RL things I love



  • Goofy Halloween decor on sale. Specifically: dorky little bottles with creepy labels and their ilk.

    The only upside of Halloween stuff coming and going so fast: by the time you know it even exists, it's usually already on clearance.



  • @surreality said in RL things I love:

    Goofy Halloween decor on sale. Specifically: dorky little bottles with creepy labels and their ilk.

    The only upside of Halloween stuff coming and going so fast: by the time you know it even exists, it's usually already on clearance.

    Target has some BALLER stuff this year.
    (I WANT that neon bat sign SO BAD. And the purple chandelier? GODDAMN SON.)

    The problem I have with most of it?

    I have no goddamn surfaces to put any of it on.



  • @Auspice I need to check Target. I am almost afraid to.

    This was Michael's. They have some cute labeled bottles that have sculpted caps; I picked up a bat one and a crow one. They have a really cute bat tray (I think for dip?) I am eyeballing for a key dish.

    The one bit of kitchenery that doesn't have to match rainbow these days is 'halloween things'.



  • @surreality said in RL things I love:

    @Auspice I need to check Target. I am almost afraid to.

    This was Michael's. They have some cute labeled bottles that have sculpted caps; I picked up a bat one and a crow one. They have a really cute bat tray (I think for dip?) I am eyeballing for a key dish.

    The one bit of kitchenery that doesn't have to match rainbow these days is 'halloween things'.

    I picked around Michaels a bit the other day, but only sort of skimmed the Halloween stuff. I didn't see much that caught my eye at the time. BUT I was mostly looking for a project bag for a new knitting project.

    Why in the hell doesn't Michaels sell project bags?!



  • @Auspice They had a couple of cute trick or treat bags that are actually a pretty handy size in that 'generic reusable shopping bag' plastic. I picked up one with a black cat on it to use for Backup Travel Project. It's nothing fancy, but cute. (We always raid Publix for their halloween ones to see if they have any good ones if we're in their region in time, too. Not sure if they are where you are.)

    Crappy image, and wow that shelf needs dusting, but the two containers are up there already with the skulls. Hard to see the sculpted tops, but, well. I am lazy and I don't wanna get out the short people stepstool again. :|
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    ETA: it occurs to me that if I run across the glass bottle bits I found at one point, I need to send you the link, 'cause as I recall you do calligraphy, and could probably make some neat labels on the glass bottles that'd be unique.



  • @surreality holy shit are those crystal skull vodka bottles?



  • @nyctophiliac Yeah, we have one full size, one of the medium, and three of the singles. (I have no idea where the the third screwed off to.)

    They're waiting to be filled with some polished crystal pebbles we collected from a local beach, because somehow, doing that amuses me deeply. (Crystal skulls not of real crystal, full of... real crystal. I am very easily amused sometimes and that beach is lousy with crystal pebbles that polish up very pretty.)

    I only drink vodka booze-wise, so once in a blue moon over the years, I splurged. Was a ways back, though, when they were a fair bit less than I see them for now. If we see a good deal on one and have the cash, we'll sometimes nab one. (These days, the splurge is cheaper, but for a localish distillery that makes killer sweet potato vodka, Nauti Spirits -- worth looking for if it can be found somewhere.) The little ones were coming in regularly at a local shop where the husband would sometimes pick up lottery tickets, so he'd get one if they had them and we won $10 or something.

    Somewhere (I think under the desk... ) we have another skull bottle that's a touristy pirate thing from a shop in South Carolina I keep meaning to put up there with them when I can scrape the touristy garble off of it.



  • @surreality I adore Dan aykroyd even though he's weird and heard him talking about his (the crystal skull) vodka on Joe rogans podcast just 2 days ago. Very neat! I really want to try it.



  • @nyctophiliac It really is pretty good. (And he is neat to listen to.) I don't know if I'd call it $$$/bottle good, which it seems to run these days, but the bottles are probably not cheap to make, and it is admittedly good.

    I think we got the big one (shortly after it first came out) for about $95. The medium, more recently, for... I wanna say half that on a 'please get this dust collector off the shelf' special? People usually look like they're going to slap me when I say this, though, so. Uh.

    The small ones I've seen for $8.50 to about $15. If you want to try it, that's definitely where to aim first! Plus, the wee bottles are seriously fucking adorable. :D



  • @surreality said in RL things I love:

    It really is pretty good. (And he is neat to listen to.) I don't know if I'd call it $$$/bottle good, which it seems to run these days, but the bottles are probably not cheap to make, and it is admittedly good.

    Meanwhile, I drink my Johnnie Walker Blue Label, and scoff.



  • @Ganymede said in RL things I love:

    @surreality said in RL things I love:

    It really is pretty good. (And he is neat to listen to.) I don't know if I'd call it $$$/bottle good, which it seems to run these days, but the bottles are probably not cheap to make, and it is admittedly good.

    Meanwhile, I drink my Johnnie Walker Blue Label, and scoff.

    Give it


  • Pitcrew

    sips his 23-year Pappy he got for cheap back in '07

    Crystal Skull vodka is really good, though. I also like Prairie Organic Vodka for mixed drinks.



  • Definitely try the Nauti Spirits sweet potato vodka if you have the chance. It's not expensive, but dang, it's good in coffee in winter. It doesn't taste like sweet potato, but it does taste different and has a nicer scent that is all happiness.



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  • Pitcrew

    @Auspice My wife showed this to me last night. I told her she needed to learn how to crochet so she could make me one.



  • @Alamias said in RL things I love:

    @Auspice My wife showed this to me last night. I told her she needed to learn how to crochet so she could make me one.

    If she does, you owe that woman everything she asks for in return for at least a year.

    As someone who crochets, I don't think I'd ever make this for someone. And I am a p. fast/proficient crochet.

    The effort involved. woof


  • Pitcrew

    @Auspice Yeah, she looked at me an laughed. I don't think it will happen. Heh.



  • @Alamias Was it a full-on laugh, or a derisive snort and a roll of the eyes?


  • Pitcrew

    @Tinuviel A bit of both, actually.


  • Pitcrew

    @Alamias said in RL things I love:

    @Tinuviel A bit of both, actually.

    Aww that's love


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