Friday, April 15, 2011

So I think I can dance.

Are you looking for someone with abundant enthusiasm and highly unique moves to come to your dance party? Well, I am that person. Allow me to provide photographic evidence from two recent weddings I attended. Proof that I don't just cut a rug -- I eviscerate that rug with razor-sharp dancing stilletos, then I douse it in tiger blood and set it ablaze with my smoldering dancefloor facial expressions. I've conveniently named each dance move for you, so you can request your favorite one when I come to your dance party.

***WARNING: I don't think you're ready for this jelly.***

These first three are from our friends Claire and Ryan's awesome wedding at Mercury Hall right here in the ATX.

The Hallelujah Double Reverse Flip-Off.

The Raise Your Hands If You're Sure.

The High Five Me, Sister.

These next several are from our friends Madeleine and Matt's wedding in LA. (At the Hollywood BOWL, y'all. We have fancy friends.) Matt has this move called Dance Rambo that really deserves its own post entirely. Perhaps its own whole fan club.

The This Drink Is Rather Tart, Come Try A Sip.

The Naughty Velociraptor.

The Here Comes The Airplane.

The Praise Jesus. (Subtly different from the Raise Your Hands If You're Sure.)

The Mm-AHH Went The Little Green Frog.

The Oh No You Di-in't.

And my all-time favorite: Atomic Jazz Hands.

Obviously you want me at your wedding, bar mitzvah, office holiday party, gala, mixer, or retirement dinner. Just tell me when to be there.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I love you more...

A couple weeks ago, I noticed that the "I love you so much" graffiti/street art adorning Jo's on South Congress had a new counterpart across the street at Snack Bar. And it made me giggle with delight.

I took these photos when the Lonestar Roundup was going on, and I loved this tough-looking chick and her tough-looking dog next to the graffiti.

Monday, April 11, 2011


Currently mourning the passing of one of the loveliest weekends of the year so far. I miss you, awesome weekend! You were taken from us too soon.

In memoriam, I'd like to post a photo I took at the knitting-themed picnic (or pic-knit, if you will) that kicked it off on Friday evening. I was so lucky to be invited by our awesome friend Catherine Smith, who works with renowned knit bomber Magda Sayeg, aka Knitta Please. I've been a fan for a while, so I was very excited to meet Magda. The Franklin BBQ, delicious cocktails, and delightful details didn't hurt, either!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Austin Bakes for Japan - Success!

You guys! I had so much fun donating my amateur baking skillz to the Austin Bakes for Japan bake sale. I baked Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Cupcakes with a buttercreamy (super creamy!) vanilla frosting. Since baked goods needed to be individually packaged, I ventured out to Hobby Lobby the night before and found these sweet little plastic ice cream dishes. Put two of them together, and voila! A perfect, cupcake-sized package. (Major credit to Kathryn for pointing me to the cup-on-cup idea! Um, and OH YEAH, for organizing the whole bake sale shebang! She's seriously awesome.) If you look really closely, you can see the awesomely not-horrible, hand drawn Texanthropology logo I got a while back from Horrible Logos for 5 bucks. (FIVE BUCKS!)

Some cupcakes before they went into their packaging. I like to squish down the raspberries a touch so they look like little hearts. (Don't worry, I definitely washed my hands so no boogers got on them.)

This baker's slogan is "Come and bake it," which is an adorable nod to Texas history and makes me believe that I should probably be friends with these people. Our shared interests are baking and Texanthropology, after all!
Look how much awesome baked goodness! Guess how much the five different bake sale locations raised. Guess.

Austin Bakes for Japan raised more than $11,000 for AmeriCares' efforts in Japan! WHAT! Crazyawesometown, right?! Go team!

P.S. You can still donate! Go here.

P.P.S. It got super hot that day, and when I went back later to check on how the sale was going, I saw that all that creamy frosting had melted flat onto my cupcakes, and the raspberries were sliding forlornly down the side. Le sigh.

P.P.P.S. BUT! Apparently people continued to buy them anyway! Also, my neighbor had no idea the cupcakes were by moi, but she purchased one for a whopping $5 donation 'cause she thought they were so purty. AW!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Texanthropology Bakes For Japan!

Some of my food blogger friends are putting together an awesomely massive citywide bake sale to raise money for victims of the disaster in Japan, called Austin Bakes for Japan. How sweet, right? I myself am getting into the mix and will be baking some delicious vanilla cupcakes with fresh fruit topping to be sold at the Hotel San Jose bake sale location. Get all the deets via my Austinist article here, and see a preview of the treats I plan to make below!