I’ve got two things for you today. Just like Thing One and Thing Two in The Cat in the Hat, only easier on the furniture:
Thing #1: life is going to get a little bit chaotic over the next week or so – and I will be rather like the Cat in the Hat juggling all those things while bouncing on a ball – the cups and cakes and little toy boats. You know the kind of time I mean.
However - I have kitsch and retro posts aplenty for you! But the dear old Entrecard drops may not happen as much as I’d like, so apologies in advance and I will be back up to speed by the middle of next week. I’ll try and check in once a day and answer comments. I love your comments exceedingly, you know – it’s such a treat to read them! If you could only see me laughing and trying not to spit coffee on my keyboard.
Oh, and also…
…Thing#2: I have a third blog now. Like a third eye, only not! Because there are actually other things I like besides retro ads and Victorian weirdness – and so The Doubletake is going to be total miscellany and, I hope, fun too. There are a few posts over there, and I’m slowly linking the blog up with things. But like I said, I’m going to be orbiting-the-ceiling busy for a few days so things won’t totally be up to speed for awhile.
What sort of things will I be doing a doubletake over? Urban legends, slang, weird news (there’s a Doubletake archive from 2007 which I’ll put up, it was going to be an all-weird-news site then), maybe book reviews, old and new celeb stuff. Things I think are cool and interesting, because if I don’t find it entertaining, it stands to reason that you probably won’t.
Oh, and I might do some really bad recipes over there, like the original Kitchen Retro. So there will be a bit of retro. Just not, you know, all the time. That lady in the top righthand corner is retro, of course. She’s from a 1947 camera ad and that will be my EC avatar, when I get around to that. And I got the Cat in the Hat picture from NPR.