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( May. 4th, 2010 11:01 am)
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  • 11:17 My dessert kitty trifles were NOMinated for @Epicute: #
  • 13:22 Embracing the Journey - Tinahdee Beautiful Jewelry's custom silver tag giveaway: #
  • 13:28 Mustaches on a stick! For those special moments... #
  • 13:35 But in his velvet mind he believes with all his might we'll all go to Alaska when we die: #
  • 13:45 Perfect cuddly gifts for like-minded sociopaths. Get your Squash-plush toys while they’re still fresh off the tarmac: #
  • 14:15 I can hardly wait for my newest @kimvermillion creation to arrive: Kim Boekbinder's charming tentacle shirt #
  • 14:22 RT @TotusMel: Just finished making and listing this tatted bracelet in brown and brass [Beautiful!] #
  • 15:23 Help name one of @gryph0n's three new steampunk-style digital collages: #
  • 15:24 RT @choklit: Bay Area locals... hurry forthwith to the Krank-Boom-Clank fundraiser on this coming Sunday! #
  • 15:47 RT @steamteam: Our own @choklit has blogged a photo-laden love-letter about @steamteam's @makerfaire experience: #
  • 16:29 Munching pesto garlic bread and reading Belloc's "Cautionary Tales for Children," as illustrated by Edward Gorey: #
  • 00:36 Captain Browneo is for medicinal use only. Or so I'm told. #

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  • 11:08 Thanks to @labelleizzy for submitting my Tweets to @Threadless #twittertee! Vote 'em up: AND #
  • 11:11 Show your favorite farmers market some love and your market could win $5,000. Vote here: #farmersmarket #
  • 11:41 RT @Exploratorium: "The ubiquitous periodic table will soon have a new addition - the super-heavy element 112" #
  • 11:58 Successfully finished wrangling w/ PG&E. And with that, I declare victory over my to-do list. #
  • 12:04 RT @make: What are you making this weekend? Let us know! #
  • 12:16 It's not that difficult, really: use "everyday" as an ADJ and "every day" as an ADV. Ex: I clean every day. I love boring, everyday chores. #
  • 12:21 "Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?" #
  • 12:44 Inhabitat showcases Coffin Shelves: Furniture for Life (and Death) #
  • 12:46 A new London shop called Worthless! takes your castoff items and turns them into works of art: (via @Treehugger) #
  • 12:51 Phallus drewesii: New mushroom species with risque name stands out [insert are-you-happy-to-see-me joke here] #
  • 15:17 RT @steamteam: Call for photos (pref hi-res) on #steampunk at @makerfaire (Bay Area '09) for @Etsy Storque article. Contact @nullalux. #
  • 19:59 Friday night, AKA Death and the Indecent Pair (NSFW engraving, mors ultima linea rerum, circa 1529) #LOFNOTC #
  • 21:56 Fixing old brass gas lamp some yahoo put diesel gas in. Hope I recall how to reassemble it. Then I'll light it on fire. What could go wrong? #
  • 22:05 Me: Bend to my will, lamp. Mine is an evil laugh! @tutordennis: Your will is puny. Cease your infernal machinations! Me: Where's the hammer? #
  • 00:08 There is nothing like jewelry that says “I would chew my own leg off to get the Hell away from you.” (via @HauteMacabre) #
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  • 12:37 Took Hoi Didymoi to their doctor visit, then out for coffee. Now working on the steampunk at @makerfaire article for the @Etsy Storque. #
  • 14:18 @WebAnna: My new Facebook URL is #
  • 14:23 Hellos to the small horde of new @nullalux followers since @makerfaire, and thank you for your patience as I wade through notifications. :D #
  • 15:34 Visit the AFP auction webcast extravaganza happening now at (via @amandapalmer) #
  • 19:56 Check it. I'm totally eating corn on the cob at dinner. NOM. #
  • 20:48 Heard ridiculously cute sneezelet from the Bengal (according to @shoutingboy, it was too tiny to be a full sneeze). Now off to Sunnydale. #
  • 23:48 Upside-down and halfway to Happyland. #
  • 00:21 Mazel tov to @teawiththecheat and @tinellaq on their anniversary! ❤ #

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  • 15:31 Swedish oatmeal pancakes this morning w/ @karenbynight, @tutordennis, and @Xenarthra, then two Hillsborough estate sales. And ice cream. #
  • 20:52 Finally finished w/ post-@makerfaire @steamteam paperwork—huzzah! Many thanks to @Xenarthra for his help. Everyone should send him cookies. #

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  • 09:22 RT @choklit: @makerfaire was brilliant, exhausting, magical, quirky, beautiful. The best was the many luminous lovelies I connected with. #
  • 12:19 Decompressing from @makerfaire w/ Hoi Didymoi. @Xenarthra is my new religion. He's the @steamteam's hero for his help this weekend. #mf09 #
  • 19:57 Veggie ravioli, Italian red wine, and I'm Not There with @tutordennis. I was not born to lose you. #
  • 20:15 Astronaut. #
  • 20:26 Raving queen and cosmic amphetamine brain. #
  • 21:52 G-d save the secrets. #
  • 21:57 It's like you got yesterday, today, and tomorrow all in the same room. #

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  • 13:39 RT @slurketta: @Theremina, et al. performing NOW at @makerfaire's Carnivale Mechanique! #
  • 22:10 Epic Cupcake is the name of my band. #

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  • 07:33 Up at a crazy hour for coffee and more @makerfaire set-up w/ @Xenarthra. It was smashing to see everyone yesterday! Aieeeeeeeee! #
  • 08:14 Best of luck to @shoutingboy, who's running the San Diego marathon today! #
  • 12:30 The @steamteam presence at @makerfaire is utterly brilliant! Thanks @TotusMel, @Choklit, @TomBanwell, ClockworkCrow, & IndustrialFairytale! #
  • 22:13 Very well-deserved margaritas with the @steamteam and the Hennepin Crawler crew! #

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  • 10:26 Lingonberry crepes in Burlingame with @karenbynight and @tutordennis before @makerfaire set-up. #mf09 #
  • 11:38 The default ringtone for my new cell is the Invader Zim theme. It makes me feel tall. #
  • 11:42 Shout-out to mah @makerfaire peeps RE: meet-up: If you don't have my new(ish) cell #, send a Twitter DM and it'll go to my phone. #mf09 #
  • 13:34 Through a miracle of physics, we managed to fit all my @steamteam wares and displays into @nullalux's Saturn Ion. To @makerfaire, ho! #mf09 #

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Carnivale Mechanique

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  • 12:03 Heading off into the wild blue yonder with Hoi Didymoi. #
  • 14:09 Steampunk Magazine's @LibbyBulloff blogs about Carnival Mechanique and the @steamteam at @makerfaire: #mf09 #
  • 14:16 And take a gander at the nifty Carnivale Mechanique banner designed by @LibbyBulloff: #
  • 19:27 Ooh, @slurketta's art has been featured on io9 again, prominently featuring @evacide and @jaborwhalky: #
  • 19:30 @slurketta: We'll be on the @makerfaire campus to set up ~12P tmw, and plan on doing Maker-to-Maker activities and the VIP dinner. *squee* #
  • 19:38 Just received new fiber-optic floor lamp w/ crazy features. Might have to take break from @makerfaire prep to stare at it. #
  • 19:53 Poly-Friendly Professionals lists professionals who are open-minded about polyamory and poly issues: (via @joedecker) #
  • 00:59 RT @Theremina: @amandapalmer Oh god. The bicycle boys clip lead me to this one: I feel verrry uncomfortable now. #

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  • 14:28 We have discount @makerfaire tix. Will leave tix @ will-call for 1st 6 peeps to PayPal $11/full name to @nullalux at Gmail #
  • 14:43 Those @makerfaire tix went quickly! For those who didn't catch it, here's regular ticket info: #
  • 15:01 The Professor finds it amusing that I sprint through sunny patches and jog through shade. But I have delicate, shell-pink skins! #
  • 15:17 Any yo-yoers planning on attending @makerfaire this weekend? If so, please contact @DocPop (yoyogenius a-with-a-circle-around-it gmail). #
  • 15:29 @shoutingboy: Parasols and canopies too! We'll also have a stripy circus tent, to protect our dainty complexions. Still, I predict freckles. #
  • 15:30 Webphemera: Insects In Flagrante #
  • 15:34 RT @FarmSanctuary: Your gift doubled now to fund urgent repairs to the animals' home: #
  • 15:56 RT @coilhouse: Secret Hobbies And Sorrowful Dolls #
  • 16:06 RT @rickcastello: The replacement for the raver belt purse? The latest in sexy tactical wear? The hot new Tactical Corset: #
  • 16:12 RT @birdchick: At least 1 chick has hatched on Live Loon Cam - #
  • 16:14 @nerdist: At @makerfaire, stop by the Carnivale Mechanique-Steam Team (@steamteam) area and say hello! #
  • 21:13 Tapas at Iberia for @princeofwands's birthday celebration. OMG. I die. #
  • 22:47 @slurketta: Tactical corset FTW! I can't wait to see one in person and to meet @lxpk at @makerfaire. ♥ #
  • 22:55 Ecstatic Days - The Chamblin Bookmine: A Bibliophile's Fevre Dream... #
  • 01:17 The average person has a deep prejudice against the bat...never caring for the injustice he does or the pleasure he loses. #
  • 01:50 Forgetomori: Extraordinary claims. Ordinary investigations. #
  • 01:57 The E-L-I-S-E blog: Anatomy, circus, vintage, etc: #

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  • 09:18 On the Wunderkammer, @TotusMel finds the slightly odd, the darkly beautiful, the elegant and steamy pieces of goodness: #
  • 09:27 Worm Therapy uses hookworms and tapeworms to modulate Crohn's disease/immune system disorders: (via @boingboing) #
  • 09:30 Artist Kate Street blends the fanciful with the macabre: #
  • 11:26 RT @blakespot: 15 words you won't believe they added to the dictionary #
  • 12:25 “Those who bear equally the burdens of government should equally participate in the benefits.” ~Thomas Jefferson (via @rumhud) #rejectprop8 #
  • 12:33 Off for a jaunt with Hoi Didymoi. #
  • 14:53 ♫ In the storm you are my destination; in the port you are my storm. ♫ #
  • 15:29 @maggiekb1: At @makerfaire, stop by the Carnivale Mechanique-Steam Team (@steamteam) area and say hello! #
  • 15:41 Via @iliketheparkway: Please fill out the 5-min. survey RE: a future Parkway (Speakeasy) Theater in Oakland #
  • 15:47 Visit @CourageCampaign to sign pledge, fwd new "Fidelity" vid to your friends: #rejectprop8 #
  • 18:31 Noodle bowls and amusing Muzak with @tutordennis. #
  • 19:16 Join @toyalliance and help save handmade toys, apparel, and accessories from the CPSIA: #
  • 21:19 Topsy: A Fresh Search Index Powered by the Social Web - #
  • 21:24 Also try searching for any topic on Topsy; for example, "steampunk" #
  • 21:29 Your Worst Fears Come Alive with Morbid Crochet Art (via @inventorspot) #
  • 21:34 Eureka! Submit your work to the Invention Gallery on @inventorspot: #
  • 21:49 Luna Parc is a perpetual work-in-progress environmental sculpture park (miniatures, anatomy, insects, workshops, etc.) #
  • 21:56 @cosmos_moon: Glad to help via the @steamteam Twitter! Can't wait to see your new work. #
  • 22:09 RT @LostZombies: Writing contest for a signed copy of "Breathers" (prompt: In the event that I am bitten by a zombie...) #
  • 22:11 RT @BoingBoing: Zombie haiku contest - best entry wins the game of Plants vs. Zombies #
  • 22:16 Horse dentures free to a good home: (via @Qnonymous) #
  • 22:21 Video of @makerfaire prototype sculpture, knit w/surgical tubing and filled w/ colored liquids (via @craft): #
  • 23:03 Have you checked your listing on @Twellow, the Twitter Yellow Pages? Here's mine: #
  • 23:39 County of San Mateo declares 30-31 May "Maker's Weekend" in celebration of @makerfaire: #
  • 00:33 RT @CurioCabinet: The @CurioCabinet page on @Twellow, the Twitter Yellow Pages: (register yours!) #
  • 00:33 RT @steamteam: The @steamteam page on @Twellow, the Twitter Yellow Pages: (register yours!) #
  • 01:10 Entranced by the Indo-Malayan mimic octopus, et al: #

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  • 09:26 Volunteer 2+ shifts to set up, staff, tear down the Tech Shop area at @makerfaire, get free tix: #
  • 09:41 RT @CurioCabinet: Good Morning America mentioned @Etsy this morning! #
  • 10:13 Checking out the delightful MADSEN cargo bike from @madsencycles. #
  • 12:50 Food post, I know. But coconut milk yogurt topped with Trader Joe's Os makes a yummy lunch. #
  • 12:59 I like my music hard and dark, like my soul. Do you reject THE SCENE? #
  • 13:12 Brief Jerky: All of your hopes and dreams have finally come true! #
  • 13:20 Not to fret, the Boston Police Department (@Boston_Police) will let us know when the zombies come. #
  • 14:18 Brother, Can You Spare a Film? (featuring @keithlowell, a friend from my misspent youth): #
  • 14:35 Secret Weapon: 30 Hand-painted postcards based on email spam lines #
  • 17:05 RT @shoutingboy: The cape - An accessory with an eerie ability to make almost anyone look like a prat. #baycon #
  • 17:44 RT @inventrix: I suggest we all stop using the word "ugly" and instead say "uglesome". Yes, it's a real word! #

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Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes

Help me win one of these splendid Madsen cycle cargo contraptions, and I'll mod it out in grand steampunk style. Please very sweetly click the link above. Via [ profile] owlacrobat.
  • 09:51 Take a gander at @vonslatt's new amp for @nathanfhtagn: [And thanks for the @steamteam shout-out as well!] #
  • 12:12 Out for a jog with my favorite Didymoi. #
  • 13:36 Wag more. Bark less. #
  • 14:36 For what we are about to see next, we must enter quietly into the realm of genius. #
  • 14:49 And another congrats to @slurketta on her @HauteMacabre feature: #
  • 14:51 RT @slyviolet: Art Snark is offering The Charming Snark Key in a giveaway contest on her blog, check it out! #
  • 20:18 Decided to limit my own art at @makerfaire '09, so I can devote more time to overseeing the ten @steamteam vendors' amazing mail-in work. ♥ #
  • 01:02 Buffy (and butter shots) w/ Rabbit. Now whenever a Whedon character is happy, I'm immediately suspicious of the sudden but inevitable anvil. #

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  • 09:30 "BEST. CONCERT. EVER." (@jonathancoulton's live concert DVD+) now avail: (preview it here: #
  • 09:34 Twitter writing experiment @Wendell_Howe, Temporal Anthropologist w/ the University of Cambridge since 2610 #
  • 09:46 RT @steamteam: Fun! Try searching 'steampunk' (or anything else) on @picfog #
  • 10:09 RT @CurioCabinet, RT @thestapeliaco: Cool new Extreme Mammal display in Washington, DC ["Extreme" mammals, er?] #
  • 10:22 RT @thehermitage: Japanese paper cut artist Aoyama Hina's astonishing work #
  • 10:32 Mysterious letters: (via @pomegranates) #
  • 11:56 @willowbl00: I have a FriendFeed (, but I don't really make good use of it. It just auto-updates my feeds. #
  • 13:10 MedGadget unboxes a fascinating 1800s Surgical Kit: #
  • 13:14 New primate fossil 'Ida' is extraordinary human evolutionary find (although article uses annoying term "missing link"): #
  • 14:08 Send digital business cards via Twitter using @twtbizcard. Create a card at, then just add #twtbizcard to any @reply. #
  • 14:18 Check out @nullalux's Twitter BizCard from @twtbizcard: #
  • 14:24 @cockerham: At @makerfaire, stop by the Carnivale Mechanique-Steam Team (@steamteam) area and say hello! Bring me a contraband PB&J, pls. :D #
  • 14:47 @artmonstergirl: It seems @fuckyoupenguin has finally told Jabba the Tree Frog what's what. #
  • 15:37 Grooving on function-rich Twitter app TwitIQ (@twitiq): Nice for managing multiple accounts and more. #
  • 15:57 Wombs, Waxes, and Wonder Cabinets (from the Bioephemera archive by @jesspalmer): #
  • 16:13 ~10 spots left for the corset lacing workshop at @Dark_Garden tonight. Call to register. #
  • 17:55 But see, here's the thing: the moon *doesn't* need poetry. #
  • 20:32 I now have more Dreamwidth invite codes; let me know if you'd like one (and your preferred email addy). #
  • 20:40 Very yummy Ethiopian foods with @tutordennis in the Mission. #
  • 20:50 Dreamwidth invite codes snapped up by @mykeamend and @pomegranates. Cheers! #
  • 21:38 RT @makerfaire: Last Call for *Advanced* Tickets to Maker Faire - Bay Area 2009: #
  • 21:40 RT @kaden_harris: Common sense has been profoundly compromised. We need an outbreak of *uncommon* sense. #

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  • 11:29 Gettin' on the good foot. It's a glorious day. #
  • 11:29 @DocPop: FWIW, I am in favor of the handlebar 'stache. #
  • 12:35 At the Japanese Garden in Central Park w/ Hoi Didymoi, visiting the koi and lunching. #
  • 14:49 Another gem from @STorrence: @jonathancoulton's "RE: Your Brains" in ZSL (Zombie Sign Language) #
  • 15:18 RT @edgeofwithin, RT from @hodgman "Telegram porn='DON'T. STOP. DON'T. STOP.'" #
  • 16:02 I spy with my little eye that @slurketta is a featured Maker on the @makerfaire site: #
  • 17:46 RT @carnivillain: We are planning a Fancypants Tea Party for Sat at @makerfaire. Location to be determined, but it will be announced here. #
  • 17:58 New blog post - The Book of Love: In Which She Explains Her Lack of Brain #

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It has been brought to my attention that my LiveJournal content has been a bit, well, devoid of content lately. In order to remedy this sad state of affairs, I bring you: [ profile] goldenmean.

Joshie 2 (vignette)

We've known each other for a couple of years, and some months ago we realized we've fallen roly-poly, pell-mell, tumble-bumble into something unexpected and rather marvelous.

This happy occurrence has also given me the opportunity to hang out with his amazing sister [ profile] fairyarmadillo, among other lovelies. His mum and dad are pretty smashing as well.

I shall endeavor to make my updates more update-ish in future. However, prep for Maker Faire has been eating my brain. It promises to be an extraordinary ride.

See us at Maker Faire!

The Etsy Steam Team and Theriaca Fina will be vending at Maker Faire - Bay Area 2009. Visit us in the Carnivale Mechanique exhibit area.

  • 13:53 RT @steamteam: Steampunk Dress-up Game (via EST's @TomBanwell) #
  • 14:50 I'm featured on Steampunk Laboratory in the 'About Steampunk' section: #
  • 15:06 Live DVD/CD of "BEST. CONCERT. EVER." (where I gave @jonathancoulton his Creepy Doll!) avail for pre-sale, ships 15 May: #
  • 21:46 Enchanted by the detailed playhouses on display at the Stanford Mall. #
  • 23:59 I can't stop reading these. #
  • 00:06 @pokiedot: So very sorry to hear about Spike. Thinking of you and yours. =^.^= #
  • 00:09 RT @make: Treat your employees or clients to a day at @makerfaire. Become a booster and buy a block of tickets. Info at #
  • 00:16 'Poets Ranked by Beard Weight' (from 'A Journey Round My Skull'): #
  • 00:33 RT @makerfaire: Volunteer at Maker Faire (before, during, or after!) and get into the Faire for free. #
  • 00:47 Loving her Melancholy Monsters and Tootsie Monsters (check in sold items for more): #
  • 01:05 All Trilobites, All the Time: #

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