Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Way-Out Wednesday: Oh A Wiseguy, Eh?!

Welcome to a tardy Way-Out Wednesday!


Completely off topic, but saying the word "tardy" simultaneously makes me A.) snicker uncontrollably, like I'm getting away with saying something slightly unkosher, because apparently I'm in 7th grade and B.) gives me the heebie jeebies because it freaks my mind with a "holy shit, I'm late to class!" mini flashback feeling, because apparently I'm in 7th grade.

Speaking of rocking those "back in the day" flashbacks, today's pick for Way-Out Wednesday totally makes me want to be a kid on Halloween again. Also, today's pick totally makes say who am I kidding, I'd buy this for myself NOW for Halloween, even if I AM about 18 years past my trick-or-treating expiration date. I am, of course, talking about this fantastic Vintage 50's Tough Guy Thug Mask:


Badass, no? Why, soitenly! The 10 year old version of me was never cool enough to wear a mask like this for Halloween. Hell, the 33 year old version of me isn't cool enough to wear a mask like this. Cosa Nerdstra. Maybe if I get the old-timey gangster lingo down and add just a little bit o'moxie, I might stand a chance at pulling it off--or else it's coitens for me. Aha! See that? See what I did just there? My inner thug is ready know... pop a cap? Whatever. Now you try, or you'll be sleeping wit da fishes, ya big galoot!

Yep. Just as I suspected. Still not cool.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Prints Charming Sunday: This One Time, At Band Camp...

Welcome to Prints Charming Sunday!


I gotta admit, today's vintage novelty print speaks to my inner nerd... OK, who am I kidding?! My inner nerd, my outer nerd...hell, my entire nerdhood loves this print. I realise my supercool (shuddup!) persona would lead you to think otherwise, but I've played many an instrument since childhood. One of the longest I've played is the viola. I was in the orchestra and played in school concerts from 6th to 12th grade. I am a for-reals band geek. And you know what? I don't care who knows it! Do we have any other band geeks in the house? Let me know so we can swap True Stories of Embarrassing Moments, as we all have a dorky story of lame things that happened during practice or on stage during a concert. Like this one time, at band camp....

Today's vintage novelty print is this a-may-zing Vintage 50's Violin Novelty Print Silk Dress, currently available on Etsy from seller RedBox Vintage: