1) I have a new pirate coat, and could not resist doing a silly pose for this picture of it. (I always do silly poses when I wear steampunk clothes.) This coat is amazing. It’s leather (and I think they must have used the better part of an entire cow to make it), nice and worn to the point where it is soft and comfortable. I found it a couple of weeks ago, but didn’t buy it till last night. As soon as Jerome saw it on me, he told me that I had to buy it. Who am I to argue? 😉
I’m planning to replace all 20 buttons with something a bit more Victorian and/or military inspired, though I do want to keep them in the gold/bronze/brass color scheme. I just need to find buttons for much cheaper than you can buy them at JoAnn’s. I do not want to have to spend $20 to get the buttons I need. 😦
I’m also plotting on a way to make myself a hat and scarf that will go with this, without detracting too much from the awesome that is this coat. I have had the recommendation to go with a tartan scarf and a red bucket-style hat. I can make the hat, but I can’t crochet plaid. 😦 (Gloves will be black stretch gloves or fleece gloves, because I have approximately five pairs of those two styles of gloves already.)
2) Anandi, who I have not met yet (but might tonight) had already captured my attention with her blog, but this post on riding the bus in Seattle is perfection. I know EXACTLY what she is talking about. 🙂 (She also has an Etsy shop, and makes super neat jewelry with excellent names.)
3) Two new CDs last night: another Dropkick Murphys, and H.I.M. Jerome really tried to dissuade me from buying the H.I.M. CD, but I can’t help it! I love Ville Valo’s voice! (He suggested Ministry or Korn as possible alternates. I stuck with H.I.M.) Not much to say on either yet, as I haven’t finished listening to them, other than to say that they sound about the same as they always sound. In both cases, this is a good thing.
(I have a much longer rant in store about why it is perfectly acceptable for some bands to always sound the same, while I expect other bands to continually morph their style. Cuz yes, this is a bit of a paradox.)
Okay, I suppose that’s enough random for today. 🙂