Saturday, October 31, 2015

Kitchen Renovations

Our kitchen renovations are underway! They've removed our old countertops and installed the new granite ones. Now they're working on installing our new sink. We don't have the painting scheduled yet, but that will be done before Thanksgiving. Strudel is currently curled up behind me in my chair, hiding in my office from the noise and banging around by our contractors. I built him a little fort out of cardboard boxes to hide in, but unfortunately my office is directly above the kitchen and, by extension, all the noise. So hiding behind me is the only place he feels safe.

Last updated: October 31, 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Xydexx_ebooks are coming!

Back in 2012 when Horse_ebooks was a thing on Twitter, I came up with my own version of it: Xydexx_ebooks. It's an account with titles of books that don't exist, but should. The account was last updated in 2013, but I realized with such great titles as Benjamin Franklin Undressed and The Eel Drinking Game these are books that probably do need to exist.

I'm thinking of making an actual project of it: Create these e-books and post them online. There's also going to be a mail art tie-in: I'm actually creating the books, and that means actually writing the books, and the covers of the books will end up as postcards.

They don't need to be particularly good or make sense, they just need to exist.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Mail Art and 273 Broadway

I've been doing a lot of research on 273 Broadway in New York City. This was oddly inspired by an antique medicine bottle on display at the Alexandria Historical Society. I saw the address and wondered: "What's there now?" and started to do research. It was all downhill from there. I now know more than I ever wanted to about that block.

I've also been working on another batch of mail art postcards to send out. They're quite nice and you can see some of the ones I've sent previously at WWW.XYDEXX.COM.