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Love is in the Air

February 14th, 2013 by

Though it has been years since I updated, I felt I had to share what my cousin gave me for my birthday and engagement!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hello Kitty Wedding

Pumpkin Party

October 30th, 2009 by

I had never tried this before, it had to happen sometime! There were a couple of near disasters, but I think I pulled it out in the end. Somewhat recognizable?

A Key Entry

October 9th, 2009 by

My Hello Kitty Samurai keychain, bought by a friend years ago in Japan, was getting a wee bit tired. Good thing she has a friend now.

Thank you to lovely Suzy, who saw the Hello Kitty Studious Key Cap at (a fab vintage and “retro indie” website, by the way) and thought of me.

Hello Pretty

March 25th, 2009 by

MAC Cosmetics has a new line of Hello Kitty-branded products. When I walked by a MAC store and saw the display, my head literally swung around for a double take and my legs refused to carry on. Pink and black and Kitty-fied goodness!!

I received the below as belated birthday gifts. (My friends are awesome and know me well!)

By the way, the lipstick itself is embossed with Hello Kitty, but I couldn’t get a good photo of that.

A video promoting the line is totally weird and cool and possibly crossing some sort of line I haven’t decided on yet!

Birthday Kitty

January 18th, 2009 by

Today is my birthday, and several of my sweet friends gave me great and unique Hello Kitty presents last night.

This Kitty-as-masked-avenger bag was purchased in Aruba. I’ve not seen this design before.

It is a good disguise, but if she’s going incognito, perhaps might work better to take off the bow (gasp!)? In fact, that’s ALL she needs to do, forget the mask!

I also received another bag, this one a rainy day classic Hello Kitty. Cute!

And last, but certainly not least, were these jeweled earbud headphones. I also love the design on packaging of Hello Kitty bopping along with her iPod.

Park Avenue Kitty

August 24th, 2008 by

I was biking the Summer Streets in NYC yesterday (excuse the sweaty photo), and look who I ran into!

Tom sachs' Hello Kitty Statue

This is Wind-Up Hello Kitty, a cast bronze statue by artist Tom Sachs on display in the courtyard of Lever House (Park Avenue and 53rd Street). Sachs’ other works in this exhibit include Miffy and Kitty fountains—water pours from the eyes, which I find a little disturbing—and a 10-foot My Melody sculpture.

From a 5/4/08 NY Times article:

“Even as an artist I get caught up in the grind of running a small business and keeping things going,” Tom Sachs said, discussing a 21-foot-tall bronze Hello Kitty that rises up behind the fountains at Lever House. “This windup Hello Kitty is an expression of how automated my life can feel sometimes. Maybe that’s why she’s the biggest one in the show and looks like she’s about to fall over.”
Read article…

Though I don’t know how I feel about “crying” Hello Kitty, it was certainly the cutest rest stop! (In second place came the irresistible kids giving out cupcakes and lemonade, collecting donations for New Orleans. A distant third goes to the mule at the Juan Valdez coffee stop.)

Kitty Koozie

July 1st, 2008 by

“Enjoy your frosty beverage,” says Hello Kitty. “I’ll keep it that way!”

Having this just makes me happy, somehow.


June 29th, 2008 by

You have to get your vitamin c somewhere, why not via tasty snacks shaped like Hello Kitty, her friends, and accessories?

I should be better about taking my daily vitamins. Or should we all just ingest more candy—I mean “fruit flavored snacks”—and soda?

Buckled Up & Deflated

April 19th, 2008 by

A sweet friend of mine picked up this faux Hello Kitty belt buckle for me at a street fair in Brooklyn. It’s cute, but just a bit off in several ways that make her look possibly on the evil side. What do you think?

Meanwhile, I killed the gingerbread. I was attempting to bake above sweet friend and her boyfriend my grandmother’s famed gingerbread with lemon sauce. I perhaps need to rethink my opinion that I have any talent at this.

Should I fill the hole with ice cream?

I’m going to power on and make the sauce, hopefully some of it is salvageable. It’s just, um, not my best work as a baker. I suspect I overbeat it and/or put in too much of some liquid or another. Though it can’t be all my fault. My oven heats at random. I should get an oven thermometer. Or a new kitchen…

Luckily, there is still the possibility that it will taste yummy.

Pricey Kitty

March 12th, 2008 by

This is one of the least expensive pieces (at $350) in J.R. Dunn’s line of Hello Kitty jewelry. Even I think this is a bit insane. There is a diamond and pink sapphire pendant/brooch going for $30,000.


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