I’m happy to announce that on this past Friday the 19th, I received my very own copy of The Brass Cupcake by John Macdonald. If you love the 50’s style noir writing, detective stories or just guys who talk out of the side of their mouth; then this is a book for you.
I started reading it on Saturday on my way to work and finished it on Monday night on the way home. I ride the bus, I don’t drive right now, so this is when the reading happens. It’s a fast paced book, even when fighting against the retro language. I loved it! But I also got to learn what a “real” brass cupcake is, a police badge. I prefer my version.
Last night I also got my jewelry order from Tizzalicious on Etsy!! The most awesome brass cupcake necklace and earrings all the way from Denmark! I should have asked for a longer chain, but thankfully I had a gold rope chain sitting in my jewelry box that I could use.
I have also been furiously working on changing the eye chips in my Blythe clone, Ethel. She’s a Basaak clone; which is one of the better quality clones. Her chips were not only over glued in, but the white if the eye was beveled over the chips. Hubs had to help with drilling her eyes out. Now I am scraping and sanding the remainder of her stock eye chips out. A painful process if you’re a Blythe, so I’ve not let the other girls in the kitchen for fear they won’t let me work on them.
A little about me… tomorrow I will have been married for 3 weeks. Although my family doesn’t know that I’m married… here’s the back story. I got engaged to the love of my life September 20th, 2009. He wanted to get married in 10 days, which actually was my fault. I had a dream the previous night that we were engaged and had 10 days to plan my wedding. Sometimes he has a sick sense of humor. So we started planning the wedding, a Day of the Dead, retro wedding picnic. Just a few themes going on there.
We got all the way to January before I gave in to his idea of a courthouse wedding… January 26th, 2010 is our official wedding date, now. But we are still having the Day of Dead retro wedding picnic. And that is when hubs will get to meet the rest of my family for the first time. My mom has been out here to visit and has met hubby but the rest of the family hasn’t. The rest of the family consist of:
- The Duke- my father
- Babs- my mother
- Goober- my brother
- Trina- brother’s fiancée
- Banana- my niece
These are the people who I will occasionally write about. As well as the last 3 months and 14 days until the white wedding. We have tons of it done already but a lot still to go and a minuscule budget. Of course I will also be writing about my daily little life here in New Jersey/ Philadelphia. And as I am an avid cook, rarely making things out of a box, there will be recipes too. As well as just my general thoughts about being a bit of a pin-up girl in a modern world. Hope that you enjoy the rambling of a brass cupcake…