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Friday, November 13, 2009

USB Flash Drive Earrings

At last! I've been meaning to do this ever since I bought a Super-Talent Pico_B 8GB flash drive a couple of years ago.

Ingredients:
  • 2 x earring wires of some description (I used shepherd's hooks with a coil and ball)
  • 2 x Super-Talent Pico_C drives (They come in capacities up to 32GB, but to keep costs down, I bought two 4GB drives for $11.99 each from NewEgg)

Mmm, my camera takes nice macro-mode photos of USB drives.


Method:
  • Attach wires to drives. Duh.

Results:


Swingin'!


I love them! They're coming to Egypt with me.

Ah, yes! A couple of weeks ago, Matt divulged that he has six days of paid vacation left in this year. By taking his break over the New Year break, he finagled two-and-a-half weeks of paid vacation goodness. I insisted we leave the country because my new US passport needs stamps. The short list was Hong Kong, Peru or Egypt, and we decided to give our inner prepubescent Egyptophiles the Christmas they've been coveting for twenty years. We leave December 22, and we leave Egypt on Coptic Christmas day.

I am so inexpressibly excited.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

R-A-U-S-C-H-E-N-B-E-R-G RAUSCHENBERG

Sometimes, a name won't stick in my memory. One such name is Robert Rauschenberg. Matt and I saw the wanktastic White Paintings at the Guggenheim years ago, and were inspired to rip them off by painting white canvases white and hanging them around our house as decor:



Yet still, whenever I start to talk about Rauschenberg to other people, I can't remember his name. So tonight, while driving home from Ekta, I invented a song. Hopefully it will act as a mnemonic. It goes like this:

R-A-U-S-C-H-E-N-B-E-R-G RAUSCHENBERG!
R-A-U-S-C-H-E-N-B-E-R-G RAUSCHENBERG!
HE PAINTED WHITE PAINTINGS.
HE WAS FRIENDS WITH JOHN CAGE.
HE KNEW JASPER JOHNS.
HE ERASED A DRAWING ONCE.
IT'S ART.
R-A-U-S-C-H-E-N-B-E-R-G RAUSCHENBERG!

I think you're supposed to yell it over punk guitars, or maybe intone it over a Casio preset a la Wesley Willis.