Morning Ritual

O blessed coffeemaker, benevolent bringer of caffeine, whose warmth elevates our speech above the level of prehistoric guttural mumbling, whose full-bodied flavor makes open our eyes that we may locate our desks without stumbling into the supply closet again, let thy mountain-grown richness flow into our veins, so that we may endure the weekly all-hands meeting without slumping into a coma…

[slurred, indistinct acknowledgement of submission], Kelly M.

It’s a Culinary Breakthrough!

At last, Science develops a hot dog with no mysterious ingredients!

Hold the ketchup, Kristen K.

Your Juggling Act Needs Work

However, your “being totally adorable” act is perfect.

C.O. Photography Tips

Unless your name happens to be Ansel Adams, the craft of landscape photography can be a joyless and frustrating one. If one wishes to merely document an environment, then any approach will do; but to truly capture the majestic soul of a mountain, or the serene beauty of a field of wheat, greater care is required in the selection of equipment, location, and most paramount, composition.

To illustrate, let us consider the landscape below. At first glance, it seems disjointed, overly busy — hardly a sweeping vista worthy of our lens. But by moving the camera to one side, and changing the angle, we discover Will you get the heck out of the way?! Trying to teach a class here! Jeez, some people!

I Hear You Knockin’…

0:05: You cannot reach me in my Fortress of Solitude!

1:06: Hah! Your feeble attempts amuse me, young one!

1:40: Wait… that’s not… what are you… uh-oh…

Last Orders, Please

Two pints of kitty and a packet of crisps, please…

Oi! Two pints of kitty and a packet of crisps, please!

Two pints of kitty and a packet of crisps and I’ve got all the right money and all that I’ve been here a half-hour and why won’t you serve meeeeeee?!

Cheers, Sara S.

And Now, Time For Head Exercises

And left… and right… and left… and right…

Highlights of the Prêt-à-Porter Show

… and here’s Tiffany, ready for a day at the beach or a night by the fire in this versatile knit tunic by Dicker and Dicker I Hardly Knew’er of Beverly Hills. The fur styling and nails are by Mr. Rudolpho of To Dye For on Melrose.

Posh, Mireia F.

Secrets of Magic Revealed!

For the professional stage magician, “sleight of hand” really means “sleight of arm,” because making things disappear often requires getting them up a sleeve and out of sight. To this end, a variety of apparatus are employed, such as the helper squirrel, pictured here.

Abricadorable, Miriam S.

You’re My Best Friend

Everyone else in this house treats me like an idiot…

Dangling those silly toys in my face, talking that revolting baby talk…

If I didn’t have you to talk to, I swear I’d go out of my mind!

Who’s the cutest kitten of all, S.R.?


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