Posts Tagged: hobbies


There’s a scene in Sex and the City when Carrie and her soon-to-be boyfriend are walking along Central Park, chatting and flirting the way you do on Sex and the City. Suddenly, he bends down to pick up a stray playing card on the curb. She looks at him quizzically, in that exaggerated, "I’m a New Yorker! No shocking sexual secret will surprise me!” way those Sex and the City girls have:

Soon-to-Be-Boyfriend: I collect found playing cards. They're all over the city. Carrie: I never noticed. Soon-to-Be-Boyfriend: You will now, that's the thing. I'm hoping to get a full deck. Insert the obvious joke here.

I remember watching it [...]


"How to Draw Wiz Khalifa"

Finally, yeesh. Here is one result and it's not bad. Maybe with a little practice, you too can become the Michelangelo of Wiz Khalifa artists?


Infinite Sadness Is a Model Horse

Something is happening right now, everywhere, all around you. People are taking pictures of their model horses and entering them in internet competitions. Dozens of these "virtual collectors' events" take place around the world every month.

I stumbled upon these tips on how to enter:

Try to make the horse look like it is alive and in a real show

Well, obviously. And well done! For the advanced player:


Friday Bargain Bin: The Leftovers

Illustrated Stateside Tote, $3.50 (was $5) Not EVERY amazing thing flew off the shelves last weekend. If your Secret Santa is from Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Texas, Minnesota, Ohio, California or New York, you're in luck. 


A Hundred Billion Bottles Washed Up on the Shore

There are two types of people in the world: people who can remember to pick up some stamps and people who can't. Just ask Harold.


Let's All Make…

… journal quilt squares! Not only do these let you re-imagine journaling — now more of a short list of events, no pressure to reflect! — but they take forever so you have time to decide which moments to record. I love the idea of doing one per month and then making a 12 block quilt at the end of the year. Here are some easy stitches for lettering and here is a way to generate things to journal about.


The Five Stages of Finding Out Your Dad Is Into Planking

1. Denial “You cannot possibly be serious. You're messing with me, right? Are you messing with me? You're a grown-up. Well, you're not actually a grown-up, but you're OLD ENOUGH to be a grown-up. Please tell me you have a shred of dignity left. Tell me you don't actually … plank.”

2. Anger “That is it. I can't even deal with this anymore. I was fine when you started a band. I think it's great that you still surf. I looked the other way when you started wearing skinny jeans, and I didn't say anything about the skateboard earring. But this is IT. You have gone too far. This [...]