January 3, 2008

Whatever Pops Into My Head

Hi! It's me again. It's been over a week since I've posted and you wanna know why? It's because I was off work from the 22nd through the 1st, and I had a strange phenomenon happen to me. My brain quit working. Not totally. I wasn't sitting on the floor slobbering or anything, but I was pretty darn close. I realized how relaxing it was not to be at work and not have to really think about anything and answer 40 million questions a day, and then my brain figured out that was some good shit and decided to take a little break. Break time's over. Now on to some burning questions from the comment section. Well, maybe not really burning. Maybe just smoldering.

What are Flower Frogs?

These are flower frogs. --------->

You set them in the bottom of a vase, and then you poke the flower stems in the holes and they hold your arrangement in place. Except for the spiky ones. You just jab your flowers into the spikes. They also make good weapons.

Along with flower frogs, I also like bird cages, which brings me to...

Clarence the Faux Crow.

When I first got Clarence he was sleek and bright eyed and sat perched on my inspiration board over my art table. He would sit there and watch me make weird stuff. After a few years, Clarence started looking a little ruffled, and not so healthy. When I moved into my apartment, I wired him to a set of shelves and he stood guard over the kitchen. One day I moved him to dust underneath him and his wing fell off. Then a week or so later his other wing fell off. I tried pushing them back in, but they kept falling off, and his wire wouldn't hold him to the shelf anymore. So, I just laid Clarence down on his back and didn't pay much attention to him until Thomas walked by one day and said, "Nice dead bird, you got there."

That statement stewed in my warped mind for awhile, and I decided that if Clarence was going to be dead, he was going to be properly dead. So I glued his wings back in, glued him upside down to a perch in one of my bird cages, then built him a shrine. Weird? Of course, but it makes me laugh. I don't know how long I'll keep it up. I guess until it doesn't make me laugh anymore. Creepy? Heck yeah. Which is the exact reason it makes me laugh. So, without further ado. Here is the Shrine to Clarence the Faux Crow.

Even now, looking at the picture it makes me laugh, so Clarence may hang around for a bit longer. I figure he's a good way to keep company from staying too long. Especially if I twitch a lot every time someone looks at him.

Video Killed the Radio Star

It makes me way happy that you guys enjoy my videos, and I promise there will be more coming as soon as my brain is back up to speed (which shouldn't take too long). And, the really fun part is, I bought a camcorder! I haven't even started to think of all the possibilities.

Jesus' Mamaroni

Thanks to the lovely Shedevil and Heather, I have two new virgin mama sightings, so I'll be posting about them maybe tomorrow. Depends on the brain.

But until then....

Take Care,

Babs - who hopes that every single one of you had a wonderful holiday time. Yes, even you. And you know who you are.


  1. Anonymous12:02 AM

    Clarence's shrine is lovely. His story reminded me of another one, which I'll share here.

    A couple of weeks ago, a guy at work gave me a little fake husky puppy sleeping in a little fake puppy bed. I've named him Leonard. If one inserts two D-sized batteries into Leonard's tummy, he looks like he's breathing. An exterminator came in the other day, saw Leonard and said, "Is that a dog or a kitten sleeping over there?" I told him it was a dog; he responded by spraying the office quickly and scurrying out of there in a hurry.

  2. I just can't get the Monty Python sketch out of my head.

    If I could, I'd have a ton of things like your ex crow around. Several years ago I went to Amsterdam and visited Rembrandt's home. In one room he had all his collected stuff, which they say is largely why he kept going broke. He had skulls of this and that and stuffed creatures including alligators, huge sea turtles and other exotic beasties (well exotic for 17th century Holland). Truly inspiring.

  3. Okay. I just had a good laugh. I get the joke now!

  4. *crow* Forever more. *crow*

  5. Dang, davinci beat me to it...I was going to suggest that perhaps Clarence was a Raven...and then you could buy the Edgar Allen Poe "action" figure...and incorporate him into Clarence's shrine.

  6. Maybe Clarence is the same bird that once belonged to Peter Pan. Remember what Mary Martin sang: "I've Gotta Crow."

    Anyway, thanks for ruining my image of flower frogs. I always thought they were smaller, more colorful variants of tree frogs. So what do flower tadpoles look like?

  7. Chap - That's awesome. I wonder if I could find a breathing wolf. Or a wolverine.

    Philly - I'm one of the few people I know who loves when Halloween comes around because that's when I can find cool stuff for my apt. - stuff to leave up all year round. I've thought about buying a human skull, but I decided against a real one. Just too much ick factor, but I'm keeping an eye out for a somewhat realistic looking fake one.

    Fwig - Clarence forgives you, and says to tell you, "hi". By the way, he and I both checked out your YouTube Channel, and I when I opened the page I laughed 'til I cried.

    DaVinci - I have a pretty big birdcage that I'm saving for a raven. Well, not a real one - but I haven't found one that I like, yet.

    Kat - You've just given me an awesome idea. I can do an entire Poe tableau in my big birdcage. Oh my, this going to be fun!

    Ex - I made an avatar once for a forum and it was animated crows with that exact phrase on the bottom of it.

    Flower tadpoles are smaller and have tails. They actually make figural flower frogs, but I don't like them. I like the utilitarian look of the cage, glass and spiked ones. A lot of the figural flower frogs are frogs. So you'd have a frog flower frog. I tried finding a tadpole flower frog, but didn't have any luck.

    Is this confusing? Because I'm getting confused.

  8. You can find the Edgar Allen Poe action figure at amazon.com. I know because I've bought one. ;-)

  9. Kat - Thank you so much. Again. I've already started planning my Poe birdcage. The figurine will fit in perfectly with my plan. Now I just have to build a creepy house facade to go in it. Oh yes, this one's going to be special.