the new awesome

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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Welcome back is the new awesome

Maybe you remember that one night Rebecca and I had a brilliant idea.
Brilliant idea.

It is with great pleasure and excitement I present to you the return of three of our favorite blogs to our links list!



and Dave.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Christmas wish lists are the new awesome

Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas this year is my very own pair of Angela's barf brown linen with flowers right above the weird ass panel pants.

P.S. I bet Angela's flight home was coach.

Self-portraits are the new awesome

Two of my favorite things happened last night:

1) Wayne's birthday. (Blue Fin Sushi)

2) Self-portraits.

Wayne, think of these pictures as additional birthday gifts please.

Shawn is so serious.

Sometimes Robyn looks like Nick Nolte.

And sometimes she looks like normal cute Robyn.

Sometimes when you're the nicest girl in America, you try and look so mean.

Sometimes Brigham takes a self-portrait of just himself.

And sometimes he takes one with me in it too.

Rebecca is so good with chopsticks.

Alex is anti-self-portrait.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Art Exchange is the new awesome

Every once in awhile you decide to throw a party in which the guests attending have to abide by lots of rules. Parties with purpose. Parties with a set theme and structured, timed activities. Which is why we decided to invite over some of our most disciplined and artistic friends for our very first ever Art Exchange.

The idea was based off a series that I had seen at the Wurst Gallery they call their "Vintage Vandals" series, where each artist is asked to find a framed piece of artwork at their local thrift store and manipulate it into a piece of their own.

The (totally strict) rules of our Art Exchange party:

1) Eat our homemade versions of some delicious Cheeseboard pizza recipes. Do not complain that there is no meat and no sauce.

2) Bring one piece of thrift store art to place on the faux fireplace. Prepare yourself to see your boring piece of art transformed.

3) Pick numbers randomly out of a tin. Whoever picks #1 chooses their piece of art to work on. Then continue in numerical order until everyone has a new piece of art to make their own. Don't cry when you get number 11 and have to choose last.

4) Start working quickly with your paints and collages and sharpies and glue to make a masterpiece, because you only have an hour and a half to complete your project.

5) Finish your paintings in the hour and a half you were allotted. Marvel at the creations of your own hands.

6) Take a closer look at some of these gems and wonder how your friends can be so artistic in such a short amount of time. Then draw numbers and take home the piece of art that corresponds to the number that you drew.

7) resist the urge to jump your friends as they leave the house and steal their art because they got the item that you were hoping for. instead, sit on the couch and hold your new works of art looking proud of yourselves.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Hot Date Night is the new awesome

i have a confession to make. betsy and i have been having some roommate trauma, mostly because for the past 2 months one of the two of us has been traveling almost every weekend, and it has started to really put a strain on our roommate relationship because we have not been spending much quality time together.

of course, we decided this was something worth working together to fix. in one of the thousands of articles out there that we read giving relationship advice for couples that are having trouble making time for one another, we found one reoccuring theme: date night.

As Jeff Herring said in his stellar article J is for Just You and Me,

"Life just seems to get more and more hectic, and ...many of the couples with whom I work spend little or no alone time together on a regular basis. This is one of the main ways that couples can drift from soul mates to room mates."

There was no way we were going to let ourselves slip from being soulmates to just plain ol' roommates, so we decided that a little "just you and me time" was really needed.

five important components of any hot date night:

1) imitate eachother!
first i used teeth. then betsy.

2) do something new and exciting!
so we took a train we never usually take. the M.

3) eat something yummy!
i paid for dinner. it was mediocre, but the portions were huge!

4) watch a movie together!
betsy paid for the movie, because, hello! this was hot date night.

5) compliment eachother!
Dear betsy. You are great.