Friday, September 30, 2011

Oh my Jorts: Hipstertastic

Ok team.  I recognize what I'm about to write will seem highly out of character, but before you judge me, know that there is a legitimate explanation...I hope.  

I recently made jorts.

Yes, Jorts.  Jean shorts. Of the hipster variety.  I know. It's ridiculous.  But let me attempt to justify. 

My friend Jonathan likes to make fun of the hipsters (who doesn't) while at the same time embracing some of their practices, partially in jest, and partially with pleasure.  He had a pair of jeans.  Not just any pair of jeans, A-pocket boot-cut jeans.  A cut that no self-respecting hipster would wear.  So what was he to do? Turn them into jorts, better yet, overpriced designer jorts.  
Clearly this is an act of crafting, which most boys don't feel comfortable doing, especially with the possibility of a sewing machine being involved, so he needed my assistance.  While getting ready for this serious endeavor, we had to do a little research to make sure we executed this properly.  He took me to this website, which is clearly amazing.  And while Jonathan wanted to fully follow protocol and go with some short jorts (like this), I had to draw the decency line somewhere.

So after sufficient research we cut up those beautiful seven jeans and turned them into hipstertastic jorts. 
(the remnants) 
This act ended up being much less complicated than previously envisioned and so it was over quickly, and we were left, dare I say it, wanting more jort crafting.  What was the solution? Well, clearly, to make me a pair of jorts.  Conveniently, I too had a pair of old sevens that were in dire need of some TLC (not A-pockets alas).  But any pair of overpriced denim will do.  We grabbed those scissors and went to town, and there were born, my jorts:

I know.  I'm the opposite of hipster (thankfully).  But I recently tested these puppies out, and I must admit, they are pretty friggin awesome.  

Yup. There I said it, I love my jorts. 

Ugh. Please forgive me.

Also, check this out, it's hilarious.


Rant/Rave: Lunch Bags

I recently went to target, because, well, I always go to target, duh.  Anywho, my timing was excellent as they had just put their back-to-school items on clearance, holla! 
There really wasn't anything too exciting, I got a couple of folders for fifty cents which was nice, because I love a good folder, but overall, nothing least that's what I thought until I saw this:

A hello kitty lunch bag! What's that you ask? How much for such an amazing vessel of food? Oh yes, $2.74! Whoa! Less than three dollars for anything hello kitty is a solid investment, let along a lunch bag!!! Clearly I purchased it and it has since replaced that boring striped one.  

Better yet, I have been (literally) swinging it around town all week and of course everyone loves it. Who doesn't love Hello Kitty? I know, an absurd suggestion. I would say it really has been a little pick-me up for the whole department, where everyone is deep in the trenches getting ready for the end of our lives (better known as midterms), hello kitty is able to put a smile on our otherwise pained faces. 


Friday, September 23, 2011

Rant/Rave: Literary Bartender

So Ashbash showed this to me the other day and I just about died, literally. What is this? Oh, only the coolest thing ever:

Yes, that's right, morskoiboy has created a machine that turns your words into drinks. And you can connect anything you want to any letter and write any drink you can imagine.  What's not to love?

There is just one problem: it's not for sale. 
There goes my birthday wishlist...

Friday, September 16, 2011

Rant/Rave: Back to School

team. oh team. we need to talk about the terrible things I see everyday.  Now that the undergrads are back, they have brought their awful fashion trends. I use the word "fashion" loosely.

Last year, the look was similar: girls would show up wearing running shorts and some unc/greektastic t-shirt, maybe with athletic shoes, maybe flip-flops, because let's be honest, we all knew they weren't really working out.
This may not sound like a bad outfit, but when you see 5,000 girls wearing the same boring lazy thing everyday it becomes frustrating to the senses.

Well, they have managed to make it worse.  Yes, I know, how can you change just a lazy basic outfit? Well team, let me tell you.  Megan pointed this out to me and ever since, I'm seeing it everywhere:

Like this:

Yes, I kid you not, these girls (and some boys) have taken to wearing good ol' athletic socks at some weird mid-calf length along with their sporty outfit. Why? God only knows.  All I know is it is more terrible than before.

Please don't do this. K thanks.