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Steampunk Coffee Shop. My Life is Complete.

8 Oct

OMG YES!

There is a steampunk coffee shop called ‘Truth’ in Cape Town, South Africa.  (More pictures and a short article here.)

Hello bucket list, you have been updated.  I will go here before I die.

Step Inside Truth, a Steampunk Coffee Shop in Cape Town, South Africa steampunk south africa interior design coffee

Step Inside Truth, a Steampunk Coffee Shop in Cape Town, South Africa steampunk south africa interior design coffee

Step Inside Truth, a Steampunk Coffee Shop in Cape Town, South Africa steampunk south africa interior design coffee

Back from San Francisco!

16 Oct

My trip to San Francisco was fun, tiring, and full of inspiration.

A city of saltwater, ships, hills, and most of all – people.  Everywhere there are people.  Buying things, jogging, eating, laughing, smoking, and just generally being alive.  They push and pull against each other.  Sometimes it is so crowded that you can’t help being pushed up against the strangers on the bus.  Cologne, perfume, body odor, and the smell of clean laundry.

The people are beautiful, chocolate skin next to pale porcelain and caramel.  Jeans beside business suits and everything in between.  A world of extremes.  The rich blocks away from the painfully poor.  The ocean surging into the land.  Fog rolling in every afternoon, dimming the sun.  It doesn’t stop the city which barrels ahead blindly.  Everyone trying to get somewhere.

sea lions at pier 39 fisherman's wharf

Sea lions at pier 39 in Fisherman’s Wharf

What happens if we turn that???

What happens if we turn that???

Me in the tower at the De Young Museum

Me in the tower at the De Young Museum

Sushi at the Japanese Tea Garden

Sushi at the Japanese Tea Garden

Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park

Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park

Dad at the Japanese Tea Garden

Dad at the Japanese Tea Garden

View from the sunset cruise in San Francisco Bay

View from the sunset cruise in San Francisco Bay

Another view from the sunset cruise in San Francisco Bay

Another view from the sunset cruise in San Francisco Bay

Mini vacation to San Francisco

9 Oct

annas bunny sketchHello everyone!  I will be gone for the next week on a mini vacation to San Francisco with my dad.  This is the first time I will get to see this city as well as the first time I get to see the Pacific ocean.  So excited!

I won’t be able to post anything until I get back Tuesday night.  Until then, stay safe, write much, and steampunk on!

 

Out Sick

27 Sep

I’ve been out sick yesterday and today.  Completely forgot to post yesterday.  Sorry guys!

A quick thought for today:

traveling, reading, drinking tea, and writing

Making plans for the Steampunk World Fair 2013

15 Aug

I got an email from Jeff Mach with the dates for the 2013 Steampunk World Fair (SPWF) a few weeks back.  – May 17th through 19th– Actually forgot about it until last weekend when I was talking to my mom.

We agreed to make it a yearly tradition to go.  My dad, brother, and best friend Juana are also planning to come.  That will make it a family reunion for me since we all live in different parts of the country (except my friend.  She lives in NV like me.)

The SPWF is in Piscataway, NJ.  An area very close to where I was born and spent my early childhood years.  Ah, nostalgia.

Mom and I are already making plans.  So excited!  So what if it is almost a year away?  That is just more time to plan the perfect ensemble.  She is talking about making a patchwork outfit.  Only mom could pull that off in steampunk.  Haha!  She is so awesome.

I am personally undecided what I want to do for my costumes.  I love the faux militaristic look so might start on something along those lines.  I also like the idea of a type of worker.  Something with a wrench and overalls with a steampunk twist maybe?

stempunk worker costume
I do know for a fact I will be making myself a steampunk robot pet.  A dog or parrot perhaps.  Not entirely sure yet.  My plan is to go to the toy store, buy a plastic toy that moves or flaps or walks, paint it to look like bronze, and add a few cogs/gears/tentacles to complete the effect.  This will be so much fun!

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