Aardvark Art Glass

thanks for the mints
April 11, 2011, 3:07 pm
Filed under: Bloggidy Blog

For some reason, Google sent me a big box  in the mail. It contained a tiny bowl of  mints each emblazoned with an odd logo. Also, a booklet and a ton of packaging which got tossed immediately.


Here’s a close-up of one of the mints:

Since I’m not naturally curious I wasn’t interested in deciphering  the logo’s meaning. I thought it looked very much like an irradiated boob, and that idea nugget gave me the opportunity to make shit up, which is always better than learning something new.

So I made up a story about the mints coming from the radiation unit at University Hospital. They gave me a whole bowl of them, I said, when I finished my treatment. Out of all the people I told this to, do you know how many of them believed me? All of them. That’s a really ineffective logo, Google-no one recognized it. They all believed it was an irradiated boob. Of course I crossed out the Google URL on the mint, but still.

I did finally look it up today and found the teardrop is the “places” icon that points out businesses on Google Maps. Of course! I guess that connection is within the realm of something I would have figured out eventually…but not before the mints were gone and the advertising campaign was completely lost on me.


one and done
April 8, 2011, 2:10 pm
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SO, so! I had my last radiation treatment today. Fucking hooray. The techs say that my skin looks really good, considering all the treatments- I don’t have any peeling or blistering at all. That makes me feel lucky but also makes me think that my boob might have some weird power that wards off radio-active rays. Perhaps now I can be useful–everybody, stand behind me when the solar flairs start.

Here’s a picture of a cast paper piece I made:

I’m working on a few of these with my mom, who knows her way around cast paper. They’re made out of jute (twine), paper pulp and fiber reactive dye. It’s basically a very thick sheet of handmade paper with stuff in it. This one still needs to be cut from the wood frame and framed in something else. Then it will look cool.

I’m working on painting the store next week, since that hasn’t been done since 1995. It feels great to have more time to do stuff, finally. Now I’m off to have a victory beer!