Friday, June 12, 2015

Ghostbusters Landmarks in NY

Last March, I went to New York City. Most of my time was spent in museums, but I had a chance to go to the New York Public Library. It wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be, but I did see stacks of books.
"Get her!"

I also took a special trip to Hook and Ladder 8, the Ghostbusters firehouse. 

"I think we'll take it."

It was cool to see in real life, and the sidewalk was painted with a Ghostbusters firefighter logo. 

Ash wasn’t able to go with me on this trip, so I made sure to take photos and rub it in his face. Unfortunately, no one was at the firehouse so I couldn’t go in, but I peeked in the windows. The inside was unexciting, but the sign from Ghostbusters II was hanging on the wall. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Super Baby

When our dear friends announced the new addition to their family, Ash was very excited. Before their baby was born, he bought every superhero onesie he could find. I think he was a little disappointed that he couldn’t find any that were just the Green Lantern or the Flash amongst the abundance of Superman and Batman baby outfits. 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Ghostbusters Dream House

Ash turned 30 this year, and for his super grown-up birthday, I bought him the best present in the entire world. I got him the Ghostbusters toy firehouse! I had been looking for one that I could afford for a few years, but I was highly motivated to find one for his birthday. I managed to snag one in an online auction during the summer, but I had to hide it for about two months so I wouldn’t ruin the surprise. I also bought Ash several Ghostbusters action figures.

Yes, this pole still works.

On his birthday, I wrapped up each of the Ghostbusters dolls individually, but only gave those to him. After he opened all of his little boxes, I did the “Oh no, I forgot to give you one of your presents” shtick. As soon as I left the room to retrieve his big gift, he knew what I got him. So, all my careful crafting and conniving was for nothing, but at least he appreciated the gift! The only problem is that I’ll never be able to get him a better present. Let’s hope he doesn’t get too disappointed next year!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Zuul is Thirsty

There is no Coke. There is only Zuul!

Because Coca-Cola has the random-names-on-cans gimmick, I had to modify one for Ash. Who wouldn’t want to share a Coke with Zuul?

Friday, May 15, 2015

Tom Servo’s Head

Bring me the head of Tom Servo!

While I am pleased that summer is finally here, my summer class began the Monday after finals week. Fortunately, I don’t have a fulltime class load, which means that I will have some glorious free time! Since I only had a short workday today, I stopped at the local thrift store on my way home. I am glad I did because I found Tom Servo’s head! I’m only sad that I couldn’t find a bowling pin, net, and couple ping pong balls too.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Hooray for Summer

This last school year has been insanely busy for me, but I just finished up my second year of graduate school! Between teaching, painting, and other homework, I’ve been neglecting my poor husband. I think he likes all the time to himself though because he gets to watch more TV and play more video games without me bothering him. Lately, he’s even tried putting two televisions in the living room so he can play Earthbound and watch movies at the same time. Fortunately, my semester just ended, so I’ll have a time to play with Ash.

This is what happens when my husband is left unsupervised for too long.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Bernini’s Creepy Angels

You can blink if you want. You can trust me.
Italy is home to so many great works of art, which I was fortunate enough to see when I traveled there for a Renaissance art history class. I got to see Artemisia’s Gentileschi’s Judith Slaying Holofernes, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes, and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus for example. I also saw sculptures by Michelangelo including The David.

Go ahead, blink!
I saw many fantastic sculptures, but I also saw many creepy ones. The Venn diagram intersected a few times, and so I observed many fantastic, creepy sculptures! I wasn’t allowed to take photographs in many museums, but I was able to take a few pictures of angel models by Bernini in Rome. The sculptures are clay over wire armatures and were used as models for bronze sculptures, but the white, broken forms are delightfully disturbing. While these angels aren’t weeping, I thought they were worth sharing with my husband and anyone else who wants some Doctor Who nightmare fuel! 

I dare you!