCouture, which I highly recommend (it's also in the linklist to your right).

NotCouture recently featured these shoes, the Maude High Wedge from Rachel Comey at Gargyle, & they caught my eye the other day, even though I think they're kind of ugly:

Maude High Wedge

I realized later it's because they look just like these, the Jessica Simpson Cam:

Jessica Simpson Cam

which I bought last xmas at Lord & Taylor.

I feel so trendy!

Thoughts?? I know they are kind of ridiculous with the platform, but I swear they look amazing.


Also, the Eagles play the Patriots tonight at Gillette Stadium.
My birds are in serious trouble.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Crayola Monologues

This website is something I found a while back while researching ideas for color names at work*

It's called the Crayola Monologues, and the video is a whimsical take on the metaphor of race through crayon colors.

& you can learn some Crayola history too.

I found it sweetly thought-provoking. It certainly takes on a very weighty issue, especially in the US, but does so in a gentle and not at all uncomfortable manner.

Check it out & let me know what you think.

[I just discovered that GoogleVideo provides the embed codes for its videos...loves it]

*for those of you who don't know much about me, I'm a colorist at a very very cool apparel brand. & one of the best parts of my job is naming colors for the new season. Spring 2009 is going to feature some of the best color names the brand has seen yet ;)

Friday, November 23, 2007

Project Runway: Season 4, Episodes 1 & 2

I've been meaning to post about the PR season 4 premiere for a while, but I kept putting it off. Oops.

Anyway, I won't bore you with a rundown of my feels on every designer, but just the designs that really stood out to me.

Episode 401: Sew Us What You Got

Since the commercials for this season started popping up to tease me, I've been intrigued by Christian. Maybe it's the hair, or the fact that he is totally obnoxious and has an annoying voice.

Either way, I think I fell in love with him upon reading his online bio: He went to Baltimore School for The Arts and his favorite designers are Alexander McQueen & Vivienne Westwood.

And then in the first challenge - to create something that embodies their POV as a designer (could this have been easier?!) - he produces this ensemble <3:

Project Runway Episode 401 Christian

Um, hello. You're probably gay, but marry me anyway? kthanks.

Although the colors are a little subdued for my hi-viz taste, I think we might be a match made in heaven.

The worst part is, he lost to this shit by Rami:

Project Runway Episode 401 Rami

It looks like a sorority's girls toga.

One saving grace of this look: Michael Kors's use of "MOB: Mother of the Bride" to describe the completely unnecessary and pedestrian rosette.

& I plan to add that phrase to my own fashion lexicon.

Episode 402: Money Changes Everything

omfgzzzzz SJP!

I loved, loved, loved the winning look by Victorya & Kevin:

Project Runway Episode 402 Victorya & Kevin

Def something I would love to wear. I adore the bow, the draping & the little plaid vest (very multi-function for sure). I do love dresses in general, so I suppose I'm a bit bias.

I also liked the 2nd place look, although I'm not huge on capes. But a seriously nice - not to mention surprisingly impressive - effort by Elisa & Sweet P. The spit marking by Elisa was hilarious too... might I suggest using Scotch tape? That was my way of marking fabric back when I'd sew on my parents dining room table.

Project Runway Episode 402 Elisa & Sweet P

But the worst part of this episode, by far, was the ridiculous jacket put out by my boy Christian and his partner Carmen. The turtleneck dress and belt were nothing special and/or terrible, but the jacket was a little too Michael Jackson circa "Bad" for me...and especially for Bitten.

Project Runway Episode 402 Christian & Carmen

Get your act together, boy.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Gobble Gobble

Happy Thanksgiving!
Eat yourself silly & watch lots of football.

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I'm spending the weekend with Ben's family in Amish country :)

&& I apologize for the image quality & was too big for the window, and now it's too small...

Sunday, November 18, 2007

A Fair Warning

Before I really get into this blog, just a little more about what it's going to be...

I'm new at this.

Sometimes I have a lot to say, sometimes I have nothing to say. So don't be surprised if I update constantly...or fall of the face of the internet for a while.

I like really garish colors & unconventional fashion. I hope you are shocked.

I have very varied interests - and my posts with reflect that randomnesses.

I'm a little anxious about how this will all turn out...


In other news, Ben & I celebrated our 3 year anniversary in Annapolis this weekend

We visited the US Naval Academy

& I found this really inspiring;

in both message and design.
Old, old, handsewed flags have a significance about them that i can't really explain tangibly

(sorry about the glare...I'm not a photographer by any definition of the word)

Friday, November 16, 2007


so i wanted to start a blog.

this is it.