Monday, February 28, 2011

This post is rated G and is suitable for all audiences.

The Comedy Network runs a message before many of their programs warning us of impending "mild language" and it drives me crazy. 

What the warning seems to mean is that the show doesn't have swear words but does have some phrases that people might object to.  That, my friends, isn't "mild language"; it's "mild bad language" or "mildly offensive language."   Mild language would be things like "Would you like a spot of tea?" or "Land's sakes, Mr. Pennyfeather, what a rapscallion you are!"

In summation, whoever is writing these warnings is a language-impaired pickaninny ne'er-do-well who can EAT MY GIANT BLUEBERRY SCONE.  With BUTTER.

Thank you.

Check out more of my work!

So, I have a number of paintings that aren't listed in my store...and I've finally gotten around to setting up a GALLERY PAGE where you can check 'em out!

You can access the gallery from anywhere on my blog by clicking the link to the right (under "pages")...or you can just click here.

There's also a gallery (with different paintings!) on my Facebook fan page if you wanna go see.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Shoutout Sunday: Casey Stratton

I discovered Casey Stratton when I was randomly browsing YouTube for Tori Amos covers.  I stumbled over this video and was blown away at Caseys dead on Tori Amos impression (at first I thought he must be lipsynching...but he's not!).  I get goosebumps every freaking time.
Well, you know me - I'm obsessed with gender-bending in all its wonderful forms.  So clearly I had to look up everything I could about this man with the angelic female voice - and I discovered that he sings original songs, too!  His true singing voice is different from his deliberately Tori-fied voice - maybe a little more androgynous-sounding than female-sounding - but no less beautiful.  I bought his album Standing at the Edge on iTunes and it's just so, so lovely.  I listen to it while I paint and the melodies seem to fill up my heart and come flowing off my paintbrush.

And shame on me for being so superficial but I have to say it: I think Casey is really, really cute. :D

You can (and should!) purchase Casey's music directly right here.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Yeah, fine, I probably would've done it anyway.

So this post on Regretsy caused me to make a painting of a dog dressed as a '50s starlet in hopes of getting a prize and/or a shoutout from their illustrious webmistress.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you...WEIMARANER MONROE!

(Edited to add: I was originally going to sell this painting, but ended up using it for my very first FREE GIVEAWAY on Facebook instead. If you become a fan of my Facebook page, you could win free stuff, too!)

Her boobs are so firm you just know they're fake.

Friday, February 25, 2011

How to Feel Both Epic and Mighty!

I've never read a Harry Potter book.  I have nothing against them, I'm just not that interested/never got around to it/whatever.

But I have discovered that it's fun to mentally put events in my life in the form of Harry Potter titles.  Observe!

Harry Potter and the Useless Cat
Harry Potter and the Terrible Ad Campaign
Harry Potter and the Uppity Camwhore 
Harry Potter and the Vomit-Filled Shoes

Harry Potterization turns even the most banal "life moments" into epic tales of adventure and derring-do.  I highly recommend it.  It works even better if you say the titles out loud in kind of a James Earl  Jones voice while imagining dramatic music in the background.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


I have teh internetz again, just like normal people!  Which means I can resume regaling all of you with posts on an approximately daily basis!  Which is awesome because telling anecdotes about my life to the cat, The Boy, and my plush hippopotamus* was starting to feel a bit awkward.  It had gotten to a point where I was all :o) and they were all :| and nobody was LOLing.

So, yeah.  I missed you guys!  Did anything happen on the internet while I was gone?

*His name is "Mr. Hippo."  Yeah, I know.  It just kinda happened.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

No net

Net is down. Posting this from Boy's phone. Proper posts will resume once technical difficulties are resolved.

Xoxo M

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hilariously, my fortune cookie paintings are actually BRINGING me good fortune!

My "Find Your Happy Place" fortune cookie painting has been featured in not one, but two treasuries today!  I feel very treasured indeed!

The first treasury is called Follow the Rabbit (which makes me think of Alice in Wonderland but actually refers to it being the Year of the Rabbit in Chinese astrology).  When you've finished looking at the adorable Asian- and/or rabbit-themed items in the treasury, do swing by curator LizzieJoeDesigns' store - you'll find home decor items made of wine corks!  It would not have occurred to me to make wreaths and bulletin boards out of wine corks, but this store has them and they're really cool!  They have a geometric quality to them that reminds me of Lego.  Mmmm Lego...

The other treasury I'm in today is called -appropriately enough - Happy Chinese New Year! and features (among other lovely things), this clay brooch that's a dead ringer for an actual fortune cookie.  I don't know why, but realistic-looking fake food always draws my eye. :)  The curator, Zwzzy, sells vintage clothing - the pink satin ballet slippers in her store gave me a strong and unexpected pang of nostalgia (I wasn't a ballerina when I was younger, or in fact physically coordinated in any way...but I wanted to be a ballerina.  Oh yes I did.  A floofy pink princess of a ballerina!).

Thanks so much for including me, guys! :)

The Stats Page Doesn't Lie...

Today, someone found this blog using the search term "cat vagina".

Frankly, I'm surprised it took this long: those posts about my friend's cat's vagina have been up for weeks

Get on the ball, perverts.  Jeez.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Conversational Snippet #11: Cleaning Out the Fridge

Me: Huh.  Apparently if you leave carrots alone long enough, they make their own gravy.

Boy: [gags and flees the room]

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cat Vomit Update

I still haven't figured out where Birchy threw up.  However, there is inexplicably a grand piano sitting in the kitchen.  And it's damp.

A Gentle Reminder

If you don't yet "like" She Said Pop's Facebook page, you totally should!  Once I get to 55 people I'm gonna give away an adorable original painting of a flirty robot.  I'm at 51 people now.

Also, if you like reading this blog but you haven't clicked the "subscribe" or "follow" buttons over to the right there, there's no time like the present!  Doing this will bring my posts to you so you never miss anything.

And, as always, if you enjoy what I do (whether it's the blog or the paintings in my Etsy store)...please tell your friends!

Kittycat Alarm Clock Would Be an Awesome Band Name

There's nothing quite like drifting slowly awake in the morning, warm and comfortable in bed, and realizing you can hear the distant sound of your cat's digestive system going into reverse.

The heaving noises went on forever.  It sounded as though he was barfing up a mahogany bedroom set, two bicycles, and a keg of beef barley soup.

But when I finally got up and went looking for the puddle to clean it up, I couldn't find it.

I'm frightened.