Month: August 2011

One Week to Dragon*Con!!!

Oh hey y’all! We’re at the final countdown!  This time next week I will be in Atlanta, bouncing around as I watch the Con hotels fill up with costumed Con-goers who will also, presumably, be bouncing with glee.  Oh, joy of joy of joys!

An update on the costume situation:  My Melisandre contacts should be arriving tomorrow.  I hope to pick up my costume sometime this weekend.  I went to Ulta today and picked up some drag-tastic makeup from the line Nyx, which is amazing, inexpensive, and eco-friendly!  I had to tear myself away from the display, it made the drag queen in me so very very happy!

So while prepping for and reading about Dragon*Con I began encountering something called Bronies.  And I thought to myself, “What on earth is a Brony?!”  TO THE INTERNET!

So My Little Pony (remember that?  No?  Refresh your memory) has been rebooted as the television cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which might just be the best title ever.  So, of course, girls like it, but more surprisingly men from ages 15-35 love it and have termed themselves “Bronies” (Bro-Ponies, get it?),  which is astounding and awesome.

Bronies have a wide internet presence, as you can imagine.  There is a site called Equestria Daily where you can read the latest My Little Pony news.  Bronies make music video mash-ups of the ponies with Wu-Tang Clan.  Like this one.

Anyways, if you want to read more about Bronies, and you absolutely should, Wired has a great article about the subculture.

Evidently the Bronies and other My Little Pony cosplayers will be out in full force at Dragon*Con.  I will absolutely be keeping my eyes peeled for said Bronies, I am super curious.

Oh!  Even better, if you want to design your own pony (or brony) you can do so right here.  DO IT, it is super fun.  Mine is red and purple and gold and beautiful.  His name is Sparkles McMartin.

Lampreys, Vegans, and Other Natural Disasters

So, how about that earthquake yesterday?  That was pretty interesting wasn’t it?  I figured if I posted about it yesterday I’d just be one of a million people on the internet posting about it (like this, and this and of course this), but if I posted about it today I’d be like, a solo voice or something.

I guess the thing I do now is tell you about where I was when the earthquake hit?  Well, I was at work, which is the home of the artist I am doing some personal assistant stuff for, and we were eating lunch.   She lives in a big three story house set on a hill and she has many shelves filled with glassware and pictures and pottery.  As we were eating lunch said shelves started rattling.  And then the house started rattling.  And I said “Beverly, is your dryer malfunctioning?” and she said “No, Lindsay, I’m not doing any laundry” so we both looked at each other with panic.   Her four Persian cats, with whom I am obsessed mind you, started running about and it was all scary and alarming for about 30 seconds.  Afterwards I claimed that it had to be construction, North Carolina doesn’t get earthquakes.  Beverly turned on the tv and lo and behold, I was wrong, EARTHQUAKE.  I think the cats got over it much more quickly than we did because pretty soon they looked like this.

Over it.

Anyways I soon got back to work but I couldn’t help checking Facebook and Twitter every few minutes because I just love it when the entire nation joins together over the social network to snark on a particular topic.  It makes me feel like a true American, y’all.

So I hope that y’all have recovered from the earthquake because I’m here to tell you about another national disaster, basically the scariest one I can think of.  LAMPREYS Y’ALL.

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An Open Letter to Prospective Employers and Hiring Managers

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am writing because I am interested in working at your place of business.  I have put a great deal of time and effort into crafting my resume and tailoring my cover letter to demonstrate that I possess the specific requirements you laid out in your job posting.  I would not have spent hours starring at my computer screen, pondering synonyms for “experience,” were I not interested in this position or in working for your business, so please extend me a few courtesies.

Please let me know that you have received my application materials.  I spent a lot of time on them, and I would hate for my application to have gotten lost in cyberspace or mail purgatory without my knowledge.  Sometimes I get a response from a computer, thanking me for my interest and telling me not to contact the organization again due to the large volume of applications received.  I guess that’s fine.  Sometimes I get an actual response from an actual human being, thanking me for my interest and telling me that I will be contacted if I am wanted for an interview.  That’s a little better.  Sometimes I get no response whatsoever, which is inexcusable.  If I do not hear that you have received my application, please do not be surprised when I call or e-mail you asking for confirmation.  I know, you probably will not respond to my call or e-mail, because you are too busy to take a minute to write up a response.  I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at this point.

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Blind Mag Version 2.0 Makeup and Wig Test

So tonight (which is Saturday, just in case you didn’t notice) because I am a total baller with a ton of funds, no weight at all to lose, and a really active social life, I decided to stay in and do a test run of my wig and my makeup for my Blind Mag costume.  I’m re-wearing the clothing from last year so I didn’t feel a need to do a full run, but I wanted to test the makeup with the new contacts.

So that’s me, pre-makeup, looking so fresh so clean (so fresh and so clean clean).

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