Cephalopod Roundup.

September 24, 2009

Anytime, anywhere an octopus is mentioned, I find out about it. Thanks to Kat and Heidi for these!

Don’t trust anyone you meet online, kids. You never know… it might just be…


CTHULU! Can you believe I’ve never actually read any H.P. Lovecraft? I live in Providence and I have this whole octopus thing going on, and yet, I only know of Cthulu in this kind of sideways sort of hearsay kind of a way. I should probably get on that, seeing as Nuno owns the Necronomicon. (Which, thanks to LOLCats, I can only think of as the “NecroNOMNOMNOMicon.” See also Neal Stephenson’s CryptoNOMNOMOMicon.)


Humboldt Squid wash up on the Oregon coast. Ok, so that might not be an actual picture of the squid. And I might actually be ripping off another blog post here, but it’s EFFIN AWESOME.


The Octopus Project. I’ve never actually heard this band, and maybe they suck, but they have just about the most awesome name. Fun Fact: If I ever form a band, it’s going to be called Rabbit Liberation Army after my attempts to free our preschool pet, an obese geriatric rabbit named “Mr. Bun.” I somehow squeezed that lard out of his cage… only to have him hop right back in again. Ingrate. I now understand why my teachers didn’t attempt to stop me, they were probably watching me and falling over laughing knowing just how much Mr. Bun did NOT want his freedom.


The Creative Capital.

September 3, 2009

My dearest Kat is in town!!! And I got my new laptop in the mail today!!! Zomg!!! This is the most exciting Day-Before-My-Birthday ever!!! We went around “Downcity” Providence to a few cute places including the oh-so-amazing Craftland and Oop! There’s a preponderance of awesome merch relating to Little Rhody. If you need a pair of underpants that say “Providence” with the little RI state anchor on them, I know where you can get them. We’re really big on state pride up here, and I’m really big on my little city.

Awesome sightings at Craftland:

Frida & Diego finger puppets!

Elephant bag!

Octopus card! Kat bought this for me because it is so awesome.

Elephant bib! I’d buy this, but then my hypothetical baby could never wear it because I’d be upset if s/he got it dirty.

From Oop! – this plate is the epitome of greatness. Peace sign. Elephant. Octopus. Too bad it’s for “children.”

Octopus Wishes.

August 22, 2009


Socktopus by blackbirdfashion.


Letter O (Octopus) print by JennSki


Octopus print by erinaellis


Silver Bracelet by VersatilElements


August 16, 2009

Window-shopping on Etsy for prints for the apartment… not that I can afford anything this week, but now that I make a reasonable income, perhaps I can replace some of our old splatter paintings with some fancier stuff. My birthday is coming up, and if you love me, you’ll buy me this octopus. The only blue in our house is in our bathroom, and y’know, the bathroom is currently the only room in the house where you can’t find an octopus. This clearly needs to be remedied.


Octopi Update!

July 31, 2009

Kat has been sending me some marvelous octopi in my email because she loves me. And now, I’m sharing the love!




Via Deadlift Poetry, apparently there via Something Intellectual. The octopus is indeed traveling. Keep in mind kids, he’s not going to stop at Ikea, so stop asking.

Squid City.

June 15, 2009

Providence. June ’09.

In my random internet-surfing, I stumbled across this adorably hilarious blog post from Blogging Molly about what it might be like if giant squids were the dominant creatures. 

I wasn’t even looking, and lo, the squids found me. Perhaps they already are the dominant life form on this planet.


March 14, 2009

He’s not quite as awesome as the Octophant, but he’s pretty awesome. From Natalie Dee.