Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I was delighted when I stumbled upon this photo of a Japanese Kit Kat.  It's colorful package design cheered me right up and reminded me of other whimsically-hued Japanese products I've seen here and there.  At some point I noticed that there is an image of tea on the left-hand side of the box, and I became puzzled and decided to do a bit of research on the subject.  It turns out that Nestlé has produced over 200 different flavors of the candy in Japan since 2000 and that one of those flavors is--you guessed it--green tea!

Here is an article which lists some of the more unusual flavors, includes some package photos, and relates why the Kit Kat is so popular in Japan ☺.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012


I’ve been seeing this term a lot, so I felt like making an animation for it. ^u^On another note, I’m afraid to say October doesn’t look like a great month for drawing for me. I’m currently sick, bogged down with work, and trying to finish my first college application. I love you guys, and I’ll draw as much as time allow… but I have to take care of myself first, so please understand. ^^ Hoping for the best!
*Photion courtesy of the very talented chibird.
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Monday, November 19, 2012



This photo by Luis Monteiro is from the September, 2011, issue of Vogue Portugal.  Click here to see several more photos from the spread, which is lurvely.  Though I do wonder why cigarettes are still so prevalent in fashion photography--they're so detrimental to one's health, and that's old news!
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012


she had nothing
but time on her hands:
silver rings, turquoise stones
and purple nails
i rubbed my thumb
across her palm:
a featherbed
where slept a psalm
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Sunday, November 11, 2012


These arts-and-crafts-themed fragrances by Demeter are sure to put you in a creative mood...

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I found two definitions for this cute little word;
they can be found here and here!
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012



The Archipod is being marketed as an energy-efficient "garden office" which can be put in your back yard and used in the place of a home office.  It's a cedar-shingled polycarbonate dome in which you can plug in your 'puter and get to work, safe from all of those pesky interruptions in your house.  The standard model is about 9.5 feet across, and according to Reader's Digest, it will run you around $34,000, plus delivery.  I must quote Reader's Digest on one of the supposed perks of this space-age-like pod: "...who wouldn't want to walk 30 seconds to work and enter through a DeLorean-esque gull-wing door?"  That does sound pretty gleeful, as a matter of fact ☺.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

~I VOTED!....ah-ah-ah-CHOO!

Well, ya' gotta' put that eponymous sticker somewhere, and since my oh-so-cute box of tissues was sitting on the passenger seat of my car, there it went!  Yep, I have stocked up on the cheeerily-patterned boxes, as I had the flu a week or so ago, and I still have residual congestion as a result.  Oh, nose, when are you going to stop running?  Fun tissue boxes do make it more manageable though.  I found this deliciously dotty design at Food Lion (the brand is "my essentials").

This is what my ballot looked like; I'm assuming such was the case for everyone....right?

My only beef is that Woodstock and Peppermint Patty were left off--oh well, there's always 2016 guys!

Blessedly, my polling place is right down the street from where I live, and there is never a line--it's right in, right out.  After I voted, I got a Little Cheeseburger (with mustard, ketchup, and grilled mushrooms and onions), french fries (with ketchup and malt vinegar), and peanuts in the shell from Five Guys.  I'm now happy to be back at home, out of the cold, and snug as a bug in a rug.  I'm contentedly watching the election coverage on television (with my dotted tissue box sitting close by, of course!).

hApPy eLeCtIoN dAy!!

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Friday, November 2, 2012


This photo is of Turquoise Lake (also called
Five-Flower Lake) in China's Jiuzhaigou Valley
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Here is an article about fall in China on
Here is a list of the top eight places to view fall foliage in China
Here is another list of foliage-viewing locales in China, one of which is the Jiuzhaigou Valley
*Image reblogged
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The hen remarked to the mooley cow,
As she cackled her daily lay,
(That is, the hen cackled) "It's funny how
I'm good for an egg a day.
I'm a fool to do it, for what do I get?
My food and my lodging. My!
But the poodle gets that--he's the household pet,
And he never has laid a single egg yet--
Not even when eggs are high."
The mooley cow remarked to the hen,
As she masticated her cud,
(That is, the cow did) "Well, what then?
You quit, and your name is mud.
I'm good for eight gallons of milk each day,
And I'm given my stable and grub;
But the parrot gets that much, anyway,--
All she can gobble--and what does she pay?
Not a dribble of milk, the dub!"
But the hired man remarked to the pair,
"You get all that's coming to you.
The poodle does tricks, and the parrot can swear,
Which is better than you can do.
You're necessary, but what's the use
Of bewailing your daily part?
You're bourgeois--working's your only excuse;
You can't do nothing but just produce--
What them fellers does is ART!"
~Author Unknown~
*Hen photo reblogged
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