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Fancy Mustard

Fancy Mustard

I love typewriters and trains, rainy days and red meat, bourbon and biographies, folk music and fonts, cats and cardigans, solitude and silliness.

On College, 1967

In the wake of a certain recent news story, I often could be heard opining that burning a book is the most un-American act possible. Although that book-burning reference is a non sequitur, I'm nonetheless amused by the notion that Yvette Mimieux up there is some sort of treasonous, anti-democracy scourge on civil rights.

Meanwhile, Rick Santorum looks at this panel and thinks he might have judged college educations too harshly...

Posted on March 13, 2012 at 7:34 pm 0

On Beauty Q&A: Bullet Bras, Rancid Perfume, and Mascary

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 11:38 pm 0

On Beauty Q&A: Bullet Bras, Rancid Perfume, and Mascary

@gladfanny I do this, too, a bit. I'd blame Zooey Deschanel, but she's already had to take the fall for my emergency 11 p.m. bathroom bang-cutting extravaganza...

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 11:37 pm 1

On Beauty Q&A: Bullet Bras, Rancid Perfume, and Mascary

@thebestjasmine, @Mingus_Thurber, @cherrispryte Thank you, 'Pinners! (For the advice and a reason to go to Nordstrom!)

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 11:31 pm 0

On Beauty Q&A: Bullet Bras, Rancid Perfume, and Mascary

Eyeliner question! I watched a tutorial on fresh-faced natural makeup and the beautiful lady recommended lining your upper waterline. (I think our own beautiful lady, Jane, may have also recommended this?) I tried it and it looked fabulous, but after a blink or two, the liner had rubbed off a bit onto my lower waterlines...and by midday, it had all disappeared. I used Lancome's Le Crayon Khol pencil. Would a gel or liquid be better? Please tell me there's a secret to lining one's upper waterline so I can continue rocking this look!

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 7:21 pm 0

On SimplyNoise Reviews, in Order of How Soon the Author Will Murder Someone

Yikes, I may be be No. 1! I have intermittent tinnitus and brown noise is the only thing that drowns it out. I use the Ambiance Classic app, because I like to pretend there's a thunderstorm when it's sunny outside but I'm feeling morose and British.

Posted on January 13, 2012 at 5:12 pm 0

On LiLo as Liz for Lifetime

Can I order my Chinese takeout now? I already have my Snuggie and my box of wine! This movie will be monumentally awful and I cannot wait.

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 6:05 pm 0

On Sometimes Pig-Themed State Nicknames...

So much to love about this map. The piggies! The way the Mississippi River runs directly down the middle of the country! The fact that, according to it, I hail from Puke!

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 6:02 pm 0

On The League of Ordinary Ladies: Girl What's Your Thing

I didn't realize how many Things I had until reading this post! But my most defining Thing is that I'm a clock-watcher. Like right now, it's 6:31. I can't do anything (pay my phone bill, take a bath, go make that sandwich I'm craving - anything) at 6:31. That number doesn't make any sense. I could have at 6:30, though, because 6:30 is a nice number. You might think I have to wait until 6:35, but you're wrong. I can do something at 6:32 because 6=3*2. Does that make any sense?

Please don't let me be so late to this awesome party that no one will see this and tell me they do the same thing!

Posted on December 20, 2011 at 6:38 pm 1

On The League of Ordinary Ladies: Girl What's Your Thing

@kayjay Wait, that's a nose whistle?! The first time I heard it, I thought Garrison had lost a tooth. And then every week after, I'd think, "Does NPR need me to send back my special anniversary mug so dude can go see a dentist?" His monologues are now inbued with an extra degree of tension, waiting...for him...to...whistle again.

Posted on December 20, 2011 at 6:24 pm 1