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NaNoWriMo 2012

It’s been a while since we have posted about NaNoWriMo, so some of you might need a refresher. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is sort of like a competition and sort of forced motivation for aspiring authors. You sign up on this website and pledge to write a 50,000 word novel (approximately 175 pages depending [...]

The Missing Links: 10 Reasons the Number 13 Is Unlucky

Here’s something Stacy wrote on a Friday the 13th in 2009: 10 reasons the number 13 is unlucky. * It’s every kid’s dream and every parent’s nightmare. Earlier this week, a four-year-old boy climbed all the way inside an arcade machine and got stuck. And they said it couldn’t be done. * You might want to sit down for [...]

Typography Made Out Of Ice

You may remember Stacy mentioning Nicole Dextra’s ice typography series in her May article about a dress made out of yucca plants. (link). Well, now you can take a look for yourself at Nicole’s bold statement-typography made out of solid ice, some letters standing over eight feet tall, spelling out thought provoking words that naturally [...]

The Halloween Costume You’re Most Proud Of

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. Two years ago, we asked for pictures of your best Halloween costumes. Let’s do that again! If you’re particularly proud [...]

Today Would Have Been Freddie Mercury’s 65th Birthday

Farrokh Bulsara was born on this date in 1946. In honor of the Queen frontman, here’s a list of 10 things you might not know about him that Stacy originally wrote in 2008. 1. He designed the Queen emblem (AKA the Queen Crest) himself, thanks to a degree in art and graphic design from Ealing Art [...]

Help Us Pick Our Classes

It’s an annual tradition. Well, it’s an annual tradition if you don’t count 2006, 2008 or 2010—but it should be an annual tradition. Every (other) year, we flip through course catalogs and round up the weirdest, most fascinating classes offered at colleges around the country, then Stacy Conradt writes up the best of the bunch. [...]

A Less Official (More Accurate) Comic Con Bingo

Stacy just posted a Comedy Central take on Comic Con Bingo, but personally, as a frequent attendee, I find the Last Gasp Bookstore’s Bingo board to be a little more accurate. So far I’m sill looking for a furry and a klingon, but other than that, all of my squares would be blacked out so [...]

Make Your Summer Sound Exciting With a Movie Voiceover

Video link This summer… Stacy tidies up her yard as she tries to sell her house. This summer… Stacy wrangles with her insurance company to get fair values for items stolen when her house was robbed. This summer… Stacy tries to stop a lightning-fast one-year-old from putting slobbery dog toys in her mouth. Yeah, my summer isn’t shaping up [...]

Harry Potter Quilt

Back in 2008, Stacy posted a roundup of wonderful quilts that included this Harry Potter quilt by Jennifer Ofenstein. This week, Jennifer was shocked to find that the Harry Potter quilt she completed years ago has gone viral. Better late than never! This quilt certainly deserves another look. Each block of the pattern is available [...]

Beatles Cake Pops

Stacy Conradt made cake pops and decorated them to resemble the Beatles! She worked from just a photograph and made up the steps as she went along. The process is archived in pictures at her blog, i met a possum. Link