Feb 24, 2013

Feb 22, 2013

thought for the day

random pictures from Mardi Gras

High Fashion Fairy Photo shoot. (This boy was so chic it hurt)

Klaus Nomi ...with Miller

Not-so-high fashion fairy photo shoot.

Adorable boy dressed in powdered wig.

The ever festive vintage hearse

The ever festive vintage drag.

The (recycled) Horseman of the Apocalypse

The (recycled) Harness of the Apocalypse

Feb 19, 2013

From the 2013 NIHG Wishbook (Homegoods section)

Glassware with that touch of "class"

For all your kickass cupcake needs
Needlepoint pillows (a la Adler)

                                                                  For the cat lover in you
 For the orgy lover in you
The vagina sectional (cupholder sold separately)

The edible daybed

thought for the day


Feb 15, 2013

"til Saturday-ay-ay..."

I first realized the existence of Norma Jean Wright's post-Chic solo work by way of TJB's wonderful much missed blog (where oh where is TJB, I wonder? Spreading his great good taste and style to the world, I hope. Ahem).

Anyway, Ms. Wright's finest work (I think) is this track.  It's on near constant rotation in my car...whether it be Saturday night or Wednesday morning.  It always cheers me up.

Like she says,  "If you left it up to me, every day would be Saturday."

Profound it ain't.
But, I mean, really, who wants profundity in disco?

What I want is extended super-smooth vibraphone...driving me into a vibraphone frenzy, baby!
(And lots of it.)

Feb 13, 2013


as John and I flip channels back and forth between The Meeting of the Courts to The Westminster Dog Show, realizing just how spookily similar they are.

Feb 11, 2013

Feb 9, 2013


Since I was effectively trapped in all day due to the massive block party/ mega parade that rolls near my house, I decided to make the best of it and walk around.
If you can't fight 'em, join 'em, right?
The festivities are still going on, as I can hear from my bedroom window.

The neutral ground of Orleans near where the parade assembles is staked out for days ahead of time.  Note the extra classy outdoor sofas.

New Orleans still life: Stray boa feather on the Mausoleum gates

The Frito Lay stage on the neutral ground before it got crowded. Nothing says white trash like Frito Lay.

I stopped off at the Jewish cemetery on the way to the crawfish boil

obligatory float pictures

Still can't figure out the theme. Some sort of potpourri of left overs it seems.

this phoenix float was beautiful however.

Feb 6, 2013

Eight things

Fig. 1

Fig. 2

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Fig. 5

 Fig 6

Fig 8

(scarier than cancer?)