Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Spinster Break: See You Soon

Well, Spinsters, it's chilly here in Atlanta, and I have unfortunately come down with quite the cold. As such, my head is so full of...a cold...that there isn't much room for spinsterly thoughts. Unfortunately, this comes at the busiest time of the season for my real life job. Sigh. So I'm gonna take a little break and hopefully be back to you by next weekend (re: March 7).

I know, I know. That's a long time. But perhaps it'll give me enough time to have some extra spinsterly thoughts to make you giggle. And who knows? I may be back before then. Then again, I'm not making any promises.

In the meantime, you should probably check out yesterday's post for all of Leslie Hall's magnificent videos. Make one of your own and post a link in the comments.

See You Soon!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

#SoGood: Leslie Hall

Yesterday at work I went over to the art department to ask one of the CAD artist about a graphic. While I was over there, one of the other artists called me over. "You gotta see this video," he said. "When I watched it, I thought, this is what your brain must look like on the inside." By "Your Brain," he meant my (the spinster's) brain.

Initially, I was a little scared to see what another person thinks the inside of my brain looks like. About two seconds into the video, though, I thought...well, that's about right.

Without saying anything else, I'm just going to go ahead and embed the video here. Then we can talk further once you've watched it.

While initially, you may think "What even is this?" or possibly "Is the internet mutating?" Well, probably. But, really, who cares? This is magnificent.

Later I did a little search on the lady in this video. Her Name is Leslie Hall, and she is full-on amazing (/bizarre).

Also, I know she's a woman after my own heart because she has a song called "No Pants Policy." I mean...yeah. Now I'm going to embed it. Don't worry, it's significantly less terrifying than the first one.

I hope these videos help to restore your sense of wonder. How could your wonder not be restored at the revelation that this woman is in the world?

Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday Fun: Online Quizzes

On the rare occasion I found myself in possession of an issue of Seventeen Magazine as a young teen, my very favorite part were the quizzes. There was usually only one per issue, so we middle school students had to wait a whole month to take another test to see whether or not he actually like liked us. I'll give you a hint: I'm still a spinster.

Luckily, times have changed. I'm still as single as ever, but now I can take frivolous quizzes to my heart's content online. So, in honor of Monday, I've put together a little list of quizzes you should take  so that you can put off doing anything important in favor of gaining all the answers to nothing you actually need to know.

1. Which Taylor Swift Bonus Track Is The Soundtrack To Your Love Life?
        You knew there was going to be one about Taylor Swift, right?

2. Which Famous Nice Jewish Boy Is Your Soulmate?
          I'll be honest here. I had never heard of my match. I googled him, and I'm still not 100% sure. However, I feel like if I really put my mind to it, I could probably be a formidable Shiksa.

3. What's Your Perfect Nail Polish Color?
          Clearly, I had to have at least one in here from Seventeen. Yes, I know. I'm about 12 years too old to be taking these quizzes. You what? I don't even care.

4. What Song Should You Play On Repeat This weekend?
          Just because the weekend is a whole five days away doesn't mean you can't listen to music.

5. How Should You Procrastinate Today?
          Because it's Monday, and you're already procrastinating by reading this post.

6. Which Girl Scout Cookie Is Your One True Love?
          Because all I'm going to be doing today is trying not to eat all the Girl Scout Cookies.

7. Where Will You Find Love?
          Because this is a Spinsterhood blog, and I'm still single. I wanted to know the answers. Unfortunately, this quiz told me I'd be set up. Sigh.

8. Should You Take a Mental Health Day?
          Because it's Monday.

9. What Kind of Pizza Addict Are You?
          You won't be surprised to know that I got "unrepentant pizza maniac"

10. How Spinsterly Are You?
          (Of course I had to make my own)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday Sunday: A-MAZE-ing

It's raining here in Atlanta, and I'm a bit under the weather. Little Miranda here, though, says you need something fun you can print out just for fun today. So, I made you a maze. My scanner is still stinky, so you can't get the full effect of the watercolor on this. Sigh.

This Maze should be a good bit easier than the past few I've posted. That's mostly because I drew it with a fat sharpie instead of photoshop. So, you should print it out and solve it. That's the way to start your Sunday right.

Also, on a more serious, informational note: I ordered Domino's last night, and they now have what they call "Brooklyn Style" pizza crust. It's not at all close to Brooklyn or New York pizza, but I think you should give it a try. I suggest this especially if you espouse the philosophy I do regarding Pizza, that the best pizza is the pizza that's available.

Enjoy your Sunday, and maybe even order some Pizza.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Lazy Saturday Inspiration - front and back

Miranda and I are still in our pajamas, and we are spinstering in a very serious way this Saturday morning. She is taking the stuffing out of all of her toys, and I am watching Law and Order: SVU

Today I have two images of the same piece of paper. The first one is the front side. I drew on it with sharpie and then I dripped some rubbing alcohol on it to give it a little bit of a watercolor effect. I think it's pretty cool how rubbing alcohol makes sharpie into something much more blurry than what sharpie generally looks like. There are a bunch of cool tutorials about it on Pinterest.

This next image is the back side of the same piece of paper. I think this might look even cooler than the front side. So...there you go. These are my two images of the day. I know they have nothing to do with spinstering, but they do have a lot to do with what I've been doing as a spinster this Saturday morning.

I hope you're enjoying yourself as much as Miranda and I are.

Friday, February 20, 2015

#FAFATL 6 of 2015

You may have noticed that I skipped a couple of weeks of #FAFATL. Miranda the puppy doesn't like it when I make art in the apartment. She either tries to eat it or stands on her hind legs the whole time I'm making it. That's why today's Free Art is made of Resin. All I did was mix and pour. Somehow, though, they ended up with a frosted finish instead of a crystal clear one. I'm going to have to work on that.

The first #FAFATL here is filled with brightly colored miniature pompons and glitter. At the very back is a piece of paper stating all the #FAFATL information, like the hashtag, my Instagram handle, and (of course) the web address to The Spinsterhood Diaries.

The second one is filled with googly eyes and glitter. You know. Some things most people keep around their houses. I only wish the finish was crystal instead of frosted. Perhaps, though, this gives them a little bit of mystery or visual interest? One can only hope.

Hooray for Friday! I hope you've all got some excellently spinsterish plans.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Some Gifs to Share

So, I got a little obsessed with making gifs this week, and I thought I'd share a couple more. These two gifs are made for sharing. You can send them to your friends who need a little pick-me-up. All you need to do to share them is to open the image in a new tab, save it, and attach it to an email. Or you can just link this post.

The first gif says "You are the best," and the second one says "get it girl." I'm pretty sure if you're a spinster like I am, you have a girl friend who's in need of a little encouraging gif today. So send them along!

Now, I hope you'll excuse me while I shiver to death. Who knew that Atlanta could get this cold?