why are there so many songs about rainbows

May 16, 2021

On this 11th anniversary of the passing of Ronnie James Dio, I thought I would share some exhaustive research I did for a card I sent to my sister Crystal last year. for browsers where this is all distorted and difficult to read, click here for the full sized image. EDIT: While watching the excellent […]

On The First Day of Christmas

December 25, 2020

My true love gave to me…

spam spam spam

November 4, 2020


state of the brandi address

October 23, 2020


work work work

October 8, 2020

updates on life stuff.

Cross Stitch David Bowie

October 7, 2020

happy (very belated) birthday Jamie!

thread painting journal #2

September 27, 2020



September 18, 2020

. . ..

thread painting journal #1

September 12, 2020

notes on my first attempt at a portrait.

September 1, 2020


Eyebrow Hall of Fame

August 30, 2020

Back in the days of my website Caffeine, Sugar, and Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever, I had an Eyebrow Hall of Fame section. I will try to recreate it here the best I can. I am going to try to use my original text as much as possible- but some of the pictures will be updated since […]


August 26, 2020


What a week!

August 25, 2020


Great Mutton Chops in History

August 21, 2020

adapted from my notebook “people i wish would stub their toe”

August 18, 2020

heck yeah. the album will be out october 30.

jumping into the deep end

August 18, 2020

thoughts on starting a big, big project

5AM. August 17, 2020

August 17, 2020


August 11, 2020

British Candy Bars

August 7, 2020

In March of 2018, I bought a variety box of British Cadbury bars. I just recovered. Here are my notes.


August 6, 2020


Thread Painting part 2

August 5, 2020

Do you know what this thing is?

August 4, 2020

1:40 in the morning isn’t the best time to remember how great Glassjaw is. But that’s the time it always happens.

July 28, 2020

“copycat” Chili’s “soft tacos”

July 26, 2020

3(?) ingredients!

Chocolate Cheesecake Chimichangas

July 24, 2020

5 ingredients!

thread painting, chapter one

July 23, 2020

It’s all leading up to something

July 21, 2020

My most played song of 2019. I just love it so much. I’d like to pack up my belongings and move in to this song. I LOVE Big Business and I’ve put together a sort of starter playlist (again, one day I’ll get around to maybe creating these playlists on a platform that people can […]

July 14, 2020

Fan Art Friday

July 9, 2020

I’ve been getting so stressed out and ANGRY being at work around so many people that I started doing some stick figure fan art at lunch in the breakroom to keep my mind off the state of the world. I don’t know why, but drawing a little stick figure Brian May will always lift my […]

July 7, 2020

Ahhhhh! Dumb Injury Time

July 6, 2020

(warning. something BAD is going to happen in this post. so, if you are squeamish, scroll down and listen to the song in the video. it’s really good.)


July 6, 2020

I’ve got a tumblr blog called “Just Stuff That Makes Me Happy” or something. I mostly repost funny things or handsome boys… you know, normal Tumblr stuff. Tumblr is such a weird, weird place. I just go there to look at gifs of British panel shows and to find reference photos for my amazing (haha!) […]


July 6, 2020

… coming soon

June 30, 2020

June 23, 2020

This is from a quick private show from Dick Valentine of Electric Six. Good times. Everyone in this band is so nice!

Black Sabbath’s California Jam Fashion Post

June 16, 2020

In the history of the world, there has never been a fancier, more excitingly fashionable band on a stage than Black Sabbath at the California Jam. Every outfit is remarkable. (And I will remark, sort of at length, RIGHT NOW.) [If you’d like to hear the audio of the entire set, check out this post […]

purely decorative clipart of a cd

something to talk about

June 4, 2020

I was walking out of the backroom with a big plastic sign to put up in the Toy Department, and a man stopped me as I was cutting through the Electronics Department to yell, “WHERE ARE THE CDS?” I told him that the only CDs in the store were now in the $5 bin in […]