Around Thanksgiving Nick and I made delicious cupcakes with white cake mix, pumpkin pie inside (they're basically tiny pies baked in a smaller muffin tin, with pie crust and everything), and homemade cinnamon cream cheese frosting, from a recipe in Bake It in a Cupcake
, which Nick's coworker wrote and came out recently. I love that book, I wish I had my own copy just so I could look through it when I wanted.
On Amanda's 21st birthday we went to the Unicorn
with a bunch of her friends, where they proceeded to get her whimsically inebriated. I love the decor of that place; my favorite object is the lit antique-look chandelier cage suspended from the ceiling with a baby doll's head inside.
Last Saturday I saw Jherek Bischoff at the Moore. It was amazing. I'm so glad I went. Wish every night of my life was like that. It was incredibly beautiful and haunting, especially the collaborations with other artists which were sung by them. "The Nest" with Mirah Zeitlyn was so lovely, as well as "Your Ghost" featuring Craig Wedren, and Soko's own song "We Might Be Dead by Tomorrow." Nika of Zola Jesus sang for one of Jherek's tracks. It was interesting to hear her "Lick the Palm of the Burning Handshake" from Conatus
done with an orchestra, translated into a purely instrumental, organic sound.
On Monday night I went to the Knee High Stocking Company
for the first time. I had a "Hemingway Daiquiri," which was very citrusy. I wore my Fable and Fury deer silhouette necklace
is on hiatus. The reason that for me print media is not dead. I loved getting the issues, poring over the glossy, lush pages and gorgeous design aesthetics that I delighted over; I loved holding them in my hands. And of course the blog was a huge part of it; that won't be updated anymore. The editors/founders cite this decision as being due to a combination of exhaustion and needing to take a rest, health problems, and the fact of Coilhouse
's financial insolvency. I hate how so much has to do with money in the real world. It's sad that the best magazine out there can go out of business because these things are rarely financially solvent. But Mer, Zoetica, and Nadya are my heroines, my role models. They're living out my dream because they are that determined and talented. I'm sure Coilhouse
will live on. It's just too good not to.
During Lime Crime
's Black Friday sale I picked up some Carousel Gloss in Candy Apple and an opaque black lipstick (Styletto).
Last night I watched Cashback
with Ivan and Lyle at my place, and I remembered how much I like that movie.
Currently reading Battle Royale
by Koushon Takami.
This video makes me almost cry. It's so simple, sincere, and beautiful.