Monday, July 30, 2007


So maybe this is a sign that the obsession has gotten a little out of control...

The CEO of the company where I work was out of town last week. Friday morning she called to say she's in Jackson, WY and has found a bunch of really nice Jackalopes, and would I like for her to pick one up for me? So of course I said, "Yes!" She brought it to the office this morning, and I thought it was all very thoughtful. She and her husband got a big kick out of picking it out for me. But also made me realize: I really need to remember to have a few non-halloween related conversations from time to time!

Monday, July 16, 2007

The Addams' Giraffe Friend

Here is a project high up on the priority list. This painting is from the set of the tv show version of the Addams Family. For whatever reason, I think it would be terribly fabulous to have this painting in my house. I've been on the hunt for frames before I start painting my own copy. I had a little bit of luck at a Hotel Liquidation Warehouse down in Las Vegas. I picked up a couple great frames for some other projects, but none were big enough for the Giraffe. So... still hunting.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Now with Lasers!

A few weeks ago I decided I needed a laser. I found one for "such a deal" on eBay, and was anxiously awaiting its epic-ness. Well... it arrived. And it wasn't anywhere near epic. I guess I should have realized my dreams of a Pink Floyd concert-like experience in my front room were a bit far-fetched. That big black shoebox looking thing in the top picture is a fog machine. I thought the fog would make it more epic, but whatever the fog juice stuff is, it gave me a headache. I'm thinking it's probably not wise to have that thing going in a small room.

So I got an ultrasonic mist maker, thinking that would surely make my laser more epic. That white bowl has the mistmaker in it. The mist looks cool, but stays pretty localized in its bowl of water. It's also pretty messy and splashes all over, so I'm thinking that's not going to work too well in the mad lab either. But it'll be nice in a cauldron or something.

Anyway, above is my little laser lab of fun currently residing on my dining room table. I've got the laser pointing at a chrome ball inside a glass dome. It's been fun to point the laser at things even if it really isn't all that epic.