Thursday, December 24, 2009

Mambo Santa Mambo

Just wanted to pop in here today and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Since, like most of you, tomorrow will be a day for family, friends and food. Needless to say I won't be posting my usual Aqua Blue Friday theme. I know. I see that lonely teardrop falling from your eye. It'll be OK, I promise.

And, like most of you, I'm sure you're all sick to death of hearing the same ol' Christmas songs at the mall, at Target, on the radio, etc. over and over and over. So if you get bored of (or extremely annoyed with or want to kill) your family tomorrow and need to get the hell away from them for a while, I'm sharing a few of my favorite "non-traditional" holiday songs for you to listen to/watch on YouTube clips. As much as I adore the Christmas classics from Elvis, Bing, Sinatra, Dean Martin, Johnny Cash etc., sometimes a girl just needs to rock out. Enjoy!

Merry Christmas, happy winter solstice, happy whateverthehellitisyoudoordonotcelebrate! See you all back on regular schedule this Sunday!

"Fairytale of New York" by the Pogues. A little depressing, a little angry, all Irish and totally cool. (It rocks out at the 1:25 mark.)

"Merry Christmas (I don't Want to Fight Tonight)" by the Ramones. (Starts to rock at the 0:35 mark.)

"Oi to the World" by the Vandals." Don't judge. Google the lyrics if you don't already know them. It has a great message.

"Christmas in Hollis" by Run DMC. Set to a Charlie Brown Christmas. Genius.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Way-Out Wednesday: Run, Run, Rudolph. Then Stop, Drop and Roll, Rudolph!

Welcome to Way-Out Wednesday, Holiday Horrors edition!

Fire Safety Week took an unexpected and ironic turn this week at the North Pole, when Santa's pipe got a little too close to Rudolph's fur. Eyewitness accounts say it was like Three Mile Island, only the air smelled like Kentucky Fried Chicken. Firefighters report that when finding the charred remains of the reindeer, they were completely confused as to why his balls were on his chin. Santa is in stable condition however, with all body parts properly in place, though he does has an insatiable appetite for KFC. There is one ray of hope in this gruesome mess: A new job position has just opened up in the Flight Team department. No experience necessary; inquire within.

Vintage Dog (ohmygod, it's a dog?!) Ornament, available from Etsy seller Goodlookin' Vintage.

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Re-Gift That Keeps On Giving

Bitchy Teen Mouse didn't get the pink glitter iPod with pony stickers she wanted for Christmas. So Bitchy Teen Mouse shows you exactly what she thinks of your fruitcake and homemade socks.

*Vintage 1974 Christmas Mouse Ornament Kit available from Etsy seller Shopjude.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Prints Charming Sunday: Like 2 Peas In A Pod

Welcome to Prints Charming Sunday!

Today's novelty print pick is this too-cool Vintage Donald Brooks Pea Pod Print Coat.

How great is that?! It's the pea pod-iest! You never really expect your outerwear to have a novelty print, and then a rockin' one like this comes along and you think "how come come there aren't more jackets with novelty prints on them? What up with THAT, designers?" (And for the record, I hate that I just used the word "outerwear".)

Jacket currently available from Jody at Couture Allure Vintage.