Amanda's Barnyard Bash Invitation

Amanda’s Farm

It’s funny how unexpected projects often turn out to be the most interesting ones to work on. Take, for instance, the time I helped design stationery and decor for a two-year-old girl’s farm-themed birthday party. Sure, it’s a little different from the kind of work I’ve been doing lately, and no, I don’t think I do know any two-year-olds personally, …

Portal Jigglers

Portal jello shots: You’ll know when the test starts

Congratulations! The simple fact that you’re sitting here reading this means you’re about to make a glorious, boozy contribution to science. You’re not part of the control group, by the way. You get the jello! I don’t play a lot of video games these days, but I love Portal, and most recently, Portal 2. They’re fantastic. Remember that time GLaDOS …

Tiny Easter hats

Easter? Don’t worry, I’ll bring the hats

I was very excited to see John when he woke up this morning. “Good morning! Guess what!” I shouted. “What?” he muttered, groggy but intrigued. “You know how I wasn’t sure what to take over to Jenny’s for Easter dinner, because Zack and Jen are bringing wine, and my mom is in charge of dessert? Well! I figured out something …

Knitting Party Invitations

Knitting Party Invitations

  Why yes, those are toothpicks! And no, I’m not out of my mind. Let’s begin at the beginning. On the morning of Tuesday, January 20, 2009, my coworkers and I all crowded into the accountant’s office to watch Barack Obama’s inauguration on a tiny TV set. We listened to the speech about service and being better and making America …