Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I've gotta make these little adjustments

One week from today the fandom will be at SQUEECON-1 for the Supernatural season 8 premiere.

I still haven't adjusted to the move from Friday to Wednesday.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sweetie, let's just have some bolly and a bitch through Vogue

Wendy Felton at glossed over undertook the formidable task of reading Vogue's September issue cover-to-cover in one go for her sixth annual Vogue live blog.  It's well worth a read and far more delightful, charming, and entertaining than the magazine issue itself.

It is in this spirit that it seemed an opportune time to recycle revisit my own sizing up of the 2009 September behemoth:

Girl, you better werq!  Fashion Week (originally posted September 11, 2009)

I cancelled my Vogue subscription a while ago, but they keep sending me magazines.  I recently received the September issue, and while thinner than last year's, it's still not something you want to drop on anything wee or delicate.  Let's take a look at the issue, and how it measures up to various things in my apartment ...

It's   definitely smaller than a 14 oz. box of Cheerios.  Also, it will not help you lower your cholesterol.

Advantage: Cheerios

It takes 2 seasons of Supernatural on DVD to stack up to the September Vogue; however, Jensen Ackles may be prettier than Charlize Theron.

Advantage: Supernatural

You need almost three copies of Frank Herbert's Dune series to equal one Vogue.    You might think Vogue has the edge here, but I'll actually read the Dune books more than once.

Advantage: Dune   

Vogue is almost as large as the cast iron ebelskiever pan, and certainly as heavy.  But if you pour batter onto Vogue and place it on a gas stove, all you will succeed in doing is burning the kitchen down.

Sadly, while Vogue may offer 584 stylish steals and smart splurges, it will not offer me delicious pancake balls.

Advantage: ebelskiever pan

Sorry Vogue.   Better luck next year.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Spam Musubi Push up Pop

I tried spam musubi during the great Real LOST Experience of aught'09.  Seemed like the thing to do.  All the other Island delicacies I'd sampled had been quite tasty.  To put it politely, I found spam musubi to be an acquired taste.

To put it bluntly, that shite is naaaaasty.  So I don't know what perverse impulse led JustJenn to create these ...

This is not the delicious orange sherbert
you are looking for

Trust me, the delivery system is not going to improve this wad of ham, seaweed, and rice in any way.

JustJenn's spam musubi push up pops via Laughing Squid

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ooh, shiny! A million pieces of light

This has been sitting in the drafts queue for months, but given wax|wendy's mission statement, it's a post that's timeless ... and whose time has come.

All That Glitters: The History of Shiny Things from Etsy on Vimeo.

Via The Mary Sue

Monday, July 23, 2012

My Little Kaiser

I've posted about artist Mari Kasurinen's fantastic sculptures in the past, and we can now add another entry to my ERMAHGERD MUST HAVE list.  Behold!  The Kaiser!

I imagine Mr. Lagerfeld approves.  Tip o'the hat to Rich!

"I am the king and you are riding in a carriage of regret."credit: Jacques Brinon/AP and Pascal Le Segretain/Getty
Previously on wax|wendy: My little pony, my little pony

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sam was going to ask her to marry him

Doctor Who fans have one, and so do Trekkies, now Supernatural fans have a way to say "ours is an erotically co-dependent love that burns hotter than a young mother on the ceiling of her son’s nursery".


From the Gunslinger collection by Tasha Rae Jewelry (as featured today on, get 'em while they're hot).   This piece is a repurposed Winchester .38 Special bullet casing with a sterling silver back and band, and Swarovski crystal center.

According to the artist's web site, rings are also available in other bullet casings styles.  So I guess if you really wanted to show your devotion to both your beloved and your fiancee, you could request a .45 ACP (for Dean's Colt M1911A1) or 9x19 MM (for Sam's Taurus Model 92).

Former executive producer and show runner Sera Gamble once said she would know the show had achieved cult status when people started getting SPN tattoos.  Now I think the next step is someone proposing at a con - and having Misha officiate on the spot.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The art of the mix tape

Cassette tape table via Laughing Squid
True fax, I still have every mix tape that every boy has ever made me.

Friday, May 4, 2012

I review it: The Avengers

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Joss Whedon is a god.


Check it out.  Stay until the end.  Sneak back in and see it again.

It's British Friday! It's British Friday!

credit: Terry O’Neill 1975

Friday, April 13, 2012

National Library Week - Monsters on the loose? World Ending? You need to get to the library.

Credit: American Library Assoc

Another National Library Week comes to a close, and we're a week away from a new episode of Supernatural.  To celebrate - HUZZAH! - I give you an encore picspam presentation of Sam and Dean in the library.

Hey, have you done your research yet?

"The Pilot".  Microfiche readers are hot.  

"Hook Man".  Dean totally checks out the librarian's ass when she walks away.  The hot, naughty librarian.  It's not a stereotype when it's true.  

"Hook Man".  Buck up little camper.  It's not that bad!  

"No Rest for the Wicked".  Gratuitous book pr0n.  

"No Rest for the Wicked".  Granted, it's a private library with closed stacks, but I think Bobby's house counts counted.  *tear*  

"Are you There God?  It's me,  Dean Winchester".  Dean's going to take the tiniest book in the pile.  Sam didn't forget the pie.  He was trying to respect the 'no food in the reading room'  rule.  Naturally an exception is made for sweet, sweet healing booze.  

"Are you there God?  It's me, Dean Winchester".  The librarian must be the librarian militant before he can be the librarian triumphant - Melvil Dewey.  Credit: The CW

"The Monster at the End of this Book".  Dude, I'm full frontal in here.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

For the night is dark and full of maraschinos

Red silk, red eyes, the ruby red at her throat, red lips curled in a faint smile. 
Many called her beautiful.  She was not beautiful.  She was red, and terrible, and red.
GRRM is very specific about the Red Priestess Melisandre's physical appearance.  And even though I know actresses with glowing red eyes don't exist, and CGI would probably just end up looking cheesy, it still bugs me.

Melisandre should have red eyes.  Amirite?

A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun.
Also, Tubular friend The TV Watcher  commented:
I feel like maybe you should have gotten Jim Caviezel to play your demon lamb cake because that was pretty much like going through the Stations of the Cross.
That's Hobo Demon Lamb to you.

My ass is delicious.

Monday, April 9, 2012

In the beginning was the lamb cake ...

And the lamb cake was with Team Odell and the lamb cake was demonic.

And after many years of anticipating the coming of the demon lamb cake from afar, I decided to make my own.

Cake pan acquired.  Is it me, or is there something a little Cylon-ish about it?

By your command.
Mixing up the guts.  Red velvet, naturally.

Greasing up the innards.

Into the tomb with you!

The cake pan is empty.  The lamb has risen.

Flocking the lamb.  I used a recipe I found online called "that's the best frosting I've ever had".  Shame on me for not testing it out first, because no.  No, it isn't.  If that's the best frosting you've ever had, you haven't eaten nearly enough cake in your life.  Fact.  And to be fair, it wasn't bad, it was just medium, with a texture very much like that of whipped cream icing.  Not a big fan.  I would have been better off with a 7-minute frosting or the classic old school combo or shortening and powdered sugar.  Next year I'll know.

And now the most important part of the cake.  That which puts the demon in the demon lamb cake - the eyes.

Nice try, but not quite right.
I liked the idea of using yellow flecked jelly beans, but the execution was wrong.  There's a reason you should only use maraschino cherries for the eyes ...

Demon lamb cake weeps for you.

Demon lamb cake and its spider cupcake minions.  KNEEL BEFORE THE DEMON LAMB CAKE!

Demon lamb cake can also be benevolent.  Please, enjoy an appetizer while the main course is being prepared.  Another deviled egg?

The lamb has fallen.  The lamb will rise again.


Friday, April 6, 2012

This tastes like burning: DIY Cadbury Eggs

Why?  Why?!?  The thought of a regular one makes my teeth hurt.  Why would someone feel the need to embiggen the horribleness so?

Pimp That Snack - The Creme de la Creme Egg via Mental Floss

Standard creme egg : Height : 2" Girth : 4" Weight : 40 g Calories : 175
Creme de la creme egg : Height : 8". Girth : 16.5". Weight : A whopping 2.25 kg!! Calories : estimated 10000!!

Do you like your creme egg of normal size, but find that the gooey fondant center isn't sweet enough for you?  Why not add a dollop of canned frosting and some sprinkles?  Seriously, why?

Cakespy: Cadbury Creme Deviled Eggs | Serious Eats : Recipes