On the record.

October 12, 2009

Turns out a little online pining for my once-dormant record collection = an awesome birthday gift: a Living Small–sized turntable!

This 12″-square Numark player is computer compatible, too, meaning that my never-before-seen-on iTunes albums, such as Classics in a Dance Tempo (yes, that means Tchaikovsky Fox Trots, friends — party at the Pine Box!) and Kenny Rogers’ disco-country blockbuster The Gambler can now accompany me to work, to the gym, to the grocery store. Possibilities = endless.

Special thanks to Mr. Living Small for making it all possible.


Good grief. It’s been ten whole months since I took the plunge into No New Threads. October being my birthday month, I did receive a few thready gifts, including a set of orange stretchy gloves and an outsized purple satin clutch (thanks, Mom).

In addition, I snagged a pinstriped tissue tee at the thrift shop. Why? I’m so glad you asked!

I grabbed said shirt because The Man of Small gave me a screenprinting kit for my b-day! Still haven’t decided what to screen (I’ve been doodling without restraint), but I’ll hit on something. I’m just sure of it.

Get in on The Year of No New Threads!

The Pledge1 Mo. Down2 Mos. Down3 Mos. Down4 Mos. Down5 Mos. Down6 Mos. Down7 Mos. Down8 Mos. Down9 Mos. Down

Well, it’s my birthday, too, yeah.

The Beatles

Until tomorrow, Smallers.

Birthdays and Biking

May 15, 2008

Huzzah for Mr. Living Small, who marks the big 2-5 today! In an effort to celebrate this momentous occasion in a Small way, I’ve selected a stuff-free gift — a token that not only communicates my deep esteem and affection for the Duke of Tiny House, but also includes a “Mighty Wurlitzer” and this man:


Happy Birthday, Sweetie: We’re going to the Paramount Theatre’s Douglas Fairbanks Festival, a Monday-night silent movie series accompanied live by Dennis James, organist. For those of you who live in the area, come on down. And, if you miss out on Dougie Fair, the Paramount hosts Silent Movie Mondays throughout the year. At $12 a person, it’s a bit pricey for a flick, but I guarantee this is likely the only time you’ll see these oldies on the big screen. Plus, you’re supporting a local arts organization — Small, in an Augustus Caesar kind of way.

And, in another tribute to that Man of Mine, I submit for your approval this photo of him on his folding Dahon:

BK\'s folding bike

Why? Because tomorrow, May 16, is Seattle’s Bike to Work Day! Don’t miss out on this city-wide, cycle-friendly event, which gives bikers the chance to raise awareness of muscle-bound, eco-conscious commuting options, as well as to gather free bike-related stuff at various Commute Stations both around the city and in surrounding areas. Sponsored by the Cascade Bicycle Club, Bike to Work Day is the centerpiece of Bike to Work Month, which invites folks from throughout the Puget Sound region to get out of the car and onto the saddle for the health of their hearts and the planet. Plus, cool prizes are available for those who take part in the month-long Commuter Challenge.

While I regret to say that the Living Smaller herself won’t be participating — the tiny house has room for but one cycle, and a folding one at that — I do encourage those of you with a pair of wheels to get peddlin’!

Good luck, riders. And, once again, Happy Birthday, BK.

Prize! Prize!

January 10, 2008

Looks like Justin takes home the blue (suede) ribbon for the 2008 Living Small Elvis Birthday Challenge. Your prize, for gratuitous display on your own eJournal:


Thanks to all those who participated.