Bust Craftacular Los Angeles (Summer 2014): My Pick to Win the Whole Thing

Bust Craftacular LA 2014

My husband, Doug, and I traveled to the land of strip malls and horrible - known by people who love it as Los Angeles. I don't love it. The only thing I love about it is that I have some close friends who have chosen to live part of their lives there -- so I get to see those dummies. I also love that there are opportunities to see amazing comics just doing open mics and showcases around town like the comics in Seattle - but better.

Craftcation 2014: Day Four -- Or, This City is Made for Me.

Are you kidding me Ventura? Are you kidding me?

Seriously Ventura? Seriously?

How is it possible that my soul mate is a city and not an actual human being of some kind? Walking back from lunch today, we ran across this sign for a Fart Show. My heart swelled. I think I'm in love. 

Today has been a blurry-blur face. After just about four hours of shut eye, I wandered blearily to the hotel restaurant for an early morning breakfast with some crafty idols.

Crafty Bastards 2013: My Picks to Win the Whole Thing

Crafty Bastards

I'm heading out on an epic train trip to Crafty Bastards in Washington D.C. I leave at 4 p.m. tomorrow afternoon. It's 10:30 p.m. I haven't packed. I thought I had laundry going but it turns out that I never turned on the dryer and now it's that time of day when the condo association hands out $200 fines for doing laundry. Rats. I hate rules.

Compass Rose Grand Opening

Compass Rose - Grand Opening Party in Tacoma


Compass Rose - Tacoma
3815 North 26th Street
United States

Last month I traveled out to Tacoma, WA for the grand opening of Compass Rose. Their first location was in Olympia, WA and everyone and their brother raves about it. When I heard they were opening a second location in Tacoma, WA, I made plans to take a nice little train trip and make a day of it.

Urban Craft Uprising, Summer 2013: The Organizers Speak Out

Urban Craft Uprising, Summer 2013: The Organizers Speak Out

Urban Craft Uprising is just around the corner (July 13th and 14th to be exact). This is my second favorite show of the year. My first: UCU Holiday show - of course! I start to get weep-ey when I think of all the talent they manage to squoosh into one big room. It's dizzying. This year I asked the organizers if they would set down their to-do lists for a few minutes and sucumb to some interview question from yours truely. They agreed.