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O Happy Dagger

Last weekend, I:

Hung out at a friend’s birthday party:

There was beer, chocolate cake, and good food. Officially, I don’t like chocolate cake–I only like chocolate, not chocolate-flavored things–but I made an exception this time. You know, to be polite.

Completed a really simple DIY alteration I’ve been meaning to take care of for over a year:

I did something easy, removing the lace collar from a puff-sleeved linen blazer. I’m sort of (but only sort of) ashamed to admit that I usually just tuck the collar in and tape it down. So lazy.

All I really did was carefully remove the lace with a rotary cutter, which has been sitting in my dust-covered craft kit unused for, oh, 3 years?

Discovered the next Banksy-wannabe:

Someone’s seen Exit Through the Gift Shop.

Volunteered at Second Sunday in OTR:

I took pictures, played DJ for the Talent Show, gorged on vegan cinnamon rolls (um, vegan means no calories, right?), and bought a pair of earrings from a friend who makes jewelry.

Whatever is Lovely by Cynthia Ford earrings

They look a bit like daggers made from pearly seashells, like something a kickass mermaid would wear. Innocent, yet dangerous…Right up my alley!

When I got home, I fell asleep watching an episode of Poirot:

Does anyone else watch this? Most of the stories are set in the 1920’s – 1940’s, and the costumes and scenery are exquisite. Checking out costumes is probably 90% of the reason I watch television and movies in the first place.

How was your weekend?

Oh, and I’ll be announcing the winner of The Limited gift certificate Wednesday!

  • Ashe Mischief

    August 9, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    I’m SO jealous that you have a rotary cutter.

    • tamia

      August 10, 2010 at 10:15 pm

      Honestly, I forgot I had it! Must’ve picked it up during my “crafty creative” phase a few years ago…

  • Randy A. Simes

    August 9, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Looks like the Second Sunday in OTR street fair had a good turnout. It’s interesting to see the progression of the SSOTR event as more and more people and vendors take part.

    Great photograph btw…I love the guy on the rollerblades. I always get a kick out of seeing people rollerblade. I don’t know, I guess it just seems so 1988 to me, but in an awesome kind of way.

    • tamia

      August 10, 2010 at 10:13 pm

      No, you’re right–rollerblades are totally 90210/Venice Beach. But in a fun way!

  • Alicia

    August 10, 2010 at 12:14 am

    I’m mad you waited that long, T. LOL. You have the tools. Useth them!

    • tamia

      August 10, 2010 at 10:14 pm

      Why do things the right way when the easy way is available? Ha! No, I actually forgot I had those until I was digging through the kit. D’oh!