Tuesday, February 14, 2012

i can do whatever pleases me

who was it who decided to make the cursor blink? i'm sitting here trying to remember how to be unsulky, unwhiny, and at least mildly entertaining, and there's a stupid vertical line on a white background just blinking at me. it's like a silent, almost dance-like rendition of the jeopardy theme song, but a lot more mocking. it's funny how i can type things for like a million and seven hours every day, and i never notice the blinking cursor anymore. but the second i pause to think all i can see is the flashing. now you see me. now you don't.

there are a million things that i wanted to do that i pushed to the side when school started out of the blue. but i have decided that two days of classes, even if they do remain stressful, does not mean that i have to waste my entire week. right? so, after this week, i will be back to my to-do list that contains the things that were not important enough to make it to my other to-do list of important things. the fact that neither of these lists actually exists outside of my head matters very little.

now, i'm not going to bore you with the contents of both lists. i'm only going to mention one item from the not-so-important-but-doing-first-anyway list. a few years ago i decided that i was going to get back into ceramics. after years of annoying my parents, they built a quasi studio in the backyard. i spent one or two days relearning how to throw pots on a wheel (and failing miserably) and then never really made it out there again. and then i left the house. for a while now i have wanted a cookie jar, and one morning i had the brilliant idea that i would just make it myself. but i never did.

last week i got a block of clay from my mom, brought it home to the kitchen so i couldn't ignore its existence, and decided to make my cookie jar. problem is (aside from being lazy to the point of disability) that i can't decide on a cookie jar shape in my head. i've been flip flopping between ideas for too long, and now i don't trust my judgement. everything that pops into my head is getting progressively worse. should i do a normal jar shape similar to winnie the pooh's honey pots? should i do a bear jar (the show i'm currently watching has one)? should i make it look like a cookie? give me ideas people, because i am all out of them.

*Guess I'm Doing Fine - Beck


  1. anonymous hippopotamusFebruary 14, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    what popped into my head was very similar to this : http://www.sodahead.com/fun/who-stole-to-cookie-from-the-cookie-jar/question-1115909/?link=ibaf&q=&imgurl=http://images.sodahead.com/polls/001115909/polls_A_CookieJar_1131_817633_poll_xlarge_xlarge.jpeg

    except with a stripe all around the middle and cookies written on the stripe.

  2. wait, with the top a different color, too? or just a stripe? either way, i'm mainly looking at a shape now. colors come later.

  3. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3frbnPPxRYg/TFbq96oIF-I/AAAAAAAAAFg/8KC1W164bXw/s400/icecream_sandwiches.jpg


  4. i've thought this through
    so that your cookies don't get stuck on the cornered edges and broken, i propose that you shape the inside in a round way, and then attach the corners of the cookies to the outside. like this:


  5. okay so i just sat here for the past five minutes staring at that picture and planning exactly how i would make it. and how i would make the ice cream kind of textured instead of smoothing everything. and what i would make the holes at the top with so they're big enough to match the size of the cookie, but not too big. i. am. excited. even if i don't make this into my cookie jar (i have a feeling i might end up messing it up) i am definitely making an ice cream sandwich box.

  6. anonymous hippopotamusFebruary 16, 2012 at 7:57 AM

    thats an amazing idea!!!! really cool...but i still love the traditional style :D