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Ah, art… :)


You know what else is like diets?  Art.  Creativity.  At least for me.  I always promise myself that I’ll get to it soon.  Soon soon….

I have a list as long as my arm of art projects I want to do.  These include:

Make a wire cup rack for my awesome collection of Einstein Bros Bagels mugs! (they’re only $2.59 at the shop on campus, AND you get 99cent coffee thereafter, so they’ve become a surrogate for the shoe fetish I never had)

Making my awesome collection of sarees into wall art (I bought a ton of them in India this winter w/ my fiance’s family, and now they’re just sitting on a shelf! Ugh!

Making a shower curtain out of plastic bags (yep, you can totally iron plastic bags together to make tarp-like material! Free shower curtain!!!

Making potporri

Making more chapstick (I made this in ’09 w/ a friend and we had chapstick for a year! It was awesome!

Using up my huge supply of tea tree oil (my grandmother gave it to me, but I just don’t have much of a use for it! dang!)

And not last and not least (but the last I remember at the moment):  Making things out of he old books I get for free at the UChicago library book sales.  Yes, they’re old and they’re beautiful–some of them are from the early 1900s and even the mid to late 1800s, but still, what the hell am i going to do w/ all those books?!  I have so many!!!

Anyway, here is my inspiration for today:

Things to do with old books


Weevils in the flour part 2


Well, sort of.  This doesn’t actually have much to do with the first part.  Yes, dudes like doing that.  Yes, it sucks.  But YES!  I finally found some info on boll weevils in my flour!

Screw it!  Like my mama always said about hairs and such, “It’s just a lil extra protein!”  So, I’m gonna use the flour anyway.


Ooh, and bad pun of the day:  You know weevils are trying to tell us all something.  I mean, just look at their name! WEEVIL = “WE EVIL”

But for next time, I’m going to not be stupid, and, since it is a Saturday and I can pretend like Monday (and hence all my responsibilities) will never come, I’m going to spend the next few hours (probably) putting my flour in ziplock baggies and storing it for the requisite four days in the freezer, to kill the WE-EVILS. 😉  Here’s a How-To article on getting rid of weevils, if you need it!