Saturday, July 31, 2010

Canton: Where Bad Fonts Go To THRIVE!

Allison and I went to Canton yesterday since I had the day off and the 100 degree weather was just so suitable to walk outside in the Texas sun. Anyhoo, we had a fun drive out there and then an even more fun time looking at all of the crap and fat people renting motorized scooters. America, THIS IS WHY YOU'RE FAT. WALK! And, if you are like me and can't resist the pork-on-a-stick, then even more reason NOT TO RENT A SCOOTER. USE YOUR LEGS, MISSY!~

Anyway, great people watching and fantastic fried pickles to boot, Canton is truly a hodge-podge of antiques, crafts, and extreme crapola. Sometimes the lines are blurred. There were a ton of signs with terrible phrases, enough Curlz MT to last my designer eyes a lifetime, and even more reminders to "Always kiss me goodnight" and "Live, Laugh, Love." As I said on Twitter yesterday, I KNOW TO LIVE, LAUGH, and LOVE. ENOUGH ALREADY!

Here are some shots of some of my favorites. I did score a really cool vintage bottle-cap side table.

Everything about this is WRONG. READ IT AND WEEP.

Fur + Bedazzlement + Grotesque Message = HORRID!




Just the message your YOUTH NEEDS ON HER ASS!

Can't wait to go back before Christmas!

Pia The Pig

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Internet Is Amazing

I'm sitting here on my couch in Dallas, reading the latest about my amazing friend's Jeff's battle with cancer, and linking to this great, inspirational idea by DerekEvans, who is in his house in Cali. This is worth reading. Sure makes me wanna DO SOMETHING.

Pia The Pig

Katy Perry Mashup + Day Off = Greatness

I have been living at work lately and got today off. What a delight. I have been going to bed after 2am all week and last night I crashed my shit out at 8:30 and amazingly slept through the night. What a TREAT! I just got back from Canton <---- WORST WEBSITE EVER! with Allison (some great pics to post tomorrow) and was pleasantly surprised by an email from Katie with this additional Friday treat inside.

Invisible Gurls (Katy Perry meets Genesis) via Best Roof Top Ever

Pia The Pig

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Awesomely Easy Mobile

This paper Pac-Man mobile will no doubt be a bigger hit with the parents who grew up with Pac-Man versus these new millennium children, but come on, for less than $2, I might just hang this above my own bed. Let's learn how to make it here.

Pia The Pig

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

So 2010 and So True

I found this on my friend's Facebook:

I never know what to do with mine. So much effort and money to just throw it all away, but it's safe to say I haven't opened one since Albertson's was Skaggs Alpha Beta. Time Warp!

And SIDE NOTE! Speaking of Time Warp, I finally figured out how to add related posts, so now you can search the blog and read older posts. It's like it's 2009 all over again! (Is that a good thing? That was before I discovered The Brazilian Blowout.)

Pia The Pig


Greetings, Loved Ones. Let's take a journey.

Back on April 1, 2009, I launched this blog. And now, 471 posts later, (this makes 472) I am ready to ask YOU for contributions for THE MOST AWESOMEST THING EVER CONTEST in honor of my upcoming 500th post. Woo Hoo! You all have showered me with cat photos, crazy links, and all things Muppet to feature on this blog. Now, I will be more discerning and provide just a fantastic prize (no, it's not a kitten) to whomever sends me the most awesome thing for the blog in the next 2.5 weeks. The prize will be the bomb. I mean it has to be, right?

It doesn't have to involve cats, gymnastics, things targeted to 16-year-olds, or Muppets, but IT DOESN'T HURT.

Happy Hunting!
Pia The Pig

In Case You Missed It

When I blogged this before, you must rewatch this.

Pia The Piiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig

ASac is Back.

If you don't know what that means, you probably aren't as obsessed with gymnastics as I am. But, for the few readers out there who are, I thought I'd share some of my favorite skatenastics (figure skating and gymnastics, obvi) blogs with you, because they truly bring the LOL's.
And of course, GGMB, but you have to sign up to become a member. This place is the mecca of gym gossip and knowledge and truly one of the places I love to visit most on the interwebs.

And after last weekend's Cover Girl Classic and with the Visa National Championships approaching in a few weeks, it's time to get caught up. We're less than two years out from LONDON 2012.

Pia The Pig

photo via pixdaus

Are Fingerprints The New Silhouette?

I love the idea of including custom silhouettes into wedding designs, but I am blown away by this Custom Fingerprint Paper Cutting by Lori Danelle. Truly amazing. Great idea for a baby poster, too!

via DesignCrush

Your One and Only,
Pia The Pig

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Awesome Idea

AAAD Reader Amanda just sent me this: "My copywriter friend Greg is sending Lindsay Lohan a postcard a day while she is in jail. He is blogging about it and it is pretty funny. Thought you would enjoy." Um, yes I am enjoying. What a great idea. I should have sent her a StuffOnMyCat postcard a day. I suppose it's not too late, but my bets are she'll be outta there by next weekend.

Yours Truly,
Pia The Pig

Monday, July 26, 2010

A Quick Nod To Mom

A few of you may remember that when I moved a few months ago, I had quite a laugh in leu of self-horrification (just made that up, go with it) over the ridiculous amount of old crap I found in my bathroom cabinet, including but not limited to: prescriptions expired in 2005, nail polish I wouldn't give to a homeless person, and perfume I'd hate to smell like now. My awesome mom called me today to let me know that she cleaned out the cabinet in my old bathroom and found the following: 11 bottles of shampoo, 5 thermometers (there are only two people living in that house currently, Mom and Dad), 4 tweezers, over 13 "solutions" for dry feet, and enough to fill (plural) garbage bags. The oldest product dated back to 2005, which was actually impressive to us with its post-2002 date. We laughed, unphased. The funniest part is that we have this conversation every summer when my mom does her House Cleanout. Last year was 2009. Where does this stuff come from?

This is what I can look forward to. Because there's no way in hell I won't do the same thing years from now, laugh with my kid about it, and think of my mom, the most thoughtful, hilarious, and disorganized person I love to be becoming.

Mom, I raise my 4 thermometers to you.
Pia The Pig

More Adam Brody My Love

I bonded even closer with AAAD Reader Aimeé over this weekend over our mutual love for Mr. OC himself, Adam Brody, my teenage and 29-year-old dream. Well in case you missed it, I've mentioned Adam here and here, but here's some new material! Adam talks to Diablo Cody (a total badass) in her trailer.

Sure, there's talk of his 90 lb. girlfriend, but I'm sure that will get old after awhile. And AB, when you're looking for someone who can put away 2.5 plates of food at a breakfast buffet (Ahem, me at Furr's Saturday) and feel pretty damn good about it, you know where to find me.

Seth > Luke. FOREVS.
Pia The Pig

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Fantastic Cards, Now on SALE!

For those of you who may not know, I have enough cards at my house to greet the entire state of Texas for at least the next seven years. But that doesn't stop me from knowing all of the employees at Paper Source and making frequent visits to all of the craft stores. Anyhoo, Paper Culture is an online card and invite shop that is simply divine. Every order plants a tree! And even better than that, now you can save 20% through August 3rd on the ENTIRE shop. Here are a few favorites but definitely look around!

Obviously, Pia The Pig must share this Pigface personal stationery. Am I too old for this?

For all of my friends with newly-birthed kiddos, it's never too soon to get them started with personal branding. Love this Elephant Kaleidoscope Personal Stationery.

Also, could this Whale Spout Personal Stationery BE any cuter?

And this Circle Photo Announcement is so simple, modern, and 2010. Love it!

Finally, I've had this Summer Sweets Invite on my screen for three days, dreaming of escaping work for an ice cream social. This is dripping with adorableness. Get it? Dripping. Ha!

Happy Shopping!
Pia The Pig


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